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Woolworths to develop new 'Metro at BP' stores Woolworths to develop new 'Metro at BP' stores
- December 29, 2016

Woolworths will sell its petrol station portfolio to BP in a $1.8 billion deal that will help the retail giant fund its ongoing fight to regain market share in the grocery sector. The deal is expected to be completed no earlier than January 2, 2018. Woolworths Rewards program customers will be able to earn points at BP service stations. (more...)
Ebola Cure Finally Discovered: Is There A Catch? Ebola Cure Finally Discovered: Is There A Catch?
- December 26, 2016

The WHO says the vaccine won't likely be officially approved until 2017, but that there are measures in place that could make it available on an emergency basis if Ebola breaks out again. All participants had some contact with a new Ebola patient and received the vaccine within a few days or three weeks. As a result of agreements between Merck and the World Health Organization , if the vaccine is fully approved, the drug company will ensure that 300,000 doses of the vaccine would be ... (more...)
Four-Alarm Fire in Manhattan Injures 24, With 2 Injured Critically Four-Alarm Fire in Manhattan Injures 24, With 2 Injured Critically
- December 24, 2016

They also said that a smoke alarm was present "but not operational". It wasn't clear what started the fire, but Leonard said open windows and high winds caused "very heavy smoke" to go into the hallways and rise up into the building's upper floors. (more...)
Thursday forecast: Mostly sunny, high near 51 Thursday forecast: Mostly sunny, high near 51
- December 24, 2016

Saturday temperatures will warm up a bit to the mid to upper30s. The Department of Public Safety and Transportation is advising people to reach their travel destinations by Saturday night , as Christmas morning will see more hazardous travel conditions, especially in central and western South Dakota . (more...)
Photo of a kid being adopted goes viral Photo of a kid being adopted goes viral
- December 24, 2016

Montgomery said her daughters played a big part in bringing Michael into the family. The original plan was for his biological mom to regain custody, but when that fell through Montgomery opened her house and her heart. That's when Tara made a decision to adopt Michael herself. The three-year-old was placed in foster care previous year with Tara Montgomery in Phoenix, Arizona. (more...)
Dieffenbach's recalls sour cream and onion kettle chips for possible salmonella Dieffenbach's recalls sour cream and onion kettle chips for possible salmonella
- December 23, 2016

No other Herr's products are involved. On Dec. 9 Valley Milk Products recalled 3.1 million pounds of powdered milk products produced and sold in the period from Dec. Route 11 announced a recall of its sour cream and chive potato chips. The CFIA says that food contaminated with salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. (more...)
Four Government Officials Charged with Flint Water Crisis Involvement Four Government Officials Charged with Flint Water Crisis Involvement
- December 21, 2016

Scheutte said in a statement , "The crisis in Flint was a casualty of arrogance, disdain and a failure of management". Croft and Johnson each face a total of up to 40 years in prison. "I see the victims in these crimes". Darnell Earley was Flint's emergency manager when the city changed its water source to the Flint River in April of 2014. (more...)
Apple in talks with Indian government to manufacture iPhones locally
- December 21, 2016

A year ago in September, Apple CEO hinted about the same by meeting PM Narendra Modi and apparently Modi invited him to open a unit here. Apple's take on manufacturing its products in India will likely aid the company to tag its products with a modest listing. (more...)
Maine Electoral College Members Meet In Augusta To Vote Maine Electoral College Members Meet In Augusta To Vote
- December 20, 2016

A presidential elector from ME announced Monday that he plans to cast his vote for Sen. "The only thing I can do at this point is say, 'Look I know you're frustrated, I hear you, '" said Bright. And he isn't the only delegate from ME who will not be casting a ballot for Hillary Clinton . ME and Nebraska are the only states that split their electoral votes by congressional district, the rest are winner-take-all. (more...)
Man City rallies for 2-1 win over Arsenal in Premier League Man City rallies for 2-1 win over Arsenal in Premier League
- December 19, 2016

