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House GOP Moves Forward on a New Compromise Addition to Health Care

Davidson, who won a special election a year ago to replace former House Speaker John Boehner's seat, also likened finding a better plan to purchasing a cell phone, a response that was met with groans and boos from the audience at the town hall, which was hosted by " Indivisible ", a group organized to oppose President Donald Trump's agenda. Read More »

Trump throws tantrum, demands government shutdown unless he gets his border wall

The Trump administration has indicated they want to withhold funding - a move that would further destabilize the insurance market, which Trump says would help speed the collapse of Obamacare. House and Senate negotiators worked throughout a two-week Easter break on details of the spending plan, but the talks broke down last week after White House officials began demanding greater concessions from Democrats, including explicit funding for the border wall. Read More »

NKorea marks military anniversary with firing drill

A USA nuclear-powered submarine arrived in South Korea on Tuesday as North Korea reportedly celebrated the 85th anniversary of its army with its largest-ever military firing exercise. He praised China for its recent steps seen more cooperative toward that goal. Japan's Foreign Ministry announced that China's envoy for North Korea, Wu Dawei, was arriving in Tokyo on Tuesday for talks with Kanasugi that may take place later this week. Read More »

President George HW Bush hospitalized for "mild case of pneumonia"

Bush, who started the Iraq War by falsely accusing its leader of possessing ‶weapons of mass destruction". Bush, 91, had an overlapping stay at the same hospital for treatment of bronchitis. In March, the Bush's were honored for their service to others by the Mensch International Foundation. He served as President of the United States between 1989 and 1992. Read More »

Trump offers epic response when astronaut explains NASA is making urine 'drinkable'

Whitson , 57, marked 534 days in orbit and counting on Monday, beating NASA's previous record-holder Jeff Williams , but remains still far short of the world title, which belongs to Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka with his 879 days. She returned in 2008 as commander of Expedition 16. "New US High-Time Space Ninja". " Well, we want to try doing it during my first term or, at worst, during my second term, so we'll have to speed that up a little bit, okay? " . Read More »

Iraqi troops capture largest neighborhood in western Mosul

Extremist militants from terror group ISIS posing as liberating security forces killed at least 15 civilians who welcomed them in central Mosul , officials said on Tuesday. Mosul , the largest city in northern Iraq, was captured by Islamic State in mid-2014, but government forces have retaken most of it, including the half that lies east of the Tigris River. Read More »

North Korea holds military exercises as USA submarine arrives

Michigan , a submarine furnished with Tomahawk missiles, arrived in South Korea. Recent U.S. commercial satellite images indicate increased activity around North Korea's nuclear test site, and third-generation dictator Kim Jong Un has said the country's preparation for an ICBM launch is in its "final stage". Read More »

No info on Kulbhushan Jadhav's health, whereabouts, says MEA


The establishment there has no proof of any wrongdoing by him. We had made 13 requests for consular access to him but Pakistan has denied them so we can not ascertain any facts about how he is or where he is. Warning that the sentencing of an alleged Indian spy can cause "lasting harm" to India-Pakistan relations, a leading Pakistani daily urged "cooler heads" in both countries to take charge. Read More »

Trump urges United Nations to 'solve the problem' of North Korea's weapons program


Washington has sent the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to the Korean peninsula, where it is expected to arrive - after a derision-provoking delay - later this week. All 100 US senators will gather Wednesday for a White House briefing on the volatility in North Korea. But the timing, as the USA increases its military presence in the area, allows North Korea to remind its opponents that it could cause crippling damage with conventional artillery to highly populated areas in South Korea. Read More »

Travis Green to be named new head coach of Vancouver Canucks


Prior to coaching the Comets, Green was an assistant coach with the WHL's Portland Winterhawks and was promoted to head coach during the 2012-13 season, leading the club to the WHL championship. He added 21 points in 56 postseason games during his career. In 304 games, Green has led the Comets to a 155-110-29 record. If you want to dig even deeper, Green can also be credited with helping the Winterhawks to three straight WHL finals appearances - playoff berths that came before Green's ... Read More »

Senate Confirms Ex-Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue As Agriculture Secretary


