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The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office is likely to say this week that the Senate health care bill would result in millions fewer Americans having health insurance, potentially foiling Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plan to rush the sweeping legislation to the floor before July 4. The CBO previously ignited a firestorm when it predicted that the House’s version of health care reform would result in 23 million fewer Americans having health insurance in 2026 compared to current law.
The pilot twice asked passengers to pray on Air Asia flight D7237 from Australia to Malaysia as the plane shook like a "washing machine" for two hours, according to passengers.
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., says the Democratic Party has a clear messaging problem. Franken was asked on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Monday how members of “the corporate wing” of the party might be able to erase the “limousine Democrat” image in the minds of some voters. “We gotta stop riding in limousines,” Franken replied.
Nine people died and 28 are missing after a multidecked tourist boat carrying about 170 passengers sank in Colombia’s Penol-Guatape reservoir on Sunday during the long holiday weekend, a government official said. Ninety-nine people were rescued, Margarita
A civil rights historical marker in Mississippi has been vandalized, obliterating information about black teenager Emmett Till, who was kidnapped and lynched in 1955. The slaying galvanized the civil rights movement when Till's mother, Mamie Till Mobley, had an open-casket funeral in Chicago to show how her 14-year-old son had been brutalized while he was visiting the Mississippi Delta. Allan Hammons, whose public relations firm made the marker, said Monday that someone scratched the marker with a blunt tool in May. During the past week, a tour group discovered vinyl panels had been peeled off the back of the metal marker in Money, Mississippi.
A U.S. warship struck by a container vessel in Japanese waters failed to respond to warning signals or take evasive action before a collision that killed seven of its crew, according to a report of the incident by the Philippine cargo ship's captain. Multiple U.S. and Japanese investigations are under way into how the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald and the much larger ACX Crystal container ship collided in clear weather south of Tokyo Bay in the early hours of June 17. In the first detailed account from one of those directly involved, the cargo ship's captain said the ACX Crystal had signaled with flashing lights after the Fitzgerald "suddenly" steamed on to a course to cross its path.
Ivanka Trump, President Trump’s daughter and senior adviser, says she speaks up when she disagrees with her father on certain issues — but not when it comes to his tweeting. “I try to stay out of politics,” Ivanka Trump told “Fox & Friends” co-host Ainsley Earhardt in an interview that aired Monday morning. Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, played key roles in Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, and the pair moved their family from New York to Washington, D.C., to take up official posts in the White House.
Six people, including three children, were injured Sunday after a car ran into a large crowd gathered to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in the northern English city of Newcastle. Police believe a woman who had been celebrating Eid with her family was driving the car that struck the crowd outside the Westgate Sports Center, Assistant Chief Constable Darren Best said. Northumbria Police arrested the woman, 42, who remained in custody.
While you were out enjoying the sun and sights here on Earth, SpaceX was busy making history, again. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk wants your trip to Mars to be like a Carnival cruise On Sunday, SpaceX pulled off its 13th flawless rocket landing, delicately putting
Several government websites, including that of Long Island, New York, the Ohio state government and the Ohio Gov. John Kasich, were hacked Sunday to display propaganda with a message that supports the Islamic State group (also called ISIS), according to reports. It even infiltrated Ohio state’s first lady’s website along with its governor’s.
A Canadian soldier made history Monday by becoming the first woman to lead the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London.
An eight-hour ceasefire in a Philippine city allowing residents to celebrate the end of Ramadan came to an abrupt end Sunday afternoon as the government continued its offensive against Islamist militants occupying parts of war-torn Marawi. Assaults backed by air and artillery bombardment had stopped at the start of Islamic prayers at 6am but gunfire broke out as soon as the truce ended around 2pm, AFP reporters in Marawi said. Regional military commander Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez said the truce also allowed five Muslim religious leaders to enter ground zero and negotiate with the militants to release civilian hostages, especially children, women and the elderly.
The agreement between the Minnesota city and Valerie Castile, the victim's mother, comes a week after the officer who shot Castile, 32, five times was found not guilty of any crime - the bloody aftermath that was seen by millions of people after Castile's girlfriend livestreamed it online. Castile's death drew national attention, coming amid a wave of high-profile police killings of black men, which sparked street protests in cities across the United States.
Yingying Zhang, the daughter of a working-class factory driver from China, took the same career path as many other young Chinese academics before her: She travelled to a university in the U.S. with dreams of one day landing a professorship and being able to help her parents financially. The case has shaken staff and students at Illinois' flagship public school in Urbana-Champaign. Zhang's father, Ronggao Zhang, travelled to the university from the family's home in Nanping, China, to await word on his daughter.
