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Letter to the editor:Health insurance under 'Trumpcare'


Often times we fear what we do not understand. Wright recently returned from Washington, where she and members of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists lobbied Republican Senators on the fence about the GOP's health care plans. Read More »

Arab Nations Continue Isolation Of Qatar Which Ignores Their List Of Demands


Later in June, Kuwait handed over to Doha the ultimatum of Saudi Arabia , Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain with 13 demands , including the requests to severe Qatar's relations with Iran, close Turkey's military base in Qatar and shut down Al Jazeera TV channel, as well as to end support for the Muslim Brotherhood, a terrorist organization banned in Russian Federation. Read More »

Poll finds more adults in USA trust CNN compared to Donald Trump


Of the 4,695 people polled between June 29 and July 3, 50 percent said that they trusted CNN more than Trump , 47 percent chose the president , and 7 percent were uncertain. The poll is a complete reversal of Republican views in Democrat Barack Obama's presidency. Twenty percent say it's stayed the same. Sixty-five percent of Republicans say civility between the GOP and Democrats has declined since November, with just 12 percent saying it has improved. Read More »

Trump Talks Trade and Climate With Merkel Ahead of G-20 Summit


Xi and Putin also met on Monday where they agreed to further cement bilateral ties and strengthen coordination on the Korean Peninsula and other major issues. Russian Federation and the United States are still discussing the timing of the encounter between Mr Trump and Mr Putin, according to a Kremlin aide. Read More »

Cinema Theaters shut down in Tamil Nadu


Abirami Ramanathan, president of the exhibitors association, admitted they had asked Tamil Nadu finance minister D. Jayakumar to explore the possibility of an increase in ticket rates. Collectively our industry has been floundering for many years. The Tamil Nadu government had a committee waiving off Entertainment Tax if the movie was titled in Tamil and had a U certificate. Read More »

Auto drives into pedestrians in Boston, injuring nine people


The driver is cooperating with investigators, sources said. The crash occurred near a taxi stand close to Logan Airport, officials told Boston 25 News . The Associated Press said the driver was 56 years old. Police said some of those who have been injured have been seriously hurt. Police said the cause of the crash is under investigation and in a statement said the crash does not look to be intentional. Read More »

TODAY'S FORECAST: Mostly cloudy, showers and thunderstorms likely


Monday will be cloudy to partly sunny and hot with a PM shower or storm possible. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely today with highs in the low to mid 80s. Heading into the 4th Monday night , lows will be in the 60s, that's cool and comfortable under continued clearing. Given the aforementioned favorable environment, a severe thunderstorm watch may become necessary should additional thunderstorm initiation become likely. Read More »

Feds prosecuting most Chicago gun cases in years


Washington has assigned 20 additional agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to Chicago. Chicago Police officials say the strike force will be a specialized team of city cops, federal agents and IL state troopers who will work exclusively on stemming the flow of illegally possessed guns and targeting repeat gun offenders. Read More »

Plane crashes on California freeway


A teen is recovering after she said she was struck in the head by a bullet fired at her during a road rage incident while driving Monday. As you'd imagine, there's been all kinds of video of the plane crash and the subsequent wreckage posted to social media. Read More »

Kate's Law, which just passed in the House, is based in myth


Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly appeared with House Republicans at the Capitol on Thursday and said the bills will help ICE "uphold our nation's immigration laws and help make our communities more safe". "By shielding criminal illegal immigrants from federal authorities, sanctuary cities are disobeying the law", he said. Trump praised the passage of the bill in the House, and sought to expedite the passage of the law in the Senate. Read More »

Trump and Putin to hold first meeting next week


Trump's National Security Advisor HR McMaster, however, was non-committal as to whether Trump would bring up the matter of Russia's alleged involvement in last year's U.S. Those relations reached a post-Cold War low under Trump's predecessor, Obama. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with Trump at the White House on Tuesday in what he himself said was an attempt to "arm" the United States president with information ahead of his meeting with Putin. Read More »

Venus Williams responsible for a fatal accident


According to a copy of the police report obtained by ABC, Williams' SUV darted into an intersection in Palm Beach Gardens, near her residence. Williams allegedly told authorities she was trying to get through the intersection but had to drive slower due to the massive traffic ahead. Read More »

