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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.

vaping1-nov12.jpg The first double lung transplant surgery in the United States on a patient with a vaping-related lung injury has been successfully performed at Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital. Both the lungs of the patient, who preferred not to reveal his identity, was irreparably damaged from the heavy use of e-cigarette, commonly known as vaping. A team of Henry Ford Health System medical experts who performed

studentloan-111119.jpg U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that 1500 students who were impacted by the closure of Dream Center Schools will have their student loans canceled and their Federal Pell Grant eligibility restored. A press release by the U.S. Department of Education said students who attended Art Institute of Colorado or the Illinois Institute of Art between January 20, 2018, and December 31, 2

woodyallen-nov11.jpg Veteran filmmaker Woody Allen has settled a breach of contract lawsuit against Amazon Studios. Woody Allen had filed a $68-million lawsuit in February after the entertainment company backed out of a four-picture deal with the filmmaker in June 2018 over an old allegation by his daughter Dylan Farrow that she was raped by her father at the age of 7. Amazon Studios also cited Woody Allen's controv

iraqelections-nov11.jpg Trump said new book on him shows "very bad and corrupt people on the other side." As deadly anti-government protests continue to worsen in Iraq, the United States called on the Iraqi Government to hold parliamentary elections and implement political reforms A statement issued by the White House also appealed to the Iraqi authorities to halt violence against protesters that has claimed the lives

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