US to scrap Haitian immigrants’ protected status

Media caption‘Crying every day’: Haitians could be sent home under Trump The US is to terminate a programme that gives more than 50,000 immigrants from Haiti protection against deportation. Immigrants from the Caribbean nation received protected status in 2010 after a devastating earthquake. But the Trump administration says conditions there have now improved and its […]

US arrests ex-Hong Kong and Senegal officials in bribery case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former Senegal foreign minister, Cheikh Gadio (centre), is one of two men charged in the alleged bribery case US authorities have arrested a former home secretary of Hong Kong and Senegal’s ex-foreign minister on charges of bribing African officials. Patrick Ho and Cheikh Gadio are accused of leading a […]

Whitefish Energy: Power company halts Puerto Rico work

Image copyright AFP Image caption Two hurricanes all but wiped out Puerto Rico’s power grid An energy firm is halting work restoring power in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico in a dispute over pay. Whitefish Energy says payments have been delayed from Puerto Rico’s bankrupt power authority. The power authority, known was Prepa, says it is reviewing […]

Senator Al Franken accused of misconduct by second woman

Image copyright CNN/Lindsay Menz A second woman has accused Democratic Senator Al Franken of inappropriately touching her, alleging it happened during his time in office. Lindsay Menz, 33, told CNN that Mr Franken “grabbed my butt” as they posed for a photo at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010. In a statement, the ex-comedian said […]

Senate candidate Roy Moore’s accuser: I was a 14-year-old child

Image copyright Family photo Image caption Leigh Corfman with her mother, Nancy Wells, around 1979 in an undated family photo A woman who says Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore abused her when she was a 14-year-old girl has described the alleged encounter. Leigh Corfman told NBC News that Mr Moore, then a 32-year-old prosecutor, “seduced” […]

Charles Manson dies aged 83 after four decades in prison

Media captionCharles Manson’s followers carried out murders on his orders Charles Manson, the notorious cult leader who directed his followers to commit a string of brutal murders, and who became a symbol of the dark side of 1960s counterculture, has died aged 83. Manson was admitted to Bakersfield hospital, California earlier this month and died […]

Trump blasts ‘ungrateful’ dad of UCLA player released by police

Image copyright MANDEL NGAN A debate is taking place on social media over whether the father of a basketball player detained in China should acknowledge the US president’s efforts in his son’s release. Days after three US athletes were released from detention in China on shoplifting charges, Donald Trump has lashed out at the father […]