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Author: 0 Republican Senator Heller opposes healthcare bill

Because there are 52 Republican Senators, losing the votes of just two would mean that Vice President Pence would need to cast a vote to break a tie. "There are provisions in this draft that represent an improvement to our current health care system but it does not appear this draft as written will accomplish the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs".

Author: 0 Tornado watch affects counties south and east of us

Ford says lifeguards and deputies were fed up as tourists entered the water in spite of the warnings. While most of the rain from Cindy has fallen on south Alabama , everyone needs to stay weather alert as creeks, rivers and lakes start to rise.

Local Garcia, Bland share lead going into final round in Munich
Author: 0 Garcia, Bland share lead going into final round in Munich

Patrick Reed (66) and Troy Merritt (68) were tied for second. Playing in his first European Tour event since the Masters , Garcia opened with a birdie-free 66 and shot 2-under 70 in Round 2. Stenson, the defending champion, went one better with a 69 as he joined Garcia, Richard Bland , Rikard Karlberg and Thomas Detry at 8-under. Overnight leader Wade Ormsby has endured a disappointing second round at the BMW International, after his sizzling eight-under 64 turned heads at the ...

Local Montana officials talk about grizzly delisting
Author: 0 Montana officials talk about grizzly delisting

Grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park will be stripped of Endangered Species Act safeguards this summer, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced on Thursday in a move conservation groups vowed to challenge in court.

Author: 0 North Korea denies torturing USA student Otto Warmbier

Portman told the throng of reporters outside that North Korea must be held accountable for what happened to the 22-year-old University of Virginia student, who died Monday . Officials at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was treated after his return from the North, declined to provide details, and his family asked the Hamilton County Coroner on Tuesday not to perform an autopsy.

Author: 0 Dennis Rodman Thinks He Helped Broker Otto Warmbier's Release

Rodman arrived in Pyongyang, North Korea the same day Pyongyang released Otto Warmbier, 22, the American college student who was released from prison last week and died soon after. "The fact that Warmbier died suddenly in less than a week just after his return to the U.S. in his normal state of health indicators is a mystery to us as well ", the spokesman said.

Local European champs cruise into Confed Cup semifinals
Author: 0 European champs cruise into Confed Cup semifinals

It was a typically efficient performance from Portugal who never looked in real danger despite a sluggish start. Portuguese team manager, Fernando Santos says: "I warned my players not let them win balls in the air, and the team reacted very well".

Author: 0 Schumer vows to fight Senate GOP health care bill

But while it's true that health care costs are rising, there's little evidence that Senate Republicans' bill, which was negotiated in secret for weeks and could see a vote as early as Thursday, would do anything to stop that rise. Even President Trump reportedly called a different version of the bill mean. Heller said that to win his vote, GOP leaders would have to "protect Medicaid expansion states" from the bill's current cuts.

Author: 0 Black groups in Cincinnati upset by 2nd mistrial

Tensing was charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter . The Hamilton County jury had deliberated more than 30 hours over five days after getting the case Monday. Stinson, a criminologist at Bowling Green State University in OH, who studies arrests of officers and has kept data since that year. The first trial took place in 2016, and a mistrial was declared then after the jury was deadlocked.

Local Tropical moisture bringing risk of flooding across Ohio
Author: 0 Tropical moisture bringing risk of flooding across Ohio

Another round of rain is engulfing much of Texas, swelling rivers, flooding streets and bringing warnings of flash flooding in several areas. Although there is no lightning associated with the rain thus far, the weather service says going through this morning, there should be enough instability for at least scattered thunderstorms to develop.

Author: 0 Ted Cruz Could Be About To Derail 'Blood Money' Obamacare Repeal

Both bills would eliminate most of the taxes imposed by the Affordable Care Act . In fact, it would likely increase consumers' out-of-pocket costs . Sen. The current bill does not repeal Obamacare . "I regret that our Democratic friends made clear early on that they did not want to work with us in a serious, bipartisan way to address the Obamacare status quo".

Local Mueller and Comey not as close as Trump and others suggest
Author: 0 Mueller and Comey not as close as Trump and others suggest

To emphasize, Comey and Mueller worked together at the Justice Department, under Bush Presidency. "This investigation should not be centered around President Trump, as multiple high-ranking officials, including Mr. Senate, versus 22 percent who are more likely to believe what Trump has said, NBC News reported. "I can say that the people that have been hired are all Hillary Clinton supporters".

