Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush, who is mourning the loss of his wife after she passed away last week, was going to fly to Washington, D.C. for the vote on the new GOP health care plan, but has changed his travel plans amid news the vote has been postponed.
The visitation and funeral services for Rush's late wife Carolyn are scheduled to take place Friday and Saturday.
At noon Thursday, Rush told NBC 5 he was on his way to Washington, saying he felt his vote was needed.
“If [Carolyn] were here today, in this time, she would tell me to go to Washington," Rush said in the exclusive interview.
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is suggesting that the election that gave his alma mater, Texas A&M, its first openly gay student body president was "stolen."
Perry was Texas' longest serving governor until leaving office in 2015. He was also an A&M yell leader, or cheerleader.
The U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS is investigating reports of an airstrike in a western neighborhood in the Iraqi city of Mosul that allegedly left more than 100—possibly as many as 200—civilians dead, according to a statement given to The Associated Press on Friday.
The suspected high toll underscores the difficulties that Iraqi troops face in the weeks-long fight to route the Sunni militant group from the densely urban part of the city, Iraq's second-largest.
Residents of the neighborhood known as Mosul Jidideh told an Associated Press team at the scene that scores of residents are believed to have been killed by a pair of airstrikes that hit a cluster of homes in the area earlier this month.
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Federal officials took a step Thursday toward increasing safety in prisons by making it easier to find and seize cellphones obtained illegally by inmates.
The Federal Communications Commission in Washington voted 3-0 to approve rules to streamline the process for using technology to detect and block contraband phones in prisons and jails across the U.S.
The vote doesn't make it legal to jam cellphone signals in prison, which corrections directors across the country say is what they need to shut down inmate cellphone use, once and for all.
Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if Friday's vote fails.
The risky move, part gamble and part threat, was presented to GOP lawmakers behind closed doors Thursday night after a long and intense day that saw a planned vote on the health care bill scrapped as the legislation remained short of votes amid cascading negotiations among conservative lawmakers, moderates and others.
The Republican-led Senate moved Thursday to undo Obama-era regulations that would have forced internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to ask customers' permission before they could use or sell much of their personal information.
Senators voted along party lines, 50-48, to eliminate the rules. The Federal Communications Commission, then controlled by Democrats, put the regulations in place in October. They're not in effect yet.
The regulations would have required a company like Verizon to get approval before telling an advertiser what websites customers visited, what apps they used, their health and financial information, or their physical location. Under the regulations, many more people likely would have chosen not to allow their data to be shared than if they had to take an extra step of asking a company to stop sharing or selling their information.
A University of Kentucky basketball player forms a special bond with a young fan suffering from Progeria, "the aging disease."
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The U.S. government investigation of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, crossed the Atlantic earlier this year to the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, once known as a haven for money laundering by Russian billionaires.
Treasury agents in recent months obtained information connected to Manafort's transactions from Cypriot authorities, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to speak publicly. The request was part of a federal anti-corruption probe into Manafort's work in Eastern Europe. The Cyprus attorney general, one of the country's top law enforcement officers, was also aware of the American request.
Two photographs of President Barack Obama are on display at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
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It's official: the White House has announced when the New England Patriots are visiting after the team's historic comeback Super Bowl win.
The Patriots will meet President Donald Trump on April 19, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced Thursday.
A number of star players have already stated they won't be visiting 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., including Martellus Bennett, Devin McCourty, LaGarrette Blount and Dont'a Hightower.
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Yadarquiris Molina joined the 42nd Precinct fresh out of the police academy. It was her first NYPD assignment, but she was the second Molina there — Jasmine had just transferred from the 41st.
It's not the first time in the NYPD where two officers share a last name and a precinct. The two shared a locker room as well, and that's where an interesting conversation took place in the summer of 2014.
The women soon discovered they shared a lot more than a precinct — they shared a father.
A Hawaii lawmaker who says she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump resigned Wednesday from the Republican Party.
Rep. Beth Fukumoto said members of the GOP refused to oppose racism and sexism including a suggestion by Trump to create a Muslim registry during his campaign.
"As a Japanese-American whose grandparents had to destroy all of their Japanese artifacts and items and bury them in the backyard to avoid getting taken and interned, how could I not have said anything?" Fukumoto asked. "And how could my party have not said anything?"
President Donald Trump is taking credit for persuading TransCanada Corp. to withdraw a hefty lawsuit against the U.S. government over the previous administration's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline. But the Canadian company says its bid for compensation for the stalled project is merely suspended, as it has been for weeks.
Trump's account, to Republican donors Tuesday night, was one of several from the president claiming achievements that have yet to happen. A look at a few:
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A 31-year-old man who had previously been deported four times faces a litany of charges for a series of alleged crimes on Long Island, including a sex attack on a 2-year-old child and brutal stabbings of two women, officials say.
At a news briefing Thursday, Acting Nassau County Police Department Commissioner Thomas Krumpter described Tommy Alvarado-Ventura's alleged five-hour spree as "the most heinous criminal act I've ever seen" in 28 years on the job.
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Belgian authorities tightened security Thursday in the port city of Antwerp after a Frenchman drove his car at high speed through a busy shopping area, forcing pedestrians to jump out of the way.
French President Francois Hollande compared the incident to the attack in London that left three people dead Wednesday, saying the Frenchman was "trying to kill people or create a dramatic event."
The federal prosecutor's office said the car was intercepted late Thursday morning at the port docks and police arrested a man, identified as 39-year-old Mohamed R. , who has been living in France.