Trump Russia: Democrats say firing special counsel could cause crisis

Trump Russia: Democrats say firing special counsel could cause crisis

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Trump says he is the victim of a “witch hunt” Senior Democrats have warned President Donald Trump not to use a controversial memo as a “pretext” to fire the special counsel investigating alleged Russian involvement in the US election. They warned that such action could trigger a constitutional crisis […]

Las Vegas shooting: Ammunition dealer charged

Las Vegas shooting: Ammunition dealer charged

Image copyright EPA Image caption The hotel room contained more than 20 weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition A man who sold ammunition to Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock has been charged with conspiracy to manufacture and sell armour-piercing bullets without a licence. Police said they found Douglas Haig’s fingerprints on unused ammunition at […]

Temptations singer Dennis Edwards dies aged 74

Temptations singer Dennis Edwards dies aged 74

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dennis Edwards was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 Dennis Edwards, who performed as lead singer for the Motown group the Temptations, has died at aged 74. He died in Chicago, his family told CBS News. They did not disclose the cause of death. […]

Nuclear Posture Review: US wants smaller nukes to counter Russia

Nuclear Posture Review: US wants smaller nukes to counter Russia

Image copyright US Navy via AFP/Getty Images Image caption The US nuclear force is based on land, sea and air-based weapons The US military has proposed diversifying its nuclear arsenal and developing new, smaller atomic bombs, largely to counter Russia. The latest thinking was revealed in a Pentagon policy statement known as the Nuclear Posture […]

Dow sees sharpest drop since June 2016

Dow sees sharpest drop since June 2016

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The Dow sank by nearly 1.4% on Tuesday The blue chip Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its steepest decline since June 2016 on Friday, amid wider losses in US markets. The fall came after a string of disappointing earnings reports from giants such as Apple. Strong wage growth in the […]

Prostate cancer deaths overtake those from breast cancer

Prostate cancer deaths overtake those from breast cancer

Media caption‘I didn’t want to be a statistic’ The number of men dying from prostate cancer has overtaken female deaths from breast cancer for the first time in the UK, figures show. An ageing population means more men are developing and dying from the disease. Prostate Cancer UK says advances in the diagnosis and treatment […]

Doctors given approval for UK’s first ‘three-person babies’

Doctors given approval for UK’s first ‘three-person babies’

Image copyright Getty Images Doctors have received permission to create the UK’s first “three-person” babies for two women at risk of passing inheritable diseases to their children. The two cases involve women who have mitochondrial diseases, which are passed down by the mother and can prove fatal. Three-person babies involve an advanced form of IVF […]

Fully funding IVF would improve safety for mothers, experts say

Fully funding IVF would improve safety for mothers, experts say

Image copyright Getty Images Full government funding for IVF treatment would reduce the risk of harm to mothers and babies and save the NHS money, health experts have said. It would help lower cases of women who have more than one embryo transferred into the uterus, which can cause risky multiple pregnancies, their study says. […]

Commons hears emotionally charged account of stillbirth

Commons hears emotionally charged account of stillbirth

Media captionEmotionally charged Commons hears stillbirth account An MP wept as she told the Commons how not being able to register the life or death of her stillborn daughter has left her devastated. Labour’s Sharon Hodgson’s daughter Lucy was delivered three days short of the required 24 week legal age to be considered viable. Instead […]

Cervical smear tests: Essex women ‘wrongly given all clear’

Cervical smear tests: Essex women ‘wrongly given all clear’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Cervical smear tests are offered to women aged 25-64 to detect abnormalities of the cervix A number of women who were given the all-clear after smear tests have been told the results were wrong, an NHS trust has said. Seventeen women in Essex were wrongly told their results […]