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Conrad Roy III's Mother Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Michelle Carter


Carter was convicted in June of manslaughter, with a Taunton juvenile court judge ruling that she was responsible for Roy's suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning in July 2014. She will not be allowed to use social media, contact the Roy family or classmates who acted as witnesses, or leave the state of MA. "So it was with a sickening sense of déjà vu that I watched the prosecution attempt the same trick with ( Michelle) Carter ". Read More »

Supervised consumption site to open in Victoria as opioid epidemic continues


It will offer integrated health services, including mental-health counselling, a nursing clinic and referrals to addiction treatment programs. This fixed site is the first in Victoria and, once operational, will provide supervised injection services along with additional harm reduction and counselling services to its clients in Victoria. Read More »

Elon Musk's Boring Company Tests Car Elevator


But does everyone really understand how hyperloops work? "So from this point on we move to the commercialization process". Traveling at speeds of up to 192 miles per hour (310 kilometers per hour), the Hyperloop One XP-1 traveled most of the 500 ft DevLoop track before braking to an eventual stop. Read More »

State of emergency in BC extended to August 18


As of Friday morning, there were 122 wildfires burning across the province. The fine for operating an off-road vehicle while banned is $767, but even bigger is what could happen if the vehicle is involved in starting a fire. Crews battling aggressive wildfires across British Columbia have been faced with hot weather and hard conditions, but officials say the theft and damage of equipment is the most frustrating challenge yet. Read More »

USA governors urge Trump to make insurance payments

Centene has famously (well, famously within health policy circles!) expanded into the marketplace as other bigger health plans like Anthem and United have fled. They argued that the states had a direct interest in the outcome of the case - without the subsidies, they said, insurance premiums would go up and more people would go without insurance, increasing the health care cost burdens for states. Read More »

Graham: Trump-Backed Immigration Plan Would Be 'Devastating' For SC


Standing in the White House's Roosevelt Room, Mr Trump said the United States had admitted too many low-skilled workers and claimed they were taking jobs from Americans. But the RAISE Act seems to address a problem that doesn't actually exist. President Donald Trump is married to an immigrant who is now an American citizen . Read More »

Palace Vows Not to Meddle in Sereno Impeachment Bid


The 1987 Constitution provides that an impeachment complaint can not be considered verified, meaning filed before the House of Representatives, without an endorser from the ranks of the House. "She used public funds to finance her extravagant and lavish lifestyle by ordering the purchase of a brand-new luxurious Toyota Land Cruiser 2017 model as her personal vehicle, amounting to more than P5 million", Gadon said in his 54-page impeachment complaint. Read More »

Trump threatens to axe Congressional health care payments

To be sure, the Affordable Car Act gives the executive branch broad discretion on how to shape health insurance policies. Millions have gained coverage, and the rate of the uninsured is at a historic low. There is now one county, Paulding, in the Western part of this state, that is home to 380 Affordable Care Act enrollees and has zero health plans. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, proposed an amendment that would require all members of Congress and their staff members to be subject to the new law. Read More »

Zinke tweets beer pic showing he's A-OK with Murkowski


Murkowski said that when senators were being lobbied during a visit to the White House, she "made a statement to the president, with my colleagues and with his team there, that I'm not voting for the Republican Party - I am voting for the people of Alaska". Read More »

Political Communication in the Trump White House

Kelly is not President Trump's daddy, who can say "Do as I say or I will take away your telephone". Today we are talking about White House political communication, strategy and messaging in the Trump administration. The proposals were made in the leaked memo written by "The Mooch" a day before he was sacked by the USA leader just 10 days into the job. Short-lived White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci suggested plans for a national online lottery to play golf with ... Read More »

Caitlyn Jenner Wears a MAGA Hat After Criticizing Trump's Transgender Military Ban

She was seen wearing a "Make America Great Again" cap. "What happened to your promise to fight for them?" "I believe every American should be outraged by the disrespect shown to those people wearing our country's uniform". He cited "tremendous medical costs" for transgender service members as a burden on the USA military. Seeing Jenner is now part of the transgender community, the Kardashians are not the least bit happy she is still supporting the president. Read More »

