Alabama certifies election despite last-ditch Roy Moore legal case

Alabama certifies election despite last-ditch Roy Moore legal case

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Doug Jones was formally declared the winner on Thursday Democrat Doug Jones has been certified as the winner of the Alabama senate race despite a last-ditch legal case by the defeated Republican Roy Moore. Republican state officials confirmed the 12 December special election result, one day after Mr Moore claimed […]

Vanity Fair sorry for suggesting Hillary Clinton ‘knit’

Vanity Fair sorry for suggesting Hillary Clinton ‘knit’

Image copyright Hive Image caption In the video, Vanity Fair writers and editors make a series of supposedly humorous suggestions for new year’s resolutions to defeated presidential candidate Hillary Clinton A spokeswoman for Vanity Fair magazine has apologised after it published a “humorous” video suggesting Hillary Clinton should “take up knitting” rather than run for […]

Roy Moore files last-minute lawsuit challenging Alabama result

Roy Moore files last-minute lawsuit challenging Alabama result

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Roy Moore claims there was voter fraud and has refused to concede victory Republican Roy Moore, who lost a recent Alabama senate election to his Democrat rival Doug Jones, has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to challenge the result. The lawsuit was filed the day before officials were […]

Miss America group asks former winners to help it reform after email scandal

Miss America group asks former winners to help it reform after email scandal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Miss America 2018 Cara Mund celebrates her win, nearly a century after the competition began The Miss America group is seeking the help of former pageant winners and directors, after a scandal over vulgar emails disparaging contestants. In the emails, published by the Huffington Post, pageant officials made degrading […]

Scandal of US teen locked up without trial

Tyler Haire was locked up at 16. A judge ordered that he undergo a mental health assessment. This is the story of a teenager who spent almost four years without trial in a Mississippi jail, with no visit from a psychiatrist. This report is a collaboration between the BBC and ProPublica. Read their in-depth investigation […]

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen make it to Japan – eventually

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen make it to Japan – eventually

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tiegen and Legend married in 2013 and are expecting their second child together Model Chrissy Teigen and her musician husband John Legend have made it to Japan after their initial flight from Los Angeles was turned around mid-air. The ANA plane turned back four hours into its journey to […]

The White House’s famous magnolia tree to be cut back

The White House’s famous magnolia tree to be cut back

Image copyright EPA Image caption The “Jackson” magnolia has sat on the White House lawn for almost two centuries A historic tree that has stood at the White House for nearly 200 years is scheduled to be cut back. The “Jackson” magnolia was planted by President Andrew Jackson as a tribute to his recently deceased […]

Corey Lewandowski accused of sexual assault by Joy Villa

Corey Lewandowski accused of sexual assault by Joy Villa

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Corey Lewandowski pictured on Donald Trump’s campaign trail in 2016 A US singer has filed a sexual assault claim against President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski. Joy Villa says Mr Lewandowski hit her twice on the backside during an event in Washington last month. She told the […]

Obama warns against ‘irresponsible’ social media use

Obama warns against ‘irresponsible’ social media use

Media captionBarack Obama opens up about how he felt after Donald Trump’s inauguration Former US President Barack Obama has warned against the irresponsible use of social media, in a rare interview since stepping down in January. He warned that such actions were distorting people’s understanding of complex issues, and spreading misinformation. “All of us in […]

Snow emergency in US town after huge storm

Snow emergency in US town after huge storm

Media captionDog plays in US snow A heavy storm has brought a record amount of snow to the US city of Erie on Christmas Day, forcing officials to declare a state of emergency. A total of 34in (86cm) of snow blanketed the city and surrounding areas in the Pennsylvania state. There was no respite on […]