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Florida sinkhole swallows boat, 2 houses; others at risk – ABC News

Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017

0 Shares A massive sinkhole that appeared in Land O’Lakes, Florida, today has destroyed two homes and is threatening nine more, according to police. The sinkhole is now being treated as a hazmat incident due to septic tank damage, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said in a press conference Friday afternoon. Both of the homes that were destroyed were plagued by sinkholes in the past, police said. In 2016, 33…

Two charged with killing Pennsylvania men who went missing – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — Hours after finding a fourth body buried in a farm here, authorities charged two men Friday with multiple counts of homicide in what authorities said were marijuana deals that turned murderous. The disappearances of four men, ages 19 to 22, in recent days rattled this wealthy region north of Philadelphia that is better known for antiquing than for homicide. The disturbing case gained some clarity Friday, with…

Why Senate Republicans can’t agree to repeal Obamacare, in charts – CNN

Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017

By Ryan Struyk, CNN Updated 8:07 AM ET, Fri July 14, 2017 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)Senate Republicans have been trying to thread the needle on health care reform for weeks, but they’ve come up empty so far in their search for the perfect compromise.

Nearly 3500 Colorado voters cancel registration over Trump voter fraud probe – The Hill

Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017

Nearly 3,500 voters in Colorado as of Friday have canceled their voter registrations over the state’s decision to turn over public information to President Trump’s voter fraud commission. Thousands of Colorado voters have withdrawn their registrations since January, citing distrust of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity and an unfamiliarity with how much voter information is already public under law, The Denver Post reported Friday. In a statement, Colorado’s GOP secretary of state…

Russian American lobbyist was present at Trump Jr.’s meeting with Kremlin-connected lawyer – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017

A Russian American lobbyist and veteran of the Soviet military said Friday that he attended a June 2016 meeting between President Trump’s oldest son and a Kremlin-connected attorney. The presence of Rinat Akhmetshin adds to the number of people in attendance at the Trump Tower gathering that emerged this week as the clearest evidence so far of interactions between Trump campaign officials and Russia. In an interview with the Washington…

The Latest: Bodies on farm identified as 4 missing men – ABC News

Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017

The Latest on the investigation into the killings of four Pennsylvania men (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Authorities say they have identified the remains of four young men who were killed on a Pennsylvania farm and found buried there in two separate pits. A county prosecutor said Friday that the bodies of Tom Meo, Dean Finocchiaro and Mark Sturgis were found buried 12 feet deep in one common grave in…

GOP leaders plead with senators to hold their fire on Obamacare repeal – Politico

Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017

Republicans say Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will force a vote to start debate even if he knows it would be unsuccessful. | AP Photo Republicans are simply focused on finding the votes to begin debate, let alone pass their bill. By Jennifer Haberkorn and Burgess Everett 07/14/2017 02:46 PM EDT With their Obamacare repeal plan inches from failure, Senate Republicans are white knuckling their way into the weekend. And…

Democrats, get a grip: Emmanuel Macron is not your progressive savior – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017

As President Trump heads back from his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, a number of Americans are sighing wistfully for the president we don’t have. Macron’s American admirers see in him everything that we lack in Trump: The new president is young, attractive, concerned about the climate and possesses commanding power in parliament. In short, Macron represents what Democrats here have lost. The French dodged their bullet; we didn’t. Macron stemmed the…

Grandparents, other extended relatives exempt from Trump travel ban, federal judge rules – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017

Grandparents and other extended relatives are exempt from President Trump’s travel ban, a federal judge in Hawaii declared late Thursday, again stopping the administration from implementing the president’s controversial executive order in the way that it wants. U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson wrote that the government’s “narrowly defined list” of who might be exempt was not supported by either the Supreme Court decision partially unfreezing the ban or by…

