Police shoot gunman at Trump-owned resort in Florida

Image copyright AFP Florida police have shot and injured a gunman rambling about US President Donald Trump in the lobby of his golf resort near Miami, officials say. The man, identified as 42-year-old Jonathan Oddi, was taken to hospital after exchanging fire with police at the Trump National Doral Golf Club. The police say they […]

Catfish suspended over Nev Schulman sexual harassment claims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The host of Catfish has been accused of sexual misconduct by someone who appeared on the show in 2015 Production of MTV show Catfish has been suspended following claims of sexual harassment against its host, Nev Schulman. The allegations surfaced after a former participant on the show posted a […]

China drops sanctions probe into US sorghum imports

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The US is the world’s largest producer of sorghum China says it is dropping an anti-dumping probe into sorghum imports from the US, as the two sides discuss ways of easing trade tensions. In April, Beijing introduced a high tariff on the imports as part of a tit-for-tat trade spat […]

Hawaii’s Kilauea: Explosive eruption at volcano

Media captionHawaii volcano sends 30,000ft plume into the air An explosive eruption at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has sent ash 30,000ft (9,100m) into the sky. The US Geological Survey says the eruption took place at 04:15 local time (14:15 GMT). Staff at the volcano observatory and the national park had previously been evacuated. Since a new […]

Gina Haspel confirmed as CIA’s first female director

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Haspel oversaw a secret US facility where terror suspects were tortured The US Senate has approved the CIA’s first female director, despite her role in the spy agency’s post-9/11 interrogation programme. Gina Haspel’s confirmation in a 54-45 vote follows a partisan fight among senators about the CIA’s Bush-era use […]

US Air Force apologises for Yanny v Laurel tweet

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The A-10 planes were sent in to push back Taliban fighters in Farah, Afghanistan this week The US Air Force has taken flak after making light of its air strikes on the Taliban with a joke about an internet debate. It deleted a tweet referring to an online discussion […]

Hawaii’s Mount Kilauea: Explosive eruption at volcano

Image copyright Reuters Image caption People in the community of Volcano watch an earlier, smaller ash cloud from Kilauea An explosive eruption at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has sent ash 30,000ft (9,100m) into the sky. The US Geological Survey says the eruption took place at 04:15 local time (14:15 GMT). Staff at the volcano observatory and […]

California parents ‘waterboarded and shot’ children

California parents ‘waterboarded and shot’ children

Image copyright AFP Photo/Solano County District Attorney’s Office Image caption Ina Rogers, left, and Jonathan Allen face numerous charges for child abuse Ten children rescued from a California home had allegedly been waterboarded, shot at with crossbows and strangled by their parents, authorities say. In a court filing, prosecutors recommended that bail for the mother […]

New York man threatens to report Spanish-speaking staff to authorities

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Local media report that the man seen in the video is a New York-based lawyer A video of a man threatening to report Spanish-speaking restaurant workers to US immigration authorities in New York has gone viral on social media. The footage shows a customer berating staff for speaking Spanish at […]

US birth rates drop to lowest since 1987

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US still has a high fertility rate and the slowdown does not mean the population will shrink Births in the US have dropped to their lowest rate in 30 years, marking a cultural shift as women delay motherhood, experts say. Some 3.85 million babies were born in the […]