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South Jersey gets a view of Antares rocket launch South Jersey gets a view of Antares rocket launch
- October 19, 2016

The space station is a convergence of science, technology and human innovation that demonstrates new technologies and makes research breakthroughs not possible on Earth. The launch was postponed 24 hours Sunday because a cable did not perform as expected during a pre-launch check, according to NASA . Next up will be commercial flights for the station crews, as the space agency works on getting astronauts to Mars in the 2030s. (more...)
Tiny increase coming for people on Social Security
- October 19, 2016

Send your questions to Phil . On Tuesday, officials from the Social Security Administration announced the small raise, the third consecutive year the benefits adjustment will be under 0.5 percent. "Over the course of a 25- or 30-year retirement, it reduces anticipated Social Security income by tens of thousands of dollars". This is normally no big deal. (more...)
Wisconsin GOP stands behind Paul Ryan in fracas with Trump supporters Wisconsin GOP stands behind Paul Ryan in fracas with Trump supporters
- October 19, 2016

We'll get to the "doesn't know how to win" part in a bit. Trump said that he was in Ryan's "territory" and yet he said "they are all screaming for Trump", predicting he's going to do "very well" in the battleground state. Ryan technically still supports Trump but announced last week he would not be defending Trump or campaigning on his behalf. When news of the call leaked to the press, the conflict reached a boiling point: Trump took to twitter with a series of tweets spanning several days ... (more...)
Bhubaneswar: SUM Hospital suspends four staff members after fire that killed 20 Bhubaneswar: SUM Hospital suspends four staff members after fire that killed 20
- October 19, 2016

When contacted, Special Director General of SFSO, AP Rout told this reporter that following the fire tragedy that hit the Bhubaneswar hospital last evening, the department does not want to take any chance with the safety of the people, more so in lifeline buildings like hospitals. (more...)
The best airlines in the world, according to Condé Nast Traveler The best airlines in the world, according to Condé Nast Traveler
- October 19, 2016

Earlier in the year, the airline was also voted North America's Best Regional Airline by Skytrax, and one of the top 10 worldwide airlines by Travel + Leisure's World Best Awards. (more...)
US States set to vote on legalization of marijuana US States set to vote on legalization of marijuana
- October 19, 2016

The state proposition, Prop 64, and locally, Measure N. If California approves Prop 64 to legalize pot, a yes vote on the citywide measure would impose a sales tax on businesses that sell marijuana for recreational use. Overall crime increase of 12.3 percent. "It will also enact a 15 percent excise tax on the sale of marijuana, which will provide Arizona with an estimated $123 million in additional revenue, $55 million per year for K-12 education (including all-day kindergarten) and almost ... (more...)
FDA suspends Teva, Regeneron back pain trial FDA suspends Teva, Regeneron back pain trial
- October 19, 2016

The FDA advised to hold the study and make amendments to the trial protocol following its observation of a case adjudicating arthropathy in a patient, who got high dosage of fasinumab. The anti-NGF fasinumab drug has been placed in a clinical hold, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The regulatory also says that patients already in the "study should be taken off therapy involving the investigational drug unless specifically permitted by FDA in the interest of patient safety". (more...)
Plans for pensioners to swap annuities for cash have been scrapped Plans for pensioners to swap annuities for cash have been scrapped
- October 19, 2016

The scheme to create a secondary market for annuities was pushed by ex-chancellor George Osborne and aimed at allowing people more freedom to choose how to invest their pension pots. It let people at retirement spend any accumulated pension pot entirely as they saw fit, including, as the then pensions minister Steve Webb said jokingly, spending the lot on a Lamborghini sports auto. (more...)
Health care costs rising faster, Lake warns Health care costs rising faster, Lake warns
- October 19, 2016

Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott is at the meeting to promote her government's promised Health Accord, which includes a $3 billion commitment to home care. "It's becoming more and more hard and to not have the federal government at the level of partnership that we believe we need, makes it very challenging", he says. (more...)
Man eats world's hottest chili, burns hole in his throat Man eats world's hottest chili, burns hole in his throat
- October 19, 2016

