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What is known about suspected Manchester attacker Salman Abedi


May said Britain's terror threat level had been raised to critical _ meaning another attack may be imminent. It's part of what's known as "Operation Temperer" in which police and armed forces are trained to work together or in which members of the armed forces replace police in certain locations. Read More »

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for Ariana Grande concert attack


Police raided two sites in the northern English city, setting off a controlled explosion in one, and arresting a 23-year-old man in a third location. British counter-terrorism police have said they are making on average an arrest every day in connection with suspected terrorism. British police do not routinely carry firearms. Read More »

Blondie, More Musicians Cancel U.K. Concerts After Manchester Attack

May said critical status means armed soldiers may be deployed instead of police at public events such as sports matches. According to media reports, some 5,000 military servicemen may be deployed within the Operation Temperer. "They were losing shoes, they were dropping phones", Stephanie Hill told AFP, her teenage daughter Kennedy adding: "One girl fell over the seats". Lord Mayor Eddy Newman and the city's police chief were among the speakers in front of City Hall in Albert Square, ... Read More »

Trump's health care budget means deep cuts for safety net

On taxes , Trump promises an overhaul that would cut tax rates but rely on erasing tax breaks and economic growth to avoid adding to the deficit. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, disregarded the White House's plan to cut the Children's Health Insurance Program and instead said Democrats and Republicans would work to reauthorize it later this year. Read More »

Chocolate may prevent irregular heart beat


The associations seemed to be strongest for 1 weekly serving for women and between 2 and 6 weekly servings for men, the findings suggest. "The risk increases with age and according to the statistics, one in four individuals who are aged 40 years or older, will develop Atrial Fibrillation during their lifetime", it adds. Read More »

N.K. says it successfully fired intermediate-range ballistic missile


South Korea's Yonhap news agency , without citing a source, reported that South Korea fired about 90 machine gun rounds into the air and toward North Korea . Still, he insisted "we must restore dialogue (with North Korea ) at an early date for a fundamental reduction of tension". The test took place at a military base north of the capital, Pyongyang, on Sunday. Read More »

Hot Stock to Watch: Amgen Inc. (AMGN)


It closed at $153.02 lastly. Amgen, Inc . (NASDAQ: AMGN ) has risen 5.27% since May 23, 2016 and is uptrending. Abbott Labs (NYSE:ABT) had an increase of 8.58% in short interest. The company was maintained on Friday, July 29 by Citigroup. Most recently the shares moved 0.93% landing at a price of $154.07. The stock has "Hold" rating by Gabelli on Friday, August 26. Read More »

Ethiopia's Tedros picked to lead World Health Organization

Among other pledges, Tedros said he would work "tirelessly to fulfill WHO's promise of universal health care". In his final pitch for why he should lead the WHO, Tedros emphasized his experience as Ethiopia's health minister, overseeing the expansion of basic health services across the country. Read More »

Kulbhushan Jadhav is alive, says Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit


It is believed that the ICJ might resume the hearing of the case in October, the daily quoted sources, as saying. In a tight slap for the lies that Pakistan has been telling, Amjad Shoaib, an ex-ISI official has admitted that Kulbhushan Jadhav was captured from Iran. Read More »

5-acre brush fire near Leavenworth triggers evacuation notices


Forest Service and other agencies were also responding. Washington Emergency Management officials said 168 homes and cabins were affected by the order to leave. Chelan County Emergency Management and Chumstick Wildfire Coalition reports reports there are level three evacuation notices in place for Spromberg Canyon and level one evacuation notices in place from Sunitsch Canyon to Leavenworth. Read More »

Theresa May says only poll that counts is on June 8


Mrs May said her plan replaced the existing system where people often got poor quality care and stood to lose nearly all their savings and assets. However, the reforms would mean that for the first time, calculations of how much would have to be paid by elderly people receiving care in their own homes would take into account the value of the home. Read More »

North Korea accused of breaching South Korean border

North Korea's recent missile tests were a legitimate act of self-defense by a "fully-fledged nuclear power", North Korean diplomat Ju Yong Chol told the U.N. This is notably a shorter distance compared to the previous three tests. Satellite imagery suggests it could be ready to conduct its next test - which would be its sixth - at virtually any time. Read More »

