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Federal judge orders re-sentencing of Lee Boyd Malvo, second DC sniper


US District Judge Raymond A. Jackson yesterday overturned those four sentences and ordered the courts that imposed them to consider new sentences. "The Supreme Court has decided that the Miller rule is a substantive rule of constitutional law that is so fundamental that it requires retroactive application", Jackson concluded. Read More »

Cosatu: Zuma is no longer welcome


The congress comes after a Cosatu resolution that President Jacob Zuma should step down , but Dlamini has been under pressure, criticised for seemingly taking a soft stance against Zuma. However the federation said its president Sdumo Dlamini was not asked to apologise for attending Zuma's birthday bash in Soweto on April 21. "The issue of discomfort around the president attending - the ANC said it is them that shall decide who attends the May Day rally", Losi said. Read More »

State AGs Announce $33M Deal With J&J Over OTC Drugs


The recalls came amid reports of product oddities, including strange odors and particles found in liquid medicines that the company produced. Joseph Aspirin, Sudafed, Pepcid, Mylanta, Rolaids, Zyrtec and Zyrtec Eye Drops, all manufactured and distributed by McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division. Read More »

Study finds chocolate may decrease risk of irregular heartbeat


With as many as 6.1 million Americans estimated to be suffering from AFib, according to the Centers for Disease Control , the study's lead author, Elizabeth Mostofsky of Harvard's T.H. However, doctors from the Duke Centre for Atrial Fibrillation in North Carolina have urged caution, highlighting that the chocolate eaters in the study were healthier and more highly educated - factors associated with better general health - which might have influenced the findings . Read More »

USA sues Fiat Chrysler for cheating on emissions tests


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' proposed fix for Ram and Jeep vehicles equipped with the company's 3.0-liter diesel V-6 is not enough to satisfy the U.S. " Fiat Chrysler joins the long list of automakers who have put our clean air and health of our families in the back seat by cheating on emissions tests", he said in the statement. Read More »

Poor and disabled big losers in Trump budget; military wins

And let's be clear about this: These cuts would deeply affect poor white Americans, who were instrumental in voting Trump into office. "In these risky times, this public safety and national security budget blueprint is a message to the world - a message of American strength, security and resolve", Trump said . Read More »

No fruit juice for kids under 1, pediatricians advise


The group had previously advised parents to wait to offer juice until a child reached 6 months old, but decided to make the change based on rising rates of obesity and concerns about tooth cavities. Dr. Wolynn said occasionally juice is recommended for a child who is slightly constipated, but the AAP said more commonly high juice consumption is associated with diarrhea. Read More »

Lack of sleep makes you ugly, new research shows


According to reports, researchers then took make-up free images of each of the participants after both the good and bad sleep sessions before asking more than 100 strangers - all from Stockholm - to rate the images on attractiveness, health, sleepiness and trustworthiness. Read More »

New York Mets are at odds with starting pitcher Matt Harvey

Harvey reportedly sees it as a miscommunication, sources told FanRag Sports . The latest suspension comes at a bad time with Harvey coming off two of the worst starts of his career. It is just different now, and simply makes us take a closer look at the reality of a former phenom who is 28 years old, who has only pitched one full season in the big leagues, winning 13 games the year he did, with a lifetime record of 31-30. Read More »

Chain introduces caffeine-load bagels


A Colorado-based bagel chain is adding a little extra boost to its breakfast with a bagel containing half as much caffeine as a shot of espresso . The new breakfast obsession contains about 32 milligrams of caffeine, according to Fox News , which is about a third of the amount you'd find in your regular eigh-ounce cup of joe. Read More »

4 warning signs for children their mental health


And, for anonymous support, you can call the Kamatsiaqtut Help Line, 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 867-979-3333 or toll free at 1-800-265-3333. He said 60 per cent of suicides in the previous year were people who hadn't accessed help. Ensuring there are strong programs and services to help these students must be a priority. Read More »

Saturday night storms could be severe


We'll keep you updated on the storms as they start to develop and move through our area later on - widespread severe weather is NOT likely. These storms will be capable of some gusty winds, brief downpours and lightning. A few thunderstorms will be possible Wednesday afternoon east of a line from Madisonville to Huntsville to Winnie. Storms should exit nearly the entire area by early evening, with brief clearing to follow and then a return of low clouds by Friday morning. Read More »

