Trump travel ban injunction partly lifted by top US court

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The original ban in January provoked mass protests at American airports US President Donald Trump has welcomed a Supreme Court ruling allowing his travel ban to be partly reinstated as a “victory for our national security”. America’s highest court also granted a White House request allowing part of its […]

Canada nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer jailed for life for murders

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Elizabeth Wettlaufer, arrested in October last year, was described as a “shadow of death” A Canadian nurse who used insulin to kill eight elderly patients in Ontario care homes has been sentenced to life in prison, local media report. Elizabeth Wettlaufer, 49, pleaded guilty earlier this month to killing […]

Trump travel ban injunction lifted in part

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The original ban, released on 27 January, provoked mass protests at American airports. The US Supreme Court has partially lifted an injunction against President Donald Trump’s travel ban. America’s highest court also granted an emergency request from the White House allowing part of the refugee ban to go into […]

Top Democrat says health bill will kill ‘hundreds of thousands’

Image copyright Getty Images Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi has warned “hundreds of thousands” of Americans will die if congressional Republicans pass their healthcare legislation. President Donald Trump’s party is struggling to secure the votes to get its bill through the Senate. Republican Senator Ron Johnson said on Sunday there should “no way” be a vote […]

US passenger ‘tried to open door’ mid-flight to Houston

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The flight had nearly reached its destination when the woman tried to open a door A plane travelling from Los Angeles to Houston was diverted after a woman tried to open an emergency exit near the end of the flight, passengers say. The woman, who police have not named, was […]

Philando Castile death: Mother gets $3m over police shooting

Media captionPolice dashcam has been released of the Philando Castile shooting The family of a black driver killed by a police officer during a traffic stop in Minnesota will receive $3m (£2.4m). The shooting of Philando Castile last year made international headlines after his girlfriend broadcast the aftermath live on Facebook. A civil lawsuit for […]

Trump breaks White House Eid dinner tradition

Image copyright Reuters Image caption US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) reportedly rejected a request to hold the annual dinner US President Donald Trump has broken a nearly 20-year-old tradition by failing to host a dinner marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The White House event had been held every […]

Trump accuses Obama of inaction over Russia meddling claim

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump said the Russian investigation should focus on the Obama administration President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor Barack Obama of inaction over alleged Russian interference in the US election. Mr Trump said Mr Obama had learned well before the poll about the accusations and “did nothing”. His […]

Schwarzenegger and Macron join forces in swipe at Trump

Media captionSchwarzenegger backs Macron in Trump fight French President Emmanuel Macron has taken another swipe at Donald Trump over the US president’s policy on climate change – this time backed up by the muscle of Arnold Schwarzenegger. In a video on social media, Mr Macron is joined by the Terminator star as he vows to […]

World’s ugliest dog, Martha, crowned in California

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Three-year-old Martha with owner Shirley Zindler Martha, a Neapolitan mastiff, has been named this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog. The annual competition, now it its 29th year, was held in Petaluma, California. Martha, with owner Shirley Zindler, beat 13 other contenders to be presented with a trophy and a $1,500 […]