Donald Trump has organized his first staff-shakeup before he even takes office, ousting New Jersey governor Chris Christie as head of his presidential transition and appointing running mate Mike Pence (bottom right) to chair the effort. 'Together this outstanding group of advisors, led by Vice President-elect Mike Pence, will build on the initial work done under the leadership of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to help prepare a transformative government ready to lead from day one,' Trump said in a statement announcing the change. Christie is to stay on as a vice chair. He is joined by defeated rival Dr. Ben Carson, Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, who traveled with Trump and advises on national security, and Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions. Others who will guide the transition as part of a newly announced executive committee reveal Trump is creating somewhat of a dynasty. Eldest daughter Ivanka (center at Trump Tower today) her husband Jared Kushner (top right) and sons Eric Trump, top left, and Don Jr, bottom left will be on board the team.
EXCLUSIVE: Huma breaks down and weeps openly as she returns to campaign headquarters where she and her aides ran doomed bid to elect Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton's closest aide wept as she went back to the Brooklyn headquarters of the doomed bid for the presidency. The future for Abedin, 40, is unclear and her marriage is over. The aide has worked for nobody except Clinton since she was an intern for the then First Lady in Bill Clinton's White House. Throughout the campaign she was at her boss's side - but then with less than two weeks to go until polling day the FBI explosively revealed they were looking at 650,000 of her emails found on her pervert ex-husband Anthony Weiner's laptop. He is being investigated for sexting a 15-year-old. The revelation is being blamed by Clinton aides for - at least in part - costing them the campaign. Abedin, 40, has seen her marriage collapse during the campaign when Weiner was caught sexting an adult, and was herself under FBI investigation for her handling of classified material.
Sorry America, we're not leaving! Celebrities who had promised to leave for Canada and beyond decide to stay (so is it just a coincidence that Trump is planning tax cuts?)
It is the first broken promise of the incoming Trump administration - and he didn't even make it. Celebrities who had said they would quit America if he won have abandoned their promises before President-elect Trump is even inaugurated. Some dismissed what they pledged as a 'joke' and others simply went to ground when asked by DailyMail.com when they were packing up and heading to Canada or other countries. However Lena Dunham has still to publicly say she is staying. From left to right: Cher, Miley Cyrus, Larry Flynt, Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer, Omari Hardwick, Bryan Cranston, Ne-Yo; second row, George Lopez, Chloe Sevigny, Samuel L. Jackson, President Obama, Barbra Streisand, Chelsea Handler, Natasha Lyonne and Whoopi Goldberg.
'Our democracy has it exactly right': Michelle Obama insists she is ready to leave the White House as she covers Vogue for the last time as First Lady
The 52-year-old First Lady is the epitome of elegance in a white Carolina Herrera dress on the cover of the magazine's December issue. When Mrs. Obama spoke with the publication in September, months before she learned Donald Trump would be her husband's successor, she stated that 'it's time' for her and President Barack Obama to leave the White House.
Just when you thought it was safe to go near politics - a Clinton could be back: Now CHELSEA is being 'groomed for Congress'
Chelsea Clinton could run for the seat of Rep Nita Lowey, in New York's 17th Congressional District once Lowey, 79, retires from office. The 17th Congressional District includes parts of Rockland and Westchester counties, as well as Chappaqua, where the Clinton family home is located. Chelsea currently lives and votes in Manhattan, but in August Hillary and Bill Clinton purchased the home next to theirs in Chappaqua for $1.6million intended for Chelsea, her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, and their children. If she is to run for the Congress seat when Lowey retires, Chelsea could make the Chappaqua address her legal residence.
