Texas ‘bathroom bill’ passes key vote

Texas ‘bathroom bill’ passes key vote

Image copyright AP Image caption Hundreds of protesters attended Tuesday’s hearing in Austin, Texas Texas lawmakers have voted to advance a bill that would compel people to only use the public toilets that correspond with their birth gender. The measure is designed to prohibit transgender people from using toilets of the gender with which they […]

Women ‘exploited’ says Lagarde

On International Women’s Day, IMF chief Christine Lagarde tells the BBC’s Katty Kay why she believes women will always be undermined. Women ‘exploited’ says Lagarde

US hospitals oppose Trump-backed health bill

US hospitals oppose Trump-backed health bill

Image copyright Eureopan photopress agency Image caption The bill was crafted by Republican leaders like Paul Ryan, and backed by Mr Trump A leading trade group representing hospitals has expressed fears about the Republican health-care bill, saying poor Americans could lose insurance. The American Hospital Association (AHA) said current provisions for “our most vulnerable” would […]

Senators ask FBI for evidence of Trump wiretap claim

Senators ask FBI for evidence of Trump wiretap claim

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham (left) and Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Two US senators have written to law enforcement to inquire if there is any evidence to support President Donald Trump’s claim that he was wiretapped. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democrat, and Republican Lindsey Graham sent the letter to […]

Texas hitman begs forgiveness before execution

Texas hitman begs forgiveness before execution

A remorseful hitman apologised to his victim’s family before he was executed by lethal injection for killing a Texas woman in a life insurance scheme. Rolando Ruiz, 44, was convicted of killing Theresa Rodriguez, 29, in exchange for $2,000 (£1,644) in 1992. Ms Rodriguez’s husband and brother-in-law, who were beside her when she was shot […]

Clinton running mate Tim Kaine’s son held in ‘riot’ at rally

Clinton running mate Tim Kaine’s son held in ‘riot’ at rally

Image copyright Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office The son of former US Democratic vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine has been arrested in a protest against a pro-Donald Trump rally in Minnesota. Linwood Kaine, 24, was among five people detained on Saturday in a clash with Trump supporters outside the Minnesota State Capitol in St Paul. He was […]

Escaping the graveyard: How I’m paying for my meth dealing sins

Go back a few years and Cathlene Price was a broken woman. Two decades on meth had destroyed her marriage, her job and her health. Like countless others consumed by the methamphetamine epidemic sweeping her town, she had ended up in the state prison, a convicted felon. Three years on and she is back in […]

US lawmakers in walk-out for Women’s Day

US lawmakers in walk-out for Women’s Day

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Indonesian women danced in Yogyakarta to mark International Women’s Day US congresswomen have walked out of work, joining women around the world who are going on strike as part of International Women’s Day. The move by House Democrats is part of a “Day Without a Woman” strike, designed to […]

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau’s women’s day post ‘shameful’

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau’s women’s day post ‘shameful’

Image copyright Facebook/Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Image caption Sophie Gregoire Trudeau included this image with her message Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, who is married to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is taking heat over an International Women’s Day post. She asked people to “celebrate the boys and men in our lives who encourage us to be who […]

Trump has not asked FBI about wiretapping claims

Trump has not asked FBI about wiretapping claims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump has offered no proof to back up his claims President Donald Trump has not spoken to the FBI about his claim that his predecessor wiretapped his phones. Mr Trump on Saturday accused Barack Obama of ordering surveillance at Trump Tower in New York during the election, but […]