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Supreme Court gives death row inmate new appeal after juror's racist beliefs Supreme Court gives death row inmate new appeal after juror's racist beliefs
- January 08, 2018

Georgia Attorney General Christopher Carr said Tharpe and his lawyers should have raised the juror-bias issue long ago. He continued, "After studying the Bible, I have wondered if black people even have souls". Gattie also testified that on the day he signed the document, he'd had "m$3 aybe a 12 pack, [and] a few drinks of whiskey over the period of the day". (more...)
Romaine lettuce linked to food poisoning outbreak in Canada, possibly US Romaine lettuce linked to food poisoning outbreak in Canada, possibly US
- January 08, 2018

The infections are thought to be tied to leafy greens, mainly romaine lettuce. One Ohioan is among consumers in 13 states who have become ill from an outbreak of potentially deadly E.coli bacterial contamination traced in several places to romaine lettuce. (more...)
Man crashes stolen police SUV into Hoboken Terminal Man crashes stolen police SUV into Hoboken Terminal
- January 08, 2018

It's not clear why the suspect stole and smashed the K-9 unit SUV into the waiting hall near the terminal's ferry slip about 8 a.m. A stolen police SUV crashed into train station entrance in Hoboken, New Jersey. Train service was not impacted, however the ticket windows are closed and the on-board ticket purchasing surcharge has been waived. A temporary waiting room and bathroom is available on a train on Track 8. (more...)
CES 2018: AMD Drops Ryzen CPU Prices By Up to 30 Percent CES 2018: AMD Drops Ryzen CPU Prices By Up to 30 Percent
- January 08, 2018

AMD took the opportunity before CES to brief the tech press fraternity with details on where it is going with respect to consumer graphics in 2018. But it's not where AMD is stopping. There's no information on how much Zen 2 will improve performance over Zen. How do the new chips' specs compare to those of Intel's chips? Intel doesn't have any chips in its current generation that match these directly, as in many cases they have similar clock speeds but more cores and threads, and that ... (more...)
40 patients waiting for beds at Letterkenny University Hospital 40 patients waiting for beds at Letterkenny University Hospital
- January 08, 2018

It comes after it was revealed more than 2,400 patients were waiting on trolleys across the country last week. And the health service is probably the most complex there is. Following a meeting of the INMO and the HSE on Friday, it was agreed the Emergency Department Task force would convene today. "When those children go home, adults are likely to get it as well", she said. (more...)
Auburn heats up from outside to knock off No. 22 Arkansas Auburn heats up from outside to knock off No. 22 Arkansas
- January 08, 2018

While Murray has been thriving in his role doing the dirty work for Auburn, coach Bruce Pearl said the former Presbyterian star has also had an integral role from a leadership standpoint for a young Tigers team that has one senior on scholarship (former walk-on Pat Keim). (more...)
School closings and delays for Monday School closings and delays for Monday
- January 08, 2018

Hoke County Schools will be closed for students Monday with an optional workday for staff with a two-hour delay. Franklin County Schools will be closed for students Monday with an optional teacher workday. - Florence School District 3 will operate on a two-hour delay for students on Monday. Teachers and staff are asked to report at 10 a.m. Harnett County Schools will be closed Monday for students and staff. (more...)
IN flu deaths reach 25 during final week of 2017 — Health agency IN flu deaths reach 25 during final week of 2017 — Health agency
- January 08, 2018

The Blount County Health Department is offering free flu vaccines help combat the influx in influenza that's occurring across the state. "Obviously that doesn't capture all of the people with the flu, but when we see the tests increase we assume there's an overall uptick in the community", Morin said Thursday. (more...)
Cebu department store fire still raging, may last beyond January 8 Cebu department store fire still raging, may last beyond January 8
- January 08, 2018

There were around 50 fire trucks in the area since Friday night. "Fire safety audit to all malls is important because workers work here and children, old folks and entire families consider malls as home". Employees and customers were safely evacuated. Bañacia advised those living or staying near Cebu Business Park where the mall is located to evacuate or transfer to safer areas to avoid hazardous or toxic fumes coming from the fire. (more...)
BBC's China editor resigns in protest over gender pay gap BBC's China editor resigns in protest over gender pay gap
- January 08, 2018

