The US Senate has passed a rare bipartisan package of gun safety legislation, sending it to the House of Representatives for further approval. The bill, seen as the first significant gun control legislation to pass in three decades, was passed by 65 votes to 33. Fifteen Republican senators joined all 50 Democrats in voting for
Ghislaine Maxwell should serve at least 30 years in prison for her role in the sexual abuse of teenage girls, US prosecutors have said ahead of a sentencing hearing. In new court filings, the British socialite’s conduct was described as “shockingly predatory” – and her crimes were branded “monstrous”. Maxwell was convicted in December of
Multiple police officers armed with rifles and at least one ballistic shield were on site at the Texas school shooting within 19 minutes – but they didn’t breach the classroom and stop the gunman for another hour, new reports suggest. According to documents reviewed by the Austin American-Statesman newspaper and local KVUE-TV, officers with heavier
In a characteristically bombastic speech, former President Donald Trump has spoken for the first time publicly about the Capitol riots hearing – dismissing it as “crazy” and a “theatrical production of partisan political fiction”. At the Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference on Friday in Nashville, Mr Trump described the riots on 6 January 2021 –
Amber Heard was “ice cold” and “didn’t seem natural” in court, a juror in the multimillion-dollar libel case brought by her ex-husband Johnny Depp has said. Speaking anonymously to Good Morning America, he revealed one of the reasons that the jury ruled against the actress was because her testimony “didn’t come across as believable”. “It
A dozen children were served floor sealant instead of milk at a day care summer programme at a school in Alaska. Several students complained that their mouths and throats were burning shortly after being served breakfast on Tuesday, and at least one child was taken to hospital for treatment. Police in the Alaskan state capital