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McCain to oppose latest Republican bill to sink Obamacare


McCain , who joined Democrats in defeating GOP-backed Obamacare repeal legislation in July, said he "cannot in good conscience vote for Graham Cassidy", arguing that addressing such a large issue "deserves a bipartisan approach". "We tried hard to get a bipartisan solution, but right in the middle of it we had 15 Democratic senators with " Medicare for all" to blow it all up and then here came the Republicans with a Republican bill", Alexander said. Read More »

Zarif Says Negotiation With the US 'Is Useless'


The missile was launched from an unknown location. "It exports arms to Hezbollah and other terrorist groups; and it continues to conduct a very active ballistic missile program". If Trump chooses to decertify Iran's compliance with the nuclear agreement, Congress would have up to 60 days to vote on any sanctions . Tillerson was speaking to reporters right after emerging from a private meeting with Iranian officials. Read More »

Iranian President Slams Trump's UN Speech, Calling It 'Ignorant, Absurd, Hateful'

Iran's president said it would be a "great pity" if "rogue newcomers" destroy the global nuclear deal that lifted sanctions in exchange for curbs on Tehran's nuclear program. believes Iran is not in compliance with the spirit or expectations of the deal. In his maiden address at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump spelled out in blunt and personal terms the reasons why Kim Jong Un and his government should be treated as pariahs. Read More »

Reagan column: Trump shows willingness to stand up for America at UN

He said he thinks that Trump should apologize to the Iranians for the United Nations speech . This may have been Mr. Trump's finest speech as president. Iran has ruled out talks with the USA on revisiting a 2015 nuclear accord as "waste of time", the media reported. The diplomat said there was unanimity that the nuclear deal was being respected, but the debate had not really focused on its implementation. Read More »

McCain says he can not vote for Graham-Cassidy bill


While Republican response to McCain's announcement was muted Friday, Obamacare supporters were quick to praise the senator for his decision. The President also accused McCain of taking the " sad " step of aligning himself with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) while abandoning his closest ally in the Senate, proposal co-sponsor Sen. Read More »

Carmelo Anthony: Knicks fail to maximize value in Thunder deal

NY had 20 players on the roster before the Anthony deal, which is the maximum number a team is allowed to enter training camp with. Woj reported that the Rockets are still the preferred destinations with the other teams coming into play in case a deal can't be finalized there. Read More »

Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons test


But Japan's Kyodo News earlier reported that a 3.4 magnitude natural disaster was detected at a depth of zero kilometers near the North's nuke test site, citing China's quake agency. China's Commerce Ministry announced that the limit on oil supply will begin on October 1. Rep. Duncan Hunter's call for a " pre-emptive strike " on North Korea is incendiary and risky - the worst thing he's publicly said as a politician. Read More »

Jose affects coast; Maria could turn north — Update


Beltran is one of many Puerto Rican major leaguers - Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor, St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina and Hall of Famer Pudge Rodriguez, among them - who are searching for ways to help their torn island. "We have to build the new Cataño after Maria ". You know, a couple of hours ago, the eye left the island. Maria tore the roof off the Prime Minister's residence. Read More »

President Rouhani says Iran nuclear deal can not be renegotiated


European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogerhini met US Vice President Mike Pence late Tuesday and argued that the deal is working and that Iran has been found to be living up to its commitments by nuclear watchdog the IAEA. He said of the president's address: "In over 30 years in my experience with the United Nations, I never heard a bolder or more courageous speech". Read More »

Tillerson: Iran is in Compliance with Nuclear Deal, US Disagreement is 'Political'


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani retaliated during his address at the general assembly on Wednesday by calling Trump a "rogue newcomer to the world of politics", without naming him. "The U.S. and the Zionist regime have isolated themselves by expressing opposition to the nuclear agreement , which is hailed by the entire world community as a win for global diplomacy", he said . Read More »

Trump lashes out at rally against McCain's GOP bill opposition


States like Missouri, which did not expand Medicaid coverage to low-income people under the 2010 health law , would see a boost in funding; states like IL could lose hundreds of million dollars a year. The Senate Health Committee had been working on a bipartisan bill to stabilize the markets and was close to a deal. " Great for Arizona. McCain let his best friend L.G. Read More »

