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Crash Claims Rise With Legalized Marijuana Crash Claims Rise With Legalized Marijuana
- June 26, 2017

The study, which tracks collision claims from 2012 to 2016, found that Colorado had nearly 14 percent more crashes than neighboring states where marijuana was still illegal. Washington's estimated increase in claim frequency was 6 percent higher than in Montana and Idaho. "Our study focused on deaths and actually found what we expected going into this", Jason Adedoyte, lead author of the study said in a telephone interview. (more...)
Thai Airways named world's best economy airline Thai Airways named world's best economy airline
- June 22, 2017

Meanwhile Etihad Airways notched three awards for World's Best First Class, Best First Class Seat and Best First Class Onboard Catering. Fernandes said the award, while "surprising", marked a milestone for the company and the region. "We are extremely proud that SAA has been recognized by global air travelers and Skytrax™ to receive this award", said Todd Neuman, executive vice president-the Americas for South African Airways. (more...)
WH: Trump's Cuba Policy Meant to Empower the Cuban People WH: Trump's Cuba Policy Meant to Empower the Cuban People
- June 21, 2017

However, the Cuban government is not interested Trump and his demands . In an effort to apply pressure on Cuba's Communist government, Trump reverses some of President Obama's policy of opening ties with the country. He will not be restoring the "wet foot dry foot" policy revoked by Obama, however, which allowed Cuban refugees successfully reaching American soil to remain in the country. (more...)
There's Lead in 20 Percent of Store-Bought Baby Food, Study Finds There's Lead in 20 Percent of Store-Bought Baby Food, Study Finds
- June 19, 2017

The analysis found that at least one sample in 52 of the 57 types of baby food had detectable levels of lead . "The FDA estimates it's all from the soil, but that wouldn't explain why it was more commonly found in baby food, baby grape juice and baby apple juice". (more...)
Senate GOP's Obamacare replacement bill is 'very liberal' Senate GOP's Obamacare replacement bill is 'very liberal'
- June 08, 2017

Yet a number of Republicans have been pessimistic about the effort over the past month. "We're ready to land this airplane", Sen. President Trump began the week by taking to Twitter to criticize London's mayor, his own Justice Department, and the media. (more...)
Marshawn Lynch: Oakland Raiders move to Las Vegas prompted my comeback Marshawn Lynch: Oakland Raiders move to Las Vegas prompted my comeback
- June 08, 2017

While most assumed that Lynch's return was as much about a championship as it was to play for his hometown team, Lynch made it clear that his decision was "more about Oakland", during media availability Tuesday, before going on to explain what made his decision final was "when [he] found out [the Raiders] were leaving". (more...)
Sunny but showers in sight this week in the north valley Sunny but showers in sight this week in the north valley
- June 07, 2017

Tuesday highs cooler in the middle 60's. Monday's thermometer should hit the mark around 92 degrees. Tuesday - A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, then a chance of showers after 8 a.m. Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Wind: N/NE 5-10. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Partly cloudy skies will follow into tonight , along with patchy fog after 3 a.m. (more...)
Osinbajo inaugurates Nigeria's Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Council Osinbajo inaugurates Nigeria's Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Council
- June 03, 2017

Prof. Osinbajo will be received at the Margaret Ekpo International Airport by the Governor of Cross River State, Prof. "We are greater when we are together than when we are apart". Speaking on the relationship between soldiers and some residents of Bakassi, Prof.Osinbajo assured that the Federal Government "will also thoroughly investigate the issues raised on the relationship between the military, the militants and the people of Bakassi", with a view to find a lasting solution to the ... (more...)
India move into Sudirman Cup badminton quarters India move into Sudirman Cup badminton quarters
- May 28, 2017

Both Denmark and India now have won one match each and the knockout berths will be decided only after Wednesday's clash between Indonesia and Denmark. The Indonesian was outclassed in the first game of the tie. Srikanth Kidambi too was impressive with his performance in the men's singles contest as he trumped Jonatan Christie in straight games 21-15, 21-16. (more...)
Judge Throws Out Life Sentences for DC Sniper Lee Boyd Malvo Judge Throws Out Life Sentences for DC Sniper Lee Boyd Malvo
- May 27, 2017

