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Pelosi calls for family ‘intervention’ with Trump

Image copyright Mark Wilson/Getty images Image caption Speaker Pelosi said she is concerned for the President Trump’s well being and that of the country The US House of Representatives’ Democratic leader has said President Donald Trump’s family should stage an “intervention” with him. Speaker Nancy Pelosi also said she was concerned for the president’s well-being, […]

John Walker Lindh: Anger as ‘American Taliban’ freed

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption John Walker Lindh expressed regret for joining the Taliban in 2002, but people have raised doubts about this contrition John Walker Lindh – the so-called “American Taliban” – has been released from prison, a move Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared “unconscionable”. Lindh served 17 years of a 20-year sentence […]

Killer tornado hurls US elderly couple from home

Media captionTornado damage in Missouri A tornado has killed three people in the US state of Missouri, including an elderly couple who were hurled hundreds of feet from their home. All three fatalities were in Golden City. Another tornado carved a three-mile swathe of destruction through the state capital, Jefferson City. It brought the death […]

Baltimore government held hostage by hackers’ ransomware

Image copyright Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images Image caption Baltimore’s government servers have been attacked by ransomware The US city of Baltimore’s government, long plagued by dysfunction, is now battling a ransomware attack that has crippled its systems for more than two weeks and counting. Hackers breached the Maryland city’s servers on 7 May and demanded $100,000 […]

US weather: Tornadoes kill at least seven people

Media captionTornado damage in Missouri At least seven people have been killed in weather-related deaths as tornadoes sweep across the US Midwest, local officials say. Three fatalities were confirmed on Thursday in Golden City, Missouri. Another two were killed in the state earlier in the week, along with one in Oklahoma and another in Iowa. […]

Trump hits back at Democratic ‘cover-up’ claims

Media captionTrump to Pelosi: “I don’t do cover-ups” US President Donald Trump has angrily lashed out at Democratic leaders’ claims he is engaged in a “cover-up”. “I don’t do cover-ups,” the Republican president said in an unscheduled briefing from the White House. His remarks came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met fellow Democrats to discuss […]

Trump hits back at Democratic ‘cover-up’ claims

Media captionTrump to Pelosi: “I don’t do cover-ups” US President Donald Trump has angrily lashed out at Democratic leaders’ claims he is engaged in a “cover-up”. “I don’t do cover-ups,” the Republican president said in an unscheduled briefing from the White House. His remarks came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met fellow Democrats to discuss […]

Trump hits back at Democratic ‘cover-up’ claims

Media captionTrump to Pelosi: “I don’t do cover ups” US President Donald Trump has angrily lashed out at Democratic leaders’ claims he is engaged in a “cover-up”. “I don’t do cover-ups,” the Republican president said in an unscheduled briefing from the White House. His remarks came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met fellow Democrats to […]

Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels ex-lawyer, charged with defrauding her

Image copyright Reuters US lawyer Michael Avenatti has been charged with defrauding Stormy Daniels, the porn star he represented in a lawsuit against President Donald Trump, federal prosecutors say. They say Mr Avenatti, 48, took the money Ms Daniels was supposed to get from a book deal. The high-profile lawyer already faces a number of […]

Ralph Northam: Inquiry into racist photo inconclusive

Image copyright The Washington Post via Getty Images Image caption Ralph Northam’s page in the 1984 yearbook of Eastern Virginia Medical School – one of several blackface photos in the publication An independent inquiry into a racist photo on Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s 1984 college yearbook page has ended with no conclusive findings. The report […]

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