The Congressional Budget Office released its prediction of the effects of the health care overhaul passed by the House.Budget deficit would decrease by $119B over next decade »
Fmr. CIA Director John Brennan reveals there were "contacts and interactions" between Russia & the Trump campaign and that he briefed Paul Ryan & others in Congress on Russian interference last summer.
President Trump formally rolled out his 2018 budget plan Tuesday, and lawmakers from both parties wasted no time in pushing back, with many proclaiming it “dead on arrival” and arguing that the proposal goes against many of Trump’s campaign-trail promises. “The president’s budget isn’t going anywhere,” said Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La. Cassidy added that “Trump’s campaign contract with the American people should be fulfilled” by keeping health care costs low, something he said the budget does not do. “This budget exposes all of that verbiage for what it really was, just cheap and empty campaign rhetoric that was meant to get votes,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders, the top Democrat on the Senate Budget Committee.
New York authorities issued an Amber Alert for 12-year-old McKenzie Wilson after she was abducted early in the morning. McKenzie went missing from her home in Lyndon, a small town in Cattaraugus County, New York, at around 5 a.m. EDT. Police said Joshua Monette, 18, and John Harvey, 16, stole a red Chevy Silverado pickup before taking the girl, according to WHAM-TV.
Hillary Clinton slammed President Trump’s federal budget plan while giving a speech at the Children’s Health Fund Annual Benefit.
A pod of killer whales appears to charge at blue whale off the coast of Monterey, California, in a rare encounter captured by a drone camera on May 18.
A massive landslide that went into the Pacific Ocean is the latest natural disaster to hit a California community that relies heavily on an iconic coastal highway and tourism to survive, and it adds to a record $1 billion in highway damage from one of the state's wettest winters in decades. The weekend slide in Big Sur buried a portion of Highway 1 under a 40-foot layer of rock and dirt and changed the coastline below to include what now looks like a rounded skirt hem, Susana Cruz, a spokeswoman with the California Department of Transportation, said Tuesday. More than 1 million tons of rock and dirt tumbled down a saturated slope in an area called Mud Creek.
Following the tragedy after Ariana Grande’s concert Monday night inside the Manchester Arena in England, many famous faces have taken to social media to express their condolences. Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, posted a message via the royal family’s Twitter account on behalf of his wife and brother.
The wife of Jakarta's Christian governor told a tearful press conference Tuesday her husband had withdrawn his appeal against a blasphemy conviction and two-year jail term for the good of Indonesia. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama was jailed this month for insulting the Koran while campaigning for re-election, a shock decision that stoked concern about rising religious intolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation. The blasphemy allegations against Purnama, Jakarta's first non-Muslim governor for half a century and first ethnic Chinese leader, sparked mass protests spearheaded by radicals.
Everyone talks about how health care is the biggest crisis facing retirees, but unfortunately that crisis takes a distant second to another, far more serious issue. Most retirees don't have any money. A 2015 National Institute on Retirement Security study found that the median working-age household has just $14,500 in retirement savings -- woefully short of the hundreds of thousands in savings truly needed to retire in the first place.
Congresswoman Jackie Speier talks with Rachel Maddow about how "follow the money" is proving to be fruitful guidance for the House Intelligence Committee's Trump-Russia investigation.
By Ju-min Park and Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's military fired warning shots at a suspected drone from North Korea on Tuesday amid tension over Pyongyang's latest missile test which drew international condemnation and a warning from China. The incursion came with tension already high on the Korean peninsula after the North's test-launch of a ballistic missile test on Sunday which Pyongyang said proved advances in its pursuit of building a nuclear-tipped weapon that can hit U.S. targets. The United States has been trying to persuade China, North Korea's lone major ally, to do more to rein in North Korea, which has conducted dozens of missile launches and tested two nuclear bombs since the start of last year, in defiance of U.N. Security Council sanctions and resolutions.
“She later told her rescuers that she performed the stunt as part of the challenge from the ‘Blue Whale’ social media game which has been linked to a string of teenage suicides in Russia. While the “Blue Whale” challenge was widely covered, there’s little evidence to suggest that any such trend is claiming the lives of teens in Russia or elsewhere. It’s demographic is reportedly young teens, but at least one adult individual has been linked to the “Blue Whale” phenomenon.
