USA & CANADA

Dick Enberg, award-winning US sports broadcaster, dies at 82

US sports broadcaster Dick Enberg, famous for his cries of “Oh my!” while covering events over a career spanning almost 60 years, has died aged 82. He was found dead at his family home in San Diego after suffering a suspected heart attack, his family has said. Enberg received several awards for his sports coverage for US broadcasters, including NBC, ...

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'Longest-frozen' embryo born 24 years on

A baby has been born from an embryo frozen for nearly 25 years – possibly the longest gap between conception and birth since IVF began. The embryo was donated by a family in the US and has become the first child for a woman who would herself have been only one when the baby was conceived. The donated embryo that ...

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Trudeau's tropical vacation broke rules, says ethics tsar

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s tropical island vacations and the private aircraft that got him there have landed him in hot water. The federal ethics commissioner has found Mr Trudeau’s luxury trips to the Aga Khan’s island in the Bahamas violated four conflict of interest rules. Mary Dawson released a scathing report on Wednesday into Mr Trudeau’s trips. The PM says ...

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Catt Sadler: US TV host quits over equal pay dispute

US TV news presenter Catt Sadler has quit her role with E! News after learning that she earned about half of what her male co-host does. Sadler, who has worked at the network since 2006, said an executive had made her aware of the pay gap. In a statement, she said she subsequently asked for “what I know I deserve ...

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Jerusalem UN vote: Trump threatens US aid recipients

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that back a United Nations resolution opposing the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Earlier this month, Mr Trump took that step amid international criticism. “They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they ...

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AT&T to pay $1,000 bonus due to tax cuts

Telecoms giant AT&T has said it will pay a $1,000 (£747) bonus to more than 200,000 workers, as a result of the US tax reform bill being cleared. The firm, which still needs government approval to allow it to take over Time-Warner, also said it would invest an additional $1bn in the US in 2018. US President Donald Trump referred ...

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Trump hails 'largest tax cut' in US history

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has hailed sweeping tax reforms after they were given final approval by Congress, despite fierce criticism by Democrats. “We are making America great again,” a jubilant Mr Trump said. He is expected to sign his first major legislative achievement – the biggest rewrite of the US tax code in ...

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Justine Damond: Family 'concern' over US shooting probe

Relatives of an Australian woman shot dead by a US policeman say they are concerned the incident may not have been investigated properly. Justine Damond, 40, was killed after calling police to report a woman screaming outside her Minneapolis home in July. Last week, a US prosecutor said investigators had not “done their jobs” in examining her death. Ms Damond’s ...

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Rolling Stone magazine bought by Penske Media

Rolling Stone magazine is getting a new majority owner. Media investor Jay Penske said his firm Penske Media was buying a 51% stake in the publication from New York-based Wenner Media. The 50 year old magazine is best known for covering music and popular culture, but also features political journalism and commentary. Founder Jan Wenner started the magazine in San ...

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