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Forecasters counting tornadoes in Alabama

Urban, densely populated areas near Birmingham , Alabama's largest city, have taken significant damage. A flash flood watch is in place for much of the state until late Friday evening. Alabama state officials say the insects known as red imported fire ants can present a potentially serious health threat to people and animals during severe flooding. [Full Article...]

Group protests senate health care bill, Toomey defends legislation

Heller spoke at a news conference in Las Vegas with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican who has also assailed the House and Senate health care bills for cutting Medicaid. The GOP-controlled Senate bill introduced Thursday would phase out federal money to states which opted to expand the low-income health insurance program. [Full Article...]

Tropical storm Cindy moves inland in Louisiana; one dead in Alabama

Tropical storm Cindy moves inland in Louisiana; one dead in Alabama 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. Labeled a 1,000-year flood by the National Weather Service, the storm destroyed more than 2,100 homes statewide and damaged another 2,000. According to forecasts, Cindy, with steady gusts of approximately 80 km/h and 15-30... [Full Article...]

Pentagon chief blasts N.Korea over USA student who died

Mr Warmbier was released earlier this month and returned to the US, where he was described as being in a "state of unresponsive wakefulness". North Korea kept Warmbier detained for more than a year for the " hostile act " of allegedly stealing a poster before it sent him back home last week in a coma. [Full Article...]

Senate Health Care Bill Shows GOP Has Learned Nothing

Senate Health Care Bill Shows GOP Has Learned Nothing Rick Pollack, president and chief executive of the American Hospital Association, said in a statement that the plan "moves in the opposite direction" in terms of providing health coverage and that " Medicaid cuts of this magnitude are unsustainable and will increase costs to individuals with private insurance". [Full Article...]

Caught on tape: Dem official says he's 'glad' Scalise got shot

Caught on tape: Dem official says he's 'glad' Scalise got shot In the recording , Montag said he wished Scalise was dead, and he called the Louisiana Republican obscene names. Kleeb also reported Montag to the police for possible death threats. The conversation appeared to be an argument between Montag and at least two other people, one of whom revealed he was disturbed by Montag's comments. [Full Article...]

Neighbors describe Virginia Shooter James Hodgkinson as isolated, reckless

House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise was among the injured, along with two police officers and two others. "I can't wrap my head around it", Hodgkinson said. "[James] was home all day long and he just wanted a break", she said. Suzanne Hodgkinson said she didn't want to comment on her husband's political views, but said she was not on the best terms with him. [Full Article...]

13 ways the Senate GOP health-care plan could impact MI

According to lawmakers who were at the unveiling, members from the left and right ends of the party's spectrum were deeply critical of the effort. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , who has been criticized for drafting the bill in secret with just a dozen Republican Senate colleagues, says the proposal - which he calls a discussion draft - will stabilize insurance markets, strengthen M... [Full Article...]

Congressional Baseball Practice Shooter Acted Alone, No Ties to Terror Organization

During the shooting, U.S. Capitol Police and other officers returned fire. The gunman who shot four people including a Republican member of Congress at a baseball field last week acted alone and was not connected to terrorism, FBI investigators said Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile car

The dash-cam video - part of a trove of documents, images and audio from the investigation - shows Yanez approaching Castile's vehicle and explaining that he was pulled over for broken brake lights. She continued, "I am so disappointed in the state of Minnesota. I didn't know if he was keeping it on him for protection, for, from a, a drug dealer or anything like that or any other people trying... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Cindy expected to bring soaking rains to midstate on Friday

A tornado was reported on Thursday near Birmingham, Alabama , destroying several buildings and injuring at least four people, according to the National Weather Service and local media. As of 5 a.m. Friday, no flood watches or warnings have been issued for the midstate. Gov. Kay Ivey and other officials said today the threat of flooding and storms from Tropical Depression Cindy has not ended... [Full Article...]

Trump rides high after Republican election win

Trump rides high after Republican election win The Democratic frustration follows two special election defeats Tuesday. So the strategy was - as it had been in three prior special elections to fill Republican seats vacated when the incumbents joined Trump's cabinet - was to make the vote a referendum on Trump. [Full Article...]

Health Insurers Concerned by 'Dramatic' Medicaid Cuts in Bill

With a third of the Senate coming up for re-election in 2018, many will have to weigh the state-wide implications before voting for the bill . Further, this legislative scheme that will take away health care for millions of Americans is being supported by a bunch of Senate Republicans whose health care coverage is guaranteed by the taxpayer. [Full Article...]

Former Vanderbilt football player found guilty of rape

Former Vanderbilt football player found guilty of rape After deliberating for 15 hours, a jury found Brandon Banks guilty of two out of seven charges on Friday evening, including one count of aggravated rape and one count of aggravated sexual battery. 'When you're on campus it's how many girls can you sleep with'. Defendant Brandon Banks testified that he was bullied into participating in the assault. [Full Article...]

Sen. Dean Heller Is the First Moderate "No" on Trumpcare

Sen. Dean Heller Is the First Moderate It did not sound like a lengthier phase-out of the Medicaid expansion would satisfy Heller the way it might satisfy, say, Ohio Sen. A health insurance industry trade group says it's encouraged by provisions of the Senate GOP health care bill , but stopped short of voicing support. [Full Article...]

Trump is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill: White House

The artist, Bill Hennessy, did not use his easel but stood in the back of the press room to provide an image to document the affair. Notice how he towers over the podium in the sketch whereas in reality it wouldn't be uncalled for the get him a little step stool. [Full Article...]

Who was James T. Hodgkinson?

Who was James T. Hodgkinson? Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois. Walsh said Hodgkinson was a home inspector , at one point describing him as a happy-go-lucky guy. Hodgkinson said repeatedly that she saw no signs her husband was planning violence. Louis. Hodgkinson died from his wounds Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced. Timothy Slater, head of the Criminal Division of the FBI's Washington field offi... [Full Article...]

Wounded Congressman upgraded to fair condition

Wounded Congressman upgraded to fair condition The FBI did not characterize the list of names as a hit list . Hodgkinson displayed a photo of the Vermont Independent on his Facebook page. Another piece of paper was found in Hodgkinson's possession, it was a rough sketch of several streets in Washington , D.C., however it wasn't deemed significant to the investigation. [Full Article...]

Aaron Judge Hits Longest Home Run of the Season

Business as usual after he slugged the longest homer of the year in the major leagues (495 feet) with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning and then homered again as the New York Yankees rolled to a 14-3 rout of the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Police officer stabbed at MI airport

Police officer stabbed at MI airport According to the criminal complaint filed after the attack, Ftouhi allegedly asked one officer "why he did not kill him". "We are investigating this incident today that happened at about 9:45 this morning as an act of terrorism ", David Gelios , special agent in charge of the Detroit division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said outside Bishop International Airport . [Full Article...]


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