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Author: 0 Don't repeal the ACA without replacement

Trump made the vague assertion that it could take "'til sometime into next year". Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanTrump: ObamaCare plan could take until next year Ryan: Iran deal will likely stay in place Lawmakers eye "Buy America" push under Trump MORE (R-Wis.) likewise said last week that he wanted to move ObamaCare legislation by the end of the "first quarter", meaning by the end of March.

USA Uber in upstate? NY Senate passes ridesharing bill
Author: 0 Uber in upstate? NY Senate passes ridesharing bill

It would require drivers for Uber and other services to submit to criminal and driving history background checks. While the Executive Budget includes a tax of 5.5 percent on rides that begin outside of New York City, the Senate says their measure cuts that tax to 2 percent and does not subject rides to the 4 percent state sales tax.

USA United States court refuses to reinstate Trump's controversial travel ban executive order
Author: 0 United States court refuses to reinstate Trump's controversial travel ban executive order

The State Department said earlier this week that about 60,000 visas had been previously revoked under Mr. Trump's travel ban. Trump's order last week sparked protests nationwide and confusion at airports as some travelers were detained. For the safety of the country, we'll win", he told reporters in Florida. Ms. Bennett argued that the states can't sue on behalf of citizens and the states have failed to show the order is causing irreparable harm.

Author: 0 Trump's education pick on thin ice a

Sen. Rob Portman will vote for President Donald Trump's education secretary pick Betsy DeVos, making it that much harder for Democrats to kill her nomination. who has been so immersed in the discussion of vouchers", Murkowski said. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - a pair of moderates - announced their opposition during separate Senate floor speeches.

USA Betsy DeVos nomination clears Senate
Author: 0 Betsy DeVos nomination clears Senate

Collins and Murkowski, both moderate Republicans, had signaled their reservations Tuesday when the Senate education committee advanced her nomination on a party-line vote, citing concerns about DeVos' lack of experience in public education.

Author: 0 Delta Airlines Grounds All Domestic Flights

Meanwhile, Reuters reported that Delta Air Lines Inc said it had resumed limited operations after a systems outage grounded its domestic USA flights on last evening. By early Monday, 110 flights had been canceled nationwide and the airline said more may follow. The airline said around another 80 flights scheduled for today have been cancelled and noted that additional cancellations are possible.

USA Plans to repeal Obamacare leave those insured with fear of the unknown
Author: 0 Plans to repeal Obamacare leave those insured with fear of the unknown

About 20 million Americans have insurance under the ACA. Emanuel argued that ObamaCare should be repaired, as opposed to repealed and replaced. The Patient Freedom Act of 2017 is set to return power to states, increase access to quality and affordable healthcare to all Americans, improve patient choice and ensure the almost 30 million Americans who are still uninsured get coverage.

USA Tornado leaves 4 dead in Mississippi
Author: 0 Tornado leaves 4 dead in Mississippi

The university tweeted that "some students reported minor injuries". Hattiesburg has taken a lot of damage, the National Weather Service said in an advisory. The losses are closer to home for Michelle Kirk, who has lived for five years in a Petal subdivision. Mississippi Power crews are assessing damage and working to restore power in the areas that are safe for them to work.

USA Watch an Atlas V rocket launch an infrared surveillance satellite
Author: 0 Watch an Atlas V rocket launch an infrared surveillance satellite

The satellite is part of a constellation of surveillance and early warning spacecraft deployed in the Defense Support Program, which has been in operation since 1970, CCAFS said in a news release. SBIRS GEO-5 and GEO-6 are now in production. The mission is ULA's first of at least 11 planned this year, including seven from Florida. Originally scheduled for an October 2016 launch, the SBIRS GEO Flight 3 satellite was postponed due to concerns over an engine component, produced by a Lockheed ...

USA Obama: How we talk to our daughters about Trump's election
Author: 0 Obama: How we talk to our daughters about Trump's election

His remark about having reporters in the building was an obvious commentary on the fact that President-elect Donald Trump is considering an end of the practice of having reporters based at the White House. However, Obama said, he thinks the democratic system is "stable", since "the framers, in their wisdom, designed the system so that power's pretty disbursed".

