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    Trump calls for 'decorum' as CNN reporter returns to White House

    Trump calls for 'decorum' as CNN reporter returns to White House


    CNN's Jim Acosta is back at the White House after a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to immediately return his press credentials, though a lawsuit over the revocation is...

    CNN's Jim Acosta is back at the White House after a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to immediately return his press credentials, though a lawsuit over the revocation is continuing.
    US intel says Saudi prince ordered Khashoggi killing

    US intel says Saudi prince ordered Khashoggi killing


    US intelligence officials have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a US official said Friday (local time). The Saudi government has denied the...

    US intelligence officials have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a US official said Friday (local time). The Saudi government has denied the claim.
    US midterms: Democrat Stacey Abrams concedes Georgia governor's race to Republican Brian Kemp

    US midterms: Democrat Stacey Abrams concedes Georgia governor's race to Republican Brian Kemp


    Democrat Stacey Abrams ended her campaign for governor of Georgia on Friday, lamenting voting irregularities that she said tainted the election but conceding that former Georgia secretary of state Brian Kemp would be declared the...

    Democrat Stacey Abrams ended her campaign for governor of Georgia on Friday, lamenting voting irregularities that she said tainted the election but conceding that former Georgia secretary of state Brian Kemp would be declared the winner.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's clothing criticised in her first days in US Congress

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's clothing criticised in her first days in US Congress


    It's been a whirlwind of excitement for newly elected lawmakers this week as they get acquainted with the building that will likely be a second home: the...

    It's been a whirlwind of excitement for newly elected lawmakers this week as they get acquainted with the building that will likely be a second home: the US Capitol.
    White House must return CNN's Jim Acosta's press pass, judge rules

    White House must return CNN's Jim Acosta's press pass, judge rules


    A federal judge ordered the Trump administration on Friday to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, though a lawsuit over the credentials' revocation is...

    A federal judge ordered the Trump administration on Friday to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, though a lawsuit over the credentials' revocation is continuing.
    US midterms: Bitter Florida Senate race headed to a hand recount

    US midterms: Bitter Florida Senate race headed to a hand recount


    Florida's acrimonious US Senate contest is headed to a legally required hand recount after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Governor Rick Scott and Democratic Senator Bill Nelson separated by fewer than 13,000...

    Florida's acrimonious US Senate contest is headed to a legally required hand recount after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Governor Rick Scott and Democratic Senator Bill Nelson separated by fewer than 13,000 votes.
    Khashoggi tape doesn't implicate Saudi prince, US official says

    Khashoggi tape doesn't implicate Saudi prince, US official says


    People who've heard a recording of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi's murder don't believe it implicates Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler, US National Security Adviser John Bolton said, weighing in on a controversy that has sharply raised international...

    People who've heard a recording of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi's murder don't believe it implicates Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler, US National Security Adviser John Bolton said, weighing in on a controversy that has sharply raised international pressure on the top oil exporter.
    US court filing hints at charges for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

    US court filing hints at charges for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange


    The US Justice Department inadvertently named Julian Assange in a court filing in an unrelated case, suggesting prosecutors have prepared charges against the WikiLeaks founder under...

    The US Justice Department inadvertently named Julian Assange in a court filing in an unrelated case, suggesting prosecutors have prepared charges against the WikiLeaks founder under seal.
    Man shouts 'Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!' in US theatre, causing panic

    Man shouts 'Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!' in US theatre, causing panic


    A man laced the atmosphere of a Baltimore, Maryland theatre with menace when he began shouting "Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!" during intermission of a classic play set in a Jewish village in czarist...

    A man laced the atmosphere of a Baltimore, Maryland theatre with menace when he began shouting "Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!" during intermission of a classic play set in a Jewish village in czarist Russia.
    A selfie saved a US man from life in prison

    A selfie saved a US man from life in prison


    When 21-year-old Christopher Precopia met with a recruiter to enlist in the US Army in October, he was rejected because of the violent offence for which he'd been charged last...

    When 21-year-old Christopher Precopia met with a recruiter to enlist in the US Army in October, he was rejected because of the violent offence for which he'd been charged last year.
    44 dead dogs found wrapped in plastic bags and packed in freezers

    44 dead dogs found wrapped in plastic bags and packed in freezers


    A woman from the US state of New Jersey was charged with animal cruelty after authorities found 44 dead dogs - packed in plastic bags and kept in freezers - in her...

    A woman from the US state of New Jersey was charged with animal cruelty after authorities found 44 dead dogs - packed in plastic bags and kept in freezers - in her home.
    El Chapo got police escort after escape, witness says

    El Chapo got police escort after escape, witness says


    NEW YORK (AP) - When the notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was Mexico's most-wanted fugitive in 2001 following a prison breakout, he was startled to see a police motorcycle pull in front of a car carrying him as it reached the outskirts of...

    NEW YORK (AP) - When the notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was Mexico's most-wanted fugitive in 2001 following a prison breakout, he was startled to see a police motorcycle pull in front of a car carrying him as it reached the outskirts of Mexico City.
    Trump's new acting attorney general letting Mueller probe go on

    Trump's new acting attorney general letting Mueller probe go on


    Acting US Attorney General Matt Whitaker told Republican Senator Lindsey Graham in a meeting on Thursday (local time) that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation will proceed, according to a person familiar with the...

    Acting US Attorney General Matt Whitaker told Republican Senator Lindsey Graham in a meeting on Thursday (local time) that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation will proceed, according to a person familiar with the meeting.
    US couple, homeless 'good Samaritan' are charged over US$400k scam

    US couple, homeless 'good Samaritan' are charged over US$400k scam


    A feel-good tale of a homeless man using his last US$20 to help a stranded New Jersey woman buy gas was actually a complete lie, manufactured to get strangers to donate more than US$400,000 to help the down-and- out good Samaritan, a prosecutor said...

    A feel-good tale of a homeless man using his last US$20 to help a stranded New Jersey woman buy gas was actually a complete lie, manufactured to get strangers to donate more than US$400,000 to help the down-and- out good Samaritan, a prosecutor said .