A field of poppy plants that could be used to make opium was discovered in North Carolina and had an estimated value of $500 million, a sheriff says. Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said the only other opium poppy plant field found in the U.S. this year was in California. The acre (nearly half a hectare) of poppy plants were in rows, similar to how corn would be planted, in a field behind a home.
Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia was a huge success. The Saudis wisely pandered to the new president’s foibles, rolling out the red carpet for a lavish celebration. Pushing back on Tehran allows Trump to symbolically break with Barack Obama’s policies and is popular among congressional Republicans, but it is also dangerous, with the potential to undermine the nuclear deal, slow the fight against Isis, and embroil the United States more deeply in parochial regional struggles.
You’re forgiven if the name KIC 8462852 doesn’t ring a bell. The star has continually exhibited extremely odd behavior, and has been repeatedly observed experiencing huge dips in brightness that don’t seem to have any readily available explanation. Normally, the dimming of a star at regular intervals would indicate the presence of a planet in orbit, but there doesn’t seem to be any pattern to the of dimming exhibited by KIC 8462852.
Get your paws off the merchandise! A Siberian husky was caught on security footage shoplifting a loaf of bread from a Dollar General store in California. Read: Masked Robber Bitten by Loyal Dog After Turning Gun on His Owner: 'We Take Care of Each Other
Ariana Grande has responded to the incident in Manchester that left at least 19 dead and almost 60 injured. Writing on social media a few hours after police responded to what they said was a reported explosion in the aftermath of her concert at the Manchester Arena, the 23-year-old singer said she was “broken”. Grande escaped unhurt from the incident, which happened shortly after the American singer completed her set and lights in the venue had been switched on.
George W. Bush’s first foreign destination as president was Mexico, a chance to showcase a relationship he built as Texas governor and had campaigned on as a credential for his ability to manage world affairs.When Barack Obama ventured abroad for the
Sales of new US homes experienced a sharp slowdown in April after hitting a record in March, and prices also fell, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. The estimated inventory of new homes for sale at the end of April stood at 268,000, matching March, the highest since July 2009.
The Syrian army said on Wednesday it had killed Islamic State's military commander in Syria during operations in the north of the country, where the Russian-backed government forces are seizing more territory back from the jihadist group. If confirmed, this would represent a major blow against Islamic State (IS) ahead of an attack which the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) - an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters - are expected to launch against the jihadists in their stronghold of Raqqa city. A Syrian military source told Reuters the IS commander, Abu Musab al-Masri, had been the group's "minister of war" for Syria.
Chris Cornell's family is awaiting the toxicology report that could shed light into the singer's cause of death. “We’re awaiting the results of the toxicology reports from the lab,” the Cornell family attorney, Kirk Pasich, said Tuesday. The Detroit News reported Tuesday, citing a source with knowledge of the police investigation into Cornell's death, that detectives reviewed surveillance video from the MGM Grand Detroit, where Cornell was staying Wednesday, to rule out the possibility that someone else had killed the singer.
Lawyers for Alabama inmate Tommy Arthur say his lethal injection should be delayed because of issues with the state's execution drugs. In December, inmate Ronald Bert Smith coughed for the first 13 minutes of his execution and moved slightly after two consciousness tests.
President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, two leaders with contrasting styles and differing worldviews, met at the Vatican on Wednesday, setting aside their previous clashes to broadcast a tone of peace for an audience around the globe. Trump smiled broadly, the pope smiled less, but both agreed, at least for a day, to settle on the same message: the need to avoid conflict. The pope, upon completing their meeting, gave the president a medal featuring an olive branch.
By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government filed a civil lawsuit on Tuesday accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV of illegally using software to bypass emission controls in 104,000 diesel vehicles sold since 2014. The U.S. Justice Department lawsuit, filed in U.S. District court in Detroit, is a procedural step that may ramp up pressure on Fiat Chrysler and comes amid growing scrutiny of diesels by regulators around the world. VW admitted to intentionally cheating while Fiat Chrysler denies wrongdoing.
Victor Sibson, 21, turned himself in Friday after a warrant was issued for his arrest in the April 19 death of 22-year-old Brittany-Mae Haag. Authorities believe Sibson was most likely sitting down when he attempted to shoot himself in the head using his left hand. Haag, they believe, reached for the gun with her right hand, according to the Anchorage prosecutor's office.