Trump’s Jerusalem move: Arab allies attack decision

Media captionJerusalem: The view from one street Arab officials say US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital risks plunging the Middle East into “violence and chaos”. The move ended US neutrality on one of the region’s most sensitive issues. Arab League foreign ministers now say it means the US cannot be relied […]

Dustin Hoffman faces new sex abuse allegation from co-star

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hoffman has not commented on the latest allegations A co-star of Hollywood actor Dustin Hoffman has accused him of a “horrific, demoralising and abusive experience” while on a 1984 Broadway production. Kathryn Rossetter’s allegation comes a month after author Anna Graham Hunter accused Hoffman of sexual misconduct. Hoffman has not […]

Making a Murderer: Court upholds Brendan Dassey conviction

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A court has ruled that Brendan Dassey’s murder confession was voluntary A US appeals court has upheld the conviction of Brendan Dassey, whose case was the focus of the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer. Dassey and his uncle Steven Avery were convicted of murdering a young woman, Teresa Halbach, in […]

California wildfires: Businesses face ruin as blaze rages

Media captionThe wildfires have devastated parts of southern California Much of California’s avocado crop has been destroyed by wildfires that have ripped through the southern part of the state, industry experts say. “We’ve lost at least several hundred acres of avocados, probably more,” the California Avocado Commission told agriculture news site AgNet West. About 90% […]

US lawmaker Trent Franks quits over ‘surrogacy’ talks with aides

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Trent Franks is accused of offering a former aide $5m to act as a surrogate mother Arizona Republican Trent Franks has resigned amid an ethics investigation into claims he repeatedly asked female staff to be surrogate mothers. The announcement came after a congressional panel said it was opening an […]

Daniel Shaver: Police officer not guilty of murder

Media captionDaniel Shaver was unarmed when he was shot A police officer charged with the murder of an unarmed man in the US state of Arizona has been found not guilty. Philip Brailsford shot and killed 26-year-old Daniel Shaver in the hallway of a hotel in early 2016. Bodycam footage of the incident, released after […]

US lawmaker quits after discussing ‘surrogacy’ with aides

Image copyright Getty Images Arizona Republican Trent Franks has resigned amid an ethics investigation into conversations he had with female staff about surrogacy. The announcement came after a congressional panel said it was opening an inquiry into sexual harassment claims against Mr Franks. The lawmaker said he discussed surrogacy with two female aides when he […]

US jobs growth stronger than expected

Image copyright Getty Images US jobs growth was better than expected in November, with payrolls rising by 228,000. Service, health care and manufacturing firms helped to drive the gains, holding the unemployment rate held steady at 4.1%. Economists had expected an increase of about 200,000 jobs, but early festive season hiring and a rebound after […]

Roy Moore accuser Beverly Nelson added note to evidence

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Nelson (left) with her lawyer at a press conference on Friday Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore’s supporters are crying foul after one of his sexual assault accusers said she added to a key piece of evidence. Beverly Nelson said she noted the date and location beneath what she maintains […]

California wildfires: Nearly 200,000 flee as new blaze spreads

Media captionFootage captures the moment a motorist risked his life to rescue a wild animal amid California wildfires Nearly 200,000 residents have been evacuated from their homes in California as firefighters battle several raging wildfires. Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in San Diego on Thursday after a new blaze spread from 10 […]