Dan Smith, a state agriculture administrator, says 39 of 58 farms still need buyers but about half of those have leads. In a statement Senate Agriculture Committee ranking member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) who originally opposed the nomination, said:"After a thorough review of his qualifications and priorities, I support the nomination of Governor Perdue to serve as Agriculture secretary". Read More »

Canadian PM responds to lumber tariffs imposed by the US


Under that arrangement, which expired in late 2015, Canadian forest producers agreed to accept either a quota on US -bound exports or pay a tax on goods shipped to the exchange for no tariffs. Then there's lumber. This is a long-standing U.S. - Canada trade dispute (my colleague Dan Ikenson gives the background here), and it is picking up again, as the Department of Commerce made a preliminary determination of countervailable subsidies on imports of softwood lumber from Canada. Read More »

As Tensions Mount, North Korea Conducts 'Large-scale Artillery Drill'

North Korea's state media was defiant in a commentary marking the 85th anniversary of the foundation of the Korean People's Army, saying its military was prepared "to bring to closure the history of USA scheming and nuclear blackmail". Earlier this month, the Trump administration announced it would be sending the USS Vinson, an aircraft carrier, to the Korean Peninsula, after United States officials said they anticipated a fresh round of nuclear tests and missile launches. Read More »

What Donald Trump's "joke" about Nikki Haley reveals about him


He adds that the country is "a real threat to the world, whether we want to talk about it or not". "North Korea is a big world problem", he continued. This was her first appearance in the White House press room. During his remarks, Trump showered Haley with praise. In a tweet Sunday, Trump jabbed at Democrats, who vigorously oppose wall funding. Read More »

White House names new Secret Service director


The Secret Service last week restricted public access to the sidewalk along the White House's southern fence-line. The agency requested an additional $60 million for its 2018 fiscal year budget in order to cover the costs of the Trump family's travel, according to internal documents obtained by The Washington Post . Read More »

Elected officials help the Jewish Federation mark Holocaust Remembrance Day


Get free real-time news alerts from the Glenview Patch. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bows his head at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem. "Today, only decades removed from the Holocaust, we see a great nation risen from the desert and we see a proud Star of David waving above the State of Israel", Trump said . Read More »

Labour to guarantee European Union citizens' rights if wins election


Keir Starmer, the party's Brexit spokesman, will use a speech on Tuesday to say Labour would unilaterally guarantee the rights of European Union citizens in Britain. "A really important election for the future of this country", she said. A Conservative spokesman said the Prime Minister also said there would be "chaos and instability" in the United Kingdom if it were led by "a floundering, weak and nonsensical Jeremy Corbyn that will put our nation's future at risk". Read More »

Defense chief on Philippine-occupied island in disputed seas


Heydarian said Lorenzana's visit to Pag-asa Island shows that resistance is an option for the Philippines when it comes to the disputed seas. This is unlikely to sit well with Beijing, which has itself built a sprawling island with a 3km airstrip and anti-air defence systems on Subi reef, just 24km from Thitu. Read More »

Iranian nuclear deal faces threats


In his letter to the Congress on Wednesday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, acknowledged that Iran was compliant to the accord, but blasted the country as " the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism ". "I think they felt he needed to come out and make this statement because (Tillerson) was forced by congressional reporting to admit Iran was in compliance" with the deal, Kirby said. Read More »

Lawyers want Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction dismissed


As loved ones of former New England Patriots star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez attend a private funeral this afternoon in his hometown of Bristol, Connecticut, notes the former National Football League player left behind have been released to his family, officials said. Read More »

Bengals unlikely to trade former Alabama QB A.J. McCarron

There's no reason to worry about it because it spills into your life and it can affect your marriage and your relationships with people. "It is what it is", McCarron said Monday . That's where we are at when it comes to the trade market, and Jimmy Garoppolo and A.J. McCarron, two young signal callers many around the league believe are capable of being at least competent starters. Read More »