'Can we stay in here for the next four years?' The hilarious reactions of Big Brother contestants who are the last six people in the US to find out Donald Trump has been elected president
They are the first cast of Big Brother to be locked inside the TV during a US election - and the last to find out that Donald Trump trumped Hillary Clinton. While the results were officially announced early Wednesday, the Big Brother contestants were only told on Thursday night. Asked to predict who they thought had won by Big Brother, five out of six went for the Democratic candidate. However, as host Julie Chen told the group about Trump's shocking victory, silence and shock fell over the house. 'What the f--k happened while we were in here?' said Shelby (bottom left), who was initially convinced that it was a prank by Big Brother. Jason (bottom right) then asks: 'Gay people, where were you? Minorities, where were you?' He then added: 'Can we just stay in here for the next four years?'
'Whenever the world makes you cynical, look to a veteran': A somber Obama tells the country not to lose hope in poignant final Veterans Day address after Donald Trump's shock election victory
On a crisp fall morning, the president laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns on Friday and bowed his head in silent tribute before a bugler played taps. He also planned to make remarks at an annual observance honoring those who have served in the military. Earlier in the day, the president held a breakfast reception with veterans and their families in the State Dining Room.
Trump might not need to build that wall after all: Illegals say they've given up trying to cross since he won the election
Immigrants trying to smuggle themselves across the southern border illegally say they are abandoning their attempts because of Trump's get-tough stance on deportations. Young Hispanic would-be illegals waiting at Tijuana said they would give up because they feared that being caught would affect their families north of the border - suggesting that they too were living in the U.S. illegally. Trump made building a 'big, beautiful wall' along the southern border one of the planks of his campaign, along with tough deportation policies. But illegals living her for years said they did not believe it would happen, with one saying: 'Who harvests the crops in the field? Who washes the dishes in the restaurants?'
Inside Obama's White House album: Photographer Pete Souza - who has taken two million intimate images of the President - reveals his favorite fifty five shots
A series of stunning images show Barack Obama's time as the current and 44th President of the United States. The photographs, the majority of which were taken by Chief Official White House photographer Pete Souza, show the president in lighthearted as well as serious moments. Obama can be seen having fun with children, meeting with former US presidents and even sitting in the situation room for the May 2011 mission against Osama Bin Laden. Souza's 'Year in Photos' albums on the White House Flickr account covering Obama go back to 2009. It's believed the photographer has snapped approximately 2million photographs of the president.
Female anti-bullying ambassador, 23, arrested at Trump Tower protest for pushing 74-year-old man, to the ground in fight over the President-elect
Shacara McLaurin, 23, joined angry protesters outside the President-elect's New York City home (inset) in the second night of uproar since his election win. She was arrested (right) at 10.45pm for shoving the man, 74, to the ground, causing him to hit the back of his head on the sidewalk. McLaurin, who previously made headlines for being the victim of a brutal beating, is the face of Stomp Out Bullying (left) and is a singer. She faces one charge of felony assault and one misdemeanor.
The incredible moment a brave mother shields her two-year-old son while two dogs attack them as they try to get into their home
The attack occurred in Anaheim, California, on Tuesday. It started when the boy was set upon by the two dogs in the front yard of his home, before his mom came to his rescue. As the woman tried to get her son inside, she couldn't find her keys, and the dogs continue to maul the two. Surveillance footage shows the woman shielding her son with her body while trying to fight off the animals (main). Finally a neighbor who heard her screams came and grabbed the dogs. The little boy suffered extensive injuries and was rushed to hospital, where he underwent plastic surgery for a laceration to his face (inset).
Shameless star Steve Howey 'berated his Muslim nanny when she prayed, and his wife forced her to look at penis pics of an A-list actor she was having an affair with,' claims lawsuit
TMZ reports that Sarah Alaseri is suing Steve Howey and Sarah Shahi for back wages, harassment and wrongful termination, claiming that she was forced to quit after three years working for the family due to the constant abuse. Alaseri, who is Muslim, claims that Howey would chide and berate her when she practiced Islamic customs in his presence. She also alleges that this verbal abuse got so bad that she no longer did her daily prayers inside the home. Shahi, who was born Aahoo Jahansouz Shahi, is also Muslim, and her father was born in Iran while her maternal grandfather is Persian.
