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Senate To Vote On ACA Repeal As Insurers Balk


On another health care topic, Reynolds defended Iowa's decision to switch most of its $5 billion Medicaid program to privately managed care, saying the system that commenced in April 2016 is "not perfect" but is working to replace a fee-for-service approach that was not sustainable or affordable for taxpayers. Read More »

The rare, potent fuel powering North Korea's weapons


Two North Korean missiles recently flew over northern Japan. One critic tells VOA that Pyongyang will divert at least 30% of food aid "to the military or the elite". Long gas lines forming in North Korea . Just two days ago, North Korea fired a ballistic missile over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, the latest in a series of missile tests defying the global community. Read More »

China Rejects US Demands For Pressure On North Korea

The announcement from Spain comes hours after Kuwait chose to expel North Korea's ambassador to the country and other diplomatic officials in a move to limit ties with the country. The president said: " Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime ", mocking Kim even as he sketched out potentially cataclysmic consequences. Read More »

Trump speech, a dog's bark - North Korea

He also addressed growing security concerns regarding North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons threats. Trump told reporters he had made a decision on what to do about the agreement but would not say what he had decided. South Korea's inter-Korean cooperation committee on Thursday approved $8 million in humanitarian aid to North Korea , marking a resumption of support through United Nations organizations after it was ended in December 2015. Read More »

The Marine Corps Is Getting Its First-Ever Woman Officer


The officers just wrapped a three week combat exercise at the Marine Corps training center in Twentynine Palms, Calif., on Wednesday. The Marine Corps expects to soon have its first female infantry officer, a feat that has been attempted by three dozen women in the past but never accomplished until now. Read More »

US weighs whether to stay in Iran nuclear deal

Trump told the General Assembly on Tuesday that the nuclear agreement is an "embarrassment" for Washington, accusing Tehran of violating the deal. Trump's actions have a timetable - the United States has until October 15 to certify whether Iran is meeting the terms of the Vienna agreement. "I have decided", he told reporters after a bilateral meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Read More »

Aaron Hernandez--former New England Patriot--had signs of brain trauma


Earlier this year, Aaron Hernandez made a decision to abruptly take his own life in his jail cell, just days after being found not guilty of the 2012 double-homicide. Hernandez blocked access to his cell from the inside by jamming cardboard into the door tracks, investigators said. Hernandez played 38 regular-season games over three seasons for the Patriots . Read More »

South korea approves $8m aid package for the North


Another $4.5 million will go to the UN's World Food Program to purchase nutrition-rich food supplies for North Korean hospitals and day care facilities, said the ministry. Liberal South Korean governments have a track record of providing aid to its neighbor even amid serious provocations. The ministry said that the global community is sternly responding to North Korea's provocations, but also emphasizing the need to extend humanitarian assistance to North Koreans. Read More »

N. Korean Diplomat Calls Trump's Threat 'Sound of Dog Barking'

In his first address to the U.N. General Assembly, also attended by North Korea, the USA leader said his country will have no choice but to "totally destroy North Korea" if forced to defend itself or its allies. Trump's overheated language was rare for a US president at the rostrum of the United Nations, but the speech was textbook Trump, dividing the globe into friends and foes and taking unflinching aim at America's enemies. Read More »

Perez donates to Mexico City relief fund

In a video posted on his account Instagram , Salma Hayek is appealing to the generosity of his followers, recalling in passing that she has lived in the ruins of a disaster similar. The magnitude 7.1 shock was the country's most lethal natural disaster in a generation and has inflicted mass casualties on the city and its vicinities with hundreds feared dead. Read More »

$338M powerball victor charged with sexually assaulting child


A New Jersey man who won a $338 million Powerball jackpot in 2013 has been charged with sexually assaulting a child. In 2013, Quezada won $338 million in one of the largest Powerball payouts in the state's history. Almost $30,000 of that was used at the time to make child support payments that he had owed since 2009. According to the woman's attorney, a large chunk of the lump sum has disappeared including $57million that has been sent to Quezada's native Dominican Republic, $300,000 ... Read More »

North Korea's top diplomat heading to United Nations meeting


Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, argued for a "peaceful resolution" to North Korea΄s nuclear weapons program and an end to the "vicious cycle" on the Korean peninsula during a meeting in NY on Monday evening, according to a statement from China΄s foreign ministry released on Tuesday. Read More »

