LI Man Dies After Vehicle Plunges Into Connecticut River, Authorities Say

LI Man Dies After Vehicle Plunges Into Connecticut River, Authorities Say According to police, the witnesses could not see the woman, but determined her screams were coming from the Saugatuck River. Connecticut State Police, Norwalk, and Fairfield police also responded to assist. He was pulled from the water and taken to Norwalk Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Her companion was found near the Bridge Street bridge farther north. [Full Article...]

Iowa City residents hold Affordable Care Act rally

Iowa City residents hold Affordable Care Act rally This is an issue that Americans across the income spectrum should care about, because contrary to popular perception, it's not just low-income Americans who rely on Medicaid . "I'm on Medicare. I'm here to defend these people because you have to draw a line in the sand someplace", Honeywell said. Price disagreed with the panel's conclusions, arguing that the government and insurance companies s... [Full Article...]

8-year-old girl shot, killed after surviving vehicle crash

8-year-old girl shot, killed after surviving vehicle crash Officials said a white Pontiac Grand Prix and a dark four-door sedan were speeding down West Fuqua Street. After the crash, authorities said the driver of the sedan got out of the vehicle and opened fire, hitting Atkins. "When I looked over, she pulled a gun out the window and she started shooting", Thomas said. "I called her name and I said, Are you OK?" In an emotional video posted on YouT... [Full Article...]

Draft Obamacare Repeal Plan Targets The Individual Mandate, Medicaid, And Abortion Coverage

Draft Obamacare Repeal Plan Targets The Individual Mandate, Medicaid, And Abortion Coverage It is unclear how, if at all, the draft , dated February 9, will change when presented by House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republicans next week. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities ' Edwin Park, "both would radically restructure Medicaid's financing and have similar, deleterious effects on states and beneficiaries". [Full Article...]

Weather system brings record warm temps to Boston

It's tough to say for sure, but Friday may have been the warmest February day on record in the state of New Hampshire. It's the second warm day in a row, but it won't last. We do have the potential to hit 70 degrees today and break yet another record for the month of February. Farther south, a different record was set: the earliest calendar-year occurrence for a 100-degree day in McAllen, Tex... [Full Article...]

President Trump Signs Executive Order Cutting, Simplifying Regulations

U.S. President Donald Trump flanked by business leaders signs executive order establishing regulatory reform officers and task forces in USA agencies in the Oval Office of the White House on February 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. "They will be incentivized to doing business". Just yesterday , Liveris praised the Trump administration for being "the most pro-business administration since the Foundi... [Full Article...]

Boehner: Full Obamacare Repeal "Not Going To Happen"

During the current week-long congressional recess, numerous Republican lawmakers facing voters at town hall gatherings in their home state districts have been greeted with vocal protests against their years-long effort to scuttle the law. Will the replacement plan, like Obamacare, require insurance companies to provide health insurance to people with pre-existing conditions? Last week, the Depar... [Full Article...]

Lyft Launches in Evansville Thursday

Lyft Launches in Evansville Thursday The ride-hailing company announced Thursday that it's expanding to more than 50 additional United States cities. The Lyft service launched on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at noon. -A driver is assigned - Using the Lyft app, a driver is sent to an agreed-upon pickup location. Lyft is making a play to catch up to rival Uber. "This is part of a larger year-long expansion across the country", said ... [Full Article...]

Why Presidents Day isn't so patriotic after all

Corrections employees will be working in the state's 20 prisons. Did you know that while most Americans are sleeping in or taking advantage of holiday sales, members of the U.S. Washington and Lincoln are worth celebrating. But, some of the southern states would never be caught honoring President Lincoln because of the basic animosity toward Lincoln over the eradication of slavery. [Full Article...]

IL Senate GOP Reacts to Gov. Rauner's Budget Address

Democrats are arguing that in Rauner's first budget proposal, he was conjuring billions of dollars that depended on changes in state law. But the Senate plan addresses workers' compensation and other Rauner priorities such as a property tax freeze. [Full Article...]

