• Local health officials commend President's approach to opioid crisis
Local health officials commend President's approach to opioid crisis

He calls the opioid crisis a "national shame". Over the past six years overdose deaths have outnumbered those from guns, cars, suicide and murders. They said any national resources and attention that could be devoted to the issue will help save lives. Massachusetts Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey said Trump's action was "woefully ina...

Read more

  • Marijuana use linked to better sexual performance, says study
Marijuana use linked to better sexual performance, says study

When the majority of Americans have said they've smoked marijuana at least once , the more they can know about all aspects of how the drug affects their bodies, the better. What's more , the link was found across all kinds of demographic groups. Also, the higher the use of marijuana, the more the increase in sexual activity, suggesting a po...

Read more

  • Have old medication? Today is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Have old medication? Today is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Trump's declaration that opioid addiction a national public health emergency. "Keeping unused, unnecessary, or expired medication in homes increases the risk of it being abused". This weekend, local law enforcement is providing three sites in Pulaski County for residents to turn in their unused or unwanted prescription medications so they don't end...

Read more

  • What you need to know about the plague
What you need to know about the plague

Pneumonic infections can then be spread through the air, while septicaemic plague occurs when infection spreads through the bloodstream. "If they develop fever, chills, head and body aches, painful and inflamed lymph nodes , or shortness of breath with coughing and/or blood-tainted sputum".

Read more

  • 64 percent of Americans support legalizing marijuana
64 percent of Americans support legalizing marijuana

Democrats and independents have historically been much more likely than Republicans to say marijuana should be legalized. Just a year ago, only 42 percent of GOP members surveyed said they supported legalization. This is the highest approval rating marijuana legalization has ever reached in a Gallup poll. For results based on the total sample of na...

Read more

  • Soldier's widow angry at Trump, defends Congress member's account of condolence call
Soldier's widow angry at Trump, defends Congress member's account of condolence call

Unfortunately, Johnson's death has become the focus of a feud between President Trump and Congresswoman Frederica Wilson , a Florida Democrat, who spoke at Johnson's funeral. Wilson, who was present for the speaker phone conversation, recalled that Trump said "he knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurts anyway".

Read more

  • What Is Listeria? Contamination Concerns Prompt Mass Vegetable Recall
What Is Listeria? Contamination Concerns Prompt Mass Vegetable Recall

Healthy individuals may still suffer short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Here is a complete list of products and UPC codes being recalled by Texas stores . Archer Farms (Target): 12-oz. bags of broccoli slaw, broccoli cauliflower florets, broccoli medley and brussels sprouts, along with 9-oz...

Read more

  • Review playing of national anthem in cinema halls, SC tells Centre
Review playing of national anthem in cinema halls, SC tells Centre

The bench on Monday told the Centre not to be influenced by the 2016 order on the playing of national anthem in the theatres while taking a fresh call. "These are matters of entertainment. We do not have to sing the national anthem to be patriatotic", the court observed. At this juncture, Chief Justice Dipak Misra, who headed the bench, which als...

Read more

  • Three-Decade Survey Shows Drastic Decline in Insect Populations
Three-Decade Survey Shows Drastic Decline in Insect Populations

The long-term study used Malaise traps - a sophisticated kind of insect net which catches a wide variety of insects - set up in 63 German nature protection areas over the course of 27 years. In the study, researchers conducted a "census" 60 nature reserves created in Germany over the past century. While noting they had not "exhaustively a...

Read more

  • At least 43 Afghan soldiers killed as Taliban storm military base
At least 43 Afghan soldiers killed as Taliban storm military base

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in a statement said, "We strongly condemn the barbaric attack at the Afghan National Army base in Kandahar province". Afghan forces have struggled to combat a resurgent Taliban since the U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces formally concluded their combat mission at the end of 2014.

Read more

  • Padmavati launched Basanti's Biography 'Beyond The Dream Girl'
Padmavati launched Basanti's Biography 'Beyond The Dream Girl'

Hema Malini launched her book "Beyond The Dream Girl " in the presence of actress Deepika Padukone . However, her actor husband Dharmendra, gave it a miss. Hema Malini reportedly fractured her nose and suffered injuries on her forehead. "Everyone wonders what kind of a relationship we (Sunny and I) are having".

Read more

  • Astros add RHP McHugh for ALCS against New York Yankees
Astros add RHP McHugh for ALCS against New York Yankees

But he was quick to point out that Keuchel's success certainly hasn't been limited to games against NY. Alex Bregman and Altuve went back-to-back off Red Sox starter Chris Sale in the first inning, and that was just the start of a rude awakening for the AL Cy Young Award candidate in his first career postseason start.

