Turpin trial: Couple jailed for life for ‘inhuman’ child abuse

Media captionOne of the couple’s children reads a statement during the sentencing A couple from the US state of California have been sentenced to life in prison for starving and torturing all but one of their 13 children. David and Louise Turpin were arrested in January 2018 when their 17-year-old daughter escaped their home in […]

Nxivm: Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman pleads guilty in ‘sex cult’ case

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Clare Bronfman said she was “truly remorseful” for her role US heiress Clare Bronfman has pleaded guilty to her role in an alleged sex trafficking operation. Bronfman, the 40-year-old heir to the Seagram alcohol fortune, was accused of using more than $100m (£77m) to fund the suspected sex cult Nxivm. […]

Turpin captivity case: Children forgive parents for torture

Media captionTurpin child reads statement during sentencing A California couple’s children have forgiven them for years of torture and starvation as the parents were sentenced to life in prison. David and Louise Turpin’s children told a court they still love their mother and father despite all the abuse. The couple were arrested in January 2018 […]

Mueller report: Subpoena issued for unredacted version

Media captionThe Mueller report – in 60 seconds A subpoena demanding the release of the full report into Russian meddling during the 2016 election has been issued, amid claims the current version “leaves most of Congress in the dark”. Democrat Jerry Nadler, chairman of the House judiciary committee, argued they are entitled to an unredacted […]

Militia detains migrants at gunpoint along the US-Mexico border

Media captionFive numbers that explain US border crisis A video has emerged of armed right-wing militia members stopping over 300 migrants as they cross the Mexico border into the US state of New Mexico. The group calls itself the United Constitutional Patriots, and are seen in the Facebook clip standing over migrants sitting on the […]

Canada avalanche: Three elite climbers believed killed in Rockies

Image copyright EyeWire Image caption Banff National Park stands in the Canadian Rockies Three professional climbers are presumed dead after an avalanche in the Canadian Rockies, authorities say. The three mountaineers were attempting to scale Howse Peak and failed to check in on schedule. National park staff flew over the area where they were climbing […]

National Enquirer sold to US magazine distributor

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The newspaper has gained a reputation for outlandish celebrity coverage The owner of US tabloid newspaper the National Enquirer has agreed to sell the title to magazine distributor James Cohen. American Media Inc (AMI) said it would sell the title and two of its sister publications to Mr Cohen. […]

Mueller report: Democrats vow to probe Trump ‘obstruction’

Media captionThe Mueller report – in 60 seconds Democrats have vowed to continue pursuing Donald Trump over allegations he obstructed justice, following the release of a report into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. They want Robert Mueller, the man who collated the report, to publicly testify before congress about the work he has done. […]

Mueller report: Democrats keep pressure on Trump over Russia

Media captionThe Mueller report – in 60 seconds Democrats are keeping up pressure on President Donald Trump following the long-awaited release of a report into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. They want Robert Mueller, the man who collated the report, to publicly testify before congress about the work he has done. The redacted report, […]

Mueller report: Trump ‘tried to get special counsel fired’

Media captionWhy no charge of obstruction of justice? A law professor breaks down the legal questions. US President Donald Trump tried to get the man appointed to investigate his links to Russia fired, a long-awaited report has revealed. The 448-page redacted document, collated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, was finally released on Thursday. Mr Trump’s […]