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USA destroyer sent to Chinese waters as North Korea crisis deepens USA destroyer sent to Chinese waters as North Korea crisis deepens
- August 13, 2017

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said in a statement that the USS John S. McCain had violated Chinese and global law, undermined Chinese sovereignty and security, and endangered the safety of frontline personnel. The South China Sea is filled with small islands, reefs and shoals and there are many territorial disputes between countries in the area. Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella also said that the reports should be verified for accuracy to preserve the trust and ... (more...)
Moscow Mule Copper Mug May Cause Food Poisoning Moscow Mule Copper Mug May Cause Food Poisoning
- August 10, 2017

Iowa's health advisory warns that a Moscow Mule drink served in a copper mug could turn acidic enough for it to become a hazard to the person who consumes the drink. However, officials say it would take years of drinking Moscow Mules to develop issues from the copper. As long as those folks are serving their Moscow Mule drinks in copper cups that only have copper on the outside and not risky copper on the inside, then those consuming the drinks should be fine. (more...)
Cate Blanchett to Star in Lucille Ball Biopic Cate Blanchett to Star in Lucille Ball Biopic
- August 09, 2017

While little is known about what the series will depict, the pioneering comedienne and her relationship with Desi Arnaz has been a point of discussion for over half a century. Cate recently appeared in the Dan Rather biopic Truth and her latest movie credits include roles within Cinderella and Carol . Blanchett has won two Academy Awards, and is now filming the film adaptation of the novel Where'd You Go, Bernadette? The project written by " Moneyball " scribe Sorkin was first ... (more...)
Florida and NY license more medical marijuana facilities Florida and NY license more medical marijuana facilities
- August 04, 2017

The property is owned by Widewaters Farrell Rd II Co LL, county records show. In 2016 a lawsuit was filed by the first five companies which were already collaborating with the state. As of Tuesday, there were 25,736 certified patients and 1,139 registered practitioners participating in New York's Medical Marijuana Program, according to the Department of Health. (more...)
OHSU Researchers 1st In US To Correct Genes With Editing Technology OHSU Researchers 1st In US To Correct Genes With Editing Technology
- August 04, 2017

The latest effort , led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health & Science University, with researchers from South Korea, China, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California and others, involved editing the DNA of single-cell embryos with CRISPR-Cas9, a tool for genome engineering that is much simpler, faster and cheaper than earlier methods, and which has sparked an explosion of interest in possible applications. (more...)
First human embryos edited in United States through First human embryos edited in United States through "CRISPR" technology
- July 28, 2017

When reached by MIT Technology Review , Mitalipov declined to comment on the results, which he said are pending publication . Successfully editing genes in human embryos could theoretically lead to scientists being able to cure any number of diseases, including cancer. (more...)
Police probe death threats against London hospital staff Police probe death threats against London hospital staff
- July 24, 2017

Many of these messages are menacing, including death threats. The hospital believes that 11-month-old Charlie has suffered irreversible brain damage that treatment can not fix. Charlie Gard's case is a heart-breaking one. The case has garnered global attention and even drawn comment from President Donald Trump and Pope Francis. (more...)
Woman Shot by Minneapolis Officer 'Didn't Have to Die,' Police Chief Says Woman Shot by Minneapolis Officer 'Didn't Have to Die,' Police Chief Says
- July 22, 2017

Minutes later, Justine Damond lay dying in her Minneapolis neighborhood, shot in the abdomen by one of the responding officers when she approached their squad auto. "We only ask that the light of justice shine down on the circumstances of her death", he said. Several criminal law professors who spoke to the AP said it would be unusual if Noor had his gun out when officers were checking out a report of a potential assault. (more...)
More Than Half Of People Infected With HIV On Life-Saving Antiretroviral Treatment More Than Half Of People Infected With HIV On Life-Saving Antiretroviral Treatment
- July 22, 2017

Mr Sidibe added: 'Communities and families are thriving as AIDS is being pushed back'. Mathematical modeling shows an additional 135,000 deaths and 105,000 new infections could follow in the next five years if no action is taken, and HIV treatment costs could increase by an extra $650 million during this time. (more...)
2 civilians killed in Pak firing along LoC 2 civilians killed in Pak firing along LoC
- July 09, 2017

Indian troops returned the fire strongly and effectively, the spokesperson said. They were referred to District Hospital Poonch, where they are undergoing treatment. On June 22, in the third such attack this year, a team of Pakistani special forces sneaked 600 m across the LoC into thePoonch sector and killed two Indian jawans and lost one BAT member in retaliatory action. (more...)
Prescription opioids tripled between 1999 and 2015, CDC says Prescription opioids tripled between 1999 and 2015, CDC says
- July 08, 2017

