Trump travel ban: US court upholds halt on executive order

Image copyright Getty Images A federal appeals court has refused to lift a temporary block on President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban. The Virginia-based court said the president’s broad immigration power was “not absolute” and the ban “intended to bar Muslims from this country”. The decision upheld a lower Maryland court ruling that found the […]

Trump brushes aside Montenegro PM

US President Donald Trump has given Nato leaders a dressing down over not paying enough into the military alliance. Ahead of his speech in Brussels, he was filmed apparently pushing the Montenegrin president aside. Trump brushes aside Montenegro PM

Donald Trump tells Nato allies to pay up at Brussels talks

Media captionDonald Trump dresses down Nato leaders for not paying “their fair share” US President Donald Trump has told his Nato allies in Brussels that all members of the alliance must pay their fair share of defence spending. “Massive amounts of money” were owed, he said, voicing a long-held US concern that others are not […]

US Republican Greg Gianforte charged over Guardian reporter ‘body slam’

Media caption‘Get the hell out of here!’ – listen to the alleged attack The Republican candidate in a special congressional election in Montana, Greg Gianforte, has been charged with misdemeanour for assaulting a British reporter. Guardian journalist Ben Jacobs tweeted that Mr Gianforte had “body slammed” him, breaking his glasses. The candidate’s campaign said Mr […]

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, […]