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New Orleans Wednesday weather: Mostly cloudy then sunny

New Orleans Wednesday weather: Mostly cloudy then sunny Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. The high today will make a run at 90, while tomorrow we'll see mid-90s. Sunday: Expect a clear sky from start to finish with lows in the middle 40s and highs around 80. [Full Article...]

Memorial Day 2017: Travelers will hit highest level since 2005

Memorial Day 2017: Travelers will hit highest level since 2005 A year ago during this campaign, 372 drivers were arrested for D-U-I's, and one person was killed on Memorial Day due to an alcohol-related crash. "Higher confidence has led to more consumer spending, and many Americans are choosing to allocate their extra money on travel this Memorial Day". [Full Article...]

Congressional report shows how premiums could change under 'Trumpcare'

Additionally the bill would have huge effects on premiums for older Americans and those with health conditions. "These are people with preexisting conditions". But premiums would fall overall, the report said , because policies would offer fewer benefits and sicker people would leave the market because they wouldn't be able to afford insurance. [Full Article...]

'Republicans care about poor people,' OMB Director Mulvaney says

'Republicans care about poor people,' OMB Director Mulvaney says But Andrew Feinberg, a reporter with Russia's Sputnik news outfit, pointed out that numerous children who would be cut off under Trump's proposal are US citizens. "If I don't have my Q and B, I don't think I can afford my secondary", McAdams said. And, Social Security disability payments would be cut to some Americans as well, in the name of Mulvaney's theme of putting people back to work. [Full Article...]

US Supreme Court Says No to Redistricting Plan

First, the plaintiff must prove that "race was the predominant factor motivating the legislature's decision to place a significant number of voters within or without a particular district". As a result, because Republicans so flagrantly disregarded traditional redistricting criteria with respect to the 1st, and because they could have achieved their partisan objectives by different means with ... [Full Article...]

Man seen unplugging power to bounce house with children inside

Man seen unplugging power to bounce house with children inside Parents rush over to help a dozen or kids who were trapped in the deflated bounce house. "I've got to say, this is very irresponsible for somebody to do that". This surveillance video footage shows the moment the party in Port St. Lucie, Florida came to a sudden stop. According to CBS 12 , the party, which also included a DJ, was on May 21 and was hosted by the girl's mother, Deborah Romero. [Full Article...]

Gianforte elected in Montana day after alleged assault

With 56 percent of precincts reporting, Gianforte was leading by a 49-44 margin. "We'll talk to you about that later", Gianforte says on the recording, referring Jacobs to a spokesman. Ryan Zinke , now the USA interior secretary. Republicans have controlled Montana's only federal representative for the last 23 years, and the party now controls both the state's Senate and House of Representat... [Full Article...]

CBO scores House-approved AHCA: 5 things to know

CBO scores House-approved AHCA: 5 things to know The bill as approved will still decrease the deficit by $119 billion, about $32 billion less than the prior version of the bill. Insurance markets are inherently local, but what the bill does is really give states even more flexibility to change the rules of the game in their insurance markets. [Full Article...]

FBI examines Kushner meetings with Russians

FBI examines Kushner meetings with Russians Kushner's lawyer maintains that her client will cooperate with the investigation and provide any information which is required of him. On Wednesday, The Washington Post reported that former FBI director James Comey partially based his weird decision to unilaterally close the federal investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server on a dubious document that turned out ... [Full Article...]

Rush Limbaugh: 'Studly and manly' Gianforte beat up 'smug and arrogant' reporter

The Republican Candidate, Greg Gianforte , has been charged with assault after a violent confrontation with a reporter. The altercation took place when Jacobs tried to ask Gianforte for his take on the recently released Congressional Budget Office score of the new health care replacement bill. [Full Article...]

Local reaction to President Trump's spending plan

During the campaign, Trump attacked the weak economic growth of the Barack Obama years, and pledged that his economic program would boost growth from the lackluster 2 percent rates seen since recovery began in mid-2009. Apparently, the budget forecasts that US economic growth will rise to 3.0 percent because of the administration's policies - largely its tax cuts and perhaps also its regul... [Full Article...]

Phoenix police: Comicon suspect threatened police, performer

Phoenix police: Comicon suspect threatened police, performer As a result of his arrest, prop weapons have been banned for the remainder of the con, and there will be "additional screening procedures" in place for attendees. Police didn't identify the performer who allegedly was threatened but say the man arrested Thursday was Mathew Sterling. Phoenix Comicon is now taking place through May 28 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix , Arizona. [Full Article...]

Texas Legislature Overrules Austin, Uber and Lyft to Return

Texas Legislature Overrules Austin, Uber and Lyft to Return The bill, HB 100, establishes statewide ride-sharing regulations in Texas, overriding Austin's own rules. ". We know that we have a lot of work to do in the city, but we couldn't be more excited for the road ahead". The results of the poll come less than a year after Uber founder and CEO Travis Kalanick told the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, China, that one... [Full Article...]

Man charged with killing 7 in South Carolina heads to court

Man charged with killing 7 in South Carolina heads to court Investigators said they believed Kohlhepp is a serial killer and would have continued killing, as they found no significant motive for his crimes. A SC serial killer was spared the death penalty after pleading guilty to seven murders and accepting seven consecutive life sentences. [Full Article...]

Iran will continue missile programme, says President Hassan Rouhani

Iran will continue missile programme, says President Hassan Rouhani Iran's FM spokesman also said the United States and its allies " should know that Iran is a democratic, stable and powerful country " that promotes "peace, good neighborliness, and the creation of a world opposed to violence and extremism". [Full Article...]

New questions arise about possible Trump campaign, Russia collusion

Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats , and to Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, urging them to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion during the 2016 election. [Full Article...]

Top Russian officials discussed how to influence Trump aides last summer

Top Russian officials discussed how to influence Trump aides last summer The Senate intelligence committee also has issued subpoenas to Flynn to get him to cooperate. Meanwhile, the chairman of the House oversight committee asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation to turn over more documents about former director James Comey's interactions with the White House and Justice Department , including material dating back almost four years to the Obama administration.... [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation examines Kushner meetings with Russians

Meanwhile, Comey also said that the former Democratic presidential nominee had been "extremely careless" in her handling of classified information. The president might want to reconsider that hardline attitude. A report in Thursday's Washington Post says that Comey's decision to go public was influenced in part by "bad intelligence". Both the House Oversight Committee and the Intelligence ... [Full Article...]

MS representative's Facebook post condemned by lawmakers

A state representative from Winona, Mississippi , issued an apology after making a post to Facebook suggesting Louisiana leaders who removed Confederate monuments should be lynched, reported The Clarion-Ledger. The Lee statue was the last of four, including the Liberty Place Monument near the French Quarter; a bronze Jefferson Davis in the Mid-City Portion of town; and a statue of P.G.T B... [Full Article...]

Severe storms and tornadoes possible in nation's midsection

Severe storms and tornadoes possible in nation's midsection He also said the storm destroyed 40 homes and damaged 50 to 75 others severely. Fallin toured Elk City on Wednesday afternoon as families sorted through the remains of their homes. A tornado touched down in Rusk County, located in northwest Wisconsin . Power lines were down and roadways blocked. "There are no other injuries that I am aware of at this time in other locations". [Full Article...]


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