Trump role for son-in-law Jared Kushner needs review, Democrats say

Trump role for son-in-law Jared Kushner needs review, Democrats say

Image copyright Reuters Image caption An anti-nepotism law does not bar Jared Kushner from taking a White House job, his lawyer says Democrats have called for US President-elect Donald Trump’s naming of his son-in-law as a top adviser to be reviewed over concerns of nepotism and conflict of interest. A group wants the Justice Department […]

Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, named top adviser

Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, named top adviser

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Kushner is married to Mr Trump’s daughter Ivanka President-elect Donald Trump has named his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as one of his senior White House advisers. The 35-year-old played a key role in the presidential campaign and his new White House job will cover both domestic and foreign policy. Mr […]

We don’t tip black people, note to Virginia waitress said

We don’t tip black people, note to Virginia waitress said

Image copyright ABC Image caption The note was shared online by an African-American civil rights group Customers at a restaurant in Virginia are rallying to support a black waitress who received a a racist note instead of a tip at the weekend. Waitress Kelly Carter said a couple had written on the receipt: “Great service […]

Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, to be top adviser

Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, to be top adviser

Image copyright Reuters President-elect Donald Trump is to make son-in-law Jared Kushner one of his senior advisers. The 35-year-old played a key role in the presidential campaign and his new White House job will cover both domestic and foreign policy. Mr Kushner, who is married to Ivanka Trump, is a property developer with a wide […]

Donald Trump calls Meryl Streep ‘overrated’ after Golden Globes speech

Media captionMeryl Streep criticises Donald Trump in Globes speech US President-elect Donald Trump has hit back at Meryl Streep’s criticism of him as she received a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes. He tweeted: “Meryl Streep, one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden […]

Golden Globes 2017: La La Land sweeps awards

Media captionHugh Laurie was among the winners on the night Hollywood musical La La Land has broken the record for the most Golden Globe Awards, winning seven prizes. It won every award it was nominated for – including best musical or comedy film, best director, screenplay, score and song. Its stars Emma Stone and Ryan […]

Trump election: Russia ‘tired’ of US hacking ‘witch-hunt’

Trump election: Russia ‘tired’ of US hacking ‘witch-hunt’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The report said Russian President Vladimir Putin had ordered the hack Russia says US allegations that it ran a hacking campaign to influence the American presidential elections are “reminiscent of a witch-hunt”. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Moscow was tired of the accusations. He said a report released […]

Pioneer Cabin Tree in California felled by storms

Pioneer Cabin Tree in California felled by storms

Image copyright Calaveras Big Trees State Park Image caption The giant sequoia, which was carved into a living tunnel over a century ago, has fallen Storms in California have toppled one of America’s most famous trees – the Pioneer Cabin Tree. The giant sequoia was known for having a hole cut through its trunk – […]

Squirrels have stolen over 40 candy bars from Toronto store

The owners of a convenience store in the Canadian city of Toronto have taken to social media for help after squirrels began stealing their merchandise. The store has lost more than 40 chocolate bars. Video by Dan Lytwyn, footage courtesy Luke’s Grocery Squirrels have stolen over 40 candy bars from Toronto store

Trump election: US presidency is not a family business, says Obama

Trump election: US presidency is not a family business, says Obama

Image copyright AP US President Barack Obama says he has advised his successor Donald Trump not to attempt to run the White House “the way you would manage a family business”. In an interview with ABC News, Mr Obama said that Mr Trump must “respect” US institutions. “After you have been sworn in,” he said, […]