• Saudi-led coalition blocks United Nations aid flight carrying journalists to Yemen
Saudi-led coalition blocks United Nations aid flight carrying journalists to Yemen

More than two years of war between the Saudi-led coalition and the armed Iran-aligned Houthi group has claimed more than 10,000 lives in Yemen. "Preliminary reports are that the IDP (internally displaced) families were trying to flee hostilities from elsewhere in Taiz", a spokesperson said.

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  • Long-term use of alternative sugar increases risk of obesity, diabetes
Long-term use of alternative sugar increases risk of obesity, diabetes

The Food and Drug Administration has ruled that artificial sweeteners are safe , and sucralose, which was accidentally discovered by United Kingdom scientists while they were developing new insecticides, remains the biggest sugar substitute on the market, according to retail tracking service Infoscan Reviews and Information Resources, Inc.

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  • McCain's surgery puts Obamacare repeal vote in doubt
McCain's surgery puts Obamacare repeal vote in doubt

The vote on a Senate bill that would remake the USA healthcare system has been delayed again , Sen. His office said he would spend next week in Arizona recovering from the surgery, leaving McConnell short of the votes to move forward. "The operation seems to have gone well, but one thing worth noting is that Senator McCain has a history of inv...

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  • Why Pakistan's Maryam Nawaz Sharif could be undone by a font
Why Pakistan's Maryam Nawaz Sharif could be undone by a font

While briefing the cabinet, Sharif said all the allegations made by the JIT in its report were in reference to his family's business dealings. Nawaz Sharif on Thursday has said that there was not a single word on corruption against me in the report submitted by Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in Panama Leaks case.

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  • 2nd Circ. Flips Sheldon Silver's Corruption Conviction
2nd Circ. Flips Sheldon Silver's Corruption Conviction

Silver's is the first high-profile corruption case affected by McDonnell v. Steven Molo and Joel Cohen, Silver's lawyers, said in a statement , "We are grateful the court saw it our way and reversed the conviction on all counts". Silver, once one of the state's most powerful politicians, was convicted of obtaining almost $4 million in payme...

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  • Andre Ward Doesn't Like Conor McGregor Calling Floyd Mayweather 'Boy'
Andre Ward Doesn't Like Conor McGregor Calling Floyd Mayweather 'Boy'

McGregor wore a white Gucci mink coat and raised a steel chair high over his head during a press conference at Madison Square Garden in November to promote his last UFC fight. Cut my mic off? Prior to a fight against Jose Aldo, McGregor said, "I own Rio de Janeiro". McGregor's coach, John Kavanagh, fired one of the loudest shots, though, on soc...

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  • United States has apologised for Taiwan name gaffe: China
United States has apologised for Taiwan name gaffe: China

While no note was made about the correction in the transcript, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular press conference in Beijing on Monday that the USA had admitted to China that it had made a "technical error and had fixed it" after Beijing asked for an explanation.

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  • Charlie Gard: Treatment can prolong life, Dr. Marc Siegel says
Charlie Gard: Treatment can prolong life, Dr. Marc Siegel says

His parents want to bring him overseas for experimental therapy, which they say offers their son a chance of improvement. He told them he wanted to know what had changed with the 11-month-old's condition and said he would make decisions on the basis of clear evidence.

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  • NY commuters endure start of 'summer of hell'
NY commuters endure start of 'summer of hell'

Amtrak is beginning extensive repairs to tracks and signals in Penn Station Monday, prompted by two recent derailments and other problems that spotlighted the station's aging infrastructure. Speaking Monday morning, MTA chairman Joseph Lhota said, so far, "everything has been on time" and "working according to plan". Even so, Amtrak reported ...

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  • N leadership rejects JIT report as 'garbage'
N leadership rejects JIT report as 'garbage'

The report, however, was slammed by the Nawaz Sharif government as "trash" with Sharif's close aide and minister for development Ahsan Iqbal in press conference with other ministers, saying they will challenge the report in the Supreme Court and will "completely expose and unveil its contradictions and falsifications".

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  • Raptors' Carroll traded to Nets
Raptors' Carroll traded to Nets

First, Toronto moved on from veteran forward DeMarre Carroll via a trade with the Brooklyn Nets . The Toronto Raptors have made a pair of deals as they try to avoid significant luxury tax penalties. 1 pick. Not only are the Nets getting draft picks, but Carroll is no scrub. Last season, the starting gig at the 3 went to rookie Caris Le...

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  • Former Real Madrid defender Pepe signs for Besiktas
Former Real Madrid defender Pepe signs for Besiktas

According to reports in the Turkish media, he is set to sign a two-year contract with Beşiktaş . Though Pepe made only 18 appearances for Real Madrid last season due to injuries, he was a key member of the Portuguese national team that won the European Championship title a year ago.

