United States’ Image Takes A Beating Under Trump, Survey Shows

June 28, 2017

… unfair trade practices. Just 30 percent of Mexicans now say they have a favorable view of the United States, down from 66 percent at the end of the Obama era. In Canada and Germany, favorability ratings slid by 22 points, to 43 percent and 35 percent, respectively. The drop in favorability ratings for the United States is widespread, the Pew report said. The share of the public with a positive view of the U.S. has plummeted in a diverse set of countries from Latin America, North America, …

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Ian Paterson: Why have private patients not been compensated? – BBC News

June 27, 2017

… patients, including Thompsons, agreed to the process. “The Verita report that we commissioned in light of the concerns about Mr Paterson made several recommendations, all of which have been implemented. “Patient safety is at the heart of everything we do, and it is something to which we remain deeply committed.” Mr Hubard said regulation in the private sector had improved “out of sight” since the Paterson case. “We have a wonderful private sector in this …

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Victim of a hate crime? Now there’s an app for that

June 26, 2017

(CNN)If you are the victim of a hate crime, what would you do? Who would you call? What are the laws in your city or state that could protect you? The Council on American-Islamic Relations launched a new civil rights app this week called “Making Democracy Work for Everyone.” It allows users to quickly report bias incidents they experience, “an important feature during a period of increased hate incidents targeting American Muslims and other minority groups,” says a …

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Accidental Alert Warns California Of An Earthquake That Happened In 1925

June 24, 2017

The automatically generated report from the U.S. Geological Survey indicated that a magnitude 6.8 quake would occur in the Pacific Ocean 10 miles west of Santa Barbara. As a frame of reference, a magnitude 6.9 earthquakein 1989 killed 63 people and caused $6 billion of damage in California. This should seem like good news, but the false alarm still sent shockwaves through social media. Many automated tweets, synced with the USGS alert system, were pushed out, sparking concern. The …

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Analyst Warns GOP: House Majority Is In Danger In 2018

June 22, 2017

David Wasserman, who analyzes U.S. House races for the nonpartisan Cook Political report, wrote Wednesday that the Republican majority could be at risk in next years midterm election. That includes Tuesday nights special elections in Georgia, where Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoffby 4 percentage points, and South Carolina, where Republican Ralph Norman defeated Democrat Archie Parnellby 3 percentage points. Over those five special elections, Democrats beat their …

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Teens are still having sex, most use contraception

June 22, 2017

(CNN)American teens’ sex habits and contraceptive use haven’t changed much over the past decade, according to a new report from the National Survey of Family Growth, which is administered by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In that time period, 42% of female teens and 44% of male teens reported having had sex at least once, a 1% decrease for females and a 2% increase for males over the previous four years, spanning 2006 to 2010. These differences are …

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Don’t lose sleep over apnea, but treatment is crucial

June 21, 2017

(CNN)Last week, actress Carrie Fisher’s autopsy report contained a surprising detail: The Los Angeles medical examiner listed sleep apnea as a factor in the “Star Wars” actress’ death. Sleep apnea is when a person stops breathing while sleeping, for 10 seconds to a minute or longer. This can happen repeatedly during the night, causing blood-oxygen levels to dip and putting a strain on the heart. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on …

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North Korea: Diplomatic delegation ‘mugged’ at JFK Airport

June 19, 2017

… spiked over Pyongyang’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and numerous missile tests this year. The US has responded with military shows of force in waters around the Korean Peninsula. KCNA said North Korea regarded the JFK incident as just the latest example of US hostility towards it. “This mugging act of the US serves as a graphic account telling the world how reckless and despicable the US hostile policy towards (North Korea) has become,” the KCNA report said. “The US should …

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Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

June 18, 2017

… were putting people directly on NGO boats, new researchthat[This report] is written to avert a looming catastrophe, the researchers say. If NGOs are forced to stop or reduce their operations, many more lives will be lost to the sea. Chris McGrath via Getty Images a shipwreck off the Italian island of Lampedusa Frontex launched a new operation Migrants and refugees wait to board a Proactiva Open Arms’ rescue vessel after being rescued from a wooden boat sailing out of control in …

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Why we still really need to see Donald Trump’s tax returns

June 18, 2017

… disclosure forms is that they only require ranges of assets and liability — making it extremely difficult to get an accurate sense of what Trump true’s wealth is. For example, consider these two paragraphs on Trump’s loans from the CNN story by Cristina Alesci and Jill Disis: “Overall, Trump reported liabilities of at least $311 million — mortgages and loans. But the number could be much higher because he was required only to report a range in value for each …

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Pentagon Reportedly To Send Nearly 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan

June 16, 2017

The news comes a day after President Donald Trump reportedly gave Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in the country in an effort to combat the spread of insurgent groups like the Islamic State and the Taliban. There are currently about 8,400 U.S. troops officially stationed in Afghanistan and an additional 2,000 not included in official tallies. The Pentagon refuted the AP report in a statement to Reuters late Thursday, saying no decisions have been made regarding …

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The ‘Boy In The Ambulance’ Emerges In Interviews With Pro-Assad Media

June 7, 2017

… Mohammad Kheir Daqneesh, on a couch in an Aleppo home. Other photos on Allouches Facebook account show the journalist wearing a shirt with the image of Assads face. According to Ruptlys report, Daqneesh had concluded that the footage was used by opposition-supporters for the purpose of propaganda. Another video taken by the Russian news station shows Omranwaving the Syrian national flag. They are the ones who hurt us and our country and displaced the people, Daqneesh said. Omrans …