And so even though Malvo pleaded guilty in Spotsylvania County and agreed to serve two life sentences without parole, in addition to being convicted by a jury and sentenced to two life sentences in Fairfax County, U.S. But before that happens, the Virginia attorney general could appeal Jackson's ruling, which would postpone any resentencing hearings. The other, decided a year ago, established a legal framework for retroactive reviews of such sentences by state courts. (more...)
Trump to Comey: Throw journalists in jail Trump to Comey: Throw journalists in jail
- May 23, 2017

After firing Comey - itself an quake - news has emerged that the ex-director secretly wrote memos documenting meetings with Trump including one in which he supposedly asked Comey to shut down the Flynn investigation entirely.Flynn's tenure of just 24 days is the shortest in the history of the office.The report added that conversations between Flynn and Kislyak accelerated after the November election. (more...)
Beauty sleep is real: Study shows little sleep makes you less attractive Beauty sleep is real: Study shows little sleep makes you less attractive
- May 20, 2017

The experiment The researchers asked 25 university students, some male and some female, to be the guinea pigs in their sleep experiment. They also thought the exhausted subjects to be less attractive, less healthy and more sleepy compared to when they had enough sleep. (more...)
First M777 ultra light artillery gun to reach India this weekend First M777 ultra light artillery gun to reach India this weekend
- May 18, 2017

The guns that arrived today will be used to shore up defences in high-altitude areas against China. As per the deal, the first 25 guns will be bought directly from the USA and the rest will be assembled in India. The guns were expected to arrive in the June. The Bofors guns however have been a mainstay for the Indian Army for decades, and played an important role in the Kargil conflict. (more...)
Barcelona keep pressure on but title in Real Madrid's hands Barcelona keep pressure on but title in Real Madrid's hands
- May 15, 2017

Nacho does not believe team-mate James Rodriguez has said goodbye to Real Madrid after applauding the entire Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday. While the scoreline may suggest it was an easy win, Sevilla did make life hard for the home side and had Keylor Navas not been in such inspired form, the result may well have been different. (more...)
Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi, ex-chief of Punjabs AAP unit, quits party Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi, ex-chief of Punjabs AAP unit, quits party
- May 12, 2017

Ghuggi said that since the allegations against the Delhi CM are serious and have been levelled by a former cabinet minister, the party workers expect a statement from the AAP chief. The SAD MP, in a statement here, said, "Ghuggi is right in pointing out that a drunkard should not have been appointed to the newly created post of state president which replaces the nomenclature state convener as "a leopard can not change its spots". (more...)
Harvey suspended by Mets
- May 10, 2017

Harvey has reportedly filed a grievance in response to the suspension, which is a pretty clear indication that the relationship between Harvey and the Mets is as damaged as it has ever been, perhaps beyond fix. Harvey believes the Mets were checking to make sure he wasn't lying while the Mets side says the team was anxious because Harvey wasn't responding and that's why they sent two security people to see if he needed help. (more...)
Coffee and a bagel take on new meaning Coffee and a bagel take on new meaning
- May 06, 2017

But it seems like one Colorado bagel chain is saying, "enough is enough". The caffeine bagel is one of three options available right now. Unlike a third cup of hot bean juice, though, it has some nutritional value, so it also counts as breakfast. (more...)
Promised spending on mental health fails to address neglect Promised spending on mental health fails to address neglect
- May 04, 2017

Mental health issues affect us all, in various ways, and this is one reason why we think it is essential to help inform the public, especially young people, about the assistance and tools that they can access. Launched today, the $7.5 million quality initiative aims to address the variation in prescribing of drugs for people with mental health conditions, improve processes around transferring people in and out of services, and ensure lessons are learnt from serious incidents and complaints. (more...)
Bengal jetty collapse toll rises to 13 Bengal jetty collapse toll rises to 13
- April 30, 2017

Two bodies of women were recovered today, Superintendent of Police, Sukesh Jain said. Rescue workers carry out search operation in Hooghly . "Among the rescued passengers eight were admitted to the hospital". During the meeting, 16,000 small boats have also been identified, which are running illegally across the state. "But all of them are stable now", he added. (more...)
Very warm and humid this Saturday afternoon Very warm and humid this Saturday afternoon
- April 30, 2017

Light and variable wind becoming north 5 to 10 miles per hour in the afternoon. High 46F. Winds NNE at 15 to 25 miles per hour. Mostly cloudy skies are expected for the rest of the day Saturday with highs temperatures only around 70. This front is not expected to move into the Lehigh Valley area until later Saturday , then sink to the south Saturday night . Mostly cloudy , with a low around 57. (more...)
Scientists Take Big Step Toward 'Artificial Womb' To Save Premature Babies Scientists Take Big Step Toward 'Artificial Womb' To Save Premature Babies
- April 28, 2017

