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LaLiga and Serie A review: Barcelona stumble at final hurdle in 'Invincibles' bid, Juventus champions of Italy

LaLiga and Serie A review: Barcelona stumble at final hurdle in 'Invincibles' bid, Juventus champions of Italy

Sports
Barcelona's great season ended in disappointing fashion while Juventus secure their seventh-straight Serie A crown Sunday, May 13, 2018 Barcelona's hopes of an unbeaten LaLiga campaign were ended in their penultimate game as they lost 5-4 at Levante. The champions had gone 36 games unbeaten but trailed 5-1 after 56 minutes and their dramatic fightback came up short. Emmanuel Boateng's hat-trick and Enis Bardhi's brace put lowly Levante in charge, and despite Philippe Coutinho completing a treble of his own and Luis Suarez scoring a penalty, Barca's bid for history came up short. Meanwhile, Juventus were confirmed as Serie A winners for the seventh season running following a goalless draw with Roma. Napoli had effectively handed the title...
GOP weighs options as health bill faces hurdle on abortion

GOP weighs options as health bill faces hurdle on abortion

Health
Senate Republicans working on high-stakes health care legislation are anticipating problems with abortion restrictions that their House counterparts have already passed. As a result, they're considering ways to channel new financing for health insurance through existing government programs that bar the use of taxpayer dollars for abortion, according to sources familiar with the policy discussions. Those options include the Children's Health Insurance Program. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss details of closely held discussions about a Senate version of the health care bill. GOP aides said nothing has been resolved. Republican leaders are pressing for a Senate vote on health care, which could come before the July 4 holiday. Senate GOP leaders want their bill to bar fe...