US official: Russia ‘hacked’ 21 US states in election

US official: Russia ‘hacked’ 21 US states in election

Image copyright Getty Images Russian hackers targeted election systems in 21 US states during last year’s campaign, said a US official. Jeanette Manfra of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) refused to identify the states during her testimony before a Senate panel, citing confidentiality agreements. But she added there was no evidence to suggest actual […]

What’s Alibaba’s Jack Ma selling to America?

Jack Ma, the boss of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, is in Detroit making a pitch to American entrepreneurs. The BBC’s Samira Hussain explains why that might have Amazon worried. What’s Alibaba’s Jack Ma selling to America?

Michigan police officer ‘stable’ after stabbing at airport

Michigan police officer ‘stable’ after stabbing at airport

Image copyright LinkedIn Image caption Lieutenant Jeff Neville had worked for more than 20 years as a law enforcement officer A police officer is in hospital recovering after he was stabbed in the back and neck at an airport in Michigan, police say. A suspect is in custody after Wednesday morning’s attack at Bishop International […]

US official: Russia ‘hacked’ 21 US states in election

US official: Russia ‘hacked’ 21 US states in election

Image copyright Getty Images Russian hackers targeted election systems in 21 US states during last year’s campaign, said a US official. Jeanette Manfra of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) refused to identify the states during her testimony before a Senate panel, citing confidentiality agreements. But she added there was no evidence to suggest actual […]

Milwaukee officer cleared in shooting that sparked riots

Milwaukee officer cleared in shooting that sparked riots

Image copyright Police Image caption Dominique Heaggan-Brown (L) and Sylville Smith A former Milwaukee police officer has been acquitted of first-degree reckless homicide in the shooting of a black man last year. Dominique Heaggan-Brown shot and killed Sylville Smith, 23, last August after he fled from police. The death sparked two days of riots in […]

US inmates who saved guard’s life to have sentences cut

US inmates who saved guard’s life to have sentences cut

Image copyright Polk County Sheriff’s Office Image caption The prisoners’ heroic actions have earned them each a shortened prison sentence Six US prisoners are being rewarded for saving a prison officer who had suffered a suspected heart attack. Polk County Sheriff Johnny Moats said the Georgia prisoners, who all have committed minor crimes, would each […]

Gay torment made NFL star Ryan O’Callaghan plan suicide

Gay torment made NFL star Ryan O’Callaghan plan suicide

Image copyright SB Nation Image caption Ryan O’Callaghan is the seventh former NFL player to have come out as gay Former NFL player Ryan O’Callaghan has come out as gay, revealing that his anguish over his sexuality drove him to write a suicide note. The New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs lineman told Outsports […]

Police officer ‘stable’ after stabbing at Michigan airport

Police officer ‘stable’ after stabbing at Michigan airport

A police officer has been stabbed in the back and neck at an airport in Michigan, police say. The officer is in hospital recovering. “Please keep the officer in your prayers,” said Michigan State Police on Twitter. The Bishop International Airport in Flint has been evacuated and additional officers have been stationed at city hall, […]

Pentagon ‘wasted $28m’ on Afghan camouflaged uniforms

Pentagon ‘wasted $28m’ on Afghan camouflaged uniforms

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Afghan National Army troops keep guard during a gunfight in Kunduz province US taxpayers unnecessarily spent $28m on uniforms for the Afghan National Army, according to the US inspector general tasked with overseeing the war. In a scathing report, John Sopko said that officials bought “forest” pattern uniforms, despite […]

Marco Rubio and Ivanka Trump respond to failed hug gags

Marco Rubio and Ivanka Trump respond to failed hug gags

Image copyright @yasher/Twitter Ever had that awkward moment when you go in for a hug but the receiver doesn’t really seem into it? Republican Senator Marco Rubio knows the feeling. He was attending a business meeting on Tuesday with President Trump’s daughter Ivanka when he was snapped in this failed interaction. Social media users were […]