• Man faces DUI charge, but only had caffeine in his system
Man faces DUI charge, but only had caffeine in his system

An agent from the local alcohol beverage control department stopped him after noticing that he was driving erratically and in an unmarked vehicle. The chief deputy district attorney in the county where Schwab was held, Sharon Henry said her office was "conducting further investigation in this matter", The Guardian reported .

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  • Cloud To Hold Annual Christmas Tree Pickup
Cloud To Hold Annual Christmas Tree Pickup

If you live in an HOA or an incorporated town, check to see how and when curbside collection will be done. Drop trees into ponds on personal property to create fish habitats or repurpose artificial tree limbs to create wreaths or other Christmas decorations.

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  • NY sees highest gas prices of the year this week
NY sees highest gas prices of the year this week

Gas prices on Christmas Day were the highest in two years. Gas prices in MI jumped about 14 cents in the past week. The Florida average remains unchanged at $2.31 a gallon, according to AAA's Fuel Gauge Report. Crude oil prices have risen to $53-a-barrell over the last week, as OPEC nations continue to monitor a fragile agreement to limit product...

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  • Heart attacks spike during Christmas and Holiday Season: American Heart Association
Heart attacks spike during Christmas and Holiday Season: American Heart Association

They also took their model and compared it against the actual deaths per day over the Christmas holidays, or a range of dates from December 25 through January 7. There are many years since the researchers have been trying to figure out why the number of heart attacks spike every Christmas season. No one knows exactly why this uptick happens...

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  • Tsunami warning issued after powerful quake hits South Chile
Tsunami warning issued after powerful quake hits South Chile

Thousands of people have been evacuated from the coastal areas after a tsunami alert was activated. Toro said there were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries. A US-based monitor says parts of Chile's central and southern coast could be affected. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, said in a bulletin that "hazardous tsuna...

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  • Pope Francis creates commission to investigate Order of Malta crisis
Pope Francis creates commission to investigate Order of Malta crisis

The Vatican was informed, Malteser International's participation in the program ended and an ethics committee was launched to ensure that future projects adhered to Catholic Church teaching, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak about internal meetings. The order has not provided details...

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  • Zuckerberg: Facebook 'Not a Traditional Media Company'
Zuckerberg: Facebook 'Not a Traditional Media Company'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg with COO Sheryl Sandberg. "We don't write the news that people read on the platform". The distinction between media and tech companies matters: Wall Street favors and values tech companies more highly than media companies, and tech companies typically don't produce their own content, so they're traditionally abso...

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  • Laser-activated drug a 'leap forward' for prostate cancer treatment
Laser-activated drug a 'leap forward' for prostate cancer treatment

A large clinical trial across 47 European hospitals has shown laser photodynamic therapy (PDT) to be an effective treatment for early-stage prostate cancer , with no side effects. The European Medicines Agency is now reviewing VTP and it is likely to be a number of years before it can be offered to patients more widely. Trials saw 49 per cent ...

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  • Minor girl murdered by her 'friend' inside a vehicle in New Delhi
Minor girl murdered by her 'friend' inside a vehicle in New Delhi

Shubham had allegedly fired at the girl with Yogesh's licensed pistol. "A murder case has been registered", said a senior officer, adding that the vehicle belonged to Shubham's friend Yogesh, a property dealer. But Yogesh reportedly got down from the vehicle to relieve himself. "As Yogesh and the victim's mother rushed towards the auto, Shubham r...

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  • Texas moves closer to defunding Planned Parenthood
Texas moves closer to defunding Planned Parenthood

In his initial notice to defund Planned Parenthood previous year, Bowen cited vague "reliable information of illegal billing practices" at PP's Texas clinics, an allegation that is conspicuously absent from the state's final notice to axe the organization's Medicaid funding this week.

