Girl among six shot at Chicago gun death memorial

Girl among six shot at Chicago gun death memorial

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The shooting occurred on Wednesday night on Chicago’s south side A 12-year-old girl was among six injured at a shooting during a memorial for a victim of gun violence in Chicago. Police were called on Wednesday night to the city’s south side after a gang ambushed the vigil. The […]

Student forced to urinate in bucket wins $1.3m lawsuit

Student forced to urinate in bucket wins $1.3m lawsuit

Image copyright Google A California school district has been ordered to pay $1.25m (£994,000) to a former student who urinated in a bucket after she was denied a toilet break. A Superior Court jury sided with the former student, who sued the district and a teacher over the 2012 incident. The district denied the student’s […]

Madeleine Albright and Big Bang actress ‘ready to join Muslim registry’

Madeleine Albright and Big Bang actress ‘ready to join Muslim registry’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Madeleine Albright said she would declare herself Muslim if a registry was brought in by the Trump administration A former US Secretary of State and a Big Bang Theory actress have both vowed to register as Muslim if Donald Trump creates a database of Muslim Americans. Politician Madeleine Albright and […]

President Donald Trump says he believes waterboarding works

Media captionDonald Trump tells ABC News that “torture works” US President Donald Trump has said he believes waterboarding works, saying “we have to fight fire with fire”. Mr Trump told ABC News he would consult Defense Secretary James Mattis and CIA director Mike Pompeo about what could be done legally to combat radicalism. The president […]

Mexico: We will not pay for Trump border wall

Media captionPresident Enrique Pena Nieto rejects Donald Trump’s call for Mexico to pay for a border wall Mexico will not pay for Donald Trump’s border wall, the country’s president has said in a message to the nation. Enrique Pena Nieto said he “lamented” the plans for the barrier, adding that “Mexico doesn’t believe in walls”. […]

Theresa May says US and UK can lead world again, ahead of Trump meeting

Theresa May says US and UK can lead world again, ahead of Trump meeting

Image copyright PA Image caption Theresa May will say the UK and US are unique partners Theresa May is to vow to renew the UK’s special relationship with the US “for this new age” as she prepares to meet Donald Trump for the first time. She travels to Philadelphia later to address Republican leaders at […]

Trump orders wall to be built on Mexico border

Media caption‘US to begin building wall immediately’ President Donald Trump has issued an executive order for an “impassable physical barrier” to be built along the US border with Mexico. He also signed an action to strip funds from US cities that are sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants. Mr Trump said in a TV interview with ABC […]

Dow Jones finishes above 20,000 milestone for first time

Media captionThe Dow Jones is trading over 20,000 points for the first time ever. What has driven its rise? Wall Street stock markets hit a fresh record on Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ending above 20,000 points for the first time. The S&P 500 and tech-heavy Nasdaq also achieved new highs, fuelled by […]

US actress Mary Tyler Moore dies aged 80

US actress Mary Tyler Moore dies aged 80

Image caption Moore was with friends and family when she died on Wednesday Emmy award-winning US actress Mary Tyler Moore has died aged 80, her publicist says. She was best known for her television roles in the 1960s sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show and the eponymous The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s. […]

More national parks appear to defy Trump on Twitter

More national parks appear to defy Trump on Twitter

Image copyright AFP Image caption Death Valley National Park’s Twitter account joined in posting messages seen as critical of President Trump More US National Parks appear to have joined a protest against President Trump’s policy on climate change. On Tuesday, tweets by the Badlands National Park account about global warming were deleted, but now others […]