Is that Dad? 75 years on, D-Day history still being written

Into his seventies, Gantois still had no clues to pursue, no name to work with, no paper trail to follow. As a consequence, he also had no peace. “Throughout my life, I lived with this open wound,” he says. “I never accepted my situation, of not knowing my father and, most of all, knowing that he didn’t know about me, didn’t know of my existence.” Even as Europe, the United States and their allies mark 75 years since 160,000 Allied troops stormed a heavily-fortified 50-mile (80-kilometer) stretch of Nazi-occupied coastline in Normandy, the history of D-Day and its aftermath is still being written. The big picture, of course, is well known, meticulously documented and preciously conserved to be told and …

Georgia senator says he’s not worried about his state losing film business over abortion ban

(CNN)After film productions have threatened to boycott Georgia over a controversial new abortion law, US Sen. David Perdue says he doesn’t think the bill will pose a risk to his state’s economy. Perdue is unmoved by the threat. “It’s ironic that several of these companies that are threatening to boycott have yet to do business in Georgia,” he said. “It just shows that rhetoric is more important than reality.” CNN reached out to Perdue’s office but his spokeswoman said there would be no comment on the record beyond the senator’s remarks in the interview. The Writers Guild of America has expressed concern about the law and the Motion Picture Association of America says it monitoring the situation to see if …

Texas officer shoots and kills woman after stun-gun struggle

Police Lt. Steve Dorris said Tuesday that the officer shot at Turner after she hit him in the groin with the Taser. Turner did not fire the stun gun but it shocked the officer when it struck him, Dorris said. The lieutenant said police have since learned from the medical examiner’s office in Harris County that Turner, who was 44 and black, was not pregnant. She was pronounced dead at the scene, he said. A spokeswoman with the medical examiner’s office declined to comment. The officer, who police have not identified by name, has been placed on paid administrative leave, Dorris said. The department is reviewing whether the shooting was in line with its policy on the use of deadly …

Calls for Jeremy Kyle show to be axed

The broadcaster said everyone at the show was “shocked and saddened” and “thoughts are with the family and friends”. An inquest into Mr Dymond’s death is likely to be opened within the next few days, a spokeswoman for Portsmouth coroner’s office said, and they are awaiting the result of the post-mortem investigation. Commenting on the case, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said: “Broadcasters and production companies have a responsibility for the mental health and wellbeing of participants and viewers of their programmes. “We are clear they must have appropriate levels of support in place.” ‘I worked on The Jeremy Kyle Show’ The pre-recorded episode Mr Dymond took part in was based on the subject of infidelity and it …

Bedbugs ‘outlived the dinosaurs’

Male bedbugs have a dagger-like penis, with which they stab the female to inseminate directly into her bloodstream. How bed bugs ‘dodge insecticides’ Bed bugs repulsed by certain colours “It’s the reproductive version of peacock’s tail – it’s so extreme,” said Prof Siva-Jothy. “These animals are so strange – they don’t do anything like any other animal does. Image copyright University of Sheffield Image caption The researchers had to search remote caves for their bedbug samples, where most of the species live and feed on their bat hosts Prof Siva-Jothy added that the bedbugs’ biological “Achilles heel” could be hidden in their genetic code – particularly in the parts of the genome that were unique to the two species that …

Is this the future of the school run?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIs this the future of school travel? A primary school is leading the way to make the daily commute better for the environment and for pupils’ health. When Ysgol Hamadryad opened in Cardiff, those in charge were determined that pupils would walk further than from a car outside the front gate. As well as cycling and scooter lessons, they made local roads unsuitable for parking and provide a walking bus for pupils to get to school. Now the school has been invited to advise ministers and other schools. The drive to ensure every pupil travels to their lessons in a sustainable way means the air around the school has less traffic fumes …

‘Huge’ variation in mental health spending

Mental health spending has been made a priority in recent years. In 2016, extra funding was announced and this was added to last year when the government announced its 10-year plan for the NHS. The analysis by Mind showed all areas were increasing their mental health budgets in line with the overall increase in spending – part of a requirement set by the senior leadership in the NHS. But that masked the big variations that still existed, according to the projected spending levels in 2018-19. The biggest spenders (per person, per year) South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw £220.63 Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly £207.97 North Central London £205.11 The lowest spenders (per person, per year) Surrey Heartlands £124.48 Shropshire and …

Tobacco display ban ‘safeguards young’

What is the law on tobacco displays? Image copyright Stirling University Image caption Dr Allison Ford led the research into the impact of the tobacco display ban What’s the reaction to the findings? The research, which has been published in the British Medical Journal’s Tobacco Control, was funded by Cancer Research UK. Its tobacco control manager, Kruti Shrotri, said the findings proved the laws had made a difference to public health. She said: “Glitzy displays and glamorous packaging helped the tobacco industry to lure the next generation of smokers into taking up a deadly addiction. “But contrary to Big Tobacco’s belief that banning displays would make no difference this study shows that by putting cigarettes out of sight and out …

