House considering changes to Rone's steel mill bill

House considering changes to Rone's steel mill bill The region sometimes called the "bootheel" has suffered economically since an aluminum smelter closed past year. In the Senate, three bills would allow the Public Service Commission to negotiate lower utility rates. The House approved a similar proposal during the regular legislative session, but the measure stalled in the Senate before the session's May 12 deadline to pass bills. [Full Article...]

Zika hit Florida months before infections found, study says

Zika hit Florida months before infections found, study says Because Zika virus is hard to collect in the blood of those infected, it was a challenge for the researchers to isolate enough of its genetic material for sequencing. "This is something that keeps happening over and over again", Andersen said on the press call. Now a new study by a large group of worldwide researchers led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) explains how Zi... [Full Article...]

UK raises threat level to maximum, army deployed after attack

UK raises threat level to maximum, army deployed after attack British Prime Minister Theresa May says police asked the secretary of defense to deploy military to help fight terror threats following the deadly Manchester Arena attack that left at least 22 dead and dozens injured. Police promised extra measures at showpiece events coming up such as Saturday's FA Cup football final. A local school identified a former pupil as another victim. [Full Article...]

Brown to abide by court decision on Molefe's reappointment

Brown to abide by court decision on Molefe's reappointment The ANC said "the incoherent version" that Molefe had never resigned from Eskom but rather was on unpaid leave was a contradiction of statements by Molefe and Brown previously. She lambasted Brown and Ngubane, saying they lacked comprehension of the crisis they had caused at Eskom. In a letter sent to Rantho on Tuesday, Mazzone quotes a statement from the ANC that accuses the Eskom board of co... [Full Article...]

Who are the winners and losers in Trump's budget proposal?

No. 2 Senate Republican John Cornyn calls the budget " dead on arrival ". "Throughout my time in the Senate, I have never seen a president's budget make it through Congress unchanged", Sen. "By slashing critical efforts to support education for students with disabilities, increase employment opportunities for workers with disabilities, provide affordable health care for people with disabilities an... [Full Article...]

As Britain reels from deadly attack, terror threat raised to highest level

Two of the officials who have been in contact with British authorities said the suspect has been identified as Salman Abedi or Salman Ramadan Abedi and was believed to have travelled to Manchester from London by train. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but USA officials drew parallels to the coordinated attacks in November 2015 by militants on the Bataclan concert hall and other ... [Full Article...]

South Korea remains committed to talks with North

South Korea remains committed to talks with North This image made from video of a news bulletin aired by North Korea's KRT on Monday, May 22, 2017, shows what was said to be the Pukguksong-2 missile lifting off as it is test-launched at an undisclosed location in North Korea. Experts say solid fuel engines and mobile launchers make it more hard to detect signs of launch preparations. The test took place at a military base north of the capital... [Full Article...]

Manchester concert-goers recall haphazard screening. But did it matter?

Taxis offered stranded people free rides home while some residents invited those without lodging into their homes. In the city centre, thousands gathered for a multi-faith vigil outside the Town Hall to remember the victims, with defiant chants of "Manchester!" "I don't have words". [Full Article...]

Ethiopia's Tedros becomes first African to head WHO

In the second round, Tedros won 121 votes to Nabarro's 62. A third round was necessary as Tedros was short of the two-thirds majority needed. Spiegel says the world right now needs strong WHO , and the WHO needs a strong leader. Tedros was elected WHO's boss yesterday (Tuesday), in the first election conducted under new, more open and democratic rules. He is a special adviser to the Uni... [Full Article...]

California Public Employees Retirement System Has Raised Its Danaher Corp (DHR) Holding

The average 1 year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $90.36. About 74,092 shares traded. If you look at the company's income statement over the past years, you will see that the company is constantly posting gross profit: In 2014, DHR earned gross profit of 6.88 Billion, in 2015 7.8 Billion gross profit, while in 2016 Danaher Corp. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation may have recruited Trump campaign staffers — Ex-CIA director

Bortnikov told Brennan he would pass on the message to Vladmir Putin. Brennan filled in some details on the timeline of Russian meddling, telling lawmakers that his agency first became aware of Moscow's desire to stew chaos in the election in the summer of 2016. [Full Article...]

Pakistan envoy confirms Jadhav is alive, refuses any detail

Pakistan envoy confirms Jadhav is alive, refuses any detail The International Court of Justice had put a stay on Jadhav's execution last week. He was convicted in April by a Pakistani military court and sentenced to death. Former judge in the Supreme Court of India, Markanday Katju expressed his concerns over the repercussions that India might have to face due to its actions of involving the International Court of Justice in the Kulbhushan Yadav case. [Full Article...]

Tories in dementia tax U-turn as Theresa May to cap costs

Tories in dementia tax U-turn as Theresa May to cap costs Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: "A Tory U-turn on social care would be extremely welcome, because I want this country to face up to its responsibilities to those who need care, either frail or elderly, those with special needs, those with severe disabilities, those with learning difficulties". [Full Article...]

Lab tests ongoing in California botulism case

Karen Smith said this outbreak is a reminder to be vigilant about food safety, particularly during the summer months as barbecues and other outdoor cooking events start up. Be Civil - It's OK to have a difference in opinion but there's no need to be a jerk. Fewer than 100 cases of foodborne botulism are reported in the US every year - in some years, there are not even 20 annual cases, accor... [Full Article...]

WHO assembly set to choose next chief among 3 candidates

Tedros, as he is widely known, told health ministers at the WHO's annual assembly after his election: "All roads lead to universal coverage". He succeeds China's Dr. Sania Nishtar of Pakistan. Second to speak was Nabarro, who acknowledged that some have felt "let down" by World Health Organization and want it to be more relevant, responsive and reliable. [Full Article...]

Trump arrives at Vatican to meet with Pope

Trump arrives at Vatican to meet with Pope They talk about global issues, such as human trafficking, the refugee crisis and the environment. Although the Pope admitted that "It is a duty of the Church to clarify doctrine", he said that it is a "problem" and "great error" when "doctrine becomes an ideology". [Full Article...]

UK Raises Threat Level To 'Critical'; Attack 'May Be Imminent'

UK Raises Threat Level To 'Critical'; Attack 'May Be Imminent' Witnesses related the horror of the blast, which unleashed a stampede just as the concert ended at Europe's largest indoor arena, full to its capacity of 21,000. Prime Minister May, who leads the Conservative Party and her Labour counterpart Jeremy Corbyn were joined by leaders of other parties in a collective decision to suspend the ongoing election campaign. [Full Article...]

Mick Mulvaney: Washington DC's Definition Of A 'Budget Cut' Is A Joke

No. 2 Senate Republican John Cornyn calls the budget "dead on arrival". Law enforcement and border security would get increases, however. We change it - we change those - those growth rates in Medicaid spending because of the American Health Care Act , which this president does support. [Full Article...]

South Korea fires shots at North Korea after object crosses border

Pyongyang has long had missiles that can reach targets across South Korea and Japan. Last week's missile traveled 700 kilometres. On Sunday, North Korea launched a medium-range ballistic missile just hours before President Trump delivered a major speech in Saudi Arabia. [Full Article...]

Second Ebola case confirmed in Congo

Three of the patients died and six are hospitalized, according to WHO. The WHO's Congo spokesman, Eugene Kabambi, said , "It is in a very remote zone, very forested, so we are a little lucky". There is no vaccine or cure available for the disease. Clinical trials of an experimental vaccine are ongoing in West Africa. She said that the findings from the investigation would be communicated acco... [Full Article...]

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