Author: 0 West Virginia Senate passes amended tax bill

The bill still contains nearly $1 trillion in tax cuts, mainly for the wealthy. Keeping former President Barack Obama's health care law is "completely unacceptable and totally unsustainable", the Senate's top Republican said Wednesday as the two parties braced for a Congressional Budget Office report on a House-passed bill overhauling that statute.

Author: 0 Abbott signs improper teacher-student relationships law

And lawmakers have yet to come to agreement on a so-called "bathroom bill". New Jersey officials say they have reached a $39 million settlement with energy company ConocoPhillips over ground water contamination. While the law does not not name a particular curriculum, it requires that teachers attend an ongoing percentage of professional development classes to ensure they maintain "appropriate relationships, boundaries, and communications between educators and students".

Author: 0 Kansas lawmakers prepare to debate tax hikes, school funding

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York, center, flanked by Sen. "So I don't see how that works", Republican Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, following a Democratic policy luncheon.

National EU, US to meet Wednesday over in-flight laptop ban
Author: 0 EU, US to meet Wednesday over in-flight laptop ban

As such, passengers must stow any devices larger than a smartphone in their checked luggage. The E.U. and USA delegation, led by Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke, did not talk about implementing the electronics ban to flights from European countries, according to the Guardian .

Author: 0 Appeals court upholds nationwide ban against Trump's travel ban

I mean they - you know, this seems to be heading for a showdown in the Supreme Court . Some of the 13 judges on the appeals court that heard arguments earlier this month seemed skeptical of the administration's argument. When the original travel ban was also challenged in the courts, the Trump administration vowed to rework it in a way they believed would comply with US law.

National Senate tries to revive 'bathroom bill' before deadline
Author: 0 Senate tries to revive 'bathroom bill' before deadline

CBO said states adopting those waivers could destabilize coverage for people with medical problems. The budget office projected that premiums in those states would be lower for healthy people than under current law because their coverage would be narrower, but did not estimate an amount.

Author: 0 Ex-CIA chief: It's clear Russian Federation interfered with USA election

The leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday they would subpoena two of Flynn's businesses after he declined to hand over documents in its separate Russian Federation probe. But if reports about what Trump shared with the Russians are true, he said, it would be a violation of protocol. Michael Flynn, former national security adviser, won't honor a Senate Intelligence Committee subpoena.

National GOP lawmakers say little about Montana candidate
Author: 0 GOP lawmakers say little about Montana candidate

Gianforte was cited late Wednesday for misdemeanor assault after witnesses said he "body-slammed" a reporter for the Guardian who had been trying to ask him about the GOP's health-care bill. Over 250,000 voters have already cast their ballots in the election to fill Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's vacant seat. Our editorial said Gianforte "has the education, experience, brains and abilities to be successful in Congress".

Author: 0 Trump Impresses and Presses in Speech to Top Muslim Leaders

Politico reported that State Department spokesman R.C. Hammond said there was "not enough time to alert or make arrangements for USA media to participate". Therefore, the President added , the summit must be an opportunity for all the leaders to join hands in countering terrorism and to send peaceful messages to the world.

Author: 0 Manchester bomber 'likely' had help, recently returned from Libya

He had been studying business management at Salford University in 2014 but dropped out. "It's less like the Bataclan than it is the Boston Marathon bombing , which also took place on a public street, surrounded by law enforcement", Mr Adelman told The New York Times, referring to the Paris attacks of November 2015, when gunmen entered the Bataclan theater during a performance and killed 90 people.

Author: 0 Trump son-in-law Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe - media reports

It doesn't mean they suspect him of criminal acts or intend to charge him. Kushner, a key Trump advisor who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka, met in NY with the ambassador, Sergey Kislyak , and also with Sergey Gorkov , the head of Vnesheconombank, which is under US sanctions following Russia's annexation of Ukraine three years ago.

Author: 0 CBO: 23 Million More Uninsured Americans Under GOP Bill

So CBO had to predict how states would react. The new provisions would allow states to permit insurance companies to increase premiums on some people with pre-existing conditions and waive the federal " essential health benefits " requirement.

Author: 0 Estimated 23 mln would lose health insurance under Republican bill: CBO

McConnell, however, said on Wednesday he does not yet know how Republicans will get the necessary votes. You know, I am curious to see how this lands in the Senate, if they want to get to higher coverage. We now have a score of the health care bill recently passed by House Republicans. So, if you're sick, you might have a low premium, but you're going to pay a lot more out of pocket.

