US warship and Japanese tug collide in latest incident

US warship and Japanese tug collide in latest incident

Image copyright US Navy Image caption The US Navy says the warship “remains at sea under her own power” A US warship has sustained minor damage after a collision with a Japanese tug off central Japan, the US Navy says. The commercial tug lost propulsion and drifted into the guided-missile destroyer, the USS Benfold, during […]

David Cassidy: Ex-Partridge Family star suffers organ failure

David Cassidy: Ex-Partridge Family star suffers organ failure

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption David Cassidy was a teen idol in the 1970s Former The Partridge Family star and singer David Cassidy, 67, is ill in hospital but is reported to be conscious, after suffering multiple organ failure earlier this week. A spokeswoman said he was admitted to hospital in Fort Lauderdale on […]

US nuclear chief to resist ‘illegal’ presidential strike order

US nuclear chief to resist ‘illegal’ presidential strike order

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gen John Hyten (left): “If you execute an unlawful order, you will go to jail.” The top nuclear commander in the US says he would resist any “illegal” presidential order to launch a strike. Air Force Gen John Hyten, said as head of the US Strategic Command he provided […]

Palestinians ‘could freeze US ties’ over Washington office closure

Palestinians ‘could freeze US ties’ over Washington office closure

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The PLO, which represents all Palestinians, opened its office in the US in 1994 The Palestine Liberation Organisation has warned it will freeze its ties with the US if it carries out a threat to close the PLO office in Washington. In a video on Twitter, PLO Secretary General Saeb […]

US warship collides with Japanese tug in latest incident

US warship collides with Japanese tug in latest incident

Image copyright US Navy Image caption The US Navy says the warship “remains at sea under her own power” A US warship has sustained minor damage after a collision with a Japanese tug off central Japan, the US Navy says. The commercial tug lost propulsion and drifted into the guided-missile destroyer, the USS Benfold, during […]

Ohio Supreme Court Judge Bill O’Neill brags of sex conquests

Ohio Supreme Court Judge Bill O’Neill brags of sex conquests

Image copyright Handout Image caption Judge O’Neill said the number 50 could be incorrect as he “doesn’t keep count” Ohio voters are in shock after a top judge boasted of having been “sexually intimate” with “approximately 50 very attractive females”. State Supreme Court Judge Bill O’Neill, who is a Democratic candidate for state governor, made […]

Husband and wife accidentally shot during church gun safety talk

Husband and wife accidentally shot during church gun safety talk

Image copyright First United Methodist Church / Facebook A man accidentally shot himself and his wife during a discussion on gun safety at a Tennessee church, police say. The 81-year-old took out his pistol to show another parishioner amid a talk about recent shootings at places of worship. Forgetting the weapon was loaded, he fired […]

Trump puts elephant trophy imports on hold

Trump puts elephant trophy imports on hold

Image copyright SPL Image caption The US Fish and Wildlife Service argues hunting “will enhance the survival of the African elephant” President Donald Trump has suspended the import of elephant hunting trophies, only a day after a ban was relaxed by his administration. Imports of trophies from elephants legally hunted in Zambia and Zimbabwe had […]

Kirsten Gillibrand: Bill Clinton should have resigned

Kirsten Gillibrand: Bill Clinton should have resigned

Image copyright Getty Images Former President Bill Clinton should have resigned over his affair with a White House intern nearly 20 years ago, a top Democrat has said. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was asked if he should have stepped down following allegations of sexual misconduct against Senator Al Franken. “Yes, I think that is the appropriate […]

George Bush Snr accused of groping by eighth woman

George Bush Snr accused of groping by eighth woman

Image copyright Supplied Image caption An interpreter, second left, says Mr Bush, centre, groped her in 2004 An eighth woman has come forward with claims that former US president George HW Bush groped her. An interpreter, whom the BBC has agreed not to name because of the sensitive nature of her job, claims Mr Bush […]