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  • After grocery delivery service ends, former driver picking up slack to help seniors

    After grocery delivery service ends, former driver picking up slack to help seniors

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 5:30 PM EDT2018-05-01 21:30:56 GMT

    01 MAY 18 11:05 ET By Amanda del Castillo Click here for updates on this story     EDGEWATER, Colo. (KMGH) -- Home deliveries through Kroger’s Home Shop service stopped on Saturday. King Soopers recently announced its partnership with Instacart, the same-day delivery app. The move put King Soopers’ home delivery service on a digital-only platform, where customers shop through an app or online. With this new partnership, the retailer has eliminated ...

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    01 MAY 18 11:05 ET By Amanda del Castillo Click here for updates on this story     EDGEWATER, Colo. (KMGH) -- Home deliveries through Kroger’s Home Shop service stopped on Saturday. King Soopers recently announced its partnership with Instacart, the same-day delivery app. The move put King Soopers’ home delivery service on a digital-only platform, where customers shop through an app or online. With this new partnership, the retailer has eliminated ...

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  • Growing lionfish population threatening to crowd out the native species in Florida waters

    Growing lionfish population threatening to crowd out the native species in Florida waters

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 5:38 PM EDT2018-05-01 21:38:04 GMT

    01 MAY 18 11:14 ET By Patrick Nolan Click here for updates on this story     BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (WFTX) -- There are invaders in our Gulf waters. And researchers at Florida Gulf Coast University are working to find out more about them, so they can be stopped. Invasive exotic Lionfish are native to the Pacific Ocean. But they're now appearing more frequently in the Gulf where they have no known predators. FGCU Marine Scientist Mike Parsons tells 4 In Your Corn...

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    01 MAY 18 11:14 ET By Patrick Nolan Click here for updates on this story     BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (WFTX) -- There are invaders in our Gulf waters. And researchers at Florida Gulf Coast University are working to find out more about them, so they can be stopped. Invasive exotic Lionfish are native to the Pacific Ocean. But they're now appearing more frequently in the Gulf where they have no known predators. FGCU Marine Scientist Mike Parsons tells 4 In Your Corn...

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  • A gas station employee felt a burn when someone handed her cash. Then, 7 people had to go to a hospital

    A gas station employee felt a burn when someone handed her cash. Then, 7 people had to go to a hospital

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 5:38 PM EDT2018-05-01 21:38:36 GMT

    01 MAY 18 11:29 ET By Andrea Diaz, CNN     (CNN) -- A puzzling incident that sent seven people to a hospital and prompted a hazardous material team to descend on a gas station in Minnesota turned out to have a very harmless origin. Someone walked into a Cenex station in Minnesota's Manhomen County on Monday and paid for an item with cash. The cash was coated with a white powder-like substance. As soon as the employee handled the money, she felt a burning sensat...

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    01 MAY 18 11:29 ET By Andrea Diaz, CNN     (CNN) -- A puzzling incident that sent seven people to a hospital and prompted a hazardous material team to descend on a gas station in Minnesota turned out to have a very harmless origin. Someone walked into a Cenex station in Minnesota's Manhomen County on Monday and paid for an item with cash. The cash was coated with a white powder-like substance. As soon as the employee handled the money, she felt a burning sensat...

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  • Deer in Oregon are walking around with arrows in their bodies. Police want to know who did this

    Deer in Oregon are walking around with arrows in their bodies. Police want to know who did this

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-05-01 21:39:29 GMT

    01 MAY 18 12:22 ET By Doug Criss, CNN     (CNN) -- It's the kind of photo that just stops you in your tracks. It's pictures of deer, walking through a field, with arrows shot through their bodies. The Oregon State Police put the shocking pics out on its Facebook page, trying to find out who would commit such a horrible act. Last week officers from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife heard about a deer in southwest Oregon that was walking around with an ar...

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    01 MAY 18 12:22 ET By Doug Criss, CNN     (CNN) -- It's the kind of photo that just stops you in your tracks. It's pictures of deer, walking through a field, with arrows shot through their bodies. The Oregon State Police put the shocking pics out on its Facebook page, trying to find out who would commit such a horrible act. Last week officers from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife heard about a deer in southwest Oregon that was walking around with an ar...

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  • Facebook adds 'Clear History' option amid privacy scandal

    Facebook adds 'Clear History' option amid privacy scandal

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 3:18 PM EDT2018-05-01 19:18:31 GMT

    (CNN Money) -- Facebook users will soon be able to clear their browsing history on the social network. On Tuesday, CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg said the company is adding a new privacy feature that lets you clear your browsing history on Facebook, including what you've clicked on and which websites you've gone to.

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    (CNN Money) -- Facebook users will soon be able to clear their browsing history on the social network. On Tuesday, CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg said the company is adding a new privacy feature that lets you clear your browsing history on Facebook, including what you've clicked on and which websites you've gone to.

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  • How to make the most of Joshua Tree on your visit

    How to make the most of Joshua Tree on your visit

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 3:16 PM EDT2018-05-01 19:16:38 GMT
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    (CNN) -- Joshua Tree sits roughly two and a half hours east of Los Angeles by car, a majestic desert paradise of 792,510 acres of national park lands squished between the palm-tree lined boulevards of Palm Springs to the south and the eccentric, rugged town of Joshua Tree to the north.

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    (CNN) -- Joshua Tree sits roughly two and a half hours east of Los Angeles by car, a majestic desert paradise of 792,510 acres of national park lands squished between the palm-tree lined boulevards of Palm Springs to the south and the eccentric, rugged town of Joshua Tree to the north.

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  • Can the $200 Oculus Go make virtual reality mainstream?

    Can the $200 Oculus Go make virtual reality mainstream?

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 3:11 PM EDT2018-05-01 19:11:19 GMT
    01 MAY 18 13:30 ET Kaya Yurieff     (CNN Money) -- Facebook wants to take virtual reality mainstream, and it hopes its new headset, Oculus Go, could be the product that helps makes that happen. The Oculus Go is Facebook's first standalone headset. It's sleek, it's comfortable, and, most importantly, it costs just $200. Most VR systems cost at least $500. The standalone device makes for a more seamless experience than the flagship Oculus Rift or other high-end V...More >>
    01 MAY 18 13:30 ET Kaya Yurieff     (CNN Money) -- Facebook wants to take virtual reality mainstream, and it hopes its new headset, Oculus Go, could be the product that helps makes that happen. The Oculus Go is Facebook's first standalone headset. It's sleek, it's comfortable, and, most importantly, it costs just $200. Most VR systems cost at least $500. The standalone device makes for a more seamless experience than the flagship Oculus Rift or other high-end V...More >>
  • 'Castlevania' producer wants you to fix Apu on 'The Simpsons'

    'Castlevania' producer wants you to fix Apu on 'The Simpsons'

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 2:58 PM EDT2018-05-01 18:58:24 GMT

    (CNN) -- If you've ever dreamed of writing a "Simpsons" episode, now may be your chance. Adi Shankar, the executive producer and showrunner for Netflix's "Castlevania," has announced the "Apu Screenwriting Contest: Crowdsourcing the Cure for The Simpsons." According to the site promoting the contest, "The Simpsons is sick and this contest is crowdsourcing the cure."

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    (CNN) -- If you've ever dreamed of writing a "Simpsons" episode, now may be your chance. Adi Shankar, the executive producer and showrunner for Netflix's "Castlevania," has announced the "Apu Screenwriting Contest: Crowdsourcing the Cure for The Simpsons." According to the site promoting the contest, "The Simpsons is sick and this contest is crowdsourcing the cure."

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  • Marriott reveals data breach of 500 million Starwood guests

    Marriott reveals data breach of 500 million Starwood guests

    Friday, November 30 2018 2:28 PM EST2018-11-30 19:28:09 GMT
    Marriott says its guest reservation system has been hacked, potentially exposing the personal information of approximately 500 million guests.Marriott says its guest reservation system has been hacked, potentially exposing the personal information of approximately 500 million guests.
    Marriott says its guest reservation system has been hacked, potentially exposing the personal information of approximately 500 million guests.Marriott says its guest reservation system has been hacked, potentially exposing the personal information of approximately 500 million guests.

    Marriott says its guest reservation system has been hacked, potentially exposing the personal information of approximately 500 million guests. 

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    Marriott says its guest reservation system has been hacked, potentially exposing the personal information of approximately 500 million guests. 

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  • Scientists measure all of the starlight ever produced in the universe

    Scientists measure all of the starlight ever produced in the universe

    Thursday, November 29 2018 2:12 PM EST2018-11-29 19:12:06 GMT

    The night sky may be full of stars, but that's nothing compared with the number of stars filling the universe.

