Author: 0 Senate Delves into ACA Substitute Bill's Medicaid Reform Provisions

Instead they are currying favor with a president who is out of touch with the health care needs of you and me. And 75% say it's a "bad idea" to allow states to decide whether individuals with pre-existing conditions can be charged more - including 59% of Republicans.

Author: 0 White House: Removing Comey will help bring Russia investigation to end

Another reporter pressed Spicer to explain the "discrepancy" in the statements coming out of the White House about who prompted the decision. She is the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. The administration then said Trump had mulled ousting Comey ever since he won the November election. "If Russia hacked, if Russia did anything having to do with our election I want to know about it", Trump said.

Local Police chief, 2 nursing home employees killed; gunman dead
Author: 0 Police chief, 2 nursing home employees killed; gunman dead

Authorities say a police officer and three others were killed in an ambush shooting at an OH nursing home. "The chief responded to a report of a man with a gun at the Pine Kirk nursing home at 7:50 a.m.in downtown Kirkersville in western Licking County".

Local Police chief, 3 others dead in OH nursing home shooting
Author: 0 Police chief, 3 others dead in OH nursing home shooting

Two victims were employees of the nursing home, and authorities believe the [other] person was the shooter, Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp said. A woman who lives across the street said she and her 6-year-old son heard it happen. "This is a bad tragedy for our community", Thorp said. WOSU spoke with Kathy Rogers, who owns a thrift shop in downtown Kirkersville. He said the chief was responding to an initial report of a gunman in the street.

Author: 0 Kobach supported Trump's unfounded claim that "millions" voted illegally

We expect the report will be complete by 2018. "I am not certain what more the White House could do to signal its utter disregard for the democratic process in this country", said Rep. The Utah Republican said his committee won't be investigating voter fraud. Clinton, however, won almost three million more votes than Trump in the popular vote.

Local US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments
Author: 0 US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments

Only high-level supervisors such as the 93 U.S. Attorneys and the 12 Assistant Attorneys General may approve deviation from the "most serious offense" requirement. "By definition, the most serious offenses are those that carry he most substantial guidelines sentence, including mandatory minimum sentences". Some supporters of Obama-era policies, which eased federal prison overcrowding and contributed to a national reassessment of how drug criminals were prosecuted and sentenced, said ...

Author: 0 Garcia makes hole-in-one at Players' famed island-green 17th

I felt like I wanted to conserve energy and sharpen my game. The betting field is arguably the strongest of the year with 24 of the top 25 and 55 of the top 60 in the current world rankings. If players woke up on tournament mornings immediately thinking of the watery grave surrounding the infamous 17th green here at the Players Championship , their thoughts might now be occupied by the risk-reward 12th hole, as well.

Local Axelrod: It takes a lot of work to lose to Trump
Author: 0 Axelrod: It takes a lot of work to lose to Trump

Before sending the letter, Comey said the investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state had been completed. Come said, "I can't consider for a second whose political fortunes would be effected in which way we have to ask ourselves what is the right thing to do, and do that thing".

Author: 0 Israel trims United Nations budget again over Jerusalem resolution

According to the resolution , the excavations are a violation of worldwide law. Israeli authorities have criticized the resolution and refused to abide by its provisions. Netanyahu dismissed the resolution, which passed by 22 votes to 10, with 23 abstentions. "We're not there yet, not at all", one senior official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Author: 0 Severe storms kill at least 14 people in US

Widespread damage has been reported across a large area of the county. Sixteen months after a rare Christmas week flood devastated towns along the Meramec River near St. Gov. Greg Abbott, who toured the devastation on Sunday , expressed his dismay: "It looked like in areas that were filled with trees. that they'd been ripped down as Tinkertoys, just completely knocked down".

Author: 0 Chibok girls freed by Boko Haram in exchange for terror group suspects

Last year, a first group of 21 Chibok girls was freed in October, and they have been in government care for medical attention, trauma counselling and rehabilitation. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to reporters. According to ICRC, on its Twitter page it stated that it acted as an intermediary between Boko Haram and the Nigerian government.

Author: 0 Sen. Thune Begins Work On Health Care Bill

Congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump are desperately trying to keep their legislative agenda on track, amid intraparty squabbles on health care and taxes plus the political headwinds of the Trump/Russia scandal. All three members of West Virginia's delegation to the House voted in favor of the bill. "A lot of them have addiction issues and drug abuse issues", she said .

