Not Just Coal: Retail Jobs Fall Despite Lower Unemployment
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 03:38:06 -0400
A close look at labor statistics shows that retail jobs are falling, even as the national unemployment figure stays low.
15 dead, scores missing hours after landslide buries Chinese village
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:19:35 -0400
By Christian Shepherd BEIJING (Reuters) - Fifteen people were killed in a landslide in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Saturday and about 100 were believed to be still buried in the debris and feared dead, state media said. The landslide swept over more than 60 homes as dawn broke in Xinmo, a remote village in north Sichuan province. Rubble slid 800 meters (half a mile) down a steep slope to block a 2 km stretch of river and 1.6 km of road, official state news agency Xinhua said.
Israel strikes targets in Syria for 2nd day
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:15:26 -0400
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Sunday said it attacked a series of targets belonging to the Syrian military, after several projectiles from neighboring Syria landed in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights for a second day.
A Look at a New, Bold Experiment at UPenn for Organ Transplants
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:46:24 -0400
Doctors at the University of Pennsylvania treated 10 patients on the organ transplant waiting list with a Hepatitis C infected kidney. All 10 got the virus and were treated with one pill for 12 weeks. Today, all 10 are healthy with functioning kidney.
Banned Bahraini newspaper fires staff
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 06:56:41 -0400
A independent Bahraini newspaper has sacked its staff three weeks after Sunni-dominated authorities banned it on accusations that it "sows division" in the Shiite-majority Gulf kingdom. "We regret to inform you that the board of directors... has decided to terminate the employment contracts with the employees," board chairman Adel al-Maskati wrote in English in a message addressed to "all staff" on Saturday. The information ministry banned Al-Wasat in early June "until further notice" for its "violation of the law and repeatedly publishing information that sows division in society and affects Bahrain's relations with other states," said BNA state news agency.
Martin Shkreli Goes To Trial
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:58:18 -0400
'The Most Hated Person' set to stand trial for security fraud.
Panda mania hits Germany as China's cuddly envoys arrive
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 04:55:15 -0400
Germany was bracing for panda mania as furry ambassadors arrive from China on Saturday, destined for a new life as stars of Berlin's premier zoo. The pair, named Meng Meng and Jiao Qing, will be jetting in on a special Lufthansa cargo plane, accompanied by two Chinese panda specialists, the Berlin Zoo's chief vet and a tonne of bamboo. Berlin's mayor, China's ambassador to Germany and a gaggle of journalists will greet the VIPs as LH8415 pulls to a stop on the tarmac of Schoenefeld airport.
Hot Car Deaths up As Extreme Heat Sweeps Country
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:31:34 -0400
Nationwide, hot car deaths are up and there’s a push for new legislation in Congress that would require all passenger motor vehicles to be equipped with a child safety alert system.
Donald Trump defies calls to appoint envoy to combat anti-Semitism around the world
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:44:01 -0400
Donald Trump has defied calls to appoint a special envoy to combat anti-Semitism across the world despite growing pressure from Jewish groups and Congress. The two remaining staffers in the US State Department's office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism are reportedly set to be reassigned next month, which will leave the branch completely unstaffed after 1 July. President Trump is legally required to appoint a Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, a position created under former president George W. Bush.
Full Sanders Interview: Obamacare 'Has Problems' But Can Be Fixed
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 02:13:23 -0400
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sat down with Chuck Todd for an exclusive interview to discuss Senate Republicans' healthcare repeal plan.