Trump backs Harley-Davidson boycott in tariff row

Image copyright Getty Images Donald Trump has tweeted that it is “great” that many Harley-Davidson owners plan to boycott the firm as a row over tariffs escalates. The US president said “most other firms… including Harley competitors” agreed with his decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. In June, Harley-Davidson said it would […]

Parker Solar Probe: Nasa launches mission to ‘touch the Sun’

Media captionThe Parker Solar Probe spacecraft takes off on its mission to the Sun US space agency Nasa has launched its mission to send a satellite closer to the Sun than any before. The Parker Solar Probe rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The probe is set to become the fastest-moving manmade object in […]

Kanye West: I wasn’t stumped by Kimmel’s Trump question

Media captionThe Kanye West moments that shocked us Kanye West has denied being stumped when asked on TV about his support for President Donald Trump – saying he didn’t have time to reply. The normally chatty rapper seemed lost for words when TV host Jimmy Kimmel asked him whether he thought Mr Trump cared about […]

Seattle-Tacoma plane thief ‘had full airport credentials’

Media captionStolen plane: Footage shows aerial stunts A man who stole an empty passenger plane from Seattle airport and then crashed it was an airline worker with full credentials, authorities say. The 29-year-old had worked for Horizon Air for more than three years, towing and tidying aircraft and loading bags. The man, not yet named, […]

Weedkiller glyphosate ‘doesn’t cause cancer’ – Bayer

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many gardeners use the common weed killers Pharmaceutical group Bayer has dismissed claims that an ingredient used in weed killers is carcinogenic. The German company, which owns agriculture giant Monsanto, says herbicides containing glyphosate are safe. On Friday, Monsanto was ordered to pay $289m (£226m) damages to a man […]

Canada gun attack: Man charged after four killed in New Brunswick

Image copyright AFP Image caption Robb Costello was the father of four and Sara Burns the mother of three A man has been charged with four counts of murder after two police officers and two civilians were shot dead in New Brunswick in Canada on Friday morning. Matthew Vincent Raymond, 48, was arrested after the […]

California wildfires: Thousands evacuated as Lake Elsinore threatened

Image copyright AFP Image caption Residents of Lake Elsinore are fleeing the advancing flames More than 21,000 people have been evacuated from the path of a fast-moving wildfire in Southern California. The mandatory evacuation orders were issued as the blaze, dubbed the Holy fire, threatened homes around Lake Elsinore in Orange County. The fire, one […]

Tesla’s Elon Musk faces investor lawsuit

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Elon Musk has complained before about “negative propaganda” Elon Musk’s bombshell announcement that he is thinking of taking the electric car company Tesla private has landed him a lawsuit from unhappy investors. The American entrepreneur said on Tuesday that de-listing from the stock exchange could be the “best path forward” […]

Stolen plane closes Seattle-Tacoma airport before crashing

Media captionPlane followed by fighter jets An airline employee who stole an empty passenger plane from Seattle airport has crashed on a nearby island. Authorities said the man had made “an unauthorised take-off” late on Friday local time, forcing Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to close. Two F15 fighter jets pursued the plane, which crashed in Puget […]

Monsanto ordered to pay $289m damages in Roundup cancer trial

Image copyright AFP Image caption Crops are often treated with the herbicide glyphosate Chemical giant Monsanto has been ordered to pay $289m (£226m) damages to a man who claimed herbicides containing glyphosate had caused his cancer. In a landmark case, a Californian jury found that Monsanto knew its Roundup and RangerPro weedkillers were dangerous and […]