Husband and wife accidentally shot during church gun safety talk

Image copyright First United Methodist Church / Facebook A man accidentally shot himself and his wife during a discussion on gun safety at a Tennessee church, police say. The 81-year-old took out his pistol to show another parishioner amid a talk about recent shootings at places of worship. Forgetting the weapon was loaded, he fired […]

Trump puts elephant trophy imports on hold

Image copyright SPL Image caption The US Fish and Wildlife Service argues hunting “will enhance the survival of the African elephant” President Donald Trump has suspended the import of elephant hunting trophies, only a day after a ban was relaxed by his administration. Imports of trophies from elephants legally hunted in Zambia and Zimbabwe had […]

US Navy: Penis in sky drawn by jet trail was ‘unacceptable’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Navy aircraft involved was an EA-18G Growler US Navy officials have said it was “absolutely unacceptable” that one of their pilots used a jet’s contrail to draw a penis in the sky. The phallic outline over Okanogan County in the western US state of Washington provoked much mirth online. […]

Kirsten Gillibrand: Bill Clinton should have resigned

Kirsten Gillibrand: Bill Clinton should have resigned

Image copyright Getty Images Former President Bill Clinton should have resigned over his affair with a White House intern nearly 20 years ago, a top Democrat has said. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was asked if he should have stepped down following allegations of sexual misconduct against Senator Al Franken. “Yes, I think that is the appropriate […]

George Bush Snr accused of groping by eighth woman

Image copyright Supplied Image caption An interpreter, second left, says Mr Bush, centre, groped her in 2004 An eighth woman has come forward with claims that former US president George HW Bush groped her. An interpreter, whom the BBC has agreed not to name because of the sensitive nature of her job, claims Mr Bush […]

The Pentagon accidentally retweets call for Trump to resign

Image copyright Getty Images It holds nuclear missile codes, it’s in charge of the security of the United States, and its ultimate boss, the US president, is a prolific tweeter. But when it comes to handling its own Twitter account, the Pentagon could do with improving its skills. On Thursday the US Department of Defense […]

Serena Williams marries Alexis Ohanian in star-studded bash

Serena Williams marries Alexis Ohanian in star-studded bash

Serena Williams has married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in one of the biggest showbiz weddings of the year. A-listers including Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Eva Longoria were at the star-studded bash which took place in New Orleans on Thursday. The event had a Beauty and the Beast theme and included 200 people on the guestlist, […]

Trump attacks Senator Al Franken after grope allegation

Media captionFranken accuser: I was disgusted President Donald Trump has criticised Senator Al Franken on Twitter after the Democrat admitted to groping a woman during a 2006 overseas comedy tour. Mr Trump called him “Al Frankenstien” – a misspelled reference to the undead monster – and mocked his previous advocacy for women’s’ rights. Mr Franken […]

US senator Al Franken apologises after grope allegation

Media captionFranken accuser: I was disgusted US Senator Al Franken has responded to a woman’s allegations that he groped her as she slept and “forcibly” kissed her in a rehearsal for a comedy skit. Leeann Tweeden says the two incidents happened in December 2006 on a tour to entertain US troops overseas, before Mr Franken […]

US senator Al Franken apologises for grope caught on camera

Media captionFranken accuser: I was disgusted US Senator Al Franken has responded to a woman’s allegations that he groped her as she slept and “forcibly” kissed her in a rehearsal for a comedy skit. Leeann Tweeden says the two incidents happened in December 2006 on a tour to entertain US troops overseas, before Mr Franken […]