Obama adviser Susan Rice denies targeting Trump team

Obama adviser Susan Rice denies targeting Trump team

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Susan Rice says allegations she directed spying on Trump operatives are “absolutely false” A top adviser to former President Barack Obama has labelled reports that she ordered surveillance of Donald Trump’s campaign as “absolutely false”. Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice flatly denied she or Mr Obama used intelligence […]

Mercedes, BMW and Hyundai dump O’Reilly Factor amid lawsuits

Mercedes, BMW and Hyundai dump O’Reilly Factor amid lawsuits

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bill O’Reilly did not discuss the allegations against himself on Monday night Three advertisers have pulled commercials from Fox News’ most popular show because of sexual harassment claims against its host, Bill O’Reilly. Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai and BMW have each pulled advertising following the “disturbing” allegations. The New York Times […]

Cyber-bully faces extradition to Canada in Amanda Todd case

Cyber-bully faces extradition to Canada in Amanda Todd case

Image caption Amanda Todd’s mother said her daughter was being bullied “online and offline”. A Dutchman has lost his appeal against extradition for his alleged role in the cyber-bullying case of a 15-year-old Canadian girl who took her own life. The Dutch Supreme Court ruling follows an agreement by the country’s authorities to send the […]

New hope for Briton jailed in US for 30 years

New hope for Briton jailed in US for 30 years

Image copyright Reprieve Image caption Krishna Maharaj, also known as Kris, has long maintained his innocence A British man will have a chance to win his freedom after more than 30 years in a Florida jail. A US appeals court on Tuesday granted a new hearing for Kris Maharaj, 78, who has been jailed for […]

Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai dump O’Reilly Factor amid lawsuits

Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai dump O’Reilly Factor amid lawsuits

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bill O’Reilly did not discuss the allegations against himself on Monday night Two advertisers have pulled commercials from Fox News’ most popular show because of sexual harassment claims against its host, Bill O’Reilly. Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai both called the allegations against the O’Reilly Factor presenter “disturbing”. The New York […]

Former CIA boss: Trump travel ban ‘misguided’

Former CIA boss: Trump travel ban ‘misguided’

The former director of the CIA has described President Trump’s travel ban as “misguided” in an interview with BBC Newsnight. You can watch the whole interview here. Former CIA boss: Trump travel ban ‘misguided’

Student gets into Stanford with #BlackLivesMatter x100

Student gets into Stanford with #BlackLivesMatter x100

Image copyright Twitter/@ZiadAhmed Image caption Ziad Ahmed’s personal statement to Stanford put his activism front and centre. News that a high school student wrote nothing but #BlackLivesMatter on his personal statement in an application to California’s Stanford University – and got in – has been raising some eyebrows. Stanford University was ranked third in the […]

Trump gives part of salary to US parks

Trump gives part of salary to US parks

Image copyright EPA Image caption White House Press Secretary says the paycheck covers 20 January until now US President Donald Trump is donating his first quarterly salary to the National Parks Service, a White House spokesman has said. Sean Spicer on Monday handed a cheque for $78,333 (£62,786) to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who oversees […]

No fines for Harrison Ford for being ‘schmuck’

No fines for Harrison Ford for being ‘schmuck’

Image copyright PA Image caption Ford is a licensed pilot of both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters Harrison Ford won’t face any penalties for mistakenly landing his single-engine plane on a US airport taxiway. The US actor, who admitted to air traffic control he’d been a “schmuck”, will retain his pilot’s certificate “without restriction”, his lawyer […]

Roman Polanski jail plea rejected by US judge

Roman Polanski jail plea rejected by US judge

Image copyright AFP Image caption Roman Polanski fled the US ahead of his sentencing for statutory rape in 1978 Film-maker Roman Polanski has failed to win assurances from a US court that he will not face prison over a decades-old case involving sex with a minor. A judge rejected a motion by Polanski’s lawyers who […]