news block

flicker.com

American Lung Assocation: FDA needs to crack down on vaping companies

In the wake of a lung disease epidemic related to vaping products that has taken over 40 lives nationwide, the American Lung Association (ALA) is calling out the Food and Drug Association (FDA) for not regulating e-cigarette companies. According ot the ALA, vaping is dangerous, plain and simple, while the industry is flooded with products and oils that are unregulated. The result is hundreds of cases of lung disease across the nation, including another death just this past Monday in Louisiana...

Read More
non-licensed

Ann Arbor is aiming at 150 more deer. The city council approved a plan to kill deer that are living in parks and natural areas and on some private land. Nearly 400 have been killed since hunters were hired in 2016. The Ann Arbor News says the next hunt will start in January after a 9-2 vote Monday. A critic, council member Jeff Hayner, questioned the practice and said it's a waste of $150,000.

flicker.com

In the wake of a lung disease epidemic related to vaping products that has taken over 40 lives nationwide, the American Lung Association (ALA) is calling out the Food and Drug Association (FDA)  for not regulating e-cigarette companies. According ot the ALA, vaping is dangerous, plain and simple, while the industry is flooded with products and oils that are unregulated. The result is hundreds of cases of lung disease across the nation, including another death just this past Monday in Louisiana.

Picture of turkey drop 2018
meltrotter.org

Now in its 16th year, it’s time once again for Mel Trotter Ministries annual “Turkey Drop”.  The goal is to collect turkeys and coats for those in need.  The Turkey Drop takes place tomorrow

U.S. Army | via Wikimedia

  A former Marine who was imprisoned by Iran on suspicion of spying is seeking payment from a fund intended for victims of state-sponsored terrorism.

Attorney Scott Gilbert says he filed the lawsuit Monday in federal claims court on behalf of Amir Hekmati.

Hekmati was born in Arizona and raised in Michigan. He was detained in 2011 and released in 2016 in a prisoner exchange. Hekmati alleges he was falsely imprisoned and tortured.

Mosquito bite
CDC Public Health Image Library (PHIL) via Wikimedia | Public Domain / Wikimedia.org

  Michigan health authorities are reporting a 6th fatality linked to Eastern Equine Encephalitis.

Berrien County Health Department officials said Monday the victim was one of two people who contracted the mosquito borne virus. The death occurred Saturday.

Cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis first appeared in West Michigan at the end of August. The virus has been reported in Barry, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo and Van Buren counties. The outbreak has resulted in 10 human cases and 46 animal cases.

More News

It was a moment of genuine bipartisanship at the House Ways and Means Committee in October, as Democratic and Republican sponsors alike praised a bill called the "Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2019."

The bill, approved by the panel on a voice vote, would allow consumers to use their tax-free flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts to pay for over-the-counter medications and women's menstrual products.

Two days after a shooting that killed four men and wounded six at a backyard party in Fresno, Calif., police are seeking at least two gunmen — and the city's large Hmong community is looking for answers.

Police say the two men said nothing as they entered the yard where people were watching football and started firing shots from semiautomatic handguns. "Witnesses only indicated that they saw the muzzle flash from the weapons," said Fresno Police Chief Andy Hall.

non-licensed

Ann Arbor is aiming at 150 more deer. The city council approved a plan to kill deer that are living in parks and natural areas and on some private land. Nearly 400 have been killed since hunters were hired in 2016. The Ann Arbor News says the next hunt will start in January after a 9-2 vote Monday. A critic, council member Jeff Hayner, questioned the practice and said it's a waste of $150,000.

flicker.com

In the wake of a lung disease epidemic related to vaping products that has taken over 40 lives nationwide, the American Lung Association (ALA) is calling out the Food and Drug Association (FDA)  for not regulating e-cigarette companies. According ot the ALA, vaping is dangerous, plain and simple, while the industry is flooded with products and oils that are unregulated. The result is hundreds of cases of lung disease across the nation, including another death just this past Monday in Louisiana.

In an escalating dispute over how much allies should pay the U.S. to station troops on their soil, U.S. negotiators walked out on talks with South Korea in Seoul on Tuesday, as the two sides staked out vastly differing positions and accused the other side of being unreasonable.

Four witnesses are testifying in front of the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, starting the second week of public hearings in the ongoing impeachment inquiry investigation.

The morning session features Jennifer Williams, a career State Department staffer detailed to work with Vice President Pence's staff, as well as Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the Ukraine specialist on the National Security Council. Former U.S. envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker and former Russia director for the NSC Tim Morrison are testifying in the afternoon.

Updated at 1:05 p.m. ET

Two correctional officers who were assigned to guard Jeffrey Epstein on the night he was found dead in his cell of an apparent suicide have been indicted on criminal charges, federal prosecutors in New York announced Tuesday.

Authorities have charged Michael Thomas and Tova Noel with making false records and conspiracy. The two worked as jail guards at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, a federal jail in Manhattan that's mostly used for defendants awaiting trial.

Picture of turkey drop 2018
meltrotter.org

Now in its 16th year, it’s time once again for Mel Trotter Ministries annual “Turkey Drop”.  The goal is to collect turkeys and coats for those in need.  The Turkey Drop takes place tomorrow

Toilet Signs Give The Scoop On Pee And Poop

5 hours ago

World Toilet Day — that's today, Nov. 19 — is no joke. (Although clearly the German toilets pictured above have a sense of humor.)

This day in honor of the loo was created by Jack Sim, a Singapore entrepreneur who founded the World Toilet Organization in 2001. In 2013, it was declared an official U.N. day. The aim is to raise awareness about the need for more toilets. And there's a lot of need.

U.S. Army | via Wikimedia

  A former Marine who was imprisoned by Iran on suspicion of spying is seeking payment from a fund intended for victims of state-sponsored terrorism.

Attorney Scott Gilbert says he filed the lawsuit Monday in federal claims court on behalf of Amir Hekmati.

Hekmati was born in Arizona and raised in Michigan. He was detained in 2011 and released in 2016 in a prisoner exchange. Hekmati alleges he was falsely imprisoned and tortured.

Pages