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Anthem will re-enter Virginia ACA markets, covering 63 bare counties

Anthem will re-enter Virginia ACA markets, covering 63 bare counties Virginians will still be able to buy health insurance through the federal marketplace - now that health insurer, Anthem, announced it will not pull out of the Affordable Care Act . "The insurance companies have to worry about holding up a knife to their own throat", he said, adding that the bare county phenomenon will create "incredible pressure" to provide health insurance. [Full Article...]

Arkansas man injured helping restore power after Irma

Arkansas man injured helping restore power after Irma Thousands of crews are working around the clock to restore power to the tens of thousands of Georgians without electricity . "I also want to personally thank our sister operating companies, as well as all utility, public safety and governmental partners who worked together over the past weeks to prepare for and recover from Hurricane Irma ". [Full Article...]

POW/MIA service members honored at empty chair ceremony

POW/MIA service members honored at empty chair ceremony The number of World War II veterans and prisoners of war dwindle every year, but I was lucky enough to be in the presence of a few at this gathering. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency will commemorate the National POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) today at 10 a.m. [Full Article...]

Manager of Hollywood Nursing Home Where 8 Died Has Been Charged Before

Manager of Hollywood Nursing Home Where 8 Died Has Been Charged Before The nursing home started making the calls on Monday and was assured by FPL and state health officials that the facility would be made a priority, according to the timeline. A spokeswoman for the nursing home said the center "is cooperating with all regulators and authorities as it relates to the ongoing investigation", said Alia Faraj-Johnson. [Full Article...]

Cayman Islands police officers help recapture prisoners in BVI

Cayman Islands police officers help recapture prisoners in BVI Britain's Defence Minister Michael Fallon at the weekend said his government's effort was "as good as anybody else's". Food and water is scarce and buildings have been heavily destroyed, especially in the hardest-hit St. The number of deaths after the devastating hurricane has increased to at least 19. "We should all be humble in the face of the power of nature, and whatever relief we are able ... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Jose should remain off the East Coast

Hurricane Jose should remain off the East Coast Tropical Storm Jose remains to our distant south-southwest while moving west-northwest at seven knots. Hurricane Irma may be through wreaking havoc on the Bahamas and Southern states, but it seems Tropical Storm Jose could still have some damage left to do. [Full Article...]

Jose Forecast To Become A Hurricane (Again) On Friday

Jose Forecast To Become A Hurricane (Again) On Friday The National Hurricane Center (NHC ) upgraded an organized area of disturbed weather south of the Cabo Verde Islands to the 14th tropical depression of the season late Thursday night . The once major hurricane, reaching category 4 status, has been slowly weakening this week but latest observations Friday show some restrengthening with the storm and an eye beginning to form again. [Full Article...]

Abe, Modi further strengthen ties

Abe, Modi further strengthen ties During the talks between the two leaders, India and Japan inked 15 pacts to give a boost to cooperation in various key sectors, including civil aviation, trade, and science and technology . Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and his Maharashtra counterpart Devendra Fadnavis were present on the occasion. When it does, it will cut the Ahmedabad-Mumbai trip durati... [Full Article...]

Gurmeet Ram Rahim's close aide Dilawar Insan, five policemen arrested

Gurmeet Ram Rahim's close aide Dilawar Insan, five policemen arrested The "sadhvi" also revealed that these girls were given "maafi" by the Dera chief. Meanwhile, security has been beefed up around the court complex in Panchkula where the hearing will begin on Saturday. Three senior functionaries of dera, including dera manager Krishan Lal, were arrested by the CBI later, after the agency was handed over the probe by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in 2004. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Jose: NC will feel some impacts

Tropical Storm Jose: NC will feel some impacts Meanwhile, tropical storm Norma formed in the Pacific Ocean Thursday and was expected to strengthen into a hurricane as soon as Friday night. As of Friday afternoon, Tropical Storm Jose was located ~350 miles northeast of the Bahamas and moving northwest. [Full Article...]

