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Senate Goal: June Vote to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters afterward that "We're getting close to having a proposal to whip and to take to the floor". Mnuchin recently told lawmakers on Capitol Hill that the administration wanted Congress to increase the nation's borrowing authority this summer before it heads out on the five-week late summer recess. Read More »

Climate deal pull-out may speed up damage to Trump property


EU's top envoy said. We strongly encourage the President to reconsider this decision, and to restore the U.S.'s full participation in this essential global agreement. Since taking office, Trump has sought to reverse several environmental regulations put in place under Obama he said are impediments to USA businesses and job creation. Read More »

Shooter James Hodgkinson went to GOP baseball practice with list of names

It's a tradition dating back to 1909. Doctors say Rep. Steve Scalise (skuh-LEES') remains in critical condition at a Washington hospital but is improving. Both sides of the political aisle are extending an olive branch after Wednesday's shooting . Meanwhile, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is still asking northern Virginians for help in trying to determine a motive behind the attack. Read More »

Cosby retrial could favor defense though publicity a wild card

The comedian pleaded not guilty. A recap of what happened Saturday in the Bill Cosby sex assault case, which ended in a mistrial. "We're not actors. Other Cosby supporters who stood in a drenching rain shouted, "Happy Father's Day, Bill" and "There's no evidence, you must acquit". However, excerpts from his 2005 to 2006 depositions in a civil suit brought on by Constand were read aloud. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise upgraded to 'serious' condition following baseball practice shooting

Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this March 8, 2017 file photo, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington . On that day, a man later identified as the attacker approached Rep. Scalise probably has hundreds of bullet fragments in his body, and doctors don't plan to remove them because usually there is more risk than benefit in doing so, Sava said. Read More »

No Verdict Yet as Jurors Head Home for Day at Yanez Trial


In that Facebook video, Castile - bleeding heavily - insists that he hadn't been reaching for his gun, which he had a permit to carry. So what are the legal standards that the jury will have to consider as they begin deliberations? Jurors were to return Tuesday morning. Read More »

Gunman who shot US Congressman had a hit list


It was not clear if Hodgkinson had planned the attack, or for how long. The couple had been married nearly thirty years, she said . Hodgkinson grew up here in the very part of the country many say is left out of the political conversation. Read More »

London tower fire: 58 people missing presumed dead, say police

The cops and the rescue department have intensified their search and service dogs have also joined the grim search for bodies in Grenfell Tower which turned into ashes. Earlier in the day, the 91-year-old monarch described the country's mood as "somber" but insisted that Britain remained resolute during a hard time. She said support on the ground for families immediately after the blaze was "not good enough" and ordered that more staff be deployed at the scene in high-visibility clothing. Read More »

Condition improves for congressman wounded in Virginia shooting

The House of Representatives majority whip underwent another operation on Saturday, and the hospital said he was more responsive and speaking with his family. Because the bullet shattered, there may be hundreds of fragments in Mr Scalise's body and doctors do not intend to try to remove them all, Dr Sava said. Read More »

Scalise's condition upgraded to serious: He 'is speaking with his loved ones'

Hodgkinson of IL, died after being shot by Capitol Police officers. Congressman Steve Scalise arrived at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in "imminent risk of death", and has a very long and complicated road to recovery. The congressman's risk of death was now substantially lower because doctors have controlled the bleeding and his vital signs have stabilised. His family said they appreciate the support they've received from lawmakers and the president, and are thankful for the bravery ... Read More »

7 missing as US Navy ship collides with container ship off Japan


Tom Dyer, a naval expert who spoke to Wired , says it's likely that both the U.S Navy vessel and the container ship carried radar-based collision avoidance systems. "He's okay. Thank you all for the prayers". President Donald Trump retweeted an update Saturday from the U.S. 7th Fleet on the ship's status and the search-and-rescue mission, saying: "Thoughts and prayers with the sailors of USS Fitzgerald and their families". Read More »

Condition upgraded for congressman shot during baseball practice

Mr Scalise remains in a critical condition after undergoing several operations, though word came from the hospital during the game that he had improved. Democratic coach Rep. Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania called Republican coach Rep. Joe L. Barton of Texas to the microphone and said his team wanted the trophy to be displayed in Scalise's office until the Louisiana congressman returns. Read More »