Ebola Outbreak: FG Holds Emergency Meeting Monday

Meanwhile, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured citizens of adequate surveillance at the nation's airports following the outbreak of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo. "We always take this very seriously". World Health Organization declared Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - the three countries that had been most effected by the epidemic - to be free of Ebola in 2016. Read More »

LeBron James Disappears as Celtics Win With 21-Point Comeback


Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) looks to drive against Boston Celtics' Jae Crowder (99) during the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Cleveland . For a guy who's played great for five straight months, he's got to have a bad game sooner or later. The Celtics have played their last game with Isaiah Thomas. Read More »

Trump budget would cut food stamps for millions of people

The administration estimates the change would save $40.4 billion over a decade. And they are recoiling from a $1.7 trillion cut over the coming decade from mandatory government benefit programs. Maya MacGuineas, the President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB), however, criticized the administration's budget in an interview with CBS News' Jacqueline Alemany. Read More »

Man dies after being sickened in apparent botulism outbreak

The gas station that sold the cheese sauce has been barred from selling prepared foods and can only sell prepackaged food items now, CNN reported . Symptoms include double or blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, dry mouth, and muscle weakness. Read More »

Suspect ID'd in Manchester attack that killed 22, injured 59


Witnesses said they saw bolts and other bits of metal, indicating the bomb may have contained shrapnel meant to maximize injury and death. More than 400 officers were deployed. The Islamic State group's claim of responsibility echoed others the extremists have made for attacks in the West but with vague details that left open the possibility it was an opportunistic attempt at propaganda. Read More »

Trump's budget asks for less border wall funding than original request

President Trump today released a fiscal 2018 budget that amounts to a sharp rebuke of the energy and environmental policies pushed for the past eight years by the Obama administration. Parental leave: A new program promoted by Trump's daughter Ivanka would spend $19 billion to give six weeks of paid leave to new parents. Administration officials have previously said they want to eliminate or scale back inefficient infrastructure programs and channel money into initiatives that more ... Read More »

Coroner: South Carolina teen died from caffeine overdose

Gary Watts , coroner of Richland County, revealed it was likely the stimulant would not have been seen as a factor had witnesses not remembered what Davis was drinking prior to his collapse. Mathew Broom, SLUCare Pediatrician at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. "I think the hard thing is teaching restraints to adolescents and with peer pressure, and if you've got an energy drink, (they) hear the word "energy" and that's kind of exciting". Read More »

State highway damage from winter storms tops $1B


The latest of which, a slide that covered a 1/3 mile stretch of Highway 1, is being called unprecedented. Cal Trans officials said Sr-1 will be closed until further notice but travelers can still gain partial access to the coast at Gorda to Limekiln State Park via Naci-Fergusson Rd. Read More »

Trump administration sending Congress $4.1T budget


Trump's budget relies on forecasts for economic growth of 3 percent a year by the end of his first term - an increase that many economists and the Federal Reserve regard as unlikely. His budget is titled, "The New Foundation for American Greatness". Longtime GOP Rep. Hal Rogers of Kentucky calls Trump's proposed cuts to domestic safety net programs "draconian". Read More »

Medford High grad opening for Ariana Grande tweets support after explosion

Blondie canceled a Tuesday night concert in London "as a mark of respect for the victims of the awful attack" at the Manchester Arena . "My heart is broken", tweeted Landrau, known by her stage names BIA and Perico Princess. May and Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition Labour Party, agreed to suspend campaigning ahead of the country's June 8 elections. Some were treated on site while others were taken to local hospitals. Read More »

Manchester attacker couldn't have acted alone - counter terrorism expert

At least 20 heavily armed, helmeted police surrounded a house listed as Abedi's address in the Fallowfield area of south Manchester and blasted down the door at lunchtime Tuesday. The bombing took place at the end of the concert when the audience was streaming toward the exits of the Manchester Arena, one of the largest indoor concert venues in the world. Read More »

The 11 candidates Trump is considering for FBI director


Russian Federation has denied the claims and the White House says there was no collusion. Ahead of a highly anticipated briefing to the full Senate next week by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, one Democratic senator says he plans to press him aggressively about the timeline that led to the firing of FBI Director James Comey . Read More »