Aretha Franklin said to be ‘seriously ill’

Aretha Franklin said to be ‘seriously ill’

Image caption The star’s albums include Lady Soul and I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You Aretha Franklin is “seriously ill”, according to a person close to the veteran soul singer. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed to the Associated Press that Franklin was gravely unwell. The 76-year-old cancelled […]

US Democrat Keith Ellison denies abuse allegations

US Democrat Keith Ellison denies abuse allegations

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Representative Keith Ellison has served six terms in Congress. Minnesota Democrat Keith Ellison has denied claims of domestic abuse days before his primary election for state attorney general. His former girlfriend Karen Monahan and her son allege Mr Ellison once dragged her off a bed while screaming obscenities at […]

Top Republican’s son backs Democrat running for father’s seat

Top Republican’s son backs Democrat running for father’s seat

Image copyright Getty/ Twitter Image caption Bob Goodlatte and his son Bobby (right) A senior Republican lawmaker’s son has donated the maximum legal limit to the Democratic challenger running in an election to replace his father. Virginia congressman Bob Goodlatte is not seeking re-election in November. On Sunday, his son Bobby Goodlatte said he gave […]

Unite the Right: White nationalists outnumbered at Washington rally

Unite the Right: White nationalists outnumbered at Washington rally

Image copyright EPA Image caption Fewer than expected white nationalists took part in the rally White nationalists have staged a rally near the White House in Washington, but were far outnumbered by counter-protesters. About 20 far-right supporters attended the demonstration, which came a year after violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one person dead. Hundreds […]

Seattle-Tacoma plane thief ‘had full airport credentials’

Seattle-Tacoma plane thief ‘had full airport credentials’

Media captionStolen plane: Footage shows aerial stunts A man who stole an empty passenger plane from Seattle airport and then crashed it was an airline worker with full credentials, authorities say. The 29-year-old had worked for Horizon Air for more than three years, towing and tidying aircraft and loading bags. The man, named by US […]

Seattle-Tacoma plane thief ‘had full airport credentials’

Seattle-Tacoma plane thief ‘had full airport credentials’

Media captionStolen plane: Footage shows aerial stunts A man who stole an empty passenger plane from Seattle airport and then crashed it was an airline worker with full credentials, authorities say. The 29-year-old had worked for Horizon Air for more than three years, towing and tidying aircraft and loading bags. The man, named by US […]

Trump backs Harley-Davidson boycott in tariff row

Trump backs Harley-Davidson boycott in tariff row

Image copyright Getty Images Donald Trump has tweeted that it is “great” that many Harley-Davidson owners plan to boycott the firm as a row over tariffs escalates. The US president said “most other firms… including Harley competitors” agreed with his decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. In June, Harley-Davidson said it would […]

Kanye West: I wasn’t stumped by Kimmel’s Trump question

Kanye West: I wasn’t stumped by Kimmel’s Trump question

Media captionThe Kanye West moments that shocked us Kanye West has denied being stumped when asked on TV about his support for President Donald Trump – saying he didn’t have time to reply. The normally chatty rapper seemed lost for words when TV host Jimmy Kimmel asked him whether he thought Mr Trump cared about […]

Parker Solar Probe: Nasa launches mission to ‘touch the Sun’

Parker Solar Probe: Nasa launches mission to ‘touch the Sun’

Media captionThe Parker Solar Probe spacecraft takes off on its mission to the Sun US space agency Nasa has launched its mission to send a satellite closer to the Sun than any before. The Parker Solar Probe rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The probe is set to become the fastest-moving manmade object in […]

Venezuela ‘drone attack’: Maduro would accept FBI help to investigate

Venezuela ‘drone attack’: Maduro would accept FBI help to investigate

Image copyright Reuters Venezuelan President Nicol├ís Maduro has said he would allow US FBI agents into the country to help investigate the alleged assassination attempt against him a week ago. The president said he believed that the people involved had fled to Florida, Peru and Colombia. The US has indicated it will co-operate with investigations, […]