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President Trump order blocks aid to worldwide groups providing abortion

Two separate court rulings upheld the policy of blocking USA federal dollars from going to foreign NGOs promoting abortion. According to the Guttmacher Institute , US foreign aid provides $607.5 million for family planning. It is interesting to no...

Executive order to begin ACA repeal among President Trump's first acts

The four Republicans' proposal would let states keep Obamacare if they want in an attempt to appeal to Democrats anxious about repeal. But there was not even a brief mention of his plans to improve health care. Collins said that their aim with their ...

Israeli municipality to build 560 housing units in Jerusalem settlements

The two "agreed to continue to closely consult on a range of regional issues, including addressing the threats posed by Iran, ' according to the statement ". Building permits for 566 settler homes in east Jerusalem were approved on January 22. For...

Mom shows off toddler taped to wall on Facebook Live

Police have arrested a woman who reportedly posted a video on Facebook Live showing her tape her 2-year-old son to a wall so he wouldn't bother her as she did housework. The video is shocking and some may find it tough to watch. Rudolph posted anot...

North Dakota lawmaker's bill protects drivers who negligently hit someone obstructing traffic

That tribe, another in South Dakota and their supporters believe the project, which is to carry North Dakota oil through South Dakota and Iowa to a shipping point in IL, threatens drinking water and Native American cultural sites. The Grand Forks Her...

Preventing the flu this season

Flu vaccines are prepared to act against influenza viruses that researchers have statistically found to be more prevalent. Children under 6 months can not get a flu shot, in addition to those who have previously had a severe allergic reaction to a fl...

Transgender Reaassignment Surgery Under Obamacare Blocked by Judge

O'Connor's injunction comes just one day before the new policy was going to be put into effect. In August 2016, the state of Texas sued the federal government, arguing that the regulations would force doctors to perform abortions or do gender-tra...

Trump Defends Foundation After Announcing Plans to Shut Down Nonprofit

But, an ongoing investigation into the charity by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says not so fast. But Donald Trump's presidency is sure to be hammered by accusations of financial conflicts of interest all the same unless the ...

Israeli Ex-Defense Minister Slams Netanyahu Over Reaction on UN Resolution

In remarks following Kerry's speech , Netanyahu called the comments a "great disappointment". The plans that are likely to be put forward by Kerry might be short-lived as the Obama administration will leave office on January 20, 2017. He said tren...

48 die after drinking bath essence in Russian Federation

The lotion bottles were marked with warnings that they are not for internal use, CBS News reports . While local officials in Irkutsk introduced a state of emergency in a bid to prevent more deaths, Russian investigators opened a probe into the inc...

Wells Fargo fails U.S. bankruptcy test for a second time

The revelations, in early September, prompted probes by state attorneys general and the abrupt retirement of former CEO John Stumpf, who was grilled in two separate Congressional hearings. Part of Wells Fargo's living will failure also stems from i...

More Infants Born in NYC With Zika-Related Birth Defects

Though much of the early focus of public health officials centered on children born with microcephaly , there is concern that the virus could cause a host of other developmental problems, including brain and eye abnormalities, shortened or hardened ...

Parker-less Spurs keep road record unblemished with victory over Timberwolves

The Spurs are coming off of a 97-96 road win over the Bucks on Monday despite scoring just nine points in the second quarter. Parker was injured when he knocked knees with a Bucks defender in the third quarter. Jimmy Butler led the Bulls with 32 ...

Afghanistan must avoid leveling false, baseless accusations against Pakistan, says Sartaj Aziz

Modi said , terrorism and externally induced instability pose the gravest threat for Afghanistan's peace, stability and prosperity. The participants of the meeting called upon all the states to take action against the terrorist entities in accorda...

Snag free Frosty desserts from Wendy's for a year

Bush asked Dave Thomas to be the spokesperson for a National Adoption Awareness Program. Anyone interested in purchasing a key tag for the end of 2016 can also do so at their local Wendy's. This year Wendy's has introduced the Frosty keytag. If y...

Dems concerned about Sessions, but have little recourse

Sessions has shown foresight, particularly as the first USA senator to endorse Donald Trump in his challenging and fruitful quest for the nation's highest office. Senator Sessions is a militant marijuana prohibitionist who claims to believe that 'goo...

Texas announces its first locally transmitted Zika case

The case involves a woman who lives in Brownsville, near Mexico, and she had no travel-related risk factors for Zika infection, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. On Nov. 8, voters in the Florida Keys passed a measure to allo...

Highly-contagious bird flu found in Japan, culling start

The bird flu outbreaks are the first in almost two years in Japan and news of the cullings boosted shares in some infection-control product makers. At the same time, there were called collaboration protocols with a series of institutions involved i...

