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Author: 0 Trump Questions Why Obama Administration Didn't Thwart Russian Election Meddling

Johnson served as DHS secretary from December 2013 to January 2017. Last September, DHS told The Associated Press that hackers believed to be Russian agents had targeted voter registration systems in more than 20 states. Department of Homeland Security officials are still not willing to disclose which state election systems Russian hackers targeted during last year's presidential election.

Author: 0 Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in Louisiana, Texas

Most of the severe weather was to the east of the storm. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Forecasters expect remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy to drench parts of Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia Friday afternoon and evening, bringing heavy rainfall, possible flash flooding and higher river and lake levels through the weekend.

Local Are there Trump tapes? Congress is asking, and it may issue subpoenas
Author: 0 Are there Trump tapes? Congress is asking, and it may issue subpoenas

Flynn. Asked Thursday about James Comey's assertion that President Donald Trump had lied, the White House spokeswoman answered, "No, I can definitively say the president's not a liar". The New York Times received copies and published an article based on one May 16, in which it was revealed that Trump had asked Comey to drop the Flynn matter.

Author: 0 And you thought Republicans' health care bill couldn't get worse

Perhaps the most sweeping change, however, is that the Senate plan follows the House lead in completely changing how the government pays for health care for the poor and disabled, and goes even further. Doug Ducey and other Arizonans before making a decision. The Senate vote is expected before June 29. Two Milwaukee health care leaders questioned why the bill had to be voted on next week.

Local Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in Cameron Parish
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in Cameron Parish

Downgraded to a tropical depression, Cindy weakened as it crossed Louisiana toward Arkansas, but a broad circulation around the system swept moist Gulf air over the South, fueling severe weather and pushing up coastal tides. Totals could reach 9 inches (22.5 cm) in some areas. Stefkovich issued a warning for drivers to turn around rather than attempt to drive through water-covered spots on roads because of the risk.

Author: 0 Trump meets wireless, drone executives on new technologies

In other words, pro-drone advocates want more regulation of the machines because that would at least make some of the activities they want to pursue, like commercial package delivery, legal. "We're on the verge of new technological revolutions that could improve virtually every aspect of our lives, create vast new wealth for American workers and families and open bold new frontiers in science, medicine and communications", said the president.

Local Gunman acted alone in Alexandria shooting
Author: 0 Gunman acted alone in Alexandria shooting

Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, was critically wounded when he was shot near the hip, but after several surgeries, his condition has upgraded to serious . According to several accounts Hodgkinson, who was from Belleville, Ill., had been living out of his vehicle. Hodgkinson had been living in a van, which was found in the parking lot of the nearby YMCA he visited daily.

Author: 0 US Senate Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement bill that will benefit the rich

The Senate's leading Democrat , Charles Schumer of NY, insists that even Republicans aren't thrilled with it. "We're all in this together", this official said. Obamacare has led to tens of millions of Americans getting at least some health insurance, but it has problems of its own. Rob Portman of OH and. The bill also would maintain federal tax credits to help people afford health insurance, and those credits would be based primarily on income.

Local Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill — CHART
Author: 0 Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill — CHART

The plan gets rid of those mandates. The House version of the bill scrapped income-based tax incentives in favor of a blanket tax credit for individuals that's based on their age. The 142-page proposal is being urged by Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell to be put to the vote next week, giving only a few days to the senators to make their decision.

Local Obama Rips Senate Obamacare Replacement as 'Not a Health Care Bill'
Author: 0 Obama Rips Senate Obamacare Replacement as 'Not a Health Care Bill'

The 142-page bill which seeks to reverse the Affordable Care Act ( ObamaCare ) has been pushed forward for Senate voting next week. The Massachusetts senator took to her social media accounts to accuse " cruel " Republicans of enriching those "who make a lot of money" by shortchanging "30 million kids who get their health care through Medicaid ".

