UK leader May, Cabinet to chart EU exit at Chequers retreat
- August 29, 2016

Government lawyers have reportedly told May that she has the power to invoke Article 50 to begin the process without a parliamentary vote. After the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in a public referendum, opponents of the move argued that the result was non-binding and that the legislature must vote it before the formal mechanism to leave is triggered. (more...)
Clinton calendars won't be released until after election
- August 29, 2016

Some Clinton supporters have criticized Comey, saying that the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's role is to bring a case or drop it, not to comment on matters of judgment. The Clinton Foundation website lists a Timothy Collins, founder of the investment firm Ripplewood Advisors, as a major donor. But at the least they have revealed embarrassingly friendly links where there should have been none. (more...)
Ariya Jutanugarn falters late, has 2-shot lead in Canada
- August 29, 2016

Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand waits to putt on the 17th green during the third round of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open at Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club. "I keep my eye on me", said Jutanugarn when asked if Sunday's final round will turn into a two-person race between her and Chun. Chun, the 2015 US Women's Open champion, stormed into contention with a bogey-free 66, posting three birdies on each nine. (more...)
FDA advises Zika screening for all US blood centers
- August 28, 2016

The French case involved a couple who had both traveled to Martinique, where Zika was active, and was discovered through a routine blood test a few months after their return. The Food and Drug Administration wants all USA blood banks to start screening for Zika virus, a major expansion meant to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne disease. (more...)
Poland overtakes India as country of origin, United Kingdom migration statistics show
- August 28, 2016

By contrast just 11 per cent of live births in the North East were to women born outside of Britain. India and the Republic of Ireland have traditionally been the sources of the UK's largest foreign-born groups. Nicola White, ONS Head of International Migration Statistics, said: "Net migration remains at record levels although the recent trend is broadly flat". (more...)
Dozens treated as heroin overdose spikes hit several states
- August 27, 2016

In Fleming County, Sheriff Gary Kinder said while he has seen drugs, including heroin, entering the county from Cincinnati , there have been no overdoses reported as of yet. One woman died and now five people have been charged. Seymour police said it took four doses of Naloxone to bring one man back after he overdosed, which proves just what kind of heroin officers were dealing with. (more...)
Katie Ledecky throwing out first pitch as Nats host Orioles Katie Ledecky throwing out first pitch as Nats host Orioles
- August 26, 2016

Instead, she will enroll at Stanford and continue to compete as an amateur. In an interview with ESPN Radio's "Mike and Mike" this week, she said the decision was not all that hard. As for what Ledecky is passing up, it's a lot. Ledecky said that even with a sizable lead in the pool in Rio, she never slowed down. Katie Ledecky may have returned from the Rio Summer Olympics with four gold medals and one silver, but she's not just an awesome swimmer - she can also throw a mean fastball. (more...)
Being overweight linked to eight more kinds of cancer Being overweight linked to eight more kinds of cancer
- August 26, 2016

According to the American Institute for Cancer Research's biennial survey released in February 2015, a little more than half of Americans realize that being overweight can increase cancer risk, a slight increase over prior surveys. Dr Colditz, whose findings were published in the New England Journal of Medicine , said: 'Lifestyle factors such as eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight and exercising, in addition to not smoking, can have a significant impact on reducing cancer risk. (more...)
Teen survives rare amoeba infection that kills most people Teen survives rare amoeba infection that kills most people
- August 25, 2016

He was saved through the benefit of good hunches by doctors and a bit of good fortune, said the Orlando Sentinel . Only 3 percent of patients have been known to survive the deadly amoeba, also known as Naegleria fowleri. They're all severely marginal, fatal. Doctors cooled him, gave him a breathing tube, and put him into a chemically-induced coma for days. Doctors had a short window to save Sebastian's life, aided by a dose of what ER physician Dr. (more...)
Cholera spread through Haiti from United Nations base
- August 22, 2016

Today, spokesman Farhan Haq said despite the organization revisiting its role in the initial outbreak, the U.N.'s legal view on the organization's immunity has not changed. Mario Joseph, a human-rights lawyer in Haiti representing cholera victims, said the report's conclusions are "a major victory for the thousands of Haitians who have been marching for justice, writing to the United Nations , and bringing the court". (more...)
Mayweather Sr: Forget My Son, I'd Whoop Conor McGregor's Ass!
- August 22, 2016

Warning: there is explicit language in these videos . But McGregor landed better shots, scored knock downs, and made Diaz look like his face went through a serious ordeal. Undisputed UFC featherweight champion McGregor was stunned by Diaz in March, forced into submission at UFC 196 . The UFC 202 main event has been likened to a bout between fictional boxing rivals Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed, thanks to an intense build up and the dogged nature of both fighters. (more...)
Singapore PM 'ill' during speech, not in serious condition Singapore PM 'ill' during speech, not in serious condition
- August 22, 2016

Mr Heng too, noted how Cabinet ministers and emergency responders alike reacted when Mr Lee took ill during his speech. In an update, the Singapore PMO tweeted: "PM was feeling unsteady because of prolonged standing, heat and dehydration". (more...)
Catch The Hip finale on Mill Street Saturday night
- August 21, 2016

