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Dreaming of Trump

Image caption Chris and Burdean Graber chose to celebrate their wedding anniversary with President Trump and his supporters For loyal supporters of President Donald Trump, any notion of trouble at the White House is fiction. As they watched him at a campaign style rally this week, Russia was far from ...

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Ontario First Nation declares state of emergency over suicide

Image caption Like Wapekeka Fist Nation, Attawapiskat has also struggled with suicide A Canadian aboriginal community has declared a state of emergency following the suicide of three teenage girls. Chief Brennan Sainnawap of the remote Wapekeka First Nation in northern Ontario made the declaration this week. On 13 June, Jenera ...

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Ferguson: Michael Brown’s family gets $1.5m settlement

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Brown’s parents will split the figure, after paying for legal fees The parents of Michael Brown, who was shot dead nearly three years ago by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, have received a financial settlement. A lawyer for the city said Ferguson’s insurance company ...

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Trumplomacy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US and North Korea are technically still at war It’s no small thing when an American prisoner dies horribly. After the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants in 2014, then-President Barack Obama intensified the US campaign against the group, expanding ...

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Michigan airport suspect tried to buy a gun, says FBI

Image copyright FBI handout via REUTERS Image caption Amor Ftouhi is shown in this photo released by the FBI The FBI says it believes the Canadian terror suspect in Wednesday’s Michigan airport stabbing attempted to buy a gun while in the US. Amor Ftouhi – who is originally from Tunisia ...

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Woman demands white doctor in Canada to see her son at local clinic

A video showing a woman in Canada demanding that a “white doctor” look at her sick son has gone viral. In the footage, taken at a clinic in Mississauga, Ontario, the woman says that her son has chest pains but can be heard being racist towards staff. When she is ...

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DC confidential

Image copyright Getty Images President Donald Trump’s Washington has become more secretive in recent months. Here are five ways that government officials are concealing their activities – and why it matters. Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, insists the administration is transparent. “We have a tremendous respect for the ...

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Milwaukee officer cleared in shooting that sparked riots

A former Milwaukee police officer has been acquitted of first-degree reckless homicide in the shooting of a black man last year. Dominique Heaggan-Brown shot and killed Sylville Smith, 23, last August after he fled from police. The death sparked two days of riots in Milwaukee. Mr Smith was armed with ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 no ...

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Philando Castile death: Aftermath of police shooting streamed live

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption”You shot four bullets into him, sir” – Philando Castile’s girlfriend, Lavish Reynolds, live-streamed the aftermath of the shooting A black man has been shot dead by police in the US state of Minnesota as protests continued over the police killing of ...

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