Austin Powers actor Verne Troyer dies aged 49

Austin Powers actor Verne Troyer dies aged 49

Image copyright PA Image caption The actor appeared on a number of films and reality TV shows Verne Troyer, who is best known for appearing in Austin Powers, has died at the age of 49. “It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today,” a post on his […]

Barbara Bush funeral: 1,500 people attend service in Texas

Barbara Bush funeral: 1,500 people attend service in Texas

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Former first lady Barbara Bush died on Wednesday The funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush has begun, with an estimated 1,500 mourners in attendance. Mrs Bush was the matriarch of a political dynasty that included two presidents – her husband George HW Bush and her son George W Bush. […]

Wells Fargo hit by record $1bn penalty

Wells Fargo hit by record $1bn penalty

Image copyright Getty Images Wells Fargo has been fined a record $1bn by two US regulators to resolve investigations into car insurance and mortgage lending breaches. The penalties have been imposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The bank must also reimburse customers in addition […]

Two Florida officers shot dead through restaurant window

Two Florida officers shot dead through restaurant window

Image copyright Police handout Two sheriff’s deputies in Florida have been killed after a gunman shot them through the window of a restaurant where they were eating, police say. “I don’t have answers to why this happened,” Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz told reporters. Deputy Taylor Lindsey, 25, and Sgt Noel Ramirez, 29, were eating […]

Halifax Valentine's Day mass murder plot woman sentenced

Halifax Valentine's Day mass murder plot woman sentenced

Image copyright CBC Image caption Lindsay Kantha Souvannarath was obsessed by school shootings and Nazism An American woman who planned a mass shooting has been sentenced in a Canadian court to life in prison. Lindsay Kantha Souvannarath, 26, of Geneva, Illinois, was arrested in 2015 at the Halifax airport. Along with two Canadians, she plotted […]

Southwest Airlines accident: Authorities order mass engine inspections

Southwest Airlines accident: Authorities order mass engine inspections

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of CFM56-7B engines will be checked worldwide US and European aviation authorities have ordered emergency inspections of jet engines similar to the one involved in a fatal accident earlier this week. A female passenger died after she was nearly sucked from the cabin of a Southwest Airlines flight […]

Why singer Lucy Dacus makes her fans cry

Why singer Lucy Dacus makes her fans cry

Image copyright Dustin Condren Image caption Lucy Dacus’s second album, Historian, has won rave reviews Here’s some friendly advice: If you go to see Lucy Dacus in concert, take a tissue. “It seems like people are getting a good cry out of these shows,” tweeted the singer-songwriter earlier this month. “Sorry, not sorry.” Listening to […]

Allison Mack, Smallville actress, charged over Nxivm sex trafficking

Allison Mack, Smallville actress, charged over Nxivm sex trafficking

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mack is best known for playing the role of Chloe Sullivan on Smallville’s decade-long run Allison Mack, an American actress known for her role in the TV show Smallville, has been arrested on charges of aiding a sex trafficking operation disguised as a mentoring group. Keith Raniere, the leader […]

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