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Meghan visits NY for 'baby shower' with friends

By Lucia Binding, news reporter Meghan Markle has made a low-key trip to New York to reportedly attend a baby shower to celebrate her pregnancy with her closest friends. The heavily-pregnant Duchess of Sussex is spending five nights in New York and is said to have visited Laduree in the …

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Official who oversaw Trump-Russia inquiry to step down

By Philip Whiteside, international news reporter One of the US government’s most senior lawyers who oversaw the investigation into links between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia is to step down, a justice department official has said. Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, who took on the investigation after his boss …

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New spherical display could be the future of VR

Virtual Reality tech has the capability to make their users feel completely immersed in another world, but this can be difficult to achieve when looking at a flat screen. Researchers have now developed a new spherical VR display which can support up to two users at a time and show …

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Sixteen rescued after being trapped on SeaWorld ride for hours

Sixteen people have been rescued after getting trapped on a ride at SeaWorld for four hours. The visitors were left hanging over a chilly California bay after their gondolas stopped working – with officials blaming an “unusual gust of significant wind” for the malfunction. One by one, firefighters used ropes …

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How do click beetles jump without legs?

Click beetles are an unusual insect species, capable of launching themselves from ground with more than eight times the acceleration of a space shuttle – and without using their legs. Research by scientists at the University of Illinois has now revealed the beetles manage this with their curious click mechanism. …

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16 states file lawsuits against Trump's emergency declaration

California and New York are among 16 states that have filed lawsuits against Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to fund a wall on the US-Mexico border. The president’s move allows him to bypass Congress to divert billions of dollars from military construction to pay for the project. California Attorney General Xavier …

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Police 'told to shoot 50 Cent on sight'

Police in New York are investigating claims that officers were ordered to shoot the rapper 50 Cent “on sight”. Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez, who commands the 72nd precinct in Brooklyn, allegedly made the comment during a roll call last June. In response, 50 Cent said Mr Gonzalez was a “dirty …

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Senators may investigate 'coup' to remove Trump

By Philip Whiteside, international news reporter An investigation may take place into claims senior officials discussed whether Donald Trump could be removed from office. Former acting director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, made the claim during an interview with CBS News. Mr McCabe, who was later sacked, described a conversation …

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