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Brain training 'could cut dementia risk', says study
- August 06, 2016

They drew up the list of red flags after tracking 282 people with cognitive impairment - often the early stage of dementia. Some received four additional "booster" sessions one year after the original training, and four more two years after that. (more...)
Two cases of Zika-related birth defects reported in California Two cases of Zika-related birth defects reported in California
- August 06, 2016

The mosquitoes that can carry Zika, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus , have been found in 12 California counties , including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino, but there is no evidence these mosquitoes are transmitting Zika locally at this time. (more...)
Pence breaks position with Trump to endorse Paul Ryan Pence breaks position with Trump to endorse Paul Ryan
- August 06, 2016

The move indicates Pence's role to attempt to unite a fractured party after a turbulent few days. An official with direct knowledge of Priebus' thinking was granted anonymity to discuss internal strategy after one of the most tumultuous weeks of Trump's presidential campaign. (more...)
Obama touts progress against Islamic State
- August 06, 2016

A report in the Wall Street Journal alleging the secret organisation of an airlift of cash to Iran sparked the controversy. It was delivered to Iran on pallets aboard an unmarked plane. But the country is still "significantly safer" than it would've been without USA involvement. On Thursday he dismissed as ridiculous Trump's claims that the election may be rigged . (more...)
Dylann Roof Assaulted in Jail
- August 06, 2016

He also said it was not clear why Stafford's cell door was unlocked and that an investigation would look into whether there had been an electronic malfunction. He did not name the jail officers but said one has experience and he believes served as a sergeant at another detention center. "We have adequate policies in place", he said. (more...)
Clinton opens up 10-point lead over Trump
- August 06, 2016

She promised to " support the kind of small businesses that Donald Trump has consistently stiffed". "You look at what happens in the Middle East, in Syria and his line in the sand.I think it just means he's concerned I'm going to win". Khan was prevented from speaking due to her religion. The tension between Donald Trump and the Republican party is mounting as news breaks of two top-GOPers refusing to endorse the nominee. (more...)
GOP congressman on Trump: 'Honestly, I don't care for him much'
- August 06, 2016

The network also said top Republicans were planning an "intervention" with the candidate to steer him back on message, but Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort denied any such effort was under way. And Trump's voters don't seem to mind the differences. Hillary Clinton's campaign is playing offense on the economy. Consistent with previous presidential elections in Pennsylvania, the Republican nominee's biggest leads are in the southwest region of the state, while Clinton's advantage is in ... (more...)
Pence Brushes off Question About GOP Candidate Endorsements Pence Brushes off Question About GOP Candidate Endorsements
- August 06, 2016

Donald Trump's running mate Mike Pence endorsed House Speaker Paul Ryan in his primary fight Wednesday, in Pence's latest break in position from the billionaire businessman. Trump for President Inc . Anxious that that may not be enough, Priebus also joined a handful of high-profile Trump allies in considering whether to confront the candidate directly following a series of startling stances and statements with Election Day quickly approaching. (more...)
Trump acknowledges that footage he saw was not from Iran
- August 06, 2016

While some have raised questions in recent days about whether Trump should receive classified intelligence briefings, the president reiterated the need for both the Republican and Democratic nominees to get the information. "He's staying consistent with his character and he's not changing who he is, but he's also careful not to criticize his spouse", said Murphy, who has known Pence for almost 30 years. (more...)
Trump says he was wrong about 'top-secret' Iran cash video Trump says he was wrong about 'top-secret' Iran cash video
- August 06, 2016

The exchange came in the wake of Iran's agreeing to a deal limiting its nuclear weapons program and the same day Iran released four US citizens being held captive. "Maybe that's what he's doin" with this - you know, this bogus video claim", Kaine added. And the tape is of the people taking the money off the plane, right? On Wednesday and Thursday, Trump repeatedly discussed watching a video of a $400 million cash payment "pouring off of a plane". (more...)
Trump, in rare admission, notes mistake on Iran video
- August 06, 2016

Trump, in his remarks on Thursday, alluded to seeing a video of the plane landing. Over there where that plane landed, top secret , they don't have a lot of paparazzi, you know the paparazzi doesn't do so well over there, right, and they have a ideal tape done by obviously a government camera, and the tape is of the people taking the money off the plane, right? Immediately people began to wonder what he was talking about. (more...)
Paul Ryan reaffirms support for Trump, critiques campaign
- August 06, 2016

John McCain, R-Ariz., in either of their re-election bids. In a statement , a spokesman for Ryan said no endorsement was ever sought and expressed confidence in winning the primary. And he hasn't been shy about criticizing Trump. The dustup marked a significant crack in the hard alliance between Trump and the Republican establishment and raised the question of whether any GOP office holders who have endorsed the billionaire would rescind their support. (more...)
Pence tries to win over conservatives despite Trump gaffes Pence tries to win over conservatives despite Trump gaffes
- August 06, 2016

This week, those skills are being put to the test. The message belied the chaos that has erupted in the Republican Party after the NY real estate magnate engaged for days in a public dispute with the parents of a Muslim American soldier who died in Iraq. (more...)
Kerry defends $400 million payment to Iran, says U.S. pays no ransoms
- August 05, 2016