Early morning showers Saturday; warm afternoon with temps in the 80s


On Sunday , more showers and thunderstorms were expected with a high of 76 and a low of 49 forecast. On Monday , rain showers are likely, and thunderstorms are also possible after 2 p.m. South wind around 10 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 20 miles per hour. - A high near 61 Monday , with partly sunny skies and a 20 percent chance of showers before 1 p.m. Read More »

New report shows cases of drugged driving surpass drunk driving


For the first time, data shows that drivers killed in auto crashes in the United States were more likely to be on drugs than drunk, according a new report. Some new efforts from across the USA highlighted by the report include a competitive 2016 grant program through the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility that will give five winning states - Illinois, Montana, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin - $100,000 to supplement the implementation cost of Advanced Roadside Impaired ... Read More »

April The Giraffe Cam Going Off


The zoo said earlier this week the number of emails the Animal Adventure Park received from viewers were causing its servers to be bogged down, and interfere with operations. However, April did not give birth right away and had kept fans anxiously waiting for about two months. Thousands upon thousands of social media users voiced their frustration on Facebook and YouTube, and the stream was restored within an hour or so. Read More »

Justice Dept. tells 9 sanctuary cities grant money at risk


Attorney General Jeff Sessions said at a White House briefing in March that local jurisdictions that apply for Justice Department grants will be required to certify they are in compliance, as was first required by an Obama administration policy put out last summer. Read More »

Indiana March jobless rate of 3.9 percent lowest since '01


Its lowest rate was 6.4 percent in November and December of 2014. February job growth was revised down to show an increase of 14,800 jobs rather than the preliminary estimate of 25,600 jobs. Three of Virginia's major metro areas - Richmond, Roanoke and Lynchburg - gained jobs in March from February, though the job gains were modest. Over the year, Information added 1,200 (+1.3%) jobs. Read More »

Exxon and Shell step up to defend Paris climate accord


The marketplace may essentially nullify the Paris climate agreement and render it completely pointless, but the Trump administration is still weighing their options. As part of the deal, the US pledged to reduce its emissions by between 26% and 28% from 2005 levels by 2025. A key argument is that the USA can stay in the agreement without satisfying its pledge or maintaining regulations created to help achieve the target, said one administration official. Read More »

Janet Jackson tweets first photo of newborn son


The couple has not spoken publicly about reports of their separation. At the time, a rep for Jackson said in a statement, " Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery". "Please, if you can try and understand that it's important that I do this now. I have to rest up, doctor's orders". The singer shared the news of her pregnancy with People in October 2016. Read More »

Jackie Robinson a golden Dodger now immortalized in bronze

But, one day, he and his wife, Courtney, were watching the movie "42" - "For probably like the 100th time", Maybin said - when Robinson was depicted playing for a minor league team wearing No. "Jackie had made us interested in baseball". Tomorrow's statue will be revealed in the left field reserve plaza. He used to come home and say, 'They gave me a standing ovation, ' and [he] was so shocked. Read More »

House braces for marathon debate on the Texas budget


The budget passed 50-48 and is now awaiting negotiation between House and Senate leaders. Numerous amendments will come forward Thursday, with Democrats proposing plans to win over moderate Republicans and the most fiscally conservative members looking for ways to slash spending. Read More »

Kane back to boost Tottenham's Premier League title bid

Over half of his 25 starts came in the Europa League and he had various loan spells, including a successful stay at Swansea in the 2014-15 season, to gain first-team experience. Spurs capitalised on Chelsea's setback against Crystal Palace last weekend after Tottenham were 2-0 winners against Burnley despite the promoted side's formidable record at Turf Moor in the 2016-17 season. Read More »

Ralph Lauren to shut down Fifth Avenue Polo store


That includes the Polo label. However, the restructuring moves will cost the company about $370 million, mainly from employee severance charges, lease termination fees and inventory related costs. "We continue to review our store footprint in each market to ensure we have the right distribution and customer experience in place", Nielsen said. Read More »