Gowdy to Trump attorney: ‘If you have an innocent client … act like it’

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How the tax system slugs our youth

Updated March 19, 2018 18:14:04 Remember then-treasurer Joe Hockey's impassioned plea to the nation just on three years ago when he released the most recent Intergenerational Report? "Madam Speaker, we need to ensure that we can pay for today, and we also need to ensure Australians will be able to afford the future. We are… [...]

Muted Western reaction to Putin victory

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow the Russian election unfoldedWorld leaders are congratulating Vladimir Putin on his election for a new six-year term as Russian president, but so far no Western leaders have responded to his victory. Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country's partnership with Russia was at its "best level… [...]

The footbridge was built to save lives. Instead, it left 6 dead

As she drove by Florida International University on Thursday afternoon, she noticed the newly installed pedestrian bridge just ahead and mentioned to her boyfriend beside her that construction on the span had been clogging the area. They turned off busy 8th Street. And that's when Carrasco heard a loud bang. "We thought maybe someone had… [...]

Facebook suspends Cambridge Analytica whistleblower

Updated March 19, 2018 17:47:00 The man who blew the whistle on Cambridge Analytica — a data analysis firm that allegedly tapped the Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users without their permission — has been suspended from the social media platform soon after going public with his story. Former Cambridge Analytica employee Chris… [...]

Republicans warn Trump over Russia probe

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald Trump's use of Twitter to attack opponents is unprecedented US President Donald Trump has been warned by fellow Republicans against interfering in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigations. It came after he attacked Mr Mueller's inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. In tweets at the… [...]

AP Exclusive: Kushner Cos. filed false NYC housing paperwork

When the Kushner Cos. bought three apartment buildings in a gentrifying neighborhood of Queens in 2015, most of the tenants were protected by special rules that prevent developers from pushing them out, raising rents and turning a tidy profit. But that's exactly what the company then run by Jared Kushner did, and with remarkable speed.… [...]

Facebook suspends Cambridge Analytica co-founder

Facebook has suspended Cambridge Analytica co-founder Christopher Wylie from using its platform. "Suspended by Facebook. For blowing the whistle. On something they have known privately for two years," Wylie tweeted on Sunday. It is the latest twist in a complicated story that has played out over the last few days via statements from Facebook (FB),… [...]

Stem cell transplant ‘game changer’ for MS patients

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"I'd given up hope": Louise Willetts says she is completely well following her treatmentDoctors say a stem cell transplant could be a "game changer" for many patients with multiple sclerosis. Results from an international trial show that it was able to stop the disease and improve symptoms.… [...]

2 injured in Austin explosion, authorities say

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French official ‘smuggled arms from Gaza’

Image copyright Shin Bet Image caption Romain Franck smuggled the arms for his own financial gain, Shin Bet said A French citizen employed at the country's consulate in Jerusalem will appear in court on Monday charged with smuggling weapons to Palestinians. Israel's Shin Bet security agency said Romain Franck, 23, was arrested in February. The… [...]

US boy, 9, ‘kills sister over video game’

Image copyright AFP Image caption It is unclear what consequences the nine-year-old will face A 13-year-old girl in Mississippi has died after allegedly being shot by her nine-year-old brother over a video game, police say. They said the boy grabbed a gun on Saturday afternoon after his sister would not give up the controller. He… [...]

Reward raised over Texas parcel bombings

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police have sealed the area around the scene of the blast Police in Austin, Texas, have warned the public that a fourth explosion there may pose a new threat. They said they were investigating reports the explosion, which injured two people, was activated by tripwire. Three parcel bombs left on… [...]

Briton killed fighting with Kurdish unit

A British woman volunteer with the all-female Kurdish armed unit the YPJ has been killed in Syria, her father has told the BBC. It is understood Anna Campbell, 26, from Lewes in East Sussex, died on 15 March in Afrin, which has been under bombardment by Turkish forces. Dirk Campbell said his daughter was "very… [...]

Experts to test Russian spy poison

Image copyright EPA/ Yulia Skripal/Facebook Image caption Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, are in a critical condition in hospital International experts are due in the UK to assess the type of nerve agent used to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury. A team from the Organisation for the Prohibition… [...]

Spielberg: Time’s Up is a “watershed moment”

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Steve Spielberg was awarded Empire's Legend Of Our Lifetime Award Steven Spielberg said the Time's Up movement is "more important than any of us can ever really realise". He was speaking at the Rakuten TV Empire Awards which were held in London on Sunday. The Oscar-winning director, 71, was… [...]