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    California university consultant killed in campus stabbing

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    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:33:49 -0400
  • G7 may end without communique due to gaps on trade, climate-NHK

    The Group of Seven (G7) leaders summit to be held this weekend in France may end without a joint communique due to wide gaps between member nations on trade and climate issues, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported on Tuesday. It would be the first time a G7 summit ends without a communique since meetings began in 1975, NHK said. Finding common ground between allies has become increasingly tough at the annual summit with the United States an outlier in its approach to handling disputes over trade and the environment.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:23:54 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Trump, UK's Johnson discuss Brexit, economic issues in call

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed Brexit and a U.S.-Britain free trade deal during a phone call on Monday ahead of a Group of Seven summit in France this weekend. A spokesman for Johnson's office said the two leaders "discussed economic issues and our trading relationship, and the Prime Minister updated the President on Brexit.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:23:26 -0400
  • Elton John blasts relentless character assassination of Harry and Meghan

    Elton John and Ellen DeGeneres spoke out on Monday in support of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, calling them a down-to-earth and hardworking couple who were being unfairly attacked by the media. The "Rocketman" singer was responding to criticism in Britain over two recent vacations taken by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their three-month-old baby Archie to Spain, and to the south of France, where the couple stayed at John's villa in Nice. John tweeted that he provided Harry and Meghan with a private jet to his home for security reasons but said a contribution was made to Carbon Footprint Ltd, which offsets carbon emissions by funding environmentally friendly projects.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:20:16 -0400
  • Sheriff: Investigation closed in racist videos, threat case

    A South Carolina sheriff said Monday that no one else will be charged after last month's arrest of a Catholic high school student accused of making racist videos and charged with threatening to shoot people at his private school. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced at a news conference that his agency had finished its investigation after interviewing several students and determining there presently is no threat to the private Cardinal Newman School. A Cardinal Newman student identified as a 16-year-old white male was arrested July 17 and charged as a juvenile with making student threats.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:17:40 -0400
  • The Latest: California university stabbing victim identified

    Police have identified a retired college administrator who was stabbed to death in his car at California State University, Fullerton. A young man wearing black pants and black shirt was seen running from the scene. Fullerton police Lt. Jon Radus says it appears that Chan was targeted and there was no danger to others at the school.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:17:16 -0400
  • Retired administrator stabbed to death on Cal State Fullerton campus, manhunt underway: Police

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    A retired administrator was stabbed to death on California State University Fullerton's campus Monday morning, launching a manhunt for the suspect. The victim was identified by police Monday night as 57-year-old Steven Shek Keung Chan from Hacienda Heights.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:15:24 -0400
  • New York officer fired, but tensions still high where Eric Garner died

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    Hassan Johnson was getting his head shaved on Monday at the same barber shop Eric Garner used to visit. Five years after Garner's death in a confrontation with police in the Tompkinsville neighborhood of Staten Island, relations between law enforcement and the community have improved nominally at best, Johnson said, if only because they could not grow much worse. The case surrounding Garner's death came to an official close on Monday, when the New York Police Department fired former officer Daniel Pantaleo, 34, who had placed Garner in a fatal chokehold five years ago and escaped criminal prosecution.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:13:58 -0400
  • New York officer fired, but tensions still high where Eric Garner died

    Hassan Johnson was getting his head shaved on Monday at the same barber shop Eric Garner used to visit. Five years after Garner's death in a confrontation with police in the Tompkinsville neighborhood of Staten Island, relations between law enforcement and the community have improved nominally at best, Johnson said, if only because they could not grow much worse. The case surrounding Garner's death came to an official close on Monday, when the New York Police Department fired former officer Daniel Pantaleo, 34, who had placed Garner in a fatal chokehold five years ago and escaped criminal prosecution.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:04:54 -0400
  • He can't ride no more: Billie Eilish's 'bad guy' finally knocks 'Old Town Road' off the top of the chart

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    He can't ride no more: Billie Eilish's 'bad guy' finally knocks 'Old Town Road' off the top of the chart originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.comOur long national nightmare -- or daydream, depending on how you look at it -- is over: after a record-breaking 19 weeks, "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X is no longer No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.Finally ascending to the No. 1 spot after weeks at No. 2: "bad guy" by Billie Eilish. ...

