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Author: 0 Republican senators say CBO report makes health care bill harder

The fact that Republicans want to enact a policy that will strip health care coverage from millions of people is upsetting, but it's not exactly new information. U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., said the report showed the bill is "a giant tax break for the wealthiest Americans masquerading as a health care bill".

Local G7 leaders divided on climate change, closer on trade issues
Author: 0 G7 leaders divided on climate change, closer on trade issues

His economic adviser, Gary Cohn , said Mr Trump "came here to learn". But true to form, on Friday Trump also showed that he might be willing to deal. Despite Trump's refusal to disclose where he stands on the treaty, the other G7 nations reaffirmed their strong commitment to the Paris accord , according to a communique released at the conclusion of the summit.

Local Measured and diplomatic Trump enjoys his Middle East adventure
Author: 0 Measured and diplomatic Trump enjoys his Middle East adventure

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government is widely seen as the most right-wing administration in Israeli history and is pressing settlement expansion despite global concern . KEITH: Trump and his aides believe that single, unified voice could be the key to peace in the Middle East and beyond. Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) on Monday called on President Trump to fulfill his campaign promise in relocating the U.S.

Local Bill Cosby's Jury Includes 2 Black People, 10 White People
Author: 0 Bill Cosby's Jury Includes 2 Black People, 10 White People

Bill Cosby's trial is ready to proceed on June 5 after a full panel of 12 jurors and six alternates was selected on Wednesday. He said: 'I just want to be very specific about the wonderful people of Allegheny County and I also want to also thank the sheriff's department, because they made everything very very smooth here'.

Local Britain braced for possibility of another terrorist attack
Author: 0 Britain braced for possibility of another terrorist attack

A still-heartbroken Ariana Grande has broken her silence on the suicide bomb violence that ripped through her concert in Manchester, England , on Monday, telling the victims "I extend my hand and heart" and promising to return to the city to throw a benefit concert.

Local Trump Frustrates G7 Climate Agreement
Author: 0 Trump Frustrates G7 Climate Agreement

Trump, who once said the concept of global warming "was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing noncompetitive", repeatedly said during his election campaign that he would he would pull out of the Paris, but has sidestepped the issue since taking office.

Author: 0 White House adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies

Brzezinski was an advocate of arming Mujahideen fighters against the Afghan government, convincing Carter that it was going to " induce a Soviet military intervention " in Afghanistan. FILE - In this January 17, 1981 file photo, President Jimmy Carter shakes hands with his national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, as he presents Brzezinski with the Medal of Freedom at a White House ceremony in Washington .

Author: 0 Legendary musician Gregg Allman dies at 69

The band was shaken by the deaths Duane Allman and Oakley in motorcycle accidents in November 1971 and November 1972, respectively, but continued on with a number of lineup changes before temporarily disbanding in 1976. "Growing up in the South at that time , there was a proximity to a lot of different kinds of music ", says Alan Light, co-author of Allman's autobiography, My Cross To Bear .

Local Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal: Axios
Author: 0 Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal: Axios

President Donald Trump , however, took to Twitter to say that he would issue a final decision on the 195-nation accord next week. The statement noted simply that six countries remained committed to the Paris agreement while the United States was in the process of evaluating its participation.

Local G-7 climate row deadlocked but USA says Trump 'evolving'
Author: 0 G-7 climate row deadlocked but USA says Trump 'evolving'

Trump offered his comments during the G-7 summit it Sicily Friday. "If we do it right, climate protection and growth go hand in hand - and then it is not really important if it is a man-made problem or not", said a German source. The Group of Seven (G7) is an informal bloc of industrialised democracies. A general view of the Greek Theatre of Taormina, where leaders from the world's major Western powers will hold their annual summit, in Taormina Italy May 18, 2017.

Local Big Sur Inn Offers Helicopter Package to Tour Massive Landslide
Author: 0 Big Sur Inn Offers Helicopter Package to Tour Massive Landslide

A massive landslide is the latest natural disaster to hit California's Big Sur, which relies heavily on an iconic coastal highway and tourism. While having no specific boundaries , Big Sur includes the 76 miles (122 kilometers) segment of California State Route 1 from the Carmel River south to San Carpóforo Creek near San Simeon and the entire Santa Lucia Mountain range between the rivers.

