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USA Gillibrand urges Senate GOP to reject 'cruel' health care plan
Author: 0 Gillibrand urges Senate GOP to reject 'cruel' health care plan

Ohio's Rob Portman, Alaska's Lisa Murkowski, West Virginia's Shelley Moore Capito and Colorado's Cory Gardner sent a letter to McConnell in March, when the House's bill was first released, expressing their concerns with the way the House bill handled Medicaid expansion.

USA Big investors urge Trump to stick with Paris climate accord
Author: 0 Big investors urge Trump to stick with Paris climate accord

Xi sent Macron a congratulatory note on Monday, following a presidential election victory hailed in the Chinese nationalist tabloid Global Times as a triumph against the "populism trend" bolstered by Trump. According to Bill McKibben, Co-Founder of 350.org, a grassroots climate campaign based in the USA, the rest of the world now had to choose one of two options in the light of President Trump's stance on climate change.

Author: 0 Phoenix serial shootings: Suspect accused of killing nine people identified

As the weeks went on, and more cases were tied to the same shooter, police stepped up public appeals for tips. ABC15 has learned there is a possibility of more arrests in this case, but that may or may not happen. Police released this sketch of a suspect in a series of killings in Phoenix . The 23-year-old Phoenix man arrested in a series of shootings in which nine people were killed has appeared in court, but records from that overnight appearance have been temporarily sealed by a ...

Author: 0 White House was warned Trump aide Flynn a blackmail risk

She told White House counsel Don McGahn on January 26, less than a week into Trump's presidency, that Flynn had not been telling the truth about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to Washington . Yates was the attorney-general for only 10 days - an Obama Administration holdover whose role was to quietly manage the Justice Department until the Trump Administration could quickly replace her.

USA Environmental chief to recuse himself from court cases
Author: 0 Environmental chief to recuse himself from court cases

The Board of Scientific Counselors is an 18-member board whose mission is to "evaluate science and engineering research, programs and plans, laboratories, and research-management practices of ORD [EPA's office of research and development] and recommend actions to improve their quality and or strengthen their relevance to EPA's mission".

USA Trumps executive order on religious liberty hailed
Author: 0 Trumps executive order on religious liberty hailed

He said he was fulfilling a campaign pledge to "take action" on religious liberty. Before signing the order, the Republican president cited historically black churches and slain civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.as drivers of USA social progress.

Author: 0 Officer involved in fatal shooting of Jordan Edwards has been fired

Oliver and the other police who arrived on the scene were responding to reports that a party last weekend was getting out of hand and had arrived to look into reports of underage drinking . "They're moving in the right direction, however it's not almost enough", she said. Read the full statement below. Haber said officers in the town are discouraged from firing at moving vehicles even when a auto is headed towards them, with guidelines saying that cops should "attempt to move out of its ...

USA Man guilty of killing missing California girl
Author: 0 Man guilty of killing missing California girl

Although they may never know, perhaps the first-degree murder conviction of Antonin Garcia-Torres, announced Tuesday in Santa Clara County on charges of first-degree murder will provide at least some peace, even though her body has not been found and Garcia-Torres has not taken responsibility for the crime.

Author: 0 Senate Group Draws Fire for Lack of Women Working on Health Care

The male-only makeup of the 13-member group had been a distraction as GOP senators begin writing their bill repealing much of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, one of the party's top priorities. Both the CBO analysis and the town hall events have the potential to do damage to the House legislation, which Trump hailed as a triumph just days ago.

Author: 0 Donald Trump dismisses Russia collusion claims as a total hoax

After Yates answered, "I can't answer that", Feinstein posed the question to Clapper. When Flynn's clearance was renewed by the DIA, it didn't know of Russian payments he received, NBC News reported . FBI Director James Comey has given no timeline for the investigation. And there are new signs that congressional investigations into the affair may linger deep into Trump's term.

