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Scalise transferred out of ICU, remains in serious condition

Scalise transferred out of ICU, remains in serious condition Scalise, R-La., the House majority whip, was moved back to the ICU on July 5 after contracting an infection. The hospital says Scalise will require careful monitoring to determine if further action is necessary. U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise's condition has been upgraded to "fair" but he had to undergo another surgery on Thursday to manage a deep tissue infection. [Full Article...]

Finally We Get to Talk About Something Other Than Donald Trump Jr

Finally We Get to Talk About Something Other Than Donald Trump Jr Full stop." Wray told the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee . The FBI director's job requires maintaining an independent position as strictly as possible, and that begins during confirmation hearings. Mr Goldstone wrote that the pop star's father and he met and the wealthy businessman "offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminat... [Full Article...]

What Is the Trump Administration Going to Do About Campus Sexual Assault?

What Is the Trump Administration Going to Do About Campus Sexual Assault? DeVos last month refused to say whether she believes LGBT students should be safeguarded from discrimination. How university and college administrations have dealt with campus sexual misconduct charges has become one of the most volatile issues in higher education, with many women saying higher education leaders have not taken their trauma seriously. [Full Article...]

US judges ask why group can sue for monkey's selfie

US judges ask why group can sue for monkey's selfie PETA lost that case in 2015 and is now appealing that decision at the US Court of Appeals. "Naruto can't benefit from his work", said Slater attorney, Angela Dunning . Dunning told the 9th Circuit that PETA filed the case simply to promote its campaign to give animals more rights. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco on Wednesday will hear arguments on whethe... [Full Article...]

AZ CEO set to take charge at Teva

AZ CEO set to take charge at Teva During his five years at the company he successfully defended Astra against a $118 billion takeover approach from Pfizer. In London, Astra shares were trading at 4,949.50 pence, down 4.67 percent. Teva is struggling with the expiry of the U.S. patent on its blockbuster multiple sclerosis drug, Copaxone, as well as an ambitious $41 billion takeover of Allergan's generics business. [Full Article...]

American tourist's beating death in Greece: What to know

American tourist's beating death in Greece: What to know Bakari loved spending time with family and friends, traveling, and meeting new people. The bar was holding an event devoted to Serbians the night of the fight, and one of the patrons argued with Henderson over the selfie. A Serb man was ordered jailed pending trial and two others were released on bail Thursday after appearing before an investigating judge on the Greek island of Zakynthos in the ... [Full Article...]

Trump Mideast envoy announces Is-Pals water deal

Trump Mideast envoy announces Is-Pals water deal Israel and the Palestinian Authority announced an agreement that will see an increase of up to 30 million cubic meters of fresh water going to the Palestinians. A third of the water will be delivered to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. "Israel's controversial Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman brought to the job a carrot-and-stick vision that says to the Palestinians, "[Israel] will take security meas... [Full Article...]

To resist Boko Haram, the university of Maiduguri digs trenches

To resist Boko Haram, the university of Maiduguri digs trenches Borno state police commissioner Damian Chukwu told the AP that the majority of those killed were members of the self-defense force. No fewer than 860 CJTF members have lost their lives to the insurgency in Borno State since 2014. "The suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device, blew up herself and killed the mourners", he said. Chukwu reiterated the command's commitment to prote... [Full Article...]

Twitter Had a Field Day With Kellyanne Conway's Flash Cards

Twitter Had a Field Day With Kellyanne Conway's Flash Cards She held up a page with the words, " Conclusion? " and " Collusion ", which had an X through it. White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway has produced some rather unusual visual aid cards during a television interview in a bid to "help all the people at home" with understanding claims of collusion between Trump and Russian officials. [Full Article...]

Trump's budget could reduce deficits, just not as much as he claims

Trump's budget could reduce deficits, just not as much as he claims The CBO said Trump's decade-long spending plan would trim the current almost $20 trillion national debt by $3.3 trillion, not the $5.6 trillion the White House projected. Under the president's blueprint, annual deficits would range between 2.6% and 3.3% of GDP, down from 3.6% this year, the CBO projects. Deficit reductions would be a result of drastic spending cuts proposed under the Trump pla... [Full Article...]

