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by | June 23, 2017 | 09:15

The bulk of the bad weather though, was miles to the east as parts of Mississippi , Alabama and Florida coasts suffered with heavy rains that produced localized flooding. A tropical storm warning continues for Galveston County. Tricia Hayes records images of unusually large waves created by Tropical Storm Cindy on Bolivar Peninsula, Texas, Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

by | June 23, 2017 | 09:14

After weeks of closed door meetings, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell initially released the bill to the Republican Senate Conference, a group of Republican members of the upper chamber of Congress. "The Senate bill is a wolf in sheep's clothing - only this wolf's teeth are even sharper than the House bill". The Senate bill would give states the option of taking Medicaid coverage away from them, and forcing them onto an exchange-based plan that only covers 58 percent of their ...

by | June 23, 2017 | 09:08

The bill would phase out the extra money Mr Obama's law provides to states that have expanded coverage under the federal-state Medicaid program for low-income people. They are Senators Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky. It would also bar the use of the bill's health care tax credits to buy coverage that includes abortions, a major demand for conservatives.

by | June 23, 2017 | 09:09

Jim Jordan of OH said Friday, referring to Comey's confirmation that he had informed Trump that the president wasn't being personally investigated. During nearly three hours of statements Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey described himself as "stunned" by Trump's "very disturbing" and "very concerning" behavior in several of their meetings.

by | June 23, 2017 | 09:01

Democrats hope a favorable decision will help them cut into Republican electoral majorities. Attorneys for Wisconsin voters applauded Monday when the U.S. Why is the Supreme Court looking at Wisconsin? Others say courts should step in. The court will be pressed with the responsibility of deciding if partisan gerrymandering violates the Constitution.

by | June 23, 2017 | 09:01

A Rutherford County homeowner held two Georgia escapees at gunpoint after they attempted to steal a vehicle at his house, authorities said Thursday night at a press conference. "We will do everything in our power to support their loved ones, and we will not forget their sacrifice and service". "Law enforcement was immediately able to pursue these individuals", said Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine.

by | June 23, 2017 | 08:22

The nonprofit organization focuses on water safety. Mila was among the more than 40,000 children worldwide taking part in the World's Largest Swim Lesson . "Swimming is healthy. It's a life skill and something that they can do now and forever to keep them healthy". Teaching the basics of swimming will help children know how to react if they get into a risky situation in the water, Hudson said.

by | June 23, 2017 | 08:09

Before 2020, the case could affect congressional maps in about half a dozen states and legislative maps in about 10 states, according to the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law. Four justices - only Justice Clarence Thomas remains of that group - said it was not the court's business to make such decisions . Court observers say Justice Anthony Kennedy is the one to watch.

by | June 23, 2017 | 07:53

Welch's attorney sought a sentence of 1-1/2 years, while prosecutors asked the judge for as much as 4-1/2 years. Welch apologized for his actions and told the judge that he " cannot undo or change what already happened ", the AP added. No one was injured, though the restaurant was evacuated in a panic. He also was sentenced to 36 months of supervised release. Prosecutors wanted 4 and a half years.

by | June 23, 2017 | 07:41

House was specifically targeted but confirmed shooter James "Tom" Hodgkinson , of IL, had espoused "anti-Republican views" on social media and had been through a series of personal failures in the months that lead up to the ambush attack. Up until the shooting , he visited the storage space 43 times. Another piece of paper was found in Hodgkinson's possession, it was a rough sketch of several streets in Washington, D.C., however it wasn't deemed significant to the investigation.

by | June 23, 2017 | 07:34

Broad new sanctions would be imposed on Russia's mining, metals, shipping and railways sectors. It would require the administration to explain any moves to ease or lift sanctions, and create a new mechanism for Congress to review and block any such effort.

by | June 23, 2017 | 06:57

Any new Senate bill would have to be reconciled with the House version. Democrats gathered on the Senate floor and defended Obama's 2010 overhaul . Medicaid covered 70 percent of the $939 million the state invested in the opioid epidemic past year. The program now gives states all the money needed to cover eligible recipients and procedures.

by | June 23, 2017 | 06:48

Stephanie Woodward, of Rochester, NY, who has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair, is removed from a sit-in at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office as she and other disability rights advocates protest proposed funding caps to Medicaid, Thursday, June 22, 2017 , on Capitol Hill in Washington.

by | June 23, 2017 | 06:31

The momentum from the crash sent the sedan toward the middle lane of the highway, where it collided with a white Cadillac pickup truck, causing the truck to overturn. A motorcyclist kicked at a vehicle in an apparent case of road rage, kicking off a chain reaction crash that overturned an uninvolved truck, and authorities are now looking for that motorcycle rider.

by | June 23, 2017 | 06:10

Under the Obama administration, the service again proposed a delisting in March 2016 after an extensive scientific peer review of the bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem [GYE]. "Butch" Otter and Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead expressed approval of the decision. Tim Preso , an attorney for environmental law firm Earthjustice , said his organization will look closely at the rule.

by | June 23, 2017 | 05:12

The northern Gulf of Mexico and along the Gulf Coast affected by healthy shower and thunderstorm activity captured in satellite imagery. A woman takes photos of waves crashing next to Rollover Pass as Tropical Storm Cindy approaches the coast Wednesday, June 21, 2017 on the Bolivar Peninsula, Texas.

by | June 23, 2017 | 03:45

Lyles' killing came less than two weeks after authorities say she threatened officers with long metal shears when they responded to a domestic disturbance at her home. A police audio recording has provided clues about the shooting of a pregnant woman by Seattle police. They were taken into protective custody. According to the Seattle Times , the audio file, which includes recordings from dashboard cameras in two patrol cars, is redacted in certain areas.

