Bill de Blasio: New York mayor enters presidential race

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Polls suggest New Yorkers are not pleased about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to run New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced his run for the presidency, the latest Democrat to enter the race. In a video released on Thursday, Mr de Blasio said it was “time we put […]

Trump-branded properties ‘underperforming’

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump’s Miami golf resort and Manhattan skyscraper, jewels in the crown of his property empire, are in decline, say US media. The Trump National Doral Miami has reported a steep drop in profit since 2015, according to the Washington Post. Since 2015 net operating income fell by 69%, […]

New York’s Met museum to shun Sackler family donations

Image copyright Spencer Platt/Getty Images Image caption The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced it will stop accepting gifts from the Sackler family, linked to OxyContin New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art said on Wednesday that it will shun gifts from the US Sackler family, made rich by the production of opioids. The billionaire family […]

Alabama passes bill banning abortion

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pro-choice activists protested outside Alabama’s state capital during the debate Alabama lawmakers have passed a bill to outlaw abortion outright in the state, set to be the strictest such US law. The state Senate approved the law by 25 votes to six, rejecting exemptions for cases of rape or incest. […]

Alabama to vote on bill banning abortion

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Alabama state legislature Alabama lawmakers are expected to vote on a bill to outlaw abortion outright in the state, which would become the strictest such law in the US if passed. The state Senate began debating the measure on Tuesday, and must decide whether to allow exemptions for cases […]

San Francisco is first US city to ban facial recognition

Image copyright Reuters Image caption High-definition cameras “map” faces in a crowd and compare them to existing images Legislators in San Francisco have voted to ban the use of facial recognition, the first US city to do so. The emerging technology will not be allowed to be used by local agencies, such as the city’s […]

Trump-Russia probe: Barr assigns prosecutor to review inquiry

Image copyright Reuters Image caption William Barr told Congress he believed “spying did occur” on the Trump campaign US Attorney General William Barr has assigned a senior federal prosecutor to examine the origins of the Russia investigation. John Durham, the US attorney in Connecticut, has reportedly been asked to determine whether the collection of intelligence […]

US does not seek war with Iran, says Mike Pompeo

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Pompeo (left) and Mr Lavrov held talks in the Russian city of Sochi US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the United States does not seek a war with Iran, amid rapidly growing tensions between the two countries. Speaking in Russia, Mr Pompeo said the US was looking […]

Trump-Russia probe: Barr ‘assigns prosecutor to review inquiry’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption William Barr told Congress he believed “spying did occur” on the Trump campaign US Attorney General William Barr has assigned a senior federal prosecutor to examine the origins of the Russia investigation, media reports say. John Durham, the US attorney in Connecticut, has reportedly been asked to determine whether the […]

Jimmy Carter has surgery for broken hip after falling at home

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Carter, 94, pictured last September in Atlanta Former US President Jimmy Carter has undergone surgery for a broken hip after falling at his home in Georgia, his office says. The 94-year-old, the oldest living former US president, was on his way to go turkey hunting when he fell. Mr […]