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Where Texas senators stand on American Health Care Act

The Daily Mail Opinion page published a column by syndicated columnist Star Parker Fridaystating the House Republican health bill will save money and deliver better health care to everyone. At the time , then-Gov. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Indiana's Joe Donnelly. If an agreement can not be reached - after trying - then it leaves open the alternative that many of us want: Medicare for All, ie. Read More »

WanaWiki Tool Can Combat WannaCry Virus


French researchers reported on Friday that they finally discovered a way to save Windows files affected by WannaCry encryption attack, which started last Friday and has infected over 300,000 computers in almost 150 countries. According to data published by Kaspersky, over 90 percent of the affected devices were running on versions of Windows 7, for which the security update was released two months prior to the attack by the company . Read More »

Tusk: We must be 'tough, even brutal' on terror

The remarks went down badly with European leaders, who had hoped Trump would use the opportunity to confirm his commitment to Article 5, the core North Atlantic Treaty Organisation principle that an attack on one member is viewed as an attack on all. Read More »

Iran accuses US of 'Iranophobia', arming 'dangerous terrorists'

Iranians yearning for détente overseas and greater freedoms at home have handed President Hassan Rouhani a second term - but the hardline forces he defeated in elections last Friday remain defiantly opposed to his plans. In using the headline address of his first foreign trip as president to declare his commitment to Sunni Arab nations, Trump signaled a return to an American policy built on alliances with Arab autocrats, regardless of their human-rights records or policies that sometimes ... Read More »

Ariana Grande to return for Manchester benefit concert

Home Secretary Amber Rudd had said she was " irritated " by the early release of the bomber's name and she said she had made it "very clear" to U.S. Ramadan Abedi had earlier claimed his son was innocent, saying: "We don't believe in killing innocents". Grande, who reportedly is in Boca Raton, Florida, with her family, has kept a low profile since the blast. Read More »

Texas pushes ahead with 'bathroom bill' as others shy away

Once the House passes its budget, House and Senate negotiators will meet to work out the differences. The Trump administration already has relied on the House bill's healthcare spending cuts in its proposed federal budget. Straus says he's anxious if the bill passes, Texas would lose economic drivers, including sports events from coming to the Lone Star State. "It is the right thing to protect our economy from billions of dollars in losses and, more importantly, to protect the safety of ... Read More »

What We Know About The Suspect In The Manchester Arena Bombing


A Salford university spokesman refused to comment. The US media outlets CBS and NBC identified the attacker as Abedi earlier Tuesday. Authorities say he may have been more directly connected to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ( ISIS ) than they had originally believed. Read More »

Ariana Grande suspends tour after Manchester attack

The paper said the alleged evidence suggested "a powerful, high-velocity charge, and a bomb in which its shrapnel was carefully and evenly packed". University dropout Abedi , 22, grew up in a Libyan family that reportedly fled to Manchester to escape the now-fallen regime of Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi. Read More »

Manchester attack: Police Fear Salman Abedi Could have Made a Second Bomb


In addition to those killed in the concert attack , 64 people are being treated for their wounds, Jon Rouse of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership said Wednesday. Britain views the United States as its closest ally and the countries also share intelligence as part of the Five Eyes network , which also includes New Zealand, Australia and Canada. Read More »

Manchester bombing case : United Kingdom police make 2 more arrests


The UK will hold a minute of silence Thursday morning at 11 a.m. local time (6 a.m. EDT) as the country continues to come to terms with the bombing at Manchester Arena , its worst terror attack since the 2005 London attacks. Neighbor Adam Prince said the raided apartment had been used as an Airbnb. He is understood to have made the bomb in a flat in central Manchester after he got back from a trip to Libya. Read More »

Texas House rejects attempts to strengthen 'bathroom bill'


Straus has for months said the bill would hurt the state's economy, and he has been joined by top companies and businesses who say it sends a discriminatory message. And it highlighted how some provisions in the House bill would produce damaging consequences for many people. Thune said they are focused on bringing down the cost of premiums . Read More »

UK police make 11th arrest over Manchester bomb attack

It remains to be seen whether the woman arrested in Manchester is the same woman Waddy and her daughter reported to security. The suspect's brother testimony corresponds with media reports of a " huge load of unused chemicals " allegedly found the bombing suspect's Manchester home, while London police said they were searching for a " network " of possible accomplices. Read More »

Pentagon to conduct first-ever ICBM intercept test


The South Korean government on Friday authorised a non-governmental organisation to make contact with Pyongyang with the aim of restoring humanitarian assistance to North Korea and other inter-Korean cooperation programmes. The Pentagon is thirsting for a success story amid growing fears about North Korea's escalating capability. They said Ri, the former air force commander, has been to one of the better-regarded schools in North Korea , but he and the other two were hand-picked by ... Read More »

Mumbai pip Pune in thriller to win third IPL title

The victory was sealed with the final ball of the game, bowled by former Australia global Mitchell Johnson, when Pune could only get two runs when they required four for the win. At a presser here on Monday, the Mumbai Indians bowling coach, when quizzed about whether he offered any advice to "Boom" as the team has nicknamed him, about how to bowl in the English conditions during the tournament, went on to shower praise on the seamer. Read More »

Ceremonies to mark Memorial Day across region

The Starbuck Memorial Day program will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 29 at Starbuck City Park. It is put on by the Mooresville-Lake Norman Exchange Club and everyone who was there to help put out the flags was a volunteer. The cemetery is at 415 E. Avenue A, Copperas Cove. The reading of the Honor Roll will be Saturday at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and Sunday and Monday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. Read More »

