Author: 0 AP analysis indicates Idaho district lines favor Republicans

Census once every 10 years. Political scientists say gerrymandering can cause a lack of competition, as party-friendly lines discourage challengers. Yes, observers note, it has contributed to the lopsided political numbers in a state where presidential elections are often seen as a tossup.

National New BMW X3 revealed - mid-sized SUV set for November release
Author: 0 New BMW X3 revealed - mid-sized SUV set for November release

It's big, it's German and it's an SUV - if current market trends are to be believed, the new , third-generation BMW X3 is the vehicle many have been waiting for. This is a sizable boost over the most powerful of the previous generation - the '17 X3 xDrive35i offered up only 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. The latter will be employed in the upcoming X3 M40i variant.

Author: 0 Kellyanne Conway Lies About Medicaid, Says 'Able-Bodied' Can Find Work

Conway said those who became a recipient of Medicaid through the Obamacare expansion are "grandfathered in". And while its still unclear exactly how the GOP healthcare bills now in legislation will effect both sick and able-bodied individuals now covered by Obamacare's expanded Medicaid coverage , this clip feels like something we might see aired over and over again for the next few years.

Author: 0 White House says Trump tweet meets Comey tapes records request

Trump also claimed he had always told a "straight story" about whether he recorded his private conversations with Comey. His tweet came a day before he was required by Congress to hand over any such tapes . Trump's declaration that there are no recordings means the investigation is likely to be between the President's word and Comey's notes. Now Trump acknowledges his claim was a bluff.

Author: 0 Five GOP senators now oppose health bill-enough to sink it

Caroline Pearson, a senior vice president of the consulting firm Avalare Health, said the Senate subsidies would be smaller than Obama's because they're keyed to the cost of a bare-bones plan and because additional help now provided for deductibles and copayments would eventually be discontinued.

National Trump Confidant: Ruddy Hurt Trump's Ability To Fire Mueller
Author: 0 Trump Confidant: Ruddy Hurt Trump's Ability To Fire Mueller

Last night, a longtime friend of President Trump , Christopher Ruddy, said the president is considering firing Mueller . They say Mr Trump did not collude with Russian Federation and see the investigation as a politically motivated sham that handicaps Mr Trump's ability to execute his agenda, according to one person who advises the White House on how to handle the probe.

National 'Lets Not Rush This': Senators Urge Health Care Vote Delay
Author: 0 'Lets Not Rush This': Senators Urge Health Care Vote Delay

Paul said he could get to a yes, if the bill went farther to repeal ObamaCare rules that drive up premiums. "We worked to make the House bill better and it did get better...." 'We have a very good plan, and we have a few people that are, I think you could say modestly, they're not standing on the roof and screaming, they want to get some points, I think they'll get some points'.

Author: 0 Teen hurt after dropping from ride at Six Flags

It was shut as a precaution. The Sheriff's Office did not say what the girl was doing and how she ended up hanging from the ride in the first place. They positioned themselves underneath the halted gondola ride in attempt to catch the distressed teenager. Winchell, who is applying to be a nurse, said they visited the girl Sunday at the hospital and she was in good spirits.

National Man, daughter hurt on Texas lake after being struck by boat
Author: 0 Man, daughter hurt on Texas lake after being struck by boat

The two were taken to Scott And White Hospital, where Katlyn died at 7:45p.m., on Friday. A 911 caller said a houseboat had backed up into the girl and she had been caught up in the boat's propeller. The girl sustained multiple lacerations all over her body. Officers stationed at the gate were turning away newcomers from entering the park. Several agencies responded to the scene, including Temple Police Department, Temple Fire & Rescue, Morgan's Point Police, Morgan's Point Dive Team, ...

Author: 0 Wisconsin AG Plans to Appeal Dassey Decision

Dassey told detectives he helped his uncle, Steven Avery , rape and kill Halbach in the Avery family's Manitowoc County salvage yard. "It turned out the way I thought it would", Zellner said of the Dassey ruling. WBAY spoke with Bob Dvorak, an attorney who's been part of Dassey's post-conviction team. "And this pattern continued until Dassey finally voiced what the investigators wanted him to say, seemingly guessing, or the investigators fed him the information they wanted".

Author: 0 SpaceX Successfully Launched 10 Iridium NEXT Satellites

Following stage separation, the first stage of Falcon 9 successfully landed on the " Just Read the Instructions " droneship stationed in the Pacific Ocean, despite challenging weather conditions. Should Iridium continue using SpaceX's services, it could complete its constellation sooner than expected. These 75 Iridium NEXT satellites are scheduled to be deployed by mid-2018.

Author: 0 Great Barrier Reef a $59 billion asset 'too big to fail'

The Great Barrier Reef's contribution to Australia's economy has been valued at $56 billion as an economic, social, and iconic natural asset. Another 3 million dollars came from recreational use, like beach visits or diving, Deloitte found.

