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Governor and lawmakers strike deal for new state budget

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For the eighth consecutive year, the state budget protects taxpayers by adhering to a self-imposed two-percent spending cap, which will help eliminate $4.5 billion deficit the state is expected to face this year. It also requires public employees who are found guilty - in a trial, not an out-of-court settlement - to repay the government employing them. In detailing the deal, the Democratic governor cited the sexual harassment policy as one of the budget's best provisions, including ... Read More »

Saudi air defense intercepts Yemen-launched missile

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Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted Colonel Al-Maliki as saying that the missile was sacked towards Najran and was deliberately launched to target civilian and populated areas. "This wasn't true", the prominent Washington-based Foreign Policy magazine wrote under the headline "Patriot Missiles Are Made in America and Fail Everywhere". Read More »

Fake weed hits Chicago: How to tell if your pot is spiked

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Additional cases have been reported across the state. Synthetic pot is made from a number of different chemicals, and while many think it is safe, authorities say it is not. Sellers of synthetic cannabinoids promise effects similar to genuine cannabis, but use can come with severe agitation, anxiety, a racing heartbeat, raised blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, muscle spasms, seizures, tremors and intense hallucinations and psychotic episodes, according to the American Association of Poison ... Read More »

Villanova's Brunson is AP men's college player of the year

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The victor will meet the Michigan-Loyola-Chicago victor in the national championship game Monday night. A long list of goals has taken up permanent space on Jalen Brunson's wall, including becoming a conference player of the year, an all-American and helping Villanova win a second national championship in three seasons. Read More »

Deputies rescue 11-foot alligator from Florida pool

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Video shows the creature swimming laps around the pool and thrashing as a trapper works to secure the gator. The husband says he woke up to a loud commotion in the middle of the night, opened the curtain ans saw the head of an alligator. Read More »

FG's list of looters laughable, hollow - PDP

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This shows the hollowness of their apology to Nigerians. They said they did not loot the treasury. The PDP, reacting to the list, described it as an extension of the government's media trial. Mohammed said this list is just a tip of the iceberg, and the APC did not make these cases up as some of them now have cases in court. "We insist that Nigeria was looted blind under the watch of the PDP and that the starting point in tendering an apology is for them to return the loot", he said. Read More »

Stephon Clark 'Shot in Back Seven Times': Private Autopsy

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The results contradict police's assertion that Clark was facing the officers when they opened fire . Clark's death, which took up to 10 minutes, has reignited the familiar anger and calls for justice after similar shootings by police of unarmed black men in the United States . Read More »

LaFollette Police Make Arrests On Iron Street

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As the officer tried to get Camacho out of the vehicle, Camacho sped off dragging the officer who was stuck inside the vehicle. A simple motor vehicle stop Thursday evening resulted in the seizure of about $7,000 in cash and marijuana, THC edibles and vapor cartridges with an estimated street value of $100,000, police said. Read More »

Glowing Stock's Review - CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS)

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Lathrop Investment Management Corp who had been investing in Nxp Semiconductors for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $40.21B market cap company. CVS Health Corporation , together with its subsidiaries, is an integrated pharmacy healthcare company. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating, twelve have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Read More »

Coffee must have cancer warnings, California judge rules

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We have reason to think that acrylamide , in high doses, can cause cancer and could be toxic. The lawsuit depends on the fact that roasting coffee produces acrylamide, which is on California's long list of known carcinogens. And a year ago, research involving half a million people in Europe showed that three cups of coffee per day may be good for people. Plenty of other studies have found that coffee consumption could actually decrease the risk of cancer . Read More »

Health experts brace for return of the flu

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During the week ending March 17, almost 58% of all laboratory-confirmed cases of flu were caused by B-strain viruses, according to the CDC report. The 2017-18 A strain of the virus is the dreaded H3N2, which has historically been resistant to vaccinations because it mutates as it circulates through populations. Read More »

Synthetic cannabinoids linked to 22 cases of severe bleeding in NE Illinois

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That number grew to 22 people in IL by March 29, according to The Chicago Tribune . "This bleeding is not expected, at least in such a significant population so quickly", she said. If you have used any of these products, and start experiencing unexplained bleeding or bruising, have someone take you to the hospital immediately or call 911. Read More »

Delhi: DU student, thought kidnapped, murdered by 'dating-app' friend

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Joint Commissioner of Police, New Delhi , Ajay Chaudhary, said that the family was with them in every stage of the probe but it was unfortunate that the victim was killed. Ayush was tied in the hands and feet in the photo sent by the kidnappers. He was reportedly kidnapped on March 22 for a ransom of whopping Rs 50 lakh. Read More »

32-Pound Cancerous Tumor Removed from Man Who Experienced No Symptoms

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He said everyone dismissed the persistent paunch as a "beer belly", the type of stubborn visceral fat that often comes with changing hormones and age. Describing the mass's weight, he said "It was one thing to see the picture". "When they finally cut me open it kind of sprang out", Daly told Newsweek . Read More »

Coffee Makers Can't Dodge California Cancer Warning, Judge Says

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The long-running lawsuit, first filed in 2010, concerns whether coffee drinkers should be warned about acrylamide, which is among the more than 850 confirmed or suspected carcinogens listed under California's Proposition 65 . "I'm addicted to coffee, I confess, and I would like to be able to have mine without acrylamide", said Raphael Metzger, the attorney who represented the nonprofit. Read More »

Kidnapped DU student's body found in drain

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After they met three times within 10 days. "On March 21, they met in a restaurant in Dwarka Sector 13". Istiaq allegedly attacked Ayush on the head with a hammer multiple times. Police teams eventually recovered the missing boy's body from a drain in Dwarka Sector 13 on March 28. On the basis of that clue, the police proceeded in their investigation. Read More »