Author: 0 GOP Candidate Attacks Reporter for Asking About Health Care

Jacobs said he never touched Gianforte . And now a GoFundMe campaign has raised enough money for him to buy new ones. "I do not think this is acceptable behavior, but the choice will be made by the people of Montana", Ryan said during a press conference.

National National Weather Service: Tornado tracked 7 miles in Union County Tuesday
Author: 0 National Weather Service: Tornado tracked 7 miles in Union County Tuesday

Debris was scattered in the storm's wake. Motorists were redirected because of the damage, and emergency officials said trees that fell across roads hindered personnel in getting to some areas. One person in a neighborhood near the school was hurt, with damage reported to about 10 homes on Baity Road in the campus vicinity. There are also reports of several vehicles flipped and people trapped inside homes in that area.

National Trump administration holds off killing Obamacare cash, for now
Author: 0 Trump administration holds off killing Obamacare cash, for now

Republicans on Capitol Hill are preparing for the release of the Congressional Budget Office's analysis of the GOP health care bill that passed the House earlier this month. Obamacare is a disaster that has done nothing to "bend the curve" of rising health care costs. In a statement issued after the court filing, he said the tactic was destabilizing the market.

Author: 0 Uninsured rise by 23-M under Republican health bill

This estimate of the American Health Care Act (AHCA ) projects that 1 million fewer people would lose their health insurance over that period than had been previously estimated when the CBO scored earlier versions of the bill . "Enough is enough. I promised my constituents that I would vote to repeal and replace Obamacare and almost a month ago, my colleagues and I passed the American Health Care Act ".

National Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains
Author: 0 Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains

Another sponsor was Sen. Bob Menendez (D - N.J.). That measure did not include sanctions . Iran just reelected a president who negotiated the Iran deal, who is open to establishing relations with many of our allies and recently stated he is receptive to working with the United States to address the core issues that would allow the United States to lift other non-nuclear sanctions.

Author: 0 Russians 'boasted spies had links to Trump aides' during election campaign

Both he and Mr Flynn have denied any collusion with Russian Federation or involvement in any plot to disrupt the election. Brennan took no names but some members of the Trump campaign have come under scrutiny, including one-time campaign manager Paul Manafort - who on Tuesday turned over some 300 documents sought by a congressional committee, and Carter Page, who was called a foreign policy adviser o the campaign.

Author: 0 USAA pulling ads from Hannity's Fox News show

The company did not make clear when it made that decision or what about Hannity's content influenced its executives. On Twitter , advertisers were flooded with angry threats of boycotts if they didn't pull their ads from " Hannity ". Hannity said Tuesday that he had corresponded with Rich's brother and that " out of respect for the family's wishes for now, I am not discussing this matter at this time ".

Author: 0 Montana congressional candidate charged with assaulting reporter

The tech millionaire was in a side room with a local television news crew when Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs attempted to ask his question about the Republican healthcare bill. Montana has just over 699,000 registered voters. To date, few Republicans have been willing to criticize Gianforte , other than suggesting that he perhaps apologize to the man he sent to the hospital.

Author: 0 Republican Candidate Charged with Assault After 'Body-Slamming' Reporter

FILE - In this March 11, 2017, file photo, Mark Wicks, standing, addresses Montana Libertarians gathering for their party's nominating convention in Helena, Mont. Late last night, the Gallatin County sheriff's office said their investigation was complete. He canceled television interviews and did not appear in public even as his supporters readied his victory party.

Author: 0 Democrats use budget office report to attack GOP health bill

Unlike under current law, the tax credits that people would get to help them buy insurance wouldn't be linked to their income or the premiums they face, meaning these "extremely high" premiums would become unaffordable for those people who need healthcare the most .

National Alabama to Host Oklahoma in Fifth Annual Big 12/SEC Challenge
Author: 0 Alabama to Host Oklahoma in Fifth Annual Big 12/SEC Challenge

Both the Sooners and Crimson Tide bring in top-25 recruiting classes according to ESPN and "Coach White has done a tremendous job at Florida, and we're excited about another great matchup in this series". The Sooners won three consecutive games before dropping last year's game against visiting Florida. This game is a part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge , which began in the 2013-14 season.

