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GOP weighs using tax bill to end health law requirement

Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in calling for tax reform to include language repealing ObamaCare's tax penalty on people who don't buy health insurance. Repealing the whole mandate could destabilize the health insurance markets, experts repeatedly warn, by removing an incentive for the healthy people to enroll. Read More »

Father, step-mother charged with murder after child starved to death

Charged in the case are Michael Roberts, the father, and stepmother Georgena Roberts, both 42, according to documents from the Jersey County State's Attorney. Those who who were in the courtroom said details heard from state's attorney and Jerseyville police about the living conditions in the home were sickening. Read More »

24 refugees moved to new transit centre after court decision


Amnesty researchers witnessed an emerging catastrophe when they visited Papua New Guinea (PNG) from 27 October to 7 November 2017. Those not accepted by the United States would likely be resettled in PNG or in another developing country, dashing their hopes of coming to Australia. Read More »

Texas gunman Devin Kelley once escaped from a mental health facility


Combs, the special agent in charge of the FBI's San Antonio office, said on Tuesday. No disqualifying information showed up in the background check when it was completed, the official said. Officials on Tuesday praised the Good Samaritan neighbor, Stephen Willeford, who shot Kelley in the leg and the torso outside the church and pursued him out of town, calling him a "hero". Read More »

Review team urges domestic gun violence law for New Mexico


On Sunday, he used an assault-style rifle, a Ruger AR-556, to slaughter 26 people in a Texas church. Twenty-six-year-old Devin Kelley, who killed 26 people at the church outside San Antonio, had been court-martialed by the Air Force in 2012 for assaulting his wife and fracturing his step son's skull. Read More »

Congresswoman denies staffers made sexual harassment complaints


Two of those staffers said Marshall was the reason they left Lawrence's office. Marshall, the sources said, would talk openly to female staffers about their romantic relationships and his own, telling one woman that the man she was dating was beneath her and that they should meet to discuss it. Read More »

Syria Joins Paris Climate Accord, Leaving Only US Opposed


The effort was spearheaded by the Obama administration to codify an worldwide commitment to ward off the impact of climate change . At the time, only Nicaragua and Syria did not join, for very different reasons. Republican Party has become", said Mohamed Adow of International Climate Lead for Christian Aid. The aide to French President Emmanuel Macron said the upcoming summit would aim to "build coalitions" involving cities, investment funds and development banks to further the goals of ... Read More »

Trump dismisses question on extreme vetting for gun ownership


He described the incident as a sad event for great people. "So that's the way I feel about it, not going to help", said Trump. Trump's more muted response to gun violence contrasts with his swift call for legislative and military action following the October 31 truck attack in New York City. Read More »

United States would have to invade North Korea to secure Pyongyang nukes


According to The Washington Post, Dumont said casualties would depend on the "nature, intensity, and duration" of a North Korean attack; how much warning civilians would have to get to the thousands of shelters in South Korea; and the ability of US and South Korean forces to respond to North Korean artillery, rockets, and ballistic missiles with their own retaliatory barrage and airstrikes. Read More »

Georgia Teacher Threatens Student For Talking Back


The footage was posted to Facebook by April Carr , the threatened student's mother, WSBTV reported . Carr told WSB that she was "outraged" by what the teacher said and wants Hagan fired. She told the station her son and his friends were laughing and smiling together while the teacher wrote something on the board, which set the teacher off. Read More »

Paradise Papers: Theresa May refuses to promise register of offshore trusts


Apple has a secretive new structure that would enable it to continue avoiding billions in taxes, the Paradise Papers show. India ranks 19th among 180 countries whose citizens and companies sheltered their wealth in secretive tax havens overseas, according to a fresh global investigation whose first lot of revelations were published today.“In all, there are 714 Indians in the tally, ” said The Indian Express in a front-page banner story done as part of a worldwide probe carried out by ... Read More »

Chris Christie Shouts at Voter. Again


Christie's latest face-off with a voter came on Tuesday as he was asked why he didn't merge two towns in New Jersey. That said, it is utterly awesome how outgoing New Jersey Governor (and University of DE alum) Chris Christie showed so much promise at the start of his term, scored stratospheric public approval numbers for his handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, then plunged like a boulder dropped into the Atlantic. Read More »

Police seeking suspect who robbed Longview bank


Monday. The employee told police a man presented a note but didn't show a weapon. Police described the suspect as six feet or taller with a "stocky build". Anyone with information on the alleged robbery should contact Prince Albert Police Service at 306-953-4222 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Police said the clerk complied with the suspect. Read More »

Is another Saudi prince dead?


