WASHINGTON - In a possible breakthrough for U.S. Republicans' effort to roll back Obamacare, the House of Representatives plans to hold a vote Thursday on compromise legislation, potentially ending a logjam that has delayed advancing President Donald Trump's campaign promise to repeal the law. The decision to hold a vote comes after key moderate lawmakers met with Trump on Wednesday and said a revised bill might win approval as conservatives voiced no objections.
Alphabet Inc said on Wednesday, May 3, it was investigating widespread reports about a spam campaign in which recipients received emails from known contacts that asked them to click on a link to review a Google Docs document. "We are investigating a phishing email that appears as Google Docs. We encourage you to not click through & report as phishing within Gmail," the company said on its Google Docs Twitter account.
NEW YORK - An elderly man is suing a Mississippi funeral home he claims refused to cremate his husband's body in a landmark case that campaigners say could widen the rights of gay people in the conservative state. John Zawadski, 82, filed the civil suit in state court after he sought the services of the Picayune Funeral Home for his partner of 52 years but was told the business did not "deal with their kind," according to the complaint.
AUSTIN, Texas - A gunman who opened fire on Wednesday on a college campus in the Dallas suburb of Irving, Texas, apparently killed one victim and committed suicide, local police said. A man witnesses said was armed with a handgun was reported to have opened fire at North Lake College, prompting authorities to swarm the campus in search of the suspect and victims as school officials imposed an immediate security "lockdown."
WASHINGTON - FBI Director James Comey said on Wednesday it would have been "catastrophic" to conceal his decision to reopen an investigation into Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's emails just 11 days before the 2016 presidential election. In an appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Comey said it made him "nauseous" to think that his announcement on Oct. 28 may have affected the election's outcome.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump and his aides courted moderate Republican lawmakers on Wednesday on a proposal to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system as the White House struggled to avoid another embarrassing defeat on a top legislative priority.
BEIJING - China on Wednesday called on all parties in the Korean standoff to stay calm and "stop irritating each other" a day after North Korea said the United States was pushing the region to the brink of nuclear war .
LOS ANGELES - "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert is facing backlash for a joke he made about President Donald Trump on Monday night, May 1, that many are calling "homophobic." During his opening monologue, Colbert went off on Trump over the President's treatment of CBS News' John Dickerson, who saw an interview with Trump abruptly ended when he asked about the President's unproven claims that then-President Obama had wiretapped Trump and members of his campaign. As Dickerson and Colbert are both CBS employees, Colbert felt it his duty to say the things Dickerson himself could not.
LONDON - Most people in emerging and developed economies believe men are now more involved in parenting than ever before, with many saying the role of women should not be confined to the home, a global survey indicated on Tuesday, May 2.
WASHINGTON- U.S. President Donald Trump will speak by telephone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. EDT/1630 GMT, the White House said on Monday night. A senior Trump administration official said the two leaders would likely discuss the war in Syria, where Moscow backs the government of Bashar al-Assad and the United States supports rebels trying to overthrow him.