US basketball star Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

US basketball legend Kobe Bryant has been killed in a horror helicopter crash in California. The LA Lakers star was 41. He was travelling in his private chopper when it came down on the outskirts of Los Angeles. President Donald Trump tweeted: ‘Terrible news.’ NBC News reported that his 13-year-old daughter Gigi and four others were […]

Donald Trump wants to buy Greenland for the US

Donald Trump reportedly wants to expand the United States by buying Greenland. The US President is said to have asked his White House advisers to look into acquiring the territory, which belongs to Denmark. It’s not the first time the US has tried to buy Greenland, which is the largest island in the world. President […]

Lil Nas X sets record for most weeks at number one

Lil Nas X has made chart history in the US. His massive 89.7 Bay hit Old Town Road has broken the record set by Mariah Carey’s One Sweet Day for the most weeks at number one. The rapper’s track has now spent 17 weeks at the top of the American Hot 100 chart. Mariah Carey […]

Three killed in shooting at California food festival

A six-year-old boy is among three people killed in a mass shooting at a California food festival. Stephen Romero was shot dead when a man described by witnesses as white, aged between 20 and 35 and wearing military fatigues opened fire on the final day of the Gilroy Garlic Festival on Sunday, Stephen’s mother was […]

Cristiano Ronaldo will not face rape charges in Las Vegas

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face criminal charges over an alleged sexual assault in Las Vegas a decade ago. Prosecutors said that after reviewing a new police investigation, they determined that claims of rape ‘cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt’ and ‘no charge will be filed’. Kathryn Mayorga claimed that the former Manchester United […]

San Francisco bans the sale of e-cigarettes

San Francisco is to ban the sale of e-cigarettes because of increasing use of the nicotine devices by teenagers. The ban on sale and distribution will begin next year and remain in place until e-cigarettes are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said the ban was the […]

Scamp the Tramp is crowned the world’s ugliest dog

Scamp the Tramp’s looks have made him a winner – but it wasn’t a beauty contest. The scruffy-haired, bug-eyed pooch took the top prize at the 31st annual World’s Ugliest Dog contest in California. His owner Yvonne Morones won $1,500 in cash, another $1,500 to donate to an animal charity of her choice, and lots […]

Eleven die as skydiving plane crashes in Hawaii

Eleven people on board a twin-engine aircraft used for a skydiving jump have died in a crash in Hawaii. There were no survivors in the crash of the King Air plane on Oahu’s North Shore, the Hawaii Department of Transport said. The crash occurred near the small Dillingham Airfield, an airport on the North Shore. […]

Donald Trump kicks off his 2020 re-election campaign

Donald Trump has officially kicked off his re-election campaign for 2020. The Republican president made his case before thousands of supporters at a rally in Florida, calling the state ‘my second home’. Mr Trump used the announcement to lash out at Democrats, accusing them of trying to ‘rip your country apart’. Jabbing at the press […]

R&B singer R Kelly ‘faces 11 more sex assault charges’

Singer R Kelly has been accused of 11 more charges of sexual assault. The ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ star, 52, was told they concern a single victim who is believed to be aged between 13 and 17. Some of the charges carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. Prosecutors in Chicago reportedly […]

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington checks into rehab

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington has checked into rehab for stress and drinking too much. The London-born actor, who played Jon Snow in the fantasy series, was said to be dealing with a number of ‘personal issues’ at a health retreat in Connecticut. Kit is reported to have checked into the luxury centre days […]

One dead and eight injured in US school shooting

A teenager has been killed and eight other pupils injured after two students opened fire at a school in Colorado. The suspected shooters have both been arrested. Police said the pair walked into the Highlands Ranch School in Denver and began shooting students in two classrooms. Within minutes, officers entered the school and arrested the […]

Four die after construction crane crash in Seattle

Four people have died after a construction crane on the new Google Seattle campus collapsed, pinning six cars underneath. One woman and three men were dead by the time firefighters got to the scene. Two of the dead were builders and the two others were people who had been in cars, acoording to Seattle mayor […]

Why is the US racing to return to the Moon?

US Vice-President Mike Pence has ordered Nasa to return astronauts to the Moon within five years, with a woman first in line to set foot on the lunar surface. Referencing China’s recent successful robotic mission to the far side of the Moon, he said: ‘We’re in a space race today, just as we were in […]

Conor McGregor accused of robbery charge in Miami

Conor McGregor has been charged with robbery after allegedly stamping on a fan’s mobile phone. Miami Beach Police said the Irish fighter slapped the victim’s phone out of his hands and ‘stomped on it several times’ after the man attempted to take a picture of the MMA star. The report added: ‘The defendant then picked […]

Hillary Clinton rules out running for US president in 2020

Hillary Clinton has ruled out running for the White House in 2020. But the former US secretary of state vowed she is ‘not going anywhere’. The former first lady ruled out another campaign during an interview with New York TV station News12 . Mrs Clinton, who lost the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump, said: […]