Key health care industry groups are telling the incoming Republican administration and Congress that it's not a good idea to repeal the 2010 health care law without clear plans to address the consequences. ...
Syrian warplanes launched fresh raids on the last rebel-held districts in Aleppo on Friday, as key regime ally Russia vowed the assault would continue until opposition fighters left the battleground city. Government strikes had halted briefly from Thursday night, when Moscow announced a pause in the regime's offensive to allow the evacuation of civilians, though artillery fire did not stop. Syria's army is three weeks into a battle to retake east Aleppo from rebels who are now confined to just a few neighbourhoods in their former bastion.
More than 1,000 Russian athletes were used in an "institutional conspiracy" with banned drugs at the Sochi and London Olympics and other global events, investigator Richard McLaren said Friday. International sport was "hijacked" by the Russians, according to the the Canadian lawyer who has previously accused Russia of "state-sponsored" cheating. McLaren said in his new report for the World Anti-Doping Agency that he had confirmed the switching of samples at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014 and that salt and coffee were used to manipulate samples when checked by international experts.
The United States will stay on its current path toward a low-carbon economy after Donald Trump's inauguration, US Vice-President Joe Biden predicted Friday during a visit to Ottawa. "Whatever uncertainty exists around the near-term policy choices of the next president, I am absolutely confident the United States will continue making progress to this path to a low-carbon future," Biden told Canadian leaders meeting to finalize a deal on a national carbon price. Biden's visit comes amid concerns that the incoming administration could set back US efforts to combat climate change after the president-elect takes office in January.
HOUSTON (AP) — Major Applewhite was hired to replace Tom Herman as coach at Houston on Friday.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will test all samples of all Russian athletes who took part in the 2012 London Olympics following a report that showed more than 1,000 Russian competitors were involved in an institutional conspiracy to conceal positive drug tests, it said on Friday. "Following Professor (Richard) McLaren's findings, I have also today extended the mandate of the disciplinary commission to test all samples of all Russian athletes having participated in the Olympic Games London 2012," IOC President Thomas Bach told reporters. ...
PARIS (AP) — Both Nadine Mahe des Portes and the rat panicked when she inadvertently stepped on it on her walk back from work through Paris.
Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent will step down from that role next year and be succeeded by the company's No. 2 executive, Chief Operating Officer James Quincey, the company announced Friday. Quincey will take ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official says the president has ordered a review of the email hacking that rattled the presidential campaign.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of the 2010 health care law will launch a political coalition Friday to block its repeal. They're targeting Republican lawmakers whose constituents may now be at risk of losing health insurance.