'Multiple deaths' in Maryland shooting

'Multiple deaths' in Maryland shooting

Image copyright EPA Image caption FBI agents were deployed to the scene just minutes after the shooting There were “multiple fatalities” in a shooting at a pharmacy distribution centre in the US state of Maryland, local officials say. The shooting happened on Thursday morning in the Perryman area, Harford County, about 40km (25 miles) north-east […]

Canada cannabis stocks hit US highs

Canada cannabis stocks hit US highs

Image copyright Tilray Image caption Tilray’s share price has been climbing in the US Canadian cannabis companies have hit new highs on Wall Street as US investors seek to catch the buzz from their northern neighbours. With recreational use of marijuana due to be legalised in Canada on 17 October, producers Tilray and Canopy have […]

Trump urged Spain to 'build a wall' across Sahara, says minister

Trump urged Spain to 'build a wall' across Sahara, says minister

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The current US border wall with Mexico, seen from the United States in Nogales, Arizona – prototypes of Donald Trump’s proposed wall are being built in California President Trump recommended building a wall across the Sahara to solve Europe’s migrant crisis, Spain’s foreign minister says. Josep Borrell, also a former […]

Dallas Mavericks boss donates $10m after NBA probe

Dallas Mavericks boss donates $10m after NBA probe

Cuban has been owner of the Mavericks for 18 years The owner of NBA side Dallas Mavericks will give $10m (£7.6m) to women’s and anti-domestic violence groups after an inquiry into sexual harassment allegations within the organisation. Billionaire Mark Cuban agreed to the donation after evidence of “disturbing and heartbreaking” workplace misconduct by current and […]

Maine restaurant sedates lobsters with marijuana

Maine restaurant sedates lobsters with marijuana

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that lobsters are able to feel pain when boiled A US restaurant is using marijuana to sedate lobsters before killing them. Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound, a restaurant in Maine, says the process is more humane as it lessens their pain before death. […]

3D-printed gun pioneer Cody Wilson charged with sexual assault

3D-printed gun pioneer Cody Wilson charged with sexual assault

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCody Wilson: The man behind America’s 3D-printed guns A Texas man who has played a central role in making 3D-printed weapons available has been charged with sexually assaulting an underage girl. A warrant was issued for Cody Wilson but he flew to Taiwan before he could be […]

New York Review of Books editor leaves over Jian Ghomeshi article

New York Review of Books editor leaves over Jian Ghomeshi article

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Jian Ghomeshi article covers the fallout of his sexual assault trial and acquittal The editor of the prestigious New York Review of Books has left the post after publishing an essay by a Canadian ex-radio host who had been charged and later acquitted of sexual assault. It was unclear […]

Brett Kavanaugh: Sexual assault accuser 'needs more time'

Brett Kavanaugh: Sexual assault accuser 'needs more time'

Image copyright Researchgate.net/ Getty Image caption Christine Blasey Ford says Brett Kavanaugh attacked her when he was a teenager The lawyer for a woman who accuses US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has said the Senate’s “rush” to a hearing is “unnecessary”. Lisa Banks says her client, Christine Blasey Ford, is willing […]

Pioneering US ballet dancer Arthur Mitchell dies at 84

Pioneering US ballet dancer Arthur Mitchell dies at 84

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mitchell was the first black ballet dancer to achieve international stardom Arthur Mitchell, one of the first black ballet dancers, has died in New York City at the age of 84. The pioneering African-American dancer rose from a childhood in Harlem to perform leading roles under renowned choreographer George […]

Florence: Two patients dead after van swept away in floods

Florence: Two patients dead after van swept away in floods

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Officials say rivers in South Carolina could reach their highest levels by the end of this week or early next Two mental health patients have died when the police van they were being transported in got caught in floodwaters in the US, police say. The two officers escorting the […]