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Cops in Nebraska seize enough fentanyl to kill 26 MILLION people

Cops in Nebraska seize enough fentanyl to kill 26 MILLION people The seizure marked the largest fentanyl bust in the history of Nebraska, Nebraska State Patrol said on Twitter . Drug enforcement officials say they confiscated enough fentanyl, a deadly synthetic opioid, to kill 26 million people . They found "42 foil-wrapped packages containing 73 pounds of cocaine and 44 pounds of an unknown powder suspected to be fentanyl". Bolduc, with the Nebraska St... [Full Article...]

Support surges on eve of vote to lift abortion ban in Ireland

Support surges on eve of vote to lift abortion ban in Ireland Abortions have been allowed in cases where the mother's life is in danger since 2013 and now the penalty for accessing an illegal abortion is up to 14 years in prison. "Because of the complete lack of any regulation on social media campaigning in Ireland, somebody at the moment can throw any amount of money, from anywhere in the world, with any message and there's nothing anybody can do about it",... [Full Article...]

Mussels near Seattle test positive for opioids

Mussels near Seattle test positive for opioids Although, for now, at least, there is little chance that an oxycodone-infused mussel will end up on your plate, this new discovery underscores the increasing severity of the opioid epidemic nationwide and its potential effects on the environment. [Full Article...]

7 nouveaux cas de fièvre hémorragique Ebola confirmés — RD Congo

7 nouveaux cas de fièvre hémorragique Ebola confirmés — RD Congo Parmi les dix décès confirmés reliés au virus Ebola, cinq ont été répertoriés à Bikoro, deux autres à Iboko et trois dans le secteur de Wangata à Mbandaka . Des milliers de personnes dans le monde entier ont été mobilisées pour combattre l'épidémie d'Ebola, a ajouté le directeur général de l'OMS. Selon l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS), les responsables des structures de santé surveille... [Full Article...]

Texas school shooting suspect's father thinks he was bullied

Texas school shooting suspect's father thinks he was bullied Santa Fe was still reeling from the attack. Texas' second day of roundtables on curbing school shootings will tackle the thorny issue of gun control, with the state's chief firearm lobbying association and a gun reform group attending. Aguilera says she's ready for classes to resume next week so that she can join with friends again "to show how strong we are". Two teachers and eight students, ... [Full Article...]

Poland hails first Polish Man International Booker victor

Poland hails first Polish Man International Booker victor Tokarczuk is an award-winning author of eight novels and two short-story collections. It bagged the 67,000 USA dollar prize after topping a shortlist of six titles , with Tokarczuk becoming the first Polish writer to win the award. The "Books of Jacob" published in 2014 earned her another Nike Award. Tokarczuk's liberal views and perspectives on Polish history - especially on the Holocaus... [Full Article...]

USA president cancels summit with North Korean leader

USA president cancels summit with North Korean leader Tensions between the US and North Korea dramatically increased over the past week as both sides fought for leverage ahead of the talks. When asked if the announcement came as a surprise, a staffer in the office that works on North Korea issues said he had to check with State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert. [Full Article...]

Trump to press South Korea's Moon before summit with North

Trump to press South Korea's Moon before summit with North The journalists from the MBC television network and News1 wire service took a special government flight later on Wednesday to go to the North's northeastern coastal city of Wonsan, according to Seoul's Foreign Ministry. The Liberty Korea Post web site has also reported that North Korea sentenced 24 defectors to death for continuing a campaign against Pyongyang from exile, such as by sending pr... [Full Article...]

Italy's president summons Conte for talks on forming govt

Italy's president summons Conte for talks on forming govt The 5-Stars have suffered from the perception that their public officials are mere puppets of the movement's brain trust, most visibly in Rome's city hall. Both 5-Star leader Luigi Di Maio and League leader Matteo Salvini have stood by Conte and sought to reassure markets and Brussels, albeit with the caveat that Italians had voted in large numbers for a program that calls for a tougher approach t... [Full Article...]

GE Transportation reaches agreement to merge with Wabtec

GE Transportation reaches agreement to merge with Wabtec GE has received $3.6 billion in orders in the past two quarters. Katie Zoller, a spokeswoman for GE Transportation , said the broad port initiative is not affected by today's deal, and the unit is in discussions with other ports to develop similar programs. [Full Article...]