Author: 0 Viral Video Shows Girl Falling From Ride, Does She Have Legal Case?

The ride operator apparently stopped the attraction while bystanders gathered below to catch the girl if she fell to the ground. (Wikipedia claims it dates to 1994, but that number seems way off to me; it might have been redesigned or rebuilt that year, though.) It's basically a slow-speed gondola ride - picture a ski tow, but with very little elevation change - which carries amusement-goers in open-air canopied seats above the park's other (and obviously lower) attractions.

Author: 0 Former Milwaukee Police officer found not guilty in fatal shooting

His acquittal follows the acquittal of the police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile in Minnesota. Heaggan-Brown experienced the encounter in "real time ", not in frame-by-frame motion as it was shown to the jury, Willis said , according to WTMJ.

National North Korea denies torturing Warmbier
Author: 0 North Korea denies torturing Warmbier

The main objective of Kang's visit was reportedly to highlight the two countries' strong alliance ahead of the first face-to-face meeting of Presidents Moon Jae-in and Donald Trump in Washington, which will set the tone of the two countries' relations for the years to come.

National Deceased Suspect In Shooting Of GOP Congressman ID'd, Was Sanders Campaign Volunteer
Author: 0 Deceased Suspect In Shooting Of GOP Congressman ID'd, Was Sanders Campaign Volunteer

Steve Scalise , R-La., and four others at a baseball field in Virginia Wednesday, said her husband had traveled to Washington , "fix the tax system". Sanders acknowledged Wednesday that Hodgkinson had apparently been among many volunteers on his 2016 campaign. In a letter to the Belleville News-Democrat dated July 29, 2012 he wrote, "We need to vote all Republicans out of Congress".

National Wheelchair-bound activists forcibly removed from Trumpcare protest
Author: 0 Wheelchair-bound activists forcibly removed from Trumpcare protest

Representatives said they were gathered for what they called a "die-in" to protest the cutbacks in federal support for Medicaid . Heller is the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition. Other witnesses claim that another protester was dropped after being removed from her wheelchair. One of the organizers for ADAPT , Bruce Darling, said that the planned cuts to Medicaid would result in diminished medical care access and fewer services for both #disabled people and elderly ...

National Key Democrat Agrees With Trump: Obama Should Have Acted on Hacks
Author: 0 Key Democrat Agrees With Trump: Obama Should Have Acted on Hacks

While the Post story reveals just how much Obama and why the administration didn't act more forcefully at the time, it should be noted that the intelligence community put out a statement before the election stating that it was confident that Russian Federation was attempting to influence the election to benefit Trump.

National Health care protesters dragged out of US Capitol
Author: 0 Health care protesters dragged out of US Capitol

Dozens were wheeled or dragged out of the buildingto be arrested. Will the GOP health care bill treat them any better? The four say there are provisions that are an improvement to the current health care system. Numerous protesters continued to chant "no cuts to Medicaid" even as they were being led away. "Right now 60 disability rights advocates are staging a die-in in front of Senator McConnell's office to protest cuts to Medicaid which will eliminate home and community-based ...

National Police Enforce Ban on Istanbul Pride March
Author: 0 Police Enforce Ban on Istanbul Pride March

Activists gathered on Mis Street for a dance party amongst all the chaos. Some were chased by officers. But in 2015, police dispersed crowds using tear gas and water cannons after a last-minute ban. People participate in the #ResistMarch during the 47th annual LA Pride Festival on June 11, 2017 in Los Angeles. Organizers say the parade is being prevented because of pressures from Islamist groups, and that it's a violation of their civil rights.

National OC Coroner Botches ID; Family Buries Stranger, Not Their Homeless Son
Author: 0 OC Coroner Botches ID; Family Buries Stranger, Not Their Homeless Son

Because the Orange County Coroner's office believed they had a positive identification , they turned down the older Frank's request to identify his son. Doug Easton, a Costa Mesa attorney hired by Kerrigan, said coroner officials told him they ran the fingerprints of the dead man through a law enforcement database but didn't get a match.

National Where things stand and what comes next — Travel ban
Author: 0 Where things stand and what comes next — Travel ban

In a ruling later Monday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also faulted the travel ban and upheld a judge's ruling that blocked the temporary ban on refugees as well. The second order was meant to overcome the legal issues posed by the original ban , but was blocked by judges before it could go into effect on March 16.

National Orange Overlord Tweets That Hillary Clinton & Dems Conspired To Beat Sanders
Author: 0 Orange Overlord Tweets That Hillary Clinton & Dems Conspired To Beat Sanders

John Podesta, Chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, looks on before the first vice presidential debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia on October 4, 2016. "But nobody wants to talk about that", Trump said. Rob Mueller's group of top-notch lawyers are keeping most of their business under wraps while the House and Senate Intelligence Committees are getting a bit more clandestine in their own investigations.

