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The measles epidemic gripping the US was spread to Michigan last month by a New York man who was travelling across the country to raise money for charity, health officials have revealed.
AN ANTI-ABORTION film that major Hollywood studios refused to fund was screened at the White House last night, amid jubilation from conservatives who believe its success will act as a wake-up call to liberal-minded movie executives.
Police say a couple made laxative-laced cookies for striking school employees because they were tired of noise from a picket line near their home.
Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke described Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "racist" whose outreach to far-right interests as he seeks to hang on to political power has seriously damaged the chances of peace in the Middle East.
The Trump administration has doubled down on its threat to shut the border with Mexico, a day after it cut aid to Central American countries that President Donald Trump accused of deliberately sending migrants to the US.
A SECURITY expert acting for Jeff Bezos has accused Saudi Arabia of obtaining private information from the Amazon chief executive after allegedly hacking his phone.
Former US vice-president Joe Biden has said he does not believe he ever acted inappropriately towards women but will "listen respectfully" to suggestions he did.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller yesterday handed in a long-awaited report on his investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election and any potential wrongdoing by US President Donald Trump, setting off a clamour from lawmakers in both parties for the document's release.
The left's awake - and in America, no less. 'Socialism' - for decades a dirty word in US politics - is becoming fashionable, at least among the young. Last year, a poll from Gallup sent tremors through the political world. It indicated that 51pc of Americans aged 18-29 saw socialism favourably. Just 45pc felt the same way about capitalism. A clear majority of Democratic-leaning voters also had a more positive view of socialism than capitalism, 57pc to 47pc.
Joe Biden, one of the favourites to win the 2020 Democratic nomination, appeared to announce his presidential candidacy over the weekend - before retracting his remarks.
SPANISH investigators believe two assailants who broke into the North Korean embassy in Madrid last month and took hostages have links to the CIA, according to reports.
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been jailed for a further three-and-a-half by a judge who attacked him over his lies and criminal behaviour.
Two armed men wearing face masks entered a Brazilian elementary school yesterday and shot and killed at least six children who were on their snack breaks, as well as two school officials, before fatally turning their guns on themselves, police said.
Venezuelans yesterday converged on a polluted river in Caracas to fill water bottles and held scattered protests in several cities as a growing sense of chaos took hold in a country where people have had little power, water and communications for days.
Justin Trudeau has said he is disappointed after a top minister resigned from his cabinet as the Canadian prime minister was plunged deeper into crisis.
Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld told an audience in New Hampshire yesterday that he will try to take on US President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican presidential primary, offering the first high-profile challenge to the president's re-election effort.
US President Donald Trump will sign a border security bill to avert another government shutdown, but also declare a national emergency to try to obtain funds for his promised US-Mexico border wall, a White House spokeswoman said last night.
The United States is holding direct communications with members of Venezuela's military, urging them to abandon leader Nicolas Maduro, and is also preparing new sanctions aimed at increasing pressure on him, a senior White House official said.
A fire swept through the training centre and lodgings of Rio de Janeiro soccer club Flamengo yesterday, killing 10 people, including members of the club's youth team, firefighters and news reports said.
The publisher of the 'National Enquirer' said yesterday it will look into claims of extortion and blackmail made by Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos, who said the tabloid threatened to publish intimate photos of him unless he stopped investigating how the 'Enquirer' obtained his private exchanges with his mistress.
Britain, Germany and Spain were among 15 European nations to officially recognise Juan Guaido as the "interim president" of Venezuela yesterday, a move that was swiftly denounced by Nicolas Maduro as a "gringo plot to overthrow the revolution".
Jurors in the U.S. trial of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, accused of running one of the world's most infamous drug cartels, ended their first day of deliberations in Brooklyn federal court on Monday without reaching a verdict.
American military intervention in Venezuela is not imminent, US President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton has said - but he reiterated that all options remain on the table.
MUSIC superstars Beyoncé and Jay-Z are offering fans a chance to win free tickets for life to their concerts in exchange for adopting a vegan diet for a month.
Gwyneth Paltrow has been accused in a lawsuit of breaking a man's ribs and leaving him with a concussion when she smashed into him from behind while skiing at a Utah ski resort.
