Controversial Trump drug czar pick dropped

Controversial Trump drug czar pick dropped

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump says his drug czar nominee has withdrawn, after he reportedly helped weaken government efforts to tackle the opioid crisis. Pennsylvania congressman Tom Marino pushed a bill that reportedly stripped a federal agency of the ability to freeze suspicious painkiller shipments. Mr Trump tweeted: “Rep Tom Marino has […]

Florida declares emergency before white nationalist speech

Florida declares emergency before white nationalist speech

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Spencer and his allies clashed with police in Charlottesville The governor of Florida has issued a state of emergency because a white nationalist is due to speak at a university campus this week. Richard Spencer – a figure in the racist “alt-right” movement – is due to speak at […]

The Hollywood women tackling sexual harassment

Actresses Margot Robbie and Lake Bell, alongside producer Kathleen Kennedy have spoken out. They hope the claims against producer Harvey Weinstein will lead to changes in the film industry. The Hollywood women tackling sexual harassment

Trump drug czar nominee accused of hindering opioid crackdown

Trump drug czar nominee accused of hindering opioid crackdown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Marino has not responded to requests for comment on the report US President Donald Trump’s nominee for drug czar is accused of helping relax enforcement on pharmaceutical firms blamed for fuelling the opioid crisis. Pennsylvania congressman Tom Marino pushed a bill that reportedly stripped a government agency of […]

NFL says it will seek compromise over ‘taking the knee’ anthem protests

NFL says it will seek compromise over ‘taking the knee’ anthem protests

NFL players – including those on Kaepernick’s former team San Francisco 49ers – continued to kneel in protest this weekend The NFL will try to find a compromise over the issue of players protesting during the national anthem when team owners meet this week. Colin Kaepernick first sat down during the US national anthem in […]

US Army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl admits desertion

US Army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl admits desertion

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bergdahl arrives at the courthouse on Monday Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier held as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan for five years, has pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehaviour before the enemy. The 31-year-old Army sergeant entered his plea on Monday before a military judge at Fort Bragg, North […]

Ahmad Khan Rahimi found guilty of New York bombing

Ahmad Khan Rahimi found guilty of New York bombing

Image copyright Union County Prosecutor’s Office Image caption Rahimi was a “soldier in a holy war against Americans”, said prosecutors A 29-year-old New Jersey man has been convicted on all charges of planting two bombs on New York City streets last year, injuring dozens of people. Ahmad Khan Rahimi, an Afghan-born US citizen, left two […]

Boy, 10, injured at Niagara Falls after tumbling over railing

Boy, 10, injured at Niagara Falls after tumbling over railing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Millions of tourists visit Niagara Falls each year A 10-year-old boy is in hospital after falling about 30 metres (100ft) over the railing at Niagara Falls into a gorge below. Police told the BBC the boy was sitting on the railing so his mother could take a picture on […]

Drone collides with commercial aeroplane in Canada

Drone collides with commercial aeroplane in Canada

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption As drones become more popular, countries will need to consider regulations to restrict usage A drone has collided with a commercial aircraft in Canada, the first such incident in the country, according to the Transport Ministry. The drone struck one of the plane’s wings, while six passengers and two […]

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