Man dies as powerboat overturns

A man died when the boat he was in “flipped over” during the European and British National Powerboat Championships in Essex, police say.

Second senior Democrat may face ethics trial

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A second senior Democratic lawmaker may face a public ethics trial this fall, adding a new threat to their party’s efforts to keep control of the House of Representatives in the November elections.

Obama warns U.S. not to "demagogue" immigration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama warned U.S. leaders not to use the divisive issue of illegal immigration as a way to gain power and name recognition in an interview with CBS television released on Saturday.

Obama: Republicans holding small businesses "hostage"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Saturday accused Republicans of holding American small businesses “hostage to politics” after Republican senators refused to back a $30 billion small-business lending package.

Pakistan plays down Cameron row

Pakistan says it expects “fruitful” talks between its president and David Cameron despite a row over comments about its alleged links to terror.

Huntley ‘should not sue’ prison

Soham murderer Ian Huntley should drop his claim for compensation after having his throat slashed by an inmate, victims campaigners have said.