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111 terminally ill end lives under new California law

111 terminally ill end lives under new California law Roughly 90 percent of the 111 patients were white, and about 75 percent were between ages 60 and 89. California is one of six states to permit patients to legally end their own lives. California officials said caution should be exercised in trying to draw conclusions from the report that is based on only six months of data. California is not the only state with such a law in the United States. [Full Article...]

UK House Prices Rebound After Worst Streak in Eight Years

UK House Prices Rebound After Worst Streak in Eight Years The average price of a home in the United Kingdom rose by £2,590 to £211,301, and yet growth in London continued to slow, rising at the slowest annual pace since 2012, up 1.2% year-on-year. Gardener explains: "The emerging squeeze on household incomes appears to be exerting a drag on housing market activity in recent months". "Housing market activity is now stuttering amid weakened consumer ... [Full Article...]

May pledges 'major investigation' into flammable cladding

May pledges 'major investigation' into flammable cladding Flammable cladding has been found on 75 tower blocks across 26 local authority areas, leading to calls for councils to urgently send samples for assessment. "Ministers must also not outsource all responsibility for urgent remedial action to councils and housing associations". In response to May's announcement, John Healey, Labour's shadow housing minister, said: "The Prime Minister promised that... [Full Article...]

Painless microneedle influenza vaccine patches effective in early-phase trial

Painless microneedle influenza vaccine patches effective in early-phase trial No new chronic medical illnesses or influenza-like illnesses were reported with either the patch or the injection groups. The researchers believe their invention provides an ideal alternative for people who don't have the time to wait in line just to get a flu shot. [Full Article...]

Christie's reaction to Supreme Court taking up sports betting? Thrilled!

Christie's reaction to Supreme Court taking up sports betting? Thrilled! The federal law limited sports books to Nevada and three other states that already had limited sports betting in connection with their state lotteries: Montana, Delaware and Oregon. The latest measure repealed New Jersey's existing prohibition on sports gambling, though only at tracks and casinos. Nevada is the only state where sports betting is legal. [Full Article...]

'Ransomware' wave seemed aimed at old flaw and Ukraine

'Ransomware' wave seemed aimed at old flaw and Ukraine But according to security firm Kaspersky Lab , preliminary findings indicate the attacks are from a new ransomware that it's now calling "ExPetr". Some IT specialists identified the newcomer as "Petrwrap", a modified version of ransomware called Petya which circulated past year. "All businesses should immediately update their Windows operating system with the latest security patches ... [Full Article...]

Baby on board: Flight diverted after woman gives birth midair

Baby on board: Flight diverted after woman gives birth midair After she realized she was having her baby, flight attendants contacted emergency medical crews on the ground. Fearing that the baby was on its way, the plane was diverted to New Orleans. Ms Penton said she had carried two other babies full term and the thought of an early delivery never crossed her mind. In a sweet gesture, the airline has gifted the baby free flights during his birthday month ... [Full Article...]

Manchester United's Alvaro Morata bid stalls as Real up the ante

Manchester United's Alvaro Morata bid stalls as Real up the ante Manchester United have not reached an agreement with Real Madrid over Alvaro Morata , according to the Spanish club's president. "Many times he has said that he does not know if he will continue so that they [the press] do not ask him about the future of the players". [Full Article...]

Malinga gets one-year ban, fined for media remarks

Malinga gets one-year ban, fined for media remarks Jayasekera also said that he had no objections to Malinga continuing to play for Sri Lanka following an inquiry held yesterday. The inquiry was precipitated by Malinga's response to sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekara, who had alleged that Sri Lanka's poor fielding standards were due to players' inadequate fitness, in particular their "big bellies". [Full Article...]

Wildfire near Utah ski resort forces 1500 people from homes

Wildfire near Utah ski resort forces 1500 people from homes The fire was first reported at 3:10 p.m. local time (6:10 p.m. EDT) Monday and subsequently led to the closure of Highway 79 North between the 10 Freeway in Beaumont and Gilman Springs Road north of San Jacinto. Those gusts are expected to resume again Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service . The Weather Channel is describing the Brian Head Fire as the largest active wildfire in t... [Full Article...]

