?America is stronger?: Obama defends Affordable Care Act ahead of GOP House vote
President Barack Obama signs the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the East Room of the White House in Washington seven years ago. Former President Barack Obama released a statement on the seventh anniversary of having signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law ? providing an impassioned defense of his landmark health care bill as it?s under fierce attack. The statement from the Office of Barack and Michelle Obama was sent out Thursday morning, ahead of an expected House Republicans vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which would essentially repeal and replace the 2010 law commonly known as Obamacare.
Bernie Sanders Voting Against Gorsuch Nomination
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., discusses the health care debate and says President Trump "doesn't always tell the truth." Sanders also talks about the Russia investigation and Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan dismisses Trump Jr.?s Twitter jab following attack
London Mayor Sadiq Khan declined to respond to an insult from U.S. President Trump?s son hours after a terrorist attack at the Houses of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday. ?You have to be kidding me?!? Trump Jr. wrote. Trump Jr. mischaracterized Khan?s statements as if he had said that terrorism is an inevitable consequence of living in a big city and that nothing could be done.
Attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London
A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain?s seat of power, plowing a car into pedestrians on London?s Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Five people were killed, including the assailant, in what police said they were treating as a terrorist incident. Reuters reporters inside the building heard loud bangs and shortly afterwards a Reuters photographer said he saw at least a dozen people injured on Westminster Bridge, next to parliament.
Sunken South Korean ferry slowly emerges three years after disaster
By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean ferry that sank nearly three years ago, killing 304 people, most of them children on a school trip, slowly emerged from a gray sea on Thursday, a somber reminder of a tragedy that traumatized the country. "We can't help but feel stunned seeing the ship being raised," Lee Kum-hee, whose daughter Cho Eun-hwa was one of the nine, told reporters. "The work needs to be done very cautiously," Lee Cheol-jo, an official at the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries, which is in charge of the operation, told a briefing.
Plan to dig up President Polk's body _ again _ stirs trouble
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) ? President James K. Polk did big things for America, dramatically expanding its borders by annexing Texas and seizing California and the Southwest in a war with Mexico. Achieving undisturbed eternal rest has proved more difficult.
Trump supporter: My husband is being deported Friday
As a popular Indiana restaurant owner faces deportation under President Trump?s immigration directives, his family becomes the latest in a series of Trump supporters to find campaign promises affecting their lives. According to a report from Indiana Public Radio, Roberto Beristain?s family said he?s expected to be deported on Friday and has already been moved from the detention facility in Wisconsin where they had been visiting him. Beristain is the owner of Eddie?s Steak Shed in Granger, Ind., which he purchased from his sister-in-law earlier this month after eight years of working at the restaurant.
Laptop ban creates turbulence for airline profits
A carry-on ban by Washington and London for laptops on flights from some airports will hit the profits of affected airlines, especially the lucrative business class segments of Gulf carriers, analysts said Thursday. Washington decided to ban electronic devices bigger than mobile phones on direct flights to the United States from 10 airports in seven Middle Eastern countries and Turkey.
Japan PM Abe accused of giving cash to nationalistic school
TOKYO (AP) ? Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe donated 1 million yen ($9,000) through his wife to a school run by a group of ultranationalist educators, the group's leader told Parliament on Thursday, while also suggesting there was "political influence" in a land-buying scandal involving the school.
Intelligence committee chair reignites wiretapping scandal
President Trump says he feels "somewhat vindicated" on his wiretap claim after Congressman David Dunes said intelligence agencies may have picked up some private communications from his transition team.