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Dems try to out-populist Trump with re-re-re-branding

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Democrats said they will counter President Trump's " The Art of the Deal " with " A Better Deal ". It was from Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer , and it was about how Democrats move forward with a new slogan - " A Better Deal " - and new policies. Read More »

Senate plan a catastrophe

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A vote should take place this week; the outcome remains in doubt. On Tuesday night, he told a roaring, placard-waving crowd at a rally in Youngstown, Ohio: "Any senator who votes against repeal and replace is telling America they are fine with the Obamacare nightmare , and I predict they'll have a lot of problems". Read More »

Here's the Exact Moment Obamacare Repeal Died in the Senate

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Lisa Murkowski , "This law is not affordable for anyone in Alaska". "I urge everyone to support it". The Senate healthcare reform process already traversed a rocky path. Senate Republicans came out of 20 hours of debate with a stunning failure in their efforts to overhaul the USA healthcare system - and Sen. It was not meant to become law, but to open a path for a House-Senate conference committee to try to work out comprehensive legislation Congress could pass and send to Trump. Read More »

Pakistan SC disqualifies PM Sharif in Panama Papers case

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Reports had earlier said that if convicted, Sharif may step down and his Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) may install his brother Shahbaz Sharif as the "dummy PM". Pakistan's Defence Minister Khawaja Asif is a frontrunner for the post of interim prime minister of the country in place of Nawaz Sharif . The court was announcing its verdict in connection with the Panama Papers case. Read More »

Driver charged in immigrant deaths

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Officials were brought to the trailer by a man who had approached an employee of the Walmart store and asked for water. These kinds of horrific tragedies are occurring with shocking frequency in San Antonio , which has become a center of human smuggling and trafficking. Read More »

Neymar "still with us" insists Barcelona boss Valverde

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Barcelona is now touring the United States in the International Champions Cup. The match starts on Thursday at seven in the morning. Pique posted a picture of himself with Neymar , along with the simple message "se queda", which translates as "he stays". Read More »

Indian Politics: Nitish Kumar upends opposition equations

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While all RJD and Congress leaders will be dumped from the cabinet, major JD (U) players, who were holding power in the previous grand alliance are all likely to keep their ministries or move up to a better suited one. So just blaming Nitish Kumar would be considered as being selective. Nitish Kumar's move marks his return to the NDA after nearly four years. In partnering with the BJP again, Nitish has made that sacrifice. Read More »

ARSENAL bid again for Lemar

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Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has publicly stated the club does not wish to sell Lemar. Whether they are in the pipeline I don't know. "I have also seen speculation about the case of Lemar", Vasilyev said this week. There's an assumption all offers made by Arsenal up to now have been rejected, but it's pondered the Premier League club could return again, with what would be a fourth bid, in 'a few days'. Read More »

Carnival ride that killed teen in Ohio banned in Tennessee

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The Fire Ball, sold by the company under the name Afterburner, is a mechanical ride that swings passengers up to 20 metres into the air while spinning at 15 revolutions per minute, according to the company's website. According to Erickson, more than a dozen ride inspectors will examine each ride at the fair beginning next Thursday. Fair organizers in OH said the ride passed inspection hours before the accident . Read More »

Showers and storms return to the forecast

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High temperatures were in the upper 80s and lower 90s. South wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Shower and storm chances continue into the weekend with flooding remaining a concern, especially for burn scars. It will be mostly cloudy throughout the day, highs will be held down into the mid to upper-80s. During the day Friday we'll have some scattered showers and storms through the day. Read More »

Charging zones for dirtiest vehicles may be introduced to help tackle pollution

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Britain is considered the second largest auto market in Europe after Germany with about 2.7 million new vehicles registered in 2016. Meeting the 2040 deadline will be a heavy lift. Other initiatives include a £255m fund for councils to reduce nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels in local areas, and a requirement to publish plans to tackle pollution on specific roads that have NO2 levels in breach of limits. Read More »

3 Takeaways From Quarterly Earnings Report — Twitter Stock Price

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Twitter's monthly active users remains stagnant at 328 million. Twitter's latest round of financials isn't looking all that hot. There was an air of positivity in the buildup to Twitter's second quarter earnings today, with the company's share price popping in the wake of its last earnings results in April . Read More »

Manchin, other Dems wait on GOP health care move

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Fallout from a collapse could endanger other GOP priorities such as overhauling the tax code, not to mention basic government functions like keeping agencies running or raising the federal borrowing limit. "There's no evidence of thought leadership". One-third of all health care spending - $1 trillion every year, representing almost 6% of our national GDP - is spent on wasteful, unnecessary patient care. Read More »

Chief minister of eastern Indian state of Bihar returns to power

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The RJD chief even preferred to take on PM Modi and BJP President Amit Shah over the recent political turmoil in Bihar . "We had information that to save themselves from CBI cases, they were in touch with Union Ministers in Delhi and were planning to topple the Nitish Kumar government", Tyagi said. Read More »

Who is Jeff Bezos?

