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JCPenney to close up to 140 stores, two distribution facilities

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Following the news, shares fell by around 4 percent as investors hedged their bets on a slim recovery by the once-iconic Main Street retailer. Net sales of $12.547 billion, down 0.6% from $12.625 billion previous year. Almost all impacted stores are expected to close in the second quarter of 2017. J.C. Penney is opening at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving and staying open until 5 p.m. Read More »

Storm Doris weather bomb brings snow, gales and travel chaos

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The woman suffered very serious head injuries when a large piece of roofing fell on to a street in Wolverhampton. Roads and schools were closed in Scotland as the storm brought strong winds and snow. ESB are also warning people to exercise caution and report any fallen lines. "Currently the most likely track of the low pressure system is across Northern Ireland and northern England and we expect to see the strongest winds in the north of Wales and central England". Read More »

Terminally ill Bradley Lowery thanks Everton supporters

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His battle against the illness has attracted wellwishers across the world with morfe than £700,000 raised to help fund treatment. The Sunderland superfan has won the hearts of football supporters across the world after news broke that the neuroblastoma he has beaten once before had returned. Read More »

What to watch for in Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway letter

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Berkshire itself might seem anomalous, with shares of the Omaha, Nebraska-based conglomerate having generated a roughly 2 million percent gain in Buffett's almost 52 years at the helm. Last week, Berkshire-owned food giant Kraft Heinz (KHC) walked away from a bid to buy Unilever (UL), the European consumer products conglomerate. Read More »

A look at the types of aid United States provides Mexico

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In a document on the federal government's website for business opportunities, the CPB said it would release a request on or about March 6 asking companies for prototype ideas for a wall to be built near the U.S. Videgaray has placed high stakes on the visit. In fact, just last December, Mexican police discovered two new tunnels that officials believed drug traffickers used to sneak from the border city of Tijuana into the United States. Read More »

One suspect in Kim Jong Nam murder suffered effects of VX agent

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On Thursday police asked Interpol to issue an alert for four North Koreans who fled Malaysia on the day of Kim's murder. As a result of screening done, we confirm there are no hazardous materials found at KLIA2; KLIA2 is free from any form of contamination of hazardous material. Read More »

'Country Over Party': Dershowitz to Leave Dems If Ellison Elected DNC Chair

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Right now, the DNC chair candidates are not leaders-they are pawns, who have either allowed themselves to be used by one of the two factions in this conflict of ideology, or have found themselves caught in the crossfire. "He's an unknown for me and I've not had a lot of conversations about him", said Marian Tasco, a Keith Ellison supporter. Under that scenario, believe a third consensus candidate could emerge to bridge polarized camps. Read More »

HIV Vaccines May Help Tamp Down Virus

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Scientists injected the participants with a series of three shots of the vaccine and they stopped taking ARVs. Two new HIV vaccines were combined with a drug usually used to treat cancer by researchers. This seemed to cure her of the virus but it returned when she was 4. The virus immediately bounced back and they had to switch back to ART. This time round researchers are launching a double-pronged attack: the vaccines focus on priming immune cells to rid the body of active virus as ... Read More »

Tornadoes Damage Dozens of Homes In San Antonio Area

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More than 150 homes were damaged and several people were injured in San Antonio by severe overnight storms that ripped through south-central Texas. There were no reports of injuries. The fourth confirmed tornado, an EF-0 with winds of 85 miles per hour, formed east of Schoenthal road in northeast San Antonio . Another 30 to 40 homes were damaged in two adjoining subdivisions about 10 miles northeast of downtown in Bexar County, where forecasters said a weak tornado left a roughly ... Read More »

James O'Connor arrested over cocaine

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Williams and O'Connor play for French clubs Racing 92 and Toulon respectively. O'Connor last played for the Wallabies in 2013. Both were reportedly heavily intoxicated and in a police holding cell. Williams, it is reported in various French outlets, threw three packets of the drug on the ground at the time of his arrest. A judicial source said that the players are accused of attempting to buy drugs worth about €200 euros (£170) and that the two suspected sellers have also been arrested. Read More »

Senator de Lima surrenders to arresting cops

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A local court in Manila has issued an arrest warrant against her after a judge found merit in the drug trafficking charges filed by the Department of Justice last week. She worked as a law clerk for the House of Representatives and as a legal aide of a Supreme Court associate justice, while building a successful law practice that specialized in helping prominent politicians in election court challenges. Read More »

Malaysia airport clear of VX nerve agent, officials say

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Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean Kim Jong-un, was killed by a highly toxic VX nerve agent . In their trial, the cultists said they practiced using syringes to spray the deadly chemical on people's necks as they pretended to be out jogging. Read More »

Despite GOP Concerns, Wyoming Delegation Still Wants To Repeal And Replace

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With Obama out of office, the Affordable Care Act is more popular than its been in almost seven years. "Most of the framework of the Affordable Care Act. While just four percent say that the law is "working well the way it is", 43 percent say it only needs "minor modifications". While the replacement plan would nix some of the unpopular aspects of Obamacare, including the individual mandate, it also seeks to get rid of provisions that could face heavy blowback. Read More »

