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Vehicle barge on fire in Victoria's Gorge Waterway


Victoria Fire Chief Paul Bruce said they received a call at about 2:10 p.m. and their crews responded quickly to the barge. Fire fighters have taken a break with the water to see if the barge remains stable and to make sure the water is draining properly off the barge. Read More »

Four Republican senators spurn draft GOP health bill

We're still waiting on the official CBO score, but as it's not all that different from the House bill, we can pretty safely assume that millions and millions of Americans will lose coverage if this is shoved through in an undemocratic process until it becomes law. Read More »

Nathaniel Chalobah set for new Chelsea contract


So how do you become eligible to play for the England Under-21 side? "We have had a bit of luck with injuries but I am pleased with how it's gone". It is all part of a long-term plan. Goals from Demarai Gray, Jacob Murphy and Lewis Baker ensured a 3-0 win over the competition hosts and the squad followed that up on Friday morning with a recovery session at the hotel, including yoga, swimming and gym work, for those who didn't feature in the game. Read More »

Britain, EU at odds on Brexit proposals


Mrs May insisted that her offer was "fair and serious" and should reassure European Union nationals in the United Kingdom that they will be able to go on living their lives as before. Merkel added that the European leaders were keen not to let Brexit dominate the EU summit taking place in Brussels. The3million noted that Britain also had yet to spell out whether it would continue to recognise professional qualifications earned in Europe, a crucial issue for many. Read More »

Al Jazeera hits back at calls for its closure

We are aware of reports of a list of demands on Qatar. The state department took an about turn Tuesday from Trump's earlier remarks and questioned the motive of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for their boycott of Doha. A Filipino accountant said the grievances made public by the boycotting nations were more about dictating terms to a sovereign state than an attempt to solve differences of opinion among nations. Read More »

Gingrich Hopes Pelosi Stays Around 'For 10 More Years'


Rep. Tim Ryan , who unsuccessfully challenged Pelosi for minority leader past year, told Business Insider he did not know how Democrats could take the House in 2018 if the GOP was successfully able to convince independents and Republicans that a vote for a Democratic candidate is essentially a vote for Pelosi's leadership. Read More »

Special election results herald shift in thinking | Letters


According to Politico , the movement is spearheaded by three lawmakers: Reps. In over a decade leading House Democrats , into the majority and out again, Pelosi has beaten back all comers, including last fall when Democratic Rep. In fact, turnout for Ossoff was extraordinary for a special election. Pelosi made history becoming the first and only woman to serve two terms has Speaker of the House. Read More »

Renewed calls to oust Nancy Pelosi: Darcy cartoon

And Republicans capitalized on that in their race against Ossoff in this historically Republican district, running ads tying him to Pelosi in the hopes it would motivate the GOP base to turn out. "We have a lot of talent in the Democratic Party", but she pointed out that "we don't have an infrastructure in our caucus allowing more voices to be heard, and that's the problem". Read More »

Trump Gives Nancy Pelosi a Backhanded Compliment: She Helps the GOP


Most notable was the appearance of Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond, the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. Trump said the victory "was very big", adding "I think I helped a lot". Pelosi reportedly loves the idea of single-payer health care, but she still discounted Bernie Sanders' mention of it during his bid for the presidency. Read More »

Gulf tells Qatar to cut ties with terrorism in 10 days


The four countries want Qatar to close its diplomatic missions in neighboring Iran. The US Secretary of State explained it had always been the desire of the US to have unity in the Persian Gulf in order to concentrate on the fight against "terrorism". Read More »

Israel Begins Construction On First Settlement In 20 Years

During that period, however, the population of existing settlements and unauthorized so-called "wildcat outposts" has nearly trebled. Instead, construction during that period has expanded existing settlements or taken place in unauthorized outposts like Amona. Read More »

Camden Council orders hundreds of residents to evacuate flats after Grenfell tragedy


