Arkansas set for rare US double execution

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jack Jones (L) and Marcel Williams Arkansas will become the first US state in 17 years to hold two executions on the same day, if two inmates are put to death as planned on Monday evening. Lawyers for Jack Jones and Marcel Williams are seeking stays of execution on grounds […]

Trump calls record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson

Peggy Whitson has broken the record for the cumulative time a US astronaut has spent in space. On her 534th day not on Earth, she got a call from President Trump. When she revealed details about what she has to do in space, he responded: “Better you than me.” Trump calls record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson

Obama reminded at youth event: ‘I’m old’

Former US President Barack Obama could not help a rueful smile when a panellist in Chicago told him he was in eighth grade – about 13-15 years old – when America’s first black president was elected. In his first public appearance since leaving the White House, Mr Obama joked “I’m old!” during the discussion on […]

US toddler survives fall from bus

A four-year-old girl has escaped with a broken jaw after falling from a moving school bus. Dashcam footage captured the moment the door swung open in Harrison, Arkansas. Volunteer firefighter Ryan Ciampoli watched it happen. US toddler survives fall from bus

New Orleans removes first of four Confederate statues

Media captionConfederate monuments being removed in New Orleans Masked New Orleans workers in bullet-proof vests have removed a Confederate monument that officials said was a symbol of the US South’s racist past. Watched by police snipers, the statue was gone before dawn in a stealthy operation designed to foil protests. The statues will be relocated […]

Astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks new space record

Peggy Whitson has broken the record for most days in space by a US astronaut. Dr Whitson already holds records for the most spacewalks carried out by a woman astronaut and is the first woman to command the International Space Station (ISS) twice. Now she’s beaten the record previously set by Jeff Williams, who had […]

North Korea ‘ready to sink’ US aircraft carrier Vinson

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Vinson battle group was conducting exercises with the Japanese navy in the Philippine Sea on Sunday North Korea is “ready to sink” a US aircraft carrier heading for the peninsula, state media have said. A commentary in the Rodong Sinmun newspaper warned that the USS Carl Vinson could be […]

North Korea ‘ready to sink’ US aircraft carrier Vinson

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Vinson battle group was conducting exercises with the Japanese navy in the Philippine Sea on Sunday North Korea is “ready to sink” a US aircraft carrier heading for the peninsula, state media have said. A commentary in the Rodong Sinmun newspaper warned that the USS Carl Vinson could be […]

Happy Days actress Erin Moran dies at 56

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Erin Moran also starred in a spin-off series Joanie Loves Chachi US actress Erin Moran, best known for playing Joanie in 1970s sitcom Happy Days, has died, aged 56. Police said an emergency team in Indiana responded to a call on Saturday afternoon and found her dead. The cause […]

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