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Taylor Swift's Shocking Social Media Blackout Sparks Album Speculation Frenzy Taylor Swift's Shocking Social Media Blackout Sparks Album Speculation Frenzy
- August 19, 2017

One fan asked: " All Taylor Swift's social medias are like this". So is Swift erasing history - on the three year anniversary of announcing her 1989 album and dropping " Shake It Off ", no less? Her old Tumblr posts are gone; her infamous Instagram is empty. (more...)
SeaWorld Euthanizes Its Oldest Killer Whale After Respiratory Issues SeaWorld Euthanizes Its Oldest Killer Whale After Respiratory Issues
- August 18, 2017

Tilikum's death comes just before SeaWorld's final traditional killer whale show. Kasatka's health and appetite had significantly declined over the past several days despite continually tailored treatments. "A mother of four, grandmother of six and great grandmother of two, she was considered by the most current research as an older killer whale at almost 42 years old." the parks said. (more...)
John Franklin III transferring from Auburn to FAU John Franklin III transferring from Auburn to FAU
- August 17, 2017

Auburn Tigers coach Gus Malzahn said Franklin told him he wanted to play more and be closer to home in Fort Lauderdale. He announced Tuesday he would be transferring from Auburn to play at Florida Atlantic under Lane Kiffin . He will play for fourth school since 2013 in his final collegiate season. Franklin began his college career at Florida State before going to EMCC. (more...)
Gunmen attack United Nations base in Mali killing 7 people Gunmen attack United Nations base in Mali killing 7 people
- August 16, 2017

The peacekeepers have responded and two assailants have been killed. The UN secretary-general's office released a statement condemning the attacks, saying that "attacks targeting United Nations peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under worldwide law". (more...)
How to know if your eclipse glasses are the real deal
- August 09, 2017

Additional details about how the eclipsed sun will look in the video have not been released. In Minnesota, the eclipse will begin at about 11:45 a.m., and will peak at about 1 p.m. ET, NASA said . It might seem obvious, but you shouldn't expect to get a good view of the sky if you're on the street surrounded by skyscrapers. "The most important point to remember is that during the total phase, all solar filters must be removed". (more...)
FDA Mulls over Lowering Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes FDA Mulls over Lowering Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes
- August 07, 2017

The agency will also seek input on critical public health issues such as the role of flavors in tobacco products. With 22 Century's propriety technology/plant, they have effectively reduced the levels of nicotine in their cigarettes by 95%. (more...)
Tax holiday gives residents a break Tax holiday gives residents a break
- August 05, 2017

Qualified clothing and footwear - $100 or less per item; accessories are not tax-free. Online orders of eligible merchandise will not be charged sales tax even if the items are delivered beyond the sales tax holiday. are also not exempt in Maryland . And while local sales taxes are collected in 38 states, according to the Tax Foundation , those 16 are giving shoppers a break. (more...)
Tobacco Stocks Fall after FDA Announces New Nicotine Regulation Plan Tobacco Stocks Fall after FDA Announces New Nicotine Regulation Plan
- July 29, 2017

The agency also announced plans to delay a policy that requires makers of e-cigarettes, or electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), to get agency approval for their products. These conditions also pose an excessive financial burden, with direct health care and lost productivity costs totaling almost $300 billion a year. According to the FDA, 90 percent of smokers had their first cigarette before they turned 18 years old and 2,500 kids try their first cigarette every day. (more...)
Record HIV cases posted in May Record HIV cases posted in May
- July 26, 2017

The child has had a healthy immune system for more than eight years after receiving a short course of treatment in early life, according to a new study. The child at the center of Monday's announcement was one of 377 HIV-infected children in a research trial that investigated the possibility of treating children with ART and then stopping the treatments for extended periods. (more...)
Israel 'willing to consider alternatives to metal detectors'
- July 24, 2017

Egypt, which now holds the Arab seat in the United Nations security council , urged Israel to stop violence against Palestinians in Al-Aqsa mosque. Two Palestinians have been killed after clashes with Israeli security forces in the occupied West Bank. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman visited the site of the attack, the Israeli settlement of Halamish, and consulted with top commanders. (more...)
Jordan Spieth shines through rain and wind at The Open Championship
- July 23, 2017

