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Republican Lawmakers Warn Trump Not To Sabotage Obamacare Republican Lawmakers Warn Trump Not To Sabotage Obamacare
- August 03, 2017

The company said it factored in the uncertainty over the subsidies and enforcement of Obamacare's mandate that most Americans be insured into its proposed increase, according to an actuarial report attached to its filing. But it said it would have only asked for an 8.8% bump if Trump and House Republicans agreed to fund the Obamacare cost-sharing subsidies through 2018. (more...)
Gavin Grimm lawsuit gets returned to a lower federal court Gavin Grimm lawsuit gets returned to a lower federal court
- August 03, 2017

However, Grimm graduated in June, which led the Gloucester County School Board to file several briefings to the USA 4th Circuit Court of Appeals arguing that the case is moot. The nation's highest court made that move after President Trump revoked an Obama administration directive that agreed with letting transgender students use the bathroom of their choice. (more...)
NATO Jets Intercept Russian Aircraft NATO Jets Intercept Russian Aircraft
- August 03, 2017

Pence was speaking on the first leg of a European tour that continues to Georgia and Montenegro. Pence arrived here late Monday for a two-day visit, which will be followed by a trip to Balkan country of Montenegro, the newest member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. (more...)
Louisiana Assistant Police Chief Resigns After Racist Facebook Post Goes Viral Louisiana Assistant Police Chief Resigns After Racist Facebook Post Goes Viral
- August 03, 2017

The post has since been deleted, but not before users on social media shared screenshots of Welsh's post, according to the Sacramento Bee . In a Facebook post by Estherwood City Hall, council members say they will not address a controversial Facebook post made by an Estherwood police officer. (more...)
Neymar to leave Barcelona: Messi's farewell and other goodbyes Neymar to leave Barcelona: Messi's farewell and other goodbyes
- August 03, 2017

If Neymar moves, it would be the "most political transfer in football history", says Paul Hayward of the Daily Telegraph . In October, Neymar signed a new Barcelona contract until 2021 in which his buy-out clause was raised to more than double the biggest transfer fee in football history - now held by Paul Pogba's £89 million (S$159 million) move to Manchester United from Juventus . (more...)
Metro Vancouver extends air quality advisory through Wednesday (August 2) Metro Vancouver extends air quality advisory through Wednesday (August 2)
- August 03, 2017

The effects of the wildfire smoke can also vary depending on where you live in the region. The warning accompanies a heat wave on B.C.'s South Coast that is expected to continue to build through the weekend. Information about real-time air quality readings for Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley communities and potential health impacts can be found at: www.airmap.ca and www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air . (more...)
'Chubby fool': Duterte lambasts North Korea's Kim Jong-un for nuclear ambitions 'Chubby fool': Duterte lambasts North Korea's Kim Jong-un for nuclear ambitions
- August 03, 2017

Duterte criticized North Korea's missile testing and slammed Kim Jong-un for "playing with risky toys". North Korea still has several additional steps to master before it officially has the ability to conduct a nuclear attack on the U.S. (more...)
German prosecutors: ex-Auschwitz guard, 96, fit for prison German prosecutors: ex-Auschwitz guard, 96, fit for prison
- August 03, 2017

A date for Groening to enter prison has not yet been set. He has yet to serve a single day, however, having remained free while prosecutors determined whether he was fit for incarceration. It is not yet clear, however, when the former Nazi would start serving his time. Groening's case has garnered global headlines, particularly given his matter-of-fact admission of the Nazis' culpability and his willingness to discuss the horrors witnessed at Auschwitz. (more...)
Trump Says US Is Losing in Afghanistan, Wants Commander Fired Trump Says US Is Losing in Afghanistan, Wants Commander Fired
- August 03, 2017

Officials said Trump argued that the United States should demand a share of Afghanistan's estimated $1 trillion in mineral wealth in exchange for its assistance to the Afghan government. According to one official, Trump at one point said the situation in Afghanistan was similar to renovations that occurred at "21" Club. The meeting took place the day after Trump took the unusual step of having lunch with a group of service members who'd spent time on the ground in Afghanistan to try to ... (more...)
Brazil's Congress to vote on trial for president Brazil's Congress to vote on trial for president
- August 03, 2017