The overnight fire rapidly engulfed Grenfell Tower, with flames shooting up the outside of the building, raising concerns that the cladding material attached to the concrete block didn't comply with fire-safety rules. "In view of the focus on rainscreen cladding systems and the insulation forming part of them, Celotex believes that the right thing to do is to stop the supply of Celotex RS5000 for rainscreen cladding systems in buildings over 18m tall with immediate effect (including in respect ... Read More »

Senate's version of health care plan is very bad

It is simply not the answer. Former US President Barack Obama has slammed the Republican Party's new healthcare bill, which he said would transfer wealth from the poor to the rich. Yet it still would force those states, including Nevada to figure out what to do about the millions of lower-income Americans who used it to gain health coverage. Read More »

Dem Candidate Vows Not to Support Pelosi for Leadership Post if Elected

The district has always been Republican . Despite spending more than $30 million, Ossoff lost the district by a wider margin than Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election . Today, the GOP is only a handful of seats away from taking control. There are down-ballot campaigns in the United States, where strong candidates who come out of movements or have strong relationships with movements, are winning. Read More »

Trump Trolls as Democrats Consider Reshuffling Leadership: 'Please Let Cryin' Chuck Stay!'


Millions were spent in Georgia with ads linking Pelosi to Jon Ossoff , who lost to Republican Karen Handel on Tuesday. While Republicans have mocked Pelosi's leadership in the past - the Republican National Committee sarcastically endorsed Pelosi for minority leader a year ago - the party's successful strategy of linking Democratic congressional hopefuls to the unpopular minority leader has caused some Democrats to call for new leadership. Read More »

Georgia didn't sour on the GOP

There was at least one voice of reason in the Democratic Party , in the person of Sen. Pelosi told fellow House Democrats in a letter Wednesday, "The House was in play before the Georgia race. "I worry sometimes that we get so obsessed and angered by Donald Trump , which is OK, but you can't hold on to it because it takes your eye off the ball", Ryan said . Read More »

GOP's Heller won't back Senate health care bill

As members left a meeting about the bill, many said they were encouraged by their first impressions of the text but were hesitant to say if it would garner the 50 votes needed to pass. This would cut billions in federal funding in California over time and force state policymakers to make hard decisions about restricting Medi-Cal eligibility, decreasing benefits, or both. Read More »

Trump says '100 percent' ready to testify under oath


Trump had threatened Comey on Twitter with " tapes " of their conversations when accounts of their talks had begun to appear in the media. The request comes the day after Comey's momentous testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee , and after Trump in a Rose Garden news conference dodged questions about the existence of any White House tapes of his conversations with Comey. Read More »

Police officer beaten to death in Indian-controlled Kashmir

He added that the DSP was posted outside the mosque for the security of the people so that they could offer prayers without any hindrance. "When people asked him to explain what he was doing there, he took out his pistol and fired at people, wounding three", a youth present outside the mosque told Anadolu Agency. Read More »

Balochistan attack: 5 killed in blast near IGP office in Quetta


Key government offices are located in the area where the explosion took place. "A motorcycle was also destroyed in the explosion", Mohammed Tariq, a senior police official said. No group claimed responsibility for the blasts. More than 70 others were wounded in the attack. Condemning the terrorist attacks in Parachinar and Quetta , PM Nawaz directed concerned authorities to increase security across the country."Terrorists are attacking soft targets and no Muslim can ever imagine to commit ... Read More »

Death toll in Pakistan twin blasts rises to 37


At least 40 people have died following three blasts in Pakistan today. Wasim Beg, a spokesman at a local hospital, said the death toll, initially put at five people, rose to 11, with some of the wounded in critical condition. Ramadan ends this weekend. A powerful bomb went off near the office of the provincial police chief in southwest Pakistan on Friday, causing casualties, police said. Read More »

Woman arrested in Jacksonville after infant body parts found in North Carolina


Smithfield Police say they're not sure when smith will be brought back to North Carolina since she waived extradition. She is being held without bail, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Another neighbor who knows Smith, but did not want to be named, says Smith has two children that her mother and sister-in-law are raising. But, an official with Smithfield Police tells CBS North Carolina they were working with various law enforcement agencies in Florida for the past six months to ... Read More »