• Congress Mar 27, 2019

    Betsy DeVos Grilled in Congress Over Proposed Elimination of Special Olympics Funding

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos struggled before a congressional subcommittee on Tuesday to defend at least $7 billion in proposed cuts to education programs, including eliminating all $18 million in federal funding for the Special Olympics. Wisconsin Democratic Rep. Mark Pocan pushed DeVos on her proposed cuts to the Special Olympics and other special education programs during her testimony before a...

  • food Aug 28, 2018

    Despite Strong Economy, Many Americans Struggling to Get by

    Despite a strong economy, about 40 percent of American families struggled to meet at least one of their basic needs last year, including paying for food, health care, housing or utilities. That’s according to an Urban Institute survey of nearly 7,600 adults that found that the difficulties were most prevalent among adults with lower incomes or health issues. But it...

  • President Jul 20, 2018

    Nicaragua Marks 1979 Revolution Amid Protests, Bloodshed

    Nicaragua marked the 39th anniversary of the 1979 revolution against dictator Anastasio Somoza on Thursday, despite an ongoing political crisis that has seen hundreds killed in a government crackdown on protesters seeking President Daniel Ortega’s exit from office. Supporters of the president, who helped lead the Sandinista uprising decades ago, say the country has made progress under his rule. But...

  • Florida May 16, 2018

    Glover's Wife Blames Attack on Mother-in-Law in 911 Call

    The wife of former U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover made the first call to 911 and claimed she was attacked by her mother-in-law, according to a tape of the call released Wednesday that provided another bizarre twist in the wife’s arrest on a domestic violence charge. Glover answered when the St. John’s Sheriff’s Office in Florida called back and said...

  • Asher Klein Apr 4, 2018

    Drug-Resistant ‘Nightmare Bacteria' Pose Growing Threat: CDC

    “Nightmare bacteria” with unusual resistance to antibiotics of last resort were found more than 200 times in the United States last year in a first-of-a-kind hunt to see how much of a threat these rare cases are becoming, health officials said Tuesday. That’s more than they had expected to find, and the true number is probably higher because the effort...

  • NBC Jan 16, 2018

    Widespread Flu Epidemic Puts Strain on Hospitals

    This year’s influenza epidemic is widespread across the entire United States and putting a strain on hospitals, according to officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And although not record-setting, the season is severe, with the deaths of 20 children reported, and it is revealing weaknesses in the healthcare system. Hospitals have been forced to set up triage...

  • NBC Dec 18, 2017

    Shots Fired in ‘Disturbance' at UK Base Used by US Air Force

    A British military air base in England used by the U.S. Air Force was locked down Monday after a disturbance, but the emergency measure ended when a man was arrested on suspicion of “criminal trespass,” police and Air Force officials said. American service members fired shots during the incident at the Royal Air Force base in Suffolk, according to county...

  • Congress Sep 21, 2017

    ‘Scam of a Bill': Kimmel Slams Health Care ‘Kimmel Test' Senator

    Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel sounded off on Tuesday to blast Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy for his part in crafting the latest GOP health care proposal that, Kimmel said, goes against the promises the senator had made to him on his show. Kimmel had discussed health care with Cassidy after the late-night host revealed in early May that his newborn son...

  • Donald Trump Jun 21, 2017

    Congressional Black Caucus Turns Down Trump Invitation

    The Congressional Black Caucus turned down an invitation to meet with President Donald Trump, telling him Wednesday they believe their concerns are falling on “deaf ears” at the White House and his policies are devastating to the millions of Americans in the nation’s black communities.

  • Donald Trump Jun 19, 2017

    Police Shoot Pregnant Woman During Burglary Call

    Seattle police shot and killed Charleena Lyles, 30, while responding to a burglary call Sunday. Police said Lyles, who was a mother of three with a baby on the way, confronted them with a knife.

  • injuries Jun 4, 2017

    More Than 1,500 Injured in Panic After Soccer Game

    More than 1,500 people were injured when panic swept through a crowd of Juventus fans watching the Champions League final in a piazza in the northern Italian city of Turin, authorities said Sunday. The Turin prefect said in a statement that the crowd “was taken by panic and by the psychosis of a terror attack,” fearing that a loud noise...

  • Donald Trump May 31, 2017

    3 in 4 Say GOP Health Bill Doesn't Fulfill Trump Promises: Poll

    President Donald Trump has called the House-passed health care bill a “great plan,” but a new poll finds that 3 out of 4 people in the United States do not believe it fulfills most of his promises. The poll out Wednesday from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation also found a growing share of the public concerned that the GOP’s American...

  • NBC May 25, 2017

    How the GOP Bill Could Affect ‘Essential Health Benefits'

    If the Republican health reform plan becomes law, states trying to save money on health insurance are likely to seek cuts on services like maternity care, mental health and dentist visits for kids, the Congressional Budget Office found Wednesday. NBC News reports that health care advocates find the lack of an “essential health benefits” coverage requirement in the bill, passed...

  • Donald Trump Mar 28, 2017

    White House Calls for Domestic Cuts to Finance Border Wall

    President Donald Trump is proposing immediate budget cuts of $18 billion from programs like medical research, infrastructure and community grants so U.S. taxpayers, not Mexico, can cover the down payment on the border wall. The White House documents were submitted to Congress amid negotiations over a catchall spending bill that would avert a partial government shutdown at the end of...

  • Donald Trump Mar 25, 2017

    Failure on Health Bill Also Hurts Prospects for Tax Overhaul

    House Republicans’ failure to repeal Barack Obama’s health care law deals a serious blow to another big part of President Donald Trump’s agenda: tax reform. Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., say they will soon turn their attention to the first major re-write of the tax code in more than 30 years. But they will have to do it...

  • Donald Trump Mar 23, 2017

    Agriculture Pick Seeks to Reassure Congress as Trump Eyes Farm Cuts

    Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue on Thursday sought to reassure farm-state senators in both parties who are fearful about the impact of President Donald Trump’s proposed deep cuts to farm programs, promising to promote agricultural trade and create jobs in the struggling industry. At his confirmation hearing, the former Georgia governor stressed bipartisanship, reaching out to Democrats who have complained...

  • Florida Mar 9, 2017

    Trump Administration Considering Cuts to Coast Guard, Security Agencies to Pay For Border Wall: Report

    A projected 14 percent cut from the current budget of just over $9 billion for the Coast Guard is projected, along with 11 percent cuts for the TSA and FEMA.

  • United States Aug 3, 2016

    Starbucks Recalls Stainless Steel Straw

    Starbucks announced that it is recalling a stainless steel beverage straw for being too rigid and posing a risk of injury. The company received four reports of children getting cuts in their mouths while drinking from the straws.

  • Florida May 19, 2016

    Hyperbaric Chambers Helping Treat Animals Across South Florida

    Hyperbaric chambers may be common place for humans recovering from injuries, but only a handful of chambers can be found in South Florida for man’s best friend.

  • Congress May 17, 2016

    US Senate Easily Advances $1.1 Billion in Zika Funding

    The Senate voted decisively on Tuesday in favor of a bipartisan $1.1 billion measure to combat the Zika virus this year and next, cutting back President Barack Obama’s request but offering significantly more money to fight Zika than would House GOP conservatives. The 68-29 vote propelled the measure over a filibuster and sets the stage to add the Zika funding...

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