Author: 0 After visit, Ryan says Scalise is 'doing well'

He fired 60 shots during the attack, striking House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise , a congressional staffer, a lobbyist and a Capitol Police officer before being shot and killed himself. Struggling with his marriage, anger management problems and a beef against Republicans, the unemployed home inspector from IL approached the baseball players and asked, "Is this the Republican or Democrat baseball team?" The guns were purchased legally - the rifle in 2003 and the handgun in November.

Author: 0 Casey heads to Pennsylvania to hammer Senate health bill

They were Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Mike Lee of Utah, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas. They said the proposal doesn't meet the GOP promise to Americans "to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs", the Associated Press reported .

Author: 0 Another bout of rain engulfs much of Texas on heels of Cindy

The National Weather Service said an EF-2 twister with winds up to 120 miles per hour (190 kph) struck just outside Birmingham on Thursday. Heavy downpours were expected in East Texas, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. There will be the possibility of localized flash flooding. The lakes are Fort Loudoun, Watts Bar, Chickamauga, Nickajack, Guntersville, Wheeler, Wilson, Pickwick and Kentucky.

Author: 0 Trump 'considering firing special counsel'

In a Tuesday morning Senate appropriations subcommittee hearing, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein confirmed that only he could dismiss Mueller, and even then only for a documented cause. "While the president has the right to, he has no intention to do so", Sanders told reporters aboard Air Force One when asked if Trump was considering firing Mueller .

Author: 0 U.S. military shoots down Iranian-made drone in southern Syria

The drone was shot down by a U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft at about 12:30 a.m. "It displayed hostile intent and advanced on Coalition forces", the statement said. The U.S. has also suspended talks with Russian Federation over resolution of the Syrian conflict. Russian Federation announced on Monday it was suspending the hotline, but the USA said it was still functioning as of Monday morning.

Local The Democratic Party Will Get Crushed in 2018
Author: 0 The Democratic Party Will Get Crushed in 2018

But while Pelosi's critics are increasingly vocal, they have not yet answered critical questions about who would fill her leadership and fundraising roles if they were to mount a serious challenge for the perch atop the party Pelosi has held since 2002.

Author: 0 Wounded congressman Scalise transferred from ICU

Alexandria police chief Michael Brown lauded the heroic actions of officer Nicole Battaglia and two other officers who were the first to arrive at the field. Hodgkinson, armed with an assault-style rifle and handgun, was fatally wounded in an exchange of gunfire with the two officers and other local police in what Alexandria Police Chief Mike Brown described as "a combat situation".

Author: 0 Cindy Brings Flood Of Trouble To Gulf Coast

The storm will make landfall along the coast between Texas and Louisiana by Thursday morning. With Tropical Depression Cindy in the area, flooding is a concern for Bossier Parish. A 10-year-old boy was killed after being struck by storm debris on a beach in Alabama. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says two boat launches at Pointe-aux-Chenes (point oh SHEN) Wildlife Management Area near Houma (HOH-much) are closed because of flooding.

Local 'Making a Murderer's' Brendan Dassey Is Expected to Be Released from Prison
Author: 0 'Making a Murderer's' Brendan Dassey Is Expected to Be Released from Prison

His conviction was overturned in 2016 on the basis his confession, made as a 16-year-old, was coerced. Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in prison back in 2007 for the death of photographer Teresa Halbach in Wisconsin. Dassey confessed to helping Avery carry out the rape and murder of Halbach, but his lawyers argued that the confession was coerced. Kathleen Zellner tells Action 2 News that Avery is optimistic about his own case.

Local United States sees no threat to Pakistan from arms deal with India
Author: 0 United States sees no threat to Pakistan from arms deal with India

A police officer stands by a welcome poster for India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Radha Krishna Temple before his visit in Lisbon , Portugal , Saturday June 24, 2017 . "I live in everyone's pocket", PM Modi said after performing prayer at Radha Krishna temple in Portugal's Lisbon . Both countries also focussed on cooperation in areas like counter-terrorism, space and climate studies.

Local Activists Say the Trump Administration Is Making Yellowstone Bears Vulnerable to Hunters
Author: 0 Activists Say the Trump Administration Is Making Yellowstone Bears Vulnerable to Hunters

Lifting the bears' protected status will open them to trophy hunting outside the boundaries of Yellowstone park as grizzly oversight is turned over to state wildlife managers in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho . "Thanks to the team effort, grizzlies will be managed appropriately by our experts at Game and Fish". Grizzly bears once numbered about 50,000 and ranged over much of North America.

Local 2 in Thunderbirds jet accident in Ohio in good condition
Author: 0 2 in Thunderbirds jet accident in Ohio in good condition

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds canceled their Saturday performance at the Vectren Dayton Air Show following an accident after the Number 8 plane landed on Friday afternoon. "Crowd safety and the safety of our teammates is always our priority", he said. Sgt. Kenneth Cordova did not have visible injuries, Heard said. It is still undetermined whether they will fly on Sunday.

