Senator John McCain has died

US Senator John McCain dies aged 81

John McCain, who has died at the age of 81, was a distinguished public servant who rose to become the Republican party's nominee for president of the United States.

It was a stark contrast between McCain, then a 72-year-old veteran of the Washington establishment, and the 47-year-old Obama, who was offering a "Yes, we can" message of change. As the son and grandson of four-star Navy admirals, McCain followed in their footsteps by attending the U.S. Naval Academy, where he continued to rebel against regulations and graduated near the bottom of his class. He was elected to Congress in 1982 and the Senate in 1986.

He was diagnosed in July 2017 and began treatment in September at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, next to Walter Reed.

McCain divorced his wife Carol after 15 years of marriage in 1980 and weeks later married the former Cindy Henley, daughter of a wealthy beer distributor in Arizona.

Trump says on Twitter, "Our hearts and prayers are with you!"

And thought they were on opposite sides of the aisle, "We're like two brothers who were somehow raised by different fathers or something because of our points of view", Biden said. During a recent appearance by former Vice President Joe Biden, who is promoting his new book, "Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship and goal", the Democrat lauded Meghan's father and offered words of encouragement.

"Senator John McCain has always been a fighter", the President said in a statement at the time.

Falling down: How the Trump-Cohen relationship crumbled
He admitted he violated campaign finance law by helping provide Trump's campaign excessive and illegal contributions. Trump accused Cohen of lying and more broadly has dismissed the investigations of his campaign as a "witch-hunt".

Former president George W. Bush called McCain's voice "so vibrant, it's hard to think of [him] stilled". "He was an inspirational leader and war hero; a man of integrity and bravery", Peters said.

Senator McCain quickly pivoted, noting the US-Australia alliance rests on more than nostalgia for our shared sacrifice, but animated by our hopes for the future, by the common belief that "our destinies are inseparable from the character of the broader world order".

"I never met him personally, but from afar respected the man for what he stood for and who he was", Edwards said.

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters said he had offered his condolences to the people of the United States and McCain's family.

The longtime Arizona senator died of brain cancer complications.

John McCain (bottom right) with his US Navy squadron in 1965.

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown released a statement Saturday night saying, "John McCain was an American hero who embodied our nation's most cherished values: service and sacrifice".

US, China raise tariffs in new round of trade dispute
U.S. tariffs hit "279 product categories - including semiconductors, plastics, chemicals and railway equipment - which [the U.S. The two countries put into effect 25 percent tariffs on $16 billion worth of each other's goods.

What happens to John McCain's Senate seat?

"John McCain's life is proof that some truths are timeless".

"John put principle before politics".

McCain was taken prisoner and stayed in an infamous prison known as the "Hanoi Hilton". "I have lost a wonderful friend".

McCain's condition worsened last fall, and he has been in Arizona since December.

Asked how he wanted to be remembered, McCain said: "That I made a major contribution to the defence of the nation".

CS: GO YouTuber McSkillet Dies in Horrific Car Crash
Sanchez confirmed to the newspaper that CHP investigators are looking into whether those incidents are related. One person on Twitter claiming to be a good friend said that "he was battling an incredible rough time".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hawaii residents flee both flood and flames as hurricane threat fades
Aug 26, 2018 - 10:39
And although places like Honolulu and Lihue did not get hit hard, other parts of Hawaii still saw severe impacts from Lane . Stunning aerial images show cars trapped in deep water and Hilo's Kamehameha Statue mound as an island of it's own.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Unai Emery denies Mesut Ozil rift
Aug 26, 2018 - 10:29
MF Aaron Ramsey , 6 - After being dropped for the match at Stamford Bridge, Ramsey was recalled to replace the sick Mesut Ozil . Visiting West Ham are also yet to pick up a point since Manuel Pellegrini took over at the London Stadium .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top No-Brexit deal may mean higher cross-border payment costs
Aug 26, 2018 - 10:12
Moreover, U.K. citizens living in the European Union could lose access to U.K. banking and pensions services. Stephen Kelly, chief executive of Manufacturing NI last night described the advice as "extraordinary".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kalashnikov to develop new electric supercars
Aug 26, 2018 - 09:42
TechCrunch says the vehicle can travel a whopping 350 kilometers on a single charge (217 miles), courtesy of its 90kwh battery. It appeared as part of Kalashnikov's latest offerings at the Army 2018 International Military Technology Forum in Moscow.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top WTI crude futures gain 3.07 pct on drop of inventories
Aug 26, 2018 - 08:28
It will be tough for India to import crude oil from other sources with high import costs in the presence of weak Indian rupee. Hedge funds and other money managers cut their bullish wagers on USA crude futures to the lowest level since mid-June.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Republicans and Democrats Mourn the Death of Senator John McCain
Aug 26, 2018 - 06:31
The Senate Ethics Committee did not recommend a formal reprimand of McCain, but found that he had demonstrated "poor judgment". He announced that he would be introducing a resolution to rename the Russell Senate Office Building after the late McCain.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson: Players ‘Right’ To Protest During National Anthem
Aug 26, 2018 - 06:27
As it turns out, Taylor went back even after dislocating of his left pinky finger, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network . The Browns selected Ward out of Ohio State with the fourth overall pick of the 2018 National Football League draft.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump mocks Jeff Sessions viciously, again
Aug 26, 2018 - 05:43
Pecker, was given immunity to detail Cohen's crimes and Trump's role, a person familiar with the investigation confirmed. NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith joins us now to talk more .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tight-lipped Mourinho gets injury boosts ahead of Spurs clash
Aug 26, 2018 - 04:13
Pressed further on the situation ahead of Tottenham's visit to Old Trafford on Monday, Mourinho was typically spiky in his reply. Mourinho says he hopes to keep up United's tradition of performing well in big games.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump Administration Cuts $200 Million in Funding to Palestinians
Aug 26, 2018 - 03:30
The Palestinians had pulled out of negotiations after the United States president said he would recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top How Kim Kardashian dropped 10kg
Aug 26, 2018 - 03:26
In the next episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians , Kris Jenner , 61, thinks her drinking water is being tampered wth. Speaking to E! News, the 37-year-old beauty said: "I work out about an hour-and-a-half every single day, heavy weights".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Andy Murray reveals biggest concern ahead of US Open campaign
Aug 26, 2018 - 02:35
Asked how he would have voted if he could attend the ITF meeting in Orlando last week, Murray said: 'I would have abstained . Maria Sharapova could also go deep, as she shares a section bookended by Caroline Garcia and Jelena Ostapenko.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Coconut oil is pure poison, says professor
Aug 26, 2018 - 02:08
Manufacturers and sellers of coconut oil usually argue the need to purchase this product that is its unprecedented use. The AHA claimed that it can contribute to higher risk of heart diseases as it is full of saturated fat.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Alisson 'looks like' missing piece for Liverpool - Klopp
Aug 26, 2018 - 01:34
Liverpool can not afford a slip-up at Anfield Road against a visiting Brighton team that are off to a great start. It's good, but we play a very good Brighton side, with an obvious good result last week".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rudy Giuliani: If Trump was impeached Americans would ‘revolt’
Aug 25, 2018 - 15:58
Although Cohen did not name them, the women were believed to be porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal. He reminded his audience that the president is not going to be charged with a crime while he remains in office.