Medical board puts infamous doc on probation for toddler vaccine exemption

Enlarge / Dr. Robert Sears in his Capistrano Beach, CA office on Aug 8, 2014. Among his many books on pediatrics, Sears has written The Vaccine Book, in which he discusses possible side effects from vaccines. (credit: Getty | Don Bartletti) Dr. Robert Sears, a pediatrician infamous for promoting alternative vaccine schedules that allow parents […]

European trade officials are set to meet their US counterparts days before an exemption from Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs expires

Nick Ut/AP Images Europe’s top trade official Cecilia Malmstrom will meet U.S. counterparts Wilbur Ross and Robert Lighthizer in Paris on Wednesday, two days before a temporary exemption from U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs is due to expire. Malmstrom will also take part in a meeting with U.S. and Japanese counterparts on Thursday to continue trilateral […]

Stamp duty exemption to help first-time buyers, but what about deposits?

GETTY First time buyers have been given a leg up when it comes to buying, but what about deposits? But one couple determined to save for their first home are now counting down the days to moving in after taking drastic action: cutting out shop-bought coffees on the way to work. “We set ourselves a […]

Florida wins exemption from Trump’s offshore drilling plan

The Trump administration has given Florida a tourism exemption from the controversial plan to allow offshore drilling for oil and gas. The move is already provoking other states to seek similar exemptions. After meeting with Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) on Tuesday, US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he agrees with the governor’s position that […]

Israel’s religious military exemption law is unconstitutional – Supreme Court

Published time: 13 Sep, 2017 22:31 Israel’s Supreme Court has annulled a law which exempted ultra-Orthodox Jews from being conscripted into the army, drawing furious responses from community leaders and some politicians. The decision to repeal the law was made Tuesday. Eight of the nine-judge panel ruled that parts of the conscription law were “unreasonable […]

Qatar Airways just got an exemption from Trump’s laptop ban

Thomson Reuters DUBAI (Reuters) – Qatar Airways said on Thursday that passengers traveling to the United States can now carry their laptops and other large electronics on board, ending a three month in-cabin ban on devices for the Doha-based airline. Qatar Airways joins Emirates, Turkish Airlines and Etihad Airways who have also announced this week […]

Trump travel ban enforcement begins, Hawaii challenges exemption rule

Published time: 30 Jun, 2017 00:22 Edited time: 30 Jun, 2017 00:37 A limited version of President Donald Trump’s travel ban on six Muslim-majority nations has gone into effect, following the Supreme Court removing holds on enforcement. But already there are reported legal challenges to how certain travelers are exempted. Read more The state of […]