Senate Rejects Bipartisan Immigration Plan Offered by Moderates

Democratic and Republican senators in the Common Sense Coalition held a news conference ahead of a Senate vote on their immigration proposal on Thursday. Lawrence Jackson for The New York Times WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday rejected consideration of a bipartisan immigration plan that would have bolstered border security, funded a wall on the …

In Response to Florida Shooting, Trump Focuses on Mental Health Over Gun Restrictions

President Trump addressed the nation from the White House on Thursday. Tom Brenner/The New York Times WASHINGTON — Roughly 20 hours after a gunman walked into a suburban Florida high school and killed 17 people, President Trump announced Thursday that he will visit the community of Parkland, Fla., where the shootings occurred, and work with …

Mesut Özil strike seals Europa League win for Arsenal at Östersund

Mesut Özil scores Arsenal’s third against Östersund. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Action Images via Reuters Arsenal’s European ambitions warmed up in freezing Östersund. Arsene Wenger’s attitude has shifted from B-list reserve teams to in-it-to-win-it sharpness now that this competition has reached the knock-out rounds. A fully motivated, high spec team did enough damage to put nine frosty …

Chris Froome writes off chances of Ruta del Sol victory after second stage

• Froome seventh as Sky team-mate Wout Poels takes stage win • Briton competing for first time since news of failed drug test broke ‘I wasn’t necessarily expecting to come here and smash the whole race,’ said Chris Froome after finishing seventh on Thursday. Photograph: Luis Angel Gomez/Bettini Photo Chris Froome has admitted he will …

Transgender Woman Breast-Feeds Baby After Hospital Induces Lactation

Zil Goldstein, left, a nurse practitioner, and Dr. Tamar Reisman of Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York. When a transgender woman told doctors at a hospital in New York that she wanted to breast-feed her pregnant partner’s baby, they put her on a regimen of drugs that included an anti-nausea …

Grenfell activists use Three Billboards protest to highlight lack of progress

Justice 4 Grenfell group parades billboards around London to keep tower blaze, which killed 71 people, on national conscience The billboards have appeared around central London. Photograph: Jeff Moore/Justice4Grenfell/PA Campaigners have taken inspiration from the Oscar-nominated drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to highlight what they say has been “a lack of progress” in the …

Smashing Pumpkins announce first tour since 2000

After extensive teasers on social media, the mostly reformed band announced a 36-city reunion tour to kick off in summer 2018 Ending an 18-year absence from the touring circuit, three-fourths of the celebrated alt-rock band The Smashing Pumpkins will runite for a 36-city tour this summer. Photograph: CHARLE SYKES/REX Shutterstock Smashing Pumpkins has announced their …

Tories could back votes for 16-year-olds, senior party figures suggest

Senior backbencher Sir Peter Bottomley says it is ‘question of when rather than if’ party will back policy The idea has the backing of several former Conservative ministers. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA A growing number of Conservatives now back votes for 16-year-olds, with senior Tories predicting that the party could change its stance on younger voters …

DIY faecal transplants carry risks including HIV and hepatitis, warn experts

Faecal transplants have been used in medical settings to tackle superbugs, but following YouTube videos at home is too risky, say researchers Links between microbes in the gut and a host of health problems have led to growing interest in the idea of faecal transplants. Photograph: Getty Images Concerns have been raised about the growing …