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Hurricane Irma: Trump heads to Florida to see damage

Hurricane Irma: Trump heads to Florida to see damage

Image copyright AFP Image caption People in Florida’s Key West wait for emergency donations US President Donald Trump is visiting Florida to meet people affected by Hurricane Irma and thank the emergency services. Mr Trump will have a briefing in Fort Myers with his wife Melania and Vice-President Mike Pence, before they head to Naples […]

‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli jailed over Hillary hair post

‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli jailed over Hillary hair post

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Shkreli (R) has frequently clashed with critics on social media A judge has ordered the jailing of ex-pharmaceutical chief executive Martin “Pharma Bro” Shkreli while he awaits sentencing for securities fraud. Judge Kiyo Matsumoto said a Facebook post in which Shkreli offered $5,000 for a strand of Hillary Clinton’s […]

Sanders pitches European-style healthcare

Sanders pitches European-style healthcare

Image copyright Getty Images Less than two months after successfully stymying Republican attempts to roll back Barack Obama’s healthcare reforms, Democrats are going on the attack. On Wednesday afternoon Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders followed through on a promise to introduce a universal healthcare programme that replaces the current regulated free-market insurance system with a government-run […]

Frank Vincent: Sopranos and Goodfellas actor dies at 78

Frank Vincent: Sopranos and Goodfellas actor dies at 78

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Frank Vincent, seen here in a party for his book in 2006, reportedly had heart complications Veteran American actor Frank Vincent, known for roles in the TV series The Sopranos and several Martin Scorsese films, has died at the age of 78. He had complications during open heart surgery […]

Trump and Democrats ‘to work on Daca Dreamers law’

Trump and Democrats ‘to work on Daca Dreamers law’

Image copyright DoD/Marianique Santos Image caption House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (pictured at the president’s inauguration in January) met Mr Trump over dinner Top US Democrats say they have agreed to reach a deal with President Donald Trump to protect thousands of young undocumented migrants from deportation. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer said they also […]

Irma: Eight dead at Florida nursing home left without power

Irma: Eight dead at Florida nursing home left without power

Media captionFlorida nursing home survivors evacuated Eight people at a Florida nursing home that was left without power for days after Hurricane Irma have died. Police evacuated 115 residents on Wednesday from the facility, whose air conditioning was cut by the storm. Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said three were found dead at the nursing […]

Irma: Six dead at Florida nursing home left without power

Irma: Six dead at Florida nursing home left without power

Media captionFlorida nursing home survivors evacuated Six people at a Florida nursing home that was left without power for days after Hurricane Irma have died. Police evacuated 115 residents on Wednesday from the facility, whose air conditioning was cut by the storm. Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said three were found dead at the nursing […]

Hurricane Irma: Quarter of Florida Keys homes ‘destroyed’

Hurricane Irma: Quarter of Florida Keys homes ‘destroyed’

Media captionThe Florida Keys was one of the US areas hit hardest by Irma Hurricane Irma evacuees are returning to scenes of devastation in the Florida Keys with reports of a quarter of homes destroyed on the low-lying islands. The latest images show homes torn apart after the storm pummelled the region with winds of […]

Hurricane Irma: Trump to view damage on Florida visit

Hurricane Irma: Trump to view damage on Florida visit

Media captionThe Florida Keys was one of the US areas hit hardest by Irma US President Donald Trump will travel to Florida on Thursday to survey the damage caused by Hurricane Irma as it tore through the state. It will be Mr Trump’s third trip related to hurricanes in two weeks. He will be joined […]

Hope Hicks named White House Communications Director

Hope Hicks named White House Communications Director

Image copyright EPA Twenty-eight-year-old interim White House Communications Director Hope Hicks will serve in the role on a permanent basis. The longtime Trump aide is the fourth person to fill the position, replacing Anthony Scaramucci, who was fired in July after just 10 days on the job. Ms Hicks has served as President Donald Trump’s […]