Local Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard
Author: 0 Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

The Senate bill would phase out Obamacare's expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor more gradually than the House version, waiting until after the next presidential election in 2020, but would enact deeper cuts starting in 2025. "The current bill does not repeal Obamacare". "The President said the Senate bill needed 'heart.' The way this bill cuts health care is heartless".

Author: 0 West Virginia bracing for remnants of Cindy

A coastal flood advisory will be issued for Jefferson County. Though strong tornadoes, winds of 80 miles per hour and golf ball-sized hail are not in the forecast, heavy amounts of rain is. Tropical Storm Cindy made a landfall around 2:00 a.m. between Cameron and Port Arthur, TX with winds of 40-45 miles per hour. With the heavy rainfall expected to surge northward, flash flood watches cover the areas from eastern Texas and northwest Louisiana through western Kentucky.

Author: 0 Celebrating The Dignity of Work: President Trump Signs Executive Order Promoting Apprenticeships

Before signing the EO, President Trump said the goal of the order will be to "remov [e] federal restrictions that have prevented many different industries from creating apprenticeship programs". So we're going to let the industry put forth its proposals as to what should make up a high-quality apprenticeship program. The executive order addressed that concern by calling for "guidelines or requirements that third parties should or must follow to ensure that apprenticeship programs they ...

Author: 0 US, G7 partners remain at odds on climate at environment meeting

In a footnote to the G7 report , the USA said on Monday it would not join with the other six countries in reaffirming their Paris commitments, but said it was taking action on its own to reduce its carbon footprint. Trump's plans to renegotiate a more favorable deal for the USA have been rebuffed by the leaders of Germany, France and Italy. Patricia Espinosa , the United Nations official in charge of implementing the Paris accord, stressed that Trump's pullout would not make any ...

Local Teen's slaying leaves doubt about motive in Muslim community
Author: 0 Teen's slaying leaves doubt about motive in Muslim community

Both of those places are just west of the Fairfax/Loudoun line. Nabra grew up among America's patchwork of faiths, ethnicities and races, something that was seen among the friends she brought to her family's home. It's disgusting and there's nothing really left to say about it. And now, we're sad to report that this sad story has gotten even worse. The suspect "then drove his auto onto the curb as the group scattered", the police said.

Local States won't rush approval of Yellowstone grizzly hunts
Author: 0 States won't rush approval of Yellowstone grizzly hunts

The jump in numbers prompted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife services to conclude the population has recovered . Stable population numbers for grizzly bears for more than a decade also suggest that the GYE is at or near its capacity to support grizzly bears .

Local McMaster promises 'whatever it takes' on Myrtle Beach crime
Author: 0 McMaster promises 'whatever it takes' on Myrtle Beach crime

Symmes says Thursday's meeting with SLED Chief Mark Keel and Myrtle Beach law enforcement officials will be private, but the governor will make himself available for questions from the media after the meeting concludes. The third shooting occurred Sunday morning just after midnight, at 12:25 a.m. on 5th Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard, injuring seven people. "Any time I can come to Myrtle Beach, I'm going to be here", he said.

Local Senate GOP's Health Care Overhaul Would Bring 'Pain' to Americans: Obama
Author: 0 Senate GOP's Health Care Overhaul Would Bring 'Pain' to Americans: Obama

SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER , D-N.Y., Minority Leader: Simply put, this bill will result in higher costs, less care, and millions of Americans will lose their health insurance, particularly through Medicaid . Discrimination based on pre-existing conditions could become the norm again. Democrats immediately attacked the legislation as a callous giveaway to the rich that would leave millions without coverage .

Local Former Wisconsin Officer Who Fatally Shot Sylville Smith Acquitted on Homicide Charges
Author: 0 Former Wisconsin Officer Who Fatally Shot Sylville Smith Acquitted on Homicide Charges

The latest high-profile prosecution of a police officer for a fatal shooting ended in an acquittal on Wednesday, as jurors cleared a Milwaukee officer of wrongdoing in the death of a 23-year-old man, Sylville K. "There is not joy in a case like this". Another of his attorneys, Steven Kohn, said there "is not joy in a case like this" because "a young man lost his life".

