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US moves to block AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner

US moves to block AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner

Image copyright Getty Images The US Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to block telecoms giant AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner, the owner of CNN and HBO. The department said the merger would lessen competition and lead to higher consumer prices. AT&T vowed to fight the move, calling it a radical departure from US […]

Senator Al Franken accused of misconduct by second woman

Senator Al Franken accused of misconduct by second woman

Image copyright CNN/Lindsay Menz A second woman has accused Democratic Senator Al Franken of inappropriately touching her, alleging it happened during his time in office. Lindsay Menz, 33, told CNN that Mr Franken “grabbed my butt” as they posed for a photo at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010. In a statement, the ex-comedian said […]

Georgia Dome stadium crumbles in controlled demolition

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Trump blasts ‘ungrateful’ dad of UCLA player released by police

Trump blasts ‘ungrateful’ dad of UCLA player released by police

Image copyright MANDEL NGAN A debate is taking place on social media over whether the father of a basketball player detained in China should acknowledge the US president’s efforts in his son’s release. Days after three US athletes were released from detention in China on shoplifting charges, Donald Trump has lashed out at the father […]

Senate candidate Roy Moore’s accuser: I was a 14-year-old child

Senate candidate Roy Moore’s accuser: I was a 14-year-old child

Image copyright Family photo Image caption Leigh Corfman with her mother, Nancy Wells, around 1979 in an undated family photo A woman who says Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore abused her when she was a 14-year-old girl has described the alleged encounter. Leigh Corfman told NBC News that Mr Moore, then a 32-year-old prosecutor, “seduced” […]

US warship and Japanese tug collide in latest incident

US warship and Japanese tug collide in latest incident

Image copyright US Navy Image caption The US Navy says the warship “remains at sea under her own power” A US warship has sustained minor damage after a collision with a Japanese tug off central Japan, the US Navy says. The commercial tug lost propulsion and drifted into the guided-missile destroyer, the USS Benfold, during […]

US nuclear chief would resist ‘illegal’ presidential strike order

US nuclear chief would resist ‘illegal’ presidential strike order

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gen John Hyten (left): “If you execute an unlawful order, you will go to jail.” The top nuclear commander in the US says he would resist any “illegal” presidential order to launch a strike. Air Force Gen John Hyten, said as head of the US Strategic Command he provided […]

US nuclear chief to resist ‘illegal’ presidential strike order

US nuclear chief to resist ‘illegal’ presidential strike order

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gen John Hyten (left): “If you execute an unlawful order, you will go to jail.” The top nuclear commander in the US says he would resist any “illegal” presidential order to launch a strike. Air Force Gen John Hyten, said as head of the US Strategic Command he provided […]

Palestinians ‘could freeze US ties’ over Washington office closure

Palestinians ‘could freeze US ties’ over Washington office closure

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The PLO, which represents all Palestinians, opened its office in the US in 1994 The Palestine Liberation Organisation has warned it will freeze its ties with the US if it carries out a threat to close the PLO office in Washington. In a video on Twitter, PLO Secretary General Saeb […]

Ohio Supreme Court Judge Bill O’Neill brags of sex conquests

Ohio Supreme Court Judge Bill O’Neill brags of sex conquests

Image copyright Handout Image caption Judge O’Neill said the number 50 could be incorrect as he “doesn’t keep count” Ohio voters are in shock after a top judge boasted of having been “sexually intimate” with “approximately 50 very attractive females”. State Supreme Court Judge Bill O’Neill, who is a Democratic candidate for state governor, made […]

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