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Jeff Bezos , CEO of e-commerce giant Amazon , has replaced Microsoft's Bill Gates as the richest person in the world. Of course, no one was really expecting Bezos to stay atop the list for long - and these kind of absurd proclamations tied to personal wealth are a bit of silly tech industry posturing when you take them at face value. Read More »

Muslims to return to Jerusalem shrine after Israel removes security measures

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday warned of intervention by the Muslim worldwide community over the metal detectors and ensuing clashes between Palestinian protestors and the Israeli troops. The guard opened fire after he was attacked with a screwdriver, killing his attacker and another bystander. In the past, Israel was willing to pay a high price to protect the relationship, including releasing an Islamic militant leader from prison in a deal with Jordan . Read More »

Jordan's King: Netanyahu Exploited Israeli Embassy Shooting for Political Gain

According to the security directorate, a Jordanian carpenter attacked and wounded an Israeli security guard following an argument on Sunday. The UN Security Council will hold closed-door talks today about the spiralling violence after Egypt, France and Sweden sought a meeting to "urgently discuss how calls for de-escalation in Jerusalem can be supported". Read More »

Trump Compares Himself To Abraham Lincoln

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Many who gathered in the plaza came to protest the president's push to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, even as Trump touted a U.S. Senate vote earlier Tuesday opening debate on legislation to repeal and replace the legislation. "Trump thinks he should be on Mt. Rushmore". Without saying so, Trump seemed to be alluding to what would have happened to guns rights if his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton had been elected. Read More »

Thousands Evacuated As Wildfires Continue

Each country has multiple large fires , but one of the largest in France is near the Mediterranean coast 77 km (48 miles) east of Marseille between La Londe-les-Maures and Le Lavandou and has forced the evacuation of about 12,000 people. Read More »

No Kyrgyzstanis killed in Pakistan blast - Foreign Ministry

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Initial police investigations suggested it might be a suicide bomb attack. Police on gun-fitted vehicles continued patrolling around their headquarters and other key government installations. The last major blast in the city was in March last year, when 75 were killed and hundreds injured in a bomb targeting Christians celebrating Easter Sunday in a park. Read More »

Senate moves forward on healthcare debate

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Then he gave a speech from the Senate floor in which he criticized the Senate for not following "regular order", urged senators to consider themselves the equals of the president, and said he wouldn't vote for the health care bill as it stands now. Read More »

Facebook Recoups Losses on Q2 Revenue, EPS Beat

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The social behemoth reported a 145% increase in revenue brought about mainly because of its advertising products in the United Kingdom and EMEA. Facebook saw its income increase by 70 percent in the second quarter of the year, the social media giant announced in a statement Wednesday. Read More »

Congressional Democrats to roll out economic agenda

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A Washington Post-ABC News national poll conducted July 10-13 found that only 37 percent of Americans believe the Democratic Party "currently stands for something", and 52 percent say it just stands against President Trump . In 2016, DNC employees and Clinton campaign workers were often paid below the existing, far-lower federal minimum wage for their overtime work. In recent years, the Democrats have been less a cohesive political party than an amalgam of identity politics ... Read More »

All diesel and petrol cars 'to be banned in United Kingdom by 2040'

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It's hoped that the decision will reduce levels of nitrogen oxide in the air, improving public health as a result. In the US, low gasoline prices in recent years have diminished the appeal of electric cars as has their cost. Vehicle dealers' hopes of a scrappage scheme to help usher motorists into newer , cleaner cars in the meantime do not look likely to emerge initially, however. Read More »

NSA Ajit Doval to call on Xi Jinping amid Doklam standoff

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On Monday, China's foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang indicated Doval is likely to meet Yang in Beijing but ruled out a discussion on the Donglang standoff. However, with Chinese officials and their state media ratchetting up rhetoric against India, there are several reports which have said that a meaningful dialogue between Doval and Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi is highly unlikely. Read More »

White House on edge as Mueller quietly pursues Russian Federation probe

At the time , former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich pointed out how a number of people Mueller appointed to serve on the special counsel that is investigating Trump donated to the president's general election rival, Hillary Clinton, as well as Trump's Democratic predecessor, former President Barack Obama. Read More »

US Republican Senator McCain will return Tuesday for healthcare vote

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Senate Republicans have to overcome an extremely thin margin to advance any plan affecting the Affordable Care Act, and McCain's vote is crucial. Before the vote, McConnell declared , "We can't let this moment slip by", essentially lecturing GOP lawmakers to give their party's high-profile legislation a chance to move forward. Read More »

Britain to ban sale of Petrol and Diesel cars from 2040

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Reports in the Guardian and Financial Times both indicated the United Kingdom is set to ban the sale of all diesel and petrol-burning cars and vans by the year 2040 as part of an air quality plan , including hybrid vehicles. While some will question whether £100 million is enough to bring the UK's charging infrastructure up to standard by 2040, Chargemaster told Auto Express it believes "the UK's charging infrastructure will be ready by 2040" to handle a sales ban on petrol and diesel ... Read More »