Author: 0 Southern rock music star Gregg Allman dead at 69

The legendary founder of The Allman Brothers Band died at age 69 on Saturday at his home in Savannah, Georgia. The singer had a number of health issues and canceled some tour dates previous year as a result. " Gregg struggled with many health issues over the past several years", a statement published on his website reads. The Allman Brothers reunited in 1989 and would tour on and off over the next 25 years.

Author: 0 Music legend Gregg Allman Dies at 69

Gregg struggled with many health issues over the past several years. Later that year, he canceled more dates, citing a throat injury. This March, Allman canceled all his tour stops for 2017. Gregg started to have issues with his band mates and recorded a solo album titled Laid Back in 1975. The two had a son, musician Elijah Blue Allman , and were frequent celebrity tabloid fodder before divorcing in 1978.

Author: 0 Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter's National Security Adviser, Dies at 89

Former President Barack Obama called Brzezinski "an accomplished public servant, a powerful intellect, and a passionate advocate for American leadership". During the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, Brzezinski believed negotiations were going nowhere and started pushing for military action. The mission never reached the hostages, and eight servicemen died when their aircraft crashed.

Author: 0 Statue of Liberty in a lifejacket at G-7 protest

Diplomats worked through the night trying to bridge the gap between the new US administration and its allies Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan on a number of barbed issues, including trade , the environment and Russian Federation.

Local I'm Sorry For Body Slamming You
Author: 0 I'm Sorry For Body Slamming You

All in all, a bad hair day for CNN . Not until he won the election did Gianforte apologize . Montana has been without a congressman since Rep. Ryan Zinke became secretary of the U.S. And instead of Trump, who was embraced by Gianforte and rarely mentioned by Quist in a state where the president remains popular, Republicans said the key national figure in the race was House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Local Man With Ties To Online White Supremacist Group Murders Black Student
Author: 0 Man With Ties To Online White Supremacist Group Murders Black Student

This act of violence is unacceptable in any community in Prince George's County. Urbanski is white and Collins was African-American. Nearly 23 percent of the 261 total hate crimes targeted African Americans during those months when hateful messages, assaults, threats, harassment, and vandalism spiked.

Author: 0 Trump rode golf cart while G7 leaders walked through Siciliy

The Trump administration is putting a lot of points on the board in Washington, although thanks to the MSM's near-total obsession with the lunatic " Russians and Trump hacked the election" meme you hardly ever hear about them. President Donald Trump said Saturday he will make a decision next week on whether the United States will withdraw from the landmark Paris climate accord.

Local Couple learns of their son's murder after storming police press conference
Author: 0 Couple learns of their son's murder after storming police press conference

The Jackson Police Department, Hinds County Sheriff's Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation had been looking for Kingston until his body was found on Gluckstadt Road, Madison County at 9:30am later on Thursday. As Kingston slept, two men pulled up to Archie's vehicle, jumped inside and sped away with her can and her son. "We can all pray that God will assuage the pain of Kingston's family and friends, while we hold the guilty accountable".

Author: 0 Trump's strategy for stabilizing the Middle East to be put to test

By emphasizing the importance of an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement first, Trump continues to backtrack on campaign promises he made to Israel, as the complex realities of the Middle East are becoming increasingly apparent after his assuming the presidency.

Local Tough debate expected at G7 summit
Author: 0 Tough debate expected at G7 summit

He reportedly said it a day earlier in Brussels while meeting with European Union leaders. Stressing that Trump would put economic development first, Cohn also said the United States was looking forward to "robust discussions about what free and open means".

Author: 0 France's Macron urges Trump to stay in Paris pact

Macron won the French presidency on May 7. Trump also said he leaves amid new hope among nations on "eradicating the terrorism that plagues humanity". Yet the six other leaders in the communique reaffirmed their "strong commitment to swiftly implement the Paris Agreement". "Look, as you know from the USA, there's very strong views on both sides".

Local 'Joementum' slows as Dems criticize Lieberman as possible Federal Bureau of Investigation choice
Author: 0 'Joementum' slows as Dems criticize Lieberman as possible Federal Bureau of Investigation choice

The attorney in question is former Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman . Lieberman retired from the Senate in 2011, and since then has been a senior counsel at the NY law firm Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP. When asked about possibility of him announcning his nominee by Friday, Trump said, "Even that is possible". Also, some Democrats are skeptical about Lieberman's independence from Trump given that the two are now in an attorney-client relationship.

