American lone sailor held in far east Russia near Alaska

American lone sailor held in far east Russia near Alaska

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chukotka is very sparsely populated Russian border guards are holding an American man who came ashore in the remote far eastern Chukotka region after sailing in a dinghy from Alaska. The man’s motives are not clear. He was found exhausted near Lavrentiya, a coastal village, Russian media report. Russia’s […]

WWE star Glenn Jacobs, aka Kane, elected mayor in Tennessee

WWE star Glenn Jacobs, aka Kane, elected mayor in Tennessee

Image copyright Alamy/Getty Image caption Glenn Jacobs made his name playing the masked wrestler Kane A former WWE star who made his name playing “a monstrous abomination” in the ring has been elected mayor in Tennessee. Glenn Jacobs, who wrestling fans will know better as Kane, won two-thirds of the vote in Knox County, beating […]

Colin Kaepernick's name removed from song on Madden NFL 19 game

Colin Kaepernick's name removed from song on Madden NFL 19 game

Colin Kaepernick first started the kneeling protests in 2016 Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s name has been removed from a song on the soundtrack to NFL computer game Madden 19, leading to an apology from developer EA Sports. The 30-year-old started protests against racial injustice in the US by kneeling during the national […]

Korea remains: How fallen US soldiers will be identified

Korea remains: How fallen US soldiers will be identified

Fifty-five boxes believed to contain the remains of US troops killed during the Korean War have been returned by North Korea. Dr Victor Weedn, a forensic pathologist and expert in identifying armed forces remains, spoke to the BBC about the next steps in identifying and repatriating the soldiers. Source link

'Zombie Boy' Rick Genest found dead at home in Montreal

'Zombie Boy' Rick Genest found dead at home in Montreal

Image copyright Getty Images Lady Gaga has paid tribute to model Rick Genest, who has died at the age of 32. Rick was known as Zombie Boy, due to bone and organ tattoos across his body, including skull features on his face. He was found dead at his home in Montreal, Canada and is believed […]

President's cardiologist murdered over '20-year-old grudge'

President's cardiologist murdered over '20-year-old grudge'

Image copyright Pool Image caption Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said the killer’s motive is a 20-year-old ‘grudge’ An ex-policeman wanted for killing a famed heart surgeon sought revenge after his mother died on the operating table two decades ago, say police. Joseph James Pappas, 62, is wanted for gunning down Houston cardiologist Mark Hausknech […]

Worker at migrant children detention centre arrested for abuse

Worker at migrant children detention centre arrested for abuse

Image copyright Police handout Image caption Mr Negrete, 32, has been fired from the private child migrant detention centre A worker at an Arizona detention centre for migrant children has been arrested after a teenage girl told police her roommate was abused by him. Police say the victim is a 14-year-old girl who was being […]

Cape Cod woman accused of hitting car over Trump sticker

Cape Cod woman accused of hitting car over Trump sticker

Image copyright Thomas Hawk/Flickr Image caption A pro-Trump bumper sticker is allegedly at the centre of this hit-and-run incident A Massachusetts woman is facing charges for a hit-and-run after she allegedly drove into a car because it had a pro-Trump bumper sticker, US media say. Chloe Wright, 25, is accused of screaming at a man […]

US eyes freeze of fuel efficiency rules

US eyes freeze of fuel efficiency rules

Image copyright Getty Images The Trump administration has proposed weakening rules that require carmakers to build cleaner, more fuel-efficient models. It wants to scrap an Obama-era plan to steadily raise fuel efficiency requirements, instead locking in the standards at 2020 levels. The administration also wants to end a waiver that allowed California to set its […]