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Controversial Trump drug czar pick dropped

Controversial Trump drug czar pick dropped

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump says his drug czar nominee has withdrawn, after he reportedly helped weaken government efforts to tackle the opioid crisis. Pennsylvania congressman Tom Marino pushed a bill that reportedly stripped a federal agency of the ability to freeze suspicious painkiller shipments. Mr Trump tweeted: “Rep Tom Marino has […]

Trump denigrates Obama over false fallen soldier claim

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The Hollywood women tackling sexual harassment

Actresses Margot Robbie and Lake Bell, alongside producer Kathleen Kennedy have spoken out. They hope the claims against producer Harvey Weinstein will lead to changes in the film industry. The Hollywood women tackling sexual harassment

Senator John McCain lambasts ‘spurious nationalism’

Senator John McCain lambasts ‘spurious nationalism’

Image copyright Reuters US Senator John McCain has pilloried “half-baked, spurious nationalism” in an impassioned speech seen as an attack on President Donald Trump. The Arizona senator warned against the US surrendering its leadership in the international community. Mr McCain – who was diagnosed with brain cancer in July – spoke in Philadelphia as he […]

Tucson, Arizona, trailer fire ’caused by spider burning’

Tucson, Arizona, trailer fire ’caused by spider burning’

Image copyright Tucson fire department Image caption Officials are investigating whether the home owner accidentally set it on fire whilst trying to kill a spider A blowtorch used to burn spider webs could be the cause of a fire at a mobile home in Tucson, Arizona, officials say. Fire crews sent to the scene on […]

Trump drug czar nominee accused of hindering opioid crackdown

Trump drug czar nominee accused of hindering opioid crackdown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Marino has not responded to requests for comment on the report US President Donald Trump’s nominee for drug czar is accused of helping relax enforcement on pharmaceutical firms blamed for fuelling the opioid crisis. Pennsylvania congressman Tom Marino pushed a bill that reportedly stripped a government agency of […]

US Army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl admits desertion

US Army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl admits desertion

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bergdahl arrives at the courthouse on Monday Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier held as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan for five years, has pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehaviour before the enemy. The 31-year-old Army sergeant entered his plea on Monday before a military judge at Fort Bragg, North […]

Ahmad Khan Rahimi found guilty of New York bombing

Ahmad Khan Rahimi found guilty of New York bombing

Image copyright Union County Prosecutor’s Office Image caption Rahimi was a “soldier in a holy war against Americans”, said prosecutors A 29-year-old New Jersey man has been convicted on all charges of planting two bombs on New York City streets last year, injuring dozens of people. Ahmad Khan Rahimi, an Afghan-born US citizen, left two […]

Boy, 10, injured at Niagara Falls after tumbling over railing

Boy, 10, injured at Niagara Falls after tumbling over railing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Millions of tourists visit Niagara Falls each year A 10-year-old boy is in hospital after falling about 30 metres (100ft) over the railing at Niagara Falls into a gorge below. Police told the BBC the boy was sitting on the railing so his mother could take a picture on […]

Colin Kaepernick files lawsuit against NFL over ‘collusion’ not to sign him

Colin Kaepernick files lawsuit against NFL over ‘collusion’ not to sign him

Kaepernick has not played in the NFL this season Colin Kaepernick has filed a lawsuit against NFL team owners he believes are conspiring not to hire him because of his protests against racial injustice. Kaepernick, 29, has been without a team since he opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March. […]

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