US student freed from North Korean prison ‘in a coma’

An American college student who was released from a North Korean prison is finally home but in a coma and undergoing treatment at an Ohio hospital where he was taken shortly after arriving on U.S. soil.

An American college student who was released from a North Korean prison is finally home but in a coma and undergoing treatment at an Ohio hospital where he was taken shortly after arriving on U.S. soil.

Acting FBI chief McCabe says Comey firing will not stop Russia probe

The acting chief of the FBI told the US Congress Thursday that President Donald Trump’s shock firing of James Comey will not derail the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

The acting chief of the FBI told the US Congress Thursday that President Donald Trump's shock firing of James Comey will not derail the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

US authorities may seek arrest of Wikileaks’ Assange

The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a US “priority,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said, as media reports indicated his office was preparing charges against the fugitive anti-hero.

The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a US "priority," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said, as media reports indicated his office was preparing charges against the fugitive anti-hero.

Tillerson toughens tone on Iran, branding nuclear deal a ‘failure’

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson branded the Iran nuclear deal a failure Wednesday as President Donald Trump ordered a review of how Washington is countering the threat from Tehran.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson branded the Iran nuclear deal a failure Wednesday as President Donald Trump ordered a review of how Washington is countering the threat from Tehran.

Fox dumps star anchor O’Reilly over harassment allegations

Fox News on Wednesday severed its relationship with Bill O’Reilly, sacking its biggest star and America’s most-watched cable news anchor over a flood of sexual harassment allegations and crashing advertising sales.

Fox News on Wednesday severed its relationship with Bill O'Reilly, sacking its biggest star and America's most-watched cable news anchor over a flood of sexual harassment allegations and crashing advertising sales.

Man accused of Facebook video killing said he ‘just snapped’

In a rambling video, Steve Stephens said, “I snapped, I just snapped.” But as the manhunt dragged on Monday for the man accused of posting Facebook footage of himself killing a retiree, police were unable to explain what set him off.

In a rambling video, Steve Stephens said, "I snapped, I just snapped." But as the manhunt dragged on Monday for the man accused of posting Facebook footage of himself killing a retiree, police were unable to explain what set him off.

First lady nudges Trump over national anthem

Social media were buzzing Monday with the lighter side of President Donald Trump’s first Easter egg roll, where First Lady Melania Trump nudged him to national anthem form.

Social media were buzzing Monday with the lighter side of President Donald Trump's first Easter egg roll, where First Lady Melania Trump nudged him to national anthem form.

US spy agencies ‘may have picked up Trump communications’

Donald Trump’s communications may have been swept up in intelligence gathering on suspected foreign agents, according to explosive allegations made by the Republican head of the House intelligence committee.

Donald Trump's communications may have been swept up in intelligence gathering on suspected foreign agents, according to explosive allegations made by the Republican head of the House intelligence committee.

US Senate confirms longtime EPA foe Pruitt to lead the agency

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Friday won Senate confirmation to head the Environmental Protection Agency, a federal agency he repeatedly sued to rein in its reach during the Obama administration.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Friday won Senate confirmation to head the Environmental Protection Agency, a federal agency he repeatedly sued to rein in its reach during the Obama administration.

US ‘Day Without Immigrants’ to protest Trump’s immigration policies

Organizers in cities across the United States have asked immigrants to skip school, work, and desist from shopping on Thursday to demonstrate the crucial role they play in the American economy and way of life.

Organizers in cities across the United States have asked immigrants to skip school, work, and desist from shopping on Thursday to demonstrate the crucial role they play in the American economy and way of life.

Seattle judge blocks Trump immigration order

A federal judge in Seattle has put a nationwide block on US President Donald Trump’s week-old executive order barring nationals from seven countries from entering the United States.

A federal judge in Seattle has put a nationwide block on US President Donald Trump's week-old executive order barring nationals from seven countries from entering the United States.

Video: Meet the US abortion foes in the heart of Trump country

Anti-abortion activists in the United States are set to stage a major annual march on Washington Friday, six days after women’s marches across the United States and around the world drew millions.

Anti-abortion activists in the United States are set to stage a major annual march on Washington Friday, six days after women’s marches across the United States and around the world drew millions.

Trump to announce immigration, visa restrictions: reports

President Donald Trump will sign executive orders starting Wednesday restricting refugees, visas and immigration, making good on his signature campaign pledges, US media reported.

President Donald Trump will sign executive orders starting Wednesday restricting refugees, visas and immigration, making good on his signature campaign pledges, US media reported.

