Rep. Trey Gowdy announces he won’t seek re-election in 2018

Gowdy chaired the House Select Committee on Benghazi from 2014-2016

Rep. Trey Gowdy announces he won’t seek re-election in 2018

Gowdy chaired the House Select Committee on Benghazi from 2014-2016

23 pieces of Super Bowl trivia

Let’s face it, the Super Bowl is half about football, and half about everything else that makes our country great: Binge eating, watching brands try and convince us to buy stuff, defending inexplicably strong regional loyalties and going to bed too late.

Exclusive: Controversial FBI agent co-wrote initial draft of explosive Comey letter reopening Clinton email probe

Washington (CNN) Emails obtained by CNN show the FBI agent at the center of a Capitol Hill storm played a key role in a controversial FBI decision that upended Hillary Clinton’s campaign just days before the 2016 election: the letter to Congress by

SF will wipe thousands of marijuana convictions off the books

… back decades in the city. less. San Francisco Supervisors Jeff Sheehy (left) and Malia Cohen flank District Attorney George Gascón as he details his office’s plan to vacate thousands of marijuana-related misdemeanor and felony convictions … more

Amid global turmoil, Trump leaves ambassador posts empty

The Trump administration’s decision to drop plans to nominate academic Victor Cha as ambassador to South Korea — which prompted him to issue a direct challenge to the White House over its consideration of a pre-emptive strike against North Korea — is the latest decision that leaves a crucial diplomatic post in limbo.

Former Melbourne lord mayor and Grand Prix supremo Ron Walker dies

Ron Walker, hailed as a man who “loved Melbourne and Victoria” and who brought the Australian Grand Prix Corporation to the city, has died at the age of 78. He was also a former mayor, successful businessman and a prominent member of the Liberal Party.

Commonwealth Bank ‘still putting profit before people’ over CEO appointment

The man who first blew the whistle on dubious practices at the Commonwealth Bank has condemned the appointment of the new chief executive and says he does not have high hopes for the banking royal commission.

Former Melbourne principal wanted on child sexual abuse charges evades extradition

An Israeli principal wanted on child sexual abuse charges in Australia once again successfully claims mental incompetence to Israeli authorities and will evade extradition hearings for another six months.

‘He stopped the boats’: Turnbull defends Morrison’s record as immigration minister

The PM argues Scott Morrison did an “outstanding job” in stopping the people smuggling trade, after it emerged the former immigration minister agreed ASIO should delay security checks on asylum seekers to try to prevent some from getting permanent visas.

‘He’s digging a big hole for himself’: Hewitt lashes Tomic’s decision to choose jungle over country

Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt hits out at Bernard Tomic — who is currently starring on reality TV — saying the controversial Australian is “highly doubtful” to play for the national team again.

‘We are more or less as helpless’: Rohingya refugee influx sparks Bangladeshi tensions

Bangladeshis are feeling overlooked as the Rohingya refugee population grows and protests have erupted calling for the refugees to be sent back to Myanmar, just days after a repatriation process agreed to by the two countries stalled.

‘I just kept quiet’: Jobs program to tackle African-Australian disadvantage

Haida Komba is one of the lucky migrants in her Flemington housing estate who has found work. Now the Victorian Government wants to help others like her with a special program to provide training and support to find secure work.

‘Help me teachers’: A disturbing appeal highlights the fear some teens feel at high school

A survey of more than 1,800 students across Western Australia finds most are happy with their schools, but as many as one in five high school students don’t always feel safe on campus.