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Local TV network KFOR are reporting that the Oklahoma medical examiner has said the death toll has now reached 91:
The world's most valuable company, Apple Inc., employs a group of affiliate companies located in Ireland to avoid paying billions of dollars in US income taxes, a Senate investigation has found, its CEO is due to be questioned on Tuesday.
Apple is holding overseas some $102 billion of its $145 billion in cash, and an Irish subsidiary that earned $22 billion in 2011 paid only $10 million in taxes, according to the report issued Monday by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.
The strategies Apple uses are legal, and many other multinational corporations use similar tax techniques to avoid paying US income taxes on profits they reap overseas. But the report found that Apple uses a unique twist, and lawmakers are raising questions about loopholes in the US tax code.
Family doctors will face a tough new inspection regime under plans announced by Jeremy Hunt.The Health Secretary will put forward proposals to introduce a Chief Inspector of General Practice.
The new chief inspector will devise and implement a new system so GP practices will be given ratings, such as those used by the schools inspector Ofsted, and will champion patients' interests, officials said.
Speaking on Thursday at a leadership summit held by think-tank The King's Fund, Mr Hunt will divulge plans to implement the "rigorous system of inspection" to ensure that GP practices are providing "effective and responsive care", a Department of Health spokeswoman said.
Mr Hunt will also embellish on plans to provide one-to-one care for elderly patients.
He will say that getting care can be "confusing", especially for older people who need more than one service.
A Nice spokesman said guidance on the care of women and babies after birth is currently being reviewed.
– Nice spokesman
Any death of a child is a tragedy and one that any parent and health professional would want to prevent. Sleeping alongside a baby increases the risks to the child - including death.
We currently recommend that doctors, midwives and nurses should warn parents of the risks of sleeping alongside a baby in a bed.
The safest place for a baby to sleep is in a cot in their parents' room for the first six months.
Governor Mary Fallin has said that Oklahoma's "hearts are broken...it's a very very sad day for the state of Oklahoma, it's tragic day of tremendous disaster."
In a statement President Obama has confirmed that the storms in Oklahoma will be considered a major disaster:
– White House statement.
The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Oklahoma and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and tornadoes beginning on May 18, 2013, and continuing.
Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
The Oklahoma medical examiner has confirmed that the 51 deaths included 20 children.
Research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has found that the number of cot deaths in the UK could be reduced if parents did not share beds with their children.
Authors examined data from five studies on cot death, including the records of 1,472 cot death cases and 4,679 control cases.
Research showed that babies who slept in their parents' beds had a five-fold increase of cot death compared to children who slept in a cot in the parents' room.
– Professor Bob Carpenter, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Although it is clear that smoking and drinking greatly increase the risk of cot death while bed sharing, our study shows that there is in fact an increased risk for all babies under three months who bed share, even if their parents do not smoke or drink.
If parents were made aware of the risks of sleeping with their baby, and room sharing was instead promoted in the same way that the 'Back to Sleep' campaign was promoted 20 years ago to advise parents to place their newborn infants to sleep on their backs, we could achieve a substantial reduction in cot death rates in the UK.
A British soldier who died as he protected the lives of his comrades in Afghanistan will be honoured with the Victoria Cross at Buckingham Palace today.
Kerry Ashworth, mother of Lance Corporal James Ashworth, will receive the country's highest award for bravery in the face of military attack on behalf of her son.
The 23-year-old died in the Nahr-e-Siraj district on June 13 when his reconnaissance platoon became involved in a battle with the Taliban inside enemy-held compounds.
The medal recognises his "extraordinary courage" as he fought against "huge odds", dying from a grenade blast as he tried to protect his men.