A new analysis finds that blue states could lose a significant amount of federal funding for health care under the Graham-Cassidy bill. The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that if Graham-Cassidy becomes law, the federal government would spend $160 billion less from 2020 to 2026 to expand health insurance coverage, and 35 states plus the District of Columbia would face losses in federal funding. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Bill Cassidy, R-La. — is the latest effort by Senate Republicans to follow through on a campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.
A team of American experts is in Mexico to assist with search and rescue efforts following the deadly earthquake that devastated the country's capital city Tuesday. 67 people and five dogs landed in Mexico this morning, along with 62,000 pounds of specialized tools and medical equipment, to conduct around-the-clock rescue missions and help assess the damage. The group is made up of members from USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance as well as an urban search and rescue team from the Los Angeles County Fire Department, according to a statement from acting USAID Spokesperson Clayton McCleskey.
With Hurricane Maria still churning in the Caribbean, the U.S. Coast Guard -- along with the U.S. and British Royal Navies -- are searching for a vessel carrying a family with two children now missing near Puerto Rico, the Coast Guard said. The Coast Guard received a distress call from the vessel "Ferrel" on Wednesday stating it was "disabled and adrift" amid 20-foot seas and 100-knot winds near Vieques, an island off Puerto Rico's eastern coast. Authorities described the ship as "a research vessel that the family was using as a recreational vessel." Records show the ship was built in 1968.
President Donald Trump claimed Thursday that China has ordered its banks to stop doing business with North Korea -- the rogue regime's principal trading partner. "I'm very proud to tell you that as you may have just heard moments ago, China, their central bank has told their other banks --that's a massive banking system-- to immediately stop doing business with North Korea," Trump said at the United Nations alongside South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. "Again, I want to just say and thank President Xi of China for the very bold move he made today.
For the first time in its nearly 250-year history, the United States Marine Corps will have a female infantry officer, after she graduates from an infantry officer course on Monday, a U.S. official confirmed.The Marine's completion of the course was first reported by The Washington Post. Her identity is not yet public.In 2015, then–Defense Secretary Ash Carter made the decision to open all combat roles to women, ending a ban on their service on the front lines. At the time, the Marine Corps formally advised that women should continue to be prevented from working in combat units. ...
Search and rescue crews in Mexico continued the grim task of digging out from Tuesday's massive earthquake as they clung to hope of finding survivors in the mounds of rubble. The epicenter of the 7.1 magnitude earthquake was about 75 miles southeast of Mexico City, according to the United States Geological Survey. The natural disaster caused extensive damage across central Mexico, leveling at least 44 buildings, including homes, schools and office buildings, according to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who did a flyover of the capital Tuesday afternoon.
A 10th person has died after a Florida nursing home lost its air conditioning in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, subjecting the residents to sweltering heat. Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills resident Martha Murray, 94, died Wednesday, the Hollywood Police Department announced in a press release. Florida officials have suspended the nursing's home license in the wake of the deaths.
Jerry Seinfeld has said it before and he'll say it again: don't expect a "Seinfeld" reunion.Despite a Super Bowl ad from a few years back, Jerry, Elaine, George and the gang will probably never grace the TV screen together again.Read: Jerry Seinfeld explains why he snubbed Kesha: 'I don't know every pop star'Related: Jessica Seinfeld opens up about cooking for her family and her new book 'Food Swings'"Entertainment Tonight" recently asked the 63-year-old whether he would capitalize on the current trend of reboots and reunions like "Roseanne" and "Will & Grace. ...
Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui came out as bisexual last November even though she said people advised her not to talk about it. "Even friends and family would tell me to keep it to myself. ABC News reached out to Epic Records about Jauregui's claims, but didn't immediately hear back.
Kyle James and Ashley Grigsby of North Carolina quit their jobs in 2015 and set off for New York City before heading on a worldwide adventure. "We got really wrapped up in those routines and we needed a change," Grigsby told ABC News. "We saved every dollar we could get our hands on -- knowing that we were going to be in Greece and all these places," James explained.
ABC News reporter John Quinones, who covered the 1985 Mexico earthquake, reflects on the disaster, which killed thousands, in the wake of this week's quake exactly 32 years later. When I saw the breaking news headline, “Earthquake in Mexico City,” I felt a familiar pain in the pit of my stomach. It took me back to that awful day -- exactly 32 years ago -- when I landed in Mexico’s massive capital to cover the country’s last major earthquake on Sept. 19, 1985.
The island of Puerto Rico has been "destroyed" after Hurricane Maria made landfall there as a Category 4 storm Wednesday morning, according to emergency officials. Puerto Rico's office of emergency management confirmed that 100 percent of the U.S. territory had lost power, noting that anyone with electricity was using a generator. A spokesperson with the Puerto Rico governor's office confirmed one person has died in the storm.
"Good Morning America" co-anchor, a breast cancer survivor, celebrates 5th 'birthday' of receiving a bone marrow transplant to treat myelodysplastic syndrome or MDS, a rare blood disorder.
Students of the Mexico City school that collapsed after a powerful earthquake hit Tuesday afternoon were seen being pulled out of the rubble in dramatic video posted to social media. Rubble from the building litters the streets as the rescuers crouch down to retrieve the survivors. Hermano eres un héroe, estoy orgullosa de ti, salvaste la vida de varios niños en Colegio Rebsamen ??
London Metropolitan police arrested a sixth suspect in last week's Underground train bombing in the early hours of Thursday morning. After serving a warrant at an address in Thornton Heath, police arrested a 17-year-old male suspect under section 41 of the Terrorism Act and began a search of the property. A 21-year-old man was arrested on Saturday in Hounslow, a borough in West London, by detectives with the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command, and earlier Saturday police had evacuated a house in a London suburb as well as part of the Port of Dover after arresting an 18-year-old man that morning in the southeastern coastal city.
The Senate plans to vote on a bill that would repeal and replace Obamacare next week, amid uncertain support from lawmakers and opposition from medical groups and health insurers. “It is the Leader’s intention to consider Graham-Cassidy on the floor next week,” said McConnell Spokesman David Popp Wednesday afternoon, referring to the bill by the names of its co-sponsors. Support for the Graham-Cassidy bill, considered to be Republican’s last shot to follow through with a campaign promise to undo Obamacare, hinges on a handful of Senators who have not yet indicated how they plan to vote.