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Loose dog in Pa. attacks 2 children secured in auto seats


Police say the children's mother was able to pull the dog from the van with help from several people in the area. WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited plan to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional aides and lobbyists say. Read More »

Women are getting plastic surgery to look like Melania Trump


Now they have a new idol. "I've had many women visit my office wanting the 'Ivanka look, '" Rose said according to Inside Edition . Claudia Sierra sought Dr. Now, we just have to get used to a world with more Melanias. Her surgery is today. "This might be the 1000th very, very beautiful patient that I've operated on; in an odd way, it's sort of more enjoyable because you can take the beautiful into the hyper-beautiful", he said. Read More »

Remnants of Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia


Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 8 inches over southern MS, southern and central Alabama and western Florida Panhandle are expected through Friday morning as well. A 10-year-old boy from Missouri died Wednesday after a log struck him outside a beachfront condo in Fort Morgan, Alabama , the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office said. Read More »

Escaped prisoners look dramatically different in new photos released after capture

The arrests come on the same day as authorities all but acknowledged they had no idea where the men had gone after they apparently stole clothes and a white Ford pickup truck in Morgan County, some 60 miles east of Atlanta. and midnight Tuesday, about 12 hours after they ransacked a house 9 miles away to gather food and change from their prison uniforms. The chase continued for 10 miles, ending with the inmates crashing the stolen Jeep. Read More »

Trump congratulates Handel for winning in Georgia


GOP officials in Washington breathed a sigh of relief after their candidate, Karen Handel, fended off Democrat Jon Ossoff in a Georgia runoff election Tuesday night - a race that Democrats had poured tens of millions of dollars into and billed as a referendum on the unpopular president and his policies. Read More »

A weakening Cindy heads inland, spreading rain far and wide


The system is moving north at 12 miles per hour, with winds at 40 miles per hour, according to a National Hurricane Center advisory. Downgraded to a tropical depression, Cindy weakened as it crossed Louisiana toward Arkansas but a broad circulation around the system swept moist Gulf air over the South, fueling severe weather and pushing up coastal tides. Read More »

McConnell's focus: finding votes for Senate health care bill

A number of other GOP senators have not committed to voting for the new healthcare bill unveiled by Republican leaders on Thursday morning. Even if it passes it would have to go back to the House for a vote before landing on Donald Trump's desk to be signed into law. Read More »

Day 5 of jury deliberation in ex-officer's retrial

The 12-member jury, made up of three black jurors and nine white jurors, took almost five days in deliberation, but could not reach a unanimous verdict, the trial judge announced Friday afternoon. Tensing is white. DuBose was black. Tensing, 27, testified he feared he was going to be killed, but prosecutors said repeatedly the evidence contradicted Tensing's story. Read More »

Menendez Weighs in on 'Devastating' Senate Health Care Bill

They'd like to get certain changes. And we'll see if we can take care of that, calling the group of conservative lawmakers "four very good people". President Trump tweeted : "I am very supportive of the Senate #HealthcareBill. The Senate health care bill has some differences from the American Health Care Act that passed the House last month on a party-line vote without any support from Democrats. Read More »

Trump takes a Twitter victory lap, taunts Democrats for losing special elections


On Tuesday evening, the latest hopes for a new Democratic rise to power was dashed in Georgia as Democratic insurgent candidate Jon Ossoff conceded defeat to Republican victor Karen Handel . Trump said in his latest tweets that he has "no idea" whether there are "tapes" of the two men's conversations. Trump's tweet came amid criticism from some Democrats that Pelosi is becoming a drag on the party. Read More »

Markelle Fultz set for the stage of being No. 1 pick

The Celtics then took Duke's Jayson Tatum at No. 3 after moving down two spots in the trade with Philadelphia, drawing cheers from a large contingent of their fans at Barclays Center wearing green. "Nobody went in thinking we were going to lose that many games", Fultz said recently after a workout with the Los Angeles Lakers . Former and future No. Read More »

Military heads want hold on transgender enlistment


Former Secretary of State Ashton Carter initiated the proposal in 2016, giving the military until July 2017 to come up with policies to facilitate the recruitment of transgender personnel, the Associated Press reported . Today, HRC responded to reports that the Pentagon may delay implementation of the final piece of a policy put into place by the Obama administration that allows qualified transgender people to serve in the Armed Forces. Read More »

Qatar told to close Al Jazeera in list of demands

Qatar Airways, one of the region's major long-haul carriers, has suspended all flights to Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates , Egypt and Bahrain until further notice . Since the onset of Qatar's isolation, Turkey has fast-tracked a decision to approve the deployment of troops to Qatar - part of an existing bilateral agreement but widely interpreted as a show of support for the increasingly isolated country. Read More »

Spieth leads by 1 midway through 2nd round at Travelers

Jordan Spieth hits his second shot on the 18th hole during the first round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament Thursday, June 22, 2017 , in Cromwell , Conn. To come out and play the first two rounds the way I did, it gives me a lot of confidence. Spieth recovered from his early double bogey with three birdies across his next eight holes and afterwards confessed it was his putting that saved his round. Read More »

Defiant Nancy Pelosi says she's not going anywhere


She didn't hesitate to stand up for herself, saying, "You want me to sing my praises?" "I'm a master legislator, I am a strategic, politically astute leader, my leadership is recognized by many around the country, and that is why I'm able to attract the support that I do, which is essential to our election, sad to say", Pelosi said at the press conference. Read More »

