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Author: 0 Uncertainty grows as Trump delays a health care decision

AHIP urged Congress to promise that the cost-sharing payments will continue through next year. The Obama administration appealed that decision - and kept the reimbursements flowing to insurers - and the appeal is now being handled by the Trump administration , which has also maintained the payments up to now.

Local Trump budget: More for the military, less for the poor
Author: 0 Trump budget: More for the military, less for the poor

Here are nine of the key proposals related to healthcare in President Trump's budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, which begins October 1. GOP Rep. This category of spending accounts for the smallest part of the federal budget and covers everything from education , legal aid and national parks to government-funded research and diplomacy.

Author: 0 Manchester terror attack: The victims

The terror threat level was previously set at "severe", which means an attack is highly likely. Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said officials were investigating whether the attacker acted alone or worked together with others.

Author: 0 Bill could turn back page, return power to Texas board of ed

Critics worry it weakens limits in place since 1995, which only allow the board to seek edits to textbooks for factual errors or to align with Texas curriculum. The proposal's sponsor, Sen. The changes heading toward approval Tuesday by the GOP-controlled House wouldn't expand the list of IDs that Texas has required since 2011.

Author: 0 Mueller cleared by US ethics experts to head Russia probe

At a second congressional hearing, former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan told lawmakers, "It should be clear to everyone that Russian Federation brazenly interfered in our 2016 presidential election process and that they undertook these activities despite our strong protests, and explicit warning that they not do so".

Author: 0 Trump heads off to Bethlehem to meet Palestinian president

While both Netanyahu and Abbas have made positive noises about their readiness to negotiate, both also face domestic constraints on their freedom to manoeuvre and strike a deal. The Palestinians see east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. Discussing his talks with Abbas, Trump spoke of achieving a peace deal, saying "I am committed to trying to achieve a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and I intend to do everything I can to help them achieve that ...

Author: 0 Iranian president calls relations with US 'a curvy road'

And Iranian decision-makers are well aware of this. In a jibe at the billion-dollar deals signed between Trump and the Saudi government , Rouhani said: "You can't solve terrorism just by giving your people's money to a superpower". Everyone, including Rouhani, knows that the economy is the Iranian government's Achilles' heel. Rouhani ultimately secured 57% of the vote, ahead of his nearest rival, conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi , who only managed 38.5%.

Author: 0 Dan Coats Says ISIS Threat Is Real; No Comment On Russia Investigation

It was the same February 14 meeting in the Oval Office in which Trump is accused of asking Comey to drop the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Trump fired Comey on May 9. Coats did say there is a "consensus that Russian Federation has meddled in our election process". "Are you able to assist in this matter?" one official said of the line of questioning from the White House.

Author: 0 Trump's Saudi Arabia visit was 'bizarre, unseemly, unethical and un-American': WaPo columnist

Iran - which was not invited to the summit - is a Shi'ite Muslim country, while Saudi Arabia and many of is Gulf neighbours are Sunni majority. Drive them out of your communities. In his speech Sunday in Saudi Arabia, Trump referenced "Islamic terror" and "Islamic extremism", though the White House later said the president was "exhausted" and was supposed to have said "Islamist" in the prepared remarks.

Author: 0 Trump administration unveils first budget with 3.6-trillion-dollar spending cut

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, defended the plans. But their policy agenda has stalled as the White House grapples with the political fallout from allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. Critics say Trump's budget numbers rest on a rosy scenario of future economic growth. I look forward to hearing Agriculture Secretary Perdue's testimony on these and many more subjects this week during his comments before our subcommittee.

Author: 0 Trump Had Second Thoughts About Firing Flynn, Still Supports Him

In Nixon's case, what crossed the line, moving top leaders from his own party to go to the White House and tell Nixon that his presidency was over, was Nixon's attempt to hamper the FBI's investigation into Watergate. Brennan said publicly for the first time that he became concerned a year ago that Russians were trying to work with the Trump campaign to interfere with the US presidential election.

Author: 0 Icy reception to Trump budget from fellow Republicans

The 25 percent reduction would be achieved by restricting the types of people eligible for food stamps and requiring enrollees to do work. If you're on disability insurance and you're not supposed to be - if you're not truly disabled, we need you to go back to work.

Author: 0 Trump Asked Top Intel Officials To Push Back Publicly on Russia Probe

Senior intelligence officials also saw the March requests as a threat to the independence of US spy agencies, which are supposed to remain insulated from partisan issues. Rogers added that he would not talk about classified matters in public. Coats was sworn in just days before the president made his request. It was Trump's first time taking questions since his Justice Department named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to probe Russia's involvement in the 2016 ...