'It will never leave us': Cops describe the moment they found missing woman chained up inside a container at serial killer's house after hearing her banging for help
Two detectives who rescued a woman after she was chained inside a metal container for two months by a suspected serial killer recounted the shocking discovery. Detective Charlynn Ezell, who found Kala Brown on a 95-acre property in Woodruff, South Carolina, told ABC : 'She just looked at me and said thank you so much for finding me.' Detective Bradley Whitfield broke down and added: 'I think we all saw a lot of things that day that are going to stay with us.' Todd Kohlhepp, a registered sex offender who has confessed to killing seven people, has been charged with kidnapping Brown, who was 'chained inside the container like a dog' by neck.
EXCLUSIVE: Elite private schools, a $3 million wedding and Fashion Police: How guilt-ridden Joan Rivers had to woo her daughter back after Melissa blamed the comic for her father's suicide and cut her mom out of her life
Joan Rivers would do anything for her daughter Melissa, and even manipulated her into the celebrity sphere after the death of her husband, Edgar Rosenberg, who committed suicide in 1987. Melissa, who was a teen at the time, blamed Joan for Edgar's death. She all but cut her mother from her life. Joan clawed her way back with stunning resilience and by 1994 was in the position to woo her daughter with a plum role. She was to play herself in the television movie, Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story. And throughout the entertainment industry, it was known that Joan would 'pull every possible string' to get Melissa shoehorned into a deal. It certainly seems, though, Melissa has inherited Joan's ruthless momentum. Within eight months of her mother's death, she had a book out, The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief and Manipulation.
Cowering in the kitchen: ISIS suspects are rounded up in Mosul amid accusations Iraqi forces have meted out revenge executions for the atrocities carried out by jihadists
Curled up in the corner with hands bound and eyes blindfolded, captured ISIS suspects cower in fear. The men were seized by Iraqi forces who found them hiding in a kitchen as they swept through the Arbagiah neighbourhood of Mosul on Friday. They must been screened before release as the advancing Iraqi troops take no chances, determined to prevent any terrorists from escaping their clutches. The men were captured by a soldier from the Iraqi Special Forces 2nd division as the crack troops swept through houses in the last remaining ISIS stronghold in Iraq.
Val Kilmer struggles to speak at screening ten days after he denied having throat cancer when his friend Michael Douglas said things 'don't look too good for him'
Val Kilmer was struggling to speak on Thursday as he made his first public appearance since once again denying that he has throat cancer. The 56-year-old appeared at a screening of the film version of his play Citizen Twain in Los Angeles, where he told the crowd why he had to cancel his tour for the one-man show. 'I went into rehearsals down in Florida and started having trouble with my speech,' he said. 'Obviously I'm still recovering. My tongue swelled up and I canceled the tour. As I'm recovering I'm showing this.'
A for effort! Adorable youngsters try hard to stand still during a mannequin challenge... but fail hilariously
As the latest viral craze known as the mannequin challenge continues sweeping the web, this attempt made by children believed to be in the U.S. might be the most adorable yet. A group of four-year-old students held still, or at least tried to, while they were filmed taking part in the challenge. While the phenomenon consists of participants freezing in place while holding dramatic poses as if someone hit a pause button, these kids nearly got the idea. However, they hilariously struggled to not blink or move but seemed to master looking shocked while standing in their classroom in their school uniforms.
Oscar-nominated Man From U.N.C.L.E. star Robert Vaughn, 83, dies surrounded by family after brief battle with cancer
Robert Vaughn passed away on Friday at the age of 83 following a brief battle with acute leukemia. The beloved American actor, whose career stretched across six decades, was best known for his role as Napoleon Solo on the classic NBC series The Man From U.N.C.L.E., which ran for over 100 episodes from 1964 to 1968. Vaughn was also a regular on the big screen, starting off his career with an unaccredited role in The Ten Commandments before going on to land sup[porting roles in films such as The Magnificent Seven and The Young Philadelphians, for which he received an Academy Award nomination back in 1960 for Best Supporting Actor. He is survived by his wife of 40 years Linda Staab and their two children, son Cassidy and daughter Caitlin.