Turkey ready to fight in Syria 'at any threat from Kurds'


It was not clear whether there were any casualties in the exchange of fire. North-west Syria has become a flashpoint for Turkish-backed forces and the YPG , as the two groups battle the Islamic State group and vow for territory. However, the U.S. president not only continued with existing United States policy on Syria but also announced the arming of the YPG days before Erdogan travelled to the White House in May. Read More »

USA wants to work with China despite new sanction


The sanctions also come one week after the USA and China failed to announce a joint action plan to freeze North Korea's nuclear programme after their first Diplomacy and Security Dialogue in Washington , but reached a consensus on not doing business with any UN-designated North Korean entities. Read More »

Man United make £70m bid for Real Madrid striker


Morata has cut short his honeymoon in order to begin transfer discussions. The club president however denies that the Spaniard is close to sealing a move to Old Trafford as reported in the papers this week. "I have read that we have reached an agreement I do not know how many million times, but it isn't true". I do not have to disclose our intentions. England and Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe could be in a hard position with Bournemouth and West Ham, who are both interested in signing ... Read More »

Aston Martin unveils limited edition Vantage AMR


AMR is to Aston Martin what AMG is to Mercedes-Benz , creating evil-twin versions of Aston's road cars that are faster, harder, more exclusive, Nurburgring-developed, and inevitably more expensive. It has both with 430bhp V8 or 595bhp1 - up from 565bhp - V12 powertrain options. The production units are limited to just 300 cars; 100 V12 units and 200 V8 units. Read More »

The first Beyond Good and Evil 2 gameplay demo is very ambitious


Sharp ears will uncover more about the game's home instance, vehicles, character creation, and more during Creative Director, Michel Ancel's 15-minute tour around this early build. The Michel Ancel-led video focuses heavily on the scale of the world and how the spaceships fly. The idea is that you should be able to go anywhere in the massive game universe without loading screens. Read More »

March 2009 Time cover of Trump is phony


Not a single word of that statement was true. However there was no March 1, 2009, issue of Time Magazine and no issue at all in 2009 that had Trump on the cover, the Washington Post reports . Farenthold checked with the real Time magazine . Its red border is skinnier than that of a genuine Time cover, and, unlike the real thing, there is no thin white border next to the red. Read More »

Brazil's attorney general formally accuses Temer


Temer denies all wrongdoing. The benchmark Bovespa fell 0.9 percent, while the Brazilian real currency was down about the same rate against the dollar. If found guilty, Temer would face a $3 million fine and two to 12 years in prison. "If Congress has any connection left whatsoever with the society it represents, then Janot's strategy of wearing lawmakers down with multiple votes will win and you will see the president put on trial ", Melo said. Read More »

57 dead in US-led strikes on IS Syria prison: monitor

Separately, Syrian state-run TV station al-Ikhbariya cited its Deir al-Zor correspondent as saying coalition warplanes had destroyed a building in al-Mayadeen used as a prison by Islamic State to hold a "large number of civilians". United States forces would not fire on targets "unless they are the enemy, unless they are ISIS", he said late on Monday. The combined efforts of a host of worldwide and regional state and non-state actors against the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) ... Read More »

Macron's pro-EU party set for sweeping victory in French parliamentary election


France goes to the polls today with President Emmanuel Macron seeking the parliamentary majority he requires to bring about his political revolution. Voter turnout, however, hit a record low , as an estimated 52 percent of the population stayed away. Socialist Party leader Jean-Christophe Cambadelis, who was eliminated in Paris, called the results "an unprecedented step back for the left as a whole and the PS (Socialist Party) in particular". Read More »

PM Modi, Tendulkar lead applause for Srikanth

Chen made a couple of uncharacteristic errors but Srikanth's smash was in good working order as he led 17-15. Srikanth, who won his maiden Australian open title was happy with the performance against Chen Long . The second game began with a prolonged rally ended by Srikanth's powerful down-the-line smash as he took an early 4-1 lead after employing a backhand smash. Read More »

Modi leaves for U.S. after concluding Portugal trip

The deal would still require approval by Congress. California-based General Atomics, the maker of the Guardian drone sought by India, declined to comment. In that, he's likely to find common ground with Trump. Defence is expected to be a major agenda item when Trump hosts Modi at the White House next week. Read More »