Author: 0 Trump says hostility has stymied bipartisanship

In a tweet last week after Georgia's special House election, Trump also criticized House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer. Sen. Susan Collins of ME says she thinks getting the votes needed in the Senate this week to pass a Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act could be very hard.

National Carolina teen missing over a year found alive in Georgia
Author: 0 Carolina teen missing over a year found alive in Georgia

In addition to Hailey Burns, who has been diagnosed with Aspbergers syndrome, being returned home safely, the man who is suspected of abducting her on May 23, 2016 is now in police custody and facing a plethora of charges. Her father, Anthony Burns, said the man "gradually wormed his way into her good graces". According to court records , Wysolovski has been charged with four felonies, including aggravated sodomy, false imprisonment, custodial interference and a first-degree offense of ...

National Faedo fabulous again, Florida beats TCU to go to CWS finals
Author: 0 Faedo fabulous again, Florida beats TCU to go to CWS finals

The Tigers and Gators will begin their best-of-3 series Monday night. "We're obviously very thrilled to be staying in Omaha , staying in Omaha for a few more days", said LSU coach Paul Mainieri . He went 7.1 innings - the longest outing of his career - while allowing Oregon State just two hits. Gilbert (7-1) was making his fifth start of the season.

Author: 0 Tom Price promises GOP won't pull 'rug out' on health care

Sen. 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 , Thursday, June 22, 2017 .

National Schumer calls for all-senators meeting on health care
Author: 0 Schumer calls for all-senators meeting on health care

Unlike with the House bill, the Senate can not vote until they have a score from CBO. Others have called for keeping all of the ACA's taxes, but scaling them back, according to the article. The Affordable Care Act , or Obamacare, is credited with extending insurance to 20 million people by expanding the Medicaid program and giving people subsidies to help them afford coverage.

Author: 0 Ohio government websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant

Sunday. The hackers identified themselves as " Team System DZ ", and declared on now-blacked-out pages, "I love Islamic State", the Post reported. Tom Hoyt , chief communications officer for Ohio's Department of Administrative Services , was among OH officials who confirmed the hack. "All affected servers have been taken offline and we are investigating how these hackers were able to deface these websites", he said.

Author: 0 Local leaders weigh in on Senate healthcare bill

But while it's true that health care costs are rising, there's little evidence that Senate Republicans' bill, which was negotiated in secret for weeks and could see a vote as early as Thursday, would do anything to stop that rise. Shortly after the 142-page bill was distributed, more than a half-dozen GOP lawmakers signaled concerns or initial opposition. "Remember, ObamaCare is dead", Trump tweeted late Thursday.

Author: 0 Murdered Muslim Teen's Memorial Set Ablaze

Fairfax County police said the incident began when a group up to 15 teens at an overnight event at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society mosque in Sterling left to grab a bite to eat at a nearby McDonald's early Sunday. A memorial service is also scheduled for Wednesday in Reston, Virginia, following her funeral, according to WTTG . Omar Ghowrwal, of Ashburn, said he is confident police will investigate the case thoroughly and get to the bottom of what led to Nabra's death.

Author: 0 Turkey rejects Arab demands to close military base in Qatar

On June 5, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain cut off diplomatic ties and imposed a blockade on Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism and undermining regional security. The Turkish President went on to say that the demands added up to an unlawful intervention with Qatar's sovereignty. Anwar Gargash, the UAE's state minister for foreign affairs, said Qatar should yield to the demands.

National US Democrats look to future after dispiriting loss in Georgia election
Author: 0 US Democrats look to future after dispiriting loss in Georgia election

Unless the Democrats start winning more than just moral victories against a deeply unpopular president, her days as party leader could be numbered. So it's time for change. Many are calling for new leadership. House Speaker Paul Ryan congratulated her on a "hard-earned and well-deserved victory", saying in a statement released Tuesday, "Democrats from coast to coast threw everything they had at this race and Karen would not be defeated ".

National Woman 'intoxicated' by antidepressants, doctor says
Author: 0 Woman 'intoxicated' by antidepressants, doctor says

But much of the case hinges on the truthfulness of a text Carter sent to her friend Samantha Boardman after Roy's death, in which she says: "He got out of the vehicle because it was working and he got scared and I (expletive) told him to get back in".

National Lil' Kim accused of being linked to robbery
Author: 0 Lil' Kim accused of being linked to robbery

The robbers arrived shortly after Kim and her crew left the house following a row that erupted when Kim demanded their money back because she did not like the house. The sources say that the LAPD has officially launched a robbery investigation regarding the case. She and her crew are reportedly in the crosshairs of the LAPD after a gang of masked assailants robbed the woman who rented out the house to Kim.

