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...)
NC lawmakers announce deal on HB2 standoff
- March 31, 2017

Basketball-mad North Carolina is hoping that its move to roll back its "bathroom bill" will help it avoid another costly hit as the NCAA selects four years of championship sites for a variety of sports. "We encourage members of the House and Senate to support House Bill 142 ", said Lew Ebert, president and CEO of the N.C. Chamber. Chris Sgro, executive director of Equality NC, called the agreement a "shell piece of a legislation", on which the LGBTQ groups had not been consulted. (more...)
Homemade slime gives little girl third-degree burns: Parents be warned! Homemade slime gives little girl third-degree burns: Parents be warned!
- March 30, 2017

That's what may have been the case with Kathleen, who was woken in the middle of the night by a sudden pain in her hands. The young girl told WCVB , "It felt like really hot and tingly". Homemade slime is a do-it-yourself trend that once again became popular this year, thanks to social media. "I feel bad", Siobhan told the news outlet. (more...)
Washington County ranked healthiest in Oregon Washington County ranked healthiest in Oregon
- March 30, 2017

Its 645 violent crimes is topped only by Miami-Dade's 650, and its rate of sexually transmitted infections is the highest in the state. Its premature death rate of 5,700 is better than the Wisconsin average of 6,000. The assessment identified issues with substance abuse and addiction, tobacco use, nutrition, mental health support and primary care as key health issues for Ross County, with high lung cancer rates held up as a critical concern. (more...)
Comet Ping Pong Comet Ping Pong "Pizzagate" Shooter Pleads Guilty To Weapons Charges
- March 25, 2017

The story turned out to be false, and Welch was arrested for brandishing an AR-15 rifle and revolver while in the restaurant. Welch remains jailed, and he faces up to a seven-year prison term when sentenced later this year. Welch made his way to the back of the restaurant with no one interfering. At about 3 p.m., he marched inside the restaurant, which was occupied by employees and customers, including children. (more...)
Push is on to drop marijuana ban in IL Push is on to drop marijuana ban in IL
- March 24, 2017

Lawmakers are proposing to legalize recreational marijuana in IL but say the legislation probably won't come up for a vote until next year. Both bills call for taxing marijuana at $50 per ounce, wholesale level, plus the standard IL sales tax rate. (more...)
Sears, Kmart says future in 'substantial doubt' as 108 stores close
- March 23, 2017

In the wake of that statement, the price of Sears stock dipped 13.69% to $7.85 a share. Excluding charges that can be listed as one-time events, the loss is $4.57 billion, says Ken Perkins, who heads the research firm Retail Metrics LLC, but how the losses are stacked no longer seem to matter. (more...)
Police find Chicago teen whose sexual assault was seen on Facebook Live
- March 22, 2017

It is the second time in a less than three months that the department has investigated an apparent attack that was streamed live on Facebook. CBS 2 no longer is identifying the girl, because police have said she is the victim of a sexual assault, and because she has been found. (more...)
'Beauty And The Beast' makes over $170 million in opening weekend 'Beauty And The Beast' makes over $170 million in opening weekend
- March 20, 2017

In the United Kingdom and Ireland it also delivered the biggest Disney live-action opening of all time, the biggest March opening weekend of all time and the number one opening of 2017 to date. Beauty and the Beast will be one of Emma Watson's biggest break after Harry Potter franchise, she was popular for playing the role of one of Harry Potter's best friend Hermione Granger in JK Rowling's film adaption of her novels. (more...)
Another North Korean possibly involved in Kim Jong-nam murder
- March 19, 2017

The family of Kim Jong Nam, who was killed last month, has given consent to Malaysia to decide what to do with his body, police in Kuala Lumpur have said. "The only parties that will benefit from this incident are the enemy countries", Pak Myong Ho told reporters at a news conference in North Korea's embassy in Beijing Thursday. (more...)
GOP rep: 'Not true' all conservatives back health plan
- March 18, 2017

It eliminates the "Obamacare" mandate to buy health insurance, limits tax credits and unwinds a Medicaid expansion, but some conservatives say it doesn't go far enough. Moderates like Rep. Charlie Dent, a Republican from Pennsylvania, have specifically said that rolling back Medicaid expansion before 2020 could be a major problem for himself and others. (more...)
Strawberry lovers…all is not well with your favorite fruit Strawberry lovers…all is not well with your favorite fruit
- March 14, 2017

