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Patient advocates still opposed, senators still support new health-care bill Patient advocates still opposed, senators still support new health-care bill
- July 18, 2017

On NBC's Meet the Press , Chuck Todd failed to correct or contextualize Sen. McConnell made the decision to delay consideration of the bill due to McCain's absence. Even before the delay, McConnell was facing very hard odds. The announcements, first by Mr. McCain, then by Mr. McConnell, dealt another setback to the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act , which once seemed inevitable after years of promises by congressional Republican leaders that they would dismantle it. (more...)
Tsunami possible along Aleutian Islands, Alaska following magnitude 7.7 quake Tsunami possible along Aleutian Islands, Alaska following magnitude 7.7 quake
- July 18, 2017

It told Interfax that Nikolskoe residents reported feeling tremors as did some people living in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the provincial capital. Two large earthquakes rattled Russian Federation on Monday, but no tsunami threat was issued for Hawaii. (more...)
European Union raises prospect of new sanctions against NKorea European Union raises prospect of new sanctions against NKorea
- July 18, 2017

The United States, South Korea's main ally, which has been trying to rally global support for tougher sanctions on North Korea , appeared cool to the proposal, recalling President Donald Trump's statements that conditions must be right for dialogue. (more...)
Game of Thrones fans angry after Foxtel service goes down
- July 18, 2017

If you were hiding under a rock last night you might have missed premiere of season 7 of HBO's hit show " Game of Thrones ". The scene came halfway through the episode when Arya crossed paths with Sheeran (whose character is simply listed as "Man #1" and called simply "Ed") and a gang of wayward soldiers in the woods. (more...)
Trump's approval rating is 50 percent in counties that voted for him Trump's approval rating is 50 percent in counties that voted for him
- July 18, 2017

Specifically, Trump claimed that the ABC/Washington Post poll right before the election was "the most inaccurate poll" of that time . The President's approval rating tends to be higher among men than woman (12 points higher, to be exact), and higher among seniors versus those in the 18-29 year-old category. (more...)
European Union raises prospect of new sanctions against North Korea European Union raises prospect of new sanctions against North Korea
- July 18, 2017

USA officials have also warned that China could face US trade and economic pressure - something Trump has held in abeyance since taking office in January - unless it does more to restrain its neighbor. "The last such reunions were almost two years ago". The alleged network included one of the largest Chinese importers of North Korean goods, Dandong Zhicheng Metallic Material Co. (more...)
US THAAD Missile Defense Test Successful, But NK Still an Issue US THAAD Missile Defense Test Successful, But NK Still an Issue
- July 18, 2017

The US and South Korea held a joint military drill last week as a warning to the North, with two US long-range strategic bombers flying over the Korean Peninsula. "There is no military solution to the threat of a nuclear North Korea ", said Markey who is the ranking Democrat on the East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Subcommittee. (more...)
Teen electrocuted in bathtub sent photo of frayed cord before death Teen electrocuted in bathtub sent photo of frayed cord before death
- July 18, 2017

According to a report by Lovington Police and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the extension cord had been plugged into a non-grounded outlet which was without a circuit-breaking safety mechanism. All it takes is a drop, ' her step mom, Felisha Owens, said. The family described her as a loving and smart girl who loved band and basketball. Donna O'Guinn, Coe's grandmother, revealed that the accident should be used as a reminder about the safe use of mobile phones. (more...)
Turkey marks first anniversary of failed coup Turkey marks first anniversary of failed coup
- July 18, 2017

Thirty-five coup organizers were also killed. " Today, western leaders have a choice between standing in solidarity with terrorists or regaining the favor of the Turkish people ". While the plan has successfully reduced refugee flows, Turkish authorities have been critical of the European Union for delays in promised funding for more than 3 million refugees living in Turkey , and for the lack of progress in talks to accelerate Turkey's European Union membership. (more...)
Queen Biopic Will Happen, Band Says Queen Biopic Will Happen, Band Says
- July 18, 2017

Prior to this, there'd been several aborted attempts to get the film on the road with the likes of Sacha Baron Cohen and Ben Whishaw attached to star as Freddie Mercury . "This is a director with extraordinary imagination and style", the statement read. The message adds that Singer is a "perfect choice to recreate the fabulous Queen years [that] brought us such unforgettable moments as Live Aid , which we can reveal will be faithfully recreated for a key sequence the film". (more...)
European Union weighs new North Korea sanctions after missile test European Union weighs new North Korea sanctions after missile test
- July 18, 2017