The probe has already snared Cunho, construction firm CEO Marcelo Odebrecht and even another president: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the popular former president who left office about six years ago, was convicted of corruption charges and sentenced to nine and a half years in prison last month. (more...)
Momentum Has Been Lost In Senate For 'Forever GI Bill', Advocates Say Momentum Has Been Lost In Senate For 'Forever GI Bill', Advocates Say
- August 03, 2017

The bill, a bipartisan compromise negotiated between House and Senate lawmakers last week, would avert the threat of interrupted medical care for thousands of veterans and inject enough money into the Choice program to keep it going for the next six months. (more...)
Scaramucci out of White House after 10 days
- August 03, 2017

Kelly, a whip-cracking retired general who was sworn in as White House chief of staff on Monday , had demanded to speak to the president alone after Trump complained loudly that the USA was admitting travelers from countries he viewed as high risk. (more...)
40 children taken to hospitals after chemical leak at YMCA pool 40 children taken to hospitals after chemical leak at YMCA pool
- August 03, 2017

Dudley said twenty-three people were transported to Duke University Hospital or to Duke Regional Hospital. The Durham Fire department responded to the chlorine leak around 2:45 Wednesday afternoon at the facility on West Morgan Street. Police spokesman Wil Glenn confirmed that the Durham Fire Department was investigating the incident. "I felt lightheaded with my throat hurting", Siler said of her symptoms before she was taken to the hospital via ambulance. (more...)
Russian journalist outrageously punched live on air during Paratroopers' Day celebrations Russian journalist outrageously punched live on air during Paratroopers' Day celebrations
- August 03, 2017

The news anchor claimed there were "problems" with the report and expressed her wishes that the journalist was okay. The assailant was quickly caught and detained by police; it also appears that the reporter did not suffer from any injuries during the altercation. (more...)
HR McMaster Fires Trump Loyalist From National Security Council HR McMaster Fires Trump Loyalist From National Security Council
- August 03, 2017

He has determined that, at this time, a different set of experiences is best-suited to carrying that work forward. McMaster had previously tried to remove Cohen-Watnick from the National Security Council but was overruled by Trump, who heeded interventions on Cohen-Watnick's behalf by Bannon and Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner , who is the senior administration official responsible for Middle East policy. (more...)
Banco Santander, (SAN) Given Coverage Optimism Score of 0.17
- August 03, 2017

Other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its position in shares of Banco Santander, by 82.0% in the fourth quarter. Banco Santander Brasil SA has decreased its dividend payment by an average of 15.5% annually over the last three years. The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 14th. (more...)
Gulalai's allegations against Imran correct: Marvi Gulalai's allegations against Imran correct: Marvi
- August 03, 2017

According to the application, Mr Khan should be disqualified from the National Assembly membership and by-election should be held in NA-56. She rejected wrong perception that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was behind Ayesha's allegations. (more...)
Kano Pilgrims Board secures 3200 visas Kano Pilgrims Board secures 3200 visas
- August 03, 2017

During this time, a total of 1,27,000 hajjis will be transported to Mecca to perform the hajj pilgrimage. "The board has so far secured over 2,500 visas from Saudi Arabia for its intending pilgrims for this year's hajj". Representatives from the religious affairs ministry and Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh (Haab), and senior officials of Biman Bangladesh Airlines were present at the meeting with Menon in the chair. (more...)
'Are you a virgin', Bihar medical college asks new employees 'Are you a virgin', Bihar medical college asks new employees
- August 03, 2017

Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences has come up with a freaky form for its employees, which asks them about their virginity. Triggering a controversy, a government-run hospital here has asked its employees to declare their virginity in a marital status declaration form. (more...)
US Plans Trade Probe Over China's Demands for Tech Transfers US Plans Trade Probe Over China's Demands for Tech Transfers
- August 03, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump is close to a decision on how to respond to what he considers China's unfair trade practices, a senior Trump administration official said on Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal and New York Times stories also said USA officials were looking into using Section 301 of the 1974 Trade Act. The United States has a long list of grievances with China, ranging from accusations of steel dumping to theft of USA companies' intellectual property. (more...)
Senate Democrats say "no" to cuts for rich in GOP tax plan
- August 03, 2017

Forty-three Senate Democrats and two independents signed the letter. "We are all united in the belief that the single most important action we can take to grow our economy and help the middle class get ahead is to fix our broken tax code for families, small business, and American job creators competing at home and around the globe", they said. (more...)
Senate health panel to craft insurance stabilization bill Senate health panel to craft insurance stabilization bill
- August 03, 2017

He followed that tweet with a similar threat Monday , writing, "If ObamaCare is hurting people, & it is, why shouldn't it hurt the insurance companies & why should Congress not be paying what the public pays?" The step toward bipartisanship on health care comes as some Republicans consider an approach that diverges from the president's stance. (more...)
Rex Tillerson calls for dialogue with North Korea Rex Tillerson calls for dialogue with North Korea
- August 03, 2017

He reiterated that Washington sought to persuade North Korea to give up its missile and nuclear weapons programs through peaceful pressure. US President Donald Trump has demanded that China , North Korea's neighbor and biggest trade partner, rein in its nuclear ambitions - angrily tweeting over the weekend that Beijing is not doing enough. (more...)
United States willing to talk to North Korea: Rex Tillerson
- August 03, 2017

Earlier on Tuesday, a leading Republican senator, Lindsey Graham, said Trump had told him he was willing to go to war with North Korea "if they continued to try to hit America with an ICBM". Tillerson said the United States initiated a sustained and continued intensified campaign on "peaceful pressure" as the country's available options were "limited". (more...)
Kelly sworn in as Trump's second chief of staff
- August 03, 2017

Trump Jr. released e-mails in July that showed he eagerly agreed a year ago to meet a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer who might have damaging information about Clinton as part of Moscow's official support for his father. (more...)
Roma launch Totti jersey into space Roma launch Totti jersey into space
- August 03, 2017

In the middle of July, the Italian icon confirmed he will become a director at Roma after ending his playing career at his boyhood club. Like that's the story - there was a rocket with the sole objective of sending his shirt into space launched from French Guyana. (more...)
Germany expels Vietnam attache over suspected kidnap Germany expels Vietnam attache over suspected kidnap
- August 03, 2017

Germany on Wednesday accused Vietnam of kidnapping a Vietnamese asylum seeker in Berlin and ordered a Vietnamese intelligence officer to leave the country within 48 hours. German media reported the man had been taken from the Tiergarten, a large forested park in central Berlin, by armed men on July 23. Thanh was a former top official in Vietnam who was accused of mismanagement and causing losses at his subsidiary of PetroVietnam. (more...)
West Ham boss Bilic sends a clear message to unwanted players West Ham boss Bilic sends a clear message to unwanted players
- August 03, 2017

And any chance of backing out were made harder when David Sullivan Jnr - son of West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan, offered to pay for the tattoo. Reid - who has been linked to English Premier League rival Everton - then "reportedly sarcastically clapped the referee for his decision", the Daily Star said . (more...)
Vandenberg AFB test launches ICBM early Wednesday Vandenberg AFB test launches ICBM early Wednesday
- August 03, 2017

The missile was launched at 2:10 a.m. local time from the Air Force's North Vandenberg Air Force Base , located almost 130 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Strategic Command uses data collected from test launches for continuing force development evaluation", read a statement from Air Force Global Strike Command . (more...)
Why your voting data is headed to Trump panel Why your voting data is headed to Trump panel
- August 03, 2017

Board of Elections co-chairs Douglas Kellner , left, and Peter Kosinski . Some cases Sugarman has pursued have become public, although not because she leaked the details. "Under New York Election Law and New York FOIL law, it is public information absent the social security number information", board spokesman John Conklin said in a statement. (more...)