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Republicans Look to Go Big or Go Home in Health Care Showdown

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In addition to state lawmakers, several MA health care leaders also celebrated House Republicans' decision to pull their Obamacare replacement plan from consideration. Those demands include removing the Essential Health Benefits, which requires insurance plans to cover a minimum number of services including maternity care, emergency room care, hospitalization and mental health care and more. Read More »

Germany's Saarland state in bellwether vote for Merkel

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The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) was unchanged at 9 percent. Sunday's election will be held in one of Germany's smallest states - Saarland just by the Luxembourg border, with just one million people - but is seen as a bellwether ahead of September's national polls. Read More »

Around 200 Civilians Killed Per Month in Yemen War

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Al Houthi-Saleh-fired Scud missiles and Iranian-provided anti-tank weapons slowed coalition-backed forces' advance. "At this meeting , they agreed to increase the amount of help, through training, arms and financial support", the official said. Read More »

Representatives comment on health care bill yank

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But on Friday, a coalition of conservative hardliners discovered a so-far-unseen lobbying power that offers an initial snapshot into how the influence wars will be waged in Donald Trump's Washington. Others say while the bill wasn't flawless, Obamacare still needs to be replaced. WASHINGTON ― As the dust settles from Friday's collapse of "Trumpcare" in the House of Representatives and fingers try to point out the various losers, at least one clear victor has emerged: facts . Read More »

Failure on health bill may hurt prospects for tax overhaul

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While Republicans broadly share the goal of Trump's promised "big tax cuts", the president will have to bridge numerous same divides within his own party that sunk the attempted overhaul of the Affordable Care Act. Years later, as a teacher, I helped prepare nursing students for what they would see in their rural practice: higher prevalence of many chronic illnesses and higher rates of uninsured patients. Read More »

Trump Blames Dems After Bill Pulled, Says Obamacare 'Will Explode'

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The AHCA was quickly submitted to Congress in the hopes of accomplishing one of President Donald Trump's key campaign promises: to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which is commonly known as "Obamacare". They denounced it as a "one size fits all" solution, but that's actually unspecific and deceptive - what "size" would work better? "The only "health" in this bill was for corporate profits and billionaire bank accounts" says RoseAnn DeMoro, Executive Director of National Nurses United. Read More »

Gareth Southgate must drop these 3 England players against Lithuania

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I'd love to one day be able to do that", Dier said. "I think people have stepped up in their performance, so there were people that weren't wearing the armband that played with the ball as leaders". "The supporters, like the team, represent the country when we go away". We have some who unfortunately were chanting things in Germany that were unacceptable but we would prefer to focus on those that support us well and get behind the team. Read More »

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrives in NZ

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The two have met before, when Mr Li was deputy premier and Mr English deputy prime minister. Li Keqiang arrives in the country tonight with a large official and business delegation in tow, marking 45 years of diplomatic relations between China and New Zealand, and nine years since the free trade agreement was signed. Read More »

New Eyewitness Footage Shows Immediate Aftermath of London Terror Attack

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British anti-terrorism police said on Saturday they still believe the man who launched a deadly attack outside parliament this week was acting alone but conceded they may never understand his motive. His last conviction came 14 years ago in December 2003 for possession of a knife. A report dating back to November 2000 shows he was sentenced to two years in prison for slashing the face of a cafe owner in a village in southern England where he lived with his family. Read More »

London marches in support of European Union, seeks to reverse Brexit

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Explaining his reason for leaving, Carswell said following the referendum result by Britain to leave the European Union , the job of UKIP had been done. The march was organised by Unite for Europe, who said it would "embolden our elected representatives" to stop Brexit. Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni admitted the European Union had "triggered a crisis of rejection" as its pace of development slowed, but insisted "we stand together and we move forward". Read More »

