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December 14, 2018 3:38 PM Sondra Locke: Any Which Way You Can actress dies aged 74

Actress Sondra Locke, who was best known for making six movies with Clint Eastwood, has died at the age of 74. She earned an Oscar nomination for her first film, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, in 1968. Locke became romantically involved with Eastwood whilst making The Outlaw Josey Wales in 1975 but later went on to sue him for fraud when they broke up. She died on 3 November 60

December 7, 2018 7:15 PM Top Democrats say Trump's attorney general pick must protect Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top two Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Friday urged caution about President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Justice, saying the nominee had sought to undercut the Special Counsel’s Office probe into Russia and must pledge to make any findings from the investigation public. Trump earlier on Friday announced 109

December 7, 2018 2:45 PM Trump says he will name State Department spokeswoman as U.S. ambassador to U.N

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he would nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, choosing a former TV anchor with little policy experience to lead U.S. diplomacy at the international organization. Nauert, whose nomination requires U.S. Senate confirmation 101

November 27, 2018 6:40 PM Chef José Andrés Nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

The Spanish-born chef, restaurateur, author, and humanitarian founded World Central Kitchen in 2010 and in the eight years since its creation, have served hot meals to millions in disaster zones and difficult situations. Andrés and World Central Kitchen were responsible for feeding more than a reported 3 million Americans in Puerto Rico following the devastation 86

November 15, 2018 12:23 PM Trump to nominate handbag designer as new South African ambassador

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate luxury handbag designer Lana Marks as the new ambassador to South Africa, the White House said, almost two years after the last ambassador left under Barack Obama. The nomination comes at a time of frayed relations between the two countries after a tweet in August in which Trump 126

November 8, 2018 4:55 PM President Trump considers Kris Kobach, Lindsey Graham, Chris Christie, Rudy Giuliani for attorney general

President Trump is considering a handful of loyalists as possible replacements for Jeff Sessions after his unceremonious exit as attorney general, people familiar with the matter said Thursday. Following months of public spats, Trump finally fired Sessions on Wednesday and replaced him temporarily with the AG chief of staff Matthew Whitaker, a political 65

November 5, 2018 1:49 AM Countdown to the midterms: 2 days out

Trump tries to stoke Second Amendment fears on Abrams Speaking in Macon, Georgia, on Sunday afternoon, President Donald Trump continued to use the contentious confirmation hearings of Brett Kavanaugh in an effort to rally voters to support Republican candidates. He used the allegedly recanted claim of a little-known accuser to question the credibility 81

November 1, 2018 7:16 PM State Department spokeswoman Nauert offered U.S. ambassador to U.N. job: ABC News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert has been offered the job of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, ABC News reported on Thursday, citing an unnamed senior White House official. ABC News said it was not clear Nauert had agreed to accept the nomination from President Donald Trump. A source familiar with the selection 118

October 23, 2018 8:57 AM Kavanaugh case: Graffiti at Yale supports Blasey Ford

Quotes from the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford, who accused US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her, have appeared on the campus of Yale University. Locals noticed the spray-painted graffiti at parts of the New Haven campus, including outside the university's law school, on Monday. Mr Kavanaugh, who denied the claims 73

October 20, 2018 4:08 AM Bruce Dern returns home after hospital scare, 'in good spirits'

Bruce Dern arrives at the 2016 Governors Awards in Los Angeles. Dern has been released from the hospital after a fall during his daily jog in Los Angeles. (Invision via AP) Actor Bruce Dern has been released from the hospital on Friday evening and is “in good spirits” after a fall during his daily jog in Los Angeles earlier in the day, according to his representative 88