President Donald Trump has abruptly walked out of a press conference after a reporter fact-checked him on his dubious claim about signing a 'Veteran's Choice' bill. Trump was taking questions from the press at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey after signing four executive orders on Saturday when CBS News White House correspondent Paula Reid pressed him. 'Why do you keep saying that you passed Veterans Choice?' Reid asked. She was referring to Trump's earlier remark: 'I just signed two great bills for our veterans. We passed Veteran's Choice and Veteran's Accountability.' As Trump tried to call on another reporter instead, Reid continued, 'You said that you passed Veterans Choice. It was passed in 2014...it was a false statement, sir.' Trump paused, then responded: 'OK. Thank you very much, everybody.' He then walked away from the podium as the song 'YMCA' played. The Veteran's Choice law, which allows eligible veterans to be covered by the government for care provided by doctors outside the VA system, was signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2014. In 2018, Trump did sign the VA MISSION Act, which modified and expanded the eligibility for the Choice program. He also in 2017 signed the Veterans Affairs Accountability Act, which promised to help the VA get rid of unethical managers and help veterans get their health care faster.
'It's unconstitutional slop': GOP senators slam Trump for bypassing Congress and announcing four executive orders after covid rescue package negotiations collapsed
Republican allies lashed out against Donald Trump for signing four executive orders in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic after lawmakers failed to reach a deal on a new economic relief package after weeks of negotiations. 'President Trump does not have the power to unilaterally rewrite the payroll tax law,' Arkansas Republican Senator Ben Sasse wrote in a statement. 'Under the Constitution, that power belongs to the American people acting through their members of Congress.' Sasse is a member of the Judiciary and Finance Committees.
US coronavirus cases top FIVE MILLION: America reaches bleak milestone in battle against the virus which shows no signs of 'going away' as predicted by President Trump
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the US surpassed five million Sunday morning, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. The milestone was reached as new cases in the US stand at about 54,000-a-day and has over 162,000 fatalities. Cases are rising in nearly 20 states, and deaths are climbing in most. Trump has said over 24 times that the virus will 'go away' but the nation's mounting infection toll proves the virus is far from gone. This week five states account for more than 40 percent of all infections in the country leading with California, Florida, Texas, New York and Georgia.
Teen father, 17, is killed and at least 20 others are shot after 'multiple gunmen' open fire at block party in Washington D.C.
One person has died and at least 20 others were shot when multiple gunmen opened fire at a block party overnight in Washington D.C., police have revealed. The mass shooting unfolded near the 3300 block of Dubois Place in Southeast at around 12:30am on Sunday. Multiple detectives and forensic squads are still at the scene. The victim has been identified as 17-year-old Christopher Brown, a father-of-one, WUSA9 reported. At least 20 others were injured in the shooting. Seven of those hurt were rushed to hospital in a critical condition. Others sustained graze wounds, police said. Two other people were taken to hospital with gunshot wounds near to the scene. However, it's unclear whether they are related to the initial incident. No arrests have been made as of Sunday morning and no further details have been offered by D.C. Police.
Protesters torch police union building in Portland as officers declare a riot and use chemicals to disperse troublemakers on the 73rd night of unrest in the city
A group of about 20 protesters reportedly lit a fire inside the Portland Police Association building on Saturday night, prompting police to declare a riot as they moved in to disperse the crowd of hundreds of people. Video posted on Twitter by journalist Sergio Olmos showed smoke and flames in the building (left) as officers outside formed a line and used flash bangs and smoke canisters to force the protest several blocks away. Three officers were hurt, including two who were taken to a hospital, during efforts to clear the area, according to officials.
Simon Cowell is hospitalized for surgery on a broken back after falling off his electric bike in Malibu
Simon Cowell has been hospitalized after falling off his bike. The 60-year-old entertainment mogul was rushed to hospital on Saturday after falling from his new electric bicycle whilst taking it for a test drive at his house in Malibu, California. 'Simon has broken his back and will be having surgery this evening,' his representative revealed to People.
'Prepare the gallows because our anger doesn't end in one day': Furious Lebanese protesters threaten more violence - as it's revealed Beirut blast crater is 140ft deep
Furious protesters in Lebanon have threatened further violence after a night of street clashes (bottom right) in which they stormed several ministries and the information minister has resigned (inset). The city of Beirut was shaken by a deadly explosion on August 4 and though the exact circumstances that led to the blast are as yet unknown. Despite this, many in Lebanon blame the corruption and incompetence of their government for allowing the explosion which has so far killed 158. A security official who was citing French experts working at the site of the disaster said that a 43-metre (141 foot) deep crater had been left at Beirut's port (left and top right).
