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Covered California 2018 rates to increase by 12.5%


Lee. Monthly premiums for California health insurance plans sold under former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul will rise by an average of 12.5 percent next year, officials said Tuesday, Aug. Covered California's Tuesday pricing announcement comes during a moment of uncertainty in the US health care system. Other states have seen rate increases tied to the subsidy threat and other uncertainty around Obamacare's future. Read More »

Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE:KRC) Receives An Update From Brokers

Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC boosted its stake in SL Green Realty Corporation by 3.0% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 26,120,005 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $1,554,926,000 after buying an additional 25,085,115 shares in the last quarter. Read More »

Harlem Woman Dies After Butt Injections, Family Says It's Murder


Two hours later, back at her apartment in Harlem, she starting suffering chest pains and called 911. According to the family's attorney, "This was not a qualified doctor". "Why did they do that". Dr. Matthew Schulman, a city board-certified plastic surgeon who was not involved in the fatal surgery, said it was likely a synthetic material was injected into Bynum's hips and buttocks. Read More »

U.S. says time for talk on North Korea 'is over'

The South Korean air force said the flight was conducted early on Sunday. "The whole U.S. mainland" is now within reach, state media quoted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as saying. Yoon said such swift responses by South Korea and the USA could not be taken if the South Korean government had no knowledge of signs of North Korea's then-imminent launch of an ICBM. Read More »

Kushner: Trump Campaign Was Too Dysfunctional To Collude With Russia

The internship director had reportedly warned the interns who attended the private meeting on July 31 not to leak the contents of the meeting to the press. Kushner, who is President Donald Trump's son-in-law, has been tasked with a broad portfolio of responsibilities, including what the President called "the ultimate deal" of establishing peace in the Middle East. Read More »

Kelly Considered Resigning After Trump Fired Comey


General John Kelly is taking over as the new White House Chief of Staff. Conway said she and Scaramucci will be speaking to Kelly about that. Scaramucci has previously said that he reports directly to the president. "It adds to this mistrust issue", he said . "Reince is a good man. John Kelly will do a fantastic job". "He'll also be interfacing with Capitol Hill, where a lot of the legislative agenda has stalled", she said. Read More »

Didi Chuxing buys minority holding in Estonian ride-hailing app Taxify


Over the past year, however, Uber has faced regulatory setbacks, employee and driver protests and executive departures, leading to founder Travis Kalanick being pushed out by the company's board in June. The Estonian ride-hailing service already defines itself as the fastest growing transport app in Europe, with 2.5 million customers in 18 countries, mostly in eastern Europe and the Baltic States as well as Africa. Read More »

Dangerous Grenfell-style cladding set alight in 130 seconds and reached 813C


In an email to staff, Holthof referred to "this hard time" for the trust and said the transfer of the 52 patients would pose serious logistical challenges. Cladding on an inpatient unit at New Cross hospital in Wolverhampton failed a combustibility test. While preparations are being made to move the trauma patients, extra fire safety measures have been put in place at the trauma unit including removing non-essential items which could be a fire risk, such as toasters; extra vigilance to keep ... Read More »

Construction Suspended at South Carolina Nuclear Plant


The owners of the Summer project said last week they expect the cost of completing the project will "materially exceed" Westinghouse's estimates and the payments due from Toshiba. The two new units were beset by delays and had most recently been rescheduled to go online by 2021. The company said it had considered the feasibility of completing the construction of unit 2 and abandoning unit 3 under the existing ownership structure and using natural gas generation to fulfill any remaining ... Read More »

Obama team pushing Deval Patrick presidential run


At least that's the word in Washington this week, as the former governor is being encouraged by multiple Obama advisors and friends to consider a run, according to Politico . It's way, way too soon to be making plans for 2020", Patrick said during an interview on POLITICO's Off Message podcast . Since Patrick's two terms as governor of MA ended in 2015, he's largely stayed out of the political spotlight and is now employed at Bain Capital . Read More »