Author: 0 Italy Rocked by 4 Quakes in 1 Hour

The largest tremor was a 5.7, which was reported 3 miles west-southwest of Amatrice at 11:14 a.m. local time. Three earthquakes with magnitudes above 5 on the Richter scale struck central Italy within an hour on Wednesday morning, with tremors felt in from Rome to Florence to Naples, Italian daily La Reppublica reports.

USA Auburn University hosts events to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr
Author: 0 Auburn University hosts events to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr

The Museum receives no city, state or federal funding, relying exclusively on visitor fees, gifts, donations, and grants to fund its world-class educational exhibits and programs. The Rev. Leroy Mitchell of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church will be the keynote speaker. The service, a musical celebration of freedom, faith, and inspiration, is presented by Temple Emanu-El in partnership with the Calvary Baptist Church and will be officiated by members of the Greater Haverhill Clergy ...

Author: 0 Ivanka Trump Appoints New Leader for Namesake Label

Selling the company's assets through an initial public offering - making the Trump Organization a public company listed on a stock market - would be a "cumbersome and complicated process" that is "not realistic" and would be "inappropriate", Dillon said.

USA Former Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick announced as Oakland Police Chief
Author: 0 Former Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick announced as Oakland Police Chief

In all, the Oakland Police Department has had six police chiefs since 2011: Paul Figueroa, Ben Fairow, Sean Whent, Anthony Toribio, Howard Jordan and Anthony Batts. She also graduated from the FBI National Academy, the FBI National Executive Institute as well as the FBI's Law Enforcement Executive Develoment Scool.

USA Weigh in on free tuition proposal, Akshar says
Author: 0 Weigh in on free tuition proposal, Akshar says

That's families with income that's roughly in the $80,000 to $125,000 range. "Mr. Cuomo hopes for a quick start for his idea, with a three-year rollout beginning in the fall, though it will require legislative approval, a potential snag when the governor and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have been at odds over a pay raise and other issues", the Times says.

USA Nunes being treated as afterthought in run-up to fight with Rousey
Author: 0 Nunes being treated as afterthought in run-up to fight with Rousey

Rousey's rise through the ranks of MMA earned her comparisons to Mike Tyson's emergence in boxing's heavyweight division during the 1980s, with the fighter generating excitement after a string of whirlwind knockouts. Rousey will face Nunes at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada for UFC 207 on December 30. The 28-year-old Brazilian would have a story to tell, too, as the first openly gay UFC champion.

USA Trump Says Billionaire Masa Son Adds U.S. Jobs at Sprint, OneWeb
Author: 0 Trump Says Billionaire Masa Son Adds U.S. Jobs at Sprint, OneWeb

Earlier in the beginning of this year, Sprint Corp. was active in saving up to $2.5 billion in costs as part of its long-term strategy under which the company also cut more than 2,500 jobs in the U.S. "We are excited to work with President-elect Trump and his administration to do our part to drive economic growth and create jobs in the U.S.", Sprint Chief Executive Marcelo Claure said in the statement .

USA Recycle real Christmas trees
Author: 0 Recycle real Christmas trees

Some Christmas trees (Monterey pines and others) may carry the fungus, and the task force says it's vital not to carry any part of those trees to areas that aren't already infested with pitch canker. Morin said decorated trees dumped in the containers cannot be recycled, and the process of sorting through the trees to search for decorations can be time consuming.

Author: 0 Charleston church shooter to offer no evidence for jury weighing punishment

Roof will represent himself for the remainder of the federal trial, in which prosecutors are seeking the death penalty . Roof appeared at the hearing wearing a striped gray jail jumpsuit, handcuffed and shackled at the ankles with chains that clanked audibly as he walked to the podium to address the court.

