Author: 0 McCain slams Pentagon for Afghan policy delay

The decision is similar to one which was announced in April this year giving authority to USA military regarding setting troop levels in Iraq and Syria. "That is true in Afghanistan where, after 15 years of war, we face a stalemate and urgently need a change in strategy, and an increase in resources if we are to turn the situation around", he said.

Author: 0 Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall

The swimmers entered the water even though Panama City Beach was flying double-red flags, warning of risky conditions and extremely rough surf. Friday's high will reach 85. As of 7 a.m. Cindy was centered about 40 miles northwest of Lake Charles, Louisiana and moving north near 12 mph. The storm, which made landfall early Thursday , could bring an additional 1 to 3 inches of rain to Southeast Louisiana , forecasters say.

U.S. Scalise shooter went to Washington to
Author: 0 Scalise shooter went to Washington to "fix the tax system", wife says

His brother, Michael Hodgkinson, told the New York Times that the two were not close and that he knew his brother was not happy with the election results but said he never expected him to commit such a crime. Three others, a GOP congressional aide, a USA capitol police officer and a lobbyist were also injured by gunfire. Authorities later confirmed at a press conference that the suspect is in custody.

Author: 0 Government health insurance markets holding up--barely

Reviews of the legislation thus far have been, somewhat predictably, quite negative, considering the House version of the bill, dubbed the American Health Care Act ( AHCA ), polled as one of the least popular pieces of legislation ever. The proposed Medicaid cuts would pile on to these problems. Georgia is the second-lowest spending state on Medicaid per enrollee. The bottom line: Insurers are withdrawing from some Obamacare markets, and raising premiums erratically and narrowing networks ...

Author: 0 Northam wins Democratic nomination for Va. governor

Meanwhile, Northam's win capped off fierce competition on the Democratic side, where he faced off against former congressman Tom Perriello . Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren as the best candidate to take on President Donald Trump .

Author: 0 Obama: 'Fundamental Meanness At The Core' Of GOP Health Care Bills

Four GOP conservatives - Sens. Four conservative senators have voiced their opposition but say they're willing to talk: Ted Cruz of Texas; Mike Lee of Utah; Ron Johnson of Wisconsin; and Rand Paul of Kentucky. Former US President Barack Obama has slammed the Republican Party's new healthcare bill , which he said would transfer wealth from the poor to the rich.

Author: 0 400 more homes evacuated as Utah wildfire grows

But Utah fire officials say it "continues to grow at an unprecedented rate". Fire officials said Saturday that it had charred about 58.7 square miles (152 square kilometers) near the town of Brian Head. The Brian Head Fire has grown to 27,724 Acres as of this morning. In California, crews working in rugged terrain during punishing heat were struggling to contain a wildfire that's burned almost 2.5 square miles (6.5 square kilometers) in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles.

U.S. Veteran LAPD officer arrested for sex with 15-year-old cadet
Author: 0 Veteran LAPD officer arrested for sex with 15-year-old cadet

Cain's bail was set at $75,000. The teen had been a cadet for three months and text messages on her phone led investigators back to Cain, 31. "He has no significant discipline history and no significant use-of-force history". Cain's alleged actions were quickly denounced by city leaders. During a ceremony at the University of Southern California , Beck told more than 2,000 teenagers and young adults that the day was joyous but also somber because some cadets had acted inappropriately and ...

U.S. California father arrested for murder of son, missing 2 months
Author: 0 California father arrested for murder of son, missing 2 months

Andressian was arrested but released soon after because investigators didn't have enough evidence to hold him. The boy, Aramazd Andressian Jr., was last spotted on a Disneyland surveillance video late April 20 and hasn't been seen since, according to the sheriff's department.

U.S. U.S. military chiefs want more time to implement transgender policy
Author: 0 U.S. military chiefs want more time to implement transgender policy

Social conservatives echoed those concerns when they lobbied Mattis last month to cancel Carter's policy allowing transgender individuals to serve. Overseeing them is Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. "Secretary Mattis has made clear he believes there is a need to increase troop levels, and any qualified American who is willing and able to serve should have the opportunity to join the ranks, regardless of their gender identity ", Broadway-Mack said.

U.S. Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill
Author: 0 Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

No one knows how many billions - more likely, tens of billions - of dollars have been funneled to insurance companies by the government, under former President Barack Obama . The bill written behind closed doors became public today with the Republicans pressing for a vote next week. Consumer organizations like AARP are also opposed.

Author: 0 Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'

Rand Paul (R., Ky.), issued a joint statement in opposition to the measure, conceding that while there are some improvements in the bill it does not go far enough to provide comprehensive reform. No wonder Senate Republicans drafted their health care legislation in secret. Many Miami Valley lawmakers and health advocates have expressed concern over the proposal's potential impact on addiction, mental health and disability services.

Author: 0 US warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky

In a recent statement, the US military arrogated to itself the right to control the strategic area, placing multiple rocket launcher systems at the base and warning that it would not "tolerate any hostile intent and action of pro-regime forces", a stance raising concerns of further aggression from USA forces unlawfully stationed in the Arab country.

U.S. EJ Dionne: A victory for party, not Trump
Author: 0 EJ Dionne: A victory for party, not Trump

It's that their ideas don't work, so they just attack and demonize Republicans . The GOP has targeted Pelosi in House races nationally, most recently in the Georgia special election won by a Republican . Ayres put the matter diplomatically: "The president structured the broader environment but didn't determine the outcome of this particular race". And Trump only carried the district by just over 1 percent - Mitt Romney's margin was 23 percent.

Author: 0 Seattle police: No choice but lethal force in fatal shooting

Lyles was shot dead inside her apartment on June 18 after police say she confronted two officers with knives. "They could have taken her down". Cops also released audio of Lyles' 911 call that claimed otherwise Sunday morning. Sean Whitcomb. The killing has prompted outrage among many, including Lyles' family, who questioned why the officers couldn't use nonlethal methods to subdue the diminutive 30-year-old and suggested that race played a role.

Author: 0 Angry Dems turn against leaders after House election losses

With the exception of the Ossoff-Handel race, Democrats were competitive, as a growing number of voters perhaps are being turned off by Trump's failure to get much done and came out to the polls . "I'm a strategic, politically astute leader", she said. Despite the backlash from some Democrats, Pelosi still has a strong base of support within the party.

U.S. Prosecutors seek to uphold 'Making a Murderer' confession
Author: 0 Prosecutors seek to uphold 'Making a Murderer' confession

A Wisconsin federal judge overturned Dassey's murder conviction last August, but that decision was later appealed. In November, the state Justice Department appealed Duffin's decision to the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit - blocking Dassey's release pending a hearing.

U.S. Flash Flood Watch in effect starting 2 am Friday
Author: 0 Flash Flood Watch in effect starting 2 am Friday

Labeled a 1,000-year flood by the National Weather Service, the storm destroyed more than 2,100 homes statewide and damaged another 2,000. The latest forecast path shows the center of storm north of the Tennessee state line, near Bowling Green, Ky.at 7 p.m., CDT, tonight.

U.S. Trump lashes out at Democrats after Georgia win
Author: 0 Trump lashes out at Democrats after Georgia win

Keep raising the concern that something needs to change within the ranks of the party's leadership. Ryan, Pelosi's opponent last fall, said that Pelosi's continued role as the GOP's favorite bogeyman makes it "a heck of a lot harder" for Democrats as they try to notch victories in the GOP-friendly districts they will need to win next year.