Local Death toll in spate of attacks in Pakistan rises to 85
Author: 0 Death toll in spate of attacks in Pakistan rises to 85

The explosion occurred in front of the office of the police chief in Quetta , which is capital of mineral-rich southern Balochistan, a province that is rife with separatist and Islamist insurgency. On March 31, a suicide bomber targeted civilians in the same city, killing at least 23 people and wounding 80 others. LeJ Al Alami, which has previously partnered with Middle East-based Islamic State to carry out attacks in Pakistan, said it has previously "warned the Shiah community of ...

Local Boston renames street after retired slugger David Ortiz
Author: 0 Boston renames street after retired slugger David Ortiz

A 10-time All-Star, Ortiz retired last season after spending 14 seasons of his 20-year major league career in Boston. Pedro Martinez , who had his No. But it was Ortiz's defiant speech after the Boston Marathon bombings that cemented him as a civic hero and helped prompt the Red Sox to retire his number less than a year after he retired.

Local Priebus will get the ax before Spicer, White House insiders believe
Author: 0 Priebus will get the ax before Spicer, White House insiders believe

President Donald Trump is reportedly furious at White House Counsel Don McGahn for not acting as his personal attorney and trying to push back against the Russian Federation probe. Most recently, President Trump appointed the family's wedding planner, Lynne Patton, to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development's office for NY and New Jersey, a unit that oversees billions of dollars in housing funds annually.

Local Sen. Heller Announces Opposition To GOP Health Care Reform Bill
Author: 0 Sen. Heller Announces Opposition To GOP Health Care Reform Bill

Police arrested a number of them, some in wheelchairs. "Our lives and liberty shouldn't be stolen to give a tax break to the wealthy". The protesters yelled "no cuts to Medicaid" as they were led away. Perhaps footage from today of a woman in a wheelchair being arrested as she begs for her health care to not be cut will be the wake-up call America needs.

Author: 0 Donald Trump's Lawyer: "Trump is Being Investigated But Also, He Isn't"

It's hard to imagine this meeting not coming under scrutiny. They also said they look forward to continued talks throughout each investigation. "The legal team has not been notified ", he said on CNN. Public perception aside, being the subject of an investigation is also debilitating because of the time it takes to defend oneself, the financial burden of retaining lawyers (and, for a public official, retaining press agents who can deal with the media frenzy), and the anxiety that makes it ...

Local Marches against Islamic law to be held in many US cities
Author: 0 Marches against Islamic law to be held in many US cities

Sharia is incompaitble [sic] with our Constitution and with American values. It said Sharia justifies the oppression of women and homosexuality, and advocates female genital mutilation. The rally, one of several held in more than two dozen US cities, was organized by ACT for America , which claims Islamic law is incompatible with Western democracy.

Author: 0 Tri-State Braces for Possible Impacts From Tropical Depression Cindy

Louisiana's Office of State Parks says high water or damage from Tropical Storm Cindy has closed six parks in southern Louisiana. That warning had covered the towns of Long Branch, Middletown, Marlboro, Manalapan, Tinton Falls, Holmdel, Red Bank, Hightstown, Highlands, Cranbury, Roosevelt, Windsor, East Freehold, Robertsville, Clearbrook Park, Yorketown, Twin Rivers, Navesink, Lincroft and Morganville before it was lifted.

Local Stephen Colbert laughs about Sean Spicer losing his job
Author: 0 Stephen Colbert laughs about Sean Spicer losing his job

I've seen the reports", Spicer said. He has dramatically cut back on the number of press briefings he's conducted and the White House has been looking to add to the communications team as part of a broader reshuffling. The former first daughter criticised Mr Bannon on Twitter , saying the White House was "using fat shaming to justify increased opacity". To explain this, Spicer claimed that "there are days where we decide that the president's voice should be the one who speaks for the ...

Author: 0 Ex-cop avoids charges in killing of 23yo Milwaukee man

According to reports, Smith was fleeing a traffic stop on foot and had allegedly turned with a gun in hand toward the pursuing officer. Former Milwaukee police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown has been charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the fatal shooting of a black man.

Author: 0 Pres. Trump Congratulates Republicans for Special Election Wins

Many in 2018 will be more under-the-radar contests, like the SC race and the one in Kansas to replace Mike Pompeo, the Republican congressman selected by Trump to be Central Intelligence Agency director. Democratic Party divisions are on stark display after a disappointing special election loss in a hard-fought. So it's time for change. I am a strategic, politically astute leader.

