NYSNA, 1199, advocates and politicians denounce Senate health care vote

There was high drama as Sen. The back-and-forth played out as the Senate prepared for a freakish Capitol Hill ritual, a "vote-a-rama" on amendments that promised to last into the wee hours of Friday morning - at the end of which, the path ahead wou... More..

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Russian diplomat warns of sanctions reaction
by | Monday, July 31, 2017

Russian diplomat warns of sanctions reaction

Republicans and Democrats have pushed for more sanctions partly as a response to the election allegations. Trump has denied any collusion between his associates and Moscow and termed the Russian investigation...More..

'The world isn't safe,' China's Xi Jinping tells troops
by | Monday, July 31, 2017

'The world isn't safe,' China's Xi Jinping tells troops

Xi didn't specify any target, but China's defence ministry spokesperson Ren Guoqiang said in a statement that the parade was not targeted at China's "surrounding situation", but was in accordance with the yea...More..

John Kelly is new White House chief of staff; Reince Priebus out
by | Monday, July 31, 2017

John Kelly is new White House chief of staff; Reince Priebus out

The New Yorker magazine published an interview Thursday in which Scaramucci called Priebus, amid an avalanche of vulgarity, a "paranoid schizophrenic". Before accepting the position, Scaramucci served as the v...More..

Ozamiz mayor, wife, 10 others killed in simultaneous raids vs illegal drugs
by | Monday, July 31, 2017

Ozamiz mayor, wife, 10 others killed in simultaneous raids vs illegal drugs

At least five were arrested, including Parojinog's daughter, Nova Parojinog Echavez, who's also the city's vice mayor. Policemen were approaching the mayor's house when his bodyguards opened fire and hit a po...More..

Sri Lanka allays India's concerns renegotiates port deal with China
by | Monday, July 31, 2017

Sri Lanka allays India's concerns renegotiates port deal with China

Sri Lanka on Saturday sealed a billion-dollar deal to let a Chinese state firm take over a loss-making port in a move that worries many, including its giant neighbour India. Sri Lankan officials have repeatedly...More..

USA military says is conducted 'successful' THAAD missile test over Pacific Ocean
by | Monday, July 31, 2017

USA military says is conducted 'successful' THAAD missile test over Pacific Ocean

Gen. Sam Greaves, Missile Defense Agency director. American forces successfully tried out Sunday a missile interception system the United States hopes to set up on the Korean peninsula, military officials s...More..

Enhanced Security Measures Begin as Electronics Ban Ends
by | Monday, July 31, 2017

Enhanced Security Measures Begin as Electronics Ban Ends

The U.S. and British ban on electronic devices in the cabins of inbound flights from certain countries stemmed from a new intelligence analysis suggesting that terrorists could put bombs in laptops in a way t...More..

Trump to sign bill for new sanctions on Russian Federation
by | Sunday, July 30, 2017

Trump to sign bill for new sanctions on Russian Federation

The sanctions bill was received by the White House at 1:53 pm (1753 GMT), a United States government source told AFP . Trump's likelihood of supporting the measure is a remarkable concession that the preside...More..

Winger backs Rauner vow to spread public school funding evenly
by | Sunday, July 30, 2017

Winger backs Rauner vow to spread public school funding evenly

Democrats for almost two months have held off on sending a funding bill to GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner because he's pledged to strip money for Chicago Public Schools that he's declared a "bailout". "There is no excus...More..

SP, BSP MLCs resign paving way for BJP minister's election to council
by | Sunday, July 30, 2017

SP, BSP MLCs resign paving way for BJP minister's election to council

Two Samajwadi Party MLCs have resigned from the membership of the legislative council on Saturday praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Yogi Adityanath . Not only SP MLCs but Jaiveer S...More..

Russian Federation retaliates on sanctions by cutting United States embassy staff
by | Sunday, July 30, 2017

Russian Federation retaliates on sanctions by cutting United States embassy staff

According to the statement , the Russian minister noted that Moscow's "limited and absolutely adequate measures" with respect to USA diplomatic property in Russia "is not a response on the basis of an "eye for...More..

