Texas may have locally transmitted Zika infection, CDC reports

Texas may have locally transmitted Zika infection, CDC reports

Texas health officials have announced Monday their first case of Zika virus, making it the second USA state to report such an occurrence after Florida. An image of a Zika virus mosquito. The father's death in June was the first related to Zika in the continental USA, and his son's infection was unusual because he had not traveled to a Zika-infected region or had sex with a partner who had done so. Read More

Controversy in Russia over Holocaust ice dance

An Olympic figure skating champion who is the wife of Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman performed a dance based on the Holocaust film " Life Is Beautiful " - an act that horrified viewers overseas. Navka competed with her partner Andrew Burkovsjy on the Russian television show Ice age , the Daily Mail reported . USA comedian Sarah Silverman took to Twitter, writing: "Oh those whacky Holocaust victims (OH MY GOD)". Read More

Republican Party's First CTO Calls on Trump to Fire Steve Bannon

Republican Party's First CTO Calls on Trump to Fire Steve Bannon

The Southern Poverty Law Center put out a statement Tuesday saying it should be no surprise that Trump's campaign rhetoric has given people permission to say these things out loud. The contentious gathering had drawn protesters to the federally owned Ronald Reagan Building in the nation's capital. The media chose to attend a white supremacist meeting in Washington over the weekend. Read More

Voluntarily recalls some hummus, spreads

Voluntarily recalls some hummus, spreads

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. " We're recalling this product out of an abundance of caution ". However, the contagious bacteria weren't found in the products. According to a statement , listeria was identified at the manufacturing facility Sabra uses for its hummus products on November 8, but was not tested in the final product. Read More

Wal-Mart kicks off Cyber Monday on Friday

Wal-Mart kicks off Cyber Monday on Friday

Black Friday Could Be Huge for Walmart StockBlack Friday Boosting WMT Stock's Appeal? Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) posted EPS of $0.98 for quarter closed on 2016-10-31. (NYSE:WMT)'s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $118.69B meanwhile the company has high revenue estimates of $120.1B in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $117.9B. Read More

Trump win could give Israel freer hand with Palestinians

Trump win could give Israel freer hand with Palestinians

Kushner , who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka, is from an Orthodox Jewish family. Seemingly walking back his campaign promise to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state, Trump said he no longer wanted to investigate her. Read More

FDA: Mislabeled Heinz Homestyle Gravy recalled

FDA: Mislabeled Heinz Homestyle Gravy recalled

There are concerns that the gravy could be risky for people with certain food allergies. The recall is for Heinz HomeStyle Gravy Pork with a best-by date of 12/18/17. National Library of Medicine . Giant hasn't received any reports of illness related to the items but advises customers who purchased the products to discard unused portions and bring their purchase receipt back to the store for a full refund. Read More

Federal court blocks Wisconsin GOP's redistricting maps

Federal court blocks Wisconsin GOP's redistricting maps

Lawyers for the plaintiffs in the Wisconsin case provided the court with just such a workable standard. "This is the first time that a court has found that this is a violation of the United States Constitution", Greenwood said . In Wisconsin , the statisticians reported, Republicans had an efficiency gap of between 11 and 13 percent after the boundaries were redrawn in 2011, The New York Times reports. Read More

Zika crisis continues, but World Health Organization declares end to emergency status

Three studies scheduled for presentation at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America attempt to shed light on the mosquito-borne virus that's linked to severe birth defects in babies. Emergency public health status was declared on 1 February 2016. And couples planning pregnancy when either partner has been exposed to Zika virus should speak with a health care provider about a safe time to try to get pregnant. Read More

Jayalalithaa's mental functions 'absolutely normal': Apollo

Jayalalithaa's mental functions 'absolutely normal': Apollo

Reddy said that the CM had recovered "completely". "Her mental functions, I can assure you, are absolutely normal", he added. "It is used once in a day for about 15-20 minutes to inflate her lungs to ensure that her lungs don't collapse", Reddy said. Read More