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Ravaged By Climate Change, The Great Barrier Reef May Never Be The Same

June 3, 2017

… report by consultancy firm Deloitte Access Economics, the reef contributes almost $4 billion to the Australian economy each year and supports almost 70,000 jobs. WWF Australia/XL Catlin Seaview Survey The Great Barrier Reef may never be the same again, but action can and must be taken to salvage what can still be saved, experts say. Both the Independent Expert Panel and the Reef 2050 advisory committee have said tackling climate change is central to this effort. The government wants to …

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9 Times Donald Trump Twisted Facts In His Speech Quitting Paris Accord

June 2, 2017

… responsible for the U.S. already shrinking its carbon footprint by 12 percent below 2005 levels. (The country committed to lowering that number to 26 percent to 28 percent under the Paris Agreement). Nothing in the accord prevented the U.S. from extracting fossil fuels. There are ways to extract oil and gas responsibly. The problem is the Trump administration doesnt seem keen on doing that. In one of its first moves, the Trump EPA requiring oil and gas companies to report leaks of methane, a …

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43 Percent Of Kids Killed In Car Crashes Aren’t Properly Restrained

June 1, 2017

A report published in the The Journal of Pediatricspresented the factors that may increase the likelihood of a child dying in a car accident in the U.S. based on four years of data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Overall, nearly 16 percent of those children were killed in these fatal accidents. Forty-three percent of the children who died were unrestrained or improperly restrained, and 13 percent were inappropriately seated in the front seat of the car. zenstock via …

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Manchester attack: Victoria railway station reopens – BBC News

May 30, 2017

Manchester attack: Who were the victims? What we know about bomber Salman Abedi Special report: Manchester bombing Deputy Chief Constable Adrian Hanstock of British Transport Police (BTP) said his thoughts remained with those affected by the tragic attack. “Since this event, Manchester Victoria station has remained closed and behind the scenes great effort has been made in order get Manchester moving again,” he added. “I am sure that today’s announcement that the …

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Kushner Following Trump’s Orders On Secret Russian Link, Former CIA Official Suggests

May 30, 2017

reports that top White House adviserJared Kushner attempted to establish a secret communication link with Russiahas an ex-CIA official wondering if he was acting on his or following orders and if so, whose orders. Mudd was referring to last weeks Washington Post report that Kushner met in December with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. to discuss establishing a secret communication channel to the Kremlinthat could not be monitored by U.S. intelligence using Russian facilities. The link was …

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Report: Trump Tells ‘Confidants’ U.S. Will leave Paris Climate Deal

… pitted Trump against the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan on several issues, with European diplomats frustrated at having to revisit questions they had hoped were long settled. Although he tweeted that he would make a decision next week, his apparent reluctance to embrace the first legally binding global climate deal that was signed by 195 countries clearly annoyed German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Read the full report …

May 28, 2017
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China, the King of Coal, Is Getting Gassy

… to climate change. King Coal Coal made up almost two-thirds of China’s energy use in 2015, while gas came in at less than 6 percent. In the The government recognizes it must make gas more a cost-effective alternative, UBS analysts including Ken Liu wrote in a February report. It cut prices twice in 2015 to make gas cheaper for wholesale buyers than competing propane and fuel oil. The total cost was still higher because of fees distributors charged for transporting gas, UBS …

May 26, 2017
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News anchor tracks down meteorologist’s lost earring live on-air

… internet’s gain Then, in the middle of the live broadcast, anchor Jim Gardner swoops in, and like a hawk on a mission, finds Tynan’s missing jewelry, hands it back to her, and wanders off screen. The surprise cracks up Tynan, who calls the interruption her “favorite moment ever on Action News.” Sometimes heroes wear capes, other times they wear a suit and report the news. WATCH: Who needs a plane when you can go skydiving from a drone More From this publisher : HERE …

May 25, 2017
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Church of Scotland expected to back same-sex marriage – BBC News

Moderator Designate the Reverend Dr Derek Browning said: “On Thursday afternoon the theological forum will be bringing a report to the General Assembly, and this year what they’re asking to do is for the assembly, first of all, to consider making an apology to the gay community for things that have have been said in the past and the assembly will have to make up its mind on that. Image copyright PA Image caption The General Assembly is the governing body of the Church of …

May 20, 2017
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Man charged with raping child in Rochdale amid CSE probe – BBC News

A man from Rochdale has been charged with raping a child, police have said. Osman Ali, 24, of Corbett Street, has been charged with six counts of raping a child under 13. His arrest came after a report of child sexual exploitation was made on Tuesday, Greater Manchester Police said. Mr Ali has been remanded into police custody and is due to appear before Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court later. …

May 20, 2017
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Now it’s up to the special counsel

Washington (CNN)A bad day for the White House could turn out to be a good day for justice and democratic accountability and institutions. Robert Mueller’s appointment Wednesday as special counsel to probe Russian election meddling and any collusion by Trump campaign aides elevates the investigation clear of partisanship and the threat of White House interference. It therefore may offer the best chance for a politically bulletproof accounting of the guilt or innocence of members of the …

May 18, 2017
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1.2 million adolescents’ deaths mostly preventable, report says

(CNN)More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year around the world — an average of 3,000 deaths per day — from causes that are largely preventable, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. The leading cause of deathamong 10- to 19-year-olds globally in 2015 was road injury, which killed more than 115,000 people, followed by lower respiratory infections and self-harm. When separated by age, sex and region, however, the leading causes of death differed …

May 16, 2017
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