Senate sleuths focus on ex-State Department aide in Clinton email cover-up
As Hillary Clinton seeks to rebound from a highly critical report from the State Departments inspector general, Senate investigators and a conservative group are zeroing in on newly revealedevidence about the activities of a now retired State Department computer specialist in orchestrating what they charge was a cover-up of the former secretary of states email practices. The role of John Bentel, whose identity as a key figure in the email probes was first reported by Yahoo News on Wednesday, is expected to be one focus of questioning today when Clintons former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, is deposed in a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch over the State Departments handling of Freedom of Information Act requests relating to Clintons emails, according to a source close to the case.
Fri, 27 May 2016 14:32:19 -0400
Statue of Liberty, other world sites threatened by climate change, says U.N.
The Statue of Liberty is seen in New York harbor. Climate change might dampen Lady Libertys glow, according to experts. The United Nations released a report Thursday saying 31 natural and cultural World Heritage sites in 29 countries are vulnerable to the effects of climate change: rising temperatures, rising sea levels, intensifying storms, longer droughts and so on.
Fri, 27 May 2016 11:29:41 -0400
G7 told to act on antibiotics as dreaded superbug hits U.S.
By Kylie MacLellan and Ben Hirschler ISE-SHIMA, Japan/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain told the G7 industrial powers on Friday to do more to fight killer superbugs as the United States reported the first case in the country of a patient with bacteria resistant to a last-resort antibiotic. U.S. scientists said the infection in a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman "heralds the emergence of truly pan-drug resistant bacteria" because it could not be controlled even by colistin, an antibiotic reserved for "nightmare" bugs. In Japan, British Prime Minister David Cameron said leading countries needed to tackle resistance by reducing the use of antibiotics and rewarding drug companies for developing new medicines.
Fri, 27 May 2016 11:39:27 -0400
Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukes
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons.
Fri, 27 May 2016 15:00:12 -0400
Can affirmative consent apps combat campus sexual assault?
The creators of YES to SEX, a smartphone app that promises to help all gender partners get and give a safe sexual consent in as little as 25 seconds, have released a new platform that allows colleges and universities to customize the application to meet the specific needs of their campuses. YES to SEX founder Wendy Mandell-Geller told Yahoo News that after launching the original version of the app in April, she soon realized its potential to make an impact on university and college campuses. In addition to providing users with an up-to-date guide to giving and receiving sexual consent under Title IX, the apps new college format can be customized to reflect each schools policies as well as its color scheme.
Thu, 26 May 2016 18:27:24 -0400
Vincent Fosters sister: Trumps comments are beyond contempt
Sheila Foster Anthony, sister of former Clinton White House aide Vincent Foster, took to the Washington Post opinion page Thursday to admonish Donald Trump for his recent comments about her brothers death. Earlier this week, the same paper published aninterview with Trump in which the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was quoted drudgingup a decades-old conspiracy theory about Fosters 1993suicide.
Fri, 27 May 2016 09:56:33 -0400
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