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Tropical Storm Cindy 2017: What to Expect and Where


Tropical Storm Cindy bore down on the Gulf Coast states late Wednesday, where it was expected to make landfall after nightfall, forecasters said. In coastal MS, some areas received up to 9 inches (230 millimeters) of rain. Forecasters say some areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida could see a foot of rain. Ahead of the storm, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency in the state. Read More »

Gov. Inslee calls lawmakers back for third special session


Inslee said he would veto any attempt to pass a 30-day budget to avoid a shutdown, a suggestion some lawmakers have discussed. Legislators from the Democratic-controlled House and Republican-held Senate have for months been talking behind closed doors, searching for an agreement. Read More »

Montana Republican newest member of Congress


But Gianforte caused a stir within minutes after becoming the newest member of Congress . Someone booed on the Republican side of the House chamber, though it was unclear whether the sound came from a staffer or lawmaker. "I think the other parties have an obligation, as well, to be respectful and in that dialogue". Gianforte appeared eager to put the incident behind him on Wednesday. Read More »

Senate close to vote on dismantling health law

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer , D-N.Y., joined by, from left, Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, and Sen. Senate Republicans are planning to unveil the text of their draft healthcare bill Thursday, Reuters reported . Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Wednesday of the abortion restrictions on the tax credits . Aides and lobbyists said the bill would impose spending limits on the growth of the federal-state Medicaid program for the poor that would tighten further by the mid-2020s. Read More »

Obamacare repeal imminent in Congress: Pence

Passage of a new health reform bill will require multiple bills, but Hoeven predicted Republicans will be able to accomplish the task. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said he has not seen a draft of the Senate bill, but one might become available later this week. Read More »

Police officer stabbed at MI airport


Officials on Wednesday evacuated the airport, where a witness said he saw an officer bleeding from his neck and a knife nearby on the ground. AP reports that witnesses heard the suspect shout " Allahu akbar ", Arabic for "God is Great", during the attack. Read More »

Draft Senate healthcare bill would link subsidies to income

Amid Democrats' complaints that Senate Republicans are acting in secret on a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Sen. The Senate is expected to release its full plan on Thursday. How much will they allow the Medicaid spending caps to grow in the future? Insurers would be required to sell policies to people with pre-existing conditions and could not charge sick people higher premiums than healthy people. Read More »

Bill Cosby sex assault jury adjourns without verdict

Cosby , 79 and almost blind, is charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault in connection with his encounter with Constand; if convicted Cosby faces years in prison. Before he sent them back to the hotel (where the Pittsburgh-based jurors are being sequestered) around 9:30 p.m., O'Neill commiserated with them about their fatigue . Read More »

Karen Handel speaks to FOX 5 following 6th District win

House Democrats seem to be second-guessing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) after yet another devastating House special election defeat Tuesday in Georgia . What exactly it is, and whether they can fix it, will be debated in the weeks and months ahead. "This is not the outcome many of us were hoping for". Read More »

Report of major California earthquake was false alarm

USGS geophysicist Rafael Abreu says researchers were working on the 1925 quake when the mistaken alert went out. More than a dozen people died and $8 million in damage was reported in the historic quake, which had a magnitude of 6.8 on the Richter Scale. Read More »

Forlorn Ronaldo gets court date amid Real limbo


FLORENTINO PEREZ , Real Madrid president, denying that star man Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave in the wake of his tax fraud case. In the season just ended, he won three trophies in his debut campaign at Manchester United , although he drew criticism after a poor league performance in which United finished sixth in the Premier League. Read More »

Pentagon chief blasts N.Korea over US student who died

Trump wrote on Twitter. The Trump administration has urged China to put pressure on North Korea, specifically to help solve the issue of Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. A senior North Korean official speaking after the death of a USA student held prisoner for 17 months by Pyongyang said on Tuesday his country followed national law and global standards in its treatment of detainees. Read More »

House blocks consideration of marijuana bill


The legal weed bill passed the Senate easily, as it has the past two years. A bipartisan proposal to add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying medical marijuana condition in NY has been passed by the state's legislature and sent to Governor Andrew Cuomo for consideration. Read More »