Author: 0 Trooper slaying suspect shot dead after standoff

Gov. John Carney has ordered all flags statewide to fly at half-mast until further notice to remember the 32-year-old Ballard who leaves behind a wife and a daughter. Burgon Sealy Jr., of Middletown, Delaware, was killed by police Thursday morning when he exited the home in which he'd been barricaded overnight and "engaged police".

Author: 0 Seoul: N. Korea fails in missile test-fire near its capital

He says North Korea poses "a grave threat" not just to the United States and its Asian allies, but also to China. The drill came hours after the North launched a ballistic missile in apparent defiance of a concerted U.S. The US is seeking more help from China, the North's major ally, to rein in Pyongyang's nuclear and missile development. "The policy of strategic patience is over", Tillerson said Friday.

USA Senate Dems ask GOP to drop their plan to repeal 'Obamacare'
Author: 0 Senate Dems ask GOP to drop their plan to repeal 'Obamacare'

Passing a health care bill out of the House was the first step, but now the challenge of guiding a bill through the Senate - where Republicans have an even slimmer majority - begins. because of this vote. are either in a parallel universe, or have been asleep for the past seven years". But it keeps the framework of Obamacare and several of its programs in place, such as Medicare, Medicaid and protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

USA Aaron Hernandez murder conviction vacated
Author: 0 Aaron Hernandez murder conviction vacated

MA courts have generally recognized a legal rule called "abatement ab initio ", or abatement, in which convictions are thrown out if a defendant dies before their appeal is heard. Ward said Tuesday: "In our book, he's guilty, and he's always going to be guilty". Thompson says he has recent correspondence from Hernandez in which he was interested in pursuing an appeal of his conviction.

USA Fishing Boat Collides with Navy Cruiser
Author: 0 Fishing Boat Collides with Navy Cruiser

Joining the exercise are US Navy strike group led by USS nuclear-powered Carl vison aircraft carrier. The cruiser Lake Champlain was hit on its left side at mid-ship, Navy officials said in a news release this morning. The USS Lake Champlain and Namyang were able to navigate under their own power after the collision. The U.S. Navy and South Korea's coast guard are investigating the incident and a damage assessment for both ships was underway, it said.

Author: 0 Fraternity Members Charged for Student's Hazing Death

Other members also discussed making deletions, the presentment said . "Also the guys taking care of him didn't call an ambulance right away.I just don't know what I'm liable for as president". When he didn't respond, they placed a backpack with textbooks on his back so he wouldn't roll over and choke on his own vomit. The early findings of that investigation indicated that the behavior of several undergraduate members was in direct contradiction of the International Fraternity's ...

USA Paul Ryan visits New York school run by charter advocate
Author: 0 Paul Ryan visits New York school run by charter advocate

There's another layer to Ryan's visit. The vote forced through by Republicans kills much of Obamacare, and protesters were chanting things like "Health care for all, not just for Paul", and "Paul Ryan, you will pay". Scores of protesters greeted House Speaker Paul Ryan as he visited a New York City school run by an advocate who was considered for the post of US secretary of education.

USA Former official says she warned White House about Flynn
Author: 0 Former official says she warned White House about Flynn

Yates testified that she told McGahn that Flynn was lying so they could do something about it. Flynn was paid more than $30,000 for a Moscow trip in 2015, where he sat next to Russian President Vladimir Putin at a dinner celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Kremlin-sponsored Russia Today television network.

Author: 0 Trump travel ban defence met with protest

The pointed questioning came during an appeals court hearing about an executive order Trump issued in March that attempted to halt new visas from six-Muslim majority countries and suspend refugee resettlement in the US. The court has been tasked with deciding whether to uphold a preliminary stay granted by a US district judge in Maryland in March against a portion of the order banning entry by foreigners from designated countries.