Local Trump Budget Guts Medicaid, Disability Programs
Author: 0 Trump Budget Guts Medicaid, Disability Programs

It is unclear if the Republican-controlled House and Senate will be able to pass a budget blueprint for the fiscal year starting on October 1. There are deep cuts to social programs and spurious accounting . The Pentagon would get a spending hike, and there would be a $1.6 billion down payment to begin building a wall along the border with Mexico, which was a central promise of Trump's presidential campaign.

Author: 0 Here's why people should care about the Russian Federation controversy — Former CIA director

Bortnikov told Brennan he would pass on the message to Vladmir Putin. Brennan cited the instance in which Trump reportedly shared classified information with Russian officials as an example of this. We know that the Russians tried to recruit Americans to act on their behalf during the campaign; Carter Page was one of those persons. "I was anxious by a number of the contacts that the Russians had with US persons", Brennan testified on Tuesday.

Local Man Acquitted of Murder After Defense Backs Off From Oral Sex Defense
Author: 0 Man Acquitted of Murder After Defense Backs Off From Oral Sex Defense

Patterson dropped his request to show the jury his penis after lawyers began to suggest that Marquinez may have died of an unnoticed heart attack or stroke. While Padowitz and his client celebrate their victory, suspicions of Patterson's guilt linger. Similarly odd is the fact that Patterson called his lawyer before calling the police in the moments after Marquinez's passing.

Local Trump warns former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief against talking to the media
Author: 0 Trump warns former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief against talking to the media

The source declined to be named because the decision was private. "We have got to make sure that these tapes, if they exist, don't mysteriously disappear", he said. "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with ideal accuracy!" Institutions "under assault' James Clapper, the director of national intelligence under former president Barack Obama, was asked on CNN whether he knew if Trump's White House was in fact ...

Author: 0 Trump proposes $639b defence budget

Sherrod Brown is particularly concerned with proposed cuts to programs serving low-income and elderly residents. In 2015, only 55 percent of Americans made enough money to pay direct federal income tax , meaning that Mulvaney pitched the Trump administration's budget as a benefit for a little over half of the nation.

Local Canadian woman among Times Square crash victims
Author: 0 Canadian woman among Times Square crash victims

Rojas tested positive for PCP and told police that God made him do it, a law enforcement source told CNN . A man accused of mowing down a crowd of pedestrians with his auto in Times Square has made his first appearance in court charged with murder and attempted murder.

Author: 0 Chaffetz to resign from Congress in June

Chaffetz says turning 50 in March was a turning point for him, causing him to reevaluate his life and the amount of time he was spending away from his family. Chaffetz talked to reporters about his decision from his home in Alpine, Utah, later Thursday. ABC host George Stephanopoulos noted during an interview with Chaffetz that a senior official in the White House was reportedly a person of interest in the investigation into Russian Federation interference in the US election.

Author: 0 Social Services Brace For Cuts Amid Trump's Budget Plan

Calling it "a taxpayer-first budget", Mick Mulvaney , Director of the White House's Office of Management and Budget , said the administration would place great weight on the interests of taxpayers rather than those who need government help.

Author: 0 U.S. summons Turkish ambassador over violent confrontation

Some of the men kicked victims while they were on the ground. The State Department issued a relatively strong statement Wednesday saying that it was "concerned by the violent incidents" involving Turkish security personnel and that the United States is "communicating our concern with the Turkish government in the strongest possible terms".

Local Illinois Legislature: Cullerton says OK'd budget had GOP input
Author: 0 Illinois Legislature: Cullerton says OK'd budget had GOP input

Democratic Senate President John Cullerton of Chicago has said anything longer than that would cripple school districts, who rely on property tax revenue. Shortly after 4 p.m., Senate Dems passed the tax hike bill (32-26) and the spending bill (33-23) along party lines. The package of revenue and appropriations bills would raise income tax from 3.75 percent to 4.95 percent and corporate tax from 5.25 percent to 7 percent.

Local Questions about Russia follow Trump during first Israel visit
Author: 0 Questions about Russia follow Trump during first Israel visit

This is the fellow who told Anderson Cooper on CNN: "Islam hates us". "You can't solve terrorism just by giving people's money to a superpower", Rohani added, referring to the multi-billion-dollar deals signed between Washington and Riyadh during Trump's visit to Riyadh .

