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  • Suicide bomber strikes Saudi Shi'ite mosque, many dead or wounded

    Friday, 7:43 AM

    A family member of a slain victim mourns after arriving at the Imam Ali mosque, the site of a suicide bomb attack, in the village of al-Qadeeh in the eastern province of GatifBy Sami Aboudi DUBAI (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shi'ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, residents said, killing around 20 people and wounding more than 50, local residents and a hospital officials said. The attack could further harm relations between Sunnis and Shi'ites in the Gulf region, where tensions have risen during weeks of military operations in Yemen by a Saudi-led coalition against Houthi fighters seen as proxies of regional Shi'ite power Iran. One witness described a huge explosion at the Imam Ali mosque in the village of al-Qadeeh where more than 150 people were praying.


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  • Islamic State expands its 'state'

    Friday, 3:30 AM

    Members of the Iraqi army and Shi'ite fighters launch a mortar toward Islamic State militants outskirt the city of FallujaBy Samia Nakhoul BEIRUT (Reuters) - Almost a year after Islamic State's shock capture of Mosul, Iraq's second city, the black flags of the jihadis have been raised over Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province to the west of Baghdad, seat of Iraq’s increasingly theoretical central government. Nobody talks of Mosul or recapturing it from Islamic State. Now it is all about the fall of Ramadi, the neighbouring ancient Syrian city of Palmyra in central Syria and beyond - the Libyan city of Sirte, hometown of former leader Muammar Gaddafi.


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  • China says U.S. actions in South China Sea 'irresponsible, dangerous'

    Friday, 1:23 AM

    Still image from United States Navy video purportedly shows Chinese dredging vessels in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly IslandsBy Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Friday it was "strongly dissatisfied" after a U.S. military plane flew over part of the South China Sea near where China is building artificial islands, and called on the United States to stop such action or risk causing an accident. The Chinese navy issued eight warnings to the U.S. P8-A Poseidon, the U.S. military's most advanced surveillance aircraft, when it conducted the overflights on Wednesday, according to CNN, which had a team on board the U.S. aircraft. China claims 90 percent of the South China Sea, which is believed to be rich in oil and gas, its claims overlapping with those of Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan.


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  • U.S. Senate aims to pass fast-track trade bill Friday

    Friday, 8:10 AM

    McConnell departs the Senate floor after a vote at the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonBy Richard Cowan and Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Friday was poised to approve the "fast-track" authority that President Barack Obama says he needs to complete a 12-nation Pacific Rim trade deal central to projecting American influence in Asia. The Republican-controlled Senate still must decide several amendments, including a contentious one on currency manipulation that the Obama administration has been working to defeat. Under fast-track, lawmakers would give Obama and his successor in 2017 the power to negotiate trade deals with foreign governments knowing that Congress could offer input but only approve or disapprove the deals and not amend them.


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  • How an off-the-cuff remark shaped Jeb Bush's economic vision for U.S.

    Thursday, 10:10 PM

    Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush answers a question from a reporter after speaking to the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce in SalemBy Howard Schneider and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There were no fancy economic models or forecasts when former Florida Governor Jeb Bush first tossed out the idea that 4 percent annual growth should be the overarching goal for the U.S. economy. The goal is ambitious: 4 percent growth is well beyond the U.S. average since World War Two and nearly double what many economists regard as the country's current potential. Asked by Reuters during a campaign-style stop in New Hampshire on Thursday how he had arrived at the figure, Bush said: "It's a nice round number.


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  • In New Hampshire, Jeb Bush draws contrast with brother on spending

    Thursday, 3:10 PM

    Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush signs a guest book before speaking to the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce in SalemBy Steve Holland CONCORD, N.H. (Reuters) - Republican Jeb Bush, looking for more ways to draw a contrast with his older brother, criticized former President George W. Bush on Thursday for permitting too much federal government spending. After spending a week on the defensive for first saying he would have launched an invasion of Iraq just as his brother did, and then reversing course and disavowing the remark, Bush was asked by reporters in New Hampshire if there were any other differences on issues between the two brothers. "Sure, I think that in Washington during my brother's time Republicans spent too much money," Bush said, adopting a longstanding complaint by fiscal conservatives that the Bush administration was too free-spending.


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  • Slump means Quiros must handle demons better

    Friday, 8:02 AM

    BMW PGA ChampionshipBy Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Alvaro Quiros had the golfing world at his feet in 2011 but the big-hitting Spaniard seems a tortured soul these days and it is clear his self belief has been battered by three seasons of toil and pain. Quiros triumphed six times in a golden spell between 2007 and 2011, the highlight victory coming at the prestigious end-of-season DP World Tour Championship in Dubai four years ago. "It's been a very frustrating time," the 6-foot-4 (1.91-metre) Quiros told Reuters in an interview after posting a four-under-par 68 for a two-under total of 142 in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Friday.


