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India investigates hospital deaths of 30 children in second oxygen supply case

Police look into latest fatalities after government report blames the chief medical officer and doctors for deaths in Uttar Pradesh<p>Indian police are investigating whether 30 infants died for lack of oxygen in a northern state-run hospital, the second case within a month in which medical supply …

India

UCSD cancer clinical trial gets $18.2 million

Cancer researchers at University of California San Diego have been awarded $18.2 million to test a two-drug therapy on patients with B-cell cancers. …

Cancer

Sen. King: 'No doubt whatsoever' Russia interfered in election

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sen. Angus King said Friday that the Senate intelligence committee investigation has yielded incontrovertible proof that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election.<p>"There is no doubt whatsoever that the Russians were behind an effort to interfere with our elections," King said, …

Donald Trump

Melania Trump highlights women's empowerment in keynote speech

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> First lady Melania Trump called for women's empowerment and celebration of diversity in rare remarks Wednesday morning at the State Department.<p>"As leaders of our shared global economy, we must continue to work towards gender empowerment and respect for people from all backgrounds …

College Basketball

Will the Senate invoke the 'nuclear option' for Gorsuch?

As Senate Democrats threaten to filibuster the vote on Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s pick to sit on the Supreme Court, Republican leaders are weighing whether to “go nuclear” to get him over the line.<p>The so-called nuclear option would set a new precedent for the way Supreme Court …

Mitch McConnell

Judge in Hawaii extends order blocking Trump's travel ban

HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Hawaii decided Wednesday to extend his order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban, preventing the government from suspending new visas for people from six Muslim-majority countries and halting the U.S. refugee program.<p>U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson …

Immigration

The Latest: Ambassador says UK will remain key world player

LONDON (AP) — The latest on Brexit (all times local):<p>1:50 a.m.<p>Britain's ambassador to the U.N. says the United Kingdom may be leaving the European Union but it isn't leaving Europe and will remain a major player on the world stage including at the United Nations.<p>Matthew Rycroft says Britain's …

Europe

Rattled by Trump, Arab leaders renew call for Palestinian state | Reuters

DEAD SEA, Jordan/AMMAN (Reuters) - After weeks of heightened unease over the stance of the United States under the new administration of President Donald Trump, Arab leaders reaffirmed on Wednesday their commitment to a two-state solution to the decades-long Arab-Israeli conflict.<p>(front R-L) …

Middle East

Bus bombing kills five in Syria's Homs: SANA | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A bomb blast hit a passenger bus in the government-held city of Homs at noon on Wednesday, killing five people and wounding six, the Syrian state news agency SANA reported.<p>A damaged bus is pictured after a bomb blast in the government-held city of Homs, in this handout picture …

Middle East

Vote to repeal U.S. broadband privacy rules sparks interest in VPNs | Reuters

(Reuters) - The vote by the U.S. Congress to repeal rules that limit how internet service providers can use customer data has generated renewed interest in an old internet technology: virtual private networks, or VPNs.<p>A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet …

Privacy

German parliament foiled cyber attack by hackers via Israeli website | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German parliament was the target of fresh cyber attacks in January that attempted to piggy-back on an Israeli newspaper site to target politicians in Germany, Berlin’s cyber security watchdog said on Wednesday.<p>A man types on a computer keyboard in Warsaw in this February 28, …

Cybersecurity

States push to protect birth control despite failed GOP bill

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Even with the Republican failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law, Democratic lawmakers in some states are pressing ahead with efforts to protect birth control access, Planned Parenthood funding and abortion coverage in case they are jeopardized in the …

Health Care

Ivanka Trump, Education Secretary DeVos promote STEM careers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday exhorted young girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math, saying those fields will provide the jobs and innovation for the future.<p>Their tour of the National Air and Space Museum with a group of …

Donald Trump

President Trump Changes Tone on Democrats After Health Care Failure

President Trump is “absolutely” willing to work with Democrats on other parts of his agenda after discord among Republicans torpedoed his plans to …

