Casey: GOP health bill would mean 'destructive' cuts

Mitch McConnell's release of his draft reform bill . Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. The healthcare bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act could be in trouble now that a handful of Senate Republicans said they won't support the current form of the bill .

Karen Handel to be sworn in Monday

Do Democrats have a bigger problem than their leadership? House Democratic Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi fires up fellow Democrats at an election night rally at the Hyatt Regency Hotel near the Capitol in Washington , Nov. It's not accurate in its attacks on our leader, but it's effective. They pick people who are in safe and tough districts for Democrats to win. Overall, Wasserman found, Democrats outperformed the voting tendencies of their districts by 8 percentage points in ...

Saudi Arabia's King Replaces Nephew With Son As Heir To Throne

In becoming the crown prince, Salman also attained the position of deputy prime minister and kept his job as defense minister, according to the Saudi Press Agency. He led a crackdown against al-Qaeda cells in Saudi Arabia between 2003 and 2007 and has been vocal about his country's fight against extremists. Last month, KSA has cut its economic and diplomatic ties with Qatar after accusations of supporting terrorist groups .

Franken Among Those Calling GOP Health Care Bill "Cruel"

It's complicated and somewhat different from the unpopular House health care bill . Healthcare stocks closed down 0.1 percent on Friday, clawing back some losses after the sector dropped sharply late in the session on Heller's announcement.

Republican Senator Heller opposes healthcare bill

Heller's announcement makes Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's goal of securing 50 of his party's 52 votes by next week even tougher. Cruz says he's a "no" but wants to get to a yes, adding that the bill does not go far enough to lower premiums.

Trump camp plans attack ads against health care bill holdout

On Twitter, Trump said he was "very supportive" of the bill. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky have said they plan further negotiations over the bill, "it's going to be very hard to get me to a yes", Heller said at a news conference in Nevada with Gov.

Herding the Senate cats to repeal ObamaCare

They said the measure missed delivering a GOP promise to Americans "to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs". "We're open to negotiation, but we want the bill to look more like a repeal", said Sen. Hours after the measure was unveiled to Congress, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah said in a joint statement that they were not ready to vote in favour of the legislation.

Senate GOP weighing penalties for uninsured in healthcare bill

S. Toomey must vote no on the Senate bill. — McConnell has the option of offering the final amendment, which could contain changes aimed at placating GOP holdouts. A similar bill passed by the House has been panned by voters on both sides of the aisle, with polls showing about 8 in 10 people oppose the broad outlines of the G.O.P.

Bill Cosby planning motivational speaking tour

Dozens of women have accused Cosby of sexual assault. If it could happen to Bill Cosby , it could happen to anybody. "This is why people need to be educated". "A brush against a shoulder, anything at this point can be considered sexual assault, and it's a good thing to be educated about the laws", said Benson.

Here's why Amazon is buying Whole Foods

The parties expect to close the transaction during the second half of 2017. "We want to assure you that Amazon shares Whole Foods Market's deep commitment to quality and customer service". For now, though, Whole Foods cashiers and other employees can take a sigh of relief. "That is the reality today at Amazon , and it will no doubt become the reality at Whole Foods ", said UFCW President Marc Perrone in an email.

Saudi Seeks Israeli Military Help To Support New Crown Prince?

While Fitch still sees the risk of direct outright Saudi-Iran confrontation as low, his rise, as well as the ambiguous statements from the United States administration, mean that further escalation can not be excluded. For decades, the throne has passed from elderly brother to elderly brother - all sons of the late founder. Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud, 33, was named the new interior minister to oversee counterterrorism efforts and domestic security.

NoKor: US student freed on humanitarian grounds

Otto Warmbier is in stable condition now but has suffered a " severe neurological injury", a hospital representative said at a news conference Thursday. She says the parents plan a Thursday morning news conference. University of Cincinnati said Warmbier shows no signs of botulism . " They lure Americans, they take them hostage, then they do things to them ", he said, tearing up as he pointed out to reporters that he was wearing the same jacket Otto wore for his televised confession.

