Walter Moody: Alabama executes 83-year-old

Walter Moody: Alabama executes 83-year-old

Image copyright Reuters The authorities in the US state of Alabama have executed a man of 83 found guilty of murdering a judge and a lawyer in bomb attacks in 1989. Walter Moody became the oldest prisoner to be executed in the US since the death penalty was reinstated by the Supreme Court in 1976. […]

School shooting: US students to walk out on Columbine anniversary

School shooting: US students to walk out on Columbine anniversary

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Thousands joined a nationwide school walkout last month Schoolchildren across the US plan to walk out of school on Friday to demonstrate against gun violence. The National School Walkout marks the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre in Colorado. Connecticut high school pupil Lane Murdock set up the […]

Comey memos detailing conversations of Trump meetings published

Comey memos detailing conversations of Trump meetings published

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘No adequate people around Trump to contain him,’ Comey says Detailed notes by former FBI director James Comey documenting his conversations with US President Donald Trump have been published. The memos cover Mr Trump’s concerns about a lurid intelligence dossier and also go into the president’s relationship […]

Elon Musk: Just walk out of bad meetings

Elon Musk: Just walk out of bad meetings

Image copyright Tesla Elon Musk wants staff to cut short unproductive phone calls and meetings as he aims to boost production of the Tesla Model 3 over the next few months. Work has temporarily halted at Tesla plants in California for upgrades aimed at increasing output from 2,000 to 6,000 cars per week by the […]

Memphis 'punished' for removing Confederate statues

Memphis 'punished' for removing Confederate statues

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMemphis removes Confederate statues Republican lawmakers in Tennessee are withholding funds from the city of Memphis after it used a legal loophole to remove two Confederate monuments. The Republican-controlled House pulled money for the city’s bicentennial plans next year in a last-minute amendment attached to a government […]

James Comey on Trump and the FBI

James Comey on Trump and the FBI

The former director of the FBI, James Comey, has accused Donald Trump of telling lies. “He has a habit of… telling lies, sometimes big, sometimes casual and insisting that the people around him repeat them and believe them and that stains any human,” he said. In a wide-ranging interview Mr Comey told Newsnight‘s Emily Maitlis […]

Lance Armstrong settles $100m US government lawsuit for $5m

Lance Armstrong settles $100m US government lawsuit for $5m

Lance Armstrong won six of his seven Tour de France titles with US Postal before he was stripped of them all Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5m (£3.5m) to the US government to settle a long-running lawsuit that could have cost him $100m (£71m) in damages. The American, 46, was accused of fraud by […]

Comey: No one around Trump to stop impulsive behaviour

Comey: No one around Trump to stop impulsive behaviour

The former director of the FBI, James Comey, has told BBC Newsnight that he doesn’t believe there is anyone around Donald Trump who can contain him. In his only UK broadcast interview, Mr Comey said no one around the president is able to “stop impulsive behaviour”. President Trump has previously attacked Mr Comey for “many […]