Bill Cosby's fate is now in the hands of the jury


The fast-moving case went to the jury on Day 6 of the trial after closing arguments gave differing portrayals of what happened between Cosby and Constand . Cosby's wife of 53 years, Camille, was in court for the first time in the trial. Prosecutors presented nearly no forensic evidence, and legal experts have said the trial fits the "he said-she said" arguments so common to sexual offense cases. Read More »

Donald Trump reports at least $1.4 billion assets in financial disclosure


Instead, on January 17, 2017, three days before his inauguration, Trump transferred his holdings to a revocable trust managed by his adult sons, Donald Jr. According to his financial disclosure, Trump has assets of at least $1.4 billion and income of at least $596.3 million in the 2016 calendar year. Trump didn't hide the fact that his presidency made Mar-a-Lago a more profitable venture for him. Read More »

Running for their lives - from ground balls to gun shots


Nobody died, but Loudermilk and other congressional representatives are sure it would've been much different if Scalise's security detail had not been there that morning. Lawmakers introduced legislation in both legislative chambers, Rep. Richard Hudson's (R-NC) Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 , and Senate, Sen. Read More »

Possible severe storms Saturday evening


This line of storms will have the potential to produce strong winds, large hail, and possibly a quick spin-up tornado or two. The latest one above has a SLIGHT RISK over southern IN and a MARGINAL RISK for Louisville, Lexington and Bowling Green. Read More »

Doctor: Scalise still critical but vital signs stabilized


USA lawmakers returned to regular business on Thursday and prepared to play their annual charity baseball game, one day after a man who had expressed anger toward President Donald Trump opened fire on Republican legislators, leaving a senior congressman in critical condition. Read More »

Havana says Trump's policy on Cuba doomed to fail


The statement added that Trump had been "poorly advised" to favour the political interests of an "extremist minority" of Cuban-Americans living in Florida, who, because of "petty motivations, will not give up on their ambition of punishing Cuba ". Read More »

Senate Backs Sanctions on Russian Federation over US Election Hacking


The measure is widely seen as a rebuke to Trump , as it hits Russian Federation with new sanctions to punish Moscow for its interference in USA elections, as well as over Moscow's aggression in Ukraine and Syria. Congressional aides told Reuters that the House will likely pass the bill, and support in both chambers will be strong enough to override a veto if the president takes that route. Read More »

54-4 Oregon State out to finish job in College World Series


Coach Pat Casey announced Friday that Donahue was suspended for the entire CWS for an unspecified violation of team rules. Adley Rutschman's single in the bottom of the eighth scored Trevor Larnach and completed a two-out rally that gave the Beavers the lead for good after they fell behind 5-1 in the fourth. Read More »

Mistrial Declared in Cosby Trial

After the mistrial announcement, the District Attorney said they would retry the cast against Cosby . The charges against Cosby remain in place. Bill Cosby declared victory after a judge declared a mistrial in his prosecution for assault. Read More »

Tyronn Lue Says Cavs Players Broke Down Crying Following Game 5 Loss

The Golden State Warriors have some wheeling and dealing to do, but prized assets Kevin Durant and Steph Curry are ready to commit to the National Basketball Association champions. "Look at me!" Dismissing haters is not such a big deal to Durant as they might imagine. I thought we gave the right amount of fight, the right amount of physicality, and they beat us tonight. Read More »

Sanctions against Qatar inhumane, non-Islamic, Erdoğan says

It comes after Qatar's Gulf neighbours Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain broke off relations with Doha on 5 June and launched a blockade on the country, after accusing it of supporting "terrorism". As the Qatari crisis unfolded, Erdogan nearly immediately announced " full support " for Doha , stating that " we don't find sanctions against Qatar right ". Read More »

Shooter went to Republican baseball practice with list of names

He received multiple units of blood, said Sava, who declined to describe the exact nature of Scalise's internal injuries. The man who shot U.S. congressman Steve Scalise and others at a congressional baseball practice earlier this week had with him a piece of paper with doodles and the names of three lawmakers, according to a person familiar with the case. Read More »