Chelsea Clinton: Steve Bannon ‘fat shamed’ Spicer in text

Chelsea Clinton: Steve Bannon ‘fat shamed’ Spicer in text

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Bannon is reportedly expected to move to a new communications role White House chief strategist Steve Bannon “fat shamed” press secretary Sean Spicer, Chelsea Clinton has said. The former first daughter criticised Mr Bannon on Twitter, saying the White House was “using fat shaming to justify increased opacity”. Mr […]

Secretive Republican healthcare bill sickens Democrats

Secretive Republican healthcare bill sickens Democrats

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption About $1 of every $5 in the US is spent on healthcare, according to federal government figures US Democrats are up in arms about secretive Senate Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare, with no sign of a bill a week before a crunch vote. President Donald Trump’s party has been […]

Georgia election: Trump faces knife-edge congressional vote

Georgia election: Trump faces knife-edge congressional vote

Media captionThe Georgia vote is the most expensive congressional election in history The US state of Georgia holds a congressional election on Tuesday, with the Democrats seeking to deliver their first major blow to Donald Trump’s presidency. Polls suggest the race for the seat in suburban Atlanta between Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel is […]

Phoenix flights cancelled because it’s too hot for planes

Phoenix flights cancelled because it’s too hot for planes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Even for Arizona, the temperatures are high – hot enough to stop flights As temperatures climb in Phoenix, Arizona, more than 40 flights have been cancelled – because it is too hot for the planes to fly. The weather forecast for the US city suggests temperatures could reach 120F […]

Tiger Woods: Ex-world number one getting help to manage medication

Tiger Woods: Ex-world number one getting help to manage medication

Tiger Woods was arrested in May on suspicion of driving under the influence Former world number one Tiger Woods says he is getting “professional help” to manage medication for pain and sleep loss as he tries to return to fitness. Woods, 41, is recovering from a fourth back operation since April 2014. The American 14-time […]

Otto Warmbier: Trump condemns ‘brutal’ N Korea as student dies

Otto Warmbier: Trump condemns ‘brutal’ N Korea as student dies

Media captionDonald Trump says the US will ‘handle’ North Korea US President Donald Trump has called North Korea a “brutal regime” after the death of a US student who had been jailed there for more than 15 months. North Korea returned Otto Warmbier, 22, to the US last week, saying he had been in a […]

Otto Warmbier: US student sent home from North Korea dies

Otto Warmbier: US student sent home from North Korea dies

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Otto Warmbier’s parents say they went 15 months without hearing from or about their son The US student held in captivity for more than 15 months in North Korea has died a week after returning home. Otto Warmbier, 22, was serving 15 years of hard labour for attempting to steal […]

Otto Warmbier, US student sent home from N Korea, dies

Otto Warmbier, US student sent home from N Korea, dies

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Otto Warmbier’s parents say they went 15 months without hearing from or about their son The American student who was released last week after being held in captivity for more than 15 months in North Korea has died, his family says. Otto Warmbier, 22, returned to the US last Tuesday, […]

Guns kill 1,300 US children every year, study finds

Guns kill 1,300 US children every year, study finds

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Anti-gun violence demonstrators outside the the National Rifle Association in Washington DC About 1,300 US children under the age of 17 die from gun-related injuries per year, a government study has found. Researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also found that guns seriously wounded […]