US billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller dies at 101

US billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller dies at 101

Image copyright AP Image caption David Rockefeller was the youngest of five sons of John D Rockefeller Jr Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller has died in his sleep at his home in Poncantico Hills, New York, a spokesman said. He was 101 years old. Mr Rockefeller, the last of his generation in the famed American family, […]

Supreme Court nominee: Senators clash at Neil Gorsuch hearing

Supreme Court nominee: Senators clash at Neil Gorsuch hearing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Committee leaders Chuck Grassley (R) and Dianne Feinstein with Neil Gorsuch Senators have clashed fiercely at the confirmation hearing for Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. The seat was vacated by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia 13 months ago. There were angry exchanges among Democrats and Republicans […]

Trump Russia claims: FBI’s Comey confirms investigation of election ‘interference’

Media captionJames Comey on Russia-Trump campaign links: “We are investigating” FBI director James Comey has confirmed for the first time that the FBI is investigating alleged Russian government interference in the 2016 election. That includes investigating possible links between individuals in the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was co-ordination between the […]

Tom Brady: New England Patriots quarterback’s Super Bowl shirt found

Media playback is not supported on this device Watch the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history A shirt worn by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during last month’s Super Bowl has been found after an investigation involving the FBI. It went missing as the Patriots celebrated a 34-28 overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons. […]

Trump Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch faces Senate hearing

Trump Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch faces Senate hearing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Committee leaders Chuck Grassley (R) and Dianne Feinstein with Neil Gorsuch The Senate confirmation hearing of President Donald Trump’s nominee for the US Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, is now under way. If approved, the Colorado appeals court judge would fill a vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia 13 months […]

US waiter fired after asking diners for proof of residency

US waiter fired after asking diners for proof of residency

Image copyright Diana Carrillo Image caption Diana Carrillo, left, and her sister Brenda have Mexican ancestry but were born in the US Four women in Southern California were asked to prove they were legal residents by a waiter in a restaurant. Managers of Saint Marc, in Huntington Beach, later apologised and said they had fired […]

Bill Gates tops Forbes’ rich list but Trump’s wealth slips

Bill Gates tops Forbes’ rich list but Trump’s wealth slips

Image copyright Getty Images Microsoft founder Bill Gates again tops Forbes’ list of the world’s richest people, in a year when the number of billionaires rose 13% to 2,043. According to the magazine’s annual rich list, Mr Gates’ fortune rose to $86bn, from $75bn, followed by investor Warren Buffet, up $14.8bn to $75.6bn. It was […]

Trump Russia claims: FBI director to testify in Congress

Trump Russia claims: FBI director to testify in Congress

Image copyright AP Image caption FBI Director James Comey will talk about possible links between Russia and the Trump campaign Two US intelligence chiefs are set to testify before Congress about possible links between Russia and President Donald Trump’s election campaign. They will also address Mr Trump’s unsubstantiated claim that he was wiretapped by predecessor […]

US Marines get social media tips after nude photos scandal

US Marines get social media tips after nude photos scandal

Image copyright AFP Image caption The new guidance advises marines to be careful when using social media US Marines have been given guidelines for using social media after it was discovered some had been sharing nude photos of female colleagues online. The advice encourages marines to behave responsibly when sharing marine corps-related material online. It […]

Sesame Street welcomes Julia, a muppet with autism

Sesame Street welcomes Julia, a muppet with autism

Image copyright Zach Hyman/Sesame Workshop via AP Image caption Julia, a new autistic muppet character, will arrive on screens in April Its much-loved muppets Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and Oscar the Grouch have been charming viewers for almost 50 years. And now the children’s TV show Sesame Street is introducing a new muppet character with […]