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January 15, 2019 10:54 PM Trump's attorney general pick faces Senate hearing

In her line of questioning, California Sen. Kamala Harris tried to draw out a situation in which attorney general nominee William Barr would not take the advice of career ethics officials if they advised him to recuse himself. If it came down to a judgement call, Barr said he could ignore the advice of those officials — if he disagreed with that advice 2188

January 8, 2019 1:02 PM India forms panel to deepen digital payments, led by Infosys' Nilekani

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India’s central bank on Tuesday said it has constituted a panel with Infosys chairman Nandan Nilekani as its head in a bid to deepen digital payments in Asia’s third-biggest economy. The five-member panel, which includes a former deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), will identify ways to widen financial inclusion via the use of digital 127

January 1, 2019 7:00 PM Doping: WADA 'bitterly disappointed' at Russia's failure to meet deadline

(Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday said that Russian authorities had failed to provide access to laboratory doping data by WADA’s year-end deadline and that as a result it will consider sanctions against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA). RUSADA was stripped of its accreditation in 2015 after a WADA-commissioned report found evidence 104

December 19, 2018 8:49 PM U.S. agency recommends opioid overdose antidote to high-risk patients

(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Wednesday recommended prescribing or co-prescribing the opioid overdose reversal drug, naloxone, to high-risk patients. The agency’s recommendation comes a day after an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) narrowly recommended prescribing the drug, along with addictive 102

November 30, 2018 4:40 PM Wizards' Dwight Howard out 2-3 months after lower-back surgery

Washington Wizards center Dwight Howard underwent surgery Friday in Los Angeles to provide relief from a gluteal injury, a procedure that will sideline him for two to three months. Howard decided in the late hours on Thursday to forgo another opinion and accept a recommendation to immediately undergo a lower-back procedure with Dr. Robert Watkins on Friday 63

November 29, 2018 8:37 PM 'Echo chamber' surrounds parental decisions about childhood flu vaccine

(Reuters Health) - Although the annual flu vaccine is recommended for all children older than 6 months, about a third of parents say their child won’t receive one this year, according to a new U.S. poll. Parents seem to make decisions in an “echo chamber” of information that reinforces their beliefs about flu vaccines, the co-directors of the National 125

November 27, 2018 6:40 PM Chef José Andrés Nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

The Spanish-born chef, restaurateur, author, and humanitarian founded World Central Kitchen in 2010 and in the eight years since its creation, have served hot meals to millions in disaster zones and difficult situations. Andrés and World Central Kitchen were responsible for feeding more than a reported 3 million Americans in Puerto Rico following the devastation 86

November 21, 2018 8:45 PM USA Gymnastics unwilling to relinquish governing body status: USOC

(Reuters) - USA Gymnastics will face a hearing that could lead to the organization’s demise after it decided against surrendering its status as the national governing body (NGB) for the sport, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) said on Wednesday. The USOC filed a complaint 16 days ago, seeking to remove USA Gymnastics’ recognition as a national 73

November 2, 2018 12:05 AM Alkermes' depression treatment fails to get FDA panel backing

(Reuters) - An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday voted against approving Alkermes Plc’s treatment for depression in patients with an inadequate response to standard antidepressant therapies. The decision comes two days after FDA staff reviewers bit.ly/2QegxPF flagged abuse potential for the opioid-based depression treatment 128

October 11, 2018 2:07 PM 'Wheel of Fortune' host Pat Sajak encourages fans to vote, mocks those who rely on celebrities to remind them

With the 2018 midterm elections rapidly approaching, celebrities, politicians and everyone in between are taking to social media to encourage people to vote, including Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak. However, the game show legend accompanied his message with a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor. Sajak took to Twitter on Thursday to remind his followers to vote while 65