Read more

  • McDonald's brings back Szechuan Sauce for one day only
McDonald's brings back Szechuan Sauce for one day only

Participating McDonald's locations are also giving away collectible sauce-themed posters highlighting all ten of the restaurant's sauces, including the limited-edition Szechuan. In July, McDonald's sent a jug of Szechuan sauce to the show's co-creator Justin Roiland after finding it in "a dimension where it's always 1998".

Read more

  • Las Vegas Police Officer Killed in Shooting Remembered at Vigil
Las Vegas Police Officer Killed in Shooting Remembered at Vigil

Hartfield, 34, was known as a selfless, respected leader who brought out the best in his players, said Stan King, whose son played football for Hartfield. While selflessly saving the lives of others, he was fatally struck by a bullet. "Sgt. 1st Class Hartfield epitomizes everything good about America", said Brig.

Read more

  • Blood Donations Needed In Wake Of Las Vegas Massacre
Blood Donations Needed In Wake Of Las Vegas Massacre

If you want to help, United Blood Services needs blood donations, water, blankets, & chairs for the people waiting in line. Knowing people are suffering can leave people feeling helpless, but something as simple as a blood donation is a life-affirming move.

Read more

  • Russian accused of Bitcoin fraud appeals extradition
Russian accused of Bitcoin fraud appeals extradition

A court in the Greek city of Saloniki satisfied a U.S. extradition request for Russian citizen Alexander Vinnik at its hearing on Wednesday. Vinnik was arrested while on vacation in Greece on July 25, and detained pending the extradition hearing, after a request from U.S.

Read more

  • Five injured, suspect arrested as Canada police probe 'act of terrorism'
Five injured, suspect arrested as Canada police probe 'act of terrorism'

Trudeau said the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the country's Integrated National Enforcement Team had joined the Edmonton police in its investigation. The suspect fled the stop, leading police on a chase through Edmonton as the driver "intentionally swerved" at pedestrians in crosswalks, hitting four of them.

Read more

  • NRL Grand Final: Everything you need to know
NRL Grand Final: Everything you need to know

That's how things seem to work with the supporting players at the juggernaut that is the Melbourne Storm rugby league club. He scored the 11th most regular season tries across the league and now, you can jump on him at $17. The remarkable memory left by Melbourne's big three is that their last was their best. Shorn of key men Johnathan Thur...

Read more

  • Black Stars thrash Super Eagles, win WAFU Cup
Black Stars thrash Super Eagles, win WAFU Cup

Nigeria pulled a consolation goal in added time as Rabiu Ali flawless inched free kick beat Ghana's Joseph Addo at his near post. Nigeria goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa was beaten twice from the spot. The Black Stars lost 2-0 Nigeria in the last group game of the ongoing WAFU Cup last week and will be looking to make amends in Sunday's rematch f...

Read more

  • World's 'heaviest' woman dies in Abu Dhabi
World's 'heaviest' woman dies in Abu Dhabi

Eman was being monitored in hospital with a view to starting physiotherapy to enable her regain use of her limbs when she passed away. Eman Ahmed weighed 79 stone (501 kg), when she passed away this morning at Abu Dhabi's Burjeel hospital .

Read more

  • Wolf Says Time is Running Out on Pennsylvania Budget Deal Before Downgrade
Wolf Says Time is Running Out on Pennsylvania Budget Deal Before Downgrade

With the lower rating, Pennsylvania is now among the bottom five states rated by Standard and Poor's. No matter what the right-wing advocates say, a majority of Republican members of the General Assembly is simply unwilling to reduce state spending to the level necessary to balance the budget without new taxes - indeed they have taken credit for ...

Read more

  • Reasons I'm Not Buying an iPhone X (or iPhone 8)
Reasons I'm Not Buying an iPhone X (or iPhone 8)

As CEO Tim Cook recently said , the $999 iPhone X is a " value price " relative to all the technology packed inside. The improvements in the 8s over the previous generation of iPhones and their pricing under $1,000 will be attractive to many Apple users, said Andreas Scherer, managing partner at Salto Partners .

Read more

  • India Seeks Deportation of Rohingya for Security Reasons
India Seeks Deportation of Rohingya for Security Reasons

The fundamental rights of Indians will also be seriously violated if Rohingya refugees are allowed to stay in the country and deprive Indians of their legitimate share, it added. According to media reports, the violence began when Rohingya militants attacked police posts in Rakhine. "We have asked the law enforcement agencies and the local admini...

Read more

  • WaPo: Interior Secretary Zinke Calls For Shrinking At Least 4 National Monuments
WaPo: Interior Secretary Zinke Calls For Shrinking At Least 4 National Monuments

Titus responded Monday to the leak of the memo over the weekend, saying, "Secretary Zinke leaked a memo in the middle of the night because he knows his plan to hack away at monuments like Gold Butte is an overreach opposed by the majority of Americans".