President Sirisena receives invitation from Indonesian President

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Upon meeting the President, the special envoy, Fachir stated that Indonesia has already dispatched the first consignment of the rice donation for drought relief, announced by President Widodo. Widodo is on a 2-day visit to Australia. However, both countries were keen to stress the strength of the bilateral relationship in the lead up to the visit. Read More »

House Vote Clears Path for Medical Marijuana Debate

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The other thing that may be going on here is the possible disappearance of the medium ground. Because of this restriction, he said, CBD oil should not be confused with medical marijuana. But Baudler said another bill would be necessary to expand access. Pot sales would be tightly controlled by the state and only permitted to be sold in licensed medical cannabis centers, the bill says. Read More »

Jayalalithaa's Legacy: Deepa to Contest from RK Nagar

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Describing the meeting with Panneerselvam as a courtesy call, Deepa said that she never chose to join hands with him. Deepa, who will be the treasurer of the forum, said her next course of action would be decided soon. Finance Minister D Jayakumar said gold rings were being presented to new born kids and gifts to their mothers in view of the birth anniversary of late Jayalalithaa. Read More »

Active Stock Momentum: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT)

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Wal-Mart Stores accounts for 2.2% of Benson Investment Management Company Inc.'s investment portfolio, making the stock its 16th largest position. On average, analysts expect that Wal-Mart Stores will post $4.33 earnings per share for the current year. Read More »

PDP crisis: Sheriff storms PDP National Secretariat at last

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The administrative staff as accounting officers was not around to see the event happen, and as the custodians of the property of the party, they refused to participate in the illegal entry made by Ali Modu-Sheriff. "I will make sure that we do a credible convention and we elect leaders that are accepted by the grass roots; that is our mission". Sheriff arrived Anenih's Abuja residence at 10:49am. Read More »

ROK video calls Sea of Japan 'East Sea'

The islets in question are Liancourt Rocks, which are known as Dokdo in South Korea and Takeshima in Japan. South Korea has taken effective control of the islets in the Sea of Japan since 1954. "We sent the letter to (relevant) municipalities in Busan on February 14", a foreign ministry official said. South Korea and Japan reached a deal on December 28, 2015, under which Tokyo apologized and agreed to provide 1 billion yen (US$9.4 million) for the creation of a foundation aimed at supporting ... Read More »

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center implements temporary visitor restrictions

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Neither Davis Regional Medical Center in Statesville nor Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in Mooresville have plans to restrict visitors now. Iredell Memorial Hospital has implemented flu restrictions for visitors ages 17 and younger. "The flu virus can be extremely unsafe to people who have compromised immune systems", said Dr. David Priest, medical director for infection prevention at Novant Health. Read More »

Diet that mimics fasting could reverse diabetes, study finds

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The mice were put on fasting diets three times, which was enough for the disease to begin to reverse. Mice were used for the experiment but the next step is to test the theory on humans. Diabetes is caused by a lack of insulin or the body not responding properly to it. Then they have 25 days eating what they want - so overall it mimics periods of feast and starvation. Read More »

PM Narendra Modi unveils 112-foot Shiva statue in Coimbatore

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Later in the day, Prime Minister Modi unveiled a 112-foot tall statue dedicated to "Adiyogi" (a form of Lord Shiva who according to the Hindu tradition is considered the first of yogis) in Coimbatore. At the event, PM Modi spoke about yoga and the importance of ideas. "Mahashivartri brings with it the objective of overcoming darkness and injustice. Read More »

Customs Agents Check IDs of Domestic Passengers Landing at JFK

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A DHS official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss an active law enforcement investigation said that such searches and collaboration between CBP and ICE such as the one on Wednesday evening are routine and are not new measures due to increased immigration enforcement. Read More »

Drug overdose deaths continue to rise — CDC

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Each day, more than 1,000 people are treated in emergency departments for not using prescription opioids as directed. In Wisconsin, policy makers launched an opioid task force and facilitated lower prices on an anti-overdose drug. The study found that overdose rates rose for Hispanic people and non-Hispanic black people and at an average rate of two percent per year. While overdoses were up among all age groups, in 2015, adults 45-years-old to 54-years-old have the highest rate of overdose ... Read More »

Alamos Gold Inc (US) (AGI) Issues Earnings Results

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AGI has been the subject of a number of research reports. (AGI) on Thursday reported a loss of $20.6 million in its fourth quarter. Alamos Gold, Inc. (NYSE:AGI) could bring EPS of $0.03/share. The estimated EPS for the current quarter is said to be $0.01. The Closing Price of the stock before earnings was $6.9 while on the Next day the stock closed its trading session at $6.71 with a percentage change of -2.75% from the price of 6.9 before Earnings. Read More »

Charles Oakley Planning To Attend Knicks Game In Cleveland

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Oakley had an outburst at a Knicks game earlier this month after he was asked to leave because of his reported ongoing displeasures with Dolan. In the immediate wake of that arrest, the Knicks released a statement in saying that they "hope he gets some help soon", followed by Dolan claiming on a NY radio show that Oakley "has a problem with anger" and "may have a problem with alcohol". Read More »

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCMP)

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has 1 year price target of $17.33. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Nov 30, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Mar 17, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.27. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 132,982 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock worth $1,459,000 after buying an additional 1,842 shares in the last quarter. Read More »