REPUBLICANS TO THE WORLD: WHAT DO YOU WANT US TO DO? There was a general consensus in the Capitol yesterday: PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP thoroughly embarrassed the United States standing next to Russian President VLADIMIR PUTIN on the world’s biggest stage. SEN. TOM COTTON (R-ARK.), a reliable Trump ally, criticized the president -- albeit not by name. REP. WILL HURD, a Texas Republican who was a covert CIA operative before becoming a politician, told CNN’s Jake Tapper, “I’ve seen Russian intelligence manipulate many people in my career, and I never thought the U.S. president would be one of them.” SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-S.C.), Trump’s golf buddy, even had choice words. Story Continued Below BUT, PRIVATELY, senior-level Republican aides and lawmakers had a second message: WHAT THE HELL DO YOU WANT US TO DO? HOLD HEARINGS? They’ve done that, they say. Nearly every Capitol Hill probe into the 2016 election showed that Putin’s Russia did, … [Read more...] about POLITICO Playbook: GOP to the world: What would you like us to do?
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByBenedict Carey June 7, 2018 Suicide rates rose steadily in nearly every state from 1999 to 2016, often by as much as 30 percent, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday. In 2016, there were more than twice as many suicides as homicides in the United States. The figures come two days after the death of celebrity designer Kate Spade, which has sparked a national conversation about suicide. She had struggled with depression and anxiety for years, according to a statement released by her husband, Andrew Spade. “She was actively seeking help and working closely with her doctors to treat her disease,” he wrote. C.D.C. officials, however, said that the national increase in suicide rates cannot be linked to a particular mental health diagnosis. The new analysis found that nearly … [Read more...] about Suicide Is Increasingly Common in the U.S.
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Are we finally gaining the upper hand in the "war on cancer," declared 44 years ago by President Nixon? Dr. David Agus says that while we haven't won the battle yet, the future of it is shifting and looking brighter. Agus, the author of the new book "The Lucky Years: How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Health," published by Simon & Schuster, a division of CBS, said cancer is moving in the direction of becoming a manageable condition for many patients, much in the way people live with arthritis or type 1 diabetes. "For the first time ever, I can walk into a patient's room and have optimism. Not optimism I can cure them, but optimism I can make them live longer and better with this horrible disease," said Agus, who leads the USC Norris Westside Cancer Center. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States behind heart disease. Every three minutes, two people die from cancer. Former National Cancer Institute deputy director Anna Barker said we're seeing … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo New hope against cancer in the not-too-distant future
Produced by Allen Alter and Patti Aronofsky When he's not out looking for the big wave, there's a big story that has consumed Stephen Baxter, a reporter for the Santa Cruz Sentinel and a "48 Hours" consultant: the mysterious death of Google executive Forrest Hayes at the city's sprawling marina. "Forrest Hayes was ... 51 years old. He lived in a pretty upper crust neighborhood," Baxter told "48 Hours." "He was a pretty high powered guy and ... obviously had a lot of assets; he lives in a $3 million house in Santa Cruz." In 2013, one of the boats docked in Santa Cruz Harbor was the majestic 46-foot-long yacht called "Escape." It belonged to Hayes. Not surprisingly, the tech exec outfitted his boat with some of the most expensive tech gear out there -- about $200,000 worth, including a sophisticated security system complete with high-def cameras. Inside, Hayes spared no expense on creature comforts, including a leather ceiling and a $8,000 captain's chair. The Google executive's death … [Read more...] about Kiss of Death and the Google Exec
Bob Bryan, provided by Published 8:01 am, Monday, March 12, 2018 Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters President Donald Trump announced new tariffs on steel and aluminum last week. Trump justified the tariffs by saying they were needed to ensure national security. Trade experts say the reasoning could disrupt the current rules of global trade. President Donald Trump's new steel and aluminum tariffs are set to lead to significant ramifications for not only the US economy, but also the global economic and trade landscape, experts say. Recommended Video: Now Playing: Sparks are flying between the EU and US after President Donald Trump's steel tariff announcement. The rumblings of a trade war continue as the EU warns Trump that they will seek 're-balancing measures' should the new steel and aluminum tariffs include EU countries. "We are friends we are allies, we work together, we cannot possibly be a threat to national security in the US, so we are counting on being excluded. … [Read more...] about Trump has created an international ‘free-for-all’ that could cause huge waves in the global economy