DOJ Says Watchdog Will Look Into Trump Campaign Surveillance

DOJ Says Watchdog Will Look Into Trump Campaign Surveillance They potentially voided a constitutional crisis by politely, yet effectively, sidelined the President's attempt to interfere in an ongoing investigation. Trump tweeted yesterday afternoon. The two GOP congressmen released a statement calling the meeting "productive" and expressing hope for a continued "dialogue" with the Justice Department . [Full Article...]

Steph Curry's Mom Puts Him On Blast After His In-Game Profanity

Steph Curry's Mom Puts Him On Blast After His In-Game Profanity The Warriors have lost three games in their three series this postseason, and have rebounded to win the next contest by a combined 65 points. "That's what I expected to do, but just like my approach after every game is you don't get too high after highs, don't get too low after lows". [Full Article...]

CDC: 6 people sickened by contaminated lettuce in Ohio

CDC: 6 people sickened by contaminated lettuce in Ohio As of May 16- 39 people in California have gotten sick, and one person has died. The person became ill about three weeks ago and has recovered, said Phil Rooney, a spokesman for the Douglas County Health Department. Officials say because of romaine lettuce's three-week shelf life, it should no longer be connected to the illnesses. "This is a higher hospitalization rate than usual for E. [Full Article...]

A doctor on board? U.S. surgeon general helps passenger on flight

A doctor on board? U.S. surgeon general helps passenger on flight Jerome Adams was aboard flight 1827 from Ft. A person lost consciousness when the plane was on the ground in Fort Lauderdale , Florida. The surgeon tweeted about the entire experience by writing, "They asked if there was a Doctor on board to help with a medical emergency". [Full Article...]

DR Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to city, says WHO

DR Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to city, says WHO The outbreak in West Africa that started in 2014 reached epidemic proportions and was the worst ever recorded, infecting more than 28,000 and killing more than 11,000. Fortunately, these Ebola positive cases are present in the isolated regions. Last week, President Donald Trump proposed cutting the $ 252 million in Ebola response funds for USA agencies. [Full Article...]

How to keep your pet safe this tick season

How to keep your pet safe this tick season Of the approximately 40 species of tick in Canada, only a few can infect humans with Lyme (e.g. the blacklegged tick), but this does not mean the risk is low if you regularly spend time running through nature. Bennett says cover up and avoid walking in tall grass. Awareness is also important for treating these diseases. Take a hot shower with soap as soon as possible afterwards. [Full Article...]

Un premier cas d'Ebola détecté en zone urbaine — RD Congo

Un premier cas d'Ebola détecté en zone urbaine — RD Congo Le premier cas urbain à être annoncé pourrait changer la donne. En outre, la ville est située sur les rives du Congo, une artère majeure pour le commerce et la circulation des personnes vers la capitale, Kinshasa. Le vaccin fonctionne en remplaçant un gène d'un virus inoffensif connu sous le nom de virus de la stomatite vésiculeuse (VSV) par un gène codant pour une protéine de surface du virus É... [Full Article...]

Trump et l'Iran au menu du sommet des Balkans

Trump et l'Iran au menu du sommet des Balkans Pour rappel, l'accord sur le nucléaire iranien signé le 14 juillet 2015 entre l'Iran , et la France, les Etats-Unis, la Russie, la Chine, l'Allemagne et le Royaume-Uni, vise à limiter l'enrichissement d'uranium iranien et à lever les sanctions économiques contre le pays. [Full Article...]

South Sudan on alert as Ebola outbreak reported in Congo

South Sudan on alert as Ebola outbreak reported in Congo Finally, News Agency of Nigeria reported that a passenger at Uganda's Entebbe International Airport is being held in isolation in an Entebbe hospital after showing some symptoms of Ebola virus disease. There is no specific treatment for the virus, and it can prove fatal in up to 90 percent of cases. Tedros led a WHO delegation that included Matshidiso Moeti, MD, WHO regional director for Afric... [Full Article...]

Scott Wagner Projected Winner of GOP Nod for PA Governor

Scott Wagner Projected Winner of GOP Nod for PA Governor Sen Wagner defeated Mango and Laura Ellsworth on Tuesday night, setting the stage for Wagner to challenge incumbent Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in the general election. The Republican primary campaign was described by longtime political observer G. Terry Madonna as the most brutal in modern history. During a primary marked by Mango and Wagner aiming negative, personal TV ads at each other, Di... [Full Article...]


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