Here's What to Watch as the Senate Fights Over Healthcare Reform


If it fails to reduce the deficit sufficiently or results in too many people losing insurance coverage, McConnell could fail to secure the 50 GOP votes he needs to secure passage. House of Representatives' version of the Obamcare repeal bill includes a provision in which customers must maintain coverage or pay more , but Democrats argued that conflicted with Republican President Donald Trump's promise to keep the guaranteed insurance provision of Obamacare . Read More »

Utah governor: Weed torch set fire near ski town

The Navajo Nation spans more than 27,400 square miles (70,000 square kilometers) in parts of New Mexico , Arizona and southeastern Utah. Officials said the fire was human-caused but they were still investigating exactly what sparked it. Fire officials said it is hard for them to make major progress on the burn without putting crews in extremely unsafe conditions. The flames were predicted to calm down with lower temperatures on Thursday, but residents of 400 additional homes were still ... Read More »

76ers put future of The Process in No. 1 pick Fultz's hands

Markelle Fultz made his childhood dreams come true last night after being drafted No. 1 overall by the Philadelphia 76ers as many expected. With the Boston Celtics' slide to the third spot after its trade with the 76ers, people are getting interested on the picks that they will be getting in tonight's draft. Read More »

North Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in US student's death

The comments published by KCNA were North Korea's first reaction to Otto Warmbier's death in a USA hospital on Monday [Tuesday NZ Time] after it released him for what it called humanitarian reasons. Warmbier passed away June 19, shortly after returning to the United States. Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, who had met with North Korean officials in NY to press for Warmbier's release , attended the funeral. Read More »

Officer arrested for alleged sex with 15-year-old cadet


But Beck said Cain was at one point "in charge of the mechanism by which you check out police equipment" at the 77th Street station. "Obviously, this is not the police department that I want to lead", Beck said. The arrest came amid an investigation into the theft of police cruisers and other equipment by juveniles in the department's cadet program. None of the cadets have been identified other than Leonel Roberto Flores, the only one who has turned 18. Read More »

Irish Compete at USA Track & Field Championships


Friday's coverage begins at 9:30 p.m. while coverage starts at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Georgia Tech track and field sophomore Avery Bartlett finished 27th in the first round of the men's 800m at the USATF 2017 Outdoor Championships on Thursday night. Read More »

Tropical Depression Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky


With more than six inches of rain expected to hit the region, a flash flood warning has been issued in and around the Pensacola area. "Its track takes it north through Louisiana before it makes a curve to the northeast across the lower Mississippi Valley by early Friday ", Deon said. Read More »

How Republicans And Democrats On Twitter Responded Differently To Georgia Special Election


Well, I'm a master legislator. I'm well aware that my opponent, he had his group of supporters. "As we sit here, they're running caricatures of me in Georgia ", Pelosi said . "That would be very bad for the Republican Party - and please let Cryin' Chuck stay!" Pelosi laughed when asked about the tweet . Veteran GOP ad-maker Brad Todd says that's because the San Francisco congresswoman is the personification of the liberal values they can't stomach. Read More »

Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said that Tuesday night Cindy was about 230 miles (370 kilometers) south of Morgan City, Louisiana - about 305 miles (491 kilometers) southeast of Galveston, Texas. A boy on an Alabama beach was struck and killed Wednesday by a log washed ashore by the storm. Storm Cindy will likely move over Memphis and Nashville as it travels north east. Read More »

GOP Health Bill: Senate Leader Faces Battle for Support


Under the new Senate plan, which is broadly similar to the House Republican bill, fewer people will be eligible for Medicaid , and the expansion under Obamacare would eventually go away. Subsidies end for people making 3.5x the poverty rate - making the income line lower than it now stands. The Senate bill would take all federal funding from Planned Parenthood for a year, which provides 2.4 million men, women, and children annually with birth control, sexually-transmitted disease ... Read More »

Supreme Court upholds convictions in 1984 murder


Justice Elena Kagan wrote in the court's opinion that for lies to revoke citizenship, they should be relevant to the citizenship process. And because, in the government's view, Maslenjak knew when she applied for citizenship that she had lied to immigration officials while seeking refugee status, she was charged with violating a federal law that makes it a crime to knowingly procure USA citizenship "contrary to any law". Read More »

Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks to reporters at the Capitol after Republicans released their long-awaited bill to scuttle much of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, at the Capitol in Washington. Shortly after the 142-page bill was distributed, more than a half-dozen GOP lawmakers signaled concerns or initial opposition. "It does not appear this draft as written will accomplish the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their healthcare ... Read More »

Trump's Washington hotel saw nearly $20 million in revenue


Trump released a disclosure form in May 2016 that his campaign at the time said showed his net worth was $10 billion. Also in January, he resigned from 476 businesses, including companies active in Brazil, Canada and China, according to a document released by the Trump Organisation. Read More »

Israel Unimpressed by Iran Missile Strikes on ISIS

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said on Tuesday the IRGC's missile strike on Daesh was just a small part of the Islamic Republic's reaction to the "indiscriminate" attacks by the terror group on the Iranian soil. Iran's homemade missiles, which can hit targets up to 2,000 kilometres (1,200 miles) away, are a major point of tension with Washington and Israel. Read More »