By Felix Onuah ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has delivered an audio message to mark the Islamic Eid al-Fitr holiday, two senior presidency sources said, his first public statement since he left for Britain on medical leave on May 7. Buhari, a Muslim from the north, made the address, calling for peace and unity, in the Hausa language spoken widely in that part of the country. The presidency did not release video footage or photographs of Buhari making the recording heard by Reuters in which the president's voice sounds weak.
"We've sold up to 1500 a day and people have waited up to 2 hours in line just to get one," says co-founder of The Loop, Jed Cartojano. This is no accident: Cartojano runs the popular Instagram account @dailyfoodfeed and knew that if he opened up his own dessert shop, he had to be sure of one thing: No one could leave without snapping a pic. "We only have one soft serve machine," Cartojano says, "and have been told by our vendors that we sell more of it than soft serve ice cream stores!" It's all for that pic.
Alerted by an announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers Sunday to gather the oil. At least 153 men, women and children were killed, with dozens more in critical condition, hospital and rescue officials said.
An intriguing new report from MacRumors relays that Apple recently acquired SensoMotoric Instruments, a German-based company with expertise across varying types of eye-tracking technologies. Word of the acquisition is particularly notable given recent rumors pointing towards Apple’s interest in developing a pair of augmented reality-based smart glasses. Just a few weeks ago, an anonymous leaker with ties to Foxconn revealed that Apple is actively working on developing a pair of smart glasses and that the company is hoping to transition the initiative “from a science project towards a consumer product.” Additionally, the leaker revealed that Apple’s current smart glasses prototype employs a prism to project an image onto a lens with a resolution of 428×240.
President Donald Trump will be meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday for the first time since his inauguration. A one-on-one meeting between the two leaders is scheduled for 3.50 p.m. EDT, to be followed by talks involving top officials from both sides. After the meetings, a joint statement will be released, and then the two leaders will address questions of reporters in a press conference, according to Indian TV news channel NDTV.
While some automakers look towards today's infrastructure of roads for the future of transportation, multiple companies are instead looking towards the sky. One of these is Neva Aerospace which used last week's 2017 Paris auto show to reveal its take on the future of transportation, and it's yet another flying car. Neva Aerospace says its flying car will be capable of flying for up to 20 or 30 minutes, travel at speeds up to 50 mph, and climb 3,000 feet in the air.
The USS Fitzgerald, which was rammed along its right side by a container ship off the coast of Japan on June 17, apparently ignored warnings it had swerved into the oncoming ship’s path, the vessel’s owner claims. Reuters has obtained a copy of the container ship captain’s report, which said the ACX Crystal had signaled with flashing lights after the Fitzgerald “suddenly” crossed its path. The U.S. Navy continues to investigate the incident, which killed seven U.S. sailors. For the first several months of the Trump administration, CIA director Mike Pompeo held a series secret talks with Ali Mamlouk, the head of Syria’s National Security Bureau intelligence service, who has been accused of human rights abuses during the country’s civil war and hit with sanctions by Washington.
A Chinese court on Monday convicted 19 current and former employees of Australia's Crown Resorts company on gambling-related charges, handing jail terms to 16 of them, including three Australians. The casino company and Australia's consul general in Shanghai announced the verdicts after the half-day trial was held behind closed doors at Baoshan District Court. Gaming is illegal in China and companies are not allowed explicitly to advertise gambling but few details of the accusations have been released since last year's arrests.
Speaking after Eid al-Fitr prayers in Istanbul, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the demand to pull the Turkish troops "disrespectful" and said his country would not seek permission from others when making its defense cooperation agreements. "Demanding that Turkey pull its soldiers is unfortunately also disrespectful toward Turkey," he said.
By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - The rise in global sea levels has accelerated since the 1990s amid rising temperatures, with a thaw of Greenland's ice sheet pouring ever more water into the oceans, scientists said on Monday. Sea levels have risen by about 20 cms in the past century and many scientific studies project a steady acceleration this century as man-made global warming melts more ice on land. The study found that early satellite data had exaggerated the rate of sea level rise in the 1990s, masking the recent acceleration.
Thousands of glittering stars lighting up beautiful Indonesian and Malaysian nightscapes will take your breath away.The stunning scenery is bathed in the mystical glow of starlight, and the bright lights of the bustling city below look like bubbling lava