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Global News Republicans unveil Senate health bill, but lack votes to pass it
Author: 0 Republicans unveil Senate health bill, but lack votes to pass it

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks on to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington , Thursday, June 22, 2017, following a meeting with Senate Republicans on a health reform bill. But it would still force those states to figure out what to do about the millions of lower-income Americans who used it to gain health coverage. The Senate measure would phase out the extra money Obama provided to expand the federal-state Medicaid program for the poor and disabled to ...

Global News US Defence Secretary Mattis 'shocked' by low level of US military readiness
Author: 0 US Defence Secretary Mattis 'shocked' by low level of US military readiness

James Mattis , run America's wars. Mattis, appearing in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he hoped to be able to brief senators on the new strategy for America's nearly 16-year-old war in the next few weeks. "It took us years to get into this situation", said Mattis. McCain mentioned the "three courageous Americans" who were killed in Afghanistan on Saturday, when an Afghan soldier gunned them down.

Global News Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela: Pelosi 'doesn't help our candidates'
Author: 0 Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela: Pelosi 'doesn't help our candidates'

The two candidates together had spent more money on this campaign than on any other House contest in USA history, over US$50 million. Why the relentless focus on the Democratic congresswoman from San Francisco? Democrat Ossoff did his best to try to portray his opponent as President Trump in drag.

Global News Nancy Pelosi: 'I'm worth the trouble.' Conservatives agree
Author: 0 Nancy Pelosi: 'I'm worth the trouble.' Conservatives agree

Said the 77-year-old California lawmaker: "I feel very confident of the support that I have in my caucus". Ryan unsuccessfully challenged Pelosi for party leader back in November. "That would be very bad for the Republican Party - and please let Cryin' Chuck stay!" he tweeted . These Democrats might be on to something, especially in light of the way Pelosi figured into the Republican campaign in Georgia.

Global News Soccer player Di Maria strikes deal with Spanish prosecutor in tax case
Author: 0 Soccer player Di Maria strikes deal with Spanish prosecutor in tax case

The prosecutor said Ronaldo used shell company in the Virgin Islands to cheat on his taxes. This time though, it's not a former player like Cristiano Ronaldo , but rather United manager Jose Mourinho . Gestifute, the agency that represents Mourinho, said on Tuesday that neither Spain's tax agency nor the prosecution have contacted him regarding the allegations.

Author: 0 Southeast Arkansas Sees Heavy Rain As Cindy Passes Through

National Weather Service officials in the three states said rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches (50 to 100 millimeters) were expected, with isolated amounts up to 6 inches (150 millimeters). Rogers says the flood forecast has some uncertainty and could worsen if more rain falls. There were no reports of injuries. In southwest Louisiana , not far from where Cindy came ashore before dawn, motorists in trucks drove through knee-high water in the streets of Cameron Parish - but there was no ...

Global News The official Brexit negotiations have begun
Author: 0 The official Brexit negotiations have begun

Britain enters the negotiations with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May facing huge political challenges at home following an election which saw her Conservative party lose its majority in Parliament. He characterised the first discussions as "very productive" and added: "We have laid a solid foundation for future discussions with an ambitious but eminently achievable timetable.

Global News National Basketball Association draft draws second-largest audience on ESPN
Author: 0 National Basketball Association draft draws second-largest audience on ESPN

But everything went well for the Ball family and UCLA star, Lonzo Ball as the Lakers did indeed pick Zo with the second pick in the draft. The Lakers figure to be interested in all of them. "There's clearly a gift, with what he's been blessed with". People want to play here again. He understands angles. That's also hard. It will be the first Major League Baseball game he's attended.

Author: 0 Sen. Johnson: Senate bill doesn't address health care costs

It pays almost the whole bill for the more than 700,000 primarily childless low-income working adults who joined Medicaid after January 1, 2015, when Pennsylvania expanded income eligibility guidelines to take advantage of the more generous federal contribution rate under Obama's law.

Global News What Trump should do to avoid war with North Korea
Author: 0 What Trump should do to avoid war with North Korea

He was held for almost a year-and-a-half in North Korea before being sent home in a coma last week. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had said on Thursday that the United States pressed China to ramp up economic and political pressure on North Korea, during his meeting with top Chinese diplomats and defense chiefs.

