‘Sex assault’ streamed on Facebook Live

‘Sex assault’ streamed on Facebook Live

Image copyright Getty Images The alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl by five or six males was streamed on Facebook Live, according to Chicago Police. Around 40 people were said to have been watching the stream at one point but nobody reported the incident to police. A police spokesman said authorities first learned of […]

Trump’s ex aide Paul Manafort ‘hid’ $750,000 payment

Trump’s ex aide Paul Manafort ‘hid’ $750,000 payment

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Paul Manafort was an adviser to former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych Further allegations have been made in Ukraine about secret funds said to have been paid to Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Lawmaker Serhiy Leshchenko said he had evidence that Mr Manafort had tried to hide a payment […]

Trump’s ex aide Paul Manafort ‘hid’ $750,000 payment

Trump’s ex aide Paul Manafort ‘hid’ $750,000 payment

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Paul Manafort admits working as an adviser to former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych Further allegations have been made in Ukraine about secret funds said to have been paid to Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Lawmaker Serhiy Leshchenko said he had evidence that Mr Manafort had tried to hide […]

Friend of Charleston gunman jailed for lying to police

Friend of Charleston gunman jailed for lying to police

Image copyright AP Image caption Joey Meek cried as his sentence was read in court A friend of the Charleston gunman who killed nine worshippers at an African-American church has been jailed for lying to police about the tragedy. Before his sentencing, 22-year-old Joey Meek tearfully told the court he was not sure if he […]

Drunk pilot faces prison sentence after pleading guilty

Drunk pilot faces prison sentence after pleading guilty

Image copyright Mark King/Sunwing Airlines A pilot who was found drunk in the cockpit before a flight in Canada has pleaded guilty to being impaired while in control of an aircraft. Miroslav Gronych was found slumped in his seat with his pilot’s wings attached upside down on his uniform. He had more than three times […]

Supreme Court pick Gorsuch says Trump not above law

Supreme Court pick Gorsuch says Trump not above law

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Neil Gorsuch said he would not be listing his favourite or least favourite precedents Donald Trump’s pick for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court has insisted that no-one, including the president who nominated him, is above the law. Neil Gorsuch also told his Senate confirmation hearing that no-one […]

Rex Tillerson to skip Nato meeting – but visit Moscow

Rex Tillerson to skip Nato meeting – but visit Moscow

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rex Tillerson had close links with the Russian government while he was CEO of Exxon Mobil US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will miss a meeting of Nato foreign ministers next month, US officials say. He will instead travel to a G7 meeting in Sicily, Italy, and then to Moscow […]

Oklahoma state senator ‘to quit’ over motel child sex charge

Oklahoma state senator ‘to quit’ over motel child sex charge

Image copyright AP Image caption Senator Shortey is free on bond, pending his trial for child prostitution An Oklahoma state senator will bow to calls to resign after he was charged this month with several counts of child prostitution, his lawyer says. Senator Ralph Shortey has been facing calls to quit since when he was […]

US and UK ban cabin laptops on some inbound flights

US and UK ban cabin laptops on some inbound flights

Image copyright AP Image caption Flights to the US from Dubai International Airport, one of the world’s largest hubs, will be among those affected The US and UK are banning laptops from cabin baggage on flights from certain countries in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Turkey. The ban on electronic devices […]

Supreme Court pick Gorsuch would have ‘no difficulty’ ruling against Trump

Supreme Court pick Gorsuch would have ‘no difficulty’ ruling against Trump

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Neil Gorsuch said he would not be listing his favourite or least favourite precedents Donald Trump’s pick for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court has insisted he would have no difficulty ruling against the man who nominated him. Neil Gorsuch told his Senate hearing that no-one had asked […]