Trump fires back after McCain attacks ‘spurious nationalism’

Image copyright Reuters US President Donald Trump has issued a warning to Senator John McCain a day after his fellow Republican delivered a thinly veiled attack in a speech. “People have to be careful because at some point I fight back,” Mr Trump told a Washington radio station on Tuesday. On Monday, the senator deplored […]

Reese Witherspoon says she was assaulted by a director at 16

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Reese Witherspoon said it had been “a hard week for women in Hollywood” Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon has said she was assaulted by an unnamed film director when she was 16. In a speech at an Elle Women in Hollywood event on Monday, the Legally Blonde and Walk the […]

Florida governor defends emergency before far-right speech

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Spencer and his allies clashed with police in Charlottesville The governor of Florida has defended his decision to issue a state of emergency because a white nationalist is due to speak at a campus this week. Rick Scott, a Republican, said he was not trying to violate the free […]

Trump cites chief-of-staff Kelly’s dead son to attack Obama

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Kelly’s son was a Marine who died in Afghanistan in 2010 US President Donald Trump has suggested that President Barack Obama did not call his chief of staff’s family when their son was killed in Afghanistan. Mr Trump alluded to General John Kelly’s son while defending his claim that […]

Trump drug czar nominee accused of hindering opioid crackdown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Marino has not responded to requests for comment on the report US President Donald Trump’s nominee for drug czar is accused of helping relax enforcement on pharmaceutical firms blamed for fuelling the opioid crisis. Pennsylvania congressman Tom Marino pushed a bill that reportedly stripped a government agency of […]

Trump puts Puerto Rico on notice over hurricane aid

Image copyright AFP Image caption A householder in the storm-hit ruins of her home in Aibonito, Puerto Rico US President Donald Trump has griped about emergency relief efforts in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, saying federal aid cannot continue “forever”. In tweets, he accused Puerto Rico of a “total lack of accountability”, adding that “electric and all […]

Black man beaten in Charlottesville far-right rally charged

Image copyright Charlottesville Police Department A black man who was beaten at a far-right rally in Virginia has turned himself in to be formally charged in connection with the incident. DeAndre Harris, who is accused of unlawful wounding at the 12 August Charlottesville protest, was released on an unsecured bond. Photos and video of Mr […]

Harvey Weinstein: US and UK police launch investigations

Image copyright Getty Images US and UK police have launched investigations into sexual assault allegations against the film producer Harvey Weinstein. The New York Police Department is looking into an allegation dating from 2004 and is reviewing whether there are any additional complaints. London’s Met Police has received an allegation of sexual assault in the […]