Looking for his first Open title, Spieth is three clear of Matt Kuchar . Spieth won the Masters from start to finish in 2015 and was set to do it again the following year, only to blow a five-shot lead with nine to play to finish second. (more...)
Dog resuscitated by firefighters after house fire in California Dog resuscitated by firefighters after house fire in California
- July 23, 2017

He was then reunited with his anxious owners, a married couple who were unharmed by the fire. The firefighter who carried him from the home visited Jack on Thursday. Jack was revived and transported to Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital where he'll remain under observation for the next 24 to 48 hours for any additional injuries or complications. (more...)
Humans Have Produced Nine Billion Tons of Plastic and Counting Humans Have Produced Nine Billion Tons of Plastic and Counting
- July 21, 2017

The scientists compiled production statistics for resins, fibres and additives from a variety of industry sources. Humans have created more than eight billion tonnes of plastics in the past 65 years, and most of it still exists in rubbish tips, in the sea and strewn about the landscape, according to new worldwide research. (more...)
Both parties misguided on health care Both parties misguided on health care
- July 18, 2017

McCain's surgery to remove a blood clot from above his left eye certainly complicates the timetable, but it also buys McConnell more time to shore up support among a number of holdouts, including Rob Portman of Ohio , Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia , Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Dean Heller of Nevada . (more...)
Dying Army veteran has one final wish - to talk to you Dying Army veteran has one final wish - to talk to you
- July 16, 2017

Hernandez's speech is failing and he can no longer see. Facing a frightening future, the 18-year USA veteran - who served a tour in Iraq - one day asked his wife to hold onto his phone "in case someone calls". Hernandez's wife, Ernestine, turned to the "Caregivers of Wounded Warriors" to help fulfill his wish, after he spent a disappointing afternoon at his Texas home waiting for his phone to ring. (more...)
LaGuardia, Newark And JFK Workers Call Off Strike LaGuardia, Newark And JFK Workers Call Off Strike
- July 13, 2017

The 700 workers consist of baggage claim handlers, cleaners, customer service agents and offer assistance to those who seek wheelchair assistance at the airport. The labor dispute is between the workers and a private company, PrimeFlight Aviation Services. The strike will continue through Wednesday and possibly Thursday and is due to workers' long standing attempts to unionize being blocked by PrimeFlight. (more...)
Coffee May Lower Risk of Dying, says Study Coffee May Lower Risk of Dying, says Study
- July 12, 2017

Men who drank the most coffee were 12 percent less likely to die during the follow-up period of the study , compared to men who didn't drink as much or at all. And the pattern was consistent across racial groups - including whites, blacks, Latinos and Japanese-Americans, the study found. "We can not say drinking coffee will prolong your life, but we see an association", the study's lead author, Veronica W. (more...)
Latest Ariana Grande Concert Threat Defused After Man Arrested in Costa Rica Latest Ariana Grande Concert Threat Defused After Man Arrested in Costa Rica
- July 12, 2017

In May, 22 people were killed and scores were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the end of concert by Grande in Manchester. Ariana Grande , 23, later performed for 14,000 fans as planned at the Parque Viva. The director of the OIJ , Walter Espinoza , said: "The original threat was in the Arabic language and indicated that there could be a situation of danger or an attack at the concert". (more...)
Vatican calls on Bishops to prevent Eucharistic abuse in their dioceses Vatican calls on Bishops to prevent Eucharistic abuse in their dioceses
- July 11, 2017

The letter also added that gluten-free bread is not appropriate for the Eucharist, although exceptions could be made for sufferers of coeliac disease . "Mustum, which is grape juice that is either fresh or preserved by methods that suspend its fermentation without altering its nature (for example, freezing), is valid matter for the celebration of the Eucharist" (A. (more...)
Trump accuses Comey of committing a felony by leaking classified information Trump accuses Comey of committing a felony by leaking classified information
- July 11, 2017

A newly released financial disclosure form from Christopher Wray, President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation, shows he received a partnership share from his Atlanta law firm of $9.2 million. In May, Trump tweeted that it was his opinion that leaks coming out of the White House were "fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media". On the basis of what we now know, it does not appear that Comey committed a crime. (more...)
Trump 'absolutely' committed to making Mexico pay for border wall Trump 'absolutely' committed to making Mexico pay for border wall
- July 10, 2017

