Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Republican senators he is delaying a vote on the GOP health care bill until after the Fourth of July recess because he does not have the votes to move it to debate, two senior Senate Republican aides told ABC News. At least five Republican senators said they would oppose a procedural vote on the GOP health care plan as it stands, effectively blocking the bill from reaching the Senate floor.
Model Miranda Kerr has turned over more than $8 million worth of jewelry to the U.S. Justice Department, jewels that may have been purchased with misappropriated funds, The Wall Street Journal reported today. The pieces, which include an 8.88-carat diamond pendant worth $3.8 million and a diamond jewelry set worth $2 million, were given to her by Malaysian financier Jho Low, according to the newspaper. "From the start of the inquiry, Miranda Kerr cooperated fully and pledged to turn over the gifts of jewelry to the government," her spokesman told the Wall Street Journal.
In allowing President Trump’s revised travel ban to partially take effect, the Supreme Court left key questions unanswered and likely opened the floodgates for additional litigation. Heather Nauert, a State Department spokesperson, said in a press briefing Tuesday that lawyers for the Justice Department are in the process of determining what qualifies as a bona fide relationship. “We don’t have a definition here at the State Department for that yet.
Bill Cosby is disputing last week’s reports, based on a statement that originated from his camp, about future town halls the comedian may be holding.According to the comedian, any future speaking engagements, which will be announced by his team at a later date, will not be about sexual assault.No other details were immediately available."The current propaganda that I am going to conduct a sexual assault tour is false. Any further information about public plans will be given at the appropriate time," he told ABC News via a statement. ...
New surveillance video shows the chaotic and terrifying scene inside an Apple store as gunfire erupted in a mall in New York state, causing shoppers and workers to scramble for their lives. The Albany District Attorney's Office released the Nov. 12, 2016, video, which captured the scene from inside and outside the store at the Crossgates Mall in Albany. According to authorities, "Multiple accounts of shots fired near a crowded area of the mall near the Apple Store were reported to law enforcement.
A morning commute for New Yorkers turned into a chaotic scene today when a subway scraped the side of a tunnel wall, prompting passengers to evacuate and walk underground through the smoke and darkness. The southbound A train was just outside the 125th Street station in Harlem when the emergency break automatically turned on, according to Joe Lhota, chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The train bucked forward and backward, causing two of the train's eight cars to derail and scrape the side of the wall, Lhota said.
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn expects to have enough of his fellow Republicans' support to push through a health care vote this week and then pass legislation that would repeal and replace Obamacare, he told ABC News today. "Well, I expect to have the support to get it done," Cornyn, the senior senator from Texas, told ABC News congressional correspondent Mary Bruce. The vote in question is a procedural one to allow Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring the bill to the floor and open it up for discussion before a final vote on passage.
The White House did not provide specific evidence to support the allegation, which the government of President Bashar al-Assad has dismissed, according to The Associated Press. In a statement released Monday evening, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the United States found "potential" evidence that Assad was preparing to conduct an attack similar to one carried out April 4 that killed dozens of civilians, including children.
Movements were restricted this afternoon at the Redstone Arsenal, an Army base in Huntsville, Alabama, as authorities investigated morning reports of an active shooter. Redstone Arsenal Col. Tom Holliday confirmed Tuesday afternoon that there was no active shooter on the scene. Around 9:40 a.m., authorities received two 911 calls about a potential active shooter in the Sparkman Center building, Holliday said.
Her father said the reunion is "a miracle" and told ABC affiliate WSOC in Charlotte that he hoped his family's story will give hope to others who are dealing with a missing a loved one. "Families need to know, don't give up, no matter how much time passes," he told WSOC on Monday.
The Supreme Court's decision to partially implement the Trump administration's controversial travel ban raises questions about how it will be implemented before the case is formally argued in front of the Supreme Court this fall. Here is a breakdown of what we know and don't know about the implementation. What did the Supreme Court say?