Dad admits killing son in court as mom sobs over boy's ashes


Andressian was brought back from Las Vegas to Los Angeles on June 30, the day his son's body was discovered. She was surrounded by family members - all holding hands and sobbing. "The time was right to make the arrest". Police say that he spent about 50 days in Las Vegas and allegedly changed his appearance. Nevada police Lt. Read More »

Chinese Ambassador Hits US over North Korea at UN, Demands 'Dialogue'


In response to the test, US President Donald Trump said that he was disappointed that Beijing was doing nothing to restrain North Korea . "China controls North Korea ", he said in 2013. "Communication has never stopped on what the council should do", Liu told reporters. "The new resolution is under discussion in the Security Council". Read More »

Christopher Wray Confirmed as FBI Director


He seems to be a fairly bipartisan pick, having stressed during his confirmation hearing that he would not pledge "loyalty" to the president, as Comey was reportedly asked to do. The committee voted unanimously to recommend his confirmation. "Period." And he added that anyone who thought he would pull any punches as Federal Bureau of Investigation director "sure doesn't know me very well". Read More »

Mass. Gov. Baker Proposes Bill to Stiffen Immigration Enforcement


The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency entered into an agreement with 18 counties in the state of Texas that will allow local law enforcement officers to carry out the same functions as federal immigration officers, Acting ICE Director Tom Homan said at an event in the state. Read More »

DHS Waives 35 Environmental Regulations To Expedite Mexico Border Wall Construction


The stretch starts at the Pacific Ocean and extends eastward. "To begin to meet the need for additional border infrastructure in this area, DHS will implement various border infrastructure projects, " the agency said. In order to complete this task, Former Secretary of DHS John Kelly has "determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations and other legal requirements in order to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers and roads in the vicinity of ... Read More »

Sen. Jeff Flake Takes GOP to Task Over Trump

Jeff Flake wrote, "We created [Trump], and now we're rationalizing him". But the 54-year-old congressman said those mistakes are for the left to answer for on its own. While it might be easy to avoid addressing every tweet, Flake wrote, "it was also a monumental dodge". Flake's Arizona colleague, Sen. John McCain to cast the no vote last week that doomed the GOP's failed Obamacare overhaul. Read More »

Scaramucci out at communications director position after 11 days


Scaramucci was leaving as he "felt it was best to give chief of staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team". Scaramucci even touted Trump's athleticism during his first White House press conference, lauding the President's skills in football, basketball, and golf. Read More »

NJ Assembly moves to close governor's beach house during government shutdowns


Public servants, much like professional athletes or other celebrities, are often treated as if they are super/sub-human; impervious to detrimental behavior. I don't think it's the right of anybody to stand up and swear at you and curse you out, ' he added. 'First he told me, "Why don't you have another beer?" which I thought was a decent come back, and I thought that was kind of amusing. Read More »

Still No Agreement on Bill to Fund Education


Many districts are concerned about how long schools can stay open without state money. IL enacted a budget in July after lawmakers defeated Rauner's veto of a $36 billion spending plan and income-tax hike. A bipartisan group of lawmakers met during the weekend and again Monday to try to reach a compromise. But minutes after Manar spoke to reporters, Republican state Sen. Read More »

Sen. Cory Booker Is Pushing To Federally Legalize Mary Jane


Booker slammed Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his stated goal of more thoroughly enforcing federal drug laws . "Having grown up in the town that was privileged compared to Newark, you don't see kids coming home from frat parties being stopped and frisked". Read More »

Inmates use peanut butter to trick worker in mass USA jailbreak


The escapees managed to persuade a rookie guard in the control room, communicating with them via CCTV, to open an external door. Yes, we said peanut butter . The oblivious guard unlocked the door, and then 12 prisoners slipped off their orange uniforms and used blankets to get over the razor wire fence. Underwood said the first 11 escapes were captured within eight hours. Read More »

Couple Ordered to Pay Wedding Photographer $1M


A Dallas wedding photographer has won a $1 million defamation lawsuit after it was determined that a couple who hired her "pursued an extensive social media campaign against her that a jury found was false and malicious". I've shot several of the Dallas elites. All the name calling, all the bullying ... The couple also "liked" a number of defamatory comments made about Polito, including a Yelp review that accused the photographer of giving him/her AIDS. Read More »

