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Republican senator has 'very serious' concerns on USA health-care bill


GOP Senator Susan Collins of ME, who has not yet said she will vote against the bill, expressed reservations towards it to news outlets today. People, do you think all this would have happened if there were women drafting the health care bill? "And honestly, nobody can be totally happy even without the votes". Read More »

Deal Talk: Amazon Stays Mum, While Whole Foods Goes Off Script


Whole Foods has made some overtures to lower prices over the years, such as launching a handful of smaller stores stocked with mostly store brands under the "365 by Whole Foods Market " banner. Amazon's grocery efforts have been largely focused on the USA thus far, but it has grocery delivery operations in the United Kingdom and partnerships with chains like Morrisons. Read More »

Loew's Confed Cup policy pays off for Lars Stindl

Roldan initially booked, then sent off, the wrong player in Sebastien Siani , before utilising the video assistant referee to determine that it was in fact Mabouka who required a red card. But the world champions broke the deadlock when Draxler exchanged passes with Demirbay, who blasted past Cameroon goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa from distance on 48 minutes. Read More »

Uber Considering Leave of Absence for CEO Travis Kalanick, Report Says


Uber CEO Travis Kalanick , whose reputation has taken a serious hit amid allegations he oversaw a rampant culture of sexual harassment, might be taking a little vacation. More over in the a year ago or so, Mr Kalanick has earned a status as an uncompromising leader and was condemned heavily after being caught on video berating an Uber driver. Read More »

Trump to Obama: I called the GOP health care bill 'mean' first

But in his interview on Sunday, Trump seemed confident in the contents of the Senate's bill , as well as its passage - although he predicted some changes to placate the senators that are now not supporting the legislation. A White House official said the Trump has pushed his team to stay involved and plans to flex his negotiating muscle, the official said. Sen. Susan Collins of ME reiterated her opposition to language blocking federal money for Planned Parenthood , which many ... Read More »

Republican Senator Dean Heller opposes health care bill

Nevada Republican Dean Heller didn't mince words about the GOP's new health care bill in the Senate: "It's going to be very hard to get me to a yes". The measure calls for reducing money for Medicaid. Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) is the fifth Republican in the Senate to object to the plan . Johnson said Friday that would be "way too early". Read More »

Karen Handel to be sworn in Monday


I respect any opinion that my members have. Fox News polled on Pelosi in March, and its survey showed her numbers improving only slightly since her time as speaker, from 24/56 in September 2010 to 33/50 today. Trump was quick to celebrate the Georgia win and accused Democrats of standing in the way of a legislative agenda bogged down by infighting and investigations into whether his campaign colluded with Russian Federation in last year's presidential election. Read More »

Mainers wary of Amazon/Whole Foods deal


The Seattle-based company already offers discounted Amazon Prime memberships for people receiving government assistance and is part of a pilot program to deliver groceries to food-stamp recipients. Beyond the romantic metaphor, Mackey also said the companies discussed what they could do together, though he could not share those plans until the transaction closed. Read More »

Whole Foods shares keep rising in bidding war speculation


Amazon shares opened at $1,017, a record according to Google Finance, although they later came down to around $1,000, up 1.28 percent from the close Friday, the day the $13.7 billion Whole Foods deal was announced. But based on Mackey's stirring testimony, it would take an very bad lot to make star-crossed lovers out of Amazon and Whole Foods. "I want to keep working", said the worker, who did not want his name used. Read More »

Terror cops arrest man in London Bridge investigation raid


But one of those animals could detonate and kill us all. The 41-year-old and his officers rushed to Borough High Street and made their way on foot to the market where the attackers were looking for people to kill. The belts, created to look like real explosives, consisted of three disposable water bottles covered in masking tape that were then attached to the belt. Read More »

Five GOP senators now oppose health bill

The long-awaited plan marks a big step toward achieving one of the Republican Party's major goals. He becomes the fifth GOP senator to say he will not back the bill as it is now written, and the first in Senate Republicans' so-called moderate wing. Read More »

Planes grounded by extreme heat in Phoenix, Arizona


The National Weather Service in Las Vegas says the record was tied at 4:07 p.m. Tuesday. "So if we didn't have these hot temperatures right now, we wouldn't have any chance for a monsoon later on in the year". The National Weather Service reported that Phoenix was expected to hit 120 degrees Tuesday. "There's a point at which either runway length is insufficient or the speed is so high that the tires wouldn't be rated for it", Mr Mann said of those aircraft. Read More »

May's Brexit offer nasty surprise: EU peers

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said the proposal was " particularly vague ". But that only served to irritate the leaders, who are shocked by the growing hostility towards foreigners in Britain, epitomised by the Home Office's stringent 80-page checklist for would-be citizens. Read More »

Otto Warmbier death a mystery:N.Korea

Let's also not blame the victim. Still we encourage Congress to enact a travel ban to North Korea and urge other nations to follow suit. He was incarcerated that March after being convicted of attempting to overthrow the regime and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor . Read More »

Letter to the Editor: GOP health care bill shows 'system' is rigged

After hospital, doctors and advocacy groups lambasted the proposal released Thursday, the health insurance industry's main Washington lobby said it's concerned about its impact on states' finances and low-income Americans. "We've got to fix the unmitigated disaster that is Obamacare". "It's so easy, but we won't get one Democrat vote. if it was the greatest bill ever proposed in mankind, we wouldn't get a vote and that's a awful thing. Read More »

