Flint water crisis: Prosecutors drop all criminal charges

Flint water crisis: Prosecutors drop all criminal charges

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFlint resident Melissa Mays: “Our hair fell out” Prosecutors have dropped all criminal charges against the eight remaining officials awaiting trial over the deadly contamination of water in the US city of Flint in 2014. They said a more thorough investigation was needed. Twelve people died after […]

Amazon sued over Alexa child recordings in US

Amazon sued over Alexa child recordings in US

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alexa chief Dave Limp told the BBC that Amazon only profiles children if parents opt in to its terms Amazon is being sued over its smart assistant’s recordings of children. Two US cases allege the firm lacks consent to create voiceprints that could let it keep track of a […]

Father Augustus Tolton: Slave turned priest is recognised by Vatican

Father Augustus Tolton: Slave turned priest is recognised by Vatican

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Father Augustus Tolton died in 1897 in Chicago A former US slave who became the first African-American to become a Catholic priest, is now one step closer toward sainthood. Pope Francis made Father Augustus Tolton “Venerable” within the church, alongside seven others, in a Vatican announcement on Wednesday. Born on […]

Raptors beat Warriors to win first NBA title

Raptors beat Warriors to win first NBA title

The Toronto Raptors were making their first appearance in the NBA Finals The Toronto Raptors beat defending champions the Golden State Warriors 114-110 to win their first NBA title. The Raptors won the best-of-seven series 4-2, with Kawhi Leonard named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player after averaging 28.5 points. “It was heck of a […]

Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine

Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage released by the US military’s Central Command The US military has released a video which it says shows Iran’s Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded mine from the side of an oil tanker damaged in an attack in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday. US officials also […]

Tim Jones: US dad to be executed for murder of five children

Tim Jones: US dad to be executed for murder of five children

Image copyright CBS Image caption Timothy Jones Jr seen in a Lexington court on 4 June A South Carolina father who killed his five children should be executed, a jury has agreed, ignoring a court plea for mercy from the victims’ mother. Amber Kyzer said on Tuesday convicted murderer Tim Jones Jr, 37, “did not […]

#OneFairWage: Is it wrong to pay tipped staff less than others?

#OneFairWage: Is it wrong to pay tipped staff less than others?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Under federal law, tipped workers can be paid as little as $2.13 an hour by businesses Not long ago, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was serving drinks in the Bronx. Now the youngest ever member of Congress, she recently got back behind the bar in support of a campaign called One Fair […]

Was Kim Jong-un's murdered half-brother a CIA mole?

Was Kim Jong-un's murdered half-brother a CIA mole?

Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, was working for the CIA when he was murdered at the airport in Kuala Lumpur in 2017, according to a new book. President Trump did not confirm or deny reports, only saying he wouldn’t have allowed it. Anna Fifield is the author of The Great Successor, an […]