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Mayawati accuses BJP of caste, religion-based politics

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The Congress too walked out after Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the BJP has a mandate to rule UP and alleged that the BSP chief was attempting to score political points and not speak for Dalits . She did raise the Dalit issue before storming out of the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Mayawati resigned from Rajya Sabha in a dramatic, yet, an action-packed show of events. Read More »

United States laptop ban lifted for all but one airport

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Since March, the United States banned larger electronic devices from being allowed in the cabin of aeroplanes travelling to the United States from eight "mostly Muslim" countries. Last month, United States officials announced new security requirements for all airlines rather than an expansion of the laptop ban and have been dropping the restrictions from airlines as they boosted security. Read More »

Wednesday is National Hot Dog Day

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In the United States, National Hot Dog Day has been celebrated since the 1950's. Wednesday is National Hot Dog Day, and if you are a frankfurter fan there are some deals out there for you. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council estimates baseball fans will consume almost 19,000,000 hot dogs and more than 4,000,000 sausages during the 2017 Major League Baseball season. Read More »

Google's mobile search app now has a personalized news feed

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The main focus and core functionality are largely unchanged, but it's now a lot easier to fine-tune exactly what pops up in your personal, unique feed. A more crude variant of the so-called " Google Feed " debuted previous year with weather, news, and sports info, but the new entrant is turning the dial to 11 by introducing a way more personal feed that will only cater to your interests. Read More »

Secret Service issues statement on Donald Trump Jr. meeting

Mr Mueller is investigating allegations by USA intelligence agencies that Russian Federation interfered to help Mr Trump win the presidency and possible collusion between Moscow and the Republican's campaign. "Fake News story of secret dinner with Putin is "sick", Trump tweeted ". USA intelligence agencies have previously said that high level Russian official ordered attempts to influence the presidential election in Trump's favour. Read More »

British judge makes controversial ruling in baby Charlie Gard case

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The clinical meeting between United States doctor Michio Hirano and an global colleague of his, together with a United Kingdom expert in mitochondrial disease, an independent chair and the baby's mother, Connie Yates , is now over. The meeting was brokered after Michio Hirano , professor of neurology at the Columbia University Medical Centre in NY, spent about four-and-a-half hours at the hospital on Monday. Read More »

Doctors Shocked to Find 27 Contact Lenses in Woman's Eye

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This woman, however, experienced none of that, despite almost 30 contact lenses wedged in her eye for an undetermined amount of time. If you wear disposable contact lenses , especially those that allow for "extended wear", you might want to be sure that you are diligent about removing them regularly. Read More »

Spieth feeling rested, sharp as The Open approaches

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But the biggest hope for those backing a British victor should be Rory McIlroy . The streak of first-time major winners started after Zach Johnson emerged victorious from the 2015 Open play-off against Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen , with Jason Day winning the US PGA a month later. Read More »

America's Most and Least Stressed Cities Ranked For 2017

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WalletHub's analysts compared the 150 largest cities across 30 key metrics. Of the 150 cities considered in the study, Miami fared poorly in both the "financial stress" rank, coming in at #3, as well as "family stress" rank, taking the #4 spot there. Read More »

Digging Up the Facts on FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (FCH)

Other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Cubic Asset Management LLC increased its position in shares of Chesapeake Lodging Trust by 3.1% in the first quarter. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 41.3% and Return on Investment (ROI) of 6.4 percent. Quarterly Revenue growth year over year is -5.4 Percent. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.44 EPS. Read More »

Blind Al and Wade Wilson Reunite in New Deadpool 2 Photo

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As Daniel battles through the final months of his life, his family has been doing anything and everything they can to put a smile on his face, with mother Stephanie coming up with the idea of somehow getting her son in touch with the Hollywood star. Read More »