A four-fold increase in opioid use from 1999 to 2015 is mostly attributed to doctors prescribing them for non-debilitating and short-term pain. Prescription opioids alone killed almost 180,000 people from 2000 to 2015 and those overdoses, abuse and dependence on medical narcotics created an annual "economic burden" estimated at $78.5 billion, according to the new report . (more...)
England v South Africa: Sir Ian Botham's first Test and series betting England v South Africa: Sir Ian Botham's first Test and series betting
- July 06, 2017

For all the positivity surrounding his coronation in February, when he was hailed as the only credible candidate to succeed Alastair Cook , Root's first squad has received a mixed reception, with doubts over whether it will deliver the "bold and brave" brand of cricket demanded by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). (more...)
Murray and Soares hope to ride momentum at Wimbledon Murray and Soares hope to ride momentum at Wimbledon
- June 28, 2017

It is still thought unlikely that the injury will sideline Murray from Wimbledon, which starts on Monday, and the 30-year-old is set to feature in the second scheduled match against an as yet unidentified opponent on Friday. Andy and Jamie Murray played doubles together at the Olympics and Davis Cup, but never in Grand Slam events. Jamie's victory - his first title at Queen's Club in 11 attempts - came on the same day that his mother, Judy, revealed that she believes her two sons will one ... (more...)
US court hears challenge on Texas law to punish 'sanctuary cities' US court hears challenge on Texas law to punish 'sanctuary cities'
- June 27, 2017

The hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m.at the John H. Wood Jr. federal courthouse in San Antonio in U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia's court. But Lee Gelernt, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union who represents the plaintiffs, said if the court allows the Texas law to go forward it could have national ramifications. (more...)
Crash Claims Rise With Legalized Marijuana
- June 26, 2017

The study, which tracks collision claims from 2012 to 2016, found that Colorado had nearly 14 percent more crashes than neighboring states where marijuana was still illegal. Washington's estimated increase in claim frequency was 6 percent higher than in Montana and Idaho. "Our study focused on deaths and actually found what we expected going into this", Jason Adedoyte, lead author of the study said in a telephone interview. (more...)
Thai Airways named world's best economy airline Thai Airways named world's best economy airline
- June 22, 2017

Meanwhile Etihad Airways notched three awards for World's Best First Class, Best First Class Seat and Best First Class Onboard Catering. Fernandes said the award, while "surprising", marked a milestone for the company and the region. "We are extremely proud that SAA has been recognized by global air travelers and Skytrax™ to receive this award", said Todd Neuman, executive vice president-the Americas for South African Airways. (more...)
WH: Trump's Cuba Policy Meant to Empower the Cuban People WH: Trump's Cuba Policy Meant to Empower the Cuban People
- June 21, 2017

However, the Cuban government is not interested Trump and his demands . In an effort to apply pressure on Cuba's Communist government, Trump reverses some of President Obama's policy of opening ties with the country. He will not be restoring the "wet foot dry foot" policy revoked by Obama, however, which allowed Cuban refugees successfully reaching American soil to remain in the country. (more...)
There's Lead in 20 Percent of Store-Bought Baby Food, Study Finds There's Lead in 20 Percent of Store-Bought Baby Food, Study Finds
- June 19, 2017

The analysis found that at least one sample in 52 of the 57 types of baby food had detectable levels of lead . "The FDA estimates it's all from the soil, but that wouldn't explain why it was more commonly found in baby food, baby grape juice and baby apple juice". (more...)
Senate GOP's Obamacare replacement bill is 'very liberal' Senate GOP's Obamacare replacement bill is 'very liberal'
- June 08, 2017

Yet a number of Republicans have been pessimistic about the effort over the past month. "We're ready to land this airplane", Sen. President Trump began the week by taking to Twitter to criticize London's mayor, his own Justice Department, and the media. (more...)
Marshawn Lynch: Oakland Raiders move to Las Vegas prompted my comeback Marshawn Lynch: Oakland Raiders move to Las Vegas prompted my comeback
- June 08, 2017

While most assumed that Lynch's return was as much about a championship as it was to play for his hometown team, Lynch made it clear that his decision was "more about Oakland", during media availability Tuesday, before going on to explain what made his decision final was "when [he] found out [the Raiders] were leaving". (more...)
Sunny but showers in sight this week in the north valley Sunny but showers in sight this week in the north valley
- June 07, 2017

