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Pricey New Drug Promises Eczema Relief

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:42 | Yahoo View

Pricey New Drug Promises Eczema ReliefThe FDA has approved a new drug to treat serious cases of the skin condition, but the twice-per-month injections come with a big price tag: $37,000 per year for patients.



Argentinian Immigrant Blasted After Shaming Trump in Facebook Post That Shows She Pays Her Taxes

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:55 | Inside Edition

Argentinian Immigrant Blasted After Shaming Trump in Facebook Post That Shows She Pays Her TaxesShe received several hate messages afterward.



Ex-Christie associate gets two years in prison in 'Bridgegate' scandal

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:56 | Reuters

Ex-Christie associate gets two years in prison in 'Bridgegate' scandalBy Joseph Ax NEWARK, N.J. (Reuters) - A former associate of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was sentenced on Wednesday to two years in prison for his role in the "Bridgegate" lane closure scandal that played a part in torpedoing the Republican's White House ambitions. Bill Baroni, 45, the former deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, was found guilty in November of plotting to close down access lanes at the heavily used George Washington Bridge in 2013 in an act of political retribution. Prosecutors said the massive traffic jam they deliberately created in the town of Fort Lee was intended to punish its Democratic mayor for refusing to back Christie's re-election bid, as the governor's aides tried to burnish his bipartisan credentials in advance of his run for president.



Video of 13-Year-Old Boy’s ‘Excessive’ Pat Down at Dallas Airport Goes Viral

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:34 | Yahoo View

Video of 13-Year-Old Boy’s ‘Excessive’ Pat Down at Dallas Airport Goes ViralThe TSA is facing a public backlash on social media after a mother filmed her son being patted down at a security checkpoint at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.



DNC Chairman Tom Perez Asks For Staff Resignations

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:58 | International Business Times

DNC Chairman Tom Perez Asks For Staff ResignationsPerez is in the midst of trying to rebuild the party in the wake of November's stunning election defeat.



3 Iraqis living in US accused of hiding ties to kidnapper

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:06 | Associated Press

3 Iraqis living in US accused of hiding ties to kidnapperALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Adil Hasan and his wife, Enas Ibrahim, came to the U.S. in 2008 as refugees from Iraq, and have been living peacefully in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., ever since.



3-Year-Old Sits Down to Have Dinner With Police Officer Who Was Eating Alone

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:51 | Inside Edition

3-Year-Old Sits Down to Have Dinner With Police Officer Who Was Eating AloneThe two have a future "playdate" planned.



Wall Street's 'Fearless Girl' statue to stay until 2018

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:51 | AFP

Wall Street's 'Fearless Girl' statue to stay until 2018The popular bronze statue of a young girl staring down a bull on Wall Street will stay in place until March 2018, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday. Initially installed on March 7 for one week, the "Fearless Girl" sculpture appeared in media around the world, seen by many as a defiant symbol of women's rights under the new administration of President Donald Trump, who has bragged about sexually assaulting women. The exhibit of artist Kristen Visbal's work was first extended until April 2 and is now set to run until next year's International Women's Day on March 8.



How the Galaxy S8 compares to the competition

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:43 | BGR News

How the Galaxy S8 compares to the competition

Samsung has finally taken the wraps off the Galaxy S8, its game-changing flagship smartphone for the year. It's unlike any other device we've seen before in terms of design and functionality, and it promises to mark a major change in the way that smartphones look and feel and work.

But despite all that, it's still another smartphone that's going to have to compete for sales in stores and online, just like any other device. Specs don't tell the whole story, especially given the software features that Samsung has crammed into the Galaxy S8. But until we've had a chance to extensively test the Galaxy S8 next to the best iPhones and Android devices in the world, a fight on paper is the best we can do.

Even just looking at the specs shows that the Galaxy S8 blows 2016 smartphones out of the water. On raw performance, it's top of the pack thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. It's the first smartphone to launch with Qualcomm's latest and greatest, and from what we've seen and heard so far, it should offer unrivalled performance while also being more energy efficient, which should hopefully mean longer battery life.