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    The night sky may be full of stars, but that's nothing compared with the number of stars filling the universe.

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  • Autism prevalence now 1 in 40 US kids, study estimates

    Autism prevalence now 1 in 40 US kids, study estimates

    Monday, November 26 2018 2:39 PM EST2018-11-26 19:39:45 GMT

    A survey of parents across the United States estimates that one in 40 children has autism spectrum disorder, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

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    A survey of parents across the United States estimates that one in 40 children has autism spectrum disorder, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

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  • NASA's InSight lander will touch down on Mars today

    NASA's InSight lander will touch down on Mars today

    Monday, November 26 2018 2:27 PM EST2018-11-26 19:27:46 GMT
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    NASA Mars lander on course for Monday touchdownNASA Mars lander on course for Monday touchdown

    After seven months of traveling through space, the NASA InSight lander will land on Mars and begin its permanent residence on Monday.

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    After seven months of traveling through space, the NASA InSight lander will land on Mars and begin its permanent residence on Monday.

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  • US to reduce number of troops in Africa

    US to reduce number of troops in Africa

    Thursday, November 15 2018 6:50 PM EST2018-11-15 23:50:22 GMT

    The Pentagon has approved a long-awaited plan to reduce the number of US troops conducting counterterrorism missions in Africa over the next three years, three US officials tell CNN. One defense official told CNN that the planned reductions would reduce the number of US counterterrorism troops and their enablers who support operations by approximately 25%. 

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    The Pentagon has approved a long-awaited plan to reduce the number of US troops conducting counterterrorism missions in Africa over the next three years, three US officials tell CNN. One defense official told CNN that the planned reductions would reduce the number of US counterterrorism troops and their enablers who support operations by approximately 25%. 

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  • Roy Clark, 'Hee Haw' host, dies at 85

    Roy Clark, 'Hee Haw' host, dies at 85

    Thursday, November 15 2018 3:26 PM EST2018-11-15 20:26:06 GMT
    Roy Clark, a country music star and former host of the long-running TV series "Hee Haw," died Thursday, his publicist told CNN.Roy Clark, a country music star and former host of the long-running TV series "Hee Haw," died Thursday, his publicist told CNN.
    Roy Clark, a country music star and former host of the long-running TV series "Hee Haw," died Thursday, his publicist told CNN.Roy Clark, a country music star and former host of the long-running TV series "Hee Haw," died Thursday, his publicist told CNN.
    By Megan Thomas and Kevin Bohn, CNN     (CNN) -- Roy Clark, a country music star and former host of the long-running TV series "Hee Haw," died Thursday, his publicist told CNN. He was 85. Clark died of complications from pneumonia at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to publicist Sandy Brokaw. Raised in Washington D.C., the guitarist and banjo player began his musical career as a young teen. He made his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry at a...More >>
    By Megan Thomas and Kevin Bohn, CNN     (CNN) -- Roy Clark, a country music star and former host of the long-running TV series "Hee Haw," died Thursday, his publicist told CNN. He was 85. Clark died of complications from pneumonia at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to publicist Sandy Brokaw. Raised in Washington D.C., the guitarist and banjo player began his musical career as a young teen. He made his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry at a...More >>
  • Consumers are spending and it's not just at Walmart and Amazon

    Consumers are spending and it's not just at Walmart and Amazon

    Monday, November 12 2018 1:17 PM EST2018-11-12 18:17:10 GMT
    By Paul R. La Monica, CNN Business     (CNN) -- Black Friday is less than two weeks away, and American consumers, buoyed by a strong economy and rising wages, are ready to spend. That's good news for dominant retailers like Walmart (WMT) and Amazon (AMZN). But the landscape is much bigger than those two giants, and Wall Street knows it. Retailers ranging from Kohl's (KSS) and Dollar General (DG) to Ross Stores (ROST) and Tractor Supply (TSCO) are all trading ne...More >>
    By Paul R. La Monica, CNN Business     (CNN) -- Black Friday is less than two weeks away, and American consumers, buoyed by a strong economy and rising wages, are ready to spend. That's good news for dominant retailers like Walmart (WMT) and Amazon (AMZN). But the landscape is much bigger than those two giants, and Wall Street knows it. Retailers ranging from Kohl's (KSS) and Dollar General (DG) to Ross Stores (ROST) and Tractor Supply (TSCO) are all trading ne...More >>
  • 3 Indiana siblings hit and killed while walking to school bus

    3 Indiana siblings hit and killed while walking to school bus

    Tuesday, October 30 2018 2:35 PM EDT2018-10-30 18:35:10 GMT

    Three siblings were killed Tuesday morning in rural Rochester, Indiana, when they were hit by a pickup truck as they crossed a road to get to their school bus, officials said. Six-year-old twin boys and their 9-year-old sister were killed, Indiana State Police spokesman Sgt. Tony Slocum confirmed to CNN. An 11-year-old student who is not related to the siblings was also struck by the pickup and was airlifted to a hospital wi...

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    Three siblings were killed Tuesday morning in rural Rochester, Indiana, when they were hit by a pickup truck as they crossed a road to get to their school bus, officials said. Six-year-old twin boys and their 9-year-old sister were killed, Indiana State Police spokesman Sgt. Tony Slocum confirmed to CNN. An 11-year-old student who is not related to the siblings was also struck by the pickup and was airlifted to a hospital wi...

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  • GM unveils 700-horsepower electric Camaro and, maybe, a way to build your own

    GM unveils 700-horsepower electric Camaro and, maybe, a way to build your own

    Tuesday, October 30 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-10-30 18:40:31 GMT

    General Motors unveiled a 700-horsepower drag race-ready Chevrolet Camaro at an event in Las Vegas Monday night. But this one has an electric motor bolted in to the same spot formerly occupied by a gasoline engine. The eCOPO Camaro concept's electric motor is installed under the hood of the car and is attached directly to the transmission housing, just as the gasoline engine was. The car's automatic transmission a...

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    General Motors unveiled a 700-horsepower drag race-ready Chevrolet Camaro at an event in Las Vegas Monday night. But this one has an electric motor bolted in to the same spot formerly occupied by a gasoline engine. The eCOPO Camaro concept's electric motor is installed under the hood of the car and is attached directly to the transmission housing, just as the gasoline engine was. The car's automatic transmission a...

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  • Maine will help you pay off your student loans if you move there

    Maine will help you pay off your student loans if you move there

    Thursday, October 25 2018 1:53 PM EDT2018-10-25 17:53:21 GMT

    Maine draws about 36 million tourists each year with four seasons' worth of enticements, from white sandy beaches to world-class skiing. But the northeasternmost US state can't seem to get enough young people to move there. So, officials have hit upon the ultimate incentive: Move to Maine, and they'll help you pay off your student loans. How the program works The program started in 2008 as a retention...

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    Maine draws about 36 million tourists each year with four seasons' worth of enticements, from white sandy beaches to world-class skiing. But the northeasternmost US state can't seem to get enough young people to move there. So, officials have hit upon the ultimate incentive: Move to Maine, and they'll help you pay off your student loans. How the program works The program started in 2008 as a retention...

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  • 'Act of terror': Suspicious devices sent to Clintons, Obamas, CNN

    'Act of terror': Suspicious devices sent to Clintons, Obamas, CNN

    Wednesday, October 24 2018 1:31 PM EDT2018-10-24 17:31:40 GMT
    By Karl de Vries, Evan Perez and Shimon Prokupecz, CNN     (CNN) -- Authorities have intercepted suspicious devices intended for former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and the Florida office of Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was evacuated Wednesday after a suspicious package was mailed there. Also, CNN's New York bureau in the Time Warner Center was evacuated after a package with an explosive device, addressed to former CIA Director John Bre...More >>
    By Karl de Vries, Evan Perez and Shimon Prokupecz, CNN     (CNN) -- Authorities have intercepted suspicious devices intended for former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and the Florida office of Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was evacuated Wednesday after a suspicious package was mailed there. Also, CNN's New York bureau in the Time Warner Center was evacuated after a package with an explosive device, addressed to former CIA Director John Bre...More >>
  • How image of 'headless chicken monster' sea cucumber may help Antarctic conservation

    How image of 'headless chicken monster' sea cucumber may help Antarctic conservation

