Nine US ‘duck boat’ victims from the same family – governor

Media captionVideo shows the tourist boat before it capsized on a lake in Missouri Nine of the 17 people who died when a tour boat sank in a Missouri lake were from the same family, according to the governor of Missouri. Governor Michael Parson said that he spoke to a woman who “lost nine of […]

Republican candidate to teen: ‘You’re young and naive’

Scott Wagner, a Republican candidate in Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial race, told an 18-year-old woman she was “young and naive” for asking him about campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry. Rose Strauss tells the BBC she was “disheartened” by the exchange. Republican candidate to teen: ‘You’re young and naive’

James Gunn: Guardians of the Galaxy director fired over offensive tweets

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption James Gunn has worked on the Guardians of the Galaxy films and the Avengers franchise Disney has removed James Gunn as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after a number of offensive social media posts resurfaced online. The American filmmaker apologised after old tweets in which he […]

Ohio death row inmate spared after childhood abuse revelations

Image copyright Reuters Image caption John Kasich has granted clemency to a killer sentenced to die A US governor has spared a convicted killer sentenced to die after a juror said that his childhood abuse had not been properly detailed at trial. Ohio Governor John Kasich commuted Raymond Tibbetts’ sentence to life in jail due […]

Trump ‘secretly recorded discussing payment to Playboy model’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Karen McDougal says she was tricked into staying silent about the alleged affair US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen secretly recorded his client discussing payments to a former Playboy model, US media report. The tapes were reportedly discovered during an FBI raid on Mr Cohen’s property earlier […]

Missouri duck boat capsizes killing 17 people

Media captionVideo shows the tourist boat before it capsized on a lake in Missouri Seventeen people have died after an amphibious “duck boat” carrying tourists sank in stormy weather in the US state of Missouri, police said. Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said all bodies have now been recovered from Thursday’s accident. The vessel was […]

Parkland school shooting: Father of two survivors killed in Florida store

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Parkland shooting survivors have inspired protests against gun violence The father of two survivors of February’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, has been shot dead in his convenience store. CCTV footage shows a man returning to shoot Ayub Ali after robbing his shop in North Lauderdale, Florida. Two […]

Missouri duck boat capsizes killing at least 13 people

Image copyright EPA Image caption Divers have been searching for more survivors At least 13 people have died after an amphibious “duck boat” carrying tourists sank in stormy weather in the US state of Missouri, police said. The vessel was carrying about 30 people on Table Rock Lake, a popular tourist attraction near the town […]

Trump Putin: Incredulity as Russian leader is invited to visit US

Media caption“That’s going to be special” – US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats learns of the Putin visit while at an event President Donald Trump has invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to visit America, in a move that drew startled laughter from a US intelligence chief. “That’s gonna be special!” said Director of National […]

Missouri duck boat capsizes killing at least 11 people

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Footage posted on social media shows a duck boat battling severe weather on Table Rock Lake At least 11 people have died after an amphibious “duck boat” carrying tourists sank in stormy weather in the US state of Missouri, police say. The vessel was carrying about 30 people on Table […]