Oklahoma News: Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin Reappoints Ann Bryant to Oklahoma Health Care Authority

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Governor Mary Fallin Friday announced she has reappointed Ann Bryant to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) Board. Bryant, of Enid, will serve a four-year term effective Sept. 2, and expiring Sept. 1, 2022.  She serves on the board as a consumer member from the Third Congressional District. Bryant has served on … Continue reading Oklahoma News: Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin Reappoints Ann Bryant to Oklahoma Health Care Authority

NEW YORK | ‘Mission: Impossible’ bests Winnie-the-Pooh at box office

NEW YORK — Tom Cruise sped past Winnie-the-Pooh at the box office to lead all films for the second straight week with an estimated $35 million in ticket sales for “Mission Impossible — Fallout.” The success of Paramount Pictures’ sixth, stunt-filled “Mission: Impossible” installment, along with muted enthusiasm for the Walt Disney Co.’s “Christopher Robin,” … Continue reading NEW YORK | ‘Mission: Impossible’ bests Winnie-the-Pooh at box office

CARACAS, Venezuela |  Maduro opponents warn of crackdown after blast in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela  — Opposition leaders in Venezuela warn that the government might use an apparent assassination attempt against President Nicolas Maduro as an excuse to crack down on those who legitimately oppose his policies. Maduro was delivering a televised speech Saturday evening to hundreds of soldiers when he and his wife, Cilia Flores, looked up … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela |  Maduro opponents warn of crackdown after blast in Venezuela

Tennessee News: Haslam Praises Commission for Creating Competencies To Better Train Future Prescribers on Pain Management, Addiction

NASHVILLE, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam recently praised the Commission on Pain and Addiction Medicine Education for identifying core competencies for Tennessee’s medical education institutions to ensure future doctors, nurses, dentists and other prescribers receive in-class training on how to best manage patient pain and properly treat addiction in response to the state’s opioid epidemic. … Continue reading Tennessee News: Haslam Praises Commission for Creating Competencies To Better Train Future Prescribers on Pain Management, Addiction

CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: Venezuela alleges attempt to wipe out leadership

CARACAS, Venezuela — The Latest on Venezuela’s announcement of a drone attack aimed at President Nicolas Maduro (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Venezuela’s defense minister says attackers mounting an assassination attempt were aiming to decapitate the government’s entire top leadership along with President Nicolas Maduro. Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez appeared on state television Sunday to … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: Venezuela alleges attempt to wipe out leadership

CAIRO | Italy’s FM visits Egypt, first since killing of researcher

CAIRO  — Italy’s foreign minister said Sunday he was pleased to hear from Egyptian officials that they are committed to completing an investigation into the 2016 killing of an Italian graduate student in the capital Cairo with a “concrete result.” Enzo Moavero Milanesi arrived in Egypt on the first visit by a top Italian diplomat … Continue reading CAIRO | Italy’s FM visits Egypt, first since killing of researcher

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | California gas tax repeal effort could help GOP candidates

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  — Top national Republicans and grassroots donors alike have poured money into the campaign to repeal a recent gas tax increase in California with the hopes it will drive turnout in November and help the GOP hold onto U.S. House seats in the heavily Democratic state. But they face an uphill battle against … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | California gas tax repeal effort could help GOP candidates

PHILADELPHIA | H.F. Lenfest, former media mogul, philanthropist, dies

PHILADELPHIA — H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, who made a $1 billion fortune in the cable industry and gave almost all of it away, supporting schools, museums, journalism and the arts in Philadelphia and beyond, died Sunday, a family spokesman said. Gerry Lenfest was 88. He was taken Sunday from his Rittenhouse Square home to Penn Presbyterian … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | H.F. Lenfest, former media mogul, philanthropist, dies