Doug Emhoff: The first ‘second dude’ in the White House

By Holly Honderich-BBC News, Washington image copyrightGetty Images image captionMr Emhoff became a beloved surrogate for the Biden-Harris ticket The moment that Kamala Harris celebrated the news she would be the next vice-president - captured on camera...

Trump threatens vandals with ‘10yrs in prison’ for defacing Andrew Jackson statue, St. John’s...

US President Donald Trump has warned of harsh consequences for anyone defacing statues or monuments in Washington, DC, saying the vandals could spend up to a decade in prison.  “Numerous people arrested in DC for...

US election 2020: Biden takes Georgia to solidify victory

BBC.COM-image copyright Getty Images image captionJoe Biden, who campaigned in Georgia in October, is the first Democratic presidential candidate to win the state since 1992 US President-elect Joe Biden has won the state of Georgia, the...

Jeffrey Epstein accuser calls Ghislaine Maxwell arrest ‘one of the best days of my...

By Frank Miles -Fox News A Jeffrey Epstein accuser called the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell “one of the best days of my life,” and said the disgraced financier's ex-girlfriend sobbed loudly in court -- a claim disputed...

Trump ends Covid budget stimulus relief talks

BBC.COM-Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been in budget talks with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin US President Donald Trump has said he is ending negotiations over a Covid-19 relief bill,...

Trump Retracts Apparent Admission of Defeat

U.S. President Donald Trump appeared accidentally to admit his election defeat in a tweet on Sunday morning -- before reversing course to claim he won, and once again push unsubstantiated claims of mass fraud...

Knocked off their perch: protesters target empire builders, Confederate symbols

LONDON (Reuters) - Once feted as pioneers, some of the architects of Europe’s empire building now face a backlash: anti-racism protesters are demanding their legacies be revisited and their often imposing statues be torn...

Trump Says Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Ready In A Month

"We're very close to having a vaccine," he told a town hall question-and-answer session with voters in Pennsylvania aired on ABC News. WorldAgence France-Presse Philadelphia, United States: President Donald Trump said Tuesday that a coronavirus vaccine...

Live Updates: On Eve of House Vote, McConnell Is Said to Be Pleased About...

https://www.nytimes.com-Senator Mitch McConnell is said to believe that the impeachment effort will make it easier to purge President Trump from the party. And Representative Kevin McCarthy has asked other Republicans whether he should call...

ByteDance gets 15-day extension on U.S. order to divest TikTok – Treasury

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration granted ByteDance a 15-day extension of a divestiture order that had directed the Chinese company to sell its TikTok short video-sharing app by Thursday. TikTok first disclosed the...

‘Aiding Invasion’: Nigel Farage Accuses France of Escorting Migrant Boats Into UK

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing travel restrictions shutting down previously-favoured land routes, according to French and British border authorities, there has been a surge in the number of migrants crossing the Channel from...

China imposes sanctions on U.S. lawmakers over Hong Kong

BEIJING (Reuters) - China imposed sanctions on 11 U.S. citizens including legislators on Monday in response to the U.S. imposition of sanctions on 11 Hong Kong and Chinese officials accused of curtailing political freedoms...

Fauci warns young of Covid-19 risks and says crisis could match 1918 flu

Infectious disease expert says young people socializing are ‘inadvertently part of the problem’ Kenya Evelyn in Washington and Jessica Glenza -  The  Guardian On Monday, Fauci called for a ‘step back’ in state reopening efforts as...

Coronavirus: All 50 US states move toward reopening

BBC.COM-Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Shops have started to reopen in Florida As the country's death toll surpasses 92,000, all 50 US states have partially reopened after a two-month shutdown. On Wednesday, Connecticut became the...

‘They never tell you there WERE people there’: Seth Rogen stirs hornet’s nest after...

Jewish actor Seth Rogen has courted controversy after saying that Israel’s existence “doesn’t make sense,” and that young Jews are misled to believe the state was created peacefully, without displacing thousands of Palestinians. “If it...

Stubborn fire aboard U.S. Navy warship in San Diego injures 21 people

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Flames raged for hours on Sunday aboard a U.S. warship docked at Naval Base San Diego, sending 21 people to the hospital with minor injuries and prompting a relocation of...

They Can’t Scare Us: ‘Egypt Won’t Withdraw Plans to Buy Russian Su-35 Jets’ as...

Egypt felt betrayed in 2013 when the US decided to freeze the supply of its Apache helicopters to Cairo amid its fight against terrorism, says an Egyptian expert. Since then, the nation has learned...

Biden gets COVID-19 vaccine; says nothing to worry about

President-elect Joe Biden receives his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine at ChristianaCare Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del, on Monday. Photo: AP By JILL COLVIN and ALEXANDRA JAFFE -  Japan Today NEWARK, Del President-elect Joe Biden on...

Jacob Blake reportedly released from handcuffs in hospital bed

BBC.COM-Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The shooting of Jacob Blake triggered days of protests in Kenosha and other cities Jacob Blake, the black man shot in the back by police in the US state...

COVID-19 cases rise sharply in hard-hit US, Brazil and India

by DAILY SABAH WITH AGENCIES A man walks his dog in front of a mural depicting a man in protective suit spraying disinfectant on coronavirus, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 8, 2020. (AFP Photo) The number...