No wonder Harry's smiling! Prince looks forward to showing off new girlfriend Meghan to his family as Charles and Camilla fly home (but will the loved-up new couple go public at a rugby match tomorrow?)
Today Harry lead the nation in remembrance at the National Memorial Arboretum on Armistice Day but couldn't hide his glee as he laughed with schoolchildren who are happy he has found love (right). Harry, 32, and Meghan, 35, have been bunkered down in Kensington Palace this week but their cover was blown when the Suits star was seen leaving a nearby supermarket yesterday. The prince could now take the chance to show her off to his relatives this weekend because the royals, including the Queen, must all be in London in time for Remembrance Sunday. William hosted a black tie gala at Kensington Palace last night (pictured with Ellie Goulding) Prince Charles is flying back from Bahrain today and will be in London over the weekend with his wife Camilla. The couple could choose to appear in public together for the first time at this weekend's England rugby match, one of Harry's passions.
'Leave me alone, I've had enough': Chilling final Facebook post of dad who murdered his seven-year-old daughter before committing suicide
An Amber Alert was issued for seven-year-old Nia Eastman (left) on Wednesday, when her dad Adam Jay Eastman (right) failed to drop her off at her mom's house. Twelve hours later, the alert was called out when father and daughter were found dead. Police found Eastman dead from a suicide in a rural area near Smeaton, Canada around 5:30am Thursday morning. They later found his daughter dead in a home near her school. Before Nia's kidnapping and murder , Eastman posted an ominous message on his Facebook reading: 'Leave me alone, I've had enough' (center). Eastman and Nia's mother separated about two months ago.
What the pluck! From tattooed Nike ticks to arches drawn on with markers, the jaw-dropping eyebrow fails that will leave you cringing
Everyone wants their brows to make a statement but some people have are guilty of getting a little too enthusiastic with their tweezing. Hilarious eyebrow fails sweeping the web include (clockwise from top left) a teen who shaved tracks through his brows for the school photo; a serious case of over-plucking, ultra fine lines, tattooed on flowers, alarming arches and an almost monobrow.
Heartwarming moment injured U.S. war veteran falls to his knees as his daughter surprises him with a service dog during New York Knicks game
U.S. war veteran Luciano Yulfo was left with a big grin and few wet kisses on his face after being surprised with a service dog during a New York Knicks game this week. Yulfo is a retired sergeant first class of the US Army who served for 36 years and was severely injured while in Afghanistan. He has been waiting 18 months for a service dog and finally received one on Wednesday night, thanks to his daughter and the Knicks' Hoops for Troops program. The heartwarming moment was captured on video and showed Yulfo dropping to his knees as he was met with his new service dog, Murphy. The two seemed to become fast friends as they showered each other in hugs and kisses.
The footage, which appears in the next episode, was shot with camera traps in the Canadian Rockies and shows adult bears rubbing their backs and heads against the bark (pictured). Wildlife experts believe bears rub up against trees in this way for a number of reasons.
Pregnant heroin addict collapses in harrowing footage after admitting: 'I would rather feed my drug habit than my unborn child'
Niki, 25, a former grade A college student discovered heroin seven years ago and become hooked. She has been selling her body for sex for three years to fund her and her boyfriend's habit. Appearing on Dr Phil, Niki is seen shooting up drugs while pregnant and nearly overdosing while her boyfriend cradles her unconscious body. She contacts her clients every day to make money all of which goes back on drugs.
The end of Mini Pyongyang: Satellite images show how Kim Jong Un has destroyed multi-million dollar model village masterminded by his 'despicable human scum' uncle he had executed
Kim Jong Un (bottom right) first ordered the closure of the Pyongyang Folklore Park (top right), which features miniature versions of the North Korean capital's buildings, in June this year. Now structures inside the park - once proudly exhibited to the world - have been smashed up (left). The centre piece of the park was a miniature replica of the Juche Tower, a monument representing self-independence topped with the torch of revolution.