Bill Cosby Is Holding Seminars On How To Avoid Sexual Assault Accusations

In an interview with CNN , Wyatt said there is no firm schedule but expected Cosby to make five to seven stops that would include Chicago, Detroit and Philadelphia, beginning sometime in July. "Mr. Cosby should understand, however, that this is not about optics". Benson seemed to be speaking about how people can respond to false claims of sexual assault.

Olin Takes 6th in Javelin at USA Track & Field Championships

The men's event won't start until 10:09 p.m. AJ Boully , who graduated last month from Utah State, is set to compete in the first round of the 400-meter hurdles on Friday at 7:40 p.m. The meet not only serves as the national championship, but it also is the qualifying meet for those athletes looking to make the USA team that will compete at the 2017 World Championships in London, England, later this year.

Seth Meyers slams the Senate GOP's 'cruel' healthcare bill

In a tweet , the former secretary of state wrote, "Forget death panels". He called on citizens to pressure lawmakers into working with each other by calling and visiting members of Congress and sharing their stories about how the proposed bill will affect them.

Plane crashes into empty Florida daycare building; 1 killed

Investigators have confirmed that one person died in the crash while another was transported to a nearby hospital. The extent of their injuries are unclear. A small plane has crashed into an empty daycare building in Florida, killing one person and injuring another. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate and determine the cause of the crash.

Obama denounces Senate GOP health care bill

As he has multiple times since the ACA's passage in 2010, Obama conceded that the bill was less than ideal 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 health bill would fund controversial ACA subsidies

Using current Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act benefit designs, this means that a Silver-tier plan would move from having an annual deductible of $3,000 to an annual deductible of more than $7,250 under the AHCA. The Senate's health insurance bill now being drafted could and should address the huge problems with the AHCA. "The proposed bill does offer $2 billion in funding to help combat the ongoing opioid epidemic, and not everyone is opposed to the idea of this separate fund".

Russia's Putin: Top goal for journalists is 'do not offend'

He, however, said that whatever Trump did was "a very disturbing thing, very concerning". A scandal involving connections between Trump's administration and Russian Federation has engulfed the White House in recent months. The CIA had weighed in on numerous options to tackle with Russian Federation after the election. In an interview with United States film director Oliver Stone, Russian leader Vladimir Putin stressed that Russia or any other country is incapable of influencing ...

Doctor charged in opioid deaths of 5 patients

During the 2015 hearing, when asked if she thought she overprescribed, Nichols responded that she believed the patients had developed a tolerance to their medications. The patient was dead six days later. The patient was dead by March. When one of the state investigators examined the dosage of narcotics the patient was taking by 2010, he noted in the affidavit, "Amazingly, this lady did not die until two years later".

Six insurers to sell Obamacare coverage in Florida for 2018, state says

He has threatened to end government-provided cost-sharing subsidies that help millions afford insurance. Not only are insurers unclear on what's going to happen with the Affordable Care Act - which has provided health insurance and other benefits to millions of Americans - but they also have no clue what the Republicans will have in their final plan.

Folks protest proposed Senate Republican health care bill

She said she's focusing on senators who previously said they didn't want to cut Medicaid . And Susan Collins of ME restated her opposition to blocking federal money for Planned Parenthood . Democrats seem not to care that telling Americans that Republicans are trying to kill them might prompt others to act violently in what they may perceive to be their own self-defense.

Another late night in store for Cosby jury

Among those listening was Camille Cosby , 73, his wife of 50 years and business manager. In her essay, Fowler wrote that she was propositioned by her manager on her first day with an engineering team. They also wanted to hear Cosby's wording when he referred to the three pills as "friends", as well as Constand's initial statements to authorities in Canada.

Bill Cosby to tell youngsters how to avoid sex charges

Cosby's spokesman Andrew Wyatt told Birmingham, Ala., TV station WBRC that Cosby intends to hold a series of town hall meetings to educate young men on the problems their behavior like "hanging out and partying" could create. Meanwhile, prosecutors have vowed they will retry the sex assault case against Cosby . " Laws are changing ", Benson said on Thursday. Wyatt: "Mr.

