CBC Republican plan for quick Obamacare repeal fails in Senate 2017-07-26T17:08:42.000000000-04:00 After seven years of emphatic campaign promises, Republicans failed Wednesday to repeal Obamacare, as the U.S. Senate voted 55-45 to reject legislation undoing major portions of Barack Obama's law without replacing it. Fed keeps key interest rate unchanged amid low inflation 2017-07-26T14:06:38.000000000-04:00 The U.S. Federal Reserve is keeping its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a time of low inflation, which remains persistently below the Fed's target level. Child killer put to death in 1st Ohio execution in 3 years 2017-07-26T14:05:35.000000000-04:00 Ohio carried out its first execution in over three years, putting a child killer to death Wednesday after delays over a controversial lethal drug combination. Congressman Steve Scalise released from hospital 6 weeks after shooting 2017-07-26T12:47:59.000000000-04:00 Congressman Steve Scalise, who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice last month, has been discharged from a Washington hospital. Residential building collapses in Nigeria, killing at least 8 2017-07-26T11:53:14.000000000-04:00 A four-storey residential building collapsed in Nigeria's largest city killing at least eight people, including a child, emergency officials and an Associated Press photographer in Lagos said Wednesday. 50 employees at Wisconsin company agree to get optional microchip implants 2017-07-26T10:35:33.000000000-04:00 A Wisconsin vending machine company is offering its employees a chance to have a microchip implanted in their hands that they could use to buy snacks, log in to computers or use the copy machine. Opponents home and abroad trying to stop Venezuelan president from rewriting constitution 2017-07-26T09:46:12.000000000-04:00 The U.S. has announced sanctions on 13 current and former members of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's administration in a bid to pressure the socialist leader to suspend Sunday's election of a special assembly that would rewrite the country's constitution. Trump bans transgender people from military service 'in any capacity' 2017-07-26T09:25:04.000000000-04:00 U.S. President Donald Trump vowed on Twitter that under his administration, transgender individuals wouldn't be allowed to serve in the U.S. military in any capacity, statements that appeared to take politicians in Congress as well as the Pentagon by surprise. Hungary, Slovakia challenge of migrant plan should be dismissed: EU adviser 2017-07-26T08:56:21.000000000-04:00 The European Court of Justice should dismiss lawsuits filed by Hungary and Slovakia challenging a European Council decision that the countries have to mandatorily take in hundreds of asylum seekers, a court adviser said Wednesday. Novak Djokovic to miss rest of 2017 with elbow injury 2017-07-26T08:50:46.000000000-04:00 Tennis star Novak Djokovic will miss the rest of the season, including the U.S. Open, because of injured right elbow.