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Clinton running mate Tim Kaine’s son held in ‘riot’ at rally

Clinton running mate Tim Kaine’s son held in ‘riot’ at rally

Image copyright Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office The son of former US Democratic vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine has been arrested in a protest against a pro-Donald Trump rally in Minnesota. Linwood Kaine, 24, was among five people detained on Saturday in a clash with Trump supporters outside the Minnesota State Capitol in St Paul. He was […]

Escaping the graveyard: How I’m paying for my meth dealing sins

Go back a few years and Cathlene Price was a broken woman. Two decades on meth had destroyed her marriage, her job and her health. Like countless others consumed by the methamphetamine epidemic sweeping her town, she had ended up in the state prison, a convicted felon. Three years on and she is back in […]

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau’s women’s day post ‘shameful’

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau’s women’s day post ‘shameful’

Image copyright Facebook/Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Image caption Sophie Gregoire Trudeau included this image with her message Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, who is married to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is taking heat over an International Women’s Day post. She asked people to “celebrate the boys and men in our lives who encourage us to be who […]

US lawmakers in walk-out for Women’s Day

US lawmakers in walk-out for Women’s Day

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Indonesian women danced in Yogyakarta to mark International Women’s Day US congresswomen have walked out of work, joining women around the world who are going on strike as part of International Women’s Day. The move by House Democrats is part of a “Day Without a Woman” strike, designed to […]

Trump has not asked FBI about wiretapping claims

Trump has not asked FBI about wiretapping claims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump has offered no proof to back up his claims President Donald Trump has not spoken to the FBI about his claim that his predecessor wiretapped his phones. Mr Trump on Saturday accused Barack Obama of ordering surveillance at Trump Tower in New York during the election, but […]

A bumpy 24 hours for Trump-backed health bill

A bumpy 24 hours for Trump-backed health bill

Image copyright Getty Images Republicans in the House of Representatives unveiled their long-awaited draft healthcare bill on Monday night, amid hopes this was the first step on a road to keeping a key election promise. Replacing the Affordable Care Act became a rallying cry among conservatives for years and here was the first attempt by […]

Statue of Liberty lights go out after power cut

Statue of Liberty lights go out after power cut

Image copyright AP Image caption The lights illuminating the statue came on a few hours later The Statue of Liberty was plunged into darkness for a few hours after an unexpected power cut late on Tuesday. The lights illuminating the statue in New York City shut off in what the National Parks Service said was […]

Republican knives out for their party’s health bill

Media captionWhat’s in the Republican healthcare bill? Republicans’ long-awaited plan to replace former US President Barack Obama’s health law is facing opposition from members of their own party. House committees plan to begin voting on the legislation – which would repeal penalties for those who do not buy health insurance – on Wednesday. But congressional […]

Canadian town sorry for pink tap water

Canadian town sorry for pink tap water

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Water ran pink in the town of Onoway, Alberta. A Canadian town has apologised after a water treatment plan turned the water supply pink. Residents of Onoway, Alberta, complained to the town office when taps began running pink water on Monday. In a statement, Mayor Dale Krasnow said there was […]

Wikileaks: CIA can hack phones and TVs

Wikileaks: CIA can hack phones and TVs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The CIA has not said if the claims are true Wikileaks has published details of what it says are wide-ranging hacking tools used by the CIA. The alleged cyber-weapons are said to include malware that targets Windows, Android, iOS, OSX and Linux computers as well as internet routers. Some […]