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  • Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Colonial Invitational scores

    Friday, 12:08 AM

    May 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Colonial Invitational at the par-70 course on Thursday in Fort Worth, Texas -6 Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 64 Kevin Na (U.S.) 64 Boo Weekley (U.S.) 64 Ryo Ishikawa (Japan) 64 -5 Ian Poulter (Britain) 65 George McNeill (U.S.) 65 -4 Zachary Blair (U.S.) 66 Ben Crane (U.S.) 66 Luke Guthrie (U.S.) 66 Marc Leishman (Australia) 66 Ben Martin (U.S.) 66 Danny Lee (New Zealand) 66 Colt Knost (U.S.) 66 Charley Hoffman (U.S.) 66 David Hearn (Canada) 66 -3 Jeff Overton (U.S.) 67 Jerry Kelly (U.S.) 67 Tony Finau (U.S.) 67 Kevin Kisner (U.S. ...... read more

  • Warriors survive Harden onslaught to forge 2-0 lead

    Thursday, 11:19 PM

    NBA: Playoffs-Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors(Reuters) - The Golden State Warriors survived a stirring James Harden-inspired fightback to take command of the Western Conference Final with a 99-98 Game Two victory over the Houston Rockets on Thursday. This season's MVP runner-up scored 10 of his team's final 12 points and added 10 rebounds and nine assists but again had to accept second billing to Golden State's Stephen Curry. Curry finished with 33 points and teamed with backcourt mate Klay Thompson to swarm Harden on the final play, lifting the Warriors to a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.


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  • Quadruple-murder suspect faces arraignment in Washington, D.C

    Friday, 8:05 AM

    Murder suspect Wint is pictured in police booking photographBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man accused of killing a Washington businessman, his wife, son and housekeeper faced arraignment on Friday after authorities tracked him down overnight in the U.S. capital. The suspect, Daron Wint, 34, of Lanham, Maryland, faces a charge of first-degree murder while armed at his arraignment some time after 1 p.m. EDT in District of Columbia Superior Court. Members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force had tracked Wint to a Howard Johnson hotel in College Park, Maryland, just outside Washington, late on Thursday, only to see him leave as they arrived.


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  • Federal judge rules again that gay couples have right to wed in Alabama

    Friday, 7:24 AM

    Supporters of same-sex marriage hold a rainbow flag and a rainbow umbrella outside Jefferson County Courthouse in Birmingham(Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday reaffirmed her earlier ruling that same-sex couples in Alabama have a right to wed under the Constitution, but she put the ruling on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court issues a landmark decision on gay marriage. U.S. District Judge Callie Granade in January overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage, in a ruling that went into effect the following month and led probate judges throughout much of the state to begin issuing licenses to the couples. In March, the Alabama Supreme Court ordered probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses.


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  • Suspicious package prompts partial evacuation of NYC's Grand Central

    Friday, 7:06 AM

    Police in New York evacuated commuters from Grand Central Terminal's lower level on Friday after receiving a report of a suspicious package at the height of the morning rush hour, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said. All trains into the major commuting hub were routed to the upper level tracks after the package was reported on the lower level at 8:45 a.m., said MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan... read more

  • The best air purifier

    Friday, 9:00 AM

    This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a list of the best gear for your home. Read the full article at TheSweethome.com It took 100 hours of research and testing conducted by an airborne ...... read more

  • A New and Powerful Tool for Achieving Sustainable Development

    Friday, 8:48 AM

    A New and Powerful Tool for Achieving Sustainable DevelopmentEcosystems provide for a plethora of human needs, from nutritious food, to timber, fiber and fuel. Yet, over the past 50 years, humans have degraded ecosystems more rapidly than in any comparable period in history. While these changes have contributed to unprecedented advances in human prosperity, they have come at a steep price. Atmospheric...


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  • Fed still seen in lift-off mode as Yellen takes center stage

    Friday, 8:47 AM

    Federal Reserve Chair Yellen arrives at a meeting of the FSOC at the Treasury Department in WashingtonThe U.S. Federal Reserve is likely to stick with plans to raise interest rates later this year, with progress towards its employment and inflation goals helping allay concerns over the economy's recent weakness, current and former Fed officials say. Fed Chair Janet Yellen, who on Friday will talk about the economy's prospects, is expected to acknowledge the recent sluggishness, including near stagnant performance in the first few months of the year.


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  • Gastric bypass helps treat diabetes, but has risks

    Thursday, 2:10 PM

    Jazmine Raygoza, 17 looks at a model of a stomach with a Lap-Band attached before her "first fill" at Rose Medical Center in DenverBy Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Two years after surgery, people who have had gastric bypass have better control of their type 2 diabetes than people who did not, but also had higher risk of infections and bone fractures, according to a new international study. “Some doctors had thought that gastric bypass could cure diabetes, but that did not happen for most of our patients,” said coauthor Dr. Charles J. Billington. “Also unexpected was the extent of complications in the bypass patients,” said Billington, of the endocrinology and diabetes division at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.


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  • Paralyzed Man Drinks Beer by Moving Robotic Arm With His Mind

    Thursday, 2:00 PM

    Erik Sorto hasn't moved his arms or legs in more than 10 years.... read more

  • At-home walking program group support helps people with poor leg circulation

    Thursday, 1:57 PM

    By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Group sessions that teach and encourage people with poor circulation in their legs to walk regularly on their own improves mobility and prevents its loss, according to a new study. The findings suggest that supervised activity is not essential for peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients, and doctors and other healthcare providers should not rule out at-home programs, said the study's lead author. "We did this study, because we were trying to identify an alternative exercise program for PAD patients," said Dr. Mary McDermott of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.... read more