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Minneapolis taps new chief in wake of Damond shooting

MINNEAPOLIS –  Minneapolis City Council members unanimously confirmed a new police chief on Friday after his predecessor was ousted following an officer’s fatal shooting of an Australian woman who had called 911 for help. Medaria Arradondo, a 28-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department, became the city’s first black police …

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Trump fires provocative chief strategist Bannon

US President Donald Trump has fired chief strategist Steve Bannon, the White House announced, ending the turbulent tenure of a rabble-rousing conservative media entrepreneur and political activist who was a favourite of Mr Trump’s base. “White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be …

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Van Halen manager slams band

Noel Monk didn’t need much convincing to manage a new rock band from California called Van Halen. He’d previously befriended The Grateful Dead, hit the road with the Sex Pistols, and even poured Southern Comfort for Janis Joplin, and he realized the group was different right away. “I loved their …

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