USA president Donald Trump recently claimed on Twitter that China-DPRK trade surged a whopping 40-percent in Q1, which sparked widespread concerns over China's true stance on issues related to North Korea . North Korea's nuclear missile program is made possible by a massive commitment of money and resources, reported the Washington Post , even though the country is thought to be one of the poorest in the world, and where inhabitants endure frequent power outages and shortages of basic ... (more...)
Afghan civilian deaths hit new high, says UN Afghan civilian deaths hit new high, says UN
- July 18, 2017

Other pro-government forces, such as the United States, accounted for 327 civilian deaths and 618 injuries, a 21 percent decrease from previous year. Of the 1,662 civilians killed in the first six months of this year, the report said 40% died as a result of suicide bombings, improvised explosive devises and pressure-plate devices. (more...)
UAE Behind Hacking Attacks on Qatars Media Aimed at Provoking Diplomatic Row UAE Behind Hacking Attacks on Qatars Media Aimed at Provoking Diplomatic Row
- July 18, 2017

However, US intelligence agencies claim the quotes were posted falsely and deliberately in a state-sponsored hack ordered by the UAE to whip up anger against its smaller Gulf neighbour. Later that day, the official Qatar News Agency quoted Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani as criticising U.S. "hostility" towards Iran , describing it as an "Islamic power that can not be ignored", and calling Hamas the "legitimate representative of the Palestinian people". (more...)
White House planning 'Made in America' week
- July 18, 2017

He noted that Trump's economic policies, such as regulatory relief and tax reform, are created to serve the administration's "overall arching goal...to grow manufacturing" in the U.S. For the entire week, President Trump and his administration will honor American workers and companies who make products here in the U.S. The campaign will focus on American values, and is set to continue through the rest of July before the President barnstorms the Midwest to rally support for tax reform. (more...)
Gas Prices Level Out Nationally Gas Prices Level Out Nationally
- July 18, 2017

The lowest average price in the region was $2.08 in Shelby County, followed by Hardin ($2.09), Hancock ($2.11), Allen ($2.12), Van Wert ($2.15), Putnam ($2.16), Auglaize ($2.17), Mercer ($2.18) and Logan ($2.20) counties. Two weeks after falling to the lowest level in 12 years for the Fourth of July holiday, gasoline prices in SC continue to edge up, reflecting the 2-cents per gallon tax increase that took effect July 1 but still posting the lowest prices in the nation. (more...)
The Chinese economy is growing faster than all expectations The Chinese economy is growing faster than all expectations
- July 18, 2017

The strong data suggest across-the-board robustness in the industrial sector in June, said Zhu Haibin, chief China economist at JPMorgan Chase & Co.in Hong Kong. Part of China's economic health in the second quarter reflected robust exports, with demand beginning to recover in Europe and particularly the United States after a long period of depressed growth. (more...)
Ex-Balch Springs Officer Indicted on Murder Charge in Teen's Death Ex-Balch Springs Officer Indicted on Murder Charge in Teen's Death
- July 18, 2017

Edwards, a high school freshman, and some of his friends all piled into a auto being driven by Edwards' older brother and began to drive away when Oliver shot at the vehicle, killing Edwards. "Then, he corrected the information and said the vehicle was driving away at the time Oliver fired". Following his termination, the Balch Springs police chief said Oliver had violated department policies. (more...)
PNP seeks ML extension to arrest narco-politicians, Maute supporters PNP seeks ML extension to arrest narco-politicians, Maute supporters
- July 18, 2017

He said what the police and the military have submitted would just serve as a guide for the President. The constitution limits martial rule to 60 days, a safeguard against abuses put in place after the downfall of the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship from 1965-86. (more...)
EU Weighs New North Korea Sanctions After Missile Test
- July 18, 2017

Talks could be held in the village of Panmunjom , just on the North Korean side of the border, as soon as Friday, the ministry said, with the goal of ending "all acts of hostility" along the Military Demarcation Line that separates the two countries. (more...)
South Korea proposes military talks to North Korea
- July 18, 2017

In a statement, Vice Defense Minister Suh Choo Suk said on Monday, that the South's defense officials are proposing talks to be held at the border village of Panmunjom on Friday aimed at ending hostile activities along the border. U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., stated last Thursday the North Korean Enablers Accountability Act, would "ban any entity that does business with North Korea or its enablers.and to impose U.S. (more...)