Author: 0 Quinnipiac University poll finds Northam up 8 points in Virginia governor's race

But not an overwhelming one", said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. Both men will face off in the gubernatorial race. According to the survey, 31 percent of voters said the economy, while 30 percent list health care; 15 percent list education, with 10 percent each for taxes and immigration.

Author: 0 Australia says to resume air strikes in Syria after Russian Federation threat

Australia said on Tuesday it had suspended air strikes into Syria following the USA downing of a Syrian military jet and Russia's subsequent threat against US-led coalition aircraft. In a statement Monday, the Russian military also said it is suspending use of a hotline that that was set up to prevent any accidental military engagement.

Author: 0 Macron's party celebrates victory in French parliamentary elections

TOKYO (AP) - European stocks led world markets higher on Monday after parliamentary elections in France gave a majority to President Emmanuel Macron , an outcome that will give him more power to reform the economy. Catherine Barbaroux, its president, said: 'This is a historic event for women in the National Assembly'. Le Pen's nemesis, the ultra-left Jean-Luc Melenchon, vowed a "social coup d'etat", saying Macron's plans to reform labor laws amount to "destruction of the social order".

Author: 0 Syrian military says seizes ground towards Iraqi border

The paramilitary force warned Islamic State militants and their "regional and global supporters" that similar retaliatory attacks would target them as well if another assault in Iran occurs. The confrontation represents a further escalation between forces supporting President Bashar Assad of Syria and the United States , which has been directing the military campaign in Syria and Iraq against the Islamic State.

Global News Confederations cup: Ronaldo sends Portugal to Semifinal as Russian Federation crash out
Author: 0 Confederations cup: Ronaldo sends Portugal to Semifinal as Russian Federation crash out

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal has not scored in only 1 game from his previous 8 games for Portugal , netting 13 goals in the remaining 7 combined. Hector Herrera cleared on the edge of his box, sending the ball flying high down the pitch where Akinfeev simply had to meet it. And they nearly gave themselves a lifeline just before the hour, as Doyle flashed a sensational ball into the six-yard box for Chris Wood , whose eventual effort was crucially blocked by Bruno Alves.

Author: 0 Sen. Johnson: More time needed to evaluate health care bill

Heller, facing a competitive re-election battle next year, said he was opposing the legislation because of the cuts it would make in Medicaid . Hospitals have benefited from higher rates of insured people under Obamacare . That would leave a tie, which Vice President Mike Pence can be counted on to cast the deciding vote in favor of. If it passes the Senate, it will go to the House.

Author: 0 Schwarzenegger talks climate change with French president

But meeting on the sidelines of an EU summit , Macron and the leaders of the east European states - known together as the Visegrad four - agreed to set up an expert-level group to try to narrow differences over rules for so-called "posted workers".

Global News Mueller and Comey not as close as Trump and others suggest
Author: 0 Mueller and Comey not as close as Trump and others suggest

Most recently, in an interview that aired Friday on " Fox & Friends", Trump claimed Mueller was "very, very good friends with Comey, which is bothersome". Lawmakers investigating allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 USA election have raised questions about whether Comey's May 9 firing was an attempt by Trump to stop the Russia probe.

Global News Russia may have killed ISIS leader Baghdadi in airstrike
Author: 0 Russia may have killed ISIS leader Baghdadi in airstrike

Speaking later in Moscow , Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said even he had "no 100 percent confirmation " that the ISIS leader had been successfully targeted. The elusive Al-Baghdadi is believed to have made his last public appearance roughly three years ago at a mosque in Mosul. However, the US-led coalition supports the Iraqi government fighting against the group from the East.

Author: 0 Otto Warmbier's hometown prepares for his funeral

The comments published by KCNA were North Korea's first reaction to Otto Warmbier's death in a U.S. hospital on Monday [Tuesday NZ Time] after it released him for what it called humanitarian reasons. After he returned to OH, doctors determined he had suffered a "severe neurological injury" of unknown cause. Warmbier, who had spent the last 17 months in prison, was arrested on January 2, 2016 for trying to remove a propaganda poster from his hotel.

Author: 0 Flint Stabbing Suspect Had Tried to Purchase a Gun, FBI Says

Hospital officials in Flint , Michigan, are expected to discuss the medical condition of an airport officer stabbed during what federal officials are investigating as an act of terrorism. They believe Ftouhi acted alone. A criminal complaint was filed against Ftouhi on Wednesday for "violence at an worldwide airport", but officials noted that there could be more charges in the future.

