USA

GOP opposition puts Senate health care bill in jeopardy

GOP opposition puts Senate health care bill in jeopardy

McConnell may have a tough job convincing enough Republican senators that the Senate bill improves on the House version. Four Republican senators say they are not ready to vote for the GOP health care bill, putting the measure in jeopardy .



Tropical Storm Cindy's rain headed for Lehigh Valley

Those storms will then spread across the southern half of the state with the southeast region predicted to get the most rain. Heavy rainfall and severe thunderstorms continue to extend well out from the center of Cindy , especially to its east and north.



Trump wants apprenticeships in all high schools

Trump said the aim of the order is to help Americans "find a rewarding career, earn a great living, and support themselves and their families and love going to work in the morning". Add to that, news from NPR that only about a half-million of the nation's 146 million jobs were filled by apprentices past year, and the challenges of the funding issues crystallize.



Local Governments Band Together to Fight Climate Change

They also agreed to work towards the stated goal of raising at least 100 billion USA dollars per year by 2020 to help poor and developing countries adapt to the impacts of changing climate. Important players in U.S. industry and individual cities and states are already implementing changes aimed at meeting the targets laid down in Paris, where most of the world's countries agreed to try and cap global temperature rises at 2C above pre-industrial levels.


DC memorial for slain Muslim teen was set on fire, officials say

DC memorial for slain Muslim teen was set on fire, officials say

DC Fire told Fox5DC that they responded to the scene around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday to find a memorial erected for 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen on fire. The makeshift memorial for Hassanen was erected on Tuesday during a vigil in DuPont Circle, a historic area in the United States capital near the White House, as part of a nationwide remembrance.


US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

Fish and Wildlife Service announcement a year ago to move the grizzlies from protection through the Endangered Species Act . "This achievement stands as one of America's great conservation successes", Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said , praising state, tribal and federal authorities as well as private-sector partners.