FAA to order inspections of jet engines after Southwest blastThu, 19 Apr 2018 07:15:01 -0400 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it will order inspection of about 220 aircraft engines as investigators have found that a broken fan blade touched off an engine explosion this week on a Southwest flight, killing a passenger.
P&G to buy German Merck's consumer health unit for $4.2 billionThu, 19 Apr 2018 06:04:49 -0400 (Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co (P&G) has agreed to acquire Merck KGaA's consumer health unit for 3.4 billion euros ($4.2 billion), giving it vitamin brands such as Seven Seas and greater exposure to Latin American and Asian markets.
Nestle, Unilever forego price increases to move productThu, 19 Apr 2018 08:57:13 -0400 ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) - First-quarter sales growth at Nestle and Unilever was driven almost entirely by shifting more goods, in a stark illustration of how hard it is for consumer products makers to raise prices in a competitive retail environment.
The great Russian oil game in Iraqi KurdistanThu, 19 Apr 2018 10:12:29 -0400 LONDON (Reuters) - Last October, at the height of a political crisis in Iraq's Kurdistan region, a letter arrived at the Iraqi oil ministry in Baghdad from Igor Sechin, head of Kremlin oil major Rosneft .
Cuba set to swear in new president to replace Raul CastroThu, 19 Apr 2018 01:01:33 -0400 HAVANA (Reuters) - An era will end in Communist-run Cuba on Thursday when President Raul Castro retires, likely handing over the reins to his right hand man Miguel Diaz-Canel, born the year after brothers Fidel and Raul led their 1959 leftist revolution.
Assad steps up efforts to crush last besieged enclavesThu, 19 Apr 2018 10:19:06 -0400 BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian government stepped up its efforts on Thursday to retake the opposition's last besieged enclaves, as rebels prepared to withdraw from one and a newspaper reported an ultimatum against another.
Feminists can learn a lot from Barbara BushThu, 19 Apr 2018 13:27:47 GMT "Barbara Bush, wife and mother of presidents, dies at 92," noted the Houston Chronicle. That headline made me think of when, in 1990, Bush was invited to give the commencement address at Wellesley College. Students complained that Bush's role as a wife and mother of six wasn't enough to warrant speaking status — that it didn't represent how a modern woman is supposed to live her life: devoted to a career, rather than to a husband and family. She’s supposed to be the president, not be married to one.
Specially trained K-9s should be part of the school safety solutionThu, 19 Apr 2018 04:00:47 GMT Here's a sad secret from mothers of school-age children: When we drop our kids off at school, we often do a furtive scan of the grounds and think, what would happen to my kids if a school shooter arrived? The answer is more depressing than the question.
Sen. Cory Gardner: The White House doesn't have a plan for SyriaThu, 19 Apr 2018 01:55:45 GMT In 2015, after Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced his state would accept Syrian refugees, Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., called on the Obama administration to “develop a comprehensive strategy to address the developments in Syria and eradicate the threat of [the Islamic State] once and for all.”
No one likes James ComeyWed, 18 Apr 2018 21:56:02 GMT Now that President Trump has rage-tweeted about James Comey’s just-released book, the former FBI director is likely set for a comfortable retirement.
Free speech or doxing? All eyes on Wisconsin campus court caseWed, 18 Apr 2018 22:43:53 GMT MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Had John McAdams not identified a graduate student by name in a blog posting four years ago, Marquette University president Michael Lovell said the school would not be heading to the Wisconsin state Supreme Court to argue that McAdams, a professor, should stay fired.
Joe Manchin's new campaign ad: 'Washington sucks'Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:32:19 GMT Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., declared "Washington sucks" in a new campaign ad in which he promises not to play politics, and instead focus on what’s in the best interest for West Virginia if he wins re-election.
Top Republican considers DOJ subpoena in pursuit of Comey memosThu, 19 Apr 2018 14:41:00 GMT House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte is considering a subpoena to obtain the controversial memos James Comey used to document conversations with President Trump, after the Justice Department missed a deadline to hand them over.
Doctor who treated Prince pays $30K for illegal prescription MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid painkiller for Prince a week before the musician died from a fentanyl overdose has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil violation, according to documents made public Thursday.
Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba's president HAVANA (AP) — Fifty-seven-year-old Communist Party official Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez replaced Raul Castro as the president of Cuba on Thursday, pledging to preserve the island's communist system while gradually reforming the economy and making the government more responsive to the people.
Seoul: N. Korean leader removes major nuclear sticking point SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that his rival, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, isn't asking for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula as a precondition for abandoning his nuclear weapons. If true, this would seem to remove a major sticking point to a potential nuclear disarmament deal.
Trump allies worry Cohen will flipThu, 19 Apr 2018 01:27:17 GMT Longtime Trump personal lawyer Michael Cohen is fighting the seizure of his records by federal investigators in New York, but people close to the president are fretting he might fold if he faces severe charges.
