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J&J settles drug manufacturing probe by U.S. states for $33 million

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Shapiro said Pennsylvania will receive $1.4 million as part of a $33 million settlement the states reached with McNeil-PPC, Inc., in which the drugmaker was accused of distributing over-the-counter drugs - including some meant for pediatric use - that were contaminated and unlawfully promoted its products. Read More »

Facebook leaked documents reveal the types of content it allows

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There is no question that how Facebook decides to police certain type of content will have an impact on many walks of life - from politics to music and everything in between. - Some extremely disturbing imagery may be "marked as disturbing." There are exceptions for content which "document atrocities", though these too must be marked as disturbing. Read More »

Data czar slams Google DeepMind's NHS tie-up as WannaCry fallout continues

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Dame Fiona says in the letter that she informed Royal Free and DeepMind in December that she "did not believe that when the patient data was shared with Google DeepMind, implied consent for direct care was an appropriate legal basis". "It is my view, and that of my panel that the objective for the transfer of 1.6 million identifiable patient records were only used for the testing of Streams application, and not for the provision of direct care to patients", she said. Read More »

US accuses Syria of mass executions and burning the bodies

In presenting the photographs, the top USA diplomat for the Middle East, Stu Jones, said Monday that Bashar Assad's regime "has sunk to a new level of depravity " with the support of Russian Federation and Iran. will not telegraph its intentions. "The regime must stop all attacks on civilian and opposition forces". While the USA has long condemned Russian Federation for supporting Assad's regime, President Donald Trump's administration also has expressed interest in working with Russian ... Read More »

Vodafone ups stake in Vodacom after transferring direct interest in Kenya's Safaricom

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Vodacom acquires an 87.5% shareholding in Vodafone Kenya, which represents a 35% indirect interest in Safaricom. Vodacom has agreed to a two-year exemption from the rule with the bourse, the company said . Analysts have previously said that M-Pesa, which has struggled to gain traction in some of the continent's more developed economies such as South Africa, doesn't hold much value for consumers who are already included in the formal banking sector. Read More »

Will Power breaks IndyCar Grand Prix qualifying record

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In the Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires, Victor Franzoni (Juncos Racing) won by 0.2092- seconds over TJ Fischer (Team Pelfrey). Still, he is having a great start to the 2017 season. Aside from success on the track , Rahal raised $8,500 for the SoldierStrong program that funds the production of exoskeletons to help veterans who have spinal cord injuries or are paralyzed walk again. Read More »

Somalia, Qatar discuss ties on sidelines of United Kingdom meet

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Speaking at the conference, Guterres said the United Nations had presented a revised humanitarian response plan for Somalia , seeking an additional $900 million by end of year. May noted that due to the remarkable achievements and enormous sacrifices Ethiopian, Kenyan, Ugandan, Burundian and Djiboutian forces paid in Somalia , the country's peace has shown a progress during the past five years. Read More »

Drug epidemic increases Hepatitis C cases in Wisconsin

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If left untreated, the disease may scar the liver (cirrhosis), and eventually cause liver cancer and then liver failure. It's traditionally been about 18 months before Hepatitis C is testable although there are some newer technologies that can do it earlier, he said . Read More »

3 measles cases in Crow Wing County bring Minnesota total to 54

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According to MDH data, the total number of confirmed cases in the recent outbreak is now 54. Forty-seven of the cases have come in the Somali Minnesotan community. On the other hand, as of this time, there is only 41 percent who are vaccinated. Vaccinations are not just a hot topic for people with different cultural backgrounds; recently, many American parents have chosen not to vaccinate their kids. Read More »

Brown: Budget most constrained in 5-years

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Obamacare has not been a success in California, but it has generally been less unsuccessful in the Golden State than elsewhere, partly because the Obama administration saw California's program as a flagship, and the program enjoys voters' support. Read More »

Governor Says 'Big Cuts' Ahead For California's Budget

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Stone wondered how the governor could boast of "spending billions of dollars on anti-poverty programs (while) one in four children go to bed hungry every night in California". - Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, chair of the Senate Budget Committee: "It's certainly an improvement over the January proposal", Mitchell said, adding she's "thrilled" to see more funding for child care and education. Read More »

Maryland makes a play for the offshore wind crown

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It is expected to go online in January 2020. David Smedick, a policy expert with the Sierra Club, called the decision on Thursday a "monumental win for the economy and the environment in Maryland". As a result the commission said it was placing the turbines the furthest out from the shoreline as possible. "Why would we want to have risk of deteriorating the most valuable and income-producing real estate in Worcester County?" In making its decision the commission did note the concerns of ... Read More »

'World's heaviest woman' leaves India, arrives in Abu Dhabi for treatment

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An Egyptian woman believed to be the world's heaviest has left an Indian hospital more than 660 pounds lighter after undergoing weight-loss surgery. She is all set to fly to Abu Dhabi for further treatment. Medical experts at Mumbai's Saifee Hospital put her on a special liquid diet to get her weight down low enough for doctors to perform the operation. Read More »

Arkansas conducts nation's 1st double execution since 2000

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A spokesman for the Arkansas Department of Correction declared that Jack Jones was executed Monday night by lethal injection. Jones, Jr. died at 7:20 p.m., while Marcel Williams died at 10:33 p.m. Jones was sentenced to death in 1996 for raping and killing Mary Phillips, reports The Washington Post. We'll know Thursday the fate of the lone inmate with an active death warrant against him. Read More »

Turbulence injures 27 on Aeroflot flight to Bangkok

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Past year more than 1 million Russians visited Thailand, most flocking to the southern beach resorts. A dedicated helpline was set up for relatives of passengers on board the flight to contact the airline, while representatives of Aeroflot , together with employees of the Russian Federation Consulate in Bangkok, are in contact with victims to help them. Read More »

Another wrong-way crash claims life, creates havoc

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Authorities tell WDTN that someone may be trapped in the auto. Dramatic video shows the moment a wrong-way driver sparked a fiery tanker truck explosion on Interstate 75 in Ohio. Environmental Protection Agency and hazardous materials crews, along with representatives of Dayton's wellfield protection office, responded to the scene, Dayton Police Lt. Read More »

Suspended Alabama chief justice Moore declares US Senate bid

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A judicial discipline panel suspended Moore after ruling that he urged probate judges to refuse marriage licenses to gay couples. In his announcement today, Moore warned that "the foundations of the fabric of our country are being shaken tremendously: Our families are being crippled by divorce and abortion, our sacred institution of marriage has been destroyed by the Supreme Court, and our rights and liberties are in jeopardy". Read More »