USA Trump orders review of predecessors' national monument designations
Author: 0 Trump orders review of predecessors' national monument designations

Though not a win for environmentalists, Trump's order is at least a tacit acknowledgment of the legal and political challenges in revoking national monument status. Rep. Mike Thompson announced he will oppose any attempt by the Trump administration to overturn the designation of Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument.

USA Democrat and Republican split on health insurance
Author: 0 Democrat and Republican split on health insurance

GOP senators have made clear they will likely make substantial changes in the House bill. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME have already said they'd prefer to keep funding the women's health care provider. The bill would also curtail federal support for the overall Medicaid program, giving states either a set amount of money per enrollee or a fixed block grant - shifting the financial burden to the states.

Author: 0 Fourth Circuit Judge: Trump Never Apologized for Muslim Ban Comments

The Fourth Circuit was long one of the nation's most conservative, but Barack Obama's six appointments to the court in Richmond , Virginia have changed that. Gone, too, are the statements , announcements, endorsements and ads from the campaign - including Trump's plan to combat the opioid crisis . 'We are hopeful that the fourth circuit court will uphold the decision to block this Muslim ban.

USA Judge to hear arguments on bid to erase Hernandez conviction
Author: 0 Judge to hear arguments on bid to erase Hernandez conviction

Judge E. Susan Garsh said case law in MA has long established that defendants who have not had the merits of their appeals decided before they die have the right to have their convictions vacated. That is, unless the Bristol County District Attorney's Office's appeal of today's decision is successful. Hernandez was serving a life sentence for the June 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd .

USA Chelsea Manning Says Freedom Was Once A Dream
Author: 0 Chelsea Manning Says Freedom Was Once A Dream

Three days before leaving office in January, then- president Obama slashed Manning's sentence by 28 years after more than 1,15,000 people signed a petition calling for her release. The leaks, some of the largest in American history, were embarrassing to officials in Washington and US embassies overseas - and a powerful window into how the United States waged diplomacy and war after September 11.

Author: 0 Republican Senators: "Zero Chance" New Health Care Bill Is Passed

Republican Whip John Cornyn said this week. "I've already made clear that I don't support the House Bill as now constructed because I continue to have concerns that this Bill does not do enough to protect Ohio's Medicaid expansion population", said Republican Senator Rob Portman.

USA Afghan ISIS chief Abdul Hasib killed in raid
Author: 0 Afghan ISIS chief Abdul Hasib killed in raid

Seeking to capitalize on the death of a top Islamic State commander, Afghan forces surged through districts in eastern Afghanistan long held by the radical Islamist group as warplanes pounded militant hideouts, officials said Monday. The Interior Ministry said government airstrikes had also destroyed a clandestine radio station that ISIS-K used to broadcast religious messages. Nangarhar may allow the ISIS terrorists to possibly generate funds from the lucrative but illegal opium business and ...

USA Iowa GOP Congressman Walks Out of Interview
Author: 0 Iowa GOP Congressman Walks Out of Interview

The Iowa Republican attempted to explain what he viewed as the merits of the bill, known as the American Health Care Act. The Cedar Rapids television station KCRG , had its investigative reporter, Josh Scheinblum, interview Rep. Blum brought charts and graphs to the event, and claimed that the bill would only affect a small percentage of his constituents. "We just asked why you wanted to the interview, that was it", a clearly surprised Scheinblum said.

USA Latest on Afghanistan options expected to hit Trump's desk this week
Author: 0 Latest on Afghanistan options expected to hit Trump's desk this week

Those opposing the escalation have argued that even the Obama-era surge, which peaked at 100,000, did not result in Taliban concessions in on-again, off-again U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with those partners May 25 at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels. There is probably one thing that is pretty clear that he will ll do.

USA Rep. Raul Labrador joins Idaho governor's race
Author: 0 Rep. Raul Labrador joins Idaho governor's race

The Idaho Republican quietly filed initial paperwork for the job Tuesday morning, The Spokesman-Review reported , and announced his plans soon after. Labrador has repeatedly stated at recent town halls that he does not believe health care is a basic human right. Russ Fulcher and GOP Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist have also entered the race to succeed Gov.

