Spicer hits back at Obama for criticism of Senate health bill

If it fails to reduce the deficit sufficiently or results in too many people losing insurance coverage, McConnell could fail to secure the 50 GOP votes he needs to secure passage. Johnson said he did not agree with GOP leadership's decision to develop the bill in secret. McConnell, however, defended his plan. "This bill that's now in front of the United States Senate is not the answer", Heller, a moderate who is up for re-election in 2018, said at a news conference in Las Vegas.

Russia launches six cruise missiles at Islamic State installations in Syria

Meanwhile, Moscow yesterday said two Russian warships and a submarine in the Mediterranean have fired missiles at ISIS targets in Syria. Russian Federation has fired cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea on Daesh positions in Syria, the Defense Ministry said on Friday, Moscow's latest show of strength in the conflict wracking the Mideast country.

Another bout of rain engulfs much of Texas on heels of Cindy

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 . Forecasters warned that flash floods remained a danger as the storm moved north. Debris covers State Highway 87 after Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall earlier Thursday, June 22, 2017 on the Bolivar Peninsula in Texas.

Group of Democrats Meet Behind Closed Doors to Consider Ousting Nancy Pelosi

The two campaigns and outside groups supporting and opposing the candidates shelled out at least $36 million , including more than $22 million from Ossoff's campaign. Steve Scalise, R-La., during a baseball practice outside Washington. As for Ossoff's runoff in Georgia, the 2016 election was not determined by strikingly low millennial turnout so much as strikingly high Republican turnout .

'Bothersome' that Mueller is 'very, very good friends with Comey'

President Trump said in an interview on "Fox & Friends" that the hirings are "bothersome". Now, the president wants us to know the real reason he use tapes to threaten the former FBI director - who claims he was sacked after refusing to drop the Michael Flynn investigation .

North Korea denies mistreatment of U.S. captive Otto Warmbier

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, who had met with North Korean officials in NY to press for Warmbier's release, attended the funeral. His death fanned a conflict between North Korea and the United States that was already aggravated by North Korea's defiant missile launches and two nuclear tests since early a year ago as part of its effort to build a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of hitting the US mainland.

Brexit talks: Citizens' rights and exit bill ahead of trade

Following the first day talk Barnier said, "It was very important and useful to start off on the right foot as the clock is ticking". May and other senior officials, including Brexit Secretary David Davis, stressed last week that the British government's priorities and timetable for negotiations had not changed as a result of the election .

Pyongyang denies torturing U.S. student who died after release from North Korea

Rodman arrived in Pyongyang, North Korea the same day Pyongyang released Otto Warmbier , 22, the American college student who was released from prison last week and died soon after. But doctors in Cincinnati said there were no signs of infection when he returned to America. US President Donald Trump called the situation a "disgrace".

Environment Canada Issues Heat Wave Warning For Greater Vancouver

That's prompted Environment Canada to issue a special weather statement about a "strong upper ridge of high pressure". Temperatures in the southwest interior will also peak on Sunday and daytime highs on Monday should be at least couple of degrees cooler.

Nancy Pelosi Didn't Cost Jon Ossoff the Election

There Republican Ralph Norman easily prevailed over Democrat Archie Parnell for a seat formerly held by Republican Mick Mulvaney, now Trump's budget director. BENNETT: Democrats see 70 House seats that could be easier to flip than that Georgia district. That's why Nancy Pelosi and her allies are pouring millions into his campaign.

Turkish exports to Qatar triple during Gulf crisis: trade minister

The Qatari government wasn't immediately available to comment. The suspension decision was made after the country's state news agency QNA and its platforms circulated statements attributed to the Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, criticizing Saudi Arabia's anti-Iranian rhetoric and expressing Doha's refusal to call Lebanon-based Hezbollah and the Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist groups.

Otto Warmbier death a mystery:N.Korea

Warmbier died on Monday , less than a week after returning home in a coma. "What happened was, in essence, murder by the North Korean regime". Earlier, US President Donald Trump took to Twitter Tuesday to thank China for attempting to resolve tensions with North Korea, but declared that Beijing's "efforts" had failed.

North Korea: Obama Policy to Blame for 'Mystery' Death of Otto Warmbier

The spokesman said North Korea could not understand why Mr. Warmbier died so suddenly after returning home because his health indicators were "normal" upon his release. The 22-year-old University of Virginia student was detained by North Korea for almost 17 months before he was medically evacuated and flown to Cincinnati on June 13.

Donald Trump Challenges DNC on Servers: 'It's All a Big Dem HOAX!'

FBI Assistant Director of Counterintelligence Bill Priestap testified Wednesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee that Russians also pushed false news reports and propaganda online, using amplifiers to spread their message. Special counsel Robert Mueller is conducting an inquiry into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. "From whom? And with what level of knowledge?" said Michael Bahar , the former top Democratic staffer on the House ...

More Than 100 Buried in Southwest China Landslide, Xinhua Says

The Sichuan province is also known to be prone to earthquakes. CCTV cited a rescuer as saying five bodies had been found. In October torrential rains brought by Typhoon Megi triggered landslides in eastern China , causing widespread damage and killing at least eight.

Ralph Northam wins Democratic nomination for Va. governor

Perriello nonetheless drew major support from the Sanders wing of the party, and coverage of the race often cast it as a fight between the Democratic progressive and centrist wings . Perriello ratcheted up attacks on Trump ahead of Tuesday's vote, calling the primary the "firewall against the hate and bigotry of the administration".

Medical Colleges: Reject Senate Health-Care Bill

The Senate Republican health care bill would guarantee immediate assistance for insurance markets that are struggling in many states. That would focus the aid more on people with lower incomes than the House legislation, which bases its subsidies on age.

