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De Blasio aide nabbed with gun in car in Queens

An off-duty bigwig in the mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice was busted in Queens after cops found a gun in a car she was sitting in, authorities said Sunday. Reagan Stevens, 42, the deputy director of youth and strategic initiatives, was sitting in the back of a ...

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Care savings limit in Wales is raised to £40,000

People in Wales will only have to pay the full cost of their own residential care if they have assets of more than £40,000 as the limit has been raised. Welsh ministers have increased the capital limit by £10,000, 12 months after it rose from £24,000 to £30,000. Labour has ...

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Deutsche Bank boss John Cryan replaced after years of losses

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption On his way out… but Deutsche Bank said John Cryan had “laid the groundwork for a successful future of the bank”. Deutsche Bank has dismissed its British-born chief executive John Cryan amid continued losses at Germany’s biggest lender. Co-deputy chief executive Christian Sewing will ...

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German van driver who killed two was known to police

The crazed driver who rammed his van into a crowd, killing two people in Germany had past run-ins with the law and expressed suicidal thoughts a month before the attack, prosecutors said Sunday. Authorities believe the 48-year-old man acted alone when he drove into the bystanders enjoying ...

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FDNY sifts through Trump Tower apartment after fatal blaze

FDNY fire marshals investigating the cause of the deadly fire inside Trump Tower were sifting through evidence and analyzing what was left of the charred apartment Sunday, officials said. They were focused on the 50th-floor apartment that belonged to Todd Brassner, a 67-year-old art dealer who died ...

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UK wife-carrying contest takes place in Dorking

Image copyright PA Image caption The race covers a 380m obstacle course with an ascent and a descent Couples from across the country braved swamps and bogs on a treacherous course in the 11th UK Wife Carrying Race. Chris Hepworth, carrying Tanisha Prince, raced to victory in the contest over ...

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Syria war: At least 70 killed in suspected chemical attack in Douma

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDouma children treated after chemical attack At least 70 people have died in a suspected chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, rescuers and medics say. Volunteer rescue force the White Helmets tweeted graphic images showing several ...

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15 killed, 14 injured in Canadian hockey team bus crash

NIPAWIN, Saskatchewan — A semi-trailer slammed into a bus carrying a youth hockey team in western Canada, killing 15 people and injuring 14 in a catastrophic collision that sent shockwaves through the team’s small hometown and a country united by the national sport. Canadians were moved to ...

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Olivier Awards: Could Hamilton get a record haul?

Image copyright Matthew Murphy Image caption Hamilton uses hip-hop to recreate America’s War of Independence Hip-hop musical Hamilton could set a new record when it rocks up at the Olivier Awards on Sunday night. It already goes into the biggest night in the UK theatrical calendar with a record-breaking 13 ...

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