The Congressional Budget Office estimates that 22 million more people will be uninsured by the end of the next 10 years under the Senate Republican health care plan than under current law, with 15 million more uninsured persons in the next year alone. The number, which is only a slight improvement from the CBO's estimate of the health care bill passed by the House of Representatives in May, comes in the office's analysis of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, a draft of which was released last week. The act, which faces opposition from Democrats and concerns from at least five Republicans in the Senate -- enough to block its passage -- could further result in a reduction of the cumulative federal deficit by $321 billion by 2026, largely due to cuts in Medicaid spending, according to the CBO's report.
A cladding manufacturing company announced Monday that it is discontinuing sales of a type of paneling that was used in London's Grenfell Tower apartment complex, where a devastating fire killed at least 79 people this month. Arconic said in a statement that it will stop global sales of the aluminum composite material Reynobond PE for use in high-rise applications. "We believe this is the right decision because of the inconsistency of building codes across the world and issues that have arisen in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy regarding code compliance of cladding systems in the context of buildings’ overall designs," Arconic said.
Two Marines were seriously burned Sunday night in a ground flash fire at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in California that broke out while they were performing routine aircraft maintenance on a fighter jet. "At approximately 10:18 P.M. (PST), a ground flash fire occurred on Marine Corps Air Station Miramar injuring two Marines from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 112 (VMFA-112) who were performing routine aircraft maintenance on an F/A-18 at the time," said a statement from the Third Marine Air Wing based at Miramar. "Both Marines are currently being treated for severe burns at the UC-San Diego Regional Burn Center," said the statement.
The Supreme Court said today that it is allowing parts of President Trump's travel ban to go into effect and that it will hear arguments in the case in October. In allowing parts of Trump's executive order to take effect, the court narrowed the scope of injunctions that lower courts put on the temporary travel ban.
The revised Senate health care bill, released today by Republicans, now includes a six-month waiting period for individuals whose insurance coverage has lapsed for at least 63 days.According to the bill, individuals would not have to pay insurance premiums as they wait for new coverage to begin.The House version of the health care bill allowed insurance companies to charge a fee for consumers who had a break in coverage.The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said it would release its analysis today on the original Senate health bill. The latest changes will be taken into account. ...
A teenage girl from Charlotte, North Carolina, has been found alive in Georgia after she went missing more than a year ago and a 31-year-old man is now in custody, according to the FBI. The teenager had been missing since May 23, 2016, and was found this weekend at a home in Duluth, Georgia, more than 200 miles away from her hometown, the FBI said Sunday. The FBI said its Atlanta-based agents worked with detectives from the Gwinnett County Police Department in Georgia to locate the girl after a special agent in Charlotte received information about the case.
“I try to stay out of politics,” Ivanka Trump said this morning when asked whether she advises her father, President Trump, on his tweets. Since becoming an official adviser to her father, Trump has taken on an political role.
The Congressional Budget Office will release its first analysis of the Republican Senate health care bill Monday, again shining a spotlight on the nonpartisan reviewers of congressional legislation. As the House of Representatives worked its way through its version of a health care law, Democrats frequently pointed to the office's estimates -- or lack thereof, in some cases -- as rationale to vote against or delay movement on the Republicans' plans. “It is reckless for Republicans to make Congress vote on this mess of a plan before we have those answers from CBO,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., argued in early March as two House committees reviewed the bill and then voted along party lines to approve it.
Sunflower Farm Creamery in Cumberland, Maine, is known for posting really adorable photos and videos on its social media profiles. "She is resting up for her first farm yoga class and meeting the goats tomorrow morning," Sunflower Farm wrote on its Facebook page about Frances. On Sunday, the farm posted the moment its social media audience had been waiting for: Frances meeting the Sunflower Farm goats.
A grieving Midwestern father stopped in Louisiana this month to hear his deceased daughter's heart beat inside a donor recipient during his cycling trip from Wisconsin to Florida as part of an effort to increase funding for organ donation. Bill Conner of Madison, Wisconsin, decided to go on the 2,000-mile trek after his 20-year-old daughter, Abbey, died while on vacation in Cancun, Mexico, in January. "On her winter break with her brother ... they both were found unconscious, face down in chest deep water in the resort's pool," Conner wrote on his GoFundMe page of the Florida accident.
In the DVD extras for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1" in 2011, author J.K. Rowling and Radcliffe discuss why they changed that important part. Radcliffe, who has blue eyes, had tried on green contact lenses, but he found them uncomfortable, so Rowling said the only important "thing is that his eyes look like his mother’s eyes.
Louis Tomlinson is the last member of One Direction to try his hand at solo success, and the singer is opening up about why he had reservations about striking out on his own. "You know, I didn’t sing a single solo on 'The X Factor,'" Tomlinson told the British paper. Tomlinson, 25, added, "But when you actually think about how that feels, standing on stage every single week, thinking: ‘What have I really done to contribute here?
An Alaska man said he survived being pulled off of his bike and attacked by a large brown bear thanks to his quick-thinking friend. Alex Ippoliti said he and his friend, James Fredrick, were riding along a gravel road on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, a U.S. military facility in Anchorage, Alaska, on Saturday morning when they heard a rustling sound coming from the woods nearby. Ippoliti said the two kept moving, but the bear went for Frederick.
Chance the Rapper had a big night at Sunday's BET Music Awards, winning both best new artist and the coveted 2017 Humanitarian Award. The 24-year-old Chicago-born rapper is the youngest person in the 16-year history of the BET Awards to win the Humanitarian Award, which he earned for "positively impacting both local and national communities," most notably Chicago public schools, to which he donated $1 million this past March.
The family of Philando Castile, who was shot and killed by officer Jeronimo Yanez of Minnesota's St. Anthony Police Department, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the city of St. Anthony Village, according to a statement from both parties. The settlement follows the acquittal of Yanez on June 16 of second-degree manslaughter and two counts of intentional discharge of a firearm that endangers safety. Castile was killed July 6, 2016, during a traffic stop, and his death, as well as the acquittal of Yanez, have drawn protests across the country.
Michael Bay's "Transformers: The Last Knight" grabbed the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office while recording the lowest-earning debut of any "Transformers" movie.The film, starring Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Hopkins, opened on Wednesday, bringing in an estimated $69.1 million in its first five days of release and $45.3 million over the three-day weekend. ...
Penn Badgley and Domino Kirke have married for the second time. The couple, who originally tied the knot in February, held a second wedding celebration over the weekend, according to various social media posts from the event. "'You only get married twice, once'" Kirke, who is the sister of "Girls" star Jemima Kirke, wrote on Instagram.