Gingrich on John Kelly: White House 'Game Changer'
by | Sunday, July 30, 2017

Gingrich on John Kelly: White House 'Game Changer'

ROBERT COSTA: And everyone was thinking maybe Attorney General Sessions would be the person to go at the end of this week, after all of his struggles with President Trump, but it was Priebus. "Let me be clear ...More..

Pakistan's ruling party meets to consider PM Nawaz Sharif's successor
by | Sunday, July 30, 2017

Pakistan's ruling party meets to consider PM Nawaz Sharif's successor

Meanwhile the Election Commission of Pakistan has de-notified Nawaz Sharif as member of the National Assembly , a statement said. Because Sharif's party enjoys a comfortable majority in the parliament, h...More..

Trump Names John Kelly as New White House Chief of Staff
by | Sunday, July 30, 2017

Trump Names John Kelly as New White House Chief of Staff

Kelly is not entirely clear. "I think the president wanted to go a different direction", Priebus told CNN just hours after his exit was announced. Scaramucci, a millionaire NY financier, arrived at the Whit...More..

Trump pushes out chief of staff Reince Priebus
by | Sunday, July 30, 2017

Trump pushes out chief of staff Reince Priebus

He will be replaced by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly . The situation was an awkward one because of the fact that Priebus had traveled with the president that day. Kelly is due to begin his tenure as...More..

Protesters block Dalston road over Rashan Charles death
by | Sunday, July 30, 2017

Protesters block Dalston road over Rashan Charles death

He also posted a meme under the heading "Me @ these rioters in Dalston" which read: "You're doing fantastic, sweetie". The tweets prompted a backlash on social media, with some calling for him to be removed f...More..

Iran, US Navies Engage in Second Encounter in One Week
by | Sunday, July 30, 2017

Iran, US Navies Engage in Second Encounter in One Week

According to IRIB TV channel, the incident occurred on July 28. IRNA quoted a statement from the Guard as saying that the USS Nimitz and an accompanying ship came near an Iranian oil offshore platform in the ...More..

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus replaced
by | Sunday, July 30, 2017

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus replaced

Reince Priebus has resigned his role as White House chief of staff, saying it had become clear that the United States president wanted to go in a different direction. That Scaramucci says he's not in the White...More..

Sunny Saturday with comfortable temperatures
by | Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sunny Saturday with comfortable temperatures

The front will help bring in some slightly cooler and less humid air. High temperatures 15 to 19 degrees, with moderate to fresh and occasionally gusty winds. Saturday: Breezy. Grey start (Chance AM shower in ...More..

Reince Priebus: Trump 'wanted to go a different direction'
by | Sunday, July 30, 2017

Reince Priebus: Trump 'wanted to go a different direction'

The relationship between Priebus and Trump - one a creature of the Republican establishment who rarely speaks in definitives, the other a Manhattan outsider famous for his brash language - goes back much farthe...More..

Unknown gunmen attack home of Kenya deputy president
by | Sunday, July 30, 2017

Unknown gunmen attack home of Kenya deputy president

Officials from Ruto's office were not available for immediate comment. Local television stations reported earlier that gunmen were behind the attack on the home of William Ruto. None of the DP's family member...More..

McCain Vote Kills GOP Skinny Repeal
by | Sunday, July 30, 2017

McCain Vote Kills GOP Skinny Repeal

Following its failure, an emotional McConnell expressed his disappointment on their failure to deliver on one of their top campaign promises. Ahead of the vote, many Republican senators admitted that the me...More..

Venezuela Bans 'Public Assemblies' After Failing to End Protests
by | Sunday, July 30, 2017

Venezuela Bans 'Public Assemblies' After Failing to End Protests

This weekend, voters will elect a 545-member special assembly that will be charged with rewriting the Venezuelan constitution - and will have the power to eliminate state agencies. Among those hit by the USA sa...More..

German police say stabbing suspect born in UAE
by | Saturday, July 29, 2017

German police say stabbing suspect born in UAE

He was arrested by police shortly afterwards. Barmbek is in northeastern Hamburg, away from the downtown district. The man wounded other passers-by on the street after he ran out of the supermarket, before ...More..

