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June 2, 2018 6:40 PM Why startup visas are good for America

A startup looks to Africa to fill US high-tech jobs Kenya Wiley is a former counsel and senior policy adviser for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. She is the founder and CEO of the Fashion Innovation Alliance, a collective focused on public policy, access to capital, inclusion and innovation in fashion tech and beauty 80

June 2, 2018 1:18 AM Police: Uber driver said rider was shot during attack try

DENVER – An Uber driver arrested in the fatal shooting of a passenger told a witness that he opened fire after his customer tried to attack him, police said Friday. However, a partially redacted police report says driver Michael Andre Hancock, 29, declined to talk to investigators without a lawyer present about the shooting on Interstate 25 just before 83

June 1, 2018 4:26 PM Here's how Europe is punishing the US for steel tariffs

Europe has taken its first shot at the United States over new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. European Union officials lodged a formal complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Friday, the first in a series of measures designed to hit back at the United States. Tariffs will be next. The European Union plans to slap tariffs of 25% on roughly 74

June 1, 2018 3:44 PM Death toll hits 5 in E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce

In an update Friday, health officials said 25 more cases raised the total to 197 illnesses in 35 states. At least 89 were hospitalized. (iStock) Four more deaths have been linked to a national food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted Arizona-grown romaine lettuce, bringing the total to five. The Arizona growing season is long over and it's unlikely 168

May 31, 2018 1:39 PM How do presidential pardons work?

Trump issued an executive grant of clemency to John Arthur 'Jack' Johnson, the first African American heavyweight champion of the world, for a Mann Act conviction. President Trump announced in May that he is granting a full pardon to conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza. D'Souza was convicted in 2014 for making an illegal campaign contribution. Trump 97

May 31, 2018 6:17 AM Nipah virus death toll rises to 15, two new cases found in India's Kerala

KOCHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Two new cases of the deadly brain-damaging Nipah virus have been confirmed in the southern Indian state of Kerala, where another two people were killed by the virus, a health official said on Thursday. The two new Nipah cases in Kerala take the total number of confirmed cases to 17, Kozhikode district medical officer V. Jayashree 98

May 30, 2018 4:46 PM FDA clears Pfizer's Xeljanz for inflammatory bowel disease

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday that it had approved Pfizer Inc’s drug, Xeljanz, to treat adults with moderate-to-severe active ulcerative colitis. The effectiveness of Xeljanz in treating ulcerative colitis was shown in three controlled clinical trials, including two trials that showed the drug caused disease remission 99

May 30, 2018 4:15 PM Amazon extends Prime benefit to more Whole Foods stores

Good news, Amazon Prime members: Now you can get special discounts at even more Whole Foods stores. Amazon on Wednesday announced it is bringing this Prime perk to another 121 Whole Foods Market stores across 12 states as well as all Whole Foods Market 365 stores nationwide. Prime members get an extra 10 percent off certain sale items (look for the yellow 105

May 29, 2018 2:04 PM Canadian hockey player paralyzed in tragic bus accident headed to US for treatment

Ryan Straschnitzki was paralyzed following a bus crash that killed 16 people. He is scheduled to fly to Philadelphia on Wednesday to continue treatment. (AP) CALGARY, Alberta – A young hockey player who was paralyzed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash is heading to the United States for specialized spinal treatment. Ryan Straschnitzki, who has been getting 128

May 26, 2018 5:33 PM Amid controversy, Miami theater eliminates blackface in Spanish-language play

Amid controversy, Miami theater eliminates blackface in Spanish-language play Miami’s Teatro Trail has modified a Spanish-language play to stop including a character in blackface and change some of the content in the show. The changes are effective this weekend. The play "3 Viudas en un Crucero" (Three Widows on a Cruise), which has been showing since 110