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 also said federal deficits would fall […]

White House denies ‘egregious’ budget accounting error

Image copyright Reuters Image caption White House budget director Mick Mulvaney told Congress on Wednesday that he went through the budget “line by line” The White House has denied the president’s budget proposal contains an “egregious” maths error. Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers pointed out the spending plan double-counts $2tr (£1.5tr). But White House […]

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, […]

Ex-officer helps exonerate US prisoner after 24 years

Image copyright WPVI A Philadelphia man has been exonerated and freed from prison 24 years after he was found guilty of a murder he did not commit. Shaurn Thomas, 43, was released after the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office agreed that the evidence did not support the conviction. Mr Thomas, who was 19 when found guilty, […]

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 to meet Pope and Italian leaders

Image copyright AFP Image caption US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump flew to Rome on Tuesday US President Donald Trump is due to hold talks with Pope Francis and Italy’s top leaders in Rome on the third leg of his first oversees trip. Mr Trump and the pontiff have already clashed at […]

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 […]

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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