Obamacare: Texas court rules key health law is unconstitutional

Obamacare: Texas court rules key health law is unconstitutional

Image copyright Getty Images A federal judge in the US state of Texas has ruled that a key part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional. A coalition of 20 states argued the entire law had been invalidated by a change in tax rules last year which eliminated a penalty […]

Trump names new acting chief of staff

Trump names new acting chief of staff

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mick Mulvaney “has done an outstanding job while in the administration”, President Trump said US President Donald Trump has named Mick Mulvaney, the director of the office of management and budget, as acting White House chief of staff. Mr Mulvaney, 51, replaces General John Kelly, who is leaving by the […]

Migrant caravan: US to investigate after child dies in custody at border

Migrant caravan: US to investigate after child dies in custody at border

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Migrants have tried to climb border fences to gain entry into the US An investigation has been launched after a seven-year-old girl died while in the custody of the US Border Patrol. The Guatemalan child, named as Jakelin Caal Maquin, was detained last week after crossing the US-Mexico border […]

Decorated US soldier ‘admitted murder in CIA job interview’

Decorated US soldier ‘admitted murder in CIA job interview’

Image copyright Fox News A decorated US special forces soldier has been charged with an Afghan man’s murder, which he reportedly admitted while applying for a job with the CIA. US Army Green Beret Major Matthew Golsteyn allegedly shot someone he described as a suspected Taliban bomb-maker during his 2010 deployment. Maj Golsteyn also subsequently […]

Wisconsin’s Scott Walker strips incoming Democrat’s powers

Wisconsin’s Scott Walker strips incoming Democrat’s powers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Scott Walker, the Republican governor of Wisconsin, signed the bill on Friday Wisconsin’s outgoing Republican governor has signed bills to strip powers from his Democratic successor. The measures curb the authority of incoming Democratic Governor Tony Evers, who won last month’s election. Democrats say the legislation is a naked power […]

Cohen insists he was directed by Trump to break the law

Cohen insists he was directed by Trump to break the law

Media captionCohen walked free from court – but will have to report to jail in March US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer insists he was directed by his boss to make hush money payments during the 2016 presidential campaign. Speaking after he was sentenced to prison for campaign finance and fraud crimes, Michael Cohen told […]

Migrant caravan: Girl dies in custody after crossing Mexico-US border

Migrant caravan: Girl dies in custody after crossing Mexico-US border

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Migrants have tried to jump over the metal barrier to gain entry into the US A seven-year-old girl who illegally crossed the Mexico-US border with family died hours after being taken into custody, US officials say. The Guatemalan girl, who arrived in the US last week as part of […]

Senators vote to end US backing for Saudi war on Yemen

Senators vote to end US backing for Saudi war on Yemen

Image copyright Getty Images The US Senate has voted to withdraw US military aid for Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen and to blame the kingdom’s crown prince for the murder of a journalist. Members of President Donald Trump’s Republican party joined Democrats by 56-41 to rebuke the longtime US ally over reporter Jamal Khashoggi’s death. […]

Maria Butina: Russian activist pleads guilty in US

Maria Butina: Russian activist pleads guilty in US

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Maria Butina has been held in an adult detention centre in Virginia since July A Russian woman accused in the US of acting as an agent for the Kremlin to infiltrate political groups has pleaded guilty in a deal with prosecutors. Gun rights activist Maria Butina, 30, admitted a single […]

New York Times London crime Twitter appeal backfires

New York Times London crime Twitter appeal backfires

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Londoners seized the opportunity to poke fun at stereotypes of life in Britain’s capital An appeal by The New York Times asking readers to share experiences of petty crime in London backfired – when it was hijacked by sarcastic Brits. The esteemed US organ had said it wanted to […]

1 2 3 437