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“Losing weight in America is probably the most patriotic thing that you can do to help nation right now,” Dr. Oz told FOX Business.
As Congress and President Donald Trump continue to battle it out in Washington over health care reform, talk show host and cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Mehmet Oz, says the fight should be directed at reducing Americans’ waistlines. “Losing weight in America is probably the most patriotic thing that you can do to help nation right now,” Dr. Oz told FOX Business.
It looked more like a cinematic special effect than an actual atmospheric phenomenon: Saharan dust, swept up by Hurricane Ophelia as the storm barrelled up the Atlantic, choked the southern English sky earlier this week in a saffron scarf of mist and suspended desert minerals.
Perhaps the most compelling comparison that can be drawn between a stark figure frozen beneath an apocalyptic sky and a work from the history of art is to that sustainable masterpiece of psychological climate change, Edvard Munch’s The Scream, painted in 1893, five years after Van Gogh’s soulful sower.
Scientists studying dolphins dining off the California coastline have found that the marine food web is starting to look a little threadbare.
The length of food chains in that web appears to have gotten shorter in response to environmental changes — such as those caused by El Niño events. The findings, published this week in the journal Science Advances, highlight a useful method for examining the ways climate change is affecting the structure of the world’s ecosystems.
To reach its figures on the overall global pollution burden, the study’s authors used methods outlined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for assessing field data from soil tests, as well as with air and water pollution data from the Global Burden of Disease, an ongoing study run by institutions including the World Health Organization and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.
Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o is the latest celebrity to detail her experience being sexually harassed by disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein following a litany of allegations that include rape and sexual assault.
Still, the actress, director and producer says she turned down all future projects from The Weinstein Co.. Nyong’o joins the chorus of voices from women in Hollywood who have shared similar experiences with Weinstein, including reports of massage propositions, unwelcome nudity and threats against their career if they refuse.
Authorities say 53-year-old Mark James Asay, the first white man executed in Florida for killing a black man, was pronounced dead at 6:22 p.m. Thursday at the state prison in Starke.
"It is concerning that the Florida courts are allowing this execution to go forward without requiring the Department of Corrections to produce key information about the safety and efficacy of state’s new lethal injection protocol and drugs — information that was provided after previous protocol changes," said Jen Moreno, an expert on lethal injection at UC Berkeley Law. "Florida insists on paralyzing the prisoner during the execution process so any problems with the drug may never be known."
Now there’s no denying that President Trump opened the door at his Monday news conference when he was asked why he hasn’t spoken publicly about the four soldiers killed in Niger.
Instead, we’ve all been plunged into another anguished round of finger-pointing, blame-shifting and all-around nastiness that is nothing short of sad. The spotlight should be on the fallen soldiers who gave their lives for this country.
Other cities are putting on publicity stunts to draw attention to their proposals - for example, Tucson in Arizona sent Amazon a huge 21ft-tall cactus plant, while the Mayor of Kansas City purchased 1,000 items from the online retailer and left product reviews extolling the virtues of the city.
While the new Amazon base presents an attractive opportunity for many cities and regions, the company is likely to expect billions of dollars in incentives and tax benefits in exchange.
Jurors sentenced a Phoenix woman to death on Monday in the killing of a 10-year-old cousin who was locked in a small plastic storage box and left to die as punishment for stealing an ice pop.
The trial of her husband, John Allen, 29, is scheduled to start Oct. 9. He's also charged with first-degree murder and child abuse and faces the death penalty.
Just 10 minutes away are the world-class golf courses of Belek, which, having been included in the European Tour, even rivals the courses of the Algarve in Portugal, Mr. Walker said.
This 970-square-meter (10,441-square-foot), three-story Turkish villa has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms (two of them en-suite and one of them a Jack-and-Jill), plus one half bath. The home features radiant floor heating and central cooling throughout, as well as a home gym, sauna, and spa.
That brings us to our call of the day from Stifel strategists Barry Bannister and Jesse Cantor, who see “a very Trumpian surprise” coming. “Our out-of-the box theory is that Stanford’s John Taylor may be the next Fed chairman, with Janet Yellen moving to the vice chair,” Bannister and Cantor write.
“Our out-of-the box theory is that Stanford’s John Taylor may be the next Fed chairman, with Janet Yellen moving to the vice chair,” Bannister and Cantor write. “President Trump would gain a conservative, critical and competent voice, a more experimental Fed (are negative real rates really working?) and a sage vice chair with her own ideas regarding policy whose presence would reassure Wall Street,” they say in their note.
The state of Texas executed TaiChin Preyor on Thursday night after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a last-minute appeal.
Preyor had argued that a previous attorney collaborated with a disbarred lawyer, relied on Wikipedia and double-billed his family and the court. The attorney who handled Preyor's initial appeal was a real-estate specialist from Beverly Hills, Calif., who partnered with a man who had been disbarred for incompetence 15 years earlier — without informing the court, Preyor said in his latest motions.
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Tuesday halted the scheduled execution of condemned killer Marcellus Williams after DNA testing raised questions about whether he actually committed the crime.
The governor's decision comes after Williams' attorneys cited DNA evidence found on the murder weapon that matched another unknown person, but not Williams. But St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch said there was ample other evidence to convict Williams, and that there's "zero possibility" he's innocent.
The U.S. Senate passed a budget blueprint late Thursday in a 51-49 vote, clearing a critical hurdle in the GOP push to overhaul the tax code, write WSJ’s Natalie Andrews, Kristina Peterson and Richard Rubin.
The Republicans released a framework last month that sketched out a range of tax changes—including lower taxes on corporate profits, incentives for businesses, fewer and lower individual income tax brackets and the end of estate taxes—with the goal of simplifying the code and boosting the economy.
Justin Trudeau has said it is not the government’s business to tell a woman what or what not to wear after the Canadian province of Quebec passed a law – believed to be the first of its kind in North America – obliging women wearing the niqab or burqa to unveil when riding public transit or receiving government services.
Whose Liberal party holds 40 seats in the province of Quebec – gave a more careful responsible, apparently not wanting to be seen as interfering in Quebec politics.