The US Senate has voted to start debating a new Republican healthcare bill in a major step forward for President Donald Trump's attempts to repeal his predecessor's signature law.
In a tight vote, several Republicans previously opposed to aspects of the plan changed their minds.
Prior attempts to replace Obamacare have collapsed in recent weeks due to divisions in the Republican...
The US House of Representatives has voted to impose fresh sanctions on Russia, despite President Donald Trump objecting to the legislation.
Senior officials will be targeted in retaliation for alleged Russian interference in the US 2016 election.
The bill is likely to complicate President Trump's hopes of improving relations with Russia.
It needs to be passed through the Senate before it...
Parents have expressed anger after President Donald Trump delivered a highly politicised speech to tens of thousands of boy scouts.
Mr Trump started by saying: "Who the hell wants to speak about politics?"
But his speech to the Jamboree in West Virginia railed against Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the "cesspool" of politics, drawing whoops and cheers.
One parent wrote: "Done with...
President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner will tell a Senate panel later that neither he nor any member of the Trump campaign team colluded with Russian officials over the US election.
He will say he had no improper contacts and had not relied on Russian funds to finance his business activities.
Mr Kushner released his opening statement ahead of the panel meeting.
The Senate, along...
Police in the US state of Texas have arrested a truck driver whose vehicle was found in a Walmart car park with eight people dead in the back of it, two of them children.
Later, a ninth person died at a local hospital, an immigration and customs spokesman said.
Thirty others were inside the trailer without air conditioning or water while outside temperatures hit 38C (110F).
A Colorado man was arrested in the 2012 slaying of his 13-year-old son, the La Plata County Sheriff's Office announced.
A grand jury issued an indictment Saturday for Mark Redwine, 55, in connection with the killing of Dylan Redwine, the Sheriff's Office said in a release Saturday.
Bellingham police in Washington arrested Redwine late Friday and he is being held on $1 million bail. Redwine,...
Leaders of both parties in the US Congress have agreed on legislation that allows fresh sanctions to punish Russia for alleged election meddling.
The new legislation would also sharply limit President Donald Trump's ability to lift any sanctions against Russia.
He has previously said he needs diplomatic leeway with the Kremlin.
Mr Trump's time in office has been dogged by claims that...
Eight people have been found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart in Texas in what police are calling a horrific human trafficking case.
Several other people, possibly dozens, were found in the truck, which didn't have a working air conditioning system, and they were taken to hospitals, firefighters said.
A person from the truck approached a Walmart employee in a parking lot and...
US President Donald Trump has attacked "illegal leaks" following reports his attorney general discussed campaign-related matters with a Russian envoy.
The Washington Post gave an account of meetings Attorney General Jeff Sessions held with the Russian ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak.
Mr Sessions has previously denied discussing the election campaign.
US authorities are investigating...
A police chief in the US state of Minnesota has resigned after one of her officers fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman.
Justine Damond was killed after she called the police to report a woman screaming outside her home in a quiet suburb of Minneapolis last week.
Police chief Janee Harteau had earlier said it "should not have happened".
The city's mayor accepted her resignation, saying...