Senate GOP health bill would cut Medicaid, erase tax increases, reports say

The Senate measure would phase out the extra money Obama provided to expand the federal-state Medicaid program for the poor and disabled to millions of additional low earners. The bill could still change a bit in order to garner the 50 necessary votes for it to pass, but what that means for Medicaid is anybody's guess. [Full Article...]

Cubs Are Sending Kyle Schwarber To Triple-A Iowa

Cubs Are Sending Kyle Schwarber To Triple-A Iowa Schwarber, 24, was tremendous during his rookie season in 2015 and was expected to have a big 2016 season as well before going down with an injury and losing the entire regular season. The Cubs are now 36-35 and sit 1.5 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers for first place in the National League Central Division. A move down in the batting order was not enough to spark Schwarber, and with the str... [Full Article...]

Qualcomm CEO Joins Tech Leaders at White House Meeting

Photo Tech leaders and investors, some of whom have disagreed with President Trump, met at the White House on Monday about updating government technology. Technology's multicultural and diverse talent pool can not exist without incentives for workers from all corners of the world, more so when the case is that numerous CEOs of these companies are naturalized foreigners themselves. [Full Article...]

Audio tape captures fatal shooting of black mother by Seattle police

The Seattle Police Department released videos showing two vantage points of the fatal shooting of Charleena Lyles , a black mother of four, though the footage offers scant details of what occurred inside an apartment when two white Seattle police officers fired their weapons at the black mother of four, killing her. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Cindy expected to weaken

AP's commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. (Devon Ravine/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP). (Tom Mclaughlin/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP). In coastal MS, some areas received up to 9 inches (230 millimeters) of rain. The most torrential rain would likely be to the east of the storm's center, because these areas will see a prolonged period of onshore flo... [Full Article...]

Senate Republicans unveil healthcare bill

Here is what is known about the bill. The Senate will release the draft to the public after that. But even with control of the White House and both chambers of Congress since January, the Republicans have struggled to make good on their bold campaign promises to repeal and replace Obamacare . [Full Article...]

Authorities Release Dashcam Footage From the Philando Castile Shooting

Castile , an elementary school cafeteria worker, had a permit to carry the weapon. The shocking 10-minute video shows a calm, polite encounter between the two men that escalated quickly. Castile's hand". Yanez fired his gun only a few seconds after Castile calmly informed the officer that he had a registered gun in the auto. He was just staring straight ahead, and I was gettin' fuckin' nerv... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall with maximum sustained winds near 40 mph

Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall with maximum sustained winds near 40 mph In a forecast discussion posted Wednesday afternoon, NWS-Morristown said some thunderstorms might be embedded in the bands of rain on Thursday, but no strong storms are expected. The heaviest rain is expected to begin falling around the start of the morning rush Friday. " Prepare for the worst while hope and pray for the best". [Full Article...]

US intelligence chiefs say they did not feel pressured by Trump

It doesn't matter for the obstruction of justice investigation related to Comey of Rogers and Coats believed that Trump was giving them an order or not because they were not running the federal investigation into the Russian Federation scandal. [Full Article...]

FIrst look at the Senate health bill

FIrst look at the Senate health bill Starting in 2020, the Senate version would begin shifting increasing amounts of tax credits away from higher earners, making more funds available to lower-income recipients, some officials said. As The Washington Post points out, Republican Senators are employing unprecedented secrecy around the bill, keeping the text hidden from the full body and the public as it races to a vote before Cong... [Full Article...]

White House paints Handel win as Trump triumph

House Democratic leaders tried to play down the loss ahead of time , pointing out that the Georgia race took place on GOP-friendly terrain, as did the other recent special elections . Facing a huge number of GOP opponents he came within two points of winning the election outright that night but because he fell short of 50 percent, he was forced into the runoff with Karen Handel . [Full Article...]

Swift acquittal for former Milwaukee cop charged in shooting

But Heaggan-Brown's lawyers argued that the officer made a split-second decision and buttressed that argument with bodycam footage which appeared to show Smith tossing his gun as he was hit in the arm - and getting hit in the chest with the fatal shot less than two seconds later. [Full Article...]

Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law Democrats hoping to block the healthcare measure in the Republican-led Senate need at least two Republicans to defect. McConnell has vowed to hold a vote before senators go home for the July Fourth recess. The GOP efforts would "hit rural communities like a wrecking ball", Sen. Rand Paul, West Virginia Sen. Democrats were quick to address that outside on Capitol Hill Wednesday during a rally o... [Full Article...]

Amateur Radio Field Day

Members get together on the air and at monthly meetings to socialize, share their knowledge of radio and how the gear works and discuss news of the latest developments and trends in the hobby. Emergency management staff be on site to discuss community disaster preparedness. Despite the Internet, cell phones, email and modern communications, every year whole regions find themselves in the dark. [Full Article...]

Texas and Louisiana are in Tropical Storm Cindy's Path

Bob Rose, chief meteorologist for the Lower Colorado River Authority, addresses local meteorologists and media at a briefing April 26. Workers have been evacuated from one rig and 40 production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) and a total of 301,618 b/d of oil has been shut in as Tropical Storm (TS) Cindy continues its slow course toward the Gulf Coast, the Bureau of Safety and Environmenta... [Full Article...]

Advocates Resign from Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS: 'We're Outta Here'

Advocates Resign from Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS: 'We're Outta Here' The White House representative also said that the PACHA members did not reach out to Talento or the Domestic Policy Council director with their concerns. "We would become further powerful all things considered", he included, "upholding to changes in addition to challenging strategies which might impair the soundness of these groups we serve along with the nation in general if this organization p... [Full Article...]

In Iowa, Trump rallies base, celebrates GOP resilience

In Iowa, Trump rallies base, celebrates GOP resilience Looking to foreign policy, Trump complained about the " bad hand" he had been dealt, such as North Korea's nuclear programme, days after American student Otto Warmbier died after returning in a coma from captivity in North Korea. While Trump praised his supporters Wednesday as "the smartest" and "toughest people" and thanked them for their support, he did not acknowledge his sinking approval num... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in Louisiana

Our New Orleans sister station, WWL-TV, says sustained winds of Tropical Storm force - above 38 miles per hour - have already started occurring along much of the Louisiana Gulf Coast, as well as parts of the MS coastline. The lakes are Fort Loudoun, Watts Bar, Chickamauga, Nickajack, Guntersville, Wheeler, Wilson, Pickwick and Kentucky. Cindy was swirling about 100 miles southeast of Galveston... [Full Article...]

Altice USA stock begins trading after $1.9 billion IPO

Altice USA shares trade under the ticker " ATUS ". Altice shares opened at $31.60 on the New York Stock Exchange, above the IPO price of $30, and jumped as high as $31.85, before trading more recently at $31.70. JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering and representatives of the underwriters, together with BofA Merrill Lync... [Full Article...]

Thousands walk to slain Muslim teen's funeral in Virginia

Some left their cars as traffic overflowed on Wednesday and walked more than a kilometre to reach her mosque in Sterling, Virginia. Roessler said police have "absolutely no evidence" that her killing was motivated by hate, but says "that's the myth, isn't it?" On Wednesday night, a crowd of several thousand gathered for a vigil organised by the Muslim Student Association at Hassanen's hi... [Full Article...]

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