Q2 Weather: Mild Sunday becomes wintery Monday

East northeast wind around 5 miles per hour becoming calm in the evening. Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Wind chill readings 18 below to 28 below zero. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Today's high will be near 42, wi... More..

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Ireland and four United Kingdom territories named on 'world's worst tax havens' list
by | Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Ireland and four United Kingdom territories named on 'world's worst tax havens' list

Although the United Kingdom is not on the list, Prem Sikka, a professor of accounting at Essex Business School, last week said the country "certainly has some shades" of being a a tax haven following the deci...More..

by | Monday, December 12, 2016

In US: Life expectancy drops for first time since AIDS crisis peak

While we still do not have full details that tell us the reasons for the dip in life expectancy figures for 2015, initial indications are that the decrease has been caused due to an increasing number of dea...More..

Researchers identify brain protein as potential target for Alzheimer's research
by | Sunday, December 11, 2016

Researchers identify brain protein as potential target for Alzheimer's research

Using flickering light to synchronise firing of neurons at a specific frequency, the researchers were able to reduce levels of a toxic brain molecule linked to Alzheimer's in mice. Additionally, studies have sh...More..

by | Saturday, December 10, 2016

ECB adds half a trillion euros in stimulus

The euro initially surged after the European Central Bank decision, but it quickly fell back and extended falls during Draghi's news conference to trade as much as 1 percent down on the day at $1.0630. The ECB...More..

by | Saturday, December 10, 2016

A Brighter Outlook Could Translate To A Longer Life

Researchers looked at the data of 70,000 women enrolled in the Nurses' Health Study , which tracked the health of women via biennial surveys between 2004 and 2012. But findings from the observational study, ...More..

by | Saturday, December 10, 2016

21st Century Fox May Buy Sky TV for $14B

The price represents a premium of 40 percent from Sky's closing share price level on Tuesday, which was the day before the initial proposal was made. 21st Century Fox said certain terms of the offer are still...More..

Surgeon General sounds the alarm on teens and e-cigarettes
by | Saturday, December 10, 2016

Surgeon General sounds the alarm on teens and e-cigarettes

Tobacco-control advocates and public health leaders have insisted that the rise in the popularity of e-cigarettes stems in part from aggressive marketing campaigns that borrow from the tobacco industry playbo...More..

by | Saturday, December 10, 2016

More Infants Born in NYC With Zika-Related Birth Defects

Part of Miami Beach, which is a separate city, is still under a Zika alert. · Pregnant women should not travel to the areas where Zika virus transmission is occuring. Wearing long trousers and long-sleeved ...More..

Survivor recalls fear, anger on day of Pearl Harbor attack
by | Saturday, December 10, 2016

Survivor recalls fear, anger on day of Pearl Harbor attack

It comes at a steep cost, one that is paid by our fearless men and women in uniform. 2,400 people were killed in the Pearl Harbor attack, and 1,177 of those victims were on the USS Arizona . President-el...More..

OR hires Willie Taggart as head coach
by | Saturday, December 10, 2016

OR hires Willie Taggart as head coach

Taggart and Mississippi State's Dan Mullen were the two finalists for the OR job, a source said. At USF since 2012, Taggart's recruiting and wide open offense has been coveted at larger schools since his ...More..

by | Friday, December 09, 2016

Sydney's lockout laws relaxed as part of two-year trial

NSW bottle shops which also didn't escape the lockout laws will be given some leeway with takeaway and home delivery alcohol services now being allowed to trade until 11:00pm as opposed to the current 10:00pm c...More..

Hall leads Devils over Canucks with goal, assist and hit
by | Thursday, December 08, 2016

Hall leads Devils over Canucks with goal, assist and hit

The Canucks said Larsen was awake and responsive when he left the ice. Larsen had just received the puck behind the Vancouver net and went to turn when Hall came from the other side. "Sometimes it doesn't wor...More..

Get A Glimpse Of Girls Tyme Era Beyoncé In This Unreleased Footage
by | Thursday, December 08, 2016

Get A Glimpse Of Girls Tyme Era Beyoncé In This Unreleased Footage

There's reportedly 12 tapes of almost two-and-a-half hours of 'raw and unedited footage.' They portray 10 year old Beyonce acting as the lead singer of her first band, Girl's Tyme . If you've got a couple ...More..

by | Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Project aims to remove HIV and AIDS stigma from church

The AIDS Society of India (ASI) and People's Health Organisation (PHO) has urged the government to make HIV a chronic and manageable condition in reality for every person livingwith the disease in the country. ...More..

by | Monday, December 05, 2016

Vice President-elect Pence Says Phone Call With Taiwan 'Just A Courtesy Call'

These moves suggest that Trump answering Tsai's call was not a spur-of-the-moment decision; instead, it was a premeditated action by the Trump team that hints at his direction of United States policy in the Asi...More..

by | Monday, December 05, 2016

Fire officials investigating cause of Boston-area fire

A crowd gathered as the fire destroyed cars and homes in between Kendall and Inman Square. Eversource said 782 customers are without power due to the fire. "Just like that. My family has lived here for nearly 1...More..

