Maduro says helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court

Later, Information Minister Ernesto Villegas read a statement from the government accusing the helicopter of firing 15 shots against the Interior Ministry as a reception was taking place for 80 people celebrating national journalist's day. More..

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by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Tropical Storm Cindy could deliver 'drenching showers' to Upstate NY

Last June, torrential rains in West Virginia claimed 23 lives and memories of that disaster remained fresh at somber ceremonies honoring the dead. After the storm clears the state, sunny skies and moderate te...More..

Susan Collins: Trump hasn't learned how to work with Congress
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Susan Collins: Trump hasn't learned how to work with Congress

A Medi-Cal program pays for in-home care. "So it's really meltdown, and we're going to try and solve the problem". "I don't know where I would get a job , being (out of the workforce) for more than 10 years". ...More..

by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

CBO Predicts GOP Health Care Bill Could Leave 22 Million Uninsured

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell informed GOP senators of the delay during their weekly luncheon Tuesday, as the GOP seemingly lacks sufficient support to pass the bill in its current form . Without...More..

Cornyn: 'We haven't finished our conversation' on health care overhaul
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Cornyn: 'We haven't finished our conversation' on health care overhaul

The 22 million extra uninsured Americans are just 1 million fewer than the number the budget office estimated would become uninsured under the House version. The spots urged Portman and senators from Ariz...More..

Donald Trump's Lawyer:
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Donald Trump's Lawyer: "Trump is Being Investigated But Also, He Isn't"

Should the President be under investigation for firing Comey, however, either now or in the future, the investigation that began focusing on Russian ties to the Trump campaign and November's election could re...More..

Palestinian tries to stab Israeli soldiers, shot dead: army
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Palestinian tries to stab Israeli soldiers, shot dead: army

On Tuesday, hours before Kushner's arrival, Netanyahu announced the beginning of work on a new settlement in the West Bank, and has talked of thousands more settlement homes, ramping up a policy that has always...More..

90 days in jail; drywall, coke confused
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

90 days in jail; drywall, coke confused

Karlos Cashe was pulled over in Oviedo for a routine traffic stop when the police officer said he noticed a white powder in the man's auto. An officer noticed white powder on Cashe's seats and floorboards, and...More..

by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Facing defections, Senate GOP leaders delay health care vote

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump spoke with McConnell on Tuesday morning and has been "fully engaged" with senators. The delay comes one day after the Congressional Budget Office's ...More..

by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

US Supreme Court further blurs the line between Church and State

The court today found that Missouri violated the First Amendment by denying public money to a church for a playground because of its religious status . Becket filed a filed a friend-of-the-court brief on t...More..

Mattis says North Korea is most urgent threat
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Mattis says North Korea is most urgent threat

Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill June 13, 2017. We still haven't got a strategy for Afghanistan. The number of US troops has slowly been inc...More..

New island appears off coast of North Carolina
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

New island appears off coast of North Carolina

The mile-long island, nicknamed "Shelley Island", formed due to the Atlantic Ocean's changing tides, ABC News reports. But apparently, the sudden appearance of what some are calling " Shelly Island " (bec...More..

GOP health bill: Big tax cuts for rich, not much for others
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

GOP health bill: Big tax cuts for rich, not much for others

The hope that the Senate would be able to fix the House Obamacare repeal bill and make it less " mean " - to borrow the label employed by President Trump-has officially been dispelled. He said leaders were we...More..

LA City Council oks plans for George Lucas museum
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

LA City Council oks plans for George Lucas museum

It will be built adjacent to Lucas's alma mater, the University of Southern California. Mr. Lucas and his wife, Mellody Hobson celebrated on Tuesday at City Hall. The Lucas-Steven Spielberg "Indiana Jones" ...More..

by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Senators Look To Impose New Sanctions Against Russia

The House has yet to take up the measure, which is an amendment to a bill that tightens sanctions on Iran for its ballistic missile tests. During the hearing Wednesday, Secretary of State Rex W. Existing US...More..

Kasich: Neither Party Cares About Poor People
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Kasich: Neither Party Cares About Poor People

The fate of Ohio's Medicaid expansion was one of the sticking points Tuesday as a six-member conference committee was expected to work into the night resolving myriad differences between the House and Senate vi...More..

by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Qatar demands difficult to meet

But Qatar has not acknowledged that harboring or funding terrorists is the real reason for the diplomatic rift in the first place, which puts the Gulf states - and now Corker - at something of a standoff as...More..

Investigation Is
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Investigation Is "Witch Hunt"

The President's tweet sparked immediate speculation about the future of the official, Rod Rosenstein , who wrote a memo recommending Comey be ousted and also later approved the appointment of a special coun...More..

