Jeff Sessions, US attorney general nominee, denies KKK sympathies

Media captionJeff Sessions said caricature of him as a ‘Southern racist was painful’ President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to be the new attorney general has denied sympathising with the Ku Klux Klan, in a tough Senate confirmation hearing. Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, 69, also pledged to recuse himself from any investigation into former Democratic presidential candidate […]

Spotify offers Barack Obama a job as ‘President of Playlists’

Spotify offers Barack Obama a job as ‘President of Playlists’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption President Barack Obama has shared several Spotify playlists, including music for Christmas and the gym President Barack Obama recently joked that he was hoping for a job at Spotify when he leaves the White House. And it seems the music streaming service is keen to oblige him, after it […]

Jeff Sessions, US attorney general nominee, faces rough ride

Jeff Sessions, US attorney general nominee, faces rough ride

Image copyright Reuters President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to be the new attorney general is poised to get a rough ride when he appears before US senators. Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, 69, will face questions about his past record on civil rights at his confirmation hearing on Tuesday. Senate Democrats will also challenge him over his […]

Trump role for son-in-law Jared Kushner needs review, Democrats say

Trump role for son-in-law Jared Kushner needs review, Democrats say

Image copyright Reuters Image caption An anti-nepotism law does not bar Jared Kushner from taking a White House job, his lawyer says Democrats have called for US President-elect Donald Trump’s naming of his son-in-law as a top adviser to be reviewed over concerns of nepotism and conflict of interest. A group wants the Justice Department […]

We don’t tip black people, note to Virginia waitress said

We don’t tip black people, note to Virginia waitress said

Image copyright ABC Image caption The note was shared online by an African-American civil rights group Customers at a restaurant in Virginia are rallying to support a black waitress who received a a racist note instead of a tip at the weekend. Waitress Kelly Carter said a couple had written on the receipt: “Great service […]

Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, named top adviser

Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, named top adviser

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Kushner is married to Mr Trump’s daughter Ivanka President-elect Donald Trump has named his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as one of his senior White House advisers. The 35-year-old played a key role in the presidential campaign and his new White House job will cover both domestic and foreign policy. Mr […]

We don’t tip black people, note to Virginia waitress said

We don’t tip black people, note to Virginia waitress said

Image copyright ABC Image caption The note was shared online by an African-American civil rights group Customers at a restaurant in Virginia are rallying to support a black waitress who received a a racist note instead of a tip at the weekend. Waitress Kelly Carter said a couple had written on the receipt: “Great service […]

Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, to be top adviser

Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, to be top adviser

Image copyright Reuters President-elect Donald Trump is to make son-in-law Jared Kushner one of his senior advisers. The 35-year-old played a key role in the presidential campaign and his new White House job will cover both domestic and foreign policy. Mr Kushner, who is married to Ivanka Trump, is a property developer with a wide […]

We don’t tip black people, note to Virginia waitress said

We don’t tip black people, note to Virginia waitress said

Image copyright ABC Image caption The note was shared online by an African-American civil rights group Customers at a restaurant in Virginia are rallying to support a black waitress who received a a racist note instead of a tip at the weekend. Waitress Kelly Carter said a couple had written on the receipt: “Great service […]

Pioneer Cabin Tree in California felled by storms

Pioneer Cabin Tree in California felled by storms

Image copyright Calaveras Big Trees State Park Image caption The giant sequoia, which was carved into a living tunnel over a century ago, has fallen Storms in California have toppled one of America’s most famous trees – the Pioneer Cabin Tree. The giant sequoia was known for having a hole cut through its trunk – […]