Lens replacement led to ‘blind patches’, says artist

Image caption Landscape painter Denise Di Battista says her sight is both her life and her livelihood An artist whose vision deteriorated after lens replacement surgery is one of dozens of people considering legal action against manufacturer, Oculentis. Denise Di Battista claims she has “blind patches” in her right eye. The BBC has been told […]

William Barr: ‘I will not be bullied,’ Trump nominee says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption William Barr is Mr Trump’s nominee to lead the justice department President Donald Trump’s nominee to be US attorney general has vowed he will not be bullied by the president. William Barr also told his confirmation hearing the US inquiry into Russia’s alleged 2016 election meddling is not a […]

El Chapo ‘paid $100m bribe to former Mexican president Peña Nieto’

Image copyright Getty/ EPA Image caption Former Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto (L) and Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman (R) Former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto accepted a $100m (£77m) bribe from drug cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, a witness has testified. Alex Cifuentes, who says he was a close associate of Guzman for years, […]

More snow forecast as parts of Europe battle worst snowfall in decades

Parts of Europe have been hit by the worst snowfall in decades, with dozens dead in the last month alone. In Austria, thousands were trapped on a ski resort overnight, while several others escaped an avalanche without injury. More snow is forecast over the weekend, although it is not expected to be as heavy as […]

Why thousands of Los Angeles teachers are striking

Thousands of teachers are striking in Los Angeles demanding more support staff, smaller class sizes and better pay. The strike comes after almost two years of negotiations with the Los Angeles Unified School District who say they are ‘committed’ to supporting teachers as much as they can. Schools are currently being staffed with substitute teachers. […]

President Trump Feeds College Football National Champions ‘Hamberders’ and Twitter Can’t Stomach It – TIME

The Clemson University football team was invited to the White House Monday to celebrate their College Football National Championship win in a scene that was also a feast for social media users. The South Carolina team, which defeated the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide 44-16 on Jan. 7, was offered a candelabra-lit spread of takeout […]

Kyler Murray decision on football or baseball could be simple – USA TODAY

CLOSE The Oklahoma quarterback took a big step towards becoming a star in the NFL, but that doesn’t necessarily mean playing in the MLB is out of the question. USA TODAY For the last two months as he ascended from crossover curiosity to college football’s dominant player, it’s been impossible to avoid forming an opinion […]

Varsity Blues Turns 20! Quotes from the Classic Football Movie – Parade

Happy birthday, Varsity Blues! The film about a small-town high school football team in Texas was released 20 years ago on January 15, 1999. Varsity Blues stars James Van Der Beek as Jonathon “Mox” Moxon, a quarterback struggling to deal with his overbearing father and ruthless football coach, Bud Kilmer. Ali Larter, who played Darcy […]