Author: 0 United States complains to China about North Korea's attendance at Silk Road summit

According to NewsWeek , Moon's leadership will have adverse effects on the relationship between the US and South Korea. In a 40 minute phone call, which the Blue House says is the first time a Chinese leader has called a newly elected South Korean President to congratulate them on an electoral victory, the two leaders reportedly exchanged "broad opinions" on ROK-China relations and North Korea.

Local Off-duty sheriff's deputy killed in crash
Author: 0 Off-duty sheriff's deputy killed in crash

Sheriff Greg Ahern. The California Highway Patrol says the collision occurred when the deputy's Volkswagen was stopped on the highway and was rear-ended by the bus on the Altamont Pass in Tracy, about 75 miles east of San Francisco. "We will lend any support that we can to the authorities who are investigating the incident". The CHP issued a Sig-alert on I-580 at Altamont Pass, closing the eastbound No.

Local DOJ investigation may be over, but Alton Sterling case is not
Author: 0 DOJ investigation may be over, but Alton Sterling case is not

After the Department of Justice announced it would not press charges against two white police officers who killed Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man, the victim's family is still hoping for justice. "So, Jeff Landry, please open up your heart, your eyes, and give us the justice that we deserve", McMillan said. "There simply isn't enough evidence to proceed with the federal charge".

Local At least seven killed as tornadoes hit US
Author: 0 At least seven killed as tornadoes hit US

Several Southern states were hit with more severe weather Monday in the wake of storms, tornadoes, and flooding that claimed 16 lives and left authorities in Arkansas searching for two children swept away by raging waters. The flooding killed three adults in Missouri . In the St Louis area, as warnings were broadcast for severe thunderstorms, some people were told to evacuate and 33 rescues were conducted, mostly in the state's central and south-western regions, Missouri Governor Eric ...

Author: 0 The Mormon church is pulling older teens from Boy Scouts' programs

And the Utah-based church will continue to partner with the larger Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs for boys and young men ages 8 through 13. Tri-City Mormon leaders were informed to direct all news media inquires to a post on the church's news' service, according to the national headquarters.

Local Arkansas man jailed in deaths of 3 people, including deputy
Author: 0 Arkansas man jailed in deaths of 3 people, including deputy

Investigators were questioning that woman. Lt. Kevin Mainhart was en route to a disturbance call at 10024 Gum Springs Road in Dardanelle when he pulled over a vehicle that he believed was associated with the disturbance call at approximately 7:18 a.m.

Local US Reaffirms Commitment to Protect Turkey
Author: 0 US Reaffirms Commitment to Protect Turkey

SOHR has said it relies on local sources on the ground in Syria. The SDF is a multiethnic group spearheaded by the YPG, an organization Ankara considers the Syrian affiliate of the PKK, a designated terrorist organization in Turkey, the USA, and EU.

Local 14 students and driver hurt in bus wreck near St. Louis
Author: 0 14 students and driver hurt in bus wreck near St. Louis

Thirteen St. Louis elementary school students received minor injuries Thursday when their school bus crashed through a guardrail and ran down an embankment on Interstate 44. "The first thing that goes through your mind when you get the report that there's a bus accident is are the kids okay", Shelton said. Nothum said the bus driver's ability to keep the bus upright may have saved lives.

Author: 0 Engineer charged in deadly Amtrak crash

Pennsylvania's top prosecutor has charged a speeding Amtrak engineer with causing a catastrophe, eight counts of involuntary manslaughter and other crimes in a 2015 derailment that came after he accelerated to 106 miles per hour in a 50 miles per hour zone.

Author: 0 US, EU in Urgent Talks on Pitch to Expand Laptop Ban

The ban had affected major hubs in the Middle East like Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Istanbul and had originated from the fear that these electronic devices could carry bombs that are capable of downing whole flights. If it spreads to Europe, "it's simply a matter of time" before laptops are banned in the cabins of domestic USA flights, he said. "We continue to believe that security and efficiency are not mutually exclusive goals and stand ready to collaborate with DHS and TSA officials to both ...

Author: 0 Texas bill could deny transgender wrestler title defense

In defending the measure, Hall argued the legislation was not meant to automatically disqualify transgender athletes but instead give UIL the oversight authority to "protect the other students who are playing" from "unsafe situations". The group said the state of Texas discriminates by letting kids play only according to the gender on their birth certificates. The bill also says that if American suppliers aren't prepared to supply a project or there is a compelling state interest, any ...

