Trump Blames Democrats For Obstructing Health Care Bill They Haven’t Seen Yet

June 22, 2017

Speaking Wednesday at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Trump lamented criticism that his administration hasnt accomplished much yet and pointed a finger at Democratic lawmakers for slowing the passage of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Trump tweeted similar complaintsearlier Wednesday. They just want to stop, they just want to obstruct. A few votes from the Democrats, seriously, a few votes from the Democrats, it could be so easy, so beautiful, and youd have cooperation. …

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How hot is it in the West? Let us count the ways

June 20, 2017

San Francisco, California (CNN)It’s so hot in the West that the scorching heat is breaking records, causing massive power outages and prompting flight cancellations. Las Vegas could also see peaks on Tuesday and Wednesday. The city could gamble with its highest temperature ever observed, which was 117 degrees Fahrenheit in 2013. What NOT to do in a heat wave …

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Wenstrup: Baseball aside, we’re all playing for the same team

June 16, 2017

(CNN)I never expected a baseball field in America to feel like being back in a combat zone, but Wednesday morning it did. I was pulling on my batting gloves and heading to the batting cages along the first base line when I heard the crack of a rifle shot. I turned — only to hear my Mississippi colleague and fellow Iraq War veteran Trent Kelly yell, “shooter!” Join us on Twitter and Facebook Ultimately, the attacker in Alexandria was an example of the worst in this …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… togetherness. Congressional baseball players: We must unite “We are dealing with a deeply entrenched, deeply ingrained system that has been perpetuated for a long time, so is it easy to change? No. But can we, of course we can, we just have to have the will to do it,” Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick told CNN’s Phil Mattingly. Plenty of members of Congress, shocked at what happened Wednesday morning at baseball practice in suburban Alexandria, Virginia, and deeply …

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4th person charged in Detroit genital mutilation case

June 16, 2017

(CNN)A Detroit-area wife and mother accused of being involved in a federal female genital mutilation case was arrested Wednesday near her home and released hours later, under the condition that she doesn’t talk to members of her religious community or attend her mosque. She is accused of entering the Burhani Medical Clinic, a Detroit-area clinic owned by Dr. Fakhruddin Attar and his wife, Farida, in February, when federal prosecutors allege the Attars allowed another Detroit-area …

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Four employees fired over day care van death

June 16, 2017

(CNN)Four Arkansas day care employees were fired Wednesday after the death of a 5-year-old who was left inside a van all day. “There are simply no words to express the overwhelming sadness we feel at the death of this child. We are heartbroken and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Ascent will continue to fully cooperate with the authorities and state agencies as they investigate this tragic incident,” Sullivan said. …

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Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study says

June 15, 2017

(CNN)Risks of major birth defects increased in step with the severity of a mother’s obesity or overweight, a study published Wednesday in the BMJ medical journal found. The study’s findings are not entirely new, but “expand on previous knowledge,” Persson said in an email. Past studies have shown an increased risk of congenital malformations among obese mothers. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. The …

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London fire: Crews work through night at tower block – BBC News

June 15, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMany witnesses have been talking about how they escaped Firefighters have worked through the night to dampen the deadly fire at a west London block of flats that killed 12 people and left many more missing. Flames could still be seen inside the tower block as crews used lights to search the building floor by floor. Sixty-five people were rescued after fire ripped through Grenfell Tower in north Kensington on Wednesday morning. …

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Donald Trump hasn’t tweeted in a very long time

June 9, 2017

(CNN)Donald Trump is a big fan of Twitter. He sees it as a direct pipeline to supporters, an end run on the so-called “fake news” media. Which makes any extended period of time without a tweet from the President worth nothing. And we are in the midst of such a drought right now. This last 37 hours is not at all like those past Trump Twitter deserts. The last day and a half has seen not only the release of former FBI Director James Comey’s written testimony Wednesday …

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IBM will use data science and tech to tackle the world’s biggest problems

June 9, 2017

IBM Watson's computer housing case.Image: Andrew Spear for The Washington Post / Getty Images IBM is channeling its science and tech expertise into tackling some of the world’s biggest problems. On Wednesday, the tech giant announced the launch of Science for Social Good, a new program that partners IBM researchers with postdoctoral academic fellows and nonprofits to take on societal issues through data. With the new initiative, IBM announced 12 projects planned for 2017. Each Science …

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Oldest Homo sapiens fossils discovered

