Florida declares emergency before white nationalist speech

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Spencer and his allies clashed with police in Charlottesville The governor of Florida has issued a state of emergency because a white nationalist is due to speak at a university campus this week. Richard Spencer – a figure in the racist “alt-right” movement – is due to speak at […]

The Hollywood women tackling sexual harassment

Actresses Margot Robbie and Lake Bell, alongside producer Kathleen Kennedy have spoken out. They hope the claims against producer Harvey Weinstein will lead to changes in the film industry. The Hollywood women tackling sexual harassment

Trump drug czar nominee accused of hindering opioid crackdown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Marino has not responded to requests for comment on the report US President Donald Trump’s nominee for drug czar is accused of helping relax enforcement on pharmaceutical firms blamed for fuelling the opioid crisis. Pennsylvania congressman Tom Marino pushed a bill that reportedly stripped a government agency of […]

NFL says it will seek compromise over ‘taking the knee’ anthem protests

NFL players – including those on Kaepernick’s former team San Francisco 49ers – continued to kneel in protest this weekend The NFL will try to find a compromise over the issue of players protesting during the national anthem when team owners meet this week. Colin Kaepernick first sat down during the US national anthem in […]

Harvey Weinstein: More women accuse Hollywood producer of rape

Harvey Weinstein: More women accuse Hollywood producer of rape

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lysette Anthony said she had reported the alleged rape to police Two more women have accused Harvey Weinstein of raping them as the top Hollywood producer finds himself increasingly shunned by his peers. British actress Lysette Anthony says he attacked her at her London home in the late 1980s […]

Harvey Weinstein: Woody Allen ‘sad’ for producer over sexual assault allegations

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Woody Allen has worked with Harvey Weinstein, pictured together in 2008, on many films Woody Allen has said he is “sad” for Harvey Weinstein as the producer faces numerous allegations of sexual assault. The filmmaker said he had heard rumours but not “these horror stories” after a number of […]

California wildfires: Death toll rises as blazes continue

Media captionIt’s the most lethal outbreak of wildfires in California’s history Forty people have died and hundreds are still missing in California after six days of wildfires that have devastated swathes of countryside and destroyed thousands of homes. California’s governor said it was “one of the greatest tragedies” the state had ever faced. More than […]

Harvey Weinstein: Oscars board expels producer over sexual assault allegations

Image copyright PA Image caption Weinstein has already been suspended by Bafta in the UK The organisation behind the Oscars has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein following numerous allegations of sexual assault made against the film producer. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said its board “voted well in excess of the required […]

Harvey Weinstein: Oscars board votes to expel producer

Image copyright PA Image caption Weinstein has already been suspended by Bafta in the UK The organisation behind the Oscars has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein following numerous allegations of sexual assault made against the film producer. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said its board “voted well in excess of the required […]