Read more

  • Have directed CBI probe into Ryan student murder, says Haryana chief minister
Have directed CBI probe into Ryan student murder, says Haryana chief minister

Pradyumans parents have always been demanding CBI inquiry. Police have arrested Ashok Kumar, a conductor of one of the school's buses, as the prime suspect in the case. There would be proper attendance, reporting of absentees and compulsory ID cards for staff and students while special attention would be paid to accident and abuse-prone areas insid...

Read more

  • Kremlin accuses West of
Kremlin accuses West of "whipping up hysteria" over Russian war games

Russian military officials have said up to 70 aircraft and about 250 tanks, 200 artillery systems and 10 navy ships will also be involved . Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas inflated the numbers to as many as 100,000 Russian soldiers, supposedly to be mobilized during the exercise - a belief which has also been voiced by German Defense Ministe...

Read more

  • Six people shot at high school in Washington State, one dead
Six people shot at high school in Washington State, one dead

The suspect brought multiple weapons to campus, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovick said in a press conference Wednesday afternoon. Before the student shooter, who has been identified by news outlets as Caleb Sharpe, could fire the second weapon, a classmate, Sam Strahan, approached and tried to intervene.

Read more

  • Press Councils of India, Myanmar sign MoU on cooperation
Press Councils of India, Myanmar sign MoU on cooperation

National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights Chairperson Babar Nawaz Khan told Express that meetings with diplomats were continuing regarding the Myanmar government's atrocities against its Muslims minority. ■ Would like to thank India for taking a strong stand on the terror threat that Myanmar faced recently: State Counsellor Aung San S...

Read more

  • Four West Nile Virus Human Cases Confirmed In Michigan
Four West Nile Virus Human Cases Confirmed In Michigan

While they say the risk of developing serious illness or death from West Nile virus is rare, people should still be watchful and take care to protect themselves from mosquito bites. - Avoid being outdoors from dusk to dawn, peak mosquito biting times, if possible. Permethrin products are intended for use on items such as clothing, shoes, bed nets a...

Read more

  • Red Cross Text Donations Delayed After 'Inundation' of Messages
Red Cross Text Donations Delayed After 'Inundation' of Messages

Charities are stepping up their donation requests in the wake of Harvey , a severe, Category 4 hurricane that has devastated South Texas and could still lead to worse flooding in the days ahead. A man helps his neighbor down the street after rescuing her in his boat in their Houston neighborhood after flooding from Hurricane Harvey in August 20...

Read more

  • U.S. approves first gene therapy for cancer
U.S. approves first gene therapy for cancer

The patient's T-cells are collected and sent to a manufacturing center where they are genetically modified to include a new gene that contains a specific protein (a chimeric antigen receptor or CAR) that directs the T-cells to target and kill leukemia cells that have a specific antigen (CD19) on the surface.

Read more

  • A Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Has Been Linked to Pet Turtles
A Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Has Been Linked to Pet Turtles

Pennsylvania had five of 37 cases reported in 13 states as of August 25, with one in New Jersey. There have been no deaths, but 16 people were taken to the hospital, CDC officials said. The outbreak strain has been identified as Salmonella Agbeni. This is not the first turtle-related salmonella outbreak. The symptoms of salmonella are...

Read more

  • Levee Breaks South of Houston
Levee Breaks South of Houston "Get Out Now" Tweeted

More than 17,000 people are seeking refuge in Texas shelters, the American Red Cross said, and the number looks certain to grow. Houston, the country's fourth largest city, has been inundated with flooding as result of Harvey , which made landfall late Friday as a Category 4 hurricane and lingered as a tropical storm over the weekend.

Read more

  • Trump Son-in-Law Kushner: US-Israeli Relations 'Stronger'
Trump Son-in-Law Kushner: US-Israeli Relations 'Stronger'

Donald Trump's team must commit to a two-state solution and oppose Israeli settlement construction before the USA president's peace push can move forward, Palestinian officials said Wednesday. A spokesman for Abbas called the meeting "important and crucial". Kushner meanwhile said that "President Trump is very optimistic and hopes for a better f...

Read more

  • Roger Goodell Close to Five-Year Extension With the NFL
Roger Goodell Close to Five-Year Extension With the NFL

Goodell earned more than $31 million in the league's 2015 fiscal year, according to a tax filing. Sports Business Journal was the first to report on the seemingly imminent deal, saying an announcement could come this week. A new contract would mean Goodell will likely oversee negotiations between owners and the NFL Players Association over a ...

Read more