"Finally, if Trump thinks he can renegotiate NAFTA and increase U.S. jobs in industries like America's automotive sector, he should think again," Perry said. "In other words, disturbing the intricate network of global supply and value chains for the automotive industry would not make America or America's automakers great again. Rather, the country's automakers would be much poorer, and so would the tens of thousands of autoworkers in Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee and South Carolina who would lose their jobs, along with the millions of American car buyers who would face less choice and higher prices."
Nigel Farage, the former leader of the Ukip party and prominent Leave campaigner in the Brexit referendum in June, has been shortlisted for Time magazine's person of the year award. Farage is one of the 11 contenders named by the U.S. publication alongside U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Beyoncé and Russian President Vladimir Putin. "As head of the U.K. Independence Party, Farage was a face of the successful campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, positioning the referendum as the start of a global populist wave against the political establishment," the magazine said. The other contenders are U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, residents of Flint, Michigan, who blew the whistle on lead-poisoned water and Russia's CRISPR scientists, who have developed technology that can edit DNA. Last year's winner was German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Election officials in 21 states have been notified by the Department of Homeland Security that hackers targeted voter registration systems ahead of last year's presidential election. In most cases, the systems were not breached. A small number of networks were compromised, but those affected were not involved in the actual tallying of votes. In most of the states, the targeting involved preparatory activity, such as scanning computer systems. Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin had confirmed they had been targeted as of Friday evening.
Researchers Take First Steps Toward A Preventative Alzheimer's Pill FDA has approved an IND to conduct clinical trials with the Cuba-manufactured vaccine for non-small cell lung cancer. Today's death of Cuba's 90-year-old former totalitarian leader, Fidel Castro, is generating reflection of some of the positive aspects of science and healthcare to emerge under a Communist regime. But as the New York Times' Anthony DePalma wrote this morning, "His legacy in Cuba and elsewhere has been a mixed record of social progress and abject poverty, of racial equality and political persecution, of medical advances and a degree of misery comparable to the conditions that existed in Cuba when he entered Havana as a victorious guerrilla commander in 1959." One of those medical advances is a lung cancer vaccine called CIMAvax that is about to undergo clinical trials testing at Roswell Park Institute in Buffalo, New York. The immunotherapeutic isn't a vaccine in the conventional sense where the immune system is harnessed to attack the cancer itself.
More than 60 world leaders gathered in Paris Sunday to mark 100 years since the end of World War I, and although the general theme was unity, President Donald Trump seemed determined to stand apart. While world leaders took a bus to the Arc de Triomphe and walked side-by-side as bells tolled to mark the exact moment 100 years ago when the war ended, Trump arrived with his own motorcade. Russian President Vladimir Putin also arrived separately and walked in by himself to the ceremony that included, among others, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump arrived separately "due to security protocols." But his insistence on standing apart didn't sit well with others, particularly after Trump drew fire for his decision to cancel his appearance at a memorial service Saturday because of rain.