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
- 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...)
Israel Knesset Bill Moves To Allow Medical Marijuana Export Israel Knesset Bill Moves To Allow Medical Marijuana Export
- February 09, 2017

Officials say that the export bill could take months to make it through legislators, but Israel's relaxed attitude towards cannabis use and their recent decriminalization of small quantities for personal use points to a culture that seems open to expanding past traditional dispensaries. (more...)
Commission to discuss contract with Planned Parenthood
- February 09, 2017

Even more shocking? More than once, workers openly admitted the name "Planned Parenthood" is deceptive! "I felt like I was more of a salesman sometimes to sell abortions", Anderson told Rose". Karl Eastlund, the chief executive officer of the Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho, still keenly remembers being woken up by a 4 a.m. (more...)
Teens use e-cigarettes for 'dripping,' study says Teens use e-cigarettes for 'dripping,' study says
- February 09, 2017

In normal vaping, a cartridge of juice feeds a wick that that goes into heated coils. But dripping the liquid directly on the coils generates far higher temperatures than traditional vaping, leading to greater emissions of harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, acetaldehyde and acetone. (more...)
American Heart Association 1/30/17
- February 02, 2017

Wear red on February 3. The most prevalent conditions in young women are congenital heart abnormalities, meaning you're just born with them, like a mitral valve prolapse, or genetic problems, Steinbaum says. "Many women do not realize that most regular cardiovascular screening tests should begin at age 20, and that knowing your personal health numbers helps you and your health care provider better determine your risk for developing future problems", said Angela Patterson, DNP, FNP-BC, NEA-BC, ... (more...)
Steve Harvey, Pia Wurtzbach reunite on stage Steve Harvey, Pia Wurtzbach reunite on stage
- January 29, 2017

The Miss Universe pageant is scheduled for Sunday Jan. 29 in Manila, Philippines. Each competes in swimwear, evening gown and interview categories and those with the highest scores move on to the top 12. Her best achievement so far is the Miss Diva 2016 Crown. Fans can vote for their favorites up to 10 times per day through Saturday through a registered account at vote. (more...)
Pro Bowl Skills Showdown: See how Odell Beckham, other Giants fare
- January 29, 2017

This will be just the third time since 1979 that the Pro Bowl has been played outside of Honolulu. The NFL spiced up the normally staid Pro Bowl week with its first ever skills competition. Thomas will likely participate in dodgeball , considering he might have come up with the idea . "That's my number one priority right now". Chaffins: "Wasn't about a month ago when you stood here and said 'well, I hope I don't go to the Pro Bowl?' And I look and they're practicing today". (more...)
Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Bank to Avoid Going Home to Wife Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Bank to Avoid Going Home to Wife
- January 26, 2017

In footage taken from the Bank of Labor , Ripple can be seen walking up to the desk and handing a cashier a note, which read " I have a gun, give me money ". Ripple pleaded guilty without making any plea deal so lawyers are free to argue a fair sentence. Ripple was charged in September and was released on bond. (more...)
Drafts of Trump Orders on Gitmo and Interrogation Spark Fear…
- January 26, 2017

Trump has in the past offered a full-throated endorsement of a return to the use of techniques many decry as torture - like waterboarding and " a hell of a lot worse " - because "torture works" and "if it doesn't work, they deserve it anyway ". (more...)
Japan's Akatsuki Spies Massive Wave on Venus Japan's Akatsuki Spies Massive Wave on Venus
- January 18, 2017

Indeed, the atmospheric bulge is located above Aphrodite Terra , a continent-sized region of highlands. For a bit of background into just how unlikely it is for something this big to survive in Venus' atmosphere, the fiery planet boasts thick clouds of sulphuric acid that move in a westerly direction faster than the planet itself rotates on its axis. (more...)
It's Flu Season: Take Care!
- January 06, 2017

With the flu season underway in the United States, new surveillance data shows that influenza activity has been slowly increasing nationally since starting low in October. This will minimize patient exposure to children, who are known to be high risk for transmission of viral infections, and will also help protect children from contracting an illness while visiting the hospital. (more...)
Two-time European Tour victor Wayne Westner found dead after alleged hostage situation Two-time European Tour victor Wayne Westner found dead after alleged hostage situation
- January 06, 2017

Wayne Westner , a South African golf star who once played alongside Ernie Els, died of an apparent suicide on Wednesday. Police spokesman LieutenantColonel Thulani Zwane said: "An inquest was opened after a man allegedly shot himself in front of his wife at Pennington today". (more...)
Keeping your fitness New Year's resolutions Keeping your fitness New Year's resolutions
- January 04, 2017

This article will in general address these popular resolutions and give a few suggestions to help you meet your New Year's resolution. "But it doesn't mean being as happy as you can, so we have to have perspective over our values". It is much easier to start going to the gym and working out if you have a workout partner, friend, family member and/or a personal trainer to work with you. (more...)