New York City deploys new

New York City will deploy its first class of police dogs trained to trace vapor trails left behind by would-be bombers as part of stepped-up security measures to protect the country’s largest city during the Fourth of July weekend. The so-called Vapor Wake Detection Dogs are capable of detecting air-borne scents from explosives even after the carrier has left the … Continua a leggere

J&J’s Janssen hit with $70 million

jury on Friday awarded $70 million to the family of a boy who developed breasts after taking Johnson & Johnson unit Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ antipsychotic drug Risperdal. The jury in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas found that the company failed to warn the boy’s healthcare providers about the risk of gynecomastia, which is breast growth in men or boys caused … Continua a leggere

U.S. Air and Space Museum

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum late on Friday kicks off its 40th anniversary festivities with a first-ever overnight celebration, long enough for the International Space Station to orbit the Earth nearly eight times. The festival at the world’s largest publicly displayed collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft will also officially open the newly renovated “Milestones of Flight” hall. … Continua a leggere

North Carolina lawmakers

North Carolina lawmakers adjourned for the year on Friday night after leaving mostly intact a law restricting transgender bathroom access that has drawn condemnation and jeopardized the state’s efforts to host the NBA All-Star Game, officials said. The law passed in March made North Carolina the first U.S. state to require transgender people to use restrooms in public buildings and … Continua a leggere

Mega Millions jackpot

The Mega Millions jackpot has grown to $449 million after a drawing on Friday night produced no winning ticket for the multi-state lottery prize, which now ranks as the seventh largest ever in the United States, officials said. The lottery is played in 44 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Before Friday night’s drawing, the Mega Millions jackpot … Continua a leggere

Israeli official

Israel has reached a reconciliation deal with Turkey to end a bitter six-year rift between the Mideast powers, an official said Sunday. Relations between the former close allies imploded in 2010 following an Israeli naval raid that killed nine Turkish activists, including a dual American citizen, who were on a ship trying to breach Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip. … Continua a leggere

IS claims killing

The Islamic State group Sunday published a video showing the execution-style killing of five Syrian citizen journalists they kidnapped eight months ago in the east of the war-torn country. The victims seen in the footage — which was posted on the blog of the group’s Al-Bayan radio — were all from the city of Deir Ezzor, 60 percent of which … Continua a leggere

Turkey police fire

Turkish riot police in Istanbul on Sunday fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters defying a ban on the city’s Gay Pride parade. Authorities in Turkey’s biggest city banned the annual parade earlier this month over security concerns, sparking anger from gay rights activists. Two German politicians — Volker Beck, a prominent Green lawmaker +JacketsEtro Jacquard Knit CoatChloé … Continua a leggere