Spain's scandal-hit former king Juan Carlos, 82, 'was banished from the country by his son King Felipe VI over alleged corruption surrounding his affair with German mistress and may never return to his homeland'
Spain's former king Juan Carlos revealed on Monday that he had decided to leave Spain to help his son, the current King Felipe VI, 'exercise his responsibilities'. But sources revealed that it was King Felipe who cast his father out to save his family from 'certain happenings' relating to Juan Carlos's relationship with his German mistress Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein (bottom right). Sayn-Wittgenstein has been placed under investigation in relation to audio recordings of a meeting between herself and retired Spanish police commissioner José Manuel Villarejo at her London home in 2015. In the recordings, she claimed Juan Carlos received a secret commission for helping to win a £5.5 billion Saudi rail deal. Left: Then-Princess Letizia , Prince Felipe, Queen Sofia and King Juan Carlos pose for a photo in 2009 (pictured left to right). Top right: Juan Carlos, Felipe and former Queen Sofia.
Georgia high school reports nine coronavirus cases just days after photos of packed hallways and students without masks went viral - as principal sends letter to parents saying teachers can't force students to wear face protection
North Paulding High School in Georgia confirmed nine new coronavirus cases among staff and students Saturday after viral pictures and videos of crowded hallways and maskless students. Georgia State House Rep. Beth Moore has since established a whistleblower account for concerned students, teachers and administrators in the area to share stories about their conditions as concerns grow over the possibility that hundreds more children could be exposed to the virus. North Paulding High School said in a letter to parents that six students and three staff were infected during their first week back but continues to claim it can't force students to wear masks.
Native American tribes set up COVID-19 checkpoints and block THOUSANDS of mask-less bikers passing through reservation land en route to 10-day motorcycle festival in South Dakota
Native American tribes have set up checkpoints to block thousands of bikers attending the 10-day Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota from entering tribal lands. The Cheyenne River Sioux announced Saturday the checkpoints would be set up as a part of the tribe's larger COVID-19 prevention policy to prevent a potential outbreak. Only commercial and emergency vehicles will be let through the checkpoints onto reservation land. Officials say a number of bikers have already tried to enter the land but were turned away. Those checkpoints were set up during pandemic to prevent people from entering tribal land to block virus. The motorcycle rally anticipates 250,000 attendees and revelers have been seen maskless and ignoring social distancing so far.
Working mum's COVID-19 email response wins praise from exhausted parents around the world - as many say it's the 'best auto reply' they have ever read
Khara Jabola-Carolus (left and right) is the executive director of Hawaii's State Commission on the Status of Women. She's also the mother of two young children, an infant and a toddler who she has been caring for at home since the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis in March. Exhausted from juggling motherhood with the demands of a high-powered job, Ms Jabola Carolus crafted a straight-talking 'out of office' email (inset) highlighting the enormous pressure parents have been slapped with since the pandemic began. 'Aloha, due to patriarchy I am behind in emails,' the text begins. 'I hope to respond to your message soon but, like many women, I am working full-time while tending to an infant and toddler full-time.'
Trump supporters rally: Hundreds of MAGA fans march in Beverly Hills urging liberals to 'walk away', crowd in California blasts Gov. Newsom for not reopening the state and pro-police demonstrators gather in Austin
At least three pro-Trump, pro-law enforcement demonstrations were held in the United States on Saturday. Around 400 demonstrators marched from West Hollywood to Beverly Hills with the #WalkAwayFoundation, a group that urges liberals to 'walk away' from the Democratic Party. The Beverly Hills Police Department descried the event as a 'peaceful protest' in announcements. Several conservative activists, as well as actors Scott Baio and Lorenzo Lamas, were in attendance. In Ventura, a 'Recall Newsom Beach Party' was held in protest of California Gov. Gavin Newsom's coronavirus pandemic response. Those protesters are demanding the Gavin fully roll back public health restrictions and lockdown orders -despite significant case spikes across the state. The area around Austin, Texas, saw two group organize demonstrations to support local law enforcement. One group visited a number of Austin-area police departments, while the other involved bikers riding for law enforcement.
How to drop belly fat in 10 DAYS: Personal trainer reveals the four simple steps to help you get a lean waistline
Identifying your body type, prioritising your diet and reducing your overall stress are three of the four ways you can drop belly fat in 10 days, a personal trainer from Sydney has claimed. Rachael Attard (left) said while you might think it sounds too good to be true to drop fat within a fortnight, it is possible to create a more defined physique, provided you're diligent (centre and right, before and after).
Harry's childhood friend 'had doubts' about Meghan and warned the prince to slow things down with her, new book claims
According to the upcoming biography, Finding Freedom, Tom 'Skippy' Inskip (right) had a falling out with Prince Harry after he shared his 'doubts' about the Duchess before they became engaged. He is believed to have advised Harry and Meghan to live together before 'doing anything more serious.' And while source said his advice 'came from a good place,' Prince Harry 'didn't totally see it that way'. As a result, Mr Inskip and his wife Lara were reportedly 'punished' by being excluded from Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding party at Frogmore House. Skippy was one of those in Las Vegas in 2012 when Harry was infamously caught playing naked billiards with showgirls in a hotel suite.
