Donald Trump backs Julian Assange over Russia hacking claim

Donald Trump backs Julian Assange over Russia hacking claim

Image copyright AP President-elect Donald Trump has backed Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in casting doubt on intelligence alleging Russian meddling in the US election. Mr Assange said Russia was not the source for the site’s mass leak of emails from the Democratic Party. Mr Trump has now backed that view in a tweet. He wrote: […]

Obama and Pence in healthcare showdown

Obama and Pence in healthcare showdown

Image caption Nearly 20 million more Americans have health insurance now than before Mr Obama took office President Barack Obama is due to meet fellow Democrats in Congress to discuss how to protect the healthcare reforms he instituted, often called Obamacare. The visit comes as vice-president elect Mike Pence also visits Congress to plan his […]

Janet Jackson, 50, gives birth to a boy, Eissa Al Mana

Janet Jackson, 50, gives birth to a boy, Eissa Al Mana

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Singer Janet Jackson and her husband, Wissam al-Mana Singer Janet Jackson has at the age of 50 given birth to her first child, a baby boy, her publicist has confirmed. A statement said the musician and her Qatari businessman husband, Wissam Al Mana, were “thrilled” to welcome the infant, […]

Ellen bans singer after gay comments

Ellen bans singer after gay comments

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kim Burrell had been due to perform on Ellen DeGeneres’ show this week Ellen DeGeneres has said Kim Burrell will not appear on her show after the gospel singer made homophobic comments. Burrell referred to “the perverted homosexual spirit” during a sermon at a church in Houston, Texas. She […]

New York train crash: Dozens injured in derailment

New York train crash: Dozens injured in derailment

Image copyright EPA A commuter train has derailed during rush hour in New York City, injuring dozens of people. The Long Island Railroad train went of the tracks as it arrived at the busy Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn. New York’s fire department said 103 people had reportedly suffered “non-life-threatening” injuries. Passengers on the train said […]

New Republican Congress reverses ethics move after outcry

New Republican Congress reverses ethics move after outcry

Image copyright AP Image caption The move was initiated by Congressman Bob Goodlatte (left) Republicans are to drop a plan to gut the independent body that investigates political misconduct, after an outcry. President-elect Donald Trump had criticised Republicans after they voted to strip the Office of Congressional Ethics of its independence. “Focus on tax reform, […]

Ford Motors cancels $1.6bn Mexico plant

Ford Motors cancels $1.6bn Mexico plant

Image copyright Reuters Ford has said it will cancel a $1.6bn (£1.3bn) plant it planned to build in Mexico and instead extend operations at its factory in Michigan. The US car giant will spend $700m on expanding the plant at Flat Rock. Ford boss Mark Fields said the decision was partly due to falling sales […]

Anchor Megyn Kelly to join NBC after 12 years with Fox News

Anchor Megyn Kelly to join NBC after 12 years with Fox News

Image copyright AP Image caption Megyn Kelly accused Donald Trump of misogyny during a TV debate Fox News presenter Megyn Kelly, who has worked at the channel for 12 years, is leaving the network to join NBC, her publicist has confirmed. Ms Kelly will host her own daytime news and discussion program at NBC, as […]

Trump inauguration: Clintons and Bushes to attend ceremony

Trump inauguration: Clintons and Bushes to attend ceremony

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Clintons and Bushes attended Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009. Bill and Hillary Clinton will attend Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington DC, aides tell US media. George W Bush and his wife Laura have also announced plans to turn up, saying they want to “witness the peaceful transfer of […]

Two year old rescues twin brother from fallen dresser

Two year old rescues twin brother from fallen dresser

Media captionTwo-year-old saves twin brother from falling furniture It’s every parent’s nightmare – but thanks to the quick thinking of a two-year-old child there was a happy ending. In footage that has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on YouTube, two young twin boys from Utah, US, can be seen climbing on a chest […]