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British inflation rate rises to 4-year high as Brexit bites

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In a see-saw reaction to the numbers, the pound hit a day's high of $1.2717 before retreating to $1.2695 in the minutes that followed, still up 0.3 percent on the day and only slightly down from before the data's publication. The Bank of England is set to meet this week for monetary policy meeting. This is because although raising interest rates would ordinarily be considered a sensible strategy to get inflation down - and inflation is now running at 2.9% which is considerably higher ... Read More »

Michigan health chief charged in Flint water probe

The Flint Water Plant tower is seen in Flint , Michigan , U.S. on February 7, 2016. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says his investigators have tried to interview Gov. Lyon "willfully disregarded the deadly nature of the Legionnaires' disease outbreak", according to charging document. In May, Schuette dropped a misdemeanor charge against a Flint official who cooperated after pleading no contest to willful neglect of duty. Read More »

FDA to delay rule requiring new nutrition facts panel

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Many other large food companies have also begun designing and printing the labels, anticipating a 2018 deadline. Current labels only cite amounts of total sugar in a product, which might include naturally occurring sugars, the AP said. Still, he said he wasn't surprised by the FDA's decision. Austin-based Hormel Foods Corp. took issue with several of the proposed changes in a comment submitted to the agency in 2014. Read More »

Cosby defense rests without calling the comedian to testify

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They began deliberating at 5:25 p.m. on Monday and continued for about four hours into the night, and they continued deliberating at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Mr Steele told the jury that Mr Cosby took away Ms Constand's ability to consent with the pills, that their later contacts were irrelevant, and that jurors should ignore what he said were myths about how sexual assault victims are supposed to behave. Read More »

Now let us play, say England's U20 World Cup heroes

England defeated Venezuela in Suwon on Sunday to record the nation's first victory at a major global tournament since 1966, with Simpson insisting being crowned world champions "means everything" to his young group. Italy's Riccardo Orsolini claimed the Golden Shoe award after scoring five goals in the tournament before losing to England in the semi-final. Now, however, he is one of the country's most high-profile young talents. Read More »

UK's Labour leader Corbyn sees possible new election this year or next

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The Conservatives now plan to reach a so-called confidence and supply agreement with the DUP , which would involve it supporting a Conservative minority government on key votes in parliament but not forming a formal coalition. The arrangement with the DUP will make governing easier, but it makes some Conservatives uneasy. He stressed he did not share their ultra-conservative views on issues such as abortion and homosexuality, which have caused disquiet among many Conservatives. Read More »

Penguins' Stanley Cup victory parade will be held Wednesday

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One day later, Pittsburgh received 8-1 odds to win next year's Stanley Cup , according to Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas. The Pittsburgh Penguins won game six by a score of 2-0 to become the first team to repeat as Stanley Cup Champions since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and 1998. Read More »

A look at what a hung Parliament means for Britain

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May's party fell short of an overall majority following Thursday's vote, and plans to work with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party . " Labour wants a jobs-first Brexit ", Corbyn said, according to The Independent UK . "This is still on", he said, adding he would vote down the government's programme when it comes before parliament this month. Instead, the result has sown confusion and division in British ranks, just days before negotiations are due to start on June 19. Read More »

Republicans Are Hiding Health Care Plan Because They're 'So Ashamed,' Schumer Says

Senate Republicans are trying to hammer out all the disputes in the next couple of weeks, as they aim to write a bill that can pass with a razor-thin majority by the end of June. Obamacare, it was said , was getting more popular. "Either put up or stop", he added. The Senate bill replicates the House bill in its overall design, which is Obamacare-but-a-lot-less-of-it. Read More »

1 winning Powerball ticket sold in California worth $447M

That massive haul ranks among the largest jackpot in US history, and eclipsed a $435.3 million Powerball win in February that went to an anonymous victor in Indiana. The odds of winning are only one in 292.2 million. The estimated prize is based on a victor choosing an annuity, which pays off over 29 years. Matthew Alberre , the store's manager, said he was with family celebrating his cousin's high school graduation when he received word about the winning ticket. Read More »

Trump expected to announce Cuba policy next week in Miami

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Multiple sources told TheDC that the decision by Trump to enforce a hardline Cuba policy is due to behind the scenes lobbying by Republican Florida Sen. The U.S. has maintained an economically crippling embargo against Cuba for half a century, cutting it off from a great deal of worldwide trade. Trump will be under pressure from lawmakers and corporate interests to continue the USA engagement with Havana. Read More »

Relay for Life happening Friday in Ishpeming

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Dollars raised by the four million Relay participants in more than 20 countries help the American Cancer Society save lives by funding cancer research, providing free information and services for people with cancer who need them, and by helping people reduce their risk for cancer or find it early when it's most treatable. Read More »

Tyson Foods recalls breaded chicken products

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The problem chicken was produced and packaged on various dates from August 17 through January 14. The USDA said there have been no reports of adverse reactions from consuming the products, but they should either be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. Read More »

Relay For Life has great turnout in Ishpeming

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Funds raised help the American Cancer Society provide free information and support for people facing the disease today, and fund cancer research that will help protect future generations. It's the annual fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society, and following multiple speeches and awards presentations, Adams was invited up on stage to entertain the masses. Read More »