Illinois House Democrats propose 4-year property tax freeze
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Illinois House Democrats propose 4-year property tax freeze

Lawmakers and the governor have until the end of the month to reach an agreement, or the new fiscal year will begin without a budget in place. The governor has not been directly participating in these negotia...More..

Manzanita Fire Grows To 5000 Acres In South California, Evacuation Warnings Issued
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Manzanita Fire Grows To 5000 Acres In South California, Evacuation Warnings Issued

Officials updated at 11:45 p.m., that firefighters had achieved ten percent containment on the "Manzanita Fire", which has already scorched about 5,000 acres. Overnight, hand crews, backed by bulldozers, were g...More..

CT travelers react to travel ban; Muslim advocacy group issues travel alert
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

CT travelers react to travel ban; Muslim advocacy group issues travel alert

He says that the ban "doesn't increase anybody's security, unfortunately, and it's regrettable that. the citizens of the countries on the list have never taken part in any act of terrorism against the United S...More..

Cooper pitches budget fixes GOP unlikely to back
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Cooper pitches budget fixes GOP unlikely to back

Cooper said the budget does not include money to increase the number of school nurses, counselors, teacher assistants, broadband Internet access for all schools, or for classroom supplies. Cooper sought at leas...More..

EPA Backing Off Obama Administration's Waters Rule
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

EPA Backing Off Obama Administration's Waters Rule

Chamber of Commerce. "The goal of the Clean Water Act is to restore and maintain the integrity of the nation's waters". Less certain is the status of some 2 million miles of headwaters and streams that flow o...More..

Son of Ex-Padre on Life Support After Freak Baseball Accident
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Son of Ex-Padre on Life Support After Freak Baseball Accident

We are really staying positive that this is the best way to give Jason the most comfort possible and the least stress. He is now at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. More will be known Mond...More..

Nuclear Plant Forced To Apologize After Using Bikini Contest To Hire Intern
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Nuclear Plant Forced To Apologize After Using Bikini Contest To Hire Intern

The woman who garnered the most votes was to be given the title "Miss Energy 2017" as well as the chance for a two-week internship with the company. And then people on Facebook voted for their favorite candid...More..

by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Liberal government waiting for more details on Trump travel ban decision

Iranians at Tehran's worldwide airport say they don't expect to encounter any difficulties traveling to the United States despite the Supreme Court's partial reinstatement of President Donald Trump's trav...More..

March 2009 Time cover of Trump is phony
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

March 2009 Time cover of Trump is phony

However there was no March 1, 2009, issue of Time Magazine and no issue at all in 2009 that had Trump on the cover, the Washington Post reports . The fake was also easy to spot given the thickness of the red ...More..

GOP leaders add penalty for lapsed coverage to health bill
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

GOP leaders add penalty for lapsed coverage to health bill

Four million people who now get insurance from their employer are expected to lose coverage by next year , in part because eliminating financial penalties imposed on companies that don't provide those benefits...More..

by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Gay couple sees hope in Supreme Court cake case

Several of his former law clerks have said they think he is contemplating stepping down in the next year or so. Colorado is one of the states whose laws protect gay couples , and Jack Phillips , the own...More..

Senate Republicans Push for Vote on Health Care Bill
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Senate Republicans Push for Vote on Health Care Bill

With Senate Democrats united in opposition , Republicans can afford to lose only two votes on their side and still pass the bill. Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday that the House is waiting to see what the Sena...More..

by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Justices to review New Jersey bid for legal sports betting

Both the national and Colorado chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have represented the two men, and say they are happy to continue doing so. The ruling also stated that the Colorado Anti-Disc...More..

High Stakes Wisconsin Supreme Court Case Could Shut Down Or Cement Gerrymandering
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

High Stakes Wisconsin Supreme Court Case Could Shut Down Or Cement Gerrymandering

The process is supposed to ensure that voters in each state are properly represented in Congress. Gerrymandering-the drawing of congressional districts to favor one party over another by packing it full of a ...More..

by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Supreme Court orders new look at Colorado voucher program

Comer . According to CNN's legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, a footnote appears in the majority decision that says the case is only about playgrounds and it's not about funding or anything bigger than that. "On...More..

Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87

Yeltsin also called the German chancellor his "friend" on many occasions. "I'm in mourning over the death of Helmut Kohl , my close friend". Germany's longest-serving chancellor since World War II ...More..

New Southern California wildfire grows to 125 acres
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

New Southern California wildfire grows to 125 acres

A wildfire menacing a southern Utah ski town for almost a week flared again, doubling in size for the second night in a row and torching more homes after residents fled the flames, officials said Friday. More t...More..