Vermont reacts to withdrawal of health care bill

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Lemon said the battle over health care will continue. Although Ryan did say "we're not going to give up on destroying the healthcare system for the American people", this was merely a gaffe, not a statement of intent. "It's bad if they win and it's bad if they lose", Pelosi said. Jaime Herrera Beutler came out against the Obamacare repeal bill saying it didn't do enough to protect children on Medicaid. Read More »

Ricciardo sorry at Australian grand prix

Triple champion Lewis Hamilton is also odds on favourite to add a fourth title to his name, with his reigning champion teammate Nico Rosberg having retired and replaced by former Williams driver Valtteri Bottas who is yet to win a race. It gets underway at 6am United Kingdom time, with qualifying at the same time on Saturday. Qualifying for the race begins at 5pm in Melbourne - 7am United Kingdom time. Read More »

White House backs off stock market boasts as Dow, Nasdaq drop

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Spicer pushed back, saying that the administration has cautioned against looking at one-day market performance and that the USA markets continue "to be up tremendously". "It's interesting to me... when one entity says one thing... you guys cover it ad nauseam", Spicer said . Earlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the USA economy added 235,000 jobs in February, blowing past economist expectations for 190,000. Read More »

Led coalition carried out deadly Mosul airstrike: Pentagon

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United States officials said the strike targeted a meeting of al-Qaeda members, but local reports say aircraft struck a mosque killing as many as many as 62 civilians who were praying. "The Coalition respects human life, which is why we are assisting our Iraqi partner forces in their effort to liberate their lands from ISIS brutality", according to a statement . Read More »

5 things you need to know now

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During Monday's House hearing, Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey said his agency has been investigating possible links , but said so far he has found no evidence of collusion between the Russians and Trump's campaign team and that there was no evidence of vote tampering, either. Read More »

Biden meets Biden: Former VP meets pup with same name

The secretary of state's trip to Moscow has not been confirmed by Russian Federation. "The notion that there is still this romance with Putin", Biden told reporters. Despite challenges within the Republican conference, 62 percent of voters believe Obamacare will be repealed and replaced this year. "I ain't going anywhere". Read More »

Casey issues statement on GOP health care bill

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Members of the conservative Freedom Caucus wanted the Republican bill to remove the requirement that insurers cover essential health benefits. Donald Payne Jr is a Democratic congressman representing New Jersey's 10th Congressional District . Read More »

CBI officers work overtime to prepare preliminary report for Narada probe

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On Friday, the Calcutta High Court directed the CBI to probe the Narada sting case. Earlier on Friday, a division bench, comprising of Calcutta HCs acting Chief Justice Nishita Mhatre and Justice Tapabrata Chakraborty, directed the CBI to begin probe into Narada sting case in next 24 hours and to submit the preliminary report by 72 hours. Read More »

Thousands take part in London protest to say no to Brexit

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Many EU nationals living in London joined the march, while some demonstrators waved EU flags to show their support. Organisers of the London march refused to call off the event after the Westminster attack on Wednesday, saying in a statement: 'We will not be intimidated. Read More »

Watch 2017 Australian GP Online

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Hamilton is revelling in the new generation of quicker cars, which coincides with American group Liberty Media's takeover and the exit of long-time ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone. "What we've seen from Barcelona is that the margins at the front of the field have shrunk". "It's a great opportunity for my career to fight for the wins and even for the championship". Read More »

WBB: Beavs fall in Sweet 16

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How is this year's team different from last year? On defense they are very good. "I think the whole world knows that I'm not the best scorer or I'm not the best defender on the team", Slaughter said , "but I just know that with my rebounding and me taking charges and helping the team, that's what they need for us to win the game, and I do it to the best of my ability". Read More »

Laptop With 'Sensitive' Docs Stolen From Secret Service Vehicle

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The laptop not only contains floor plans but also evacuation plans and information about the Hillary Clinton email investigation. According to a Secret Service spokesman the laptop does not carry classified information and is protected by "multiple layers of security" including disk encryption. Read More »