US House Panel Unveils Bill To Fund US-Mexico Border Wall

US House Panel Unveils Bill To Fund US-Mexico Border Wall Health research at the NIH would receive a $1.1 billion increase however, and special education funding would receive an nearly 2 percent increase. House Republicans are moving on President Trump's signature campaign promise to build a "big, attractive wall". [Full Article...]

United Kingdom takes steps towards Brexit with Repeal Bill

The Scottish National Party, which is in power in Scotland, also has 35 MPs who could challenge the bill in the Westminster parliament. They described the plans as a "naked power-grab" that undermined the principles of devolution. Labour has declared it will vote against the Bill unless changes are made, demanding that the Bill includes full protection of rights for British workers among five ot... [Full Article...]

Mitch McConnell's Precarious Health Care Balancing Act

Mitch McConnell's Precarious Health Care Balancing Act Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told FOX Business Thursday he did not support the stabilization fund for insurance companies. As the Senate works on their own version of the American Health Care Act, passed by the House of Representatives, one Nevada congressman says something has to change, soon. [Full Article...]

Sessions to unveil health care fraud crackdown this week, sources say

Sessions to unveil health care fraud crackdown this week, sources say It will focus on fraud against private insurers by treatment programs that have taken advantage of more generous coverage offered under the Affordable Care Act, former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, according to Bloomberg. [Full Article...]

Ex-New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's Corruption Conviction Overturned

Ex-New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's Corruption Conviction Overturned Silver was convicted November 30, 2015 of honest services fraud, extortion and money laundering in one of the most prominent corruption trials in New York City in decades. A properly instructed jury may not have convicted Silver, the 2nd Circuit said in its decision (PDF) on Thursday. "I have no doubt that when this case is retried, as the acting USA attorney for the Southern District of NY h... [Full Article...]

Former President Jimmy Carter hospitalized in Canada

Former President Jimmy Carter hospitalized in Canada In a statement, Habitat for Humanity said he was dehydrated while working in the hot sun. "He sat down on a chair that was close to him". Carter had been volunteering with a project to build 150 homes in cities throughout Canada with Habitat for Humanity. [Full Article...]

Senate Judiciary Chairman Wants Trump Jr. to Testify

Senate Judiciary Chairman Wants Trump Jr. to Testify However, Veselnitskaya was able to come into the United States, after requesting a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. through an intermediary promising damaging information on political opponent Hillary Clinton . But the committee's chairman, Republican Sen. Manafort disclosed the meeting in a package of information he provided to the Senate and House intelligence committees, who have been inves... [Full Article...]

Florida Cops Pull Over Black State Attorney, Struggle To Explain Why

Florida Cops Pull Over Black State Attorney, Struggle To Explain Why Ayala confirmed she was pulled over by the Orlando Police after teaching a class at Florida A&M University Law School. One officer asked her what government agency she worked for after looking over her license. An African-American state attorney in Florida was pulled over in a traffic stop by cops in a recent incident of discrimination against black Americans. [Full Article...]

Lockdown on Washington state Capitol campus lifted after reported gunshot

Lockdown on Washington state Capitol campus lifted after reported gunshot The state capitol campus in Olympia is in lockdown after employees received alerts telling them to shelter in place. KIRO 7 News later learned that the threat was completely unrelated. The State Patrol late Wednesday morning didn't know the identity of the person who originally mentioned hearing possible gunshots, Moore said. A video posted to Twitter showed heavily armed police in one of the ca... [Full Article...]

China troops head to first overseas base

China troops head to first overseas base Djibouti's position on the northwestern edge of the Indian Ocean has fuelled worry in India that it would become another of China's "string of pearls" of military alliances and assets ringing India, including Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. [Full Article...]


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