News archive from 13 February 2017, page 11

Schools reopen in Brazil state paralyzed by police protest

SAO PAULO –  Children are returning to school and most public transport is operating again in a Brazilian state that was paralyzed by a protest that prevented military police from patrolling. The Espirito Santo state government said in a statement...

 

Pakistan court bans Valentine's Day in capital

ISLAMABAD –  A Pakistani judge has banned Valentine's Day celebrations in the country's capital, saying they are against Islamic teachings. Court official Niaz Saleh says the judge ruled Monday on a petition seeking to ban public celebrations in...

 

Trump adviser Miller says new executive orders on immigration an 'option'

President Trump policy adviser Stephen Miller said Sunday that the White House is “considering and pursuing all options” to impose an immigration travel ban, now that Trump’s executive order on the issue has been halted in federal court. Miller, an...

Fox News, 08:18 in Politics
 

Clinton Foundation partner hiked opioid overdose reversal drug price by 680 percent

The head of a pharmaceutical company, who partnered with the Clinton Foundation, has increased the price of an auto-injector used to treat opioid overdoses by 680 percent over the course of three years. Spencer Williamson, the president and chief...

Fox News, 08:18 in Politics
 

At least 4 killed in avalanche near French Alps ski resort; rescue under way

DEVELOPING –  French rescue workers say four people have been killed in an avalanche in the French Alps and five survivors are being pulled out of the snow. The Republican Company for Alps Security in the town of Albertville said the group of nine had...

 

4 dead in French Alps avalanche; 5 others being rescued

PARIS –  French rescue workers say four people have been killed in an avalanche in the French Alps and five survivors are being pulled out of the snow. The Republican Company for Alps Security in the town of Albertville said the group of nine had been...

 

Insiders: Delays cripple agencies’ work agendas

The U.S. Senate’s glacial approval rate for President Trump’s Cabinet appointments — slower than any recent president — is leaving critical agencies without clear marching orders as they work on critical tasks such as saving veterans’ lives and...

 

Israeli PM visit comes as Donald Trump wavers on policies

WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s first trip to the White House since the election of President Trump, who Netanyahu called a “true friend” of Israel, comes as the president has backed away from several campaign promises...

 

Cabinet still a bit bare

President Trump says it is a “disgrace” that only seven members of his Cabinet have been approved in the first three weeks of his presidency. Here’s a look at where his nominees currently stand: CONFIRMED • Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson •...

 
Donald Trump's south Florida estate raises ethics questions

Donald Trump's south Florida estate raises ethics questions

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump's south Florida estate is no longer just the place where he goes to escape. He has described the sprawling Mar-a-Lago property as the Winter White House and has spent two weekends there so far this month. But...

 
GOP must decide what to do with health law taxes

GOP must decide what to do with health law taxes

WASHINGTON — Republicans love cutting taxes, especially if they were authored by a president named Barack Obama. But as they push their wobbly effort to erase his health care overhaul, they're divided over whether to repeal the levies the law imposed...

 
Doc's All-Star Game advice: best to keep your enemies happy

Doc's All-Star Game advice: best to keep your enemies happy

If Doc Rivers had any advice for Steve Kerr, it would probably be to forget about Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry at the All-Star Game. Worry about making Russell Westbrook happy, instead. Rivers said his strategy when he coached the midseason game was...

 

Tennis umpire Gabas has surgery after being hit in eye

LONDON — Tennis umpire Arnaud Gabas has had surgery on a fractured bone under his left eye after being hit by a ball struck by Canadian player Denis Shapovalov during a Davis Cup match. The International Tennis Federation says "chair umpire...

 
Drowsy drivers often behind fatal crashes

Drowsy drivers often behind fatal crashes

In the U.S. alone, more than 6,000 people die in drowsy driving-related motor vehicle crashes each year, a recent study suggests. Millions of U.S. drivers fall asleep at the wheel each month, and roughly 15 percent of all fatal crashes involve a...

Fox News, 08:43 in Health
 
Salt reduction policies cost-effective even without health care savings

Salt reduction policies cost-effective even without health care savings

Government policies designed to reduce how much salt people eat may be cost-effective even without considering the potential healthcare savings, a recent study suggests. That's because efforts to curb salt use through policies like public education...

Fox News, 08:43 in Health
 

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