Top North Korea officials denounce Trump as 'crazed hoodlum'

KELLY: OK, Ben Rhodes, that key point that Tillerson just raised about that this would only rein-in Iran's nuclear program until a certain date, and could the USA cut a better deal that would rein it in more permanently? According to media reports, Trump reportedly clashed with his national security team on whether he should recertify Iran's compliance in July. Read More »

Carlos Beltran and Wife Jessica Start Puerto Rico Fundraiser With $1M Donation


The 11-billion gallon Guajataca Dam on the island's northwest coast is prompting flash flooding downstream just days after Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico completely without power . It's the second time in a week that Cuomo has traveled to the Caribbean to survey storm damage and offer messages of support. If everyone would give me a dollar, my goodness. Read More »

JUST IN: Another 6.2 magnitude natural disaster hits Mexico

Alberta Velasco is with the Mex Y Can Association of Manitoba and said Tuesday's quake that has claimed at least 286 lives, brings back memories from when he lived in Mexico and experienced the horrific natural disaster of 1985. At the site of an office building that collapsed Tuesday and where an around-the-clock search for survivors was still ongoing, rescuers briefly evacuated from atop the pile of rubble before returning to work. Read More »

Messi Sinks Old Lady — Champions League


Following Messi's 59th goal in 58 group stage appearances, Puyol - who retired in 2014 - took to Twitter to make it known who he thinks is the best player in the world. "I'm lucky to play with Messi for the national team, I've learned many things". Check the complete schedule of this week Champions League matches here . Read More »

Iraq's major Shiite Party opposed to Kurdish referendum


The most hotly contested area is Kirkuk, where Baghdad lays claim to the oil-rich province. A Kurdish official in the city of Kobani, Idriss Naasan, said Arabs, Turkmen and Christians are also voting. On Friday, the Iraqi Kurdish leader had insisted that the vote would be held as planned, despite a warning from the UN Security Council that it was "potentially destabilizing". Read More »

Au moins 15 morts à la Dominique — Ouragan Maria


Si l'on ne faisait état jusqu'à présent que d'un mort, le bilan est passé à 13 vendredi. Un homme est mort frappé par un tronc d'arbre. " Nous allons avoir besoin d'eau potable", a déclaré sur une télévision américaine la maire de San Juan, la capitale, juste avant que les communications soient coupées. Read More »

Mexico quake: "No more children" in school rubble


As of Thursday morning, at least 21 schoolchildren and four adults have been confirmed dead, Reuters reported . A strong magnitude 7.1 quake rocked Mexico's central Puebla state on Tuesday, tearing down buildings and causing widespread damage. Read More »

Trump touts his Twitter use at Alabama rally


Roy Moore , the arch-conservative Republican running for a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, doesn't believe in evolution . Unusual said Moore's supporters look like the White House "unemployment line", an apparent reference to Moore's support from past Trump advisers such as Bannon. Read More »

Perquisitions au siège de l'exécutif régional — Référendum en Catalogne


De son côté, Mariano Rajoy a défendu le travail de la justice et assumé la politique de la main ferme, à l'issue d'une session houleuse au Parlement espagnol à Madrid. "C'est d'une irresponsabilité totale". Treize personnes, dont le bras droit du vice-président Oriol Junqueras, ont été arrêtées. " qu'ils sont déterminés à voter le 1er d'octobre". Read More »

Buddhist Mob Blocks Aid Shipment to Rohingya


Beside him stood his brother, his bare arms folded defensively. But there were few signs of major construction work underway, with many refugees complaining they were being ordered to move on without any idea where to go. Two existing refugee camps were packed beyond capacity, and Bangladesh has said it would free land to build a third. No Rohingya has got asylum in India nor have they applied for it. Read More »

United Nations figure warns of 'major atrocities' in Myanmar crisis


After almost half a million people fled Rakhine state in three weeks following attacks by the military, Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi , avoided any mention of ethnic cleansing of Muslim Rohingya while broadly condemning human rights violations in her first major address on the issue. Read More »

