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 […]

NRA’s Wayne LaPierre echoes Trump’s plan to arm teachers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Wayne LaPierre warned of a “socialist wave” in America to take away guns and limit individual freedom The head of the National Rifle Association (NRA) has backed President Donald Trump’s call to arm teachers trained to carry concealed guns. Wayne LaPierre made the remarks at the Conservative Political Action […]

Arizona couple charged with locking up adopted children

Image copyright Pima County Sheriff Dept Image caption Benito and Carol Gutierrez had passed all checks to adopt children, police said A couple in Arizona have been charged with locking up their adopted children for up to 12 hours at a time with only a bucket for a toilet. Benito and Carol Gutierrez are accused […]

Meryl Streep slams ‘pathetic’ Harvey Weinstein lawyers

Meryl Streep slams ‘pathetic’ Harvey Weinstein lawyers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harvey Weinstein produced a string of films that starred Meryl Streep Meryl Streep has condemned Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers for using her name in his defence against legal action being brought by six women. The women are bringing a class action lawsuit against the disgraced producer. His lawyers want it […]

Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings

Media captionFather of Florida shooting victim to Trump: ‘I’m pissed’ US President Donald Trump has said arming teachers could prevent school shootings like that which left 17 people dead last week in Florida. A staff member with a gun could end an attack “very quickly”, he said. Mr Trump floated the proposal as emotional survivors […]

Ford executive leaves over inappropriate behaviour

Image copyright Getty Images The head of Ford’s US operations is leaving the company immediately following an internal investigation into inappropriate behaviour. The carmaker said its inquiry had concluded that some of Raj Nair’s conduct had been “inconsistent with the company’s code of conduct”. Ford did not specify why the investigation was started nor what […]

US: St Louis morning radio presenter gives birth on air

US: St Louis morning radio presenter gives birth on air

Image copyright @radiocassiday/Instagram Image caption Cassiday Proctor’s baby boy has been named Jameson A US morning radio show presenter has given birth on air during her show. Cassiday Proctor, a weekday morning presenter on “The Arch” station in the US city of St Louis, broadcast her birth by Caesarean section on Tuesday. Ms Proctor started […]

Bezos-backed 10,000 Year Clock now under construction

Image copyright Eyewire Inc A clock designed to run for ten millennia without human intervention is now under construction. The 10,000 Year Clock is a project of the Long Now Foundation, a non-profit organisation that wants to make “long-term thinking more common”. It is being built on property owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, beneath […]