Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

Malvo argued in a federal petition that his sentences didn't align with current Supreme Court case law that judges must follow when sentencing juveniles. Prosecutors sought the death penalty for Malvo as well, for the slaying in Fairfax County, Va., of Linda Franklin outside a Home Depot in the Falls Church area. Read More

CBO: Republicans' AHCA Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured

The CBO's report Wednesday takes into account amendments attached to the American Health Care Act ( AHCA ) on May 4, shortly before the House bill's partisan passage which was almost denied by just two votes. The House bill will be sent to the Senate where Republicans have only a slim 52-48 majority. GOP senators say they have no firm timetable for moving on a bill. Read More

Obama-era rule on financial advisers to go forward, for now

Obama-era rule on financial advisers to go forward, for now

Prior to the rule , these advisors only had to offer advice based on a "suitability" standard, that requires brokers to make recommendations that are suitable based on a client's personal situation, but not necessarily what is best for their future. Read More

No fruit juice before age 1, new guidelines from pediatricians say

No fruit juice before age 1, new guidelines from pediatricians say

When you see a bottle stating that the contents are "100 percent fruit juice", you might assume that the beverage is a healthful alternative to whole fruits, but this is not the case. As part of the initiative, the authors suggested that pediatricians support policies that work to reduce the consumption of fruit juice and instead promote whole fruit for toddlers and young children already exposed to juices. Read More

Rocco Forte Open: Alvaro Quiros beats Zander Lombard at second play-off hole

Rocco Forte Open: Alvaro Quiros beats Zander Lombard at second play-off hole

Unfortunately I didn't really like how I ended the round. Playing in just his 15th European Tour event, after gaining his card via the qualifying school past year, Soderberg recorded eight birdies and an eagle in a flawless 10-under-par 61 at Verdura Golf Club . Read More

Muslim women questioning men's hegemony: Centre

Muslim women questioning men's hegemony: Centre

The AIMPLB decision comes a day after the top court asked it to consider giving an option to Muslim women to deny prospective husbands the option of triple talaq . It had also said that the issue of polygamy and "nikah halala" would be kept pending and will be dealt with later. On the second day of the hearing, senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid, who is the amicus curiae in the matter, said before the Supreme Court that the controversial Islamic divorce system can not be justified ... Read More

Diabetes drug raises risk of foot and leg amputation

Diabetes drug raises risk of foot and leg amputation

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that a new warning must be added to the label of Invokana (canagliflozin), a type 2 diabetes drug. The drugs help remove excess blood sugar through urine. Talk to your health care professional if you have questions or concerns. The warning comes as last May, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and Janssen told health professionals of the increased risk. Read More

Honoring Law Enforcement this National Police Week

May 15 is designated nationally as Peace Officers Memorial Day. Republican President Donald Trump bathed the White House in blue light Monday night to honor fallen cops for Peace Officers Memorial Day. Law enforcement officers all over the Mid-South are participating in and hosting various activities during National Police Week. "We pay tribute to their strength, their honor, their courage, and comfort those or try to comfort those who they left behind", said Homeland Security Secretary ... Read More

Microsoft president: Cyber attack should be 'wake-up call'

It issued guidance for people to protect their systems, while taking the highly unusual step of reissuing security patches first made available in March for Windows XP and other older versions of its operating system. Grafi said his firm has been contacted by companies that are scrambling to avoid potential pitfalls. The number of Aussie businesses hit has risen to three, although authorities assure Australia is not severely affected by the incident. Read More

Hepatitis C Cases in Maine Spiking Amid Opioid Crisis

Hepatitis C Cases in Maine Spiking Amid Opioid Crisis

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that new cases of Hepatitis C infection have almost tripled in the USA over a five-year period. Hepatitis C kills more Americans than any other infectious disease reported to CDC. Additionally, the agency estimates that somewhere between 850,000 and 2.2 million people are living in the USA without knowing they are infected with the hepatitis virus. Read More

