Are DC’s girls really going missing?

Are DC’s girls really going missing?

Image copyright DC Police Department Image caption A recent missing person tweet from Metro Police Department’s twitter account The Washington, DC Metro Police Department’s Twitter feed suggests an epidemic of missing children. But are young girls really disappearing from the streets of DC at a high rate? Metro Police Department (MPD) has always shared some […]

Donald Trump’s US healthcare bill withdrawn

Media captionPaul Ryan: “I won’t sugar coat this. This is disappointing” US President Donald Trump has withdrawn his healthcare bill after it failed to gain enough support to pass in Congress. House Speaker Paul Ryan said he and Mr Trump agreed to pull the vote, after it became apparent it would not get the minimum […]

Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

Image copyright Reuters The Trump administration has issued a permit to energy company TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The State Department said it had found the project, which was blocked by former US President Barack Obama, to be in the US national interest. The 1,180 mile (1,900km) pipeline will carry tar sands oil […]

US firefighter saves lifeless dog with mouth-to-mouth

US firefighter saves lifeless dog with mouth-to-mouth

Image copyright Billy Fernando/Santa Monica Fire Department Image caption Firefighter performed resuscitation for 20 minutes to save the dog A US firefighter has been praised for giving a dog 20 minutes of “mouth-to-snout” resuscitation after the animal was rescued from a house fire. The dog was overcome by the heat and smoke of the blaze […]

Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort to face intelligence committee

Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort to face intelligence committee

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Manafort worked as Mr Trump’s unpaid campaign chairman from March until August last year US President Donald Trump’s ex-campaign chief has agreed to be interviewed by a panel investigating alleged links between the Trump team and Russia. The chairman of the House intelligence committee, Devin Nunes, told reporters that […]

US healthcare bill: Knife-edge vote looms for ‘Trumpcare’

US healthcare bill: Knife-edge vote looms for ‘Trumpcare’

Image copyright AP Image caption A protest in Los Angeles against Donald Trump’s bill. The healthcare debate has been an emotional one US President Donald Trump is heading for a too-close-to-call vote on his troubled healthcare bill in the House. Mr Trump would suffer a huge blow if one of his major election pledges, to […]

US healthcare bill: Trump issues Friday vote ultimatum

US healthcare bill: Trump issues Friday vote ultimatum

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The provisions within the new health care bill have caused huge political debate US President Donald Trump has demanded a make-or-break Friday vote on a new health care bill in the House of Representatives. The American Healthcare Act is intended to replace parts of President Barack Obama’s signature law. […]

All-male White House health bill photo sparks anger

All-male White House health bill photo sparks anger

Image copyright White House There is a familiarity about this photo, and it could have been taken in many boardrooms around the world – men gathered around a table making plans and cutting deals. But the lack of women here, among a group of conservative Republicans discussing their healthcare bill with the vice-president, struck a […]

Toronto school board ends all new US trips for students

Toronto school board ends all new US trips for students

Image copyright Christopher Furlong Image caption Canada’s largest school board will no longer book US trips for its students. Canada’s largest school board is cancelling new school trips to the United States until further notice. The Toronto District School Board announced the decision citing “uncertainty” with regards to who may be affected by US President […]

Devin Nunes apologises to Democrats for surveillance briefing

Devin Nunes apologises to Democrats for surveillance briefing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Devin Nunes: “Sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make the wrong decision” The chairman of the House intelligence committee has apologised for not informing Democratic colleagues before going public with allegations about surveillance of Donald Trump’s team. Devin Nunes apologised privately and vowed to work with them […]