How the Republican health care bill fell apart

How the Republican health care bill fell apart
Washington (CNN)The Republicans' signature campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare came to a screeching halt Monday night after Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas came together, shocked Capitol Hill and vowed to vote against the latest draft of the GOP's health care bill. Across town, over rosemary-grilled rib eye and summer vegetable succotash at the White House, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders were attempting to convince a group of reliably conservative rank-and-filers to

Who’s behind GOP’s stunning defeat on health care?

Who’s behind GOP’s stunning defeat on health care?
(CNN)Monday night, two Republican Senators -- Mike Lee and Jerry Moran -- announced that they would not vote to send the health care bill to the floor. The announcement marked a stunning defeat for a Republican Party that controls the White House and Congress and which has made this item the top priority for years.As the blame game now begins, everyone in Washington will be asking -- who killed the health bill? As in an Agatha Christie novel, there

Justine Ruszczyk: Australian killed by Minneapolis police was ‘kind, funny’

Justine Ruszczyk: Australian killed by Minneapolis police was ‘kind, funny’
(CNN)The fatal shooting of yoga instructor and life coach Justine Ruszczyk has led to an outpouring of grief and tributes, in her home country and the Minneapolis community she had made her home. Ruszczyk called police Saturday night to report a possible sexual assault in an alley near her home, her fianc, Don Damond, said in a news conference Monday."We became good friends and often shared a laugh," Bennett said. "She had a terrific sense of humor and we

EU says it will limit inflatable boat exports to Libya to stop traffickers

EU says it will limit inflatable boat exports to Libya to stop traffickers
(CNN)The European Union will limit the number of inflatable boats and motors it sends to Libya in order to prevent human trafficking.The EU said the restrictions will not prevent exports or sales when they are "meant for legitimate uses by the civilian population, for instance for fishermen, who may need motors for their boats."CNN recently witnessed the rescue of 366 migrants and refugees by the private humanitarian agency Migrant Offshore Aid Station. The rescuers pulled people, mostly from African

Guns and money: Why US’ top North Korea diplomat is in Southeast Asia

Guns and money: Why US’ top North Korea diplomat is in Southeast Asia
Hong Kong (CNN)When US Ambassador Joseph Yun visits Myanmar this week, he'll likely be trying to convince a longtime military partner of Pyongyang to join US efforts to rein in Kim Jong Un's nuclear efforts.But the trip, say analysts, is emblematic of a key tactic from the Trump administration: cutting off North Korean revenue, no matter how small or obscure the source. Footage emerges of North Korea's ICBM launchOptionsThe problem is global, with countries as far away as Africa

Actor Martin Landau, star of ‘Mission: Impossible,’ dies at 89

Actor Martin Landau, star of ‘Mission: Impossible,’ dies at 89
(CNN)Martin Landau, 89, a character actor who starred in the 1960s television show "Mission: Impossible" and won an Oscar for playing Bela Lugosi in the movie "Ed Wood," died Saturday, his publicist Dick Guttman said Sunday night. Landau was born June 28, 1928, in Brooklyn and worked as a cartoonist for the New York Daily News before becoming an actor, according to the Internet Movie Database.

ITV names EasyJet’s Carolyn McCall as new chief executive – BBC News

ITV names EasyJet’s Carolyn McCall as new chief executive – BBC News
Ms McCall said the decision to leave EasyJet had been "really difficult", but after seven years at the company the time was right for a move: "The opportunity from ITV felt like the right one to take. It is a fantastic company in a dynamic and stimulating sector."ITV chairman Peter Bazalgette said: "In a very impressive field of high calibre candidates, Carolyn stood out for her track record in media, experience of an international operation, clear strategic acumen and

George and Charlotte join Poland and Germany diplomacy tour – BBC News

George and Charlotte join Poland and Germany diplomacy tour – BBC News
Analysis Image copyright PA Image caption The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watched the Wimbledon men's final on Sunday ahead of their tour In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold a private meeting with the royal couple in Berlin before they visit the Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of German unification.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will also visit Berlin's Holocaust museum and memorial.A boat race is planned in the Germany city of Heidelberg, which is twinned with Cambridge.William and

REVOLT International Trailer (2017) Lee Pace Sci-Fi Movie

REVOLT International Trailer (2017) Lee Pace Sci-Fi Movie
Revolt International Trailer - 2017 Science Fiction Robot Thriller starring Lee Pace Subscribe for more: About the Revolt Movie Trailer The story of humankind's last stand against a cataclysmic alien invasion. Set in the war-ravaged African countryside, a U.S. soldier and a French foreign aid worker team up to survive the alien onslaught. Their bond will be tested as they search for refuge across a crumbling world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cdizq-NKsNg

Target date to be set for smoke-free Scottish prisons – BBC News

Target date to be set for smoke-free Scottish prisons – BBC News
Scotland introduced a ban on smoking in enclosed public places in 2006, but it did not apply to prisons.However, prison rules were amended at the time to restrict smoking to certain areas, such as cells and outdoor recreation spaces.Claims 'backed up' Staff, visitors and contractors are not permitted to smoke anywhere on SPS property. A small number of prisons in Scotland have designated a proportion of their residential areas as smoke-free. The move towards smoke-free prisons is in keeping