Washington man is arrested for punching a 72-year-old disabled veteran in the face because he complained that his girlfriend was not wearing a COVID mask in a hotel
Cody P. Hansen has been charged with assault after attacking a 72-year-old disabled veteran who made a comment about Hansen's girlfriend not wearing a face mask. Hansen has a long criminal history in Alaska, and is wanted in the state on drugs charges and for violating his probation. Hansen is being held in the Spokane County jail, before his expected transfer to King County.
Woman who gouged out her EYES in crystal meth-induced psychotic frenzy receives her first pair of prosthetic eyeballs
Kaylee Muthart, 22, of Central, South Carolina, ripped out her own eyes while high on crystal meth two years ago (centre and right), but she has now received her first pair of prosthetic eyeballs (left). The horrific incident served as a catalyst for change and Kaylee entered rehab and stopped using drugs. She plans to go back to school and get her high school diploma.
It all comes out in the wash! People share their hilariously relatable laundry fails - from exploding pillows to shrunken jumpers and disappearing socks
From New York to Russia, these unfortunate people have suffered real headaches over the chore, thanks to faulty washing machines, bad luck or wrong settings. Pictured clockwise from top left the images collated by Bored Panda show: A British person with a shrunken sweater; In Russia, a woman found her anti-stress pillow and broken and spilled; a mother from LA was devastated to find she'd left a Crayola in her load; a couple found where all their socks had gone; a boyfriend found out where his girlfriend's lost phone was and a man was confronted with a knotty problem.
Kelly Osbourne 'pulls an Adele' and stuns in taxi selfie showing off her dramatic weight loss in fierce red onesie
Kelly Osbourne posted a photo to Instagram on Monday showing off her new svelte look in a red Gucci onesie, with her purple hair pulled back into a sleek braided bun. 'Today I'm feeling #Gucci,' she said in the post, which has been liked just under 52,000 times. Prior to her weight loss, Osbourne was sporting a more curvaceous frame.
A pad to fall crazy in love with! Spanish-style Beverly Hills mansion that appeared in Beyoncé's Black Is King, The Godfather, The Bodyguard and even hosted JFK's honeymoon hits market for $125M
The stunning Spanish-style home dubbed 'The Beverly House' boasts 18 bedrooms, 25 bathrooms, a two-story wood-paneled library and a ballroom across 50,000-square-feet adorned with rustic tiles and brimming with natural light. It sits on a 3.5-acre property that's decked out with a nearly Olympic-size heated swimming pool, a tennis court, 800-foot circle driveway and beautifully manicured gardens. Beyoncé fans will recognize the property from the recently released musical film Black Is King (bottom right). The Beverly House should also look familiar to movie buffs, as it was featured in The Godfather starring Marlon Brando in 1972, and in The Bodyguard starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner in 1992. Prior to being used in those films, the home hosted John F Kennedy and Jackie Onassis on their honeymoon in 1953 and later became JFK's West Coast presidential election headquarters.
Battle of the museums! Institutions from around the world show off their 'star objects' including a Viking sock and 2,000-year-old coins in an impromptu social media competition
The Yorkshire Museum began the hunt for the best object on Twitter and started the search with its own contribution - an eighth century Anglo-Saxon helmet. Entries from other curators across the world, which were collated by Bored Panda, also (pictured clockwise from top left) the world's oldest football, pants worn under armour by knights, a Viking sock, Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit, 2,000 year-old coins and a watch worn by one of the stewards on the Titanic.
Zsa Zsa Gabor's bizarre farewell tour of Europe nearly four years after her death - in a gold urn carried by her NINTH husband who plans to finally lay her to rest in her native Hungary
Zsa Zsa Gabor is going on a final 'farewell tour' - as her flamboyant widower plans to take her ashes on a trip around Europe before finally laying her to rest in her native Hungary. The star is pictured left in her heyday and right with Prince Frederic von Anhalt in 1990. Von Anhalt (seen with her ashes inset) had reportedly even asked Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban for a state funeral for his late wife. Von Anhalt said he intended to carry his wife's gold urn around Europe in a Louis Vuitton designer dog carrier that she bought for her favourite pet. 'She would carry her shih tzu Macho around it in. She loved that dog so I think it's appropriate. 'We'll go on one final tour of London, Paris, Vienna and Geneva and then head to Budapest.'
Mike Tyson will be 'blowing out his a**' during controversial comeback fight against Roy Jones Jr aged 53, says Carl Froch... who hints heavyweight legend could 'lose the plot' and bit opponent's ear again!