Around the NFL: Vikings' Bradford may play Sunday


Cook, long considered a likely first-round pick, landed with the Vikings in Round Two and through two games is the NFL's third-leading rusher with 191 yards. A year ago the Bucs were 1-0 with a victory at Atlanta. It's not like the Lions are beating the 1985 Bears or any season of the New England Patriots or anything. Read More »

Fed plans to modestly reduce bond holdings


NEW YORK , Sept 19 ( Reuters ) - Global stock markets edged higher on Tuesday and the dollar dipped as investors awaited signals from the U.S. Federal Reserve on when it will hike interest rates again and start shrinking its balance sheet . Read More »

Faulty devices help keep Iran in nuclear deal limits

Much of Trump's speech focused on the threats of nonproliferation, but his rhetoric on Iran undermined his North Korea message. Trump took aim at other authoritarian regimes as well, lampooning North Korean tyrant Kim Jong Un as a "rocket man on a suicide mission". Read More »

This is Mexico City before the quake. And after


The epicentre of the quake was near Atencingo in Puebla state, about 120km (75 miles) from Mexico City , with a depth of 51km, the US Geological Survey said . The magnitude 7.1 quake killed at least 223 people. At least 71 people were confirmed dead across the region. American search-and-rescue teams are being deployed to Mexico after President Trump offered assistance to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto following a massive natural disaster, the White House announced Wednesday. Read More »

Trump's jabs set up 1st big US-Iran talks of his presidency

Tillerson called the sunset clauses "the most glaring flaw" in the deal, according to RFE/RL. "Is this agreement enough? No". However, Tillerson said that Trump is " very, very seriously considering " the decision of whether the United States finds the agreement is in the best interests of the American people. Read More »

Iran president says Trump's United Nations speech was full of 'ugly, ignorant words'

Trump said Wednesday he had made his decision but was not yet ready to reveal it. Trump has also refused to share his decision with many of his top advisers, according to The Washington Post . Trump's comments, made as he met with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, came the day after he told the U.N. General Assembly that the deal was "an embarrassment for the United States". Read More »

Apple to bring back 3D Touch gesture with future iOS 11 update


One of the biggest updates in iOS 11 is the new Control Center , which Apple has completely overhauled. You might see it in the brief video, but there was no way to actually get that image before. It has a slew of new features that could make our lives a lot easier, but there's a few that you might not immediately spot after updating your phone . Read More »

'Pakistan is terroristan', says India at UNGA


When the Pakistani Prime Minister was questioned about India's role curbing the problems in war-prone Afghanistan, he said that it is zero. Asked if he was willing to "go to an extra mile" to accommodate President Trump's demand for Pakistan to do more, he said: "It's a relationship that goes beyond Afghanistan". Read More »

Clapper: "Possible" That Trump Was Recorded On Manafort Wiretap, "Conceivable"


He's an aluminum magnate who runs Basic Element, one of the largest industrial firms in Russian Federation. "If he needs private briefings we can accommodate", Manafort's email says, as quoted by the Post . For example, Paul Manafort , a Trump associate whose communications were reportedly intercepted by the government at some point, lived in Trump Tower , and until August, he was chairman of the Trump campaign headquartered in Trump Tower . Read More »

GOP Senate Candidate Wraps Himself in Trump at Debate


This transitive divine endorsement for odd is the heart of his campaign, and Moore's claim that Trump has been drawn away from God's will to Mitch McConnell's is the heart of the Judge's campaign. "It's absolutely insulting to the president". That question was at the center of the first and only debate on Thursday between interim Sen. "We voted for a big lovely wall and not more amnesty deals", Palin said. Read More »

Kingsman 3 To Be Filmed In Asia?


The references to 1970's vintage Bond movies are many, the one-liners are mostly amusing and - importantly - the occasional mis-steps into outright sadism that marred the first film have been left out this time. The sequel is still amusing in spots - especially kung-fu Elton - and the A-list cast hits the mark, but " Golden Circle " is too scattered and way overstuffed. Read More »