US employers add 178K jobs as unemployment sinks to 4.6 percent
by | Sunday, December 04, 2016

US employers add 178K jobs as unemployment sinks to 4.6 percent

The Labor department report informed, "The number of job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs edged down by 194,000 to 3.6 million in November". The problem is that the market, and the Fed, is increa...More..

Another Zika zone cleared as Art Basel opens in Miami
by | Saturday, December 03, 2016

Another Zika zone cleared as Art Basel opens in Miami

All three can invade the central nervous system and cause encephalomyelitis, an inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, and 7 percent of the reported cases of West Nile in OH between 2002 and 2015 proved f...More..

Sweden slaughters 200000 hens on bird flu fears
by | Saturday, December 03, 2016

Sweden slaughters 200000 hens on bird flu fears

Other countries hit by the epidemic include Germany, Denmark , Finland and Sweden. Earlier this month, Dutch authorities closed down petting zoos and banned duck hunting amid an outbreak that has also affect...More..

Unlimited Wendy's Frostys for $2 starting in 2017
by | Saturday, December 03, 2016

Unlimited Wendy's Frostys for $2 starting in 2017

Loosen up your trousers: Wendy's is offering a year's worth of unlimited Frostys for a one-time payment of $2. Once again, Wendy's offering free Frostys. Wendy's says on their website, "It's a gift to yoursel...More..

by | Saturday, December 03, 2016

Sessions a great pick for US Attorney General

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. The prosecutor, J. Gerald Hebert, said he had hea...More..

by | Saturday, December 03, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg's posts about fake news were deleted from Facebook 'by mistake'

What qualifies as "fake news" to one person, might just be another's holiest scripture. Zuckerberg blames both USA political factions for the spread of propaganda - an indication that it may not be able to fi...More..

First woman to become Australia's highest ranking judge
by | Friday, December 02, 2016

First woman to become Australia's highest ranking judge

In 2011 Justice Kiefel was named a Companion of the Order of Australia for eminent service to the law and to the judiciary, to law reform and to legal education in the areas of ethics, justice and governance. A...More..

Costliest, deadliest hurricane season in years ends today
by | Friday, December 02, 2016

Costliest, deadliest hurricane season in years ends today

Hurricane Matthew was the longest-lived and strongest of the season. Matthew churned for almost two weeks, and that's not counting the week prior when forecasters were watching the unnamed tropical wave in th...More..

Hands up for HIV prevention
by | Friday, December 02, 2016

Hands up for HIV prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 36.7 million people across the globe are living with HIV/AIDS. "HIV programmes should address issues of stigma and discrimination against those ...More..

Risky drug Carfentanil linked to Vancouver man's death: BC Coroner
by | Friday, December 02, 2016

Risky drug Carfentanil linked to Vancouver man's death: BC Coroner

With the help of the building manager, police were able access his suite and located the 39-year-old man dead inside. Testing can not confirm yet whether carfentanil was what killed the 39-year-old, but mor...More..

Local Zika transmission reported in Brownsville
by | Thursday, December 01, 2016

Local Zika transmission reported in Brownsville

John Hellerstedt told NBC News . Florida's Governor Rick Scott announced last week that the Florida Department of Health has not detected any additional local transmissions of Zika in the north portion of ...More..

Racquet sports better for longer life
by | Thursday, December 01, 2016

Racquet sports better for longer life

Only about 44 percent of the people surveyed met the recommendations for physical activity - equivalent to about 30 minutes of moderate activity most days a week, or vigorous activity at least three days a w...More..

Matt Lauer reportedly signs $20 million per year 'Today' contract
by | Thursday, December 01, 2016

Matt Lauer reportedly signs $20 million per year 'Today' contract

Matt Lauer is reportedly staying put at " Today ". Multiple sources say the deal was inked months ago. Matt Lauer on NBC News' " Today " show. Matt, 58, first joined Today in 1994 as a news anchor, an...More..

Study finds no link between pregnancy flu, autism risk
by | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Study finds no link between pregnancy flu, autism risk

Recent studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed the nasal spray vaccines were not as effective in recent years in preventing the flu compared with the flu shot. "While we do not advo...More..

Dakota Access pipeline protesters told to leave by December 5
by | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Dakota Access pipeline protesters told to leave by December 5

This past Friday, the US Army Corps of Engineers warned that activists who refuse to leave could face arrest. But the Corps says it has no plans to forcibly remove anyone. More than 500 people have been ar...More..

Corps won't forcibly remove protesters from federal land
by | Monday, November 28, 2016

Corps won't forcibly remove protesters from federal land

On Sunday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sent a letter to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe , informing them that the Oceti Sakowin camp now being used by those protesting the North Dakota Access Pipeline ...More..

Wages to remain stagnant for a decade, says IFS
by | Saturday, November 26, 2016

Wages to remain stagnant for a decade, says IFS

Though wages will still continue to creep up slightly ahead of inflation in the next five years, they will be 3.7% lower in real terms than had been predicted in March. Hammond said the government was investing...More..

