Republican health bill to leave 23m uninsured

Media captionTrump’s battles with Obamacare – in his own words Some 23 million people would lose health insurance over the next decade under the revised Republican healthcare plan, says a non-partisan agency. Fourteen million people would be uninsured in 2018 alone, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The analysis said federal deficits would fall by […]

Playboy model sentenced for ‘body-shaming’ in LA locker room

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption When asked if she was relieved, Mathers told reporters “no comment”. A Playboy centrefold model has reached a plea deal with prosecutors after she posted a photo online that authorities say was an invasion of privacy. Dani Mathers, 30, pleaded no contest to posting a nude photo of an […]

Texas sheriff under fire for Manchester post

Image copyright LinkedIn Image caption Sheriff Murphree says he stands by his controversial comments A Texas sheriff who railed against “political correctness” in a Facebook post following the Manchester, England, bombing has defended his comments. Denton County Sheriff Tracy Murphree’s controversial post urged Americans to “pay attention” to the Islamic jihadists who “want to kill […]

Golf star Billy Horschel’s wife reveals her alcoholism

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Billy Horschel won his first victory in three years When US golfer Billy Horschel won the FedEx cup in 2014, it looked as if a golden career was about to take off. And then: nothing. For three years, Florida-born Horschel failed to make a mark – until last weekend, […]

Republican healthcare bill faces crucial score

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Republican leadership hailed the passage of AHCA in the House as a victory US lawmakers are awaiting a crucial analysis of the Republican healthcare plan passed in the House of Representatives earlier this month. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) will provide a score for the American Health Care Act […]

Trump Russia inquiry: Lawyer ‘chosen’ by president

Trump Russia inquiry: Lawyer ‘chosen’ by president

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Marc Kasowitz is known as a tenacious litigator Donald Trump has appointed lawyer Marc Kasowitz to represent him in an inquiry into Russia’s alleged meddling in the US presidential election and any links to the Trump campaign, US media report. Mr Trump has used services of the New York […]

Trump holds first face-to-face talks with Pope Francis

Media captionDonald Trump was greeted by Pope Francis at the Vatican US President Donald Trump has met Pope Francis at the Vatican for a short private audience on the third leg of his overseas trip. He arrived for the meeting along with his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner. The meeting was keenly […]

Fox retracts Seth Rich murder conspiracy

Image copyright LinkedIn Fox News has retracted a report about a US Democratic party employee whose murder last year has fuelled a right-wing conspiracy theory. The cable network’s report made an unsubstantiated link between Seth Rich’s death and Wikileaks’ leak of hacked DNC emails. The victim’s own family have debunked the report, imploring Fox News […]

Aerial footage of sinkhole at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort

A sinkhole has opened outside President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago golf resort in Florida. City officials in Palm Beach tweeted that the hole had formed “directly in front of Mar-a-Lago” and was close to a newly installed water main. Sinkhole opens at Trump’s Florida retreat Aerial footage of sinkhole at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort

Ex-CIA chief Brennan says Trump-Russia inquiry ‘well-founded’

Media captionEx-CIA boss suspicious of Trump team ‘contacts’ with Russians Former CIA Director John Brennan has said an investigation into possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and the Kremlin is “well-founded”. He told the House Intelligence Committee he was aware of intelligence showing contact between Russian officials and “US persons involved in the Trump campaign”. […]

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