Kansas election: Republicans mull narrow win in deep red state

Kansas election: Republicans mull narrow win in deep red state

Image copyright Getty Images On Tuesday people in Kansas’ fourth congressional district, an area that includes the city of Wichita, voted in a special election for a new congressman. They chose the state treasurer, Ron Estes, a Republican, over James Thompson, a Democrat and a civil rights lawyer. It was a victory for Estes and […]

Charging Bull artist wants removal of Fearless Girl statue

Charging Bull artist wants removal of Fearless Girl statue

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The bull statue was already a well-frequented tourist spot in New York City The sculptor that erected Wall Street’s Charging Bull statue is complaining about New York City’s decision to allow a nearby statue to remain in place. Italian-born sculptor Arturo Di Modica says the Fearless Girl statue, which […]

Melania Trump wins damages from Daily Mail over ‘escort’ allegation

Melania Trump wins damages from Daily Mail over ‘escort’ allegation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Daily Mail published allegations Mrs Trump “provided services beyond simply modelling” The UK’s Daily Mail newspaper has agreed to pay damages and costs to the first lady of the United States over an article about her modelling career. The newspaper had reported allegations that Melania Trump once worked […]

United Airlines boss Oscar Munoz will not resign

United Airlines boss Oscar Munoz will not resign

Media captionNo more forced removals – United Airlines United Airlines’ chief executive has said he will not quit amid an explosive backlash to video of a screaming man being dragged off a plane. Oscar Munoz said he felt “shame and embarrassment” and vowed it would never happen again to a seated passenger on one of […]

Ohio prison inmates ‘built computers and hid them in ceiling’

Ohio prison inmates ‘built computers and hid them in ceiling’

Image copyright Ohio Inspector General Image caption The two computers were hidden on plywood boards in the ceiling A prison work programme has backfired, after two inmates in the US state of Ohio built computers from PCs they were supposed to be dismantling for recycling. The unsupervised inmates later hid the PCs in the ceiling […]

White House gaffe on Hitler and chemical weapons draws ire

White House gaffe on Hitler and chemical weapons draws ire

Media captionSpicer: ‘Hitler didn’t even sink to chemical weapons’ White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has apologised after declaring that Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons during World War Two. “I mistakenly used an inappropriate and insensitive reference about the Holocaust and there is no comparison,” he said. “For that I apologise. It was […]

Syria war: Tillerson to urge Russia to stop supporting Assad

Syria war: Tillerson to urge Russia to stop supporting Assad

Media captionRex Tillerson: Reign of Assad family coming to an end US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is to urge Russia to stop supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, during talks in Moscow. The visit comes amid rising tensions over last week’s suspected chemical attack in Syria and US air strikes on a Syrian airbase launched […]

White House remark on Hitler and chemical weapons draws ire

White House remark on Hitler and chemical weapons draws ire

Media captionSpicer: ‘Hitler didn’t even sink to chemical weapons’ White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has been criticised after he declared that Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons during World War Two. “We had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons,” he said as he criticised Russia for […]

US accuses Russia of cover-up in Syria chemical attack

US accuses Russia of cover-up in Syria chemical attack

Image copyright Getty Images Russia has tried to deflect blame for a deadly chemical attack away from the Syrian government, the US has said. White House officials told reporters that intelligence reports confirmed that Syria was responsible for the attack, which killed 89 people. Syria has denied it and Moscow has instead blamed rebel forces. […]

Donald Trump: Ohio women give their verdict

Five women from the Midwestern state of Ohio give their verdict on President Donald Trump as he approaches 100 days in office. Mr Trump did well in Ohio during the election, beating Hillary Clinton by almost half a million votes. As these women gathered for a business luncheon in the small town of Lima, we […]