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:04:00 -0400
  • TIMELINE-How Greta Thunberg's climate strikes became a global movement in a year

    Student activist Greta Thunberg's school strike movement marked its first anniversary on Tuesday after a year that has seen the schoolgirl rise from a solitary protester to a leading figure in the fight against climate change. August 20, 2018: Swedish student Thunberg, then aged 15, skips school to protest outside parliament for more action against climate change. August 26, 2018: The student activist is joined by fellow students, teachers and parents at another protest and begins attracting media attention for her climate campaign.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:00:00 -0400
  • 4 last wolves in Washington pack killed by state hunters

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    The last four members of a wolf pack that preyed on cattle in a rural Washington state area bordering Canada have been killed by state hunters, prompting protests from environmental groups. The four wolves were part of a pack that originally had seven members and attacked cows, killing or wounding them 29 times since 2018 and nine times over the last month, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a statement last Friday. Agency director Kelly Susewind authorized the killings of the remaining pack members on July 31.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:57:07 -0400
  • Reuters US Domestic News Summary

    An alleged self-described white nationalist, one of three men in the United States accused of planning mass shootings in a week, pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that he threatened to attack a Jewish community center, the court clerk said. At an arraignment in Struthers, Ohio, where he faced charges of aggravated menacing and online harassment, James Reardon entered his plea by video link from a county jail in Youngstown, 10 miles (16 km) away, Municipal Court Clerk Lorraine Sciortino said by telephone.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:54:01 -0400
  • Reuters World News Summary

    The operator of a global network of radioactive-particle sensors said on Monday its two Russian sites closest to a mysterious explosion went offline days after the blast, soon followed by two more, fuelling suspicions that Russia tampered with them. The Russian Defence Ministry, which operates the two stations, did not immediately reply to a request for comment. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came under pressure on Monday from the opposition Conservatives who warned against giving any assistance to Jack Letts - a dual citizen dubbed "Jihadi Jack" by the media - after Britain's decision to strip him of his British citizenship.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:54:00 -0400
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    Census figures show economic gap narrows with citizenship

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    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:53:39 -0400
  • Jury to restart deliberations in Oakland warehouse fire case

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    Three jurors were dismissed Monday for undisclosed reasons on the 10th day of deliberations in the trial of two men charged in the deaths of 36 partygoers from a fire inside a cluttered San Francisco Bay Area warehouse. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Trina Thompson excused three female jurors and replaced them with a woman and two men who were alternates during the three-month trial of Derick Almena and Max Harris. The jury was told to restart deliberations in the case, disregard all past discussions and reminded they cannot talk to others about the case or seek outside information about it.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:50:50 -0400
  • Records: Epstein signed will 2 days before jailhouse suicide

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    Jeffrey Epstein signed a will just two days before he killed himself in jail, new court records show, opening a new legal front in what could be a long battle over the financier's fortune. The existence of the will, first reported by the New York Post, raised new questions about Epstein's final days inside the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where he was awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking and conspiracy charges. Epstein signed the document Aug. 8.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:44:54 -0400
  • School condemns video of high schoolers giving Nazi salute

    A school district in Southern California condemned a video of high-schoolers giving Nazi salutes and singing a Nazi song after it became public Monday. The video , obtained by the Daily Beast — which posted about 8 seconds of it — shows members of the boys' water polo team at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove in an empty room that administrative officials say was later used for an athletic banquet. The song, written by German composer Herms Niel during the rise of Hitler, was played to inspire Nazi troops during World War II.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:27:11 -0400
  • Alaska wildfire season continues with new fires, hot weather

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    Alaska's wildfire season usually ends well before mid-August but persistent hot, dry weather has contributed to the start of new fires and the spread of old ones. High winds Saturday damaged power lines or knocked trees into lines, sparking multiple fires, including one that temporarily shut down the highway between Anchorage and Denali National Park and burned more than 50 structures, said Tim Mowry, spokesman for the Alaska Division of Forestry. Heavy rain has dampened fires north of the Alaska Range but has not reached areas north and south of Anchorage.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:21:06 -0400
  • UPDATE 7-Turkey says air strike hit Syria convoy, killed three

    BEIRUT/ANKARA, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Turkey said an air strike on a Turkish military convoy in northwest Syria killed three civilians and wounded 12 on Monday as Syrian troops advanced against rebels inside a key town. Syrian government air strikes hit near the convoy that was approaching front lines in Idlib province, two Turkey-backed rebel sources and a war monitor said.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:20:05 -0400
  • INSIGHT-Besieged Kashmiri neighbourhood in test of wills with India's Modi

