WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is aiming to send a revised version of his health-care bill to the Congressional Budget Office by as soon as Friday, according to Capitol Hill aides and lobbyists. The effort reflects the tight timeline McConnell faces in his attempt to hold a vote before the August recess - and the pressure he is under to make changes that improve the CBO's measure of the bill's impact on coverage levels and federal spending.
MOSCOW - A new wave of powerful cyberattacks hit Europe and beyond on Tuesday in a possible reprise of a widespread ransomware assault in May. Affected were a Russian oil giant, a Danish shipping and energy conglomerate, and Ukrainian government ministries, which were brought to a standstill in a wave of ransom demands. The virus even downed systems at the site of the former Chernobyl nuclear power plant, forcing scientists to monitor radiation levels manually.
The framed copy of Time Magazine was hung up in at least four of President Trump's golf clubs, from South Florida to Scotland. Filling the entire cover was a photo of Donald Trump. "Donald Trump: The 'Apprentice' is a television smash!" the big headline said. Above the Time nameplate, there was another headline in all caps: "TRUMP IS HITTING ON ALL FRONTS . . . EVEN TV!"
WASHINGTON - The Labor Department said it is formally requesting feedback on a rule that would expand overtime pay to millions of workers - a sign that the Trump administration could move to scale it back.
United Parcel Service Inc. will freeze a pension plan for about 70,000 nonunion U.S. employees because of escalating costs and volatility in determining future payments, replacing it with a different retirement benefit. The shift won't occur until Jan. 1, 2023, giving affected workers more than five years to prepare, the shipping company said Tuesday. Most of the employees, which account for about 16 percent of the company's workforce, are in administrative or management positions.
Alison Chandra's unborn son faced daunting odds of making it to his first birthday. And keeping him alive meant risky, expensive surgeries that their small family couldn't afford. Still, Chandra admits, she felt a bit of shame as she walked into the welfare office. "I remember sitting across the desk from the woman in the office," Chandra told The Washington Post. "She said it's going to be okay. And I just - I think I hugged her. It was the first time that someone was able to tell me that something in this whole nightmare was going to be okay.
What do we know about Stephen Colbert's surprise trip to Russia? He was there last week. He appeared on a Russian talk show and "announced" he was considering a run for president in 2020. And, as you may expect, it gave him even more opportunities to mock President Donald Trump.
It might seem logical that the states with the highest prevalence of overweight people would have the highest percentages of hefty pets. Surely all those fit Coloradans with their outdoorsy lifestyles have slim dogs, right?
BERLIN - President Donald Trump has alarmed citizens of the nation's closest allies and others worldwide, diminishing the standing of the United States in their eyes, according to a wide-ranging international study released Monday. But in the survey of 37 countries, Russia is a bright spot for Trump. As beleaguered as the president is at home, a majority of Russians say they have confidence in him. And Russians' attitudes toward the United States have improved since Trump took office.
BRUSSELS - The European Union's antitrust chief announced a record $2.7 billion fine against Google on Tuesday, saying that the powerful company illegally steered users toward its comparison shopping website. The fine is the largest the European Union has ever levied against a company for abusing its dominant position, and marked the latest confrontation over business practices between EU regulators and American tech giants.