Northeast digging out from latest blast of winter weather

Northeast digging out from latest blast of winter weather Even as central Mainers dug out from some 2 feet of snow or more on Tuesday , forecasts for another snowstorm bound for the region Wednesday predicted the potential for up to another foot. In Westbrook, Maine, workers hustled to clear about a foot of snow from a restaurant parking lot. This scenario is most likely from northern MA to southern Maine. [Full Article...]

Missing Teens Posted Final Pic Of Themselves On Bridge

Family, friends and rescue crews combed the area through the evening on Monday and could not locate the two teens. Police originally did not suspect foul play in their disappearance. He would not comment on whether they had any obvious injuries. "We're just praying for their safe return". He said they are not releasing the girls' cause of deaths yet, citing the ongoing investigation. [Full Article...]

Senate confirms former wrestling exec McMahon to lead SBA

Republican Senator Mitch McConnell said that Linda will prioritize growing jobs over growing bureaucracy, which he said will be a welcome change in many states. This has Vince, Linda, Shane, Stephanie, Triple H, and their kids with Trump in the Oval Office. The Republicans have a 52-48 majority in the Senate. [Full Article...]

Fire Evacuates Disneyland Parking Structure, Several Cars Damaged

People were allowed to return to their vehicles at around 7 p.m., police said. In total, damages are estimated at about $180,000. The fire began on the second story of the 10,000-space structure and its cause was still under investigation. [Full Article...]

Protesters block Betsy DeVos entering school

I really do love some good snark thrown into a political protest. "Shame, shame" as she got into a SUV and drove off. "No school door in America will be blocked from those seeking to help our nation's school children". "I would hate to [see] some school districts that are nearly abandoned because they are considered failing schools". "The board believes the U.S. [Full Article...]

Weather: Heavy rain with wind gusts up to 31 miles per hour

Weather: Heavy rain with wind gusts up to 31 miles per hour The eclipse starts at about 5:54 p.m. and reaches its maximum at 7:43 p.m. The snow could be heavy at times. North to northwest winds will increase late tonight and Thursday with gusts in the 30-35 miles per hour range. A slight chance of showers before 11am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. [Full Article...]

6 inches of snow forecast for Delaware

6 inches of snow forecast for Delaware Much of the New York Metro area is also under a winter storm warning . It's a time of closed schools and grounded flights: Salt trucks and plows are out in force trying to roadways clear of accumulating snow. Massachusetts' emergency management bunker in Framingham is online, with Governor Charlie Baker scheduled to provide an update this hour. More than 1,700 flights in the New York-area airpo... [Full Article...]

Flights to and from Northeast canceled, delayed during winter storm

I maintain the accuracy and appropriateness of that term. Forecasters say rain and sleet are turning to snow. Heavy snow is expected to continue throughout the day. A wind advisory was issued early Thursday morning for areas of New Jersey south and east of Interstate 95, effective through 6 p.m. -Until Noon Thursday for Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland counties. [Full Article...]

Homeland Security Secretary: Travel Vetting Could Include Passwords, Tweets

Homeland Security Secretary: Travel Vetting Could Include Passwords, Tweets Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says the USA needs to "do a better job to vet" residents of seven majority-Muslim countries that the Trump administration has temporarily banned from entering the U.S. It is "very important to engage the press", he told NPR , "because if you engage the responsible press, they will help you write an accurate story". [Full Article...]

Trailer park handyman is a serial child rapist, cops say

Trailer park handyman is a serial child rapist, cops say Police say he admitted to abusing two children in an interview on Saturday. The closest description might be a real-life boogeyman. Inside the man's mobile home, the police authorities discovered at least 1,000 pictures depicting sickening child raping scenes and at least 1,000 pairs of soiled underwear belonging to little girls. [Full Article...]

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