Tyson (left) is coming out of retirement at 53-years-old to fight 51-year-old Jones Jr in an eight-round charity bout in Los Angeles on September 12. The 'Baddest Man on the Planet' retired 15 years ago and former super middleweight champ Froch (inset, top) is concerned for Tyson's well-being after such a long absence from the sport. Froch also referred to the famous 1997 incident, where Tyson was disqualified against Evander Holyfield for biting his ear (right) during the contest, and even suggested a repeat is not completely unfeasible.
The Queen, 94, heads out for a bracing walk as she is seen for the first time since heading to Balmoral Estate at Glen Muick
The Queen (pictured left, and right), 94, has been seen for the first time since arriving at Balmoral Estate at Glen Muick on Tuesday. Her Majesty cut a casual figure as she headed out on a bracing walk. The monarch and the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, will remain at the 50,000-acre estate until early October and will be joined by family members throughout their stay.
In a crowded field, Jimi Hendrix - who Marianne Faithfull always regretted turning down for Mick Jagger - was rock's number one Lothario, says a major new biography by PHILIP NORMAN
Jimi's (pictured left) epic promiscuity may seem unendearing in the early 21st Century, when ancient rockers are branded as sex offenders for backstage bacchanalia five decades ago with female followers whose ages they seldom bothered to check. But in the 'permissive' Sixties it was considered quite normal - one of the more envied perks of the job. Jimi's celebrity conquests would later include Brigitte Bardot (pictured inset), with whom he had a two-day fling after a chance meeting at a French airport, Janis Joplin and, it was rumoured, the blonde photographer who would later become Linda McCartney. His friendship with Linda Keith was, however, to remain platonic, although she did not forget a promise she had made on that first chaste night together: that she would use her connections with the Stones and other music industry figures to help him. When he had his guitar stolen at the end of a gig, she lent him one belonging to Keith Richards: a valuable white Fender Stratocaster of the kind that would afterwards become synonymous with Jimi's spellbinding performances. Pictured top right: Kathy Etchingham. Pictured bottom right: Jimi Hendrix and Lulu.
Nellie's drowning... call in the tusk force! Baby elephant falls into a river after losing its balance and is completely submerged before a remarkable rescue effort takes place
The calf fell into a river near a dam, inset picture top right, before being helped out by grown-ups. An elder wrapped its trunk tightly around the baby's own, inset picture bottom right, before a second elephant jumped in to push the stricken calf to safety, main picture. Photographer Gwen Rea, who captured the heartwarming moment at Hapoor Dam near the Addo Elephant Park in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, said she 'applauded the hero' when the baby was rescued, inset top right.
Woman uses Facebook honey-trap to snare 'killer who raped and murdered her aunt' 6,000 miles away in South Africa after she got fed up waiting for police and Foreign Office investigation
Lehanne Sergison, 49, turned detective to find her aunt's alleged killer 6,000 miles away. She used a Facebook honey trap to lure suspect Andrew Ndlovu, 30. Posing as air stewardess, Missy, she swapped hundreds of flirty messages with Ndlovu. She said she wanted to throw up after she had to call him 'sexy eyes'. Last week Ndlovu was arrested in Johannesburg six years after the murder of Christine Robinson.
Brainteaser challenges puzzlers to spot the pair of eyes hidden in the busy graphic - so, can YOU beat the 60 second-record?
The latest brainteaser (pictured) challenges puzzlers to spot the hidden eyes amongst a sea of similar-looking shapes. Most people take between 60 to 90 seconds to find them - but can you do any better? The tricky brainteaser, created by data protection company Rightly.co.uk, may just be the most difficult one yet.
Awkward moment Scottish woman recoils from 'ugly baby photo' before realising she is 'FaceTiming the parents'
Stewart McGonigle, 22, from Glasgow, shared a video on TikTok where he told his grandmother (pictured) his friend had a new baby (left). The clip has racked up nearly 250,000 views thanks to the hilarious reaction of the woman, who recoiled in horror at the 'ugly' baby photo. Stewart then tells her that she's on FaceTime, and the reaction has been seen by the baby's parents. It comes as hundreds of people have been jumping on the social media 'ugly baby prank which sees them show a family member a picture of an 'ugly baby' and then pretend the parents are someone in their life.
Racing towards the future! Solar powered car attempts to break world record by driving 550 miles in 12 hours
The Nuna Phoenix, of the Vattenfall Solar Team, set off this morning at the National Road Traffic Agency test track in Lelystad, the Netherlands. The car needs to complete 548 miles in 12 hours to break the current record, which was set by the Nuna8S in 2017. Each of the car's four drivers is expected to be in the vehicle for around three hours, needing to travel at speeds of around 46mph to break the record.