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  • Four More Former Officials Charged In Fallout From The Flint Water Crisis
Four More Former Officials Charged In Fallout From The Flint Water Crisis

Johnson and Croft are both charged with conspiracy to commit false pretenses and felony false pretenses for allegedly helping Ambrose and Early in their illicit funding activities. Similarly, while serving as emergency manager in 2015, Ambrose overruled a city council vote to return to the cleaner, safer Detroit system, essentially "saying the pe...

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  • Henry Heimlich, Inventor of Life-Saving Maneuver, Dies at 96
Henry Heimlich, Inventor of Life-Saving Maneuver, Dies at 96

He later narrated a video produced by the Physicians Committee and the Massachusetts General Hospital to illustrate Harvard Medical School's new alternative to animal laboratories in medical education. "He didn't play politics well". Henry Heimlich was born on February 3, 1920, in Wilmington, Delaware, and grew up in New Rochelle, New York. Heiml...

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  • Okanagan overdose deaths on record pace
Okanagan overdose deaths on record pace

A total of 128 total people died from illicit drug overdose deaths in November - the highest monthly death total in 2016. From January 1 through October 31, fentanyl was detected in 374 cases, about 60% of all illicit drug deaths. "We're not sure if a more toxic strain of fentanyl is to blame or if it is the terrifying carfentanil", said Lapointe. ...

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  • Kentucky barn fire kills at least 23 horses, reports say
Kentucky barn fire kills at least 23 horses, reports say

Reed thanked his staff, who he said ran "into a blazing hell to try and save these animals, risking their lives", and the horse community in general: "It was a huge comfort to have the super friends and helpers some of which I had never met, come to Mercury yesterday and help with food, coffee, hugs and supplies".

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  • At Least 48 Dead After Drinking Bath Lotion In Russia
At Least 48 Dead After Drinking Bath Lotion In Russia

Poisonings with surrogate alcohol are frequent in Russian Federation, where people sometimes drink substances that contain alcohol and are cheaper than alcoholic beverages. The victims were very poor people, aged mostly between 35 and 50 years. Anyway, every bottle of lotion was marked as potentially unsafe for internal use, but the warning was ign...

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  • Deadline Extended for January 1st Medicare and Medicaid Coverage
Deadline Extended for January 1st Medicare and Medicaid Coverage

Hundreds of thousands had enrolled in the days leading up to that deadline and navigators in Augusta doing enrollment noted a significant wait time on the healthcare.gov web site due to the volume of people attempting to use it Thursday. The news comes just weeks before lawmakers reconvene for the new session of Congress on January 3. Staff can hel...

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  • Nintendo Sold 196000 Mini NES Units In November
Nintendo Sold 196000 Mini NES Units In November

GameStop, the world's largest gaming-focused brick-and-mortar retailer, says its stores are starting to get in new shipments of Nintendo's hot NES Classic Edition. As confirmed by a Nintendo spokesperson, the Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition will be on sale on December 20 at Best Buy. eBay sellers are also cashing in on the shortage,...

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  • Gene therapy may reverse ageing process
Gene therapy may reverse ageing process

The study of cellular reprogramming holds one clue to halt or reverse ageing. "We think these chemical approaches might be in human clinical trials in the next 10 years". They have now found that by making temporary changes, it is possible to keep the identity of cells while, at the same time, reversing the hallmarks associated with age.

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  • There Is a Canned Whipped Cream Shortage Happening Right Now
There Is a Canned Whipped Cream Shortage Happening Right Now

If you want that happy feeling nothing in the world can buy , then pass around the coffee and the pumpkin pie... but you might not have any whipped cream to put on top of them. According to Conagra Foods-makers of Reddi-Wip-the missing nitrous has been a major blow to canned whipped cream manufacturers. A spokesperson for ConAgra foods said, "...

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  • SC bans liquor shops on national, state highways across India
SC bans liquor shops on national, state highways across India

India's top court has ordered all liquor shops to shut down along state and national highways in an attempt to reduce drink driving and road accidents. "That is it. You should take a stand which is helpful for the society", the bench had said. The rule reads that all the liquor shops must be located at least 500 meters away from the state and n...

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