Trump attacks Senator Al Franken after grope allegation

Trump attacks Senator Al Franken after grope allegation

Media captionFranken accuser: I was disgusted President Donald Trump has criticised Senator Al Franken on Twitter after the Democrat admitted to groping a woman during a 2006 overseas comedy tour. Mr Trump called him “Al Frankenstien” – a misspelled reference to the undead monster – and mocked his previous advocacy for women’s’ rights. Mr Franken […]

US senator Al Franken apologises after grope allegation

US senator Al Franken apologises after grope allegation

Media captionFranken accuser: I was disgusted US Senator Al Franken has responded to a woman’s allegations that he groped her as she slept and “forcibly” kissed her in a rehearsal for a comedy skit. Leeann Tweeden says the two incidents happened in December 2006 on a tour to entertain US troops overseas, before Mr Franken […]

US senator Al Franken apologises for grope caught on camera

US senator Al Franken apologises for grope caught on camera

Media captionFranken accuser: I was disgusted US Senator Al Franken has responded to a woman’s allegations that he groped her as she slept and “forcibly” kissed her in a rehearsal for a comedy skit. Leeann Tweeden says the two incidents happened in December 2006 on a tour to entertain US troops overseas, before Mr Franken […]

House Republicans pass $1.4tn tax overhaul bill

House Republicans pass $1.4tn tax overhaul bill

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Republicans are poised to pass the most sweeping rewrite of the US tax code since 1986 House Republicans have passed a controversial overhaul of the US tax code that slashes corporate rates. Thursday’s vote came after US President Donald Trump made a rare visit to Congress to rally lawmakers […]

Diplomat dies in NY ‘trust game’ fall

Diplomat dies in NY ‘trust game’ fall

Image copyright CBS New York Image caption The Manhattan balcony from which Julian Simpson fell An Australian diplomat has died after falling from a New York City balcony while socialising with friends. Julian Simpson, 30, accidentally slipped from a seventh-floor ledge of his Manhattan building and fell to a landing on the second floor, New […]

Roy Moore’s lawyer casts doubt on accuser’s yearbook claim

Roy Moore’s lawyer casts doubt on accuser’s yearbook claim

Media captionRoy Moore: How Alabamans are defending the accused judge A lawyer for embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore has raised questions about evidence provided by a woman who claims he sexually assaulted her as a teen. Beverly Young Nelson showed Mr Moore’s purported signature and message in her high school yearbook as proof of his […]

US senator Al Franken apologises after accusation of groping

US senator Al Franken apologises after accusation of groping

Image copyright KABC Image caption Franken said the photo “was clearly intended to be funny but wasn’t” US Senator Al Franken has responded to a woman’s allegations that he groped her as she slept and “forcibly” kissed her in a rehearsal for a comedy skit. Leeann Tweeden says the two incidents happened in December 2006 […]

Anti-Trump sticker on Texas pick-up truck riles sheriff

Anti-Trump sticker on Texas pick-up truck riles sheriff

Image copyright Facebook/ Sheriff Troy E Nehls A bumper sticker directing an expletive at US President Donald Trump and those who voted for him has triggered a free speech debate in Texas. The pick-up truck adhesive prompted a Facebook post by a local sheriff who asked to speak with the vehicle owner. In his post, […]

US to lift ban on elephant hunting trophy imports

Media caption“We’ve been seeing carcasses of elephants, some four months old, some less than a week old” reports Alastair Leithead, flying over Botswana The Trump administration will allow American hunters to import elephant trophies to the US, reversing an Obama-era 2014 ban, US media report. A federal government agency said imports could resume on Friday […]