US Army officer brings Afghan interpreter to live with him

US Army officer brings Afghan interpreter to live with him

Image copyright AP Image caption Army Captain Matthew Ball (R) hugs his former interpreter Qismat Amin at San Francisco International Airport A US Army officer has brought his former Afghan interpreter to live with him in America amid fears he could fall foul of new immigration restrictions. Capt Matthew Ball paid for Qismat Amin’s airline […]

Powerful snowstorm blankets US east coast

Powerful snowstorm blankets US east coast

Image copyright AP Image caption Millions of Americans woke up to snow on Thursday morning, amid otherwise unseasonably warm temperatures A snowstorm has hit the US East Coast, just a day after unseasonably balmy temperatures. Meteorologists predict the busy Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor, where millions live, could get between 12-18in (30-45cm) of snow. New York, Boston and […]

Protests at Phoenix immigration office over Mexican woman

Protests at Phoenix immigration office over Mexican woman

Image copyright AP Image caption There are concerns about how Donald Trump’s immigration order will affect undocumented immigrants such as Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos Seven people have been arrested at protests outside a US immigration office in Phoenix, amid fears a woman was due to be deported to Mexico. Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, 36, was […]

Trump attack on judges ‘demoralising’ says Supreme Court pick

Trump attack on judges ‘demoralising’ says Supreme Court pick

Image copyright European Photopress Agency Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court has described the president’s attacks on the judiciary as “demoralising” and “disheartening”. Neil Gorsuch’s comments were made to a Democratic senator and confirmed by his spokesman. The president called a judge who halted his controversial travel ban a “so-called judge”, and said any […]

Senate confirms Trump attorney general pick Jeff Sessions

Senate confirms Trump attorney general pick Jeff Sessions

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jeff Sessions was an early supporter of Donald Trump The US Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s nomination for attorney general, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, by a vote of 52 to 47. The confirmation follows a series of divisive hearings during which Democrats attacked Mr Sessions’ record on civil rights. […]

US man gets 30 years for helping plot IS attack in Texas

US man gets 30 years for helping plot IS attack in Texas

Image copyright Reuters An Arizona man has been convicted of providing support to so-called Islamic State for helping two men in an attempted attack in Texas in 2015. Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, an American-born Muslim convert, was sentenced to 30 years for what a judge called an “extraordinarily serious” crime. His two friends were shot […]

Bald eagle with leg-trap on talons will die, warn experts

Bald eagle with leg-trap on talons will die, warn experts

Image copyright AP Image caption The eagle is believed to be male, since a female was discovered in a nearby nest Bird-rescue volunteers are trying to find a bald eagle photographed over the weekend in the US state of Pennsylvania with a leg-hold trap on its talons. The bird was first spotted on Sunday afternoon […]

Trump under fire in Nordstrom Ivanka row

Trump under fire in Nordstrom Ivanka row

Image copyright AP Democrats have condemned President Donald Trump’s tweet attacking a clothing retailer after it dropped a fashion line owned by his daughter. Mr Trump tweeted that “Ivanka has been treated so unfairly” by clothing retailer Nordstrom. A Democratic senator called the post “inappropriate” and an ex-White House ethics tsar dubbed it “outrageous”. Earlier […]

Court questions whether ban is anti-Muslim

Media captionPresident Trump’s travel ban court battle explained An appeals court has questioned whether President Donald Trump’s travel ban discriminates against Muslims. The executive order temporarily banned entry for all refugees and visitors from seven mainly Muslim countries, until it was halted last week. Judge Richard Clifton asked whether it could be discriminatory if it […]

Elizabeth Warren silenced over US Senate criticism of Sessions

Elizabeth Warren silenced over US Senate criticism of Sessions

Image copyright AP Image caption Elizabeth Warren was accused of flouting Senate rules by criticising Jeff Sessions Democratic US Senator Elizabeth Warren was silenced by Senate Republicans on Tuesday after reading a letter written by the widow of Martin Luther King Jr. The 30-year-old letter criticised Jeff Sessions, President Donald Trump’s nomination for attorney general. […]