DMX Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Tax Fraud

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As " Slippin' " played in the packed courtroom, DMX nodded his head slightly to the beat while some of his supporters nodded more enthusiastically. The 47-year-old rapper has been incarcerated since his bail was revoked in January. "In many ways, he's his own worst enemy". Prosecutors had said DMX paid royalty cheques into the bank accounts of other people to avoid paying tax. Read More »

UK:1st Case of Super-Resistant Gonorrhea Reported

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Gwenda Hughes or Public Health England , said in a statement. Meanwhile, a test on the patient's partner in the United Kingdom came out negative. The main antibiotic treatment - a combination of azithromycin and ceftriaxone - has failed to treat the disease. Read More »

Cracked it! Experts find answer to knuckle-popping puzzle

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Why is cracking your knuckles so noisy? Yes, it turns out that " why knuckles crack " is actually a debate - despite the existence of the phenomenon for approximately all of human history, researchers still don't know why it happens. "It could be multiple bubbles, but we showed that the collapse of a single bubble is sufficient to give you the signature sound you get", he told AFP by phone. Read More »

Sevens: Seven new faces in New Zealand team named for Hong Kong

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Coach Roger Randle said the team have been training well together and are looking forward to getting to Hong Kong. Six Fijian players are in the New Zealand 7s team to play in next weekend's Hong Kong Sevens tournament. In advance of the World Rugby Men's and Women's Sevens Series Qualifiers, the national Hong Kong rugby sevens teams greeted the public at Lee Gardens on March 24. Read More »

CIGNA (NYSE:CI) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds

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Among 7 analysts covering Winnebago Industries ( NYSE:WGO ), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. These shares are worth $37,890 and were traded at $165.46 each. 1,230 were reported by Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec. (NYSE:GMED). Brandywine Investment Management Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 174,464 shares. Read More »

Second person charged after Facebook video showed baby smoking marijuana

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The child makes a cooing sound, appears to inhale and lets out a puff of smoke before turning toward the adult with an expressionless look. "We don't want to normalize the practice". If cannabis is being carried in a vehicle, it must be stored in a closed, fastened package and out of reach to the driver or passengers. However, cannabis use will not be allowed in vehicles, under new legislation to be introduced during this legislative session. Read More »

Nigeria World Cup hype dampened by Serbia defeat

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Wins in recent friendlies over top-10 teams Argentina and Poland had boosted hopes of Nigeria's 180 million people that this young side are capable of going beyond the country's best performance of a last-16 finish in 1994, 1998 and 2014. "We do not have top stars of the 90s and that could count against them at the World Cup", he said. The team don't have players like Jay-Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu and Daniel Amokachi. Read More »

A Tribe Called Quest's "final video" is a star-studded afrofuturist statement

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In director Warren Fu's eight-minute clip, Q-Tip plays an astronaut who floats through zero-gravity and plays chess against a literally faceless white politician. As the late Phife Dawg's verse rolls around, Q-Tip attempts to break free from the spaceship he's trapped in. Throughout the video, musicians and actors including Common , Erykah Badu , Rosario Dawson, Alicia Keys , and Janelle Monae pop up on these screens to sing the tune's hook. Read More »

Cancer vaccine which works 'startlingly well' in mice goes into human trials

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Still others, like the auto T-cell therapy recently approved to treat some types of leukemia and lymphomas, require a patient's immune cells to be removed from the body and genetically engineered to attack the tumor cells. The successful trial of the vaccine on mice paves the way for trials on human subjects. Instead, the two immune-stimulating agents could be injected directly into a tumor where it will cause the T-cells to identify the cancerous cells and eliminate them. Read More »

Shares in Apple (AAPL) Purchased by White Lighthouse Investment Management Inc

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About 7.87 million shares traded. FOSUN INTERNATIONAL LTD ORDINARY SHARES (OTCMKTS:FOSUF) had a decrease of 33.29% in short interest. It has underperformed by 65.90% the S&P500. The company was maintained on Friday, December 1 by Guggenheim. Several other equities analysts have also recently commented on the company. Following the sale, the insider now owns 13,739 shares in the company, valued at $2,401,302.42. Read More »

NFL Cheerleader Claims She Was Fired for Wearing Lace Bodysuit on Instagram

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While they must also block the players from following them on social media, fail to dine in the same restaurant as a player and are not allowed to post photos of themselves in the team's colours. At the appropriate time and in the appropriate forum, the Saints will defend the organization's policies and workplace rules. Despite making her page private, per team rules, Davis was told the photo violated team rules regarding cheerleaders' attire - the rule prohibits cheerleaders from ... Read More »

Eating out exposes consumers to harmful chemicals

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Phthalates are mainly used as plasticizers and the health risks are worrying. Adults who ate out the day before had 35 percent higher levels of phthalates, the study said, according to The Guardian. Further research is now needed to investigate how phthalates can be removed from the food supply, said Varshavsky. The new study looked more broadly at dining out - not just at fast-food outlets - and found that it was significantly associated with increased exposure to phthalates. Read More »

Nikolas Cruz's brother to challenge $500K bail

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Zachary Cruz, brother of the teenager who killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month, is due in court Thursday to ask a judge to reduce his $500,000 bond on a trespassing charge. But dozens of admirers have also flooded social media, where some have claimed that they've gotten through to Cruz. "I want you all to know that Nikolas knows about us and he had the biggest smile on his face when he was told that we all support him", a female commenter wrote on March ... Read More »