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November 22, 2017 11:04 PM Miami Hurricanes can make playoffs with a loss to Clemson in potential scenarios

Here’s who Canes fans should root for this weekend and why No. 2 ranking is meaningful It shows the committee is starting to respect UM, which could potentially help Miami if it wins at Pittsburgh on Friday but loses narrowly to Clemson in the ACC championship. So this much we all know: The Hurricanes will be in the College Football Playoff if they beat Pittsburgh 19

November 22, 2017 6:21 AM Ohio killer who survived execution files new court appeal

A condemned killer whose poor veins led Ohio to halt his execution has appealed a judge's decision upholding the state's lethal injection system. Death row inmate Alva Campbell argues that Ohio's process raises an unconstitutional risk of serious harm because the first of three drugs may not render inmates completely unconscious. Lawyers for Campbell 23

November 22, 2017 1:25 AM White House military personnel removed amid probe into contacts with foreign women during Asia trip

Three military personnel have been reassigned from their White House jobs amid allegations that they had improper contact with foreign women while traveling with President Donald Trump on his recent trip to Asia, according to officials familiar with the situation. The service members all worked for the White House Communications Agency, a specialized 19

November 20, 2017 8:35 AM World Food Program fears more Yemen deaths amid blockade

CAIRO – The head of the World Food Program says millions in Yemen face the risk of more deaths as aid deliveries cannot get to the needy because the blockade by the Saudi-led coalition is still in place. Stephen Anderson says it's "heartbreaking" that millions depend on sustained access to humanitarian aid. Of a population of 26 million, some 17 million 21

November 19, 2017 7:54 AM Trader Joe's recalls packaged salads that may contain glass, plastic fragments

Trader Joe's says it has recalled several packaged salads after a supplier said there may be shards of glass or hard plastic inside. The grocery chain said Saturday on its website that packages of white meat chicken salad, curried white chicken deli salad and turkey cranberry apple salad sold in some areas that expire from Nov. 10-21 could be contaminated 25

November 17, 2017 12:02 AM Houston ISD board OKs Kashmere High's 3rd turnaround plan amid intervention threat

Houston ISD board members Thursday for the third time unanimously approved Kashmere High School's state-mandated turnaround plans, a proposal that must be approved to avoid state intervention. The turnaround plan, required after Kashmere High School received an eighth straight "improvement required" rating for low academic performance, now includes additional 57

November 16, 2017 9:09 PM FDA expands approval for Pfizer cancer drug Sutent

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the use of Pfizer Inc’s cancer drug Sutent to help prevent kidney cancer from returning following surgical removal of a kidney. Sutent was approved in 2006 for patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors and advanced kidney cancer. It is also approved for patients with a certain 27

November 16, 2017 8:54 AM Australian diplomat dies in New York building fall

An Australian diplomat has died after falling from a New York City balcony while socialising with friends. Julian Simpson, 30, accidentally slipped from a seventh-floor ledge of his Manhattan building and fell to a landing on the second floor, New York police said. US media report he was playing a "trust game" with a friend before he fell. Mr Simpson 20

November 14, 2017 8:06 PM Romania expels Serb for alleged military espionage attempt

BUCHAREST, Romania – A Romanian court has expelled and banned a pro-Russian Serbian nationalist for 15 years after he showed an interest in obtaining classified information on Romanian military installations. Romania's Intelligence Service said Tuesday that Bratislav Zivkovic, 42, is a commander of Serbia's Chetnik paramilitary and went to Crimea in 2014-15 to support 20

November 14, 2017 5:10 PM FDA warns on use of kratom to treat opioid addiction amid links to 36 deaths

Kratom is an unapproved substance touted as a treatment for depression, pain, anxiety and even opioid addiction. (iStock) The FDA issued a public health advisory on Tuesday over the use of kratom, an unapproved botanical substance that originates from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. The warning comes amid an increase in popularity 65