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Barbara Bush funeral: 1,500 people attend service in Texas

Barbara Bush funeral: 1,500 people attend service in Texas

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Four out of five living former presidents are attending Mrs Bush’s funeral at a Houston church The funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush has begun, with an estimated 1,500 mourners in attendance. Mrs Bush was the matriarch of a political dynasty that included two presidents – her husband George […]

Southwest Airlines accident: Authorities order mass engine inspections

Southwest Airlines accident: Authorities order mass engine inspections

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of CFM56-7B engines will be checked worldwide US and European aviation authorities have ordered emergency inspections of jet engines similar to the one involved in a fatal accident earlier this week. A female passenger died after she was nearly sucked from the cabin of a Southwest Airlines flight […]

Trump-Russia ‘collusion’: Democrats file lawsuit

Trump-Russia ‘collusion’: Democrats file lawsuit

Image copyright BBC/ Reuters/ EPA Image caption Julian Assange (L), the founder of Wikileaks, and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin are both named in the lawsuit The Democratic Party in the US is suing Russia, the Trump campaign and the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks for conspiring to disrupt the 2016 presidential election. Documents filed in court allege […]

National School Walkout: US students mark Columbine anniversary

National School Walkout: US students mark Columbine anniversary

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A student stands outside her New York City high school on Friday Schoolchildren across the US are walking out of school on Friday to demonstrate against gun violence. The National School Walkout marks the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre in Colorado. Connecticut high school pupil Lane Murdock […]

Barbara Bush funeral: Donald Trump not attending ‘out of respect’

Barbara Bush funeral: Donald Trump not attending ‘out of respect’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Former first lady Barbara Bush died on Wednesday US President Donald Trump will not attend the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush on Saturday. The White House said Mr Trump was missing the event “to avoid disruptions due to added security, and out of respect for the Bush Family”. […]

Comey: No one around Trump to stop impulsive behaviour

The former director of the FBI, James Comey, has told BBC Newsnight that he doesn’t believe there is anyone around Donald Trump who can contain him. In his only UK broadcast interview, Mr Comey said no one around the president is able to “stop impulsive behaviour”. President Trump has previously attacked Mr Comey for “many […]

James Comey on Trump and the FBI

The former director of the FBI, James Comey, has accused Donald Trump of telling lies. “He has a habit of… telling lies, sometimes big, sometimes casual and insisting that the people around him repeat them and believe them and that stains any human,” he said. In a wide-ranging interview Mr Comey told Newsnight‘s Emily Maitlis […]

Lance Armstrong settles $100m US government lawsuit for $5m

Lance Armstrong settles $100m US government lawsuit for $5m

Lance Armstrong won six of his seven Tour de France titles with US Postal before he was stripped of them all Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5m (£3.5m) to the US government to settle a long-running lawsuit that could have cost him $100m (£71m) in damages. The American, 46, was accused of fraud by […]

Southwest Airlines engine explosion linked to prior accident

Southwest Airlines engine explosion linked to prior accident

Image copyright EPA Image caption Signs of metal fatigue were found where the fan blade separated from the engine, experts said A similar engine fault behind a fatal mid-air engine explosion that punctured a passenger jet window was reported in 2016, it has emerged. A female passenger died after she was nearly sucked from the […]

Southwest Airlines engine explosion: US to order fan blade inspections

Southwest Airlines engine explosion: US to order fan blade inspections

Image copyright EPA Image caption Signs of metal fatigue were found where the fan blade separated from the engine, experts said US aviation authorities are to order inspections of jet engines after a mid-air explosion that punctured an airliner’s window, killing a passenger. The Federal Aviation Administration said the “airworthiness directive” will require inspections of […]