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Whitefish Energy regrets Twitter spat with San Juan mayor

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Five weeks after the storm most of the US-controlled island is still without power A US utility firm whose $300m (£227m) contract to reconstruct hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico is under scrutiny has ended up in a Twitter spat. Whitefish Energy has apologised after threatening to withdraw its employees from the US […]

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Rosamaria Hernandez: Texas holds disabled migrant girl, 10

Image copyright Family handout US Border Patrol’s arrest of a 10-year-old Mexican girl with cerebral palsy as she was on her way to hospital for emergency surgery has provoked outcry. Texas immigration agents stopped an ambulance carrying Rosamaria Hernandez for gall bladder surgery at 02:00 local time on Tuesday. The armed officers waited near her […]

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Canadian judge calls sex assault victim ‘overweight’

Image copyright Thinkstock A Canadian judge has come under fire for noting a sexual assault victim’s weight and appearance in court. Quebec court Judge Jean-Paul Braun also suggested the victim was a “little flattered” by the attention she received from her alleged assailant. He made the comments while presiding over the trial of a taxi […]

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George Bush Senior’s second apology after sex assault claims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former US President George Bush Snr has said he was trying to put people “at ease” Former US President George Bush Senior has issued a second apology to “anyone he has offended” after a second allegation of sexual assault emerged. Actress Jordana Grolnick told US website Deadspin Mr Bush […]

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FBI release sketches of Sherri Papini abduction suspects

Image copyright FBI Image caption The FBI is offering a cash reward for information leading to the identification of both women The FBI has released sketches of two women suspected of abducting a California mother last November while she was out running near her home. Sherri Papini, 34, had been missing for three weeks when […]

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New US flight security measures take effect

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The new measures apply to all commercial flights into the US New security measures affecting flights into the US are coming into effect, which US authorities say are aimed at reducing the threat of hidden explosives. They include enhanced screening of passengers and electronic devices. About 2,000 commercial flights a […]

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Why opioids are such an American problem

Image copyright Getty Images When it comes to taking opioids, the United States has the dubious honour of leading the world. For every one million Americans, almost 50,000 doses of opioids are taken every day. That’s four times the rate in the UK. There are often good reasons for taking opioids. Cancer patients use them […]

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Louisiana shooting: Two dead at Grambling State University

Image copyright Grambling State University Image caption The victims were shot in the courtyard of the dormitory on campus. Two men have been shot dead on a university campus in the US state of Louisiana, police say. They were fatally wounded in the courtyard of a dormitory at Grambling State University (GSU) following an altercation […]

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