Guards ‘severely overworked’ at time of Epstein’s death

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Epstein was awaiting trail on sex trafficking charges when he was found dead in his cell Staffing shortages at the prison where financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead left gaps in his supervision, said the union for the facility’s employees. The justice department and the FBI have both launched investigations […]

Environmentalists warn Trump ‘weakening’ endangered species protections

Image copyright Getty Images The US federal government has announced an overhaul of the way it enforces the Endangered Species Act, a law credited with prevented countless extinctions. Trump officials say the new plan will reduce regulations, but environmental groups warn it will “crash a bulldozer” through the landmark 1973 legislation. The plan removes automatic […]

Bear breaks into house and smashes wall to leave

Image copyright AFP Image caption The bear was probably attracted by the smell of rubbish A black bear broke into a house in the US before escaping by smashing through a wall. Police in Colorado said the break-in happened on Friday evening when the house was vacant. Nobody was injured. The smell of rubbish probably […]

Teen Choice Awards: Taylor Swift backs equal pay for US footballers

Image copyright Getty Images Teen Choice Award-winner Taylor Swift has backed the US women’s football team in their campaign for equal pay. After being presented with the Icon Award from player Alex Morgan, Taylor Swift said: “Please, please, please support her and her teammates because this isn’t over yet. “It’s not resolved.” The women’s team […]

‘Shoot 50 Cent’: NYPD close investigation into officer

Image copyright Getty Images The investigation into claims a senior police officer told his team to “shoot” 50 Cent “on sight” has been closed. Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez was accused of making the remarks at an event the rapper was due to attend. The claims were “deemed unsubstantiated” and the case was closed, Lieutenant Thomas […]

Jeffrey Epstein: How conspiracy theories spread after financier’s death

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jeffrey Epstein, pictured here in 2004, was found dead in his jail cell on Saturday aged 66 Just hours after the high-profile financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead on Saturday, unsubstantiated theories about his death began to gain traction online. Epstein, who was set to stand trial on sex […]

The Hunt: Universal Pictures cancels film release

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The film, featuring Hillary Swank, was due to be released on 27 September Universal Pictures has pulled the release of The Hunt following a series of mass shootings and criticism from US President Donald Trump. The Hunt, a satirical film in which liberals hunt Trump supporters and kill them […]

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth to separate

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Miley and Liam were pictured together back in June Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are getting divorced under a year after they got married. A statement from Miley’s reps, given to CBS, says the pair have “agreed to separate at this time”. The singer and actor met 10 years ago […]

Canada cable car cord severed in likely act of sabotage, police say

Image copyright RCMP Image caption Police released a photo of the slack line and a car which fell only a short distance Canadian police are investigating after a cable car gondola was sabotaged in an apparent act of vandalism. Almost all of the 30 cars on the Sea-to-Sky gondola in Squamish, north of Vancouver, fell […]

Jeffrey Epstein: Questions raised over disgraced financier’s death

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Epstein was awaiting trial on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges Questions have been raised as to how US financier Jeffrey Epstein was able to apparently commit suicide in his prison cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. His body was discovered early on Saturday at a facility in New […]