Moderates are considering dropping a tax break on investments for higher-income families in order to expand access to subsidies for health care.'I do not see a justification' »
The reporter who unloaded on White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during Tuesday’s briefing says that he’s “had enough” of being “bullied” by President Trump’s administration. “We can’t take the bullying anymore,” Brian Karem, a reporter for the Sentinel Newspapers, said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday. “We’ve been called the enemy of the people from that White House.
President Trump’s lawyers, after rethinking their legal strategy, have shelved plans for now to file complaints accusing former FBI Director James Comey of leaking confidential information about his conversations with the president, according to two sources familiar with the lawyers’ plans. The decision to back away from repeated public threats to launch an all-out legal assault on Comey reflects a significant tactical retreat for Trump’s legal team. It was prompted by concerns that such a move might antagonize special counsel Robert Mueller as he investigates Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible ties to Trump’s presidential campaign, the sources said.
Representative Charlie Dent, R-PA, speaks about Republicans attempts to pass Healthcare legislation and he believes that the work should be from the center out.
Investigators suspect the father of a 5-year-old California boy who has been missing for two months killed the child after a family outing at Disneyland in a plot to get back at his estranged wife during a bitter separation, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said Monday.
A police officer who tried to stop three militants as they attacked people on London Bridge earlier this month described on Wednesday how he took on the men armed with just his baton despite being repeatedly stabbed and temporarily blinded. The three attackers rammed a hired van into pedestrians on the bridge late on June 3 before going on the rampage through the bustling Borough Market area, where they slit throats and stabbed people, killing eight. Police Constable Wayne Marques said he had heard screams coming from London Bridge and when he went to investigate saw people being attacked.
A onetime Sept. 11 World Trade Center cleanup volunteer who faces possible deportation over a 1990 drug conviction but was pardoned by the governor was freed from immigration detention on Wednesday. Carlos Cardona was released from custody and will be required to check in periodically pending the outcome of his immigration case, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. Cardona entered the U.S. illegally in 1986 from Colombia and was convicted in 1990 of attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton thinks that “Harry Potter” books have a magical touch for building compassion in young readers. While speaking at the American Library Association conference in Chicago on Tuesday, Clinton touted reading fiction as a way of fostering empathy. “One study even found that young people who read the ‘Harry Potter’ books, which first came out 20 years ago this week, were more compassionate toward immigrants, refugees and members of the LGBT community,” Clinton told the crowd.
A ransomware attack that has been referred to as Petya (though it is technically a different malicious attack and is being called NotPetya by security researchers) began spreading to computer systems around the world Tuesday, hitting government systems in Ukraine and corporate networks in Russia, Britain, Denmark and the United States, among others. The attack makes use of the same exploit that led to the spread of the WannaCry ransomware earlier this year — an attack that resulted in the infection of hundreds of thousands of computer systems in more than 150 countries. Read: What Is Petya?
Barack Obama took his wife and daughters to the ancient Borobudur temple on Java on Wednesday on a family vacation to Indonesia, where the former US president spent part of his childhood. The Obamas arrived in the city of Yogyakarta in central Java and headed straight to explore the Borobudur, an ancient Buddhist temple built in the 8th and 9th centuries. "Obama is fascinated by Borobudur, and he remembers that he has seen this temple when he was a child," said Edy Setijono, head of the temple management complex, who accompanied the family at the site.
A man who was forced to walk miles to work in sweltering heat, has been bought a car by members of his local community. Justin Korva regularly braved temperatures of 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 Celsius) to get to his job at Taco Casa in Rockwell, Texas. The 20-year-old was picked up on his three-mile trek one morning by Andy Mitchell, who posted a picture of pair on Facebook next to a message explaining his journey.
President Trump is fuming over a New York Times report that suggested he doesn’t understand some key points of the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. “The failing @nytimes writes false story after false story about me,” Trump tweeted. The failing @nytimes writes false story after false story about me.
A Florida man is facing charges after cops said he threatened the life of a state lawmaker over Facebook. The 34-year-old smiles with abandon in his mugshot, which Miami-Dade Police Department released Tuesday. St. Felix made the threat Sunday against Republican state Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, Miami-Dade police said in a statement.