North Korea detains American citizen at Pyongyang airport


For China, however, it seems to be a case of taking its own side and defending it. Beijing still hopes it could bring both the USA and North Korea to the negotiating table, averting an open clash with uncertain consequences. The temporary suspension caught attention in the midst of tension between United States and North Korea with China in between. President Xi Jinping called Monday for "restraint" regarding North Korea in a telephone conversation with his U.S. Read More »

United Kingdom opposition Labour vows new Brexit plan


She left the door open to tax breaks for workers that would be viewed as a direct pitch to win over Labour voters in areas such as Wales. Mrs May claimed that other parties were "actually talking about being willing to prop up a Labour government led by Jeremy Corbyn", adding: "That would damage this country's future, it would risk uncertainty for the future". Read More »

Brazil police arrest 9 men suspected of stealing millions


Ten men suspected of taking part in a dramatic, multimillion-dollar theft from an armored auto company in a Paraguayan border city have been arrested in Brazil, officials in the Brazilian Federal Police said Tuesday. He added: "The Brazilian government expresses solidarity with the victims of this criminal act and, especially, with the relatives of the dead Paraguayan policeman", reported AFP . Read More »

NK marks military anniversary with war rhetoric against US

The port call by the USS Michigan came as a US aircraft carrier strike group steams for Korean waters and as the top nuclear envoys from South Korea, Japan, and the United States met in Tokyo to discuss the North's refusal to give up its nuclear programme. Read More »

Ontario Names Chief Softwood Lumber Negotiator


Ontario is one of the U.S.'s top customers, with more than 40 per cent of all Canada-U.S. trade coming from Ontario. The Canadian dairy industry has shot back that the milk reclassification policy did not change import rules nor did it impose any import taxes. Read More »

Trump says he hasn't changed position on wall

In remarks to conservative news media outlets that were confirmed by the White House, Trump said on Monday evening he may wait until Republicans begin drafting the budget blueprint for the fiscal year that starts on October 1 to seek funds for the wall. Read More »

US Congressman Warns Trump against Walking Away from JCPOA

Mr Trump had previously called the accord " the worst deal ever negotiated ". However, the letter also said that the National Security Council would be reviewing whether it's in the USA national security interest to lift sanctions, as required under the JCPOA, given that "Iran remains a leading state sponsor of terror through many platforms and methods". Read More »

FTSE 100 surges after France election result


Choosing inside the system is no longer an option for French voters, who rejected the two mainstream parties that have alternated power for decades in favor of Le Pen and the untested Macron, who has never held elected office and who founded his own political movement just a year ago. Read More »

Arrests following killing of French police officer


Parliament voted in December to extend the extraordinary provisions to ensure the protection of upcoming presidential and general elections. But Belgium's interior minister said the pseudonym did not belong to the attacker. In other words, it appears possible that the attack could prove pundits on both sides of the Atlantic wrong, with the race returning to its original dynamic, and Macron remaining narrowly favored to win. Read More »

Rep. Jan Schakowsky Issues Holocaust Remembrance Day Statement

I say it, never again". Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) issued the following statement Monday to mark the occasion of Yom Hashoah, a national holiday in Israel, which remembers the victims of the Nazi genocide in Europe and commemorates the Jewish resistance. Read More »

Kenya: Edna Kiplagat, Geoffrey Kirui Ease to Victory At Boston Marathon


Aguila said his next goal is to run in the Mount Washington Road Race. Jock Semple, a director of the Boston Marathon at the time, was photographed attempting to rip Switzer's bib number and throw her out of the race. Rupp finished second in 2:09:58 and Suguru Osako was third (2:10:28). Kirui led another Kenyan sweep when two times former World marathon champion Edna Kiplagat won the women's race in 2:21:53, beating Kenyan born Rose Chelimo of Bahirain to second place in 2:22:51. Read More »

Is Rite Aid Corporation (RAD) Buy Now?


Relative Strength Index (RSI) was 23.84. Movements above 70 are interpreted as indicating overbought conditions; conversely, movements under 30 reflect oversold conditions. The high and low revenue estimates for the current quarter are $8.26 Billion and $7.92 Billion, respectively. Revenues in the company's Pharmacy Services Segment were $1.5 billion and decreased 1.3 percent compared to the prior year period. Read More »