Trump NFL row: Sports stars round on US president

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump holding a customised Patriots jersey he was presented with earlier this year US President Donald Trump is facing growing condemnation from the sports world after his criticism of players. On Friday, Mr Trump said the National Football League (NFL) should fire players who protest during the US […]

Trump rails against Republican Obamacare rebels

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Trump said Republicans who oppose the new plan “don’t have the guts to vote for it” US President Donald Trump has hit out at Republicans who are refusing to back the latest effort to repeal Obama-era healthcare legislation. Speaking in Alabama, he said senators from his party who opposed […]

Puerto Rico dam failure ‘imminent’ after Hurricane Maria

Media captionHeavy rainfall from Hurricane Maria put stress on the Guajataca Dam A failing dam is causing “extremely dangerous” flooding on a Puerto Rico river in the wake of Hurricane Maria, authorities say. The National Weather Service (NWS) said the “imminent failure” of the Guajataca Dam is a “life-threatening situation”. More than 70,000 people live […]

US student trapped in Indiana cave for three days

Image copyright AFP Image caption Lukas Cavar says he licked moisture from the cave walls to survive A US student spent almost three days trapped inside a cave after he was left behind on a university field trip. Lukas Cavar, 19, was visiting the Sullivan Cave in southern Indiana with the Indiana University Caving Club […]

Obama-era campus sex assault rules rescinded

Image copyright Reuters The Trump administration has overturned rules introduced under President Barack Obama for handling university sex assault allegations. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said the previous administration’s guidance was unfairly tilted against the accused. Mrs DeVos said campuses would continue to confront such “horrific crimes”. But she added: “The process also must be fair […]

James Comey: Protests disrupt speech to Howard students

Image copyright Howard University Protesters shouting “no justice, no peace” have disrupted a speech by former FBI director James Comey to university students in Washington DC. Mr Comey was giving a convocation address at Howard University, a leading historically black college. It took some 13 minutes before Mr Comey, fired in May as head of […]

Justin Trudeau: Canada humiliated indigenous people

Image copyright EPA Image caption Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the UN general assembly Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used his United Nations platform to address Canada’s historic failings regarding indigenous people. He said the country’s legacy of colonialism and its lasting impact on First Nations Canadians was one of “humiliation, neglect and […]

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez had ‘most severe’ brain disease

Image copyright Getty Images An ex-NFL footballer who killed himself in April after he was acquitted in a double murder trial had a “severe case” of a neurodegenerative brain disease. Aaron Hernandez, 27, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a brain disease associated with head injury, his family lawyer said. He was found hanging in […]

‘Decapitated man’ Halloween display in Tennessee sparks 911 calls

Image copyright Greene County Sheriff’s Department Image caption Officers investigated, only to find it was a puppet stuffed with straw A local US police department has urged people not to call 911 after reports that a man had been crushed by a garage door. The supposed victim in Greene County, Tennessee, turned out to be […]

Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico

Media captionFirst aerial footage from Dominica Hurricane Maria, the devastating storm pushing north-west through the Caribbean, has landed in Puerto Rico. The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said it arrived in Yabucoa in the east of the US territory, producing winds of 150 mph (250 km/h). The hurricane is now around 24km (15 miles) south-west […]

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