USA Wednesday Afternoon Weather: Above Average, But Windy
Author: 0 Wednesday Afternoon Weather: Above Average, But Windy

West wind 11 to 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 26 miles per hour. Thursday , Dec. 29 - A 20 percent chance of showers after 10 a.m. Friday night: Partly cloudy with lows in the mid- to upper 20s. Light rain tomorrow through Wednesday , with temperatures rising to 48°F on Tuesday . Chance of precipitation is 40%. All this high wind has been causing significant blowing and drifting snow over most of the roads of eastern Montana.

USA Troy Ave Injured In Multiple Shots In Brooklyn, Now In Stable Condition
Author: 0 Troy Ave Injured In Multiple Shots In Brooklyn, Now In Stable Condition

The rapper, whose real name is Roland Collins, managed to drive for a few more blocks until he crashed his auto and a passerby took him to the nearest hospital. It has been known that Ave is now out on his $500,000 bail after pleading not guilty to charges of possessing criminal weapons. All of this has happened with Troy is out on $500,000 bail over his pending case from the fatal Irving Plaza shooting that occurred back in May.

Author: 0 Airlines dumping excreta before landing to be fined, says NGT

Airlines who empty their human waste tanks mid-flight over India could be fined following complaints that revolting excrement has been raining down on houses. The complainant alleged that the terrace of his house is "splattered with large patches of excreta dumped by aircraft flying in front of the airport".

Author: 0 Arrest made in 'Vote Trump' burning of MS black church

EST) on November 1. But Mississippi Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney said the incident was not prompted by politics, the AP reported . The words "Vote Trump" were also spray-painted along the side of the building. "We do believe that God will allow us to build another sanctuary in that same place", she said.

USA Federal Bureau of Investigation unseals search warrant for Clinton emails
Author: 0 Federal Bureau of Investigation unseals search warrant for Clinton emails

The emails were accidentally discovered during an investigation into disgraced Democratic US representative Anthony Weiner , husband of top Clinton staffer, Huma Abedin . The warrant application released today also sets forth no basis whatsoever to support a belief that Secretary Clinton ever permitted any information relating to the national defense to actually be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, though it cites 18 U.S.C.

Author: 0 Toddler left in vehicle overnight in sub-zero cold

Nicole Carmon of Colorado was arrested on felony child endangerment charges on December 17, 2016. In October, a Thornton officer wrote in a police report that he found her sitting in the driver's seat of apparently the same Ford sedan and smelling strongly of alcohol.

Author: 0 Christmas services set in West Essex

Christmas Program , 3 p.m., C Street Baptist Church, 208 Hancock St., featuring Denise & the Traveling Aires, Serving the Lord Gospel Singers, and eleven-year-old, The Chosen One, Henderson, N.C. The late service will feature music by the Quapaw Brass Quintet. " Wildon Grove Baptist Church (Gordonsville ) holds a pre-Christmas service with guest speaker John Holliday, an Orange County student, at 11:30 a.m.

Author: 0 New Hampshire's 4 Electors Seek Information On Trump And Russia

Critics of the incoming president are now using claims of Russian interference in the election to discredit Trump's election win, he said . "The House Intelligence Committee is conducting vigorous oversight of the investigations into election-related cyber attacks", Nunes said in a statement, as Business Insider reported .

USA First the Cold, Then the Snow
Author: 0 First the Cold, Then the Snow

TONIGHT: The arctic air moves in tonight bringing the coldest temperatures of the season. By Thursday most spots are going to be in the mid 20s with some more flurries and snow showers around. The temperatures are going to warm back into the 70s by early next week. Sunshine will return tomorrow, but temperatures will only top out in the upper 30s and low 40s.

USA Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn is hospitalized in Ohio
Author: 0 Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn is hospitalized in Ohio

On Feb. 20, 1962, atop an Atlas rocket, he rode into space and piloted the Friendship 7 spacecraft around the globe three times, becoming the first American to orbit the earth. Glenn was born in Cambridge, Ohio, July 18, 1921 to a father who was a plumber and a mother who was a teacher. Glenn upped his goals from piloting planes to piloting spaceships.