Florida governor vows aggressive probe of Irma nursing home deaths

Florida governor vows aggressive probe of Irma nursing home deaths Police were dispatched to the Rehabilitation Centre at Hollywood Hills on Wednesday, where they were met with "extremely hot" conditions on the second floor. There are lots of questions surrounding the nursing home in south Florida where eight people died and many more were sent to the hospital. County officials released documents showing that the Hollywood facility was in compliance with that reg... [Full Article...]

McCain Backs Bill Blocking Trump's Transgender Troops Ban

McCain Backs Bill Blocking Trump's Transgender Troops Ban Transgender personnel in the U.S. military can keep serving and can re-enlist well into next year while the Pentagon figures out how to implement President Donald Trump's ban, an official said Friday. "Our armed forces should welcome the service of any qualified individual who is willing and capable of serving our country", said Senator Collins . [Full Article...]

Chicago scores legal victory in sanctuary city battle with Sessions

Chicago scores legal victory in sanctuary city battle with Sessions Leinenweber temporarily blocked both requirements on a nationwide basis Friday, explaining that the federal government does not have the authority to place new immigration-related conditions on the grants, as Congress did not grant that authority in setting up the program. [Full Article...]

Research on big ears, crocodile gambling wins Ig Nobels

Research on big ears, crocodile gambling wins Ig Nobels And it has been barely 20 years since science definitively established whether old men's ears really are larger. The paper, called " On the Rheology of Cats " argues that household pets should be seen as both of liquid and solid due to their special skill. [Full Article...]

6th Grader Dragged From Class For Not Standing During Pledge Of Allegiance

6th Grader Dragged From Class For Not Standing During Pledge Of Allegiance Stone says he feels like his rights have been violated, and fears having to return to the school to suffer more punishment. Stone Chaney said a homeroom teacher at East Middle School tried forcing him to stand. Stone was asked what he would say to those who are critical of people who don't stand during the Pledge. That means that the person who allegedly thought it was all right to snatch a ch... [Full Article...]

Nikki Haley and HR McMaster Join White House Press Briefing 9/15/2017

Nikki Haley and HR McMaster Join White House Press Briefing 9/15/2017 And Trump said the country had "once again shown its utter contempt for its neighbors and for the entire world community". North Korea fired a missile Friday over Japan, its second launch over the country since Trump threatened in August to unleash "fire and fury" against Pyongyang if acts of aggression continued. [Full Article...]

Vatican diplomat to the USA recalled amid child porn investigation

Vatican diplomat to the USA recalled amid child porn investigation State Department that the priest would face criminal prosecution for child pornography. It's hardly a welcome development, but this case does give Pope Francis a chance to demonstrate whether the Catholic Church's leadership has learned its lessons from the decades-long abuse scandals around the world. [Full Article...]

Restoring electricity a priority as Trump visits Florida

Restoring electricity a priority as Trump visits Florida In Florida , more than four million people were still without electricity on Thursday, four days after Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a powerful Category Four storm. It was Trump's third trip in less than three weeks to the South to survey storm damage. At least 23 people died in Florida and nearby states, and destruction was widespread in the Keys, where Irma made initial US landfal... [Full Article...]

Honeymoon plane request was about national security - Mnuchin

Honeymoon plane request was about national security - Mnuchin The Treasury Department also said Thursday that Mnuchin requested a government plane so he could access secure communications. Acknowledging that Mr. "So let me just set the record straight, first of all, the government has never paid for any of my personal travel". Mnuchin was in Kentucky with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to talk about tax policy. [Full Article...]

Ferrari and Red Bull have upper hand for F1 Singapore GP

Ferrari and Red Bull have upper hand for F1 Singapore GP The result, a disappointing display for Ferrari in front of their passionate tifosi, also cost Vettel the overall championship lead he had enjoyed all year, handing Hamilton a three-point advantage instead. But Ricciardo arrives in Singapore in very consistent form, with six podiums in the last nine races. After all, Mercedes won with Lewis Hamilton in 2014. [Full Article...]


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