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Judge Orders Charges Brought Against Amtrak Engineer, Reversing Prosecutors' Decision

The two-year statute of limitations for charges in the May 12, 2015, crash was set to expire Friday. Attorney Richard Sprague speaks with members of the media during a news conference in Philadelphia , Thursday, May 11, 2017. The family of a NY woman who was killed sought the criminal complaint after city prosecutors declined to press charges. NTSB investigators say they found no evidence the Amtrak engineer was using alcohol, drugs or a cell phone. Read More »

Senate Considering Tweaks To Medicaid Per-Capita Caps Base Year, Growth Factors

Some 38 percent expect pharmaceutical drug prices to rise in the coming years while a majority are hopeful they will stay where they are or begin to come down. In addition, no member of Congress is exempt from the legislation; we play by the same rules. "The Republicans' American Health Care Act is not an attempt to fix the ACA, nor is it an effort to offer a comparable replacement plan", Roybal-Allard said. Read More »

Super Thursday Bank of England Preview


Economists expect the BoE will trim its growth forecast for this year to account for the weak first quarter, but otherwise its economy and inflation projections will look similar to those from three months ago. "Real income growth will return". Governor Mark Carney said the BoE had not tried to forecast what would happen if there was a "disorderly Brexit" where Britain crashes out of the European Union without an agreement on future trade relations. Read More »

SKorea: Rival N.Korea launches ballistic missile

The missile was launched from the country's northwestern city of Kusong at around 5:30 am (2030 GMT) and flew about 700 kilometres (435 miles), according to the South's Joint Chief of Staff. Japan's National Security Council held a ministerial meeting to address the launch. Moon, the first liberal leader in Seoul in almost a decade, said as he took his oath of office that he'd be willing to visit the North if the circumstances were right. Read More »

John Wall's big shot takes Wizards to Game 7


That last 90 seconds made the NBA Playoffs worthwhile. First Half ActionBeal's aggressiveness kept the Wizards in the game. There were one too many easy baskets for the Celtics, with Washington taking some poor shots and Celtics players essentially cherry picking easy points on the fast break. Read More »

Oil Prices Turn Corner After WTI Dips Below $45

USA output has been on the rise in recent months, touching production levels not seen since August 2015, according to Bloomberg. OPEC is scheduled to meet on May 25 at its headquarters in Vienna, Austria, to decide whether to extend the cuts. Read More »

Community food drive today! Set food by your mailbox on Saturday


Event organizers say it's one of the biggest food drives in the nation and has made a big difference in our community. Anna and her sister, Valerie Schobert, were able to fill up the Faith Baptist's van with boxes of food. The food donations started coming in around 5 p.m. "So that's why we depend on food drives so much to get our nonperishable can donations for our partner agencies and programs". Read More »

Macron poised to launch next stage of his French 'revolution'

The U.S. political establishment gave a broad welcome Monday to France's election of Emmanuel Macron, taking a cue from President Donald Trump who had kept his distance from Marine Le Pen despite his supporters' enthusiasm for her. Meanwhile, the leadership of The Republicans, the main right-wing party, urged top party officials to resist the temptation of defecting to Macron as the elections approached. Read More »

2 ejected when North Dakota town hall turns rowdy


Things got heated, when Cramer was accused of supporting tax cuts for the wealthy. After taking dollar bills from his wallet, he attempted to shove them into Cramer's suit pocket, lightly pushing him in the process while saying his money could go toward the medical expenses of the woman's child. Read More »

NHS cyber attack hits 13 Scottish health boards

A fifth of trusts were hit by the ransomware on Friday afternoon, forcing hospitals to cancel and delay treatment. The attacks are being blamed on a piece of malware called WCry, WannaCry or Wana Decryptor, alleged to have been stolen from the National Security Agency, as the Bleeping Computer site reports. Read More »

Comac's C919 Airliner Takes Flight from Shanghai

A China Eastern Airlines jet taxis near a Chinese C919 passenger jet before its scheduled first flight at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai , Friday, May 5, 2017. Airbus delivered 153 aircraft to Chinese operators previous year, including 141 from the A320 family, Eric Chen, president of Airbus Commercial Aircraft China, said in an emailed statement. Read More »

Comey fired: Why might Trump have axed Federal Bureau of Investigation chief?

