The GOP's long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare" stood on the brink just hours before Republican leaders planned to put it on the House floor for a showdown vote. Short of support, GOP leaders looked to President Donald Trump to close the deal with a crucial bloc of conservatives, in the first major legislative test of his young presidency.
A man was carjacked at gunpoint early Thursday in the Old Town neighborhood on the Near North Side.
Ian Kinsler hit a two-run homer and Marcus Stroman threw six shutout innings as U.S.A. dominated Puerto Rico, 8-0, to win their first ever World Baseball Classic Title.
An inmate who was found unresponsive on a transport bus to Stateville Correctional Center last month died of a drug overdose, the coroner’s office announced Wednesday.
An 18-year-old dual United States-Israeli citizen living in Israel has been arrested in connection with a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers in the U.S., the FBI confirmed to NBC News. Israeli police said they arrested the Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in threats targeting JCCs and other institutions in the U.S., marking a potential breakthrough in a case that stoked fears across the United States. FBI and Justice Department officials told NBC News he made all the calls from his bedroom and it did not appear his motive was anti-Semitism because he is Jewish.
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May addressed Parliament on Thursday and said the attacker who killed four people—including a police officer—near Parliament Wednesday was British-born. May added that the man was once investigated for extremist links but was considered a "peripheral figure." She and authorities did not disclose the attacker's name and asked the media not to reveal his identity. In the House of Commons, May said "millions of acts of normality" are the best response to terrorism. She saluted the "everyday actions" of "millions people ... going about their days and getting on with their lives." "Our values will prevail," she said.