Gov. Chris Christie Least Popular Governor In The Nation

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Sixty nine percent disapproved of Christie, and only six percent said they were undecided. His approval rate is 25 percent. Nationwide , Morning Consult surveyed more than 195,000 registered voters for the poll. In each poll, Americans indicted whether they approve or disapprove of the job performance of President Donald Trump, their state's governor, both of their U.S. Read More »

Baby who may have contracted deadly meningitis virus from kiss dies

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On July 7, when she stopped eating and then became unresponsive, she went back to the hospital. Maraina has been fighting for her life and doctors at Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines were running out of options. "She is now no longer suffering and is with the Lord". "They touch her, and then she touches her mouth with her hand", Sifrit explained. Little Maraina fell ill just hours after this photo was taken at her parents wedding. Read More »

Disrespectful goat caught on camera smashing windows at United States office

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It was only then that the culprit was realized to be not one ruminant, but two. One of the goats then started ramming the building's glass doors and windows. The goat reportedly returned a short time later and shattered another door. Mr Cappaert also said: 'Everybody had a good chuckle over it'. Cappaert said he has never seen this particular gang of goats, and is not sure where the goats came from or where they went. Read More »

Julie meets MP, Sushma; condemns terror attack on Amarnath Yatra

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Bishop welcomed the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax and said this will increase India's competitiveness, enable it to open up its market and benefit from trade opportunities. Playing down evident Australian disappointment about being kept out of the Malabar exercise, Julie Bishop , the visiting foreign minister, said on Tuesday she had had discussions with the Indian leadership about the India-China standoff in Doklam. Read More »

Sunny skies, high of 93 expected Saturday in capital city, northeast Kansas

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Saturday . More rain and thunderstorms are expected to move through the area on Monday . Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Some heavy rainfall is possible. The National Weather Service (NWS) is calling for a mostly sunny Monday on Shelter Island. Read More »

Google Glass returns from the dead and this time it means business

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This may have nothing to do with the recent random restart of software updates for Google Glass consumer units , but in similarly unexpected fashion, Alphabet research subsidiary X just took the wraps off a version of the controversial optical head-mounted display aimed specifically at businesses. Read More »

Ryan Phillippe's Injury To Impact 'Shooter' Season 2 Production Schedule

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Fans became concerned when the 42-year-old Wish Upon actor posted a photo to his Instagram Story that showed his injured leg with the caption "not lit". Meanwhile, Phillippe is using the time in the hospital to drum up support for Shooter's season premiere on Tuesday night. "We are working with our partners at U.S. Read More »

9-Judge SC Bench To Decide Whether Right To Privacy Is Fundamental

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The AG argued that the right to privacy is not a fundamental right and instead falls under common law. A bench headed by Chief Justice J.S. Khehar was told by Attorney General K.K. The petitioners have contended that the collection of iris scan and fingerprints by the State violate the right to privacy of the citizens. "Textually it is correct today that there is no right to privacy in the Constitution". Read More »

Chick-fil-A Testing Family Style Meals, New Sides

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Plates, utensils and condiments are included in the meal price. The sides options include bacon baked beans , mac and cheese, a fruit cup, a side salad or one of its superfood sides-kale and broccolini doused in a maple vinaigrette dressing and topped with dried sour cherries and roasted nuts. Read More »

Priyanka Chopra spotted at her manager Mrinaal Chablani's birthday bash

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However, when Priyanka was asked about her collaboration with Madhuri, the actress said, "As I said that we have been working on many projects which include English too, but nothing has been finalized yet". She was invited at the airport by fans and paparazzi. According to reports, the Kaminey actress has marked a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film, titled Gustakhiyan , in which she will assume the part of writer-poetess Amrita Pritam. Read More »

Does your favorite mac & cheese powder contain risky chemicals?