Kevin Loria, provided by Published 5:10 pm, Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Shutterstock/Blend Images A new system created by Verily and Google AI researchers can use photographs of the retina to predict risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The system works about as well as presently used predictive methods and is far less invasive. In a recent study, researchers could see what the artificial intelligence software was paying attention to as it studied the eye. Recommended Video: Now Playing: Google A.I. Can Detect Risk of Heart Disease Through Eye Scan The search engine announced the news on Monday. Together with Verily, Google's health-tech branch, they have developed an A.I. that can determine if a person has high blood pressure or is at risk of a stroke or heart attack, just by scanning their eye. Researchers were able to "train" the A.I. by showing it thousands of images of scanned retinas, allowing it to recognize when a person is at risk for heart … [Read more...] about Google has developed a way to predict your risk of a heart attack just by scanning your eye
Terrill Thomas died of dehydration in the Milwaukee County Jail in April 2016.On Monday, three jail staffers were charged in connection with his death. Thomas, a 38-year-old inmate with bipolar disorder, went seven days without water in solitary confinement before his death. He lost 34 pounds in his eight days in the jail.In the 22 months between his death and the charging decision, a variety of changes related to inmate care have been announced. Here is a recap of the case, and those changes: 1. Who is charged in connection with Thomas' death?Milwaukee County Sheriff's Major Nancy Evans, 48, is charged with felony misconduct in office and obstructing an officer. Jail Lt. Kashka Meadors, 40, and correctional officer James Ramsey-Guy, 38, are each charged with neglecting an inmate, a felony offense.Meadors gave the order to shut off the water, Ramsey-Guy physically cut all water to Thomas' cell, and Evans lied about the subsequent investigation, the complaint says. … [Read more...] about Terrill Thomas died of dehydration in the Milwaukee County Jail in April 2016. Here are 8 things to know.
Dennis Peron, known as the father of medical marijuana, died in a hospital in San Francisco, on Saturday after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 71. His brother, Jeffrey Peron, confirmed the news on his Facebook page. “A man that changed the world,” he wrote in the post along with a photo of Peron. A key figure in the medical marijuana legalization movement in San Francisco, Peron advocated the use of cannabis for medical purpose to treat AIDS patients as early as the late 1980s. His campaign helped the passage of an ordinance, titled Prop P, which he drafted, allowing medical marijuana in San Francisco in 1991. Later, along with Dale Gieringer of California National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) — a nonprofit organization — he prepared the first draft of Prop 215 that legalized medical use of marijuana in the entire state of California in 1996. However, Peron opposed the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Proposition 64), a voter … [Read more...] about Dennis Peron Cause Of Death: Marijuana Activist Dies At 71
Jane Ellis Batty, 94 Why you knew her: She spent decades leading choirs, teaching music to thousands of central Virginia schoolchildren, directing community musical events and making sure people in her corner of the world were treated with respect, regardless of color. What she did: She organized and led six children’s choirs as well as staged and directed amateur theatricals and truncated musicals with the children like “The Mikado” at Seventh Street Christian Church. For seven years, she taught music to central Virginia schoolchildren on WCVE-TV through two studio-taped programs. She taught music in the Richmond school system for 20 years, was a substitute for 13 more years and taught black children their own history through spirituals, the music of Stevie Wonder and school musicals she composed and staged herself. With her husband, Wayne, she shared music director duties at the Virginia Museum Theatre, Swift Creek Mill Playhouse, countless productions at … [Read more...] about Faces of 2017: Notable deaths in the Richmond-area