US energy chief: Fossil fuels may prevent sexual assault

US energy chief: Fossil fuels may prevent sexual assault

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rick Perry said electricity will “shine righteousness” on acts of sexual assault US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has said an increase in the use of fossil fuels in Africa may prevent sexual assault. Speaking in Washington, he said “from the standpoint of sexual assault” light would shine “righteousness…on those […]

Twitter employee ‘deactivated’ Trump account on last day

Twitter employee ‘deactivated’ Trump account on last day

Image copyright Twitter Image caption For a short time visitors could only see a message that read: “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!” US President Donald Trump’s Twitter account briefly vanished on Thursday but has since been restored, the social media company said. An employee deactivated the @realdonaldtrump account, it said, clarifying that it had been […]

Republican tax plan to target mortgage deduction

Republican tax plan to target mortgage deduction

Image copyright Getty Images Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Trump displays the proposed new ‘postcard’ tax form Republicans have unveiled details of a sweeping tax plan, aimed at slashing rates for businesses and lowering inheritance taxes. The proposal would lower the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20%, while retaining the top individual rate […]

Donald Trump nominates Jerome Powell as Fed chair

Donald Trump nominates Jerome Powell as Fed chair

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jerome Powell was appointed to the Federal Reserve board in 2012 President Donald Trump has named Jerome Powell as his pick to lead the Federal Reserve. Mr Powell, a Republican and multi-millionaire, currently serves as a member of the bank’s board. He had been widely tipped as the top choice […]

Shalom Ouanounou: Canada judge keeps patient on life support

Shalom Ouanounou: Canada judge keeps patient on life support

Image copyright Hugh Sher Image caption Shalom Ouanounou was intubated an asthma attack A Canadian judge has allowed an Orthodox Jewish family to keep their son on life support after he was declared brain dead by doctors. Shalom Ouanounou, 25, of Toronto, was intubated after he suffered an asthma attack on 27 September. A death […]

Trump aide Sam Clovis pulls out of consideration for job

Trump aide Sam Clovis pulls out of consideration for job

Image copyright Getty Images An ex-Trump aide has withdrawn from consideration for an administration post amid scrutiny of his credentials and connection to the Russian inquiry. Sam Clovis was a candidate to become chief scientist of the Department of Agriculture, but critics said he was devoid of experience for the job. Mr Clovis has been […]

Walmart shooting: ‘Nonchalant’ suspect arrested after manhunt

Walmart shooting: ‘Nonchalant’ suspect arrested after manhunt

Image copyright Thornton Police Image caption Suspect Scott Ostrem was arrested after an overnight manhunt Police have arrested a man accused of shooting three people at a Walmart in suburban Colorado after a manhunt. Scott Ostrem, 47, “nonchalantly” walked into the store and opened fire on Wednesday night, officers described. Two men died at the […]

New York truck attack: Trump urges death penalty for Sayfullo Saipov

New York truck attack: Trump urges death penalty for Sayfullo Saipov

Media captionNew York truck attack: Who is Sayfullo Saipov? US President Donald Trump has repeated calls for the suspect in the New York truck attack to get the death penalty. But Mr Trump backed away from his call a day earlier to send Sayfullo Saipov to Guantanamo Bay, saying “that process takes much longer”. The […]

Bin Laden raid: Son Hamza’s wedding video in CIA file release

Bin Laden raid: Son Hamza’s wedding video in CIA file release

Media captionOnly childhood videos of Hamza bin Laden had been seen before this wedding footage Osama Bin Laden’s personal diary, video of his son Hamza’s wedding and documentaries about himself were among files found on the al-Qaeda leader’s computer, the CIA has revealed. Nearly half a million of the files have been released, the fourth […]

Colorado shooting: ‘Nonchalant’ gunman kills three

Colorado shooting: ‘Nonchalant’ gunman kills three

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police are asking for help locating this man Three people have died after a shooting at a Walmart in suburban Colorado. Police say Scott Ostrem, 47, “nonchalantly” walked into the store and opened fire on Wednesday night. Two men died at the scene of the shooting and a wounded woman […]