Michael Douglas: Former employee accuses actor of sexual harassment

Michael Douglas: Former employee accuses actor of sexual harassment

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michael Douglas has said the claims are “a complete lie” A former employee of Michael Douglas has described how she says she was sexually harassed by the actor – more than a week after he issued a pre-emptive denial of the claims. Author and journalist Susan Braudy said Douglas’s […]

Nasa removes US astronaut from ISS mission

Nasa removes US astronaut from ISS mission

Image copyright NASA The US astronaut Jeanette Epps has been removed from her upcoming mission to the International Space Station (ISS) just months before launch. Dr Epps was to have been the first African-American astronaut assigned to the space station crew. She would have flown aboard a Russian Soyuz flight in June but is being […]

Trump appointee Carl Higbie resigns over comments

Trump appointee Carl Higbie resigns over comments

Image copyright CNCS Image caption Carl Higbie was the external affairs chief at an agency which runs volunteer groups A government official appointed by US President Donald Trump has resigned after racist and sexist comments he made were uncovered. Carl Higbie was the external affairs chief at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) […]

Turpin case: California children ‘chained for months’

Turpin case: California children ‘chained for months’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption District Attorney Mike Hestrin said the couple chained their children as a form of punishment California prosecutors have detailed allegations of horrific abuse by the parents of 13 children held in shackles at their home. David Turpin, 56, and Louise Turpin, 49, face charges of torture, abuse and false imprisonment, […]

Trump sows confusion as Republicans scramble to avert shutdown

Trump sows confusion as Republicans scramble to avert shutdown

Image copyright EPA Image caption In May last year, Mr Trump tweeted that the country needed “a good shutdown” President Donald Trump has appeared to undercut his party’s attempts to reach a budget deal with Democrats, on the eve of a possible government shutdown. In a tweet, the Republican president criticised a sweetener added to […]

Apple and Google buses under fire in Silicon Valley

Apple and Google buses under fire in Silicon Valley

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Employees are gradually moving into Apple’s new “spaceship” headquarters Buses used to transport Apple employees to their offices have been attacked, with windows smashed, possibly by people using pellet guns. There have been several such attacks on the morning and evening commutes to and from Apple headquarters in the […]

Trump denies view on Mexico wall changed

Trump denies view on Mexico wall changed

Media captionTesting began in December on President Trump’s border wall prototypes Donald Trump has denied changing his views on a border wall after his top aide reportedly said the president was “uninformed” when he made the promise. White House chief of staff John Kelly told Fox News the president’s opinions had evolved since his signature […]

Amazon shortlists 20 metropolitan areas for new headquarters

Amazon shortlists 20 metropolitan areas for new headquarters

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Amazon displays its wares at the latest Consumer Electronic Show Amazon has released a shortlist of the 20 North American urban areas to be chosen to become the retailer’s second North American headquarters. The proposed site is expected to cost more than $5bn (£3.6bn) and create 50,000 jobs. Cities […]

Fire and Fury: Trump exposé to become television series

Fire and Fury: Trump exposé to become television series

Image copyright Reuters The bestselling exposé Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by journalist Michael Wolff is about to hit the small screen. According to Hollywood Reporter, Mr Wolff has sold television rights for seven figures. President Trump has condemned the book, which depicts a chaotic administration and a president unfit for office, […]

Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer

Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer

Image copyright Facebook Image caption A belt worn by Cheyenne Antoine (L) can be seen as she poses with victim Brittney Gargol A Canadian woman has been convicted of killing her friend after police discovered the murder weapon used in a picture of the pair on social media. Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 21, pleaded guilty on […]