June 8, 2017

(CNN)The oldest fossil remains of Homo sapiens, dating back to 300,000 years, have been found at a site in Jebel Irhoud, Morocco. This is 100,000 years older than previously discovered fossils of Homo sapiens that have been securely dated. The discovery was presented in a study in the journal Nature on Wednesday. But what the researchers found to be most remarkable about these fossils is that they capture a moment in time of evolution. The facial features of the skull look like a modern …

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Election 2017 poll tracker: How the parties compare – BBC News

June 7, 2017

… Public also published a poll on Wednesday with a slightly increased Conservative lead compared to their previous poll. They now have the Conservatives on 43% and Labour on 33%. Its not the only company which still shows a large gap. In fact, it’s more than 10% according to ICM and ComRes. The main reason for this disparity is the different ways that the pollsters estimate turnout. Polling companies are sometimes accused of “herding” – manipulating their figures so they …

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Election 2017: Five key things about the Question Time special – BBC News

June 3, 2017

… get off lightly either, with the first question from the audience on why the British public should trust him to negotiate Brexit. Image copyright Getty Images Home Secretary Amber Rudd repeatedly accused Mr Corbyn of having a “magic money tree” during the seven-way debate on Wednesday, and Mrs May took up the baton, repeating the mantra on a number of occasions. “There isn’t a magic money tree that we can shake that suddenly provides for everything that people …

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Actually, Mike Pence, Climate Change Has Nothing To Do With A ‘Liberal’ Agenda

June 3, 2017

… change. ExxonMobil chief Darren Woods Mr Woods argues that staying in the accord will mean the US keeps a seat at the negotiating table to ensure a level playing field for all energy sources, and can argue for the most cost-effective greenhouse gas reduction options and support for innovation Liveris, whose company gave $1 million to Trumps inauguration, was the driving force behind a letter from 30 major company executives backing the deal, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. The frequent …

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Deadly Explosion Rocks Kabul’s Diplomatic Quarter

May 31, 2017

Basir Mujahid, a spokesman for Kabul police, said several people were killed and wounded in the blast near the fortified entrance to the German embassy. A wounded man is helped after a massive blast rocked Kabul’s diplomatic quarter on Wednesday. A public health spokesman said at least 67 wounded people had been taken to hospitals around Kabul. Since most international troops withdrew at the end of 2014, the Taliban have gained ground and now control or contest about 40 percent …

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Guardian’s Ben Jacobs Will Donate His Broken Glasses To Newseum

May 31, 2017

Last Wednesday, Jacobs was covering Montanas special electionfor a U.S. House seat when he asked Gianforte a question about health care. Jacobs said the candidate, who went on to win the election the following day, body-slammed him and broke his glasses. A Fox News team thatwitnessed the attacksaid Gianforte grabbed the reporter by the neck with both hands and slammed him down on the ground. The candidate then began punching the reporter, the Fox News team said. The reporter has new …

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Afghanistan explosion: 80 killed in blast near diplomatic area

May 31, 2017

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN)A huge explosion hit near foreign embassies in Kabul on Wednesday morning, killing at least 80 people and injuring 300 others, the Afghan health ministry said. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsDropMock Video – Yearly Members Club Dropmock Video Members Club – $2400 plus a one off bonus $100 will instantly be added to your account each and every month. Plus every feature within DropMock added to your account!VidFly Enterprise Edition …

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Bella Hadid Confesses The “Crazy” Juice Cleanse She Once Tried

… and drink juices. OK, the lemon water and juices I can get on board with, but is that in between a bunch of carbs? Asking for a friend. The supermodel did reveal when she doesnt eat healthy for an extended period of time she [needs] to do a Monday-Wednesday cleanse to be able to flush everything out and detox. I have a few questions about that. What does the three-day cleanse entail? Like, a juice cleanse with no food? Just eating healthy for three days? Or, just three days without alcohol and …

May 25, 2017
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Twitter Has A LOT To Say About The Dirty Dancing Reboot LOOK!

Did you have the time of your life?!? On Wednesday, ABC aired the highly anticipated Dirty Dancing reboot starring Abigail Breslin and newcomer Colt Prattes. As many people are fans of the original flick featuring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, we knew a ton of people would flock to Twitter to comment on the made-for-TV movie! …

May 25, 2017
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Rower says she learned she was assaulted after friends saw it on video

(CNN)A University of Washington rower says she found out in April that she was sexually assaulted in December, after friends told her they had seen cellphone video of the incident, a police affidavit says. The university said Wednesday it has suspended two male members from the rowing team while the allegations are investigated, and University of Washington police filed a search warrant asking to access the Apple iCloud accounts of both suspects to see if evidence of the crime exists. The …

May 19, 2017
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