Electronics

Senate Republicans face key week as more lawmakers waver in support for health-care bill – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Senate Republicans are facing down an increasingly daunting challenge to secure the votes necessary to pass legislation to dramatically change President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law, and several senators said they would like more time to debate and tweak the plan as GOP leaders push for a vote this week. At least five Republicans have already come out against their party’s bill — which can only afford to lose two…

John McEnroe wants today’s players to get mad – ESPN

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment NEW YORK — John McEnroe wants more anger in tennis. Not the kind of racket-smashing, profanity-flying tantrums he threw as a player, when he could go from the sport’s best player to its baddest boy in the same service game. He wants to see players get fed up that they can’t break through against Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, that they remain…

At least 9 dead, 28 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia – Fox News

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

A tourist boat packed with about 170 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving nine people dead and 28 missing, officials said. Rescuers including firefighters from nearby cities and air force pilots were searching for survivors at the Guatape reservoir where the four-story El Almirante ferry sank. A flotilla of recreational boats and jet skis rushed to the scene,…

Senate Republicans face key week as more senators waver in their support for health care bill – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Senate Republicans and the White House are facing down an increasingly daunting challenge to secure the votes necessary to pass legislation before the July 4 congressional recess that would make dramatic changes to President Obama’s signature health care law. At least five Republicans have already come out against their party’s bill — which can only afford to lose two votes — and over the weekend more began expressing serious reservations and…

Liftoff! SpaceX Nails Second Launch in Three Days – Space.com

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

SpaceX nailed its second launch in three days today (June 25) with liftoff of a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California carrying 10 satellites owned by Iridium Communications. The 23-story tall booster lifted off from a fog-shrouded Pacific Coast launch pad at 1:25 p.m. local time (4:25 p.m. EDT/2025 GMT). The first stage separated as planned 2.5 minutes later, turned around…

White House blames Obama for failing to stop Russia collusion – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, pictured last week, said Sunday that the Obama administration was “responsible” for the failure to stop Russian meddling in the 2016 election. (Alex Brandon/AP) The White House blamed the Obama administration Sunday for failing to tackle possible Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election, sticking with a new strategy to fault President Trump’s predecessor for an issue currently facing the president himself as part…

John McEnroe: Serena Williams would be ‘like No. 700 in world’ on men’s circuit – ESPN

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Seven-time major champion John McEnroe, when asked, can confidently say Serena Williams has earned the designation as the greatest woman to play tennis. However, in an interview Sunday as part of the book tour promoting his new memoir But Seriously, McEnroe qualified her greatness by telling NPR that if Serena played on the men’s circuit she’d be ‘like No. 700 in the…

Video shows a teen falling off a Six Flags ride — and a crowd gathering to catch her – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Girl falling from ride at 6 Flags Great Escape and they have NO means to rescue them. Thanks to the guys who banded together to catch her and the guy who climbed the tree to move the branches out of the way. Posted by Loren Lent on Saturday, June 24, 2017 A teenage girl escaped serious injury Saturday evening after falling 25 feet from an amusement park ride in Upstate…

Senate health-care bill faces serious resistance from GOP moderates – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

A small group of moderate Republican senators, worried that their leaders’ health-care bill could damage the nation’s social safety net, may pose at least as significant an obstacle to the measure’s passage as their colleagues on the right. The vast changes the legislation would make to Medicaid, the country’s broadest source of public health insurance, would represent the largest single step the government has ever taken toward conservatives’ long-held goal…

Retirement Rumors Ramp Up For Influential Supreme Court Justice – HuffPost

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

This new round of speculation was sparked by a private reunion of Kennedy’s former clerks in Washington D.C, according to the reports. The reunion date was moved up one year, AP reported, sparking talk among former clerks that it would be the last time they see Kennedy while he is on the bench.

Pakistan oil tanker truck explosion kills at least 120 – CNN

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

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Trump: Obama ‘did nothing’ about Russia election meddling – CNN

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

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Texas mom arrested after children die in hot car – CNN

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

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Health Law Repeal Leaves Nevada Republican Torn Between Lawmakers – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

“He’s in the eye of the storm here,” Mr. Sandoval said Friday at a news conference in Nevada as Mr. Heller stood next to him, looking vaguely miserable as Mr. Sandoval announced his opposition to the Senate bill. The legislation could affect 210,000 Nevada residents insured through the health care law’s expansion of Medicaid. Advertisement Continue reading the main story On Friday Mr. Heller said that he, too, was against…

Evidence is mounting that Russia took 4 clear paths to meddle in the US election – Business Insider

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

US President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Mark Wilson/Getty Images; Justin Sullivan/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider It was September 2015 when the FBI first noticed that Russian hackers had infiltrated a computer system belonging to the Democratic National Committee. It was the first sign that Moscow was attempting to meddle in the presidential election. Nearly a year later, further reporting and testimony from current and former intelligence officials have painted…

Texas Mother Accused of Leaving 2 Children to Die in Hot Car to Teach a ‘Lesson’ – NBCNews.com

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

A Texas mother faces first-degree felony charges in the deaths of her 2-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son after police say she locked them inside a sweltering car last month to teach them a lesson. Cynthia Marie Randolph, 24, was arrested Friday on two counts of causing injury to a child. Authorities later determined that the children died from extreme heat exposure. The incident happened on May 26, when Randolph’s 2-year-old…

Election Hackers Altered Voter Rolls, Stole Private Data, Officials Say – TIME

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

The hacking of state and local election databases in 2016 was more extensive than previously reported, including at least one successful attempt to alter voter information, and the theft of thousands of voter records that contain private information like partial Social Security numbers, current and former officials tell TIME. In one case, investigators found there had been a manipulation of voter data in a county database but the alterations were…

Massive landslide buries more than 120 people in southwest China – CBS News

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

BEIJING – More than 120 were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said. The Xinhua News Agency reports 15 people have been found dead as workers retrieved the bodies from the debris on Saturday. The news agency says no new signs of life have been found. About 1,000 workers…

Former Obama intelligence official: Russian hack ‘the political equivalent of 9/11′ – The Hill

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Former President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaNumber of refugees entering US drops by half under Trump Former Obama intelligence official: Russian hack ‘the political equivalent of 9/11’ Trump notes ‘election meddling by Russia’ in tweet criticizing Obama MORE‘s top intelligence official at the Pentagon said Saturday that the Russian interference in the 2016 elections was “the political equivalent of 9/11.”   Michael Vickers, who served as Obama’s undersecretary of defense, said in…

Trump joins the effort to pass a health-care bill, but another GOP senator is opposed – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

President Trump and his allies are waging their most aggressive effort yet to help Senate GOP leaders pass an expansive health-care bill next week, but the endeavor encountered new resistance Friday when a fifth Republican senator said he does not support the bill as is. Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) announced that he could not vote for the legislation without revisions, singling out the measure’s long-term spending cuts to Medicaid as…