Obama warned Trump about hiring Michael Flynn

Obama warned Trump about hiring Michael Flynn

Media captionSean Spicer: ‘Obama made clear he was not a fan of General Flynn’ Barack Obama warned newly elected President Donald Trump against hiring Michael Flynn as national security adviser, the White House has confirmed. Mr Obama warned his successor less than 48 hours after the November election during a conversation in the Oval Office, […]

‘7,000 bodies buried’ beneath Mississippi university

‘7,000 bodies buried’ beneath Mississippi university

Image copyright University of Mississippi Image caption Officials discovered the first coffins while building a road in 2013 The remains of at least 7,000 people may be buried beneath the University of Mississippi, officials estimate. The bodies of the state’s first mental institution – called the Insane Asylum – stretch across 20 acres of campus […]

Bill Clinton pens first thriller novel with James Patterson

Bill Clinton pens first thriller novel with James Patterson

Image copyright Knopf/Little, Brown Former-president Bill Clinton is writing a novel about the White House, publishers announced on Monday. The President Is Missing is being written in collaboration with James Patterson, believed to be the world’s best-selling living author. The publishers say the book will be “informed by details that only a President can know”. […]

Man arrested in killing of engaged Boston doctors

Man arrested in killing of engaged Boston doctors

Image copyright CBS Image caption Richard Field (L) and Lina Bolanos (R) were engaged to be married A man is in custody over the double murder of two doctors found dead in a luxury penthouse in Boston – reportedly tied up and with their throats slit. Bampumim Teixeira was arrested after police exchanged fire with […]

US Air Force’s secretive space plane lands after two years in orbit

US Air Force’s secretive space plane lands after two years in orbit

The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV-4), an unmanned, reusable space plane operated by the US Air Force, has landed at Nasa’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida after two years in orbit. US Air Force officials confirmed the craft’s landing and said they were “excited about the data gathered”. According to a press release, the programme […]

Worries over US pullout to dominate UN climate talks

Worries over US pullout to dominate UN climate talks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Fears are growing that President Trump may withdraw the US from the Paris climate agreement Concerns over a possible US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement are likely to be the main focus of UN climate talks here in Bonn. Negotiators from almost 200 countries are gathering for almost […]

Canada floods: Montreal declares state of emergency

Canada floods: Montreal declares state of emergency

Image copyright CBC Image caption Heavy rains have combined with melting snow to cause the worst flooding in decades A state of emergency has been declared in the Canadian city of Montreal due to flooding caused by torrential rains and melting snow. The measure was declared on Sunday afternoon and will remain in place for […]

Canada considers retaliation for US tariff on softwood lumber

Canada considers retaliation for US tariff on softwood lumber

Image copyright Reuters Image caption British Columbia is Canada’s biggest logging province Canada is considering multiple trade actions against the US in response to tariffs on softwood lumber. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday he was considering banning US coal exports in response to the “unfair” tax on Canadian lumber. The government is also […]

Texas policeman charged with murder over teenage death

Texas policeman charged with murder over teenage death

Image copyright European Photopress Agency A police officer has been charged with murder after shooting a teenager who was a passenger in a car as it drove away from a house party in Dallas. Roy Oliver opened fire on the vehicle, killing Jordan Edwards, 15, with a single bullet in the head on Saturday. Police […]

Angella Reid fired as White House chief usher

Angella Reid fired as White House chief usher

Image copyright CBS Image caption Reid travelled to Wisconsin to select the 2016 White House christmas tree The Trump administration has fired the White House chief usher, who is responsible for the management of the building and its staff. Angella Reid was the first woman and second African-American to serve in the position after a […]