Sanders pitches European-style healthcare

Image copyright Getty Images Less than two months after successfully stymying Republican attempts to roll back Barack Obama’s healthcare reforms, Democrats are going on the attack. On Wednesday afternoon Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders followed through on a promise to introduce a universal healthcare programme that replaces the current regulated free-market insurance system with a government-run […]

‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli jailed over Hillary hair post

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Shkreli (R) has frequently clashed with critics on social media A judge has ordered the jailing of ex-pharmaceutical chief executive Martin “Pharma Bro” Shkreli while he awaits sentencing for securities fraud. Judge Kiyo Matsumoto said a Facebook post in which Shkreli offered $5,000 for a strand of Hillary Clinton’s […]

Frank Vincent: Sopranos and Goodfellas actor dies at 78

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Frank Vincent, seen here in a party for his book in 2006, reportedly had heart complications Veteran American actor Frank Vincent, known for roles in the TV series The Sopranos and several Martin Scorsese films, has died at the age of 78. He had complications during open heart surgery […]

Trump and Democrats ‘to work on Daca Dreamers law’

Image copyright DoD/Marianique Santos Image caption House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi met the president over dinner at the White House Top US Democrats say they have agreed to reach a deal with President Donald Trump to protect thousands of young undocumented migrants from deportation. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer said they also agreed to work […]

Irma: Eight dead at Florida nursing home left without power

Media captionFlorida nursing home survivors evacuated Eight people at a Florida nursing home that was left without power for days after Hurricane Irma have died. Police evacuated 115 residents on Wednesday from the facility, whose air conditioning was cut by the storm. Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said three were found dead at the nursing […]

Kaspersky: US government removes Russian security software

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Eugene Kaspersky founded the company in 1997 The US Department for Homeland Security has told government departments and agencies to remove all security software from the Moscow-based company Kaspersky Lab from their IT systems. It said it was concerned about ties between company officials and the Russian intelligence services. The […]

Fanged creature found on Texas beach after Hurricane Harvey

Image copyright Twitter/@preetalina Image caption Preeti Desai found the creature on a Texas beach and asked Twitter for help identifying it A mysterious fanged sea creature that washed up on a beach in Texas following Hurricane Harvey has been identified. Preeti Desai found the decaying fish on a beach in Texas City, and asked Twitter […]

Man admits actress’ Christmas Day murder in Washington DC

Image copyright Tricia McCauley Image caption Tricia McCauley was an actress, yoga instructor and a licensed nutritionist A man has admitted murdering a yoga instructor and actress who went missing on her way to Christmas Day dinner last year. Tricia McCauley, 46, was found dead in her car in an affluent neighbourhood of Washington DC […]

Irma: Six dead at Florida nursing home left without power

Media captionFlorida nursing home survivors evacuated Six people at a Florida nursing home that was left without power for days after Hurricane Irma have died. Police evacuated 115 residents on Wednesday from the facility, whose air conditioning was cut by the storm. Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said three were found dead at the nursing […]

Charlottesville: Protesters cover Thomas Jefferson statue

Image copyright Twitter – Alexis Gravely Image caption The statue has since been uncovered Protesters covered a statue of former US President Thomas Jefferson in black at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Dozens of people staged the protest on Tuesday, reportedly posting a sign reading “TJ is a racist and rapist”. The act happened […]