Republicans tweak Obamacare bill as Trump moves to promote overhaul

Republicans tweak Obamacare bill as Trump moves to promote overhaul

The Republican-backed healthcare overhaul that's working its way through Congress this week would likely force huge spending cuts and leave thousands of people uninsured in Oregon if it's approved - but many other changes being pushed in the legislation are unlikely to pass the Senate , panelists at the Oregon Health Forum told about 150 people who gathered Wednesday morning to learn about the law and its potential consequences. Read More

SC coach describes team's March Madness win over Duke

SC coach describes team's March Madness win over Duke

And just losing was just not fun for us". He led them to the Sweet 16 for the first time since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985. The Gamecocks certainly got plenty of recognition last weekend, becoing the focal point of the nation's glare as they played a the biggest role in putting an end to the soap opera that was Duke's season. Read More

MI coach John Beilein is familiar foe for Ducks' Altman

MI coach John Beilein is familiar foe for Ducks' Altman

Michigan's next game will come against No. 3 seed OR on Thursday at 7:09 p.m. ET on CBS . Wagner said at first, he thought jokingly about television shows that have dramatic plane scenes. No. 3 OR eclipsed No. 11 Rhode Island , 75-72, while No. 7 MI rallied past No. 2 Louisville in the Round of 32 on Sunday, 73-69. "It is going to be a tough matchup, if not our toughest so far this season ". Read More

GOP, Dem lawmakers decry Trump's cut to Meals on Wheels

GOP, Dem lawmakers decry Trump's cut to Meals on Wheels

When asked how she felt when she first heard about President Trump's federal funding priorities , she said: "My heart sank". That looks to be exactly what has occurred. There's no certainty that Meals on Wheels will lose funding. "We're going to spend money, we're going to spend a lot of money, but we're not going to spend it on programs that can not show that they actually deliver the promises that we've made to people". Read More

Book of Condolence opens at Guildhall for Martin McGuinness

Book of Condolence opens at Guildhall for Martin McGuinness

It was more than a calculated political stunt by both men: They genuinely liked each other, and they were both acutely aware that their ability to become colleagues and friends was a powerful, potent message in a country where reaching out the hand of friendship to former enemies could be interpreted as a sign of weakness or treachery. Read More

Orlando chief prosecutor rejects death penalty for all future cases

Orlando chief prosecutor rejects death penalty for all future cases

Rick Scott is not impressed with Ayala's decision, and even though the citizens of Osceola and Orange counties elected her, Scott is using his authority to move the case to another district and put it before another prosecutor. She was a prosecutor in the state attorney's office for Orange and Osceola counties for about two years before she made a decision to seek the top job. Read More

Sketchy Meat Poses Threat to Brazil's Economic Recovery

Sketchy Meat Poses Threat to Brazil's Economic Recovery

China and Canada also suspended some meat imports from Brazil on Wednesday. As a holder of a license to import goods, Maharaj said once meats are brought into T&T they is examined. "However, to fend off further risks, we chose to withdraw all Brazilian poultry products from the shelves", an E-mart official said. Markets analyst Andrei Perfeito told AFP that Brazil's fear is that competitors will try to gain ground while this cloud hangs over Brazilian products. Read More

Pope asks for forgiveness for Catholic Church's role in Rwanda genocide

Pope asks for forgiveness for Catholic Church's role in Rwanda genocide

Previous year the Roman Catholic Church in Rwanda publicly apologised for the church's role in the genocide. Pope Francis , in light of a statement published by the Rwandan bishops at the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy asking forgiveness for the failure of the Church and her members, expressed his desire that his own "humble recognition" of the failings of that time, "which, unfortunately, disfigured the face of the Church, may contribute to a purification of memory". Read More

US TV host Tomi Lahren 'suspended over pro-choice comments'

US TV host Tomi Lahren 'suspended over pro-choice comments'

During her appearance on The View , Lahren proclaimed that she is pro-choice, before delving into why she believes it's hypocritical for Republicans to want to allow the government to "decide what women do with their bodies". " The Blaze can not be about me, me, me, me", he added later, in another apparent shot at Lahren. "Especially at a time period like today", Beck said. Read More