Author: 0 Federal investigators decline charges against officers in Sterling case

When there is a decision, the family will be notified first and then the department will hold a news conference, she said. The U.S. Justice Department has decided not to charg. Lloyd Thompson said he is relieved to hear that Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is calling for Sterling's death to be investigated by state police for possible violations of state law.

Author: 0 Phoenix serial killing suspect arrested in deaths of 9

Williams announces, Monday, May 8, 2017 , in Phoenix , the arrest of 23-year-old Aaron Saucedo in connection with the serial street shootings that terrorized the Phoenix area over four months in 2016. Marina Smith was seven months pregnant last year when her partner, 21-year-old Diego Verdugo-Sanchez, was gunned down. The weapon was the same type used in the freeway shootings - a High-Point 9mm pistol - but authorities say Saucedo had nothing to do with that case.

USA Texas Senate OKs reimbursing police for immigration training
Author: 0 Texas Senate OKs reimbursing police for immigration training

Once the law goes into effect on September 1, the law will "encourage racial profiling by untrained immigration agents", according to a statement from the ACLU of Texas. McManus said, referring to an officer's reason for inquiring about a person's immigration status. "I think this sends a message that Hispanics are not welcome in Texas and Hispanics are not valued", she added, though the bill only targets illegal immigrants.

USA Rep. John Kivela found dead in Lansing home
Author: 0 Rep. John Kivela found dead in Lansing home

According to the Clinton County Sheriff's Department Representative John Kivela has posted bond after his OUI arrest Monday afternoon in Clinton County. Kivela's blood alcohol was more than twice the legal limit of 0.08, which qualifies him for prosecution under the state's so-called super drunk law, Jerue said.

USA Missouri Valley Conference invites Valpo to join league
Author: 0 Missouri Valley Conference invites Valpo to join league

In the MVC, Valpo would join historical in-state rivals Evansville and Indiana State as well as neighboring Loyola and Bradley, Drake, Illinois State, Missouri State, Northern Iowa and Southern Illinois. The Crusaders have 19 varsity sports. Most coaches and athletic directors within the league prefer the 10-team format and schedule. Valparaiso doesn't come close to matching Wichita State's recent history of 10 NCAA tournament wins in the past five seasons, but the Crusaders have the most ...

Author: 0 Top Trump advisers to discuss pulling out from climate deal

Global investment funds that manage more than $15 trillion in assets have released a letter urging all nations to honor the Carbon dioxide emissions-reductions pledges they made under the 2015 Paris climate accords. The goal is to ensure Trump receives information from both government experts and the private sector before a making a decision. A diplomatic push led by Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, and China's Xi Jinping, saw 195 countries and the European Union bloc - 196 parties in ...

Author: 0 EPA to take down climate data from website

Speakers at the protest said they hoped that such a large gathering in opposition to climate change would inspire other people and government officials to make better decisions for the environment. However, the site has run into political headwinds before. Marchers then plan to move to the White House and end up at the Washington Monument. However, this process did not lead to substantive changes in scientific content.

USA Lawsuits begin over Texas 'sanctuary city' law
Author: 0 Lawsuits begin over Texas 'sanctuary city' law

San Antonio police chief William McManus ripped into the Republicans who pushed the law through despite the objections of every big-city police chief in the state. Some Democrats said the timing of the signing particularly stung after three recent federal court rulings that found intentional discrimination in Republican-passed voting laws.

USA Candidate for secretary of Army pulls out amid controversy
Author: 0 Candidate for secretary of Army pulls out amid controversy

Among other things, he has described transgender people as being mentally disordered. A West Point graduate, Green served in the Army as an infantry officer and later rifle company commander in the 82nd Airborne Division before studying to become an Army physician.

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