Missing California woman found safe on side of interstate
by | Saturday, November 26, 2016

Missing California woman found safe on side of interstate

Sherri Papini was still bound with restraints when she managed to flag down a auto on Thursday some 140 miles (225km) from where she was last seen. Sherri Papini, 34, was reported missing on November 2, 2016,...More..

Zika No Longer a Global Emergency, WHO Says
by | Saturday, November 26, 2016

Zika No Longer a Global Emergency, WHO Says

A total of 1,191 people in Florida have acquired Zika this year, including 940 travel-related cases, 236 locally acquired cases and 15 considered undetermined after a state investigation failed to identify the ...More..

Betsy DeVos picked for education secretary
by | Thursday, November 24, 2016

Betsy DeVos picked for education secretary

Politico reports that DeVos is part of a wealthy family of Republican donors who held back their donations for much of Trump's campaign. On her website , DeVos explains she is "not a supporter" of Com...More..

Chronic wasting disease found in 2 deer in SE Minnesota
by | Thursday, November 24, 2016

Chronic wasting disease found in 2 deer in SE Minnesota

The two are the only deer to test positive from almost 2,500 samples collected in early November, a DNR press release said. Because much of southeast Minnesota's land is privately owned, the DNR will work w...More..

Tyson Foods CEO Donnie Smith To Step Down
by | Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Tyson Foods CEO Donnie Smith To Step Down

According to the Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Zacks Investment Research for this month, the company has a consensus recommendation of 1.67 out of the scale from 1 to 5 where 1 stands for Strong ...More..

Dying girl's letter asking for her remains to be frozen
by | Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Dying girl's letter asking for her remains to be frozen

Judge Peter Jackson ruled in the girl's favour in October after a private hearing at the high court of England and Wales in London . According to the Sydney Morning Herald the girl and her family won this ...More..

by | Monday, November 21, 2016

Denver set to allow pot use at designated businesses

FILE - In this October 2, 2016, file photo, diners smoke marijuana as they eat dishes prepared by chefs during an evening of pairings of fine food and craft marijuana strains served to invited guests dining at ...More..

by | Sunday, November 20, 2016

Americans want Trump to focus on healthcare first

With Congress dominated by Republicans-almost all of whom share Trump's view-the health care reform stands little chance. All of these elements are part of the Affordable Care Act. No single product would confo...More..

Guardiola admits 'the more sex the better' in hilarious exchange with journalists
by | Saturday, November 19, 2016

Guardiola admits 'the more sex the better' in hilarious exchange with journalists

The City captain has been dogged by persistent muscle injuries in recent seasons and Guardiola said they must help him regain confidence that he won't suffer problems each time he goes onto the pitch. City slip...More..

Valeant scandal: 2 pharmacy execs arrested for fraud
by | Saturday, November 19, 2016

Valeant scandal: 2 pharmacy execs arrested for fraud

But its reputation began to tarnish after its secret relationship with Philidor was disclosed and multiple federal agencies probed allegations that the company employed clandestine tactics to substitute expensi...More..

by | Saturday, November 19, 2016

United Nations agency lifts Zika emergency, prepares for long-term fight

Removing the global emergency designation will put Zika in a class with other diseases, such as dengue, that pose serious risks and require continued research, including efforts to develop effective vaccines. S...More..

by | Friday, November 18, 2016

Bid to end Electoral College as Trump lags behind in popular vote

Mr. Gleason, from Johnstown, said he has been deleting the emails without reading them. By contrast, Trump won Michigan, Wisconsin , and Pennsylvania by just 107,000 votes total. Clinton's unexpected loss ...More..

Boston University researchers identify protein required for breast cancer metastasis
by | Thursday, November 17, 2016

Boston University researchers identify protein required for breast cancer metastasis

Nice pointed out that the decision was the third green light for a cancer drug in as many weeks. The children at Houghton Primary School, their teachers and general staff showed their solidarity with all af...More..

Indian Army rubbishes Pakistan's claim of killing 11 soldiers
by | Thursday, November 17, 2016

Indian Army rubbishes Pakistan's claim of killing 11 soldiers

The same was later posted on the Twitter handle of the Northern Command. Helicopter gunships and ground troops will take part in the exercise, which comes just days after seven Pakistani soldiers were killed ...More..

Salvation Army kicks off red kettle campaign
by | Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Salvation Army kicks off red kettle campaign

The Red Kettle campaign is the Salvation Army's largest annual fundraiser, according to Captains Aaron and Jamie Goldfarm with the Salvation Army of Iredell County. The Salvation Army red kettle event and bell ...More..

by | Monday, November 14, 2016

Trump vows to immediately deport up to 3 million undocumented immigrants

Same-sex marriage was also brought up: Stahl asked, "Do you support marriage equality? " and Trump said, "It's irrelevant because it was already settled". "She couldn't have been nicer". "And I said, 'I want t...More..