Trump to lay out healthcare revamp details in speech to Congress
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 21:02:07 -0500
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Sunday he will offer details on how he would like to overhaul President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law in a speech to the U.S. Congress on Tuesday. Since they now control the White House and Congress, Republicans are under pressure to fulfill their pledge to repeal and replace the Obamacare law although they have found no easy way to do it. Trump is to talk about healthcare, among other topics, in a nationally televised address on Tuesday night to a joint session of Congress.
Seoul: 4 N. Korean spies involved in Kim killing in Malaysia
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:21:13 -0500
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's intelligence service told lawmakers Monday that four North Korean government spies were involved in the killing of the estranged half brother of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un.
Man Who Pleaded Guilty to Murdering 15-Month-Old Baby Gets 60 Years in Prison
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:09:00 -0500
Kyle Parker was sentenced to 60 years after acknowledging he kidnapped and killed a relative's baby.
US urges Russia to 'immediately' observe Ukraine ceasefire
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:08:13 -0500
The United States called on Russia Sunday to "immediately" observe the ceasefire in Ukraine, accusing combined Russian and separatist forces of targeting international monitors. "We call on Russia and the separatist forces it backs to immediately observe the ceasefire, withdraw all heavy weapons, and allow full and unfettered access to the OSCE monitors," the State Department said. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the United States was closely monitoring growing violence in eastern Ukraine and the failure of the combined Russian and separatist forces to abide by a ceasefire agreed to two years ago in Minsk.
Authorities investigate killing of hippo at El Salvador zoo
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:05:47 -0500
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's widespread violence reached an unexpected corner with the brutal and fatal beating of the national zoo's beloved hippopotamus Gustavito.
People of Al-Bab in Syria tell of last days under IS
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:40:37 -0500
Al-Bab (Syria) (AFP) - In the days before the Islamic State group's Syrian bastion Al-Bab fell, Umm Abdo's family sheltered underground both from the bombing and from jihadists themselves looking for somewhere to hide. "Each time they (IS) found a family in a basement, they'd chase them out so they could take their place," the veiled and abaya-wearing Umm Abdo told AFP. At Umm Abdo's side, her three other children appeared to have regained some of their composure.
Worldwide UFO sightings hit all-time high
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:08:15 -0500
According to data from the National UFO Reporting Center, UFO sightings around the world have reached an all-time high. Statistics show individuals in the US are more likely to witness a UFO
Nokia 6 Arte Black Vs. Nokia 5 Vs. Nokia 3 Specs Comparison
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 23:54:19 -0500
Here’s a side-by-side specs comparison for all three of HMD’s new smartphones.
Philippines condemns 'barbaric beheading' of German hostage
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:01:22 -0500
By Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines and Germany condemned on Monday the beheading of an elderly German captive by Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf militants who posted a video of the killing after a deadline for a $600,000 ransom passed. The video showed a machete-wielding militant behead Jurgen Kantner. Jesus Dureza, presidential adviser on the Philippine peace process, said officials had exhausted all efforts to save Kantner, 70, who was held on the tiny southern island of Jolo.
Why did a Fox News program host a Swedish national security commentator who is unknown in Sweden?
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:24:17 -0500
On a Thursday segment of Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor," host Bill O'Reilly directed a debate over crime and immigration in Sweden. On one side of the issue was a Swedish newspaper reporter Anne-Sofie Naslund, who argued against the notion that immigration was making her country dangerous. On the other side was a man named Nils Bildt, who was identified onscreen and verbally as a "Swedish defense and national security advisor."