Trump on the health care vote: ‘I hope that it’s going to all work out’
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:32:12 -0400
President Trump drummed up support for the GOP health care bill and expressed optimism it will pass a House floor vote in a Tuesday night speech before an audience of Republican members of Congress, donors and loyalists. Among other things, Trump predicted “great surprises” and said he hopes “it’s going to all work out” when he discussed the Obamacare repeal bill, which has faced opposition from the Republican Party’s conservative and moderate wings. Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan face a major test on Thursday, when the House is set to vote on the legislation embraced by the party leadership.
Franken calls Gorsuch dissent in trucker case ‘absurd’
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:53:03 -0400
Minnesota Sen. Al Franken recalled his comedic past in a contentious exchange with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch Tuesday during the judge’s confirmation hearing. Franken was questioning Gorsuch on the case of Alphonse Maddin, a trucker who was fired after his trailer broke down in subzero temperatures. Gorsuch concluded in a dissent that it wasn’t illegal for the company to fire Maddin for seeking safety, writing that “it might be fair to ask whether TransAm’s decision was a wise or kind one, but it’s not our job to answer questions like that.
London attack: 5 dead, 40 injured in ‘terrorist’ incident on Westminster Bridge
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:48:05 -0400
Five people were killed and 40 others injured after an attacker plowed a car into a crowd of people on Westminster Bridge in London on Wednesday afternoon in what U.K. officials are investigating as an act of terrorism. British police are treating the incident as terrorism. London Mayor Sadiq Khan released a video statement condemning the attack.
US suspects N Korea in $81 mn Bangladesh theft: report
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:50:01 -0400
US federal prosecutors suspect the North Korean government directed last year's theft of $81 million from Bangladesh's account at the New York Federal Reserve Bank, according to a media report Wednesday. Citing unnamed sources, The Wall Street Journal said prosecutors were developing cases showing Chinese middlemen helped the North Korean government orchestrate the enormous theft from the Bangladesh central bank. In February 2016, thieves transferred the funds from Bangladesh's account at the New York Fed to accounts in the Philippines using authenticated international bank access codes in the SWIFT system, not by hacking the bank.
Billionaire raises questions about Putin critic’s mysterious fall
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:57:34 -0400
A U.K.-based billionaire is raising pointed questions about the most recent in a series of mysterious accidents, illnesses and muggings to befall critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin: lawyer Nikolai Gorokhov’s fall from a window of his fourth-floor apartment near Moscow earlier this week. “People don’t just go falling out of their apartments,” Bill Browder, the American-born CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, told Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga Wednesday. Browder, whose net worth is estimated at around $4 billion, is the grandson of longtime American Communist Party leader Earl Browder, and a former ally turned vocal critic of Putin.
US President's Son Faces Backlash After Criticizing London Mayor
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:22:52 -0400
The Westminster attack left three people dead and almost 40 injured. The attacker was killed by the police outside the U.K. parliament.
Spicer addresses reports Ivanka Trump is trying to obtain security clearance
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:06:11 -0400
On March 22, Yahoo News White House Correspondent Hunter Walker asked White House press secretary Sean Spicer about new reports that President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, is attempting to gain a security clearance. Last November, Trump dismissed reports he was trying to obtain security clearances for his children.
Police investigating Dakota pipeline vandalism
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:52:54 -0400
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office was alerted on Friday to a small crack near a valve site on a stretch of the pipeline outside Canton, South Dakota, 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Sioux Falls, Lincoln County Chief Deputy Chad Brown said by telephone. The state Department of Criminal Investigations was investigating the incident as an act of "felony vandalism," said Sara Rabern, a spokeswoman for the state's attorney general.
Oregon teen's mom: Feds should probe fatal police shooting
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:51:58 -0400
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of an Oregon teenager who was fatally shot by a Portland police officer is demanding a federal Justice Department investigation into her son's death.
Biden rallies Democrats against GOP health care bill
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:02:04 -0400
Former Vice President Joe Biden rallied Democrats Wednesday against the Republican attempt to pass a health care bill that would replace former President Barack Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment. Biden had been keeping a relatively low public profile since Trump’s January inauguration. “This is not going to pass,” Biden said on the steps of the Capitol, standing in front of a large group of House Democrats.