‘Bring your own lunchbox to cut waste’

“People are saying that they are buying food to take out because life has got busier,” says Hubbub’s Tessa Tricks. “It’s that sense that, ‘I’m important and having this on the go will make me do things more efficiently,’ but sometimes sitting with crockery and cutlery and enjoying it would be better.” Ms Tricks argues it is usually both healthier and cheaper to make a packed lunch, but the charity is also encouraging people to pop a plastic box in their bag alongside their reusable coffee cup, if they plan to buy takeaway food. Food outlets ‘should list all ingredients’ ‘Eco-friendly’ bags survive three years in soil Food waste ‘worse for climate than plastic’ Does your dinner come from a …

3 production companies say they won’t film in Georgia after abortion law signed

(CNN)Hollywood has been outspoken against a controversial Georgia abortion law, and now the heads of three production companies are saying they will not film in the state. Georgia has been the location for the filming of multiple television shows and blockbuster films, including one of Marvel’s biggest hits, “Black Panther.” Such films and the production of wildly popular TV series including “The Walking Dead” and “Stranger Things” have resulted in an estimated $2.7 billion pouring into the Southern state from direct spending via 455 productions, the governor’s office announced last year. Filmmakers J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele released a joint statement Friday stating they’d stand “shoulder to shoulder with the women of Georgia” as their new show “Lovecraft Country” begins …

‘I Instagrammed my boyfriend’s drug habit’

“Incarceration and love aren’t meant to exist together, but we used Instagram to try to work out our way through it.” Warning: Contains images of drug paraphernalia Lisa and Elliot’s story is a romance with a difference. Elliot Murawski is just two weeks out of prison after serving more than two years for supplying Class A drugs, and is a recovering cocaine and heroin addict. The 28-year-old’s girlfriend, Lisa Selby, has been supporting him, while also sharing their struggles through social media. Image copyright Lisa Selby / @bluebaglife Image caption Elliot Murawski first tried drugs at the age of 12, and had moved on to Class A substances by the time he was 15 The couple, from Nottingham, met through …

Pregnant Women Are Still Struggling To Keep Their Jobs

Just four years ago, pregnant women scored what looked like a victory at the Supreme Court. In a case called Young v. UPS, the court appeared to make it harder for companies to deny expecting mothers the kinds of accommodations they need to keep working: things like extra bathroom breaks, a reprieve from heavy lifting, or even a stool to sit on while working a shift at the cash register. At least that’s what it seemed like. Instead, women have lost two-thirds of the accommodation cases decided since Young, according to a analysis of federal lawsuits released on Thursday by A Better Balance, an advocacy group that provides legal representation to caregivers and families. “Pregnant workers are still being forced …

Mitch McConnell’s Campaign Team Is Selling Cocaine-Themed T-Shirts

may be rising in the U.S. Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) reelection campaign team from raising money by selling a cocaine-themed T-shirt. The garment features a depiction of McConnell alongside what appears to be a cloud of coke dust. “Cartel Member,” is emblazoned on the back. A tweet posted by the campaign urged voters to “become an official member of the Cartel!” The “Cocaine Mitch” nickname went viral in 2018 after called McConnell the term in a campaign ad. a ship belonging to a company owned by McConnell’s father-in-law was once found carrying about 90 pounds of the drug, reports The Washington Post. RELATED… Trevor Noah 'Reveals' Why Trump's Love For Mitch McConnell Is Real

Over 40 States Claim Drug Companies Are Manipulating Medicine Prices

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Connecticut on Friday, also names 15 individual senior executives responsible for sales, marketing and pricing. “We have hard evidence that shows the generic drug industry perpetrated a multibillion dollar fraud on the American people,” Tong said. “We have emails, text messages, telephone records and former company insiders that we believe will prove a multi-year conspiracy to fix prices and divide market share for huge numbers of generic drugs.” The surging prices of prescription drugs have drawn the attention of a number of politicians across the political spectrum from President Donald Trump to liberal Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. A spokesman for one of the companies named in the suit, Teva …

New trial sought for teen convicted in mother’s slaying

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Attorneys for a teenager convicted in the murder of her mother in eastern Pennsylvania four years ago are seeking a new trial, calling the outcome of her case “shocking.” Now-18-year-old Jamie Silvonek was sentenced to 35 years to life after pleading guilty in the Lehigh County killing of 54-year-old Cheryl Silvonek in 2015, when the teen was 14. Co-defendant Caleb Barnes of El Paso, Texas, a soldier at Fort Meade, Maryland, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole. Authorities said Barnes stabbed the victim in her car after Barnes, Cheryl Silvonek and Jamie Silvonek returned home from a concert. Prosecutors said the woman had threatened to report Barnes, then 21, to police for …