Maine Governor Paul LePage criticised for ‘racist’ remarks

Maine Governor Paul LePage criticised for ‘racist’ remarks

Image copyright AP Image caption Governor LePage held up mugshots he said showed that most men arrested in Maine on drug charges were black The governor of Maine has said that people of colour were enemies of his state, and appeared to suggest they should be shot. Speaking about Maine’s effort to combat drug crime, […]

Donald Trump doctor admits writing health note in five minutes

Donald Trump doctor admits writing health note in five minutes

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Donald Trump’s doctor claimed the candidate would be “healthiest individual ever elected” Donald Trump’s doctor has said he spent just five minutes on a letter endorsing the Republican candidate’s health, while Mr Trump’s car waited outside. “In the rush I think some of those words didn’t come out exactly the […]

Canadians switched at birth in second case at hospital

Canadians switched at birth in second case at hospital

Image caption The men were raised by each other’s biological parents Two men in a remote community in Canada have found out they were switched at birth 41 years ago. Leon Swanson and David Tait Jr know each other and continue to live in the same town of 5,000 people, who are mostly indigenous from […]

Ex-PM Stephen Harper quits Canada politics

Ex-PM Stephen Harper quits Canada politics

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Harper and his wife have stayed in Calgary since the election defeat Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper has given up his seat as an MP, leaving Canadian politics after more than 20 years to focus on his businesses. The news comes 10 months after Mr Harper lost the election […]

Sarah Palin warns Donald Trump on deportation U-turn

Sarah Palin warns Donald Trump on deportation U-turn

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mrs Palin says there would be a “huge erosion of support” if Mr Trump softens his immigration policy Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has warned Donald Trump of “massive disappointment” if he backs down on his plan to deport undocumented immigrants. The Republican presidential nominee has signalled he will […]

Toronto man charged over crossbow triple murder

Toronto man charged over crossbow triple murder

Image copyright Getty Images Toronto police have charged a 35-year-old man after three people were found dead in a suspected crossbow attack. Brett Ryan was arrested on Thursday and charged with three counts of first-degree murder. Police had responded to reports of a stabbing in Scarborough, a suburban area east of the city’s downtown area, […]

Three dead in Canada in triple crossbow murder

Three dead in Canada in triple crossbow murder

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police called to the suburban area found three victims with crossbow injuries Three people have been killed in a crossbow attack in Toronto, and a man taken into custody, say police. Attending to a reported stabbing in the Scarborough area, police found two people dead and one person wounded. The […]

Brazil police charge Lochte over robbery claim

Brazil police charge Lochte over robbery claim

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Ryan Lochte left Brazil before he could be questioned by police Police in Brazil have charged US swimmer Ryan Lochte with making a false statement about being robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The police statement also recommends that the court issues a summons for the […]