National Academic All-District Honors
Author: 0 Academic All-District Honors

The College Division Academic All-America team will be announced June 20. CoSIDA also honored Saluki high jumper Kyle Landon, naming him to the 2016-17 Cross Country/Track and Field Academic All-District Team. She finished her career as the Gophers all-time career strikeout record holder with 1,214 strikeouts. She was named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Year and earned NFCA All-Region first team honors.

Author: 0 GOP leaders praise Trump's balanced budget plan

The plan, Trump's first as president, combines $4.1 trillion for the upcoming 2018 fiscal year with a promise to bring the budget back into balance in 10 years, relying on aggressive spending cuts, and a surge in economic growth. She tells Provider that the Trump Administration has not yet shared how exactly the assumptions behind the savings numbers were calculated. The measure proposes cuts to Social Security Disability Insurance, which benefits more than 9 million Americans.

Author: 0 Texas Senate revives full anti-trans bathroom bill in late-night vote

Justices ruled the state's system of funding education to be in violation of the constitution, and failure to deal with that requirement could lead to closure of more than 280 school districts across Kansas. Republican Governor Greg Abbott has been a leading voice in backing a frenzy of anti-LGBT legislation in Texas, after the Trump administration ended Obama-era legal resistance from the federal government against discriminatory state laws in North Carolina.

National Tillerson expects Nato to join anti-ISIS coalition
Author: 0 Tillerson expects Nato to join anti-ISIS coalition

The meeting is also an important opportunity for the Trump Administration to reaffirm US commitment to collective defense, reassert America's leadership role in the alliance, and help chart a path back towards NATO's core mission of territorial defense...

Author: 0 Alabama's 'Houdini' is set to be executed tonight

It is the eighth time since 2001 that the state has set an execution for Arthur for his conviction in the 1982 shooting death of Troy Wicker . Arthur says that there is no physical evidence linking him to scene and that Judy Wicker changed her story as a "get out of jail free card".

Author: 0 Republican candidate charged with assault for 'body-slamming' Guardian reporter

Buzzfeed reporter Alexis Levinson said she didn't see the entire incident but did corroborate that she "heard a giant crash and saw Ben's feet fly in the air as he hit the floor". "He took me to the ground", Jacobs told his paper. A victory for the Democratic nominee Rob Quist , who Reuters characterises as a "banjo-playing political novice", in Republican stronghold Montana could signal trouble ahead for President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans as they defend their 24-seat ...

National Democrats in US Senate Urge Trump to Stick With Paris Climate Deal
Author: 0 Democrats in US Senate Urge Trump to Stick With Paris Climate Deal

At the G7 summit, German chancellor Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron, France's new president, are expected to encourage Trump to keep the United States in the Paris agreement. "Backing out of the Paris Agreement now, after the years of painstaking negotiations and strong US leadership it took to get the world to this point, would be a self-inflicted injury to America's credibility and influence on the world stage", they wrote.

National Texas House set to pass 'bathroom bill' targeting public schools
Author: 0 Texas House set to pass 'bathroom bill' targeting public schools

Currently, Texas law allows districts to set their own policies. Opponents called the bill discriminatory and unsafe for transgender youth. In an interview Monday with The Daily Signal, state Rep. Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is signaling the controversial provision for public schools doesn't go far enough. Since Abbott signed the sanctuary city bill, the American Civil Liberties Union and big Texas cities have pledged lawsuits, while the state in turn has pre-emptively asked a ...

Author: 0 White House adviser is person of interest in Russia probe

The ex-FBI chief has not spoken publicly since his surprise firing last week. "The President has always emphasized the importance of making deals with Russian Federation as it relates to Syria , Ukraine, defeating ISIS and other key issues for the benefit and safety of the American people", Spicer said .

National Maryland lawyer accused of threatening rape victim with deportation
Author: 0 Maryland lawyer accused of threatening rape victim with deportation

Vasilaides also allegedly suggested another method of retribution. "I think you should find him and kick his ass, personally", Vasiliades added. Baltimore attorney Christos Vasiliades was on his way to the rape trial of his defendant at the downtown courthouse Tuesday when the criminal focus pivoted away from his client and toward him.

