Editor of Maryland newspaper where five people were killed wins award | US news

The editor of a Maryland newspaper where five people were killed in a mass shooting in June has won the Benjamin C Bradlee editor of the year award. The National Press Foundation announced the award Friday to Rick Hutzell, editor of Capital Gazette Communications in Annapolis, Maryland. “We saw courage in the face of unimaginable …

Trump says it appears Khashoggi is dead and consequences may be ‘severe’ | World news

Donald Trump has said he presumes that Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and said the consequences for Saudi Arabia could be “very severe” if its leaders are found to have ordered the dissident journalist’s killing. Trump made the remarks after being briefed on the investigation by his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, on Pompeo’s return from …

Ex-Chinese internment camp detainee denied US visa despite Congress invitation | World news

An outspoken former detainee in China’s internment camps for Muslims has said that his application for a visa to visit the United States was rejected even though he had been invited to speak at Congress about his ordeal. Kazakh national Omir Bekali was asked to travel to Washington in September by the chairs of the …

Detective allegedly urged Weinstein accuser to delete material from phone | Film

A police detective already facing allegations that he coached a witness in Harvey Weinstein’s criminal sexual assault case was accused Wednesday of urging one of the movie mogul’s accusers to delete material from her cellphones before she handed them over to prosecutors. The Manhattan district attorney’s office detailed the alleged misconduct in a letter to …

‘It was like hell’: California hotel workers break their silence on abuse | World news

Just outside of Los Angeles in Ranchos Palos Verdes, the Terranea Resort boasts fine dining, a golf course, scenic beachfront views, and accommodations ranging from luxury guest rooms to private, secluded villas. While it may be a paradise for guests, resort workers claim they are subjected to a culture that has enabled sexual harassment and …

Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, dies aged 65 | Technology

Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates, has died. He was 65. Allen’s company Vulcan said in a statement that he died Monday. Earlier this month Allen said the cancer he was treated for in 2009, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, had returned. Allen, who was an avid sports fan, owned the Portland Trail …

‘Most cruel of cruelties’: father and son separated under Trump policy to be reunited | US news

A federal judge has ordered the immediate reunification of an asylum-seeking father and his two-year old son, who have been separated for nearly six months under Donald Trump’s family separation policy. “It’s the most cruel of all cruelties to separate a child from his father when there is no basis,” said New York southern district …

We need a tax police. And it should go after the likes of Donald Trump | David Cay Johnston | Opinion

When the New York Times exposed decades of tax cheating and “outright fraud” by the sitting president, it prompted people to ask important questions about the corrupt practices of the Trump family. The answers are central to the future of America. Where was the Internal Revenue Service? How did the Trumps get away with decades …

Hurricane Michael: deadly storm hits Carolinas after ‘obliterating’ Florida coast – live updates | US news

11.53am EDT11:53 The Guardian’s Jamiles Lartey, who weathered the storm in Marianna, Florida, has re-established contact and will be filing a dispatch on the ground shortly. Jamiles Lartey (@JamilesLartey) Hey all thanks for your concerns and well wishes. I’m safe here in Marianna– Towers are back online, no doubt thanks to the folks I met …

Dow Jones slides more than 800 points in worst day for eight months | Business

The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 800 points, its worst drop in eight months, led by sharp declines in technology stocks. The sharp sell-off was even starker at the tech-heavy Nasdaq exchange, home to Apple, Alphabet, Amazon and others. The Nasdaq fell over 4%. Wednesday marked the fifth consecutive daily decline for the …