Justine Damond shooting: Minneapolis police ambush claim ‘ludicrous’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Damond’s family said: “All we want to do is bring Justine home” A lawyer for the family of an Australian woman shot dead by police in Minneapolis says suggestions officers feared an ambush were “ludicrous”. Robert Bennett said Justine Damond was in her pyjamas when she approached them and […]

Trump regrets hiring Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jeff Sessions has not commented on Mr Trump’s latest remarks US President Donald Trump has said he would never have appointed Jeff Sessions if he had known the attorney general was going to recuse himself from leading a Russia investigation. Mr Trump told the New York Times the actions of […]

Parrot witness case: Michigan woman guilty of husband’s murder

Image copyright ABC Image caption Glenna Duram has been found guilty of the murder of her husband Martin A woman has been found guilty of shooting her husband five times in a Michigan murder case apparently witnessed by a parrot. Glenna Duram shot her husband, Martin, in front of the couple’s pet in 2015, before […]

Donald Trump’s son and aides to testify in Senate about Russia

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump Jr, Mr Kushner and Mr Manafort were in a meeting with a Russian lawyer last year US President Donald Trump’s eldest son, his son-in-law and his former campaign manager are to testify before Senate committees investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Donald Trump Jr, Jared Kushner […]

John McCain has brain cancer, his office says

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr McCain is “reviewing treatment options”, a statement says Veteran US Republican Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer and is reviewing treatment options, according to his office. The options may include chemotherapy and radiation, his doctors said. The 80-year-old politician is in “good spirits” recovering at home. […]

Republicans’ Obamacare repeal plan ‘axes insurance for 32m’

Media captionTrump to senators: Cancel your vacation Thirty-two million Americans would lose health coverage under a Republican plan to repeal Obamacare, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has forecast. The non-partisan office’s analysis found the cost of a medical insurance policy would increase 25% next year and double by 2026. The repeal bill would also cut […]

John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

Veteran US Republican Senator John McCain is recovering after surgery for brain cancer, his office says This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a smartphone or tablet via […]

Canada’s Governor General blames ‘slippy’ carpet for royal protocol breach

Image copyright EPA Image caption Governor General of Canada David Johnston assists Queen Elizabeth II “just to be sure that there was no stumble” Canada’s Governor General David Johnston says a “slippy” carpet is to blame for an apparent breach of royal etiquette with the Queen. He was pictured lightly touching the Queen’s elbow during […]

Trump to senators: Cancel holiday until Obamacare repealed

Media captionTrump to senators: Cancel your vacation US President Donald Trump has told Senate Republicans they should postpone their summer holiday until they have kept their promise to ditch Obamcare. Mr Trump told all 52 Republican senators at the White House: “We should hammer this out and get it done.” In the last two days […]

Arizona senator defends Muslim opponent from online attacks

Image copyright Deedra For US Senate 2018 Image caption Ms Abboud came under attack after she posted online about the US Constitution Republican Arizona Senator Jeff Flake has come to defend a woman who wants to unseat him after she received hateful messages about her Muslim religion. Democratic candidate Deedra Abboud, 45, came under attack […]

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