By Paola Loriggio The Canadian Press Fri., Feb. 22, 2019 A Toronto-area settlement worker could face jail time in the United States after attempting to smuggle a failed refugee claimant across the border in the trunk of her car. Court documents show Donna Pham pleaded guilty this week to one count of conspiracy to defraud the U.S., an offence that carries a maximum sentence of five years behind bars and a $250,000 fine. However, the documents indicate that because Pham has accepted responsibility and has one or fewer prior convictions, her sentence is likely to range between six and 12 months, with a fine of $4,000 to $40,000. An agreed statement of facts says Pham and a friend drove to the Rainbow Bridge border crossing in Niagara Falls, NY, just after noon on Jan. 6. During the inspection, a border guard found a man in the trunk of Pham’s car. The man, identified only as M.P., was a citizen of Senegal and had twice been refused non-immigrant visas at the … [Read more...] about Ontario woman tried to smuggle man across U.S. border in trunk of car, court documents show
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By Stu Woo WSJ Dan Strumpf WSJ Fri., Feb. 22, 2019 A large delegation of U.S. officials is heading to Spain this weekend for the world’s largest telecommunications trade show, planning to ratchet up a monthslong offensive against Huawei Technologies Co. that has produced mixed results. U.S. officials typically visit the show, Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress, to meet foreign counterparts and industry executives and to check out the latest technology. This year, though, the mission is different. The Trump administration is running a full-court press, particularly in Europe, to narrow Huawei’s lead in supplying the world’s cellular-communications infrastructure. American diplomats have been pressing allied governments, as well as their countries’ wireless and internet providers, to dump the Chinese company—saying the world’s largest provider of telecom gear could be forced by Beijing to spy on or disable their … [Read more...] about U.S.-Huawei fight to take center stage at mobile gathering
By The Canadian Press Wed., Aug. 29, 2018 OTTAWA—The federal government says an alternative to EpiPens will be available next month for Canadians with life-threatening allergies. Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor says she has signed an interim order to allow the U.S.-approved Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injectors to be imported into Canada. The order is effective for two weeks while approval is sought to extend the order for up to one year. Canada has been experiencing shortages of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. auto-injectors for the past several months. Pfizer Canada has said that it has resumed shipments of EpiPen but that the supply of both EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. continues to be limited while it works to return supply to normal levels. Auvi-Q, made by Kaleo, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Article Continued Below Both EpiPen and Auvi-Q deliver the same labelled dose of epinephrine, however, unlike EpiPen, Auvi-Q has a retractable … [Read more...] about Canadian EpiPen shortage relieved by U.S. alternative
Health Healthcare company Bayer on Friday said it would discontinue the sale of its birth control product Essure in the United States, citing a decline in sales of the implantable device which made the business no longer sustainable. 21 Jul 2018 12:05AM (Updated: 21 Jul 2018 01:20AM) Bookmark NEW YORK: Healthcare company Bayer on Friday said it would discontinue the sale of its birth control product Essure in the United States, citing a decline in sales of the implantable device which made the business no longer sustainable.Friday's decision follows an announcement by the company in September 2017 to discontinue the sale of the contentious sterilization device in all countries outside the United States.Bayer in a statement said the decision was not related to safety concerns."The benefit-risk profile of Essure has not changed, and we continue to stand behind the product's safety and efficacy, which are demonstrated by an extensive body of research," the company said.The … [Read more...] about Bayer to phase out Essure birth control device in U.S
By Mike Stobbe The Associated Press Wed., May 2, 2018 NEW YORK—The first death has been reported in a U.S. food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. The death was reported in California, but state and federal health officials did not provide any other details. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its numbers on the outbreak Wednesday, revealing that 121 people had gotten sick in 25 states. At least 52 people have been hospitalized, including 14 with kidney failure, which is an unusually high number of hospitalizations. The CDC also added Kentucky, Massachusetts and Utah to the states with reported cases. There were 24 reported cases in California, officials there said. Health officials have tied the E. coli outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona, which provides most of the romaine sold in the U.S. during the winter. Article Continued Below The FDA is “examining all possibilities, including that contamination may … [Read more...] about Outbreak of E. coli-tainted romaine lettuce claims first death in U.S.