• Alabama Senators Vote To Repeal Obamacare, But Measure Fails by 2 Votes
Alabama Senators Vote To Repeal Obamacare, But Measure Fails by 2 Votes

Late Friday, the White House announced that Trump would sign legislation that limits his power to lift sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. "I am disappointed that the Senate could not agree on a bill meant to help millions of Americans escape Obamacare's burdens". John McCain , Republican from Arizona, former POW, former Republic...

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  • Arsenal owner launches big-game hunting channel MOTV in Australia
Arsenal owner launches big-game hunting channel MOTV in Australia

Kroenke should stick to football if he wants to be involved sport. The Premier League club's biggest shareholder was publicly blasted on Tuesday following the weekend launch of his channel My Outdoor TV - a subscription channel which airs what it describes as "ethical, fair chase hunting".

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  • Ford to fix police SUVs amid CO concerns
Ford to fix police SUVs amid CO concerns

In Austin , more than 60 officers have reported health problems since February and more than 20 were found to have measurable carbon monoxide in their systems, city officials said Friday. The city will use cars from other departments like the Highway Response Team to make up the difference. "Safety is our top priority", Weigandt said.

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  • Ali's hat-trick downs Proteas
Ali's hat-trick downs Proteas

With spinner Moeen Ali claiming a further wicket with the final ball before lunch, South Africa were 205-7 in pursuit of a nominal target of 492. Moeen Ali's hat-trick has made him the first English off-spinner to take a Test hat-trick since Tom Goddard in 1938.

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  • NBL Teams To Face-Off Against NBA Teams For The First Time
NBL Teams To Face-Off Against NBA Teams For The First Time

It's either us or a few of the Euro League teams and that's about it. Having NBL teams play in exhibition games in the National Basketball Association is a solid benchmark of where the NBL is in terms of quality, and will draw future prospects to the league, especially ones who are mulling over the possibility of using the NBL as an alternati...

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  • Scrapping Obamacare: Why can't the Republicans get it done?
Scrapping Obamacare: Why can't the Republicans get it done?

He also suggested they alter rules that require 60 votes to break a filibuster, even though that would not have changed the results of the health care bill debate. The survey found that support for the law still runs along party lines, with nine out of 10 Democrats and just three out of 10 Republicans saying they wanted to keep or modify Obama...

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  • Election gamble: New Zealand opposition changes leader two months before national vote
Election gamble: New Zealand opposition changes leader two months before national vote

However, New Zealand's proportional representation electoral system lends itself to coalitions and Labour's slump in the polls doesn't preclude it from forming a government after the September 23 election. She said she would take the next 72 hours to take stock of the party before announcing its new direction for the final weeks of campaigning. B...

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  • Germany to oppose new United States sanctions on Russian Federation
Germany to oppose new United States sanctions on Russian Federation

President Vladimir Putin on Sunday said the United States would have to cut 755 diplomatic staff in Russian Federation and warned of a prolonged gridlock in its ties after the US Congress backed new sanctions against the Kremlin. Of particular concern to European energy firms is Nord Stream 2 , a pipeline project to pump Russian natural gas via th...

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  • Plano woman's body found in hole on Maryland beach
Plano woman's body found in hole on Maryland beach

The dead woman was identified as Ashley O'Connor, 30, of Plano, Texas, the town said in a statement. Ocean City Fire Department staff responded and stabilized the man before transferring him to a U.S. Police say that the person's gender and age is unknown at this time. The body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determ...

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  • Ram temple construction very much on BJP agenda: Amit Shah
Ram temple construction very much on BJP agenda: Amit Shah

Shah also said that the whole world has now agreed that India is the fastest growing economy, adding that farmers were now getting money directly in their bank accounts. He also rejected suggestions that the BJP had engineered Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's resignation last week and also his decision to get back into the NDA fold.

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  • Anthony Scaramucci Fired By White House, Killed Off By Harvard Law School
Anthony Scaramucci Fired By White House, Killed Off By Harvard Law School

Within days of his controversial appointment, Scaramucci started accusing Priebus of leaking damaging information about him to the media, and launched later a vulgar tirade against Priebus and chief White House strategist Steve Bannon . Kelly, and he basically was repulsed by what Scaramucci said and how he said it and what he said about his colle...

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  • Rihanna responds to body shamers
Rihanna responds to body shamers

Her friend responds, "You just walked in the store and in two minutes you already got four snacks!" "You're judging her. Stop judging her!" the Barbados native's best friend Melissa Forde interjected. In short, Rihanna DGAF about body shamers . The idea that anyone would have body shaming comments to fling at top goddess Rihanna is mind-...