Classmates honor student who died after N. Korea detention

He says "if people are that stupid that they still want to go to that country, then at least they assume the responsibility for their welfare". Tony Kim, who also goes by his Korean name, Kim Sang-duk, is a 58-year-old US citizen who was temporarily teaching an accounting course at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, North Korea's only private university. Read More »

Parents of U.S. student to detail his time in North Korean prison

A University of Cincinatti hospital representative says UVa student Otto Warmbier suffered a " severe neurological injury " during his captivity, and his father said they are just trying to keep him comfortable at this point. He was given a 15-year prison sentence for attempting to steal a propaganda sign from a hotel. His father, Fred Warmbier , said Thursday he does not believe North Korea's explanation that the coma resulted from botulism and a sleeping pill. Read More »

Law enforcement officials identify James T. Hodgkinson as shooter at Congressional ballgame

Matt Mika Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods, was helping with practice when he was shot. Sue Hodgkinson, the accused gunman's wife, told reporters Thursday she was shocked by her husband's actions, saying, "I can't believe he did this". The gunman also reportedly posted anti-Trump rhetoric on social media, sparking speculation about the shooter's possible political motivations. Holbrook said Hodgkinson wasn't active among Democrats there. Read More »

Air Lease Corp. adds 12 more 737 MAXs

The Max 10, the first new model from Chicago-based Boeing since the 777X series was unveiled at the Dubai Air Show in 2013, will be 1.68 metres longer than the $119.2 million Max 9, now the biggest member of the re-engined 737 family, which was launched in 2011. Read More »

US House and Senate investigators seek records of Trump-Comey conversations

One, what did Trump mean by hope? Asked if he would be willing to go under oath to give his version of the interactions with Comey, Trump replied, "100 percent". If the White House believed there were any rules prohibiting Comey from sharing his conversations with the president, they should have asserted that before his testimony, she said. Read More »

Trump To Host Trump Re-Election Fundraiser at Trump Hotel


But Mr. Trump has not officially announced his candidacy, and in a letter accompanying his filing, he wrote it did "not constitute a formal announcement of my candidacy for the 2020 election". "We'll fly you out to D.C. and even put you up at a attractive hotel for the night". With the General Services Administration as his landlord - and the president as the GSA's ultimate boss - Trump has tried to distance himself from the property's finances. Read More »

Man killed woman, then himself on Chicago Skyway


At 4:11 a.m., the woman and man were driving east on the Chicago Skyway near 88th Street when the woman ran from the vehicle, police said. The auto crashed near the site of the shooting. A Skyway spokesperson said one of their workers who witnessed the shooting suffered a panic attack and was also taken to the hospital. Access from the southbound Dan Ryan Expressway to the eastbound Skyway was also shut down. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy: sustained winds at 50 miles per hour, headed to Texas coast

CT, according to the National Hurricane Center . At this time, Cindy is a tropical storm with sustained winds of 50 miles per hour. Bret had degenerated into a tropical wave by Tuesday afternoon. Rainfall amounts of 6-to-9 inches with isolated amounts of more than 12 inches are expected through Thursday over parts of southeastern Louisiana, southern MS, southern Alabama and the Florida panhandle through Thursday. Read More »

Disarray as Democrats beaten in Georgia poll

Polling aggregation website founder Nate Silver was so confident that Republican challenger Karen Handel would lose the Georgia special election Tuesday evening that he declared the death of math if she won . Republican operatives say that 98 percent of voters in the 6th District already had an impression of Pelosi when they conducted their first internal poll, and she was 35 points underwater. Read More »

Cop Who Killed Philando Castile Cites Marijuana As A Factor


Castile's girlfriend and her daughter were in the vehicle. A key part of the prosecution case was statements Yanez made that seemed to suggest he didn't know where the gun was. Nevertheless, Yanez was still acquitted. Sampsell-Jones says it is "understandable why the jury couldn't find him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt". Read More »