Christine Hallquist: First transgender governor nominee picked

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Christine Hallquist is the first transgender person to win a major party nomination for governor A former energy executive in Vermont has taken a major step towards becoming the first ever transgender governor of a US state. Christine Hallquist defeated three other candidates, including a 14-year-old boy, to win the […]

Pennsylvania priests ‘abused thousands of children’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Archbishop Donald Wuerl sent a letter to Pennsylvania priests warning them of “profoundly disturbing” details in the report The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has released a grand jury report detailing sex abuse in the Catholic Church, naming over 300 accused clergymen. The landmark grand jury investigation found more than 1,000 […]

US honeymooner stabs three in Irish bar

Image caption Nicholas Keith Warner had been due to return to the US from his NI honeymoon on Wednesday An American electrical engineer on honeymoon has appeared in court charged with attempting to murder three men in County Antrim. Nicholas Warner, 31, from Summerville in South Carolina, walked into court using crutches having allegedly broken […]

New Mexico compound judge gets death threats

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Officers found 11 starving children at the remote compound, and the remains of a toddler A New Mexico judge has received death threats after granting bail to five adults arrested at a desert compound. Judge Sarah Backus said the prosecution had not convinced her the defendants were a threat to […]

Manafort lawyers rest fraud case without calling witnesses

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Paul Manafort entering court back in February (FILE) Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s lawyers have rested their case without calling any witnesses in his bank and tax fraud trial. A US judge also dismissed Mr Manafort’s motion to throw out all 18 charges filed against him by Special Counsel […]

Trump campaign takes legal action against ex-aide Omarosa

Media captionOmarosa Manigault Newman: The audio tapes Donald Trump’s election campaign has begun legal action against an ex-White House aide and reality TV star for allegedly breaching her contract. Donald J Trump for President, Inc has filed for arbitration against Omarosa Manigault Newman, claiming she violated a 2016 non-disclosure agreement. A feud between the two […]

Nebraska first in US to use opioid fentanyl in execution

Image copyright AFP Image caption Carey Dean Moore was sentenced to death for two 1979 murders Nebraska has become the first US state to use the opioid fentanyl to carry out the death penalty. Convicted criminal Carey Dean Moore, 60, who killed two cab drivers in 1979, was executed in the state’s first lethal injection […]

Men killed in California highway brawl identified

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Two men fought over a car collision on the highway, resulting in both of their deaths California police say that two men who were killed in a violent road rage incident have been identified. Jose Rodriguez-Carrasco, 37, allegedly chased and hit Jason Dykes, 39, with a pipe or bat […]

West Virginia votes to impeach state Supreme Court justices

Image copyright West Virginia Judiciary Image caption The three justices facing a Senate trial are: Allen Loughry (left), Elizabeth Walker (centre) and Margaret Workman (right) Lawmakers in West Virginia have voted to impeach all four justices on the state’s Supreme Court for failing to carry out their duties. Three justices now face an impeachment trial […]

WWE wrestler Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart dies aged 63

WWE wrestler Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart dies aged 63

Image copyright WWE WWE wrestler Jim Neidhart has died at the age of 63. Also known by his stage name The Anvil, Jim was part of the Hart Foundation tag team with his brother-in-law Bret Hart. The American wrestler was also father to Natalya, a WWE Women’s and Divas champion who says her dad was […]

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