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Susan Collins: "It's hard to envision" voting for Graham-Cassidy

Susan Collins: Much of the funding that now comes via Medicaid would be converted into block grants to states under the new bill. Even so, Kaiser said CT would see a 31 percent overall reduction, one of five states with cuts of more than 30 percent. "Particularly for some of our most vulnerable populations - including those with pre-existing conditions - premiums and costs will increase , making coverage un... [Full Article...]

'North Korea boosts defenses' amid tensions with US

'North Korea boosts defenses' amid tensions with US North Korea's foreign minister has accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war on his country and warned that Pyongyang would defend itself by shooting down US bombers. Army helicopter around the heavily armed inter-Korean border, killing one of the pilots and capturing the other. In 1969, a North Korean fighter jet shot down an unarmed US reconnaissance plane and killed all 31 crewmembers ... [Full Article...]

Korea & Venezuela to new travel ban, removes Sudan

Korea & Venezuela to new travel ban, removes Sudan The new restrictions are indefinite in length and vary by country - and could be expanded to include others in the future. On Twitter, he added: "Making America Safe is my number one priority. However, no current validly issued green cards, visas or travel documents will be revoked. The previous incarnation of the travel ban was against nationals of six. [Full Article...]

Weiner gets 21 months in prison for sexting

Weiner gets 21 months in prison for sexting The FBI acted after finding a batch of her emails on a computer belonging to Weiner, forwarded by Abedin. He was also sentenced to three years supervised release. Meanwhile, defense lawyers for Weiner had portrayed the girl as an aggressor, saying she wanted to generate material for a book and possibly influence the presidential election. [Full Article...]

Trump revised travel ban angers Venezuela

Trump revised travel ban angers Venezuela But unlike the earlier ban, which temporarily limited travel for 90 days, the new restrictions are indefinite and "conditioned based, not timed based", a senior administration official explained on a call with reporters Sunday evening. The president met Friday with Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke and other top officials to discuss the plans. "The goal is not to indefinitely block people fr... [Full Article...]

North Korea accuses USA of declaring war, says can take countermeasures

In a show of might, USA bombers and fighter escorts flew Saturday to the farthest point north of the border between North and South Korea by any such American aircraft this century. North Korea has repeatedly said it needs a nuclear deterrent because the US intends to invade it. Regarding who or what country might "last longer", the North Korean official added, "We will see when the time comes". [Full Article...]

Trump travel ban on more solid ground as top court cancels hearing

Trump travel ban on more solid ground as top court cancels hearing Venezuela's top diplomat says U.S. President Donald Trump acted "as if he were the world's emperor" at the United Nations last week. Trump in August had said that the USA has "many options for Venezuela , including a possible military option" to address the crisis in Venezuela , which drew rebukes from some of the U.S.'s strongest allies in the region. [Full Article...]

Pakistan claims it's fake picture 'backfired' on India

Pakistan claims it's fake picture 'backfired' on India Umar Faiyaz". India slammed Pakistan for using a "fake picture" in the UN General Assembly to push a "completely false narrative", a day after its Permanent Representative presented an image of a girl from Gaza as a victim of pellet guns in Kashmir. [Full Article...]

Any claim of declaring war on North Korea absurd, clears White House

North Korea accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war on the Asian nation, with the country's foreign minister Ri Yong Ho claiming Pyongyang could now shoot down US aircraft. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was quick to respond, saying Monday the USA had not declared war and any suggestion along those lines was "absurd". [Full Article...]

New travel restrictions imposed against 8 countries, including Venezuela

New travel restrictions imposed against 8 countries, including Venezuela The new proclamation resulted from a review after President Donald Trump's original travel bans were challenged in court. "My highest obligation is to ensure the safety and security of the American people, and in issuing this new travel order, I am fulfilling that sacred obligation". [Full Article...]