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  • GOP Takes Border Tax Off the Table
GOP Takes Border Tax Off the Table

Last week, officials outlined key proposals that will be contained in the legislation including lowering the business tax rate, reducing "tax rates as much as possible", increasing capital expensing and making sure the legislation is permanent.

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  • Eugene braces for week of record-breaking heat
Eugene braces for week of record-breaking heat

Low temperatures are expected to remain warm, dropping only into the mid 60s to lower 70s in the valleys. With the heat, low humidity and gusty winds, conditions could lead to a rapid spread on any new or existing fires. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. With the heat comes a number of concerns from loc...

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  • US Army Medic Awarded Medal of Honor
US Army Medic Awarded Medal of Honor

Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Raised in Bangor, McCloughan was drafted for the Vietnam War, Trump said. The medal can be won in war or in peacetime and is presented to a victor by the president acting for the U.S. Congress. Sca...

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  • Amid Sikkim standoff, Chinese troops enter deep into Indian territory in Uttarakhand
Amid Sikkim standoff, Chinese troops enter deep into Indian territory in Uttarakhand

However, claiming the area a part of its own territory, China has accused India of violating border and asked it to immediately withdraw troops. The standoff has been on between India and China since a long time. If constructed the road would bring the Chinese troops at a strategically advantageous location. India responded by saying the border dis...

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  • Graham Says He'll Propose Law to Prevent Trump From Firing Mueller
Graham Says He'll Propose Law to Prevent Trump From Firing Mueller

Sen. Lindsey Graham , left, and Sen. "He should not have recused himself nearly immediately after he took office, and if he was going to recuse himself he should have told me to prior to taking office, and I would've quite simply picked somebody else", Trump said earlier this week .

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  • Lawsuit filed against company accused of causing southern OBX power outage
Lawsuit filed against company accused of causing southern OBX power outage

They'd been warned about a power outage in the Outer Banks on Friday as they departed, but it wasn't until Saturday morning, when they were almost halfway there, that they found out their rental had been canceled. On Thursday, contractors building the new Bonner Bridge drove a piling through an underwater, high voltage transmission cable near the...

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  • Ex-Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio found guilty in criminal contempt case
Ex-Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio found guilty in criminal contempt case

The five-day trial concluded last week after closing arguments were issued. She scheduled sentencing for October 5. He also blamed one of his former attorneys in a racial profiling case for not properly explaining the importance of the court order.

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  • Former Ohio State player's sexual assault case goes to grand jury
Former Ohio State player's sexual assault case goes to grand jury

The development comes just days after the Oakland Raiders first-round pick signed his rookie contract with the team. Conley met with Cleveland police in May and provided a voluntary statement to police and a DNA sample. O'Malley, the Grand Jury returned a No Bill on all possible charges, meaning a case won't be filed against Conley , who w...

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  • President Trump reportedly 'personally dictated' Junior's misleading Russian Federation statement
President Trump reportedly 'personally dictated' Junior's misleading Russian Federation statement

Trump Jr. would go on to release his email exchanges with Goldstone after The New York Times informed him that they were planning to publish the documents, which they obtained through undisclosed means. The claims were later shown to be misleading . According to The Post , when news of the meeting broke, a group of Trump's advisers agreed the ...

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  • IL school funding bill sent to governor
IL school funding bill sent to governor

If the vote falls short, the bill would die, and there is no sign of a quick backup plan. After weeks of demands, Governor Rauner finally has Senate Bill One on his desk. Rauner has called that extra money to CPS a bailout for past pension shortfalls, and his office has said he will use his amendatory veto power to slash that money.

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  • Brexit: Theresa May tries to stamp out cabinet squabbling over free movement
Brexit: Theresa May tries to stamp out cabinet squabbling over free movement

The need to pay a final settlement bill , the need for a transitional implementation period to cushion the economic impact, and the need to allow continued immigration from the European Union for at least a few years all now seem to be consensus positions in London, although Trade Secretary Liam Fox , a Brexit hardliner, disputed the last of...

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  • Playwright Sam Shepard dead at 73
Playwright Sam Shepard dead at 73

In so many ways, Sam Shepard was very much an American original. He was an uncompromising artist who never sought Broadway acclaim. Revivals of Buried Child (1996) and True West (2000) were both nominated for Tony awards. Shepard, who penned almost four dozen plays, also had two Tony Award nominations. In 1985, Robert Atman adapted Fool fo...