Venezuela's socialist leader Nicolas Maduro has accused US President Donald Trump of ordering his assassination while his main ally Russia called for mediation.
Hilary Clinton's former campaign manager has poured cold water on speculation she is planning to launch another bid for the White House.
A left-wing Italian militant who spent decades on the run after being convicted of four murders committed in the 1970s has been captured in Bolivia and will be extradited to Italy as a "little gift" from Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro to the populist Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.
Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein will go on trial in Manhattan on May 6 on charges of sexually assaulting two women, his lawyer said yesterday.
The chief executive of a private health care facility in Phoenix has resigned following reports a patient gave birth despite being in a vegetative state for more than a decade.
Trump administration officials made an urgent case that the situation at the US-Mexico border has reached a crisis level, laying the groundwork for President Donald Trump to possibly declare a national emergency that would empower him to construct a border wall without congressional approval.
Kevin Spacey has denied sexually assaulting an 18-year-old in a Nantucket bar in 2016, insisting in court filings they spent an enjoyable night together and engaged in "mutual and consensual flirting".
A black man has been charged with murder in the killing of a seven-year-old black girl in a drive-by shooting in Houston prosecutors said was a case of mistaken identity.
Donald Trump has claimed that ongoing talks to end the US government shutdown are pointless, undermining his own negotiation team by saying only he could sort it out with Democrats.
AMERICAN pop singer Jimmy Osmond, who performed the chart-topping hit 'Long Haired Lover from Liverpool' as a child in 1972, has suffered a stroke and will take time away from the stage, a spokesperson for the singer said yesterday.
FIVE years ago, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas said the traditional film industry was heading for a "meltdown", undercut by internet streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video.
US President Donald Trump has threatened to close the US border with Mexico unless Congress agrees to provide $5bn (€4.37bn) for his controversial wall.
Donald Trump and his lawyer have unleashed a fresh series of attacks on the probe into alleged Russian collusion, ruling out the possibility of a presidential interview with special counsel Robert Mueller.
A seven-year-old girl who crossed the US-Mexico border with her father last week died hours after being taken into the custody of the US Border Patrol, federal immigration authorities confirmed.
Insurance claims from last month's California wildfires already are at $9bn (€7.9bn) and expected to increase, the state's insurance commissioner has said.
Senior Democrats began talking openly yesterday about the imprisonment or impeachment of Donald Trump, amid fresh allegations linking the US president to hush money paid to two women ahead of the 2016 election.
A group of US fraternities and sororities are suing Harvard University, saying its crackdown on single-sex clubs amounted to sexual discrimination.
US President Donald Trump's former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel's Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn't do any prison time, according to a court filing that describes Michael Flynn's co-operation as "substantial".
The United States closed its busiest border crossing with Mexico after Mexican police broke up a protest of Central American migrants massed in Tijuana, and US officers fired tear gas at them.
The deadliest wildfire in California history that destroyed the mountain town of Paradise and killed at least 85 people was 100pc contained by yesterday, according to state fire officials.
The death toll from wildfires raging in California rose to 31 after six more people were found killed in what is poised to become the deadliest wildfire in state history.
The grim task of recovering and identifying the victims of California's apocalyptic wildfires began yesterday as officials raised the death toll to 25, with more than 100 people unaccounted for.
Republicans and Democrats have warned US President Donald Trump against impeding the Russia investigation after attorney general Jeff Sessions was ousted in the immediate aftermath of the midterm elections.
House Democrats are prepared to open multiple investigations of President Donald Trump when they take control in January - but are wary of immediately pursuing impeachment.
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions was fired yesterday after unrelenting criticism from President Donald Trump over his recusal from an investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential race.
US President Donald Trump faced greater restraints on his presidency after Democrats won control of the House of Representatives and pledged to hold the Republican accountable after a tumultuous two years in the White House.
West Virginia: Donald Trump won West Virginia's 3rd district by 30 points. But it is the Democratic candidate running in the district, which has a long history of coal mining, that is gaining national attention.
The midterm elections painted a picture of a divided America, but it's not 50/50 - it's closer to 55-45, with an advantage to the Democrats.
