Cardinal McCarrick, prominent US Catholic, resigns over abuse claims

Image copyright EPA Image caption More allegations against Mr McCarrick have since emerged Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a prominent US cardinal accused of sexually assaulting a teenager nearly 50 years ago. Theodore McCarrick, 88, a former Archbishop of Washington, must also carry out “penance and prayer” pending a canonical trial, the Vatican […]

Killer whale spotted pushing dead calf for two days

Image copyright Ken Balcomb, Center for Whale Research Image caption Whale J35 seen supporting dead calf A killer whale whose calf died on Tuesday shortly after birth has been spotted pushing its body in waters off the west coast of the US and Canada. The mother was last seen with the deceased calf at 7:00 […]

Carr fire: California blaze leaves two dead

Image copyright AFP Image caption Only 5% of the fire has been contained A raging wildfire in northern California has killed two firefighters and forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes. The fires in Shasta county are being sucked up by strong winds to form “fire tornados” that are uprooting trees and […]

Idaho inmates hack prison system and steal $225,000 in credits

Image copyright Reuters Image caption An inmate in New Jersey demonstrates JPay, an online network used by prisoners Hundreds of Idaho prison inmates have hacked jail software to “artificially” boost the amount of money in their own accounts, officials say. The Idaho Department of Corrections said 364 inmates were “intentionally exploiting a vulnerability” to take […]

After Toronto rampage, does Canada have a gun problem?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mourners leave flowers at a memorial for the victims of a mass shooting on Danforth Avenue in Toronto After a deadly summer of gun violence, many Canadians are wondering if their country is not as immune to the gun crime plaguing the US as they thought. Toronto’s summer has been […]

Les Moonves: CBS investigates report of 'misconduct'

CBS market shares drop on a report that chairman Les Moonves has been accused of misconduct. Source link

Anne Hathaway attacks ‘white privilege’ after train stabbing

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Anne Hathaway said “black people fear for their lives DAILY in America” US actress Anne Hathaway has urged white people to ask “how ‘decent’ are we really?” after a black teenager was stabbed to death on a California train. Nia Wilson, 18, was killed after she and her sister were […]

Facebook: Explaining the company’s massive share slump

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Other tech companies shares fell as Facebook stock plummeted It was one of the biggest one-day losses in US corporate history. At the start of the day, Facebook was valued at $630bn (£481bn). By the end, it had dropped to $510bn (£389bn). Company founder Mark Zuckerberg personally lost more […]

Michael Cohen claims Trump ‘knew of Russian lawyer meeting’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Michael Cohen has claimed he was in the room when Mr Trump was told about the meeting President Donald Trump’s former lawyer has said his client knew in advance of a June 2016 meeting between his aides and a Russian delegation that offered to help his campaign, US media report. […]

Korea remains: Pyongyang returns US troops slain in Korean War

Image caption The remains arrived at a US airbase in South Korea North Korea has returned remains believed to be of US troops killed during the Korean War, the latest move in the cautious diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang. Troops formed an honour guard as the plane carrying the remains touched down at a US […]

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