Wednesday March 29-th, 2017

MI panel offers plan of returning safe water to Flint

The National Guard, state employees, local authorities and volunteers have bee... She told ABC that she has been buying bottled water, but that she is too afraid to access the water distribution centers set up around the city for residents.

Migration crisis can destroy Europe, says French Prime Minister Manuel Valls Migration crisis can destroy Europe, says French Prime Minister Manuel Valls

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has warned that Europe "can die" unless it stops refugees from crossing its borders. "If Europe is not capable of protecting its own borders, it's the very idea of Europe that will be questioned". He said they can...

Cologne Police Chief Fired After New Year's Eve Rape Fiasco Cologne Police Chief Fired After New Year's Eve Rape Fiasco

A ministry spokesman says that federal police have identified 31 people by name who played a role in the attacks. Two men who have been arrested in Cologne in connection with a slew of sex attacks in the city had recordings on their phones of ...

Obama: US shouldn't 'accept' unsafe drinking water

For many, it echoes the lackluster federal response to New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The agency further said in its statement , "EPA has determined the State of MI and the City of Flint's responses to the drinking water crisis in...

United States gov't warns pregnant women against travel to countries with Zika virus United States gov't warns pregnant women against travel to countries with Zika virus

Sarah Park, Hawaii's state epidemiologist, said in a statement . The agency encouraged pregnant women to consult with their doctor before traveling to the cited areas and to prevent mosquito bites during their trip through staying indoors as muc...

Walmart Will Raise Wages for 1.2M Workers Next Month

Entry-level pay will move from $9 per hour to at least $10 per hour after the completion of a training program. After all of these increases, Walmart said its average full-time hourly rate will be $13.38 per hour for full-time workers and $10.58 pe...

Officials name top suspects in Iraq abductions of Americans Officials name top suspects in Iraq abductions of Americans

An Iraqi police commander and a Western security official in Baghdad say they have identified the two militias, and the commander says "nobody can do anything in that neighborhood without the approval of those militias". I doubt it very much. There...

Iran's supreme leader warns against U.S. 'deceit and treachery'

While tensions remain between the USA and Iran, Nekumanesh says most of the Iranian people are ready to embrace America "I don't know about the Iranian government, but the Iranian people they love the United States", Nekumanesh said. Iran announced a...

Angela Merkel 'disgusted' by Cologne sexual assaults by refugee

German media are reporting that Cologne's police chief will leave amid criticism of his force's handling of a string of New Year's Eve assaults and robberies. Other cities that reported such cases include Zurich, Switzerland, where six women ...

What We Know: Key Takeaways in Case of Poisoned Spy

The British government also froze the assets of the suspected killers, Lugovoi and Kovtun, who now reside in Russian Federation. "Well look, what happened was absolutely appalling and this report confirms what we've always believed which is it wa...

Hillary Clinton Retains Solid Lead in Florida Over Bernie Sanders

Wins or close-wins in those states will be needed for him to have any kind of viable campaign following the New Hampshire primary. "I try not to pay too much attention to the polls, because right now they're all over the place - some have us up, ...

Cologne police chief leaves post after New Year Eve attacks Cologne police chief leaves post after New Year Eve attacks

According to the same source , other German cities suffered attacks such as Hamburg, in northern Germany, which reported 50 assaults , and Stuttgart. An internal federal police report obtained by The Wall Street Journal gave a grim glimpse in...

Hillary Clinton losing voters under 50

He has introduced the proposal as legislation almost a dozen times , with little support. A Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics poll released January 14th showed Clinton with a two-point lead over Sanders in Iowa , which is in the margin o...

Sanders Campaign Comments on HRC's Clinton Endorsement Sanders Campaign Comments on HRC's Clinton Endorsement

The Human Rights Campaign announced on Tuesday that it is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president and pledging unprecedented organizational support for her bid from its 1.5 million members and supporters across the country. But he too, like Oba...

Bernie Sanders Leads New Hampshire Polls

Among Democratic primary voters, while 70% have a favorable opinion of Clinton, even more - 78% - have a favorable view of Sanders. " Hillary Clinton does not consider Planned Parenthood a member of the establishment". Clinton was expected to win ...

Labour divisions over Trident 'irrelevant' by next election, says Beckett Labour divisions over Trident 'irrelevant' by next election, says Beckett

Battles between Mr Corbyn and his MPs continued as a Labour former defence minister described leader the party leader's suggestion that nuclear submarines could be retained without having to carry warheads at all times as "ill-informed". She insisted...

Barack Obama, Angela Merkel Discuss Aid For Syrian Refugees: White House Barack Obama, Angela Merkel Discuss Aid For Syrian Refugees: White House

The chancellor said she wanted to reduce the refugee arrivals "appreciably and sustainably", but reiterated that in order to achieve the goal, people should start with combating the causes of flight and find a European solution for the crisis.

