Trump drug czar nominee accused of hindering opioid crackdown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Marino has not responded to requests for comment on the report US President Donald Trump’s nominee for drug czar is accused of helping relax enforcement on pharmaceutical firms blamed for fuelling the opioid crisis. Pennsylvania congressman Tom Marino pushed a bill that reportedly stripped a government agency of […]

NFL says it will seek compromise over ‘taking the knee’ anthem protests

NFL players – including those on Kaepernick’s former team San Francisco 49ers – continued to kneel in protest this weekend The NFL will try to find a compromise over the issue of players protesting during the national anthem when team owners meet this week. Colin Kaepernick first sat down during the US national anthem in […]

Harvey Weinstein: Film company in talks over possible sale

Image copyright AFP The film production company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, who is facing a number of sexual assault allegations, is in talks over a possible sale. The Weinstein Company said it had entered a preliminary deal with US private equity firm Colony Capital. Mr Weinstein, 65, was fired by the board of his company […]

Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bergdahl arrives at the courthouse on Monday Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier held as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan for five years, has pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehaviour before the enemy. The 31-year-old Army sergeant entered his plea on Monday before a military judge at Fort Bragg, North […]

Harvey Weinstein: More women accuse Hollywood producer of rape

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lysette Anthony said she had reported the alleged rape to police Two more women have accused Harvey Weinstein of raping them as the top Hollywood producer finds himself increasingly shunned by his peers. British actress Lysette Anthony says he attacked her at her London home in the late 1980s […]

California wildfires: Death toll rises as blazes continue

Image copyright Reuters Image caption It is the most lethal outbreak of wildfires in the state’s history Forty people have died and hundreds are still missing in California after six days of wildfires that have devastated swathes of countryside and destroyed thousands of homes. California’s governor said it was “one of the greatest tragedies” the […]

Iran nuclear deal: Trump vows not to recertify agreement

Media captionTrump: ‘I can terminate US involvement in deal any time’ US President Donald Trump has condemned Iran as a “fanatical regime” and refused to continue certifying a landmark international nuclear deal. He accused Iran of sponsoring terrorism and said he would deny the regime “all paths to a nuclear weapon”. International observers say Iran […]

Santa Rosa and Napa wildfire destruction from above

Deadly wildfires in northern California have destroyed more than 3,500 buildings and forced 25,000 people to leave their homes. Firefighters are still battling the fires which have at least 31 dead and left scars across 170,000 acres (265 square miles) of land. Satellite images show the extent of the around the city of Santa Rosa. […]

Canada couple fights over $5m lotto jackpot

Image copyright Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation All may be fair in love and war, but love and money? That’s up for the courts to decide. A Canadian couple is heading to court after a winning lottery ticket drove a C$6m ($5m, £4m) wedge between them. Denise Robertson got a court injunction on 28 September […]

Trump to end Obamacare subsidies amid strong criticism

Media captionPresident Trump won big in Kentucky last year but the state also depends heavily on Obamacare US President Donald Trump will end subsidies to health insurance providers designed to help low income households, as he continues his attempts to dismantle Obamacare. The White House announced the move hours after Mr Trump signed an executive […]