• Utah woman is first Zika-related death in US
Utah woman is first Zika-related death in US

A person infected with Zika has died in Utah , and while the exact cause is unclear, authorities said Friday it marks the first death related to the virus in the continental U.S. "Those states where we've seen the highest number of travel-related cases, that's considered a public health emergency for them", Haynes said. Zika is primarily sp...

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  • David Cameron Chairs Last Cabinet Meeting As British PM
David Cameron Chairs Last Cabinet Meeting As British PM

David Cameron, who is to tender his resignation to the Queen on Wednesday, leaving Theresa May, home secretary since 2010, to appoint her own ministerial team. After Liam Fox and Michael Gove had been eliminated from the contest and Stephen Crabb had pulled out, Mrs Leadsom and Mrs May were due to face each other in the two-candidate runoff, with...

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  • New Study Finds That Vegetables Can Make You Happier
New Study Finds That Vegetables Can Make You Happier

Besides reducing the risk of cancer and heart attacks, consuming up to eight portions of more fruit and vegetables a day can also substantially increase levels of people's happiness in life, finds a new study. Results showed large positive psychological benefits within two years of an improved diet. Will you eat more fruits and vegetables because o...

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  • GOP seeks fresh probe over Clinton's emails
GOP seeks fresh probe over Clinton's emails

The former secretary of State and her lawyers deleted approximately half of the 60,000 emails on her server, claiming at the time that they were purely personal and did not belong in the government's hands. "Frankly, the FBI's conclusion leaves many more questions than answers". Lynch repeatedly referred the committee to last week's testimony by ...

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  • Storms, tornadoes cause damage in north-central Minnesota
Storms, tornadoes cause damage in north-central Minnesota

Thunderstorms produced at least four tornadoes across central Minnesota with Watkins and Litchfield the hardest hit, the weather service said. Cruze says the storm damaged a couple of trailer homes, and he says two other homes will be a total loss.

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  • Ohio State defensive coordinator denies witnessing Sandusky abuse young boys
Ohio State defensive coordinator denies witnessing Sandusky abuse young boys

Greg Schiano has denied having any knowledge of sexual abuse by Jerry Sandusky when the two were working together at Penn State. Not long after the documents were unsealed, Schiano told ESPN's Adam Schefter that he never knew of any acts of abuse committed by Sandusky prior to the scandal erupting.

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  • Retired admiral vetted as Clinton's running mate
Retired admiral vetted as Clinton's running mate

During that term, he oversaw operations in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, the Balkans, and piracy off the coast of Africa, according to the Times' sources. The emergence of Stavridis as a potential vice presidential selection for Clinton comes just days after reports indicated presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump was considering Lt.

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  • Froome keeps Tour yellow as Contador abandons
Froome keeps Tour yellow as Contador abandons

Only 61 seconds separate the first 11 riders in the general classification, while a number of other risky contenders lurk just outside the top 10. "There were a lot of attacks in that final climb, I was hoping to gain more time as well". Froome has one key rival less to worry about after Spain's Alberto Contador, a double Tour victor, quit the ra...

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  • Hollywood Vampires still on for Rockfest following guitarist hospital visit
Hollywood Vampires still on for Rockfest following guitarist hospital visit

In a video captured by an audience member, Perry appeared weak and had to use a speaker to support himself as he tried to walk behind the stage. After the show, Alice Cooper tweeted Perry was "stable" and with his family. "FDNY and NYPD carried him off quickly". "Thankfully, Joe seems to be better than we all first feared", he tweeted on...

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  • NBA adopts rule changes for fouls away from ball
NBA adopts rule changes for fouls away from ball

The penalty remains the same - a free throw and possession of the ball are awarded the team that was intentionally fouled. Prior to this rule change, such foul plays were not automatically considered flagrant fouls. The previous rules allowed teams to foul intentionally for the entire game, save for the final two minutes of regulation. And perhaps,...