Other Hip fans missed out on hearing their favourites, and some jumped on social media to express their sadness over songs that didn't make the cut. The Hip's set lists have been handpicked by bassist Gord Sinclair for decades, Dame said, but the musician noticeably changed how he picked songs for this tour. (more...)
Taliban Captures District In Afghanistan Taliban Captures District In Afghanistan
- August 21, 2016

Taliban militants overran a district in the northeastern Kunduz province Saturday morning. The fall of the district into the hands of Taliban comes as the group intensified attacks on Kunduz province and launched numerous attacks on key districts of the province during the past several months. (more...)
2 deaths from West Nile virus in Maricopa County this season 2 deaths from West Nile virus in Maricopa County this season
- August 20, 2016

For the latest on southwest agriculture, please check out Southwest Farm Press Daily and receive the latest news right to your inbox. According to Roberta McCulloch-Dews, Pittsfield's Director of Administrative Services, to reduce the number of infected mosquitoes in the area, a truck-mounted mosquito spray has been scheduled to for streets within a one-mile radius of Garland Avenue. (more...)
Jade Jones will go for gold in Tokyo Jade Jones will go for gold in Tokyo
- August 20, 2016

Maybe the enormity of it all will sink in over the next few weeks but I'm just pleased I turned up and Jonny did it as well. "I obviously knew I'd feel some pressure as the reigning Olympic champion but I didn't realise how much it would be", she said. (more...)
New Zika transmission area in Miami Beach, Gov. Scott says New Zika transmission area in Miami Beach, Gov. Scott says
- August 20, 2016

The Zika patients were infected within a 1.5 square mile area of Miami Beach, said Scott, whose state is the first to experience a Zika outbreak from native mosquitoes. The CDC took the unprecedented step earlier this month to warn pregnant women to avoid Wynwood, located north of downtown. "Also, to continue protecting pregnant women, I am renewing my call to the Obama Administration for an additional 10,000 Zika prevention kits". (more...)
Rio Police to Question 3 US Swimmers on Robbery
- August 19, 2016

A Brazilian police official said at a Thursday press conference "there was no robbery as the athletes claim" adding it would "be noble" for the swimmers to apologize for tainting Rio de Janiero's reputation with the false story . "The story needs to be about 20-something-year-old kids pulled off an airplane, they're being detained to testify to police?" After Lochte refused to get down, he said a man cocked a gun and pressed it against his head. (more...)
Day 12 in Rio: Olympic titles to defend, history to chase Day 12 in Rio: Olympic titles to defend, history to chase
- August 18, 2016

All the best players in the world are here. "To be here and be a part of this is a big deal". It comes on the heels of a successful men's tournament in which England's Justin Rose won the gold medal, Sweden's Henrik Stenson won the silver and Team USA's Matt Kuchar fired a final-round 63 to take the bronze, saying he'd "never felt this sort of pride busting out of my chest before". (more...)
West Nile virus reappears in Iowa, sickens two people West Nile virus reappears in Iowa, sickens two people
- August 18, 2016

While human cases of West Nile Virus in Lane County are rare, county health officials warned homeowners to be aware of the West Nile disease postential at this time of year. Try to eliminate standing water outside your home, where mosquitoes lay eggs. The breed of mosquito that is spreading Zika - Aedes aegypti - has not been detected in MS since the early 1990s. (more...)
No Votes For 130000 Labour Members After Court Case Dropped
- August 16, 2016

Labour leadership hopeful Owen Smith is to hit out at the threat of creeping privatisation in the NHS, highlighting Department of Health accounts showing that spending on private-sector NHS providers has doubled under the Conservatives. "I look forward to a conversation with Peter at some point but, hey, let's be happy for what we have got, this vast number of members we have got and let's get on with campaigning". (more...)
Ledecky And Phelps Reversed The Roles In Their Famous Autograph Photo Ledecky And Phelps Reversed The Roles In Their Famous Autograph Photo
- August 16, 2016

Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky basked in the glow of an wonderful performance in Rio along with Phelps' fiancee, Nicole Johnson, and their little boy, Boomer. While pursuing her dreams, Ledecky got an opportunity to meet an accomplished Olympian - Michael Phelps . "It's been an honor for me to be a part of the team with her and some of the younger guys that we have coming up in the sport that are going to take over". (more...)
130000 new members excluded from Labour vote after court challenge dropped
- August 16, 2016

It is often remarked that Corbyn supporters appear to feel little concern for traditional "electability". A meeting of the general membership of the party comfortably endorsed the current Labour helmsman by a margin of 107 votes at the Wellington Park Hotel on Saturday morning. (more...)
See results for women's gymnastics balance beam — SPOILER ALERT
- August 16, 2016

Biles became the first USA woman to win an Olympic gold medal in the vault. Wevers mounted on the four-inch wide wood never having won a gold medal at an worldwide meet but that shortcoming did not stop her from impressing the judges as she avoided any glaring errors to bag the top prize. (more...)
DSHS: El Paso man contracts Zika after traveling to Miami
- August 16, 2016

So far there has not been any confirmed cases of local Zika transmission among Texas mosquitoes. Zika is spread by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. The second new non-travel related infection is located outside of the one-square mile area in Miami-Dade County. (more...)