Citing a lack of votes for the measure, House GOP leaders said they would not hold a vote on Friday for a new health care bill intended to replace President Obama's signature domestic law. The announcement assures that President Trump will fail to reach a legislative milestone on health care in his 100 days in office. "As soon as we have the votes, we'll vote on it," House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told reporters Thursday night after departing a House GOP leadership meeting that went for almost two hours.
President Donald Trump on Thursday deflected concerns that Congress may be unable to pass a new spending bill to keep government operations afloat. Lawmakers are hoping that a stopgap measure will provide congressional leadership more time to negotiate a larger funding bill. The deadline for Congress to pass a spending bill is midnight on Friday — coincidentally, President Donald Trump's 100th day in office.
Elizabeth Warren isn't too keen about former President Barack Obama's $400,000 fee to address a Wall Street conference on healthcare this fall. "I was troubled by that," the Massachusetts senator said Thursday during an interview with the SiriusXM show "Alter Family Politics" on Radio Andy.
Arkansas executed its fourth prisoner in eight days on Thursday night, within an hour of the U.S. Supreme Court denying a motion for a stay of execution. Kenneth Williams, a 38-year-old man convicted of two murders, was scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection at 7 p.m. local time at a correctional facility in Varmer, but the execution was delayed so that the Supreme Court could resolve a handful of other cases before considering Williams' fate. Attorneys for Williams filed a motion Thursday evening to the country's highest court after a federal appeals court denied his request to stop the execution, the Associated Press reported.
The beer company's "World's Apart" ad, which features strangers from opposing views coming together, is receiving praise over Pepsi's Kendall Jenner protest ad.
'I Am Heath Ledger' director said he used never-before-seen home movies shot by Ledger, who died of an accidental drug overdose in January 2008.
Several voters in this crucial battleground state talk about how they felt about the president's campaign promises before the election compared to how they feel about him today.
When the body of prominent New York Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam was discovered on April 12 alongside the Hudson River in Manhattan, family, friends and those who knew her best in the New York community were stunned. “As the first African-American woman to be appointed to the state's Court of Appeals, she was a pioneer," New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who appointed Abdus-Salaam to the state’s Court of Appeals in 2013, tells the Associated Press.
With a camera, tripod and a light, Chris Ulmer travels the U.S. looking for children who rarely get their moment to shine. Ulmer is a special education teacher from Jacksonville, Florida, who came up with an idea: To crisscross the country ensuring that lonely children were lonely no longer. He wanted to call it "Special Books by Special Kids." The idea, however, was rejected by 50 publishers.
First Sergeant Jonathan Compton served in the U.S. Marines for 15 years, including in combat, before taking his own life in 2014. Bailey, aged 7, said the best part of her day was meeting Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL). Kelly took the young girl on to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Arthur Dean Brook, 65, was enjoying dinner with his wife at Outback Steakhouse last Saturday when he noticed a few young people walk in dressed up for prom. “These kids dress so different these days,” Brook told ABC News. The picture was of him and his wife at prom in 1949.
The White House today attempted to shift blame to the previous administration for the Trump transition team's approval of Mike Flynn's security clearance when he was brought on as national security adviser. "His [security] clearance was last reissued by the Obama administration in 2016 with full knowledge of his activities that occurred in 2015," press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters this afternoon. President Trump tapped Flynn to be his first national security adviser in November 2016, a position within the incoming administration that did not need Senate confirmation.
The suspect in Wednesday's fatal shooting of a Delaware state trooper was shot and killed today after an hourslong standoff with authorities, according to state police. Various police agencies had surrounded the evacuated area in Middletown where the man had barricaded himself in his residence on St. Michaels Drive in the Brick Mill Farm development. Police identified him as Burgon Sealy, 26.
Dr. David Dao, the passenger who was recorded being dragged off a United flight in Chicago, has reached a settlement with the airline, his attorney said in a press release. The settlement includes a provision that the amount remain confidential, Dao's attorney, Thomas A. Demetrio, said in the release. Demetrio described the settlement as "amicable" and praised United CEO Oscar Munoz.
North Korea has launched five missile tests so far in 2017. The latest launch in mid-April, though assessed as a failure, came hours after North Korea rolled out intercontinental ballistic missiles and other military hardware at a big parade to celebrate the birthday of the country's late founder, Kim Il Sung, a grandfather of current leader Kim Jong Un. The festivities took place amid concerns that North Korea is possibly preparing for its sixth nuclear test or a significant rocket launch, such as its first test flight of an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM.
The parents of two children allegedly killed by their nanny inside their New York City home in 2012 have penned new essays opening up about their grief and their journey to recovery. “When you wake up the first morning to a new and terrible world, what do you do?
Phoebe Kannisto along with her six sons -- 10-year-old Andre, 8-year-old twins Silas and Emerson and her 5-year-old triplets Herbie, Reed and Dexter -- ventured to a local hair salon, Hizair Hair Salon, to do the big chop. The family, which also includes Kannisto's husband of nearly 11 years, Eric, and their 2-year-old daughter Marah Taylor, later donated the hair, which totaled approximately 17 feet, to Children with Hair Loss, a non-profit organization that helps children with medically-related hair loss. Kannisto, who has donated her hair since she was a teenager, decided to get her children involved in 2015.
Ali Stroker has accomplished a lot of firsts in her young acting career. The musical also featured nonhearing actors and hearing actors performing the roles simultaneously in sign language and spoken out loud, which was special for the 29-year-old. In fact, that role was just as important to other young actors as it was to Stroker.
Doctors have long known that genetics can predispose some people to gain weight despite a healthy lifestyle while others seemingly never gain an ounce no matter how much they eat. Researchers from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, the University of Copenhagen and other institutions conducted a meta-analysis examining 60 past genetic studies to see if physical activity could mitigate the effects a genetic predisposition to weight gain. "Decline in daily physical activity is thought to be a key contributor to the global obesity epidemic," the authors wrote.
Goldie Hawn will return to the big screen next month after a 15-year hiatus.In a new sit-down for Interview magazine, Hawn's daughter, Kate Hudson, asks why it took her so long."Because I believe that life is about doing. It’s about changing. It’s about transitioning. I can’t imagine, as a human being, not being able to grow," Hawn told Hudson."When I turned 50, I asked some of my girlfriends, all actresses of the same age, 'What are we going to do now?' I wanted to go live somewhere for a while, learn archaeology, or take part in healing the world on some level. ...