Mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment, Texas police say

Around 4:30 p.m., medical responders who had arrived pronounced her children dead. Randolph was booked into Parker County Jail on Friday. Randolph initially told investigators that the children had disappeared from an enclosed porch while she was folding laundry, and somehow managed to lock themselves inside the vehicle.

Menendez: Senate health care bill 'devastating' for NJ Medicaid recipients

Brian Sandoval Friday morning, pointing to the bill's dramatic reductions in Medicaid . Heller, who faces a hard re-election fight next year, said he would vote against the bill in its current form but did not rule out supporting a revamped version.

Tropical storm remnants driving heavy rain, thunderstorms toward Chattanooga region

Gulf Coast states. It's important to not focus completely on the forecast path of the low-pressure center since impacts will extend well to the east along the Gulf Coast. The dugout of a baseball field is destroyed in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on Tuesday , June 20, 2017, as severe weather from Tropical Storm Cindy brushed along the northwest coast of Florida Wednesday mo.

GOP senators oppose health care bill as written

One possibility is that McConnell is anxious the provision runs afoul of the procedural rules allowing Republicans to pass the bill with a simple majority vote. It's just as bad - and in some cases worse - than the bill that narrowly passed the House of Representatives in May. Though Trump lauded its passage in a Rose Garden ceremony, he called the House measure "mean" last week.

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

At 10 a.m. CDT Thursday, Cindy was about 165 miles (265 kilometers) northwest of Morgan City and moving to the north at 13 mph (20 kph). New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu urged residents Wednesday to remain alert, even though the National Weather Service had lifted a tropical storm warning in the city.

Five GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

Some things, like coverage for pre-existing conditions, remain protected, but the former presidential advisers spoke out against provisions in the Senate bill that would be devastating for Americans' health coverage. President Donald Trump , on the other hand, believes that the bill is "going to be very good" with a little negotiation needed to make it better. Trying to keep the expansion without added federal help could blow a hole in state budgets.

North Korea denies torturing detained United States student Otto Warmbier

He had been accused of stealing a propaganda poster and was serving 15 years in prison with hard labour. KCNA says the North dealt with Warmbier according to domestic law and global standards. President Trump called Warmbier's death "a total disgrace" on Tuesday, and he also tweeted that China's efforts to help with North Korea have "not worked out".

Five GOP senators now oppose health bill

As it stands, he said, the legislation would "cause disturbing damage to human beings served by the social safety net". "This bill may change, but Republicans will only be putting lipstick on a devastating blow to Americans' health care", said Sen.

Cindy brings rain, not flooding, to Lufkin area

Most of the severe weather was to the east of the storm. National Weather Service statistics show roughly 12 inches (300 millimeters) of rain had fallen in some spots along the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida coasts since Tuesday.

State law: Fireworks legal until July 9

Fourth of July festivities are just a week away but before the sparks begin to fly, it's important to remember a few things about who, what, where and when fireworks can be used. There is an average of four deaths a year annually due to fireworks, over 9,000 injuries, 20,000 fires caused by fireworks, and approximately 45 percent of injuries incurred were to children under 14 years of age.

See how House, Senate health care bills stack up

Four conservative Republicans - a number large enough to stop the bill from passage - announced in the afternoon that they were withholding support. McConnell, R-Ky., can not pass the bill if he loses more than two Republican votes. The bill would create a new system of federal tax credits to help people buy health insurance , while offering states the ability to drop numerous benefits required by the ACA .

Sen. Portman: Warmbier's Death 'Wake-up Call' on 'Brutal' NKorea

KCNA says the North dealt with Warmbier according to domestic law and global standards. North Korea said he had contracted botulism and that it was releasing him on "humanitarian grounds". They rejected claims the student had been tortured during his time in captivity in North Korea, where he was accused of espionage. Otto Warmbier's brother, sister and friends were scheduled to speak at the funeral Thursday in his hometown of Wyoming, near Cincinnati.

Asian carp discovered near Lake Michigan

O'Brien Lock and Dam - which is approximately nine miles from Lake Michigan. The discovery of the invasive fish is fanning fears that the species could reach the Great Lakes, which could be disastrous to the ecosystem and $7 billion fishing industry there, The Associated Press reported Friday.

Ex-Homeland Security Director Says Politics Prevented Disclosure of Russian Meddling

The FBI had spoken with party officials, but DNC officials used the cyber security firm CrowdStrike instead of seeking government assistance. Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday that he was met with resistance when he offered federal protection to state election systems in the summer of 2016.

Dallas Republican Pete Sessions says GOP plan doesn't resolve health care problem

To provide a giant tax break to the wealthiest Americans. She said the biggest takeaway from the Senate bill is Medicaid. That would focus the aid more on people with lower incomes than the House legislation, which bases its subsidies on age.

How the GOP health care bills help the rich

Some Tennessee veterans called a Senate GOP healthcare bill a slap in the face to those who have served their country and now rely on Medicaid for care. In a Facebook post, former President Barack Obama , without mentioning the taxes that made his program possible, condemned the Senate bill as "a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America".

Tropical Storm Cindy downgraded to tropical depression after landfall

Businesses in Ensley, AL, which is west of Birmingham in Jefferson County, AL, took significant damage after a tornado touched down. Hillman said the Almyra area had not received significant rainfall in more than a week, and that a nearby farmer on Thursday was running his irrigation system even though rain was on the horizon.

Tropical Storm Cindy weakens to tropical depression. Here's what to expect next

In Louisiana , Edwards said two fishermen reported missing in a coastal area were located and rescued Thursday. But so far, Cindy's effects remain less damaging than initially feared. The National Hurricane Center said the storm made landfall between Cameron Parish, Louisiana, and Port Arthur, Texas. Over the coming days, the cold front will push the remnants of the storm east and will help dump more rain over the Tennessee and MS valleys.

