Michigan airport knife attacker shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’, says FBI

Michigan airport knife attacker shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’, says FBI

Image copyright LinkedIn Image caption Lieutenant Jeff Neville has worked for more than 20 years as a law enforcement officer Authorities are treating the stabbing of a police officer at an airport in Michigan as an act of terrorism. The suspect, Amor Ftouhi, 50, shouted “Allahu Akbar” (“God is greatest” in Arabic) before knifing the […]

First solar eclipse in North America for 99 years

On 21 August, North America will be treated to a rare phenomenon – a solar eclipse. The last one happened in the US a century ago, and Nasa scientists are very excited. First solar eclipse in North America for 99 years

What’s Alibaba’s Jack Ma selling to America?

Jack Ma, the boss of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, is in Detroit making a pitch to American entrepreneurs. The BBC’s Samira Hussain explains why that might have Amazon worried. What’s Alibaba’s Jack Ma selling to America?

Michigan police officer ‘stable’ after stabbing at airport

Michigan police officer ‘stable’ after stabbing at airport

Image copyright LinkedIn Image caption Lieutenant Jeff Neville had worked for more than 20 years as a law enforcement officer A police officer is in hospital recovering after he was stabbed in the back and neck at an airport in Michigan, police say. A suspect is in custody after Wednesday morning’s attack at Bishop International […]

US official: Russia ‘hacked’ 21 US states in election

US official: Russia ‘hacked’ 21 US states in election

Image copyright Getty Images Russian hackers targeted election systems in 21 US states during last year’s campaign, said a US official. Jeanette Manfra of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) refused to identify the states during her testimony before a Senate panel, citing confidentiality agreements. But she added there was no evidence to suggest actual […]

Milwaukee officer cleared in shooting that sparked riots

Milwaukee officer cleared in shooting that sparked riots

A former Milwaukee police officer has been acquitted of first-degree reckless homicide in the shooting of a black man last year. Dominique Heaggan-Brown shot and killed Sylville Smith, 23, last August after he fled from police. The death sparked two days of riots in Milwaukee. Mr Smith was armed with a pistol, but threw it […]

US inmates who saved guard’s life to have sentences cut

US inmates who saved guard’s life to have sentences cut

Image copyright Polk County Sheriff’s Office Image caption The prisoners’ heroic actions have earned them each a shortened prison sentence Six US prisoners are being rewarded for saving a prison officer who had suffered a suspected heart attack. Polk County Sheriff Johnny Moats said the Georgia prisoners, who all have committed minor crimes, would each […]

Gay torment made NFL star Ryan O’Callaghan plan suicide

Gay torment made NFL star Ryan O’Callaghan plan suicide

Image copyright SB Nation Image caption Ryan O’Callaghan is the seventh former NFL player to have come out as gay Former NFL player Ryan O’Callaghan has come out as gay, revealing that his anguish over his sexuality drove him to write a suicide note. The New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs lineman told Outsports […]

Republican Karen Handel seals victory in key Georgia vote

Republican Karen Handel seals victory in key Georgia vote

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Republican Karen Handel praised Donald Trump in her victory speech Republicans have won a closely contested congressional election in Georgia seen by many as a referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency. Karen Handel retained the Atlanta seat for the Republicans with 53% of the vote, against 47% for her Democratic […]

Otto Warmbier: No autopsy for US student held by North Korea

Otto Warmbier: No autopsy for US student held by North Korea

Media caption‘Punish N Korea for Otto Warmbier death’ The family of a US student who died shortly after being freed from North Korea have declined a post-mortem examination, according to a US coroner. Otto Warmbier died on Monday near his family home in Ohio after more than 15 months in North Korean captivity. The Hamilton […]