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House Passes Anti-Abortion Bill Ahead of 'March for Life' Rally


Only 1.4 percent of abortions occur after 21 weeks, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control, and that generally only happens to save the life of the mother. The poll shows 76 percent, including six in 10 "pro-choice" Americans, believe abortion should be limited to the first three months of a pregnancy or only in "cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother". Read More »

AUS vs ENG: Australia hope for ODI revival


Seamer Mark Wood , Woakes and leg-spinner Adil Rashid all snared two wickets apiece, as Mitchell Marsh and Marcus Stoinis made half-centuries in vain for Australia . The on-field umpires indicated to third umpire Kumar Dharmasena that they thought the one-handed catch was clean but Smith said: "I'm not a big fan of the soft signal rule". Read More »

CDC: all states in the entire continental USA reported widespread flu activity


This year is particularly bad because it is dominated by the influenza A (H3N2) strain, which cause more severe symptoms than other strains of flu . Cape May County Department of Health has vaccinated 2,925 residents so far , and still has the vaccine available by appointment. In the first week of December 2017, only 5 patients were diagnosed as having an influenza virus . Read More »

Severe Flu Cases Just Keep Rising: CDC


Flu-related fatalities around the region now total 25, including six deaths in Contra Costa County; five in Santa Clara County; four in Monterey County; three in Santa Cruz County; two each in San Benito, San Mateo, and Solano counties, and one in Marin County. Read More »

Here's What We Didn't Learn From Donald Trump's MOCA Cognitive Assessment

Asked whether Trump has heart disease , Jackson said he did not. It appears that CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta is drawing a different conclusion about President Trump's health than the White House's own physician. "I mean, I'm strong, physically", Trump told Reuters . Jackson also said he was encouraging the president to exercise more. The concerns over his weight aside, Jackson said Trump was in excellent health , which he ascribed to good genetics and a lifelong avoidance of tobacco and ... Read More »

How Will A Government Shutdown Affect Public Lands?


Example of services that would not be open: a gift shop inside a visitors center would not be open because a Park ranger would not be available to unlock the visitors center or to staff the visitors center. "For Yosemite, there are only a certain number of ways in and out". "The American public and especially our veterans who come to our nation's capital are finding war memorials and open air parks open to the public". Read More »

Turkey begins military operation in Syria


Turkey has long protested the us support for the PYD - the Syrian offshoot of the terrorist PKK - and its military wing the YPG. Turkey reacted angrily to the announcement. The Russian government, meanwhile, has begun troops from northern Syria. Turkish leaders were not satisfied. Turkey was hit several times by ISIL terrorist attacks, and the YPG has been the only effective land-based military against ISIL. Read More »

Amazon shortlists 20 sites for 2nd headquarters


The company also says construction and ongoing operation "is expected to create tens of thousands of additional jobs and tens of billions of dollars in additional investment in the surrounding community". Amazon said it will make a final selection sometime this year. Hamilton spent about $500,000 - half covered by other agencies, institutions and private business - to bid for the hotly contested HQ2, which promises to eventually bring 50,000 jobs to the winning host city. Read More »

Injury concern for Novak Djokovic as he makes fourth round

On Rod Laver arena, it was world No1 Simona Halep, eager to keep her hands on that top spot, and she would fight like a terrier to do so against Lauren Davis, one of the few women significantly shorter than the 5ft6in Halep. "Also, if you saw the crowds, nobody was there watching under the sun". "Sure I was watching the other players suffer but as long as nothing bad happens it's all good". Read More »

Five influenza-related deaths in Santa Clara County


According to Don Brannen, PhD, community epidemiologist for GCPH, flu season in Greene County usually begins around week 47 of the year - November 19, 2017 - and ends around week 17 - Saturday, April 28 this year. According to numbers from Kaiser, flu cases peaked in late December and have been declining since then. "We don't know how severe the season is until we're out of it". Read More »

New study suggests flu may be spread just by breathing


The influenza viruses come from the intestines of birds and pigs. Scientists and health officials know what's needed and what we should be doing. Ehrman previously worked at Maryland for almost two decades, where she helped with developing the study , before moving to SJSU previous year. Read More »

What should fans be anxious about as the Vikings head to Philly?