Sabra recalls hummus amid listeria contamination fears

The certain kinds of humus have a " Best Before " date on or before January 23, 2017 . Listeria can cause serious and even fatal infections in people with weakened immune systems, as well as children and the elderly. FDA has issued a consumer a...

Okla. city water service shut off after Kansas explosion

There was no detection of the chemical in the Oklahoma portion of the river, ODEQ spokeswoman Erin Hatfield said. In the meantime, Hatfield said the city couldn't pull water from the river. City officials closed off that inlet before the contaminat...

Heinz HomeStyle Bistro Au Jus Gravy Recalled

The au jus gravy labeled incorrectly as pork gravy was produced on June 4, 2016. The labeling mishap was for Heinz HomeStyle Bistro Au Jus Gravy. People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or soy may suffer serious or life-threatening a...

Texas, Missouri, Florida officers shot in attacks; 1 killed

When asked by reporters if McKane had anything to say to Merconi's family he said, "Sorry". He returned to his patrol auto to write a ticket. "I think the uniform was the target and the first person that happened along was the first person that (th...

Trump is No 'Ogre': Brexit Figurehead Farage

The Trump-Farage meeting, inside Trump Tower, Manhattan, on Saturday evening, was the President-elect's first meeting with a British politician since his election triumph. To show the world that we can be the strongest global advocate for free market...

Swedes create hotline to raise mansplaining awareness

According to the New York Times , the hotline, which started Monday and runs through Friday, is being staffed by 20 gender experts, academics, and authors-plus feminist politicians, scientists, and comedians. Remarkably, Knight says she personally h...

Thomas has big 4th quarter to lift Celtics over Mavs 90-83

Avery Bradley was the leading scorer for the Celtics by halftime with 10 points but the other star for the Celtics, Isaiah Thomas , was held to just 5 points. "But we'll see. Until then, we've got to still focus on playing well". What was worse, h...

Great American Smokeout encourages Delawareans to quit cigs

Quitting smoking has immediate and long-term benefits at any age. The CDC suggests making a list of activities to do you when you start to feel the urge to smoke; activities could include calling or texting a friend, drinking water or taking a walk/e...

Where Auburn stands in new College Football Playoff rankings

The Tigers topped Arkansas 38-10, re-establishing themselves as one of the hottest teams in all of college football . The Nittany Lions continue to be a legitimate contender in the Big Ten Championship race, now sitting in a three-way tie wi...

Voting smooth as OH returns Portman, others to office

Incumbent Sen. Rob Portman won a second term in the U.S. Senate with a commanding victory over former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland in one of the least competitive races of 2016. Greg Lawson, a policy analyst at the conservative Buckeye Institute, expects...

Senate Homeland Security Chairman Johnson stages comeback win in Wisconsin race

Johnson started the campaign with upbeat ads highlighting his job creation efforts, touting his manufacturing experience and featuring an extruder on Pacur's shop floor. But as the election neared, Ryan became more vocal for Trump. Veteran Democrat...

New Skin Patch Safely Treats Peanut Allergy

Dubbed the Viaskin Peanut Patch , the small disc is placed on the arm or between the shoulder blades and delivers micro-doses of peanut protein. Over one year, team of scientists from the Consortium of Food Allergy Research tested 74 peanut-allerg...

Belgian deal clears way for EU-Canada free trade pact

A copy of the agreement was sent to the European Union ambassadors of all 28 member states, who will meet shortly to discuss whether they too accept the Belgian deal. "All this is achieved as of now". (JOHN THYS / AFP/GETTY IMAGES) Minister-Presi...

UKIP MEP's furious row with EU President

The parliament president said he was going to make a decision about sanctions based on the results of the French investigation. Mr Woolfe insists a blow from Mr Hookem knocked him back into the meeting room. Ukip's interim leader, Nigel Farage , s...

DDoS Attackers Exploited Insecure IoT Gadgets From Chinese Company

There must be concerns that even if Hangzhou XiongMai issues a recall, the number of devices that will be returned for a fix could be shockingly small - meaning that the problem will not be going away anytime soon. The company has also said that it's...

New Kent drug take back is October 22

There will be a tent adjacent to the building with a representative to help with disposal. "I think it's a great opportunity for people in the community to do that-free of charge, and anonymously". The Bullhead City Police Department will be particip...

Paralyzed man regains 'sense of touch' with mind-controlled robotic arm

Blindfolding Copeland in 2015, staff were amazed that he could correctly identify which robotic finger they touched 84 percent of the time. "The majority of them, it felt like a pressure or a tingling" in his own corresponding finger, said Copeland...

