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Senate GOP’s endgame on health care: the lowest common denominator

Senate GOP’s endgame on health care: the lowest common denominatorRepublicans are abandoning their ambitions to repeal and replace the ACA, instead hoping they can get 50 votes for a so-called skinny repeal of aspects of current law.




POSTED JULY 26, 2017 3:42 PM

Minneapolis Police Department Announces New Bodycam Policy Following Fatal Shooting of Australian Woman

Minneapolis Police Department Announces New Bodycam Policy Following Fatal Shooting of Australian WomanIn the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Justine Damond, the Minneapolis Police Department announced new bodycam policies for officers.




POSTED JULY 26, 2017 8:33 AM

Trump continues crusade against Sessions with a fresh line of attack

Trump continues crusade against Sessions with a fresh line of attackPresident Trump continued his public campaign against his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, on Wednesday, knocking his longtime ally for not replacing acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Trump, who fired James Comey as FBI director in May, also has the authority to replace McCabe. It’s unclear why Trump is singling out Sessions on the issue, other than to add pressure as he reportedly mulls firing him.




POSTED JULY 26, 2017 11:23 AM

Texas execution of murderer delayed as court hears appeal

Texas execution of murderer delayed as court hears appealA planned execution in Texas on Thursday of a man convicted of murdering a woman in her San Antonio home in 2004 was delayed as the U.S. Supreme Court heard a last-minute appeal from lawyers for the death row inmate to spare his life. If the execution goes ahead, it would be the 543rd in Texas since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, the most of any state. Lawyers for Preyor launched the appeal at the court on Thursday, arguing that prior counsel was incompetent and included a lawyer who lost his license two decades earlier and another attorney with no death penalty experience who used Wikipedia to navigate the Texas death penalty system.




POSTED JULY 27, 2017 7:37 PM

The Latest: Plane crash kills 2 couples leaving on vacation

The Latest: Plane crash kills 2 couples leaving on vacationSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a plane that crashed on a Utah highway and killed four aboard (all times local):




POSTED JULY 26, 2017 8:20 PM

Popular Ride Shut Down After Deadly Fair Accident

Popular Ride Shut Down After Deadly Fair AccidentThe Ohio State Fair reopened the day after the tragic accident took the life of an 18-year-old man who had just enlisted in the Marines; state fairs across the country shut down the same ride and others like it.




POSTED JULY 27, 2017

Why Tourists Are Blacking Out in Mexico

Why Tourists Are Blacking Out in MexicoThey also warned to drink in moderation




POSTED JULY 27, 2017 8:22 AM

Kellyanne Conway: Ethical disclosures discourage people from government service

Kellyanne Conway: Ethical disclosures discourage people from government serviceTop White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said Thursday on “Fox & Friends” that having to complete financial disclosure forms demoralizes qualified people from serving in government.




POSTED JULY 27, 2017 10:37 AM

US oil firm Halliburton to pay $30 mn to settle Angola bribery case

US oil firm Halliburton to pay $30 mn to settle Angola bribery caseOil field services giant Halliburton will pay nearly $30 million to resolve allegations of bribery in Angola, US regulators announced Thursday. Former Halliburton vice president Jeannot Lorenz also agreed to pay a $75,000 fine for falsifying the company's books and circumventing internal controls, the Securities and Exchange Commission said in a statement. Lorenz steered $13 million in contracts to a local company owned by a former Halliburton employee with ties to an official at the Angolan state oil company Sonangol.




POSTED JULY 27, 2017 12:27 PM

Baby dies after days 'strapped in a car seat without food'

Baby dies after days 'strapped in a car seat without food'Lovily K Johnson has been charged with felony murder and first-degree child abuse following the death of her son Noah Edward Johnson at their apartment in Wyoming, Michigan. Police said Johnson had arrived at the local hospital last week with Noah who was already “clearly deceased and had been for some time”.




POSTED JULY 27, 2017 12:05 PM

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