Top Democrat says health bill will kill ‘hundreds of thousands’

Top Democrat says health bill will kill ‘hundreds of thousands’

Image copyright Getty Images Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi has warned “hundreds of thousands” of Americans will die if congressional Republicans pass their healthcare legislation. President Donald Trump’s party is struggling to secure the votes to get its bill through the Senate. Republican Senator Ron Johnson said on Sunday there should “no way” be a vote […]

US passenger ‘tried to open door’ mid-flight to Houston

US passenger ‘tried to open door’ mid-flight to Houston

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The flight had nearly reached its destination when the woman tried to open a door A plane travelling from Los Angeles to Houston was diverted after a woman tried to open an emergency exit near the end of the flight, passengers say. The woman, who police have not named, was […]

Philando Castile death: Mother gets $3m over police shooting

Philando Castile death: Mother gets $3m over police shooting

Media captionPolice dashcam has been released of the Philando Castile shooting The family of a black driver killed by a police officer during a traffic stop in Minnesota will receive $3m (£2.4m). The shooting of Philando Castile last year made international headlines after his girlfriend broadcast the aftermath live on Facebook. A civil lawsuit for […]

Ohio sites hacked with IS message

Ohio sites hacked with IS message

Image caption The message was posted on a number of Ohio sites A number of government websites in the US state of Ohio, including that of Governor John Kasich, have been hacked to display a pro-IS message. It said President Donald Trump would be held accountable for “every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries” […]

Trump breaks White House Eid dinner tradition

Trump breaks White House Eid dinner tradition

Image copyright Reuters Image caption US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) reportedly rejected a request to hold the annual dinner US President Donald Trump has broken a nearly 20-year-old tradition by failing to host a dinner marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The White House event had been held every […]

Bill Cosby tour ‘not about sex assault’

Bill Cosby tour ‘not about sex assault’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Bill Cosby (C) outside court with spokespeople Andrew Wyatt and Ebonee Benson Bill Cosby’s publicity team have denied reports that his upcoming speaking tour is to educate young people about sexual assault allegations. A publicist told CNN the focus was on restoring the comic’s legacy. Mr Cosby narrowly escaped […]

Montreal festival float causes race row

Montreal festival float causes race row

Media captionThe float at Montreal’s Fête Nationale parade A video from a Montreal festival parade has gone viral with critics suggesting it shows the event’s lack of diversity. The clip shows a singer on a float pushed by four black men in khakis, as a white crowd dances around them in the Canadian city. The […]

Trump accuses Obama of inaction over Russia meddling claim

Trump accuses Obama of inaction over Russia meddling claim

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump said the Russian investigation should focus on the Obama administration President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor Barack Obama of inaction over alleged Russian interference in the US election in 2016. Mr Trump said Mr Obama had learned well before the 8 November poll about the accusations […]

Schwarzenegger and Macron join forces in swipe at Trump

Schwarzenegger and Macron join forces in swipe at Trump

Media captionSchwarzenegger backs Macron in Trump fight French President Emmanuel Macron has taken another swipe at Donald Trump over the US president’s policy on climate change – this time backed up by the muscle of Arnold Schwarzenegger. In a video on social media, Mr Macron is joined by the Terminator star as he vows to […]

World’s ugliest dog, Martha, crowned in California

World’s ugliest dog, Martha, crowned in California

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Three-year-old Martha with owner Shirley Zindler Martha, a Neapolitan mastiff, has been named this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog. The annual competition, now it its 29th year, was held in Petaluma, California. Martha, with owner Shirley Zindler, beat 13 other contenders to be presented with a trophy and a $1,500 […]