Senate confirms Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations

The US Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly confirmed Nikki Haley, the governor of South Carolina, as US ambassador to the United Nations, delivering new President Donald Trump one of his most potent diplomatic tools.

The US Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly confirmed Nikki Haley, the governor of South Carolina, as US ambassador to the United Nations, delivering new President Donald Trump one of his most potent diplomatic tools.

Senators back Trump’s pick for US secretary of state

Rex Tillerson’s bid to be secretary of state narrowly won approval Monday from the Republican-led Foreign Relations Committee, a move that all but assures Senate confirmation of President Donald Trump’s choice to be the nation’s top diplomat.

Rex Tillerson's bid to be secretary of state narrowly won approval Monday from the Republican-led Foreign Relations Committee, a move that all but assures Senate confirmation of President Donald Trump's choice to be the nation's top diplomat.

‘I am so behind you,’ Trump tells CIA

U.S. President Donald Trump tried to ease tensions with the CIA on Saturday, telling officers he had their back after he had leveled unprecedented criticism against spy agencies for their investigation into Russian hacking during the election.

U.S. President Donald Trump tried to ease tensions with the CIA on Saturday, telling officers he had their back after he had leveled unprecedented criticism against spy agencies for their investigation into Russian hacking during the election.

CIA chief warns Trump over Russia rhetoric

Outgoing CIA chief John Brennan on Sunday launched a scathing attack on Donald Trump, warning him to watch what he says and suggesting the president-elect doesn’t understand the challenges posed by Russia.

Outgoing CIA chief John Brennan on Sunday launched a scathing attack on Donald Trump, warning him to watch what he says and suggesting the president-elect doesn't understand the challenges posed by Russia.

US set to announce response to Russian election hacking

The Obama administration plans to announce a series of retaliatory measures against Russia over its alleged hacking during the US election in an effort to help President-elect Donald Trump, two U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

The Obama administration plans to announce a series of retaliatory measures against Russia over its alleged hacking during the US election in an effort to help President-elect Donald Trump, two U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

Trump picks China critic to head US trade body

In another sign that he intends to shake up relations with China, President-elect Donald Trump named economist Peter Navarro to lead a newly created White House council on trade.

In another sign that he intends to shake up relations with China, President-elect Donald Trump named economist Peter Navarro to lead a newly created White House council on trade.

Top Republican leaders back Russia election hack inquiry

Congress’ top Republicans on Monday endorsed investigations into the CIA’s belief that Russia meddled in last month’s election to help Donald Trump win, suggesting potential battles ahead with the incoming president over Moscow and US intelligence.

Congress' top Republicans on Monday endorsed investigations into the CIA's belief that Russia meddled in last month's election to help Donald Trump win, suggesting potential battles ahead with the incoming president over Moscow and US intelligence.

Trump picks retired general Kelly as Homeland Security chief

Republican U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Monday formally announced Retired General John Kelly, a 45-year military veteran, as his choice to lead the Department Of Homeland Security.

Republican U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Monday formally announced Retired General John Kelly, a 45-year military veteran, as his choice to lead the Department Of Homeland Security.

Trump picks ex-rival Carson as housing secretary

President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other key administration posts, chose former campaign rival Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other key administration posts, chose former campaign rival Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Trump lashes out, calls recount effort a ‘scam’

Donald Trump called a recount of votes being prepared in Wisconsin a scam, insisting Saturday that his presidential win should be respected, not “challenged and abused.”

Donald Trump called a recount of votes being prepared in Wisconsin a scam, insisting Saturday that his presidential win should be respected, not "challenged and abused."

Obama: Trump set for White House reality check

President Barack Obama cautioned against dire predictions for Donald Trump’s presidency Monday, saying his Republican successor faces a reality check if he tries to enact his most controversial campaign promises.

President Barack Obama cautioned against dire predictions for Donald Trump's presidency Monday, saying his Republican successor faces a reality check if he tries to enact his most controversial campaign promises.

Far-right firebrand Bannon scores plum Trump White House post

Stephen Bannon, a leading force of the far-right, a flame-throwing media mogul and professional provocateur, a man who made a career out of shaking up the establishment from the outside, just landed squarely on the inside.

Stephen Bannon, a leading force of the far-right, a flame-throwing media mogul and professional provocateur, a man who made a career out of shaking up the establishment from the outside, just landed squarely on the inside.

Trump selects Priebus as White House chief of staff

President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday chose Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, the favorite of the party’s establishment and a low-key Washington insider, to serve in the influential position of White House chief of staff.

President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday chose Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, the favorite of the party’s establishment and a low-key Washington insider, to serve in the influential position of White House chief of staff.

