Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Teenager killed father before opening fire at South Carolina school

A 14-year-old boy shot and killed his father then drove to a nearby elementary school in South Carolina and opened fire with a handgun, wounding two children and a teacher on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. A volunteer firefighter held the suspect down on a playground behind Townville Elementary School in Anderson County until police arrived, giving a teacher time to get students inside the building, authorities said. U.S. schools have taken added security precautions since 2012 when a gunman shot dead 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Kite immunotherapy drug helps blood cancer patients in study

(Reuters) - Kite Pharma Inc on Monday said its experimental CAR T-cell therapy, which helps the immune system fight cancer, was highly effective in treating aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma, although two deaths were related to the drug, according to interim data from a midstage trial. Shares of Kite, which had been halted before the release of the news, rose 11 percent when trading resumed. ...

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Ohio board's timeline concerns medical marijuana advocates

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Advocates are raising concerns over the length of time it will take Ohio's medical board to draft rules governing how doctors can recommend to patients they use medical marijuana.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Hillary Clinton's health re-emerges as issue in '16 campaign

Hillary Clinton's health re-emerges as issue in '16 campaignHillary Clinton's stumbles as she left Sunday's 9/11 memorial ceremony put her health at the forefront of a presidential campaign in which the two major party nominees are among the oldest ever and have ...

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Clinton: half of Trump supporters belong in 'basket of deplorables'

By Jeff Mason NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said on Friday that half the supporters of her Republican rival Donald Trump belonged in a "basket of deplorables" of people who were racist, homophobic, sexist, xenophobic, or Islamophobic. Speaking at an evening fundraiser in New York, the former U.S. secretary of state said Trump had given voice to hateful rhetoric from such individuals through his behavior as a candidate for the White House. "To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the 'basket of deplorables,'" Clinton said.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Washington state will not charge police in Mexican laborer's slaying

Relatives of Antonio Zambrano-Montes kneel next to his coffin during a funeral mass in PomaroBy Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - The U.S. state of Washington has decided not to file criminal charges against the three police officers who fatally shot an undocumented Mexican farm worker in 2015 after he threw rocks at them and ran through a crowded intersection. The killing of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in the southeastern farming hub of Pasco, captured on video by witnesses and shared widely online, sparked days of protests from the city's majority Latino community and drew criticism from the Mexican government and human rights activists. Zambrano's death was among a series of police shootings across the United States that have put law enforcement agencies under scrutiny over their use of force against minorities.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Mother Teresa borne to sainthood by complex, mysterious process

A tapestry picturing Mother Teresa hangs from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica(Story repeats, adding reference to Sunday's canonization.) By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta marked the culmination of a process - sometimes called "the saint-making machine" - that is long, complex, expensive, opaque and often contentious. The Catholic Church posthumously confers sainthood on people considered so holy during their lives that they are now believed to be with God and can intercede with him to perform miracles. Such is the status of the nun acclaimed for her work in the slums of the Indian city now known as Kolkata, who Pope Francis on Sunday declared a saint in front of an estimated 120,000 pilgrims.