Carrie Gracie has accused the BBC of "breaking equality law" in how it pays female staff. It is men earning more in the same jobs or jobs of equal value. Her open letter added: "I am not asking for more money". Emphasising that she was seeking parity rather than a pay rise, the journalist said she had asked the BBC to ensure that all global editors were paid the same amount before being instead offered a higher salary that "remained far short of equality". (more...)
Trump Administration Proposes Expanding Oil, Gas Drilling Off US Coasts, Including California Trump Administration Proposes Expanding Oil, Gas Drilling Off US Coasts, Including California
- January 08, 2018

Maine Gov. Paul LePage is the only outlier, having signaled support to offshore drilling in the past. "It should be underscored that regulatory agencies in our state will have a say in whether any offshore drilling ultimately does occur, "Becerra added". (more...)
Reformers Slam Jeff Sessions' New Policy on Federal Marijuana Enforcement
- January 07, 2018

The move essentially shifts federal policy from the hands-off approach adopted under the previous administration to unleashing federal prosecutors across the country to decide individually how to prioritize resources to crack down on pot possession, distribution and cultivation of the drug in states where it is legal. (more...)
Sir David Attenborough slams Bear Grylls over televised animal kills Sir David Attenborough slams Bear Grylls over televised animal kills
- January 07, 2018

Among the animals killed on the show are caiman crocodiles, pigs and turkeys - much to the outrage of charities and viewers. In the meantime Attenborough has said he will be moving away from the BBC to produce a conservation show with Netflix . (more...)
Free flu vaccinations available at Health Department Free flu vaccinations available at Health Department
- January 07, 2018

Health officials told the Los Angeles Times on Friday that 27 people younger than 65 had died of the flu in California since October. The last time they needed an extended treatment area was during the 2009 flu pandemic. "Getting a flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, family members and others from the flu and help keep our community healthy", said Eloise Waters, Bradley County Health Director. (more...)
Ex-wife of rapist John Worboys 'disgusted' at his release from prison Ex-wife of rapist John Worboys 'disgusted' at his release from prison
- January 07, 2018

Yvette Cooper, chair of the Home Affairs Committee, said she was "shocked" by the decision to release the serial sex attacker, adding: "His were the most appalling and vile crimes". The Independent understands that 19 allegations that emerged following Warboys' conviction were investigated by Scotland Yard but dropped with no further action on advice from the Crown Prosecution Service. (more...)
Health agency: IN flu deaths reach 25 during final week of 2017
- January 07, 2018

This translated to 8.7 per 100,000 people in the US, Xinhua news agency reported. Cases this season have included a mix of influenza A and B. According to the Department of Health, influenza viruses circulating in the state this winter include H3N2, a flu type that vaccines tend to be less effective in preventing. (more...)
Try face yoga and look three years younger Try face yoga and look three years younger
- January 06, 2018

Here are answers to all your question. Facial exercises were developed by Gary Sikorski of Happy Face Yoga, a co-author on the study . It includes poses such as fishy lips, lion pose, joker pose which increases the blood circulation in the face and oxygen reaches to all the facial cells. (more...)
Over 2000 hospitalized due to the flu in 2017-18 Over 2000 hospitalized due to the flu in 2017-18
- January 06, 2018

In the United Kingdom high levels of flu and norovirus have combined to cause problems for many hospitals and tens of thousands of non-urgent operations and procedures due to take place this month have been cancelled. "Somewhere between 30-to-50 percent effective". It can kill thousands nationwide in a bad year. Don Samples understands that now. Leann and Don Samples at their wedding. (more...)
Reports point to romaine lettuce as cause of e. coli outbreak Reports point to romaine lettuce as cause of e. coli outbreak
- January 06, 2018

In the USA, 17 illnesses from E. coli 0157:H7 have been reported across 13 states, including California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont and Washington state. (more...)
Fewer Nevada Teens Are Having Sex While In High School — CDC Report Fewer Nevada Teens Are Having Sex While In High School — CDC Report
- January 06, 2018

Department of Health and Human Services. Various reports have shown that teens are starting to drink alcohol later in life , consuming less tobacco and that marijuana use recently hit a 20-year low . The rate of students who have had sex dropped from about 47 percent to about 41 percent during the 10-year span. The drops were more pronounced among Hispanic students, where the proportion of students self-reporting having had sex dropped from 49.2 to 42.5 percent. (more...)
My Agenda is to Stop PDP and APC in 2019 - Ezekwesili My Agenda is to Stop PDP and APC in 2019 - Ezekwesili
- January 06, 2018