    For more than a week, the young men of Soura, a densely populated enclave in Kashmir's main city of Srinagar, have been taking turns to maintain an around-the-clock vigil at the entry points to their neighbourhood. The aim: to keep Indian security forces, and particularly the paramilitary police, out of the area.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:17:03 -0400
  • Black student 'shamed' when school officials colored hair

    A student's parents are suing Texas school administrators for coloring in a hair design on the black student's head. The student, 13, went to Berry Miller Junior High in April with the letter "M'' shaved on his head. Three administrators told the student his haircut violated the school's dress code policy.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:10:06 -0400
  • FEATURE-Faced with floods and suicides, U.S. readies for a warmer world

    J ulia Sanger, whose tiny ice cream shop flooded twice in two years in Maryland's historic Ellicott City, joked darkly that the disasters left many local business owners in need of therapy. "Some of my friends down here, I know they sought professional therapy. Worsening extreme weather linked to climate change is creating hardships for many, from immediate deaths and injuries to increases in asthma and heat stroke.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:00:01 -0400
  • POLL-Japan Inc backs Abe's tough trade stance vs S. Korea amid row

    Japanese companies broadly support Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's tough trade stance against South Korea, a Reuters poll found. Three-quarters of companies in the monthly Reuters Corporate Survey approved of Abe's explanations for curbing exports to South Korea of materials used to make computer chips.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:00:00 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-U.S. has conveyed its 'strong position' to Greece about Iranian tanker -official

    The United States has conveyed its "strong position" to the Greek government about an Iranian tanker that sailed for Greece on Monday after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar and Washington says is carrying oil to Syria, a State Department official said. Any efforts to assist the tanker could be considered as providing material support to a U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organization, which has immigration and potential criminal consequences, the official said. The Grace 1, renamed the Adrian Darya 1, left anchorage off Gibraltar late on Sunday.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:59:01 -0400
  • 4th Florida prison officer faces charge for inmate beating

    A fourth Florida correctional officer has been charged with a felony after a video taken by an inmate using a smuggled cellphone showed several guards beating another prisoner. The Florida Department of Corrections said Monday that Officer Ian Gretka faces a charge of being a principal to malicious battery, a third-degree felony. An arrest affidavit says Gretka hit the inmate 13 times in the rib cage.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:53:22 -0400
  • Bag found by searchers looking for Florida firefighters who vanished on fishing trip

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    As the desperate search for two firefighters who disappeared during a fishing trip off the coast of Florida continues into its fourth day, the family confirmed that a bag located by civilian searchers did belong to one of the missing men. Brian McCluney, a Jacksonville, Florida, firefighter, and Justin Walker, a member of the Fairfax, Virginia, fire department, were last seen on Friday launching a 22-foot fishing boat at Port Canaveral, near the Kennedy Space Center, U.S. Coast Guard officials said Sunday.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:42:16 -0400
  • Governor brings big tech to the table after El Paso attack

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    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called Monday for the help of big tech platforms in the wake of an El Paso mass shooting that authorities say was carried out by a gunman who posted a racist screed online before killing 22 people at a Walmart. It's unclear what the invited companies, which include Google, Facebook and Twitter, will offer or say in the aftermath of the tragedy. None addressed questions about their role after Abbott announced the tech giants will join the FBI and state lawmakers this week in Austin to discuss the El Paso shooting and how to prevent future attacks.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:39:28 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Japan again approved shipment of photoresists to South Korea -Yonhap News

    Japan has approved shipment of a high-tech material to South Korea for the second time since imposing export curbs last month, Yonhap News Agency reported late on Monday, citing industry and government officials. The high-tech material cleared for Japan's exports to South Korea is photoresists, which are crucial for Samsung Electronics' advanced contract chipmaking production. A Samsung Electronics spokeswoman declined to comment.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:39:10 -0400
  • Kayakers get up close with collapsing Alaska glacier

    Andrew Hooper's wife had warned him about getting too close to an Alaska glacier. Hooper and his friend set off on a kayaking trip off the Kenai Peninsula to get a glimpse at the Spencer Glacier. After paddling around for a while, Hooper said he heard a cracking noise near the glacier.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:37:30 -0400
  • Mark Halperin’s book deal tests the boundaries of life after #MeToo