Pena Nieto, whom Trump called his "friend", said the meeting would "help us continue a very strong dialogue" on NAFTA, while his aides emphasized that they had not discussed the wall. Mexico has made it clear that it has no intention of paying for a wall. On Jan. 27, both Trump and Nieto issued a joint statement agreeing not to discuss the matter in public after they had exchanged a war of words on the proposal that resulted in a cancelled diplomatic meeting. (more...)
Wounded civilians flee last of IS-held Mosul Wounded civilians flee last of IS-held Mosul
- July 06, 2017

With the full liberation of Mosul in sight, Iraqis celebrated on Sunday. It was here, almost three years ago to the day, that it declared the founding of its "caliphate" over parts of Iraq and Syria. "The portions targeted were 25-metre sections and will help preserve the remainder of the overall 2,500-meter wall", the coalition said in a statement. (more...)
Do you take drugs for heartburn? It can elevate death risk! Do you take drugs for heartburn? It can elevate death risk!
- July 05, 2017

Al-Aly, a kidney specialist, called for period re-assessments to see whether people need to keep refilling their prescription. "We don't want to leave people with a scary message". The risks were particularly strong among people who took the drugs for longer periods. "This finding is certainly cause for concern and something that should be considered as doctors continue to prescribe PPIs at a high rate and often fail to discontinue these drugs in a timely fashion", said Dr. (more...)
USA And Universal Health Care USA And Universal Health Care
- July 04, 2017

America is an aggregate of 50 different states. Each state has populations equivalent to nations with universal coverage hence size can never be a limiting issue. Just as people have their misconceptions on Universal Health Care, others have about online casino gaming. What is true about online casino gaming is that it is fun and you can walk away with lots of money. (more...)
House Budget Vote Today: 'A Moment Of Truth' House Budget Vote Today: 'A Moment Of Truth'
- July 03, 2017

When the new fiscal year begins at midnight, it will mark the third in a row that IL has started without a full budget. Some House leaders expected after meetings Friday night and Saturday morning that the chamber would proceed with a final vote and a roll call on a $5 billion income-tax increase to support it. (more...)
Underpaid? LeBron James says Steph Curry should be getting $400M this summer
- July 02, 2017

Iguodala has spent the previous four years with Golden State, helping them to two NBA titles in the process, and winning the 2015 NBA Finals MVP. Steph Curry , Kevin Durant , Andre Iguodala , and Shaun Livingston all entered free agency needing new contracts. (more...)
Baby Charlie Denied Life by British Health System, EU Courts Baby Charlie Denied Life by British Health System, EU Courts
- July 01, 2017

Judges at the European Court of Human Rights concluded that further treatment would "continue to cause Charlie significant harm", in line with advice from specialists at Great Ormond Street. Who is baby Charlie Gard and what is mitochondrial depletion syndrome? His lungs only function with the aid of a machine and doctors say he has irreversible brain damage. (more...)
Chancellor: Government to fund abortions in England for women from Northern Ireland Chancellor: Government to fund abortions in England for women from Northern Ireland
- June 30, 2017

Women can be jailed for life, as can doctors who perform abortions. Worldwide human rights bodies have repeatedly made clear that criminalisation of health services which only women require, including abortion, is a form of discrimination against women and girls. (more...)
Google fined record €2.4bn by European Union for search 'abuse' Google fined record €2.4bn by European Union for search 'abuse'
- June 30, 2017

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager holds a news conference at the EU Commission's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on June 27, 2017. If Google fails to act, the Commission has said it will fine Google's parent company Alphabet five per cent of its average daily worldwide earnings. (more...)
Italy takes formal European Union step over migrant arrivals burden Italy takes formal European Union step over migrant arrivals burden
- June 30, 2017

The law requires the rescue of people in distress on the high seas, and this self-blockade of Italian ports would leave migrants floating in the Mediterranean, including those in most NGO rescue ships. In municipal elections this month the coalition lost ground to center-right parties such as Matteo Salvini's Northern League, which has called for a "stop to the invasion". (more...)
111 terminally ill end lives under new California law 111 terminally ill end lives under new California law
- June 29, 2017

