Thai police investigate assert that US ambassador ‘defamed the monarchy’

No charges expected over remarks made by Glyn Davies in which he said the US is concerned about long prison sentences given to civilians by military courts Thai police have said they are investigating commentaries made by the US ambassador about a law that bans criticism of the monarchy, but dont expect to bring charges…

FBI joins EPA in investigating Flint water crisis for criminal violations

FBI spokeswoman says agencys role is analyse the matter to determine if there have been any federal violations in lead contamination of drinking water The FBI is working with a multi-agency squad analyse the lead contamination of Flints drinking water, alongside Environmental Protection Agency examiners who can tackle criminal violations of federal environmental statute, officials…

Why is the US banning kratom, the virtually harmless herb? | Marc Lewis

It acts on opioid receptors, hence the anxiety. But since some heroin users take it to ease withdrawal, its proscription could have some very harmful effects indeed Just this morning I got an email from a head shop Id dropped into on my last trip-up to San Francisco. I didnt recall leaving my email address,…

Prince Charles to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle

Prince Harrys father to stand in for Thomas Markle Sr, who cannot attend wedding Prince Charles will accompany Meghan Markle down the aisle at St George’s Chapel when she marries Prince Harry, Kensington Palace has said. A statement said Markle had asked the Prince of Wales to accompany her on Saturday.” The Prince of Wales…

EPA staff resisted agency’s new the standard rules on asbestos utilize, emails expose

Emails obtained by New York Times demonstrate employees worried that companies could get away with using asbestos in ways the EPA did not list The Environmental Protection Agency’s own staffers objected to a controversial new US rule governing the use of cancer-causing asbestos, according to internal emails. The rule, issued in June, would require manufacturers…

‘I was molested by Dr Larry Nassar’: how the gymnastics sexual abuse scandal unfolded

Nassar was jailed for up to 175 years for abusing more than 150 women and girls but his crimes may never have come to illumination without an email to an Indiana newspaper ‘I was molested by Dr Larry Nassar’: how the gymnastics sexual abuse scandal unfolded Gymnastics ‘I was molested by Dr Larry Nassar’: how…

Russian spy assault: Trump subsistences UK ‘all the way’

US president agrees Moscow must provide answers over poisoning as May prepares reprisals Donald Trump has given Theresa May his full support for her strategy of confronting Russia over the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal, saying he is” with the UK all the way “. The US president’s backing came in a phone call…

Madonna creates $7.5 m for Malawi and criticises Trump at Miami show

Singer says plight of Native Americans stimulates her ashamed to be an American at benefit performance and auction Madonna has repeatedly criticised Donald Trump and said she is ashamed to be an American, in a performance and auction in Miami that raised more than $7.5 m( 5.9 m) for her Malawi foundation. Images of the…

Is Oklahoma trying to be America’s least progressive state?

As a budget crisis bites, liberals and some conservatives wonder if rightwing fears over abortion and transgender rights are tipping their state into chaos Sitting in a barge on a pond in northern Oklahoma, on a weekend away, Troy Stevenson took a phone call about the news from Washington. He resigned himself to a busy…

Clinton may have taken performance-enhancing narcotics before debate- Trump

Republican suggests medication exams before next showdown and recurs distrust of rigged election at New Hampshire rally Donald Trump suggested on Saturday that Hillary Clinton might have taken performance-enhancing drugs to prepare for their presidential debates, and that both candidates for president should be tested before Wednesdays final debate. Were like athletes, the Republican nominee…