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Sheriff: Deputy dead, another critical after shooting near Kansas courthouse

Sheriff: Deputy dead, another critical after shooting near Kansas courthouse

Officials say Deputy Patrick Rohrer, 35, was killed in the shooting. He said the shooting suspect was critically injured in the shooting and is now in surgery. He said the courtroom he was in was placed on lockdown. He offered a moment of silence for the deputies after he finished his speech at the event. "Our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line each and every day to protect the public and their selfless service deserves our highest honor", he said.


Seattle City Council repeals 'head tax'

Seattle City Council repeals 'head tax'

Critics of the tax argued that it would force businesses to raise prices, while others were concerned about the lack of specific details on how the council planned to use the revenue, noting that the city already wastes money on failing programs for the homeless.


United States charges Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes with criminal fraud

United States charges Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes with criminal fraud

In 2015, the Wall Street Journal reported that Theranos' devices were flawed and inaccurate, setting off a downward spiral for the company that had bagged investors including venture capital firm DFJ, Walgreens ( WBA.O ), media mogul Rupert Murdoch and Oracle ( ORCL.N ) co-founder Larry Ellison.


Trump Approves Tariffs On $50B In Chinese Goods

Trump Approves Tariffs On $50B In Chinese Goods

China has warned it will retaliate . The effects of a trade war are hard to fully predict , in part because how much pain they'll cause the United States depends on how other countries respond. President Trump is looking to attack the massive $337billion (£254 billion) annual trade surplus with China and believes that the USA has nothing to lose in such a trade war.


Kellogg issues massive Honey Smacks recall over Salmonella risk

Kellogg issues massive Honey Smacks recall over Salmonella risk

No deaths have been reported in connection with Honey Smacks , but the FDA says it's "working with the company to quickly remove this cereal from the marketplace". Symptoms of salmonella include fever, diarrhea and abdominal pain that begins 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the bacteria. If you have partially eaten the cereal and did not get sick, still throw it away or return it for a refund.



McDonald's to phase out plastic straws from September

The straws will use paper from certified sustainable sources, the company said. The global fast-food chain said it will switch to paper straws in all 1,361 of its restaurants in the United Kingdom and Ireland by 2019 and plans to test alternatives to plastic straws in other markets throughout the world later this year.