In hopes of building a better incubator , the team at CHOP created multiple prototype devices, eventually creating a device that features a biobag filled with amniotic fluid and a machine to oxygenate the blood via the umbilical cord. "And there are some unpublished reports that these animals have been progressing normally after they've so-called "delivered" them at the end of their experience". (more...)
Do Medical Marijuana Laws Encourage Adults to Misuse the Drug? Do Medical Marijuana Laws Encourage Adults to Misuse the Drug?
- April 27, 2017

States that adopted medical marijuana laws had a 1.43 percentage point increase in illicit cannabis use and a 0.66 percentage point increase in cannabis use disorder between 1991 and 2013, compared to states that didn't enact those laws. It also includes research published in January that concluded there was no relationship between adolescent use of marijuana and state laws legalizing the drug's use for adults. (more...)
Tad Cummins expected to be arraigned Monday Tad Cummins expected to be arraigned Monday
- April 23, 2017

Police say he and the teenager spent at least one night inside a small building in the mountains. The teacher, police say, surrendered Thursday to sheriff's deputies outside a cabin in a remote northern area of the state after a tip was called into the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation that Cummins and the student had taken up residence there for about a week and a half. (more...)
Trump officials to deliberate on Paris climate pact Trump officials to deliberate on Paris climate pact
- April 18, 2017

Companies from Starbucks and Pepsi to oil giant ExxonMobil and coal producer Cloud Peak Energy have lobbied the Trump administration to stay in the Paris agreement. "We're going to look very carefully". "Why would the USA give up the opportunity to stay at the table, even if it's just to tell everybody they're wrong?" Justin Guay, climate program officer for the Packard Foundation, said countries like China and India would continue to shift toward clean energy even if the United States ... (more...)
Jackie Robinson Day 2017
- April 16, 2017

Here's a sampling of the many ways in which teams and players paid tribute to the great Jackie Robinson on Saturday. Saturday marks the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers. That includes the unveiling of a brand new bronze statue, which will be permanently displayed outside Dodger Stadium. I go back now to photos of Robinson, on that day in Cincinnati in the autumn of 1972. (more...)
Sliding home: Jackie Robinson gets statue at Dodger Stadium
- April 16, 2017

Jackie Robinson helped break down the racial barrier in Major League Baseball 70 years ago. Rachel Robinson and her two kids Sharon and David will be in attendance for the official unveiling, and they expect as many as 200 other family members and friends to be at Dodgers Stadium, along with Dodgers legends Sandy Koufax , Vin Scully , Tommy Lasorda and Dodgers owner Magic Johnson . (more...)
State Health Department Investigating A Mumps Outbreak In Texas State Health Department Investigating A Mumps Outbreak In Texas
- April 15, 2017

There have been multiple outbreaks involving vacation break travelers at South Padre Island. Health officials in Texas are looking into outbreaks, including possible exposure on South Padre Island, which is a popular spring break destination for college students. (more...)
Russia-Syria Ties to Dominate G7 Meeting of Foreign Ministers
- April 14, 2017

It was later announced that Russia, Iran and Hezbollah would increase their support for the Syrian military after the United States fired 59 cruise missiles at the airbase from which it believes the gas attack was launched. Soon after, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared in a hastily arranged news conference in Florida - his first in the USA since he was confirmed for the job - ostensibly to discuss Xi's visit. (more...)
This tiny fish with fangs can fix our opioid problem This tiny fish with fangs can fix our opioid problem
- April 04, 2017

Three toxins that, surprisingly, have never been found in fish before. Getting hold of the venom wasn't easy. The team worked around this issue by taking the fish out of their tanks and dangling cotton swabs in front of them until they bit to get the venom . (more...)
Hotel carbon monoxide leak kills child, sickens others
- April 03, 2017

Officials at Lakeland Hospital confirm a child taken there from the scene of a carbon monoxide leak in Niles has died. First responders rushed the children to the hospital, where 13-year-old Bryan Douglas Watts later died. Three were released by Saturday evening and the other five were reported in good condition Sunday at noon. The staff members immediately opened the doors to the indoor-pool area and called 911, he said. (more...)

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