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    When it comes to #MeToo, a simple apology is not enough, Democratic strategist Karen Finney and others say. You need to get specific.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:27:29 -0400
  • Authorities praised for handling of protests in Portland

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    After previous political rallies that ended in violence, police in Portland, Oregon, earned praise Monday from outside observers for using a natural barrier — the city's Willamette River — to keep dueling protesters apart during a weekend far-right rally and large counter-demonstration that included a subset of masked and black-clad anti-fascists. As the city returned to normal, Mayor Ted Wheeler called Saturday's dueling demonstrations a win for residents. Oregon's top federal prosecutor called the handling of the event a "definitive counterpoint" for those who on both sides who have criticized police after past protests for favoring one side or the other.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:27:23 -0400
  • Late-season fires flare up in drought-stricken parts of Alaska

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    Late-season wildfires during one of the driest summers on record in Anchorage have destroyed homes, forced evacuations, closed roads and schools and poured sometimes-dangerous levels of smoke into the state’s most populous region. About 80 miles north of Anchorage, the 3,000-acre McKinley Fire was burning on both sides of the Parks Highway. Some schools in the fire area were closed, local officials said, and thousands of other residents were facing possible evacuation orders.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:22:20 -0400
  • Wildfire acreage way down in California this year _ so far

    California fire officials say acreage burned so far this year is down 90% compared to the average over the past five years. The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says it has fought fires on 38 square miles (98 square kilometers) this year. Through the same date last year — the worst fire year in state history — more than 970 square miles (2,512 square kilometers) had burned.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:07:34 -0400
  • Patience wears thin for migrants stranded off Italian coast

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    The Spanish rescue ship Open Arms resorted to serving pizzas to 107 increasingly angry and sometimes aggressive migrants who are stranded aboard, as Italy's interior minister stuck to his refusal to let the vessel dock at a nearby Italian island in a weekslong standoff. The migrants were rescued from traffickers' boats in the Mediterranean off Libya and have spent 18 days aboard the Open Arms as they wait to see whether anti-migrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini will let them disembark on Lampedusa, a tiny Italian island south of Sicily. A day earlier, Open Arms' captain informed Italian authorities that the crew of 17 could no longer control the situation aboard, as frustrated migrants resort to fighting.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:06:09 -0400
  • FDA declines to approve Sarepta's second Duchenne treatment

    Analysts had expected annual sales of nearly $400 million in five years for golodirsen, the second treatment from Sarepta for DMD, a rare muscle-wasting disorder that mainly affects boys. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company is also in a close race with Pfizer Inc and Solid Biosciences Inc to introduce a gene therapy for DMD in the coming years. Sarepta acknowledged that kidney toxicity was observed in animal trials, which tested the drug, golodirsen.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:03:04 -0400
  • New lawsuit seeks protection zone for Northwest orcas

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    A new U.S. lawsuit filed Monday seeks to establish a whale protection zone for endangered orcas in the Pacific Northwest. The Center for Biological Diversity and the Orca Relief Citizens' Alliance sued NOAA Fisheries in U.S. District Court in Seattle, saying the agency has failed to act on a petition it filed in 2016. The petition sought to bar vessels from a 10- to 12-square-mile (26- to 31-square-kilometer) area west of San Juan Island where the orcas, called southern resident killer whales, feed from April through September each year.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:00:27 -0400
  • Mysterious death in custody has family seeking answers

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    Carmen Riley bent over her unconscious son, looked into his eyes and knew. Several days earlier, 21-year-old Ty'rique Riley had been jailed after an altercation with his father. Seven weeks after his death, Riley's family and supporters are pushing for answers.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:00:16 -0400
  • African Americans need 24-hour blood pressure checks

    Measuring blood pressure outside the clinic using 24-hour monitoring equipment is important for identifying and managing hypertension in African-Americans, a new study shows. Higher daytime and nighttime blood pressure measured outside the doctor's office is associated with an increased risk of coronary artery disease, stroke, and death, they explain. "Blood pressure varies in a complex and irregular way even at steady-state condition," Dr. Yuichiro Yano from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina told Reuters Health.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:59:48 -0400
  • Report: 6 million acres of state lands in West inaccessible