Justices to review New Jersey bid for legal sports betting

Justices to review New Jersey bid for legal sports betting The sports leagues claim the state law authorizes and licenses sports gambling violates the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act ( PASPA ). "This federal takeover of New Jersey's legislative apparatus is dramatic, unprecedented, and in direct conflict with this Court's Tenth Amendment jurisprudence barring Congress from controlling how the States regulate private parties", the s... [Full Article...]

Taco Bell Weddings Kick Off in Vegas This August

Taco Bell Weddings Kick Off in Vegas This August In news that probably still doesn't make sense to either of their grandmothers, Dan Ryckert and Bianca Monda officially became the first couple to marry at the Taco Bell Cantina on the Las Vegas Strip. Ryckert and Monda, who first met online in San Francisco, quickly bonded over a mutual fondness for food of the Taco Bell variety. 7, couples can walk in to the Vegas Cantina, order the ... [Full Article...]

Cleveland Cavaliers Rumor Mill: Boston Celtics targeting both Paul George, Gordon Hayward

Cleveland Cavaliers Rumor Mill: Boston Celtics targeting both Paul George, Gordon Hayward The Nuggets could be the missing link to make such a trade possible, according to ESPN . Per Wojnarowski , the Celtics are trying to acquire both Gordon Hayward (via free agency) and Paul George (via trade) in the coming weeks. That's where the Cavaliers could come into the picture. "And if you don't stay up on him, he'll get going downhill and wind up at the line or laying the ball do... [Full Article...]

California Becomes First State To List Popular Weed Pesticide As Carcinogen

California Becomes First State To List Popular Weed Pesticide As Carcinogen The state of California has moved ahead in its ongoing legal battle with agribusiness giant Monsanto , announcing it is putting glyphosate, a key ingredient of the firm's popular weed killer Roundup , on a list of cancer-causing chemicals. [Full Article...]

2 more plague cases reported in New Mexico's Santa Fe County

2 more plague cases reported in New Mexico's Santa Fe County Two women, ages 52 and 62, were diagnosed with the plague in New Mexico this week, health officials say. The first case this year was reported in early June in a 63-year-old man. The Department of Health is warning residents to take precautions to reduce exposure to carriers of plague. While the plague is a serious illness, it can be treated if the symptoms, which vary depending on the type ... [Full Article...]

How the travel ban might play out in Los Angeles

How the travel ban might play out in Los Angeles Trump's initial travel ban caused panic and chaos at airports around the world in late January as it took effect immediately after being signed. Aadil Mangalji, a partner at the same firm, said if the U.S. But when carving lines into Trump's travel ban, the court may well have unleashed some of the vitriol that lies directly beneath. The Trudeau government is waiting for more details after the... [Full Article...]

Rangers recall pitcher Cole Hamels from disabled list

Cleveland set a season high in runs, matched a season best with 19 hits and was 11 for 28 with runners in scoring position. The Rangers led 7-1 after two innings and 9-2 in the fourth, but Cleveland scored a total of 12 runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings. [Full Article...]

Modi and Trump avoid climate change tension on state visit

Modi and Trump avoid climate change tension on state visit Kashmiri and Sikh protestors waved flags and chanted slogans against India s Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he arrived at the White House for a meeting with President Donald Trump . Energy deals "are being negotiated and we will sign - trying to get the price up a little bit", Trump said. "Referring to the GST reform to be implemented across India starting next month, Trump said it was "t... [Full Article...]

At Pride celebrations, protesters chant 'No Justice, No Pride'

At Pride celebrations, protesters chant 'No Justice, No Pride' BLM's New York City organizers Kei Williams and Kleaver Cruz wrote an open letter calling for the complete removal of all New York Police Department officers and Pride decorated police cars. Law enforcement's participation in Pride parades embodies the disconnect, she said , pointing to the arrests of protesters last weekend in Columbus. [Full Article...]

Authorities confirm bird flu case in southern Belgium

All poultry producers have then been ordered to keep their flocks indoors. The outbreak is anticipated to affect Namibia as many traders source their poultry supply from South Africa. It is understood South Africa will cull 25,000 birds as it battles to contain the outbreak. Molapo said the ban of live hens (including roosters) was still in place to allow the department to assess the extent of... [Full Article...]


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