Trump on the health care vote: ?I hope that it?s going to all work out?
President Trump drummed up support for the GOP health care bill and expressed optimism it will pass a House floor vote in a Tuesday night speech before an audience of Republican members of Congress, donors and loyalists. Among other things, Trump predicted ?great surprises? and said he hopes ?it?s going to all work out? when he discussed the Obamacare repeal bill, which has faced opposition from the Republican Party?s conservative and moderate wings. Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan face a major test on Thursday, when the House is set to vote on the legislation embraced by the party leadership.
Franken calls Gorsuch dissent in trucker case ?absurd?
Minnesota Sen. Al Franken recalled his comedic past in a contentious exchange with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch Tuesday during the judge?s confirmation hearing. Franken was questioning Gorsuch on the case of Alphonse Maddin, a trucker who was fired after his trailer broke down in subzero temperatures. Gorsuch concluded in a dissent that it wasn?t illegal for the company to fire Maddin for seeking safety, writing that ?it might be fair to ask whether TransAm?s decision was a wise or kind one, but it?s not our job to answer questions like that.
Teacher Accused of Sexual Relations With Student Smiled in Mugshot Because She's Innocent: Lawyer
Three French schoolchildren hurt in London attack
PARIS/RENNES (Reuters) - Three French schoolchildren were hurt in the attack near London's parliament on Wednesday, French officials said. The three students from the Concarneau Lycee in Brittany, western France, were on a school trip there, a foreign ministry spokesman said in a statement. A total of 90 students from the school were in London, about a dozen of which were in the area of the attack, an official at the school told Reuters.
US-led air strike on north Syria kills 33: monitor
At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a centre for displaced people near a jihadist-held Syrian town, a monitor said Wednesday. "We can now confirm that 33 people were killed, and they were displaced civilians from Raqa, Aleppo and Homs," said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman. Only two people were pulled out alive," Abdel Rahman told AFP.
Correction: Oil Pipeline story
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) ? In a story March 22 about protecting pipelines from sabotage, The Associated Press misidentified a professor at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, as Kerry Sundberg. His name is Kelly Sundberg.
Jesus's tomb restored after months of work
The tomb where Jesus is believed to have been buried is being unveiled again following nine months of restoration work that will be highlighted at a much anticipated ceremony Wednesday. The shrine, which includes a 19th-century ornate edicule or shrine surrounding the tomb, is a key part of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City. Parts of it were also coming loose, with warnings that it was structurally unsound and posed a risk to the millions of pilgrims who visit the site every year.
After Delay From Trump Administration, Bumble Bee Finally Listed As Endangered Species
The rusty patched bumblebee officially became the first bee species to be listed as endangered in the continental U.S. on Tuesday after a delay caused by an executive order from President Donald Trump.
911 call: Mom tried to resuscitate unresponsive twin babies
Biden rallies Democrats against GOP health care bill
Former Vice President Joe Biden rallied Democrats Wednesday against the Republican attempt to pass a health care bill that would replace former President Barack Obama?s signature legislative accomplishment. Biden had been keeping a relatively low public profile since Trump?s January inauguration. ?This is not going to pass,? Biden said on the steps of the Capitol, standing in front of a large group of House Democrats.