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Rand Paul, GOP health care holdout, says he might vote for 80 percent repeal on Obamacare

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 11:43:48 -0400

Sen. Rand Paul, one of the GOP holdouts on the Senate health care bill, said Sunday he would be willing to support a partial rollback of Obamacare, saying he might even vote for an 80 percent repeal.

"If they cannot get 50 votes, if they get to impasse, I've been ...

Rick Santorum predicts Senate health care bill will pass with 50 votes, conservative support

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 11:35:51 -0400

Former Sen. Rick Santorum predicted that the Republican health care bill will pass the Senate with exactly 50 votes, saying the measure has enough “core Republican doctrine” to satisfy ...

Rep. Adam Schiff: Obama's failure to counter Russia election meddling 'very serious mistake'

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 10:55:06 -0400

Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday the Obama administration should have done more to counter Russian meddling in the 2016 election, blaming politics for what he described as "a very serious mistake."

"The American people needed to know, and I didn't think it ...

Albuquerque news crew has vehicle stolen while reporting on local crime wave

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:46:44 -0400

An Albuquerque, New Mexico, news crew gained first-hand experience in covering local crime on Friday when the station's SUV was stolen within sight of its reporters.

Journalists for KOB-TV were preparing to film a segment about the city's unsafe streets on Friday when their vehicle was stolen from a downtown ...

Sen. Bernie Sanders rips California Democrats for pulling $400B single-payer bill, calls for vote

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:04:56 -0400

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders lashed out Saturday at California Democrats for shelving an ambitious single-payer bill, urging them to vote on the health-care legislation estimated to cost $400 billion per year.

California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced Friday that Senate Bill 562 had been pulled indefinitely because it "does not address many ...

Schwarzenegger and Macron vow to 'make the planet great again' after Trump pulls out of climate pact

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 15:57:53 -0400

Arnold Schwarzenegger and newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron poked fun at President Trump on Friday in a video snippet shared on social media.

The "Terminator" star-turned-California governor posted a 10-second video clip Friday afternoon flanked by Mr. Macron, the winner of last month's French presidential election, seemingly mocking Mr. ...

Officials: 2 mumps cases confirmed at Harvard University

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:49:58 -0400

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Health officials at Harvard University say two members of the school community have been diagnosed with mumps.

The Boston Globe reports that Dr. Paul Barreira, director of Harvard University Health Services, said in an email to students and staff that the infections were confirmed ...

Russian election hacking was 'political equivalent of 9/11': Michael Vickers, former intel official

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:13:11 -0400

Russia conducted an operation on par with the September 11 terrorist attacks by interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, career intelligence official Michael Vickers said Saturday.

"This attack is really the political equivalent of 9/11 — it is deadly, deadly serious," Mr. Vickers, a former Green Beret, CIA operative ...

Refugee arrivals down drastically under Trump: DHS

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:42:08 -0400

The number of refugees entering the U.S. decreased by nearly half during President Trump's first three months in office, newly released immigration data reveal.

About 13,000 refugees entered the U.S. during the first three months of the Trump administration, down from roughly 25,000 during former President Obama's last months in ...

Roger Stone, former Trump advisor, urges president against interfering with state marijuana laws

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:36:16 -0400

Former Donald Trump presidential campaign advisor Roger Stone, is calling on the president to uphold his pre-election promise regarding marijuana legalization as his attorney general appears closer than ever to reining in states with legal weed.

The longtime Republican strategist recently formed a pro-marijuana lobbying group, the United States Cannabis ...

Home of firebombed NAACP officer Wharlest Jackson Sr. added to historic register

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:06:21 -0400

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — The National Register of Historic Places now includes the home of a Mississippi civil rights advocate who was killed in a 1967 firebombing.

The Natchez home of Wharlest Jackson Sr. and his late wife, Exerlena, was added to the register June 6.

Wharlest Jackson Jr. owns ...

Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:50:07 -0400

WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a Texas woman told investigators that she left her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son in the hot car where they died last month to teach the girl a lesson, and that they didn't lock themselves in, as she initially said.

Twenty-four-year-old Cynthia Marie Randolph ...

California adds 4 states, including Texas, to travel-ban list; impact on collegiate sports unclear

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:07:31 -0400

California's attorney general, Xavier Becerra, added four new states to an official travel-ban list Friday, pointing to new laws in those respective jurisdictions deemed discriminatory to LGBT individuals. But the move has some wondering if the decision could have negative repercussions on college athletics in the Golden State.

"The state ...

Richmond mayor creates commission to 'tell the real story' of city's Confederate monuments

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:19:01 -0400

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney proposed a compromise Thursday as a dispute over the Virginia capital's Confederate monuments intensifies with calls for their removal.

"I wish these monuments had never been built, but like it or not they are part of our history in this city, and removal will never wash ...

Massachusetts cops recover shotgun taken from stolen cruiser

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:00:14 -0400

CHELMSFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police department has recovered a shotgun taken from a stolen police vehicle.

Chelmsford Chief James Spinney said Friday that the missing shotgun was located in Lowell, but didn't elaborate. He said the investigation is ongoing.

Spinney also apologized for an earlier remark about the ...

Ray Tensing case: A 2nd mistrial as jury deadlocks in Ohio cop's murder retrial

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:00:13 -0400

CINCINNATI (AP) — A mistrial was declared Friday in the murder retrial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer after the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on charges in the fatal traffic stop shooting of an unarmed black motorist.

The Hamilton County jury had deliberated more than 30 ...

American Airlines flight delayed in Vegas over false threat

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:21:22 -0400

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say an unspecified, false threat on an American Airlines flight forced the halting of a plane on a runway at the Las Vegas airport so passengers could be rescreened and the plane could be searched.

The airline said Flight 1704, bound for Charlotte, North Carolina, ...

Military heads want transgender enlistment hold

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:55:35 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday.

After meetings this week, the service leaders hammered out an agreement that rejected Army and Air Force requests for a two-year wait and reflected broader concerns that a longer ...

House probing whether Trump campaign received hacked voter records: Reports

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:41:52 -0400

The House Intelligence Committee is said to be investigating whether individuals affiliated with President Trump's 2016 campaign received stolen voter data obtained by election hackers during last year's race, according to multiple reports.

Members of the House panel are reportedly weighing whether any voter records stolen in a cyberattack suffered ...

Ferguson settles with Michael Brown's family for $1.5 million, city attorney says

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:38:50 -0400

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The insurance company for the city of Ferguson, Missouri, paid $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown's parents, the city attorney said Friday.

Attorney Apollo Carey disclosed the amount in an email in response to an open records request. The settlement ...