    More than 6 million acres (2.5 million hectares) of state property scattered across 11 states in the U.S. West are landlocked by private property and largely inaccessible to hunters, anglers and other recreational users, public lands advocates said Monday. The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and onX, a Montana-based land data company, analyzed land ownership patterns for a report detailing the extent of state-owned parcels that lack public access. Montana, Arizona, New Mexico and Wyoming each have more than 1 million acres (0.4 million hectares) of state lands surrounded by private property, according to the report.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:54:44 -0400
  • Man pees in sink behind Starbucks counter and douses merchandise, Penn. cops say

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    Pennsylvania police are looking for a man suspected of peeing in a Starbucks sink and onto merchandise in the store.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:47:00 -0400
  • Man pees in sink behind Starbucks counter and douses merchandise, Penn. cops say

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    Pennsylvania police are looking for a man suspected of peeing in a Starbucks sink and onto merchandise in the store.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:47:00 -0400
  • Man pees in sink behind Starbucks counter and douses merchandise, Penn. cops say

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    Pennsylvania police are looking for a man suspected of peeing in a Starbucks sink and onto merchandise in the store.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:47:00 -0400
  • 2 Proud Boys convicted in 2018 clash with protesters

    Two members of the far-right Proud Boys were found guilty of charges including attempted gang assault for their part in a melee that followed a speech at New York's Metropolitan Republican Club. A jury convicted Maxwell Hare and John Kinsman on Monday in connection with the October 2018 brawl between members of the all-male Proud Boys and the loosely organized anti-fascist group known as Antifa after a speech by Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes. Lawyers for Hare and Kinsman said the men acted in self-defense, but prosecutors said they and other Proud Boys members started the physical fight.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:42:29 -0400
  • Customs & Border Patrol agent charged with murdering her husband, deputies say

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    A Customs and Border patrol agent in Palm Beach County was arrested on murder charges in connection to the death of her husband, a charging affidavit shows.Palm Beach County sheriff deputies charged Marcia Thompson, 39, with second-degree murder with a firearm after authorities say she intentionally shot her husband Terry, 52, with her service weapon nine times.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:38:17 -0400
  • Bill Cosby: A timeline of his fall from 'America's Dad' to a 'sexually violent predator'

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    Bill Cosby has been sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison over a felony sexual assault charge. Despite the deluge accusations against him, Cosby maintains that he never engaged in non-consensual sex. Mid-January to mid-February 2004 Andrea Constand says Cosby sexually assaulted her at his home in Cheltenham Township in Montgomery, Pennsylvania.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:38:00 -0400
  • Naval Academy professor returns, but not to class

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    As a civilian tenured English professor, Bruce Fleming believes he has made important contributions to the U.S. Naval Academy during his 30 years on staff, providing views from outside the military while teaching writing, literature and critical thinking skills to future Navy and Marine officers. Fleming also hasn't been afraid to publicly criticize what he perceives as the shortcomings of military academy training — and that is what he believes ultimately prompted school officials to fire him last year. An administrative law judge overturned Fleming's dismissal last month, and he returned to the academy on Monday on the first day of the new school year — but not as a classroom professor.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:33:54 -0400
  • Seniors at greater risk of choking on dietary supplements

    After poring over 10 years of adverse event reports, government researchers found that more than three-fourths of cases involving swallowing problems were in patients aged 65 and older, according to the study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. "Multivitamins are used by up to 35% and calcium supplements by up to 24% of older adults, who have higher rates (of swallowing issues)" than younger persons," noted the team of researchers from the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While the authors were not available to comment, the FDA did offer some advice for seniors taking supplements.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:26:23 -0400
  • Police: California suspect lights mom on fire, surrenders

    A 54-year-old man lit his mother on fire and then locked himself inside a Southern California home for five hours before surrendering to authorities Monday, officials said. Deputies responding to a domestic violence incident before dawn found the 73-year-old woman suffering from burns in a Rancho Cucamonga neighborhood, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Jodi Miller told reporters. The woman, who was not identified, told investigators her son had been acting erratically and set her on fire, though authorities did not say how.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:24:56 -0400
  • US STOCKS-Wall Street rallies on hopes of global economic stimulus

    U.S. stocks climbed on Monday as reports of stimulus efforts in China and Germany calmed fears of a severe downturn in the global economy that were stoked last week as bond yields fell. China's central bank unveiled a key interest rate reform on Saturday to help steer borrowing costs lower for companies. After the market close, the Washington Post reported that White House officials have discussed the possibility of a temporary payroll tax cut to spur the U.S. economy, joining other global economic stimulus efforts.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:21:44 -0400
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