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United States, South Korea agree to research partnership

United States, South Korea agree to research partnership

World
Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The United States and South Korea reached a partnership on Thursday to cooperate on research as well as solutions for natural disasters and other public safety threats. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate and the Republic of Korea's Ministry of Science and Information Communication Technologies signed a memorandum of understanding confirming the agreement in Seoul. The partnership aims to promote cooperation between the United States and South Korea through joint research, researcher exchanges and conferences focused on science and technology research and developing solutions to fires, storms, floods and earthquakes, as well as infectious disease. "This is a great opportunity to discuss mutual challenges, shared priorities and join...
Walmart announces ‘featured providers’ healthcare pilot in three states

Walmart announces ‘featured providers’ healthcare pilot in three states

Health
Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Retail giant Walmart has announced new programs it says will help its associates find better, more effective healthcare providers. Coming in the wake of their recently announced Sam's Club healthcare pilot, the company on Thursday said it is launching a new pilot program in three states that is designed to connect employees with "Featured Providers" -- "quality, local" doctors who've shown a "demonstrated history" of effective care. The company's new effort, being rolled out in portions of Arkansas, Florida, and Texas, aims to refer participants in the company's medical program to a select group of doctors in eight specialties. Walmart said the pilot will be a partnership with the Nashville-based healthcare analysis firm Embold Health, which will be responsible for sortin...

Judge OKs state’s motion to dismiss fetal manslaughter case

Health
The manslaughter charge against an Alabama woman who lost her fetus when she was shot during a fight was dropped Saturday. Circuit Judge David Carpenter granted the state's motion to dismiss the case against Marshae Jones, 28. Jones was five months pregnant when 23-year-old Ebony Jemison shot her in the stomach during a December argument over the fetus' father, authorities said. Jemison was initially charged with manslaughter, but a Jefferson County grand jury declined to indict her after police said an investigation determined Jones started the fight, and Jemison ultimately fired in self-defense. Jones was indicted by the same grand jury and arrested, sparking outrage around the nation. Jefferson County Bessemer Cutoff District Attorney Lynneice O. Washington said earlier in the week tha...
USA 13-0 Thailand: United States claim biggest ever Women’s World Cup win

USA 13-0 Thailand: United States claim biggest ever Women’s World Cup win

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device The United States recorded the biggest ever victory in the Fifa Women's World Cup as they crushed Thailand 13-0.The 2015 winners were 3-0 up at half-time, scored four times in 10 minutes in the second half and then added six more goals in the last 16 minutes.Alex Morgan scored five times for the United States with two goals apiece for Rose Lavelle and Samantha Mewis. Lindsey Horan, Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh and Carli Lloyd also scored to beat Germany's 11-0 win over Argentina.The United States' previous biggest win in th...