The Senate has inched closer to ending a partisan stalemate that has shut the US federal government, after a minor concession from the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell. However, no agreement was reached late on Sunday to reopen the government by th
Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer blames the US president, Donald Trump, for the government shutdown in Washington DC. Branding it the 'Trump Shutdown', Schumer says the president walked away from two bipartisan deals Continue reading...
Abdullah appeals for effort to ‘rebuild trust and confidence’Pence is first senior US visitor to region since Jerusalem moveVice-President Mike Pence began a visit to Israel on Sunday, after a tense meeting in Jordan in which King Abdullah ap
President tweets: ‘Dems want illegal immigrants to pour in’Vote on funding measure to 8 February due by 1am MondayAs the US government shutdown entered its second full day, and with a Senate vote scheduled on a Republican plan to end the stan
Tens of thousands of women turned out across the US on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the Women’s March, when millions rallied to demonstrate their unhappiness with the election of Donald Trump. Chanting slogans including ‘This is
An Army Apache helicopter crashed Saturday during a usual training mission at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California.
The pilot and the co-pilot were killed, confirmed Lt. Colonel Jason S. Brown, army spokesman at the Pentagon, accordi
A dead South African woman managed to give birth to a stillborn baby a day ahead of her scheduled funeral service.
Funeral home staff found a motionless baby between the legs of Nomveliso Nomasonto Mdoyi, 33, as her body was being moved into a c
Fresno doctor says of ‘giant’ parasite patient wrapped round toilet roll: ‘Apparently it was still wriggling when he put it in the bag’A California man’s daily sushi habit ended in a trip to hospital with a stomach-churnin
Activists plan to continue demonstrations against Trump into the midterms, while in Vegas activists are meeting to shape their political strategy in 2018It’s the anniversary of the historic Women’s March on Saturday, and tens of thousands ar
Stephen Paddock killed 58 and injured more than 800Investigators: shooter acted alone and did not leave suicide noteAfter three months of investigation, police have learned that Stephen Paddock, who carried out the Las Vegas shooting in October, was a hig
After the Women’s March I decided to run. In 2017, thousands of other women across the US made the same decisionOn 20 January last year, I cried. I vaguely remember shouting at the Obamas on TV to go right back to the White House. I was a mess of f
Trauma experts are divided over the prospects of the 13 children who escaped alleged parental abuse – but recent survival stories offer some hopeThe 13 siblings are safe now, ensconced in the folds of California’s medical care, and it is the
Members of Donald Trump’s base in Northampton County, which supported him in 2016 after twice backing Barack Obama, remain passionate – but some voters appear to be moving away from the president. Continue reading...