Author: 0 Hurricane Season Is About to Get Stronger After Years of Calmer Waters

Of those, two to four could potential turn into major hurricanes with winds of 111 miles per hour or higher. "We're expecting a lot of storms this season", Gerry Bell, lead seasonal hurricane forecaster with NOAA's Climate Prediction Center , told reporters on a conference call.

National Gov. Reynolds Names 'Acting' Lieutenant Governor
Author: 0 Gov. Reynolds Names 'Acting' Lieutenant Governor

Almost 24 hours into her tenure as governor, Kim Reynolds has made the executive decision to designate an "acting lieutenant governor". Gregg's salary will be $103,212, the amount set by statute for the lieutenant governor and that salary will continue to be paid out of the Governor's Office budget based upon the existing appropriation, the governor's office said.

Author: 0 McIlroy withdraws from BMW PGA Championship with rib injury

World number two Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from next week's PGA Championship at Wentworth because of a rib injury. The four-time major victor initially had six weeks off with a rib injury after the South African Open in January, which is thought to have been caused by rigorous product testing in the off-season after Nike announced they would no longer make equipment .

Author: 0 Severe Storms, Tornadoes Possible This Afternoon and Evening

Brownwood News - Hector Guerrero, National Weather Service representative, recently visited the Brownwood area to survey the storm damage from a tornado that touched down near May on Thursday , May 18th. The Storm Prediction Center out of Norman, Oklahoma has much of the state under a slight risk for severe storms Wednesday night and Thursday . Strong winds impacted Iredell, North Carolina, destroying at least two mobile homes, according to the Associated Press .

Author: 0 Ryan, Baldwin have very different views of the CBO report on the

The Donald Trump administration already proposed a federal budget for amended health care bill. For GOP senators holding private meetings to sketch out their own legislation, its figures could serve as a starting point as they consider changing the House's Medicaid cuts, tax credits and other policies.

National Teen killed, another injured in western Wisconsin plane crash
Author: 0 Teen killed, another injured in western Wisconsin plane crash

According to the Chetek Alert, one teen was killed and another was hospitalized with serious injuries after plane crashed early Wednesday evening southeast of the town. Fitzgerald said at least one person was killed and one was injured. His passenger, Hunter Gillett, 18, a senior at Cameron, was seriously injured and taken to Eau Claire.

Author: 0 In Donald Trump's private moments, it's small talk and compliments

In a sense, Trump's avoidance of the two-state issue falls in line with statements he made in February during Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington. policy. The White House made another unfortunate typo in a live video feed of Trump's visit to Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial, by incorrectly spelling the museum "Vad Vanshem" - something that sounds closer to the name of a Dutch count.

National Trump's budget director defends plans to cut social programs
Author: 0 Trump's budget director defends plans to cut social programs

Subsidies for commercial air travel in rural areas would be cut by more than half. "I assure you that your forward deployed marine forces well-trained, well-led, and well-equipped, however this has come at a compounded expense and cost to our non-deployed, those getting ready to go next, and those that have just returned", Neller testified.

Author: 0 New developments in Manchester attack probe

A third relative, Abedi's older brother Ismail, was arrested in Manchester . "We are furious. This is completely unacceptable", a government ministry source said. The report said one suspect device was blown up in a controlled explosion. The attack was the deadliest in Britain since 2005 when four Islamist suicide bombers attacked London's transport system, killing 52 people .

National United States considers laptop ban on European flights
Author: 0 United States considers laptop ban on European flights

In March, US authorities introduced restrictions on passengers taking laptops onto flights from Turkey, Morocco, Jordan, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, amid suggestions the US spooks had uncovered a bomb plot using a laptop.

National Top House intel Dem would 'explore' holding Flynn in contempt
Author: 0 Top House intel Dem would 'explore' holding Flynn in contempt

The committee issued a subpoena for Flynn to provide documents related to its investigation of possible Russian interference in the 2016 USA election and whether there was collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia. Brown and Warner praised Mandelker, but say they're frustrated with Treasury's slowness to turn over documents relating to questionable financial transfers and money laundering.

Author: 0 Clinton slams Trump's budget: 'An unimaginable level of cruelty'

It is not know if Hillary or Bill still have connections to Russian Federation but expect it to be investigated for sure, and it affects how Hill and Billy operates in the future, having the full force of the Presidency and it DOJ looking at and behind you is no comfort in the quest to living a pastoral life.