    Monday, October 22 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-10-22 21:13:06 GMT
    Australian researchers have developed new technology enabling them for the first time to film a deep-sea swimming sea cucumber, also known as a "headless chicken monster," in Southern Ocean waters off East Antarctica.Australian researchers have developed new technology enabling them for the first time to film a deep-sea swimming sea cucumber, also known as a "headless chicken monster," in Southern Ocean waters off East Antarctica.
    Australian researchers have developed new technology enabling them for the first time to film a deep-sea swimming sea cucumber, also known as a "headless chicken monster," in Southern Ocean waters off East Antarctica.Australian researchers have developed new technology enabling them for the first time to film a deep-sea swimming sea cucumber, also known as a "headless chicken monster," in Southern Ocean waters off East Antarctica.
    By Bard Wilkinson, CNN     (CNN) -- Australian researchers have developed new technology enabling them for the first time to film a deep-sea swimming sea cucumber, also known as a "headless chicken monster," in Southern Ocean waters off East Antarctica. The sea cucumber, which has only ever been filmed before in the Gulf of Mexico, was discovered using an underwater camera system developed for commercial long-line fishing by the Australian Antarctic Div...More >>
    By Bard Wilkinson, CNN     (CNN) -- Australian researchers have developed new technology enabling them for the first time to film a deep-sea swimming sea cucumber, also known as a "headless chicken monster," in Southern Ocean waters off East Antarctica. The sea cucumber, which has only ever been filmed before in the Gulf of Mexico, was discovered using an underwater camera system developed for commercial long-line fishing by the Australian Antarctic Div...More >>
  • Sea-crossing bridge opens between Hong Kong and China

    Sea-crossing bridge opens between Hong Kong and China

    Monday, October 22 2018 4:10 PM EDT2018-10-22 20:10:14 GMT
    A general view shows the Hong Kong side of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HKZM) on October 19, 2018, five days ahead of its opening ceremony.A general view shows the Hong Kong side of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HKZM) on October 19, 2018, five days ahead of its opening ceremony.

    A $20-billion bridge connecting Hong Kong and Macau to the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai is set to finally open this week, marking the completion of the longest sea-crossing bridge ever built, nine years after construction began. Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to attend a ceremony in Zhuhai on Tuesday, along with top officials from Hong Kong and Macau, with the bridge opening to public traffic Wed...

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    A $20-billion bridge connecting Hong Kong and Macau to the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai is set to finally open this week, marking the completion of the longest sea-crossing bridge ever built, nine years after construction began. Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to attend a ceremony in Zhuhai on Tuesday, along with top officials from Hong Kong and Macau, with the bridge opening to public traffic Wed...

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  • Potentially catastrophic Category 5 Hurricane Willa nearing Mexico's Pacific coast

    Potentially catastrophic Category 5 Hurricane Willa nearing Mexico's Pacific coast

    Monday, October 22 2018 1:51 PM EDT2018-10-22 17:51:42 GMT
    Hurricane Willa is nearing the Pacific coast of Mexico as a potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm, after experiencing what the National Hurricane Center called "explosive" strengthening over the past 48 hours.Hurricane Willa is nearing the Pacific coast of Mexico as a potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm, after experiencing what the National Hurricane Center called "explosive" strengthening over the past 48 hours.
    Hurricane Willa is nearing the Pacific coast of Mexico as a potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm, after experiencing what the National Hurricane Center called "explosive" strengthening over the past 48 hours.Hurricane Willa is nearing the Pacific coast of Mexico as a potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm, after experiencing what the National Hurricane Center called "explosive" strengthening over the past 48 hours.
    By Brandon Miller, CNN Meteorologist     (CNN) -- Hurricane Willa is nearing the Pacific coast of Mexico as a potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm, after experiencing what the National Hurricane Center called "explosive" strengthening over the past 48 hours. Willa's maximum sustained winds, as of Monday morning, were 160 mph, making it a top-of-the-scale hurricane. Its current intensity is slightly more than Hurricane Michael's when it made landfal...More >>
    By Brandon Miller, CNN Meteorologist     (CNN) -- Hurricane Willa is nearing the Pacific coast of Mexico as a potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm, after experiencing what the National Hurricane Center called "explosive" strengthening over the past 48 hours. Willa's maximum sustained winds, as of Monday morning, were 160 mph, making it a top-of-the-scale hurricane. Its current intensity is slightly more than Hurricane Michael's when it made landfal...More >>
  • Look up as Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend

    Look up as Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend

    Friday, October 19 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-10-19 21:54:21 GMT
    The debris from the Comet Halley's nucleus creates the trail of debris responsible for the Orionids meteor shower.The debris from the Comet Halley's nucleus creates the trail of debris responsible for the Orionids meteor shower.
    The debris from the Comet Halley's nucleus creates the trail of debris responsible for the Orionids meteor shower.The debris from the Comet Halley's nucleus creates the trail of debris responsible for the Orionids meteor shower.

    The night sky will showcase shooting stars this weekend, visible in all parts of the sky, around the world. Orionid meteor shower may not be the most spectacular of the year, but it delights in other ways. The Orionids appear each year between October 2 and November 7. The peak occurs when the Earth passes through a debris stream left by the Comet Halley as we intersect it's orbit each year at this time. They radiate f...

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    The night sky will showcase shooting stars this weekend, visible in all parts of the sky, around the world. Orionid meteor shower may not be the most spectacular of the year, but it delights in other ways. The Orionids appear each year between October 2 and November 7. The peak occurs when the Earth passes through a debris stream left by the Comet Halley as we intersect it's orbit each year at this time. They radiate f...

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  • Daylight Saving Time Fast Facts

    Daylight Saving Time Fast Facts

    Friday, October 19 2018 2:42 PM EDT2018-10-19 18:42:04 GMT
    CNN Library     (CNN) -- Here's some background information about Daylight Saving Time, a system to reduce electricity usage by extending daylight hours. Facts: Sunday, March 11, 2018 - Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Set clocks ahead one hour. Sunday, November 4, 2018 - Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Set clocks back one hour. It is "Daylight Saving Time" (singular), not "Daylight Savings Time" (plural). Beginning in 2007, Dayli...More >>
    CNN Library     (CNN) -- Here's some background information about Daylight Saving Time, a system to reduce electricity usage by extending daylight hours. Facts: Sunday, March 11, 2018 - Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Set clocks ahead one hour. Sunday, November 4, 2018 - Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Set clocks back one hour. It is "Daylight Saving Time" (singular), not "Daylight Savings Time" (plural). Beginning in 2007, Dayli...More >>
  • For stars, Super Bowl performances might not be worth the headaches

    For stars, Super Bowl performances might not be worth the headaches

    Friday, October 19 2018 2:27 PM EDT2018-10-19 18:27:41 GMT

    The Super Bowl halftime show was originally seen as a clever way to capitalize upon the world's biggest TV stage. For the NFL, it offered the chance to retain more of the game's audience during the extended break, and maybe increase tune-in among younger viewers. For artists, it was a massive promotional opportunity. Win-win. Now, however, the halftime follies have become something of a hot potato -- riven by political polarizatio...

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    The Super Bowl halftime show was originally seen as a clever way to capitalize upon the world's biggest TV stage. For the NFL, it offered the chance to retain more of the game's audience during the extended break, and maybe increase tune-in among younger viewers. For artists, it was a massive promotional opportunity. Win-win. Now, however, the halftime follies have become something of a hot potato -- riven by political polarizatio...

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  • How tech companies are addressing screen addiction

    How tech companies are addressing screen addiction

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 4:46 PM EDT2018-10-10 20:46:53 GMT
    By Allen Kim, CNN     (CNN) -- You see your phone light up from the corner of your eye and instinctively reach for it. What started as a simple notification check snowballs into an hour-long session as you swipe through rows of notifications and scroll through endless social media feeds. This is by design. From app developers to tech behemoths such as Google and Facebook, companies have spent years working to make consumer technology as addictive as possible. Af...More >>
    By Allen Kim, CNN     (CNN) -- You see your phone light up from the corner of your eye and instinctively reach for it. What started as a simple notification check snowballs into an hour-long session as you swipe through rows of notifications and scroll through endless social media feeds. This is by design. From app developers to tech behemoths such as Google and Facebook, companies have spent years working to make consumer technology as addictive as possible. Af...More >>
  • Google tried to beat Facebook and all it got was Facebook's headache

    Google tried to beat Facebook and all it got was Facebook's headache

    Tuesday, October 9 2018 4:36 PM EDT2018-10-09 20:36:46 GMT

    Google desperately wanted to copy Facebook's success on social media. Instead it may be left with a version of one of Facebook's biggest failures. In 2011, as Facebook was rapidly approaching the one-billion-active-user milestone, Google made a last-ditch effort to beat back its online rival with the launch of a rival social network called Google+. The service unmistakably resembled Facebook, though with some novel add...

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    Google desperately wanted to copy Facebook's success on social media. Instead it may be left with a version of one of Facebook's biggest failures. In 2011, as Facebook was rapidly approaching the one-billion-active-user milestone, Google made a last-ditch effort to beat back its online rival with the launch of a rival social network called Google+. The service unmistakably resembled Facebook, though with some novel add...

