Author: 0 McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for Senate health bill

Several Republican senators have already said they oppose the bill, at least as of now. He wrote , "It remains my fervent hope that we step back and try to deliver on what the American people need". "We have to act", McConnell said. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., leaves the chamber after announcing the release of the Republicans' healthcare bill which represents the party's long-awaited attempt to scuttle much of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, at the ...

Author: 0 Australia says to resume air strikes in Syria after Russia threat

The F-15 plane downed the drone around 00:30 on Tuesday (21:30 GMT Monday) north-east of Tanf, according to a U.S. military statement . Russian Federation on Monday said that it was closing the communication line after a U.S. Dillon would not say if Russian Federation had used the line to warn the Americans ahead of the strike, but a USA defense official confirmed to AFP that it had.

People At least 15 killed in Southern Afghanistan vehicle bomb blast
Author: 0 At least 15 killed in Southern Afghanistan vehicle bomb blast

Helmand police spokesman Salam Afghan said that the bomber had donated his explosives at the gate of the new Kabul Bank branch, reported BBC . The blast took place at about 12 noon local time after a vehicle bomb exploded, killing 24people and wounding over 50 others, Tolo News quoted a spokesman for the provincial governor Omar Zwak as saying.

Author: 0 Donald Trump says hola to solar to keep the Mexicans out

The notion of adding solar panels to the border wall was explored in a Wall Street Journal op-ed in March. However, Democrats and even most Republicans reportedly doubt that the wall will ever be built. However, the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, whose latest figures are from 2015, indicates there are at least nine countries with higher homicide rates than Mexico .

People Trump Says Mueller's Friendship With Comey Is 'Bothersome'
Author: 0 Trump Says Mueller's Friendship With Comey Is 'Bothersome'

Comey later testified that Trump asked him for loyalty - which an Federal Bureau of Investigation chief does not owe a president - and made a statement that he interpreted as a request to "drop" a probe into former national security advisor Michael Flynn.

Author: 0 Clamping down, Trump team puts the 'brief' in press briefing

Toward the end of the (very short) briefing, Spicer was asked to answer "just very plainly ... does President Trump believe that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 elections?" Mike Dubke resigned as White House communications director last month after a series of legal and political threats began to torment the administration.

People Greenpeace in Spain protests Trump climate decision
Author: 0 Greenpeace in Spain protests Trump climate decision

Hawaii just passed a law committing to all of the provisions of the historic accord, making it the first in what we hope will be one of many states to do so. "In many cases the actions described in these pledges are ambiguous or imprecise", wrote Joeri Rojelj, the lead author of the paper titled "Understanding the Origin of Paris Agreement Emission Uncertainties".

Author: 0 Oscar to Enter Tennessee's Obamacare Market in 2018

Health insurers had until Wednesday to declare whether they planned to sell coverage next year on exchanges in most states. Actual participation and final rates won't be set until later in the year. Oxford Health Plans, owned by UnitedHealthcare Co., also announced it was pulling out of New Jersey's health exchange at about the same time. Meanwhile, the company has pulled out of less profitable areas, scaled back on costlier doctors and hospitals and raised its prices for customers in NY by ...

People Food aid dwindling in world's fastest-growing refugee crisis
Author: 0 Food aid dwindling in world's fastest-growing refugee crisis

The camp, which opened in February this year, is already filling up, hosting some 120,000 refugees, mostly women and children, fleeing violence and instability in the neighbouring country. "I have seen the hearts of Ugandan people open, but not all doors are open in the world. That is what is forcing people to run from their land", said Wadri Sam Nykua, the top government official in Arua , Uganda, welcoming the European Union and United Nations officials to the refugee settlement.

Author: 0 North Korea denies torturing American detainee Otto Warmbier

Yet, there's a qualifier that keeps creeping into the USA press coverage of this story, a touch of ersatz journalistic due diligence, which suggests that too many American reporters have yet to grasp the full extent of North Korea's totalitarian horrors.

People Ohio city makes plans for North Korea-held student's funeral
Author: 0 Ohio city makes plans for North Korea-held student's funeral

The meeting paired U.S. State Secretary Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and General Fang Fenghui, chief of joint staff of the People's Liberation Army. Last month, California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff and his Republican colleague Rep. Joe Wilson of SC introduced the North Korea Travel Control Act.