Pennsylvania missing men: Cosmo DiNardo says ‘I’m sorry’ – BBC News

Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017

Media captionQuadruple killing suspect: ‘I’m sorry’ A 20-year-old man has admitted killing four men who went missing a week ago in Pennsylvania, his lawyer says. “I’m sorry,” said a shackled Cosmo DiNardo as he left court on Thursday. Mr DiNardo allegedly sold the victims cannabis before killing them separately and torching their bodies on his family’s farm, local media report. Investigators found the body of Dean Finocchiaro, 19, who disappeared…

The Health 202: Trump administration tells moderates to trust it on health care – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017

THE PROGNOSIS Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has been visiting Capitol HIll to sell moderate GOP senators on the health-care bill. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Whether the Senate will be able to pass its Obamacare overhaul is coming down to just three still-skeptical Republican moderates: Dean Heller of Nevada, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and Rob Portman of Ohio. Republican leaders and…

First Read’s Morning Clips: More Trump Jr. Revelations – NBCNews.com

Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017

TRUMP AGENDA: Another person attended that June 9, 2016 meeting Breaking this morning, an NBC News exclusive: “The Russian lawyer who met with the Trump team after a promise of compromising material on Hillary Clinton was accompanied by a Russian-American lobbyist — a former Soviet counter intelligence officer who is suspected by some U.S. officials of having ongoing ties to Russian intelligence, NBC News has learned. NBC News is not…

Trump revels in French military pomp far from White House turmoil – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017

PARIS — First came dozens of French soldiers in historical uniforms who rode into the Place de la Concorde square on horseback. Then French President Emmanuel Macron arrived at the Bastille Day parade viewing stage Friday, riding in a military jeep as if it were a chariot. A military band struck up and vintage tanks and other military equipment began rolling into the square as a video shot in action-movie…

Judge in Hawaii rules grandparents are exempt from Trump travel ban – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017

People participate in a New York rally in June to protest the separation of families under the Trump administration’s travel ban. (EPA/Alba Vigaray). A federal judge in Hawaii has ruled that grandparents and other relatives should be exempt from the enforcement of President Trump’s travel ban, which bars people from six Muslim-majority countries. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson ruled Thursday night that the federal government’s list of family relatives eligible to bypass the travel ban should be…

Lawyer: Man admits involvement in murders of 4 missing men – CNN

Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017

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Man in custody confesses to ‘participation’ in killing four missing in Pennsylvania, attorney says – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017

SOLEBURY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Jimi Patrick was the first to go missing. The 19-year-old vanished last week. Days later, three other young men — all between the ages of 19 and 22 — also disappeared, setting off an intensive, grueling search at a farm here in the rolling country north of Philadelphia. The search took a series of grim turns Thursday, as authorities said cadaver dogs had led them to…

Revised Senate health-care bill still lacks the votes to pass – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) released a new proposal to overhaul the Affordable Care Act on Thursday after spending three weeks reworking it to win over wavering lawmakers on the right and in the center. But within hours, it was clear that Senate leaders still didn’t have the votes to fulfill their long-standing quest to replace former president Barack Obama’s 2010 health-care law. The new draft would lift many…

Suspect confesses to killing 4 Pa. men, tells police where to find rest of the bodies – CBS News

Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — A jailed man who has been the focus of an investigation into the disappearances of four men admitted on Thursday that he killed them and agreed to plead guilty to four murder counts, his attorney said in a surprise development.  Cosmo DiNardo, 20, confessed to the commission or participation in four murders, attorney Paul Lang said outside court, where DiNardo had met with investigators. DiNardo also told…

Senate Republicans Unveil New Health Bill but Divisions Remain – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017

With the revised bill, the majority leader, Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, had hoped to win the 50 votes he needs to win Senate passage. But the changes may not have been enough to bridge the vast divide that has opened between the Senate’s most conservative Republicans, who had vowed to destroy the Affordable Care Act “root and branch,” and its moderate Republicans, who worry that deep cuts to Medicaid…

DOJ releases portion of Sessions’ security clearance form sought in FOIA lawsuit – CNN

Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017

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