US shutdown ends as Congress passes bill

US shutdown ends as Congress passes bill

Media captionWhite House and Chuck Schumer trade barbs over shutdown The US government partial shutdown is ending after Republicans and Democrats voted for a temporary funding bill. The Democratic leadership agreed to back the bill after accepting promises from Republicans for a debate later on the future of young illegal immigrants. President Donald Trump, who […]

Lesbian couple sues for son’s US citizenship

Lesbian couple sues for son’s US citizenship

Image copyright Allison Hinman Photography Image caption Allison Blixt (R) and Stefania Zaccarri(L) with their sons, Lucas and Massi A same-sex couple is suing the US government alleging discrimination because one of their children was not granted American citizenship. US citizen Allison Blixt and her Italian wife Stefania Zaccari had two babies in London, England. […]

How US ‘get out of jail free’ cards work

How US ‘get out of jail free’ cards work

Image copyright NY Post Image caption The “Get Out of Jail Free” card issued by the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, a police union New York police are reportedly unhappy that their union is cutting back on the number of so-called “get out of jail free” given to friends and family. So what are these cards? The […]

Larry Nassar: USA Gymnastics’ executive leadership resigns over abuse scandal

Larry Nassar: USA Gymnastics’ executive leadership resigns over abuse scandal

Olympic champion Aly Raisman was one of those who addressed the court at Nassar’s sentencing hearing The executive leadership of USA Gymnastics’ board of directors has resigned. It comes in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar, who has admitted assaulting gymnasts. Chairman Paul Parilla, vice-chairman Jay Binder and […]

US shutdown to end as Senate strikes deal

US shutdown to end as Senate strikes deal

Media captionWhite House and Chuck Schumer trade barbs over shutdown The US government partial shutdown is set to end after Senate Republicans and Democrats voted to approve a temporary funding bill. Senator Chuck Schumer said Democrats would support the bill if Republicans addressed a programme that shields young immigrants from deportation. Democrats refused to vote […]

Larry Nassar: USA Gymnastics’ executive leadership resigns over abuse scandal

Larry Nassar: USA Gymnastics’ executive leadership resigns over abuse scandal

Olympic champion Aly Raisman was one of those who addressed the court at Nassar’s sentencing hearing The executive leadership of USA Gymnastics’ board of directors has resigned. It comes in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar, who has admitted assaulting gymnasts. Chairman Paul Parilla, vice-chairman Jay Binder and […]

How US ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ cards work

How US ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ cards work

Image copyright NY Post Image caption The “Get Out of Jail Free” card issued by the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, a police union New York police are reportedly unhappy that their union is cutting back on the number of so-called Get Out of Jail Free cards they get to distribute to friends and family. So what […]

Three Billboards triumphs at Screen Actors Guild awards

Three Billboards triumphs at Screen Actors Guild awards

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption McDormand is expected to get an Oscar nomination on Tuesday Black comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri scooped the top prize at the Screen Actors Guild awards. The film about a bereaved mother’s fight for justice picked up the prestigious outstanding cast in a film prize at Sunday’s ceremony. […]

US shutdown: White House voicemail changed to blame Democrats

US shutdown: White House voicemail changed to blame Democrats

Media captionDonald Trump’s shutdown voicemail The White House changed its answering machine message to blame Donald Trump’s political opponents for its failure to answer calls. The recording was made amid a US government shutdown that left many federal services without staff. But callers to the White House comment line at the weekend were informed that […]

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