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Spanish court drop case on West Brom's 'Taxi-gate' players

Spanish court drop case on West Brom's 'Taxi-gate' players That result came off the back of the club's short trip to Barcelona . The newspaper adds that West Brom owner Guochuan Lai is furious at both Pardew for being unable to set an example to his squad, as well as the players allegedly involved in the incident. [Full Article...]

Trump backs improved background checks on gun buys: WHouse

Trump backs improved background checks on gun buys: WHouse Students, many using the mantra NeverAgain, are mobilising around the country in favour of stronger gun laws after the deadliest high school shooting in US history took place on Wednesday at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a former student is accused of murdering 17 people using an assault-style rifle. [Full Article...]

Drug used for euthanizing animals found in dog food

Drug used for euthanizing animals found in dog food Dr. Byron Maas with the Bend Veterinary Clinic said Monday if your animal is drowsy, weak, nauseous, staggering, or its eyes are twitching and it has consumed the recalled dog food, it could have been exposed and needs to be brought to a vet as soon as possible, so they can treat it. [Full Article...]

New blood and urine test 'can detect autism in children'

New blood and urine test 'can detect autism in children' Dr Naila Rabbani , from the University of Warwick told the BBC the tests could ultimately be used by doctors to diagnose autism earlier in childhood by detecting these markers. Genetic causes are thought to be responsible for around a third of cases of ASD, while the rest are believed to be caused by a combination of environmental factors, mutations, and rare genetic variants. [Full Article...]

WOMEN'S OPEN: Korea's Ko claims the Patricia Bridges Bowl

WOMEN'S OPEN: Korea's Ko claims the Patricia Bridges Bowl It was her official LPGA debut and with the win, she became only the second player in LPGA history to win in her debut after Beverly Hanson of the U.S.at the Eastern Open in 1951. She then pulled away with birdies at the 13th and 17th in what seemed a nerveless finish, showing the experience gained as a 10-time victor on the Korean LPGA Tour. [Full Article...]

Gas Tax Threatens to Erase 60 Percent of Tax Cut Benefit

Gas Tax Threatens to Erase 60 Percent of Tax Cut Benefit It's uncertain whether there's political will to move ahead with a $0.25 per gallon boost to federal taxes, though, and if it does move forward, residents in these five states won't be the only ones complaining about the added cost. The administration's infrastructure proposal contains several measures aimed at workforce development. It's notable that the specific reforms mentioned in many cases... [Full Article...]

Ram Gopal Varma: Pawan Kalyan as Porn Kalyan

Ram Gopal Varma: Pawan Kalyan as Porn Kalyan Varma, who is also popular as RGV, has been accused of allegedly insulting the modesty of a woman. Ram Gopal Varma's controversial film God, Sex and Truth featured American porn star Mia Malkova and the story was based on her life. Investigators are learned to have asked Varma where his film "GST" was shot, to which he replied that the shoot was in United Kingdom and Poland. The case pertains to... [Full Article...]

Siddaramaiah prioritises agriculture in his Budget for poll-bound Karnataka

Siddaramaiah prioritises agriculture in his Budget for poll-bound Karnataka Confronted with the Legislative Assembly elections this summer, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah presented on Friday a welfare-oriented, tax-free budget that aims at what he called " Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas " with a Karnataka stamp. A Diversity and Minority Study chair will be set up at the Bengaluru University, said Siddaramaiah. To ensure the safety of the children at government primary an... [Full Article...]

A Chinese takeover of the Chicago Stock Exchange just got blocked

A Chinese takeover of the Chicago Stock Exchange just got blocked President Trump harshly criticized the proposed deal during his campaign, calling it an example of wealth leaving the United States. Initially the staff at the SEC approved this sale of the exchange, which is privately owned, back in August, but within just minutes of making the announcement, commissioners from the SEC, led by Jay Clayton the chair and an appointee of Trump, put a hold on the de... [Full Article...]

Chinese New Year TV gala criticised for 'blackface' skit

Chinese New Year TV gala criticised for 'blackface' skit The CCTV Spring Festival Gala is a more than a four-hour-long program of skits, music , and dance, which draws hundreds of millions of viewers. The skit shows a black woman asking the show's host to pose as her husband when meeting her mother, in order to avoid being set up on a blind date. [Full Article...]