Wenger also felt Silva was offside, and in Cech's line of vision, when the goalkeeper was beaten by Sterling's low shot. On the incident, Wenger added: "I was upset because I don't see, with 20 seconds to go, why you play a short free-kick when you could put it in the box. (more...)
Birth defects seen in 6 percent of U.S. pregnancies with Zika Birth defects seen in 6 percent of U.S. pregnancies with Zika
- December 17, 2016

This week, researchers at the CDC also found evidence of how Zika virus replicates in fetal brains , causing microcephaly and other neurological disorders. "We are working closely with Texas to gather and analyze new information every day". Muller co-authored an editorial that accompanied the USA study . (more...)
Lower Township police cracking down on impaired driving Lower Township police cracking down on impaired driving
- December 17, 2016

During this national campaign, local, county, and state law enforcement agencies will be increasing patrols as well as conducting checkpoints throughout the state in order to prevent and detect drunk driving. Law enforcement across the nation are on the lookout for drunk drivers this holiday season. More police will be out patrolling to catch drunken drivers. (more...)
5 memorable TV theme songs written by Alan Thicke 5 memorable TV theme songs written by Alan Thicke
- December 17, 2016

Thicke's agent Tracy Mapes said in a statement, "Today the world lost an unbelievable talent". "I certainly will go out of my way to say something about Alan at the show", Thomas tells the Daily News of his upcoming concert in Weirsdale, FL on January, 28. (more...)
Crystal Palace vs. Man United - Confirmed starting XIs Crystal Palace vs. Man United - Confirmed starting XIs
- December 16, 2016

Speaking to MUTV ahead of Wednesday's trip to Crystal Palace , Mourinho said: "I think the most important thing for a player is the manager and the fans". "Of course he has a problem but he showed incredible character to try and try until he had to come off". He had an injury in the right knee and he recovered fantastically well. (more...)
Can Trump Defund Planned Parenthood Over Abortions? Obama Administration Issues New Regulation
- December 16, 2016

So Obama's move came just under the wire - his finalizing it on Wednesday means it will go into effect on January 18, two days before Donald Trump is sworn in as president. By September of this year, 14 states had taken steps to cut funding from Planned Parenthood and affiliated providers. "What's more, women need more than what Planned Parenthood can provide and will be better served at the community and rural health clinics that outnumber Planned Parenthood 20 to 1 nationwide". (more...)
As more teens 'vape,' Surgeon General sounds alarm on e-cigarettes
- December 12, 2016

The evidence - but not the narrative - presented in the surgeon general's e-cigarette report supports both potential benefits and potential harms from these relatively new products, both for users and for the public at-large. The report also acknowledges that the increase in use of e-cigs has been concurrent with the most dramatic reductions in smoking ever recorded. Specifically, among middle and high school students, use of e-cigarettes has more than tripled since 2011, the report ... (more...)
USA life expectancy drops for first time since AIDS crisis peak
- December 12, 2016

Furthermore, a 0.1 years drop in life expectancy means people are dying, on average, a little over a month earlier - or two months earlier for men. Those were heart disease, respiratory disease, unintentional injuries , stroke, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, kidney disease, and suicide. (more...)
Texas reports four more cases of Zika spread by local mosquitoes
- December 11, 2016

Pregnant women who must travel to one of these areas must talk to their doctor or other healthcare professional first and strictly follow steps to avoid mosquito bites during the trip. Using EPA-approved insect repellent. East Texas now has 6 cases of Zika Virus: two cases reported in Angelina County, one in Gregg County, one in Smith County, one in Upshur County and one in Rusk County. (more...)
Christie, wife made $913K in '15, slightly less than in '14
- December 07, 2016

Gov. Chris Christie and his wife, Mary Pat, saw their income dip a year ago as the governor pursued a failed presidential campaign, according to tax returns released Tuesday . "Past surveys from FDU have found a majority of registered voters incredulous at the claim that he knew nothing until incriminating text messages and emails were made public". (more...)
Drowsy drivers similar to drunken drivers Drowsy drivers similar to drunken drivers
- December 07, 2016

