Trump: Florida school officer ‘didn’t have the courage’

Media caption“School sheriff didn’t have the courage” An armed officer who stood outside a Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people last week “certainly did a poor job”, US President Donald Trump says. Deputy Scot Peterson resigned after an investigation found he failed to confront the suspect. Mr Trump said Mr Peterson might be […]

US to impose ‘largest ever’ N Korea sanctions

Image copyright Reuters The United States is imposing a fresh set of sanctions on North Korea – the “largest ever” President Trump says. The measures target more than 50 ships and maritime transport companies in North Korea, but also China and Taiwan. North Korea is already under a range of international and US sanctions over […]

Florida school shooting: Armed officer ‘did not confront killer’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Funerals are being held for the 17 victims An armed officer who was at the Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people last week stood outside the building during the shooting and did not intervene, the local sheriff says. The school resource officer has resigned after being suspended, Broward […]

Trump-Russia: New charges for Paul Manafort and Rick Gates

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Paul Manafort (L) and Rick Gates allegedly controlled a $75m offshore account The special counsel investigating claims of Russian political meddling in the US has filed new charges against two former aides to Donald Trump. Robert Mueller indicted Mr Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and business associate Rick […]

Tina Fontaine: Raymond Cormier not guilty of Red River murder

Image copyright Handout A Canadian man has been found not guilty in the death of indigenous schoolgirl Tina Fontaine. Raymond Cormier, 56, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of the 15-year-old in 2015. Ms Fontaine’s body was pulled from Winnipeg’s Red River on 17 August 2014, a week after she was reported missing. […]

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens charged over nude photo

Image copyright St Louis Police Image caption Missouri Governor Eric Greitens was taken into custody on Thursday Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has been charged with felony invasion of privacy in connection with an inquiry into his extramarital affair. The woman alleges that he tied her up, photographed her and threatened to release the image if […]

NRA head: Gun control advocates ‘exploiting’ Florida tragedy

Media captionSeven things the NRA blames after Florida The head of the most powerful gun lobby in the US has accused Democrats and media of “exploiting” a Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead. Wayne LaPierre said “opportunists” are using the 14 February tragedy to expand gun control and abolish US gun rights. Mr […]

NRA and Florida: Seven things Wayne LaPierre blames after shooting

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Cancer-hit Alabama inmate to be executed despite vein damage

Cancer-hit Alabama inmate to be executed despite vein damage

Image copyright Alabama Department of Corrections Image caption Doyle Lee Hamm has been on death row for 30 years Alabama is set to execute a cancer-stricken inmate despite his plea to spare him potentially unnecessary pain. Doyle Lee Hamm, 61, argues his veins are too damaged from cancer and past drug use, and the lethal […]

Kylie Jenner ‘sooo over’ Snapchat – and Wall Street panics

Image copyright Getty Images The stock market value of Snap, owner of the Snapchat messaging app, fell $1.5bn after reality TV star Kylie Jenner said she no longer used it. Ms Jenner told her 24.5 million Twitter followers: “sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore?” She was adding her powerful social media voice to […]