Kentucky school shooting: Two teenagers dead and 17 injured

Kentucky school shooting: Two teenagers dead and 17 injured

Image copyright CBS Image caption Students fled the school as shots broke out Two people have been killed and 17 injured in a high school shooting in the US state of Kentucky. A 15-year-old girl died at the scene at Marshall County High School in the town of Benton and a 15-year-old boy died in […]

Larry Nassar victim calls him the scariest monster of all’

Larry Nassar victim calls him the scariest monster of all’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mattie Larson told Nassar: “I can’t even put into words how much I f****** hate you” A former US gymnastics champion has called the disgraced national team doctor who molested her and well over 100 others the “scariest monster”. Mattie Larson said in court Larry Nassar had first molested her […]

Trump-Russia: Jeff Sessions questioned in Mueller inquiry

Trump-Russia: Jeff Sessions questioned in Mueller inquiry

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jeff Sessions was one of Mr Trump’s earliest congressional supporters US Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned by investigators examining whether Russia colluded with the Trump campaign in the 2016 election. A Department of Justice (DOJ) spokeswoman confirmed to the BBC the attorney general’s interview last week. Mr Sessions […]

The Shape of Water leads Oscar nominations

The Shape of Water leads Oscar nominations

Image copyright Fox Image caption Sally Hawkins is up for best actress for The Shape of Water The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards have been announced, with The Shape of Water leading the field. Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy romance received 13 nominations, including best picture. World War Two drama Dunkirk follows with eight nominations, […]

Naomi Parker Fraley, the real Rosie the Riveter, dies aged 96

Naomi Parker Fraley, the real Rosie the Riveter, dies aged 96

Image caption Part of the original Rosie the Riveter poster. “We can do it!” reads the caption above. In 2016, six years after he began a painstaking search for a woman in an old photograph, Professor James Kimble found himself, flowers in hand, at Naomi Parker Fraley’s house in California. He believed that Parker Fraley, […]

US shutdown: Trump hails ‘big win’ and says Democrats caved in

US shutdown: Trump hails ‘big win’ and says Democrats caved in

Media captionDonald Trump’s answerphone message blamed Democrats for the shutdown over the weekend US President Donald Trump has hailed the end of the government shutdown as a “big win” for Republicans. The Democratic leadership agreed to back the bill after accepting promises from Republicans for a debate later on the future of young illegal immigrants. […]

US slaps ‘America First’ tariffs on washing machines and solar panels

US slaps ‘America First’ tariffs on washing machines and solar panels

Image copyright AFP Image caption China and South Korea reacted angrily to the move The US has approved controversial tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels. The move is in line with President Donald Trump’s “America First” trade policy, which aims to protect local manufacturers from foreign competition. A spokesman said the administration would […]

Alaska earthquake prompts tsunami alert

Alaska earthquake prompts tsunami alert

A tsunami alert has been issued after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake was recorded off the coast of Alaska in the US. It hit 280km (173 miles) south-east of Kodiak, at a depth of 25km, at 00:31 (09:31 GMT), the US Geological Survey said. The US National Weather Service says a warning is in effect for the […]

Oscar nominations 2018: Will Three Billboards sweep the (red) carpet?

Oscar nominations 2018: Will Three Billboards sweep the (red) carpet?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Three Billboards won the award for best ensemble cast at the SAG awards After big wins at the Screen Actors Guild awards – and earlier this month at the Golden Globes – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri appears to be front runner for best picture when this year’s Oscar […]

Neil Diamond retires from touring after Parkinson’s diagnosis

Neil Diamond retires from touring after Parkinson’s diagnosis

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Neil Diamond’s concert career spanned half a century Singer Neil Diamond has announced he will retire from touring, after a recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. Diamond, who turns 77 on Wednesday, cancelled his March tour dates for Australia and New Zealand on medical advice. The Solitary Man singer was midway […]

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