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CBO Score: 9 Highlights From the GOP Healthcare Bill Report


It would cost 23 million people their insurance coverage within 10 years. States that apply for the waiver would have to implement high-risk insurance pools to accommodate them. The toughest one to answer, though, may be about the premiums. It forecast that states encompassing about half the US population would not seek waivers at all , and those with one-third of the population would seek limited waivers that would reduce average premiums but raise costs for people with medical needs. Read More »

Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden, has died. He was 52


Just hours before he was found, Cornell played a sold-out show with Soundgarden in Detroit . "His wife Vicky and family were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing , and they will be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause", Brian Bumbery , Cornell's representative, says in a statement . Read More »

Ringling's final show commences after 146 years

Producers removed elephants from the show's performances a year ago, and Feld Entertainment, which owns the circus, said ticket sales dropped drastically. "This was a hard business decision to make, but by ending the circus tours, we will be able to concentrate on the other lines of business within the Feld Entertainment portfolio", Juliette Feld, CEO of Feld Entertainment, said in a statement. Read More »

USAA pulling ads from Hannity's Fox News show


Asked about Fox News' retraction , Hoft said it was "pretty obvious" the outlet had been pressured by liberal media outlets and advocacy organizations into removing the story from its website. Fox host Sean Hannity , a fervent Trump supporter, has become a driving force behind the story. But the tally is starting to add up as Hannity has refused to let go of the theory linking the murder of Seth Rich to DNC emails that were leaked to Wikileaks. Read More »

Russians 'discussed how to influence Trump via his aides'


The House Intelligence Committee will subpoena former Trump adviser Michael Flynn after he refused to cooperate with the panel's investigation into Trump campaign ties with Russian Federation. President Donald Trump has predicted the investigations won't find collusion, and his efforts to cast doubt and curb the probes have led to the appointment of a special counsel at the Justice Department. Read More »

Tremendous Rockslide Covers Stretch Of California's Iconic Highway 1


Highway 1 in southern Big Sur is closed after a tremendous rockslide measuring between a quarter and a half mile buried the Highway under rocks and dirt the hillside in an area called Mud Creek. Landslides along California's coastline have become more frequent as climate change has accelerated the rise in sea levels and increase in high tides. Read More »

Mother's Day 2017: When Was the Holiday First Celebrated?


Where you spend the whole day - just the two of you . On 9 May 1914, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Mother's Day a national holiday which was to be held on the second Sunday of May. For a grieving mom, speak her child's name. The words, "I love you ", are powerful and need to eb said often. However, traditions include presenting mothers and other women with flowers, cards and gifts for many cultures. Read More »

Kamal Gives Update On Viswaroopam 2


Vishwaroopam 2 is the most awaited film of Kamal Haasan which features the legend along with Pooja Kumar, Andrea, Shekar Kapur, Rahul Bose, Waheeda Rahman and others. However, ahead of its release, the film was in a controversy demanding that the title be changed. Once the work on Vishwaroopam 2 is wrapped up, he plans to resume the shoot of Sabaash Naidu . Read More »

David Beckham doesn't want to be a movie star

The film is directed by Guy Ritchie and stars Charlie Hunnam , Jude Law, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Eric Bana, Poppy Delevingne and Annabelle Wallis. "He is a fabulous actor and a real pleasure to be with". Beckham assured fans that he has no plans to take up acting full time . "It's me doing something I love with a friend". Read More »

U.K. Chides U.S. for Leaking Manchester Bombing Probe Details

She said: "We have a special relationship with the USA". Simon Turner, who said that two "young lads" lived in the house, was standing in the street when officers made the arrest. Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to raise the issue of the leaks with President Donald Trump in Brussels later. "You have to assume that there was a bomb maker", says The New York Times correspondent Rukmini Callimachi. Read More »

Father of Manchester bomber insists his son is innocent

Although the LIFG disbanded, Haroun says the father belongs to the Salafi Jihadi movement , the most extreme sect of Salafism and from which al-Qaida and the Islamic State group hail. The elder Abedi told The Associated Press by telephone from Tripoli: "We don't believe in killing innocents". Everyone stopped and I turned to my friend and said ‘we need to run, ” he said. Read More »

Schiff: Intelligence Committee Will Subpoena Flynn

The committee subpoenaed Flynn for documents related to any contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign, but Flynn cited the Fifth Amendment in refusing to hand them over. "I can only say I have fully complied with their specific request", Stone told The Associated Press in an email Tuesday. A person close to Mr. Flynn said his legal team has received two business-record subpoenas and is reviewing them. Read More »

More new Star Wars images released by Vanity Fair

Leibovitz first shot the Star Wars cast in 1999 for The Phantom Menace , taking some pretty noice pics of young Ewan McGregor , Natalie Portman , and Liam Neeson . The Last Jedi cast member Daisy Ridley considers the actress as her role model. "It's like when you see an old band re-unite and go on the road, and they don't quite hit those high notes anymore- though in this situation it's completely the opposite", he said. Read More »

Pogba Leads Man Utd To Emotional Europa League Triumph


We want peace in the world. Reminders of the attack were everywhere at Stockholm's Friends Arena , from United's black armbands to the chants of "Manchester!" from their fans, while Pogba, too, was grieving, following the recent death of his father. Read More »

'Houdini' of death row: Alabama inmate seeks 8th reprieve

His case has angered both opponents and supporters of the death sentence: the former see his endless run-ins with execution as a form of psychological torture, while those who support the sentence see Arthur and his legal team as constantly playing the system to cheat justice. Read More »