Suffering from severe abdominal pain he was admitted to hospital where doctors discovered a 2.5-centimetre hole in his oesophagus. Fluid and "food debris" was found around the tear. When patients die from a ruptured esophagus, the cause of death is likely a "rapid and fatal infection", Arens told Live Science. He spent 23 days in the hospital recovering from the incident-the costs of which which we can safely assume far outweighed whatever the prize was in the eating contest. (more...)
Hillary Clinton maintains Electoral College edge over Donald Trump — UPI/CVoter state polls Hillary Clinton maintains Electoral College edge over Donald Trump — UPI/CVoter state polls
- October 19, 2016

White voters prefer Trump by 57-34 percent, while non-white voters favor Clinton by 73-19 percent. Trump tweeted on Monday: "Of course there is large scale voter fraud happening on and before election day". In the traditionally closely fought state of OH, the top elections official, a Republican, said concerns about widespread voter fraud were simply not justified. (more...)
Saint Louis University studying vaccine for Zika virus
- October 19, 2016

Sohan told the Guardian that the brain abnormalities represent a fourfold increase in the number of central nervous system abnormalities seen on ultrasounds. Microcephaly is a birth defect linked to the Zika virus where infants are born with abnormally small heads. Taiwan has confirmed another imported Zika virus case, involving a Thai migrant worker, raising the total number of such cases to 13, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported yesterday. (more...)
Humane Society rescues eight equine living in neglect Humane Society rescues eight equine living in neglect
- October 19, 2016

However, the conditions of the horses and mules continued to deteriorate. The animals were transported to the Humane Society of Missouri's rehabilitation ranch, Longmeadow Rescue Ranch . However, since they're in bad shape, the Humane Society warns it could be a few months before they're ready for their new home. As for their owners, they have not yet been named. (more...)
Duterte expects 'plenty of happiness' from China state visit
- October 19, 2016

What he does, what he says and what may be a tendency on his part to try to play the United States off against China and Russian Federation in East Asia could become a problem. Asked if he would seek to buy military equipment from China during his visit, Duterte told Phoenix Television: "Yes, but not really in (large) numbers". (more...)
Netflix adds more subscribers during third quarter than expected, shares jump 19% Netflix adds more subscribers during third quarter than expected, shares jump 19%
- October 19, 2016

Shares of Netflix's stock have fallen about 13 percent so far this year, as the organization's viewpoint for adding new clients has struggled to pace with of Wall Street's expectations. Now in its fourth year of producing original content, Netflix praised such efforts as " Narcos " and " Stranger Things " for delivering both critical and financial results. (more...)
FBI, State Dept. deny quid pro quo over Clinton email classification FBI, State Dept. deny quid pro quo over Clinton email classification
- October 19, 2016

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz confirmed it will hold additional hearings on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's private email server when members return from recess. The new documents, which are detailed notes of FBI interviews during the investigation into Clinton's private server, further describe how the State Department " pressured " other agencies into declassifying emails those agencies believed should have been kept secret. (more...)
Johnson & Johnson tops Street 3Q forecasts Johnson & Johnson tops Street 3Q forecasts
- October 19, 2016

Your current subscription does not provide access to this content. You are reading news and information on LongIsland.com, Long Island's Most Popular Website, Since 1996. Restrained spending and soaring prescription drug sales more than offset a dip in consumer product sales. For the reporting quarter, equity analysts expect the stock to deliver $1.65 in earnings per share (EPS). (more...)
Trump asserts wide voter fraud that experts say is unfounded
- October 18, 2016

Ms. Clinton now leads by an average of 6.3 percentage points in national polls that include third-party candidates, according to RealClearPolitics . A CNN poll puts Trump ahead by four points in OH, but gives Clinton a slight lead in battlegrounds North Carolina and Nevada . (more...)
Rigged election claims may leave lasting damage Rigged election claims may leave lasting damage
- October 18, 2016

Pence tried to put the issue to rest Sunday, telling CBS News , "We will absolutely accept the results of the election". "We'll respect the outcome of this election", said Pence, the IN governor. U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaking at a fundraiser in Seattle, Washington, on October 14. This sparked another Trump outburst at Ryan. (more...)
Best stocks of the day: Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT)
- October 18, 2016

The stock gained 0.28% the day following the earnings announcement, and on 7th day price change was 0.07%. Roth Capital began new coverage on Silicon Laboratories, Inc. Abbott Laboratories's revenue for the quarter was up 3.2% compared to the same quarter previous year. Here's how investors reacted to ABT earnings announcements in the past few quarters. (more...)