Second US mistrial in Ohio police shooting of Samuel DuBose

Second US mistrial in Ohio police shooting of Samuel DuBose

Media captionThe traffic stop began over a missing licence plate A mistrial has been declared for the second time in the case of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black motorist in Ohio two years ago. The jury was unable to reach a verdict after 30 hours of deliberation in charges of […]

Trump casts doubt on Russia investigator Mueller

Trump casts doubt on Russia investigator Mueller

Media captionRussia probe is ‘ridiculous’ – Trump President Donald Trump has questioned the neutrality of Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in last year’s US election. Mr Trump said Mr Mueller’s friendship with James Comey, who had been heading the inquiry until sacked from his role as FBI chief, was “bothersome”. Asked on Fox […]

Ferguson: Michael Brown’s family gets $1.5m settlement

Ferguson: Michael Brown’s family gets $1.5m settlement

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Brown’s parents will split the figure, after paying for legal fees The parents of Michael Brown, who was shot dead nearly three years ago by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, have received a financial settlement. A lawyer for the city said Ferguson’s insurance company had paid $1.5m (£1.2m). Michael […]

Los Angeles police shoot at pit bull but kill teenager

Los Angeles police shoot at pit bull but kill teenager

Image copyright Family Handout Image caption Armando Garcia-Muro was trying to restrain the dog when he was shot and killed Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies mistakenly shot and killed a teenager when a bullet ricocheted off the pavement during a dog attack, they say. The 17-year-old died when a “skip” round struck him in the […]

Glastonbury 2017: Johnny Depp talks of Trump ‘assassination’

Glastonbury 2017: Johnny Depp talks of Trump ‘assassination’

Media captionJohnny Depp: “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” Actor Johnny Depp appeared to threaten US President Donald Trump during a speech at the Glastonbury Festival. “Can you bring Trump here?” he asked the audience, as he introduced a screening of his film The Libertine. After receiving jeers from the crowd, […]

Republican senators’ revolt puts health bill in jeopardy

Republican senators’ revolt puts health bill in jeopardy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The legislation affects tens of millions of Americans and about a sixth of the US economy Four Republican senators have expressed reservations about their party’s plan to repeal Obamacare, throwing the health bill’s fate into uncertainty. Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson, Mike Lee and Rand Paul said they were “not […]

Trump: I did not record ex-FBI chief James Comey

Trump: I did not record ex-FBI chief James Comey

Media captionJames Comey told Congress earlier this month: “Lordy I hope there are tapes” US President Donald Trump has stated he did not make secret recordings of ex-FBI chief James Comey, despite an earlier hint to the contrary. He tweeted that he “did not make, and do not have, any such recordings”, a day before […]

Bill Cosby plans ‘sexual assault education’ speaking tour

Bill Cosby plans ‘sexual assault education’ speaking tour

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Cosby (centre) alongside his two spokespeople outside the suburban Philadelphia courthouse Embattled comic Bill Cosby plans to embark on a town hall-style speaking tour to educate young people about sexual assault allegations. His spokespeople said on Thursday that due to changing laws, more young men will face sexual assault […]

US man ‘gave top-secret information’ to Chinese agent

US man ‘gave top-secret information’ to Chinese agent

Image copyright Getty Images A former US diplomatic officer has been arrested and charged with giving top-secret documents to a Chinese agent. According to an affidavit, Kevin Mallory, a 60-year-old from Virginia, is said to have travelled to Shanghai in March and April 2017. He also failed to declare $16,500 (£13,000) in cash found in […]