Schultz Stepping Down as Starbucks CEO; Will be Executive Chairman Schultz Stepping Down as Starbucks CEO; Will be Executive Chairman
- December 02, 2016

Schultz, meanwhile, will retain his role as executive chairman and focus on a passion project that has been brewing at Starbucks for some time: a focus on premium beverages and a premium retail experience through the company's Roastery locations. (more...)
Eli Lilly Alzheimer's drug fails in clinical trial Eli Lilly Alzheimer's drug fails in clinical trial
- December 01, 2016

In EXPEDITION3, the third test of the drug since it was developed in 2006, the compound failed once again to show significant benefit for people with mild forms of the disease. This year, the cost of treating Alzheimer's and other dementias is expected to total about $236 billion, and this figure should head much higher as millions of baby-boomers reach their golden years. (more...)
Patagonia donating its $10M in Black Friday sales to charity
- November 30, 2016

This was a pledge the company made in 1985. In a letter posted online, company CEO, Rose Marcario said: "During a hard and divisive time we felt it was important to go further and connect more of our customers, who love wild places, with those who are fighting tirelessly to protect them". (more...)
One in seven people with HIV in EU unaware they have virus
- November 30, 2016

This day provides the opportunity to remember people who have died from the disease and show respect and support for people living with HIV . World AIDS Day falls on December 1st every year, and it is the chance to unite the people across the world to fight against HIV . (more...)
Warren vows to fight 21st Century Cures bill Warren vows to fight 21st Century Cures bill
- November 29, 2016

Leaders from both parties have called passage of the Cures bill the most important thing Congress could do this year. Accusing Republicans of giving handouts to pharmaceutical industry, Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of MA warned that the 21st Century Cures Act would speed up the FDA's approval process, which she fears could put consumers at risk. (more...)
Highly-contagious bird flu found in Japan, culling start
- November 29, 2016

Preliminary test showed positive for bird flu, and also confirmed the presence of a highly contagious strain. Japan started culling more than 300,000 chickens and ducks after a HPAI H5 was found in two locations in the north of the country. (more...)
Locally Transmitted Zika Virus Found In Southernmost Portion Of Texas Locally Transmitted Zika Virus Found In Southernmost Portion Of Texas
- November 29, 2016

This summer, officials identified local Zika transmission in Miami and new cases are still being reported nearly daily in Miami-Dade County. The virus is primarily spread by mosquitoes but officials have not yet determined for sure how and where the woman became infected. (more...)
Controversy in Russia over Holocaust ice dance routine
- November 29, 2016

Russian ice dancer Tatyana Navka, who won Olympic gold in the winter of 2006, is the wife of Dmitry Peskov , who has been Putin's top spokesman since 2012. Govorit Moskva radio website headlined its story: 'Channel One Ice rink show participants danced in concentration camp robes'. Others posted on Navka's Instagram, publicly questioning the decision: "What are you doing???" An ice-skating dance about the Holocaust on a Russian celebrity TV show is being called tasteless and offensive. (more...)
Emotions run high in Miami over Castro's death
- November 27, 2016

In Miami, FL, hundreds Cuban-Americans took to the streets to celebrate his passing, singing songs, crying tears of joy and waving Cuban flags. So we are celebrating freedom for our parents, our grandparents that were not able to see this moment. (more...)
I Never Would Have Hired Bannon If He Were I Never Would Have Hired Bannon If He Were "Alt-Right"
- November 26, 2016

It's a tricky question because the alt-right is a Twitter-age hashtag movement like the tea party, Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, "NotMyPresident" protesters and whatever other new movement may be percolating into a flash mob. "We're engaged in lots of little acts of defiance around this to help change things , change narratives, and help people realize what side they're on", George said . (more...)
Listeria concerns spark hummus recall by Sabra Dipping Company
- November 26, 2016

Listeria symptoms include high fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below. A list of the products recalled can be found on the FDA or Sabra websites . (more...)
Zika-caused birth defect may become clear only after birth Zika-caused birth defect may become clear only after birth
- November 24, 2016