To compile the list, researchers analyzed 48 popular fruits and vegetables based on an analysis of more than 36,000 samples taken by the USDA and the Food and Drug Administration. Americans eat almost 8 pounds of fresh strawberries per person each year, and even when they are rinsed in the field and washed before eating, they are still most likely to be contaminated with pesticide residue, according to the Environmental Working Group. (more...)
Maruti violence case: 31 convicted, 117 acquitted by Haryana court Maruti violence case: 31 convicted, 117 acquitted by Haryana court
- March 11, 2017

The legal battle, which lasted over four-and-a-half years, started after a riot broke out at the Maruti unit on the evening of July 18, leaving the plant's General Manager (Human Resources) Awanish Kumar Dev dead. "All I know is 117 people have been acquitted of all charges". Mr Pathak pointed out that the contention of the prosecution that the murder was planned has been set aside. (more...)
Consumers seeking frequent sex in marriage may be disappointed, study finds Consumers seeking frequent sex in marriage may be disappointed, study finds
- March 09, 2017

Researchers found that adults had sex about nine fewer times per year than they did back in the late 1990s. It's really hard to dispute science (even if we really want to), but Americans aren't really having a lot of sex these days. The study follows research published by the same team a year ago which found that the percentage of adults aged between 20 and 24 who had had no sexual partner after the age of 18 had more than doubled between those born in the 1960s and the 1990s, rising from ... (more...)
Eat Fresh? CBC Says Subway's Eat Fresh? CBC Says Subway's "Chicken" Barely Qualifies As Chicken
- March 04, 2017

The sandwich chain, which has become one of the world's most popular fast-food brands over recent years, has vowed to look into the matter. Subway is fighting back against claims its chicken has less actual chicken in it than other restaurants. (more...)
New Mexico health agency: Flu activity widespread in state
- March 03, 2017

The OSDH reports that 1,664 people have been hospitalized during the flu season that began September 1, 2016, 116 of those in the last week. All 16 deaths were reported to be adults, the first time in three weeks that there was no pediatric death from the flu. (more...)
Colon Cancer on the Rise Among Gen Xers, Millennials Colon Cancer on the Rise Among Gen Xers, Millennials
- March 01, 2017

Although no definitive reason for the increased cancer risk for millennials was given, study leader Rebecca Siegel of the American Cancer Society said changes in diet, a sedentary lifestyle, being overweight, and low fiber consumption may be causing the rapid increase. (more...)
CDC: 1 in 4 fatal drug overdoses linked to heroin in 2015 CDC: 1 in 4 fatal drug overdoses linked to heroin in 2015
- February 26, 2017

Those numbers were higher for non-Hispanic white people, whose overdose rate increased at a seven percent average each year. Biggest surprise is the age group most affected by overdose deaths Overall, the increase in drug overdose deaths was 2.5 times higher in 2015 as compared to 1999, with increases seen in both males and females, although male deaths were higher. (more...)
More evidence ADHD is brain disorder More evidence ADHD is brain disorder
- February 19, 2017

The scientists studied the largest group to date of people of all ages with ADHD-1,713-and compared their brain scans to those without the disorder. The study - which was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - is published in The Lancet Psychiatry . (more...)
North Carolina health officials concerned about spike in flu-related deaths
- February 18, 2017

The eight new deaths were reported between February 5 and February 11, bringing the total to 32 deaths for the season, which began officially on October 2 previous year, according to the North Carolina Division of Public Health. A shift toward more influenza B viruses is common for the latter part of the flu season. First, avoid close contact with sick people and stay at home if you are sick. (more...)
Virginia Senate Committee Passes Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Virginia Senate Committee Passes Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Business
- February 12, 2017

If Washington politicians move to defund Planned Parenthood, more than 30,000 Pennsylvanians could end up without reproductive health care. Protesters rallyied outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic in the City of Poughkeepsie, some of whom want the organization defunded and some of whom want to defend it. (more...)
Get ready for a jolt after polls, Rahul tells Modi Get ready for a jolt after polls, Rahul tells Modi
- February 12, 2017

Gandhi, along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, was speaking to reporters after releasing a common minimum programme of the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance for the polls, when he launched the attack. Some 140 million people in Uttar Pradesh will cast ballots in seven stages over the next month to elect a new state assembly, now headed by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his Samajwadi Party. (more...)
Billions being spent on Qatar World Cup
- February 11, 2017

The $500 million Qatar is spending each week is going to infrastructure projects, according to the finance minister. To put that into perspective, Qatar is looking at spending $200 billion by the time the tournament kicks off, which is 19 times more than Russian Federation is projected to spend ($10.7 billion) and 18 times more than Brazil spent ($11 billion). (more...)

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