Disciplinary panel revokes Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s nursing licence

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Elizabeth Wettlaufer, arrested in October last year, was described as a “shadow of death” A former Canadian nurse who is serving a life term for killing eight elderly patients has had her nursing licence officially revoked. The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) on Tuesday found Elizabeth Wettlaufer, 50, […]

Obamacare: US senators vote in favour of debating repeal

Media captionJohn McCain entered the Senate to cast the deciding vote The US Senate has voted to start debating a new Republican healthcare bill in a major step forward for President Donald Trump’s attempts to repeal his predecessor’s signature law. In a tight vote, several Republicans previously opposed to aspects of the plan changed their […]

Cancer-hit Senator John McCain: To hell with loudmouths!

Republican Senator John McCain, returning to the Senate after his brain cancer diagnosis, calls on his colleagues to stop listening to pundits and work for their constituents. Cancer-hit Senator John McCain: To hell with loudmouths!

Brain disease affects 99% of NFL players in study

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The donated brains of college and high school players were also studied A study of American football players’ brains has found that 99% of professional NFL athletes tested had a disease associated with head injuries. The report published on Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association studied […]

Trump to decide Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s fate ‘soon’

Media captionWhat made Trump roll his eyes? The White House says it will reach a decision “soon” on US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been publicly humiliated by President Donald Trump. In a Twitter onslaught, Mr Trump called the country’s top prosecutor “weak”, a day after labelling him “beleaguered”. Mr Trump has said he […]

Winston Blackmore and James Oler found guilty of polygamy

Image copyright Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press Image caption Winston Blackmore arrives at his trial in Cranbrook, British Columbia Two Canadian religious leaders have been found guilty of practicing polygamy by the Supreme Court of British Columbia (BC). The trial heard Winston Blackmore, 61, married 24 women. His former brother-in-law James Oler, 53, married five. They […]

Trump plea for unity on showdown healthcare vote

Image copyright European photopress agency US President Donald Trump has issued a challenge to Republican senators to rally behind their healthcare bill, on the eve of a crucial vote. “Now is the time for action,” President Trump said in a rare healthcare speech. A procedural vote is due on Tuesday as Republicans push forward in […]

Justin Bieber cancels remaining Purpose World Tour dates

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bieber had been expected to play another 14 dates in Asia and North America Justin Bieber has cancelled the rest of his Purpose World Tour because of “unforeseen circumstances”, his publicist has said. The move will affect 14 dates in Asia and North America over the next three months. […]

US-Russia probe: Trump son-in-law Kushner denies collusion

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Kushner will appear before the Senate on Monday and the House on Tuesday President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner will tell a Senate panel later that neither he nor any member of the Trump campaign team colluded with Russian officials over the US election. He will say he had […]

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