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Senate GOP Blocks Bid To Intervene In ObamaCare Suit

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a vote on a resolution that would have allowed the Senate to intervene in a federal lawsuit against ObamaCare. The lawsuit by the state of Maryland seeks to preserve the Obamacare law in a case that also challenges Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. ...Read more

Former Bills QB Nathan Peterman Signs With Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders are signing former Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman to their practice squad, according to a team source. Current Raiders backup quarterback A.J. McCarron was the lone backup and scout team quarterback for the Raiders, who play their home finale Monday night against the Broncos. Peterman, 24, was released in November from Buffalo. In four games this season, Peterman was 44-for-81 with a touchdown, seven interceptions and a passer rating of 30.7. Overall with Buffalo, Peterman was 69-for-133 for 563 yards, three touchdowns and 13 interceptions. ...Read more

Selena Gomez Appears For First Time Since Entering Treatment Facility

Selena Gomez appeared in several Instagram, marking her first public appearances since entering a treatment facility two months ago. Gomez was pictured with a group of friends, including former “Wizards of Waverly Place” co-star Bailee Madison at a snow-tubing trip in Big Bear, California. Madison posted a photo of her, Gomez and friend Connar Franklin with the caption: “My snow.” Franklin also posted several photos on her Instagram showing Gomez smiling.  ...Read more

Actor Geoffrey Rush Denies Allegations Of Improper Conduct With Former Co-Star

Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush has denied claims he acted inappropriately toward an actress more than seven years ago. Yael Stone, who appeared in “Orange is the New Black” on Netflix, said in a series of interviews that Rush sent sexually suggestive text messages, exposed himself and attempted to watch her shower during their stint together in “Diary of a Madman” at Sydney’s Belvoir Street Theatre in 2010 and 2011. ...Read more

Two Chicago Police Officers Hit And Killed By Metro Train While Chasing Suspect

Authorities say that two Chicago police officers were killed Monday after being struck by a metro train. Officers Conrad Gary and Eduardo Marmolejo were responding to a shots fired call on the city’s South Side when a passing train hit them, Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told reporters. The train had been traveling at 60 mph to 70 mph, he said. A suspect was ultimately taken into custody and a gun was recovered, Johnson said. ...Read more