‘Sterilisation for freedom’ judge reprimanded by state

‘Sterilisation for freedom’ judge reprimanded by state

Image caption Judge Sam Benningfield told BBC News he was shocked by response to the programme A Tennessee judge has been reprimanded by state regulators over his plan to offer reduced jail terms to prisoners who undergo birth control operations. The plan called for inmates’ prison sentences to be reduced by 30 days if they […]






President Trump warns NFL boss he must act on take the knee protest

President Trump warns NFL boss he must act on take the knee protest

Washington Redskins players take the knee during the US national anthem The NFL must “get tough and smart” over the national anthem protest because it is “killing” the league, says US president Donald Trump. Trump has criticised players who kneel for the anthem, a move started by Colin Kaepernick in 2016, to highlight racial injustice […]






US moves to block AT&T’s $85.4bn takeover of Time Warner

US moves to block AT&T’s $85.4bn takeover of Time Warner

Image copyright Getty Images The US Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to block telecoms giant AT&T’s $85.4bn acquisition of Time Warner, the owner of CNN and HBO. The decision sets up a high-profile fight over US anti-trust law, which has rarely been tested in cases involving companies that do not directly compete. AT&T […]






Senate candidate Roy Moore’s accuser: I was a 14-year-old child

Senate candidate Roy Moore’s accuser: I was a 14-year-old child

Image copyright Family photo Image caption Leigh Corfman with her mother, Nancy Wells, around 1979 in an undated family photo A woman who says Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore abused her when she was a 14-year-old girl has described the alleged encounter. Leigh Corfman told NBC News that Mr Moore, then a 32-year-old prosecutor, “seduced” […]






Senator Al Franken accused of misconduct by second woman

Senator Al Franken accused of misconduct by second woman

Image copyright CNN/Lindsay Menz A second woman has accused Democratic Senator Al Franken of inappropriately touching her, alleging it happened during his time in office. Lindsay Menz, 33, told CNN that Mr Franken “grabbed my butt” as they posed for a photo at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010. In a statement, the ex-comedian said […]






Trump blasts ‘ungrateful’ dad of UCLA player released by police

Trump blasts ‘ungrateful’ dad of UCLA player released by police

Image copyright MANDEL NGAN A debate is taking place on social media over whether the father of a basketball player detained in China should acknowledge the US president’s efforts in his son’s release. Days after three US athletes were released from detention in China on shoplifting charges, Donald Trump has lashed out at the father […]






US nuclear chief would resist ‘illegal’ presidential strike order

US nuclear chief would resist ‘illegal’ presidential strike order

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gen John Hyten (left): “If you execute an unlawful order, you will go to jail.” The top nuclear commander in the US says he would resist any “illegal” presidential order to launch a strike. Air Force Gen John Hyten, said as head of the US Strategic Command he provided […]






US warship and Japanese tug collide in latest incident

US warship and Japanese tug collide in latest incident

Image copyright US Navy Image caption The US Navy says the warship “remains at sea under her own power” A US warship has sustained minor damage after a collision with a Japanese tug off central Japan, the US Navy says. The commercial tug lost propulsion and drifted into the guided-missile destroyer, the USS Benfold, during […]






David Cassidy: Ex-Partridge Family star suffers organ failure

David Cassidy: Ex-Partridge Family star suffers organ failure

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption David Cassidy was a teen idol in the 1970s Former The Partridge Family star and singer David Cassidy, 67, is ill in hospital but is reported to be conscious, after suffering multiple organ failure earlier this week. A spokeswoman said he was admitted to hospital in Fort Lauderdale on […]