County air quality "unhealthy", limited activity outdoors recommended


Smoke from several fires started by lightning strikes over the weekend and larger fires already burning in the region may continue to drift into OR communities and rapidly degrade air quality. Jo Niehaus with the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency says that people may want to limit their time outdoors. In good, the air quality poses little or no risk to the public. Read More »

Congress shifts focus to tax reform

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said there is not sufficient support among his fellow Republicans to change the upper chamber's filibuster rule. "The question will be: Are they going to repeat the mistake of health care where they said they want to try to do tax reform just with Republicans?" said Sen. Read More »

Russian Federation ties 'dangerously low', says Trump


The measure passed easily in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, effectively nullifying the president's ability to veto. "Our relationship with Russian Federation is at an all-time and very risky low". U.S. sanctions are a short-sighted, unsafe line of action, fraught with the undermining of global stability, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday. Read More »

SP MLC Sarojini Agarwal Resigns From Party, Joins BJP


With the SP for a very long time, Agarwal was a member of the Legislative Council for a second time and her tenure was till January 30, 2021. Confirming that Agrawal had joined the party, state BJP spokesperson Rakesh Tripathi said: "Following conflicts within the SP family, their leaders are seeking their political future in other parties". Read More »

United States notifies UN of Paris climate deal pullout


The Trump administration began the formal process to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, but says it's willing to "re-engage" if terms more favorable to the USA are met. In language that mirrors wording the White House team was able to insert in Group of 20 discussions, it calls for working with other nations to "help them access and use fossil fuels more cleanly and efficiently". Read More »

Americans ready to move on from health care drama


Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., spoke out against President Trump potentially ending the payments in recent media interviews, noting how the payments help low-income Americans seeking coverage, according to the report. The problems show that last week's wreck of the Republican drive to repeal the Obama health care law hasn't eased the issue's fraught politics. On the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) wasn't as direct about bipartisan health legislation. Read More »

Chinese media to Trump: Stop the 'emotional venting' on Twitter

Qian emphasized the mutual benefits of China's trade with the USA and said that couldn't be linked to issues concerning the Pyongyang regime. While Trump has in the past expressed hope that he could work with China to rein in North Korea, he recently used his Twitter feed to criticize what he perceived as a lack of action from Beijing. Read More »

Blue Apron sees job cuts ahead of facility closure; shares fall 7%


They set a "market perform" rating on the stock. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on shares of Blue Apron Holdings in a research note on Monday, July 24th. And, on August 4, 2017, several news agencies reported emerged that the Company would cut nearly a quarter of its staff according to New Jersey Department of Labor information items. Read More »

Trump Is Apparently The 'Most Deplorable Person' Maxine Waters Have Ever Met


Waters quickly corrected herself and said she was referring to Pence, not Russian President Vladimir Putin. "That's simply a rumor, everybody", the 78-year-old said in response to a question about a possible presidential run, before adding to big cheers from the gathered studio audience, "I am not running for anything except the impeachment of Trump". Read More »

IS claims mosque attack in Afghanistan's Herat


Afghan officials said the attack, which was quickly claimed by the Taliban in a text message to AFP , happened around noon (0730 GMT) in the Daman area of Kandahar. No further details were immediately available. The latest attack comes as the USA administration considers sending more troops to Afghanistan to bolster the NATO-led coalition advising and assisting Afghan security forces. Read More »

Americans urged to leave North Korea before travel ban begins


Nikki Haley said the "time for talk is over" and "China must decide whether it is finally willing to take this vital step" to impose the strongest sanctions that would stop North Korea . "We think the North Korea nuclear issue and China-US trade are issues that are in two completely different domains". "It would be more prudent to consult the other members and I predict there will be two sides to it", he told reporters. Read More »

Harvard's Incoming Class Of Freshman Has A Non-White Majority


Although Harvard accepted more than half non-white students to its class of 2021, not all students accepted their admissions and hence the percentage of minority students has fallen. "To become leaders in our diverse society, students must have the ability to work with people from different backgrounds, life experiences and perspectives", Harvard spokeswoman Jackson said in the statement. Read More »