USA Michigan to begin recount; legal fight moves to Pennsylvania
Author: 0 Michigan to begin recount; legal fight moves to Pennsylvania

In Wisconsin, a recount that Stein requested continued into a second week. Stein, who has raised some $7 million online for the legal costs associated with the recount effort, has said she does not believe the recount will change the results of the election, but is pushing for the second count to ensure the "integrity" of votes cast by "marginalized and disenfranchised" communities.

Author: 0 Watson carries Clemson to ACC crown

Virginia Tech added another touchdown after that, but Clemson's defense stopped them from that point on. They clawed their way down the field as Evans threw a touchdown pass to Cam Phillips to make it 42-35. "They showed up here to win the ballgame". "He kind of settled down a little bit", Tech coach Justin Fuente said. "I think he's the most complete guy that we've had,"Swinney said of a list that includes first-round picks in Deandre Hopkins (2013) and Sammy Watkins (2014)".

Author: 0 Firefighters battle 10 alarm fire blazing in Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce is rallying to urge businesses to donate as well, said David Maher, CEO. At least 28 of the people displaced by the fire are school-aged children. Newscenter 5's Shaun Chaiyabhat was at the scene where he said heavy flames burned several cars and buildings on Berkshire and York Streets. "I feel empty", he said.

Author: 0 Justin Bieber goes bigger with plans for a stadium tour

These two are in an on-and-off relationship and rumors escalated recently that they got back together. The good news is, Biebs stopped by Ellen DeGeneres' talk show on Monday to chat it up with the comedienne and give an update on his love life! Bieber has scored a slew of hits off his album " Purpose " and won his first Grammy Award for the song "Where Are Ü Now".

Author: 0 Selig elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Schuerholz was a unanimous pick, and Selig appeared on 15 of 16 ballots from a committee that included six Hall of Fame players: Dawson, Roberto Alomar, Dennis Eckersley, Ozzie Smith, Don Sutton and Frank Thomas. Once he moved on, Schuerholz's career was on the fast track. Schuerholz was the first general manager to assemble teams that won the World Series in both leagues, capturing crowns with Kansas City in 1985 and Atlanta in 1995.

Author: 0 Trump nominates Pence ally to oversee Medicaid

The expansion, known as the Healthy Indiana Plan or HIP 2.0, went into effect early a year ago, and Verma's involvement may be important as Congress and the Trump administration, including the vice-president elect, make decisions on the future of the ACA.

Author: 0 Deadly storms add to drought, flood and fires plaguing South

Downed trees were reported near the origin of the possible tornado. In December, tornado probability is cut by more than half in those states, although an unusually warm Christmastime in 2015 spawned three days of supercells , with storms killing 15.

Author: 0 Governor orders evacuation of protest camp

The Corps said in a statement Sunday that has "no plans for forcible removal" of protesters and that it "is seeking a peaceful and orderly transition to a safer location". Others say they don't believe the Corps will force protesters off the federal land north of the Cannonball River on December 5, but that the government's letter put the protesters on notice and limits the Corps' liability.

Author: 0 Trump won presidency but lost popular vote

He later tweeted that he believed there was "serous voter fraud" in states ranging from New Hampshire to Virginia to California. "There has been no evidence produced to substantiate a claim like that", White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday before referring reporters to the Trump transition team.

USA Guice runs for LSU-record 285 yards, No. 25 Tigers roll
Author: 0 Guice runs for LSU-record 285 yards, No. 25 Tigers roll

Following Thursday night's game, players' raucous chants of " Keep coach O " could be heard from LSU's locker room. Guice, LSU's No. 2 tailback, filled in for the injured Fournette and then some as he broke the school record for yards in a game set by Fournette just last month by gaining 285 yards on 37 carries while scoring four touchdowns to lead the No.

Author: 0 Clinton campaign to participate in Wisconsin, other recount efforts

The election commission in Wisconsin has already received a request for a vote recount, with Stein pledging similar requests for Pennsylvania and MI. Stein has said she also plans to trigger recounts in MI, where Trump won by about 10,000 votes, and Pennsylvania, where Trump won by about 71,000 votes.

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