Second US mistrial in Ohio police shooting of Samuel DuBose

Media captionThe traffic stop began over a missing licence plate A mistrial has been declared for the second time in the case of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black motorist in Ohio two years ago. The jury was unable to reach a verdict after 30 hours of deliberation in charges of […]

Trump casts doubt on Russia investigator Mueller

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Mueller has come under pressure from influential conservatives President Donald Trump has questioned the neutrality of Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in last year’s US election. Mr Trump said Mr Mueller’s friendship with James Comey, who had been heading the inquiry until sacked from his role as […]

Ferguson: Michael Brown’s family gets $1.5m settlement

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Brown’s parents will split the figure, after paying for legal fees The parents of Michael Brown, who was shot dead nearly three years ago by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, have received a financial settlement. A lawyer for the city said Ferguson’s insurance company had paid $1.5m (£1.2m). Michael […]

Los Angeles police shoot at pit bull but kill teenager

Image copyright Family Handout Image caption Armando Garcia-Muro was trying to restrain the dog when he was shot and killed Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies mistakenly shot and killed a teenager when a bullet ricocheted off the pavement during a dog attack, they say. The 17-year-old died when a “skip” round struck him in the […]

Glastonbury 2017: Johnny Depp talks of Trump ‘assassination’

Media captionJohnny Depp: “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” Actor Johnny Depp appeared to threaten US President Donald Trump during a speech at the Glastonbury Festival. “Can you bring Trump here?” he asked the audience, as he introduced a screening of his film The Libertine. After receiving jeers from the crowd, […]

Republican senators’ revolt puts health bill in jeopardy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The legislation affects tens of millions of Americans and about a sixth of the US economy Four Republican senators have expressed reservations about their party’s plan to repeal Obamacare, throwing the health bill’s fate into uncertainty. Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson, Mike Lee and Rand Paul said they were “not […]

Trump: I did not record ex-FBI chief James Comey

Media captionTrump injects reality TV suspense into ‘Comey tapes’ saga US President Donald Trump has stated he did not make secret recordings of ex-FBI chief James Comey, despite an earlier hint to the contrary. He tweeted that he “did not make, and do not have, any such recordings”, a day before he was required to […]

Glastonbury 2017: Johnny Depp hints at Trump ‘assassination’

Media caption“When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” Actor Johnny Depp appeared to threaten US President Donald Trump during a speech at the Glastonbury Festival. “Can you bring Trump here?” he asked the audience, as he introduced a screening of his film The Libertine. After receiving jeers from the crowd, he added: […]

Philando Castile: Girl, 4, calms mother in police car

Philando Castile was shot and killed by the police in July 2016 in the US state of Minnesota. New footage shows Diamond Reynolds and her four-year-old daughter, who witnessed the shooting, being held in a police vehicle immediately afterwards. Officer Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter last week. Philando Castile: Girl, 4, […]

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