McDonald’s fitness bands recalled after skin-burn complaints

McDonald’s fitness bands recalled after skin-burn complaints

Image copyright Mcdonalds Image caption McDonald’s has sold more than 32 million meal boxes containing Step-It wristbands McDonald’s is recalling millions of fitness wristbands that it bundled with Happy Meals after customers complained of skin irritation and burns. The fast-food chain sold more than 32 million meal boxes containing the plastic “Step-It” bands across North […]

Storm threats to Florida and Gulf Coast

Storm threats to Florida and Gulf Coast

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The last major hurricane to hit Florida was Hurricane Wilma in October 2005 A tropical system brewing in the Caribbean could strengthen into a hurricane before hitting Florida and the Gulf Coast in the coming days. Weather forecasters warn that the storm has a 60% chance of turning into […]

Hillary Clinton a ‘bigot’, says Trump

Hillary Clinton a ‘bigot’, says Trump

Image copyright EPA / AFP Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has accused Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of being a “bigot” in his latest appeal to minority voters. Speaking at a Mississippi rally, he said his opponent “sees people of colour only as votes not as human beings worthy of a better future”. Mr Trump added […]

Orlando club shooting: Survivors’ medical bills waived

Orlando club shooting: Survivors’ medical bills waived

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The move by the hospitals has been welcomed by many survivors of the shooting Hospitals in the US city of Orlando say they will not charge for treatment provided to survivors of the Pulse nightclub massacre in which 49 people were killed by a gunman in June. They say they […]

US keeper suspended for ‘cowards’ comment

US keeper suspended for ‘cowards’ comment

Hope Solo was part of the USA team that won the World Cup in 2015 Goalkeeper Hope Solo will not play for the United States for six months after being banned for calling Olympic rivals Sweden “a bunch of cowards”. The 35-year-old World Cup winner made the remarks after her side lost 5-4 on penalties […]

Ghostbusters star target of cyber-attack

Ghostbusters star target of cyber-attack

Hackers have targeted Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones after intimate photos of the actress were posted online. The star’s Tumblr page has been taken offline after she became the victim of an apparent cyber-attack. Copies of her passport and driving licence were published as well as personal photos from her iCloud account. An image of the […]

Donald Trump can beat polls, UKIP’s Nigel Farage tells rally

Media captionNigel Farage addressed a rally of Donald Trump supporters Outgoing UKIP leader Nigel Farage has urged Republicans to “get your walking boots on” and drum up support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. He appeared before 15,000 activists in Jackson, Mississippi, being introduced by and sharing the stage with Mr Trump. And he said […]

Tornadoes tear down buildings and cut power in Indiana

Tornadoes tear down buildings and cut power in Indiana

Image copyright AP Image caption One of the tornadoes destroyed a Starbucks in Kokomo At least two tornadoes have struck the US state of Indiana, damaging buildings and cutting power to thousands of people. One of the tornadoes struck the town of Kokomo north of Indianapolis, ripping roofs off apartment buildings and destroying a Starbucks […]

UKIP’s Nigel Farage to speak at Donald Trump rally

UKIP’s Nigel Farage to speak at Donald Trump rally

Image copyright Getty Images Outgoing UKIP leader Nigel Farage is to address supporters of Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Mississippi later. He will appear before 15,000 activists in Jackson, although it is unclear whether he will share the stage with the Republican presidential nominee. Mr Farage told local radio in the state that […]

Protests over huge N Dakota oil pipeline

Protests over huge N Dakota oil pipeline

Image copyright AP Image caption Protests over the pipeline have also taken place in Iowa More than 100 protesters have gathered in Washington DC to express their fears about a huge oil pipeline which will cross four states in the US Midwest. The $3.7bn (£2.8bn) Dakota Access pipeline has prompted legal challenges, notably in North […]