Author: 0 Opposition picks Meira Kumar in Dalit-vs-Dalit Presidential battle

At a meeting of Opposition parites in Delhi on Thursday to decide on a joint Presidential candidate, Nationalist Congress Party leader Sharad Pawar, who spoke soon after Congress president Sonia Gandhi's brief opening remarks, placed three names on the table - former Maharashtra chief minister Sushi Kumar Shinde, former Planning Commission member Balchander Mungekar and Meira Kumar.

Author: 0 Obama terms Trumpcare a massive extortion bill, Trump reiterates Obamacare is dead

President Barack Obama responded to the Senate's version of the Obamacare replacement bill in a scathing Facebook post Thursday, hours after Republicans unveiled the legislation. It would also let states get waivers to ignore some coverage standards that "Obamacare" requires of insurers. "I'm going to stay focused on it next week as the bill goes to the Senate floor.

People Bernie Sanders: 'Democratic brand is pretty bad'
Author: 0 Bernie Sanders: 'Democratic brand is pretty bad'

In service of that mission, Sanders went on CNN to offer remarks that were about as helpful as a burlap condom. Phil Scott also said the bill would be bad for Vermont. Is paying attention to women and minorities really worse than that? I'm making ten bucks an hour. Event doors open at 10am and the program begins at 11:30am.

Author: 0 London Borough evacuating 800 homes due to safety concerns following fire

Announcing the first closure in a statement on Friday evening Ms Gould said firefighters and council officials had inspected the estate on Friday. Scotland Yard also revealed manslaughter charges are being considered by detectives investigating the blaze in the tower in west London, which had failed fire safety tests.

Author: 0 Iranians hold annual anti-Israel rallies, displays missile

The annual protests held on the last Friday of the fasting month of Ramadan are organized by Iran's hard-line Shiite Muslim establishment as a show of support for the Palestinian people. " Death to the House of Saud and Daesh (IS )", the demonstrators chanted. Larijani, in a speech to Tehran demonstrators, called Israel the "mother of terrorism" and said that in the "20th century, there was no event more ominous than establishing the Zionist regime".

Author: 0 North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM

United States officials have said North Korea has test-fired another rocket. The disclosure of the engine test came a day after the U.S. pressed China to exert more economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to help rein in its nuclear and missile programmes, during a round of high-level talks in Washington .

People MSCI adds China-listed stocks to index in long awaited move
Author: 0 MSCI adds China-listed stocks to index in long awaited move

The company faced tough times in the wake of President Xi Jinping's crackdown on ostentatious gifting during the anti-graft campaign in 2013, but has more recently been seeing a rebound in demand. After inclusion of around 222 large cap stocks from China's locally traded shares, it will form almost 0.7% of MSCI's global emerging market index.

People Seeking loan waiver has become fashion these days: Venkaiah Naidu
Author: 0 Seeking loan waiver has become fashion these days: Venkaiah Naidu

This comes a day after Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah urged PM Narendra Modi to waive farm loans taken from commercial and nationalised banks as well. This is not right. In southern Tamil Nadu, reeling from dry weather, a court asked the state government to write off loans to all farmers. Opposition and farmers' leaders have slammed Naidu for his comments.

People Australia's suspension of Syrian operations a 'blow' to the US
Author: 0 Australia's suspension of Syrian operations a 'blow' to the US

The actions of the United States and its allies were criticized by the Russian Foreign Ministry , and they were called by the Defense Ministry actually military aggression against Syria . shot down a Syrian Su-22 which, the Pentagon said, had bombed US-backed fighters battling IS near the town of Tabqa in Raqqa province. Russia, a key ally of the Syrian regime, accused the US-led coalition of "complicity with terrorism" after the drone was downed in southern Syria .

Author: 0 Senate GOP health care bill released

Termed the " Better Care Reconciliation Act ", the Senate's answer to the House's efforts to repeal and replace the ACA was finally released Thursday morning after weeks of secret negotiations. Several states have said they would end the expansion if the federal funding were decreased. He says it provides more money for hospitals that serve low-income Tennesseans who don't have insurance.

People Australia to resume airstrikes against IS targets soon
Author: 0 Australia to resume airstrikes against IS targets soon

That warning came after the U.S. shot down a Syrian military plane. The drone was downed just outside the 55 kilometer de-confliction zone, according to the officials. At stake, says the Washington Post , is Syria's oil producing area to the south of Raqqa . The confrontation was the latest clash in Syria where a proxy war is going on between Iranian-backed militias that support Assad and the Syrian fighters who have been trained by the U.S., British, and other coalition military ...