by | June 23, 2017 | 02:50

White House officials have denied that Donald Trump has any plans to fire Robert Mueller . "Witch hunt" has become Trump's preferred phrase to dismiss the probe into Russian election interference. "You're right, Chris. I can not read the mind of the special prosecutor", Sekulow responded. Why he's representing Trump: "If the president of the United States asks you for legal advice and you're a lawyer and you're serving your country and the Constitution, you do it", Sekulow said ...

by | June 23, 2017 | 02:35

Komen (Handel has long since denied such accusations, calling the fight against breast cancer her "No. 1 priority"). Handel's win came as a relief to Republicans , who anxious a loss in a historically Republican seat could lead to panic in their party ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

by | June 23, 2017 | 02:20

At 10 a.m. CDT Thursday , Cindy was about 165 miles (265 kilometers) northwest of Morgan City and moving to the north at 13 mph (20 kph). On the MS coast, a waterspout came ashore in Biloxi even as heavy rains slackened early Wednesday.

by | June 23, 2017 | 02:02

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross joined the President as part of their greater effort to underscore the importance of technology. Speaking on Wednesday night, Trump defended his appointing of billionaires linked to Wall Street to his cabinet. "We're 5-0 in special elections", he added , including special elections in three other states.

by | June 23, 2017 | 01:31

However, he shed his stocks and securities, the report indicates. The president has a pile of assets worth about $1.5 billion with liabilities of $315 million, according to the report. And he reported that his trust owns a new company called Storage 106 LLC that was incorporated in DE in January. For example , the estimated revenue of his assets ranges anywhere from $100,000 to $1 million, while some are vaguely labeled as "over $5 million".

by | June 23, 2017 | 01:12

The video is just the latest in the horrifying and troubling footage that has been released since Yanez killed Castile (and was later acquitted in the death ). In the video, as emergency medical personnel are working on Castile who is laying on the street, Yanez can be heard off camera recounting the events of the shooting.

by | June 23, 2017 | 00:51

The first shot hit Smith in the arm, and the second, which was sacked after Smith fell to the ground, hit him in the chest. The ex-cop's attorneys argued that he acted in self-defense. While Smith raises his gun upward, P.O. Heaggan-Brown discharges one shot from his service weapon at Smith and Smith falls to the ground on his back.

by | June 23, 2017 | 00:36

While Karen Handel's election to Congress on Tuesday night cheered Republicans, Democrats should be encouraged by their performance in the Georgia special election and in their performance in the other four House contests this year, according to a new analysis .

by | June 23, 2017 | 00:29

In a series of statements on Twitter on Thursday, Mr Trump repeated his claim that Mr Mueller's investigation is a " WITCH HUNT " based on the "phony" premise of possible collusion between Russian Federation and a cadre of Trump campaign associates.

by | June 23, 2017 | 00:25

The president said that because of the "tremendous pain and suffering he's now enduring. our country will perhaps become closer, more unified". Colleagues who visited Scalise, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, sounded generally upbeat, but spoke more in terms of hopes than the confident predictions of the immediate aftermath a day earlier.

by | June 23, 2017 | 00:21

Rep. Steve Scalise , the House majority whip, was gravely wounded in the shooting last week. He opened fire at the Republican congressional baseball team practice in Alexandria, Va., after asking another lawmaker whether the team practicing was a group of Republicans or Democrats.

by | June 23, 2017 | 00:18

Menifee Mayor Neil Winter said he hoped a local resident bought the winning ticket at the store in a heavily visited intersection that has sold winners before but never for so much. The jackpot figures are based on the victor choosing to take an annuity that pays out each year for 29 years. Alberre's father, who co-owns the store, suffers from pulmonary fibrosis.

by | June 22, 2017 | 11:07

He said his administration would be "putting in legislation to that effect very shortly". The 1996 welfare reform law approved by a Republican Congress and signed into law by President Clinton included a five-year bar on immigrants accessing most welfare programs.

by | June 22, 2017 | 10:59

GOP leaders have reportedly been targeting a vote on a health plan before the July 4 recess, but the exact contents of the bill are unclear even to some Senate Republicans. Trump cited the fact that as many as one out of every three USA counties may not have more than just a single insurer selling Obamacare plans in 2018, and that premium prices for individual health plans have increased significantly in a number of states.

by | June 22, 2017 | 10:53

On the eve of Trump's rally, former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in the special election for Georgia's 6th Congressional District, denying Democrats the chance to flip a solidly Republican district on the hopes that Trump's rising unpopularity could sink congressional Republicans.

by | June 22, 2017 | 10:47

The measure also asserts a role for Congress if the White House opts to ease any sanctions against Moscow . The lower House of Representatives must still approve the bill before it would reach Trump's desk. Obama's former secretary of state, John Kerry, had raised that prospect on the eve of the Foreign Relations Committee's vote on the bill last month.

by | June 22, 2017 | 10:38

The US State Department has also pushed for the release of all American citizens now detained in North Korea . He says, "We must step up our efforts to curtail these sources of revenue". In meetings at the State Department involving US and Chinese diplomats and defense chiefs, North Korea was to get "top billing", according to Susan Thornton , the senior USA diplomat for East Asia.

by | June 22, 2017 | 10:07

Yanez gives a brief explanation of the events to a supervising officer on the scene. Minnesota authorities released dashcam footage on Tuesday of the altercation that resulted in Philando Castile's death in July of 2016. Philando Castile was shot after he told the police he was carrying a gun and had a permit. According to CNN affiliate WCCO , Ploussard said that when jurors came to understand the definition of "culpable negligence", they decided Yanez had acted as any other ...