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Aretha Franklin said to be ‘seriously ill’

Aretha Franklin said to be ‘seriously ill’

Image caption The star’s albums include Lady Soul and I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You Aretha Franklin is “seriously ill”, according to a person close to the veteran soul singer. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed to the Associated Press that Franklin was gravely unwell. The 76-year-old cancelled […]

Top Republican’s son backs Democrat running for father’s seat

Top Republican’s son backs Democrat running for father’s seat

Image copyright Getty/ Twitter Image caption Bob Goodlatte and his son Bobby (right) A senior Republican lawmaker’s son has donated the maximum legal limit to the Democratic challenger running in an election to replace his father. Virginia congressman Bob Goodlatte is not seeking re-election in November. On Sunday, his son Bobby Goodlatte said he gave […]

Trump backs Harley-Davidson boycott in tariff row

Trump backs Harley-Davidson boycott in tariff row

Image copyright Getty Images Donald Trump has tweeted that it is “great” that many Harley-Davidson owners plan to boycott the firm as a row over tariffs escalates. The US president said “most other firms… including Harley competitors” agreed with his decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. In June, Harley-Davidson said it would […]

Venezuela ‘drone attack’: Maduro would accept FBI help to investigate

Venezuela ‘drone attack’: Maduro would accept FBI help to investigate

Image copyright Reuters Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has said he would allow US FBI agents into the country to help investigate the alleged assassination attempt against him a week ago. The president said he believed that the people involved had fled to Florida, Peru and Colombia. The US has indicated it will co-operate with investigations, […]

Kanye West: I wasn’t stumped by Kimmel’s Trump question

Kanye West: I wasn’t stumped by Kimmel’s Trump question

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kanye West once said he shares “dragon energy” with the president Kanye West has denied being stumped when asked on TV about his support for President Donald Trump – saying he didn’t have time to reply. The normally chatty rapper seemed lost for words when TV host Jimmy Kimmel […]

Seattle-Tacoma plane thief ‘had full airport credentials’

Seattle-Tacoma plane thief ‘had full airport credentials’

Media captionStolen plane: Footage shows aerial stunts A man who stole an empty passenger plane from Seattle airport and then crashed it was an airline worker with full credentials, authorities say. The 29-year-old had worked for Horizon Air for more than three years, towing and tidying aircraft and loading bags. The man, not yet named, […]

Weedkiller glyphosate ‘doesn’t cause cancer’ – Bayer

Weedkiller glyphosate ‘doesn’t cause cancer’ – Bayer

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many gardeners use the common weed killers Pharmaceutical group Bayer has dismissed claims that an ingredient used in weed killers is carcinogenic. The German company, which owns agriculture giant Monsanto, says herbicides containing glyphosate are safe. On Friday, Monsanto was ordered to pay $289m (£226m) damages to a man […]

Stolen plane closes Seattle-Tacoma airport before crashing

Stolen plane closes Seattle-Tacoma airport before crashing

Media captionPlane followed by fighter jets An airline employee who stole an empty passenger plane from Seattle airport has crashed on a nearby island. Authorities said the man had made “an unauthorised take-off” late on Friday local time, forcing Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to close. Two F15 fighter jets pursued the plane. It is unclear if […]

Fredericton shooting: Four dead including two police in Canada

Fredericton shooting: Four dead including two police in Canada

Image copyright Kev Bourque/via Reuters Image caption Emergency vehicles pictured near the scene in Fredericton, New Brunswick Canadian police say a suspect is in custody after at least four people – two of them police officers – were killed in a shooting in the eastern city of Fredericton, New Brunswick. The city police confirmed the […]

Melania Trump’s Slovenian parents become US citizens

Melania Trump’s Slovenian parents become US citizens

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Amalija and Viktor Knavs were born in Slovenia and are in their 70s President Donald Trump’s parents-in-law have become US citizens in a private ceremony. Viktor and Amalija Knavs, Melania Trump’s Slovenian-born parents, took the oath of citizenship in New York on Thursday, their lawyer confirmed. He said the pair […]