Maryland regulators OK nation's largest offshore wind plan

Maryland regulators OK nation's largest offshore wind plan

The only other offshore wind project in the country , located off the coast of Rhode Island , has five turbines. All applications to the PSC are required to meet criteria spelled out in the 2013 Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act. Together, the two projects are seen yielding over Dollars 1.8 billion of in-state spending. The company will begin the installation process for the tower immediately and next focus on its application for a Construction and Operations Plan to be submitted later this ... Read More

Congo reports a single confirmed case of Ebola, UN says

The deadly hemorrhagic fever was first detected in its dense tropical forests in 1976 and named after the nearby river Ebola . Of those who received the vaccine immediately, none developed the Ebola virus. " Ebola transmission in West Africa no longer constitutes an extraordinary event, that the risk of global spread is now low, and that countries currently have the capacity to respond rapidly to new virus emergences", the panel said in its latest statement . Read More

Shorten's budget reply targets top earners

The government wants to increase the Medicare levy paid by nearly all workers by half a percentage point to 2.5 per cent of taxable income from July 1, 2019, to provide long-term funding for the NDIS. They're facing a backlash from the bankers over the surprise $6.2 billion levy on Australia's largest financial institutions. Shorten announced that a Labor government would cap at $3,000 the amount people could deduct for the management of their tax affairs. Read More

SC sends Nirbhaya rape convicts to the gallows

SC sends Nirbhaya rape convicts to the gallows

Describing it as a crime of "mental perversion and extreme brutality " where in intestines of the victim were "perforated in the most savage and inhuman manner", Justice Misra said: "It sounds like a story from a different world humanity has been treated with irreverence". Read More

Boko Haram releases 83 schoolgirls kidnapped 3 years ago

They are now with government officials in Nigeria's capital Abuja , where they will be rehabilitated before returning to their parents, many of whom do not know whether their daughters are among those freed. "Since the PDP failed - as it did in everything - to rescue even one of the Chibok girls, the party should hold its peace while this administration continues to seek the release of all the abducted girls, using every means at its disposal, in addition to working assiduously to end all ... Read More

Trump begins effort to pack courts with conservatives

Trump begins effort to pack courts with conservatives

Justices Larsen and Stras were on the president's list of conservative judges whom he said during the campaign he would consider for the Supreme Court. The administration vowed that it would re-appeal the ruling and either revise its original executive order or write a new one from scratch. While Supreme Court vacancies capture national attention, a president can leave a lasting legacy by getting like-minded justices confirmed to USA district, circuit and other courts across the country. Read More

No easy vote this election

No easy vote this election

People are exhausted of politics as usual - and so are we. "I think we can all agree we can't afford four more years of Christy Clark". Speaking at a shut-down sawmill in Merritt on Tuesday, Horgan said action against USA coal shipments brought up by train to B.C.'s coal port in Delta "is in the range of options" B.C. Read More

'World's heaviest woman' hospitalised in Abu Dhabi

'World's heaviest woman' hospitalised in Abu Dhabi

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty had been previously considered the heaviest woman in the world, but thanks to an intervention from doctors in India, she managed to leave their hospital 325 kg lighter than her previous weight. Dr Lakdawala confirmed in a blog post that Eman has lost 51 stone (324kg), writing: "Her thyroid levels are controlled, her kidney and liver tests are as good as any of us, her lung functions and oxygen levels are normal without any need of external oxygen. Read More

Cavs, Spurs ease into 2-0 leads

During Saturday's first 2017 playoff game in the National Basketball Association, a close matchup between the Indiana Pacers and the Cleveland Cavaliers ended with a missed buzzer beater. "We have all the security parameters in place for the Cavs game that we normally do and things above that", Cleveland police chief Calvin Williams said Monday. Read More

Walker hopes Trump's tough talk catches Canada's attention

Walker hopes Trump's tough talk catches Canada's attention

Breitbart News, which was present at the event, reported Mr Trump claimed dairy farmers in Wisconsin and upstate NY are getting "killed by NAFTA". Sarah Lloyd and Nels Nelson, who tend 350 dairy cows on a 400-hectare property northwest of Madison, say their view is that Trump's got it all wrong. Read More