UK, Germany hope to maintain good ties post Brexit

UK, Germany hope to maintain good ties post Brexit She was speaking at the annual Munich security conference in Germany in a bid to convince world leaders that Britain is not retreating from the global stage. She said there were key examples where Britain would continue to seek joint working - for example, over worldwide sanctions, foreign aid and future defence threats such as cyber warfare . [Full Article...]

OSDH Flu Update; First Pediatric Death Confirmed

OSDH Flu Update; First Pediatric Death Confirmed NEW YORK (AP) - This nasty flu season, which has been worsening for months, may finally be leveling off. "We are reluctant to send our children to Cohen Children's [Medical Center] because the wait is over three hours", he said. By comparison, the 2016-17 season had 219 confirmed deaths related to the flu and the 2014-15 season had 218. The flu is also putting a dent on senior citizens' hospit... [Full Article...]

Flu Vaccine 36 Percent Effective So Far — CDC

Flu Vaccine 36 Percent Effective So Far — CDC The agency announced Thursday that the vaccine is estimated to be 36 percent effective overall and 59 percent effective for children younger than 9. Since dominating strains differ each season, scientists formulate different vaccines each season. "The H3N2 strain is the one that is more problematic, because those particular strains cause more severe illnesses and you see more deaths asso... [Full Article...]

'Shame on You.' Florida Shooting Survivors Demand Change at Gun Control Rally

'Shame on You.' Florida Shooting Survivors Demand Change at Gun Control Rally Neither the White House nor Trump has responded to criticism of the images. In it, he directly addressed children who may feel "lost, alone, confused or even scared". Mar-a-Lago is only about half an hour from the site of the Parkland school shooting, and memorial services continue. Her message was retweeted more than 144,000 times. [Full Article...]

US Bancorp to Pay About $600 Million Over Money Laundering

US Bancorp to Pay About $600 Million Over Money Laundering The action by the US authorities follows this month's $370 settlement by Rabobank, which likewise admitted to attempting to block regulators from investigating lax money laundering safeguards and drug-tied transactions. "In September 2011, after news organizations published reports examining Tucker's history and questionable business practices, the bank reviewed Tucker's accounts, and an AML inves... [Full Article...]

Proposed Budget Cuts Could Impact Food Banks and SNAP Recipients

Proposed Budget Cuts Could Impact Food Banks and SNAP Recipients But Trump being Trump, he won't just decimate a program that helps about 42.2 million Americans battle against food insecurity. Simultaneously, the budget calls for deep cuts to those programs. would be receiving actual food instead of cash. "States will have substantial flexibility in designing the food box delivery system through existing infrastructure, partnerships, or commercial/retail deli... [Full Article...]

Poor fitness linked to weaker brain fiber, higher dementia risk

Poor fitness linked to weaker brain fiber, higher dementia risk Noting that BACE1 initiates the generation of the β-amyloid peptide, Xiangyou Hu, Ph.D., from the Cleveland Clinic , and colleagues generated conditional knockout BACE1 mice and bred them with ubiquitin-Cre mice to induce BACE1 deletion after early developmental stages. [Full Article...]

Share of Canadian female athletes hits Winter Olympics high

Share of Canadian female athletes hits Winter Olympics high Team USA has won all four snowboarding events so far in PyeongChang . Defending men's gold medallist Yuzuru Hanyu established a new Olympic short program record of 111.68 points, just 1.04 shy of his world record. She's the first African-American woman to make the US Olympic speedskating team. The games kick off at 10:10 p.m and will end at about 12:30 a.m. EST as broadcasted live from So... [Full Article...]

Canada's Kevin Koe holds off South Korea to remain undefeated at Pyeongchang

Canada's Kevin Koe holds off South Korea to remain undefeated at Pyeongchang While Korea led 1-0 through two ends, the Canadians stormed out in the third, picking up three points to jump into the lead, 3-1. Canada is up against Norway next and South Korea faces off against Switzerland. The top four teams in the round robin will advance to the semi-finals. Their latest loss to Denmark occurred in devastating fashion as a pair of missed shots from Homan in the 11th end h... [Full Article...]

Flu claims 2 more lives in Clark County

Flu claims 2 more lives in Clark County There are no reported child deaths related to the flu in Iowa so far this season. Against the more virulent H3N2 strain that's to blame for many hospitalizations and deaths this season, the shot was about 25 percent effective for the general population, Thursday's report showed. [Full Article...]


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