House GOP returns to Washington after sobering midterm losses

Hugs, kisses, pats on the back, offers of condolences — and even a few jokes.That’s how dejected House Republicans who returned to Washington this week coped with suffering brutal electoral losses in the midterms that handed over power to the Democrats for the first time since 2010.While the shift

Smiths Group to separate medical devices division

UK engineering conglomerate Smiths Group said on Wednesday it planned to separate out its medical devices division to allow it to focus on its core industrial technology businesses.The announcement follows a series of failed attempts to sell the struggling business, most recently to US group ICU Medical — after

Liberty OKs agreement for energy efficiency projects

LIBERTY — The Liberty Board of Education is looking at millions in anticipated energy savings for the district as they move forward on several energy saving infrastructure upgrade projects through next fall.The board at a special meeting Tuesday approved entering into an agreement with Guaranteed Clean Energy of Columbus.

St Augustine's surgeons reach medical milestone

VERNIE Pautz, 82, was the 100th patient to undergo a highly specialised and minimally invasive heart procedure at Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital this week. Welcoming him back to the general ward after less than 24 hours in ICU are, from left: registered nurse Lucretchia Pillay, cardiothoracic unit manager Vanessa