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Prince Mikasa, uncle of Emperor Akihito, dies at 100 years old Prince Mikasa, uncle of Emperor Akihito, dies at 100 years old
- October 27, 2016

In this January 2, 2015 photo, Japan's Prince Mikasa waves to well-wishers from a balcony during a New Year's public appearance at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo . However, it is not possible under the current law as the step is unprecedented in modern Japan. Mikasa, fifth in line to the imperial throne, was 100. (more...)
Obama reacts to Trump's mean tweet about him Obama reacts to Trump's mean tweet about him
- October 27, 2016

During a Mean Tweets segment - when celebrities read out to the freaky and harsh insults written about them on social media - Obama responded directly to one sent by Trump. Kimmel joked that Obama had to "take time away from helping rig the election" to appear on the show, a dig at Trump, who has repeatedly said the November 08 vote is rigged against him. (more...)
Chinese envoy calls on USA to lift embargo against Cuba
- October 27, 2016

The UN General Assembly met for its annual vote on a resolution to end sanctions against Cuba imposed in the 1960s at the height of the Cold War. Although Obama has stated his intention to end the embargo and has issues executive orders to ease some restrictions, removing the full blockade requires congressional approval. (more...)
Mou dedicates derby win to United fans
- October 27, 2016

Neither manager would reveal the contents of the conversation but Sky Italia said Mourinho told Conte in Italian: "You don't celebrate like that at 4-0". Manchester United was beaten 4-0 by Chelsea on Sunday. But he will not have been happy with recent results and a good win against their biggest rivals could put them on a good run again. (more...)
TN BJP chief wishes Karunanidhi a speedy recovery TN BJP chief wishes Karunanidhi a speedy recovery
- October 27, 2016

AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa (68), who was admitted to Apollo Hospital on September 22 following fever and dehydration, on Wednesday morning approved the appointment of 18 ministers for the party's election duties in Aravakurichi, Thanjavur and Thiruparankundram, which is going to polls on November 19. (more...)
Vaping could help prevent ex-smokers piling on the pounds, research suggests
- October 27, 2016

That is why they have seen the use of E-cigarettes as a benefit one. Cambridge University's Professor Theresa Marteau said: "E-cigs might have potential to reduce obesity in some but they are not a panacea for the population". Linda Bauld, professor of health policy at the University of Stirling and deputy director of the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies , is among the experts exploring whether vaping with or without nicotine could help people ignore cravings for candies and ... (more...)
Whitbread hike interim dividend as Costa sales growth slows Whitbread hike interim dividend as Costa sales growth slows
- October 27, 2016

The group opened 87 new Costa outlets in the United Kingdom in the first half, taking its total store count to 2,121. Costa's underlying operating profit fell 4% to £64.6m and profit margins were down 1.8 % year-on-year, 1.3% of which was due to the National Living Wage and investments. (more...)
Mixing energy drinks, alcohol may affect adolescent brains like cocaine Mixing energy drinks, alcohol may affect adolescent brains like cocaine
- October 27, 2016

Levels of the protein FosB, which is a marker for long-term changes in neurochemistry, were elevated in levels similar to those abusing drugs such as cocaine and morphine. "They may then use more cocaine to get the same effect". The first experiment monitored mice behavior while they were under the influence of caffeinated alcoholic beverages and found that they still were not more likely to drink more alcohol as adults. (more...)
Donald Trump takes swipe at Michelle Obama for 'attacking Hillary Clinton'
- October 27, 2016

You've got to see this video. "Pretty corrupt", he said in another joke that was met with raucous heckling. He then started to bring up material contained in hacked Clinton campaign emails. And, quoting her former rival Bernie Sanders, she called Trump the "most unsafe person to run for president in the modern history of America". One of his few self-deprecating jokes: "Some thought it would be tough for me, but the truth is I'm a modest person". (more...)
Sidhu faces trial for 'corrupt practice' in 2009 LS poll Sidhu faces trial for 'corrupt practice' in 2009 LS poll
- October 27, 2016

The petitioner had alleged that Sidhu, a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate at that time, had allegedly disclosed incorrect value for advertisements he placed in at least six newspapers in Punjab during the election campaign. However, there was partial relief to Sidhu in the election petition case. "Full statement on the alleged corrupt election practice has not been set forth", Singh had told the court. (more...)
Teal pumpkins send message of safety and inclusion
- October 27, 2016

