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January 14, 2019 9:29 AM US shutdown: Canadian air traffic controllers send pizza to US workers

Air traffic controllers in Canada are sending hundreds of pizzas to their US counterparts who are working through the federal government shutdown. A collection started by employees had blossomed into an industry-wide show of solidarity, the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association told the BBC. It has affected 800,000 public workers and closed many government 294

January 12, 2019 4:50 PM Thousands of migrants set up camps in Paris as authorities scramble to cope

Migrants mainly from Sudan, and Chad, Africa, gather in a makeshift camp along side of the Porte de la Villette ring bridge in Paris, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) France's capital is facing another migrant crisis as more than 2,000 migrants from Africa and the Middle East are now sleeping in the open in the city, according to French 289

January 11, 2019 10:57 PM Amtrak works to modernize, speed up trains in busiest U.S. rail corridor

ABOARD AMTRAK TRAIN 182 (Reuters) - Amtrak is gearing up to introduce new high-speed Acela trains as it plans to spend billions of dollars in upgrades on the busiest U.S. rail corridor. The national U.S. passenger railroad on Friday gave reporters a tour by train of the busy northeast corridor from Washington to New York, showing off places where the rail system 125

January 8, 2019 3:58 PM Island of Hawaii's newest black sand beach result of lava flow

Stacey Lastoe, CNN • Published 8th January 2019 When Kilauea Volcano erupted in May 2018, it devastated a large part of Hawaii's largest island, which is known as the island of Hawaii. Houses were destroyed. Businesses were left shattered. Millions of dollars of tourism money — approximately $480 million — was lost as a result of the destructive eruption 90

January 4, 2019 9:24 PM Here Are All of the Solar and Lunar Eclipses You Can See in 2019

2019 will have plenty in store for astronomy fans across the world, with a total solar eclipse, an annular solar eclipse, a total lunar eclipse and more. The most exciting such event for U.S.-based stargazers may be the so-called “Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse” on Jan. 21, says Christian Veillet, an astronomer at the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory 119

January 4, 2019 8:16 PM High rate of food allergies seen in U.S. adults

(Reuters Health) - More than 10 percent of American adults are allergic to at least one food, a new study suggests. Among more than 40,000 adults surveyed, 10.8 percent reported the kinds of severe symptoms that are consistent with a food allergy, and another 8.2 percent said they believed they had food allergies, but their symptoms suggested other causes 117

January 4, 2019 4:31 PM Deadly snake found in couple’s bedroom air conditioner

File photo: A Sofia city zoo employee shows one-metre long baby tiger python on January 26, 2004. (REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov) When maths teacher Danny Marcok woke up yesterday, he was surprised to see a tail hanging from his split-system air conditioner. The Melbourne man and his wife “thought it was a rat’s tail sticking out” but Mr Marcok’s wife Denise 97

January 2, 2019 8:16 AM Cillian Sheridan joins Wellington Phoenix from Jagiellonia Bialystok

Wellington coach Mark Rudan says midseason recruit Cillian Sheridan will provide much-needed competition in his strike force for the second half of the A-League season. The mid-table Phoenix announced on Thursday the Republic of Ireland forward has signed with them until the end of the current season. The 29-year-old signed from Polish first division 87

December 26, 2018 1:57 PM U.S. drug developer Capricor places Duchenne drug trial on hold

(Reuters) - Capricor Therapeutics Inc said on Wednesday it had put on hold a clinical trial of its drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a muscle-wasting disorder, citing a safety review. The review follows a severe allergic reaction during infusion of the drug, the company said in a filing here. The patient responded well to medical treatment 126

December 21, 2018 6:34 PM Here’s what $5 billion in border wall funding would buy

As Congress battles over President Trump’s demand for $5 billion in border-wall funding, Homeland Security officials explained Friday what that money could actually buy. According to DHS officials, the funding would cover the construction of 215 miles of “wall system” on the southern border. But DHS officials say it could cover the replacement of “dilapidated 143