Suicide car bomb in southern Afghanistan kills at least 29

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — A huge suicide car bombing outside a bank in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province on Thursday targeted Afghan troops and government employees waiting to collect their salaries ahead of a major Muslim holiday, killing at least 29 people, officials said. Most of the casualties in the explosion near the Kabul Bank in […]

Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited plan to scuttle President Barack Obama’s health care law, congressional aides and lobbyists say. After weeks of closed-door meetings that angered Democrats and some Republicans, Senate Majority Leader […]

Texas’ skimpy Medicaid funding has Wall Street worried – Houston Chronicle

Houston Chronicle Texas' skimpy Medicaid funding has Wall Street worriedHouston ChronicleS&P Global Ratings saw no reason to downgrade Texas' AAA rating, the highest issued by the agency. Analysts, however, criticized the Legislature's decision to cut funds by $1.9 billion, despite projections that the state will add recipients in the …

Texas Braces for Tropical Storm Cindy: Your Texas Roundup – Texas Monthly

Texas Monthly Texas Braces for Tropical Storm Cindy: Your Texas RoundupTexas MonthlyTexas Braces for Tropical Storm Cindy: Your Texas Roundup. Plus: Houston debates joining the lawsuit against SB 4, a Texas congressman apologizes after accusing the Clintons of murder, and a hellish United flight touches down in Texas. By Leif Reigstad …Men shriek as snake pops […]

The Latest: Cindy causes flooding along Alabama coast – Miami Herald

Miami Herald The Latest: Cindy causes flooding along Alabama coastMiami HeraldThe Latest on Tropical Storm Cindy (all times local):. 10:40 a.m.. Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Cindy are causing flooding in low-lying areas along the Alabama coast. Some roads are covered with water in the seafood village of Bayou La Batre, and …Long stretch of […]

Humor Sometimes Makes Stressful Situations Better – Psychology Today (blog)

Psychology Today (blog) Humor Sometimes Makes Stressful Situations BetterPsychology Today (blog)Humor can be a great mechanism for dealing with stress. Jokes and witty conversation can make you feel closer to the people around you. In addition, a key element of jokes is that they force you to look at the same situation in different ways. […]