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  • What is South China Sea dispute?
What is South China Sea dispute?

President Xi Jinping said China will not accept any proposition or action based on the ruling , adding that China's territorial sovereignty and maritime interests in the South China Sea , under any circumstances, will not be affected. Taiwan , which also claims the disputed area, said the ruling had "seriously damaged" its rights. The Council...

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  • Lower-cost biotech drug gets thumbs up from FDA panel
Lower-cost biotech drug gets thumbs up from FDA panel

Ironically, the same panel on Tuesday will discuss whether the FDA should approve Amgen's biosimilar version of AbbVie's TNF-inhibitor Humira, which generated USA sales past year of more than $8 billion. Because the compounds are not identical, extensive testing must still take place to ensure their safety, which does not lower the cost of the ...

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  • Go Ahead, Suck Your Thumb
Go Ahead, Suck Your Thumb

Researchers looked to data from the population-based birth cohort study conducted in Dunedin, New Zealand, involving 1037 participants and numerous assessments from birth up to 38 years of age. Some of the questions he says are raised by the study include what kind of bacteria are on participants' hands and in their stomachs. "How exactly expos...

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  • Citibank to Cancel Some Venezuela Accounts as Economy Spirals
Citibank to Cancel Some Venezuela Accounts as Economy Spirals

But Maduro said in a speech Monday that his government had been warned accounts belonging to the Central Bank and the Bank of Venezuela - which the government uses for transactions in the USA and globally - would be shut in 30 days. Maduro's socialist government has often claimed that U.S. interests and local business elites were trying to underm...

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  • Pokemon Go Catches Us All!
Pokemon Go Catches Us All!

Who knows what really happened, but it sounds like everything should be on the up and up soon - in a statement sent out to multiple publications , Niantic has said that Google will reduce the permissions granted to Pokémon Go soon. Senator Franken poses the idea that many children will be playing this game and that their data is now being c...

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  • Vietnam welcomes South China Sea ruling, reasserts its own claims
Vietnam welcomes South China Sea ruling, reasserts its own claims

Now that the Philippines won its historic case against China over the West Philippine Sea ( South China Sea ), the question is how to enforce this ruling given that there is no worldwide police to do this. China has reiterated its stance of non-participation in and non-acceptance of the arbitration. "When it comes to the territorial integrity, ...

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  • Top health officials fear Congress will leave without approving Zika funds
Top health officials fear Congress will leave without approving Zika funds

Burwell said her biggest worry is the severe birth defects that Zika can cause. "We expect to see more travel-related cases of Zika virus in Nebraska", Dr. The Zika outbreak has mainly hit Latin America and the Caribbean. "There is some misinformation and fear around Zika virus, which we're trying to combat with an education campaign", ...

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  • FDA halts cancer trial after 3 patient deaths
FDA halts cancer trial after 3 patient deaths

Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society. In simple terms, it works by removing t cells from a patient and then re-engineering them to fight cancer. Fludarabine was given to a handful of the 20 patients enrolled in the phase II study known as ROCKET. At least two other major cancer treatment trials also have been ...

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  • New concerns raised over teen e-cigarette use
New concerns raised over teen e-cigarette use

An estimated 2.8 million people use e-cigarettes in the United Kingdom, either as an effective tool to quit smoking, or as a legal way to get their nicotine fix in an enclosed area. "An important question in the rapidly evolving landscape of youth tobacco product use is whether e-cigarettes are replacing cigarettes", said Rob McConnell, the study's...

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  • US House panel approves Benghazi report after two-year probe
US House panel approves Benghazi report after two-year probe

Maryland Rep. ElijahE.Cummings, the committee's ranking Democrat, said Comey's appearance was a ploy by Republicans who turned against the Federal Bureau of Investigation director because they did not get the outcome they wanted. Comey said in reviewing past investigations into mishandling or removal of classified information the FBI could not find...

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