Praise for President Trump in the Middle East

For several years now, the Arab states have suggested that the plan can serve as a basis for negotiations, and that progress toward Israeli-Palestinian peace can be met with parallel progress toward peace between Israel and other Arab states. Read More »

Trump views on climate 'evolving' amid push from Europeans


G7 nations had hoped the USA leader, who has previously described climate change as a "hoax", would publicly back the Paris Agreement and the commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The hot-button issues of climate change, trade and migration threaten to throw a summit of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies off its consensus game, with U.S. Read More »

GOP senators want US to pull out of Paris climate accord

The G7 Summit will be held from May 26 t. A summit of G7 leaders on Friday failed to make progress on narrowing differences between the United States and its partners on climate change , hosts Italy said . Streiter said in Berlin that Germany's current account surplus - the broadest measure of trade and investment flows - reflects economic factors that the German government can't directly do anything about. Read More »

With Senate done, House ready to debate budget ideas


GOP aides and senators said privately they thought some differences were narrowed at the meeting but they also thought Cornyn was trying to spin some momentum for the bill, which has appeared stalled because of the sharp ideological and policy divisions in the GOP conference. Read More »

Donald Trump's Saudi trip ends, urges Muslim leaders to fight extremism

So these are people that push gays off business - off buildings. Specifically, treating women as second-class citizens was spotlighted. The leading story at the pan-Arab al-Sharq al-Awsat newspapercelebrated "Arab-American partnership to besiege Iran and extremism" and posted a cartoon showing Trump putting a wreath on a grave engraved with the words, "Obama's Policies". Read More »

President Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader - who calls it natural


On Thursday, President Donald Trump went to NATO headquarters in Brussels , where he had a series of awkward encounters and gave a speech that seemed to have the United States' NATO allies either snickering or worrying. The statement added: "The leaks of sensitive information pose a grave threat to our national security". British investigators are now refusing to share information about the case with USA law enforcement. Read More »

Farron denies Lib Dems are being squeezed in election campaign

The Britain I love is open, tolerant and united. "This is your chance to change Britain's future". A 1p rise in the basic, higher, additional and dividend rates of income tax in the next financial year raising around £6bn per year, which will ringfenced to be spent on NHS, care services and public health. Read More »

Ahead of Summit, Trump calls Germans 'very bad' on trade


Trump campaigned on a pledge to ditch the United States commitment to applying the 2015 Paris deal, which seeks to curb global warming by cutting carbon emissions. With May and Trump among four new faces in the club of the world's major democracies, the gathering in Italy was billed as a key test of how serious the new USA administration is about implementing its radical policy agenda, particularly on climate change . Read More »

Trump budget cuts will hurt Americans

And Rep. Hal Rogers called the cuts to Medicaid " draconian ". Not surprisingly, Trump has chose to embrace the House Republican health-care bill's $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid (over the next decade), according to The Post. I don't believe it's possible-in fact , I know it's not possible to balance the budget exclusively using the discretionary portion of the budget. Mark Warner, D-Va., told Mulvaney Thursday. Read More »

Trump condemns 'evil losers' for Manchester attack


The statement from Greenberg and Hoenlein included a separate clarification from the Trump Administration. Nevertheless, Trump managed to do plenty of things during his visit . In his final address, Trump said again that the Palestinians and the Israelis were ready for peace. Since it is located in East Jerusalem , which is occupied by Israel but regarded as Palestinians as the future capital of their state, successive US presidents avoided visiting the wall. Read More »

Manchester Police Arrest 3 Men In Connection To Arena Bombing

In attacking the concert, the bomber targeted an audience full of teenagers and 'tweens - Grande fans who call themselves "Arianators". The latest arrest comes as Britain's major political parties resumed pre-election hostilities with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn planning to take on Theresa May over police cuts and arguing the war on terror has increased the threat of terrorist attacks in the UK. Read More »

3 more arrests made in United Kingdom concert attack

Authorities confirmed on Wednesday evening (AEST) that three men were arrested in south Manchester in connection with the concert bomb attack, in addition to the suspected bomber's brother. "These are highly traumatic injuries". Officials described it as the largest and deadliest attack in 12 years, since more than 50 people died in the London tube and bus bombings in July 2005. Read More »

Trump Wants to 'Move Fast' on Israel Peace Deal


The area, captured by Israel in 1967, is not sovereign Israeli territory and Palestinians there are not Israeli citizens and do not have the right to vote. This visit underscores the unwavering strength of the US-Israel relationship and the Jewish state's vital importance as America's strategic partner in a volatile region", AIPAC said. Read More »

Trump Vows to 'Get to the Bottom' of the Leaks


Police identified Abedi, 22, who was born and raised in Manchester and has Libyan parents, as the suicide bomber in Monday night's attack. His younger brother, Hashem Abedi , who was captured in Tripoli on Wednesday, claims that he and his brother were both members of ISIS . Read More »

Britain Facing 'Imminent' Threat Despite New Arrests in Manchester Bombing

Armed police were also seen on patrol outside St. Paul's Cathedral in London , another popular tourist spot. Neighbors recalled him as a tall, thin young man who often wore traditional Islamic dress and did not talk much. "She expressed the view that the intelligence sharing relationship we have with the United States is hugely important and valuable, but that the information that we share should be kept secure", May's spokesman said. Read More »

Polls close in election after candidate allegedly body slams reporter

Montana voters headed to the polls to decide a nationally watched Congressional election amid uncertainty in Washington over President Donald Trump's agenda and his handling of the country's affairs. "We'll talk to you about that later", Gianforte says on the recording, referring Jacobs to a spokesman. The last-minute controversy unnerved Republicans, who also faced close calls this year in the traditionally Republican congressional districts in Kansas and Georgia. Read More »