Author: 0 In Georgia, Republicans celebrate while Dems seek upsides

Handel devoted much of her speech to thanking national and state Republicans for backing her campaign before making a direct appeal to Ossoff's supporters. The Republican campaign establishment, however, helped make up the difference. "The fact remains that since Donald Trump won the election, since he was nominated, the Democrats have lost [4] elections", Behar said.

Author: 0 Senate Health Bill Would Repeal Device Tax

So much for his urging the Senate to deliver something with more "heart" than the " mean " House bill. Wyden, who helped craft the Affordable Care Act , also known as Obamacare , called Republicans' claim that Democrats have refused to work across the aisle on the bill "a gross fiction".

Local GOP opposition puts Senate health care bill in jeopardy
Author: 0 GOP opposition puts Senate health care bill in jeopardy

House of Representatives that tied them exclusively to age, Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME said . MITCH MCCONNELL: We agreed on the need to free Americans from Obamacare's mandates, and policies contained in the discussion draft will repeal the individual mandate so Americans are no longer forced to buy insurance they don't need or can't afford.

Local Rain Saturday, Drier Next Week
Author: 0 Rain Saturday, Drier Next Week

Showers and thunderstorms are likely for tomorrow night, with temperatures holding in the 70s and high humidity. Breezy at times, with winds out of the south at 10-20 miles per hour. Most of the day should be free of any significant rain, so if you have outdoor plans it may be best to keep them outdoors with a backup plan if the rain comes.

Local Dog attacks kids strapped in auto seats inside minivan
Author: 0 Dog attacks kids strapped in auto seats inside minivan

The 2-year-old girl and 5-year-old boy both suffered serious facial injuries. He was able to grab the dog and pull it off the children so the mother could drive away. The attack ended when the dog's owner came out and secured the animal, police said. It would also largely retain the subsidies Obama provided to help millions buy insurance, which are pegged mostly to people's incomes and the premiums they pay.

Author: 0 Senate Health Care Bill Could Be In Jeopardy As Conservatives Announce Opposition

Under Obamacare, tax credits are primarily based on income, age and geography, benefitting lower- and moderate-income people who purchase insurance on the exchanges. In an interview with Fox News Channel, Trump was asked about the four conservatives opposing the bill. Here's how Jack Hoadley, a research professor at Georgetown, explains their findings: "So nationally we found that Medicaid really plays an increasingly critical role for children especially but adults as well in providing ...

Author: 0 Where is this wave of anti-Trump backlash we were promised?

The Democratic Party boosted 30-year-old political newcomer Jon Ossoff with a campaign war chest of more than $ 40 million and a team of Democratic strategists to take on Republican Karen Handel in a dthe suburban Atlanta district.

Local 2 elderly people die in Northern California heat wave
Author: 0 2 elderly people die in Northern California heat wave

Mayor Eric Garcetti's office says the centers where people without air conditioning can seek relief will operate until 10 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Arizona Public Service Company, the state's largest electricity provider, says customers set a record peak usage Tuesday as temperatures in Phoenix soared to almost 120 degrees.

Author: 0 Philadelphia 76ers pick Markelle Fultz with #1 pick in 2017 NBA Draft

Top draft prospects gather for a group photo before the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017 , in NY. It looks like Philadelphia is prepared to take Washington guard Markelle Fultz at No. Boston received the No. 3 overall pick and a future first-round pick. "We're going to keep driving to get it flawless", Colangelo said. "It's well on its way there".

Author: 0 'I did not make, and do not have' Comey tapes

After the suggestion of tapes on Twitter last month, neither the president nor his aides would not clarify whether such tapes actually existed. President Donald Trump says he did not tape former Director James Comey . He's also brought trouble to his White House. In that meeting, according to the memo, Trump asked Comey to consider dropping an investigation into the former national security adviser, Michael Flynn .

