Canadian nurse faces attempted murder, aggravated assault charges

Canadian nurse faces attempted murder, aggravated assault charges

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ms Wettlaufer leaves court with police in October 2016 A former Canadian nursing home worker accused of eight counts of murder is facing six new charges. Ontario Police Provincial charged Elizabeth Wettlauffer with four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault. Ms Wettlauffer already faces first-degree murder […]

Chicago police ‘showed racial bias’, report finds

Chicago police ‘showed racial bias’, report finds

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US Attorney General Loretta Lynch finds a “deficit in trust and accountability” within the Chicago Police Department Chicago police showed racial bias and a “pattern” of excessive use of force, the US Justice Department has found. A scathing report was released on Friday after a year-long probe into the […]

US charges former Takata executives over airbag scandal

US charges former Takata executives over airbag scandal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption About 100 million airbags made by Takata have been recalled globally Three former executives of Japanese car parts maker Takata have been charged in the US for their part in an exploding airbags scandal. The charges for conspiracy and wire fraud were released shortly before the Justice Department was […]

US boot brand recalls shoe that leaves swastika imprints

US boot brand recalls shoe that leaves swastika imprints

Image copyright Amazon A California shoe company has recalled a boot after a customer discovered the sole left tiny swastika prints behind. The boot went viral after a Reddit user posted a picture showing the shoe’s tread and its swastika imprints. Conal International Trading Co, the City of Industry company that manufactures the boot, has […]

Pennsylvania school set maths homework on sex abuse of girl

Pennsylvania school set maths homework on sex abuse of girl

Image copyright @PennridgeReform Image caption Parents complained to the school about the question A US secondary school has apologised after setting a maths questions that asked students about a girl being sexually abused by family members. The homework asked: “Angelou was sexually abused by her mother’s _______ at age 8, which shaped her career choices […]

Donald Trump promises report on election hacking

Donald Trump promises report on election hacking

Image copyright Reuters Donald Trump has promised to issue a report within 90 days on allegations of Russian hacking during the US presidential election campaign. In a series of tweets, the president-elect called the claims “made-up facts by sleazebag political operatives”. US intelligence agencies have accused Russia of interfering in the election by hacking party […]

Tearful Joe Biden awarded freedom medal by Obama

Media captionObama-Biden ‘bromance’ ends in tears and laughter President Barack Obama has awarded an emotional and surprised Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest US civilian honour. Mr Obama praised his vice-president for his “faith in your fellow Americans, for your love of country and your lifetime of service”. The award comes as […]

US visa-free residency for Cubans ends

US visa-free residency for Cubans ends

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Until now, Cubans who reach the US get residency President Barack Obama has ended the longstanding policy that grants residency to Cubans who arrive in the US without visas. The 20-year-old policy allows Cuban migrants who reach US soil to become legal permanent residents after a year. In exchange, […]

US watchdog to probe FBI Clinton email actions

US watchdog to probe FBI Clinton email actions

Image copyright AP Image caption Comey’s intervention late in the campaign sparked Democratic protests A US government watchdog has launched an investigation into actions taken by the FBI during the election campaign. FBI director James Comey’s decision to reopen an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server 11 days before the election shook up the race. […]

Trump top nominees Pompeo and Mattis warn of Russia threat

Trump top nominees Pompeo and Mattis warn of Russia threat

Image caption Mr Pompeo (L) and General Mattis (R) talk tough on Russia during their Senate confirmation hearings. President-elect Donald Trump’s nominees for defence secretary and spy chief have been taking aim at Russia during their Senate confirmation hearings. General James Mattis, defence secretary nominee, warned Nato was under its biggest attack since World War […]