Local Biden: 2016 election tapped into
Author: 0 Biden: 2016 election tapped into "our darkest emotions"

Former Vice President Joe Biden is speaking to Cornell University students graduating this weekend. After Biden's commencement speech, which he spent rallying against Trump's politics of fear and hatred, the former VP was rewarded a taste of the ice cream named in his honor-which he said, with a laugh, was "really good".

Author: 0 Musical legend Gregg Allman dies at 69

Gregg Allman , the singer, musician and songwriter who played an essential role in the invention of Southern rock , has died at the age of 69. Allman had cancelled some 2016 tour dates, announcing on August 5 that he was "under his doctor's care at the Mayo Clinic" due to "serious health issues".

Author: 0 Ariana Grande Pens Emotional Open Letter Following Fatal Manchester Attack

In her letter Friday, she thanked her friends and fellow musicians for their outpouring of support, and praised her fans for their grace in light of the tragedy. Grande did not give a specific date in her post for her return to Manchester, but promised to share details as soon as everything is confirmed .

Local G7 leaders agree to fight protectionism, but US hedges on Paris Agreement
Author: 0 G7 leaders agree to fight protectionism, but US hedges on Paris Agreement

Before President Trump boards Air Force One on Saturday, he is concluding his whirlwind eight-day trip overseas at the Group of Seven , or G7, summit in Taormina, Italy. "One thing you have to admit", he said of the president, "since he left last Friday, he has put in 14-, 15-, 18-, 20-hour" days of work. The reaction came after Trump said that the final decision on the ratification of climate deal would be decided next week.

Author: 0 Trout beats Fish: His 16th homer helps Angels past Miami 5-2

Worley surrendered two of the three runs on his line in the first inning, when he coughed up a two-run double to Adrian Gonzalez. Ozuna would homer in the ninth to cut the lead to 5-2. He hit a 468-foot homer on May 7. That was harder-hit than Stanton's 460-foot blast to center on Friday , which came off the bat at 112 miles per hour.

Author: 0 Jones looks to Senate on health bill repeal

House earlier this month. First, the health care bill that House Republicans passed to replace Obamacare, which is collapsing, will not become law. State governments could cut services, limit beneficiaries or take on more of the funding responsibility.

Author: 0 Texas House OKs budget but 'bathroom bill' still in limbo

Mike Enzi, the Senate Budget Chairman overseeing the budget process told Politico he's starting to draft the legislation. An earlier version of the bill passed over the weekend applied to public schools only that would require schools to provide one single stall restroom for transgender students was rejected in the state Senate - a slight improvement from a more restrictive version that would have required all transgender students to use the bathrooms that correspond with the gender on ...

Local Berks lawmakers react to CBO report on health care plan
Author: 0 Berks lawmakers react to CBO report on health care plan

A nonpartisan analysis of the House-passed Republican bill said the potential consequences could be severe. "This really is about the federal government saving money - cutting the money that they give to states for care, and then taking that money and turning around and providing a tax break to very high income people, the insurance companies , pharmaceutical companies", he states.

Local Possible strong to severe storms after 9 pm
Author: 0 Possible strong to severe storms after 9 pm

Wind and hail will be the main concerns for everyone with isolated tornadoes possible north of I-40. Rain showers are much more likely Sunday both in the morning and then again in the afternoon with a few breaks in the action. Instead of a SW wind, like today, the winds will switch to the ENE. Highs in the low and mid 80s. Plan on similar weather for Tuesday and Wednesday, with numerous showers and storms popping up by the afternoon.

Local Mother of Uber CEO dies in boat accident
Author: 0 Mother of Uber CEO dies in boat accident

Donald was transported to Community Regional Medical Center where he is expected to survive. His mother passed away in a devastating boating accident near Fresno and his father is in serious condition. Kalanick has built the ride-hailing company Uber into a almost US$70 billion juggernaut, operating in hundreds of cities across dozens of countries around the world.

Author: 0 Will the Republican Health Care Bill Really Lower Premiums?

The GOP's American Health Care Act would weaken many of those provisions. Republican senators have consistently said since the House bill passed that they expect their version to take a far different approach to Medicaid . The revised AHCA, which included compromises to garner broader support for House passage, only minimally improved upon the original version of the bill.

Author: 0 Supreme Court rules race improperly dominated NC redistricting efforts

The first has to do with these same two congressional districts. Republicans say it is hard to keep up with the courts' ever-changing rules on redistricting. Before the redistricting, both Districts 1 and 12 consistently elected candidates that were preferred by Black voters, despite the fact that neither district had a majority Black voting pool.

