Gay torment made NFL star Ryan O’Callaghan plan suicide

Image copyright SB Nation Image caption Ryan O’Callaghan is the seventh former NFL player to have come out as gay Former NFL player Ryan O’Callaghan has come out as gay, revealing that his anguish over his sexuality drove him to write a suicide note. The New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs lineman told Outsports […]

Republican Karen Handel seals victory in key Georgia vote

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Republican Karen Handel praised Donald Trump in her victory speech Republicans have won a closely contested congressional election in Georgia seen by many as a referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency. Karen Handel retained the Atlanta seat for the Republicans with 53% of the vote, against 47% for her Democratic […]

Otto Warmbier: No autopsy for US student held by North Korea

Media caption‘Punish N Korea for Otto Warmbier death’ The family of a US student who died shortly after being freed from North Korea have declined a post-mortem examination, according to a US coroner. Otto Warmbier died on Monday near his family home in Ohio after more than 15 months in North Korean captivity. The Hamilton […]

Chelsea Clinton: Steve Bannon ‘fat shamed’ Spicer in text

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Bannon is reportedly expected to move to a new communications role White House chief strategist Steve Bannon “fat shamed” press secretary Sean Spicer, Chelsea Clinton has said. The former first daughter criticised Mr Bannon on Twitter, saying the White House was “using fat shaming to justify increased opacity”. Mr […]

Secretive Republican healthcare bill sickens Democrats

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption About $1 of every $5 in the US is spent on healthcare, according to federal government figures US Democrats are up in arms about secretive Senate Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare, with no sign of a bill a week before a crunch vote. President Donald Trump’s party has been […]

Georgia election: Trump faces knife-edge congressional vote

Media captionThe Georgia vote is the most expensive congressional election in history The US state of Georgia holds a congressional election on Tuesday, with the Democrats seeking to deliver their first major blow to Donald Trump’s presidency. Polls suggest the race for the seat in suburban Atlanta between Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel is […]

Phoenix flights cancelled because it’s too hot for planes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Even for Arizona, the temperatures are high – hot enough to stop flights As temperatures climb in Phoenix, Arizona, more than 40 flights have been cancelled – because it is too hot for the planes to fly. The weather forecast for the US city suggests temperatures could reach 120F […]

Tiger Woods: Ex-world number one getting help to manage medication

Tiger Woods: Ex-world number one getting help to manage medication

Tiger Woods was arrested in May on suspicion of driving under the influence Former world number one Tiger Woods says he is getting “professional help” to manage medication for pain and sleep loss as he tries to return to fitness. Woods, 41, is recovering from a fourth back operation since April 2014. The American 14-time […]

Otto Warmbier: Trump condemns ‘brutal’ N Korea as student dies

Media captionDonald Trump says the US will ‘handle’ North Korea US President Donald Trump has called North Korea a “brutal regime” after the death of a US student who had been jailed there for more than 15 months. North Korea returned Otto Warmbier, 22, to the US last week, saying he had been in a […]