Trump’s love-hate saga with Comey

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Connecticut black bear ‘angry’ at no invite for brownies

Image copyright Bob Belfiore Image caption The bear tried to get through several doors before wandering off A bear in the US state of Connecticut would not take no for an answer after showing up at a homeowner’s back porch for fresh-baked brownies. The unwanted ursine guest managed to rip off the screen door, but […]

FBI director ‘misstated’ key Clinton email claim, sources say

Media captionComey explains why he went public reopening Clinton email probe The FBI director gave inaccurate information about Hillary Clinton’s emails to Congress last week, say sources at the agency. James Comey told lawmakers that Mrs Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin, forwarded “hundreds and thousands” of classified emails to her then-husband. However, investigating officials say […]

Shaquille O’Neal plans to run for sheriff

Image copyright Reuters Image caption O’Neal says he wants to bring people closer together US basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal has announced his plans to run for sheriff in 2020, but he has not yet decided where. The former NBA star, known as Shaq, owns homes in both Georgia and Florida and could run in either […]

Senator Lindsey Graham questions Trump business deals

Image copyright Reuters Republican Senator Lindsey Graham says he has further questions about President Donald Trump’s business dealings in relation to Russia. The South Carolina senator asked former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper about the matter on Monday as he testified before a Senate panel. Mr Clapper declined to answer a question about concern […]

Syria war: US to arm Kurds in battle for Raqqa

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The SDF is pressing IS back in the key city of Tabqa US President Donald Trump has approved supplying weapons to Kurdish forces fighting so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria, the Pentagon says. Kurdish elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) would be equipped to help drive IS from […]

‘Grotesque actions’ in Penn State fraternity hazing death

Image copyright ABC Image caption Fraternity members waited 12 hours before calling police to help Timothy Piazza (C) The lawyer for the family of a student who died after falling down stairs during a fraternity initiation has called the group’s actions “grotesque”. Timothy Piazza, 19, died in February after he became drunk during a “pledge” […]

Taliban fight: US may send 3,000 more troops to Afghanistan

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gen Nicholson visited US troops in Helmand province last month The US military and state department are recommending sending at least 3,000 more US troops to Afghanistan to fight the Taliban, US media report. Military leaders would also regain the authority to target Taliban leaders with air strikes under the […]