Tuesday highs cooler in the middle 60's. Monday's thermometer should hit the mark around 92 degrees. Tuesday - A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, then a chance of showers after 8 a.m. Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Wind: N/NE 5-10. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Partly cloudy skies will follow into tonight , along with patchy fog after 3 a.m. (more...)
Osinbajo inaugurates Nigeria's Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Council Osinbajo inaugurates Nigeria's Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Council
- June 03, 2017

Prof. Osinbajo will be received at the Margaret Ekpo International Airport by the Governor of Cross River State, Prof. "We are greater when we are together than when we are apart". Speaking on the relationship between soldiers and some residents of Bakassi, Prof.Osinbajo assured that the Federal Government "will also thoroughly investigate the issues raised on the relationship between the military, the militants and the people of Bakassi", with a view to find a lasting solution to the ... (more...)
India move into Sudirman Cup badminton quarters India move into Sudirman Cup badminton quarters
- May 28, 2017

Both Denmark and India now have won one match each and the knockout berths will be decided only after Wednesday's clash between Indonesia and Denmark. The Indonesian was outclassed in the first game of the tie. Srikanth Kidambi too was impressive with his performance in the men's singles contest as he trumped Jonatan Christie in straight games 21-15, 21-16. (more...)
Judge Throws Out Life Sentences for DC Sniper Lee Boyd Malvo Judge Throws Out Life Sentences for DC Sniper Lee Boyd Malvo
- May 27, 2017

And so even though Malvo pleaded guilty in Spotsylvania County and agreed to serve two life sentences without parole, in addition to being convicted by a jury and sentenced to two life sentences in Fairfax County, U.S. But before that happens, the Virginia attorney general could appeal Jackson's ruling, which would postpone any resentencing hearings. The other, decided a year ago, established a legal framework for retroactive reviews of such sentences by state courts. (more...)
Trump to Comey: Throw journalists in jail
- May 23, 2017

After firing Comey - itself an quake - news has emerged that the ex-director secretly wrote memos documenting meetings with Trump including one in which he supposedly asked Comey to shut down the Flynn investigation entirely.Flynn's tenure of just 24 days is the shortest in the history of the office.The report added that conversations between Flynn and Kislyak accelerated after the November election. (more...)
Beauty sleep is real: Study shows little sleep makes you less attractive Beauty sleep is real: Study shows little sleep makes you less attractive
- May 20, 2017

The experiment The researchers asked 25 university students, some male and some female, to be the guinea pigs in their sleep experiment. They also thought the exhausted subjects to be less attractive, less healthy and more sleepy compared to when they had enough sleep. (more...)
First M777 ultra light artillery gun to reach India this weekend First M777 ultra light artillery gun to reach India this weekend
- May 18, 2017

The guns that arrived today will be used to shore up defences in high-altitude areas against China. As per the deal, the first 25 guns will be bought directly from the USA and the rest will be assembled in India. The guns were expected to arrive in the June. The Bofors guns however have been a mainstay for the Indian Army for decades, and played an important role in the Kargil conflict. (more...)
Barcelona keep pressure on but title in Real Madrid's hands Barcelona keep pressure on but title in Real Madrid's hands
- May 15, 2017

Nacho does not believe team-mate James Rodriguez has said goodbye to Real Madrid after applauding the entire Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday. While the scoreline may suggest it was an easy win, Sevilla did make life hard for the home side and had Keylor Navas not been in such inspired form, the result may well have been different. (more...)
Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi, ex-chief of Punjabs AAP unit, quits party Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi, ex-chief of Punjabs AAP unit, quits party
- May 12, 2017

Ghuggi said that since the allegations against the Delhi CM are serious and have been levelled by a former cabinet minister, the party workers expect a statement from the AAP chief. The SAD MP, in a statement here, said, "Ghuggi is right in pointing out that a drunkard should not have been appointed to the newly created post of state president which replaces the nomenclature state convener as "a leopard can not change its spots". (more...)
Harvey suspended by Mets
- May 10, 2017

Harvey has reportedly filed a grievance in response to the suspension, which is a pretty clear indication that the relationship between Harvey and the Mets is as damaged as it has ever been, perhaps beyond fix. Harvey believes the Mets were checking to make sure he wasn't lying while the Mets side says the team was anxious because Harvey wasn't responding and that's why they sent two security people to see if he needed help. (more...)

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