Executed Arkansas man ‘convulsed and groaned’

Executed Arkansas man ‘convulsed and groaned’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kenneth Williams’ lawyers said he was intellectually disabled Lawyers for a US death row inmate are calling for an inquiry after witnesses said he convulsed and groaned as he was being executed. Kenneth Williams was the fourth inmate put to death by the state of Arkansas in the past […]

US growth rate hits three-year low

US growth rate hits three-year low

Image copyright Reuters The US economy slowed dramatically in the first three months of the year, according to official data. GDP expanded at an annual rate of 0.7% in the first quarter – the slowest rate since the first quarter of 2014. It will be unwelcome news for President Donald Trump who, during his election […]

Trump fears ‘major, major conflict’ with North Korea

Trump fears ‘major, major conflict’ with North Korea

Media captionTrump: President Xi “is doing everything in his power” US President Donald Trump has said he would like to solve the North Korea crisis diplomatically, but that a “major, major conflict” was possible. In an interview with Reuters he praised China’s President Xi Jinping for his handling of North Korea, calling him “a very […]

Arkansas executes Kenneth Williams, fourth man in a week

Arkansas executes Kenneth Williams, fourth man in a week

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kenneth Williams’ lawyers said he was intellectually disabled Arkansas has put to death its fourth inmate within a week after a dozen years without a single execution. Kenneth Williams, 38, killed two people after escaping from a maximum-security prison where he was serving life for murdering a cheerleader. His […]

Trump says he misses life before he became US president

Trump says he misses life before he became US president

Media captionHe says he misses driving and going out to restaurants US President Donald Trump has been talking about his previous life and how surprised he is that his new job at the White House is not less taxing. He “loved” his old lifestyle because he “had so many things going”, the former property mogul […]

Fox host Watters takes sudden leave after Ivanka remark backlash

Fox host Watters takes sudden leave after Ivanka remark backlash

Image copyright Twitter Image caption Watters said the audience that booed Trump treated the event ‘like soccer match’ Fox News presenter Jesse Watters has announced he is taking a holiday, after appearing to make a sexually suggestive remark about Ivanka Trump. He said, with a grin, that he “really liked how she was speaking into […]

Trump ‘backs down’ in new short-term spending bill

Trump ‘backs down’ in new short-term spending bill

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption In 2013, the government did shut down in a row over healthcare US lawmakers have reached a deal to avert a federal government shutdown after the White House backed off a threat to withhold Obamacare subsidies. The stop-gap bill announced late on Wednesday allows Congress an extra week to […]

‘Overly obese’ body sparks Ohio funeral home fire

‘Overly obese’ body sparks Ohio funeral home fire

Image copyright Hillside Chapel A crematory in Ohio caught fire while burning the remains of an “overly obese” body, according to the owner. Don Catchen said the corpse caused flames to engulf one of his crematorium units in the city of Cincinnati. The fat in the body burned at a higher temperature, prompting the blaze, […]

Two Americans killed in IS Afghan raid

Two Americans killed in IS Afghan raid

Image caption The two men were killed in the same province where the US dropped a huge bomb that flattened houses and trees Two Americans were killed and a third was wounded in a raid in Afghanistan against Islamic State group militants, the Pentagon has confirmed. The military personnel died in combat in Nangarhar province, […]

Passenger dragged off United Airlines plane wins settlement

Passenger dragged off United Airlines plane wins settlement

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Video of the incident quickly went viral online The Kentucky doctor dragged off a United Airlines flight from Chicago earlier this month has received a financial settlement from the airline. Lawyers for Dr David Dao, 69, say a condition of the payout is that the “amount remain confidential”. United boss […]