Trump vows to deport as many as three million immigrants

Donald Trump will keep his vow to deport millions of undocumented migrants from the United States, he said in an interview to be broadcast Sunday, saying as many as three million could be removed after he takes office.

Donald Trump will keep his vow to deport millions of undocumented migrants from the United States, he said in an interview to be broadcast Sunday, saying as many as three million could be removed after he takes office.

Trump doesn’t rule out ‘amended’ Obamacare

US President-elect Donald Trump said he will consider an “amended” version of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law — a shift in position after repeatedly vowing on the campaign trail that he would repeal the measure.

US President-elect Donald Trump said he will consider an "amended" version of President Barack Obama's signature health care law -- a shift in position after repeatedly vowing on the campaign trail that he would repeal the measure.

Trump names Pence head of operations in transition team shakeup

President-elect Donald Trump is shaking up his transition team as he plunges into the work of setting up his administration, elevating Vice President-elect Mike Pence to head the operations.

President-elect Donald Trump is shaking up his transition team as he plunges into the work of setting up his administration, elevating Vice President-elect Mike Pence to head the operations.

Trump’s victory sends the city that doesn’t sleep to bed

Republican Donald Trump’s shock election victory in the early hours of Wednesday caught New York City, a Hillary Clinton bastion, by surprise, casting a rare pall on a metropolis that pulsates to a frenetic beat.

Republican Donald Trump’s shock election victory in the early hours of Wednesday caught New York City, a Hillary Clinton bastion, by surprise, casting a rare pall on a metropolis that pulsates to a frenetic beat.

Video: Trump calls on America to ‘bind wounds of division’ in victory speech

In a New York City ballroom in the small hours of Wednesday morning, US President-elect Donald Trump congratulated Democratic runner-up Hillary Clinton on a “very, very hard-fought” campaign and told a divided nation it was time to “come together”.

In a New York City ballroom in the small hours of Wednesday morning, US President-elect Donald Trump congratulated Democratic runner-up Hillary Clinton on a “very, very hard-fought” campaign and told a divided nation it was time to “come together”.

World rocked by news of Trump’s White House win

Governments from Asia to Europe reacted with stunned disbelief on Wednesday to the victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election, while populists hailed the result as a triumph of the people over a failed political establishment.

Governments from Asia to Europe reacted with stunned disbelief on Wednesday to the victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election, while populists hailed the result as a triumph of the people over a failed political establishment.

Troubled markets dive on fears of Trump victory

The U.S. dollar sank and stocks plummeted in market mayhem on Wednesday as investors faced the real possibility of a shock win by Republican Donald Trump that could upend the global political order.

The U.S. dollar sank and stocks plummeted in market mayhem on Wednesday as investors faced the real possibility of a shock win by Republican Donald Trump that could upend the global political order.

Donald Trump: Billionaire reality TV star becomes presidential contender

Real estate tycoon, celebrity billionaire and a master peddler of his own brand, Donald J. Trump made his name on sealing the deal. But Trump, 70, has restyled himself as an everyman and political outsider in his bid for the presidency.

Real estate tycoon, celebrity billionaire and a master peddler of his own brand, Donald J. Trump made his name on sealing the deal. But Trump, 70, has restyled himself as an everyman and political outsider in his bid for the presidency.

Full FBI Clinton fallout is up for debate, but markets cheer

On the final day of a bitter US presidential campaign, the FBI is again in the spotlight after its statement Sunday that a review of emails linked to Hillary Clinton offered no new evidence for its inquiry into her use of a private server.

On the final day of a bitter US presidential campaign, the FBI is again in the spotlight after its statement Sunday that a review of emails linked to Hillary Clinton offered no new evidence for its inquiry into her use of a private server.

Governor Christie’s ex-aides found guilty of fraud, conspiracy over ‘Bridgegate’

Two former associates of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie were convicted on Friday for their roles in the “Bridgegate” lane closure scandal, following a six-week trial that served to further tarnish the Republican’s damaged reputation.

Two former associates of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie were convicted on Friday for their roles in the “Bridgegate” lane closure scandal, following a six-week trial that served to further tarnish the Republican’s damaged reputation.

US coast evacuated as ‘monster storm’ heads to Florida

Hurricane Matthew has strengthened as it moves towards the United States’ east coast. It is expected to hit Florida early on Friday and is set to be the strongest storm in the US for 12 years.

Hurricane Matthew has strengthened as it moves towards the United States’ east coast. It is expected to hit Florida early on Friday and is set to be the strongest storm in the US for 12 years.