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Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Senate GOP Health Care Bill

U.S. Senate Republicans released their version of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act Thursday and there was reaction from both sides of the aisle in Indiana. Other Republican senators, such as Dean Heller of Nevada and Rob Portman of OH, expressed their own qualms, as did AARP, the American Hospital Association, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Senate Republicans release bill to cut Medicaid

People are removed from a sit-in outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office as they protest proposed cuts to Medicaid , Thursday, June 22, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington . "I see this as an opportunity for us to be freed up". Sen. Susan Collins of ME reiterated her opposition to language blocking federal money for Planned Parenthood, which many Republicans oppose because it provides abortions.

Otto Warmbier 'unresponsive', has been in coma for a year

Good. It's about time the United States delegitimized the regime of Kim Jong-un and started issuing demands of its own. Have you read Trendiee Today? The doctors there said he is in a "state of unresponsive wakefulness" and showed no sign of "understanding language" or "awareness of his surroundings".

North Korea denies torturing Ohio college student Otto Warmbier

Just four years ago, Warmbier graduated from the school as the salutatorian. The family of Otto Warmbier , the University of Virginia student imprisoned by North Korea who died after being sent back comatose to the United States , hid his Jewishness from the public as negotiations for his release took place, a family spokesman said .

20 killed, 50 injured in Afghanistan auto bomb

According to reports, many of those wounded in the blast are in critical condition. In an email, Qari Yusuf Ahmadi, said the Taliban carried out the attack but he denied that any civilians died, saying only Afghan National Security personnel died as they went to the bank to collect their salaries ahead of the Muslim holiday of Eid al Fitr.

North Korea denies torturing USA detainee Otto Warmbier

The article published by the official Korean Central News Agency was Pyongyang's first reaction to Otto Warmbier's death in a USA hospital on Monday after North Korea released him for what it said was humanitarian reasons. "He had a deep desire to know God in a personal way", Thomas said. "But by no means will China, nor will Chinese society permit it to, act as a "U.S.

United States lawmaker Scalise improving after baseball field shooting

The Louisiana Republican is recovering from "substantial damage" he suffered when a bullet pierced his left hip and traveled directly across to the other hip, Dr. The FBI said that the shooter's weapons found at the scene - a 9mm handgun and 7.62mm calibre rifle - had been legally purchased. Hodgkinson contacted both of his state's Democratic senators frequently, always through email links on their websites, spokesmen said Friday.

U.S. wants 'much greater' China pressure on NKorea

Susan Thornton, the US acting assistant secretary of state for East Asia, said the US will raise the issue as part of the US-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue in Washington . Mattis said Warmbier's death goes "beyond any understanding". "Its overseas interests are growing, it's investing more in other places, it's going to have an impact on governments and stability in other countries as it moves into those countries with major investments, and we think that China needs to be more ...

Adele brings cake to firefighters in wake of 79-death tragedy

Grenfell Tower's exterior cladding, added in 2015, had a polyethylene - or plastic - core instead of an even more fireproof alternative. Dany Cotton, commissioner of LFB said she had "taken enormous strength from the awesome response" of her staff in the wake of the tragedy.

Barack Obama slams Republican health bill and warns millions will lose care

The Senate bill would repeal the tax in 2023. It would provide subsidies based on income, cost of coverage and age, jettisoning the House plan to base assistance mainly on age. Aiming to stabilize the individual market in the near term, the Senate would allocate funds for the cost sharing subsidies until 2019. President Trump has already indicated support for the Senate version.

Tourist bus hits top of Paris tunnel, 4 injured, 1 serious

One person is in serious condition and another three suffered injuries when a bus belonging to tour company Cars Rouges hit the Alexandre III Bridge on Friday afternoon, local media reports. Two dozen passengers were on the bus when the accident occurred, she said. Its top-level windshield appeared smashed and what looked like a tent roof was collapsed.

Qatar Seen Rejecting List of Severe Demands to End Gulf Crisis

President Trump has signaled sympathy for Riyadh's position, alleging that gas-rich Qatar has in the past provided "high level" support for extremists. With regards to Doha-based satellite broadcaster Al Jazeera , the list says Qatar must also close all of its affiliates. Earlier this week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned the demands must be "reasonable and actionable".

