Trump’s latest travel ban order blocked

Trump’s latest travel ban order blocked

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A woman (middle) travelling from Jordan on a Yemeni passport arrives in Los Angeles, California US President Donald Trump’s latest bid to impose travel restrictions on citizens from eight countries entering the US has suffered a court defeat. A federal judge slapped a temporary restraining order on the open-ended ban […]

Weinstein scandal: Game of Thrones actress ‘felt powerless’

Weinstein scandal: Game of Thrones actress ‘felt powerless’

Image copyright Getty Images Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister on the popular HBO show, has accused producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment. The Hollywood mogul was “furious” after she resisted his sexual advances, she details in a series of Twitter posts. The British actress joins a list of over 40 […]

Controversial Trump drug czar pick dropped

Controversial Trump drug czar pick dropped

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump says his drug czar nominee has withdrawn, after he reportedly helped neuter government attempts to tackle the opioid crisis. Pennsylvania congressman Tom Marino pushed a bill that reportedly stripped a federal agency of the ability to freeze suspicious painkiller shipments. Opioid addiction has been described as America’s […]

Senator John McCain lambasts ‘spurious nationalism’

Senator John McCain lambasts ‘spurious nationalism’

Image copyright Reuters US Senator John McCain has pilloried “half-baked, spurious nationalism” in an impassioned speech seen as an attack on President Donald Trump. The Arizona senator warned against the US surrendering its leadership in the international community. Mr McCain – who was diagnosed with brain cancer in July – spoke in Philadelphia as he […]

Reese Witherspoon says she was assaulted by a director at 16

Reese Witherspoon says she was assaulted by a director at 16

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Reese Witherspoon said it had been “a hard week for women in Hollywood” Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon has said she was assaulted by an unnamed film director when she was 16. In a speech at an Elle Women in Hollywood event on Monday, the Legally Blonde and Walk the […]

Florida declares emergency before white nationalist speech

Florida declares emergency before white nationalist speech

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Spencer and his allies clashed with police in Charlottesville The governor of Florida has issued a state of emergency because a white nationalist is due to speak at a university campus this week. Richard Spencer – a figure in the racist “alt-right” movement – is due to speak at […]

Trump drug czar nominee accused of hindering opioid crackdown

Trump drug czar nominee accused of hindering opioid crackdown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Marino has not responded to requests for comment on the report US President Donald Trump’s nominee for drug czar is accused of helping relax enforcement on pharmaceutical firms blamed for fuelling the opioid crisis. Pennsylvania congressman Tom Marino pushed a bill that reportedly stripped a government agency of […]

NFL says it will seek compromise over ‘taking the knee’ anthem protests

NFL says it will seek compromise over ‘taking the knee’ anthem protests

NFL players – including those on Kaepernick’s former team San Francisco 49ers – continued to kneel in protest this weekend The NFL will try to find a compromise over the issue of players protesting during the national anthem when team owners meet this week. Colin Kaepernick first sat down during the US national anthem in […]

Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion

Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bergdahl arrives at the courthouse on Monday Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier held as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan for five years, has pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehaviour before the enemy. The 31-year-old Army sergeant entered his plea on Monday before a military judge at Fort Bragg, North […]