Ex-CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee held over secret records

Ex-CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee held over secret records

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jerry Chun Shing Lee began working for the CIA in 1994, the US justice department says A former CIA officer has been arrested on charges of unlawful retention of classified information, the US justice department says. Jerry Chun Shing Lee, a naturalised US citizen, was held after arriving at New […]

Dozens of women describe abuse by ex-doctor Larry Nassar

Nearly 100 women are expected to testify during a criminal sentencing hearing for ex-Team USA gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar, who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting dozens of girls. Several women tearfully described how the 54-year-old abused them, imploring the court to impose the maximum sentence. Dozens of women describe abuse by ex-doctor Larry Nassar

Trump’s cognitive ability is normal, says White House doctor

Trump’s cognitive ability is normal, says White House doctor

Media captionPresident Trump has good ‘genes’, according to a White House doctor US President Donald Trump has shown no abnormal signs following a cognitive exam and is in excellent health, his White House doctor says. “I have no concerns about his cognitive ability or neurological functions,” Ronny Jackson said on Tuesday. Last week, Mr Trump […]

Turpin case: Shackled California siblings ‘victims of torture’

Turpin case: Shackled California siblings ‘victims of torture’

Media captionPolice chief: ‘I would call that torture’ Police say 13 siblings who were found malnourished, some of them shackled, in a California home were torture victims. Riverside County Sheriff’s office said the mother was “perplexed” when officers came to rescue the siblings, who are aged two to 29. Investigators said they had had no […]

Turpin: Shackled California siblings ‘victims of torture’

Turpin: Shackled California siblings ‘victims of torture’

Media captionA neighbour said the children were always accompanied by the parents Police say 13 siblings who were found malnourished, some of them shackled, in a California home were torture victims. Riverside County Sheriff’s office said the mother was “perplexed” when officers came to rescue the siblings, who are aged two to 29. Investigators said […]

Turpins: The ‘happy family’ at centre of torture allegations

Turpins: The ‘happy family’ at centre of torture allegations

Image copyright David-Louise Turpin/Facebook Image caption The Turpins renew their vows in Las Vegas, with their 13 children present They lived in a smart suburban home, owned nice cars and went on numerous family holidays. Outwardly, the California couple accused of torturing and endangering their 13 children presided over a happy American family. But when […]

Larry Nassar case: Victims confront ‘repulsive’ predator

Larry Nassar case: Victims confront ‘repulsive’ predator

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption “You used my body for six years for your own sexual gratification,” Kyle Stephens said A former babysitter who was abused by ex-Team USA gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar has told him in court: “You are a repulsive liar.” Kyle Stephens was the first of nearly 100 women to […]

Ivy League student Blaze Bernstein knifed ‘over 20 times’

Ivy League student Blaze Bernstein knifed ‘over 20 times’

Image copyright OC Sheriff Image caption Blaze Bernstein’s body was found days after he was due to return to university An Ivy League college student was reportedly stabbed nearly two dozen times by a high school friend after making a sexual advance on him. Samuel Woodward, 20, was arrested after DNA belonging to Blaze Bernstein […]

Trump Russia: Bannon ‘ordered to testify to grand jury’

Trump Russia: Bannon ‘ordered to testify to grand jury’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Steve Bannon (centre) attended a House Intelligence Committee closed door meeting on Tuesday Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to US President Donald Trump, has been summoned to testify before a grand jury, US media report. He was reportedly subpoenaed by former FBI director Robert Mueller, who is leading an […]

Donald Trump takes on Dick Durbin over ‘racial slur’

Donald Trump takes on Dick Durbin over ‘racial slur’

Media captionTrump voters grade president’s first year President Donald Trump has said he was “totally misrepresented” by those saying he used the term “shithole” to describe African nations last week. Mr Trump also said the allegation was hurting efforts to strike a deal to protect so-called Dreamer immigrants. The president was responding to a claim […]