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Q&A for federal workers: Health care on the table?
- August 10, 2017

Most of us don't really have a clue of what the Affordable Care Act really is and how it changed things back in 2010. Many withdrew from the program, leaving one-third of all counties with only one carrier in 2017, and at least some counties in several states will have no company offering insurance in 2018. (more...)
Heller gets GOP primary challenger in Nevada Heller gets GOP primary challenger in Nevada
- August 10, 2017

He came closest to winning office in 2016, losing the 3rd District race to Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen by less than 2 percentage points. Ms. Rosen also announced her plans to seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Mr. In a July meeting, Trump issued a not-so-subtle threat to Heller. Sitting next to the senator as cameras rolled, the president jabbed a thumb in Heller's direction and said: "This was the one we were anxious about". (more...)
North Korea Warns Of Preemptive Missile Strikes Against Guam North Korea Warns Of Preemptive Missile Strikes Against Guam
- August 10, 2017

Pacific Command said in a statement. Pyongyang said Wednesday it was "carefully examining" a plan to strike Guam hours after President Donald Trump warned North Korea any further threats to the United States would be met with "fire and fury." Guam, home to about 6,000 U.S. (more...)
Stephen Colbert Says Anthony Scaramucci Will Guest On The Late Show
- August 10, 2017

Kelly subsequently played a role in Scaramucci's premature departure. The doomed spin doctor called then White House chief of staff Reince Priebus a "paranoid schizophrenic" and made derogatory comments about Steve Bannon, the chief strategist. (more...)
Murphy slams Trump for 'undiplomatic' response to North Korea Murphy slams Trump for 'undiplomatic' response to North Korea
- August 10, 2017

The Thursday statement added that the North Korean military continues to "seriously examine" a plan to fire missiles targeted at the waters off Guam, where the United States has a military installation. "Shut up!" Colbert exclaimed. "People familiar with the deliberations said the Trump administration is examining the growth in spending by the State Department during the Obama administration, including that caused by the addition of special envoys, though they said that would not cover the ... (more...)
Russian surveillance jet flies over White House, US Capitol and Pentagon Russian surveillance jet flies over White House, US Capitol and Pentagon
- August 10, 2017

There have been more than 1,200 Open Skies flights since the treaty became enforced in 2002. A Russian military spy jet soared over President Trump's current hometown of Washington , D.C. Russian Federation and the United States have conducted similar flights over each other's territory 165 times over the past 15 years. Besides Russia and the United States, 32 other nations have signed the treaty, which is aimed at fostering transparency about military activity, reducing mistrust and ... (more...)
Pentagon reviewing missile guidelines with South Korea Pentagon reviewing missile guidelines with South Korea
- August 10, 2017

These actions have raised tensions on the peninsula to a high and unsafe level, potentially leaving the United States and its allies with few options. This week the USA intelligence community concluded that North Korea has obtained the ability to miniaturize nuclear warheads that may be loaded onto intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), a development that represents an immediate and existential threat to the United States. (more...)
Baby boy found dead in locked closet at Fort Worth house Baby boy found dead in locked closet at Fort Worth house
- August 10, 2017

Police say the babysitter, who has not been named, left the baby to sleep in a auto seat inside the master bedroom closet of the home and discovered him dead two hours later. Just before 2 a.m. on July 28, the Fort Worth Fire Department joined police officers as they were called to a domestic disturbance at 2508 Lee Avenue. (more...)
Chicago to ask judge to halt to Trump policy Chicago to ask judge to halt to Trump policy
- August 10, 2017

In 2016, there were 334 homicides in New York City and in Los Angeles there were 294 homicides - combined, 628. Under the new Justice Department policy, contained in conditions attached last week to applications for Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant funding, the city would have to meet three conditions to receive funds that the city has used in the past to buy police vehicles and other equipment. (more...)
Indian women flood Twitter upon ruling BJP official's harassment remarks Indian women flood Twitter upon ruling BJP official's harassment remarks
- August 10, 2017

Following the incident, she wrote on her Facebook post that she was chased by two men in a auto for some kilometers before stopping and approaching her vehicle, and trying to enter inside her auto. "We need to take care of ourselves", Bhatti told CNN-News18. "No matter what time of the day it is, I am definitely not "asking for it", says Surekha Rao, from Bombay, when asked about attitudes towards women in India. (more...)
Elmira Police: 17-Yr-Old Arrested After Infant Found in Plastic Bag Elmira Police: 17-Yr-Old Arrested After Infant Found in Plastic Bag
- August 10, 2017

