CBO score could roil Senate health care negotiations
The Congressional Budget Office will release its prediction of the effects of the House-passed health care overhaul Wednesday afternoon, potentially stirring up more dissent among Senate Republicans who have spent much of this month attempting to hash out their own health care deal. The CBO will likely deliver a similar verdict for the American Health Care Act (AHCA) as it did for an earlier version of the House bill, which the office said would result in 24 million fewer Americans having health care coverage and $150 billion in deficit reduction over 10 years compared with Obamacare.
Landslide Buries Stretch of Famous Hwy. 1 at California?s Big Sur
Reporter Releases Recording of Alleged Assault by GOP Candidate
To evangelicals, Trump is the whirlwind. And they?re fine with that.
Donald Trump spoke at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. ? birthplace of the Moral Majority ? in January 2016 while on the campaign trail. To Americans who stand outside the evangelical tradition, Franklin Graham?s recent proclamation that there?s ?no question? that God supports Donald Trump?s presidency was another head-scratcher in a growing list of puzzling statements by Christian leaders over the past year.
Unusual mass attack injures 8 California guards, 7 inmates
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ? In a brawl that officials say was extreme even by the violent standard of California prisons, correctional officers had to open fire to stop a melee that sent eight guards and seven inmates to hospitals.
Asiana Airlines Passenger Forced To Move From Seat Because Of Prosthetic Leg
Everest rescuers retrieve bodies of two Indian climbers
Rescuers have retrieved the bodies of two Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest last year but whose remains could not be moved due to bad weather, an official said Thursday. A team of Nepali climbers retrieved the bodies of Goutam Ghosh and Paresh Nath from the balcony, an area just below the summit of the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) mountain. Ghosh's remains were only located this year by other climbers on the mountain.
DeVos grilled by Democrats on public school cuts, private school discrimination
Democratic legislators pressed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in her first public testimony since a contentious confirmation process. DeVos was answering questions on the White House budget proposal in front of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education. The budget proposal has been criticized by some for making deep cuts to public education to fund school choice voucher programs such as those that DeVos promoted in her home state of Michigan.
World reaction to the deadly attack in Manchester, England
At least 22 people have died and more than 100 injured after what Theresa May described as an ?appalling terror attack? at the Manchester Arena during an Ariana Grande pop concert. World reaction grows as ISIS claims responsibility.
Thousands flee Philippine city after rebel rampage claimed by Islamic State
By Romeo Ranoco PANTAR, Philippines (Reuters) - Thousands of civilians fled fighting in the Philippines on Wednesday as troops tried to fend off Islamist militants who took over large parts of a city, capturing Christians, seizing and torching buildings and setting free scores of prisoners. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the rampage via its Amaq news agency, and President Rodrigo Duterte defended his decision to declare martial law on Mindanao, the Muslim-majority island where Marawi City is located, to prevent the spread of extremism in the impoverished region. The violence flared in Marawi on Tuesday afternoon after a botched raid by security forces on a hideout of the Maute, a militant group that has pledged allegiance to Islamic State.