US election: Trump lashes out at Republican chief Paul Ryan

US election: Trump lashes out at Republican chief Paul Ryan

Image copyright AFP Image caption Paul Ryan said he would no longer defend Donald Trump Republican nominee Donald Trump has ripped into House Speaker Paul Ryan as a “weak and ineffective” leader. Mr Trump also said Republicans were coming at him “from all sides” and their disloyalty was harder to fight than the Democrats. Mr […]

Record flooding in North Carolina after Hurricane Matthew

Record flooding in North Carolina after Hurricane Matthew

Image copyright AP Heavy flooding has occurred in North Carolina after Hurricane Matthew dumped more than a foot (30cm) of rain into parts of the state. The hurricane and its aftermath have been blamed for 20 deaths in the the US so far, 14 in the state. Image copyright Reuters Image copyright Reuters Governor Pat […]

US start-up Geofeedia ‘allowed police to track protesters’

US start-up Geofeedia ‘allowed police to track protesters’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police faced weeks of protests following the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have revoked access to their data to an analytics firm accused of selling information that allowed US police to track activists and protesters. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said Chicago-based […]

Jim Carrey sued by ex-girlfriend’s mother

Jim Carrey sued by ex-girlfriend’s mother

The mother of Jim Carrey’s ex-girlfriend Cathriona White is suing the actor for wrongful death. It’s less than a month since Ms White’s estranged husband filed a similar lawsuit. Both claim Ms White took her own life in September 2015 by overdosing on prescription drugs obtained by the actor. His lawyers have previously said the […]

American Sidney Kilmartin posted cyanide to suicidal Briton

American Sidney Kilmartin posted cyanide to suicidal Briton

Image copyright Cumberland County Sheriff”s Department Image caption Sidney Kilmartin faces the possibility of life in prison A US man has been convicted of posting cyanide to a suicidal man in England, leading to his death. Sidney Kilmartin, 54, mailed a substance he said was cyanide – but which was actually Epsom salts – to […]

US election: Top Republican Ryan ‘won’t defend Trump’

Media captionTrump v Clinton: Sex, lies and videotape The most senior elected US Republican official has said he will not defend Donald Trump, after remarks he made about groping women led to outrage. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan vowed to focus on defending seats in Congress, but did not end his endorsement of the […]

US election: Top Republican Ryan ‘won’t defend Trump’

Media captionTrump v Clinton: Sex, lies and videotape The most senior elected US Republican official has said he will not defend Donald Trump, after remarks he made about groping women led to outrage. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan vowed to focus on defending seats in Congress, but did not end his endorsement of the […]

Actress Shailene Woodley arrested during pipeline protest

Media captionActress Shailene Woodley livestreamed her arrest on social media US actress Shailene Woodley has been arrested during a protest in North Dakota against a huge oil pipeline project that will cross four states. The Divergent star was arrested at a construction site as she was broadcasting the protest, which involved about 200 people, on […]

Hurricane Matthew unearths civil war cannonballs on US beach

Hurricane Matthew unearths civil war cannonballs on US beach

Image copyright AP Image caption The discovery on a beach in South Carolina was made in the wake of Hurricane Matthew Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful storm to make US landfall in more than a decade, has unearthed civil war cannonballs on a beach in South Carolina, officials say. A bomb squad was called after […]

Billy Bush suspended by NBC after Trump tape emerges

Billy Bush suspended by NBC after Trump tape emerges

Image copyright AP Image caption Billy Bush has said that he is “very sorry” for the 2005 remarks US TV host Billy Bush has been suspended from NBC’s Today show after a video tape emerged in which he and Donald Trump made lewd comments. Today executive Noah Oppenheim wrote in a memo to the morning […]