Thanks to the lack of bezel, Samsung can fit a huge screen in a very manageable device. 5.8 inches looks big on paper, especially compared to something like the iPhone 7's 4.7-inch screen, but it shouldn't prove unwieldy. The resolution also looks sufficient for the size of screen Samsung went with: enough pixels to allow for crisp photos, video and VR content, but not so many that it's a waste of money and battery life.

All in all, it's clear from the specs that the Galaxy S8 is a step above anything that launched in 2016. It's even a noticeable step above the newly-released LG G6, thanks to the more up-to-date processor. As we said, real-world testing is the ultimate decider, but just looking at the specs sheet, the Galaxy S8 is going to be hard to beat.



Boeing airliner catches fire in Peru, no serious injuries reported

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:05 | Reuters

Boeing airliner catches fire in Peru, no serious injuries reportedA Boeing jet operated by Peruvian Airlines caught fire on Tuesday while landing at an airport near the Andean town of Jauja in central Peru after it swerved on the runway, but there were no serious injuries, a government minister said. Peruvian Airlines said in a statement that the Boeing 737-300 jet drove off the runway for unspecified reasons during the scheduled landing, after swerving to the right. Authorities are investigating the incident, which occurred about 4:30 p.m., involving the Boeing 737-300 jet at the high-altitude airport in an agricultural valley some 265 kilometers from Lima, the capital.



OAS discusses Venezuela crisis, Caracas protests

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:38 | AFP

OAS discusses Venezuela crisis, Caracas protestsThe Organization of American States held a special meeting on the crisis in Venezuela on Tuesday, triggering a furious reaction from the Venezuelan government and its staunchest regional allies. It comes after 14 countries in the OAS, including the United States, urged Venezuela's leftist government last week to release political prisoners and "reestablish democracy" by holding elections. In a sign that Venezuela is increasingly cornered, a total of 20 countries voted to open Tuesday's special session of the OAS Permanent Council in Washington.



S.African anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada dead at 87

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 01:47 | AFP Relax News

S.African anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada dead at 87Leading South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, one of Nelson Mandela's closest colleagues in the long struggle against white rule, died early Tuesday aged 87, his eponymous charity foundation said. Kathrada was among those tried and jailed alongside Mandela in the Rivonia trial in 1964, which drew worldwide attention and highlighted the brutal legal system under the apartheid regime. Kathrada spent 26 years and three months in prison, 18 of which were on Robben Island.



Company: Oil in pipeline under Missouri River reservoir

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:05 | Associated Press

Company: Oil in pipeline under Missouri River reservoirThe Dakota Access pipeline developer said Monday that it has placed oil in the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota and that it's preparing to put the pipeline into service.



Kim Jong Nam's body still in Malaysia amid talk of deal with North Korea

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:48 | Reuters

Kim Jong Nam's body still in Malaysia amid talk of deal with North KoreaThe body of Kim Jong Nam, who was murdered in Malaysia last month, is still in Kuala Lumpur, health minister Health Minister Subramaniam Sathasivam said on Tuesday, amid reports the remains of the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon leave the country. What Malaysia eventually does with the body, and how far it pursues three North Koreans wanted for questioning, and believed to be hiding in the North Korean embassy, are central to negotiations to resolve a diplomatic row between the two formerly friendly governments, sources aware of the talks have told Reuters.







Today's Horoscope

Aries Horoscope for Wednesday, March 29, 2017

You may have stumbled into someone else`s disaster movie. Before resigning yourself to the role of a victim, think about what a hero would do. This is more about survival or peace of mind than any kind of glory. It`s evidently your job to make things right again. Although you`d like to know who started this whole thing and why they did it, the information isn`t forthcoming. Navigate in this moment toward the best possible outcome. Feelings get in the way. Suppressing them generally isn`t good, but this time it`s necessary. You need your clear head and sound judgment.
Taurus
You could use a break. Refreshing events lift your spirits. Your senses come alive, grounding you firmly in a sense of what must be done. You won`t realize the extent of your working knowledge until you see others visibly impressed. Wise employers and clients will put your skills to the best possible use. There`s no need to beg when a reminder does just as well. As you move smoothly into this newer, better phase, your old problems are less important. Forgive others for the frustration they may have caused. Even as you prove yourself again, they too deserve another chance.
Gemini