British PM Theresa May's top aides resign after election fiasco

Having fallen short of the 316 seats needed to form a majority government, Mrs May will instead use Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party to prop up a Tory minority government allowing her to cling to office. Some say that remarkable win for Labour - echoed elsewhere in places with big student populations - suggests that a rise in college-age voters helped prevent a widely expected victory for Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives in Thursday's election. Read More »

Cosby jury hears his admission that he used to get Quaaludes

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About five dozen women have come forward to say Cosby sexually violated them, but the statute of limitations for prosecution had run out in almost every case. Testifying would carry enormous risk, as prosecutors would be able to cross-examine Cosby about his deposition. Jurors heard excerpts Friday from Cosby's decade-old testimony in a related civil suit about how he gave quaaludes to women he wanted to have sex with. Read More »

S. Korea leader warns North after latest missile launch

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It was the latest in a series of provocations by Pyongyang since Moon took office last month, even though the liberal leader had pledged to restore cooperation with the South's authoritarian neighbor. "The only thing North Korea will earn through provocations is worldwide isolation and economic hardship, and it will lose opportunities for development", Moon said at a meeting of the National Security Council Thursday, according to Blue House spokesman Park Soo-Hyun. Read More »

Google and Facebook Join Cities in Challenging Trump on Climate

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Gov. Mark Dayton announced Monday that he has signed onto the U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition launched last week when Trump announced that he plans to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord. Donald Trump , who repeatedly describes climate change as a hoax, on the other hand said that he is open to negotiate a new climate deal which is more fair to the U.S. Read More »

Even Moderate Drinking Can Be Bad For Older Brains

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The more a person drank, the more likely they were to have hippocampal atrophy - a form of brain damage that affects memory and spatial navigation, which is regarded as an early marker for Alzheimer's disease . This study...finds that drinking around these levels - 8 to 12 drinks a week - is associated with a few measures of cognitive decline that showed up on brain scans. Read More »

Korea leader warns North after latest missile launch

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Chung's remarks followed the end of a special probe by the presidential office, which concluded the country's defense ministry had sought to keep the USA missile shield safe from a full-blown environmental impact assessment, which would have taken months before its deployment could begin. Read More »

Naked Florida man damages patrol car after fleeing crash

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Concerned for the man's well-being, a deputy started talking to him. Deputies said he also ripped a door handle off a vehicle parked at the MCSO South Multi-District Office and caused severe damage to a patrol vehicle door. The Florida Highway Patrol is conducting a separate investigation into the vehicle crash that Humphries was originally involved in. Around 7:45 p.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to a call about a vehicle crash near SE 81st Street and South ... Read More »

US Ambassador Nikki Haley Lambasts UN Rights Council

Ambassador to the United Nations . He said US President Donald Trump and Haley "have changed the discourse" at the UN. In the op-ed Haley noted alleged abuses in Venezuela , "whose government shoots protesters in the street", and in Cuba, "whose government imprisons thousands of political opponents". Read More »

FDA asks drugmaker to stop selling its opioid painkiller

As opioid abuse continues to take a heavy toll on communities in IN and across the country, we must take steps to confront this public health epidemic. The FDA said Thursday that subsequent data showed a "significant shift" in the route of abuse "from nasal to injection" after the reformulation. The agency has been criticized in the past for examining the safety and effectiveness of individual opioid painkillers without considering the wider impact each could have on the nation's epidemic. Read More »

Leaked NSA report highlights deep flaws in US elections

But news of the hack and the local connection to VR has raised concerns, and officials are responding quickly. In a statement the Florida Division of Elections says the state's voting system is secure, largely due to efforts in decentralization, a strong paper trail, and efforts to keep the systems offline. Read More »

House Oks bill to expand off-track betting

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The House bills contain additional provisions that were not in a similar bill that passed in the Senate. Approval by the House came shortly after 1 a.m. Themis Klarides said during an interview Monday. The legislature's non-partisan analysts declined to predict what impact the new casino might have on state revenues. Read More »

High wind, chance of showers expected Thursday

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A calm wind will become south around 6 miles per hour in the morning. Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming west around 5 miles per hour in the afternoon. Saturday NightMostly clear, with a low around 73. Thursday - Sunny, with a high near 76. Friday night - A 30 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Read More »

Pot pizza? The new twist on medical marijuana

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He further said that the pizza is served by the dispensary to the customers in frozen format and it contains 125 milligrams of marijuana compound tetrahydrocannabinol, (THC) in the form of Tomato sauce. It has been open since October and mixes all phases of production including a lab, marijuana growing areas, retail space and a kitchen where tasteless liquid cannabinoids are mixed together into ingredients and sauces. Read More »

UAE ruling family member: Qatar now questioning its leaders

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The call came after a senior Saudi royal arrived in Kuwait with a message from the Saudi king. Sources said the UAE and Saudi Arabia have already cut exports of white sugar to Qatar . It did not elaborate. The nations said that their decision was based on the claims that Qatar supported Islamist groups and associated with terrorism. Read More »

MP farmer deaths: 5 more paramilitary battalions sent to Mandsaur

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However, despite Chouhan's assurances and the collector's visit, protests continued in Mandsaur . Sources also said that ex-MLA Kalpana Parulekar was also stopped from going to Mandsaur . The agitation has intensified in other parts of the country with around 4,000 villagers taking to the streets in Maharashtra's Solapur where a farmer hanged himself. Read More »