Global News Japan investigates delay in reporting US Navy ship collision
Author: 0 Japan investigates delay in reporting US Navy ship collision

The USS Fitzgerald came close to sinking after colliding with the ACX Crystal , a Philippine-flagged tanker that weighed three times more than the USA guided missile destroyer, on Saturday. "They are safe. The ship itself was slightly damaged from the incident", the DFA said. On Saturday the ship returned under its own power to port in Yokosuka, Japan, though it sustained severe damage from its collision with the ACX Crystal , which is significantly larger than the Fitzgerald .

Author: 0 US officials underscore Russia threat to 2016 elections

Spicer was asked whether Trump stands by the USA intelligence community's conclusion that Russian Federation tampered with the 2016 election and said only that he hadn't "sat down and asked [Trump] about his specific reaction". The findings are at the heart of an investigation into contacts that members of Mr Trump's campaign team may have had with Russian officials during the campaign and the transition.

Global News Long knives come out for Pelosi as Democrat losing streak grows
Author: 0 Long knives come out for Pelosi as Democrat losing streak grows

Furious at their loss in yet another Trump-era special election, Democrats are calling for the head of. LINDA SANCHEZ: In the previous election, the Republican candidate won by more than 20 points. As Moulton raised questions in his Wednesday interview about relitigating that leadership fight, he referred to the need for a "new generation" of leaders in the party.

Global News Things We Learned in the Virginia Gubernatorial Primary
Author: 0 Things We Learned in the Virginia Gubernatorial Primary

Stewart, a former Trump campaign chairman, also draws frequently from Trump's repertoire: giving opponents catchy nicknames ("Establishment Ed" for Gillespie) and promising to "crack down" on illegal immigration and "take back Virginia". Looking at county-level maps of the two races, Perriello's campaign manager, Brennan Gilmore , noted that his candidate-whose old congressional district included a rural area around Charlottesville-won numerous same interior counties as Stewart.

Global News Health insurers says Senate bill's Medicaid cuts to hurt states
Author: 0 Health insurers says Senate bill's Medicaid cuts to hurt states

Senate GOP leaders unveiled the 142-page proposed ACA replacement Thursday. The Senate plan to repeal and replace Obamacare is in trouble after a fifth Republican senator came out against it. Maine Sen. Susan Collins and some others are anxious about the bill rolling back Obamacare's expansion of Medicare and putting limits on federal funding of the program.

Author: 0 Obama slams new Republican healthcare bill

The emerging Senate bill was described by people on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss it publicly. But the 142-page draft would allow states to drop several benefits which are now mandated, such as maternity care and hospital services, and also would abolish the requirement for most Americans to have health insurance .

Global News Trump suggests he was trying to keep Comey honest with 'tapes' tweet
Author: 0 Trump suggests he was trying to keep Comey honest with 'tapes' tweet

During his interview with Fox & Friends that aired today, Trump also claimed that the tweet was sent as a way to force Comey to be truthful, something White House counselor Kellyanne Conway parroted in a CNN appearance this morning . Mr Trump, in the Fox News Channel interview, did not say exactly what he thought had changed about Mr Comey's story. The president closed on a more positive note, saying, " Robert Mueller's an honorable man, and hopefully he'll come up with an honorable ...

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo: Portugal 'confident' of advancing to Confed Cup final

Bernardo Silva doubled the score four minutes later after clever work by Ricardo Quaresma out wide put Eliseu into space. Portugal coach Fernando Santos gave New Zealand a boost by withdrawing Ronaldo 23 minutes from the end, but substitute Nani almost made a swift impact, latching on to Quaresma's cross and slamming a powerful shot at Marinovic from 10 yards.

Global News S. Korean leader observes missile test amid North's threats
Author: 0 S. Korean leader observes missile test amid North's threats

Defence officials believe the missile may go up to 497 miles (800 kilometres) - the maximum ballistic missile range allowed under a deal with the United States - before it hit a designated test target. "The number of Kim Jong Un's public activities was 51, a 32 percent decrease from previous year", South Korean intelligence officials told lawmakers, per the Korea Herald .

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