The study reports that drivers operating with less than seven hours of sleep are at a higher risk for crashes and that the risk increases for each hour less than seven slept. "Or don't take the trip at all". A 2012 study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine found that sleepiness carried nearly as much risk as alcohol ingestion while driving. (more...)
Ryan, Johnson condemn Tomah VA over possible infections from dentist Ryan, Johnson condemn Tomah VA over possible infections from dentist
- December 07, 2016

Almost 600 veterans who received care at the Tomah VA may have been infected with several types of disease due to violations in infection control procedures. The risk of infection is still fairly low and the testing is done out of an abundance of caution. The hospital has determined that the dentist's failure to follow regulations was purposeful. (more...)
Election recount: Clinton would need Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania to take presidency Election recount: Clinton would need Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania to take presidency
- December 07, 2016

Bush hung in the balance. On that point, the group found "the election data we have brought to bear on Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin do not look problematic". Stein - who received just a tiny piece of the national vote - also plans to ask for a recount in MI on Wednesday. The Wisconsin Elections Commission said Tuesday it had received almost US$3.5 million from the Stein campaign in payment of the cost of the recount, which will begin Thursday. (more...)
Even with one cigarette a day, odds of early death are higher Even with one cigarette a day, odds of early death are higher
- December 06, 2016

To better understand the effects of low-intensity smoking on mortality from all causes and for specific causes of death, the scientists analyzed data on over 290,000 adults in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study . When looking at the cause of death, the researchers found a concrete connection to smoking and the increase of lung cancer rate. In addition, those who smoked one to 10 cigarettes a day were six times more likely to die of respiratory diseases (such as emphysema), and ... (more...)
Hysterical Media Reaction to Taiwan President's Call to Trump
- December 05, 2016

But the US has maintained a "one China" policy since establishing diplomatic relations with Beijing in 1979, meaning that it has not recognized Taiwan as its own country and rather as a part of China. "I think I would just say to our counterparts in China that this was a moment of courtesy". I think they've - they're uncertain as to which way Mr. (more...)
Texas Gives Herman 5 Years, Minimum of $25 Million Texas Gives Herman 5 Years, Minimum of $25 Million
- December 04, 2016

Herman's predecessor, Charlie Strong, was scheduled to make $5.3 million next season. Herman had been making $3 million as Houston's coach. Texas junior running back D'Onta Foreman will announce today that he's declaring for the National Football League draft, a source with knowledge of the decision said. (more...)
Dear Zindagi Day 5 Box Office Collection Report Dear Zindagi Day 5 Box Office Collection Report
- December 03, 2016

The movie keeps on dropping over the weekdays and earned 4 crores and 3.25 crores on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. The Bollywood drama film acquired an amount of Rs. And the viewers are still hitting the theatres to witness the happenings of the movie which is benefitting its box office earnings. After a fantastic weekend, the movie did experience at a dip at the ticket windows but is still going strong. (more...)
Injured Cazorla to miss another three months Injured Cazorla to miss another three months
- December 02, 2016

Arsenal , who were knocked out of the EFL Cup by Southampton on Wednesday, now sit fourth in the Premier League , three points adrift of leaders Chelsea , and travel to West Ham on Saturday. The news is a blow to the Gunners given his importance to their style of play at the heart of midfield. It has been reported that Cazorla could require surgery although Wenger is expected the provide a fuller update on Friday. (more...)
Slain Detroit officer remembered for love of dogs, smile Slain Detroit officer remembered for love of dogs, smile
- December 02, 2016

Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, 22415 Overlake St.in St. Clair Shores ., starting at 11 a.m. Hundreds of police officers, sheriff's deputies and state troopers from around MI and beyond are expected to provide an honor guard. A lot of people have reached out to Wayne State University to see if their was any way to donate money to officer Rose's family or the WSU Police Department. (more...)
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Rated 84 MPG-E Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Rated 84 MPG-E
- December 02, 2016

FCA said the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid's annual fuel cost, gas and electricity combined, is $900, according to EPA estimates. The result is increased efficiency, refinement and improved component packaging. Recharging this plug-in hybrid minivan takes about two hours with a 240-volt (Level 2) charger, while the standard 120-volt charger takes 14 hours to fully recharge. (more...)
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...)