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Australian Open Day 6 Highlights: Simona Halep survives marathon against Lauren Davis Australian Open Day 6 Highlights: Simona Halep survives marathon against Lauren Davis
- January 21, 2018

The 58th-ranked Chung beat a top-five ranked opponent for the first time with his 5-7, 7-6 (7/3), 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 victory in 3hr 22min on Rod Laver Arena . "I look forward to these matches". After such a dominant first set, it seemed that Kerber could completely run away with the match as she broke early on for a 2-0 lead in the second set. (more...)
CBO: Reauthorizing CHIP Will Save $6 Billion CBO: Reauthorizing CHIP Will Save $6 Billion
- January 14, 2018

Orrin Hatch, who heads the Senate's Finance Committee, CBO Director Keith Hall said that a five-year extension of CHIP would cost the government $800 million over a 10-year period. Since a September deadline passed without CHIP reauthorization by Congress, funding in MA has included a combination of fiscal 2017 carry-over funds and "redistribution funding" from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, according to the Baker administration. (more...)
Blood Donations Go Uncollected Due To Winter Weather: American Red Cross Blood Donations Go Uncollected Due To Winter Weather: American Red Cross
- January 09, 2018

Eligible individuals are urged to schedule a blood or platelet donation today by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App , visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767). They say that the need for O-negative blood is particularly urgent. "Hospitals don't take snow days, and neither do we", said Dawn Kaiser, director of donor services for Michigan Blood. (more...)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind marijuana policy Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind marijuana policy
- January 08, 2018

Federal agencies have "not historically devoted resources to prosecuting individuals whose conduct is limited to possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use on private property". But in the aftermath of Sessions' decision, he seems to have backtracked from that position. "This is an industry that Oregonians have chosen - and one I will do everything within my legal authority to protect", Rosenblum said. (more...)
Jon Gruden Expected To Become Head Coach Of Raiders Jon Gruden Expected To Become Head Coach Of Raiders
- January 03, 2018

Jack Del Rio , who signed a contract extension last summer, is in trouble as the Raiders (6-9) have been the biggest disappointment in the AFC this season. According to Schefter and Mortensen, the deal could be structured in a way that would compensate Gruden if the ownership portion were not approved. "Today was kind of a microcosm of our season", Del Rio said after the Raiders' 30-10 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. (more...)
Verify: If The Flu Shot Is 10% Effective, Should You Get It? Verify: If The Flu Shot Is 10% Effective, Should You Get It?
- December 14, 2017

Hetal Thakore, Medical Director, Doctors Hospital. At this same time previous year, there were not any. Emmanuel Kwadwo Tinkorang, has given the assurance that the Influenza Type A (swine flu) outbreak at the Kumasi Academy Senior High School (KUMACA) was now under control. (more...)
Rep. Trent Franks expected to resign Rep. Trent Franks expected to resign
- December 09, 2017

Andrea Lafferty, president of the Traditional Values Coalition, told CNN that the accuser - a former aide whom she did not name - said that she was asked to look over a contract to carry Franks' child. Franks said that his wife was in the hospital for an "ongoing ailment", and that this sped up the timetable. Franks said in his statement that the investigation concerns his "discussion of surrogacy with two previous female subordinates, making each feel uncomfortable". (more...)
North Korea Launches Missile, Trump Attacks Schumer and Pelosi in Response North Korea Launches Missile, Trump Attacks Schumer and Pelosi in Response
- December 03, 2017

The Democrats and most of the news media will work hard to present any looming or actual shutdown as President Trump's and the Republicans' fault. Senate majority Mitch McConnell accused the two Democrats of "a lack of seriousness" about the federal government funding issue. While it was unlikely the missile fired in the early hours of Wednesday could yet carry a nuclear payload, the missile itself probably had the capability of reaching the USA capital, or anywhere else in the ... (more...)
Record-breaking heat wave hits western USA for Thanksgiving Record-breaking heat wave hits western USA for Thanksgiving
- November 25, 2017

If you need to get outside to shop or run off all of that Thanksgiving day food, you're going to love the weather we have in story today across southern Colorado! The hot, dry conditions can be attributed to a ridge of high pressure lingering above the region, sending desert air flowing toward the coast, an NWS meteorologist told the Los Angeles Times . (more...)
Disneyland Shuts Down Cooling Towers After Visitors Contract Legionnaires' Disease Disneyland Shuts Down Cooling Towers After Visitors Contract Legionnaires' Disease
- November 13, 2017