White House Defends Trump Calling NFL Protesters 'Son of a B***h'

White House Defends Trump Calling NFL Protesters 'Son of a B***h' Again, this isn't about the president being against something, which is what everyone wants to draw. There's a germ of a point in what she says but it works for both sides. "He's fired! He's fired!" Trump subsequently tweeted multiple times over the weekend that players should stand for the anthem or be removed from the team, and he said fans should not condone players who do so. [Full Article...]

Spain's Attorney General: Catalan President May Face Arrest

Spain's Attorney General: Catalan President May Face Arrest Key members of the team organising the vote have been put under official investigation for disobedience, malfeasance and embezzlement of public funds. Amid the political crisis in Spain triggered by the decision of the Catalan authorities to hold an independence referendum, Spain's prosecutor general says that the detention of Catalan President Carles Puigdemont , who insists on the vote, is feas... [Full Article...]

NY Lawmakers To Study Best Ways To Stop Identity Theft

NY Lawmakers To Study Best Ways To Stop Identity Theft Jen Benson to discuss enhanced consumer protections for all residents of our Commonwealth", said L'Italien in a statement. Equifax announced earlier this month that a breach exposed social security numbers and other data from about 143 million Americans. [Full Article...]

Groom Heroically Saves Drowning Boy During Wedding Photo Shoot

Groom Heroically Saves Drowning Boy During Wedding Photo Shoot This heroic groom probably didn't expect to play the role of Superman on his wedding day . Her husband had jumped in to save a little boy who had gone in the water while playing in the park. They show Clayton Cook in the almost waist-high water pulling the boy onto dry land. "Well done sir!" Mr Hatt posted on his business Facebook page. [Full Article...]

Twitter rushes to update policy after Trump's latest North Korea tweet

Twitter rushes to update policy after Trump's latest North Korea tweet Trump is known to be outspoken and threatens to do many things over social media, but this particular utterance is being used by North Korean official as a declaration of war and as potential justification for shooting down USA military planes, even if they're not flying over North Korean airspace. [Full Article...]

Rain, much cooler weather moving in this week

Rain, much cooler weather moving in this week Today's forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a high of 62 and an overnight low of 45. Expect partly sunny skies for Tuesday , with an easterly breeze about 5-10 miles per hour. The chance of rain will increase through Tuesday , reaching a half-inch to 1 inch, for areas north of the Missouri River, according to the weather service. [Full Article...]

Trump poised to expand travel ban as review period expires on Sunday

Trump poised to expand travel ban as review period expires on Sunday The current ban, enacted in March and set to expire on Sunday evening, extended to travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. In a fact sheet accompanying Trump's proclamation, the White House said that while Iraq also falls short of the required criteria, the country was not included in the new restrictions because of the close cooperative relationship between the United States a... [Full Article...]

Russian General Killed In ISIS Shelling In Syria

Russian General Killed In ISIS Shelling In Syria The Syrian conflict began when the Baath regime, in power since 1963 and led by Assad, responded with military force to peaceful protests demanding democratic reforms during the Arab Spring wave of uprisings, triggering an armed rebellion fuelled by mass defections from the Syrian army. [Full Article...]

Canyon Fire in Southern California Prompts Hundreds to Evacuate

Canyon Fire in Southern California Prompts Hundreds to Evacuate A fast-moving brush fire broke out Monday near the Riverside (91) Freeway on the border of Orange and Riverside counties and quickly grew up to 250 acres, authorities said. She was able to leave with only important documents, clothes and her 12-year-old granddaughter. According to Los Angeles Times , the Canyon fire started at about 1 pm. [Full Article...]

Romelu Lukaku 'missed team bus from Southampton'

And the Spanish midfielder has some words of advice for his Manchester United team-mates ahead of their long trip to Moscow. "I don't know. Craig told me to leave, and I left", said Mourinho lightly. "Kick It Out notes Manchester United's statement requesting CCTV footage from Southampton and will again be liaising with the club, The FA and the police to identify potential perpetrators and... [Full Article...]


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