Local Trump's 1st Saudi visit aims to defeat Islamic State
Author: 0 Trump's 1st Saudi visit aims to defeat Islamic State

Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum blasted President Donald Trump and his administration on Sunday for choosing Saudi Arabia as the destination for Trump's first global trip as president. After Israel, Trump's marathon maiden foreign trip will take him to the Vatican for an audience with Pope Francis, to Brussels for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit and to Sicily for a meeting of leaders of the Group of Seven major industrial nations.

Author: 0 AHCA could put 6.3M people at risk for higher premiums

Several moderate Republicans, including U.S. Rep. "It's going to be an unbelievable victory, actually, when we get it through the Senate", President Donald Trump crowed as he hosted almost four dozen House Republicans at the White House shortly after the they and their colleagues approved legislation that would repeal and replace Obamacare on May 4.

Local Key points of President Donald Trump's 2018 budget proposal
Author: 0 Key points of President Donald Trump's 2018 budget proposal

President Donald Trump's budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps , part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill . But "it's a proposal whose time has come", Spoehr said, given US budget deficits and high military spending overall. At the same time, the White House is expected to leave it largely up to the states to define who may and may not receive Medicaid coverage, such as requirements ...

Local Trump arrives in Israel kicking off busy schedule for peace bid
Author: 0 Trump arrives in Israel kicking off busy schedule for peace bid

The president has used the stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel and the West Bank to call for the end of such violence. Security was extremely tight for the Israeli leg of the visit, with police deploying some 10,000 officers. "I will say, one of the things I think, you can call it an outreach, but what's happened with Iran has brought many other parts of the Middle East toward Israel", Trump said.

Author: 0 Virginia wins third straight men's tennis title

Congratulations to the Virginia Men's Tennis team on their continued dominance, and a heartfelt thank you to Brian Boland. "I had to go find her". It was second-seeded U.Va.'s fourth win this season in as many matches against ninth-seeded UNC (29-5), which had beaten its first five opponents in the tournament.

Local High court ruling may give voter rights groups a strong tool
Author: 0 High court ruling may give voter rights groups a strong tool

The court ruled 5-3 that the state illegally drew the districts to stuff black voters into just two districts. When race predominates and strict scrutiny applies, how does a court evaluate whether the Voting Rights Act justifies the decision to consider race ? But voting rights advocates say they expect the latest decision to affect future redistricting efforts as well as cases still pending in federal courts that could ultimately require new districts by 2018.

Local Comey Should Testify in Public, Says Newt Gingrich
Author: 0 Comey Should Testify in Public, Says Newt Gingrich

Critics have assailed Trump for abruptly dismissing Comey just as the agency is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election, and possible Moscow ties to the Trump presidential campaign. That search is proceeding on a separate track with another pool of candidates that includes Special Agent Lee. White House spokesman Sean Spicer didn't comment when asked whether Trump recorded Comey or if recording equipment exists in the Oval Office.

Author: 0 Trump sees to slash government spending in budget plan

Mexico emphatically rejects that notion. The White House's fiscal-year 2018 budget , set to be released Tuesday , will include $2.6 billion for increased border security, including $1.6 billion in funding for the wall , according to Mick Mulvaney , the director of the Office of Management and Budget .

Local Not started assessment on any Trump intel disclosure to Russia -Coats
Author: 0 Not started assessment on any Trump intel disclosure to Russia -Coats

Michael Rogers after then-FBI Director James Comey revealed in March that the bureau had launched a probe into alleged collusion. "With so many Trump administration officials potentially tangled up in this investigation and lawyering up all over Washington , such a recusal rule could make it extremely hard for the special prosecutor to hire a staff".

Author: 0 Poor and disabled big losers in Trump budget; military wins

Administration budgets are largely viewed by Congress as a statements of a president's priorities, rather than serious governing documents, and the lackluster reception to Trump's 2018 blueprint was no different than others in recent years.

Author: 0 Courts could put Texas GOP's aggressive agenda to the test

Texas has become the second state to pass a so-called "transgender bathroom bill", but unlike North Carolina's version, Texas' is narrowly tailored to impact only public school students. "I think it's going to depend on how people interpret the amendment", said Dax Gonzalez, assistant director of governmental relations for the Texas Association of School Boards, which represents the state's school districts and provides guidance to them on policies related to transgender students.

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Author: 0 North Korea: New long-range missile can carr... 10:34 am Mon

British U.N. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft also called the test a threat to global peace and security and said "the United Kingdom favors tougher sanctions". A Japanese government source said Sunday that it would have a range of more than 4,000 km if launched on a normal trajectory.The test reconfirmed the reliability of the new missile's engine and verified the homing feature of a warhead at the time of atmospheric re-entry and accurate performance of its detonation system, the report said.