Author: 0 Nancy Pelosi is beside the point

Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Texas told Politico that Pelosi will continue to be an albatross for Democrats if she remains. Instead, Pelosi had to spend time defending her continued leadership of the Democratic caucus. If Pelosi is truly the "strategic, politically astute leader" she touts herself to be, she would know 2016 was a change election and voters in both parties continue to want real change.

Local Maryland, DC attorneys general plan lawsuit against president
Author: 0 Maryland, DC attorneys general plan lawsuit against president

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh made the announcement at a jointly held news conference in Washington , confirming the suit has been filed in federal court in Maryland. Legal experts disagree on what constitutes an emolument and whether Mr. Trump has violated the clause or not. Monday's lawsuit , the first by a government body against Trump over the emoluments provision, comes on the heels of other lawsuits, ...

Author: 0 Trump supporter who called for Clinton to be 'shot' attends bill signing

U.S. President Donald Trump is very pleased with the draft healthcare bill Senate Republican leaders have unveiled and wants to continue to "push it forward", the White House said on Friday. "If they're getting to this point where he's not going to answer questions or go on camera or have audio, why are we even having these briefings or gaggles in the first place?" When the anger over a lack of press briefings builds up, the White House will host an off-camera briefing and continue the process ...

Local Freed US student `brutalised´ by North Korea captors - father
Author: 0 Freed US student `brutalised´ by North Korea captors - father

Doctors treating Otto Warmbier , the comatose USA student released from North Korean detention this week, have said the 22-year-old had suffered extensive brain damage , the cause of which remains unknown. "He shows no signs of understanding language or responding to verbal commands", the doctor said, adding that Warmbier's condition is best described as "unresponsive wakefulness".

Local New lead in manhunt for escaped inmates | Truck stolen in Morgan Co
Author: 0 New lead in manhunt for escaped inmates | Truck stolen in Morgan Co

Two Georgia inmates who killed their guards and escaped from a prison bus have stolen a second vehicle as they try to stay ahead of a massive manhunt , a sheriff said Wednesday. Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles said in an email that multiple agencies have contributed to this sum. Authorities say inmates killed two prison guards during a bus transport in Georgia and are now being sought by law enforcement.

Author: 0 Here Is Every Republican Senator Who Opposes the Health Care Bill

It also would provide more generous tax subsidies than the House bill to help low-income people buy private insurance. Senate Republicans unveiled their long-awaited plan to overhaul the nation's healthcare system on Thursday to broad condemnation by Democrats and mixed reviews among GOP members.

Author: 0 CNN used a sketch artist at Friday's off-camera White House press briefing

Ivanka was photographed hanging out with her children at the so-dubbed "Picnic in the Park", which had the theme of enjoying a summer evening in Central Park in NY. Meanwhile, Ivanka played with Arabella, swinging her round in the Rose Garden. Democrats were far outnumbered on the lawn, though a few, including Minnesota Sen.

Local US Senators Demand Investigation of Reports of Torture in Yemen
Author: 0 US Senators Demand Investigation of Reports of Torture in Yemen

But she noted that several United States defense officials who were interviewed by the Associated Press already acknowledged that United States forces have been involved in interrogating detainees in Yemen. The Ministry statement said that the UAE, as a part of the Arab Coalition, does not administer or supervise any prisons in Yemen, noting that "This is within the jurisdiction of the Yemeni legitimate authorities".

Author: 0 Ohio Senate aims to make sense of Medicaid expansion

Other Republican senators, such as Dean Heller of Nevada and Rob Portman of OH, expressed their own qualms, as did AARP, the American Hospital Association, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Local Dozens arrested after disability advocates protest at McConnell's office
Author: 0 Dozens arrested after disability advocates protest at McConnell's office

Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas said in a statement that more time was needed to gauge the measure's potential impact but that "there are significant positive changes in the Senate bill , including increased flexibility for the states". After all, health care is the largest single expenditure for the federal government, and reining in costs should be a priority. Meanwhile, Sen. Chuck Schumer spoke out against the newly released Senate Republican health care bill on Thursday, calling the ...

Local 1 year after deadly floods, West Virginia wary of vast storm
Author: 0 1 year after deadly floods, West Virginia wary of vast storm

That means the forecasted weather could worsen the current conditions and result in rapid flooding, especially in low-lying areas and along streams and other bodies of water. As a slow-moving tropical storm that formed Tuesday in the Gulf, Cindy was blamed for one death. In Alabama, the weather service said, an EF-2 twister with winds up to 120 miles per hour (190 kph) struck just outside Birmingham Thursday.