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  • Senate votes to proceed with health care bill debate

    WASHINGTON — The Senate passed a motion to proceed with debate on the GOP health care bill Tuesday afternoon. After seven years of Republicans vowing to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and following several months of internal deliberations and setbacks, GOP lawmakers tipped the vote in favor of proceeding with debate. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) voted in favor of the motion, while Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) voted against the motion. Activists protested at Gardner’s Denver office in an effort […]

  • Flooding puts 137 million people in India, Bangladesh and China in danger

    Khorsheeda Khatun had been left with nothing — then that too was washed away. The 28-year-old fled her home country of Myanmar in January with her two daughters, escaping the latest outbreak of violence, and was living in the Kutupalang Makeshift Settlement in Bangladesh when cyclone Mora arrived five months later and displaced up to 500,000 people. “My house was shattered. It broke the wooden planks supporting my hut and blew away the polythene rooftop. The wind and water destroyed […]

  • Google unveils SOS alerts to help during a crisis

    NEW YORK — Google wants to help in a crisis. The tech giant on Tuesday introduced SOS Alerts, a new tool in Google Search and Maps that assists users with getting information during an emergency. Google users will see an alert at the top of search results when looking for information about incidents, like wildfires, floods or earthquakes. The results will populate with maps, top stories and — if available — local details like emergency phone numbers and foreign language […]

  • Baby killer whale, the last to be born at SeaWorld, dies

    A three-month old killer whale, the last to be born in captivity at SeaWorld, died Monday after serious health problems, including what’s likely to be pneumonia, according to the park. Kyara was born in April at SeaWorld San Antonio and spent her short life there. A post mortem exam to find the cause of death will be conducted and SeaWorld said it would provide an update when the full results are in. Her veterinary team suspected Kyara had pneumonia, which […]

  • Scaramucci threatens to fire White House communications team to stop internal leaks

    WASHINGTON — Newly minted White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci told Politico on Tuesday that he planned to fire an assistant press secretary at the White House. That was news to the staffer, Michael Short, who said minutes after the story broke: “No one has told me anything.” Scaramucci has said he would reshuffle the White House’s press and communications operations in an effort to stem the flow of internal leaks. Scaramucci warned in the interview that he would continue […]

  • Barbara Sinatra, widow of Frank Sinatra, dies at 90

    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — Barbara Sinatra, philanthropist and wife of the legendary singer Frank Sinatra, died on Tuesday at 90 years old. John Thoresen, director of the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, said Sinatra died of natural causes. She was surrounded by family and friends at her home in Rancho Mirage, California. The former model and Las Vegas showgirl married Sinatra in 1976 and was the last of his four wives. The couple were married for 22 years when the singer […]

  • Don’t panic: Microsoft Paint isn’t being entirely erased

    NEW YORK — Microsoft Paint isn’t being entirely erased, after all.Following an outcry from fans on Monday, Microsoft said the app will soon land in the Windows Store for free. “In the future, we will offer MS Paint in the Windows Store also for free, and continue to provide new updates and experiences to Paint 3D so people have the best creative tools all in one place,” a Microsoft spokesperson told CNN Tech late Monday night. Paint was on Microsoft’s […]

  • CTE found in 99 percent of studied brains from deceased NFL players

    WASHINGTON — Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, was found in 99 percent of deceased NFL players’ brains that were donated to scientific research, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. The neurodegenerative brain disease can be found in individuals who have been exposed to repeated head trauma. The disease is pathologically marked by an buildup of abnormal tau protein in the brain that can disable neuropathways and lead to a variety of clinical symptoms. These […]

  • Trump slams Attorney General Sessions’ ‘weak’ position on Clinton emails

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump continued his recent public shaming of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday, lashing out at his “very weak position” on prosecuting Hillary Clinton’s “crimes.” “Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump campaign – ‘quietly working to boost Clinton.’ So where is the investigation A.G. @seanhannity,” the president tweeted just after 4 a.m. MDT, followed by a second tweet minutes later criticizing Sessions’ “weak” position. “Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton […]

  • Florida teen wins $26,000 a year for life off $1 scratch-off

    ORLANDO, Fla. — A $1 investment is all it took for an 18-year-old Florida woman to win a set salary for life. Daniela Leon Ruz of Orlando, Florida, bought the new scratch-off ticket, named $500 A Week For Life, at a grocery store, according to The Florida Lottery. The odds of her winning the top prize were 1 in 6 million. But Ruz beat the odds and scratched her way to score the top prize. Instead of taking the lump […]

  • John McCain to return to Senate on Tuesday for health care vote

    WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain, recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, will make a dramatic return to the Senate on Tuesday to cast a critical vote on health care legislation. McCain’s office announced Monday night he will return Tuesday. His return will amount to a surprise to most Republicans, who expected him to miss the crucial vote and return to Washington at a later date. But he could help the GOP deliver a critical vote to begin debating […]

  • Brothers, ages 5 and 2, crash mom’s car during 3-mile joyride

    PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. — The two young brothers in West Virginia were never taught how to drive. Not intentionally, at least. But the boys, ages 5 and 2, had played their share of driving video games. They’d been watching their mom drive. And they knew she kept an extra set of keys under the floor mat of her 2005 Ford Focus. So when the brothers wanted to visit the animals on their grandfather’s farm about seven miles away, they hatched […]