Researchers have demonstrated the link between Zika and microcephaly, and World Health Organization now says that a "robust longer-term" approach is warranted in fighting the virus. The WHO announced Friday that it no longer deems the Zika outbreak to be a global health emergency. He added: "By placing it as a longer-term programme of work, we are saying Zika is here to stay and [the] WHO's response is here to stay". (more...)
Schumer: We Are Not Going to Help Trump 'Build His Wall' Schumer: We Are Not Going to Help Trump 'Build His Wall'
- November 24, 2016

According to data from the National Conference of State Legislatures , Democratic control of state legislatures has been reduced to levels not seen since the Civil War. Moving forward, states such as Nevada, where Democrats successfully flipped both chambers of the legislature on Election Day, have a real chance to keep putting progressive ideas into action. (more...)
Federal judges block Wisconsin GOP's redistricting maps Federal judges block Wisconsin GOP's redistricting maps
- November 23, 2016

Originally filed in July 2015, the lawsuit demanded the district maps for the state Legislature be thrown out, calling the line-drawing process "secretive" and " partisan ", and the maps unconstitutional for overly advantaging one party. "The court has clearly indicated the map is unconstitutional and that Wisconsin citizens deserve a fair map", said Sachin Chheda, director of the Fair Elections Project , which organized the lawsuit. (more...)
Global standards for Zika testing needed, doctors say
- November 22, 2016

In a statement, the Ministry of Health said that it had taken note of the WHO statement on the Zika virus and reminded the population that in January this year it had declared the virus a national public health emergency. Since then, the virus has been reported in nearly 30 countries worldwide, and there have been at least 2,100 cases of neurological malformations in Brazil alone. (more...)
No. 7 Washington looks to snap 10-game skid vs. Arizona St
- November 20, 2016

The Cougars can still win the North Division with a victory against No. 6 Washington next week. The Buffs pre-Thanksgiving matchup with the Cougars at Folsom Field is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. He completed 5 of 6 passes for 50 yards, got a 10-yard run from Lindsay, and then gained the last 14 yards of the drive himself. One could argue that beating UCLA, Oregon and Stanford - collectively or individually - was not a big deal this season, but no one could escape the claim that beating ... (more...)
Time to Discharge CM Jayalalitha Apollo Hospital Chief Said to Media Time to Discharge CM Jayalalitha Apollo Hospital Chief Said to Media
- November 19, 2016

The treatment regimen, the hospital said then, includes, continued respiratory support, nebulisation, drugs to decongest the lungs, antibiotics, nutrition, general nursing care and supportive therapy. From her hospital bed last week, the chief minister had in a statement described her recovery as a "rebirth" which she said she owed to the prayers of the people. (more...)
McConnell to lead Senate GOP, Schumer new Democratic leader
- November 18, 2016

Republicans withstood an unfavorable electoral map on November 8, holding on the U.S. Senate majority and Wednesday they rewarded their Majority Leader, Sen. At a meeting of House Democrats Tuesday, Pelosi told her colleagues "we've been through hell" with the election and that Democrats should draw contrasts with Trump, according to an aide in the room. (more...)
Gray Jay Is Canada's National Bird Gray Jay Is Canada's National Bird
- November 18, 2016

But bird experts know best and they decreed that because the gray jay lives here year-round - unlike the southern migration of Canadians to the Caribbean every winter - the vote result should be trumped by a rigged decision of the elites. At the annual dinner of the magazine's publisher, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Canadian Geographic editor Aaron Kylie shared the news. (more...)
Gwen Ifill's legacy: Mentor, journalism at its best Gwen Ifill's legacy: Mentor, journalism at its best
- November 18, 2016

Ifill also moderated a vice-presidential debate in 2004. "She kept it respectful". Ifill attended high school in Springfield, Mass. and graduated from Simmons College in Boston in 1977 with a bachelor's degree in communications studies. "My job as a reporter", Ms. Ifill explained, "is not to know what I think". In 2008, " Washington Week " earned a Peabody Award that praised "its reasoned, reliable contribution to the national discourse". (more...)
Grated Cheese Recalled For Possible Salmonella Contamination Grated Cheese Recalled For Possible Salmonella Contamination
- November 18, 2016

