Michigan police officer ‘stable’ after stabbing at airport

Image copyright ABC Image caption Police with sniffer dogs are searching the evacuated airport A police officer has been stabbed in the back and neck at an airport in Michigan, police say. The officer is in hospital recovering. “Please keep the officer in your prayers,” said Michigan State Police on Twitter. The Bishop International Airport […]

US official: Russia ‘hacked’ 21 US states in election

Image copyright Getty Images Russian hackers targeted election systems in 21 US states during last year’s campaign, said a US official. Jeanette Manfra of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) refused to identify the states during her testimony before a Senate panel, citing confidentiality agreements. But she added there was no evidence to suggest actual […]

US inmates who saved guard’s life to have sentences cut

Image copyright Polk County Sheriff’s Office Image caption The prisoners’ heroic actions have earned them each a shortened prison sentence Six US prisoners are being rewarded for saving a prison officer who had suffered a suspected heart attack. Polk County Sheriff Johnny Moats said the Georgia prisoners, who all have committed minor crimes, would each […]

Philando Castile death: Police footage released

Media captionPolice dashcam has been released of the Philando Castile shooting A video showing the fatal shooting of a black Minnesota motorist by a police officer has been released days after the officer was acquitted. Jeronimo Yanez shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights last July, and the aftermath was live-streamed on […]

Gay torment made NFL star Ryan O’Callaghan plan suicide

Image copyright SB Nation Image caption Ryan O’Callaghan is the seventh former NFL player to have come out as gay Former NFL player Ryan O’Callaghan has come out as gay, revealing that his anguish over his sexuality drove him to write a suicide note. The New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs lineman told Outsports […]

Republican Karen Handel seals victory in key Georgia vote

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Republican Karen Handel praised Donald Trump in her victory speech Republicans have won a closely contested congressional election in Georgia seen by many as a referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency. Karen Handel retained the Atlanta seat for the Republicans with 53% of the vote, against 47% for her Democratic […]

Georgia election: Trump faces knife-edge congressional vote

Media captionThe Georgia vote is the most expensive congressional election in history The US state of Georgia holds a congressional election on Tuesday, with the Democrats seeking to deliver their first major blow to Donald Trump’s presidency. Polls suggest the race for the seat in suburban Atlanta between Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel is […]

Phoenix flights cancelled because it’s too hot for planes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Even for Arizona, the temperatures are high – hot enough to stop flights As temperatures climb in Phoenix, Arizona, more than 40 flights have been cancelled – because it is too hot for the planes to fly. The weather forecast for the US city suggests temperatures could reach 120F […]

Tiger Woods: Ex-world number one getting help to manage medication

Tiger Woods: Ex-world number one getting help to manage medication

Tiger Woods was arrested in May on suspicion of driving under the influence Former world number one Tiger Woods says he is getting “professional help” to manage medication for pain and sleep loss as he tries to return to fitness. Woods, 41, is recovering from a fourth back operation since April 2014. The American 14-time […]

Otto Warmbier: Trump condemns ‘brutal’ N Korea as student dies

Media captionDonald Trump says the US will ‘handle’ North Korea US President Donald Trump has called North Korea a “brutal regime” after the death of a US student who had been jailed there for more than 15 months. North Korea returned Otto Warmbier, 22, to the US last week, saying he had been in a […]