Al Shaqab's Qemah wins at Royal Ascot

O'Brien was typically humble about his own landmark of 300 Group and Grade One wins. I was disappointed that he was just a bit inexperienced at Newmarket, and that cost him the race. The selection has not raced on fast ground but was impressive at York when giving weight and a beating to his seven rivals last time and at 6/1 with BetVictor he can keep the prize in Britain.

Urgent appeal to find woman seen near Seaford cliff fall

Mrs Caulfield said: "Whilst we cannot stop this natural event from happening, we can ensure the public are informed and kept safe". "We are still advising people to stay away from the Seaford cliff area as it is not safe at the current time".

North Korea accuses US of 'smear campaign' over student's death

The North Korean spokesman quoted by Reuters suggested the student had returned to the U.S. "in his normal state of health". The spokesman said North Korea could not understand why Mr. Part of it read: 'Let us state the facts plainly: Otto Warmbier , an American citizen, was murdered by the Kim Jong-un regime. "I would like to do this.' So, we agreed to let him do that", Fred Warmbier said .

North Korea says it's the "biggest victim" in US student's death

An Ohio coroner, abiding by family wishes, has performed an external examination instead of a full autopsy on the body of the USA student who was held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months and sent home in a coma, the agency said on Tuesday.

Hassan: Senate GOP'S health care bill is 'heartless'

When Mitch McConnell and his party finally revealed their sleazy Obamacare replacement bill, dozens of protesters from the disability rights group ADAPT barged into his Capitol Hill office. In addition, it calls for extra federal funding to be awarded to states for addiction and mental health treatment, services covered by Medicaid. "And what the Senate Republican Trumpcare bill does is make even more significant cuts to medicaid then the House bill did".

Diageo to buy Clooney's tequila brand in $1 billion deal

To maximize future growth, Diageo says it will build on what it calls "significant worldwide potential of the brand". Starting with a shot tonight. Clooney , star of such movies as " Ocean's Eleven " and "Up in the Air", started Casamigos with Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman, and they own equal shares of the company.

Celtics, 76ers complete swap of first, third draft picks

Boston received the 76ers' third overall pick in the draft plus a future first-round pick from Philadelphia in exchange for making the move. "We're like sister and brother", Fultz said of Plum. "I don't like it", Fultz said when asked about the Simmons' comparisons. Fultz, who went to high school in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, led the Pac-12 in scoring and finished No.

United States believes North Korea has carried out another missile test

USA spy satellites have detected new activity at North Korea's underground nuclear test site that involve some modifications around one of the tunnel entrances to an underground test area, US officials said. The head of the US Defense Intelligence Agency told Congress last month that North Korea, if left unchecked, was on an "inevitable" path to obtaining a nuclear-armed missile capable of striking the US mainland.

Republicans unveil Senate health bill, but lack votes to pass it

Opponents of the bill gathered outside the office of Colorado Sen. But the Senate bill also attempts to soften other much-derided aspects of the House's health-care plan, in an effort to attract moderate votes. About 60 protesters gathered for a "die-in" to fight back on the health care bill , ADAPT said in a statement . SENATE: The legislation would maintain the popular Obamacare provision that young adults be allowed to stay on their parents' health insurance until age 26.

Uzbekistan to celebrate Eid al-Fitr on June 26

Muslims open the festival with the Eid prayer called Salat. Eid al-Fitr was originated by the Islamic prophet Muhammad and is a time where Muslims give their thanks to Allah and donate money to the poor. Many Muslims even display their gratitude and Thanksgiving by donating food and donations to the less fortunate. Eid message spreads the message of togetherness, spread love and peace and brings everyone close during this important religious festival.

Should the Democrats Replace Nancy Pelosi Just Because She's Extremely Unpopular?

Speaking to reporters Thursday, Pelosi said Democrats are proud of the race they ran and she dispelled a question about stepping down. "My leadership is recognized by many around the country, and that is why I'm able to attract the support that I do".

