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Kirk Cousins passes on long-term deal with Redskins Kirk Cousins passes on long-term deal with Redskins
- July 18, 2017

Amid a crescendo of conversation and controversy, let's cut through the intrigue with a reality check on the whole situation. Enters fifth season after being drafted in the second round in 2013. The 49ers could have a quarterback vacancy next season. In 2016, he made $19.953 million under the tag. That appears unlikely, so unless the Steelers up the ante, Bell will probably play it out and accept the franchise tag next February, or become an unrestricted free agent. (more...)
Brides panic as Alfred Angelo stores close across the country Brides panic as Alfred Angelo stores close across the country
- July 18, 2017

To help those who might not get their dresses, some former brides are now offering up dresses for free - and member station KPCC in Southern California is using the #dressmatchmaker hashtag to orchestrate dress exchanges. The bridal retailer posted a message to their website saying: "We apologize for the inconvenience and hardship resulting from this event". "So I don't see any reason why they just can't give us our dresses that we already paid for", said one customer. (more...)
McConnell delays health care vote because of McCain surgery McConnell delays health care vote because of McCain surgery
- July 18, 2017

Want to receive this as a daily email in your inbox? The Republican health care plan remains deeply unpopular among Americans. In an interview Friday, Senator Dan Sullivan of Alaska minimized the importance of the CBO score and questioned the assumptions it uses: "Those are not the Ten Commandments coming down from Mount Sinai, that everything in there is gospel", Sullivan said . (more...)
Remains found in Pennsylvania search Remains found in Pennsylvania search
- July 18, 2017

The science of cadaver dogs is a fascinating combination of biology and single-minded training, said Cat Warren, the author of "What the Dog Knows: Scent, Science, and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World". When they arrived, Dinardo said Patrick had only $800, so Dinardo offered to sell him a shotgun for that amount . The dogs hone those skills with training that uses real donated human body parts, including placenta, teeth, bones and human fat, she said. (more...)
Lewis Hamilton triumphs as Sebastian Vettel hit by late puncture Lewis Hamilton triumphs as Sebastian Vettel hit by late puncture
- July 17, 2017

At best, Bottas will start the race in sixth place, with the ideal result for Mercedes in qualifying being Bottas being fastest and Hamilton second so the British driver inherits Pole Position, as opposed to Ferrari's championship leader, Sebastian Vettel . (more...)
Russian-American lobbyist confirms attending Donald Trump Jr. meeting Russian-American lobbyist confirms attending Donald Trump Jr. meeting
- July 16, 2017

Trump Jr. agreed to the meeting because he thought he would be receiving damaging information about Hillary Clinton . But like a Russian nesting doll, the number of bodies present at Trump Jr.'s meeting somehow keeps multiplying. Alan Futerfas, Trump Jr.'s lawyer, told The Hill that the lobbyist mentioned in NBC's report was introduced as a "friend of Veselnitskaya". "They couldn't wait for the meeting to end", he reportedly said. (more...)
FBI's Search for 4 Missing Pennsylvania Men Leads to an Arrest FBI's Search for 4 Missing Pennsylvania Men Leads to an Arrest
- July 16, 2017

The body found today was that of 19-year-old Dean Finocchiaro . DiNardo, 20, who once sold guns and marijuana and bragged about having someone killed over a debt, was arrest on a $5 million cash bail. DiNardo was originally arrested earlier this week over illegally possessing a shotgun and ammunition on a charge filed back in February, but was bailed. (more...)
Why Republicans Exempted Their Own Insurance From Obamacare Rollback Why Republicans Exempted Their Own Insurance From Obamacare Rollback
- July 15, 2017

Included in the revised bill is an amendment from Sen. Even from afar in Paris, President Donald Trump on Friday kept up the pressure on Republican senators to pass a repeal of the Affordable Care Act . The new Senate bill is meant to woo lawmakers from rival conservative and moderate Republican factions, and reassure those who fear that repealing Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act-a longstanding goal for the party-could adversely impact millions of Americans. (more...)
Palestinians, 2 Israeli Policemen Dead After Jerusalem Clash Palestinians, 2 Israeli Policemen Dead After Jerusalem Clash
- July 15, 2017

Worshipers at the Western Wall will likely not be affected since it's farther away from the scene of the attack. Jerusalem's grand mufti, Mohammad Hussein, was arrested shortly after Friday prayers, which were held on a street outside the Old City. (more...)
Trump defends son's meeting, says most people would have taken it Trump defends son's meeting, says most people would have taken it
- July 14, 2017