Local Sir Roger Moore: His Five Best Bond Moments
Author: 0 Sir Roger Moore: His Five Best Bond Moments

In fact, it was these that brought him to greater public visibility, as the titular hero in an adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's " Ivanhoe " (1958-59), but especially as Simon Templar in the long-running TV series " The Saint " (1962-69). "They're being exploited. We have to tell them that", Moore said. Before he was Bond, Sir Roger Moore was just plain old Roger-the only child of a policeman and homemaker mother-growing up in South London .

Author: 0 Sunday's NBA playoffs: Celtics shock Cavs at buzzer

It bounced off the rim five times and also off the backboard before Bradley's game-winner fell through the net. "I mean, I never have that problem", said Smith, who scored 13 points to go with eight rebounds in Game 3. "As soon as the ball went out of his hands, you kind of knew that shot was going to go in because of how the game was just played throughout the second half".

Local United Nations weighs tightening sanctions on NKorea
Author: 0 United Nations weighs tightening sanctions on NKorea

Breaking its silence on South Korea's new liberal Moon Jae-in administration, North Korea said it was "astonishing" that Moon convened an urgent National Security Council (NSC) meeting with "remnants" of the former Park Geun-hye administration following its ballistic missile test Sunday, warning that anyone who challenges the North's dignity won't be afforded "any mercy".

Local 'Evil losers': Trump slams terrorists behind Manchester bombing
Author: 0 'Evil losers': Trump slams terrorists behind Manchester bombing

Mr Trump said: "So many young, beautiful, innocent people, living and enjoying their lives, murdered by the evil losers in life". 'I won't call them monsters because they would like that term, ' says the US President . He held talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday. Mr Trump pledged America's "absolute solidarity" with the United Kingdom and said the time had come for the "wicked ideology" behind the terror attack to be "completely obliterated".

Author: 0 Trump send $4.1 trillion budget to Congress

Most departments would see steep cuts, particularly the State Department and the Environmental Protection Agency . Lawmakers are reporting deep cuts will be made to benefit programs like Medicaid , food stamps , some federal subsidies and federal employee pensions.

Local Trump, Abbas meet in Bethlehem
Author: 0 Trump, Abbas meet in Bethlehem

Trump met Monday with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem . Dogged by multiple scandals back home , Trump was celebrated Monday throughout his visit to Jerusalem . Earlier this month, the president told Reuters that he wanted to "see peace with Israel and the Palestinians". Netanyahu noted that Trump's choosing to visit Israel so early in his presidency was another of the USA chief executive's unprecedented decisions.

Author: 0 Ivanka Trump: Saudi Progress on Women 'Encouraging'

Last Sunday in Riyadh , the US President had called upon the leaders of as many as 55 Muslim majority countries, present at the Arab Islamic American Summit, to take the lead in stamping out extremism without waiting for American power to crush these forces.

Author: 0 1 killed in reported Wisconsin tornado; 25 hurt

MidAmerican Energy said Wednesday that almost 6,600 of its Iowa customers had no power, including almost 6,100 in Fort Dodge. Authorities say at least one person was hurt when a tornado touched down in central Kansas. The high winds were no match for the 50 to 60 trailers in the park 110 miles northeast of the Twin Cities. COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The runoff election for the Republican GOP nomination to replace Mick Mulvaney in South Carolina's 5th District was too close to call Tuesday ...

Local UK police arrest man in Manchester
Author: 0 UK police arrest man in Manchester

Dangerous Woman Tour. At least one explosion happened in the foyer of the arena, not the main event hall, according to the British Transport Police, the force that protects Victoria Station, the train terminus next to the arena. In a statement the school said: "Georgina was a lovely young student who was very popular with her peers and the staff and always made the most of the opportunities she had at the school".

Local Trump's first budget calls for deep cuts to Medicaid
Author: 0 Trump's first budget calls for deep cuts to Medicaid

Food stamp funding would be slashed by about 25 percent, with a new work requirement imposed on some recipients. Overall, government spending would be cut by $3.6 trillion over 10 years - with anti-poverty programs like Medicaid - which provides health insurance to low-income families - and food stamps bearing the brunt of the cutbacks.

Author: 0 Three teens now identified with abduction of Kingston Frazier

A Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper, left, and a Madison County Deputy, right, confer while they wait for a Mississippi Highway Patrol tow truck to remove a vehicle from a dead end road in Gluckstadt, Miss ., Thursday morning, May 18, 2017 , where 6-year-old Kingston Frazier was shot to death after the auto he was riding in was stolen early, from a grocery store parking lot in Jackson .