White House vows to continue funding Obamacare, averting showdown with Democrats
The White House has assured Democrats it will continue to fund a key portion of Obamacare, clearing the way for negotiations on a series of spending bills to avoid a government shutdown, according to two sources familiar with the decision. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., had demanded that Congress pay for the Affordable Care Act?s subsidies ? which lower health care costs for 7 million people ? as part of the emerging spending bill.
Slain trooper's young sons in court as killer gets death
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) ? With his victim's two young sons in court for the first time, a gunman who shot and killed a Pennsylvania trooper was formally sentenced to death Thursday, one day after a jury determined he should receive a lethal injection for the ambush at a state police barracks.
Large Rabbit Dies On United Flight To U.S.
2 US soldiers killed fighting Isis in Afghanistan region hit by 'mother of all bombs'
Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said that the US personnel were killed overnight in the Nangarhar province, on the border with Pakistan. Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump confirmed to The Independent that the soldiers were killed while fighting Isis-Khorosan, the local affiliate of the terror group. This is the "same general area" - southern Nangarhar province - where the massive ordnance air blast, dubbed the "mother of all bombs" (MOAB) was dropped earlier this month, Mr Stump said.
Ann Coulter cancels her speech at Berkeley amid safety dispute
"There will be no speech," Coulter wrote in an email to Reuters on Wednesday in which she also criticized two conservative groups who had originally sponsored the event, saying they were no longer supporting her. Coulter, one of the best-known conservative commentators in the United States, had been scheduled to give a speech critical of pro-immigration policies on Thursday. Last week, Berkeley officials said there was no safe venue at the campus on that date.
Cops Hunting for Getaway Driver Who Helped 'Bachelor' Flee Scene of Fatal Crash
Sheryl Sandberg's mother-in-law stuns her by encouraging her to remarry
While Sheryl Sandberg and her mother-in-law, Paula Goldberg, were cleaning out Dave Goldberg?s closet after he passed away, Goldberg said something that stunned Sandberg. "You are not only going to live, but you are going to get remarried one day ? and I am going to be there to celebrate with you," she said.
Arkansas set to carry out final execution before drug expires
Arkansas was set to execute another inmate on Thursday, the last in a series of lethal injections that the state has squeezed into a compressed timeline, even as the daughter of one of his victims appealed for clemency. Four of the inmates won reprieves, but the state carried out its first execution since 2005 last Thursday, putting convicted murderer Ledell Lee to death at its Cummins Unit, near Varner, Arksansas. Jack Jones and Marcel Williams, convicted separately of rape and murder in the 1990s, were executed on Monday in the nation's first double execution in nearly 17 years.
U.S. Probes Into Trump?s Russia Links, Kremlin Meddling Gain Two Heavyweights
White House Hypes 'OK' North Korea Briefing