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  • Trump hosts Kavanaugh for ceremonial Supreme Court swearing-in

    Trump hosts Kavanaugh for ceremonial Supreme Court swearing-in

    Monday, October 8 2018 5:30 PM EDT2018-10-08 21:30:52 GMT
    By Maegan Vazquez, CNN     (CNN) -- Incoming Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh will participate in a ceremonial swearing-in with President Donald Trump at the White House Monday evening. The ceremony is scheduled to take place in the East Room -- the same location where the President first announced Kavanaugh's nomination 13 weeks ago. Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate on Saturday, earning 50 "yes" votes -- the fewest for any Supreme Court just...More >>
    By Maegan Vazquez, CNN     (CNN) -- Incoming Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh will participate in a ceremonial swearing-in with President Donald Trump at the White House Monday evening. The ceremony is scheduled to take place in the East Room -- the same location where the President first announced Kavanaugh's nomination 13 weeks ago. Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate on Saturday, earning 50 "yes" votes -- the fewest for any Supreme Court just...More >>
  • National News Headlines on October 8

    National News Headlines on October 8

    Monday, October 8 2018 3:20 PM EDT2018-10-08 19:20:45 GMT

    According to the latest forecast, Hurricane Michael may be a Category 3 hurricane -- with winds from 111 to 129 mph -- when it strikes the US on Wednesday. If you're located along Michael's path, make sure you're properly prepared to handle the storm with this hurricane checklist. -- Families grapple with confusion and grief after an upstate New York limo crash...

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    According to the latest forecast, Hurricane Michael may be a Category 3 hurricane -- with winds from 111 to 129 mph -- when it strikes the US on Wednesday. If you're located along Michael's path, make sure you're properly prepared to handle the storm with this hurricane checklist. -- Families grapple with confusion and grief after an upstate New York limo crash...

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  • George W. Bush announces wedding of his daughter

    George W. Bush announces wedding of his daughter

    Monday, October 8 2018 3:01 PM EDT2018-10-08 19:01:49 GMT
    By Devan Cole, CNN     (CNN) -- Barbara Pierce Bush was married Sunday in a private ceremony in coastal Maine, her family announced in a statement. Barbara, the daughter of former President George W. Bush, married Craig Louis Coyne, a screenwriter and Georgia native on Sunday in Kennebunkport, Maine, according to a statement released Monday. In a private ceremony officiated by the bride's aunt, Dorothy Bush Koch, Bush was escorted down the aisle by her father an...More >>
    By Devan Cole, CNN     (CNN) -- Barbara Pierce Bush was married Sunday in a private ceremony in coastal Maine, her family announced in a statement. Barbara, the daughter of former President George W. Bush, married Craig Louis Coyne, a screenwriter and Georgia native on Sunday in Kennebunkport, Maine, according to a statement released Monday. In a private ceremony officiated by the bride's aunt, Dorothy Bush Koch, Bush was escorted down the aisle by her father an...More >>
  • Six cases of rare 'polio-like' illness diagnosed in children in Minnesota

    Six cases of rare 'polio-like' illness diagnosed in children in Minnesota

    Monday, October 8 2018 2:55 PM EDT2018-10-08 18:55:53 GMT
    By Jay Croft, CNN     (CNN) -- Six children in Minnesota have been diagnosed with a rare "polio-like" disease since mid-September, state health officials said. Acute flaccid myelitis, known as AFM, affects the body's nervous system -- specifically, the spinal cord -- and can cause paralysis. Unlike polio, there is no vaccine for AFM. Minnesota typically sees less than one case a year, the state Department of Health reported. The disease typically affec...More >>
    By Jay Croft, CNN     (CNN) -- Six children in Minnesota have been diagnosed with a rare "polio-like" disease since mid-September, state health officials said. Acute flaccid myelitis, known as AFM, affects the body's nervous system -- specifically, the spinal cord -- and can cause paralysis. Unlike polio, there is no vaccine for AFM. Minnesota typically sees less than one case a year, the state Department of Health reported. The disease typically affec...More >>
  • Google+ to shut down after security bug

    Google+ to shut down after security bug

    Monday, October 8 2018 2:47 PM EDT2018-10-08 18:47:17 GMT
    By Seth Fiegerman, CNN Business     (CNN) -- For Google, a data privacy reckoning may finally come as a result of a service that it admits almost no one uses much anymore. Google said Monday it is shutting down the long ailing social network Google+ for consumer use amid new scrutiny of the company for reportedly failing to publicly disclose a security bug affecting hundreds of thousands of accounts on the service. In a blog post, the company admitted Google+ ha...More >>
    By Seth Fiegerman, CNN Business     (CNN) -- For Google, a data privacy reckoning may finally come as a result of a service that it admits almost no one uses much anymore. Google said Monday it is shutting down the long ailing social network Google+ for consumer use amid new scrutiny of the company for reportedly failing to publicly disclose a security bug affecting hundreds of thousands of accounts on the service. In a blog post, the company admitted Google+ ha...More >>
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton are going on tour in 2018, 2019

    Bill and Hillary Clinton are going on tour in 2018, 2019

    Monday, October 8 2018 2:43 PM EDT2018-10-08 18:43:20 GMT
    By Dan Merica, CNN     (CNN) -- Bill and Hillary Clinton are going on tour. The Clintons announced on Monday that they would headline a series of live events together -- billed "An Evening with The Clintons" -- across the country in the final weeks of 2018 and into 2019. The tour will provide the Democratic stalwarts with a notable platform weeks after the consequential 2018 midterm elections and deep into 2019, when a number of Democrats will be jocke...More >>
    By Dan Merica, CNN     (CNN) -- Bill and Hillary Clinton are going on tour. The Clintons announced on Monday that they would headline a series of live events together -- billed "An Evening with The Clintons" -- across the country in the final weeks of 2018 and into 2019. The tour will provide the Democratic stalwarts with a notable platform weeks after the consequential 2018 midterm elections and deep into 2019, when a number of Democrats will be jocke...More >>
  • How the only 5 senators who matter are thinking about the Kavanaugh vote

    How the only 5 senators who matter are thinking about the Kavanaugh vote

    Thursday, October 4 2018 2:09 PM EDT2018-10-04 18:09:35 GMT

    The Senate showdown over whether Brett Kavanaugh should sit on the Supreme Court is rapidly coming to a head. The FBI delivered its five-day supplementary background check to the Senate in the early hours of Thursday, and now senators are filing into a secure room to read it. (I say "it" because apparently, there is only one copy of the report.) On Friday, around 11 a.m. ET, the Senate plans ...

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    The Senate showdown over whether Brett Kavanaugh should sit on the Supreme Court is rapidly coming to a head. The FBI delivered its five-day supplementary background check to the Senate in the early hours of Thursday, and now senators are filing into a secure room to read it. (I say "it" because apparently, there is only one copy of the report.) On Friday, around 11 a.m. ET, the Senate plans ...

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  • New 26,000-pound dinosaur discovery was Earth's largest land animal

    New 26,000-pound dinosaur discovery was Earth's largest land animal

    Wednesday, October 3 2018 12:58 PM EDT2018-10-03 16:58:42 GMT
    This figure shows some of the preserved elements of the newly discovered dinosaur.This figure shows some of the preserved elements of the newly discovered dinosaur.
    This figure shows some of the preserved elements of the newly discovered dinosaur.This figure shows some of the preserved elements of the newly discovered dinosaur.

    If humans had lived 200 million years ago, they would have marveled at the largest dinosaur of its time. It's name means "a giant thunderclap at dawn." The recently discovered fossil of a new dinosaur species in South Africa revealed a relative of the brontosaurus that weighed 26,000 pounds, about double the size of a large African elephant. The researchers have named it Ledumahadi mafube, which is Sesotho for &qu...

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    If humans had lived 200 million years ago, they would have marveled at the largest dinosaur of its time. It's name means "a giant thunderclap at dawn." The recently discovered fossil of a new dinosaur species in South Africa revealed a relative of the brontosaurus that weighed 26,000 pounds, about double the size of a large African elephant. The researchers have named it Ledumahadi mafube, which is Sesotho for &qu...

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  • Pho, pierogies and a 7-pound burger: The NFL's strangest stadium foods

    Pho, pierogies and a 7-pound burger: The NFL's strangest stadium foods

    Friday, September 7 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-09-07 22:19:42 GMT

    Stadium concessions have come a long way since stale pretzels and popcorn were about all that hungry fans could look forward to. As we scoured the menus at NFL stadiums, we learned there are some seriously innovative dishes out there. Dessert nachos, anyone? And then there are others -- like a 7-pound burger topped with chicken fingers, fries, hotdogs and more -- that beg the question, "Why?" From the...

