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House approves Republican ACA replacement without employer mandate


Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown said the Republican health care plan, "could rip care away from up to 900,000 Ohioans, including more than 200,000 Ohioans receiving treatment for opioid addiction". Trump spoke about his efforts to get the bill passed to approximately 100 Republican legislators who gathered in the Rose Garden. The Republican voted for the bill. Read More »

HIGHLIGHTS: Brewers Take Game, Series From Cardinals


Milwaukee Brewers' Keon Broxton (23) is out as St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong turns the double play during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 4, 2017, in St. Fowler ends his night 1-for-2 with a two-run triple and a strikeout. On May 2 versus the Rangers, he drilled two homers as a left fielder. Adleman (1-1) allowed 6 hits and 2 runs in 6 innings. Read More »

Price of Bitcoin skyrockets to new all time high


Many speculate that this rally, fueled by the US and Japan, could be due to the US Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) plan to reexamine its decision to refuse the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF . Nearly doubling in a matter of 2 months, according to Bitstamp the current price of Bitcoin is $1550. "The Japan virtual currency act has likely had a major impact, as there has been a lot of buzz in Japanese media over the ruling over the last few months", Aurélien Menant, founder and CEO of ... Read More »

Fox News Has Lost Another Key Player

Hannity is evidently one of Shine's biggest supporters, and he believed that someone "high up and inside" the network was essentially trying to pin the blame for all of Fox News' recent problems on Shine. Jay Wallace , who has been executive vice president of News, becomes president of News for Fox News Channel. Rupert Murdoch held the title of acting CEO until Shine and Abernethy were promoted. Read More »

Hollywood writers' guild deadline passes; no word on deal

But the WGA's co-chairs, Chip Johannessen, Chris Keyser and Billy Ray, issued a letter to members saying that the guild netted more than $130 million to keep the union alive for years to come. The guild also secured another first-time addition to its contract with producers: job protection for WGA members on parental leave. You'll recall that in 2007 a strike DID occur and billions in revenue was lost. Read More »

Chelsea inch closer to title with 3-0 win over Everton


Toffees manager Ronald Koeman, too, has gone on record to state that the player is unwilling to sign a contract. "It was convincing but we had to work hard for it", Cahill told Sky Sports , sensing this might be the win that delivers the title in Conte's first season at Chelsea. Read More »

Trump Administration Turns Back Obama School Lunch Rules


USDA also is giving schools a break on meeting low-sodium requirements through 2020, as well as looser requirement on the types of milk they can serve. Currently, elementary school lunches may include up to 1,230 grams of sodium . Under current law, schools have to serve fresh fruits and vegetables, along with more whole grains . Read More »

Chelsea still a team in transition, says Conte

I have in my mind the starting 11 but tomorrow I want to check very well the physical consideration of every single player as our last game was an intense one and used energy. Chelsea's on-field skipper Gary Cahill has recovered from gastroenteritis and is in contention to feature against Southampton after missing Saturday's FA Cup showdown. Read More »

Measles Outbreak Now at 32, Highest Number Since 1990


Laku said that the vaccine programme was aimed at reducing measles outbreaks and also strengthen efforts to eradicate the highly infectious disease by 2020. More information is available at Can My Child Get Free or Low Cost Shots? "We're partnering with Somali community leaders and health care providers to counteract that misinformation", Ehlinger said in a statement released by the Minnesota Department of Health earlier this month. Read More »

MI beat Lions via Super Over


On a dry wicket, after they allowed Lions to post 153 for 9, famed Mumbai batting wobbled as both Nitish Rana, this year's sensation, and Rohit Sharma found the going tough against the spinners - leggie Ankit Soni and part-timer Suresh Raina giving away only 44 runs from 8 overs - something that cost them dear at the end. Read More »

Two more bodies found in Hooghly jetty collapse


After the accident, locals jumped into the river and used small boats to rescue the people who fell into the water. Superintendent of Police Sukesh Jain said, "We will investigate how the jetty collapsed, the exact condition of the jetty and whether there was lack of maintenance". Read More »

Mamata Banerjee urges people not to join BJP at any cost


He said from the 13th finance commission that marked the end of UPA II, Bengal got Rs 103,539 crore while the 14th finance commission under Narendra Modi's government allotted the state almost triple the amount to Rs 2,89,942 crore. BJP President Amit Shah is in West Bengal. But, he asserted, whatever be the scale of violence, lotus would bloom here. "No one can block its way forward", he said. Read More »

Do not support BJP: Mamata tells people of Bengal


Hitting out at the Trinamool Congress over Narada and Sarada scams, Shah said he is anxious about the development and progress of West Bengal. "I would challenge the state government, which was elected for the second time, to achieve the agricultural growth of over 10 per cent", he said. Read More »

Diet drinks associated with stroke & dementia

They followed them for 10 years and found that those who consumed diet sodas (at least one a day) were three times as likely to have a stroke or develop dementia as compared to those who did not drink diet sodas. The US study also indicated that diet soft drink fans were 2.9 times more likely to develop Alzheimer's. "Both sugar and artificially sweetened soft drinks may be hard on the brain", said senior editorial author Ralph Sacco M.D., a former president of the American Heart ... Read More »