You know fans here are pretty much like fans everywhere" Bowen tells John. Defensively, Schwartz surprised the Vikings by blitzing a lot more than he normally does. Defense should win at least the NFC championship. Meanwhile, Minnesota's revamped offensive line made drastic improvements from a group that struggled mightily last season , most notably with the additions of tackles Mike Remmers and Riley Reiff. Read More »

White House on shutdown: 'This is the behavior of obstructionist losers'


The US government shut down on Saturday after the Senate failed to pass a procedural vote on a stopgap budget to fund the government. The White House is preparing for what officials are calling "the Schumer shutdown " on Friday, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said at a press briefing. Read More »

All-seeing blood test for cancer a step closer


One of the most important attributes of a screening test is the ability to detect cancers at relatively early stages, the author point out. It is unclear how well this test works on people without any prior diagnosis. The test also appear to be least sensitive for two of the most common cancers ( lung and breast), although this is probably due to the selection of biomarkers and can be further improved on. Read More »

Former Barack Obama Staffers Defend Donald Trump Doctor Ronny Jackson


His cholesterol treatment will be increased, the White House doctor said. Dr. Elizabeth Roth, an internist at Massachusetts General Hospital who also has not examined the president, said heart health is among the biggest concerns for any man his age - Trump is 71 - and that several factors contribute to whether he is in imminent danger, including weight and cholesterol. Read More »

EPL: Fernandinho extends Manchester City contract until 2020


But he will now remain a City player until beyond his 35th birthday. Manchester City may have faced their first defeat of the season at Anfield last week but they are still in pole position to win the league title this season. As Yaya Toure moves towards an expected exit when his deal expires in June, City have been linked with moves for Shakhtar Donetsk's Fred and Nice's Jean Michael Seri to bolster an area of Guardiola's squad where Fernandinho reigns supreme. Read More »

Man City vs Newcastle 20 January 2018: EPL Preview and Predictions


City will be without Fabian Delph and Benjamin Mendy , meaning they are a bit short at left-back, but Danilo will likely come in and cover. "And you go through any champions, World Cup, Premier League , European Championships, European Cups, tell me a team that has won anything without a good, in-form goalkeeper?" It is a scoreline that - even with Pep Guardiola's men still 12 points clear of their closest rivals - should bring some intrigue back into the competition, at least until we ... Read More »

Donald Trump's exercise regimen will amaze you


While generally positive, Jackson's assessment of Trump's health sharply contrasts that of Manhattan Dr. Harold Bornstein. Jackson announced at the time that Trump was in " excellent health " and promised to elaborate this week. At 6-foot-3 and 239 pounds, the 71-year-old president had a blood pressure reading of 122/74 and a resting heart rate of 68 beats per minutes. "I had absolutely no concerns about his cognitive ability or his - you know, his neurological function". Read More »

Amazon shortlists 20 cities for its new headquarters


Most saw the news as reason to keep improving on many fronts. It "may help us ramp up our transportation opportunities between Austin and San Antonio , and the things we need to work on both in roads and rail and different things that are going to help us get people back and forth", Brockhouse said. Read More »

USA immigration to resume requests under Dreamers scheme


During her testimony, Nielsen said she did not remember hearing Trump say " sh*thole " when referring to immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and some African countries. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who was also present, said he did hear Trump make the remarks. It would strike at one of the basic tenets of Trump's presidency and set the stage for a low-energy election for Republicans , leading to a loss of the House, perhaps a loss of the Senate and everything that portends. Read More »

YouTube is Cracking Down On "Tide Pod Challenge" Videos


Most social media platforms are removing Tide Pod challenge videos . And while I can't say if it tastes like the real thing , the Tide Pod-based donut at Hurts was pretty darn good. "By far, our calls about the laundry pods are usually young children that get into it because they think it's candy". In some cases, children have even lost consciousness. Read More »

