Trump accuses FBI leadership amid row over memo

Trump accuses FBI leadership amid row over memo

Media captionAll you need to know about the Trump-Russia investigation US President Donald Trump has accused top officials of politicising FBI and justice department investigations to damage his Republican party. Later on Friday, he is expected to approve the release of a memo that is thought to suggest the FBI abused its powers to spy […]

Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil makes prediction

Thousands of people gathered at Gobblers Knob in the town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to witness a groundhog named Phil make his annual prediction on how long the North American winter will last. What was the furry critter’s forecast this year? Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil makes prediction

Texas killer dad John Battaglia taunts ex-wife at execution

Texas killer dad John Battaglia taunts ex-wife at execution

Image copyright Reuters Image caption John Battaglia killed the girls in his Texas apartment “Well hi, Mary Jean,” a Texas death row inmate said to his ex-wife as he was executed for murdering their two daughters in 2001. “See ya’ll later. Go ahead please,” said John Battaglia, 62, as he prepared for Thursday night’s lethal […]

Bill and Ted star on his child abuse hell

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Trump memo: Ryan plays down impact on Russia inquiry

Trump memo: Ryan plays down impact on Russia inquiry

Media captionAll you need to know about the Trump-Russia investigation A top US Republican, House Speaker Paul Ryan, has played down the potential impact of publishing a memo about FBI activities during the 2016 election. President Donald Trump is expected to approve releasing the secret memo, which suggests the FBI abused its powers to spy […]

Los Angeles school shooting by girl, 12, ‘was unintentional’

Los Angeles school shooting by girl, 12, ‘was unintentional’

Image copyright AFP/GETTY Image caption A 12-year-old girl was arrested after the shooting on Thursday A shooting by a 12-year-old girl at a Californian school is thought to be unintentional, Los Angeles police say. The girl has been charged with “negligent discharge of a firearm” after the incident left five injured. A 15-year-old boy, who […]

Larry Nassar case: Michigan police apologise to victim

Larry Nassar case: Michigan police apologise to victim

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Meridian Township police chief apologises to Brianne Randall-Gay on videoconference Michigan police have offered a public apology to a woman whose complaint against ex-USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was ignored in 2004. “We wish we had this one back”, police chief Dave Hall said. Brianne Randall-Gay was 17 years old […]

Apple sells fewer phones but profits rise

Apple sells fewer phones but profits rise

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The new iPhone X started selling in November Apple sold slightly fewer iPhones in the final three months of 2017 than it did the year before, but higher prices compensated for the dip. The firm reported a record $20bn (£14bn) in quarterly profits, driven by strong growth in Japan […]

Two shot after girl, 12, opens fire at Los Angeles school

Two shot after girl, 12, opens fire at Los Angeles school

Image copyright CBS Image caption Police checked students as they were evacuated from classrooms Two teenage students have been shot at a Los Angeles school, and police say that a 12-year-old girl is in custody and her weapon has been seized. The gunfire broke out at 08:55 local time (16:55 GMT) at Salvador Castro Middle […]

Amazon 2017 sales up by nearly a third

Amazon 2017 sales up by nearly a third

Image copyright Getty Images Online retail giant Amazon saw sales jump by nearly a third last year, and said its Alexa digital assistant had “far exceeded” expectations. Full year revenue came in at $177.9bn (£124.6bn), a rise of 31%. Net income – or profit – was $3bn, compared with $2.4bn in 2016. The company’s performance […]