Alex Ladwig, a 25-year-old Sacramento County sheriff's deputy, was working an evening rush-hour shift at a transit station when, without warning, he found himself fighting for his life. The four-year Sheriff's Department veteran was alone and working overtime at a Sacramento station when authorities say he approached 27-year-old Nicory Marquis Spann on the lower level shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday. It's not clear why he did so, but Ladwig soon radioed his colleagues for help, saying he was in a fight.
By Jeff Mason and Dmitry Solovyov WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - A U.S. warning to Syria's leadership against staging a chemical weapons attack was based on intelligence about what appeared to be active preparations at a Syrian airfield used for such an attack in April, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. Russia, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's main international backer, denounced the warning and dismissed White House assertions that a strike was being prepared as "unacceptable," raising the tension between Washington and Moscow over the Syrian civil war.
Orca whales have claimed the life of another great white shark by eating its liver and leaving it for dead, making it the fourth such gristly death in less than two months. During a four-day period in early May, researchers reported finding the bodies of three great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) that had washed ashore along South Africa's Western Cape province. Now, a fourth dead, liverless shark has washed ashore, according to a post today (June 26) on the Marine Dynamics blog, a site hosted by a shark cage diving company.
The owner of the 20-pound lobster that was photographed by TSA agents inside Boston’s Logan Airport and posted to social media is furious about how the agency handled the massive sea creature. Chris Stracuzza of Savannah, Ga., told Inside Edition that he is “beyond ticked off" that agents were able to open his luggage in the first place. The huge lobster was posted on social media Monday by TSA spokesman Michael McCarthy, the day after it was photographed inside Logan Airport.
Lines are expected Saturday outside some medical marijuana dispensaries in Las Vegas and other Nevada cities that will begin selling pot for recreational use for the first time since voters approved it in November. It comes after an ongoing legal battle over the drug's distribution created uncertainty but ultimately won't affect the kickoff. State regulators have notified at least 17 retail outlets that they have been approved for recreational sales and as many as 40 could be licensed by Saturday.
The deaths of 79 people in a London apartment tower have triggered emergency inspections, evacuations and soul searching among British officials who failed to prevent the tragedy.But fire-safety experts say governments and builders around the world should
Italy has threatened to prevent vessels flying under foreign flags from disembarking migrants rescued in the Mediterranean in its ports, a source close to the government said Wednesday. "We can't go on like this," the source told AFP after media reported that Italy's representative to the European Union, Maurizio Massari, delivered a letter to the bloc warning that the country was considering closing its doors. Massari is said to have met the European Commissioner for Immigration, Dimitri Avramopoulos, to insist that the latest wave of people saved from rickety vessels in the Mediterranean had meant "the situation has become unsustainable".
President Trump took to Twitter Monday night to promote the White House campaign to repeal Obamacare, retweeting a graphic that includes a highly erroneous calculation on health care coverage. “FACT,” read the White House tweet shared by the president
Ryan Mangan, 16, was shot and killed by another teen in 2015, who then took a smiling self-portrait with Mangan as he was dying. Maxwell Morton, also 16 at the time, took the photo in front of Mangan and then left him to bleed to death as he fled the scene. "Ryan deserved justice," Mangan's mother, Rebecca Murtland, told People Wednesday.
A woman fatally shot her boyfriend in a YouTube stunt to "boost her online profile". Monalisa Perez from Minnesota claimed after being charged in the shooting that it was a stunt gone badly wrong. Ms Perez, who is pregnant, was charged on Wednesday with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Pedro Ruiz III.
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis elevated five senior clerics from outside Italy and the Vatican to the top rank of cardinal on Wednesday, urging them to be humble and not forget refugees and victims of war, terrorism and injustice. Appointing new cardinals is one of the most significant powers of the papacy, allowing a pontiff to put his stamp on the future of the 1.2 billion-member Church. Cardinals are the pope's closest advisers in the Vatican and around the world and those under 80 years old are known as "cardinal-electors" because they can choose his successor.
North Korea calls for execution of ex-South Korea leader over 'assassination' plot.