No illnesses have been reported according to the company, but the recall was being issued as a precaution. "However, it was found following a lab test of one of our cheese products from our facility". For more information, consumers can call the company toll-free at 1-866-969-1920. Salmonella is a bacteria that is estimated to hospitalize around 19,000 people each year and cause 380 deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . (more...)
Activist pushed by OSU student calls charges unnecessary Activist pushed by OSU student calls charges unnecessary
- November 17, 2016

Following the incident, Adams spoke with CNN, saying the "attack demonstrates that we need to build more solidarity to resist the violence that Trump's rhetoric has emboldened". Ohio State police haven't said whether the charge will be dropped. The Trump supporter says that shortly after the attack, students from both sides of the presidential debate began talking calmly, which is what he had hoped for when he chose to attend the rally. (more...)
Alibaba smashes all records; records staggering $5 billion in 1 hour
- November 14, 2016

Within 15 hours, more than 467 million packages had been generated by shoppers, exceeding the total a year ago. In India, the big October/Diwali festive season proved a success for homegrown e-commerce player Flipkart, which tipped US-based Amazon to be the biggest seller in the period. (more...)
Obama Says He Had "Excellent" Meeting With Trump at White House
- November 13, 2016

Thousands of protesters turned out in some of the biggest US cities to voice their opposition to Trump on Thursday, who surprised voters by winning the presidential election this week, despite narrowly losing the popular vote to his rival Hillary Clinton. (more...)
Sanders, Pharrell Williams joining Clinton for Raleigh rally
- November 10, 2016

He said , "For once, I'd like to see [the nuclear codes] commanded by a woman who knows what it's like to physically bring a life into this world ... "The battleground states haven't really whittled down much, instead, they're expanding", MSU Political Science Professor Matt Grossman said. "What has bothered me the most is that he has made the cornerstone in his campaign for president bigotry and trying to divide us up", he said. (more...)
Philippines to end assault drills with US forces Philippines to end assault drills with US forces
- November 10, 2016

Trump's victory casts even more uncertainty over US-Philippines relations, which have become tense because of Duterte's open hostility to the US, and specifically to incumbent US President Barack Obama. The two countries signed deals worth $24 billion during Duterte's state visit there last month, and Credit Suisse Group AG said in a November 1 report that his embrace of China would be a net positive for the Philippines' GDP and balance of payments in 2017. (more...)
Honoring Veterans: Local events honor service members
- November 10, 2016

A week before Veterans Day, on November 4, these men and women were recognized and honored for their service with a full day of ceremonies, as the Avery County Senior Center and Avery County High School rolled out the red carpet to salute those who have served. (more...)
Legalization movement faces biggest test yet in 9 states
- November 09, 2016

The races are also tight in the states voting on medical marijuana. Arkansas was considering a similar measure and Montana voted on whether to ease restrictions on an existing medical marijuana law. Both Massachusetts and ME previously voted to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana and to authorize medical marijuana programs. (more...)
Shorthanded C's come up empty in loss to Nuggets Shorthanded C's come up empty in loss to Nuggets
- November 08, 2016

According to Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens , the versatile big man has not advanced in the league's concussion protocol. "We can get a lot better", he said. Even though the game was well out of the Celtics' reach for most of his time on the floor, Jackson showed an ability to shake off some early anxiousness and put together a decent debut. (more...)
Washington state polio-like cases linked to rare syndrome Washington state polio-like cases linked to rare syndrome
- November 06, 2016

State officials said the children with AFM, ranging in age from 3 to 14, arrived at Seattle Children's with their symptoms and did not acquire AFM at the hospital. Mark Del Beccaro, chief medical officer at Seattle Children's Hospital. "We are following our standard infection control protocols, including putting patients with symptoms of active respiratory infections in isolation so they do not have contact with any other patients". (more...)