Golden State Killer suspect charged with 13th murder

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, appeared in court in April A man accused of a string of murders, rapes and burglaries in California as the so-called Golden State Killer has been charged with another murder. Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, has now been charged with 13 murders after his DNA was allegedly […]

US pushes back on foreign takeover deals

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Donald Trump signed a military spending bill that includes tougher measures on foreign investment The US has passed a new law that strengthens the government’s power to review – and potentially block – business deals involving foreign firms. US President Donald Trump signed the bill, which is part of […]

Florida gunman who killed man in parking row charged

Media captionStand your ground: No charges after man shot dead in Florida parking row A white man who shot and killed an unarmed black man over a parking dispute in Florida has now been charged with manslaughter, prosecutors say. Michael Drejka, 47, shot Markeis McGlockton after a fight broke out over a disabled parking space […]

FBI agent Peter Strzok ‘fired over anti-Trump texts’

Media captionFBI’s Peter Strzok: Anti-Trump bias claims ‘deeply destructive’ A veteran FBI agent who exchanged anti-Trump text messages with a colleague during the election has been fired from the FBI, his lawyer has told US media. Peter Strzok has been accused by Republicans of being biased against Donald Trump, and seeking to prevent his election […]

Omarosa Manigault Newman: Former aide taped ‘Trump phone call’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump with Ms Manigault Newman at a church service during the 2016 US presidential campaign A former adviser to Donald Trump has released what she says is a tape of a phone call from the US president after her dismissal last year. In the tape played on US TV […]

Aretha Franklin said to be ‘seriously ill’

Image caption The star’s albums include Lady Soul and I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You Aretha Franklin is “seriously ill”, according to a person close to the veteran soul singer. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed to the Associated Press that Franklin was gravely unwell. The 76-year-old cancelled […]

US Democrat Keith Ellison denies abuse allegations

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Representative Keith Ellison has served six terms in Congress. Minnesota Democrat Keith Ellison has denied claims of domestic abuse days before his primary election for state attorney general. His former girlfriend Karen Monahan and her son allege Mr Ellison once dragged her off a bed while screaming obscenities at […]

Top Republican’s son backs Democrat running for father’s seat

Image copyright Getty/ Twitter Image caption Bob Goodlatte and his son Bobby (right) A senior Republican lawmaker’s son has donated the maximum legal limit to the Democratic challenger running in an election to replace his father. Virginia congressman Bob Goodlatte is not seeking re-election in November. On Sunday, his son Bobby Goodlatte said he gave […]

Unite the Right: White nationalists outnumbered at Washington rally

Image copyright EPA Image caption Fewer than expected white nationalists took part in the rally White nationalists have staged a rally near the White House in Washington, but were far outnumbered by counter-protesters. About 20 far-right supporters attended the demonstration, which came a year after violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one person dead. Hundreds […]

Killer whale mother finally lets dead newborn calf go, after 17 days

Image copyright Ken Balcomb, Center for Whale Research Image caption Whale J35 is seen here earlier supporting her dead calf A killer whale has stopped carrying her dead newborn calf after at least 17 days, during which she covered 1,000 miles (1,600km), scientists say. The whale “vigorously chased a school of salmon with her pod-mates […]