What does the House health care bill passing mean?

The bill would eliminate some Obamacare taxes on the wealthy and insurers and demolish the individual mandate that orders people to buy government-chosen health insurance whether they want it or not. "I predict that conservative House Republicans ... More..

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Fire Destroys Home Where Ill. Toddler Was Found Dead
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Fire Destroys Home Where Ill. Toddler Was Found Dead

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services officials visited the home the day the girl disappeared to investigate an allegation of neglect by the victim's mother. "The entire structure appeared uns...More..

MoDOT: 90 Highways Remain Closed; WB I-44 to Open
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

MoDOT: 90 Highways Remain Closed; WB I-44 to Open

The superintendent has not yet confirmed if district schools will be closed Thursday and Friday. Officials also said in the post that those living to the west of Highway 67 to "reconsider evacuation NOW". B...More..

by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

US military member killed in Somalia on anti-extremist work

Also last month, the USA military announced it was sending dozens of regular troops to Somalia in the largest such deployment to the country in roughly two decades. "And again, our deepest sympathies and condol...More..

by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Asean, Tillerson speak out vs NKorea

U.S. Secretary also warned that Washington would sanction foreign firms and people conducting business with North Korea if countries did not act themselves. "That's probably something we'll look at", Manalo...More..

Steven Seagal's support for Putin gets him blacklisted by Ukraine
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Steven Seagal's support for Putin gets him blacklisted by Ukraine

Well, the actor has been photographed hanging out with controversial figures such as Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin, and is a very outspoken supporter of the Russian President. This includes French act...More..

First female usher in WH history no longer in post
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

First female usher in WH history no longer in post

Chief Usher is an important role responsible for the day-to-day running of the White House residence. Ushers generally serve long terms in the White House, and there have been just nine since 1900. In a 2016 ...More..

More rain means more worry in flooded parts of Midwest
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

More rain means more worry in flooded parts of Midwest

Water rushed southward toward Portia in Lawrence County, crossing USA 67 near the Lawrence and Randolph county border and then over US 63 east of Portia. "With the rainfall we're having here, it's going to prol...More..

Trump calls for 'good shutdown' to fix mess in Senate
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Trump calls for 'good shutdown' to fix mess in Senate

Of the 118 "no" votes only 16 were Democrats, while 102 were Republicans. The agreement, which was reached after weeks of talks, was a rare bipartisan achievement for Congress and the White House. But the cal...More..

by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

US military death in Somalia is 1st since 1993

Two other U.S. servicemen were injured in Thursday's incident, about 40 miles (64km) west of the capital Mogadishu, near the town of Barii. It said United States forces had been conducting an advise-and-ass...More..

Teacher accused of kidnapping to face federal charges in Tennessee
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Teacher accused of kidnapping to face federal charges in Tennessee

According to court documents obtained by Channel 4, Cummins was aware of the search and media coverage through a device he bought while on the run. If convicted of the federal charge, he faces at least 10 years...More..

by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Trump expects Senate to change House-passed health bill

Earlier this year, Republicans passed fiscal 2017 legislation that contained Obamacare repeal-and-replace instructions. "Why don't we say take repeal off the table and get Democrats and Republicans in the s...More..

Spurs level Rockets series, Cavs into 2-0 lead
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Spurs level Rockets series, Cavs into 2-0 lead

After losing Game 1 of their second-round series against the Houston Rockets in embarrassing fashion, the San Antonio Spurs responded in Game 2 in a big way. Regardless of what the Spurs do, and who the S...More..

Macron campaign claims hack attack on eve of runoff in France
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Macron campaign claims hack attack on eve of runoff in France

Macron, who is seen as the front-runner against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in what analysts are billing as the most important election in France in decades, extended his lead over in Friday's polls. The ...More..

Trump signs order to let churches engage more in politics
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Trump signs order to let churches engage more in politics

Trump also ordered the Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services secretaries to consider amending current law and allow employers not to pay for medical coverage of contraception, sterilization or abortive ...More..

West Virginia House rejects Senate-passed tax revisions
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

West Virginia House rejects Senate-passed tax revisions

He also said the House had not received the governor's main tax increase bill when they gaveled in Thursday morning. Senate Bill 1004 was a tax reform bill that would have increased the state's sales tax to 7...More..

