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Ginsburg Back at Home, Expected at Court Next Week
Friday, November 28, 2014 5:00 AM
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has returned home after undergoing an operation to implant a heart stent to clear a blocked artery. She's expected to hear oral arguments as scheduled Monday. Ginsburg experienced discomfort during exercise with a personal trainer Tuesday and was rushed to MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says the stent ...
Ebola Vaccine Deemed Safe in First-Stage Testing
Thursday, November 27, 2014 9:02 AM
Researchers say an experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and has triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it. According to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, the vaccine is designed to spur the immune system's production of anti-Ebola antibodies. Some of those given the vaccine developed antibodies within four weeks of getting the shots at the ...
Pets Can Get Sick from Thanksgiving Food, Scraps
Thursday, November 27, 2014 12:31 AM
The Humane Society of Missouri knows that Pets are part of our family, so it is natural for pet owners to want to include their dog or cat in the Thanksgiving festivities. But many pet owners don’t know the harm this can potentially cause to their pet’s digestive tract. Even certain human foods fed in very small amounts can cause stomach upset in your pet. This Thanksgiving it ...
Protesters Return to Riot-Scarred Ferguson Streets
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 9:32 AM
Protesters returned to the riot-scarred streets of Ferguson on Tuesday, a day after crowds looted businesses and set fire to buildings in a night of rage against a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown. But with hundreds of additional National Guard troops assisting police, the latest demonstrations had far less of the chaos and destruction ...
Lawmakers Near Deal to Extend Popular Tax Breaks
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 5:00 AM
Lame duck lawmakers are closing in on an agreement to renew dozens of expired tax breaks for businesses and individuals, including permanent enactment of a generous tax breaks on investments in new equipment and research and development. In trade-offs that angered the administration but gave political wins to top Senate Democrats, the emerging pact would also make permanent tax breaks ...
Teacher Finds Lessons in Ferguson Tension
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:00 PM
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered additional members of the National Guard to Ferguson, where violent protests broke out following the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson. They will provide security so local police can provide more protection. Some businesses were little more than charred husks along a stretch of West Florissant Avenue, and other businesses ...
New FDA Rules Will Put Calorie Counts on Menus
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 5:00 AM
New government rules will require chain restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores - and even movie theaters, amusement parks and vending machines - to post the calorie content of food "clearly'' on their menus. The Food and Drug Administration plans to announce the long-delayed rules on Tuesday. The regulations will apply to businesses with 20 or more locations and they will be ...
Grand Jury Won't Indict Ferguson Cop in Shooting
Monday, November 24, 2014 8:31 PM
A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch announced the decision Monday evening. A grand jury of nine whites and three blacks had been meeting weekly since Aug. 20 to consider ...
Obama Announces Hagel Resignation from Pentagon
Monday, November 24, 2014 10:33 AM
President Barack Obama says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded it's an "appropriate time'' for him to complete his service. Obama says Hagel will stay in place at the Pentagon until a successor is confirmed. Hagel has had a rocky tenure of nearly two years in which he's struggled to break through the White House's insular foreign policy team. He stepped down under pressure amid ...
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