Fundraising to fight breast cancer

Courtesy-NHMS/Alan MacRaeConcord's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is the highest fundraiser per capita in the entire country. If you are in need of assistance from their services, you may contact them at this toll free number to find out...

Breast Cancer Death Rates Are Down, But Racial Disparities Persist

It's support she says will help her continue to face chemo again and help her finish the battle, and she expects the same outcome this time around. Many tools and risk calculators online can help you understand your personal risk. If you have any rea...

US Should Decriminalize Use of All Illicit Drugs, Rights Groups Say

His crime: possession of half a gram of marijuana. Under federal law, a drug possession conviction is grounds for inadmissibility, meaning that a non-citizen convicted of possession can not legally enter or remain in the United States and can not adj...

Jude Medical issues warning on heart device after 2 patient deaths

Jude Chief Medical Officer Mark Carlson said in a statement. St. Jude relayed that they have been fully communicating with the FDA as well as other global regulatory bodies and have been monitoring the situation closely with their medical advisory bo...

Police release surveillance photos from deadly Meriden hit-and-run

Cedeno-Delrosario was immediately rushed to a hospital where she later succumbed to her severe injuries. Dania Cedeno-Delrosario, 40, and her daughter Denisse, 7, were about to cross the street after returning to their home in Meriden, Conn., when ...

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Japanese Companies Give Non-Smokers 6 Days Extra Leave. Boss, Are You Listening?

After hearing about the complaint, the company's CEO, Takao Asuka, made a decision to give nonsmoking employees time off to compensate. Still, in addition to Piala, some private...

Kidde Fire Extinguishers Recalled

The recalled units were sold at Menards, Montgomery Ward, Sears, The Home Depot, Walmart and other department, home and hardware stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com, ShopKi...

Study shows North Atlantic wind farms could power the whole world

Wind speeds on the ocean can be as much as 70% higher than on land. "The question was, is there something about the atmosphere or the ocean that allows it to bring down more wi...

Trump Finally Grants Shipping Waiver For Puerto Rico

Earlier in the day, Trump tweeted that "food and water [were] on site". Those on the ground say displaced people are gathering in droves around available cell towers, their p...

Trump relaxes barriers to Puerto Rico storm aid

Critics say the law makes shipments to places such as Hawaii and Puerto Rico more expensive. 'The electrical grid and other infrastructure were already in very, very poor shape...

San Juan Mayor: This Is A 'People Are Dying' Story

Earlier in the day, Trump tweeted that "food and water [were] on site". "This is a "people are dying" story", she said in disbelief. State troopers boarded a Delta plane ...

Politics Are Making Puerto Rico's Problems Harder

As the crisis continues with many residents still seeking access to food, electricity, medicine and water, many celebrities, including Lin-Manuel Miranda , Jennifer Lopez and P...

Trump Finally Grants Shipping Waiver For Puerto Rico

Earlier in the day, Trump tweeted that "food and water [were] on site". Those on the ground say displaced people are gathering in droves around available cell towers, their p...

'Big decisions' needed on rebuilding Puerto Rico, Donald Trump says

The White House authorized the waiver, revealing it in a tweet , naturally. She also said the death toll had been low for a storm the size of Hurricane Maria . When you don't...

Central Florida leaders working to create reception center for displaced Puerto Ricans

Russel Honore, highly lauded for commanding the military response after another big storm, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, said the military deployments to Puerto Rico should have b...

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Energy and gene editing could be sticking points for German coalition

Energy and gene editing could be sticking points for German coalition

Shouting slogans such as "All Berlin hates the AfD!" and " Nazi pigs!", the demonstrators gathered outside a building in Germany's capital where the anti-immigrant party's lea...

White House's slow response to aid Puerto Rico a disgrace

White House's slow response to aid Puerto Rico a disgrace

MORE: Stars lend personal jets for Puerto Rico hurricane reliefThe first leg of their flight takes them to Miami. Trump administration officials say with most power lines ...

Prominent German nationalist to leave anti-immigrant AfD party

Prominent German nationalist to leave anti-immigrant AfD party

Merkel's conservative CDU-CSU bloc has begun coalition talks with the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the Greens but the parties have different views on a range of issues inc...

Central Florida leaders working to create reception center for displaced Puerto Ricans

Central Florida leaders working to create reception center for displaced Puerto Ricans

Russel Honore, highly lauded for commanding the military response after another big storm, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, said the military deployments to Puerto Rico should have b...

After Shocking Election Victory, Far-Right German Party Reassures Jews

After Shocking Election Victory, Far-Right German Party Reassures Jews

Indeed, Merkel is counting on the Greens as well as the economically liberal Free Democratic Party (Act's equivalent) to form her next coalition. The unprecedented victory of the...