A TikTok star has died after spending several days on life support following a shooting inside a cinema in the US, police and his family have said. Anthony Barajas, 19, and Rylee Goodrich, 18, were both shot in the head as they watched The Forever Purge at a cinema in Corona, southern California, about 50
Simone Biles has pulled out of another two Olympics finals, USA Gymnastics has said. The four-time Olympic gold medallist has ruled herself out of the vault and uneven bars finals in Tokyo. On Thursday, she withdrew from the all-round final – citing a desire to protect her mental health. Image: The 24-year-old has won four
Donald Trump’s tax returns must be given to congressional investigators by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the US Justice Department has said. In a memo on Friday, the department’s Office of Legal Counsel said the Treasury should provide the House Ways and Means Committee with the former Republican president’s tax details. The move could bring
Matt Damon’s new film, Stillwater, sees him playing the father of an American student who is in prison in Europe for murdering her flatmate. It sounds familiar because it is loosely based on the murder of British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy, in 2007 and the subsequent imprisonment of Amanda Knox. Ms Knox and
The amount of ice that melted from Greenland on Tuesday alone would be enough to cover the whole US state of Florida in two inches of water, scientists have warned. The autonomous Danish territory is suffering significant melting as Arctic temperatures soar. While the number of gigatons lost is not as extreme as in 2019,
President Joe Biden has called on states and local authorities in the US to offer residents $100 (£71) to get vaccinated against COVID-19. State and local governments will be able to access a $350bn (£250bn) coronavirus aid fund to pay for the incentives, the US Treasury has promised. Federal workers and onsite contractors will also
A tsunami warning has been issued for Hawaii after an 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the Alaska Peninsula. Alerts have been issued for the US state, as well as the Peninsula and Pacific coastal areas from Hinchinbrook Entrance to Unimak Pass, and the territory of Guam. The quake struck at 10.15pm on Wednesday local time,
America’s central bank is monitoring the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus amid concern that it could hold back parts of the economy. Jerome Powell, chair of the US Federal Reserve, said it might effect dining out, travelling and the reopening of schools, or discourage workers from returning to the labour market. Mr
A man has been jailed for life after killing a 21-year-old student who mistook his car for her Uber ride. It took just over an hour for a jury in the US state of South Carolina to convict Nathaniel Rowland of abducting and murdering Samantha Josephson. Ms Josephson, from New Jersey, had got into Rowland’s
Simone Biles has said mental health concerns were behind her shock withdrawal from the team gymnastics final at the Tokyo Olympics as she admitted: “I just didn’t want to go on”. Biles, the superstar US gymnast who was bidding for six gold medals coming into the competition, pulled out after a disappointing start. Without her,
Simone Biles says mental health concerns were behind her shock withdrawal from the team gymnastics final at the Tokyo Olympics as she admitted: “I just didn’t want to go on”. Biles, the US superstar who some consider the greatest female gymnast of all time, was bidding for six gold medals coming into the competition, but
The remains of the final unaccounted for victim of the apartment block collapse in Miami have been identified, her family have said. Estelle Hedaya, 54, was the last victim to be confirmed – more than one month after the catastrophe that claimed 98 lives and became the largest non-hurricane related emergency response in Florida. Her
Thousands of homes remain under threat as California’s biggest wildfire continues to gain strength across western parts of the US. It comes amid fresh calls for politicians in Washington to take “bold action” against climate change as more than 85 large wildfires continue to burn around the country. The Dixie Fire started on 14 July
Two weeks after the largest anti-government demonstrations in decades in Cuba, activist groups say more than 500 protestors are still missing. Thousands of people across the island marched through the streets in several towns and cities on 11 July, calling for democracy and sweeping economic reform in the country amid major food and medicine shortages.
R Kelly is facing additional accusations in his sex trafficking case, including one that he had sexual contact with an underage boy that he met in a McDonald’s. In a court filing on Friday, federal prosecutors in the US revealed the latest raft of allegations (but not charges) against the rapper in his ongoing case.
The US government has requested to keep Anne Sacoolas’s job a secret in the Harry Dunn damages case due to “national security” concerns. The 19-year-old’s parents Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn travelled to the US last month to pursue a civil case against his alleged killer Mrs Sacoolas, as well as her husband Jonathan. Harry