Your heels drag as a deadline approaches. Unhappy as you may be with the proceedings, you`re locked in for the rest of this week. It`s increasingly clear to others that your heart isn`t in this. Spiteful or sloppy effort generates a moment`s heat, but acting with contempt could make your situation even more difficult. Force yourself to stay within reasonable guidelines. First think about how to keep from annoying others, and then about ways in which you might please them. A satisfied customer usually comes back for more. Maybe by that time you`ll be ready to serve them with a smile.
Cancer
There are reasons to be angry. There are also reasons to be happy. Guess which response will probably improve your condition? When people live or work together, of course there will be differences. Your cosmic role is to laugh about and learn from these differences. Throw the rest away -- it will hurt you to keep it inside, and it will hurt others if you let it out. The stars give you sharp powers of observation. They also give you the patience to evaluate what you observe. The next action that you take will have far-reaching effects.
Leo

The terrain that you must cross is of your own making. With all the Earth energy in your starcast, it could be a rough ride. No one is asking you to offer your resources to the first person you see. All parties should be patient to see whether they can work together, and if so, what they need. When things get hot, you might actually want to have others taking the heat with you. Volunteers are more trustworthy than recruits. It`s much easier to open up after you`ve been through an ordeal with someone. This is how true partnerships and friendships begin.
Virgo
Some people learn only what they need to know. You, on the other hand, are a fan of education for its own sake. You wear the nickname `teacher`s pet` as a compliment instead of an insult. You`re quick at putting new information to its best possible use. Accurately predicting consequences keeps you from making unnecessary preparations. The best profits are the ones that you can reinvest in the system that produced them. This is about more than just money. Your body serves you well when you take care of it. The outer world mimics your inner harmonic state.
Libra

The heavier elements keep you from getting airborne. You have to focus on and feel things that usually seem like somebody else`s problem. Any plans to take the next step must be put on hold. Although your first impulse is to retreat, that`s not the answer, either. You can work from home to filter the outside world`s distractions. Be sure to let family and pets know that you need your space. In fact, benign surroundings should cheer you significantly. Your chances improve with your attitude. The definition of success might change as well, and that wouldn`t be a bad thing.
Scorpio
You appear to know a secret, but there`s really no great mystery at work. It`s just another case of practice makes perfect. Anyone could do this if they put in enough time and effort. Most of those around you, however, are obsessed with charlatans and bad advice. Why do people seem to forget everything they know at the first hint of chaos? You`d laugh if there wasn`t so much actual suffering. But you`re not about to preach. Most of what you`d say would be condensed into useless abbreviations. Buzzwords can`t take the place of real substance.
Sagittarius

Your defenses go up when someone makes demands. You`re much more agreeable to a suggestion that you could take or leave. When everyone stays calm, a working relationship is off to a fine start. A written contract cuts to the chase when translated from legalese into English. All parties agree on the value of what they`re giving and getting. Let this spirit of clarity flow into other areas of your life. There`s no need to defend when you`re not under attack. Don`t be in such a hurry that you can`t share. Loved ones come together and help prevent mishaps and catastrophes.
Capricorn
You`re doing fine. Why do others have problems? Maybe the stars aren`t giving them the same royal treatment. You deserve this, so you don`t feel guilty. Clear and rational thinking brings new opportunities. Refer frequently to the collected wisdom of those that came before you. When you know what must be done, you won`t sit around waiting for it to take care of itself. You know better than to flaunt your wealth or to splurge now with what you may need later. It`s enough to have a credit line. The less you use it, the less interest you`ll be charged.
Aquarius

Those pursuing singing, acting as an alternate career may need to get a little more aggressive in their passion if looking for a break. Others seem satisfied at work although creatively it is stagnant. Pursue something dynamic and different this summer. Sign up for a desired course later this evening and enjoy the many benefits that will come your way.
Pisces
Look around for ways to improve your situation. Fate guides your hand between the best options that you make available. Industrious people are too driven to relax now. Take your cue from a distant event or a trend that touches your life. Follow the lead of a friend that`s just made a discovery. Today`s involvement is the first step toward tomorrow`s commitment. You relish the feeling of hunger when you know that you`ll be satisfied. Not everyone takes this long view, but then not everyone is Pisces. For this moment you`re a planner instead of just a dreamer.