Trump hits back at business leaders

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Intel chief Brian Krzanich said there should be “no hesitation in condemning hate speech” US President Donald Trump hit back at business leaders on Tuesday as executives tried to distance themselves from the administration. Mr Trump is under fire for being late to condemn white supremacists and neo-Nazis involved […]

Charlottesville violence: Fourth executive exits Trump council

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Intel chief Brian Krzanich said there should be “no hesitation in condemning hate speech” A fourth executive has quit Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council amid criticism of the president’s response to a violent rally. Alliance for American Manufacturing president Scott Paul said on Twitter he was stepping down “because […]

Confederate statue pulled down in North Carolina

A monument to pro-slavery forces is destroyed, in the wake of clashes in Charlottesville. No arrests have been reported in connection with the incident in Durham, North Carolina. It came as the mayors of Baltimore, Maryland, and Lexington, Kentucky, announced plans to remove Confederate monuments in their cities. Confederate statue pulled down in North Carolina

Charlottesville violence: Trump council sees more CEOs resign

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Intel chief Brian Krzanich said there should be “no hesitation in condemning hate speech” Two more chief executives have resigned from Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council over the president’s response to violence in Charlottesville at the weekend. Intel’s Brian Krzanich and Under Armour head Kevin Plank have followed Merck’s […]

Deadpool 2 stuntwoman Joi SJ Harris mourned

Image copyright Instagram/@sj24_sidewayz Image caption Fans paid tribute to Ms Harris on social media The stuntwoman who died in a motorcycle accident while filming Deadpool 2 has been identified as Joi SJ Harris. Ms Harris, who was reportedly the first licensed female African American road racer in the US, was killed on Monday morning in […]

Web firm fights DoJ on Trump protesters

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Protesters linked arms in the street on Inauguration Day A US service provider is fighting government demands for it to hand over details of millions of activists. The Department of Justice (DoJ) wants all visitors’ IP addresses – some 1.3 million – to a website that helped organise a […]

Taylor Swift wins assault case against DJ

Image copyright AFP Image caption Taylor Swift countersued DJ David Mueller over the 2013 incident Pop star Taylor Swift has won a sexual assault case against ex-radio DJ David Mueller, who she said had groped her at a 2013 concert. He assaulted her by grabbing her bottom beneath her skirt during a photo shoot, a […]

Trump on Charlottesville: Racism is evil

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump arrived at the White House by helicopter US President Donald Trump has spoken out against racist violence after the killing of a protester in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday. “Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs,” he told reporters. He […]

Charlottesville car-ram suspect James Alex Fields denied bail

Media captionThe events in Charlottesville were the culmination of months of protests by white supremacists A 20-year-old man accused of ramming his car into a crowd of protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia has appeared in court via video from jail. James Alex Fields was denied bail as he was arraigned for second-degree […]

Merck chief Ken Frazier resigns from Trump council

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald Trump and Ken Frazier during a previous White House meeting The head of drugs giant Merck, Ken Frazier, has resigned from President Trump’s American Manufacturing Council following Charlottesville. A woman was killed on Saturday when a car rammed into a crowd protesting against a white supremacist rally. Following […]