Australia to resume air strikes in Syria after Russia threat


The unmanned aircraft allegedly displayed hostile intent toward US -backed coalition forces , which includes local and foreign Islamist militants, in a part of Syria that was recently identified as a military priority by Damascus. The Syrians, Russians, and Iranians want to test US commitments, whether it's by sending drones to al-Tanf or launching air raids against the SDF. "US-Russia relations are frosty", Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Darrell West told Xinhua . Read More »

Alleged Shooter Volunteered During Sen. Sanders Presidential Campaign, Vermont's Delegation Reacts


Hodgkinson, who was shot by police and later died of his wounds, bought the 7.62 caliber rifle and the 9 mm handgun that were recovered at the scene of the shooting from federally licensed gun dealers. Authorities are now at the suspect's home in Belleville, Illinois. That protest was meant to call attention to the power held by the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans. Read More »

Trump Hits Dems in Tweet Over GOP Healthcare Bill

Another senator who has announced that he does not support the current version of the bill , Rand Paul of Kentucky, said he would back it if the Senate reached an impasse on healthcare. In addition, the proposed changes to Medicaid financing for people who were newly covered under Obamacare and those in the standard Medicaid program are dramatic. Read More »

England vs South Africa, 3rd T20


The 27-year-old Yorkshireman cracked an unbeaten 60 off just 35 balls as England hammered South Africa by nine wickets at the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday in the first of their three-match Twenty20 series. When and where will the England vs South Africa 3rd T20I be played? Star batsman de Villiers , a mainstay in all three formats, has already said he will miss the Test series as he takes some time off from a heavy workload. Read More »

Uber CEO Stepping Down Amidst Company Turmoil

A number of other top execs, including its SVP of business, have also recently left or been pushed out. "Appointing a woman would certainly send a strong signal given the recent troubles, and that would be one of the easiest ways to cement a broad cultural shift away from the frat mentality that often characterized Travis Kalanick's tenure", Dawson said. Read More »

AIADMK (OPS Camp) To Support Kovind


He has a nice personality. Uddhav Thackeray had said the Sena had proposed Bhagwat's name, keeping in mind the concept of "Hindurashtra" (Hindu nation). The ruling combine, bolstered by support from the BJD, TRS and YSR, is comfortably placed and already has 60.8 per cent, or 6,09,433, of the votes, with the Opposition lagging behind with 3,81,295 votes. Read More »

Le Pen, Valls reelected to French Parliament


After the presidency triumph on May 7, France's youngest top official enjoyed a landslide majority in the National Assembly, making the party, he had created a year ago, the ruling movement for the next five years. "We are the only force of resistance to the watering down of France, of its social model and its identity", Le Pen said, arguing that her National Front still had a role to play. Read More »

McKenzie in as All Blacks concerned over Smith concussions


Crotty's Crusaders' Super Rugby teammate Jack Goodhue, who was one of five additional players named with the All Blacks squad as injury cover, would remain with the team. And Kieran Read gave an impressively commanding 75 minutes that showed his character and with one brilliant scoop pass off a dominant scrum, his outrageous skills. Read More »

Les règles du roaming en Europe changent


Le basculement est automatique et sans surcoût . Le téléphone basculait automatiquement sur un réseau local et l'opérateur devait s'acquitter d'une redevance auprès de ses homologues étrangers pour utiliser leurs infrastructures. Hors, son forfait est bien Français ( Orange , SFR , Bouygues Télécom ou Free Mobile). Bouygues le fait seulement pour l'Andorre. Autre information, les appels passés depuis un pays de l'Union européenne (qui n'est pas la France , ndlr) vers un autre ... Read More »

Immelt Out at GE After 16 Years; Flannery to Be New CEO


Immelt will remain chairman through the year but Flannery, who is 55, will take over as CEO on August 1. When Jeff Immelt became CEO of GE (GE) some 16 years ago, the big question was would he be able to fill the shoes of his legendary and crusty predecessor, Jack Welch . Read More »

GOP: Special Election Victories Boost Trump's Legislative Agenda


Unless the Democrats start winning more than just moral victories against a deeply unpopular president, her days as party leader could be numbered. After attending the meeting on Pelosi's future, Representative Richmond, the head of the Congressional Black Caucus, suggested the solution might be changing the narrative surrounding the minority leader, not ousting her. Read More »

Stephen Lynch: Reduce cost on health plans


Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) appears to be the first Republican to acknowledge publicly what more than two-thirds of Americans voters (according to polls) already understand-that the Trumpcare proposals put forth by the GOP are simply too aggressive in their attack on the sick and vulnerable. Read More »

Trump to visit Wisconsin to fill skills gap

Now there are 11,000 adults and 3,500 high school students in apprenticeship programs overseen by the state. The single biggest idea Trump touted during his infrastructure week was a plan to privatize part of the air-traffic-control system, which would help speed the rollout of badly needed technology. Read More »

United States raises rates, but will we see a third hike in 2017?

The Fed on Wednesday raised the fed funds target rate for the third time in seven months, to 1.00%-1.25%. "It's a Fed day and the markets will likely not blink an eye as the FOMC raises rates by 25 basis points", said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at First Standard Financial in NY. Read More »

Kovind's Prez poll campaign begins in Lucknow today

They claimed that leaders of the JD (U)-which had earlier pitched for Opposition unity, but is supporting Kovind's candidature-are also of the view that a non- Congress contender "would have been better", the sources said. "People of Bihar will never forgive Nitish Kumar". Meanwhile, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain expressed confidence over Kovind emerging victorious in the presidential election. Read More »