Shocking dashcam footage captures motorist being shot in the leg after he tries to flee during traffic stop
Edmond Brown, 38, had been pulled over for having a visible handicap placard, but took off during the traffic stop, dragging an officer alongside the car in Haddon Township, New Jersey. After hitting a parked car he emerged with his hands in the air (left), but then tried to run from the officer. The officer shot Brown in the leg and then put his gun away (center). The two struggled and Brown was finally arrested (right). An investigation is now underway to determine whether the shot was accidental or excessive.
From colour-coded clothing to stacked boxes of labelled shoes: The PERFECTLY organised wardrobes that will put your cluttered closets to shame
Using hashtags like #WardrobePorn, bloggers have shown off their sparkling closets complete with colour-coded clothing racks, colour-coded shoes, drawers for jewellery and perfectly spaced hangers. Other snaps show islands topped with flowers and jewellery boxes, chic couches to sit on while getting ready and stacked labelled boxes filled with heels.
Can YOU find every chilli in this picture? Fiendishly tricky puzzle features 15 hidden peppers that are VERY difficult to spot
The puzzle features US rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers performing - with a selection of real chillies secretly sprinkled throughout the scene. Apart from the four Red Hot Chili Peppers singers themselves, there are 15 others - including green, red, Bird's Eye, Chipotle, Scotch Bonnet and Capsicum varieties - hiding here.
Why you should NEVER try to cut your own hair: Woman's attempt at a chic DIY fringe goes horribly wrong
A Chinese woman who attempted to give herself a fringe with a DIY haircut has learnt the hard way that some things should be left to the professionals. Yang Bin uploaded a video of herself trying to cut her own hair, following instructions from beauty bloggers who have successfully done the hair 'hack'. But it ended in disaster when she ended up with a very short and very uneven fringe.
The moment cops jump into canal to save a man who fled traffic stop after Walgreens theft and then bring him back to life by resuscitating him
Jeral Bornstein, 40, was spotted driving a blue Jeep that had been linked to a retail theft at a Walgreens in Port Richey, Florida, when he gave chase, eventually ending up in a canal. He swam for a distance before disappearing under the water, and two officers jumped in to save him (left). On the shore they determined Bornstein did not have a pulse, and started to administer CPR (right). They were just about to use a defibrillator when he started to breathe. Bornstein later told police he fled because he didn't have a license.
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How slimeballs slither: Watch the bizarre 'slimelapse' that reveals gelatinous molds creeping for food
Slime molds are a natural marvel; as just a collection of single-celled organisms, they're no more than gelatinous blobs with no neurons and no brain. But somehow, these colonies are able to make complex decisions in order to survive, allowing them to determine which direction will take them to the best food source. In stunning time-lapse footage, researchers have revealed how these remarkable clusters creep toward sustenance, sending tiny 'fingers' out from the main body to explore their surroundings.
Risking their lives for a trophy: Secret transgender beauty pageant is held in increasingly hardline Indonesia
The glamorous contestants of Miss Transgender Indonesia are risking their lives by even taking part. In a bid to protect them from unwanted attention from Muslim hardliners, it was held in a theatre in Jakarta, almost entirely in secret. Proud relatives were told not to post any photos on social media and just a handful of media outlets were invited.
I'm flying without wings! Majestic moment white Lipizzaner horse glides through the air during show rehearsal
The beautiful horses, which are part of the celebrated Spanish Riding School of Vienna, were demonstrating their grace and athleticism during a dress rehearsal at Wembley Arena yesterday. The famed equestrian academy, which is celebrating its 450th anniversary, is stunning audiences with their complex dressage routines as they tour Britain. The magnificent white Lipizzaners being put through its paces in a move known as the capriole (pictured left), which it requires the animal to jump into the air and kick out with its hind legs before landing.