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Sen. Susan Collins of ME said it would be "very difficult" for President Trump and GOP leaders to get her support this week for the Senate's health care bill. The measure also does away with waivers that would allow insurance companies to raise premiums on people with pre-existing conditions . None of the Senate's 48 Democrats are expected to support the package, meaning the legislation survives only if no more than two Republicans vote no.
  • Obama: the Republican's Senate bill "is not a healthcare bill"

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    Look forward to making it really special! "Remember, ObamaCare is dead", President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday. It would phase out Obamacare's expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor more gradually, waiting until after the 2020 presidential election, but would enact deeper cuts starting in 2025.
  • Bulgaria's first communications satellite launched into orbit

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    The first stage-the booster stage, and the part of the rocket that lands and is launched again-had to carry a satellite into geostationary transfer orbit, which required nearly all of its fuel on the initial takeoff. Earlier this month, the company launched a supply mission to the International Space Station using a Dragon spaceship that had previously been flown to the interstellar outpost in 2014.
  • Where key US Republican senators stand on healthcare bill

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    Within hours of the Senate majority leader unveiling a long-anticipated health care bill on Thursday, four of his Republican colleagues were quick to put a damper on things: "We are not ready to vote for this bill", the group said in a joint statement .
  • Xbox One X will not generate profits for Microsoft

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    Another interesting announcement was the inclusion of more backward compatility for the console with original Xbox game support coming later in 2017, starting with Crimson Skies . Microsoft unveiled its new Xbox One X console earlier this week, promising " true 4K " gaming on "the world's most powerful games console". "We showed 42 games, 22 with console exclusivity that's going to play across the whole Xbox One line".
  • Mark Zuckerberg just unveiled Facebook's new mission statement

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    Speaking at the first-ever " Facebook Communities Summit " in Chicago, which featured hundreds of Facebook Groups admins, Zuckerberg said the company's goal going forward will be "to bring the world closer together". "For the past decade, we've focused on making the world more open and connected". Zuckerberg has said he values free speech on the platform and Facebook only interferes if something goes "way over the line", like bullying or the threat of real world violence .
  • Markelle Fultz goes No. 1 to 76ers

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    The Minnesota Timberwolves pulled off the biggest surprise, and traded for Jimmy Butler . Ball, who earned national attention at Chino Hills High and his one season in Westwood, grew up hoping he would get an opportunity to play for his hometown team and mimic the passing skills of his longtime idol.
  • Saracens' stars named in Lions team for first Test

    Saracens' stars named in Lions team for first Test

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    It's hard to see them losing and then coming back and winning two on the trot in Wellington and back in Auckland , so Warren Gatland's men must be prepared to throw the metaphorical kitchen sink at it, and that's something Read and his men have been preparing for.
  • Donald Trump's state visit to United Kingdom in doubt

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    Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn denounced the speech, arguing that May had delivered a "threadbare" program devoid of new ideas. "We today don't have a British government declaration on the direction that's to be taken" on Brexit , "so we're in a very, very hard situation", he said.
  • Read confident broken thumb will stand the rigours of Lions

    Read confident broken thumb will stand the rigours of Lions

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    Both men hope it proves to be the trump card come at Eden Park on Saturday night. After six warm-up games and four wins, pundits and fans had formed a good idea of which players Gatland might pick for the game. That doesn't guarantee to win the thing, but it does guarantee that your attitude is right, and we know that if our attitude is right and we get our clarity right, then we are a good side.
  • Senate's ACA Repeal Bill Is Built On 'Fundamental Meanness'

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    Coverage for pre-existing conditions . Like the House bill, the Senate measure would block federal payments to Planned Parenthood. The way this bill cuts health care is heartless. "This bill is just as bad as the House bill, taking coverage away from millions of people and making huge cuts to Medicaid ". Obama reacted to the Senate GOP's plan to repeal Obamacare in a post on his Facebook page late Thursday afternoon.
  • 'Trolling' over Brexit? The Queen's hat resembles European Union flag

    'Trolling' over Brexit? The Queen's hat resembles European Union flag

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    Unusually, this Queen's Speech sets out the government's programme for the next two years to cover the Brexit timetable. Buckingham Palace attributed the Queen's more casual attire to a lack of preparation ahead of the typically extravagant event, given it came so soon after the Queen's birthday and the snap election called by Theresa May on June 8.
  • Tropical Storm Cindy weakens

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    ET Thursday. "Regardless it is the rain, if anything we have to watch out for with ( Tropical Storm) Cindy ", meteorologist Matt Devitt said. With Tropical Storm Cindy moving inland, the Louisiana National Guard wants residents to know they are ready if assistance is needed.
  • Unhealthy outlook for repealing ObamaCare as some GOP senators defect from bill