Twelve people between the ages of 52 to 94, who spent time in Anaheim, developed the disease, including nine people who had visited Disneyland in September before developing the illness. The county health agency alerted health care providers to keep an eye on anyone who visited Anaheim or Disneyland and contracted Legionnaires' disease before November 7. (more...)
Thrasher, FSU Ban Greek Organizations Indefinitely After Pledge's Death Thrasher, FSU Ban Greek Organizations Indefinitely After Pledge's Death
- November 08, 2017

Pi Kappa Phi's national office suspended the FSU chapter's operations following the death , said Todd Shelton, a spokesman for Pi Kappa Phi. During the interim suspension, fraternities and sororities are banned from from holding new member events, meetings, tailgates, socials, philanthropic events, retreats, intramural sports and organized participation in certain events, though members are allowed to remain as residents in their fraternity or sorority house. (more...)
Health Department: It's not too late to get the flu shot
- November 01, 2017

Most insurance companies, including Medicare, will cover a flu shot, Oeding said, and the health department participates in Vaccines for Children, which provides the vaccine to uninsured or underinsured people 18 years of age and younger. The vaccine is also important for caregivers of and people who live with someone in a high-risk population. Garvey says you can help yourself and everyone around you by not infecting them if you do get the flu. (more...)
Puerto Rico moves to cancel Whitefish power contract after uproar Puerto Rico moves to cancel Whitefish power contract after uproar
- October 30, 2017

Whitefish Energy, which had just two employees the day Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, now has about 325 people working on restringing transmission lines, clearing debris and erecting fallen poles. It had just two full-time employees when the storm hit on September 20. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Mr. Trump asked Mr. (more...)
IEA says China remains leader of renewables IEA says China remains leader of renewables
- October 05, 2017

For the first time ever, there were more grid additions from solar power than another other type of fuel, the International Energy Agency said Wednesday. "This marks a turning point and underpins our more optimistic solar PV forecast". China represents half of global solar PV demand, while Chinese companies account for around 60% of total annual solar cell manufacturing capacity globally. (more...)
USA expels 15 Cuban diplomats USA expels 15 Cuban diplomats
- October 05, 2017

On Tuesday, the Trump administration ordered the expulsion of 15 Cuban diplomats from its embassy in Washington , after having withdrawn "more than half of its staff at the embassy in Havana" last week. From his perch on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Sen. Last week, the US announced that it was withdrawing 60 percent of its diplomats from Havana because they might be attacked and harmed if they stayed. (more...)
Recovery progresses slowly in Puerto Rico Recovery progresses slowly in Puerto Rico
- October 03, 2017

The White House should take a page from the nation's mayors who have time and again banded together in times of crisis to send first responders and support our fellow Americans. "My Administration, Governor @RicardoRossello, and many others are working together to help the people of Puerto Rico in every way ..." Later on Saturday evening, Trump tweeted out a video featuring footage of USA troops assisting Puerto Ricans , overlaid with an audio clip of Rossello praising the Trump ... (more...)
Bills rank least valuable franchise according to Forbes Bills rank least valuable franchise according to Forbes
- September 20, 2017

Once again, the Cowboys were estimated to be the most valuable National Football League franchise, this time at $4.8 billion. The Giants, worth $3.3 billion, ranked third in the NFL . The magazine estimates the Bills' value at $1.6 billion. With Mercedes-Benz Stadium opening this season, the Atlanta Falcons had the biggest year-to-year jump from 2016 to 2017. (more...)
PM Modi arrives in New Delhi after two-nation tour PM Modi arrives in New Delhi after two-nation tour
- September 08, 2017

Rasheed said: "It is shameful and unfortunate that Aung San Suu Kyi who was seen as an icon for her constant fight to uphold democratic traditions and human rights has changed her colors so quickly and is justifying the ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Myanmar". (more...)
CeX Data Breach Affects 2 Million Gamers, Techies CeX Data Breach Affects 2 Million Gamers, Techies
- August 31, 2017

According to a statement released by Cex , the information stolen appears to relate exclusively to the online store, with in-store data not appearing to be compromised. The breach has potentially put 2 million customers at risk of their personal details being exposed. In an online statement, the retailer revealed that the personal information compromised could include first name, surname, address, email address and phone number, if the customer supplied them. (more...)
Pakistan's saviour of lepers Dr Ruth Pfau passes away Pakistan's saviour of lepers Dr Ruth Pfau passes away
- August 11, 2017

Pfau had dedicated more than 50 years of her life to fighting leprosy in Pakistan, which earned her the name "Light to the Lepers". In 1996, the World Health Organization declared that leprosy had been controlled in Pakistan, which led Pfau to the more challenging task of eliminating the disease. (more...)