Patty Murray elected 3rd-ranking Democrat in Senate

Time reports that the party's leadership in the Senate now includes a diverse crowd of ideologies and geographies. Sen. Washington Senator Patty Murray was named assistant leader; West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin will become vice chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee; and Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin will be Democratic Conference secretary. Read More

Gray jay chosen as Canada's national bird

Gray jay chosen as Canada's national bird

The federal government has not committed to naming a national bird - let alone the gray jay - but the Canadian Geographic Society argues that Canada's 150th anniversary in the coming year offers a flawless opportunity. They "are astonishingly good at making the most of even the coldest, darkest months" and can nest as soon as February. So too has the common loon, which appears on the country's dollar coin, affectionately dubbed the "loonie". Read More

Veteran journalist Gwen Ifill dies at 61

Veteran journalist Gwen Ifill dies at 61

She and Woodruff were named co-anchors in 2013. She was also a noted debate moderator, having presided over the 2004 and 2008 vice-presidential debates. Done! With her father being periodically reassigned, she grew up in several places - Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan, Buffalo, Pennsylvania and MA - living in church parsonages and sometimes in federally subsidized housing. Read More

Salmonella concern prompts cheese recall

Salmonella concern prompts cheese recall

Customers looking for more information may contact 4C Foods Corp.at 866-969-1920, 9:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. EST Monday through Friday. UPC 4138733126 with Best By dates between November 12, 2016, and November 12, 2018 . "So, out of an abundance of caution we are undertaking this voluntary recall of our grated cheese products". Symptoms can last for a week and can become severe, especially for the elderly, infants and those with weak immune systems. Read More

Depression May Contribute to Receipt of Inappropriate Breast Cancer Treatment

All it takes is a simple mammogram in case of breast cancer. Once cancer has been detected, it can be treated in accordance with the latest palliative measures. Because of the data gaps, we'll need further work to know how accurate the picture is that these results paint. These women were 14 percent more likely to receive cancer care that does not comply with recommended treatment guidelines and 11 percent were more likely to die of breast cancer. Read More

Speaker Tackled During Anti-Trump Rally At OSU Student Union

Speaker Tackled During Anti-Trump Rally At OSU Student Union

Adams said he didn't vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the election. The protest outside the library continued with a march to the Ohio Union student center, where the incident occurred. President-elect Donald Trump and his team on Wednesday vigorously rejected charges of turmoil and infighting roiling efforts to set up his White House, national security and economic teams. Read More

Trump vows to immediately deport up to three million undocumented immigrants

Trump vows to immediately deport up to three million undocumented immigrants

The president-elect, who said he would "immediately repeal and replace" Obamacare after taking office, told the Wall Street Journal he might instead seek to reform the policy, keeping the ban on insurers denying coverage for pre-existing conditions. Read More

Why Melania Trump & Michelle Obama Meeting Is Greatly Significant, Too

President-elect Donald Trump yesterday rowed back on criticism of thousands of protesters staging demonstrations around the USA over his shock election victory. Also on Mr Trump's schedule were meetings with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to discuss the party's legislative agenda. Read More

How Donald Trump Is Spending Election Night

How Donald Trump Is Spending Election Night

The women were not arrested for being topless, since it is not a crime in NY, but they were arrested for electioneering within 100 feet of a polling station. "Protest inside polling station where Trump votes". Trump was also joined at the polling place by daughter Ivanka, and son-in-law Jared Kushner. As the couple cast their ballots in side by side voting booths, Mr Trump was spotted looking to make sure she wasn't secretly voting for Hillary Clinton. Read More

Turkey concerned as Syrian Kurds press toward IS-held Raqqa

Turkey concerned as Syrian Kurds press toward IS-held Raqqa

But the announcement lacked details on how the SDF , dominated by Kurds, plans to oust the militants from the city, home to almost 200,000 mostly Sunni Arabs and an estimated 5,000 ISIL fighters. A peshmerga officer said two suicide auto bombs had tried to hit the advancing force. Driving IS from both cities has been the endgame since the US-led coalition launched air strikes against it in summer 2014, shortly after the jihadists seized control of large parts of Syria and Iraq. Read More

