Trump sex harassment accusers demand congressional inquiry

Image caption (L-R) Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey, and Rachel Crook Three women who accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct have demanded a congressional inquiry. At a New York City news conference, the trio accused Mr Trump of groping, fondling, forcibly kissing, humiliating or harassing them. Three of them – Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey, and […]

New York explosion at Manhattan bus terminal

Media captionThe explosion occurred as the Monday rush hour was getting under way New York City Police say a man is being held after an explosion at Manhattan’s busiest bus terminal. The blast happened on Monday morning at the Port Authority Bus Terminal near Times Square. No-one other than the suspect was hurt, officials say. […]

Captain America supports bullied child

Captain America star Chris Evans has invited a bullied child to the 2018 premiere of Avengers: Infinity War. He was one of many stars to tweet a message of support to Keaton Jones after seeing a video of the boy speaking about being bullied. Actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld asked Keaton to be her date […]

California’s Thomas Fire scorches area larger than New York City

Media captionThe Thomas fire has the potential to be one of the worst in California’s history The most destructive wildfire raging in southern California has expanded significantly, scorching an area larger than New York City. The Thomas fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties has consumed 230,000 acres (930 sq km) in the past week. […]

Josh Homme: Queens of the Stone Age frontman kicks female photographer

Josh Homme: Queens of the Stone Age frontman kicks female photographer

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Josh Homme performing in Los Angeles where the incident happened Queens of the Stone Age musician Josh Homme has apologised after a female photographer said he kicked her in the head during a concert in Los Angeles. Chelsea Lauren posted a video on social media showing Homme kicking her […]

Bitcoin futures trading begins on CBOE exchange in Chicago

Image copyright Getty Images Bitcoin has begun trading on a major exchange for the first time. It launched on the CBOE futures exchange in Chicago at 23:00 GMT Sunday, allowing investors to bet on whether Bitcoin prices will rise or fall. In the lead-up to its futures debut, the value of the digital currency has […]

Bali jailbreak: US inmate escapes notorious Kerobokan prison

Image copyright AFP Image caption Among the prison’s noted inmates are some of the surviving ‘Bali Nine’ drug smugglers A US man held for drug possession has escaped from Bali’s most notorious prison and is on the run on the Indonesian resort island. Local media named the fugitive as Chrishan Beasley, arrested in August for […]

California wildfires: Santa Barbara threatened by Thomas fire

Image copyright Santa Barbara County FD Image caption The Thomas fire has the potential to be one of the worst in California’s history Fresh evacuations have been ordered after the largest of the wildfires raging in southern California burned out of control on Sunday. Fanned by winds, the resurgent Thomas fire now threatens the coastal […]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – tributes to Carrie Fisher at LA premiere

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A towering model of a Star Wars attack vehicle stood at the entrance to the theatre Stormtroopers, an AT-AT Walker and a panoply of droids brought the Star Wars universe to downtown Los Angeles at the premiere of The Last Jedi. The much-anticipated first screening of the franchise’s latest […]