Local Baseball is making a comeback in Amarillo
Author: 0 Baseball is making a comeback in Amarillo

The San Antonio Missions , the Padres current AA affiliate, will move 500 miles to Amarillo, but keep the same name. "I am thrilled to be able to lead the Missions and our fan base into a new era of Professional Baseball in San Antonio ", said Yarbrough.

Local MSNBC Host Complains: Quit Calling Planned Parenthood an
Author: 0 MSNBC Host Complains: Quit Calling Planned Parenthood an "Abortion Factory"

The organization and its supporters said "Pink Out" supports the organization amid recent legislation that could affect women's healthcare and how the organization operates. Collins said Wednesday if the bill included defunding language, she and Murkowski would introduce an amendment stripping it out. Yet efforts to block patient access to Planned Parenthood continue.

Local Johanna Konta takes hefty beating from Coco Vandeweghe in Birmingham
Author: 0 Johanna Konta takes hefty beating from Coco Vandeweghe in Birmingham

Vandeweghe, coached by Australian former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash, dominated the first set with her strong serve too much for fourth seed Konta as she wrapped up the set in 24 minutes. French fifth seed Kristina Mladenovic beat China's Zhang Shuai 6-4 7-6 (7-3) to set up a quarter-final with Czech Petra Kvitova. World number five Elina Svitolina suffered defeat at the hands of Camila Giorgi, with the Italian qualifier triumphing 6-4 4-6 6-2.

Local FBI to detail findings on Congressional baseball shooting
Author: 0 FBI to detail findings on Congressional baseball shooting

Scalise's condition has been upgraded to "fair" from " serious ", according to the hospital on Wednesday. Hodgkinson was killed on scene by police, but investigators have uncovered some troubling new details about his intentions. Clair County, Ill., Circuit Court documents. Four others were also injured. He was having marital problems, Slater said, and was running out of money around the time of the attack.

Local Trump seeks legislative wins to cast off shadow of Russian Federation probes
Author: 0 Trump seeks legislative wins to cast off shadow of Russian Federation probes

Cornyn and others said Senate Republicans would be presented with legislative options at a meeting Tuesday with the goal of making decisions on what is in and what's out of their bill . The main sticking point is how to appease Senators on both sides of the expansion - states that expanded and those that did not - in order to cobble together 50 votes (with Vice President Pence delivering the 51st).

Local Senate Bill Poses Risks to Health-Care Companies
Author: 0 Senate Bill Poses Risks to Health-Care Companies

The plan gets rid of those mandates. It also repeals Obamacare taxes on health insurers and providers, as well as the investment income of wealthy Americans. Lisa Desjardins begins our coverage . Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer , D-N.Y., said that the new Republican bill was "every bit as bad as the House bill" and "even worse" in some ways.

Local Digital Underground's Shock G Arrested in Wisconsin
Author: 0 Digital Underground's Shock G Arrested in Wisconsin

He was in jail for a little more than two hours, then posted $100 cash and was released, Barron County Jail Captain Tim Evenson said. Police said they arrested Gregory Jacobs , 53, at 2 AM on June 13 after pulling him over for driving vehicle that was registered to an unlicensed driver.

Local America's 'white alone' population decreasing while all other ethnic groups grow
Author: 0 America's 'white alone' population decreasing while all other ethnic groups grow

Pennsylvania is one of seven states that lost population between 2015 and 2016, the Census Bureau reported . Pedestrians walk through Rockefeller Center in New York City. According to the data, two-thirds (66.7 percent) of the nation's counties in 2016 had an increase in median age. The Census Bureau reported that all states either had an increase or held steady on the median age in 2016.

Author: 0 How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP ) - Senate Republicans' new health bill cuts taxes by almost $1 trillion over the next decade, mostly for corporations and the richest families in America. "There might be some political theater that will play out between now and next week. Meaningless, tiny amendments ready to "win" then over". Rocky Nichols, the executive director of the Kansas Disability Rights Center, said the cuts would affect people who had Medicaid long before the Affordable Care Act expanded ...

