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, […]

Donald Trump talks up solar panel plan for Mexico wall

Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the US-Mexico border was a campaign rallying cry US President Donald Trump has told supporters that his proposed wall along the border with Mexico could have solar panels fixed to it. Addressing a rally in Iowa, he said the panels would provide cheap energy and […]

Michigan airport knife attacker shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’, says FBI

Image copyright LinkedIn Image caption Lieutenant Jeff Neville has worked for more than 20 years as a law enforcement officer Authorities are treating the stabbing of a police officer at an airport in Michigan as an act of terrorism. The suspect, Amor Ftouhi, 50, shouted “Allahu Akbar” (“God is greatest” in Arabic) before knifing the […]

First solar eclipse in North America for 99 years

On 21 August, North America will be treated to a rare phenomenon – a solar eclipse. The last one happened in the US a century ago, and Nasa scientists are very excited. First solar eclipse in North America for 99 years