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    Tax boosts Obama levied on upper income people and medical industry companies would be repealed, and another on costly employer-provided health insurance would be delayed. A Reuters/Ipsos poll found almost 60 percent of adults believed the House bill would make insurance costlier for low-income Americans and people with pre-existing conditions.
  • Queen's speech dominated by European Union exit

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    The proposals also included axing the winter fuel allowance for well-off pensioners, expanding grammar schools and ending free school lunches for infants have been dropped. "These are the questions that people need answered by the new government", she added. And she said it was important to have a Government that would act in the national interest.
  • NASA telescope finds 10 more Earth-sized, potentially habitable planets

    NASA telescope finds 10 more Earth-sized, potentially habitable planets

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    But researchers don't know much more than that. The data from Kepler is used to identify Earth-like planets and figuring out what are chances are to discover alien life. This turned into the K2 mission . This data will enable scientists to determine what planetary populations - from rocky bodies the size of Earth, to gas giants the size of Jupiter - make up the galaxy's planetary demographics.
  • Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in Louisiana, Texas

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    Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 8 inches over southern MS, southern and central Alabama and western Florida Panhandle are expected through Friday morning as well. "With those totals, there is a chance for flooding", he continued. On the MS coast, a waterspout came ashore in Biloxi early Wednesday . Louisiana's governor is urging his state's residents against dropping their guard now that Tropical Storm Cindy has weakened to a tropical depression .
  • Rebels among UK's ruling Conservatives to scupper 'no-deal' Brexit

    Rebels among UK's ruling Conservatives to scupper 'no-deal' Brexit

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    In carefully choreographed talks that even saw the two men exchange mountaineering gifts, they agreed to discuss divorce issues before negotiations on a future trade deal can start. And her reduced stature, after losing her parliamentary majority in a June 8 election , among leaders who have made clear that they are more concerned about the future of the European Union than Britain's departure, could see her on the back foot.
  • Brexit talks: Citizens' rights and exit bill ahead of trade

    Brexit talks: Citizens' rights and exit bill ahead of trade

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    The UK will publish a detailed paper on Monday "outlining an offer" on citizens' rights , Mr Davis said , which he hoped would lead to a swift agreement. "If all goes well, the two parties may want to re-marry even before they have divorced". This agenda seems to have been set by the European Union since the British government had wanted to also focus on trade and the future relationship between the two by running parallel negotiations on them alongside the other issues.
  • Rand Paul Doesn't Support GOP Health Bill

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    The Bill was more moderate than an original version passed by the House of Representatives in May, stopping short of Trump's pledge to dismantle his predecessor's healthcare system and instead maintaining some of its basic architecture.
  • Tubelight: 5 unknown facts about Salman Khan-starrer

    Tubelight: 5 unknown facts about Salman Khan-starrer

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    And now all eyes are on Tubelight . However, most of Salman Khan's Eid releases have crossed Rs 25 crore on opening day. If word of mouth is not positive, expect a bigger embarrassment. Is Salman's role a slight variation of Bajrangi? I don't want to accept the fact that @TubelightKiEid is Om Puri's last film.he is simply awesome! At first Laxman hates them but soon they became friends.
  • North Korea calls Trump a 'psychopath'

    North Korea calls Trump a 'psychopath'

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    U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says North Korea must be held accountable for what happened to an American college student who was detained there for over a year and died after being returned home to OH in a coma. The Trump administration is reported to be considering a ban on Americans who visit the hermit kingdom, which will only result in North Korea being further isolated and losing revenue.
  • 'Heartless' Senate bill slashes Medicaid, offers $2 billion in opioid funds

    'Heartless' Senate bill slashes Medicaid, offers $2 billion in opioid funds

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    Yet it faces an uncertain fate in the Senate. Ending Obama's expansion has caused major rifts among GOP senators . Democrats were quick to point out that they were not involved in any capacity with the drafting of the new health care bill , which Republicans drafted under reconciliation behind closed doors and out-of-committee hearings.
  • All Blacks vanquisher Murray thinks Lions can storm Eden Park

    All Blacks vanquisher Murray thinks Lions can storm Eden Park

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    The Lions will try to make them move ball against a defensive line which has been quick throughout the Saturday games on tour. We've got to be ready for any type of game against the All Blacks . The centre partnership of Ben Te'o and Jonathan Davies, however, looks created to crash over the gainline and tie in New Zealand's back row rather than open up the home defence.
  • YouTube Developing 180-Degree VR Format

    YouTube Developing 180-Degree VR Format

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    In April, rival Facebook unveiled a new VR camera that employs a 360-degree view . Without a VR headset and app, VR180 videos will appear flat like traditional videos. And, soon, you'll be able to edit using familiar tools like Adobe Premiere Pro. That might sound overly simple, but for creators and consumers it's a huge deal.
  • Microsoft isn't making a profit with their new Xbox One X console