Of those who died, 87 percent were 60 years old or older. This data is the California Department of Public Health's first report on the effects of the law since it was implemented on June 9, 2016, Fox News reports . California officials said caution should be exercised in trying to draw conclusions from the report that is based on only six months of data. California is not the only state with such a law in the United States. (more...)
America's Cup Match Day Two To Get Underway America's Cup Match Day Two To Get Underway
- June 26, 2017

But the light winds also made for very tricky conditions which produced a heart-stopping moment for the Kiwis when they ran out of breeze and sank off the foils with the finish in sight. "We need to go back and use those days wisely". The challengers, who won both races on the opening day of action on Saturday, were again in control on the sparkling waters of Bermuda's Great Sound . (more...)
New Zealand wins 5th straight vs Oracle in America's Cup New Zealand wins 5th straight vs Oracle in America's Cup
- June 25, 2017

Oracle Team USA practices for the America's Cup Final on the Great. It started with a negative point because Oracle Team USA, owned by billionaire Larry Ellison , won the qualifiers. Spithill said Oracle made too many changes to the boat to mention. "I think they said, 'Ah, we heard rumors that you've been testing but we never thought you'd actually bloody do it, ' " van Velthooven said. (more...)
May says will consult widely on Brexit, but Britain will leave EU May says will consult widely on Brexit, but Britain will leave EU
- June 24, 2017

He also predicted the start of UK-global trade talks by September 2016, and that German industry would pressure their government to get a special deal for Britain . But more than two months after Mrs May started the Brexit process by triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and nearly a year after the European Union referendum result, M. (more...)
Rauner Calls For Compromise, Then Attacks Rauner Calls For Compromise, Then Attacks
- June 22, 2017

Springfield, IL (24/7 News Source) - Illinois lawmakers band together to form a budget before it's too late. But Rauner is also spending money attacking Democrats . In the meantime, Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza said last week the bills her office is required to pay under state law and court orders will total more than the state receives in revenue each month. (more...)
Uber adds option to tip drivers as it heads in new direction Uber adds option to tip drivers as it heads in new direction
- June 21, 2017

Those calls have now been answered, as Uber has announced that effective immediately, riders in Houston , Minneapolis, and Seattle can now tip via their Uber app. Uber has agreed to allow its drivers to collect tips through its smartphone app and has reduced the cancellation windows for customers, in an effort to improve its troubled relationship with its drivers. (more...)
Cancer survivors, families walk in Relay for Life event in Sparta Cancer survivors, families walk in Relay for Life event in Sparta
- June 19, 2017

As the survivors pass by, clapping and celebrating to the upbeat music, the memories of all those lost over the years surfaces, too. The event began with an opening ceremony in which all participants gathered together. At 10 p.m., it was time to light luminaries. Team Acrish remembers the late rabbi of Temple Beth Eloheim, Sol Acrish, who lost his battle to the insidious disease a year ago. (more...)
Lead Found in 20% of Baby Food Including Juices: Environmental Group Lead Found in 20% of Baby Food Including Juices: Environmental Group
- June 18, 2017

Using a Federal Drug Administration (FDA) database of food samples, EDF reported some pretty worrying numbers, most remarkably in fruit juice samples intended for children. Exposure at a young age can permanently affect a developing brain , causing lifelong behavioral problems and lower IQ. Eighteen percent of the baby food samples tested above 5 ppb lead, which is the amount the FDA allows in drinking water. (more...)
Escaped inmates captured after foot chase in Tennessee
- June 16, 2017

The Georgia Department of Corrections identified the guards as Christopher Monica and Curtis Billue , both officers at Baldwin State Prison. A reward for information leading to the arrests of Dubose and Rowe is up to $130,000. David LeValley, agent in charge of the FBI's Atlanta office, told reporters that "we are expanding, not shrinking, our effort to find these individuals". (more...)
Senate votes to support Trump's weapons sale to Saudi Arabia Senate votes to support Trump's weapons sale to Saudi Arabia
- June 14, 2017

Had it been successful, the vote would have been the first time in decades a congressional body voted to bar a weapons sale to Saudi Arabia. Schumer made the comments in a statement on Monday, saying that he will throw his support behind the measure up in the Senate as early as this week because of the Arab country's weak human rights record and support of terrorism. (more...)

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