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US government satellite image shows Puerto Rico blackout

US government satellite image shows Puerto Rico blackout

Image copyright Twitter @NOAASatellites Image caption Satellite images show nighttime in Puerto Rico before the storm (above) and on 25 September (below), four days after the storm struck Millions of people in Puerto Rico remain without electricity in the wake of Hurricane Maria, a new image taken by a US government satellite shows. Outside the […]

US violent crimes and murders rose in 2016, the FBI says

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMarkel Scott was about to graduate – then he became another Baltimore crime statistic The US violent crime rate rose for the second consecutive year in 2016, the FBI said in its annual crime report. The increase was driven by an uptick in several major cities, including […]

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Trump NFL row: US president denies comments were race-related

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhy America’s sports stars are taking a knee US President Donald Trump has said his comments about national anthem protests have “nothing to do with race”. A number of sports players and teams demonstrated during the US national anthem over the weekend. The protests involved players kneeling, […]

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Federal land chief moves to shrink four national monuments

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIs Trump threatening the US wilderness? The US interior secretary recommends reducing the size of at least four of 27 national monuments, reports say. Ryan Zinke wants to shrink Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante, Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou and Nevada’s Gold Butte, a leaked report states. Mr […]

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Martin Lewis explains your Ryanair cancellation rights.

Personal finance expert Martin Lewis explains what rights consumers have during the Ryanair pilot shortage.

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Hurricane Maria to become major storm near Caribbean islands

Image copyright EPA/NASA Image caption Hurricane Maria is expected to hit the Leeward Islands late on Monday Hurricane Maria is expected to strengthen further as it nears the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean. It has been upgraded to a category two hurricane, and is forecast to hit the islands late on Monday, the US National […]

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St Louis: More than 80 arrested in Sunday protests

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The protests began on Friday over the acquittal of former police officer Jason Stockley More than 80 people have been arrested in the US city of St Louis during a third night of violent protests over the acquittal of a police officer who shot dead a black man. Jason Stockley, […]

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Emmys 2017: The Handmaid’s Tale and Big Little Lies the main winners

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionYour round-up of the Emmys 2017 in two minutes Dystopian TV series The Handmaid’s Tale has scooped the top drama honours at this year’s Emmy Awards. The show won five awards including best drama series, best actress for Elisabeth Moss and best supporting actress for Ann Dowd. […]

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