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  • Tea store chain Teavana will shut down every store
Tea store chain Teavana will shut down every store

However, most of that growth is taking place overseas, particularly in China. On an adjusted basis, it earned 55 cents per share, meeting the expectations of Wall Street analysts. East China is a significant and strategic region for Starbucks in China, with Shanghai containing almost 600 stores, the largest number of stores globally of any city...

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  • Heads keep rolling in White House
Heads keep rolling in White House

And the president chose to highlight the rising stock market and positive jobs outlook rather than talk about how things might need to change in his White House under Mr Kelly . Spicer, Priebus and Bannon had all objected to Trump's decision to hire Scaramucci, who would have reported directly to the president. Trump hopes Kelly can ...

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  • Sides exchange bodies after truce on Lebanon-Syria border
Sides exchange bodies after truce on Lebanon-Syria border

The ceasefire came into effect on Thursday and will involve the departure of all Nusra militants from the area around Arsal along with any of the civilians living in the area's refugee camps who wish to leave with them. Backed by Syrian fighter jets, Hezbollah in mid-July began fighting several Syrian armed groups - including Jabhat Fateh, agai...

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  • Big Ten announces conference opponents for UM, MSU
Big Ten announces conference opponents for UM, MSU

Purdue's non-conference schedule has notable games against Marquette, Louisville, Valparaiso and IUPUI. Dates, times and television information will come at a later date. There remain a handful of non-conference games yet to be announced. Purdue has finished in the top-half of the Big Ten in 9-of-11 seasons under head coach Sharon Versyp , incl...

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  • Musicians Respond to Trump's Ban on Transgender Military Personnel
Musicians Respond to Trump's Ban on Transgender Military Personnel

Locally, OutCenter executive director Mary Jo Schnell tells WSJM News this sort of rhetoric from the White House is unsafe because transgender people are "supremely at risk" when this stuff happens. Akbarian, who said his chain of command was supportive as he transitioned from female to male, said his time to re-enlist is coming up and he might sta...

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  • 'Abnormal': Sally Yates Shreds Trump for Firing Comey, Bullying Sessions
'Abnormal': Sally Yates Shreds Trump for Firing Comey, Bullying Sessions

Jeff Sessions is ending the week with a visit to the tiny Central American nation of El Salvador, a perennial contender for the most violent country on earth. MS-13 is known for hacking and stabbing victims with machetes, drug dealing, prostitution and other rackets. And he fired Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY, who ...

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  • Heat Willing To Give Up Dragic, Winslow For Kyrie Irving
Heat Willing To Give Up Dragic, Winslow For Kyrie Irving

Now, not only was Irving a star player, but he was also the little brother of The King. Yet all of its serious options for trades may be roadblocked or less-than-feasible if it hopes to grab a blockbuster haul for Irving. But what if Cleveland doesn't actually have to trade Irving? With the reported beef between James and Irving, it was interes...

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  • Man's brand new Ferrari bursts into flames an hour after leaving dealership
Man's brand new Ferrari bursts into flames an hour after leaving dealership

In a statement on Facebook , South Yorkshire Police said: "Officers asked the driver what sort of auto he "had" to which he replied "it was a Ferrari". Although the Italian luxury cars are renowned for being fast, South Yorkshire Police said the crash was not thought to have been caused by speeding.

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  • Pinellas County under tropical storm warning, flood watch
Pinellas County under tropical storm warning, flood watch

Durda said heavy rain was expected to impact South Florida throughout the day. Tropical Storm Emily formed off the coast of Tampa early Monday morning and is expected to move inland across the peninsula over the next 36 hours. Shortly before 8 a.m. EDT, the National Hurricane Center issued a special advisory indicating that the depression had...

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  • Russian Federation vows more retaliation if United States moves forward with sanctions
Russian Federation vows more retaliation if United States moves forward with sanctions

Russian's Foreign Ministry on Friday ordered a reduction in the number of United States diplomatic personnel in Russia by September 1. Talking about the step and US-Russia relations, Putin said, "We waited for quite some time that maybe something would change for the better, fueled such a hope that the situation would somehow change".

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  • Body of missing man found in North Carolina
Body of missing man found in North Carolina

Thomas Bryson was reported missing last week, he disappeared during a manhunt for Phillip Stroupe II, the suspect who fled into the Pisgah National Forest, and led authorities on a five-day manhunt before his capture. She said he was arrested Sunday night before Bryson's body was located. Henderson authorities confirmed over the weekend that Stro...

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