James Gunn: Guardians of the Galaxy director fired over offensive tweets

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption James Gunn has worked on the Guardians of the Galaxy films and the Avengers franchise Disney has removed James Gunn as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after a number of offensive social media posts resurfaced online. The American filmmaker apologised after old tweets in which he […]

Republican candidate to teen: ‘You’re young and naive’

Scott Wagner, a Republican candidate in Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial race, told an 18-year-old woman she was “young and naive” for asking him about campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry. Rose Strauss tells the BBC she was “disheartened” by the exchange. Source link

Ohio death row inmate spared after childhood abuse revelations

Image copyright Reuters Image caption John Kasich has granted clemency to a killer sentenced to die A US governor has spared a convicted killer sentenced to die after a juror said that his childhood abuse had not been properly detailed at trial. Ohio Governor John Kasich commuted Raymond Tibbetts’ sentence to life in jail due […]

Nine US ‘duck boat’ victims from the same family – governor

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVideo shows the tourist boat before it capsized on a lake in Missouri Nine of the 17 people who died when a tour boat sank in a Missouri lake were from the same family, according to the governor of Missouri. Governor Michael Parson said that he spoke […]

The cost of Trump’s Endangered Species Act proposal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The rebound of bald eagle populations is one of the greatest conservation stories in American history The Trump administration has proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act (ESA), a law credited with keeping hundreds of species from going extinct. The change would eliminate automatic protections for threatened plant and […]

Trump ‘secretly recorded discussing payment to Playboy model’

Image copyright Dimitrios Kambouris Image caption Karen McDougal says she was tricked into staying silent about the alleged affair US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen made recordings of his client discussing payments to a former Playboy model, US media report. The tapes were reportedly discovered during an FBI raid on Mr Cohen’s property […]

Obituary: Adrian Cronauer – the real Good Morning, Vietnam DJ

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Air force Sgt Cronauer spent most of his life in broadcast, before Hollywood depicted his life Adrian Cronauer, who served as inspiration for Robin Williams’ breakout character in the 1987 film Good Morning, Vietnam, has died in Virginia aged 79. Like his eponymous character, Cronauer was a radio presenter […]

Vietnam to deport US student Will Nguyen for ‘public disorder’

Image copyright AFP Image caption William Nguyen’s family fled to the US in 1975 A court in Vietnam has ordered the deportation of a US student arrested at a recent demonstration that turned violent. William Nguyen was found guilty of “causing public disorder”. He was detained in June at a protest in Ho Chi Minh […]

Eight dead as US ‘duck boat’ capsizes

Image copyright EPA Image caption Divers have been searching for more survivors At least eight people have died after an amphibious “duck boat” carrying tourists sank in stormy weather in the US state of Missouri, police say. The vessel was carrying about 30 people on Table Rock Lake, a popular tourist attraction near the town […]

Trump invites Putin to visit US

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“That’s going to be special” – US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats learns of the Putin visit while at an event US President Donald Trump has invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to visit the US in the autumn, his press secretary says. Sarah Sanders tweeted that […]

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