Officials say she's from Sayre, Pennsylvania, about 20 miles southeast of Elmira . The baby was taken to hospital and is now in a stable condition. The baby's head and the rest of her body were inside the bag. Her head was in the bag. "Obviously, it's very heroic on their part to render aid, immediately get inside, as you would expect any decent human being to do", Elmira Police Sgt. (more...)
Mormon church excommunicates member of general authority Mormon church excommunicates member of general authority
- August 10, 2017

Hamula was released as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, following church disciplinary action by the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles", church spokesman Eric Hawkins said in a Tuesday statement . (more...)
Police escort fallen officer's body to Clinton Police escort fallen officer's body to Clinton
- August 10, 2017

Wednesday at the Henry County Courthouse. Confirming the identity. More information to follow. Below is the story as reported Monday. A man suspected of fatally shooting 37-year-old Clinton, Mo . It was not clear if the driver was shot or injured in the crash. Officer Gary Michael Jr., left, was killed at a routine traffic stop. McCarthy was taken to a hospital where he was being held in custody, McHenry said. (more...)
Cops and active military NOT welcome at Atlanta gym Cops and active military NOT welcome at Atlanta gym
- August 10, 2017

Police officers and active military are NOT welcome at an Atlanta gym. "We felt that it was important to create zones, like businesses, official, operating establishing business, homes, recreation centers where cops are explicitly not welcome", said Chambers. (more...)
Iran names female vice presidents as reformists slam all-male ministers Iran names female vice presidents as reformists slam all-male ministers
- August 10, 2017

Rouhani made the VP appointments of Masumeh Ebtekar for family and women's affairs, Laya Joneydi for legal affairs and Shahindokht Mowlaverdi for civil rights. The Iranian cabinet has 12 vice presidents, with one of them occupying the position of the first vice president, who chairs government meetings in the absence of the president. (more...)
Military Service Members Sue Trump Over Transgender Ban Military Service Members Sue Trump Over Transgender Ban
- August 10, 2017

But the new report shows that discharging and replacing the estimated 12,800 transgender service members who are already serving would cost over 100 times more than providing medically necessary health care to the military's transgender troops. (more...)
Rez Infinite Is Now Available On Oculus Rift And HTC Vive Rez Infinite Is Now Available On Oculus Rift And HTC Vive
- August 10, 2017

But if you want to experience its full majesty in VR, you can use a Vive or an Oculus Rift (and yeah, you can download it on Steam and use Oculus). Rez Infinite proved to be massively popular, winning Best VR Game at the Game Awards 2016 among its many accolades. This includes a seven-track soundtrack sampler, a digital art book sampler, and a few wallpapers and avatars. (more...)
Dobbs Slams McConnell, Says It's Time to 'Ditch Mitch'
- August 10, 2017

On his campaign website, Brooks said , " Mitch McConnell and the Swamp managed to mislead the President last night". He really let McConnell have it. Just as importantly, the Senate leader suggested the amateur president doesn't yet understand the "reality" of the legislative process. Scavino, who has ardently defended the President against critics in the past, posted McConnell's exact remarks on his personal Twitter and added his own take. (more...)
Kenyans vote in critical presidential election Kenyans vote in critical presidential election
- August 10, 2017

With over 70 per cent of the votes tallied, Kenyatta leading with 54 per cent against Odinga's 44 per cent. Commissioner Roslyn Akombe said despite a request by an unnamed political party to halt releasing preliminary results, the body has chose to "continue to display the results". (more...)
Clear The Shelters Day Clear The Shelters Day
- August 10, 2017

Price is the director of the Irving Animal Shelter , and she started the first Clear the Shelters event. Once again, WECT is teaming up with NBC to help Clear the Shelters in southeastern North Carolina. Thank you to Texas Coalition for Animal Protection for helping participating shelters get ready for Clear the Shelters! "We will have over a hundred animals including kittens, puppies, cats, dogs, bunnies, small animals, birds, reptiles and more available for adoption on August 19", ... (more...)
Atomic bombing of Nagasaki remembered
- August 10, 2017