Beyond the ceremonial, Mr Macron has a point to prove. "Otherwise you're going to make me look very bad", Trump mockingly addressed to Macron. Yet the two leaders draw comparisons from political observers who note both Macron and Trump shook up the political establishments in their countries, and both have promised wide-ranging reforms. (more...)
Here's what's reportedly in Republicans' new health-care bill Here's what's reportedly in Republicans' new health-care bill
- July 14, 2017

Farenthold says he's eager to see Obamacare replaced as soon as possible. Now the Cruz-amended version of the Senate bill would permit insurers to sell - primarily to young and healthy Americans - stripped-down health insurance plans that don't meet coverage requirements established by former President Barack Obama's health care law, also known as Obamacare. (more...)
'Astounding' second-chance cancer drug heading for FDA approval 'Astounding' second-chance cancer drug heading for FDA approval
- July 14, 2017

The protocol involves removing a patient's white blood cells called T-cells, genetically modifying them, then infusing the newly transformed cells back into the patient's body following chemotherapy. Gwen Nichols, chief medical officer at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. First, a process specific to each patient is conducted where millions of immune system T-cells are removed and frozen at an approved medical center. (more...)
Almost 600 wildfires burning across BC Almost 600 wildfires burning across BC
- July 13, 2017

She initially went to 100 Mile House to stay with her parents, but had to leave Sunday when that town was evacuated, too. He confirmed Tuesday that one of the region's top tourist stops, historic Lee's Corner store and cabins, was burned to the ground by a wildfire last Friday. (more...)
Australia thrash India by 8 wickets Australia thrash India by 8 wickets
- July 13, 2017

Australia skipper Meg Lanning believes her players will rise above the pressure, ahead of Wednesday's crunch Cricket World Cup clash with India at Bristol . It is a view shared by Sudha Shah, who has played 59 Tests for India . On the other side, the Indian team had a disappointing start they lose Smriti Mandhana for three, her ball caught by the wicket keeper behind the stumps. (more...)
Trump's Pick To Lead FBI Tells Congress He'll Be Independent Of Trump Trump's Pick To Lead FBI Tells Congress He'll Be Independent Of Trump
- July 13, 2017

Leahy also asked Wray how he'd respond if the President asked him to do something unethical or unlawful. Christopher Wray , the former high-ranking Justice Department official whom Mr Trump nominated last month, also told senators at his confirmation hearing that he would never let politics get in the way of the bureau's mission. (more...)
Andy Murray corrects reporter who overlooked female tennis success Andy Murray corrects reporter who overlooked female tennis success
- July 13, 2017

Muller equaled his best Grand Slam performance by reaching the quarterfinals. This will be his 12th semifinal appearance at Wimbledon . He had not beaten the 12-times grand slam victor since 2013, and had won just twice in 27 matches. He becomes the only active man to do so, becoming the first since Andy Roddick , who last reached that stage when he almost won Wimbledon in 2009. (more...)
Weather improvement for BC wildfires, but crews brace for lightning, wind Weather improvement for BC wildfires, but crews brace for lightning, wind
- July 13, 2017

They believe many evacuees have not yet registered with the Red Cross . "I don't know what's worse - fire, or water - it's a toss-up", Wilsey, 53, said after returning to his home Monday afternoon. vice-president Brian Battison told the Williams Lake Tribune that it was having similar issues at its Gibraltar mine near Williams Lake . Wilsey's home was far enough away that he didn't have to evacuate from the floods. (more...)
Conflict in Mosul has created a 'civilian catastrophe' says Amnesty International Conflict in Mosul has created a 'civilian catastrophe' says Amnesty International
- July 12, 2017

The report also notes that the coalition must publicly acknowledge the human cost of the fighting in Mosul. A senior U.S. commander in Iraq has warned that the war against so-called Islamic State (IS) is not over, despite a "historic" victory in Mosul. (more...)
U.S. to Increase Pressure on China to Enforce Sanctions Against North Korea U.S. to Increase Pressure on China to Enforce Sanctions Against North Korea
- July 12, 2017

The Reuters report noted that Trump campaigned for the presidency on a position of cracking down on China for its trade practices, but has softened his tone after taking office, instead placing emphasis on working with China on the issue of North Korea's nuclear weapons development. (more...)
Amarnath attack: Rajnath holds security meet Amarnath attack: Rajnath holds security meet
- July 12, 2017

I have no words to condemn it. Besides, internet services have also been suspended in the region with the BSNL broadband service being the sole service in operation with a certain speed. At least seven Hindu pilgrims have been killed and 19 others wounded after the bus they were traveling in became caught in crossfire in Indian administered Kashmir, police have confirmed. (more...)