The Speaker of the US House of Representatives has been ousted from his position in a historic vote forced by far-right Republicans he had spent nine months appeasing. Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, is the first Speaker ever to be removed from office after months of turbulent fighting within Donald Trump‘s party, leaving the
The US Powerball jackpot has risen to a whopping $1.4bn (around £852m) after no one won over the weekend. The next chance for ticket buyers to clinch the jackpot will be Monday’s draw, although they will have to overcome the steep odds of 1 in 292.2 million to secure a win. The potential jackpot will
The US has narrowly avoided a government shutdown – with just three hours to spare before current funding expired. A rushed package means agencies will be able to continue operating as normal for the next 45 days, ending days of turmoil in Washington. However, this temporary solution has dropped aid to Ukraine – an issue
A man has been arrested in Las Vegas over the murder of rapper Tupac Shakur, who was shot dead in 1996. Duane “Keffe D” Davis was arrested early on Friday morning, though the exact charge or charges were not immediately clear. A formal indictment is expected later on Friday, according to reports. The arrest represents
Joe Biden used his influence to make money for his family and tried to hide it, claimed Republicans in the first hearing of their impeachment inquiry. James Comer, the Oversight Committee chairman, said there was “a mountain of evidence” showing he “abused his public office for his family’s financial gain”. “This is a tale as
Donald Trump committed fraud for years while building the real estate empire that catapulted him to fame and the White House, a court has ruled. Judge Arthur Engoron found that the former president and his company deceived banks and insurers by massively overvaluing assets and exaggerating his net worth on paperwork used in making deals
A death row prisoner in Alabama is fighting plans for him to be the first person to be executed using nitrogen gas. The new execution method of nitrogen hypoxia causes death by forcing the prisoner to breathe only nitrogen, depriving them of oxygen. Authorities in Alabama want to execute Kenneth Smith using the method –