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Spicer: It's Not 'Mean' To Give People Health Care

Shortly after the 142-page bill was distributed, more than a half-dozen GOP lawmakers signaled concerns or initial opposition. Republicans unveiled a "discussion draft" of the Better Care Reconciliation Act on Thursday, the GOP replacement for former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act . Read More »

Police Claim White Cop Shot Black Cop In A 'Friendly Fire' Incident

Tate claims his client identified himself as an officer at the time of the incident . However, this is when another white officer came in and shot the off-duty officer in the arm as he failed to recognize him. Per department policy, seven officers will be placed on administrative leave. The victim's lawyer, Rufus J Tate Jr, told local media that the shooting was part of a wider problem in the USA with the perception of black men. Read More »

LSU ends FSU's season at College World Series


It was the first time a player had homered twice in a CWS game since 2010. "I know a lot continues to be made of him not winning the final game in Omaha ", Mainieri said. "I thought it was foul, but coming back and what I heard in the dugout, it might have been fair", he continued. So I'm just glad they called it foul. Read More »

Barricade situation ends in Lehigh County home; suspects dead

While fleeing police , the man and woman approached at least two occupied homes, according to a report in local newspaper The Morning Call. Autopsies are planned Monday. When they got stuck in construction, the pair fled the officer on foot, the district attorney said. Limeport Pike remains closed between Chestnut Hill Road and Saucon Valley Road as police deal with the incident. Read More »

Kentucky family stuck in Louisiana due to tropical storm Cindy

Altogether, about one to two inches of rain are likely in the Washington region, ending before noon Saturday , with locally heavier amounts up to two to four inches - especially in areas to our west and into the mountains. "This will serve to act as a focusing mechanism for showers and thunderstorms", says the Climate Prediction Center in a long range outlook. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. Read More »

One person injured, businesses flattened in Alabama by suspected tornado

A state of emergency was declared in Alabama and Louisiana Wednesday , and portions of the Gulf Coast are under tornado watches and flash flood watches and warnings associated with Cindy. Cindy, which made landfall on the Louisiana coast, has since been downgraded to a Tropical Depression. The National Weather Service says an EF-2 twister with winds as strong as 120 miles per hour (120 kph) struck just outside Birmingham on Thursday. Read More »

Gov. Kay Ivey, officials say threat not over from tropical depression

The National Weather Service on Thursday reported projections the Chickasawhay (CHIK'-a-saw-hay) River at Leakesville would crest at 31 feet (9.5 meters), its highest level there in more than 25 years. The central portion of the state is under a marginal risk of severe storms on Thursday, forecasters said. Starting Thursday evening, county and local officials can send the division situation reports or requests for help as needed, he said. Read More »

Trump Suggests Tape Saga Was About Trying to Keep Comey Honest


Earhardt asked Trump about his announcement earlier Thursday that he had no "tapes" of his private conversations with Comey, coming clean after five-and-a-half weeks of speculating publicly that he may have been recording their talks. Trump showed concern about that situation as well, telling Fox that Mueller is "very, very good friends with Comey which is bothersome". "So you never know what's out there, but I didn't tape, and I don't have any tape and I didn't tape". Read More »

Tropical depression drenches Mid-Ohio Valley

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said on Twitter that the state was seeing "significant effects of Cindy" and said there was more flooding expected in the coming days. The tropical storm should weaken to a tropical depression later today , and become a remnant low tonight . Many roads were closed in parts of the Deep South due to flooding, including around the Mobile, Alabama, area on Thursday. Read More »

AP Analysis: Virginia Districts Drawn to Help GOP

A new analysis of election results by The Associated Press indicates Republicans could have benefited slightly during the 2016 election from the way Kentucky state House districts were drawn. In addition to MI, the analysis found a significant Republican tilt in South Dakota, Wisconsin and Florida, all of which had a Republican-controlled redistricting process after the 2010 Census. Read More »

PM Modi heads to US for 'no frills' Trump meet


The PM said that the movement to clean India is a mass movement. Modi is due to meet with about 20 leading US CEOs in Washington on Sunday before his first meeting with Trump on Monday at the White House, when he will seek to revitalize ties that have appeared to drift, in spite of the priority they were afforded under former President Barack Obama. Read More »

