George Bush Snr accused of groping by eighth woman

George Bush Snr accused of groping by eighth woman

Image copyright Supplied Image caption An interpreter, second left, says Mr Bush, centre, groped her in 2004 An eighth woman has come forward with claims that former US president George HW Bush groped her. An interpreter, whom the BBC has agreed not to name because of the sensitive nature of her job, claims Mr Bush […]

Kirsten Gillibrand: Bill Clinton ‘should have resigned’

Kirsten Gillibrand: Bill Clinton ‘should have resigned’

Image copyright Getty Images Former President Bill Clinton should have resigned over his affair with a White House intern nearly 20 years ago, a top Democrat has said. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was asked if he should have stepped down following allegations of sexual misconduct against Senator Al Franken. “Yes, I think that is the appropriate […]

US Navy: Penis in sky drawn by jet trail was ‘unacceptable’

US Navy: Penis in sky drawn by jet trail was ‘unacceptable’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Navy aircraft involved was an EA-18G Growler US Navy officials have said it was “absolutely unacceptable” that one of their pilots used a jet’s contrail to draw a penis in the sky. The phallic outline over Okanogan County in the western US state of Washington provoked much mirth online. […]

The Pentagon accidentally retweets call for Trump to resign

The Pentagon accidentally retweets call for Trump to resign

Image copyright Getty Images It holds nuclear missile codes, it’s in charge of the security of the United States, and its ultimate boss, the US president, is a prolific tweeter. But when it comes to handling its own Twitter account, the Pentagon could do with improving its skills. On Thursday the US Department of Defense […]

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 […]

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, […]