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The companies need to figure out how the chemicals are getting into the food and they need to take corrective action to prevent it from happening in the future. The chemicals were most prevalent in the processed cheese powder that comes in boxed macaroni and cheese mixes. Kraft makes nine of the cheese products tested, according to the New York Times . Read More »

Man suspected to be part of Rampur-CRPF camp attack held

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Another officer said, "Two of the accused arrested for the attack had said in their interrogation that Khan, too, was with them in a terrorist training camp in Muzaffarabad in 2007". He worked in "close co-ordination" with one Rafique and Kausar, both arrested previously in the Rampur case. Security officials told Mumbai Mirror that they are also probing if Khan, under the pseudonym Danish, helped cradle the ISI-funded network in Mumbai ran and sustained by Ali, Altaf Quereshi and Javed ... Read More »

Hurricanes, Florida State picked to top ACC

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NC State is picked to finish in fourth place in the Atlantic Division (behind FSU, defending National Champion Clemson and Louisville) and Wake Forest is picked to finish fifth. When the ACC first conceived of a football championship game, the game was awarded to Jacksonville for a variety of reasons. The Seminoles and Hurricanes meet in Tallahassee on September 16. Read More »

UAE planted fake news in Qatar row, says US

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US intelligence agencies told the Washington Post that they had previously suspected one of the four countries who initially cut ties ( Saudi Arabia , the UAE , Egypt, and Bahrain) was involved in the hack. "What is true is Qatar's behaviour". Though Qatar immediately took down the quotes and insisted they were the result of a hack, the comments nevertheless incensed the country's neighbors and ended up serving as a pretext for their decision to sever diplomatic and economic ties with ... Read More »

Consultant slams doctor's 'magic potion' treatment for Charlie Gard

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Charlie's parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, have raised £1.3 million (US$ 1.7 million) to take the baby to the USA for nucleoside therapy. He specializes in myopathies and other neuromuscular diseases. Hirano had estimated that there will be a 10 percent chance of "meaningful success" for the baby using nucleoside treatment. Hirano added that keeping Charlie on a ventilator would not cause him harm because he did not seem to be in any significant pain. Read More »

Clemson DE Is A Hornung Award Candidate

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The final full week of the college football season has arrived and with it comes the arrival of watch list season. The Butkus Award is given out annually to the nation's top linebacker and is named for Dick Butkus , the University of IL and Chicago Bears linebacker that is a member of both the College and Pro Football Hall of Fame. Read More »

Living in a wealthy area 'decreases risk of dementia'

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A series of neuropsychological tests examined several areas, including four memory scores [immediate memory, verbal learning and memory, visual learning and memory, and story recall]. She and other researchers said the overall thrust of the studies' findings - which will be presented Sunday in London at the Alzheimer's Association's annual conference - not only offer additional evidence of racial inequities in people's risk of dementia but suggest the need for more urgent interventions ... Read More »

Artificial sweeteners don't help people lose weight, review finds

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Only 7 of these studies were randomized controlled trials (the gold standard in clinical research), involving 1003 people followed for 6 months on average. "Given the widespread and increasing use of artificial sweeteners, and the current epidemic of obesity and related diseases, more research is needed to determine the long-term risks and benefits of these products". Read More »

Google Is Releasing 20 Million Bacteria-Infected Mosquitoes in Fresno

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If all goes according to plan, given short life cycles, the number of skeeters will soon plummet - and scientists will study the ecological impact. Pervasive in Fresno County, they can transmit diseases like Zika, dengue, and chikungunya. This effort is not new with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation using the same Wolbachia bacterium in their philanthropic efforts, but Verily has been able to increase the release scale by 25x due to automated mass rearing machines (via Bloomberg ) and ... Read More »

New Video of Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins Revealed

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Travers from director Rob Marshall . The initial reveal came via a short teaser for " Mary Poppins Returns " that was screened for attendees. The sparking cast also includes Colin Firth as the cruel bank manager Wilkins, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lamplighter Jack, Angela Lansbury as the Balloon Lady, Meryl Streep as Mary's cousin Topsy and, in a nice nod back to the original, Dick Van Dyke as bank chairman Mr. Read More »