Families of 9/11 victims file suit against Saudi Arabia

Families of 9/11 victims file suit against Saudi Arabia

Summary: The seventh lawsuit against Saudi Arabia has been filed against their financial support in the terrorists attacks on 9/11 . The lawsuit does not specify damages, instead focusing on the money and support that was channeled through nine Saudi government-supported charities such as the International Federation of Red Cross, Red Crescent Societies, and Saudi Red Crescent Authority. Read More

Syrian government forces beat back surprise rebel assault in Damascus

Syrian government forces beat back surprise rebel assault in Damascus

The Observatory said fighting was still underway Monday . Despite his hope that there will not be any further escalation, Koren said that Israel can not rule out the possibility of future clashes and would be "prepared for everything". Read More

Airport Attacker Was A

Airport Attacker Was A "Radicalized Muslim", Authorities Say

The incident, which lasted around three minutes, caused travellers to flee in panic and resulted in a stand-off with soldiers - during which Belgacem was fatally shot. Belgacem's father and brother, as well as a cousin, have been detained for questioning. He never attended prayer. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said Ben Belgacem appeared to have become caught up in a "sort of headlong flight that became more and more destructive". Read More

Iraqi forces close on Mosul mosque as strike kills foreign militants

Iraqi forces close on Mosul mosque as strike kills foreign militants

Additionally, Iraqi forces' advance through western Mosul forced thousands of people to flee. Also in the day, the US-led global coalition conducted an airstrike and killed six IS leaders in Souq al-Shaareen area in the IS-held city centre in western Mosul, locally known as the right bank of the Tigris River, which bisects Mosul, the JOC statement said. Read More

House Intel Seeks Clarity From Comey on Wiretap Claims

House Intel Seeks Clarity From Comey on Wiretap Claims

Earlier Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin pushed back on the accusations as well. The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee , Republican Devin Nunes, said in a statement late on Friday that the Justice Department had "fully complied" with the panel's request. Read More

Sean Spicer says Trump campaign chairman actually played 'limited role' in campaign

Sean Spicer says Trump campaign chairman actually played 'limited role' in campaign

During his press conference, a reporter asked Spicer, "Now that we know that there is an ongoing investigation by the FBI, does the president stand by his comments that he's not aware of any contacts that his campaign associates had with Russian Federation during the election?" White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer incorrectly diminished the role of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, remarks made at the same time as a House Intelligence Committee hearing investigated whether ... Read More

Malaysia confirms Kim Jong-nam's identity by using his child's DNA sample

Malaysia confirms Kim Jong-nam's identity by using his child's DNA sample

Investigators "confirmed the identity of the body as Kim Jong Nam based on the sample obtained from his child", said Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. "We... got the fingerprint samples from Japanese authorities". Who killed Kim Jong-nam? Two women - one Vietnamese and one Indonesian - have been arrested and charged with the murder. Read More

Assad sees key Russian Federation role after Syria-Israel strikes

Assad sees key Russian Federation role after Syria-Israel strikes

Several anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria following the mission and IDF Aerial Defense Systems intercepted one of the missiles. Then, on the evening of Sunday-Monday, Israel launched yet another attack into Syria - the third in three days, and the second in 24 hours. Read More

Manipur blockade ends as Nagas-Govts meet halfway

Manipur blockade ends as Nagas-Govts meet halfway

The statement was signed by joint secretary Satyendra Garg of the Union Home Ministry, additional chief secretary (Home) J Suresh Babu, commissioner (works) Radhakumar Singh of the Manipur government, UNC general secretary S Milan and All Naga Students Association president Seth Shatsang. Read More

Almost 100000 Iraqis flee battle for west Mosul

Almost 100000 Iraqis flee battle for west Mosul

They expected to gain control of the Iron Bridge and the nearby area by the end of the day, he said. Another operation to retake the Iron Bridge bridge in Old City near the Tigris river resulted in the death of Daesh military commander Abu Abdul Rahman al-Ansary. Read More

Israel threatens to destroy Syrian air defenses

Israel threatens to destroy Syrian air defenses

Speaking on public radio on Sunday Lieberman said: "The next time the Syrians use their air defence systems against our planes we will destroy them without the slightest hesitation". The Syrian Army command said in a statement it had downed one of the Israeli Air Force jets that violated its airspace, while the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) denied these claims to Sputnik. Read More