Comey: No-one around Trump to stop impulsive behaviour

The former director of the FBI, James Comey, has told BBC Newsnight that he doesn’t believe there is anyone around Donald Trump who can contain him. In his only UK broadcast interview, Mr Comey said no one around the president is able to “stop impulsive behaviour”. President Trump has previously attacked Mr Comey for “many […]

Lance Armstrong settles $100m US government lawsuit for $5m

Lance Armstrong settles $100m US government lawsuit for $5m

Lance Armstrong won six of his seven Tour de France titles with US Postal before he was stripped of them all Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5m (£3.5m) to the US government to settle a long-running lawsuit that could have cost him $100m (£71m) in damages. The American, 46, was accused of fraud by […]

Senator Tammy Duckworth makes history by taking baby to work

Senator Tammy Duckworth makes history by taking baby to work

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sleeping soundly, 10-day old Maile Pearl Bowlsbey is blissfully unaware she is making history Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth has brought her baby to the floor of the US Congress’ upper chamber a day after it overturned a longstanding baby ban. Ms Duckworth, 50, arrived with daughter Maile in her […]

National Guard trio drummed out for sock puppet oath

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Southwest Airlines engine explosion linked to prior accident

Southwest Airlines engine explosion linked to prior accident

Image copyright EPA Image caption Signs of metal fatigue were found where the fan blade separated from the engine, experts said A similar engine fault behind a fatal mid-air engine explosion that punctured a passenger jet window was reported in 2016, it has emerged. A female passenger died after she was nearly sucked from the […]

Trump ‘will walk out’ if North Korea talks not fruitful

Trump ‘will walk out’ if North Korea talks not fruitful

Media captionTrump on North Korea meeting US President Donald Trump says that if his planned talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are not fruitful he will “walk out”. At a joint news conference, he and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe said maximum pressure must be maintained on North Korea over nuclear disarmament. Mr Abe is […]

Ex-Playboy model free to discuss alleged Trump affair

Ex-Playboy model free to discuss alleged Trump affair

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Karen McDougal says she was tricked into staying silent about the alleged affair Former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal has settled with American Media Inc (AMI), freeing her to discuss her alleged affair with Donald Trump. Ms McDougal had signed a $150,000 deal with AMI tabloid The National Enquirer which […]

Syracuse University fraternity suspended over ‘extremely racist’ video

Syracuse University fraternity suspended over ‘extremely racist’ video

Image copyright Syracuse University Image caption The footage “was extremely troubling and disturbing,” the university’s chancellor, Kent Syverud said. Syracuse University in New York has suspended a fraternity chapter after members were filmed using “extremely racist” and “homophobic” language, the university’s chancellor said. Kent Syverud called the footage “extremely troubling and disturbing”. The video came […]

Texas emergency operator jailed for 911 call hang ups

Texas emergency operator jailed for 911 call hang ups

Image copyright Houston Police Department Image caption Crenshanda Williams terminated calls from people including reports of robberies and murders A former 911 operator in Houston, Texas has been found guilty of hanging up on emergency calls. Crenshanda Williams, 44, was sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months of probation for interfering with emergency […]

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