Local It's 'Trumpcare,' and GOP faces political fallout
Author: 0 It's 'Trumpcare,' and GOP faces political fallout

About 73 million people receive coverage through Medicaid. His successor's wafer-thin triumph is bound to be vehemently resented by the people, as was embarrassingly evident during President Trump's visit to NY on Thursday, the first since his electoral victory.

Local Jefferson Davis Statue Loses Battle of New Orleans
Author: 0 Jefferson Davis Statue Loses Battle of New Orleans

Crews showed up shortly after 3 a.m. and the actual removal of the statue was done shortly after 5 a.m.as a sling and bubble wrap were put around the statue before it was hoisted in the air and laid down on the bed of a truck. "A man points at a machine gun held by a statue supporter" was how the New Orleans Times-Picayune captioned a recent photo from a protective vigil around the monument to Davis.

Local USA urges Southeast Asian countries to intensify pressure on DPRK
Author: 0 USA urges Southeast Asian countries to intensify pressure on DPRK

Tillerson is scheduled to meet with foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Washington Thursday. The United States has conducted freedom of navigation operations to challenge South China Sea claims, greatly angering China, but has yet do so under Trump.

Author: 0 Officials from Arctic nations meet amid drilling concerns

Balton, a career diplomat who has served as the chairman of the council's senior Arctic official, has been careful to downplay any conflicts between the Trump administration's Arctic policies and those of past presidents. The United States chaired the council for the last two years. Pat Lambert, a retired University of Alaska math professor, attended the rally because he believes climate change is a serious problem.

Author: 0 Trump offers meeting to Kim Jong

The U.S. administration has also said it would not resort to military action and would provide a security guarantee for Kim's regime if the weapons programs are scrapped, the sources said Monday. "China should no longer try to test the limits of the D.P.R.K.'s patience", the commentary said, adding ominously, "China had better ponder over the grave consequences to be entailed by its reckless act of chopping down the pillar of the D.P.R.K".

Local United CEO apologizes at House hearing, as lawmakers issue warning
Author: 0 United CEO apologizes at House hearing, as lawmakers issue warning

Representatives from Southwest and American Airlines joined Munoz at the witness table Tuesday as the United CEO detailed policy changes the airline adopted after cellphone footage of the Dao incident on April 9 went viral. "When I was a kid I grew up in a neighborhood where every single playground was full of broken glass, broken basketball hoops and no swings, and everybody just accepted it", he said.

Local Yates: White House was warned about Flynn
Author: 0 Yates: White House was warned about Flynn

Former acting attorney general Sally Yates spoke publicly for the first time on Monday, saying she had warned the White House in January about Mr Flynn. Mr Flynn's Russian Federation ties are also being scrutinised by the FBI as it conducts a similar investigation. She added: "To state the obvious, you don't want your national security adviser compromised with the Russians".

Author: 0 WH: 'Legal Minds' Say Trump Asking If He's Under Investigation Is OK

Trump claimed that he never tried to pressure Comey to chill with the Russian Federation investigation, noting that he wants "to find out if there was a problem in the election having to do with Russian Federation". "There is no good time to do it, by the way", Trump told NBC News's Lester Holt. The New York Times Editorial Board penned an open letter to Rosenstein criticizing his memo to Trump, and many Senate Democrats have said they now regret voting for him.

Local DPA announces support for Jordan Edwards Investigation
Author: 0 DPA announces support for Jordan Edwards Investigation

They approached the vehicle, in which the fifteen-year-old black teenager was a passenger along with his brother and two friends, and told them to stop the auto. "They understand his name means something to this community and that his name is going to change police brutality throughout the country", Merritt said.

Local Trump's comments on Comey 'detestable — Former FBI agent
Author: 0 Trump's comments on Comey 'detestable — Former FBI agent

Some press reports had suggested that Comey had asked for more resources for the investigation before he was sacked, but McCabe said he wasn't aware of that and it didn't fit with what he knew about how those requests were made. "But we had a very nice dinner". "While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the ...

Local US, ASEAN agree on need for full implementation of NK sanctions
Author: 0 US, ASEAN agree on need for full implementation of NK sanctions

Last week, Tillerson called on all countries to suspend or downgrade diplomatic ties with Pyongyang, saying that North Korea abuses diplomatic privileges to help fund its arms programs. Analysts see growing concerns in the region that Trump has ditched former U.S. President Barack Obama's "pivot" to Asia and more countries being pulled into Beijing's orbit as a result.

