Unemployment drops by 52,000 but pay squeeze continues

Unemployment drops by 52,000 but pay squeeze continues

Image copyright Getty Images UK unemployment fell by 52,000 in the three months to August to 1.4 million, leaving the jobless rate unchanged at 4.3% from the previous quarter. However, pay still failed to keep pace with inflation, with the real value of earnings down 0.3% over the past year. Total earnings, excluding bonuses, rose […]

Trump denies ‘insensitive’ remarks to soldier’s widow

Trump denies ‘insensitive’ remarks to soldier’s widow

Media captionCongresswoman Wilson: “How insensitive can you be?” US President Donald Trump says a claim that he made insensitive remarks to the recently bereaved widow of a soldier is “totally fabricated”. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson said he had told the widow of Sgt La David Johnson: “He knew what he was signing up for, but I […]

Trump’s latest travel ban blocked by second federal judge

Trump’s latest travel ban blocked by second federal judge

Image copyright AFP Image caption A woman wears a US flag for a headscarf as she participates in the #NoMuslimBanEver rally in Los Angeles on Sunday US President Donald Trump’s latest attempt to bar citizens of eight countries from entering the US has suffered a second federal court defeat. Judges in Hawaii and Maryland issued […]

Jennifer Lawrence: I was placed in ‘nude line-up’

Jennifer Lawrence: I was placed in ‘nude line-up’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jennifer Lawrence speaking at Elle’s Women in Hollywood event in Los Angeles Jennifer Lawrence has said she was made to stand in a nude line-up and told to lose weight by film producers at the start of her career. Speaking at Elle’s Women in Hollywood event, the 27-year-old said […]

Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie has died at 53

Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie has died at 53

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gord Downie revealed his cancer diagnoses in May 2016 Canadian rock band Tragically Hip’s frontman Gord Downie has died following a battle with brain cancer. He was 53. The gifted lyricist – who was dubbed the country’s unofficial poet laureate – had been diagnosed with an incurable glioblastoma in […]

Wanted man surrenders after police complete his Facebook challenge

Wanted man surrenders after police complete his Facebook challenge

A man who was on the run from police in the US handed himself in after officers completed a challenge he’d set them on Facebook. Michael Zaydel promised to surrender and buy officers doughnuts if Redford Township Police Department got a thousand likes on a post. The force reached the target in less than an […]

Inside the helmet: Michigan football must embrace reality – Detroit Free Press

Inside the helmet: Michigan football must embrace reality – Detroit Free Press

x Embed x Share CLOSE Michigan defensive lineman Chase Winovich answered questions from the media on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Ann Arbor. Video by George Sipple/DFP Oct 14, 2017; Bloomington, IN, USA; Michigan running back Karan Higdon (22) celebrates his touchdown run in the second quarter against Indiana at Memorial Stadium.(Photo: Brian Spurlock, USA […]