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Teachers call statewide strike for Feb. 22-23<p>Created on: Sat, Feb 17, 2018 4:25 PM<p>Last modified: Sat, Feb 17, 2018 4:24 PM<p>MetroNews<p>CHARLESTON — West …

College Sports

Concussions Can Be Detected With New Blood Test Approved by F.D.A.

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a long-awaited blood test to detect concussions in people and more quickly identify those with possible brain injuries.<p>The test, called the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator, is also expected to reduce the number of people exposed to radiation …

Medicine

A contradiction in US immigration policy is putting kids of high-skilled workers at risk of deportation

As Congress debates the fate of America’s DREAMers, a group of far more privileged young immigrants is facing a similar problem: The children of highly skilled foreign professionals.<p>Brought by parents working in booming industries like tech and energy, thousands of non-citizen children are growing …

Immigration

The Flu Is Killing Children, And Here’s What Parents Need To Know

Here’s how to recognize flu symptoms and get your child treated. The US is in the middle of a severe flu season, and 53 children have died so far. …

Hope Hicks: The quiet one in Trump’s White House suddenly feels the glare

In a White House full of noise, she is the quiet one. Not the TV gladiator, not press room warrior, not a general. Certainly not the Mooch.<p>Hope Hicks, the discreet aide always at President Trump’s side and whose desk is just outside the Oval Office, is his right-hand woman. Improbably, the former …

Donald Trump

Dow plummets 1032 points, now down 10% from record; S&P 500 drops 3.7% to new low for week

Stocks fell sharply on Thursday as strong earnings and economic data were not enough to quell jitters on Wall Street about higher interest rates.<p>The …

Stock Markets

Senate passes sweeping spending bill, sends measure to House for crucial vote to end government shutdown

<b>UPDATE</b>: The House approved the sweeping budget bill early Friday, clearing the way for the government to re-open. The measure now heads to President Trump for his signature.<p>==<p>The Senate passed a sweeping bipartisan spending bill Friday morning, but not before the federal government shut down when …

Driving

House panel clears release of Democrats’ rebuttal to GOP memo, forcing showdown with Trump

The House Intelligence Committee voted unanimously Monday to release a Democratic rebuttal to GOP accusations that the FBI misled a secret surveillance court. President Trump now has five days to decide whether the information will become public.<p>The vote means the political rancor roiling Congress …

Donald Trump

Galaxy S9 Design Confirmed As Secret Feature Leaks

Despite a solid spec bump, an enhanced display and potentially game-changing camera, excitement about the Galaxy S9 has been mixed due to its conservative design and battery stagnation. The good news is new leaks reveal the smartphone does have surprises up its sleeve, though the design is not one …

Phones

Bomber in ambulance detonates at Afghan checkpoint; 95 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber drove an ambulance into a commercial area by pretending to be carrying a patient to a hospital and then detonated his explosives at a checkpoint near the European Union consulate, killing at least 95 people and wounding 158 more in an attack claimed by the …

Afghanistan

Trump Ordered Mueller Fired, but Backed Off When White House Counsel Threatened to Quit

WASHINGTON — President Trump ordered the firing last June of Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation, according to four people told of the matter, but ultimately backed down after the White House counsel threatened to resign rather than carry out the directive.<p>…

Donald Trump

Nearly half a million in Puerto Rico still in the dark 4 months after Hurricane Maria

Nearly half a million customers remain without power in Puerto Rico more than four months after Hurricane Maria battered the US territory, according …

Trump plan offers citizenship path to 1.8 million immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proposing a plan that provides a path to citizenship for 1.8 million of the so-called "Dreamer" …

Shutdown heads into day two with divides deepening

The government shutdown went into a second day Sunday with recriminations deepening between the parties and with no sign of progress towards ending …

Government shutdown: What's closed, who's affected

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of federal employees began their weekends gripped with doubt, uncertain of when they'll be able to return to work and how …

Government shuts down as lawmakers still searching for a deal

<b>(CNN) —</b> The federal government shut down at midnight Friday as senators continued to scramble to reach a deal to fund the government.<p>This is the first modern government shutdown with Congress and the White House controlled by the same party, and it comes on the one-year anniversary of President …

CNN

The Latest: Neighbors grapple with reports of child torture

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the torture and abuse case against the parents of 13 children and young adults in California (all times local):<p>7:30 p.m.<p>Neighbors of a Southern California couple who authorities say starved, and tortured their 13 children for years are trying to grapple with …

Crime

Bannon testifies before House committee probing Russia campaign links

Washington (AFP) -<p>Former top White House aide Steve Bannon appeared Tuesday at the House Intelligence Committee to testify behind closed doors in its …

Trump defends himself anew against charges that he is racist

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is defending himself anew against accusations that he is racist, this time after recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations.<p>"No, No. I'm not a racist," Trump said Sunday, after reporters asked him to respond to those who think he …

Ice cliffs spotted on Mars

For more than a decade, Colin Dundas, a geologist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Flagstaff, Arizona, has had a daily routine: inspecting a dozen or …

Ingredients for life found in meteorites that crashed to Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although two 4.5-billion-year-old meteorites crashed to Earth in 1998, it's taken until now to uncover some of their secrets.<p>The two meteorites, called Monahans and Zag, are the first discovered to contain the ingredients for life: liquid water, amino acids, hydrocarbons and other organic …

Astronomy

Federal judge gives respite to ‘dreamers’, says DACA can’t end while lawsuit is pending

A federal judge’s decision to block Trump administration plans to phase out protections for so-called undocumented “dreamers” brought sharp backlash Wednesday from the White House, calling the injunction “outrageous.”<p>The order by U.S. District Judge William Alsup issued Tuesday says safeguards …

Immigration

Ancient Human Remains Document Migration From Asia To America

In Alaska, scientists have uncovered something they say is remarkable: the remains of two infants dating back more than 11,000 years.<p>Their discovery is evidence of the earliest wave of migration into the Americas.<p>"It's incredibly rare," says Ben Potter, an archeologist at the University of Alaska …

Trump lawyer seeks to block insider book on White House

A lawyer representing President Trump sought Thursday to stop the publication of a new behind-the-scenes book about the White House that has already led Trump to angrily decry his former chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon.<p>The legal notice — addressed to author Michael Wolff and the president of the …

Donald Trump

Forget Your iPhone X, Ignore The Samsung GalaxyAnd Pixel 2 XL, This Is Your Smartphone Of 2017

Once more I have the curious challenge of picking my ‘Smartphone of the Year’. Thanks to the industry pretty much agreeing on the performance and specifications expected from a flagship handset, I’m going to need to use a rather dangerous criteria – personal judgement. After all, if this was to be …

Phones

Democrat Doug Jones beats Roy Moore to claim deep-red Alabama Senate seat

In a stunning upset, Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore in Alabama’s Senate special election Tuesday.<p>With 89 percent of the votes …

I went to buy an iPhone X. T-Mobile told me it wasn't worth it

Commentary: A visit to a T-Mobile store reveals some very particular feelings about Apple's new phone.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>I think of T-Mobile most often when I see it's insulted Verizon and when I see someone wear a pink tutu …

Phones
Electronics Industry

This was meant to be the year of the Apple “supercycle,” but Samsung’s phones were better

Since the underwhelming launch of the iPhone 7 in 2016, the world has been waiting for what analysts called a “supercycle” in 2017, where Apple was set to launch a litany of new products, including a new, redesigned flagship iPhone.<p>That more or less came to pass, with Apple releasing the iPhone X …

Gear & Gadgets

A Timeline of Michael Flynn’s Role in the Russia Probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia has reached deep into the White …