If America's midterm elections were a referendum on President Donald Trump's performance so far, then this divided, polarised country delivered a predictably split result.
US President Donald Trump yesterday went on an election-eve campaign blitz, holding three rallies targeting vulnerable Democrats in a bid to help the Republican party cling on to its majority in the Senate.
Stacey Abrams is hoping to make history as America's first black female governor. But to hear US President Donald Trump tell it, the Georgia Democrat is unqualified.
The weather in Washington DC is ugly; the flag on my neighbour's porch drips with rain. The TV is loud: everyone in news talks in capital letters nowadays. "THE MIDTERMS ARE ON AND IT'S A REFERENDUM ON TRUMP!" Fox says he's our last hope. MSNBC says he's the Antichrist. I wonder if Trump would be doing better if he wasn't Trump.
For Democrats, the midterm elections have been a beacon in the dark, a chance to re-emerge from the political wilderness and repudiate a president they view as a dangerous force.
A judge in the US has turned down a last-ditch effort by accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to delay his trafficking trial, scheduled to begin next Monday in Brooklyn federal court.
The migrant caravan slowly advancing through southern Mexico is demanding the Mexican government help its 4,000 participants reach Mexico City even as a smaller group of Central Americans entered the country, presumably with the intention of joining it.
The man accused of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre appeared briefly in federal court in a wheelchair and handcuffs yesterday, to face charges he killed 11 people in what is believed to be the deadliest attack on Jews in US history.
The mother of a toddler abducted in 1987 said yesterday she was stunned when she learned he had been found and overcome with emotion at finally being reunited with him 31 years later.
Yonsi Marilu had not heard about the threat from American President Donald Trump to shut the US border - but the news made little difference to her plans.
This is what was happening yesterday: "The Secret Service said Wednesday that it had intercepted packages containing 'potential explosive devices' addressed to former secretary of state Hillary Clinton in New York and former president Barack Obama in Washington.
Police intercepted suspected pipe bombs sent to former US president Barack Obama, former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and other high-profile Democrats yesterday, in what New York officials described as an act of terrorism.
Lady Gaga has lashed out at Donald Trump after it emerged his administration had drawn up plans to change how gender is defined.
Donald Trump yesterday said he will "now begin cutting off, or substantially reducing, the massive foreign aid routinely given" to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, after they failed to halt the progress of a migrant "caravan", heading towards the US border.
Barring a freak result, Rashida Tlaib is set to be the first Muslim woman in US Congress, and for this she has to thank the unlikely figure of Donald Trump. "Trump was a bit of a Bat-Signal for women in general of being engaged," she says, talking while out on the campaign trail in Detroit.
Brazil's far-right election front-runner was accused of setting up a 'criminal network' with big businesses to spread fake news through WhatsApp.
What connects Brett Kavanaugh, Pocahontas and American health policy? The answer lies in the extraordinary way that Donald Trump's steamroller tactics have captured not just the Republican Party but reshaped the entire political battlefield in his own, populist image with less than a month before midterm elections.
Melania Trump's plane was forced to return to an airbase after a mechanical issue caused smoke to fill the cabin.
Saudi Arabia yesterday warned against threats to punish it over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last week, saying it would retaliate against any sanctions with tougher measures, as international criticism increased.
It was a bravura performance by a supercharged ego, lecturing America as he banged his fist on the Resolute desk in the Oval Office.
US President Donald Trump accused Democrats of using a "con game" to try scuttle Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination and disparaged the account of the second woman accusing Mr Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.
Bill Cosby was sentenced to between three and 10 years in prison for his conviction for sexually assaulting a woman, capping the comedian's downfall from "America's Dad" to being branded a "sexually violent predator".
Christine Blasey Ford will testify in an open hearing on Thursday about what she says was a sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a party decades ago.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo publicly warned administration staff yesterday that they needed to either work with the Trump agenda or leave their positions.
Bananas donated to a Texas prison turned out to have cocaine worth almost $18m (€15m) hidden inside the boxes.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will use his appearance at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit in New York today to canvass African leaders to support Ireland's bid for seat at the UN Security Council.