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US Elections Systems Vulnerable, Lawmakers Told In Dueling Hearings

US Elections Systems Vulnerable, Lawmakers Told In Dueling Hearings During testimony in front of the House Intelligence Committee Wednesday, former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said federal authorities, including those from his Department, offered to help the DNC combat Russian hackers but were rejected. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall

Residents and government officials along the northern Gulf Coast are closely watching Tropical Storm Cindy , which the National Weather Service said could cause "life-threatening flash flooding". She was unable to make it into Cameron because of the flooded roads. There is a Lake Wind Advisory in effect for areas south of I-20 through 7 p.m. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Cindy's rain headed for Lehigh Valley

Tropical Storm Cindy's rain headed for Lehigh Valley Cindy was centered about 40 miles northwest of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and is moving north near 12 mph Thursday morning. The storm caused its first reported fatality on Wednesday when a 10-year-old boy struck by a log that a large wave dislodged while he stood near shore in Fort Morgan, Alabama , the Baldwin County coroner said. [Full Article...]

Who else but Trump to call for a nation full of apprentices?

The White House said Trump's push is aimed at training workers with specific skills for particular jobs that employers say they can't fill at a time of low unemployment. Apprenticeship includes paid classroom instruction, on-the-job training, and provides participants with licenses in order to practice certain professions. [Full Article...]

Trump Refuses To Join G7 Statement Endorsing Paris Climate Accord

French minister Nicolas Hulot said U.S. allies were determined not to let Trump's controversial climate stance "poison" cooperation on other ecological issues, and said the world could work around the United States position, even though it is a damaging one. [Full Article...]

Chief: Police testing for sex assault of slain Virginia teen

Chief: Police testing for sex assault of slain Virginia teen In Virginia , neither police nor witnesses interviewed by The Associated Press said they saw anything to make them think the teenagers were targeted over their religion. As they were returning to the mosque, some were on the sidewalk and others were on the road itself. Later Wednesday evening, after Hassanen's burial, a crowd of several thousand gathered at a plaza few blocks from her home ... [Full Article...]

Pelosi tries to reassure Dems after Georgia loss

They called him a " rubber stamp for Pelosi's agenda ". Handel emerged the victor on Tuesday night with 52 percent of the vote, compared to Ossoff's 48 percent, putting an end to what ended up being the most expensive U.S. Many political pundits have suggested that the widely held perception of Pelosi as a Washington insider and a San Francisco liberal might not be beneficial to Democrat... [Full Article...]

Gov. Henry McMaster pledges action in wake of Myrtle Beach shootings

Gov. Henry McMaster pledges action in wake of Myrtle Beach shootings Thomas Hatch allowed just three hits over seven innings, leading the Myrtle Beach Pelicans over the Down East Wood Ducks in a 2-1 win on Thursday. City manager John Pedersen said people mingling with traffic were responsible for the most serious shooting early Sunday. [Full Article...]

Pelicans get Jackson from Charlotte in draft deal

I refused to fail. "Now, this is the beginning, and there's so much ahead that I want to accomplish". Jackson joins an already-young team that came away with two lottery picks a year ago, thanks to a draft-night trade with Sacramento. "I did", he said. "I think the whole situation was blown out of proportion, just because I am who I am". "But I have owned up to it and I accept responsibility for... [Full Article...]

In Georgia, Republicans celebrate while Dems seek upsides

In Georgia, Republicans celebrate while Dems seek upsides Rep. Peter King said last night's Republican victory in Georgia's special House election was a "devastating defeat for Democrats". That followed another recent Democratic disappointment in Montana, where the Republican candidate won even after last-minute assault charges, and an earlier loss for the Democrats in Kansas . [Full Article...]

Democrats' real problem is that Nancy Pelosi is their true face

The tweet comes as some Democrats are questioning if Pelosi is the right person to lead the party in the House. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, expressed optimism that Democrats can still take control of Congress' lower chamber next year, declaring, "The House is in play". [Full Article...]

Senate Health Care Bill Could Be In Jeopardy As Conservatives Announce Opposition

This bill is better designed than the House version, according to Avik Roy , founder of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, because it offers more help to older people who can't afford insurance while making coverage cheaper for young healthy people. [Full Article...]

Humidity returns Friday, with highs in the upper 80s

Humidity returns Friday, with highs in the upper 80s Through the second half of the afternoon you may come across a few isolated showers or storms, but anything that forms will begin to dissipate after sunset. After picture ideal Thursday , clouds are on the increase tonight . Friday: A good chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon otherwise partly cloudy to mostly cloudy with highs in the mid to upper 80s. [Full Article...]

NY lawmakers adjourn without deal on NYC schools

So much that this week he was willing to give up mayoral control of the city's schools rather than allow an increase in the cap on the number of charter schools. Unlike Cuomo , he said he was not ready to "assess blame", and praised the Assembly and Speaker Carl Heastie. Control of schools will then revert to a mosaic of local school boards. [Full Article...]

CEOs Say They'll Sell Health Insurance Next Year, But Are Flying Blind

But, the threat extends well beyond that debate. Just over a third of the public supports two key elements of the Republican plan that would limit federal funding to states: reducing federal funding for the ACA's Medicaid expansion (36% support this) and changing federal Medicaid funding to limit how much money states receive (35% support). [Full Article...]

Dozens arrested after disability advocates protest at McConnell's office

Dozens arrested after disability advocates protest at McConnell's office He is also on the Board of two Bergen-based disability organizations: Heightened Independence & Progress and the Adler Aphasia Center. With millions of Americans at risk of losing their access to basic healthcare and support services through the proposed draconian cuts to Medicaid , the time to speak and act is now. [Full Article...]

Trump Uses Georgia Victory To Taunt Democrats

Trump Uses Georgia Victory To Taunt Democrats About four hours by vehicle from Atlanta , South Carolina's fifth congressional district was not considered a competitive race for Democrats. In the Ossoff race, even though the 30-year-old documentary filmmaker and former congressional staffer ended up running a more centrist and not Trump-centric campaign, Republicans were able to zero in on the more than $23 million in donations Ossoff ra... [Full Article...]

Senate Republicans Try to Defund Planned Parenthood in Health Care Bill Gamble

Senate Republicans Try to Defund Planned Parenthood in Health Care Bill Gamble It further recommends the defunding of PP, "ensuring that grants no longer available to Planned Parenthood are awarded to healthcare providers that provide comprehensive preventive healthcare for their patients and that do not perform abortions (that are not covered by Medicaid under the Hyde Amendment)". [Full Article...]

Boeing, Ryanair finalize order for 10 additional 737 MAXs

Boeing, Ryanair finalize order for 10 additional 737 MAXs United has now ordered a total of 18 777-300ERs and began taking delivery of the aircraft previous year. PARIS Boeing raised its 20-year industry forecast for passenger and freight plane deliveries by 4 percent on Tuesday, though executives at the world's biggest airshow in Paris expect demand this year to cool from recent red-hot levels. [Full Article...]

Conrad Roy III's family breaks their silence after Michelle Carter is convicted

Conrad Roy III's family breaks their silence after Michelle Carter is convicted Although Carter did not physically kill Roy - which was something that her defense attorneys pointed out in their arguments - Bristol County Juvenile Court Judge Lawrence Moniz felt that she was still ultimately responsible. "The fact that she would say to him, 'Your family will get over you.' How is that even - I will never get over him". You're just making it harder on yourself by pushing it o... [Full Article...]


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