Since a bulk of APC members are from the PDP , expect more decamping of notable politicians, especially as Secondus described the APC in his acceptance speech as "a rudderless and clueless party with a clear lack of direction, starting with the Presidency". (more...)
Analysts Set Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (ESPR) PT at $61.92
- January 06, 2018

The stock increased 1.17% or $1.3548 during the last trading session, reaching $117.4348. About 198,292 shares traded. Esperion Therapeutics has a 52 week low of $9.40 and a 52 week high of $35.14. Esperion Therapeutics, Inc., a lipid management company, focuses on developing and commercializing oral therapies for the treatment of patients with elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. (more...)
Banks' performance to be under scrutiny: Arun Jaitley Banks' performance to be under scrutiny: Arun Jaitley
- January 06, 2018

In a statement, released by the Congress, Chidambaram said, "New project announcements have declined, fresh investment is low, informal sector is still reeling under the ill effects of demonetisation, job creation is abysmal, exports are plunging, manufacturing sector growth has slowed down, agriculture sector has been hit hard and rural despair is abundant". (more...)
Celgene Corp (CELG) Shareholder Bb Biotech Ag Lowered Stake by $9.43 Million
- January 06, 2018

The stock increased 0.41% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $60.65. About 2.08M shares traded or 12.39% up from the average. Stoneridge, Inc. 1,727 shares valued at $248,498 were sold by Curran Terrie on Monday, September 25. (NASDAQ:ALDR) by 325,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.27 million shares, and has risen its stake in Sage Therapeutics Inc. (more...)
Coli Outbreak Hits 13 States Coli Outbreak Hits 13 States
- January 06, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration and Center for Disease Control and Prevention have been urged to send a more powerful message to let people know about the outbreak. A similar outbreak of STEC O157:H7 has occurred in Canada; the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has pinpointed romaine lettuce as the source. (more...)
Alex Trebek Takes 'Jeopardy!' Break After Brain Surgery Alex Trebek Takes 'Jeopardy!' Break After Brain Surgery
- January 06, 2018

But he assured fans he'd be back reading clues to contestants soon. Trebek, 77, reportedly went under the knife December 16 for a condition called " subdural hematoma " and has been recuperating at home since December 18. Taping of the show's College Championship, which was scheduled to be filmed now, was delayed and will tape in March before airing in April. The broadcast date is listed for the following month. (more...)
Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) Given a $75.00 Price Target by HC Wainwright Analysts
- January 06, 2018

About 23.41M shares traded or 7.70% up from the average. Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO) has declined 85.24% since January 5, 2017 and is downtrending. Finally, Robert W. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. raised its position in shares of Sarepta Therapeutics by 140.9% in the third quarter. Raymond James And Associate holds 24,881 shares. (more...)
Very dense fog engulfs Delhi, Northwest and East India Very dense fog engulfs Delhi, Northwest and East India
- January 06, 2018

This is the first time the airport has told domestic airlines to cancel flights during the R-Day closure period. "Worldwide carriers have been requested to re-schedule", the DIAL statement read. So we have made a decision to cancel the domestic flights that were meant to operate during the shutdown period". Some other airlines have also said that they would talk to DIAL regarding the sudden cancellation of flights. (more...)
Sonam Kapoor To Marry Longtime Beau Anand Ahuja In April This Year? Sonam Kapoor To Marry Longtime Beau Anand Ahuja In April This Year?
- January 06, 2018

Sonam and Delhi based Anand have been dating for two years now, but started appearing together at parties just a year ago. The actress and Anand have lately been more expressive about what they feel for each other. "I think someone who's happy and excited to start her new life is always a quintessential bride". Speculation is rife that actor Sonam Kapoor is the next one in line to enter the married club sometime in mid-2018. (more...)
Dalit caste protests in India hit Mumbai Dalit caste protests in India hit Mumbai
- January 06, 2018

Many domestic airlines have waived cancellation charges on flights to and from Mumbai as well as other neighbouring cities. The Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh leader Prakash Ambedkar had called for the shutdown to protest against the state's " failure" to stop the violence at Bhima Koregaon village inPune district on Monday. (more...)