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Sen. Joe Manchin open to party-line vote on future bills with voting rights legislation now in focus

Finance
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WVA) removes his mask to speak as bipartisan members of the Senate and House gather to announce a framework for fresh coronavirus disease (COVID-19) relief legislation at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 1, 2020.Kevin Lamarque | ReutersSen. Joe Manchin, the moderate Democrat from West Virginia, said he would consider passing legislation through a party-line vote again but only in a situation where Democrats have tried to engage Republicans.Manchin's comments come as the Biden administration and Democratic lawmakers look toward other top priorities, including voting rights legislation, after they passed a $ 1.9 trillion Covid relief bill without any Republican support in the evenly divided Senate this weekend.The massive stimulus package was ...
Energy bills to rise by up to £96 for millions as Ofgem hikes price cap

Energy bills to rise by up to £96 for millions as Ofgem hikes price cap

Business
Around 15 million families will see their energy bills rise by up to £96 after the regulator hiked the price cap.The return to pre-coronavirus levels is mainly as a result of increase in wholesale costs, according to Ofgem. For six months from 1 April the price cap will increase by £96 to £1,138 for 11 million default tariff customers, and by £87 to £1,156 for four million pre-payment meter customers.Live COVID updates from UK and around the world Image: Ofgem reviews and changes the price cap once every six months Ofgem points out when wholesale energy prices fell sharply last year in the wake of the first COVID-19 lockdown, the price cap dropped by £84 in October to its lowest level yet for the current winter period.   ...
Buffalo Bills beat Baltimore Ravens, return to AFC Championship Game

Buffalo Bills beat Baltimore Ravens, return to AFC Championship Game

Sports
Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The Buffalo Bills beat the Baltimore Ravens 17-3 on Saturday night at Bills Stadium to advance to the AFC Championship Game for the first time since the 1993-94 season. The Bills used Taron Johnson's record-tying 101-yard interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter to pull away from the Ravens (12-6) in the divisional-round game. The last time Buffalo reached the AFC title game was Jan. 23, 1994, when it beat the visiting Kansas City Chiefs to play in its fourth straight Super Bowl. Advertisement The second-seeded Bills (15-3) will play the winner of Sunday's game between the Cleveland Browns and Chiefs. If the defending champion Chiefs win, the Bills will travel to Arrowhead Stadium next Sunday. If the Browns emerge victorious, the AFC Championship Game will...
Nearly half of U.S. adults fear surprise bills, do,

Nearly half of U.S. adults fear surprise bills, do,

Health
Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Nearly half of adults in the United States report that concerns over unexpected medical bills keeps them from seeking care, according to a survey by the American Heart Association. In addition, more than 40% of respondents indicated that if they received an unexpected medical bill for $ 1,000, they would not have the money to pay for it, the data showed. Advertisement Two-thirds of respondents with private health insurance also said they have received an unexpected medical bill, and of those, one in three was not able to pay it. Perhaps as a result, more than 80% of survey respondents would like to see Congress pass legislation to end surprise medical billing, the American Heart Association said. "Surprise medical bills are a major driver of financial anxiety and disrupt...
Seahawks’ Jamal Adams to return vs. Bills; RBs Chris Carson, Carlos Hyde out

Seahawks’ Jamal Adams to return vs. Bills; RBs Chris Carson, Carlos Hyde out

Sports
Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Seattle Seahawks Pro Bowl safety Jamal Adams will return from his four-game absence Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, but the team will once again be without running backs Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde. The Seahawks (6-1) listed Carson, Hyde and four others as out for their game against the Bills this weekend. Cornerback Shaquill Griffin (concussion/hamstring), defensive end Benson Mayowa (ankle), defensive back Ugo Amadi (hamstring) and left guard Mike Iupati (back) also were ruled out for Seattle. Advertisement No other Seahawks players had game designations on the team's final injury report ahead of their showdown with the Bills (6-2). The absences of Carson (foot) and Hyde (hamstring) for the second consecutive week leaves the Seahawks with rookie DeeJay Dallas and Trav...