Author: 0 Chinese president and new South Korean leader talk nuclear

It said South Korea should end annual military exercises with the USA and prohibit Seoul activists from sending anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border. "If needed, I will fly straight to Washington". He also said he was prepared to go to Pyongyang "if the conditions are right". The United States must be willing to negotiate with North Korea before Pyongyang conducts its sixth nuclear test, a Chinese analyst said Wednesday.

Author: 0 FBI, NSA directors in closed session with House intel panel

But I sat there that morning and could not see a door labeled 'no action here'". U.S. intelligence agencies in December accused Russian-backed hackers of interfering in the election to tarnish Clinton and the Democratic Party in a bid boost Trump's chances of victory.

Local Bid To Revoke Obama-Era Methane Rules Fails In US Senate
Author: 0 Bid To Revoke Obama-Era Methane Rules Fails In US Senate

The vote comes just as the clock runs out on a tool Republicans have used to do away with 14 regulations issued in the last months of the Obama administration. The Natural Resources Defense Council called it "incredible news", while the Environmental Defense Fund said the vote was "a huge victory for people and the planet".

Author: 0 Explaining Comey's firing challenges White House advisers

A White House spokeswoman said Thursday that former FBI Director James Comey directly relayed information about the Russian Federation investigation to President Donald Trump. "We want this to come to its conclusion, we want it to come to its conclusion with integrity", she said, referring to the FBI's probe into Moscow's interference in last year's election.

Author: 0 Former Penn State student speaks about alleged hazing

More of the 18 Penn State fraternity brothers charged in connection with a student's death are expected to face a judge on Monday. From here Piazza got worse and at no point did the frat members attempt to get him professional help. A fraternity brother attempted to shake him but then left the room. Text messages and a chat group called "we f-- moms" revealed members allegedly asking about buying alcohol, including for pledges, and collecting money for their so-called "slush fund".

Author: 0 'Sickening' Details of Fraternity Pledge's Final Hours Revealed

An investigation by State College police into the death of Beta Theta Pi pledge Timothy Piazza revealed a history of hazing and alcohol abuse by the supposedly "dry" fraternity, as well as an attempt to cover up Piazza's fall. They splashed liquids on his face. Fraternity members put a backpack containing textbooks on him so he would not suffocate on his own vomit, the jury wrote.

Local Amber Alert issued for missing Virginia baby
Author: 0 Amber Alert issued for missing Virginia baby

Chloe and her mother, 34-year-old Keir Johnson, were reported missing last week . Johnson was heading to Buckroe Beach to take her daughter for a walk. They may be traveling in a 2013 black Kia Optima, license VAW2197. Anyone with information that can help police find them is encouraged to contact the Hampton Police Division at 757-727-6111 or the anonymous Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Author: 0 China tests new guided missile in Bohai Sea

This is published unedited from the PTI feed . The statement did not say when the launch took place, only that it happened "recently". The same goes for its ballistic missile tests, which have been ongoing for many years. It doesn't help that the US missile defense system in South Korea is being brought to light by US President Trump, who even argued that Korea should pay them for the THAAD.

Author: 0 Fox News Head Bill Shine Resigns Amid Harassment Scandals

Murdoch praised Shine's "huge role in building Fox News to. the nation's biggest and most important cable channel". That's partly why he was seen as Fox's most vulnerable player, especially after 8 p.m. Added Murdoch: "Fox News continues to break both viewing and revenue records , for which I thank you all". While Shine has never been accused of harassment himself, a growing number of women at Fox News have alleged, some of them in court documents, that he was aware of deeply ...

Author: 0 Fox News co-president Bill Shine out amid sexual harassment scandal

He was promoted to lead Fox News alongside Mr Abernethy in the wake of Mr Ailes's departure, at the behest of Mr Murdoch, who built the sprawling Fox entertainment empire and is the news channel's executive chairman. O'Reilly was essentially fired from the network in April. Shine had been listed as a defendant, along with Ailes and other Fox executives, in more than one suit filed against the company.

Local Disappearing Montana Glaciers A 'Bellwether' Of Melting To Come?
Author: 0 Disappearing Montana Glaciers A 'Bellwether' Of Melting To Come?

A 23-year-old woman who spent a week lost in a Montana wilderness area with her dog thanked her rescuers Wednesday and said she and her parents planned to go get some Mexican food. The study used satellite photos and other images taken between 1966 and 2016. They found that some of the park's namesake ice rivers have decreased drastically in the last half-century.