It is time for a smoke break at the Harley-Davidson power-train facility in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, and the talk is all about tariffs. The men and women who build these famous American motorcycles are weighing the latest unintended consequence of Donald Trump's presidency: the possibility they could lose their jobs because of a tit-for-tat trade war that has caught the Harley in its crossfire... The workers gathered outside the factory gate could end up as collateral damage, but most are sticking by their man regardless. Wearing earphones draped around their necks and safety blinders on their glasses, most happily volunteer that they voted for Mr Trump and would do so again -- tariffs or no tariffs. "He wouldn't do it unless it needed to be done, he's a very smart businessman," said one Harley employee whose name is embroidered on his work shirt -- though he asks not to be quoted by name. read more
A small biotech company called Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. is among the first companies considering selling an experimental therapy directly to patients under the "right to try" measure, signed into law late last month. And if the company moves forward, it may give its unproven therapy a price tag in the ballpark of $300,000, according to a recent report by Bloomberg, The experimental stem cell-based therapy, called NurOwn, is aimed at treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease).
Eleven amputated limbs, two nearly complete skeletons, and scattered artifacts uncovered from a shallow pit at Virginia's Manassas National Battlefield Park are unearthing rare and grim glimpses of Civil War surgery. The surgeon's burial pit is the first of its kind to be discovered at a Civil War battlefield, the National Park Service announced this week. Experts from the NPS and the Smithsonian Institution have determined that remains date back to August 1862, the time of the Second Battle of Manassas (also referred to as the Second Battle of Bull Run by Union Forces). The pit was likely at the site of a field hospital, set up to tend to the thousands of wounded following the multi-day battle. read more
Even by President Trump's standards, Tuesday was a stunning day in the political and media realm. Consider: read more
President Donald Trump told reporters Friday he remains open to holding a summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un on June 12. The President said lines of communication had opened between the two countries after officials said Thursday that the North Koreans had become unresponsive, leading to the planned summit's cancellation. "We're going to see what happens. We're talking to them now. It was a very nice statement they put out," Trump said on the South Lawn before departing in his helicopter for the US Naval Academy in Maryland, where he is delivering a commencement address. read more