Saudi student kills three in attack at Florida naval air station, says official | US news

An aviation student from Saudi Arabia opened fire in a classroom building at the naval air station (Nas) in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday morning, a US official said, an attack the Saudi government quickly condemned and that US officials were investigating for possible links to terrorism. The assault, which left three dead in addition to […]

Pearl Harbor shooting: US sailor kills two civilians and injures third at military base | US news

A US sailor opened fire at the historic military base in Pearl Harbor on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said, killing two civilian workers and injuring a third before taking his own life. Officials at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham near Honolulu, Hawaii, said on Wednesday evening that investigators were working to determine the circumstances of the […]

Impeachment inquiry: contentious hearing concludes after eight hours – live

Law professor said Trump’s actions toward Ukraine meet constitutional definition of bribery, adding credibility to Democrats’ use of term Help us cover the critical issues of 2020. Consider making a contribution 12.34am GMT William Barr’s hand-picked prosecutor wasn’t able to provide evidence that to support right-wing suspicions that the FBI’s Russia investigation was a setup, […]

Former US president Jimmy Carter hospitalized for urinary tract infection | US news

Former US president Jimmy Carter was admitted to a south Georgia hospital over the weekend for treatment of a urinary tract infection, a spokeswoman said Monday. Deanna Congileo, a spokeswoman for The Carter Center, said in a statement that the 95-year-old former president was admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus over the weekend. […]

Biden launches eight-day Iowa ‘barnstorm’ amid flagging poll numbers | US news

Joe Biden has embarked upon an eight-day tour across Iowa as the former US vice-president attempts to arrest his flagging poll numbers in the key state, which is the first to vote in the race to be the Democratic presidential nominee. Biden started his election blitz on Saturday, telling supporters in a fundraising email that […]

William Ruckelshaus, who defied Nixon during Watergate, dies at 87 | US news

William Ruckelshaus, who famously quit his job in the US justice department rather than carry out Richard Nixon’s order to fire the special prosecutor investigating the Watergate scandal, has died. He was 87. Ruckelshaus was also the first administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency, which confirmed his death. A lifelong Republican, he was also […]

Trump impeachment inquiry: justice department appeals ruling Don McGahn must testify – live news | US news

3.31pm GMT15:31 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is attracting a lot of criticism for his 2011 comments about people of color allegedly undervaluing the importance of education. “There are a lot of kids — especially the lower-income, minority neighbrohodds — who literally just haven’t seen it work,” Buttigieg said during a 2011 toundtable while he […]