Pregnant mother of 4 shot, killed by police in Seattle

As of 9:30 a.m., 480 people said they were attending. "Both officers were equipped with less lethal force options, per department policy", police said in a statement . According to the documents, Lyles was making "several unusual comments such as wanting to "morph into a wolf" and was talking about 'cloning her daughter'". Read More »

Six insurers to offer plans in Obamacare marketplace next year


That has caused a great deal of disruption in the health care system in Iowa, resulting in many people losing coverage, or not having access to coverage that they had before". Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston ) charged today. The elderly will be paying up to five times more for health insurance than younger, healthier people. Read More »

Pelosi Bares The Brunt Of Dems' Georgia Loss

With the exception of the Ossoff-Handel race, Democrats were competitive, as a growing number of voters perhaps are being turned off by Trump's failure to get much done and came out to the polls. It's suburban, well-educated and affluent. In the end, the Republican - and in the eyes of many, Trump - won handily. At that time , Democrats held 233 seats to the Republicans' 202. Read More »

South Florida Air Force Pilot Injured In 'Mishap' During Air Show Practice

Kenneth Cordova , was also taken to Miami Valley Hospital. It's unclear if the jet's pilot, Capt. Erik Gonsalves , has been released. A military jet is attended to after flipping over Friday at Dayton International Airport in Ohio. Gonsalves and Cordova had approximately 1,600 hours of flight experience. Dayton officials said two people were on board the plane. The Wright Patterson Air Force Base said its firefighters responded alongside the airport's fire and rescue team. Read More »

Planes grounded by extreme heat in Phoenix, Arizona


Searing footpaths are the bane of human and beast alike in Las Vegas. In Las Vegas, which also has seen its share of record-shattering heat, National Weather Service staffers got creative - and conducted an experiment to show just how hot it is. Read More »

Vilsack speaks out on GOP Senate health care plan

Menendez said that the wealthiest Americans will get a tax cut under the Senate legislation, paid for by "taking health care away from those who need it most ". The same poll shows a favorable/unfavorable ratio for a congressional "health care plan that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act ". Read More »

Police Forcibly Remove Health Care Bill Protesters Outside Mitch McConnell's Office


Protesters angry over cuts to Medicaid in the Senate Republicans' health care bill filled a hallway outside of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office Thursday. U.S. Capitol Police remove a protester from in front of the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. For people with disabilities, Medicaid pays for everything from traditional health services like doctor and hospital visits to personal care attendants, employment and behavior supports, assistive technology and other ... Read More »

Black groups in Cincinnati upset by 2nd mistrial


The Hamilton County jury had deliberated more than 30 hours over five days after getting the case Monday. "We're nearly evenly split regarding our vote for a final verdict". "Tensing maintains he feared for his life as DuBose's auto began to drive away". He was in tears at some points. "I realized what this was going to mean to our community and it really broke my heart because I know it's just bad". Read More »

Health bill test of McConnell's leadership skills


The controversial new bill would roll back much of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, by drastically scaling back Medicaid funding that goes towards health coverage for people on a low income and tax credits for middle-class Americans who buy their own healthcare insurance. Read More »

Pelosi on defense: 'I'm a master legislator' and 'worth the trouble'

She's also expected to become one of the most closely-watched junior lawmakers in Washington given the symbolism of her win . Republican Karen Handel beat Democrat Jon Ossoff in the race for the Georgia seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, dashing Democratic hopes to pull off an upset in the runup to the 2018 midterm elections. Read More »

Things to Know About the Virginia Governor Primary

Bush twice and said at a debate ahead of his 2011 re-election to the state Senate that health care is a "privilege." The victor on the Democrat side, Ralph Northam , notes that as lieutenant governor, he cast tie-breaking votes to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation in state government; to repeal the "infamous and medically unnecessary" mandate requiring an ultrasound before abortion; and to raise the minimum wage for all working Virginians. Read More »

Protesters Arrested Outside McConnell's Office

A few moments later, he made her wildest dreams come true. In their statement , the protesters said that they are "demanding [McConnell] bring an end to attacks on disabled people's freedom which are expected in the bill". Republicans say this approach will strengthen Medicaid by giving states more flexibility. "Home and community-based services are what allow us to do our jobs, live our lives and raise our families. Read More »

Steve Scalise transferred out of ICU

He was near death when he arrived at the hospital and remained in critical condition into this week. More on this as it develops. "The American Hospital Association says a person is in fair condition when the vital signs are stable and within normal limits; the patient is conscious, but may be uncomfortable; and indicators are favorable". Read More »