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House schedules vote on ObamaCare replacement bill


Republicans remain deeply divided over their USA healthcare overhaul, Trump's first major legislative initiative and one that aims to make good on his campaign pledge to repeal and replace the healthcare plan put in place by his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama. Read More »

Somali official says pirates open fire on local naval forces


The director of Puntland's anti-piracy agency, Abdirizak Mohamed Ahmed, said they were not aware of any threats issued by the pirates against the crew. Steed said the pirates had left the Aris 13 ship, which was on its way to the port city of Bossaso in the semi-autonomous Puntland region, on the northeastern tip of Somalia. Read More »

Taiwan's Taoyuan airport named as having best airport staff


The 2017 awards were based on 13.82 million airport survey questionnaires that were completed by 105 air travellers of different nationalities during the survey period. Singapore Changi Airport has beaten off significant competition from its rivals to retain its crown as "The World's Best Airport " in the Skytrax World Airport Awards in 2016 - for the fifth year in a row. Read More »

Suspect arrested after intrusion into White House grounds


Tran is a San Jose State University graduate. When an agent questioned the intruder, he said he was Trump's friend and had an appointment. He was charged with entering restricted grounds while carrying a unsafe weapon. According to Secret Service officer Wayne Azevedo, in a complaint filed in US District Court, in the letter, "Tran mentioned Russian hackers and said he had information of relevance". Read More »

Surgery helps world's heaviest woman shed weight


Eman is in India for the lifesaving surgery thanks to her sister Shaimma Ahmed, who past year launched a social media campaign drawing attention to her sister's plight. "Her smile has come back". According to her team of doctors, they will now focus attention on dealing with emerging medical issues associated with her weight loss surgery before she is due to return to Egypt. Read More »

What TSA's New 'Intimate' Pat-downs Will Mean for Travelers


Those selected for pat-downs will go through a comprehensive physical screening, which will include more rigorous searches that will be more thorough and intimate than before. "Security is very important so do whatever is necessary to have a safe flight", traveler Judy Powell told WLS . "It includes the breasts, the buttocks, the groin area", stated TSA Regional Spokesperson, Mark Howell. Read More »

Korea to stop importing eggs from USA on bird flu outbreak


Department of Agriculture officials say what could have been a major bird flu outbreak at the Tennessee border with Alabama may have been contained due to quick action. The source of the Lincoln County virus has not yet been determined. Only processed poultry products such as pasteurised eggs and canned chicken products, which have been heat treated to eliminate the bird flu virus, are excluded from the suspension. Read More »

Tottenham, Man City win to put pressure on Chelsea


Strike Harry Kane struck twice to take his tally to 14 goals in 12 matches while midfielder Dele Alli deftly added Tottenham's third, after Romelu Lukaku had given Everton hope of a late comeback. Jermain Defoe hit the post for Sunderland early on before Aguero tapped in City's opener three minutes before half-time. Everton lost against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in the Premier League on Sunday. Read More »

Male nurse 'secretly made videos of naked female patients'


Lower Makefield detectives obtained a search warrant and found 18 videos of women nude or partially nude while receiving light treatment at the facility, according to court records. The additional charges are three counts of filming a nude child, three counts of criminal use of a communication facility, three counts of endangering the welfare of a child and 34 counts of invasion of privacy. Read More »

Medical group warns against teen use of marijuana

Parents may indulge themselves-or have fond memories of getting high in their youth-but they should still treat childhood and teen marijuana use as a serious problem, according to an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) report released yesterday . Read More »

Health department investigating mumps cases at UA


That group of young adults is more likely to engage in behaviours and activities in which mumps spreads easily, like playing on sports teams where water bottles might be shared, living in dormitories in close conditions and sharing drinks and food in bars, she said. Read More »

South Africa High Court blocks Zuma's ICC withdrawal

Mojapelo added that government decisions must be based on "the expressed authority of the constitution". Under the Rome Statute , South Africa as an ICC member has an obligation to arrest anyone sought by the tribunal. "We really hope that this judgment does create breathing space for government to reconsider and perhaps to come up with a reasonable approach". Three African states - South Africa, Gambia and Burundi - a year ago signalled their intention to quit the ICC. Read More »

Five die as plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

The pilot tried to return to Essendon but crashed. "I am devastated to hear of his passing and my heart and thoughts are with his family". The victims' wives joined them on the three-week trip but reportedly skipped the doomed flight to tour the scenic Great Ocean Road along Australian's southern coast. Read More »

Spanish princess found not guilty, husband sentenced to six years for embezzlement

Cristina will pay a fine because she has civil responsibility, they said. Mr Urdangarin was fined 513,000 euros for the public money he earned through fraudulent contracts. The royal family did not comment on the ruling, though the place expressed its "greatest respect for the independence of the judiciary". Princess Cristina was facing a possible prison sentence of eight years if she had been found guilty. Read More »

Interim estimates of 2016-17 seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness


The interim vaccine effectiveness estimates indicate that influenza vaccination lowered the risk for outpatient medical visits by almost 50%. "Activity is increasing in some of the Midwest and the East Coast". This season will be the first since 2013 that the flu nasal spray is not available due to new data that questioned its efficacy. "You won't have to be admitted to the hospital, you won't have to go to the ICU, and you won't die". Read More »