Denim Day for Sexual Assault Awareness Month


Blue jeans with messages challenging misconceptions about sexual violence, hung by the UCLA Clothesline Project, are seen on the University of California Los Angeles campus during Denim Day on April 21, 2004. The Governor's Office will be participating in this important public awareness initiative. The Denim Day table will be an opportunity to discuss this issue with students. Read More »

FDA: Avoid fake 'miracle' cancer treatments sold on internet


The FDA says people should consult a doctor about proper prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Companies do marketing of their products generally through websites or social media platforms and sometimes through the trade shows. The FDA says the products were marketed and sold without its approval. "It's a small segment of the industry [that] is selling illegal products marketed as dietary supplements", she said. Read More »

Mexico scores trade win in tuna dispute with US


The WTO decision authorizes Mexico to exercise its rights and impose retaliatory measures on imports from the United States until it can be demonstrated that the measures of that country have been established in accordance with its global obligations. Read More »

NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of season

Earnhardt is still going to be around the sport, mentoring younger racers, and continuing to be involved with his JR Motorsports team. In the midst of a career shakeup in the Cup Series, Jr also started a NASCAR Xfinity Series team, JR Motorsports, in 2006 just before the economic struggles began in the United States. Read More »

Ghana, Kenya, Malawi chosen to test first malaria vaccine


In 2015, approximately 429,000 people died from malaria, the majority of them were young children in Africa. The region hosted 90 percent of the 212 million cases recorded around the world in 2015, and 92 percent of malaria deaths in the same year occurred in Africa. Read More »

Wikipedia founder aims to 'fix the news' with crowd-funded website


Impossible says on its website that it builds "tools for grassroots communities, and support [s] projects that we think are solving fundamental world problems". They will then shape the topics that Wikitribune will cover as well as offer up fact-checking duties-again, the work of a typical newsroom. Fake news isWhat Is Fake News and How Does It Spread So Quickly? In February this year, Wales published an op-ed in The Guardian which slammed the age of "fake news" we now live in, an ... Read More »

Former President HW Bush to remain hospitalised till weekend


This marks the third hospital stay for Bush this year. After several days, the Bush family spokesperson, Jim McGrath, said Bush was getting plenty of rest and his spirits remained high. "Once President Bush is home, we will continue aggressive respiratory treatments to help minimize the effects of the chronic bronchitis". He spent two weeks in the hospital with pneumonia in January, then returned with the flu in February - a visit that was initially kept quiet. Read More »

African countries chosen to test 1st malaria vaccine


World Health Organization said that since 2001, more than 663 million cases have been averted in sub-Saharan Africa, which shoulders 90 per cent of the global malaria burden. RTS, S was developed by the British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in partnership with the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative and a network of African research sites in seven African countries. Read More »

American Airlines employee challenges passenger to FIGHT

One of them says that he's 'not going to sit here and watch this.' and then gets up and walks to the front of the plane to confront flight attendants. "You don't know what the story is". "She was looking for space when the male attendant tried to take it away from her... and she said she told him the other attendant had told her it was OK to look". Read More »

Diet drinks linked to increased stroke and dementia risk


Still, even the authors of the diet drink study say were surprised that the beverages were linked to strokes and dementia. In fact, researchers found that men and women who drank as little as one diet soda a day were at nearly 3 times the risk for stroke or dementia. Read More »

Got the Dot raises awareness on organ donation


The organization was established in 1987, and is an official Donate Life organization accredited by the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). He became living proof what organ donation can do. Second chances often create entirely new meanings. Speaking on the Jill Bennett show, Harrison says that after waiting months for a donor, her condition worsened. Read More »

Richland 2 students, faculty join Relay For Life effort Saturday


And this is why when University of San Diego students, staff, faculty and administrators state why they "Relay", it indicates they're fully invested in being part of USD's annual spring Relay for Life event . Why are you participating in Relay for Life? "We also will add a" Paint the town Purple" event the week of the Relay. Money raised by the relays fund cancer research and support education that helps reduce cancer risk. Read More »

Kevin Durant still questionable for playoff Game 3 Saturday

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr realized there is a lot of basketball remaining, and the Warriors are going to play it safe when it comes to Durant's health. The Warriors are up 2-0 as the series shifts to Portland and are 1-0 without Durant in the lineup so far this series. James needs one more victory to become the first player to win 21 consecutive first-round games since the current playoff format began in 1984. Read More »

Tennessee student found safe, teacher arrested in California

But Barry and some acquaintances eventually became suspicious, noting that Cummins was driving a vehicle without any license plates, and that Cummins' companion spoke few words for herself. Cummins told the caretaker that he was 44 years old and that the young woman with him was 22. In a news conference today , authorities said Thomas looked to be healthy and physically unharmed, but measures would be taken to make sure the 15-year-old is sound of mind and spirit. Read More »