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Senate confirms Gottlieb as FDA commissioner


The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's pick, Scott Gottlieb, MD, to head the FDA, according to several published media reports. The 57-42 confirmation vote comes despite Democratic criticism of Gottlieb's ties to the pharmaceutical industry. Read More »

Progressive, Pro-Dialogue Moon Jae-in Likely Wins South Korea Election

Voting stations are set to close at 8 p.m. and South Korean TV stations plan to release the results of their joint exit polls soon after the vote ends. South Koreans voted Tu. "What people who were protesting wanted was political change, and a natural outcome of that is a change in government", Kang said. Read More »

Gas prices head toward 2016 levels


The average is 121/2 cents a gallon higher than the $2.236 recorded previous year as Americans head into Memorial Day and the busy summer travel season. Across the border in MA, the price of gas has dropped by three cents this week. Find the most up-to-date local gas prices with the AAA Fuel Finder by logging onto and clicking on Gas Saving Tips & Tools. Read More »

North Korea detains another U.S. citizen

An official of the US State Department said the detentions underscored 'the risk associated with travel to North Korea'. A diplomatic insider revealed Washington has offered North Korea an olive branch before it launches a full-scale assault. Read More »

Roberts to lead Wales on summer tour against Tonga and Samoa

In the backs , Aled Davies, Steff Evans, Keelan Giles , Owen Williams, Rhun Williams and Tomos Williams. Experienced Bath lock Luke Charteris misses out through injury, though, while there is no place for experienced Gloucester hooker Richard Hibbard, despite his outstanding club form in the Aviva Premiership and European Challenge Cup this season. Read More »

How exit poll works in South Korean president election

On Sunday, Pyongyang announced it had detained a USA citizen on suspicion of "hostile acts" against the regime, days after it accused Seoul and Washington of plotting to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un using "biochemical weapons". Read More »

Tories claim they could win 15 seats in Scotland at general election

Meanwhile, leading pollster Professor John Curtice said claims of a Tory resurgence could be overblown - and that the contest to be Scotland's biggest pro-Union party was not yet won. Mr Wishart, who chaired Westminster's Scottish affairs select committee in the last Parliament, is also at risk after the Tories took 42 per cent in the vote in his Perth and North Perthshire seat in last week's council elections, compared with just 32 per cent for the SNP. Read More »

Corbyn: I'm going nowhere after election


This view of Theresa May chimes with broader perceptions about which party is best placed to manage the United Kingdom economy - twice as many see the Conservatives as the best party for this, compared to Labour (30% vs 15%). Mr Corbyn noted the Sunday Times Rich List last weekend found the 1,000 best-off people in the country had seen their wealth grow by 14% in the past year. Read More »

Boko Haram releases 83 schoolgirls kidnapped 3 years ago


Five Boko Haram commanders were released in exchange for the freedom of. The 8-point release slammed the government's handling of the Chibok girls" situation accusing the Buhari-led administration of playing into the hands of the terrorists whose release they said was a "setback for the war on insurgency'. Read More »

Trump donor sued by ex-employee who criticized Trump


For weeks, Mr. Magerman vacillated between desiring an exit agreement with Renaissance and hoping to remain. Magerman charges that was let go after repeating and expressing disapproval for statements Mercer made in a conversation - and for Mercer's political views. Read More »

Ray Lewis' son, a talented wide receiver, is transferring to Maryland


He was second on the team in receptions (40) and receiving yards (476) and tied for second with two touchdowns. Lewis also showed versatility by recording 110 rushing yards and a score. Lewis said his parents were "saying two different things" about whether he should transfer, but that he followed his heart. "I just felt that during the visit, it was a really good fit for me". Read More »

Liberal claims victory in South Korea presidential election

Exit polls in South Korea are forecasting a win by liberal candidate Moon Jae-in in an election to succeed ousted President Park Geun-hye. His victory caps a remarkable national drama in which a corruption scandal, mass protests and impeachment forced a South Korean president from office for the first time in nearly 60 years, leaving the conservative establishment in disarray and its former leader in jail. Read More »

Trump tells NRA he will never 'infringe' on gun rights


After a minute's long rehash of his election victory, Trump said, "You came through for me and I am going to come through for you". Pennsylvania is one of three swing states - including MI and Wisconsin - that proved crucial for Trump's surprise victory in November, thanks in no small part to support from the NRA's millions of members. Read More »

