U.S. healthcare uninsured rises most in near decade: Gallup

U.S. healthcare uninsured rises most in near decade: GallupBy Yasmeen Abutaleb WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans without healthcare insurance rose by 3.2 million people between 2016 and 2017, or 1.3 percentage points to 12.2 percent, according to a Gallup poll released on Tuesday, the biggest jump in the uninsured rate in nearly a decade. Several factors likely contributed to the jump, Gallup said, including attempts by Republicans, who control both chambers of Congress and the White House, to repeal and replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare. The law extended health insurance to 20 million Americans.



U.S. top court rejects former New York lawmaker Silver's appeal

U.S. top court rejects former New York lawmaker Silver's appealSilver, a Democrat, had appealed a July 2017 lower court ruling that set aside his conviction because of a 2016 Supreme Court precedent but concluded that prosecutors had "sufficient" evidence to prove the extortion, money laundering and honest services fraud counts on which a jury found Silver guilty. Silver's new trial is tentatively set to begin on April 16 in Manhattan federal court. Prosecutors accused Silver of collecting close to $4 million of illegal fees for awarding state grants to a top cancer researcher, and steering real estate developers to a friend's law firm and supporting their interests on rent legislation.



Tortured, starved California children rarely seen outside home: neighbors

Tortured, starved California children rarely seen outside home: neighborsDavid Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were arrested on Sunday and each charged with nine counts of torture and 10 counts of child endangerment after a 17-year-old, emaciated girl escaped the house in Perris, about 70 miles (115 km) east of Los Angeles and called police, the Riverside County Sheriff's Office said on Monday. Kimberly Milligan, 50, who lives across the street from the family, said she only saw the infant in the mother's arms and three other children since she moved in across the street two years ago, describing them as small and pale. "Why don't we ever see the kids?" Milligan said she asked herself.



Homeland Security chief: Deporting 'Dreamers' not top priority

Homeland Security chief: Deporting 'Dreamers' not top priorityDeporting immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children will not be a top federal law enforcement priority even if lawmakers do not pass a program to protect them, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security chief said in an interview aired on Tuesday. Kirstjen Nielsen, speaking ahead of a congressional hearing, told CBS News that as long as so-called Dreamers have registered with federal authorities they will not be a top target even after U.S. President Donald Trump moved to cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.



Four South Carolina police wounded exchanging gunfire with suspect

Four South Carolina police wounded exchanging gunfire with suspectPolice responded to an emergency call about a man assaulting a woman at a home outside the small city of York, Trent Faris, a sheriff's office spokesman, told reporters at a news conference. The suspect, Christian Thomas McCall, fled on foot, and shot a York Police Department officer, Faris said.





Close Window