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Trump Russia probe: Mueller has ‘thousands’ of transition team emails

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Trump has been critical of the investigation and denies any wrongdoing Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly obtained tens of thousands of emails from President Donald Trump’s transition team as part of a probe into the 2016 election. So far the FBI has charged four people as part of […]

Santa Barbara evacuated as Thomas flares up again

Image copyright AFP Image caption Firefighters are dropping red flame retardant to try to quench the flames Authorities in California have issued new evacuation orders as a huge wildfire flares up again in Santa Barbara County. Meteorologists said fresh northerly winds were likely to drive the flames from the fire – named Thomas – towards […]

Deaths of Canada billionaire Barry Sherman and wife ‘suspicious’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Honey and Barry Sherman were renowned for their charity fundraising A Canadian billionaire and his wife have been found dead at their home in Toronto in circumstances that police described as “suspicious”. The bodies of Barry Sherman and his wife Honey were found in the basement by an estate agent, […]

Pentagon’s secret UFO programme revealed

Image copyright AFP The Pentagon has been running a secret multi-million dollar programme to investigate Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), US media report. Only a small number of officials were aware of the programme, which began in 2007 and was reportedly closed in 2012. The New York Times says documents from the operation describe strange speeding […]

Weinstein ‘derailed my career’ Sorvino says after Peter Jackson claim

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Peter Jackson said he was “fed false information” about “talented women” Actress Mira Sorvino said she is “heartsick” after learning she may have lost out on major roles because of Harvey Weinstein. Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson said both Sorvino and Ashley Judd were “blacklisted” following conversations […]

Trump tells FBI: ‘I have your back 100%’

Media captionTrump speaks at FBI Academy graduation US President Donald Trump has said he supports the FBI “100%”, less than an hour after criticising the agency. During a speech at the FBI National Academy’s graduation in Virginia, Mr Trump heaped praise on the agency, saying it was full of “great people”. His visit comes only […]

Charlottesville: James Alex Fields Jr faces life in prison

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Fields is said to have Nazi sympathies A man suspected of killing a woman near a white supremacist rally in Virginia in August is facing a possible life sentence after charges against him were upgraded to first-degree murder. Charges against James Alex Fields Jr were confirmed in an emotional […]

US woman used bitcoin to move cash to Islamic State, police say

Image copyright PA Image caption Bitcoin can be purchased online or via special ATMs A New York woman has been accused of laundering bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and wiring the money to help the so-called Islamic State. Zoobia Shahnaz, 27, was charged with bank fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering and money laundering and is […]

California firefighter dies as Thomas blaze rages

Image copyright MARK RALSTON Image caption The Thomas fire has destroyed about 900 properties, including 690 homes A California firefighter has been killed by a wildfire burning across Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Fire chief Ken Pimlott said the victim was apparatus engineer Cory Iverson, 32, a father-of-one whose wife is pregnant with a second […]

Amazon backs down in Google streaming spat

Image copyright Amazon Image caption The row meant YouTube was not accessible via Amazon’s Echo Show smart speaker Amazon has started selling Google’s Chromecast devices two years after it originally removed them from its store. Amazon said it removed them to end customer confusion about which services were available on which device. Analysts said it […]