Anger as Spacey comes out amid sex claims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kevin Spacey at the European premiere of Baby Driver in London earlier this year If Kevin Spacey had come out as gay a year ago, the reactions would’ve been very different to those seen on Monday. For starters, he almost certainly would have been congratulated – a Hollywood A-lister […]

Judge blocks Trump’s transgender military ban

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Trump has said transgender people should not serve in the military “in an capacity” A US federal judge has temporarily blocked Donald Trump’s attempt to bar transgender people from the military. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly overruled a presidential memo issued by Mr Trump, which sought to reverse an Obama […]

NBC and MSNBC sack Mark Halperin over harassment allegations

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mark Halperin admitting causing “fear and anxiety” in female colleagues NBC News and MSNBC say they have terminated contracts with US political journalist Mark Halperin following allegations of sexual harassment. The allegations relate to Mr Halperin’s work at ABC more than a decade ago. Penguin Press has cancelled a […]

Ex-Trump aide ‘faces charges over Russia’

President Trump’s ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort to face charges in Russia inquiry, reports say This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow […]

Apple engineer ‘fired’ over early iPhone X leak

Image copyright YouTube Image caption Ms Peterson posted a follow-up video explaining what had happened to her dad Apple has reportedly fired one of its engineers after his daughter posted a video of the iPhone X before the official launch. The YouTube video was shot on the Apple campus in September when the young woman […]

Houston Astros beat LA Dodgers to move to brink of first World Series title

Alex Bregman is mobbed by team-mates after giving the Astros victory The Houston Astros clinched a thrilling 13-12 extra-innings win over Los Angeles Dodgers to move to within one win of a first World Series title. The victory puts the Astros 3-2 up in the best-of-seven series. They were 12-9 up going into the ninth […]

Kevin Spacey apologises over Anthony Rapp ‘sexual advance’ claim

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Spacey said he was “horrified to hear the story” Hollywood star Kevin Spacey has made an apology after being accused of making a sexual advance toward a child actor. Anthony Rapp, who was 14, said Spacey invited him to a party and seemed drunk when the alleged incident happened. Spacey, […]

Puerto Rico: Whitefish energy grid deal to be scrapped

Image copyright AFP Image caption More than five weeks after Storm Maria, most Puerto Ricans are still in the dark Puerto Rico’s governor has called for the cancellation of a contract given to a tiny Montana firm to help rebuild the island’s power grid. The head of the US-controlled island’s power authority said he accepted […]

US Navy Seals ‘investigated for murder over Mali army death’

Image copyright US Embassy, Mali Image caption Staff Sgt Melgar was found at US embassy housing in Bamako Two elite members of the US Navy are being investigated for murder after a 34-year-old special forces army officer was found dead in Mali in June, officials have told US media. Army Staff Sergeant Logan J Melgar, […]

Trump rages on Twitter at Clinton and Russia inquiry ‘witch hunt’

Image copyright Reuters US President Donald Trump has launched a Twitter tirade about the “guilt” of Hillary Clinton and the opposition Democratic Party. His Sunday morning outburst came amid reports that the first arrest in the Russian collusion inquiry would be made this week, possibly as early as Monday. Mr Trump insisted allegations of collusion […]