National Police Forcibly Removed Healthcare Bill Protesters Outside Senator Mitch McConnell's Office
Author: 0 Police Forcibly Removed Healthcare Bill Protesters Outside Senator Mitch McConnell's Office

Several journalists and other people at McConnell's office tweeted the chaotic events as they unfolded, showing that numerous protesters who were removed were using wheelchairs and other medical devices. I can not comprehend anything less productive for Democrats than lashing out at their longtime leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), as if she is to blame for not winning a deep-red congressional seat in a special election.

National Harvard Poll: Two-Thirds Say Russia Investigations 'Hurting Country'
Author: 0 Harvard Poll: Two-Thirds Say Russia Investigations 'Hurting Country'

Fifty-five percent said they would rather Washington focus on other issues, while just 44 percent said the country should remain focused on the Russian Federation investigations. Despite many believing collusion may have occurred, 62 percent said there is now no hard evidence to support the claims. Sixty-two percent said they expect that the investigations will not end in impeachment.

National Health bill test of McConnell's leadership skills
Author: 0 Health bill test of McConnell's leadership skills

U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman Eva Malecki tells The Washington Post that officers warned the protesters to "cease their unlawful activities" or risk arrest . "This bill is a crass political calculation carried out by 13 white, male senators who are out of touch with the realities of millions of ordinary families in every state", she said .

Author: 0 How The Senate Health Care Bill Could Disrupt The Insurance Market

Four Republican senators who do not now support their party's version of a bill to replace and repeal Obamacare will "probably get there", President Donald Trump said in an interview airing Friday. I think people would have liked to have had more enforcement of competition, more affordability for people in the middle class. The Senate bill, which is still in the draft stage, reverses some taxes now mandated by Obamacare while also providing tax credits for low-income people.

Author: 0 Menendez: Senate health care bill 'devastating' for NJ Medicaid recipients

Heller is the most vulnerable Republican senator up for re-election in 2018, and he represents a state that accepted the Medicaid expansion under the ACA, more commonly known as Obamacare . Not only would millions lose their health care coverage, but a million would lose their jobs and hundreds of small hospitals and nursing homes could disappear.

Author: 0 Senate Votes to Impose New Sanctions on Russian Federation, 97-2

A day earlier on Wednesday, the Senate added another set of sanctions on Russian Federation for meddling in last year's United States election, its reunification with Crimea and support for Syria's government in that country's six-year-long conflict.

National Three trials, no convictions in fatal police shootings
Author: 0 Three trials, no convictions in fatal police shootings

Judge Leslie Ghiz reads what is known as the "Allen charge", which instructs jurors to re-examine their opinion after the jury said they are deadlocked during former University of Cincinnati police officer Raymond Tensing's trial on Friday, June 23, 2017 in Cincinnati.

Author: 0 New TV ads target Senate Republicans over health care

Veteran health care writer Sarah Kliff, who covered the passage of Obamacare in 2009, wrote this week in Vox: "It's become obvious to me, particularly this week, that Republicans plan to move more quickly and less deliberatively than Democrats did in drafting the Affordable Care Act ".

Author: 0 Authorities Release Police Dashcam Video of Philando Castile Killing

Ramsey County in Minnesota released the footage, which shows a frightened Yanez shooting Castile in his vehicle even after Castile told Yanez he wasn't reaching for his firearm. "In a story of a man being shot because he was lawfully armed, you would think that one group - one powerful group in America - would say something about this", Noah said.

Author: 0 Five GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

Heller faces a hard re-election fight next year. While McConnell's bill curtails the program at a slower rate than the House version, it ultimately cuts deeper, which has prompted senators whose states expanded Medicaid to raise red flags.

Author: 0 GOP senators now oppose health bill - enough to sink it

That means that people were already used to the candy being handed out before the flaws in the system ensured that it would begin to implode. "I want to see a bill with heart". Kellyanne Conway on Sunday asserted that the expected $830 billion in cuts from Medicaid funds aren't cuts. This massive cut to Medicaid shows the priorities of Republicans.

Author: 0 Off-duty officer, suspect hurt in police shooting

He notes there's no evidence in the police report that the off-duty officer posed any sort of threat, and yet the officer who shot him is said to have feared for his safety. Police are now saying that the unnamed 38-year-old, 11-year vet was injured by fellow colleagues in a separate incident away from the scene. Officers backed off but continued to follow the vehicle.

Author: 0 Tri-State Braces for Possible Impacts From Tropical Depression Cindy

National Weather Service officials in the three states said rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches (50 to 100 millimeters) were possible, with isolated amounts up to 6 inches (150 millimeters) in some areas. Meteorologists say a combination of two systems - remnants of former Tropical Storm Cindy and another storm front - could produce severe thunderstorms, flooding and damaging wind gusts particularly on Friday.