Author: 0 Kushner arrives to try for Israeli-Palestinian breakthrough

Israel broke ground for its first new settlement in the West Bank in two decades on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced. Hamas spokesman Sami Abou Zouhri later released a statement backing up Risheq's claim, saying that two of the terrorists belonged to the PFLP and the third to Hamas.

People Ex-Sept. 11 worker gets drug case pardon, fights deportation
Author: 0 Ex-Sept. 11 worker gets drug case pardon, fights deportation

Cuomo says Cardona has lived crime-free since then. Cardona came to the an undocumented worker in 1986 at the age of 17 fleeing political instability in Colombia . Mr. Cardona's pardon is the first since the president's new priorities were issued. The time he spent in the debris resulted in a severe lung condition from which he still suffers.

Author: 0 North Korea claims test of new cruise missile to target warships

Roh Jae-cheon said in a briefing. Kim Dong-yub, a North Korea expert at Seoul's Institute for Far Eastern Studies, said the projectiles, which showed longer range than North Korea's previously known KN-01 anti-ship cruise missiles that can travel up to 160 kilometers (99 miles), were likely from a new cruise missile system North Korea displayed during a massive April 15 military parade.

People Packers' Letroy Guion arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving
Author: 0 Packers' Letroy Guion arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving

Guion, who recorded 30 tackles in 15 games last season, has 173 tackles with 8.5 sacks in 110 career contests with the Minnesota Vikings and Packers . He missed the first three games of 2015 because he violated the league's substance abuse policy. The Packers restructured Guion's contract after the announcement of his second suspension, pushing back several of his roster bonuses into the regular season.

Author: 0 South Korean leader says he shares 'common' goal with Trump

For months, the Trump administration has lobbied China to exert its economic influence over the North Korean government in an effort to halt that country's nuclear weapons and missile development activities. The 22-year-old died Monday , less than a week after being released from a North Korean prison. In the wake of Warmbier's death , Chan said the company will continue that suspension.

People Intercept attempt fails in missile defense test off Hawaii
Author: 0 Intercept attempt fails in missile defense test off Hawaii

The launching ship, the USS John Paul Jones , successfully detected and tracked the missile with its AN/SPY-1 radar and engaged, but failed to score a hit. The destroyer John Paul Jones, running the Navy's top-of-the-line Aegis Baseline 9.C2 combat system, failed to intercept a medium-range ballistic missile launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Kauai, Hawaii.

People Malaysia edges India to book a place in 2018 Hockey World Cup
Author: 0 Malaysia edges India to book a place in 2018 Hockey World Cup

As India took the attack route, Malaysia preferred rely on counter-attacks. Malaysia once against proved to be a thorn in India's flesh. For India, Ramandeep Singh scored the two goals. The fourth quarter was no different from the third with India missing a chance from a penalty corner in the final minutes of the play. Malaysia doubled the advantage via Tengku Tajuddin with another penalty corner in the 20th minute.

People US, S. Korean warplanes to hold joint drills over Korean Peninsula
Author: 0 US, S. Korean warplanes to hold joint drills over Korean Peninsula

The talks are meant to build on progress made when President Donald Trump met China's president in Florida in April. " North Korea may be more aggressive on the repatriation issue", Jang Cheol-un, a professor at the Institute for Far Eastern Studies, told the Korea Times on June 10.

People Portugal is close to containing wildfire that killed 64
Author: 0 Portugal is close to containing wildfire that killed 64

The fire, about 200km northeast of the capital Lisbon, spread rapidly after starting on Saturday, killing many people in their cars as they tried to flee the blaze. He says that more than 1,200 firefighters are on duty at the blaze. The president of the League of Firefighters, Jaime Marta Soares, said Wednesday he believed that arson had caused the fire, contradicting an earlier account by police.

Author: 0 Muslims skeptical about 'road rage' in Virginia girl's death

Both FCPD and Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova said they stand with the Muslim community as some live in fear, despite police statements that no religious or ethnic bias was at play in this case. Nabra's grieving father, Mahmoud Hassanen , told CNN he does not believe his daughter died only because of road rage . I told the detective: 'I want to ask him one question.

People Hospital: Scalise condition upgraded to 'fair'
Author: 0 Hospital: Scalise condition upgraded to 'fair'

The shooting happened while Scalise and other congressional Republicans were practicing in advance of ann annual charity baseball game against Democrats. When Scalise was shot last week, a bullet punctured his left hip and traveled across to the other hip, causing "substantial damage" to his blood vessels, bones and some internal organs, Dr.