More Than Half Of Americans Are Stressed By Politics

Based on the report developed by the American Psychological Association (APA) called Stress in America: Coping with Change , about two-thirds of the population of the U.S. Meanwhile, 49 percent of those questioned said the outcome of the 2016 election, in which Trump was elected president and the Republican Party gained control of both the House and Senate, has become a specific source of new stress. Read More »

Facebook to Show Full Weather Forecast on Mobile App

Facebook says that it will also allow users to set notifications for receiving weather forecasts. The company says more detailed greetings are currently being tested now - with further updates likely to be available by the end of this month. Read More »

MP Says New US Sanctions against Iran Breach of JCPOA


Washington added more Iranian individuals and entities to its anti-Iran sanction list on Friday. National Security Advisor Mike Flynn said Wednesday that Iran is "on notice" after ballistic missile tests and an attack by Iran-backed Houthi rebels on a Saudi vessel, though the White House did not detail what that notice meant. Read More »

Patrice Evra completes Marseille move


Patrice Evra has joined Marseille on a free transfer from Juventus. The 35-year-old is set to undergo a medical on Wednesday or Thursday and will likely sign an 18-month contract with the French club. "He's a captain who binds the group together and talks a lot". "He had a great two-and-a-half seasons with us". Evra was quoted as saying by French outlet Foot Mercato: "I came to Marseille , I spoke with the leaders, but I have not asked who is coming or who is not coming". Read More »

Melissa Benoit lived for six days without either of her lungs


Keshavjee and the team comprising of 13 members removed Melissa's lungs in a nine-hour procedure. The list of unknowns was long, from the risk of bleeding into the empty chest cavity to whether her blood pressure and oxygen levels could be sustained once her lungs were removed. Read More »

HP adds another 101000 laptops to battery recall


That report detailed a battery "overheating, melting and charring and causing about $1,000 in property damage". "The battery bar code is printed on the back of the battery". The batteries "can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards", an official notice reads. Until a replacement battery is received, consumers should use the notebook computer by plugging it into AC power only. Read More »

Genetic analysis of cervical cancers hints at targets for treatments

According to the Webmd , Dr. Ahmedin Jemal, vice president of surveillance and health services research at the American Cancer Society, said the their studies have found that people in areas where cancer deaths are higher than average suffer from a variety of problems that make these deaths more likely. Read More »

Snow, sleet, rain in forecast


Tuesday in Genesee, Wyoming and Cattaraugus counties. In those places, up to an inch per hour of snow could fall with totals approaching nine inches, forecasters say. If snow does fall to that extent, driving could be hard during the morning commute and during the day on Tuesday . Accumulations of 6 to 10 inches of snow are possible. Read More »

Accused Orlando police shooter Markeith Loyd interrupts judge in court


Soon subsequently, the judge requested him held without bond and advised the watchmen to take him away. And when she finally told officers to remove him from the courtroom, Loyd turned to the judge and said "f-- you!" Loyd is said to have shot the officer, only to stand over her and continue shooting her "execution style", according to the Orlando Sentinel . Read More »

Rick Perry faces Senate hearing for Energy Department post

Under additional questioning about climate change, Perry explicitly disavowed a questionnaire the Trump transition team had sent to Energy Department employees asking to name people who had worked on the phenomenon. Perry largely stuck to that script when grilled by Sen. Department leadership under Perry would represent a pivot from being run by learned scientists to a person who is known for close ties to energy interests. Read More »

DeVos Supports School Choice

It was brief, but Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), made the most of the five minutes he was given to question Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos . "I will not be conflicted, period". But some pieces of information are still missing, because the Office of Government Ethics has not completed DeVos's ethics agreement. Read More »

Vikrant proposes Monalisa, couple to have grand wedding inside Bigg Boss house

For a change, it is a happy day in the Bigg Boss house today as the day starts with the gharwale doing the luxury budget shopping and ends with shehnahiya ringing in the house. Though Mona and Manu's chemistry became the talk of the town and also got their real life partners insecure with their growing closeness, but both of them cleared the air and also made their respective partners understand the situation. Read More »

Alexandria Vera jailed after getting pregnant by pupil, 13

During her testimony Lawson explained that Vera came from a somewhat tumultuous background where she witnessed some domestic abuse and was also taken advantage of by the men she dated. At one point during the relationship, Vera was pregnant with the student's child, but later terminated the pregnancy. The boy's family did not answer questions, but Rhonda Taylor, who identified herself as a close friend of Vera said she thinks the sentence is fair. Read More »

94 flu cases confirmed in MI


Whenever the H3N2 virus is circulating, it seems to impact seniors particularly hard and there are more outbreaks in long-term care facilities, Shahab said. Signs of swine flu in pigs can include fever, coughing (barking), sneezing, breathing difficulties, eye redness or inflammation, and not eating. Brooke Waycaster, RN, Clinical Manager of the Rutherford-Polk-McDowell Health District reports , "Getting your annual flu shot is the most important step in preventing the flu". Read More »