Celebrity US bodybuilder Rich Piana dies aged 46 after collapsing two weeks ago

Celebrity US bodybuilder Rich Piana dies aged 46 after collapsing two weeks ago

Celebrity US bodybuilder Rich Piana has died after being put into a medically-induced coma two weeks ago. His estranged wife Sarah confirmed the news on Instagram. She wrote: “I’m in tears writing this that @1dayumay has just passed away. I can barely believe this… I am so saddened & heartbroken that he didn’t make it. […]

Florida inmate Mark Asay executed by experimental injection

Florida inmate Mark Asay executed by experimental injection

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mark Asay – who has white supremacist tattoos – admits one murder, but denies the other A white supremacist convicted of racially motivated murders three decades ago in Florida has been executed by lethal injection. Mark Asay is the first white man in state history to be executed for killing […]

Massachusetts winner of $758m lottery jackpot quits job

Massachusetts winner of $758m lottery jackpot quits job

Media captionWinner of record lottery jackpot quits job The winner of the biggest jackpot in North American history – $758.7m (£590m) – has come forward to collect her prize, lottery officials say. Mother-of-two Mavis Wanczyk, 53, bought the ticket at a Chicopee, Massachusetts, petrol station. The winner – whose lucky numbers were 6, 7, 16, […]

Trump blames Republicans for legislative ‘mess’

Trump blames Republicans for legislative ‘mess’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption From left: McConnell, Trump and Ryan US President Donald Trump has ratcheted up a bitter feud with the leadership of his own party, blaming them for a legislative “mess”. The Republican president blamed Mitch McConnell for failing to pass measures on the US debt limit and healthcare. It came […]

Florida inmate Mark Asay to be executed by experimental injection

Florida inmate Mark Asay to be executed by experimental injection

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mark Asay – who has white supremacist tattoos – admits one murder, but denies the other A white supremacist convicted of two racially motivated murders three decades ago is to be put to death by lethal injection on Thursday. Mark Asay will be the first white man in state history […]

Was treasury secretary trip on official plane for eclipse?

Was treasury secretary trip on official plane for eclipse?

Image copyright Instagram Louise Linton Image caption The now private post by Louise Linton has caused quite a storm on social media A watchdog group suspects an official trip by the US treasury secretary may have been planned around the solar eclipse. The US-funded flight to Kentucky drew scrutiny after Steven Mnuchin’s wife posted a […]

Charlottesville violence: Rabbis cancel Trump call over remarks

Charlottesville violence: Rabbis cancel Trump call over remarks

Media captionDonald Trump defended his Charlottesville response at a rally in Phoenix, but cut out a key part A prominent coalition of rabbis have pulled out of an annual call with the US president over his remarks about violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The four groups said Donald Trump’s statements were “so lacking in moral leadership […]

Was Louise Linton trip on official plane timed for eclipse?

Was Louise Linton trip on official plane timed for eclipse?

Image copyright Instagram Louise Linton Image caption The now private post by Louise Linton has caused quite a storm on social media A watchdog group suspects an official trip by the US treasury secretary may have been planned around the solar eclipse. The US-funded flight to Kentucky drew scrutiny after Steven Mnuchin’s wife posted a […]

Powerball jackpot of $758m won by Massachusetts single ticket

Powerball jackpot of $758m won by Massachusetts single ticket

Image copyright WBZ-TV) Image caption The winning ticket was bought at a petrol station in Chicopee, Massachusetts A single ticket sold at a Massachusetts petrol station has won the biggest jackpot in North American history – $758.7m (£590m) – say officials. The winner – whose lucky numbers were 6, 7, 16, 23 and 26, and […]

Charlottesville violence: White supremacist Cantwell hands himself in

Charlottesville violence: White supremacist Cantwell hands himself in

Image copyright YouTube Image caption Christopher Cantwell appeared in an emotional YouTube video discussing the police warrant against him A white supremacist wanted by police over his role in violent clashes at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has handed himself in. Christopher Cantwell, from New Hampshire, faces charges of illegal tear gas use and malicious […]