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House Republicans oust Trump critic Liz Cheney from top post

House Republicans oust Trump critic Liz Cheney from top post

Cheney was removed after she repeatedly rebuked Donald Trump for his false claims of election fraud, and the former president quickly responded that Cheney was a “bitter, horrible human being”.

  • by Alan Fram and Kevin Freking

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Prince Harry and Meghan team up with Procter & Gamble

Prince Harry and Meghan team up with Procter & Gamble

P&G’s brands include Gillette, Pantene, Olay,  Tampax, Vicks and Old Spice, but it’s the company’s non-profit work that lines up with the royal couple.

Two dead whales dislodge from hull of HMAS Sydney in California

Two dead whales dislodge from hull of HMAS Sydney in California

The Royal Australian Navy has confirmed the two carcasses shifted from underneath the vessel as it berthed.

  • by Sarah McPhee
Defiant Liz Cheney blasts Trump election lies ahead of leadership vote

Defiant Liz Cheney blasts Trump election lies ahead of leadership vote

Cheney said those who dispute the election results were at war with the Constitution and were sowing the seeds of future political violence.

  • by Matthew Knott
Atlanta spa shootings were hate crimes, prosecutor says

Atlanta spa shootings were hate crimes, prosecutor says

She indicated she would seek the death penalty for the suspect who was also charged with one count of domestic terrorism.

  • by Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs
Life-sized Star Wars X-wing fighter lands in US museum

Life-sized Star Wars X-wing fighter lands in US museum

“The museum has long had an interest in the themes of inspiration and imagination,” Margaret Weitekamp, a Smithsonian curator, said.

  • by Gabrielle Russon and Orlando Sentinel
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Ransomware-hit Colonial Pipeline causes US petrol supply crunch, panic buying

Ransomware-hit Colonial Pipeline causes US petrol supply crunch, panic buying

“We are asking people not to hoard,” US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm told reporters at the White House. “Things will be back to normal soon.”

  • by Laura Sanicola and Devika Krishna Kumar
Link between partner violence and mass shootings found

Link between partner violence and mass shootings found

One 2020 study found that nearly half of mass shooters between 1966 and 2020 have a history of violence against women.

  • by Anne Branigin
Golden Globes dropped by NBC after a Hollywood backlash over ethics of group

Golden Globes dropped by NBC after a Hollywood backlash over ethics of group

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has been under close scrutiny following an investigation that showed the group of 87 journalists had no black members.

  • by Lisa Richwine and Jill Serjeant
Republican says Kevin McCarthy dismissed his warning ahead of Capitol riot

Republican says Kevin McCarthy dismissed his warning ahead of Capitol riot

Representative Adam Kinzinger said it should be Kevin McCarthy whose leadership is challenged, not Liz Cheney’s, who is expected to be purged by pro-Trump Republicans.

  • by Colby Itkowitz
US pipeline hackers say their aim is cash, not chaos

US pipeline hackers say their aim is cash, not chaos

The ransomware group accused of crippling the leading US fuel pipeline operator says that its goal was to make money and not sow mayhem.

  • by Raphael Satter