A moment of silence took place as a bell was rung at the exact moment a USA warplane dropped a plutonium bomb named "Fat Man" onto the city killed an estimated 74,000 people. Taue criticized the Japanese government, under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for making empty promises over working toward denuclearization of the world. (more...)
Bizarre Developments In Chloe Ayling Kidnapping Case Have Many People Crying 'Hoax' Bizarre Developments In Chloe Ayling Kidnapping Case Have Many People Crying 'Hoax'
- August 10, 2017

Her lawyer, Mr Francesco Pesce , told The Guardian she was afraid to resist as she believed there were others in the gang who would harm her if she tried to escape. Police also said Herba told Ayling that her captors were part of a group called the " Black Death ", and that they would auction her off on the dark web . (more...)
Florida mother charged with murder was headed to Buffalo Florida mother charged with murder was headed to Buffalo
- August 10, 2017

According to Plummer, the Mother, Erica Newsome told him that Kaye-Lea and Newsome were on the way to see him in Buffalo, New York. "Her injuries were non-motor vehicle injuries". "She knew she had vehicle issues and didn't want to be driving at interstate speeds", Barlow said. "Something is very, very wrong". The coroner said Kaye-lea had been dead for at least 24 hours when authorities discovered her. (more...)
Forecasters boost number of hurricanes expected this season Forecasters boost number of hurricanes expected this season
- August 10, 2017

With 95 percent of the Atlantic hurricane season activity taking place from August though the rest of the season, the basin is only seeing the beginning. While NOAA has bumped up the chances of an average hurricane season, it doesn't tell the entire story. NOAA mentions early-season storms as one indicator of the above-average second half of the season. (more...)
Now Indians do not need a visa to visit Qatar Now Indians do not need a visa to visit Qatar
- August 10, 2017

However, the multi-entry waiver will depend on the nationality of the citizen as well and can vary from 180 days to 30 days allowance. "We are pleased to invite visitors to discover our hospitality, cultural heritage and national treasures", he added. (more...)
JP: Heavy rain potential is high this week JP: Heavy rain potential is high this week
- August 10, 2017

Monday night: Showers likely, mainly before 8 p.m. OUTLOOK through Tuesday midday: Partly cloudy, becoming increasingly cloudy and breezy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Thursday will be mostly sunny with highs in the upper-70s. Highs in the upper 80s. FRANKLIN COULD BECOME A HURRICANE TODAY: Tropical Storm Franklin , in the Bay of Campeche, is nearing hurricane strength this morning. (more...)
3-year-old found dead left in day care van all day 3-year-old found dead left in day care van all day
- August 10, 2017

A three-year-old Florida boy has died after being left for more than 11 hours in a nursery vehicle on a hot summer's day. However, it is not clarified yet whether the employee locked Hill inside the van or someone else did it. Orlando Police Chief John Mina told the station that charges are pending against the day care worker who failed to perform a head count, essentially leaving the tot to die. (more...)
Three Palestinians wounded in Israeli shelling on Gaza Three Palestinians wounded in Israeli shelling on Gaza
- August 10, 2017

They say it was launched against targets belonging to the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), following a projectile attack launched from Gaza that landed in an unpopulated area and didn't injure anyone. One of the injured was a 26-year-old man who was hit in the head by shrapnel. The attacks on Tuesday targeted three locations in Gaza, officials said. (more...)
Netanyahu probes: 55% of social media users think PM is innocent Netanyahu probes: 55% of social media users think PM is innocent
- August 10, 2017

In exchange for testifying, Harow was granted a reduced sentence in a separate corruption case that did not touch on Netanyahu". Israel's embattled prime minister is accusing the media of leading a campaign to oust him as he battles a series of corruption allegations. (more...)
Johnson Suggests Brain Tumor Affected McCain Vote Johnson Suggests Brain Tumor Affected McCain Vote
- August 10, 2017

Sen. "He has a brain tumor right now". By about 1:00, 1:30, he voted no. Johnson's comments, which he later walked back, were first reported by CNN. McCain spokeswoman Julie Tarallo said in a statement to CNN that Johnson's comments were " bizarre and deeply unfortunate". Three Republican senators - McCain, Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - and all Democrats voted against the bill. (more...)

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