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Top US Senate Republican to Present Revised Healthcare Bill Top US Senate Republican to Present Revised Healthcare Bill
- July 12, 2017

McConnell has said that if Republicans can not come to an agreement on repealing and replacing Obamacare , they might have to negotiate with Democrats to fix the current system. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of ME, who opposes McConnell's earlier bill, said in an interview Monday that she was heartened at the majority leader's suggestion last week that Republicans will have to work with Democrats on a scaled-back measure shoring up Obamacare's insurance exchanges if the GOP bill dies. (more...)
Teen killed himself as part of 'Blue Whale Challenge,' family says Teen killed himself as part of 'Blue Whale Challenge,' family says
- July 12, 2017

The report's author "chatted online with more than a dozen Blue Whale participants, none of whom had advanced very far in the game". If the teenager's sudden suicide wasn't tragic enough, the Gonzalez family quickly learned Isaiah's end was possibly tied to macabre online spectacle known as the Blue Whale Challenge . (more...)
Seven Israeli military chiefs arrested over submarine corruption investigation involving Netanyahu Seven Israeli military chiefs arrested over submarine corruption investigation involving Netanyahu
- July 12, 2017

On Wednesday head of the Yesh Atid party and former Finance Minister Yair Lapid said he gave testimony this week to police regarding the German Submarine affair. The investigation is related to the $1.5 billion sale of submarines to Israel by ThyssenKrupp , a German shipbuilder. Suspicions of impropriety were heightened when former Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said he was sidelined on the purchase plans — which went forward after he was replaced previous year. (more...)
AP SPIN METER: White House, Dems trade jabs on nominees AP SPIN METER: White House, Dems trade jabs on nominees
- July 12, 2017

Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee plan to introduce in the House on Wednesday a Russian Federation and Iran sanctions bill identical to one that passed the Senate 98-2 on June 15 but has not come up for a vote in the House. She said House Republicans are fully prepared to coordinate with the Senate and move the bill forward, "but House Democrats are blocking that and demanding their own changes to the bill". (more...)
San Francisco Skateboarder Slams Into Cop Car San Francisco Skateboarder Slams Into Cop Car
- July 12, 2017

The confrontation began shortly after 7 p.m., when police were called to Dolores Park to render aid to an injured skateboarder, said San Francisco Police Officer Grace Gatpandan. It's not clear if Tuesday's event was a repeat performance. Skateboarders had gathered in Dolores Park for an informal skateboarding competition dubbed "hill-bombing". (more...)
Severe weather ahead: Strong thunderstorms expected today, tomorrow, and again on Friday Severe weather ahead: Strong thunderstorms expected today, tomorrow, and again on Friday
- July 12, 2017

According to the weather service, the storms are likely to occur during the afternoon and evening hours and may be accompanied by strong wind gusts, heavy rain and hail along with risky cloud to ground lightning. So remain alert later - know where your place of safety is, and be prepared to quickly get there if a warning is issued. The evening will be mostly cloudy with a low of 77, with chances of precipitation around 30 percent. (more...)
Love Island's Olivia blames partner Chris's crying for her unpopularity with viewers Love Island's Olivia blames partner Chris's crying for her unpopularity with viewers
- July 12, 2017

He said that if she cared about him that much, she would have left too. He also discussed his reaction to Theo's flirtations with Tyla: "I did confront Theo when I felt he'd been a little bit shifty, a little bit snakey". A few weeks ago Camilla and Jonny rekindled their romance following a row over feminism and made a decision to couple up leaving viewers ecstatic. (more...)
Flash flood watch in effect for many areas as storms move in Flash flood watch in effect for many areas as storms move in
- July 12, 2017

Possible "torrential downpours" could produce 1 to 2 inches of rainfall per hour, the service said, with a low risk of localized amounts of 3 to 4 inches. Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. In Rhode Island, Providence, Kent, Bristol, Washington, and Newport counties are included. (more...)
Chelsea Clinton mocks Donald Trump over Ivanka's G20 role Chelsea Clinton mocks Donald Trump over Ivanka's G20 role
- July 12, 2017

Her appearance triggered a flurry of tweets and caught the attention of mass-circulation daily Bild, which carried a photograph of her on its website with the headline: "Trump's replacement: Ivanka Trump suddenly appears at negotiating table". (more...)
Transit 'Summer of Hell' taking toll on Gov. Cuomo's approval rating Transit 'Summer of Hell' taking toll on Gov. Cuomo's approval rating
- July 12, 2017

In upstate, the numbers sour significantly, with just 37 percent giving him a positive approval rating. "This might change - it nearly certainly will - when the 2020 presidential year comes along". "I'm running for re-election as governor of the state of NY, and that's what I'm focused on and that's what I'm doing and that's what I wake up thinking about". (more...)
The big problem with Chelsea's chase for Aubameyang after Lukaku rejection The big problem with Chelsea's chase for Aubameyang after Lukaku rejection
- July 12, 2017

Chelsea were linked with Morata after their failed pursuit of Romelu Lukaku, who joined Manchester United from Everton. The Blues are set to be closing in on Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang instead, according to reports. (more...)
State of Origin 2017: The decider State of Origin 2017: The decider
- July 12, 2017

Gagai defied the struggles he's had at Newcastle to emerge as something of an Origin specialist - even in Queensland's Game I defeat he was excellent with the way he carried the ball out of his own end. "That's what Origin is about, about hanging in there when you don't have it", he said. Smith was again accurate with the touchline conversion for 12-0. (more...)
Chipotle taste-testing queso sauces at New York City test kitchen Chipotle taste-testing queso sauces at New York City test kitchen
- July 12, 2017

Among its new menu offerings are two kinds of frozen margaritas, a new salad and long-awaited queso dip, one of the most demanded dishes at the chain according to Eater New York . However, with a rich, savory, smoky burn flavor, the cheese from Chipotle will make for an excellent addition to their flagship burrito and preferable to the array of shredded cheese that the chain is offering now as one of its toppings. (more...)
Netflix's Castlevania Producer Wants to Adapt Metroid Netflix's Castlevania Producer Wants to Adapt Metroid
- July 12, 2017

The season is comprised of only four episodes, but the show has apparently proven a hit as Netflix is already planning the show's second season. This new Castlevania series follows Trevor Belmont, a vampire hunter determined to protect the people of Wallachia from the forces of darkness. (more...)