Prince Abdulaziz bin Fahd, aged 44 - has been reported dead, but the news remains unconfirmed by any official channels. He said Abdul Aziz was "arrested" a day before and suggested that the prince either died while in custody or during the attempts to arrest him as part of Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman's great purge. Read More »

Man choked woman to death after she turned down marriage proposal


Police say that Christopher Tucker admitted strangling Tara Serino and popping her eyes out until she was dead, court documents state. The suspect then wrapped the teen's body in a rug inside his house and fled to IL, where he was detained at a rest stop after he was caught attempting to break into a farmer's combine on Halloween . Read More »

Woman In Bra Caught On Camera Stealing Uber Driver's Tips


A female rider in an Uber auto was caught on camera stealing from a driver's tip jar, while brazenly looking into the car's security camera. The Uber driver lodged a complaint with his company but was told he would have to take his dash cam footage to police, as the rider had denied she had stolen anything. Read More »

Don Jr. May Be Sweating as Russian Lawyer Offers to Talk


She claims to have gone to the meeting in order to inform the campaign that she had information to show that major Democratic donors and Russian investors, the Ziff brothers, had donated to the Clinton campaign while evading USA taxes. Glenn Simpson, a former Wall Street Journal reporter and co-founder of Fusion GPS, was with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya at a Manhattan federal courtroom just hours before the Trump Tower meeting on June 9, 2016, Fox News reported, citing a source. Read More »

With Target 150 For Gujarat, Amit Shah Begins Door-To-Door Campaign


This Abhiyan is a part of the party's election campaign in Gujarat, where the members of the ruling BJP will reach out to the voters through this door to door campaign in 50,000 booths. People came out to welcome Mr Shah and showered him with flower petals; he was their local MLA since 1998, but resigned a few months ago after being elected to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Parliament. Read More »

Two lawyers close to Israeli PM detained over submarine scandal

Shimron, who is also Netanyahu's cousin, represented the German firm involved and is suspected of trading his influence in return for a hefty cut of the deal. Police suspect Molcho tried to push the submarine deal during his diplomatic trips overseas, conducted on behalf of Netanyahu, while Shimron sought to promote the interests of the German shipbuilders within Israel - as a result, Molcho faces potential charges of breach of trust as a public servant. Read More »

Tokyo Hopes to Solidify Cooperation with Washington


He also complained about USA trade deficits - nearly $70 billion annually with Japan - and said other countries need to open their markets to more American products like cars. After his remarks to the business leaders, the president and first lady Melania Trump visited with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan at the Imperial Residence. Read More »

A Democrat Walked Out of Moment of Silence for Texas Shooting Victims


The massacre was the fifth-deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. "I will not be silent". He urged his colleagues to pass a "universal background check law" and a ban on "assault rifles" and "bump stocks". Authorities identified the gunman as Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, and said on Monday that the shooting might have been prompted by a domestic spat between himself and his mother-in-law, who sometimes attended the church. Read More »

Attorney: Rand Paul attack was over minor dispute


Rand Paul, R-Ky., was attacked on Friday, we've found out that the accused party is his next-door neighbor in a gated community in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He said only that it was "a pending, serious criminal matter involving state and federal authorities". "Paul also spoke out Sunday about the incident: "‪Kelley and I appreciate the overwhelming support after Friday's unfortunate event", Paul wrote on Facebook . Read More »

Trump says China's Xi 'very helpful' on N Korea


Pyongyang was "a worldwide threat that requires a worldwide action", according to Trump, but he said that Xi "really has been very, very helpful". It then imported low-cost manufacturing goods from other countries, which helped drive down its domestic inflation and benefited those USA multinationals making the goods overseas, creating a windfall for United States investors and consumers. Read More »

Kenya: Safaricom Dealers Ask Nasa to Leave Politics Out of the Economy


He later drove off without speaking to the media. His Nasa co-principal Musalia Mudavadi arrived at the shop moments later after Raila left. Hundreds of NASA supporters thronged the shop as the leaders got served. Safaricom has denied these claims. Also to be affected by the boycott is almost a million lives supported directly and indirectly by Safaricom, says the dealers. Read More »

Sisi rules out extending presidential term


Sisi made the pledge at an interview with USA television network CNBC aired late Monday. Sisi went on to say the next presidential election would likely take place in March or April of next year, although he did not explicitly say whether or not he planned to run for a second term. Read More »

Happening Now: Trooper Shot In Gunfight On PA Highway


UPDATE 12:23 p.m.: Police are looking for a second occupant of the suspect's vehicle. Reports indicate that the suspect drove himself to a nearby hospital and is in custody. According to WPVI in Philadelphia, police said the driver fled in a 2008 blue Pontiac. Police initially were looking for a 5-foot-9-inch man with a gunshot wound. Read More »