Local Trump visit boosts U.S. public opinion about Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 Trump visit boosts U.S. public opinion about Saudi Arabia

That said , there is no doubt that the U.S. remains the indispensable power in the Middle East, and just about every state in the region relies heavily on the US' political support and protection. For once, it was not what President Trump said. He even attempted, unsuccessfully, to undermine Obama's efforts by circumventing the White House and addressing his objections directly to Congress.

Author: 0 G7 Leaders Voice Frustration with Trump over Climate Change

She has addressed USA military personnel at a naval base in Italy before she joins President Donald Trump for the flight back to Washington after nine days on the road. The day in Sicily was scheduled to include a meeting with leaders of small African nations and a G7 leader lunch. G7 leaders from the US, Britain, Canada , France, Germany, Italy and Japan have agreed a statement on fighting terrorism.

Author: 0 Macron Urges Trump to Avoid Hasty Climate Change Decision

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with French President Emmanuel Macron at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Brussels , Thursday, May 25, 2017 . He then greets Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation secretary general Jens Stoltenber before Mr Trump pointedly holds out his hand.

Local Tillerson hails 'historic moment' in U.S.-Saudi relations
Author: 0 Tillerson hails 'historic moment' in U.S.-Saudi relations

In a press conference held here Saturday with his U.S. counterpart Rex Tillerson, Al-Jubeir pointed out that the strategic partnership agreements will develop into a strong strategic partnership by intensifying consultation and cooperation whether in the fight against terrorism , defense, technology, education, trade or investment, according to Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Author: 0 Police identify suspect in double killing on Oregon train

That's when the three men tried to intervene and were "attacked viciously" by the suspect, Simpson said . On Friday, a man in Portland , Oregon was allegedly yelling anti-Muslim and anti-everything slurs, aboard a crowded commuter train, fatally stabbed two men.

Author: 0 Cosby's Lawyers Accuse DA of Blocking Black Jurors

When Judge Steven O'Neill asked the first 100 potential jurors if they had "heard, read or seen anything" about the case, more than 80 of them raised the numbered cards used to identify them. In 2005, Constand went to the police to report that Cosby drugged and sexually molested her at his home the year before, but the district attorney at the time declined to bring charges against the comedian.

Local Radio host Alex Jones settles suit with yogurt maker Chobani
Author: 0 Radio host Alex Jones settles suit with yogurt maker Chobani

The Chobani company has a large greek yogurt processing complex in Twin Falls. It's been a rough spring for Jones, who had to apologize in March for spreading the Pizzagate conspiracy, and just recently lost a custody fight to his wife in an embarrassingly public court battle.

Author: 0 CBO gives a brutal diagnosis of GOP's health plan

As GOP senators quickly distanced themselves from the updated numbers, what became apparent is the hard balancing act congressional leaders face as they seek to rewrite large portions of the Affordable Care Act. "The goal was to make sure we changed the laws in America so more Americans would have the protection of health insurance". "Leadership is going to spend this recess trying to develop a product [so] that we will have a base of a Senate bill, based on all these discussions, based ...

Author: 0 Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner proposed secret communications with Russian Federation

So generally speaking, about back-channel communications, what that allows you to do is communicate in a discreet manner", said McMaster. Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion between his campaign and the Kremlin amid accusations from US intelligence that Russian President Vladimir Putin orchestrated a sweeping campaign to tilt the vote in the Republican's favor.

Local Trump makes G7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate
Author: 0 Trump makes G7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate

President Donald Trump is in Taormina, Sicily for a second day of meetings with Group of Seven wealthy nation leaders. Trump, who will return to the White House under a cloud of scandal at home, was on Saturday at the end of a nine-day trip that started in Saudi Arabia and Israel before moving on to three European stops.

Local Macron snubs May on post-Brexit trade deal talks
Author: 0 Macron snubs May on post-Brexit trade deal talks

President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron barely know each other but they seemed to have a hard time letting go when they first met on Thursday. This comes as a surprise, given Trump's expression of support for Le Pen during the election campaign, which concluded with a Macron victory on May 7.

Author: 0 Senate GOP Staff to Draft Health Care Bill During Recess

Can it be any clearer that health care coverage for many, if not most Americans, is in danger of collapse? Legislators should enhance the premium tax credits included in the AHCA, AHIP said . "What I'm encouraged by is the CBO said we've hit our budget target and then some". Roger Wicker (R-Miss.). He said many of those projected to be uninsured would be choosing to not purchase health insurance policies.