George HW Bush and wife in hospital

George HW Bush and wife in hospital

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The former president and first lady are recovering in the Houston Methodist Hospital Former US President George HW Bush and his wife Barbara Bush have been admitted to a hospital in Houston, Texas, according to a spokesman. The 41st president was admitted on Saturday due to “an acute respiratory […]

Obama says justice was served on Manning

Media captionObama defends decision to free Manning President Barack Obama has defended his decision to free Wikileaks source Chelsea Manning, 29 years before her scheduled release. He told his final news conference that “justice has been served”. Manning was sentenced to 35 years for leaking diplomatic cables to the group, one of the largest breaches […]

Obama leaving with high approval rating

Media captionBarack Obama: What would he have done differently? Two new polls show President Barack Obama leaving office with one of the highest approval ratings for any departing US president. Separate polls conducted by The Washington Post/ABC and CNN/ORC both found Mr Obama with 60% approval. A majority approve of his economic policy, but polls […]

Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence

Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence

Image copyright AP Image caption Manning declared her new identity the day after sentencing President Barack Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning’s sentence for leaking documents to Wikileaks in 2010. The 29-year-old transgender US Army private, born Bradley Manning, will be freed on 17 May instead of her scheduled 2045 release. She was sentenced to 35 […]

Trump inauguration boycott escalates

Trump inauguration boycott escalates

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than 50 House Democrats are refusing to attend Friday’s inauguration ceremony A rising number of Democratic lawmakers have said they plan to boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration at the US Capitol on 20 January. More than 50 House Democrats are refusing to watch as Mr Trump is sworn […]

Pulse nightclub shooting: Wife of gunman ‘knew of attack’

Pulse nightclub shooting: Wife of gunman ‘knew of attack’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Salman told investigators that her husband was radicalised in the year leading up to the attack The widow of the man who killed 49 people at a Florida gay nightclub knew of the attack before it happened, a court in California has heard. According to an indictment unsealed on Tuesday, […]

Trump sued for defamation by former Apprentice Summer Zervos

Media captionSex accuser sues Trump for defamation A former Apprentice contestant who accuses US President-elect Donald Trump of sexual assault has filed a defamation lawsuit against him. Summer Zervos, who alleges Mr Trump forced himself on her in 2007, said he lied to the nation about his behaviour. The lawsuit, which Ms Zervos announced at […]

Trump inauguration boycott: Who is staying away?

Trump inauguration boycott: Who is staying away?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than 50 House Democrats are refusing to attend Friday’s inauguration ceremony A rising number of Democratic lawmakers have said they plan to boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration at the US Capitol on 20 January. More than 50 House Democrats are refusing to watch as Mr Trump is sworn […]

US Congress removes Ferguson artwork

US Congress removes Ferguson artwork

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The painting depicts two police officers as pigs, and a protester as a wolf A student painting depicting race riots and protests in Ferguson has been removed from the halls of the US capitol building, the BBC has learned. The artwork, which depicted police officers as pigs, had been […]