Escaped Nebraska inmate captured in western Iowa


Iowa authorities have captured an inmate who had escaped from handcuffs Wednesday near Ithica, Nebraska and choked a deputy unconscious. Investigators say Scott was being transferred by a Dodge County deputy Wednesday when Scott commandeered the auto south of Wahoo, pushing the deputy out of the vehicle. Read More »

NWS: Tropical Storm Watch canceled as Jose weakens


Jose is a large storm, with tropical storm force winds reaching 205 miles from its center. The Tropical Storm watch for Long Island has since been cancelled. The storm was slowly moving out to sea 150 miles southeast of Nantucket on September 20, bringing gusty, rainy conditions to the South Coast for most of the day. Read More »

South Korea's Moon says pushing to guarantee safety at Pyeongchang Olympics


Moon, in his speech, praised the UN's concerted and swift action on the nuke test and called for stronger pressure on the Kim Jong-un regime to bring it back to the negotiating table. The South Korean government on Thursday approved plans to send over USD$8 million in humanitarian aid to North Korea via worldwide organizations, the Ministry of Unification (MOU) announced. Read More »

Pentagon Confirms South Korea Actually Considering Nuclear Rearmament


The government will decide when to provide the aid considering the state of relations between the rival Koreas, the ministry said. It said he added that the U.S trade deficit with South Korea was limited to products and was shrinking while South Korea continued to post large trade deficits with the United States in the service sector. Read More »

North Korea: Trump signs new order to widen sanctions


That's why we can not simply look on as if we are spectators. "We will be putting more sanctions on North Korea ", Mr Trump said in response to a question at a meeting with Afghan president Ashraf Ghani, according to Reuters . "I am against such threats", Merkel said in an interview with the radio station Deutsche Welle. North Korea will freeze and then dismantle its nuclear program. Read More »

Iraqi forces launch assault for last IS bastions in Anbar


The battle for the remaining Islamic State bastions in Anbar is expected to be complex because of the porous Syrian border and the vast desert terrain, which is hard to surround and choke off. Kurdistan's military forces, known as the Peshmerga, are not participating in the Hawija campaign, a Kurdish official said. The Islamic State group "now faces the mighty (Iraqi security forces in) the last two areas where they hold any territory in Iraq", U.S. Read More »

Banihal incident was a militant attack


However, J&K Director General of Police Dr SP Vaid said it appears to be a case of fratricide. One SSB Head Constable lost his life in the attack and another Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) was admitted to the Srinagar hospital after sustaining injuries, on Wednesday. Read More »

India's Sonia Gandhi tells Modi to give women more power


Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi , urging him to get the Women's Reservation Bill passed in Lok Sabha. Sonia Gandhi's letter is an important reminder of the history of the Women's Reservation Bill, and how it came about. Mr. Modi must assure the country's women that the Bill will be passed soon so that in the next General Elections in 2019, it can be implemented, she said, pointing out that given the work that will have to be done ... Read More »

Woke Dad Jimmy Kimmel Trashes GOP's Health Care Bill


McConnell stopped short of saying whether he would bring the legislation up for a vote by September 30 or face the prospect of a Democratic filibuster. The groups warned that the bill could reduce health coverage for many Americans and undermine Obamacare protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. Read More »

Tropical Storm Jose brings high winds, power outages


By the end of the week, high pressure will settle in across the region, causing Jose to meander south of the region. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, known as MODIS captured a visible light picture of the large tropical storm. Read More »

Saudi Arabia offers aid to Rohingya refugees within hours


The Rohingya have had a long and troubled history in Myanmar, where numerous country's 60 million people look on them with disdain. A UN Human Rights agency and even the Secretary-General has condemned these attacks and labelled them a textbook example of ethnic cleansing . Read More »

Korea urges N. Korea to abandon nukes, seek talks


General Assembly this week that the USA will have no choice but to "totally destroy" North Korea if the North continues to threaten the US and its allies, including Asian neighbors South Korea and Japan. It has dragged down South Korean President, Moon Jae-in's approval rating. Top officials from China , South Korea and Japan condemned North Korea's nuclear weapons program this week, but at least one official said "calm" is needed in order to prevent tensions from spiraling out of ... Read More »

Married Arkansas Teacher Allegedly Had Sex With 4 Students In Her Apartment


ArkansasOnline reported some of the details of the lurid accusations against Goline, who is married and filled her Facebook page with photos of herself with her husband. Wright said the school officials were in the middle of calling a hotline to report the art teacher when she came into his office crying. She believed one was 18 at the time but later found him to be "way younger than what he had told her", the affidavit states. Read More »