Trump leaving McConnell to handle Senate bill on health care

Cruz was among four conservative Republicans who announced on Thursday their opposition to the Senate bill repealing ObamaCare . As he has multiple times since the ACA's passage in 2010, Obama conceded that the bill was less than flawless and vowed to support any Republican-backed bill that "is demonstrably better than the improvements we made to our health care system, that covers as many people at less cost".

Senate's version of health care plan is bad

But Cassidy said he remained "undecided" about the bill . The bill would cut and redesign the Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people, and erase taxes on higher earners and the medical industry that helped pay for the roughly 20 million Americans covered by Obama's law .

Dash Cam Footage Of The Shooting Death Of Philando Castile Released

The clip's release comes just days after Yanez was cleared of second-degree manslaughter , a decision that was greeted by protests around the nation. "Sir, I have to tell you I do have a firearm on me". Yanez is then heard asking for insurance and identification. " Don't pull it out ". Castile responds, " I'm not pulling it out ".

Tri-State Braces for Possible Impacts From Tropical Depression Cindy

With some areas possibly receiving up to 1"-2" of additional rain after this soggy week, a Flash Flood Watch is back in effect starting at 2 pm this afternoon and lasting through Saturday evening. A 10-year-old boy vacationing with relatives on the Alabama coast died after he was hit by a log in stormy surf, according to the AP. They say the floating blobs contain all members of the colony, including worker ants, winged reproductive males and females, and queen ants.

Downtown Vigil Planned For Slain Muslim Girl Nabra Hassanen

Officers confirmed that they were investigating whether the teen was sexually assaulted during one of the attacks. Martinez Torres , who appeared in court Monday by video conference from jail, has not entered a plea, said Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney Raymond Morrogh.

DHS' Jeanette Manfra: Russia Targeted Election Systems in 21 States

And Trump continues to claim that it might not have been the Russians at all, it could have been anyone. In a third tweet Thursday, Trump sought to use Johnson's testimony as proof of his vindication in the Russian Federation investigation.

Two arrested at anti-Sharia Law protest

Organisers said the Islamic legal and moral code threatens American freedoms. Organizers, with an eye on the Sharia protest, said they hoped "to respond to hate with kindness and service, in the spirit of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan". Just across the street, a larger and more vocal group of around 75 people chanted at them, "Racists out!" They want to support him. ACT for America , a lobbyist organization with ties to the Trump administration, organized the rallies under the banner " ...

Trump Makes Winning Rand's Vote On Health Care His 'Personal Mission'

Each move he makes to one of the two sides risks losing support from the other. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), and Mike Lee (R-Utah). The 142-page bill proposed considerable cuts to Medicaid , a healthcare programme for low-income and disabled Americans, offered tax cuts to help people buy health insurance and gave states more power in shaping health-care regulations.

Tax cuts for rich are part of the Senate GOP health bill

Heller, who is up for reelection in 2018, has expressed concerns about the way the measure addresses the future of Medicaid . He said he wouldn't vote for a bill that that "takes insurance away from tens of millions of Americans", which is sort of the bread-and-butter of Republican health policy.

Nevada senator's opposition deals new blow to GOP health bill

First, no bill produced in secret and in haste can reform a sector that affects so many people, so many interest groups, and such a large segment of the economy. Nevada also expanded the Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act , or Obamacare , and the Senate bill would phase out that expansion starting in 2020.

18 protesters in Minnesota arrested after Philando Castile verdict

As Castile's mother, Valerie Castile , said after the verdict was announced, "The system continues to fail black people, and it will continue to fail you all". Castile's death was livestreamed on Facebook and drew national attention for its resemblance to the string of other high profile police shootings of black men, like Eric Garner and Freddie Gray.

Horrifying footage released showing US cop fatally shooting motorist seven times

The 10-minute video, which was released by Ramsey County in Minnesota, shows Yanez driving behind the white sedan Castile was driving before pulling him over. Yanez said he was anxious that Castile may be carrying a weapon for protection from drug dealers or others trying to "rip" or steal from him. The family of Philando Castile says they are planning to file a civil suit against former officer Yanez .

An acquittal in Milwaukee

They deliberated just under 10 hours over two days. Heaggan-Brown's first shot hit Smith in his arm. Smith was running with a handgun which body camera footage revealed but prosecutors argued that since he was throwing his gun as he was being shot in the arm, that the subsequent shots in his chest did not need to occur.

Timeline of events surrounding MI airport stabbing

Amor Ftouhi , who holds a Canadian passport, was arrested following the incident and charged with committing violence at an airport. The suspect is 50-year-old Amor Ftouhi , who entered the US on June 16, FBI special investigator David Gelios told a televised press conference in Flint, Michigan State.

U.S. army veteran Kevin Mallory 'sent secrets to Chinese'

A branch is a Mormon term for a small congregation. "The conduct alleged in this complaint is serious, and these charges should send a message to anyone who would consider violating the public's trust and compromising our national security by disclosing classified information", Dana J.

Trump says Scalise remains 'in some trouble' after shooting

The bullet traveled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding. Scalise, a police officer, a congressional aide and a lobbyist were wounded on Wednesday when a man identified as James Hodgkinson , 66, from the St.

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The Chambersburg area is expected to receive about 1.4 inches of rain . "We can not stress the importance of avoiding high water", Edwards noted. "That's where we saw high tides and that's where we saw all the rain fall, and that was the biggest threat", said Ken Graham.