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Trump picks ghost hunter to be federal judge

Trump picks ghost hunter to be federal judge

Image copyright YouTube Image caption Brett Talley is awaiting confirmation from the US senate One of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees is a ghost hunter who has written several novellas about paranormal activities. The appointment of Brett Talley, 36, for a lifetime post as an Alabama federal judge is raising eyebrows because he has never […]

China frees UCLA basketball players held over ‘shoplifting’

China frees UCLA basketball players held over ‘shoplifting’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption LiAngelo Ball was one of the three held in China Three US college basketball players detained in China for alleged shoplifting have been released. The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) players had reportedly been caught shoplifting at a Louis Vuitton store in Shanghai last week. US President Donald […]

Justice Dept weighs inquiry into Clintons and Uranium One

Justice Dept weighs inquiry into Clintons and Uranium One

Image copyright Getty Images The US Department of Justice says it has asked prosecutors to scrutinise the Clintons’ charitable foundation and a uranium deal. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said a top-level inquiry could be launched into “certain issues” at the Clinton Foundation and the sale of Uranium One. Mr Sessions outlined the move in response […]

Roy Moore: Woman claims US senate candidate ‘tried to rape me’

Roy Moore: Woman claims US senate candidate ‘tried to rape me’

Media caption‘I was terrified’ says Moore accuser A fifth woman has accused Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual assault as Republicans have increased calls for him to “step aside”. Beverly Young Nelson said she was 16 years old when Mr Moore allegedly tried to force himself on her after offering a ride home from […]

FBI: US hate crimes rise for second straight year

FBI: US hate crimes rise for second straight year

Media captionHe shot at a mosque – and his life changed The number of reported hate crimes in the United States has risen for the second straight year in 2016, according to statistics released by the FBI. The number of hate crimes in 2016 was 6,121 – about a 5% jump from 2015. About half […]

Top Republican backs candidate Roy Moore’s accusers

Top Republican backs candidate Roy Moore’s accusers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Roy Moore said Mitch McConnell is the one who should step aside US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has called on his party’s Alabama candidate to “step aside” amid claims he abused a 14-year-old girl. Mr McConnell said he believed the women accusing former Alabama chief justice Roy Moore of […]

George Bush Snr ‘groped 16-year-old girl’ during 2003 photo op

George Bush Snr ‘groped 16-year-old girl’ during 2003 photo op

Image copyright Courtesy of Corrigan Family/ Time Magazine Image caption Roslyn Corrigan said: “He dropped his hands down to my buttocks and gave it a nice, ripe squeeze” A woman has said she was 16 when former US President George HW Bush groped her buttocks as she took a photo with him and her mother. […]

Bearded Canadians pose as ‘mermen’ for charity calendar

Bearded Canadians pose as ‘mermen’ for charity calendar

Image copyright NL Beard & Moustache Club Forget Ariel – bearded Canadian mermen are the hottest fish in the sea. Pictures of members of the Newfoundland & Labrador Beard and Mustache Club posing as sultry mermaids on the beach have gone viral online. They took the photos for a calendar to raise money for Spirit […]

Alex Azar unveiled as Trump’s pick for health secretary

Alex Azar unveiled as Trump’s pick for health secretary

Image copyright AFP Image caption Alex Azar US President Donald Trump has nominated a former pharmaceutical executive to serve as his next health secretary. Alex Azar was deputy health secretary under George W Bush and a top executive of pharmaceutical company Lilly USA until January this year. “He will be a star for better healthcare […]

NFL star Marquise Goodwin plays and scores on day baby son dies

NFL star Marquise Goodwin plays and scores on day baby son dies

Warning: readers may find some of the details in this article upsetting San Francisco 49ers’ Marquise Goodwin played and scored despite the death of his newborn baby a few hours earlier. “Unfortunately we lost our baby boy due to some complications, and had to prematurely deliver him early this morning around 4am” Marquise wrote after […]