The Comerica Bank Acquires 2659 Shares of Cirrus Logic, Inc. (CRUS)

LAD's profit will be $56.14 million for 9.98 P/E if the $2.21 EPS becomes a reality. Citigroup invested 0.01% in Cirrus Logic, Inc. The stock declined 0.04% or $0.06 reaching $145.81 on the news. (NASDAQ:CRUS) has risen 97.50% since June 23, 2016 and is uptrending. The semiconductor company reported $0.73 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.14.

Bernie Sanders Ally Tom Perriello Loses Virginia Gubernatorial Primary to Ralph Northam

Updated | The Virginia gubernatorial race is proving to be a fascinating proxy for national trends as an ally of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren was defeated on Tuesday, and a Trump-style nationalist came close to defeating the mainstream, better financed Republican front runner.

First West Nile Virus case of 2017 reported in Tarrant County

Michael Kilkenny, physician director for the Cabell-Huntington Health Department, in the release. Mosquito larval surveillance has indicated the presence of mosquito larvae in catch basins across the country, according to a County of Lambton news release.

Forecast: Hot And Humid Friday, Some Weekend Showers

Forecaster Drew Montreuil, of Finger Lakes Weather , said there will likely "be numerous storms with locally torrential downpours". There is no chance of rain; there will be abundant sunshine and humidity will be quite low. Low temperatures in the 60s appear likely outside of the Beltway, with pre-dawn readings around 70 being the lowest likely temperatures downtown. Mon: High: 85 Mostly cloudy, isolated showers/storms A.M./P.M.

Unpredictable Trump means no agenda for Modi meeting

After Portugal, PM will visit the United States and later will conclude his three nation tour in the Netherlands. "Deepest condolences to the Portugese people on this tragedy (sic)", he had tweeted. Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said President Trump and Prime Minister Modi would have a very robust discussion when they meet at the White House.

Ford recalls Ikon and Figo models

In January, Ford SA issued a recall of 4 556 Kuga 1,6-litre model vehicles, manufactured between December 2012-February 2014. "The hose may split, resulting in a power-steering fluid leak", the e-mail said. The cars will have checked at Ford's authorized dealerships. Last year, Ford had recalled around 42,300 units+ of the new generation of hatchback Figo and compact sedan Figo Aspire to fix a software glitch that could lead to malfunctioning of airbags during a collision.

'Very comfortable' Qatar says it can withstand pressure 'forever' amid crisis

A top minister from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has said the Arab countries imposing a blockade on Qatar are not seeking to force out the country's leadership, but are willing to "part ways" if it does not agree to their list of demands.

Arab states issue 13 demands to end Qatar crisis

Jordan downgraded its diplomatic ties as well. - Cut ties to terrorist organizations. "Decisions concerning the Qatari internal affairs are Qatari sovereignty - and no one has to interfere with them". Additionally, the four nations also demanded that Qatar shut down Al-Jazeera and its affiliate stations, which has always been accused of publicising and fabricating news that incite sedition and support radical thoughts.

Cindy leaves tornado in its wake; injuries, damage in Alabama

The storm's first fatality was reported on June 21 when a 10-year-old boy was struck by a log that a large wave dislodged as he stood near the shore in Fort Morgan, Alabama , the Baldwin County coroner said . "Usually you think of a tropical storm or hurricane as circular in nature and you think of an eye". The heavy rains caused the Biloxi River to rise 13 feet and overtop its banks.

Senator Cantwell's plan to stop Republican health care bill

That is, of course, why they opposed a larger federal intrusion into health care, fearing that, like their British cousins in Parliament, they'd soon be where people turned whenever a scheduled surgery was delayed. "The president said the house bill was mean ". Fitch notes the Senate GOP bill also moves the Medicaid spending growth cap from medical inflation to the consumer price index for urban consumers (CPI-U) in 2025, which Fitch calls "a broader and slower-growing measure".

Heller comes out against GOP health care bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the legislation would make health insurance more affordable, strengthen Medicaid and stabilize the insurance market. McConnell has said he wants to have a vote on the proposed legislation next week, prior to Congress' July 4 recess. Sen. Thune says a date for the vote on the new version is unclear but the expectation is it will happen late next week.