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Revised GOP health care bill won't make Trump 100-day mark


Congressional leaders expressed optimism that an agreement on the longer-term spending package was within reach. Information for this article was contributed by Thomas Kaplan and Robert Pear of The New York Times and by Erica Werner, Alan Fram, Andrew Taylor, Mary Clare Jalonick and Kevin Freking of The Associated Press. Read More »

US Navy SEAL, killed in Somalia, ID'd


He was 38-years-old. The family is asking for privacy from the community during this time. He was a senior chief special warfare operator from Falmouth, Maine, according to a press release from the U.S. A Somali soldier patrols next to the burnt-out wreckage of a auto that was used by suspected al-Shabab fighters on April 16, 2017. "The expanded authorities were not applicable to this situation", said Patrick Barnes, a Africa Command spokesman. Read More »

Trump's claim that Comey said he's not under investigation 'farcical'

Trump said he fired Comey following "clear" advice from Sessions and Rosenstein, who, among other reasons, cited Comey's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails as the reason he should be dismissed. "Outrageous", said Oregon Sen Ron Wyden, calling for Comey to immediately be summoned to testify to Congress about the status of the Trump-Russia investigation. Read More »

DeVos Commencement Speech Draws Protests


University President Edison Jackson in a statement , said "I am of the belief that it does not benefit our students to suppress voices that we disagree with". One student described (paywall) her invitation to the school as "a slap in the face". Roughly half the students present turned their backs on her as she spoke. Read More »

Palestinian leader hails Trump's Mideast peace efforts

The Russian president pointed out that "the development of humanitarian ties has always played an important role in cooperation between Russia and Palestine". "We have been hearing you reiterate this position". The Palestinian leader met with the USA president at the White House on May 3. Abbas thanked the Russian president for his assistance in the creation of the new multifunctional cultural center in Bethlehem. Read More »

Trump calls for 'good shutdown' to mess in Senate


Mick Mulvaney, the White House budget director, told reporters Tuesday afternoon that the reason Trump floated the possibility of a shutdown was all because of Democrats' happiness at the spending deal. "This was not winning from the Republican point of view". With Democrats celebrating concessions they extracted in the spending bill, Trump used a Rose Garden ceremony honoring the Air Force Academy's football team to declare he and Republicans got more from the legislation than might appear. Read More »

Suspect in crash that hurt boy had been deported 15 times


He was taken into custody, about a half hour after the crash occurred, along with another man who was also an illegal immigrant. Lennox Lake had the time of his life Saturday at Disneyland. He and his wife assured each other they were OK. The impact hit the back seat behind the driver right where Lennox was sitting. Lake crawled out of the auto on the passenger side and called 911. Read More »

Comey firing will not derail Russian Federation probe, acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director says


Comey, who was sacked by Trump on Tuesday, told associates the president was "outside the realm of normal", even "crazy", after he accused Obama of wiretapping him, the New York Times reported . The President did not answer directly, but said: "I just want somebody that's competent". Rosenstein concluded his assessment saying, "The FBI is unlikely to regain public and congressional trust until it has a Director who understands the gravity of the mistakes and pledges never to repeat them". Read More »

Ryan says Senate likely to change health bill

Senators have set up a working group of about a dozen lawmakers to examine how to craft the Senate's health bill: with members ranging from Sen. They cited concerns about potential higher costs for older people and those with pre-existing conditions, along with cuts to Medicaid. Read More »

Jilted gunman in deckchair opens fire at party

Moments later police on the ground shot him dead, after he raised his gun to fire on them. Selis used a.45 caliber Sig Sauer, which was registered in his name. Selis, the son of a dentist, had seven siblings, all of whom appear to live in the San Diego area. San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman revealed during a news conference that Selis called his ex-girlfriend on the phone as he fired his weapon on the group. Read More »

Kathy Berman, wife of ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman, dies in vehicle accident


Bertulis' vehicle struck a utility pole and landed on its roof. "This is a devastating tragedy and hard to comprehend", ESPN president John Skipper said in a statement on Wednesday. Kathy Berman , left, poses with Chris Berman and their two kids at the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony honoring the ESPN broadcaster in 2010. Police say Kathy Berman's auto struck the rear of Bertulis' SUV and both veered off the road. Read More »

Senate blocks moves to overturn Obama-era rule on drilling


Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said late Monday he will support the repeal effort after weeks of public silence, saying he got assurances from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that he will take steps to reduce methane waste. Conservation Colorado, the state's largest environmental advocacy group, praised the vote but criticized Gardner's position. . "Fugitive emissions from the wellhead are probably the leading source of methane emissions in the oil and gas sector, so this is a great place to ... Read More »