Liverpool legends named in squad for post-season Sydney friendly

Brewster was included in a side including Reds legends such as Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher and Steve McManaman. "I had no idea how the players would do it, then I was surprised. We would have had to make a lot of mistakes. While they still have a play-off round qualifier to contend with in August, Klopp's charges are now within distance of going head-to-head with the best teams on the continent again. Read More »

The Media Try Blaming Donald Trump for Gianforte in Montana

The Wednesday clash, caught on an audio recording , has mushroomed into a major headache for Trump's party just as Montanans troop to the polls to replace a Republican who vacated the seat to join the president's cabinet. "At no point did any of us who witnessed this assault see Jacobs show any form of physical aggression toward Gianforte", Acuna wrote in her account on the Fox News website. Read More »

Oil price plunges 4% as OPEC extends cuts

OPEC and other oil-producing nations have extended their output cuts for an additional nine months in an effort to shore up prices. But the hoped-for benefits could be short-lived. US West Texas intermediate crude futures ended at $US2.46 lower, or 4.8 per cent, at $US48.90 a barrel, breaking below $US50 for the first time all week. Read More »

Appeals court rules against President Trump's revised travel ban

A federal appeals court dealt another blow to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six Muslim-majority countries on Thursday, siding with groups that say the policy illegally targets Muslims. A second appeals court, the 9th U.S. Circuit based in San Francisco, is also weighing the revised travel ban after a federal judge in Hawaii blocked it. Read More »

Monday's hot weather a preview of Memorial Day weekend


As Memorial Day weekend picks up steam on Saturday , we'll have a 30% chance of showers in the morning with some peeks of sun by the afternoon. Some outlying areas will be slightly warmer, such as in parts of Lewis County, and the Portland area will hit 80 degrees Tuesday , said Jeff Michalski of the National Weather Service . Read More »

Nicole Kidman urges Hollywood women to support female directors

Below are a selection of images from the film's official photocall here in the French sunshine, in addition to coverage from the press conference, and red carpet ceremony at the Grand Théâtre Lumière. " I would do anything with Sofia ", Dunst said. He said that he "grew up with three very smart, strong women in my life - my mother and two sisters - so it was an honour on this shoot to be surrounded by such passionate, smart female voices..." Are you looking forward to seeing The ... Read More »

Manchester United fans jubilant as Pogba makes the difference in final


Two days after a suicide bomber killed 22 people following an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena, United's fans, players and staff stood unbowed in Stockholm. "Ed Woodward (United executive vice-chairman) has my list, what I want, what I would like for more than two months", Mourinho said. "We had to come here we had to play a very important game for us and I think we did the best we could". Read More »

Greg Gianforte, a GOP Congressional Candidate, "Body-Slammed" a Reporter Last Night

The Montana congressional candidate accused of assaulting a reporter hasn't been seen or heard from Thursday as voters go to the polls. He is scheduled to appear in Gallatin County Justice Court between now and June 7, 2017. A couple of hours later Democratic Senator Jon Tester released a statement saying "This is in the hands of law enforcement". "I guess I'm just gonna say he's innocent until proven guilty". Read More »

British James Bond actor Roger Moore dies, aged 89


A statement was posted on his official Twitter account , indicating he passed away in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer. Moore's children Geoffrey, Christian and Deborah announced his death on Twitter, writing: "With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the very bad news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today". Read More »

31 militants killed in besieged Philippine city


When former US President Barack Obama's administration said Obama would raise the issue during a meeting between the two, Duterte called his former US counterpart a "son of a bitch". Another, smaller militant group — the Maute — was also involved in the Marawi siege. Five government soldiers and 13 militants were killed during the raid, national military spokesman Colonel Edgard Arevalo said. Read More »

Ringling Bros. circus performs final show after 146-year run

People pose for pictures in front of a trailer after watching a show on the last day of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. Many in the audience had tears. Bario cried as she watched the final big cat act with its leopards, tigers and Alexander Lacey, the handsome animal trainer. Read More »

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Review Roundup

Without a doubt, Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the most successful movie franchises out there, and a lot of it is thanks to Johnny Depp's enigmatic performance as Captain Jack Sparrow . Also, can we just talk about how Bloom calls his son "bro" because that is too much! Where do you get a chance like this ever? It's been a little while but "Would You Rather" is back with a Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales edition! Johnny Depp returns to what's come ... Read More »

In Montana's special, it's time to count the votes

The alleged assault and battery was witnessed by reporters for Fox News and others. As Jacobs meant to record Gianforte's answer to his health care questions, he recorded the entire incident. At that point, Gianforte grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him. Gianforte now stands charged with misdemeanor assault by the Gallatin County sheriff's office. Read More »

Assange Claims Victory After Sweden Drops Rape Investigation


Juan Branco, a lawyer representing Assange , said he would now seek political asylum in France. Ny's statement said that, according to Swedish legislation, any criminal investigation had to be conducted as quickly as possible, and once a prosecutor had exhausted the possibilities to continue, he or she was obliged to desist. Read More »

GLAAD reports slim increase in LGBTQ representation in film


That portrayal was rightly panned: Benedict Cumberbatch in Zoolander 2 , a film everyone who was unfortunate enough to watch it can agree was not good. Several other mainstream films, which did not have transgender characters, nevertheless included trans issues as a reason to scoff. Comedy is most often the most LGBTQ-inclusive genre, which was true once again in 2016, where, out of the 125 major studio films GLAAD tracked, 39 were defined as comedies. Read More »

Meghan Markle makes Pippa Middleton's wedding reception


Three-year-old Prince George will be page boy, and 2-year-old Princess Charlotte will be a flower girl. Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L), stands with her daughter Princess Charlotte , (BOTTOM L), as they arrive for the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews at St Mark's Church in Englefield, west of London, on May 20, 2017. Read More »