Hotel carbon monoxide leak kills child, sickens others

First responders rushed the children to the hospital, where 13-year-old Bryan Douglas Watts later died. An inspection by a mechanical engineer showed the cause was a malfunction in the pool heater, the Niles Fire Department told WSBT. Two hotel workers were among those hospitalized, along with several law enforcement officers who responded to the incident. Wise says it was the most tragic thin... [Full Article...]

US consumer spending up tiny 0.1 percent in February

US consumer spending up tiny 0.1 percent in February The dollar rallied as much as 2.5 percent against South Africa's rand to 13.613, its highest since early February, after President Jacob Zuma fired finance minister Pravin Gordhan in a cabinet reshuffle following days of speculation that has rocked the country's markets and currency. [Full Article...]

Musk mocks short sellers as Tesla passes Ford in market value

The maker of electric cars and energy-storage devices shipped just over 25 000 vehicles in the year's first three months, Palo Alto, California-based Tesla said in a statement on Sunday. "25,000 units is the best we could have thought, and people are looking at Model 3 for growth". It has been a wonderful year for Tesla Motors . The Model X accounted for 46.2 percent of all cars Tesla del... [Full Article...]

Police stumped as all but one suspect freed in London attack

Having reconstructed the attack, the police said it had begun at 14:40:08 when Masood's hire auto mounted the pavement on Westminster Bridge, weaving along the footpath and road until 14:40:38 when he crashed into the perimeter fence of the Palace of Westminster. [Full Article...]

EpiPen, EpiPen Jr. Recalled Over Faulty Part

EpiPen, EpiPen Jr. Recalled Over Faulty Part Mylan announced Friday the recall is being conducted as a result of two reports from outside the U.S. The reports detail instances in which the device would not activate. For more information Stay connected with Health Canada and receive the latest advisories and product recalls using social media tools. Meridian Medical Technologies manufactures the devices, which Mylan Specialty distributes... [Full Article...]

Judge rejects Trump defense against claim he incited violence at rally

Judge rejects Trump defense against claim he incited violence at rally The complaint describes how then presidential candidate Trump repeatedly called his supporters to "get them out of here" during the rally at the Kentucky International Convention Center. Trump's team tried to argue otherwise, but all you have to do is check the tapes: Trump proposed a Muslim ban from the onset of his campaign; it was one of his favorite talking points. [Full Article...]

Trump predicts 'very difficult' meeting with China's leader

Trump predicts 'very difficult' meeting with China's leader President Trump made clear yesterday that his meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago next week isn't going to be a love fest, and that trade will top the agenda. Following the chronology of China-U.S. rapprochement, Xi and Trump have talked over the telephone twice and they have exchanged letters since the U.S. [Full Article...]

EPA denies petition to ban pesticide used on crops

EPA denies petition to ban pesticide used on crops As if it weren't obvious enough that the new Environmental Protection Agency head does not care for science or public safety, Scott Pruitt has made a decision to ignore his own agency's scientific recommendations and instead continue to approve the use of a seemingly unsafe insecticide on crops. [Full Article...]

Two late bogeys hurt Charley Hull at halfway point of ANA Inspiration

Two late bogeys hurt Charley Hull at halfway point of ANA Inspiration Formerly top-ranked Inbee Park and two-time major victor Christie Kerr were two shots off Thompson's pace at 6-under. With higher winds forecast, officials called an end to play. Park, a seven-time major champion and victor of this event in 2013, opened with two birdies and an eagle on her first six holes to move into the lead before Pettersen finished the day on top. [Full Article...]

China manufacturing expands in March

China manufacturing expands in March Ltd. The official non-manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to 55.1, the highest since May 2014, a separate survey showed. China's manufacturing PMI [of] 51.8, which is a five-year high, underpins. That's well within the government's official target range of 6.5% to 7%. "High-tech manufacturing continued its rapid expansion, and some traditional manufacturing industries' producti... [Full Article...]

White House ousts official many suspected of leaking to the press

According to the The New York Times , they "will remain the beneficiaries of a sprawling real estate and investment business still worth as much as $ 741 million , despite their new government responsibilities". Bannon's financial disclosure - which reflects his financial position prior to entering the White House - indicates he meant to sell his ownership share in Cambridge Analytica and Gli... [Full Article...]

South Africa's Gordhan says intelligence report used to fire him 'nonsense'

Midnight ministerial massacre in South Africa", former U.S. Ambassador Patrick Gaspard tweeted. The post Sacked finance minister Gordhan says intelligence report used to fire him "nonsense" appeared first on Vanguard News. Fitch Ratings predicted that the reshuffle will raise tensions within the ruling party and could weaken public finances and governance standards. Zuma's spokesman did no... [Full Article...]

Charleston church shooter to plead guilty to murder charges

Charleston church shooter to plead guilty to murder charges It remains unclear when or if the federal government can carry out that sentence so the SC prosecutor called this new plea agreement, quote, "an insurance policy" Meaning that if something happens at a federal level, Roof would be forced to serve life in prison on state charges. [Full Article...]

Are We About To Witness The Abolition Of The Filibuster?

She said there was lots of time to vet and vote a nominee. That's because Democrats are still smarting over the GOP's move to deny the open seat on the high court to President Barack Obama's choice: Merrick Garland. To the editor: It makes more sense not to permit a newly inaugurated president to name a new justice in the first weeks of his term than to deny the same right to a president in h... [Full Article...]

Cenovus buying most of ConocoPhillips's Canadian assets

Shell announced its exit from most of its oil sands operations earlier this year as part of efforts to reduce its debt, accumulated with the acquisition of BG Group. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2017, subject to customary conditions, including the receipt of necessary regulatory approvals, and has an effective date of January 1, 2017. [Full Article...]

Tens of thousands in London protest Britain's EU departure

The EU's single market ensures freedom of choice and movement, economic growth and prosperity for half a billion people. Explaining his reason for leaving, Carswell said following the referendum result by Britain to leave the European Union, the job of UKIP had been done. [Full Article...]

Toshiba says Westinghouse filing for bankruptcy protection

This is only the beginning of a process that is likely to see years of litigation between the owners of the USA reactors and Westinghouse/Toshiba, with inevitable costs and penalties running into billions of dollars. The company said it will spend at least the next 30 days reviewing its options. Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co. and holder of a 46-percent stake in the Vogtle project,... [Full Article...]

Oil slips towards $50 on doubts over duration of output cut

But with the deal expiring in June and oil prices retreating recently, discussion also included whether to extend it another six months. The contracts also rose after Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said the global oil cut agreement between the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and other major producers was likely to be extended. [Full Article...]

White House eyeing $18 billion list of social program cuts

White House eyeing $18 billion list of social program cuts Zinke reportedly conceded that the administration could instead rely on electronic defenses or could skip building the wall in certain areas where terrain may make crossing improbable. And many Republicans aren't very enthusiastic about it and say the White House hasn't given them many specifics to go on. Earlier in March, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said that th... [Full Article...]

OPEC compliance with oil curbs rises in March as UAE joins cut

United States crude West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures were up 90 cents, or 1.9 per cent, at $US49.27 a barrel after hitting a high of $US49.37, also the highest since March 16. UBS oil analyst Giovanni Staunovo said in a note he expects Brent to exceed $60 over three months before leveling off in six months to $60 and then retreating to $57 a barrel in 12 months, spurred by rising US shale pro... [Full Article...]

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