Author: 0 Senate Health Care Bill Would Cut Medicaid, Alexander Says It Wouldn't

Already, protestors gathered outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office, and they've also already been dragged away by police, despite that being unsafe for some of them. Obama law: Medicaid expansion has enabled many states to provide comprehensive treatment to people caught in the opioid epidemic . Chris Collins (R-Erie County) and John Faso (R-Columbia County) that would shift the local share of Medicaid outside New York City on to the state - a move that he said ...

Local Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many
Author: 0 Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many

I'll concede, as I said earlier, that Pelosi has raised a ton of money for the ever-shrinking House Democratic caucus. "That would be very bad for the Republican Party ". Democrats have a target-rich environment next year, starting with 23 Republican-held districts where Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won a majority of the vote.

Author: 0 Senate GOP Health Bill: Cut Medicaid, Redraw Obama Law

Because Obamacare is a direct attack on the middle class, and American families deserve better than its failing status quo - they deserve better care. "I told Sen. Hatch, 'It would be nice if you could, in fact, get some Democrats to support you'". The proposal also proposes to withdraw funds from Planned Parenthood and the cuts focus mainly on Medicaid and on the reform of the process to receive federal funds, including the introduction of work requirements.

Author: 0 Group protests health care bill proposal in downtown Chicago

Neither the House or Senate bill would remove that provision. In addition, the measure will maintain the individual insurance market for tax credits based on income, thus avoiding penalties. Meanwhile, the Senate's measure considers age, income and geography, but apparently people would need to be lower-income than under the ACA to receive them.

Author: 0 Fate uncertain for Republican health bill

WASHINGTON (AP ) - Senate Republicans' new health bill cuts taxes by almost $1 trillion over the next decade, mostly for corporations and the richest families in America . He added, "I still hope that there are enough Republicans in Congress who remember that public service is not about sport or notching a political win".

Local US Congressman's Shooter Had List Of 6 Lawmakers
Author: 0 US Congressman's Shooter Had List Of 6 Lawmakers

Morgan Griffith. The FBI has also determined Hodkinson acted alone and has no ties to terrorism. He was in serious condition, according to a Twitter message from his office that was posted on Saturday (June 17). Authorities found the list in a storage locker Hodgkinson had rented in Alexandria, Virgina, since April. But Hodgkinson did bring with him an SKS rifle and a handgun.

Local Milwaukee Officer IsAcquitted in Killing of Sylville Smith
Author: 0 Milwaukee Officer IsAcquitted in Killing of Sylville Smith

Heaggan-Brown's attorneys argued that he had to make a split-second decision. According to his lawyer, Heaggan-Brown, like all Milwaukee police officers, was taught to follow the "one-plus rule", meaning officers should always assume that someone with one weapon may have another, even if there is no direct evidence for this.

Local Hospital: Scalise upgraded to fair condition
Author: 0 Hospital: Scalise upgraded to fair condition

Federal Bureau of Investigation officials said Hodgkinson acted alone and had checked if it were Republicans or Democrats practicing at the field in Alexandria, Virginia prior to shooting. The message thanks the many people for their prayers, support and outpouring of love. Rep. Patrick McHenry, a North Carolina Republican who is filling in as whip, is hosting a two-day blood drive, which ends on Thursday.

Author: 0 Toomey noncommittal but upbeat about Senate health care bill

Eliminates Obamacare's 3.8% tax on investment income on income above $200,000. The Republican proposal would dismantle much of Obama's health care law, cut Medicaid and erase tax boosts that helped Obama finance his expansion of coverage.

Author: 0 Hornets select Arkansas native Malik Monk with No

The Magic are in desperate need fo a franchise player and there are several players in this draft with star potential. Few exercises in sports are as inexact as the practice of drafting teenagers and trying to project their futures. The Hornets finished 18th in the league in 3-point shooting percentage last season at 35.1 percent. "I'm about these kids", he answered, adding later: "They want to win".