Category Archives: health

Here Are the 2016 Campaigns’ Favorite Places to Eat

For the staffers supporting the 2016 presidential candidates, the campaign often becomes their lives. Some live in housing provided by the campaign that is equivalent to a freshman college dorm. Some travel with the candidate, constantly criss-crossing the country. Continue reading

Greek farmers block country’s main highway

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Farmers in northern Greece have blocked traffic on the country’s main highway, intensifying nationwide protests against budget austerity measures demanded by bailout lenders. Protest organizers said Tuesday that a tractor blockade on the highway linking Athens to Greece’s second largest city, Thessaloniki, would be in effect indefinitely unless the government withdrew proposals for tax hikes and an overhaul of the pension system. The new austerity measures have prompted broad protests against Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ year-old leftwing government, with strikes from a broad range of professional groups, from lawyers to ferry workers Continue reading

UK lawmakers say proposed spy law fails to protect privacy

LONDON (AP) — U.K. lawmakers responsible for scrutinizing Britain’s intelligence agencies say there are not enough privacy safeguards in plans to strengthen the government’s powers to spy on the Internet. Continue reading

Spain: Trash fire causes rail commuter chaos in Barcelona

MADRID (AP) — Tens of thousands of commuters in the Spanish city of Barcelona are facing travel chaos as smoke from a fire filled railway tunnels and forced authorities to suspend train service. The city’s firefighting department said the fire started early Tuesday in trash that had accumulated at a disused station in the northeastern city. Five commuter lines and one subway line were affected Continue reading

Brother of Dublin crime boss killed in growing gangland feud

FILE – This is a Friday Feb. 5, 2016 file photo of a police cordon outside the Regency Hotel in Dublin, Ireland, after one man died and two others were injured following a shooting incident at the hotel. Continue reading

The Latest: European banks in spotlight amid bad loan fears

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local): 10:00 a.m. Banks have been at the forefront of the selling pressure in Europe in recent days as investors worry about their ability to deal with a worse-than-anticipated global economic outlook. Continue reading

DOJ Breach Overshadows Cybersecurity Budget Plan

The White House on Tuesday unveiled a 2017 budget proposal that requests boosting cybersecurity funding by 35 percent to $19 billion and announced new efforts to defend federal networks on the heels of a data breach that exposed thousands of government employees. The Obama administration’s new Cybersecurity National Action Plan aims to modernize government networks, hire skilled personnel to maintain them, coordinate with companies on privacy and security and empower Americans to adopt better online habits that will protect personal data, according to White House officials Continue reading

Georgia law giving police grand jury access may face change

By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — After a naked, mentally ill black veteran was shot dead by a white police officer last March in an Atlanta suburb, the officer was allowed a privilege ordinary citizens don’t get, and even police officers don’t get anywhere except in Georgia: He sat in on the grand jury session considering the shooting and addressed the grand jurors without facing cross-examination. Grand jury proceedings are traditionally secret, with the person accused of wrongdoing often unaware the grand jury is hearing the case Continue reading

Belligerence as strategy: Pyongyang and its provocations

By TIM SULLIVAN, Associated Press Writer In Japan, the prime minister said North Korea would be committing a “grave, provocative act” if it followed through on plans to launch a long-range rocket. South Korea warned of “searing consequences” if the launch went ahead. Moscow and Washington, which rarely agree on much of anything these days, both denounced Pyongyang’s plans Continue reading

South Africa prosecute 4 apartheid-era cops for murder

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African prosecutors plan to charge four former members of the apartheid-era security forces for the 1983 murder of an activist who opposed white-minority rule. The National Prosecuting Authority says the female activist, Nokuthula Simelane, disappeared while being held by the Soweto Special Branch, a police unit Continue reading