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    Stadium concessions have come a long way since stale pretzels and popcorn were about all that hungry fans could look forward to. As we scoured the menus at NFL stadiums, we learned there are some seriously innovative dishes out there. Dessert nachos, anyone? And then there are others -- like a 7-pound burger topped with chicken fingers, fries, hotdogs and more -- that beg the question, "Why?" From the...

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  • Places to visit in September: 5 sensational choices

    Places to visit in September: 5 sensational choices

    Friday, September 7 2018 5:53 PM EDT2018-09-07 21:53:54 GMT

    September is an excellent month to catch the travel bug. The weather is beginning to moderate from the extremes of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and winter in the Southern. You may find some hotels starting to lower prices from the high season. And crowds are starting to thin out. If you can arrange the time off, this month has much to offer the traveler. Check out these five sensational places to visit ...

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    September is an excellent month to catch the travel bug. The weather is beginning to moderate from the extremes of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and winter in the Southern. You may find some hotels starting to lower prices from the high season. And crowds are starting to thin out. If you can arrange the time off, this month has much to offer the traveler. Check out these five sensational places to visit ...

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  • Ford recalls 2 million F-150 trucks because of fire risk

    Ford recalls 2 million F-150 trucks because of fire risk

    Friday, September 7 2018 5:20 PM EDT2018-09-07 21:20:06 GMT

    Ford has recalled about 2 million F-150 pickup trucks in North America because a seat belt mechanism has started fires. The company said it was aware of 17 reports in the United States where smoke or fires broke out, and another six cases in Canada, but said it didn't know of any accidents or injuries that resulted. The company blamed the issue on the ...

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    Ford has recalled about 2 million F-150 pickup trucks in North America because a seat belt mechanism has started fires. The company said it was aware of 17 reports in the United States where smoke or fires broke out, and another six cases in Canada, but said it didn't know of any accidents or injuries that resulted. The company blamed the issue on the ...

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  • Alligator spotted and caught in Oklahoma

    Alligator spotted and caught in Oklahoma

    Friday, September 7 2018 2:13 PM EDT2018-09-07 18:13:05 GMT

    An Oklahoma couple were at a loss after what they thought was a giant lizard turned out to be an alligator just outside their home.

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    An Oklahoma couple were at a loss after what they thought was a giant lizard turned out to be an alligator just outside their home.

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  • The Pentagon is investing $2 billion into artificial intelligence

    The Pentagon is investing $2 billion into artificial intelligence

    Friday, September 7 2018 1:39 PM EDT2018-09-07 17:39:02 GMT

    The Pentagon's high-tech research agency laid the groundwork for the Internet, stealth aircraft and self-driving cars. Now, it's going big on artificial intelligence. At its 60th anniversary conference on Friday, DARPA announced a $2 billion investment to push the frontier of AI forward. "We think it's a good time to seed the field of AI," John Everett, the deputy director of DARPA's Information Inn...

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    The Pentagon's high-tech research agency laid the groundwork for the Internet, stealth aircraft and self-driving cars. Now, it's going big on artificial intelligence. At its 60th anniversary conference on Friday, DARPA announced a $2 billion investment to push the frontier of AI forward. "We think it's a good time to seed the field of AI," John Everett, the deputy director of DARPA's Information Inn...

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  • Manchin gives McCaskill Heimlich maneuver after choking, she suffers broken rib

    Manchin gives McCaskill Heimlich maneuver after choking, she suffers broken rib

    Monday, June 25 2018 12:23 PM EDT2018-06-25 16:23:47 GMT
    25 JUN 18 11:53 ET By Daniella Diaz, CNN     (CNN) -- Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill suffered a broken rib after choking at a Senate lunch Thursday, where her Senate colleague Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, performed the Heimlich maneuver to save her. A spokesperson for Manchin confirmed the event to CNN, which was first reported by The Washington Post. McCaskill's office confirmed that while she attended an NAACP dinner in Missouri, she told people s...More >>
    25 JUN 18 11:53 ET By Daniella Diaz, CNN     (CNN) -- Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill suffered a broken rib after choking at a Senate lunch Thursday, where her Senate colleague Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, performed the Heimlich maneuver to save her. A spokesperson for Manchin confirmed the event to CNN, which was first reported by The Washington Post. McCaskill's office confirmed that while she attended an NAACP dinner in Missouri, she told people s...More >>
  • Police: Man electrocuted while trying to steal copper

    Police: Man electrocuted while trying to steal copper

    Friday, June 22 2018 3:49 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:49:32 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (KOCO) -- A man was electrocuted while trying to steal copper Thursday morning in Oklahoma City, police officials confirmed. The man, who has not been identified, was found dead near a light pole at Reno and MLK avenues. Police said the man may have electrocuted himself by trying to steal wiring from a light pole on the street. The man was pronounced dead when officers arriv...

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    OKLAHOMA CITY (KOCO) -- A man was electrocuted while trying to steal copper Thursday morning in Oklahoma City, police officials confirmed. The man, who has not been identified, was found dead near a light pole at Reno and MLK avenues. Police said the man may have electrocuted himself by trying to steal wiring from a light pole on the street. The man was pronounced dead when officers arriv...

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  • 10 people a year killed in domestic violence incidents in Kansas City

    10 people a year killed in domestic violence incidents in Kansas City

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 5:21 PM EDT2018-06-19 21:21:58 GMT
    Shayna Richards never thought anything like this could happen. She never imagined she would have to bury her 19-year-old daughter.Shayna Richards never thought anything like this could happen. She never imagined she would have to bury her 19-year-old daughter.
    Shayna Richards never thought anything like this could happen. She never imagined she would have to bury her 19-year-old daughter.Shayna Richards never thought anything like this could happen. She never imagined she would have to bury her 19-year-old daughter.

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KSHB) -- Shayna Richards never thought anything like this could happen. She never imagined she would have to bury her 19-year-old daughter. Shayna now knows it was a textbook case of domestic abuse and murder. There's nothing she can do now for her daughter, Liz, but she desperately wants to keep this from happening to any other young woman. Liz Richards was an ...

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KSHB) -- Shayna Richards never thought anything like this could happen. She never imagined she would have to bury her 19-year-old daughter. Shayna now knows it was a textbook case of domestic abuse and murder. There's nothing she can do now for her daughter, Liz, but she desperately wants to keep this from happening to any other young woman. Liz Richards was an ...

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  • Opting out of vaccines leaves these US 'hot spots' most vulnerable for outbreaks

    Opting out of vaccines leaves these US 'hot spots' most vulnerable for outbreaks

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:38 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:38:04 GMT
    15 JUN 18 17:24 ET By Susan Scutti, CNN     (CNN) -- A number of American states and metropolitan "hot spots" are vulnerable to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable disease, new research suggests. The reason? Children whose parents opted out of vaccination. The risk of outbreaks is rising in 12 of the 18 states that permit nonmedical exemptions from childhood vaccinations, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal PLOS Medicine. Those states ...More >>
    15 JUN 18 17:24 ET By Susan Scutti, CNN     (CNN) -- A number of American states and metropolitan "hot spots" are vulnerable to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable disease, new research suggests. The reason? Children whose parents opted out of vaccination. The risk of outbreaks is rising in 12 of the 18 states that permit nonmedical exemptions from childhood vaccinations, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal PLOS Medicine. Those states ...More >>
  • Diabetes after 50 could be early sign of pancreatic cancer, study says

    Diabetes after 50 could be early sign of pancreatic cancer, study says

    Monday, June 18 2018 2:56 PM EDT2018-06-18 18:56:27 GMT

    The onset of diabetes after the age of 50 could be an early sign of pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests. Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers, with an overall five-year survival rate of about 8%. Symptoms of pancreatic cancer include abdominal pain, weight loss and fatigue, according to the Mayo Clinic. Major risk factors include smoking, obesity, old age and family history. Smoking is estimat...

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    The onset of diabetes after the age of 50 could be an early sign of pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests. Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers, with an overall five-year survival rate of about 8%. Symptoms of pancreatic cancer include abdominal pain, weight loss and fatigue, according to the Mayo Clinic. Major risk factors include smoking, obesity, old age and family history. Smoking is estimat...

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  • Americans are spending like mad again

    Americans are spending like mad again

    Thursday, June 14 2018 6:20 PM EDT2018-06-14 22:20:33 GMT

    Americans are spending. A lot. And not just on Amazon. Retail sales rose 0.8% in May, the government reported Thursday — much better than expected. Spending was up 5.9% from a year ago. And the gains were broad: Spending surged at clothing stores, at restaurants and at home-improvement stores such as Home Depot and Lowe's. In fact, the jump in spending at physical stores in May outpaced what the gov...

