Home » Archives by category » America (Page 132)

Trump puts 25% tariff on Chinese goods

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump is to impose 25% tariffs on $50bn worth of Chinese goods, accusing Beijing of intellectual copyright theft. Tariffs that affect more than 800 products worth $34bn in annual trade are due to come into effect on 6 July. The White House said it would consult on tariffs […]

Attorney General Jeff Sessions quotes Bible to defend immigration policies

Image copyright Getty Images US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been criticised for citing Bible scripture to back up the Trump administration’s immigration policy. At an event in Indiana, Mr Sessions was defending the practice of separating undocumented immigrant families apprehended at the border. He quoted the New Testament and said having children does not […]

Canadian clarinet player sues ex for deleting his scholarship offer

Image copyright Eric Abramovitz A young Canadian clarinettist has been awarded C$350,000 (£200,000) in damages after his girlfriend sabotaged his music career by impersonating him. In 2014, Eric Abramovitz’s then-girlfriend sent emails in his name to turn down a valuable scholarship. She did so apparently to keep him from leaving her. Mr Abramovitz later realised […]

James Comey broke norms as FBI director but was not biased – watchdog

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Comey has come under fire from both Democrats and Republicans A highly anticipated US Department of Justice report accuses ex-FBI director James Comey of being “insubordinate” but not politically biased. Inspector General Michael Horowitz said Mr Comey had broken “dramatically from FBI and department norms” in handling an […]

US lawmaker calls immigration ‘existential threat to US’

Image copyright David Stringer/Facebook Image caption Arizona State Representative David Stringer is a freshman lawmaker A Republican lawmaker from the US state of Arizona is facing criticism for calling immigration an “existential threat” to the country. Congressman David Stringer also said “there aren’t enough white kids to go around” while speaking about racial integration in […]

Ex-FBI chief Comey broke norms but not biased – watchdog report

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Comey has come under fire from both Democrats and Republicans A highly anticipated US Department of Justice report accuses ex-FBI director James Comey of being “insubordinate” but not politically biased. Inspector General Michael Horowitz said he had broken “dramatically from FBI and department norms” in handling an inquiry […]

AT&T completes its takeover of Time Warner

Image copyright Reuters US telecoms giant AT&T has completed its takeover of entertainment firm Time Warner after winning a court battle earlier this week. The more than $80bn (£60.34bn) deal, which has been two years in the making, led to one of the largest US anti-trust lawsuits in decades. But a US district court judge […]

Kellogg’s recalls Honey Smacks cereals over salmonella fears

Image copyright Getty Images Kellogg Company is voluntarily recalling 1.1 million Honey Smacks packets across more than 30 US states over concerns about potential salmonella contamination. The company launched an investigation after being alerted by US authorities. Salmonella can cause serious illness or even death in rare cases. Media reports quoted US authorities as saying […]

New York sues Trump Foundation, alleging ‘extensive’ lawbreaking

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Trump’s children, Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Jr were named in the lawsuit New York’s attorney general is suing the Trump Foundation, as well as Donald Trump and his children, alleging “extensive and persistent” lawbreaking. Barbara Underwood said the charitable foundation had engaged in “unlawful political co-ordination” designed to influence […]

AI gives silenced radio journalist his voice back

Image copyright Jamie Dupree Image caption Radio journalist Jamie Dupree will be able to broadcast again thanks to artificial intelligence A US radio journalist who lost his voice two years ago will soon return to the air, thanks to artificial intelligence. Jamie Dupree, 54, a political radio journalist with Cox Media Group, is unable to […]