Kapil Mishra files 3 complaints against Kejriwal, other AAP leaders with CBI


The Delhi BJP today stepped up its attack on the AAP, saying it will lodge a complaint with the Election Commission for the party's alleged involvement in corruption cases and seek its derecognition. "If there's a shred of morality left in you, resign from your seat and fight an election against me", he dared Kejriwal. The former minister, sacked by Kejriwal on Saturday, had yesterday submitted documents to the ACB to back his allegations that Kejriwal had delayed a probe into a Rs 400-crore ... Read More »

'Drop dead gorgeous' teen girl shows up for prom in coffin


The scene, though unusual by prom standards, actually makes sense because Flaherty hopes to become a funeral director after college. In today's "Anything for attention" news, a New Jersey teen, with aspirations of becoming a funeral director, arrived at her junior prom in a hearse and coffin. Read More »

Kejriwal shielded Sheila Dixit in tanker scam: Kapil Mishra


AAP also criticised Mishra for accusing Kejriwal's brother-in-law Surender Kumar Bansal, who died on Monday. On MondayMisgra revealed that the deal was for Kejriwal's brother-in-law. On Tuesday morning, Mishra tweeted an open letter to Kejriwal in which he sought his blessings before heading to the CBI headquarters to file an FIR against the Delhi CM and other AAP members. Read More »

Jimmy Kimmel Doesn't Care If You Didn't Like His Stance on Healthcare


Kimmel was responding to conservative legislators and advocates that called Kimmel an "elitest" and said he was out of touch following his monologue last week. Kimmel said. The House approved the American Health Care Act last week. Kimmel also brought on Sen. Lastly, Kimmel did a brief interview with Louisiana Republican Senator Bill Cassidy, who in a TV interview coined the term "Kimmel Test" as a benchmark by which to evaluate any healthcare legislation that the senate produces. Read More »

4 challenges for South Korea's new president, Moon Jae

Democrat Moon Jae-in is the new president of South Korea . He said he and his party "invested all our efforts with a sense of desperation, but we also felt a great desire by people to build a country we can be proud of again". Moon is an outspoken advocate of dialogue with North Korea , and open to returning the Blue House to what used to be known as the "Sunshine Policies", of greater engagement with the North. Read More »

Texas Governor Signs Sanctuary Cities Ban into Law

Members of several pro-immigrant, grassroot nonprofits came together outside a Texas Department of Public Safety building to send the governor a clear message: We will fight you in the streets; we will fight you in the courts. Less than a week later, League of United Latin American Citizens attorney Luis Vera proved the article correct by filing a lawsuit on behalf of border town El Cenizo to challenge Senate Bill 4 (SB 4) - a law that intends to quell sanctuary cities . Read More »

Turks in Germany won't be allowed to vote on death penalty: Merkel

Embassies and consulates enjoy certain privileges under the 1961 Vienna Convention and Turkey would very likely want to hold voting on their premises to reach some 1.5 million expatriate Turkish voters. Reinstating the death penalty is seen by Erdogan as a means of punishing the alleged coup plotters linked to US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed for the attempt to topple the current Turkish government. Read More »

ACLU Warns Texas Travelers About 'Sanctuary City' Law

A few dozen people protested outside his mansion in Austin on Monday. The Migration Policy Institute estimates that Texas is home to more than 1.4 million people who are in the country illegally, including 71,000 living in the San Antonio area. Read More »

Former drama teacher seeks new role as French first lady


It's not clear when a serious romance began between the two, but Macron appeared to be a young man who knew what he wanted - at 17, he professed his love for Trogneux. In fact, the pair were first introduced as teacher and student, when she directed him in his stage debut, aged 15. As the wife of the country's longest-serving president from 1981 to 1995, Danielle Mitterrand was well-aware that her husband had a second family. Read More »

North Korea Detains Fourth American Citizen on Charges of 'Hostile Acts'

North Korea has threatened to launch a series of retaliations on the US and South Korean intelligence agencies after an alleged assassination attempt on its leader, Kim Jong-Un. He worked at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, the same workplace as another American, accounting instructor Kim Sang Dok, whose detention was announced on May 3. Read More »

US Republican Senator Graham to examine Trump's business deals


CNN reports that Graham, who chairs Senate committees on armed services, foreign relations, and terrorism, wants to dig into Trump's finances. During a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Monday, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said that he expects Russians to hack future United States elections. Read More »