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    Americans are spending. A lot. And not just on Amazon. Retail sales rose 0.8% in May, the government reported Thursday — much better than expected. Spending was up 5.9% from a year ago. And the gains were broad: Spending surged at clothing stores, at restaurants and at home-improvement stores such as Home Depot and Lowe's. In fact, the jump in spending at physical stores in May outpaced what the gov...

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  • Fewer teens having sex and using drugs, CDC survey finds

    Fewer teens having sex and using drugs, CDC survey finds

    Thursday, June 14 2018 5:53 PM EDT2018-06-14 21:53:58 GMT

    While sex and drug use are on the decline among teenagers in the United States, other health risks -- including suicidal ideation and bullying -- do not appear to be subsiding, and experts are concerned. That's according to a new National Youth Risk Behavior Survey report, released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday. The report provides data from 2007 to 2017, detailing tren...

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    While sex and drug use are on the decline among teenagers in the United States, other health risks -- including suicidal ideation and bullying -- do not appear to be subsiding, and experts are concerned. That's according to a new National Youth Risk Behavior Survey report, released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday. The report provides data from 2007 to 2017, detailing tren...

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  • Why some say the old way of parenting no longer works

    Why some say the old way of parenting no longer works

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 12:54 PM EDT2018-06-13 16:54:06 GMT

    Every couple of years a book or article arrives diagnosing parents with catastrophic spinelessness. The power pyramid has been inverted, they warn, and the children are in, and therefore out of, control. "Command. Don't ask. Never negotiate," instructs Leonard Sax in his 2016 book "The Collapse of Parenting," in which he blames parents for a number of society's ills, including obesity and...

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    Every couple of years a book or article arrives diagnosing parents with catastrophic spinelessness. The power pyramid has been inverted, they warn, and the children are in, and therefore out of, control. "Command. Don't ask. Never negotiate," instructs Leonard Sax in his 2016 book "The Collapse of Parenting," in which he blames parents for a number of society's ills, including obesity and...

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  • Three 'baby' planets found forming around newborn star

    Three 'baby' planets found forming around newborn star

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 12:21 PM EDT2018-06-13 16:21:37 GMT

    In the constellation of Sagittarius, three infant planets have been found orbiting a young star 330 light-years from Earth. These are the first planets to be found using the powerful ALMA telescope in Chile, which is searching for our cosmic origins. The discovery was made by two independent teams of astronomers. But these aren't exoplanets, which are planets found outside of our solar system. These are p...

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    In the constellation of Sagittarius, three infant planets have been found orbiting a young star 330 light-years from Earth. These are the first planets to be found using the powerful ALMA telescope in Chile, which is searching for our cosmic origins. The discovery was made by two independent teams of astronomers. But these aren't exoplanets, which are planets found outside of our solar system. These are p...

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  • Thousands of women in Ireland smash record for world's largest skinny dip

    Thousands of women in Ireland smash record for world's largest skinny dip

    Monday, June 11 2018 4:11 PM EDT2018-06-11 20:11:44 GMT
    Women gather at Magheramore beach in County Wicklow, Ireland, for the world's largest skinny dip.Women gather at Magheramore beach in County Wicklow, Ireland, for the world's largest skinny dip.
    Women gather at Magheramore beach in County Wicklow, Ireland, for the world's largest skinny dip.Women gather at Magheramore beach in County Wicklow, Ireland, for the world's largest skinny dip.

    More than 2,000 women bared all at an Irish beach on Saturday, setting a new world record for the largest skinny dip and raising thousands of dollars for a children's cancer charity. The 2,505 naked women spent at least five minutes in the chilly waters of secluded Magheramore beach, County Wicklow, roughly 60 kilometers south of Dublin, to set the new Guinness World Record. They hailed from across Ireland...

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    More than 2,000 women bared all at an Irish beach on Saturday, setting a new world record for the largest skinny dip and raising thousands of dollars for a children's cancer charity. The 2,505 naked women spent at least five minutes in the chilly waters of secluded Magheramore beach, County Wicklow, roughly 60 kilometers south of Dublin, to set the new Guinness World Record. They hailed from across Ireland...

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  • Do you know what's growing on your kitchen towel?

    Do you know what's growing on your kitchen towel?

    Monday, June 11 2018 1:06 PM EDT2018-06-11 17:06:06 GMT
    Almost half of towels tested contained bacteria that can cause food-borne illnessesAlmost half of towels tested contained bacteria that can cause food-borne illnesses
    Almost half of towels tested contained bacteria that can cause food-borne illnessesAlmost half of towels tested contained bacteria that can cause food-borne illnesses

    Ever wonder how much bacteria is growing on your kitchen towel? A new study suggests that it may be a lot, and that the amount increases with family size and frequency of meat consumption. Researchers cultured bacteria from 100 kitchen towels after one month of use to determine both the type and amount of bacterial growth. They found that 49% of the towels exhibited growth of bacteria normally found in or on th...

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    Ever wonder how much bacteria is growing on your kitchen towel? A new study suggests that it may be a lot, and that the amount increases with family size and frequency of meat consumption. Researchers cultured bacteria from 100 kitchen towels after one month of use to determine both the type and amount of bacterial growth. They found that 49% of the towels exhibited growth of bacteria normally found in or on th...

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  • How big brands are trying to pull off a recycling revolution

    How big brands are trying to pull off a recycling revolution

    Monday, June 11 2018 11:49 AM EDT2018-06-11 15:49:53 GMT

    The country's biggest companies are promising a recycling revolution. Coca-Cola said in January that by 2030, it will collect and recycle one bottle or can for each one it sells. Dunkin' Donuts said it will try to stop using foam cups by 2020. Several others, including McDonald's and Procter & Gamble, have made their own ambitious commitments to use sustainable packaging. But even the most sweepi...

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    The country's biggest companies are promising a recycling revolution. Coca-Cola said in January that by 2030, it will collect and recycle one bottle or can for each one it sells. Dunkin' Donuts said it will try to stop using foam cups by 2020. Several others, including McDonald's and Procter & Gamble, have made their own ambitious commitments to use sustainable packaging. But even the most sweepi...

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  • How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

    How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

    Thursday, June 7 2018 3:51 PM EDT2018-06-07 19:51:58 GMT

    When a high-profile person dies by suicide, the "celebrity-suicide effect" can lead to a rise in copycat deaths. In the four months after Robin William's took his own life in 2014, there was a 10% increase --...

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    When a high-profile person dies by suicide, the "celebrity-suicide effect" can lead to a rise in copycat deaths. In the four months after Robin William's took his own life in 2014, there was a 10% increase --...

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  • IHOP says it's changing name to IHOb. Huh?

    IHOP says it's changing name to IHOb. Huh?

    Thursday, June 7 2018 1:04 PM EDT2018-06-07 17:04:26 GMT

    IHOP stands for International House of Pancakes. The chain has been around for 60 years and has used the IHOP acronym since 1973. So what in the name of a Rooty Tooty Fresh 'N Fruity is IHOP thinking by changing its name to IHOb? IHOP tweeted and posted to its Facebook page on Tuesday that it plans to "flip" the "P" in its name on June 11. The announcement clearly got people talking. P...

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    IHOP stands for International House of Pancakes. The chain has been around for 60 years and has used the IHOP acronym since 1973. So what in the name of a Rooty Tooty Fresh 'N Fruity is IHOP thinking by changing its name to IHOb? IHOP tweeted and posted to its Facebook page on Tuesday that it plans to "flip" the "P" in its name on June 11. The announcement clearly got people talking. P...

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  • BlackBerry still hopes its keyboard keeps fans coming back

    BlackBerry still hopes its keyboard keeps fans coming back

    Thursday, June 7 2018 12:48 PM EDT2018-06-07 16:48:58 GMT

    For many former users, BlackBerry phones invoke nostalgia for physical keyboards and its once popular BBM messaging service. As iPhones, Samsung Galaxies, and other sleek touchscreen smartphones became ubiquitous, BlackBerry couldn't keep up. In 2016, it announced it would stop making its own devices. But that doesn't mean BlackBerries don't exist anymore. Key2, the latest BlackBerry mobile device, was unveiled...

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    For many former users, BlackBerry phones invoke nostalgia for physical keyboards and its once popular BBM messaging service. As iPhones, Samsung Galaxies, and other sleek touchscreen smartphones became ubiquitous, BlackBerry couldn't keep up. In 2016, it announced it would stop making its own devices. But that doesn't mean BlackBerries don't exist anymore. Key2, the latest BlackBerry mobile device, was unveiled...