Sarah Sane, 8, Harper's sister, said her favorite non-food item to give on Halloween are plastic toy "gooey" eyes. More than 15 million people have food allergies and many more have diabetes, eosinophilic esophagitis or some other dietary restriction that makes Halloween hard. (more...)
Police fatally shoot armed suspect at Dallas-area motel Police fatally shoot armed suspect at Dallas-area motel
- October 27, 2016

Spokeswoman Jolene DeVito says a woman Tuesday night went to a police station to stay she was sexually assaulted and escaped from the suspect's motel room. Natalie Hickson says her son was not involved in sex trafficking and the woman involved in the incident had willingly lived with her and her son for more than a month. (more...)
Police ID New Jersey dad who jumped from bridge with boys
- October 27, 2016

Christopher DePuyt said Tuesday morning. Pequannock police notified troopers in the Totowa station of a possible suicide attempt around 8 p.m. With the use of Global Positioning System tracking, police were able to find Spincken's vehicle off of I-287 in Wanaque Township. (more...)
One-fourth of US cancer deaths linked with 1 thing: smoking One-fourth of US cancer deaths linked with 1 thing: smoking
- October 27, 2016

According to a recent survey, 18.9% of Nebraskans smoke, just below the national rate of 19.7%. "In this study of population-attributed fraction of cancer deaths due to cigarette smoking, cigarette smoking explained a high proportion of cancer deaths in all states, but this proportion was highest in several Southern states, notably Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Louisiana". (more...)
Sanders urges government to kill AT&T-Time Warner merger
- October 27, 2016

AT&T has announced that its online TV streaming service, DirectTV Now, will come with over 100 channels and will cost $35 a month. It looks like T-Mobile is the top acquisition target as a wireless partner following the announcement of AT&T to takeover Time Warner Inc. (more...)
ObamaCare's Architect: Higher Premiums Mean The Law ObamaCare's Architect: Higher Premiums Mean The Law "Is Working As Designed"
- October 27, 2016

Sign-up season starts November 1, about a week before national elections in which the GOP remains committed to a full repeal. Speaking to Miami's Hot 105 radio station, the Democratic presidential nominee was asked to react to reports about Obamacare premiums going up 25 percent. (more...)
Tatas rush to SC, HC fearing retaliation by Cyrus Mistry
- October 27, 2016

Tata Group overall commands market capitalisation of over United States dollars 125 billion (close to Rs 8.5 lakh crore), with software giant TCS alone accounting for Rs 4,72,301.73 crore. Mistry had taken over as chairman from Ratan Tata in 2012. "They are all senior persons with great respect in the industry, but sometimes such actions become inevitable when the entire board loses confidence in its chairman", said he. (more...)
Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump take jabs as roast turns bitter Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump take jabs as roast turns bitter
- October 27, 2016

Where previous first ladies have typically played the role of loyal spouse and burnished their husbands' records while campaigning, Mrs. Obama has taken a different tack, said Anita McBride, who was chief of staff to first lady Laura Bush. Michelle Obama gives a speech and everyone loves it. "They think she's absolutely great". "There was no reference beyond her point that we have had an administration that talks a lot about family values but doesn't follow through", Obama said. (more...)
CETA pace on hold as Belgium fails to reach agreement CETA pace on hold as Belgium fails to reach agreement
- October 27, 2016

A government official, speaking on condition of anonymity given the sensitive nature of the subject matter, said Trudeau and Schulz have spoken in recent days and that Thursday's Canada-EU summit has not been cancelled. "We're the laughing stock of the whole world", said the centre-right leader, quoted by Reuters news agency. "It is evident that in the current circumstances, we can not give a "yes" today", he said. (more...)
New SIDS Guidelines Released
- October 27, 2016

Getting a crying infant back to sleep can be an huge relief for exhausted parents. About 3,500 infant lives are lost annually in the United States due to SIDS, or sudden infant death syndrome, and other sleep-related deaths. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Researchers acknowledge that little is known about SIDS, but they say parents can take steps to greatly reduce the risks. (more...)