Patriots Favored to Win Super Bowl LII Entering Championship Sunday 1/18/17


It won't be surprising to read that the Patriots are favored to win Super Bowl LII entering Championship Sunday in the NFL . Jacksonville's second level is headlined by linebacker Telvin Smith, who seemingly has a knack for making plays, as he finished the regular season with 102 tackles, three interceptions and a forced fumble. Read More »

White House Doctor: President Trump Physically, Mentally Fit For Office


Identifying animals and reciting a list of words are among the type of challenges contained in the cognitive fitness test taken by US President Donald Trump . Also concerning are Trump's total cholesterol levels and his LDL ("bad" cholesterol), as both increased significantly over the previous year, despite being on a statin drug known as Crestor or Rosuvastatin. Read More »

White House Doctor Says Trump Is In 'Excellent' Physical, Cognitive Health

Asked how Trump could have scored so well despite a high-fat diet, affinity for fast food and lack of exercise, Jackson credited the president's genes. Trump even demonstrated above-average exercise capacity despite his famous aversion to physical activity other than golf, Jackson said. He'd like the president to lose 10 to 15 pounds (4.5 to 6.8 kilograms) over the next year. Read More »

Cranberries Singer Dolores O'Riordan's Police Report Revealed


The couple had three children together - Taylor Baxter Burton, 20, Molly Leigh, 16, and 12-year-old Dakota Rain. She was in London for a recording session on a new album. Her mother had hoped her daughter would consider religious life, but while she chose a music career instead, she was still able to make one of her mother's dreams come true. Read More »

Tick tock of terror: Timeline of Hawaii missile alert snafu


And the unnamed government official who mistakenly sent the emergency alert was temporarily reassigned pending the results of an investigation. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency is committed to protecting the people of Hawaii , and during the past year it has been taking responsible measures to prepare for the highly unlikely event of a missile attack. Read More »

Close to the Brink on a Government Shutdown


Sen. John Cornyn, the second-highest ranking GOP senator, said that setting these caps has been hard so far because Democrats are attempting to attach codification of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA) immigration program, which prevents the deportation of undocumented immigrants that entered the country as minors, to the bill setting the caps. Read More »

RI hospitals overflowing with flu cases


The health unit's officer of health, Dr. Charles Gardner, has issued a declaration of widespread influenza activity in the region. "Flu seasons every year are bad so there's never a mild flu season", he added. Past year the flu vaccine was found to be very effective against the B strain, with a 73 per cent risk reduction, but only moderately effective against the A (H3N2) strain , with a 37 per cent risk reduction. Read More »

Dems accuse GOP official of 'amnesia' on President Donald Trump's vulgarity

King's dream is our dream". She said that the bipartisan proposal rejected by Trump did not address core security issues facing her department and that Trump's administration was not interested in "half measures". In the aftermath of Trump's reported comments, some, including Haiti and a United Nations spokesman, said his remarks were racist. One person who attended the meeting told aides they heard the latter expletive, while others recalled the president saying the more widely ... Read More »

Centre ends Haj subsidy, says will use funds to empower minorities


The government had spent over Rs 250 crore a year ago on subsidising the annual pilgrimage of Muslims to Saudi Arabia , he said. Now, they will charge even more. The pilgrimages will continue, although the number of pilgrims may decline. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi-Minister of Minority Affairs said that the government is willing to help the one hundred and seventy-five million Muslims residing in India without resorting to the political mollification along the religious boundaries. Read More »

Cotton: Durbin 'Has a History' of Misrepresenting What Happens in WH Meetings


Bottom line: Trump's remarks were racist and offensive. Trump was then described as being "in excellent health ". "Absolutely, he's fit for duty", Jackson said. Excellent may have been the word of the day for Jackson. Nasreddine cautioned that his exam doesn't test for everything. He also takes a low-dose aspirin for heart health. Read More »