Republicans

In wake of GOP failure on health care, Sanders to push single-payer option

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Now that Republicans' efforts to pass sweeping health care legislation have failed, Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to propose a health care system funded entirely by taxpayers.<p>Speaking on "State of the Union" Sunday, Sanders told CNN's Dana Bash that he intends to introduce …

Health Care

Doctors unite to say climate change is making us sick

Our health is on the line<p>Climate change isn’t just an environmental issue, it’s a health issue, says a new report by The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health.<p>While 70 percent of Americans believe the scientific evidence that climate change is real and caused by human activity, only 25 …

Mental Health

Scientists Sound the Alarm: CO2 Levels Race Past Point of No Return

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that carbon dioxide levels in 2016 broke records for the second year in a row …

Climate Change

7,000 Huge Gas Bubbles Have Formed Under Siberia, And Could Explode at Any Moment

What happens when the permafrost thaws.<p>Last year, researchers in Siberia's remote Bely Island made the bizarre discovery that the ground had started …

Global Warming

Trump Administration Lifts Freeze on Endangered Bumble Bee

The disappearing rusty patched bumble bee won a victory today when the Trump Administration reversed course and listed the bee as endangered after …

5 ways to think about the remarkable slowdown in global CO2 emissions

For much of the past century, the rate at which humans pumped carbon dioxide into the atmosphere increased inexorably year after year, and it seemed like we’d nevermake <i>any</i> progress on this big honking climate change problem.<p>But over the past three years, something genuinely shocking has happened. …

Fossil Fuels

Notorious L.A. earthquake fault more dangerous than experts believed, new research shows

The Newport-Inglewood fault has long been considered one of Southern California's top seismic danger zones because it runs under some of the region's most densely populated areas, from the Westside of Los Angeles to the Orange County coast.<p>But new research shows that the fault may be even more …

Carbon dioxide levels hit ‘point of no return’

The year 2016 set yet another devastating record for global warming.<p>Carbon dioxide levels rose more than 2 parts per million (ppm) for the second …

Climate Change

Report: Climate outlook improves as fewer coal plants built

BEIJING (AP) — Led by cutbacks in China and India, construction of new coal-fired power plants is falling worldwide, improving chances climate goals can be met despite earlier pessimism, three environmental groups said Wednesday.<p>A joint report by the groups CoalSwarm, the Sierra Club and Greenpeace …

Fossil Fuels

Do You Live Near Toxic Waste? See 1,317 of the Most Polluted Spots in the U.S.

Hazardous waste sites are scattered all across the country, from a Brooklyn canal once surrounded by chemical plants to a shuttered garbage …

Pollution

Through climate change denial, we're ceding global leadership to China

Remember when China was the climate-action outcast, the obstacle standing in the way of progress in the global fight against a warming planet? What a difference a few years — and an election — can make.<p>Over the past few weeks, world leaders, delegates to the climate change conference in Marrakech …

Read President Trump's Interview With TIME on Truth and Falsehoods

President Trump spoke with TIME Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer on March 22 for a cover story about the way he has handled truth and …

Donald Trump

Trump Tells G.O.P. It’s Now or Never, Demanding House Vote on Health Bill

WASHINGTON — President Trump issued an ultimatum on Thursday to recalcitrant Republicans to fall in line behind a broad health insurance overhaul or see their opportunity to repeal the Affordable Care Act vanish, demanding a Friday vote on a bill that appeared to lack a majority to pass.<p>The demand, …

Health Care

Israel arrests hacker linked to threats on US Jewish centers

JERUSALEM (AP) — A 19-year-old American-Israeli Jew was arrested Thursday as the prime suspect in a wave of bomb threats against U.S. Jewish community centers, a startling turn in a case that had stoked fears of rising anti-Semitism in the United States.<p>The surprising arrest of the man, a hacker …

Israel

South Korea starts lifting Sewol ferry, almost three years after disaster

TOKYO — The Sewol ferry, which sank off the coast of South Korea almost three years ago, claiming 304 lives, emerged from the water Thursday as a huge salvage operation got underway.<p>The sight of the ferry’s hull reopened deep wounds in South Korea, where many people are still struggling to come to …

Asia