Ohio man arrested, accused of trying to join ISIS

Ohio man arrested, accused of trying to join ISIS

He created an email account using the alias Harun Muhammad and went by the alias Abu Yusuf in communications with undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation personnel. "Any time you are providing material support in the form of money or especially as a traveller, someone who's going to go fight on behalf of ISIL is a very serious threat", Glassman said, referring to the Islamic State group by the acronym for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Read More

Nuggets Weekend: The good, the bad and the questionable

Nuggets Weekend: The good, the bad and the questionable

The Celtics are second in the Atlantic Division with a 3-3 record. After Sunday night's debacle, opponents are now averaging 111.8 points per game against Boston, the second-worst in the National Basketball Association (only Phoenix is worse at 113.3 points per game). Read More

'Doctor Strange' spins magic at re-energized box office

He is like Hugh Laurie's Doctor House only with much better looks and physique. A man with such high pride and self-belief can not take this lightly and his obsession turns him into a sociopathic loner. But the story of the weekend is the continued dominance by Disney at the box office in 2016, which owns Marvel Studios. " 'Doctor Strange' is exactly the kind of imaginative and energetic event 3D programming that gets audiences excited to buy tickets to experience this enhanced visual ... Read More

Calais 'Jungle' Children With Nowhere To Sleep

Calais 'Jungle' Children With Nowhere To Sleep

Scores of unaccompanied minors remain at the "Jungle" camp in Calais, despite French authorities claiming they have cleared it of migrants, according to various charities. Steve Barbet, a spokesman for the regional authorities, said one person was hospitalized. He has said most should qualify, but those who don't will be expelled. Read More

Susan Sarandon Endorses Green Party Candidate Jill Stein

Susan Sarandon Endorses Green Party Candidate Jill Stein

Don't expect Sarandon to take those criticisms to heart, though, as she and many others who feel as she does waited quite some time for Clinton to win her over before going third-party. Susan Sarandon has evaluated her options and determined that she just can't vote for Hillary Clinton in good conscience. "I don't want to reward the Democratic Party by voting for someone who I see as so backwards, especially when it comes to foreign policy", Scarsdale said. Read More

Breeders' Cup Trivia Game

Songbird , who will join Personal Ensign (1988) as the only fillies to go into the Distaff with unbeaten career records, figured to face her toughest test Friday against the likes of Beholder and Stellar Wind, but now she's got an unfavorable post position to deal with as well. Read More

2 billion children breathe toxic air worldwide, UNICEF says

2 billion children breathe toxic air worldwide, UNICEF says

UNICEF executive director Anthony Lake said air pollution was a "major contributing factor in the deaths of around 600,000 children under five every year", causing illnesses such as pneumonia. China and India are two countries with the worst air quality in their urban centers, according to UNICEF , which found the single most polluted city in the world is Onitsha, Nigeria. Read More

Philippine president's comments about cutting United States ties creates concern

It's the only way. The Obama administration has few good options and limited leverage as it struggles to craft a response to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's increasingly hostile rhetoric towards the United States and his warm embrace of China . Read More

Notre Dame game won't be Catholics vs. Convicts

Notre Dame game won't be Catholics vs. Convicts

A loss to Miami (4-3) on Saturday would be the fourth straight at home for the Irish (2-5), dropping them to 1-4 in South Bend with a game left against No. The sputtering offense, one that Richt has been hands-on with this season, must improve. However, Miami scored 27 unanswered points to take a 27-20 lead in the fourth quarter. Read More

Dog Goes Berserk When Her Favorite Toy Comes to Life

Dog Goes Berserk When Her Favorite Toy Comes to Life

You may think you love Gumby, but we're positive Jolene loves Gumby more. And yes, Jolene the Golden was certainly surprised. "Believe it or not, I already had the costume", Mesches told The Dodo . Walking into the room is a life size version of the toy she is playing with - and the dog sits up immediately, watching the giant toy come towards her. Read More