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trump-powell-111819.jpg A week after testifying before Congress, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell met with President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at the White House on Monday. Powell traveled to the White House at Trump's invitation to discuss the economy, growth, employment and inflation, the Fed said in a statement.

aviationdeaths-nov18.jpg The number of civil aviation deaths in the United States rose from 347 in 2017 to 393 in 2018, says the National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary statistics. After a gap of nine years, the first airline passenger death was reported in 2018 when a passenger on board a Southwest airlines flight was killed in an accident caused by an engine failure. The fatal accident rate in general aviatio

medicalcinics-nov18.jpg The mastermind of a massive healthcare fraud who looted $100 million from Medicare and Medicaid through false insurance claims has been found guilty by a federal jury. After a two-week trial, Aleksandr Pikus was convicted on charges of money laundering, conspiring to rip off the federal government and conspiring to receive healthcare kickbacks. The 44-year-old man from Brooklyn will be sentence

nancypelosichuckschumertrump1-nov18.jpg Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer have called on President Donald Trump to come to the floor of the House and testify at the public hearing of the impeachment inquiry against him. In an interview with CBS that aired on Sunday, Pelosi said if the president has information that demonstrates his innocence in the allegations, "if he has information that

goldenglobeambassadors1-nov15.jpg Dylan and Paris, the sons of Hollywood hero Pierce Brosnan, will be the Golden Globe Ambassadors for the 2020 Golden Globe Awards season. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced that in addition to aligning themselves with a nonprofit organization and working to raise awareness of a cause of their choosing, Dylan and Paris will assist with the distribution of statues during the

childrenpneumonia-nov15.jpg Pneumonia claimed the lives of more than 800,000 children under the age of five last year, or one child every 39 seconds, according to a new analysis by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Most deaths occurred among children under the age of two, and almost 153,000 within the first month of life. Sounding the alarm about this forgotten epidemic, six leading health and children's organiz

trumpandhouseofrepresentatives-nov15.jpg An estimated 13.8 million people tuned in to watch U.S. diplomats Bill Taylor and George Kent testify at the first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Wednesday, according to Nielsen ratings data. Ten prime networks aired live or tape delayed coverage of the six-hour proceedings that started around 10 a.m. ET in the House Of Representatives. Fox News Chan

airlines-nov15.jpg The U.S. Department of Transportation's Air Travel Consumer Report shows that Hawaiian Airlines Network and Delta Air Lines Network had the lowest percentage of flight cancellations among U.S. passenger planes in September. According to data compiled by DOT's Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings, these two major U.S. commercial air carriers canceled only 0.4 percent of their flights in

The state of Michigan could start sales of recreational marijuana on December 1, 2019, months earlier than previously expected. The Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency or MRA said in an advisory bulletin that residents of the state, aged 21 years or order, will be able to legally buy marijuana from...

insulin-nov14.jpg The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a pilot program to pre-qualify human insulin to increase treatment for diabetes in low- and middle-income countries. The initiative is aimed to reduce prices and increase access for insulin, the life-saving vital treatment for diabetics, which is costly. The decision, announced on the eve of World Diabetes Day, is part of a series of steps WHO will

disney-nov14.jpg The Walt Disney Company announced that its new streaming service, Disney+, has signed up more than 10 million users since its launch on Tuesday. Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic, together, for the first time. From The Walt Disney Company's Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney+ is available

louisianahealthdept-nov14.jpg The Louisiana Department of Health has agreed to pay $13.42 million as damages to settle allegations that it submitted false and inflated Medicaid claims for long-term nursing home and hospice care. The Medicaid program grants federal share of the state's expenditures for healthcare services covered by the state's Medicaid plan in every quarter. The federal share is determined by a percentage rat

donaldtrump1-111219.jpg President Donald Trump delivered a highly anticipated speech at the Economic Club of New York on Tuesday but provided few details on the state of trade talks between the U.S. and China. Trump spent the bulk of his remarks touting the strength of the U.S. economy, crediting his policies cutting taxes and regulation for the strong growth seen in recent years.

trump-zelensky-111219.jpg On the eve of the beginning of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry against him, President Donald Trump announced that he will release the transcript of his first phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart before the week's end. This is the second time he is delaying the release of the transcript after offering last weekend to do so on Tuesday. "I will be releasing the transcript of the fir

jimmycarter-nov12.jpg Former President Jimmy Carter has been hospitalized for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain. The Carter Center said in a statement that the brain pressure was triggered by bleeding due to Carter's multiple falls recently. The procedure at Emory University Hospital is scheduled for Tuesday morning. Carter is resting comfortably, and his wife Rosalynn is with him, the Carter Center added.

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