Donald Trump has predicted the Republicans will "do well" in next year's midterms as he distanced himself from recent losses in Alabama and Virginia.  "Remember, Republicans are 5-0 in Congressional Races this year. The media refuses to mention this," the US President tweeted.  "I...
One in three gig economy workers juggle at least two jobs at the same time, according to a study by one of the world’s biggest insurance companies. Research conducted by the UK arm of insurer Zurich, found that as well as the...
Republican Senator John McCain will reportedly head back to Arizona this week to continue recovering from the side effects of chemotherapy for a brain tumour, meaning he will miss the vote on his party’s tax bill.  The Arizona Republican is unlikely to...
Donald Trump's administration is putting the lives of American citizens abroad at risk, a diplomat who resigned last week has said.  The State Department has been sidelined by the administration, which does not "realise the role we play," Elizabeth Shackelford told CNN.  Ms...
This could be a way to spice up boring carol singers at Christmas.  Danish musician and YouTube star Chili Klaus is a maverick who challenges people to eat some of the hottest chilis in the world and films them doing it.  He recently...
Liam Fox is under fire over £1m-plus plans to appoint new “trade commissioners” around the world, on gold-plated packages normally handed to the UK’s ambassadors. The roles offer £120,000 salaries – akin to the pay for the most glittering ambassador jobs in...
Chaos erupted at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta after a complete power outage grounded flights on Sunday afternoon. Passengers at the United States busiest hub were plunged into darkness while automatic doors would not open and baggage could not be retrieved. “Literal pandemonium...
Terrorist manuals showing jihadis how to build the same type of bomb used in last week's New York subway attack remain online amid warnings of further attacks. Google's algorithms could lead extremists to the material, which was still available through search results more than 48 hours after...
South Korean fighter jets were scrambled after five Chinese military planes entered the country's airspace. The Chinese aircraft entered the Korean Air Defence Identification Zone (KADIZ) from southwest of Socotra Rock. The submerged rock is the subject of a maritime dispute between South Korea and...
The oldest son of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has been arrested in Alaska on charges of domestic violence. Track Palin, 28, was prosecuted on Sunday on charges of felony burglary, assault in the fourth degree and criminal mischief for causing property...