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  • Vatican Children's Hospital Offers to Treat Charlie Gard, Blocked for 'Legal Reasons'
Vatican Children's Hospital Offers to Treat Charlie Gard, Blocked for 'Legal Reasons'

The life support he is receiving at a London hospital soon will be turned off over the objections of his parents, Chris Gard ad Connie Yates, who want to take him to the United States for experimental therapy they believe could prolong his life.

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  • Madigan demands of Rauner signal doom for budget deal
Madigan demands of Rauner signal doom for budget deal

They are leaving behind a state debt burden so high it already works out at $12,000 for every IL citizen. While time is of the essence, the Illinois House has taken a critical step towards ending the budget stalemate. "We are close", Durkin said. Friday's vote on a $36.5 billion budget amendment (about $3 billion less than the state's spending ...

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  • Two wounded after small plane crashes on Southern California freeway
Two wounded after small plane crashes on Southern California freeway

The Cessna 310 aircraft crash-landed just after 9:30 a.m. P.S.T. and burst into flames, reports indicate. California Highway Patrol said that the plane clipped the auto of an off-duty fire captain as it was coming down, though the captain was not injured, KCBS reported.

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  • Trump Says US Will Dominate World Energy Production
Trump Says US Will Dominate World Energy Production

WASHINGTON-U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said his "marching orders" from President Donald Trump aren't merely to push the U.S.to energy independence, but to leverage the nation's resources to advance its interests. The impacts of fracking are getting fresh attention in IL this week, as local activists respond to a permit application that w...

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  • People Legally Died Under California's New End of Life Option Act
People Legally Died Under California's New End of Life Option Act

The law also states that doctors themselves should not prescribe the drug to them until n unless patients demand it. According to data between June 9- December 31 of 2016, 191 people received aid-in-dying drugs under the act and 111 people died after taking the prescribed drugs.

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  • You have to get out now, council boss tells tenants
You have to get out now, council boss tells tenants

May said 151 homes were destroyed in the fire , which includes the 120 flats in the tower as well as some adjacent residences. Police said on Friday that the fire at Grenfell was started by a faulty refrigerator but quickly spread through the building due to the highly-flammable cladding, as well as tiles and insulation that failed safety test...

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  • Celtics positioning themselves to land Paul George, Gordon Hayward
Celtics positioning themselves to land Paul George, Gordon Hayward

A lineup featuring LeBron James , George, Tristan Thompson , and either Iman Shumpert or J.R. Smith (who played some surprisingly excellent defense this postseason) might actually give the Warriors a challenge, or at least slow them down to mortal levels.

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  • Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in Ohio
Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in Ohio

After first appearing in the United States in 1999, the number of human West Nile cases surged in 2003 to 9,862 infections spanning 45 states, and past year, the CDC reported a total of 2,038 cases in 47 states. Mosquitoes thrive in heat but they also need water.  Fill any holes in the yard with sand or dirt. Water sources that can't be dumped...

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  • AP analysis indicates Idaho district lines favor Republicans
AP analysis indicates Idaho district lines favor Republicans

The AP also calculated efficiency gap scores for the U.S. House elections, though experts caution those measurements are less statistically meaningful in states with few districts. As of last week, there were 221 Republicans in the New Hampshire House, 170 Democrats and two Libertarians. New Hampshire has only two districts, both of which were won ...

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  • Russian Federation slams Trump's policy on Cuba
Russian Federation slams Trump's policy on Cuba

The president tweeted while en route to Miami, where he'll announce his plans for halting the flow of USA cash to Cuba's military and security services while maintaining diplomatic relations. "Trump is keeping his promise". Mr. Trump's new measures mainly relate to stricter enforcement of existing laws that had begun to loosen as Mr. Obama soug...

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  • New CDC report says teens aren't so insane about vaping anymore
New CDC report says teens aren't so insane about vaping anymore

The e-cigarette industry, which includes small vaping businesses as well as the large tobacco companies, has said that the rules are onerous and will drive them out of business. This decline included smoking cigarettes or cigars or using hookahs. The new report analyzes the results of National Youth Tobacco Surveys from 2011 to 2016.

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  • Interior head suggests reducing Bears Ears National Monument
Interior head suggests reducing Bears Ears National Monument

The Bears Ears recommendation is part of a Trump administration "review" of 27 national monuments across more than 1 billion acres of America's most spectacular, culturally important and ecologically intact public lands and oceans. The Antiquities Act , signed by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906, gives presidents the authority to protect de...

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  • Gov. Scott expands Special Session to include medical marijuana
Gov. Scott expands Special Session to include medical marijuana

Medical Marijuana was legalized by voters last November. State Senator Rob Bradley , the Senate sponsor, admits the issue is still controversial. Bradley's original bill provided money for a coalition for medical marijuana research through Tampa's H. Lee Moffitt Center and Research Institute, one of the top medical research centers in the sta...

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