With the failure Wednesday afternoon of the 2015 House bill that would just repeal the Affordable Care Act, Congress’ two best chances to scrap Obamacare in one fell swoop dissipated before senators’ eyes. The Senate will now continue voting on measures from both parties, with the Republican ones mostly geared toward scrapping individual aspects of Obamacare one by one -- still in pursuit of the goal Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., laid out Wednesday morning. "Ultimately, we want to get legislation that will finally end the Obamacare status quo through Congress and to the president's desk," he said.
The driver, Obdulia Sanchez, 18, of Stockton, California, is accused of driving under the influence when she crashed on July 21 in Los Banos, California, about 80 miles southeast of San Jose, the California Highway Patrol said. The car went through a barbed wire fence and overturned in a field, ejecting Sanchez’s two passengers, the highway patrol said.
Newly released video shows how three inmates broke out of a Southern California jail last year -- from the point of view of the inmates themselves. Using a contraband cellphone, the three men, Hoseein Nayer, Jonathan Tieu and Tien Duong, documented their escape from a maximum security wing of the Orange County Jail in January 2016. Duong turned himself into authorities a week after the escape, and Tieu and Nayeri were caught in San Francisco, 400 miles away from the jail, eight days after the escape.
Prince William is giving up his wings and flying for the final time with the East Anglia Air Ambulance on Thursday evening. On his last day of work, William will cover a night shift. The Duke of Cambridge began piloting his first operational missions in July 2015 and has been based at Cambridge Airport as part of a team of specialist doctors, critical care paramedics and pilots providing emergency medical services in the most dire of situations.
The acting chief of diplomatic security is leaving the State Department Thursday, vacating two important roles that ensure the protection of American diplomats serving around the world. Six months in, the Trump administration still has not named its pick for Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security -- and dozens of other top roles at the State Department -- despite then-candidate Donald Trump's constant criticism of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's handling of the Benghazi attack. Bill Miller has been the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Director of the Diplomatic Security Service since 2014, and he was made Acting Assistant Secretary after his predecessor Gregory Starr, a career foreign service officer, left in January.
President Donald Trump’s recent spate of criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions has led to speculation that Sessions could resign, thrusting his second-in-command into the spotlight. Confirmed by the Senate 94-6 with wide bipartisan support, Rod Rosenstein, 52, was sworn in as the 37th deputy attorney general on April 26. A Philadelphia native, Rosenstein went to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, also the president’s alma mater, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in economics.
Former Trump campaign adviser J.D. Gordon appeared on Capitol Hill Wednesday for an interview with the House Intelligence Committee investigating Russian election interference. Gordon, who told ABC News he was appearing for a “closed meeting" with the committee, advised Trump on foreign policy during the presidential campaign. Gordon played a role in putting together the Republican Party platform, which was criticized for taking a pro-Russian position on the defense of Ukraine.
It’s unclear how President Donald Trump’s announced military ban on transgender people will affect those already serving in the U.S. armed forces, with White House press secretary Sarah Sanders unable to say today how the new policy will be implemented. "That's something that the Department of Defense and the White House will have to work together as implementation takes place and is done so lawfully," Sanders told ABC News chief White House correspondent Jon Karl at the press briefing today.
Adam Busby of TLC's "OutDaughtered," is sharing his struggle with postpartum depression in hopes of raising awareness for fellow fathers across America. The reality TV dad of Ava, Olivia, Hazel, Riley, Parker, all 2, and big sister Blayke, 6, opened up in a telephone interview with ABC News, revealing how the pressures of parenthood triggered an onset of depression--something Busby said he's suffered from since his quintuplets were born and is still battling every day.
The FBI is investigating the death of a 39-year-old Utah woman aboard a Princess Cruises ship in Alaska, it announced Wednesday. The woman died aboard the Emerald Princess ship after a domestic dispute, the FBI confirmed to ABC News. Princess Cruises confirmed that the domestic dispute occurred at about 9 p.m. Tuesday and resulted in the woman's death.
Rihanna is actively campaigning around the world as ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education -- this time in France.The "Work" singer met with French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, on Wednesday in support of the education advocacy group and providing more access to education around the world.Rihanna tweeted her gratitude to the French president and first lady, writing, "Thank you Mr. President @EmmanuelMacron and Madame First Lady for the incredible meeting and passion for global and girls education!"Thank you Mr. ...
Britain's High Court has given Charlie Gard's family until noon Thursday to agree with Great Ormond Street Hospital on how the terminally ill infant should be cared for before his death. Both Charlie's parents and his physicians at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London agreed in court today that the 11-month-old baby should spend his last days in a hospice, rather than die at home or in the hospital. Charlie’s parents had hoped to assemble a medical team who could move him from Great Ormond Street Hospital, where he is being treated, to a hospice and supervise the intensive care the child requires so they could spend several days with their son before taking him off life support.
President Donald Trump's surprise tweets this morning announcing a reversal in the policy allowing transgender people to serve openly in the military is one of his clearest policy moves relating to the LGBT community since taking office. The move marks a shift in his public stance, after his not taking a hard line against transgender rights during the campaign. The tweets indicate that the Trump administration is ready to ban transgender people from the military.
Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., was discharged from MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Tuesday, the hospital said in a statement today, nearly six weeks after he and three others were shot at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia. The House majority whip "is now beginning a period of intensive inpatient rehabilitation," the hospital said.
Comedy Central’s hit sitcom, "Broad City," returns in September for its fourth season. The show will include mentions of President Trump, however, his name will be bleeped out. On Tuesday, show co-creator and co-star Ilana Glazer told the annual Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour that she and her co-star Abbi Jacobson wanted to find a creative way of mentioning his name.
Despite all the activity on the Senate floor Tuesday -- including a standing ovation for the recently cancer-diagnosed Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who flew back at the last minute to cast the decisive vote -- the chamber only passed a procedural measure to move forward and kick off debate on the repeal-and replace legislation that the House passed back in May. After the vote Tuesday to move ahead to debate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., introduced two possible amendments that would swap out the House text entirely and replace it with new language. The first, a package that included the repeal-and-replace draft Senate leadership wrote up this summer but never made it to a floor vote, failed on a series of procedural votes Tuesday night.