More troops needed against Taliban in south

The Taliban fight to take Helmand has echoes of the build-up to September's attack on the northern city of Kunduz, their biggest success in the 15-year war, with Taliban forces picking off a series of districts around the provincial capital.

Germany, Britain back Lagarde for second term as International Monetary Fund head

There have been calls in recent years for the International Monetary Fund to look for a leader from the developing world, but Lagarde's championing of reforms to the IMF's constitution - allowing for greater representation by poorer countries - is li...

Zika virus in Florida: What a local doctor wants you to know

Zika virus is spread through the bite of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes , the same vector for chikungunya and dengue. The viral disease can be transmitted from person to person by the aedes aegypti mosquito, which is a scenario that could easily be ...

Political fallout, blame swirls over Flint water crisis

Snyder announced he would release the emails during his State of the State address Tuesday night in which he apologized to the people of Flint and pledged to fix the mess. One of the governor's aides, Harvey Hollins, gave Snyder a numbers rund...

Delay in Flint water response 'inexplicable and inexcusable,' Obama tells CBS

For nearly five decades, Flint drew its water from Detroit's water system, but concerns about high prices from Detroit helped lead to a switch. Speaking from nearby Detroit on Wednesday, he said: "If I were a parent up there, I would be beside ...

Snyder aide email blamed Flint for water crisis

The U.S. Justice Department is helping the Environmental Protection Agency to investigate, and GOP state Attorney General Bill Schuette has opened his own probe, which could focus on whether environmental laws were broken or if there was official mis...

Snyder Apologizes To People Of Flint During State Of The State Address

The poisoned tap water in Flint has led to dangerously elevated levels of lead in children and is suspected of being linked to the outbreak of legionnaires disease that has killed ten people. He also announced he will be releasing e-mails related to ...

Obama says he's helping fix Flint water crisis

Gov. Rick Snyder released 274 pages of 2014-15 emails related to the Flint water crisis. Snyder stated the following: "To begin, I'd like to address the people of Flint". Weaver argued that such an emergency would not have gone unaddressed if F...

Somali Islamist rebels say they have captured Kenyan troops

A contingent of Special Forces entered the devastated El Adde KDF camp yesterday to try and locate several Kenyan soldiers believed to be still alive but trapped in bush and scrab- land amid reports that most of the insurgents involved in Friday's ra...

CDC answers questions about Zika outbreak

A positive finding for the virus should be reported to the appropriate local or state health department, CDC said. So far, Hawaiian health officials have confirmed 224 cases of dengue, which can cause sudden high fever, rash, headaches and sometimes ...

More Brazil babies affected by Zika

Confirmed cases of the Zika virus have been reported in four states , health officials said, as concerns over the mosquito-borne virus spread. Hawaii health officials say a baby recently born with microcephaly at an Oahu hospital to a mother who ...

Hawaii baby born with defect linked to Zika virus

Pregnant women who have traveled to regions where the Zika virus is prevalent should be tested for the infection, according to new guidance from USA health officials. They are Brazil, Barbados, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guyana, Guatemal...

Russia, South Korea to decide response for North's nuclear test Russia, South Korea to decide response for North's nuclear test

North Korea says last week's test was of a miniaturized hydrogen bomb - a claim dismissed by experts who argue the yield was far too low for a full-fledged thermonuclear device. The Yonhap News Agency reported that police had already collected the ...

NH Poll: Sanders trouncing Clinton by 27 points

If Sanders can paint himself as a viable general election candidate, then it might not just be Iowa and New Hampshire that will worry Clinton. Clinton barely edges Sanders with men who say they will vote in the Democratic primary, leading him...

Ecuador hit with first Zika virus cases

The most common symptoms are fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis (red eyes). Microcephaly is a birth defect where a baby's head is abnormally small and brain development is incomplete. A case occurred in Canada when a traveler to a country whe...

Bernie Sanders holds significant lead in New Hampshire

In December that group favored Clinton by 26 points, but the most recent poll shows Sanders now behind by just 9 points. The fact that Sanders seems to be pulling away from Clinton in New Hampshire despite what ABC News describes as "an all-out...

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton remain overwhelming front-runners in races for 2016 nomination Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton remain overwhelming front-runners in races for 2016 nomination

I think he is doing the right thing. He's at about 60 percent - an enviable position, certainly, Hillary Clinton would say. However, Sanders is well known in New Hampshire after three decades in office in neighboring Vermont. As voters filed into e...

Confirmed Cases Of Zika Virus In Florida

This alert follows reports in Brazil of microcephaly and other poor pregnancy outcomes in babies of mothers who were infected with Zika virus while pregnant. Unlike another mosquito-borne infection, dengue fever, Zika doesn't usually cause fatal ...

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