CNN had at the time reported that the transfer had been arranged. On Jan. 12, four days before the Iran deal was implemented and five days before the payment was delivered, 10 sailors veered off course in two small boats and landed on an island in the Persian Gulf where there's an Iranian military installation. (more...)
AG: Missouri will get $2M in settlement with drug company AG: Missouri will get $2M in settlement with drug company
- August 05, 2016

The court review is expected to be provided by Judge Mitchell Goldberg of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, who is overseeing other litigation concerning Provigil against Cephalon and others. A court-approved claims administrator is expected to administer claims by individual consumers. The news release says a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit resulted in Cephalon's $1.2 billion settlement fund to cover lawsuits like this one. (more...)
A20 Dover traffic chaos: Expect more heavy traffic THIS weekend, warn DFDS
- August 05, 2016

Severe delays into France via the English port of Dover and the Channel Tunnel were slowing travel Saturday at the peak of the summer vacation season, when many British families visit Europe by auto. Police said disruption is set to continue "for the next 36 to 48 hours". The 50-year-old, who was travelling to a Frankfurt clinic to undergo stem cell treatment for her condition after raising £5,000 for the trip, described the experience as "absolutely horrendous". (more...)
Attorneys Argue Against 'Unconstitutional' Death Penalty For Charleston Church Shooter
- August 05, 2016

The motion states that if the prosecution drops the death penalty, Roof's attorneys would "withdraw this motion and plead guilty as charged to all counts in the indictment". Roof is facing federal and state charges after police say he shot and killed nine people inside Mother Emanuel last summer. "To carry out these twin goals of fanning racial flames and exacting revenge, Roof further made a decision to seek out and murder African Americans due to their race", said Attorney General ... (more...)
IS Names New Leader of Boko Haram
- August 05, 2016

However, in the past 18 months, Boko Haram's allegiance to ISIS has not helped the group gain any ground in Nigeria . As at January 2015, Al-Barnawi was named as the spokesperson of Boko Haram , which now implies that he has been a prominent member of the inner circle of Abubakar Shekau, former leader of the Islamic sect. (more...)
Hillary Clinton accepts historic nomination, turning focus to take on Trump
- August 05, 2016

A parade of military leaders, law enforcement officials and Republicans took the stage ahead of Clinton to endorse her in the general election contest with Trump. "Tonight, we've reached a milestone in our nation's march toward a more ideal union". "Happy for boys and men, too-because when any barrier falls in America, for anyone, it clears the way for everyone". (more...)
UN 'extremely' concerned for children in Syria's Aleppo
- August 05, 2016

This was met with scepticism by residents and worldwide observers, and 35 NGOs in a statement on Tuesday called the initiative "deeply flawed". Residents said chlorine gas had been used in the attack, but the Britain-based Observatory could not confirm this. (more...)
Trump taunts GOP, refusing to back Ryan, McCain Trump taunts GOP, refusing to back Ryan, McCain
- August 05, 2016

Republican leaders have urged Trump to drop his attacks on Khizr and Ghazala Khan. At a news conference Tuesday, Obama noted that many leading Republicans in Congress have denounced various Trump statements . Eric Trump added Tuesday that Pat Smith, the mother of a Benghazi attack victim who is highly critical of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, has not received the same amount of airtime as the Khan family. (more...)
Holcomb May Not Have Access To All Of Pence's Campaign Cash
- August 05, 2016

Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb will fill Governor Mike Pence's shoes as the Republican candidate. Holcomb beat out Congresswoman Susan Brooks from the Indianapolis area and Congressman Todd Rokita from north central Indiana. "The General Assembly will focus on what the General Assembly wants to focus on", Holcomb said. He formerly served as a chief of staff to U.S. Sen. (more...)
Gov. Baker signs law requiring equal pay for comparable work Gov. Baker signs law requiring equal pay for comparable work
- August 05, 2016

CBS Boston reports that women in MA now make 82 cents for every dollar a man earns , for comparable work. Supporters of the law say disclosing salary requirements can hurt the wage trajectory of women since they tend to earn less than men. (more...)
Utah evacuations lifted as crews get upper hand Utah evacuations lifted as crews get upper hand
- August 05, 2016

The so-called Cold Fire is one of 30 major wildfires reported to have scorched about 700 square miles mostly in the west of the US. Officials are still trying to determine who started the fire before it charred more than 69 square miles and destroyed 57 homes, McClain said. (more...)
Florida's back-to-school sales tax holiday this weekend Florida's back-to-school sales tax holiday this weekend
- August 05, 2016

From 12:01 a.m. Friday through midnight on Sunday, certain back-to-school purchases, such as school supplies , computers and clothes won't be charged sales tax. He expressed opposition past year when Gov. John Kasich moved to raise the state's sales tax from 5.5 percent to 5.75 percent. During the weekend, items - including clothing $75 or less and school supplies priced at $20 or less - are exempt from sales tax. (more...)

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