IS wife fears losing her children if she returns to the US

IS wife fears losing her children if she returns to the US

An American woman who lived with the Islamic State group in Syria for more than two years has told her story for the first time. Sam El Hassani claimed in an interview, while being watched by Kurdish security forces, that she and her two children were taken to Raqqa by her husband Mousa. One of […]

School shooting: Teachers in Pennsylvania get 16in bats after Florida

School shooting: Teachers in Pennsylvania get 16in bats after Florida

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Men making professional baseball bats. These bats will only be 16in long and are largely symbolic A Pennsylvanian school district has given its teachers baseball bats in the fight against school shooters. All 500 teachers of Millcreek School District near Erie got a 16in (41cm) bat in the wake of […]

Warranty void stickers 'not valid' in US, says FTC

Warranty void stickers 'not valid' in US, says FTC

Stickers on gadgets warning “warranty void if removed” are deceptive and likely to be illegal in the US, its consumer watchdog has said. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said it had written to six companies to warn them about using misleading language. Ordering customers to “use specified parts or service providers to keep their warranties […]

Syria 'chemical attack': US weighs up military response

Syria 'chemical attack': US weighs up military response

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US Navy guided-missile destroyer, the USS Donald Cook, is in the Mediterranean Sea The US says “all options are on the table” in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, as Western leaders continue to weigh up military action. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters that […]

Toronto suspect Bruce McArthur charged over seven men's deaths

Toronto suspect Bruce McArthur charged over seven men's deaths

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Bruce McArthur was arrested on 18 January Suspected Canadian serial killer Bruce McArthur is facing a seventh first-degree murder charge related to a missing Toronto man. Toronto police named Abdulbasir Faizi, 42, who disappeared in 2010, as the latest alleged victim. His remains were identified as one of at least […]

Officer who dragged man from plane sues United Airlines

Officer who dragged man from plane sues United Airlines

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPassenger dragged off a United flight. Video: Audra D Bridges A former Chicago aviation security officer who was fired after dragging a man off a flight last year has filed a lawsuit against the airline and city. James Long is suing Chicago’s Department of Aviation (CDA), its […]

Bridge blown up over Lake Barkley

Bridge blown up over Lake Barkley

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Americans going abroad for illegal heroin treatment

Americans going abroad for illegal heroin treatment

Image copyright Jonathan Levinson/PRI Image caption Emily Albert begins her treatment to try and end years of opioid and heroin abuse As America’s opioid and heroin crisis rages, some struggling with addiction are turning to a drug illegal in the US. Jonathan Levinson went to one clinic offering the treatment in Mexico. At the end […]

Burned Silicon Valley home's $800,000 price tag raises eyebrows

Burned Silicon Valley home's $800,000 price tag raises eyebrows

Image copyright Facebook/ Willow Glen Charm Image caption The home was gutted by a fire two years ago A Silicon Valley real estate agent is defending the price of a fire-ravaged home that is listed on the market for $800,000 (£565,000). The San Jose house, which sits on a 5,800 sq ft lot in California’s […]