Hamilton staying with interim coach for 2017-2018 season after hazing scandal


Decisions beyond the 2017 season have not been determined. Belles was placed on paid leave last month amid an ongoing hazing investigation involving some of the team's players. Meanwhile, two 16-year-olds are being charged as juveniles, but requests have reportedly been made to charge those two as adults as well. The crimes, which were not described by police, were allegedly committed between September 2015 and January 2017 on school grounds, but police said they first learned of them in ... Read More »

Cooper sends letter to Trump administration over Matthew aid


That was fresh in the mind of many voters when Trump took North Carolina, sweeping the coastal counties . The post North Carolina denied 99 percent of federal recovery funds for Hurricane Matthew appeared first on PBS NewsHour . Hurricane recovery has always been and should continue to be above partisan finger pointing. "Senator Burr encourages both Democrat and Republican leaders to work together to ensure that those suffering as a result of a natural disaster get the support they need". Read More »

Severe storms, tornadoes possible in Oklahoma and Texas


But, ironically, most of today will be dry. We're talking 9pm - midnight. Speaking of - the severe weather threats for tonight are high winds and large hail. We have a Flash Flood Watch in effect for Thursday. "Another storm system approaches us on Sunday so we could have some storms starting to spread Sunday afternoon in the South Plains", he said. Read More »

Elderly woman crashes vehicle through 7-Eleven store


According to Fairhaven police, the crash happened at the 7-Eleven on Huttleston Avenue around 9:30 a.m. Police and witnesses say it was a miracle that no one was badly injured after an elderly woman drove right into the store. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford with minor injuries. The auto landed about 10 feet away from her and she said the store immediately started filling up with smoke. Read More »

Mormon church pulls older teens out of Boy Scouts


The church said it will stop participating in that program but will continue to enroll 8- to 13-year-old boys in the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Mormon church officials said the Boy Scouts' "Varsity" and "Venturing" programs for older teenagers had become hard to implement within the religion. Read More »

Modesto child molestation suspect dead after evading police in Arizona


The truck crashed during a police pursuit, with speeds topping 95mph. Roberston, 37, of Modesto, CA, was wanted on a felony warrant for Child Molestation issued by the Modesto Police Department . He said an officer located the suspect vehicle shortly after the Modesto call and that Robertson sped away during at attempted traffic stop on East Andy Devine Avenue. Read More »

Colorado governor hints he may call lawmakers back to work


The governor is also concerned that the legislature couldn't come to an agreement on fully funding the Colorado Energy Office. The centerpiece transportation funding bill of the session, which would have raised the state sales tax to fund crippled roads and highways, failed in the legislature this year. Read More »

Senate Passes Spending Bill to Avert Government Shutdown


The House will vote on the bill today (May 3) and it is expected to pass there and the Senate before being signed by the president this week. Instead, funding for the National Institute of Health is increased by $2 billion, despite Trump's budget plan calling for cuts to the program, and the bill will also deliver money for clean energy and science funding. Read More »

White House: Rod Rosenstein should take over Russian Federation probe

McCabe was also at the center of a controversy in the Clinton email investigation - the case that administration officials have pointed to as Trump's basis for firing Comey. Curbelo called the move an "extraordinary decision" that "raises many questions all of which must be answered". The embattled top lawman told lawmakers he made the request for more help in a meeting with Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general overseeing the Russian Federation probe, according to three USA ... Read More »

Financial Impact Of American Healthcare Act to be Released

Children up to 26 years old can continue to stay on their parents' health care plans. So what exactly does it mean, and how many people in ME have one? Not how much it lowers federal spending. About 600,000 North Carolinians were at risk of having zero health insurance options this year when Blue Cross, the only Obamacare option in 95 out of 100 counties, seriously considered pulling out. Read More »

Moustakas homers in 12th, Royals beat Rays 7


Consider it a small step in that direction Wednesday with his second straight multihit game, including a homer. Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez took issue with being on the receiving end of a 96-mph errant fastball from Tampa Bay Rays starter Chris Archer on Wednesday night. Read More »

Construction company owner faces charges in 2015 collapse


The defendants were identified as 47-year-old Michael Weiss and his companies RSBY NY Builders Inc. and Park Ave Builders Inc. An unlicensed contractor has been slapped with manslaughter charges for illegally running a unsafe construction site that left one 18-year-old worker dead, and two others clinging to life, authorities said Wednesday. Read More »