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Thousand Oaks: Marine veteran Ian David Long identified as suspect

Media captionSurvivors of California shooting describe what they saw. A US Marine Corps veteran with suspected mental health issues killed 12 people in a busy bar in California, including a policeman, officials say. The shooting began at 23:20 local time on Wednesday in Thousand Oaks about 40 miles (65km) north-west of Los Angeles. At least […]

Thousand Oaks: At least 12 killed at California bar shooting

Image copyright EPA Image caption Others were injured in the bar, where a heavy police presence remains At least 12 people have been killed, including a police officer, at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California. The shooting began at 23:20 local time on Wednesday about 40 miles (65km) north-west of Los Angeles, police say. At […]

Trump-Russia probe ‘under threat’ after Sessions fired

Media captionStaff applauded as Mr Sessions left the Department of Justice The US inquiry into alleged Russian meddling during the 2016 election could be under threat after President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, top opposition Democrats say. Nancy Pelosi, who leads Democrats in the House of Representatives, called the decision a “blatant attempt” […]

Who is attorney general’s replacement?

Who is attorney general’s replacement?

Image copyright Douglas Graham Image caption Matthew Whitaker is replacing his former boss, Jeff Sessions Just minutes after news broke that US Attorney General Jeff Sessions had been forced out of his job, President Donald Trump announced a replacement: Matthew G Whitaker, Session’s chief-of-staff. So who is he? Before the dust had even begun to […]

White House suspends credentials for CNN’s Jim Acosta

Media captionTrump: “That’s enough, put down the mic” The White House has suspended the credentials of CNN’s chief White House correspondent hours after a testy exchange with President Donald Trump. Jim Acosta was asking a question at a news conference on Wednesday when a White House worker tried to grab the microphone from his hands. […]

Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Sessions was the first US senator to endorse Mr Trump for president US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been fired by President Donald Trump. The president had repeatedly criticised his top law enforcement official after he recused himself from the Russia investigation dogging the White House. Mr Trump […]

Mid-term elections 2018: Trump offers bipartisanship with caveat

Media captionTrump hopes for “beautiful bi-partisan situation” US President Donald Trump has said he is ready to work with Democrats after they won control of the House of Representatives in mid-term elections. But during a testy news conference, he vowed to adopt a “warlike posture” if Democrats investigated him. The Republican president also clashed repeatedly […]

Canadian MP Tony Clement out of caucus after sexting revelation

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Canadian MP Tony Clement pictured in the House of Commons in Ottawa A Canadian MP and former Cabinet minister has resigned from a federal national security oversight committee amid a sexting scandal. Tony Clement, 57, was also removed from the Conservative caucus on Wednesday. Mr Clement said he was the […]

Colorado man pleads guilty to wife and daughter’s murders

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chris Watts, seen here shortly after his arrest in August, pled guilty to all nine charges against him A Colorado man, Chris Watts, has pleaded guilty to killing his pregnant wife and daughters. The district attorney agreed to drop the death penalty in exchange for Mr Watts accepting all […]

Mid-term elections: Trump hails ‘big victory’ despite House losses

Media captionThe story of election night in two minutes President Donald Trump has hailed a “big victory” in US mid-term elections after Democrats seized the House of Representatives but Republicans consolidated their grip on the Senate. The Democratic majority in the lower chamber will be in a position to block Mr Trump’s legislative programme. But […]