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WASHINGTON – Final flurry

WASHINGTON – Final flurry

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama conceded Wednesday that President-elect Donald Trump may not take his advice on issues as he “won an election opposed to a number of my initiatives”. Obama added that once Trump gets into office and is hit with the “complexities” of issues, his thinking might shift on issues such as Obamacare […]

ATLANTA: Controversial pastor dies at 63

ATLANTA: Controversial pastor dies at 63

Bishop Eddie Long, the controversial Georgia-based head of one of America’s largest megachurches, has died, according to the church he presided over. He was 63. Long died after a battle with an aggressive form of cancer, according to a statement by the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. “Bishop Long was known as one of the […]

US woman kidnapped as new born found alive

US woman kidnapped as new born found alive

A new born girl stolen from a Florida hospital 18 years ago has been found alive — and overwhelmed — in South Carolina, where police accused the woman who raised her of kidnapping. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said Friday DNA analysis identified the young woman, who never knew that her birth name was Kamiyah Mobley. […]

CHICAGO –– Probe proves bias

CHICAGO –– Probe proves bias

CHICAGO –– Chicago police showed racial bias and a “pattern” of excessive use of force, the US Justice Department has found. A scathing report was released on Friday after a year-long probe into the police force found serious civil rights abuses. The 2015 inquiry was launched after fallout over the release of dashcam video showing […]

WASHINGTON – Top honour for Biden

WASHINGTON – Top honour for Biden

WASHINGTON –– President Barack Obama has awarded an emotional and surprised Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest US civilian honour. Obama praised his vice-president for his “faith in your fellow Americans, for your love of country and a lifetime of service”. The award comes as both men prepare to leave office when Donald […]

NEW YORK – Trump slams media

NEW YORK – Trump slams media

NEW YORK –– A defiant President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday adamantly denied reports that Russia had compromising personal and financial information about him, calling it a “tremendous blot” on the record of the intelligence community if material with any such allegations had been released. The incoming president, in his first news conference since late July, […]

SOUTH CAROLINA – Charleston Church shooter sentenced to death

SOUTH CAROLINA – Charleston Church shooter sentenced to death

CHARLESTON –– Twelve federal jurors said Tuesday that Dylann Roof, the man who killed nine people in a 2015 massacre at a historically black Charleston, South Carolina, church, should be put to death. The ten women and two men recommended the death penalty for all 18 counts that carried that as a possible sentence. Roof will […]

FLORIDA – Airport shooter appears in court

FLORIDA – Airport shooter appears in court

FORT LAUDERDALE — The Iraq war veteran held in the fatal shooting of five people inside Fort Lauderdale’s airport answered questions in a clear voice Monday as he was appointed public defenders and told he could face the death penalty. Esteban Santiago, 26, appeared before US Magistrate Judge Alicia Valle, who ordered him held until […]

Fort Lauderdale airport shooter could face the death penalty

Fort Lauderdale airport shooter could face the death penalty

The suspected killer in the Ft. Lauderdale rampage, 26-year-old Esteban Santiago, was charged on Saturday with performing an act of violence at an airport, which could earn him the death penalty if he is convicted. Santiago was charged with an act of violence at an international airport resulting in death and weapons charges. Earlier, the FBI announced […]

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