Donald Trump promises report on election hacking

Donald Trump promises report on election hacking

Image copyright Reuters Donald Trump has promised to issue a report within 90 days on allegations of Russian hacking during the US presidential election campaign. In a series of tweets, the president-elect called the claims “made-up facts by sleazebag political operatives”. US intelligence agencies have accused Russia of interfering in the election by hacking party […]

Fiat accused over emissions software

Fiat accused over emissions software

Image copyright Getty Images Fiat Chrysler has been accused of not telling authorities about software that regulates emissions in thousands of its diesel vehicles. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said the company broke the law by installing, but failing to disclose, the technology in more than 100,000 Jeeps and Dodge vehicles. The agency said […]

Tommy Allsup: Guitarist who avoided Buddy Holly plane crash dies

Tommy Allsup: Guitarist who avoided Buddy Holly plane crash dies

Image copyright Wikimedia / Eric Shaiman / Getty Images Image caption Tommy Allsup (left) played with Buddy Holly on the night he died Rockabilly guitarist Tommy Allsup, who narrowly avoided boarding the plane that killed Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper, has died aged 85. The musician famously lost a coin toss for a seat […]

New York boy, 12, ‘demands chicken nugget at gunpoint’

New York boy, 12, ‘demands chicken nugget at gunpoint’

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The girl is said to have refused to give the boy one of her chicken nuggets A 12-year-old boy is accused of pulling a gun on a girl and demanding one of her chicken nuggets, New York police say. They say he asked for a nugget in a McDonald’s fast […]

US visa-free residency for Cubans ends

US visa-free residency for Cubans ends

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Until now, Cubans who reached the US got residency President Barack Obama has ended the longstanding policy that grants residency to Cubans who arrive in the US without visas. The 20-year-old policy allows Cuban migrants who reach US soil to become legal permanent residents after a year. In exchange, […]

US visa-free residency for Cubans ‘ends’

US visa-free residency for Cubans ‘ends’

Image copyright European Photopress Agency President Barack Obama has ended the longstanding policy that grants residency to Cubans who arrive in the US without visas, US media report. The 20-year-old policy allows Cuban migrants who reach US soil to become legal permanent residents after a year. In exchange, Havana has agreed to start accepting Cubans […]

Tearful Joe Biden awarded freedom medal by Obama

Media captionObama-Biden ‘bromance’ ends in tears and laughter President Barack Obama has awarded an emotional and surprised Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest US civilian honour. Mr Obama praised his vice-president for his “faith in your fellow Americans, for your love of country and your lifetime of service”. The award comes as […]

US man pays tax bill using five wheelbarrows of coins

US man pays tax bill using five wheelbarrows of coins

Image copyright DAVID CRIGGER/BHC Image caption Nick Stafford purchased five wheel barrows to transport his tax payment A US businessman in dispute with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has paid his $3,000 tax bill using five wheelbarrows containing 300,000 coins. Nick Stafford from Cedar Buff, Virginia, delivered so many coins that the DMV’s automated […]

US watchdog to probe FBI Clinton email actions

US watchdog to probe FBI Clinton email actions

Image copyright AP Image caption Comey’s intervention late in the campaign sparked Democratic protests A US government watchdog has launched an investigation into actions taken by the FBI during the election campaign. FBI director James Comey’s decision to reopen an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server 11 days before the election shook up the race. […]

Six children feared dead in Baltimore house fire

Six children feared dead in Baltimore house fire

Image copyright Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP Image caption One witness said flames were pouring from every window Six children from the same family are missing, presumed dead, after fire tore through a house in northeast Baltimore, a fire official said. Three other children and their mother have been hospitalised after escaping the blaze. […]