48 injured in commuter train crash in Barcelona
by | Saturday, July 29, 2017

48 injured in commuter train crash in Barcelona

Others showed paramedics treating injured commuters sitting on the platform and loading them on stretchers into ambulances. She said they didn't know whether it was a bomb and many passengers were screaming. ...More..

Putin: We'll have to retaliate against 'illegal' U.S. sanctions
by | Saturday, July 29, 2017

Putin: We'll have to retaliate against 'illegal' U.S. sanctions

According to the Kommersant newspaper, officials in the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs are now prepared to seize U.S. Embassy property in parts of Moscow and expel 35 U.S. Although Trump has repeatedly spo...More..

Putin critic says Russian lawyer's Trump Tower meeting was about sanctions
by | Saturday, July 29, 2017

Putin critic says Russian lawyer's Trump Tower meeting was about sanctions

Fusion GPS was apparently representing these same Putin-connected interests when they were involved in arranging the controversial meeting Donald Trump Jr ., Jared Kushner , and Trump campaign manager Paul M...More..

by | Saturday, July 29, 2017

House Speaker Ryan defends Priebus, says has Trump's confidence

But let me tell you about myself. That's according to three White House officials and people close to the president not authorized to speak publicly about private conversations. Yet after Scaramucci's call-in C...More..

911 audio: A snake is 'eating my nose'
by | Saturday, July 29, 2017

911 audio: A snake is 'eating my nose'

The dispatcher calmly tries to assist. The 45-year-old woman called 911 Thursday to ask for help. "Because of how close it was wrapped around her, there were no other options, from what I understand". The s...More..

Mostly cloud, some rain in the forecast for the weekend
by | Saturday, July 29, 2017

Mostly cloud, some rain in the forecast for the weekend

Thursday brings more cloud cover, but it won't be a awful day. FRIDAY NIGHT: Decreasing rain showers and clearing skies develop Friday night, with a low temperature of 61 degrees. Monday: Sunny and hot,...More..

USA sanctions Iranian companies after satellite launch
by | Saturday, July 29, 2017

USA sanctions Iranian companies after satellite launch

The United States punished Iran on Friday for it launch this week of a satellite-carrying rocket into space by hitting six Iranian entities with sanctions targeting the country's ballistic missiles program. T...More..

Senate Vote On Clean ACA Repeal Falls Flat
by | Saturday, July 29, 2017

Senate Vote On Clean ACA Repeal Falls Flat

The tiebreaking vote was necessary from Vice President Mike Pence, as president of the Senate. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has repeatedly rejected Trump's proposal to lower the threshold. It might "take s...More..

Kushner Helped End Diplomatic Crisis Between Israel and Jordan
by | Saturday, July 29, 2017

Kushner Helped End Diplomatic Crisis Between Israel and Jordan

The attack followed high tensions over new Israeli security measures at the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. However, the Israelis refused, saying the guard has diplomatic immunity. They threatened to pursue "l...More..

Amit Shah using muscle, money power to lure MLAs: Congress
by | Saturday, July 29, 2017

Amit Shah using muscle, money power to lure MLAs: Congress

The tally since Thursday is five. Three legislators of the Gujarat Congress on Thursday quit the faction-ridden party, which is still reeling from the exit of popular leader Shankersinh "Bapu" Vaghela. "I g...More..

Senate Rejects The GOP Obamacare Repeal-Only Measure
by | Friday, July 28, 2017

Senate Rejects The GOP Obamacare Repeal-Only Measure

Senate Republican leaders, including the majority leader, Sen. The Senate has rejected a measure that would have repealed major parts of the health care law but would not have provided a replacement, sign...More..

Iran launched rocket carrying satellite, official says
by | Friday, July 28, 2017

Iran launched rocket carrying satellite, official says

Simorgh rocket is launched and tested at the Imam Khomeini Space Centre, Iran, in this handout photo released by Tasnim News Agency on July 27, 2017. "The Simorgh can place a satellite weighing up to 250 kg (...More..