Confederations Cup: All Whites embracing underdog tag against European giants, Portugal

New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson felt his side could return home with plenty to build on despite not being able to register a victory. All fans attending the Confederations Cup were given the aforementioned ID, which plays a similar role to a visa; this helps authorities identify fans in case any problems arise.

Australia suspends air ops as crisis escalates

In the past month, US -backed forces in Syria's southeastern corner have come under pressure from Iranian-backed Shiite militias. Syrian government and allied troop. Taking Sukhna would cut the militants' supply line to the border with Iraq . As the Islamic State holds less and less territory conflicts of the US-led coalition with the Assad regime, Russians , Iranians, and Hezbollah are ever more likely.

North Korea 'most urgent' threat to security -Mattis

It came as Mattis warned Congress that US -backed Afghan forces were not winning the war against the Taliban , which he said was "surging" at the moment. On Saturday, three U.S. soldiers were killed in an apparent insider attack in Afghanistan's restive east where U.S. Special Operations forces are battling the Islamic State's Afghan affiliate.

Trump's financial disclosure highlights significant income boost

The Trump International Hotel, housed in the Old Post Office building down the street from the White House, has seen a burst of activity since opening its doors last fall. The hotel is cited in three separate lawsuits arguing that Trump is violating the Constitution's "emoluments" clause, a ban on foreign gifts and payments.

Senate GOP releases health care bill to cut Medicaid, dismantle 'Obamacare'

In March, US President Donald Trump's proposed healthcare bill to replace Obamacare was pulled off the House of Representatives floor in an embarrassing blow early in his term. "There are provisions in this draft that represent an improvement to our current health care system, but it does not appear this draft as written will accomplish the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs", the senators said.

No tapes after all: Trump says he didn't record Comey talks

The tapes saga began in May, just days after Mr Trump fired Mr Comey, who was then leading an investigation into Trump associates' ties to Russian officials. Trump: Well, it wasn't very stupid, I can tell you that. "What would do that?" As if an agency secretly recording Oval Office discussions is going to volunteer such information.

Wife Of Alexandria Gunman: 'I Can't Believe He Did This'

Mrs Hodgkinson said the separation came after their foster daughter and her daughter moved into their two-story home which is surrounded by sprawling countryside. Hodgkinson was an active social media user who had at least two Facebook pages on which he espoused his political beliefs. "I just want to let people know he wasn't evil; that he was, I guess, exhausted of some of the politics going on", Walsh said.

Mexico relishing chance to show its worth against Russian Federation

The European champion has four points in Group A and needs only a draw against No. 95-ranked New Zealand to advance to the semifinals. They then saw the rest of the game out relatively comfortably against what was a very negative Russian Federation side.

Army firing in Gorkhaland protest kills 3

Stopped by security forces, they broke the barricade but, without resorting to violence, marched ahead and took up position at Singmari where rallies from other points converged before the showdown. "Mamata Banerjee has insulted us, she has called us terrorists", GJM leader Binay Tamang said. Second, by sending more security forces to the hills to tackle the situation.

UK finds 34 high-rise apartment buildings with unsafe siding

Camden Borough Council said in a statement Saturday that it housed numerous residents at two temporary shelters while many others were provided hotel rooms, after inspectors found fire safety issues in housing towers, following the inferno in a west London apartment block that killed 79.

White House Confident Healthcare Bill Passes Before August Recess

The Senators who oppose the bill thus far want a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act , a crowning legislative achievement of Barack Obama's presidency. Sen. Dean Heller , R-Nevada, announced Friday he can't support the plan because it rolls back Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid and puts federal funding limits on the program.

Helmut Kohl, German reunifier, dies

A spokesman for Ms Merkel expressed her deep sorrow over a great German and a great European. Former US President George H.W. Bush said in a statement that working with Kohl "to achieve a peaceful end to the Cold War and the unification of Germany within North Atlantic Treaty Organisation will remain one of the great joys of my life".

Congressman DeSaulnier's Statement on Senate Republican Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON (AP ) - Republican Sen. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally unwrapped his plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law. Four conservative senators expressed opposition but openness to talks: Sens. Conservatives like Sen. Rand Paul , R-Ky., have warned they could oppose the bill if it doesn't go far enough in dismantling Obama's law .

Blasts in Pakistani city of Parachinar kill 15 - government official

More than 20 of the injured were in critical condition. Islamic State Khorasan Province, the Middle Eastern group's affiliate in Afghanistan and Pakistan, has been known to work with the myriad of Pakistani militant groups in previous attacks, including with JuA.

Trump UK visit absent from Queen's speech

The speech says that aside from those it chooses to relax the rules for, people wanting to come to the United Kingdom after Brexit and their family members will be "subject to relevant United Kingdom law". A briefing document issued alongside the speech said the government would consult more closely with businesses and other interested parties to "test and validate positions and to continue to build support from the business community as we move forward".

Explosion at kindergarten in China; reports of casualties, police say

The explosion happened at the school's gates, police in the city of Xuzhou said in a statement. Last month , a driver set fire to a school bus carrying children to kindergarten in the eastern Shandong province, killing 11 pupils and a teacher.

Shooting at UPS facility leaves four dead, including gunman

The man died after being taken to San Francisco General Hospital. The next thing he knew, he said, " a mob of UPS drivers " was running down the street screaming "shooter, shooter". Lam had reportedly filed a grievance because he was asked to work too much overtime. The deadliest mass shooting in modern US history occurred in June 2016 when a gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State militant group killed 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt returning to Jerusalem this week

Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly urged President Trump to show more compassion on immigration issues while attending a tech meeting at the White House on Monday. "The U.S. should have the most modern government in the world and today it doesn't.", Cook said. More meetings are scheduled during the White House's "tech week", including one that will cover drones this Thursday and the announcement of "additional tech reforms at the Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday".

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