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CBO: New version of AHCA still leaves 23M uninsured

CBO: New version of AHCA still leaves 23M uninsured

May 24 (UPI) — Republican lawmakers’ third attempt at replacing the Affordable Care Act has already passed the House, but an uncertain climate in the Senate — as well as a new forecast analysis Wednesday — could dim the bill’s

Ellen DeGeneres to headline new comedy special for Netflix

Ellen DeGeneres to headline new comedy special for Netflix

May 24 (UPI) — Ellen DeGeneres is taping a stand-up comedy special for Netflix. “It has been 15 years since I did a stand-up special. Fifteen years. And I’m writing it now, I can’t wait. I’ll keep you posted when

Trump military budget proposal aims to increase readiness

May 24 (UPI) — President Donald Trump’s 2018 federal budget proposal includes a $52.7 billion increase in funds for the military over his administration’s 2017 request. Trump is requesting $574.5 billion for the Department of Defense for 2018, in addition

New version of AHCA still leaves 23M uninsured, CBO report says

New version of AHCA still leaves 23M uninsured, CBO report says

May 24 (UPI) — Republican lawmakers’ third attempt at replacing the Affordable Care Act has already passed the House, but an uncertain climate in the Senate — and a new forecast analysis issued Wednesday — may sour the bill’s prospects

Sea lion lounges on wooden bench in Galapagos Islands

May 24 (UPI) — A visitor to a Galapagos Islands dock captured video of a lazy sea lion enjoying a nice nap on a wooden bench designed for human visitors. The video, filmed earlier this month, shows a sea lion

Pet owner makes homemade harness for disabled fish

May 24 (UPI) — A Swedish pet owner gave an injured fish a new leash on life with a home-made harness that allows the creature to swim around in its tank. A video created by the Lidingo resident shows a

Study shows how hand amputation, reattachment affect brain

May 24 (UPI) — University of Missouri researchers have discovered how hand amputation and reattachment affect the brain and how those changes impact the patient. “Previous research has found substantial reorganizational changes in the brain following limb injuries that decrease

Mechanic removes car seats to catch venomous snake

May 24 (UPI) — A mechanic was able to remove a 4-foot venomous snake from a Louisiana woman’s car after it spent days hiding inside the vehicle. A mechanic identified only as Tony was filmed removing the seats from Lynette

DeVos details Education Department priorities with $9B budget cut

DeVos details Education Department priorities with $9B budget cut

May 24 (UPI) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos explained Wednesday to a U.S. House appropriations subcommittee her department’s priority with a $9 billion budget cut. DeVos, making her first public appearance before Congress since the tough questioning in her confirmation

Trump's budget director defends spending cuts, growth projection

Trump’s budget director defends spending cuts, growth projection

May 24 (UPI) — President Donald Trump’s budget director spent Wednesday on Capitol Hill defending the administration’s proposed 2018 spending cuts, which seek to free up trillions of dollars and ax 66 federal programs. Office of Budget Management Director Mick

Hapless raccoon knocks out power for 5,000 in Florida

May 24 (UPI) — A Florida utility company said more than 5,000 customers lost power when a hapless raccoon climbed on some equipment and was electrocuted. The Kissimmee Utility Authority said 5,194 customers were without power for about an hour

NASA moves up trip to metal asteroid

May 24 (UPI) — The launch date of Psyche, one of NASA’s two newest Discovery Program missions, has been moved forward a year to take advantage of a more efficient trajectory. The craft will launch in the summer of 2022

Pentagon to deploy eight additional interceptor missiles in Alaska

May 24 (UPI) — The Pentagon plans to deploy eight additional ground-based interceptor missiles at Fort Greely, Alaska, according to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. Japanese television network NHK reported Tuesday the U.S. military is adding eight more missile defense

Mystery emu runs wild in Alabama, blocks highway traffic

May 24 (UPI) — A worker at an Alabama business captured video of an emu running wild in the streets and even holding up traffic on a stretch of highway. Amanda Stephens, who works at Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative in

California woman with drawn-on beard arrested for bank robbery

May 24 (UPI) — Police in California arrested a woman suspected of robbing a local bank on Tuesday while disguised with a drawn-on beard. Danville police shared a press release describing the incident which occurred at around 9:10 a.m. when

Coast Guard searches for missing boaters in Georgia

May 24 (UPI) — The U.S. Coast Guard continued to search Wednesday for crew of a capsized fishing boat about a mile northeast of Tybee Island, Ga., where a tornado was reported Tuesday night. At 6:22 p.m. Tuesday, Coast Guard

Northrop Grumman receives E-2D contract

May 24 (UPI) — Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems has been awarded a $7.6 million contract to support the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye. The contract includes testing and integration services for the Embedded National Tactical Receiver and the E-2D Universal Serial

'Clerks' actress Lisa Spoonauer dead at 44

‘Clerks’ actress Lisa Spoonauer dead at 44

May 24 (UPI) — Clerks actress Lisa Spoonauer recently died at age 44. TMZ reported Wednesday that Spoonauer died at her home in New Jersey. The actress’ cause of death has yet to be revealed, although sources said Spoonauer wasn’t

German music festival constructs 4-mile beer pipeline

May 24 (UPI) — A heavy metal music festival in Germany constructed a 4-mile long beer pipeline to more efficiently serve beverages to its guests. The Wacken Open Air music festival in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein began constructing

Kim Kardashian deletes tweet about Manchester attack

Kim Kardashian deletes tweet about Manchester attack

May 24 (UPI) — Fans called Kim Kardashian self-centered after she shared a photo of herself with Ariana Grande as a show of sympathy following a bombing at the singer’s concert. Kardashian deleted the tweet Tuesday in the wake of