Nine charged for giving food to homeless in California

Nine charged for giving food to homeless in California

Image copyright Facebook / Homelessness News San Diego Image caption People handed out food and supplies at Wells Park, El Cajon in defiance of a city rule Nine people in California have been charged after they handed out food to the homeless, violating a rule about sharing food in public places. The group were protesting […]

Gospel star Edwin Hawkins dies, aged 74

Gospel star Edwin Hawkins dies, aged 74

Image caption The Edwin Hawkins Singers were pioneers of contemporary gospel music The American gospel music star Edwin Hawkins has died at his home in California, at the age of 74. The Grammy-winning singer had been suffering from pancreatic cancer, his publicist said. Hawkins was regarded as a pioneer of urban gospel music, blending gospel […]

Hawaii alert: Employee who sent missile warning reassigned

Hawaii alert: Employee who sent missile warning reassigned

Image copyright Instagram/@SIGHPOUTSHRUG via Reuters Image caption It took 38 minutes for the mistake to be corrected and for Hawaiians to be told there was no danger The unnamed employee who mistakenly sent a missile alert which caused panic in the US state of Hawaii on Saturday has been temporarily reassigned to other duties, a […]

Toronto police say scissor attack on a girl’s hijab ‘did not happen’

Toronto police say scissor attack on a girl’s hijab ‘did not happen’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Khawlah Noman, 11, (L) speaks to reporters with her mother at Pauline Johnson Junior Public School Canadian police say an alleged scissor attack on an 11-year-old girl’s hijab never happened. The girl made headlines last week after she said a man came up to her and tried to cut her […]

Donald Trump denies being a racist after reported crude remark

Donald Trump denies being a racist after reported crude remark

Media captionThe president made the comments to White House reporters at his Florida golf resort on Sunday President Donald Trump has denied that he is racist, after a row broke out over his alleged use of the word “shithole” to describe African nations. Mr Trump reportedly used the term last week during a bipartisan Oval […]

Donald Trump denies being a racist after ‘shithole’ row

Donald Trump denies being a racist after ‘shithole’ row

Media captionThe president made the comments to White House reporters at his Florida golf resort on Sunday President Donald Trump has denied that he is racist, after a row broke out over his alleged use of the word “shithole” to describe African nations. Mr Trump reportedly used the term last week during a bipartisan Oval […]

Hawaii told to fix its alert system after false missile alarm

Hawaii told to fix its alert system after false missile alarm

Media captionPeople were warned to take shelter The US state of Hawaii has been told it did not have “reasonable” safeguards in place to prevent the false missile alert that caused panic on Saturday. Ajit Pai, chairman of America’s media regulator, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), said the error was “absolutely unacceptable”. The 38-minute delay […]

Aziz Ansari responds to assault allegation

Aziz Ansari responds to assault allegation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Aziz Ansari has vocally supported the movement opposing sexual assault in Hollywood US comedian and actor Aziz Ansari has responded to an accusation of sexual assault by saying he had believed the encounter to be “completely consensual”. Babe magazine published a detailed account over the weekend from a 23-year-old […]

California mudslide toll rises to 20, as search continues

California mudslide toll rises to 20, as search continues

Image copyright AFP Image caption Rescue teams are continuing to search through the debris to find four people who are still missing Officials have identified 20 victims following flash floods and mudslides that hit Santa Barbara County in California on Tuesday. The body of 30-year-old Pinit Sutthithepa was found on Saturday afternoon, local officials said. […]

Chelsea Manning: Ex-army leaker to run for US senate

Chelsea Manning: Ex-army leaker to run for US senate

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Manning had her sentence commuted by Barack Obama in his final days of office Chelsea Manning, the former US intelligence analyst who was jailed for leaking classified documents, is seeking the Democratic Party nomination to run for the US senate in Maryland. In 2013 Manning was sentenced to 35 […]