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  • How to achieve 'functional fitness' in middle age without injuring yourself

    How to achieve 'functional fitness' in middle age without injuring yourself

    Friday, June 1 2018 3:45 PM EDT2018-06-01 19:45:12 GMT
    01 JUN 18 13:12 ET By Amy Chillag, CNN     (CNN) -- In her prime, Julie Mignerey was on her high school swim team. The statuesque woman grew up in a health-conscious household. Her father played professional football, and her mother, she says, was "fit and healthy." Fast-forward to 2018: Mignerey is 48 and married, with four teenagers. Staying fit is harder now. "I felt healthy my entire life until the last few years. As age has crept up on me, ...More >>
    01 JUN 18 13:12 ET By Amy Chillag, CNN     (CNN) -- In her prime, Julie Mignerey was on her high school swim team. The statuesque woman grew up in a health-conscious household. Her father played professional football, and her mother, she says, was "fit and healthy." Fast-forward to 2018: Mignerey is 48 and married, with four teenagers. Staying fit is harder now. "I felt healthy my entire life until the last few years. As age has crept up on me, ...More >>
  • Experts say algae is the food of the future. Here's why.

    Experts say algae is the food of the future. Here's why.

    Friday, June 1 2018 3:38 PM EDT2018-06-01 19:38:44 GMT

    IWi's strain of algae takes what would otherwise be wasted -- saltwater, desert land and CO2 -- and turns it into something special. Made up of 40% protein, it can produce about seven times the amount of protein as soybeans on the same amount of land. The plant also releases oxygen into the air. (About 50% of the world's oxygen comes from algae).

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    IWi's strain of algae takes what would otherwise be wasted -- saltwater, desert land and CO2 -- and turns it into something special. Made up of 40% protein, it can produce about seven times the amount of protein as soybeans on the same amount of land. The plant also releases oxygen into the air. (About 50% of the world's oxygen comes from algae).

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  • What aluminum and steel tariffs could mean to you

    What aluminum and steel tariffs could mean to you

    Thursday, May 31 2018 2:44 PM EDT2018-05-31 18:44:54 GMT

    The tariffs on steel and aluminum imposed on imports from Canada, Mexico and Europe — and the promised retaliation from these key US trading partners — will ripple across the American economy.

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    The tariffs on steel and aluminum imposed on imports from Canada, Mexico and Europe — and the promised retaliation from these key US trading partners — will ripple across the American economy.

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  • Sears is closing 72 more stores

    Sears is closing 72 more stores

    Thursday, May 31 2018 3:37 PM EDT2018-05-31 19:37:06 GMT

    Sears will close at least 72 more stores as sales plunge and losses mount. The list of store closings is due to be announced mid-day Thursday. Sears said it identified 100 non-profitable Sears and Kmart stores and picked 72 for closure "in the near future."

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    Sears will close at least 72 more stores as sales plunge and losses mount. The list of store closings is due to be announced mid-day Thursday. Sears said it identified 100 non-profitable Sears and Kmart stores and picked 72 for closure "in the near future."

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  • Archaeologists uncover remains of man crushed as he fled Pompeii

    Archaeologists uncover remains of man crushed as he fled Pompeii

    Wednesday, May 30 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-05-30 22:25:13 GMT
    Archaeologists at Pompeii uncovered these remains of a 30-year-old man who appears to have survived the initial eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D., only to be killed when he was struck by a large slab of stone.Archaeologists at Pompeii uncovered these remains of a 30-year-old man who appears to have survived the initial eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D., only to be killed when he was struck by a large slab of stone.

    A man managed to escape the first eruptive fury of Vesuvius in A.D. 79, only to be crushed beneath a block of stone hurled by an explosive volcanic cloud, new excavations at the site suggest. Archeologists working at the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, Italy, found the man's remains almost 2,000 years after he died. Stunning pictures from the scene show a skeleton pinned beneath t...

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    A man managed to escape the first eruptive fury of Vesuvius in A.D. 79, only to be crushed beneath a block of stone hurled by an explosive volcanic cloud, new excavations at the site suggest. Archeologists working at the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, Italy, found the man's remains almost 2,000 years after he died. Stunning pictures from the scene show a skeleton pinned beneath t...

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  • Too poor to afford food, too rich to qualify for help

    Too poor to afford food, too rich to qualify for help

    Wednesday, May 30 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-05-30 21:50:08 GMT
    Many food stamp recipients could be locked out of the program for up to three years if they fail to work or enroll in job training, under a bill proposed by House Republicans seeking to overhaul the government benefit.Many food stamp recipients could be locked out of the program for up to three years if they fail to work or enroll in job training, under a bill proposed by House Republicans seeking to overhaul the government benefit.
    30 MAY 18 12:47 ET Kathryn Vasel     (CNN Money) -- At age 69, Sandi Zahar takes home around $3,100 a month from Social Security and her part-time job, but still relies on a food bank. She has diabetes and is a cancer survivor, and estimates that about a third of her income goes to her health care costs. Her income is too high to qualify for food stamps or Medicaid. And she needs to keep working to make ends meet. "I don't know how long I am going to be ab...More >>
    30 MAY 18 12:47 ET Kathryn Vasel     (CNN Money) -- At age 69, Sandi Zahar takes home around $3,100 a month from Social Security and her part-time job, but still relies on a food bank. She has diabetes and is a cancer survivor, and estimates that about a third of her income goes to her health care costs. Her income is too high to qualify for food stamps or Medicaid. And she needs to keep working to make ends meet. "I don't know how long I am going to be ab...More >>
  • Water moccasin invades home, puts family into action

    Water moccasin invades home, puts family into action

    Friday, May 25 2018 3:06 PM EDT2018-05-25 19:06:29 GMT
    25 MAY 18 14:26 ET By Web Staff Click here for updates on this story     MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) -- An unwelcome visitor was cause for some tense moments and quick action in the Simmons household Saturday morning. Krystal Simmons said it was about 7 a.m. when Stephen, her oldest son, came into his parents' room to notify them about the "big snake in the bathroom." They live in south Mobile County. "My son acts like it's no big deal," sh...More >>
    25 MAY 18 14:26 ET By Web Staff Click here for updates on this story     MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) -- An unwelcome visitor was cause for some tense moments and quick action in the Simmons household Saturday morning. Krystal Simmons said it was about 7 a.m. when Stephen, her oldest son, came into his parents' room to notify them about the "big snake in the bathroom." They live in south Mobile County. "My son acts like it's no big deal," sh...More >>
  • Burn survivor becomes beauty inspiration

    Burn survivor becomes beauty inspiration

    Friday, May 25 2018 3:00 PM EDT2018-05-25 19:00:36 GMT
    Shalom Blac and her sister were badly burned in a kitchen accident when they were girls. Her transformation videos about the power of makeup went viral. She is now a beauty and inspirational vlogger on YouTube and Instagram.Shalom Blac and her sister were badly burned in a kitchen accident when they were girls. Her transformation videos about the power of makeup went viral. She is now a beauty and inspirational vlogger on YouTube and Instagram.
    Shalom Blac and her sister were badly burned in a kitchen accident when they were girls. Her transformation videos about the power of makeup went viral. She is now a beauty and inspirational vlogger on YouTube and Instagram.Shalom Blac and her sister were badly burned in a kitchen accident when they were girls. Her transformation videos about the power of makeup went viral. She is now a beauty and inspirational vlogger on YouTube and Instagram.

    With a drop of a pan, Shalom Blac's life changed forever. "I remember just screaming and scraping my body, and my skin was literally falling on the floor," Blac said.  "I remember my mom telling me that I fainted. She thought I was gone." When she was 9, Shalom and her younger sister were napping under a table at their mother's restaurant in Nigeria. Her mom, unaware of the sleeping ...

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    With a drop of a pan, Shalom Blac's life changed forever. "I remember just screaming and scraping my body, and my skin was literally falling on the floor," Blac said.  "I remember my mom telling me that I fainted. She thought I was gone." When she was 9, Shalom and her younger sister were napping under a table at their mother's restaurant in Nigeria. Her mom, unaware of the sleeping ...