Venezuela congress going ahead despite
by | Friday, July 28, 2017

Venezuela congress going ahead despite "imperial" threat -Maduro

The US measures came as Venezuela's opposition began a two-day nationwide strike aimed at ousting the president through early elections. Maduro, whose term ends next year, says the initiative is the way to em...More..

Sessions' DOJ argues gay people aren't protected from discrimination under Title VII
by | Friday, July 28, 2017

Sessions' DOJ argues gay people aren't protected from discrimination under Title VII

Shannon Minter, the legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, downplayed the impact of the Justice Department arguing against gay rights in the case , "because any such shift would inevitably...More..

3-Year-Old Autistic Twins Drowned in New York Pool
by | Friday, July 28, 2017

3-Year-Old Autistic Twins Drowned in New York Pool

Neighbor Anu Lamba, who has twin grandsons, told the Daily News that she was devastated for the family. According to ABC station WABC in NY, police said the boys' mother had just woken up when she looked ...More..

Saakashvili says lost Ukraine citizenship due to president's fear of opposition
by | Friday, July 28, 2017

Saakashvili says lost Ukraine citizenship due to president's fear of opposition

Saakashvili is now in the United States and the withdrawal of his Ukrainian citizenship has left him stateless. In a video posted on Facebook overnight, however, Saakashvili said the decision was politicall...More..

Iranian officials unanimously denounce Washington's new sanctions
by | Friday, July 28, 2017

Iranian officials unanimously denounce Washington's new sanctions

The bill should be approved by the Senate and signed by the president in order to become legal. The UN and other signatories to the nuclear deal have agreed that Iran has stuck to its commitments, which has b...More..

State Department warns of tainted alcohol in Mexico after reports of blackouts
by | Friday, July 28, 2017

State Department warns of tainted alcohol in Mexico after reports of blackouts

A family from the Madison area told ABC News they are taking legal action against a Mexican resort, after their 20-year-old daughter was found face down in the hotel swimming pool and later died. According to...More..

Secretary of State Tillerson says he is 'not going anywhere'
by | Friday, July 28, 2017

Secretary of State Tillerson says he is 'not going anywhere'

Despite all the allegations, however, Tillerson said Wednesday that his relationship with Trump was "good". The State Department had previously denied the rumors, but Tillerson's remarks to reporters at the d...More..

Trump Blindsides Pentagon in Transgender Policy Shift
by | Friday, July 28, 2017

Trump Blindsides Pentagon in Transgender Policy Shift

Hours after Trump's Twitter declaration, the Department of Defense website still referred to the policy instituted by President Obama that "transgender Service members may serve openly, and they can no longer...More..

Venezuela opposition leader urges public, army, on strike
by | Friday, July 28, 2017

Venezuela opposition leader urges public, army, on strike

Maduro is looking for a way to dissolve the parliament, the only entity he can't control; and in his drive to remain in power, the current president shows that he is capable of just about any undemocratic exce...More..

Ravens' Dixon could miss season with knee injury
by | Thursday, July 27, 2017

Ravens' Dixon could miss season with knee injury

According to Adam Schefter's sources, per ESPN's Jamison Hensley , Dixon's season is still very much up in the air. The second-year back was already suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on perf...More..

Trump said Lebanon fights Hezbollah ... it's actually part of the government
by | Thursday, July 27, 2017

Trump said Lebanon fights Hezbollah ... it's actually part of the government

Trump on Tuesday praised the LAF for " fighting continually to guard Lebanon's border and prevent ISIS and other terrorists - of which there are many - from gaining a foothold inside their country". So while...More..

Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspends six MPs for unruly conduct
by | Thursday, July 27, 2017

Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspends six MPs for unruly conduct

Opposition parties on Tuesday protested at Mahatma Gandhi's statue in the Parliament House against suspension of six Congress MPs for throwing paper missiles at the Speaker on Monday while taking no action ag...More..

United Kingdom plans to ban sales of diesel and petrol cars by 2040
by | Thursday, July 27, 2017

United Kingdom plans to ban sales of diesel and petrol cars by 2040

In addition, local councils will be able to force extra charges on diesel drivers from 2020, if air quality fails to improve. The strategy will disappoint motoring groups pressing for a diesel scrappage ...More..