James Comey: Protests disrupt speech to Howard students

James Comey: Protests disrupt speech to Howard students

Image copyright Howard University Protesters shouting “no justice, no peace” have disrupted a speech by former FBI director James Comey to university students in Washington DC. Mr Comey was giving a convocation address at Howard University, a leading historically black college. It took some 13 minutes before Mr Comey, fired in May as head of […]

Obama-era campus sex assault rules rescinded

Obama-era campus sex assault rules rescinded

Image copyright Reuters The Trump administration has overturned rules introduced under President Barack Obama for handling university sex assault allegations. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said the previous administration’s guidance was unfairly tilted against the accused. Mrs DeVos said campuses would continue to confront such “horrific crimes”. But she added: “The process also must be fair […]

Busiest US-Mexico border crossing shuts for construction work

Busiest US-Mexico border crossing shuts for construction work

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tens of thousands of people pass through the border crossing every day California officials are warning of travel chaos over the weekend, as one of the largest land border crossings in the world closes for construction. The San Ysidro Port of Entry – between San Diego, California and Tijuana, […]

Kim says ‘deranged’ Trump shows need for nuclear programme

Kim says ‘deranged’ Trump shows need for nuclear programme

Image copyright Reuters/KCNA Image caption North Korean state media released this picture of Mr Kim delivering his statement Kim Jong-un has said remarks by “deranged” US President Donald Trump have convinced him he is right to develop weapons for North Korea. In an unprecedented personal statement, via state media, Mr Kim said Mr Trump would […]

Justin Trudeau: Canada humiliated indigenous people

Justin Trudeau: Canada humiliated indigenous people

Image copyright EPA Image caption Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the UN general assembly Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used his United Nations platform to address Canada’s historic failings regarding indigenous people. He said the country’s legacy of colonialism and its lasting impact on First Nations Canadians was one of “humiliation, neglect and […]

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez had ‘most severe’ brain disease

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez had ‘most severe’ brain disease

Image copyright Getty Images An ex-NFL footballer who killed himself in April after he was acquitted in a double murder trial had a “severe case” of a neurodegenerative brain disease. Aaron Hernandez, 27, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a brain disease associated with head injury, his family lawyer said. He was found hanging in […]

‘Decapitated man’ Halloween display in Tennessee sparks 911 calls

‘Decapitated man’ Halloween display in Tennessee sparks 911 calls

Image copyright Greene County Sheriff’s Department Image caption Officers investigated, only to find it was a puppet stuffed with straw A local US police department has urged people not to call 911 after reports that a man had been crushed by a garage door. The supposed victim in Greene County, Tennessee, turned out to be […]

Brigham Young University ends Mormon ban on caffeinated soda

Brigham Young University ends Mormon ban on caffeinated soda

Image copyright brighamyounguniversity Image caption Brigham Young students, who are still forbidden to drink alcohol, annually celebrate #milktoberfest Brigham Young University, the largest Mormon college in the US, has decided to begin selling caffeinated sodas. The surprise announcement marks a major cultural shift for the church-owned university which has been designated “caffeine-free” since the 1950s. […]

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico may be months without power

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico may be months without power

Media captionWhere has Hurricane Maria hit? Hurricane Maria has knocked out power across the island of Puerto Rico, home to 3.5m people, officials have said. Flash flood warnings cover the entire island, which continues to be lashed by heavy rain in the storm’s wake. Meanwhile more pictures are emerging of widespread destruction on the small […]

US police shoot deaf man ‘ignoring commands’

US police shoot deaf man ‘ignoring commands’

Image copyright Family handout A deaf man has been shot and killed by Oklahoma City police officers as he approached them holding a metal pipe. The two officers did not hear neighbours shouting “he can’t hear you”, before opening fire, police captain Bo Mathews said. Magdiel Sanchez, 35, was fatally shot on Tuesday evening as […]