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‘Ricin poison’ packages sent to Pentagon

‘Ricin poison’ packages sent to Pentagon

2 October 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Two packages containing a suspicious substance have been found at a Pentagon mail screening facility and sent to the FBI analysis, officials say. The envelopes, which contained the deadly poison ricin according to officials...
US threatens to ‘take out’ Russian missiles

US threatens to ‘take out’ Russian missiles

By Jonathan Marcus BBC Defence and diplomatic correspondent 2 October 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kay Bailey Hutchison said the US wanted to find a diplomatic solution to this problem The threat from a senior US diplomat to “take out”...
US ends diplomatic visas for UN same-sex partners

US ends diplomatic visas for UN same-sex partners

US ends diplomatic visas for UN same-sex partners 2 October 2018 Image copyright Getty Images The US has announced it will deny diplomatic visas to same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and United Nations employees. The change went into effect on Monday, giving...
Brett Kavanaugh goes to the movies

Brett Kavanaugh goes to the movies

I’m a film studies professor, so when I first saw an image of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s June 1982 calendar, I immediately noticed his movie plans. In between exams, a beach trip, basketball camp and workouts, Kavanaugh, like millions of other Americans...
FBI agent shot by booby-trapped wheelchair in Oregon

FBI agent shot by booby-trapped wheelchair in Oregon

FBI agent shot by booby-trapped wheelchair in Oregon 2 October 2018 Image copyright Surprise Police Department Image caption Gregory Rodvelt, pictured in this April 2017 police photo, is accused of assaulting a federal officer A man has been charged with assault after...
Amazon raises wages amid criticism

Amazon raises wages amid criticism

By Rebecca Marston Business reporter, BBC News 2 October 2018 comments Image copyright Amazon Online retailing giant Amazon is raising pay for hundreds of thousands of workers in the US and the UK. Amazon’s lowest paid US workers will receive $ 15 an hour. In...

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