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    Accessory manufacturer Hyperkin will be bringing back the original Xbox controller for the Xbox One , Xbox One S and Xbox One X . Whether gamers agree with Greenberg over the price point of the Xbox One X remains to be seen, and it may well rely on exactly how impressive games look on the console.
  • Pentagon chief blasts N.Korea over United States student who died

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    Autopsy results are expected this week. "Their tireless efforts resulted in the release of at least 10 Americans from North Korean custody during the course of the Obama administration". But like his predecessors, Trump is gradually learning that for all its talk about cooperation, China is deeply reluctant to take any measures that could seriously destabilise the North Korean government, for fear the country might collapse or be absorbed by the South.
  • Jose Mourinho accused of 3.3 million euro tax fraud in Spain

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    We will find out what has happened, but right now he is playing in a very important tournament and I'm not about to disturb that. "He will tell us what has happened". President Perez, when asked about the Portuguese, noted that the 32-year-old was "bigger than all of us" and insisted he would remain at the Berbabeu.
  • Watch Lonzo Ball Throw Passes Through A Moving Escalade

    Watch Lonzo Ball Throw Passes Through A Moving Escalade

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    Ball is a player on which a team can rely as he has all the cards in order to provide an identity to the team, just as he did at UCLA . Check out Lonzo's "Sports Science" appearance . Lonzo watched on television and then emulated the stars from Magic to Kobe Bryant while playing with his brothers at home. He reminds me of Maurice Harkless; both have outstanding physical attributes, but Harkless has never shown consistent will to dominate games.
  • Las Vegas ties record high temperature of 117 degrees

    Las Vegas ties record high temperature of 117 degrees

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    In Phoenix , Arizona, state weather service forecast the mark 120 degrees in the desert city along with risky heat waves that can cause health hazards in the region along with the whole southwestern part of the country. The heat has caused several power outages in the state and power officials predict more in the coming days. Dr. Kevin Foster warned people to be extra careful around concrete, vehicle interiors and playground equipment, especially young children who have sensitive skin.
  • Lakhs stretch and twist on Yoga Day

    Lakhs stretch and twist on Yoga Day

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    Yoga has always been an integral part of our culture. Indian corporates celebrated International Yoga Day today and shared their thoughts on microblogging site Twitter . He had announced that he would try to break the record for the maximum crowd gathered to perform yoga at a single site. The world has accepted the health benefits of yoga described by our prime minister.
  • Indian greats lament 'sad day' as Kohli topples Kumble

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    Kumble was set to oversee the series in the Caribbean but opted to stand down after it emerged that Kohli had informed the Indian Cricket Board ( BCCI ) off his reservations with the outstanding former leg-spinner's style. With Anil Kumble's resignation, the selection process for the next coach has been deferred by at least a month. A news column said the pressures of modern cricket demanded a "strong chain of command".
  • Central Texas expecting minimal impact from Tropical Storm Cindy

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    The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Cindy's maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40 miles per hour (64 kph) with continued weakening expected over the next two days. Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall early Thursday morning in portions of Texas and southwestern Louisiana, the National Hurricane Center said. The National Weather Service says flash flooding from torrential rain is the main problem associated with the storm, but twisters are also possible.
  • Virgin Mobile to Become iPhone-Only Carrier

    Virgin Mobile to Become iPhone-Only Carrier

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    If you buy a new iPhone through Virgin, you'll get the first full year of unlimited service for just $1. Virgin Mobile USA will first be offered in Apple's stores then online. Only having to pay $1 for the next year of data will save you a lot of money, but what about when Virgin's $50-a-month rate kicks in? Global calls cost an extra $5 or $10 a month, depending on whether you need the ability to call beyond Mexico and Canada.
  • No autopsy for US student detained by North Korea

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    Doctors at the Cincinnati Medical Center, where Mr Warmbier was treated following his return to the U.S. on 13 June, determined he suffered from " unresponsive wakefulness ", also known as persistent vegetative state, due to "severe neurological injury".
  • Hamilton County Coroner: No autopsy for Warmbier

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    His eyes opened and blinked, but without signs of understanding verbal commands or his surroundings. Han Tae Song, North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations, said the country is acting " according to our national laws, and according to the global standards" in regards to detainees.
  • Funeral set for US student freed from N. Korea

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    Trump tweeted ahead of Wednesday's talks that Beijing's efforts to sway Pyongyang weren't working. Obama's office had no reaction, but his former aides have said he worked tirelessly to try to get Warmbier and other Americans released from North Korea .
  • Russia vs Portugal: how and where to watch

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    In the first half, Portugal were obviously the better side. It's a very different opponent from what Portugal was, but complicated in the same way. The Oceania champions took a shock lead when Clayton Lewis threaded his pass between two defenders to Wood, who coolly fired home in the 42nd minute.