Fist-bumping 2-year-old boards airplane in style


The video was shared by Southwest later on, garnering more than 24,000 shares and 26,000 likes. Jakubowicz said she encourages her kids to greet everyone as they board a flight to help put other passengers at ease. She told ABC News she's hopeful Guy's adorable antics brought joy to all who watched. He was getting antsy so I let him loose in the aisle. "So proud of our two-year-old for making so many people smile!" He was filmed by his mother Alya giving a fist bump to each person he ... Read More »

IShares Russell Mid-Cap (IWR) Declines 0.06% for Jul 31


When the Tenkan-Sen line crosses and moves above the Kijun-Sen line, this is generally considered a bullish signal. The Tenkan Line or Tenkan Sen (Sen means line in Japanese) is known as the conversion line or turning line is similar to a 9SMA but actually is quite different. Read More »

Sarah Huckabee Sanders grilled on lawsuit linking Trump to Seth Rich conspiracy


Now Wheeler is suing over the tarnishing of his name. Following a bombshell lawsuit linking # Donald Trump back to the conspiracy in question, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was forced to speak out. According to the suit, the article contained several fabricated quotes from Mr Wheeler, including one in which he said: "My investigation shows someone within the DC government, Democratic National Committee or Clinton team is blocking the murder investigation from ... Read More »

Rapists in Jordan can no longer go free by marrying their victim


Jordan has repealed a legal clause that allowed rapists to escape punishment if they married their victim, marking a major victory for women's rights. In a statement issued before Tuesday's vote, the New York-based watchdog said that scrapping Article 308 "would be a positive step to strengthen the rule of law and end impunity for violence against women". Read More »

Trump's Pro-Police Brutality Statement Was Just a 'Joke', Spox Says


You see them thrown in rough. Perry Tarrant, assistant chief of the Seattle Police Department and current president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, said he believes "off-the-cuff" comments like Trump's can detract from local police officers' efforts to build trust in their communities. Read More »

Brexit voters: Most say economic damage is a price worth paying


But at a press conference in Brazil he acknowledged there was still a "debate" about the nature of a transitional deal. Citigroup, Bank of America and Morgan Stanley as well as Britain's Barclays have all indicated in the last month they are finalizing plans to set up subsidiaries within the EU. Read More »

Princeton Review Releases 2018 College Rankings


The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges from 1 to 382. Tulane beat out West Virginia University and Bucknell University, which ranked No. 2 and No. For more than two decades, The Princeton Review has created the guidebook as a way to showcase the nations best colleges. According to the Princeton Review's website , SU made the "Party Schools" list because students who were surveyed indicated a combination of low personal daily study hours outside of class, high usage of alcohol ... Read More »

Pak lawmaker accuses Imran of harassing women party leaders


Ayesha stated that she received the very first inappropriate text message from Imran Khan in October 2013. All messages are there and a record of the messages can be retrieved from the PTA, she further said. In fact, she did not even attend the PTI's parliamentary meeting held to discuss the election. Gulalai also alleged that Imran suffers from psychological issues and added that he does not like talented people. Read More »

Opposition hits out at govt over lynchings


The Congress is leading a bloc of more than 15 opposition parties have chose to unitedly take on the government in the current session of Parliament on various issues including mob attacks in the name of cow protection. The debate on the issue, allowed under rule 193, was allotted only two hours but lasted for over six hours in the Lok Sabha sat late in the evening to listen to Union Minister of State to reply to the charges. Read More »

Woman 'assumed identity' of body found in freezer, says OH prosecutor


The following day, 34-year-old Katrina Layton was also arrested for abuse of a corpse and obstructing justice. The judge set a million dollar bond for both on Monday, the report stated. After they noticed the "terrible smell" coming from the freezer, Novoa's friends alerted the police. 'Shannon has been missed and will always be missed. Read More »