Senate Health Care Bill Could Be In Jeopardy As Conservatives Announce Opposition

Obama tried to hasten the bill's defeat on Thursday with his social media post that accused the GOP of chasing health care reform just to say they undid Democratic legislation. Republican U.S. Sen. DSH payments were reduced under the ACA due to Medicaid expansion. The plan gets rid of those mandates. The program now gives states all the money needed to cover eligible recipients and procedures... [Full Article...]

Alabama warns of floating fire ants hazard as flood waters rise

A 10-year-old boy from Missouri died Wednesday after a log struck him outside a beachfront condo in Fort Morgan, Alabama , the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office said. "They're not saying we're going to get a lot of wind out of it", he said. National Weather Service forecasters estimated the storm had dumped anywhere from 2 to 10 inches (50 to 250 millimeters) of rain on various spots along the Gu... [Full Article...]

Comey's release of Trump memo to newspaper draws criticism

With a single tweet , Trump also castigated Comey for giving an account of his conversation with the president to a lawyer who shared it with a news outlet. Until then, Comey said he and senior leaders in the FBI had made a decision to "keep ... in a box" everything they had learned about the president's inappropriate questions about the investigation. [Full Article...]

Warship Collision: 7 missing US Navy sailors found dead

The damaged USS Fitzgerald is seen near the U.S. Naval base in Yokosuka , southwest of Tokyo , after the U.S. destroyer collided with the Philippine-registered container ship ACX Crystal in the waters off the Izu Peninsula Saturday , June 17, 2017 . [Full Article...]

Senate Republicans Need to Work on Selling Their Healthcare Bill to Voters

Cruz , who has a history of creating trouble for GOP leaders, has positioned himself in recent weeks as something of a consensus-builder within the Senate GOP conference on health care. But in a departure from the House's bill, states can't opt of regulations that now prevent insurers from charging people with pre-existing conditions more for their medical coverage. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court to decide on partisan gerrymandering

At issue is whether Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin drew legislative districts that favored their party and were so out of whack with the state's political breakdown that they violated the constitutional rights of Democratic voters. parties of partisan measures being taken to ensure a political advantage. A divided panel ruled that the maps violated the constitution. Though a "workable sta... [Full Article...]

Search for escaped inmates expanding as it enters 3rd day

The couple eventually got loose and called the Sheriff's Office . "We need the eyes and ears of everybody really in this country to be on the lookout for these two individuals", Sills said Thursday. Dubose and Rowe ran from the vehicle into some woods but they were discovered by a homeowner who called his neighbor and they each grabbed a gun. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said on Tw... [Full Article...]

Trump tweets taking place of White House press briefings

Trump tweets taking place of White House press briefings Now there are reports that press secretary Sean Spicer will eventually leave the podium, but there's no word on who will replace him. But those less formal, morning meetings weren't considered a substitute for on-camera briefings in the afternoon. [Full Article...]

Ex-cop avoids charges in killing of 23yo Milwaukee man

Ex-cop avoids charges in killing of 23yo Milwaukee man The incident highlighted how a person's race might bias an officer's decision to use deadly force. Defense attorney Jonathan Smith said his client was "gratified" over the acquittal, CNN affiliate WISN-TV reported . According to reports, Smith was fleeing a traffic stop on foot and had allegedly turned with a gun in hand toward the pursuing officer. "While Smith raises his gun upward... [Full Article...]

Man arrested in 'pizzagate' incident in DC to be sentenced

Man arrested in 'pizzagate' incident in DC to be sentenced Welch's attorney sought a sentence of 1-1/2 years, while prosecutors asked the judge for as much as 4-1/2 years. The unfounded " Pizzagate " Internet rumor at the center of this case accused the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria of being the home of a Satanic child sex abuse ring involving top Democrats such as Hillary Clinton . [Full Article...]

Arrests at Capitol of health bill protesters

Democratic lawmakers here in NY are blasting Senate Republicans after they unveiled their long awaited plan Thursday to dismantle much of former President Barack Obama's healthcare law. The House GOP initially faced enough skepticism from its members to sink its health-care plan. "If the bill is good for Nevada, I'll vote for it and if it's not, I won't", said Heller, whose state added... [Full Article...]

Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

The bill would repeal various taxes imposed by the ACA, including those on tanning beds, high-cost health plans, sectors of the health care industry, and higher earners with a lot of income from capital gains. The Senate's plan would phase out any extra money for Medicaid, eliminating state incentives to expand their programs for poor populations who can't afford coverage otherwise-same as the Hou... [Full Article...]

Watch motorcyclist kick moving auto, trigger chain-reaction crash

Watch motorcyclist kick moving auto, trigger chain-reaction crash California Highway Patrol told NBC Los Angeles that the man in the truck went to the hospital, but is expected to be fine. The nature of their condition was not known. The driver of the vehicle then slams into the center divider before going back into traffic, hitting a truck and causing the truck to flip. The driver then swerved into the biker, but swerved again-hitting the barrier. [Full Article...]

Gunman who shot US politician Steve Scalise acted alone, says FBI

Gunman who shot US politician Steve Scalise acted alone, says FBI MedStar Washington Hospital Center, doctors said last week . Congressman Scalise has been upgraded to fair condition , which is a huge improvement from the critical condition that he was in when he entered the hospital just one week ago. [Full Article...]

US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections In a statement accompanying the agency's announcement, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the delisting is "a long time coming and very good news for many communities and advocates in the Yellowstone region". About 125 tribes have signed a treaty opposing trophy hunting grizzly bears , which Native Americans consider a sacred animal. Thursday's ruling is certain to be challenged in cou... [Full Article...]

Alabama warns of floating fire ants in flood waters

Mary Parish were located and rescued Thursday morning. Earlier, the storm turned deadly in Alabama when a 10-year-old boy was killed by a log that was washed onto shore by a large wave, officials said . Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall early Thursday in southwestern Louisiana . With an additional inch or two of rain on the way today and tonight , flooding conditions could worsen ... [Full Article...]

Bat Signal to light up Los Angeles in tribute to Adam West

Bat Signal to light up Los Angeles in tribute to Adam West Recently, rumours of him leading a wild life which was filled sex and alcohol were doing the rounds on the internet. West found it hard to land other acting jobs after the series ended because he was forever linked to the Batman role but eventually became the voice of Mayor Adam West on " Family Guy " and played himself for years on "The Fairly Odd-parents". [Full Article...]

NYC man charged with trying to aid Islamic State group

NYC man charged with trying to aid Islamic State group It was unclear who will represent Raishani at an initial appearance in Manhattan federal court. Raishani could face up to 20 years if convicted. Court records cited conversations Raishani had with a paid Federal Bureau of Investigation informant, telling him he regretted skipping a trip he arranged for an unidentified associate to join ISIS . [Full Article...]

North Korea tests rocket engine -US officials (RTN)

US officials have warned that North Korea is on the path to successfully developing an ICMB capable of hitting the United States unless something changes. "China understands that the United States regards North Korea as our top security threat", Tillerson told reporters Wednesday. While it's not immediately clear what the outcome of the test was, North Korea has long harbored ambitions to build ... [Full Article...]

Halfway through June, still no GOP health bill in Senate

Disputes about how to handle abortion coverage nearly sank former President Barack Obama's health care law, and now it looks as though the thorny issue may complicate GOP efforts to unravel the 2010 Affordable Care Act , or "Obamacare". [Full Article...]

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