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  • Record fentanyl bust in Nebraska finds enough doses to kill an estimated 26 million people

    Record fentanyl bust in Nebraska finds enough doses to kill an estimated 26 million people

    Friday, May 25 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-05-25 18:40:28 GMT
    25 MAY 18 09:30 ET By Artemis Moshtaghian and Nicole Chavez, CNN     (CNN) -- The Nebraska State Patrol seized nearly 120 pounds of the drug fentanyl -- enough to kill about 26 million people, according to estimates by the US Drug Enforcement Administration. On Thursday, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced the bust, considered the largest in the state's history and one of the largest in the United States. Authorities seized 118 pounds of fentanyl during a rou...More >>
    25 MAY 18 09:30 ET By Artemis Moshtaghian and Nicole Chavez, CNN     (CNN) -- The Nebraska State Patrol seized nearly 120 pounds of the drug fentanyl -- enough to kill about 26 million people, according to estimates by the US Drug Enforcement Administration. On Thursday, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced the bust, considered the largest in the state's history and one of the largest in the United States. Authorities seized 118 pounds of fentanyl during a rou...More >>
  • Sleep in this weekend -- you might live longer

    Sleep in this weekend -- you might live longer

    Friday, May 25 2018 2:28 PM EDT2018-05-25 18:28:08 GMT

    Your pets may be pestering you to get up and feed them, and your spouse may want you to get started on that honey-do list, but tell them you're sleeping in this weekend. Science says it may help you live longer, especially if you don't get enough rest during the week. Scientists have long known about the connection between how much you sleep and how long you live. Lack of sleep can have dire consequences fo...

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    Your pets may be pestering you to get up and feed them, and your spouse may want you to get started on that honey-do list, but tell them you're sleeping in this weekend. Science says it may help you live longer, especially if you don't get enough rest during the week. Scientists have long known about the connection between how much you sleep and how long you live. Lack of sleep can have dire consequences fo...

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  • Ways to pay your respects on Memorial Day

    Ways to pay your respects on Memorial Day

    Friday, May 25 2018 2:20 PM EDT2018-05-25 18:20:12 GMT

    Memorial Day is meant to be one of the most solemn American holidays. First known as "Decoration Day," it began three years after the end of the Civil War, when a former Union general called for a way to remember fallen service members. For decades, Americans marked the holiday on May 30. In 1971, the federal government officially designated the last Monday in May as Memorial Day. Here are ways y...

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    Memorial Day is meant to be one of the most solemn American holidays. First known as "Decoration Day," it began three years after the end of the Civil War, when a former Union general called for a way to remember fallen service members. For decades, Americans marked the holiday on May 30. In 1971, the federal government officially designated the last Monday in May as Memorial Day. Here are ways y...

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  • Unnecessary and accidental use of ADHD drugs increases over 60%, study suggests

    Unnecessary and accidental use of ADHD drugs increases over 60%, study suggests

    Monday, May 21 2018 2:03 PM EDT2018-05-21 18:03:40 GMT
    21 MAY 18 03:29 ET By Mark Lieber, CNN     (CNN) -- Exposure to common medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has increased by more than 60% in US children and adolescents, according to a new study. The study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, looked at all calls to US poison control centers for unintentional or intentional exposure to ADHD medications between 2000 and 2014 among children and adolescents. The researchers fou...More >>
    21 MAY 18 03:29 ET By Mark Lieber, CNN     (CNN) -- Exposure to common medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has increased by more than 60% in US children and adolescents, according to a new study. The study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, looked at all calls to US poison control centers for unintentional or intentional exposure to ADHD medications between 2000 and 2014 among children and adolescents. The researchers fou...More >>
  • FDA approves preventive migraine treatment

    FDA approves preventive migraine treatment

    Friday, May 18 2018 7:10 PM EDT2018-05-18 23:10:24 GMT

    Migraine sufferers across the United States have their eyes on a newly approved drug that's offering hope for reducing the frequency of monthly migraine attacks. On Thursday, the US Food and Drug Administration approved Aimovig for the preventive treatment of migraines in adults with episodic or chronic migraines. Episodic migraine is when symptoms occur zero to 14 days each month; symptoms of chronic mig...

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    Migraine sufferers across the United States have their eyes on a newly approved drug that's offering hope for reducing the frequency of monthly migraine attacks. On Thursday, the US Food and Drug Administration approved Aimovig for the preventive treatment of migraines in adults with episodic or chronic migraines. Episodic migraine is when symptoms occur zero to 14 days each month; symptoms of chronic mig...

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  • What they thought was a rusty box in their backyard was a safe with $52,000 worth of treasure

    What they thought was a rusty box in their backyard was a safe with $52,000 worth of treasure

    Thursday, May 17 2018 6:54 PM EDT2018-05-17 22:54:48 GMT
    17 MAY 18 18:05 ET By Kwegyirba Croffie, CNN     (CNN) -- For years Matthew and Maria Colonna Emmanuel thought a piece of rusty metal behind some trees in their backyard was just part of a cable or electrical box. But it wasn't. It was a safe containing $52,000 in cash, gold and diamonds. And the story of how they discovered it -- and what the couple did next -- is remarkable. The couple saw the metal box between some trees when they moved in to their Staten Is...More >>
    17 MAY 18 18:05 ET By Kwegyirba Croffie, CNN     (CNN) -- For years Matthew and Maria Colonna Emmanuel thought a piece of rusty metal behind some trees in their backyard was just part of a cable or electrical box. But it wasn't. It was a safe containing $52,000 in cash, gold and diamonds. And the story of how they discovered it -- and what the couple did next -- is remarkable. The couple saw the metal box between some trees when they moved in to their Staten Is...More >>
  • Scientists have transplanted memory from one snail to another. So, what does it mean for humans?

    Scientists have transplanted memory from one snail to another. So, what does it mean for humans?

    Thursday, May 17 2018 12:48 PM EDT2018-05-17 16:48:43 GMT

    It's the kind of study science fiction dreams are made of: A team of neurobiologists at UCLA "transplanted" a memory from the nervous system of one snail into another. In order to do this, the team repeatedly "trained" a snail with electric shocks. "We induced a very simple kind of memory in the snails called sensitization," said David L. Glanzman, a member of UCLA's department of Integrative Biology a...

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    It's the kind of study science fiction dreams are made of: A team of neurobiologists at UCLA "transplanted" a memory from the nervous system of one snail into another. In order to do this, the team repeatedly "trained" a snail with electric shocks. "We induced a very simple kind of memory in the snails called sensitization," said David L. Glanzman, a member of UCLA's department of Integrative Biology a...

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  • Why Americans are having fewer children

    Why Americans are having fewer children

    Thursday, May 17 2018 12:34 PM EDT2018-05-17 16:34:17 GMT
    17 MAY 18 11:56 ET By Michael Nedelman, CNN (CNN) -- US birthrates hit "another record low" in 2017, according to a report released Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics. The report estimates that 3,853,472 babies were born nationally last year -- the fewest in 30 years and down from a 2007 record high of 4,316,233. The total fertility rate in 2017 was "below replacement -- the level at which a given generation can replace itself" when dea...More >>
    17 MAY 18 11:56 ET By Michael Nedelman, CNN (CNN) -- US birthrates hit "another record low" in 2017, according to a report released Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics. The report estimates that 3,853,472 babies were born nationally last year -- the fewest in 30 years and down from a 2007 record high of 4,316,233. The total fertility rate in 2017 was "below replacement -- the level at which a given generation can replace itself" when dea...More >>
  • New scam targets homeowners with security system

    New scam targets homeowners with security system

    Thursday, May 17 2018 12:10 PM EDT2018-05-17 16:10:32 GMT
    17 MAY 18 11:57 ET By Alyssa Donovan KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KSHB) -- Summer scammers usually take advantage of the nice weather, going door-to-door to trick victims out of cash. The latest scam is targeting those who may feel safest, homeowners with security systems. According to the Better Business Bureau, people with security signs are the ones scammers are after. "We've heard about specifically security companies who have come in and the consumer tried to do some resea...More >>
    17 MAY 18 11:57 ET By Alyssa Donovan KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KSHB) -- Summer scammers usually take advantage of the nice weather, going door-to-door to trick victims out of cash. The latest scam is targeting those who may feel safest, homeowners with security systems. According to the Better Business Bureau, people with security signs are the ones scammers are after. "We've heard about specifically security companies who have come in and the consumer tried to do some resea...More >>
  • The US economy just hit a milestone

    The US economy just hit a milestone

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 5:33 PM EDT2018-05-01 21:33:53 GMT

    01 MAY 18 10:57 ET Matt Egan     (CNN Money) -- The slow but steady recovery from the Great Recession just hit a milestone: It's tied for the second-longest economic expansion in American history. The recession ended in June 2009, which means the recovery is 106 months old through April of this year. That matches the expansion from 1961 to 1969, an era of big government spending under President John F. Kennedy and then President Lyndon Johnson's Great Society. ...

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    01 MAY 18 10:57 ET Matt Egan     (CNN Money) -- The slow but steady recovery from the Great Recession just hit a milestone: It's tied for the second-longest economic expansion in American history. The recession ended in June 2009, which means the recovery is 106 months old through April of this year. That matches the expansion from 1961 to 1969, an era of big government spending under President John F. Kennedy and then President Lyndon Johnson's Great Society. ...

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