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Billionaire backer feels 'deceived' by Josh Hawley over election objections

Jeffrey Yass, Club for Growth donor, told associate he did not foresee senator’s role in attempt to overturn US democracyJamie Raskin: ‘I’m not going to lose my son and my republic’A secretive billionaire supporter of Josh Hawley and other rightwing lawmakers suggested he had been “deceived” by the Republican senator from Missouri, who led the effort...

Scott Morrison suggests Donald Trump’s comments before US Capitol riot were ‘incredibly dissapointing’

Australian prime minister laments ‘things that were said’ to encourage Capitol Hill mob but says it’s not for him to lecture anybodyThe Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, has suggested comments by Donald Trump that encouraged an insurrectionist mob to storm the US Capitol were “incredibly disappointing” and led to a “terrible” outcome.In his...

Covid-19's astounding death toll in the US

One year ago, Americans could have hardly imagined a pandemic that would kill one person every 30 seconds Continue reading...

Del Monte $20 bill set to sell for nearly $60,000 – barring banana skins

Rare printing error – or creative addition by bored employee – makes 2004 banknote a collector’s item, auctioneer saysOfficially, it is classified as “an obstructed printing error with retained obstruction”. In reality, it appears to be a simple slip-up.A $20 banknote which had a sticker from a bunch of bananas attached to it before it was overprinted...

Twitter suspends Marjorie Taylor Green, QAnon-backing Republican

Georgia congresswoman is banned for 12 hours after berating her state’s election officials and making baseless election fraud claimsTwitter has temporarily suspended the account of the Georgia congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green, who has gained a large following on social media, in part by posting incendiary videos and comments.Greene, a Republican...

Biden inauguration: 25,000 National Guard vetted over insider attack fears as state protests fizzle

FBI conducting vast security sweep as Sunday’s protests see law enforcement and media outnumber members of ‘Boogaloo Bois’ The FBI is vetting all 25,000 National Guard troops arriving in Washington DC for president-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration amid fears of an insider attack, as heavily fortified state capitals across the US saw only small-scale protests...

US Figure Skating Nationals 2021: Nathan Chen and Bradie Tennell light up Las Vegas

Nathan Chen and Bradie Tennell reasserted their places at the summit of American figure skating at the US Figure Skating Championships in Las Vegas Continue reading...

Inflated ego: Trump baby blimp joins Museum of London collection

The 6-metre-high orange inflatable became a symbol of British protest against the outgoing US presidentThe the Donald Trump baby blimp, a 6-metre-high inflatable caricature that became a symbol of UK protest against the US president, has secured its place in history at a leading museum.The helium-filled balloon, paid for through crowdfunding, depicts...

Chiefs overcome loss of Mahomes while Buccaneers end Saints' hopes

Cleveland Browns 17-22 Kansas City ChiefsTampa Bay Buccaneers 30-20 New Orleans SaintsThe Kansas City Chiefs had lost Patrick Mahomes to a concussion and were in danger of losing the game.Then their defense and Chad Henne kept their Super Bowl hopes alive with a 22-17 victory over the Cleveland Browns that advanced them to the AFC championship game....

Trailblazing college football kicker Sarah Fuller invited to Biden inauguration

Athlete was first woman to score at elite level of college football‘The glass ceilings are breaking’, says kicker in social media postSarah Fuller, the first woman to score in the Power Five conferences, the elite level of college football, says she’s been invited to attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday.“It’s an honor to be invited...

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