Assembly Republican road-funding plan cuts, raises taxes
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Assembly Republican road-funding plan cuts, raises taxes

Craig Thompson, director of the Wisconsin Transportation Development Alliance, said he welcomes the proposal's focus on more long-term funding for roads and bridges. But they can't guarantee it. Kooyenga says t...More..

by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

GOP governor: House health care bill needs work

But an array of opponents, including many consumer and patient advocacy groups, say this bill could leave millions facing higher health care bills and less coverage. The bill passed without being "scored" by...More..

US House passes Obamacare replacement bill
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

US House passes Obamacare replacement bill

We might focus on the fact that Republicans are rushing to pass it without having held a single hearing on it, without a score from the Congressional Budget Office that would tell us exactly what the effects wo...More..

Putin supports plan to investigate reported abuse of gays
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Putin supports plan to investigate reported abuse of gays

During a meeting with Ms Moskalkova, the president referred to the reports as "rumours, you could say, about what is happening in our North Caucasus with people of non-traditional orientation", using a euphemis...More..

Trump signs executive order to review federal lands
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Trump signs executive order to review federal lands

U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Wednesday to identify national monuments that can be rescinded or resized - part of a push to open up more federal lands to drilling, mining and oth...More..

by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson lays out diplomatic priorities

The region's top diplomats will likely be more focused on the Trump administration's trade policy and its dealings with China and what it means for US policy toward the South China Sea, where several member...More..

by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

No US plane allowed to fly

The agreement will come into force from midnight tonight, but Russia's air force will continue striking Islamic State elsewhere in the country, Russian news agencies cited Russian Defence Ministry as saying on ...More..

by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Comey says Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into leaks to Rudy Giuliani

Comey said he had been in contact with Former Attorney General Sally Yates, who is expected testify about Michael Flynn, Trump's national security adviser pick, in Congress next week. Anthony Weiner . Comey h...More..

by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Senate sends $1.1T spending bill to Trump

The bill will now head to President Donald Trump for signing. The funding bill may not be quite what he and his administration had hoped for though, with no spending allocated to his promised border wall desp...More..

Next On The Chopping Block For House Republicans
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Next On The Chopping Block For House Republicans

The CHOICE Act would allow banks to opt out of Dodd-Frank if they hold enough cash, and it would limit federal stress tests of major banks to every two years. House Financial Services Committee member Rep. Mic...More..

by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Several Protesters Arrested At Berkeley After Ann Coulter Cancels Speech

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Ann Coulter said Wednesday that she was forced to cancel her speaking event Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley amid concerns of violence but might still "swing by to ...More..

by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

House Health Bill & Obmacare death watches begin: Darcy cartoon

Either option would limit federal responsibility, shifting that burden to the states. Read: A trillion dollars in tax cuts is riding on the House health bill. Yet the Senate , unhappy with the bill the Ho...More..

by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Trumps executive order on religious liberty hailed

In the wake of a presidential executive order restoring religious freedom, a constitutional attorney is making the case that the states, Congress, and federal agencies are keys to carrying it out. Reverend ...More..

Miley Cyrus Is Getting Dragged On Twitter For Swearing Off Hip Hop
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Miley Cyrus Is Getting Dragged On Twitter For Swearing Off Hip Hop

And the 24-year-old said she sometimes asks her fiancé, actor Liam Hemsworth, "Do you like being a boy?" Miley told Billboard that she knew exactly where she wanted to be and that she wanted to be "super cl...More..

by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Philippines' Duterte gives China free pass over sea row

President Duterte chose not to raise the issue, saying this was not a matter for the Asean to tackle but something between Manila and Beijing to discuss. This even as four ASEAN members- Vietnam, Malaysia, Br...More..

Ceremony Honors Ohio Peace Officers Killed In Line Of Duty
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Ceremony Honors Ohio Peace Officers Killed In Line Of Duty

The service will honor the 130 Nevada Peace Officers who have died in the line of duty since 1861. Talk about eight officers since September who have been shot or killed serving this community with distinctio...More..

by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Philippines' Duterte visits Chinese warships in home town

China has sparked regional concern by turning reefs and shoals in contested areas into artificial islands, installing military facilities and air strips on some of them. Although seemingly a small detail, that ...More..

Texas police officer faces murder charge in teen's death
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Texas police officer faces murder charge in teen's death

Authorities said they found evidence suggesting Oliver meant to cause serious bodily injury and commit an act clearly risky to human life that caused the death of an individual. The Edwards family and others pr...More..

by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Winners And Losers Under The House GOP Health Bill

The "Late Show" host explained that Republicans are still far away from fully repealing the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act was created to increase health insurance quality and affordability,...More..