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U.S. FDA approves new diabetes drug from Merck and Pfizer

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 16:43

(Reuters) - A new drug developed by Merck & Co and Pfizer Inc won U.S. approval on Wednesday to treat type II diabetes, the Food and Drug Administration said, adding another competitor to a growing class of treatments. The oral drug, known generically as ertugliflozin, will be sold under the brand name Steglatro and compete with AstraZeneca Plc's Farxiga, Johnson & Johnson's Invokana and Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim's Jardiance. Merck and Pfizer won approval for Steglatro as a single therapy and in fixed-dose combinations with Merck's diabetes drug Januvia or with metformin, an older generic treatment typically given to newly diagnosed patients.

Man Arrested After 5-Year-Old Son Fatally Shoots Himself With Gun Left In Glove Box

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 16:21

A Florida man is facing negligence charges after his 5-year-old son fatally shot himself in the head with a gun he found in the glove box of the man’s car.

2 More Women Join Lawsuit Against Bill O'Reilly And Fox News

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 15:32

Ousted Fox News host Bill O’Reilly’s efforts to smear the many women who’ve accused him of sexual harassment is once again coming back to bite him.

Trump celebrates 'amazing' tax cuts experts say will most benefit wealthy Americans

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 15:31

Donald Trump celebrated delivering a huge tax overhaul, a moment he said was “an amazing experience” but which was slammed by critics and independent analysts who said the move would disproportionately benefit the wealthiest Americans. Speaking on the South Lawn of the White House where he was surrounded by senior officials and legislators, Mr Trump beamed over what will be considered his signature legislative achievement. “It’s very simple,” said Mr Trump.

Scotland Bans Traveling Circuses From Using Wild Animals In Performances

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 15:10

Scotland has banned the use of wild animals in traveling circuses, handing an important victory to animal welfare advocates.

Why I Stayed At A Job Where I Was Sexually Harassed

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 15:05

With the #MeToo movement gaining in the world in which I am bringing up my teen and preteen daughters, they want answers I don’t always have.

Control Of Virginia's House Of Delegates Could Come Down To Drawing Straws

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 14:30

A three-judge panel in Virginia decided Wednesday to count a ballot cast for a Republican in a race for the state’s House of Delegates that was decided by just one vote, meaning the contest is now a tie.

Candy Canes Are Everywhere During Christmas. Here’s Why

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 14:06

They weren't always the most popular Christmas candy

Lenovo has a 27-inch 1440p monitor for $200

Macworld - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:58

Lenovo has a great last-minute deal today for a 27-inch 2560x1440 monitor: You can pick up the Lenovo L27q for $200. To get the $100 discount, use the coupon code MONITORSALE (via TechBargains) at checkout. The coupon code is case sensitive.

Besides the QHD resolution, Lenovo outfitted this IPS panel with a "Near-Edgeless Infinity" screen. This means that the borders of the screen are as thin as possible, allowing users to place multiple monitors side-by-side with less of a gap between the image on each display.

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Donald Trump threatens to cut 'billions of dollars' in aid to countries over UN Jerusalem vote

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:53

Donald Trump has threatened to withhold billions of dollars in aid from those nations which criticise his controversial decision to unilaterally recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In a raising of the stakes over the US’s move to recognise Jerusalem and shift its embassy there - something long requested by Israel and their conservative supporters in the US - Mr Trump said he could penalise those countries that voted against the move at the UN. Previously, the US’s UN Ambassador Niki Haley had warned the US would would be “taking names” of any countries who supported a resolution criticising Washington’s actions.

Veterinarian Accused Of Shooting Neighbors' Dog In The Head

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:52

A veterinarian in Louisiana was arrested on Tuesday and charged with aggravated animal cruelty after allegedly fatally shooting her neighbors’ dog in the head.

Donald Trump threatens to cut aid to countries over UN Jerusalem vote

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:39

Donald Trump has threatened to withhold “billions” of dollars of US aid from countries which vote in favour of a United Nations resolution rejecting the US president’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Speaking at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Trump amplified Haley’s threat.

Trump says GOP has 'essentially repealed Obamacare' with tax bill

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:16

But while the Republican plan removes the individual mandate requiring all Americans to have health insurance, the Affordable Care Act remains the law of the land.

Woman Who Accidentally Gunned Down Boyfriend in YouTube Stunt Sentenced to 180 Days in Jail

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:15

Monalisa Perez has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting Pedro Ruiz III on June 26.

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.0T AWD

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:35

The closest you'll get to a Giulia wagon.

Student Finishes College Final Exam While In Labor

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:07

Nayzia’ Thomas’ Twitter was still blowing up with interview requests and well wishes on Wednesday, because this young woman knows how to multitask.

The 50 Most Hilarious Tweets From Parents This Year

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:52

Every week, we round up the most hilarious tweets from moms and dads.

Saudi, Lebanon diplomats caught in diplomatic tussle

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:43

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's ambassador to Saudi Arabia and his Saudi counterpart are caught in what appears to be a diplomatic tussle over representation, with each country delaying accreditation of the other's diplomat, though both were named months ago.


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