Chance the Rapper clarifies tweets about Kanye and Trump

Chance the Rapper clarifies tweets about Kanye and Trump

Image copyright Getty Images Chance the Rapper has clarified comments he made about Kanye West and Donald Trump after the US president thanked him in a tweet. On Wednesday, Chance appeared to defend Kanye – who supports Mr Trump. Bu he’s since clarified his comments, saying: “I’d never support anyone who has made a career […]

Patrick Meehan resigns from House over harassment case

Patrick Meehan resigns from House over harassment case

Image copyright Congressman Patrick Meehan/Facebook Image caption Patrick Meehan announced his decision to not stand for re-election earlier this year Republican congressman Patrick Meehan has said he will resign immediately over sexual harassment allegations. The Pennsylvania representative was to be investigated by the ethics committee over accusations that he sexually harassed a female ex-staffer and […]

Golden State Killer suspect: Joseph James DeAngelo appears in court

Golden State Killer suspect: Joseph James DeAngelo appears in court

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, did not enter a plea and was denied bail The former policeman charged with committing a series of murders and rapes attributed to the “Golden State Killer” has made his first court appearance in Sacramento, California. Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, appeared in an orange prison jumpsuit, […]

Nearly 100 US people sick in lettuce-linked E. coli outbreak

Nearly 100 US people sick in lettuce-linked E. coli outbreak

Image copyright Getty Images US health officials are investigating a major E. coli outbreak involving romaine lettuce that has already affected 98 people in 22 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said 14 new cases were registered on Friday. Ten people have kidney failure and 46 are in hospital. The CDC linked […]

Crossing Divides: Can Chinese Americans solve differences over dinner?

Crossing Divides: Can Chinese Americans solve differences over dinner?

For years, Chinese Americans were thought to be inactive in politics. But the 2016 US election marked a coming-out party for many in the community. This lunar new year, four Republicans and four Democrats in the Chinese American community in San Francisco sat down at the dinner table to try to find common ground. It […]

Michael Cohen: Stormy Daniels case against Trump's lawyer put on hold

Michael Cohen: Stormy Daniels case against Trump's lawyer put on hold

Image copyright Getty/Reuters Image caption Stormy Daniels says she was paid $130,000 by Michael Cohen to keep quiet about a sexual encounter with Mr Trump A US judge has halted for 90 days a lawsuit by adult film actress Stormy Daniels against President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen. Judge James Otero said Mr Cohen’s […]

Guinea founder's son 'enslaved girl in Texas for 16 years'

Guinea founder's son 'enslaved girl in Texas for 16 years'

Image copyright Tarrant County Jail Image caption Mohamed and Denise Touré emotionally and physically abused the girl, investigators say The son of Guinea’s first president Ahmed Sékou Touré has been accused of enslaving a young woman for 16 years at his home in the US. Mohamed Touré and his wife Denise Cros-Touré, both 57, reportedly […]

Quebec mosque gunman may face 150-year jail sentence

Quebec mosque gunman may face 150-year jail sentence

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAymen Derbali faces a new life after being paralysed in a 2017 Quebec mosque shooting The man who shot and killed six worshippers in a Quebec City mosque in 2017 is possibly facing one of the harshest sentences in Canada since the country formally abolished the death […]

Ohio boy crushed to death by 28-stone grandad

Ohio boy crushed to death by 28-stone grandad

Image copyright Brown County Sheriff’s Office Image caption Donald Martin Jr., 58, faces a charge of reckless homicide A 400lb (181kg) man in the US state of Ohio has admitted accidentally killing his 11-year-old step-grandson by smothering him last year. Donald Martin, 58, said he was trying to control the boy during a tantrum by […]

Kelis says she was abused by Nas during their marriage

Kelis says she was abused by Nas during their marriage

Image copyright PA Image caption The star said she had decided to speak out to help other women confront their experiences of abuse Pop star Kelis has claimed she was mentally and physically abused during her five-year marriage to rapper Nas. In an hour-long interview, Kelis said the couple frequently traded blows, with Nas sometimes […]