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains in critical, but doctors are optimistic

Mr Scalise was shot as he fielded at second base during practice for an annual Republicans-Democrats baseball game . "I think that an excellent recovery is a good possibility", Dr. Sava said he told Scalise's family: "I am not declaring victory until he's playing ball in his backyard with his family". The 66-year-old gunman who shot Scalise and three other people was killed in a shootout with police at the baseball field in Alexandria, across the Potomac River from the U.S.

NASA finds 10 new planets that could host earthlings

NASA says several of the 10 new potentially habitable planets circle stars similar in size to our sun . In science, "Earth-like" worlds are loosely defined as terrestrial worlds that have a chemical composition that is similar to our own planet and orbit in a relatively young star's habitable zone (the "habitable zone" is defined as the orbit around a star where liquid water could theoretically exist on a planet's surface).

How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare'

They're two women who have in the past been reluctant to support another one of these bill's goals, which is to block funds for Planned Parenthood. Four Senate Republicans announced Thursday that they now oppose the health care bill to repeal and replace Obamacare that was released only hours earlier, putting its passage in jeopardy.

North Korea says Otto Warmbier's death 'is a mystery to us'

Thousands of people celebrated the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after being returned to Ohio. "North Korea is a pariah regime ". "No conclusions about the cause and manner of Mr. Warmbier's death have been drawn at this time as there are additional medical records and imaging to review and people to interview ", the coroner's office statement said .

No autopsy for US student detained by North Korea

He was brought back to the United States last week with brain damage, in what doctors described as state of " unresponsive wakefulness ", and died on Monday . Four years ago, Otto Warmbier graduated from Wyoming High School, where he took to the podium in front of his classmates, to wish them luck as they moved onto their next step in life.

Obama attacks Senate health bill as "massive transfer of wealth to rich"

The announcement comes after weeks of discussions behind closed doors. Keeping protections for pre-existing conditions means sicker people have access to health coverage and medical care, which is good for them but increases costs for everyone else in the insurance pool.

Otto Warmbier dies after being detained by North Korea

Warmbier was held captive for more than 17 months and returned to the United States a week ago. Warmbier died on Monday after returning to his hometown in OH, triggering outrage in the United States. "I have great confidence that China will properly deal with North Korea". In Congress, Democrats and Republicans found rare bipartisan consensus in denouncing the North.

China's top diplomat holds talks with Trump on N. Korea

The attendees included Ambassador Joseph Yun, the United States special envoy who travelled to Pyongyang to bring Warmbier back. Rob Portman, a Republican from the Cincinnati area. "We can make speculations that there were many unjust and cruel treatments to Mr. Warmbier", he said. He died less than a week after returning from North Korea.

National Weather Service issues flash flood watch

A flood watch, meaning that flash floods are possible in sudden downpours, is in effect from 2:30 a.m. Friday through 2 a.m. Saturday for Allegheny, Armstrong, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Washington and Westmoreland counties. Flash flooding can be extremely risky and even deadly, especially if drivers encounter high water on roads. A Flash Flood Warning means that flash flooding is in progress, imminent, or highly likely.

North Korea denies torturing detained U.S. student Otto Warmbier

Asked whether Bae thinks Warmbier was physically mistreated given the threats he received in captivity, Bae said it is possible the college student was "threatened" or that he was "physically tortured or attacked". Warmbier died Monday in OH, where he had been hospitalized since his June 13 release. He was released a week later. "He should have been brought home a long time ago", Trump said .

The remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy take aim at Eastern Kentucky

A complex weather pattern today , including the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy , is likely to dump heavy rains in parts of Upstate New York today . The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana National Guard moved high water vehicles and emergency supplies into the area. The heavy rains caused the Biloxi River to rise 13 feet and overtop its banks.

English cardinal after mosque attack: 'Repudiate hatred and violence'

They were carrying out searches of addresses in Cardiff where the vehicle hire company that the van was rented from was based. The van swerved towards the people outside the Finsbury Park Mosque in north London just as they began to assist the man, who had collapsed.

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