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US policeman admits guilt in driver death

US policeman admits guilt in driver death

An ex-police officer has admitted violating the civil rights of a black man he was filmed shooting to death, in a case that sparked a national outcry. Michael Slager, who is white, could face decades in jail despite the state dropping the murder charge in a deal. Walter Scott was killed after Slager shot him […]

Trump’s Obamacare repeal hangs in balance

Trump’s Obamacare repeal hangs in balance

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption “Pre-existing conditions are in the bill and I mandate it,” Mr Trump said on Sunday. “I said, ‘Has to be.’” President Donald Trump’s latest attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare is hanging in the balance. Republican lawmakers are trying to rally votes to pass a new health bill this […]

Jimmy Kimmel tells of newborn son’s illness

Jimmy Kimmel tells of newborn son’s illness

Media captionThe US television host opens up about his baby son’s illness US television host Jimmy Kimmel has tearfully told of his newborn son’s illness and brush with death last week. At the end of his story he made a plea for people to support the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. He said: […]

Jordan Edwards shooting: Texas police change account of death

Jordan Edwards shooting: Texas police change account of death

Image copyright Family Handout Image caption Jordan Edwards, 15, was remembered as “a checklist of everything you would want in a player, a son, a teammate, a friend” A Texas police department has changed a key detail in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager, amid mounting calls for the officer to be arrested. Jordan […]

FBI woman went to Syria to wed IS recruiter she investigated

FBI woman went to Syria to wed IS recruiter she investigated

Image copyright EPA Image caption In one propaganda video, Cuspert was seen holding a freshly decapitated human head The FBI has confirmed one of its translators travelled to Syria and secretly wed an Islamic State recruiter whom she had been investigating. The FBI “took several steps in a variety of areas to identify and reduce […]

Jimmy Kimmel tells of newborn son’s illness

Jimmy Kimmel tells of newborn son’s illness

Image copyright Jimmy Kimmel Image caption Kimmel shared intimate photos of Billy’s first days of life US television host Jimmy Kimmel has tearfully told of his newborn son’s illness and brush with death last week. At the end of his story he made a plea for people to support the Affordable Care Act, also known […]

Man found with hands nailed to tree in Albuquerque woods

Man found with hands nailed to tree in Albuquerque woods

Image copyright CBS Image caption The man was found with three-inch nails driven through his hands, securing him to a tree. A man has been found with his hands nailed to a tree close to a popular hiking trail in the US state of New Mexico, police say. The unidentified man was discovered by city […]

US airlines face heat in Washington after passenger clashes

US airlines face heat in Washington after passenger clashes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Munoz (left) testifies before US Congress with other airline leaders United Airlines chief Oscar Munoz apologised again for the forced removal of a passenger from an aeroplane last month as he testified in Washington. He spoke at a congressional hearing convened after recent incidents exposed mounting frustration with […]

Donald Trump: N Korea’s Kim Jong-un a ‘smart cookie’

Donald Trump: N Korea’s Kim Jong-un a ‘smart cookie’

Media captionIn a TV interview with CBS, Mr Trump talked about the current tension between the US and North Korea US President Donald Trump has described North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a “pretty smart cookie”. Speaking to CBS, he noted Mr Kim had assumed power at a young age, despite dealing with “some very […]

Donald Trump: N Korea’s Kim Jong-un a ‘smart cookie’

Donald Trump: N Korea’s Kim Jong-un a ‘smart cookie’

Media captionIn a TV interview with CBS, Mr Trump talked about the current tension between the US and North Korea US President Donald Trump has described North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a “pretty smart cookie”. Speaking to CBS, he noted Mr Kim had assumed power at a young age, despite dealing with “some very […]