Delta under fire for kicking family off ‘overbooked’ flight

Delta under fire for kicking family off ‘overbooked’ flight

Image copyright Brian Schear Image caption The Schears and their two toddlers were forced off the flight US airline Delta is facing a public-relations problem after a family claimed they were kicked off a flight for refusing to give up a child’s seat. “This is a federal offence and then you and your wife will […]

Woman who helps thirsty pigs evades jail

Image copyright Courtesy Toronto Pig Save Image caption Animal rights activist Anita Krajnc giving water to pigs A Canadian activist who faced time behind bars for giving water to pigs has been found not guilty. An Ontario judge dismissed mischief charges against Anita Krajnc, ending a legal battle that captured the global attention of animal […]

Crucial House vote to be held on Obamacare repeal bill

Crucial House vote to be held on Obamacare repeal bill

Image copyright Getty Images The US House of Representatives will hold a vote on Thursday on a revised healthcare bill that Republicans hope will replace Obamacare. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the leadership in the party is confident it has secured enough votes for the bill to pass. It would then go to the […]

US photographer captured moment of her death in Afghanistan

US photographer captured moment of her death in Afghanistan

Image copyright Hilda Clayton Image caption The photo taken by Clayton at the moment of her death A photo taken by a US Army camerawoman of the moment she and four Afghans were killed in an explosion has been released by the American military. Specialist Hilda Clayton, 22, and four Afghan National Army soldiers died […]

Baton Rouge police ‘acted properly’ in man’s death

Baton Rouge police ‘acted properly’ in man’s death

Image copyright Reuters Two police officers who shot and killed a man in Louisiana acted reasonably, the Department of Justice has said. The death of Alton Sterling outside a grocery shop in Baton Rouge last summer sparked days of protests at a time of heightened race tensions across the US. In confirming no charges would […]

Woman convicted after disrupting Sessions hearing ‘by laughing’

Woman convicted after disrupting Sessions hearing ‘by laughing’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some Code Pink protesters were escorted from Mr Sessions’ confirmation hearing Three members of the the Code Pink activist group have been convicted on charges of disrupting Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing. Desiree Fairooz, one of the protesters who was found guilty, said all she did was laugh […]

Canadian woman ‘denied pedicure over size’

Canadian woman ‘denied pedicure over size’

Image copyright Courtesy Kimberly Adie Image caption Kimberly Adie and her fiance A Canadian woman who says she was denied a pedicure because of her weight says she went public about it because “everyone deserves pampering”. Kimberly Adie, 27, says staff at a Winnipeg nail salon turned her away because of her size. She and […]

FBI head ‘nauseous’ over his possible sway on US election

FBI head ‘nauseous’ over his possible sway on US election

Media captionComey sets out why he revealed the new investigation – and still thinks it was the right decision. FBI Director James Comey has said it makes him “mildly nauseous” to think that he could have had an impact on the US presidential election. But Mr Comey said he thought concealing the discovery of new […]

Trump tells Abbas ‘very good chance’ of Mid-East peace deal

Trump tells Abbas ‘very good chance’ of Mid-East peace deal

Media captionUS wants peace for Israel and Palestine US President Donald Trump has said there is “a very good chance” of a Middle East peace deal, during talks with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. In a joint press conference with his guest at the White House, Mr Trump vowed: “We will get this done”. Mr Abbas […]