Haley sets a red line for TrumpWed, 18 Apr 2018 22:10:29 GMT The U.N. ambassador made crystal clear after initially being blamed for 'confusion' on Russia sanctions that she will not tolerate public humiliation quietly.
Drug smuggler who posted trip on Instagram jailedThu, 19 Apr 2018 09:30:47 GMT One of the two Canadian women who documented a lavish cruise trip to Australia on Instagram as a front for smuggling cocaine has been sentenced to at least four and a half years in prison.
Theresa May's Brexit is being ruined by British democracyThu, 19 Apr 2018 14:11:23 GMT British Prime Minister Theresa May is juggling many problems right now. Defending her government's role in the threatened deportation of some legal immigrants, which has overshadowed the Queen's final Commonwealth summit in London, and controversy over her decision to join in airstrikes in Syria without a vote in Parliament, to name but two. With so many political crises swirling around her government, it is easy to forget that there is one problem that will not be solved for many months, if not years: Brexit.
Island suffers largest power blackout in US historyThu, 19 Apr 2018 07:00:27 GMT In another blow to its recovery efforts, an island-wide power outage left most of Puerto Rico in the dark, with only a fraction of residents regaining electricity by Wednesday night.
UK government loses key Brexit voteWed, 18 Apr 2018 18:55:50 GMT The UK Government has lost a key Brexit vote, with the upper House of Parliament backing calls to remain in the EU customs union after Brexit.
Trump decided to abandon plans for more Russia sanctionsThu, 19 Apr 2018 10:51:50 GMT President Donald Trump personally made the decision to abandon plans to impose more sanctions on Russia for supporting Syria's chemical weapons attack on civilians, according to three senior administration officials and a source familiar with the discussions.
One concussion could increase risk of Parkinson's diseaseWed, 18 Apr 2018 20:17:37 GMT A diagnosis of traumatic brain injury -- whether mild, moderate or severe -- is associated with an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease as well as a two years younger age at diagnosis, new research in veterans says.
Protester Screams at Gorka Who Says ‘Their Fuel Is Hatred’Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:00:57 +0000 National security strategist and former Trump administration official Dr. Sebastian Gorka contrasted love of country to the hateful cries a protester spewed through his car window Thursday night as he arrived to give a speech in Richmond, Virginia.
Cory Booker: House Republicans Requesting Investigations ‘Is Things Dictators Do’ Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:39:31 +0000 Wednesday on MSNBC’s “All In,” Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) said 11 House Republican lawmakers requesting the FBI and Attorney General Jeff Sessions open criminal investigations into former FBI Director James Comey and others for bias against Donald Trump was “things that dictators do.” Booker said, “This is to me really a bad sign in our democracy. I think it starred in the last presidential election where you hear a whole convention center chanting “lock her up,” which to me is things that dictators do, that autocrats do, is they go after their little enemies not through the mechanisms of democracy but threatening to arrest them, threatening to throw them in jail.” He added, “This is a very dangerous sign. It is very anti-democratic that people want to try to be pushing to lock up their political opponents.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
Feds Detain 225 Migrants in New York’s ‘Sanctuary City’Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:39:58 +0000 Immigration enforcement agents tracked and arrested 225 illegal migrants in New York's "sanctuary city," where Democratic politicians are trying to prevent the deportation of the cheap-labor migrants in the city's service-class workforce.
Judge Orders Broward Sheriff’s Office to Release More Video Footage During ShootingThu, 19 Apr 2018 03:55:20 +0000 "After careful consideration of the testimony and evidence presented, together with this Court's in-camera review of the video recordings from the exterior cameras, this Court finds that the video recordings minimally reveal information relating to the security system of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School," the judge ruled.
S.E. Cupp: Nikki Haley Should Run for POTUS — ‘Would Be Nice to Have Someone with Balls in the White House’Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:02:35 +0000 Wednesday on HLN’s “S.E. Cupp Unfiltered,” host S.E. Cupp accused the Trump administration of “sexism” in the back-and-forth with UN Ambassador Nikki Haley over additional sanctions on Russia. Cupp said, “Nikki Haley is not here for your sexism, White House. I’m not prone to cry sexism. I don’t do it often or lightly. But there’s no other word to describe the way President Trump and his advisers have treated a woman who is arguably his strongest, most confident and effective cabinet official. U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley was not only hung out to dry by the Trump administration, she was then dismissed and head patted by an old boys club Trump adviser who thought he could. It was shameful. Haley said over the weekend that Treasury Department head Mnuchin would be announcing new sanctions against Russia for aiding in Syria’s horrific chemical attacks on civilians.” She continued, “That was something she had said earlier on Fox News, and it was specific: Mnuchin on Monday. Clearly, Haley didn’t invent this idea out of thin air. In fact, the White House told surrogates the Saturday before that, that sanctions were coming. And a Russian newspaper published a report on that same Sunday claiming U.S. ambassador to Russia, Jon Huntsman,