Sure, Trump and his main mouthpiece, Sean Spicer, had expressed complete support for Comey several times in the administration's first 100 days, but those were mere words . Trump admitted that he asked Comey whether he was under investigation at a dinner where Comey made clear he was seeking to keep his job - and the president changed his entire explanation for why he let Comey go, calling him a "showboat". Read More »

Scope of cyber attack grows clearer as spread slows

Earlier, Rudd said the government did not know who was behind the attack, which also hit some United Kingdom companies. Security researchers believe the as-yet unidentified attacker (s) combined the "ransomware" malware with a Microsoft Windows software exploit developed by the NSA, a USA spy agency, which was previously leaked online. Read More »

4 things that went down at the Justin Bieber concert

There was a crowd of about 45,000 people at the convert venue, many of them teenagers accompanied by their parents, who had gathered to hear Bieber sing. It however, is unclear that if the kids were referring to Justin Bieber as Yo Yo Honey Singh or were requesting him to sing to the tunes of the Indian music sensation. Read More »

OPEC calls for 'collective efforts' to counter USA oil boom

While the producers have largely complied with the production quotas, oil prices have struggled to gain momentum as US shale producers have started to ramp up production in response to the OPEC-led cuts. Norwegian consultancy Rystad Energy said that "U.S. oil production has gained significant momentum" and that there was "limited downside risk in the short-term". Read More »

Kohl's (KSS) Profit Up, Though Sales Continue to Drag


Comparable sales on an owned basis were down 5.2 percent in the first quarter and down 4.6 percent on an owned plus licensed basis. In other Kohl's Co. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.32, for a total value of $619,056.96. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link . Read More »

Oil takes heart from decline in United States stocks

Some analysts questioned whether the staying power of the sharp price rebound after the U.S. Energy Information Administration said crude inventories fell 5.2 million barrels last week, much more than the 1.8 million-barrel slide analysts predicted. Read More »

Crusaders grind down Hurricanes to stay unbeaten


Crusaders skipper Matt Todd crossed over the Hurricanes tryline in the 51st minute to score for the current table leaders. Injuries to All Blacks forwards Matt Todd (concussion) and Scott Barrett (ankle) were a concern, but in the short-term the Crusaders can relax in the knowledge they had just shunted aside the current title holders and did it without two of their key players in Sam Whitelock and Kieran Read. Read More »

Mnuchin: US partners more comfortable with Trump on trade


Already, Trump has yanked the US out of the 12-nation Trans Pacific trade agreement and threatened to pull out of its NAFTA agreement with Canada and Mexico. The official also said the USA which is helping to co-lead a cybersecurity working group, aims to lay out a glide path for future work on the issue. Read More »

Nadal ends Djokovic hoodoo to reach another Madrid final

Having reached the final in Madrid where he holds the record for most singles titles by a men's player, Nadal will now look to seal his fifth title there on home soil. He deserved to win. I take, as I say, more positives than negatives into the next week in Rome. 'I played a very good first set but got a bit nervous in the second. Read More »

Hackers exploit stolen NSA tool to launch global cyberattack


The IT systems of NHS sites were reportedly bombarded by pop-up messages demanding a ransom in order to gain access. Europol, the European Union's police agency, said the onslaught was at "an unprecedented level and will require a complex worldwide investigation to identify the culprits". Read More »

Jefferies & Co indicated Wesco Aircraft Holdings (NYSE:WAIR) as 'Underperform'

Centene Corporation is now trading 5.39% above its 20-day and 17.81% versus the 200-day simple moving averages while 8.52% compared with its 50-day simple moving average. Its up 0.58, from 0.84 in 2016Q3. Ameriprise Fin invested in 198,476 shares or 0% of the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in Wesco Aircraft Holdings by 6.0% in the fourth quarter. Read More »