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  • Government shuts down as lawmakers still searching for a deal

    The federal government shut down at midnight Friday as senators continued to scramble to reach a deal to fund the government. This is the first modern government shutdown with Congress and the White House controlled by the same party, and it comes on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Sixty votes were needed to advance the bill to keep the government open for four weeks. Republicans only control 51 seats, so GOP leaders needed Democratic votes to cross […]

  • Preliminary report on Las Vegas massacre does not reveal motive

    A preliminary report about the October 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas does not reveal a motive for gunman Stephen Paddock’s actions, but does shed a little more light on how he planned the attack. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo announced the release Friday, telling reporters that the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department was “going against normal protocols” by issuing the report, due to the public interest in the case. It includes an overview of the incident, a sequence of […]

  • Former USA Gymnastics doctor accuses judge of running a ‘media circus’

    Serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar accused the judge presiding over his case of conducting a “four-day sentencing media circus” for her own benefit, according to a letter read aloud in court Thursday. “She wants me to sit in the witness box next to her for all four days so the media cameras will be directed toward her,” Nassar wrote in the letter, according to the reading by Judge Rosemarie Aquilina. After reading parts of the letter, the judge defended her […]

  • What the future may hold for Turpin siblings after alleged torture

    As David and Louise Turpin’s criminal case proceeds, the questions of their parental rights and their children’s long-term future will likely be decided in another courtroom. The Southern California couple is charged with torturing and starving 12 of their 13 children over a prolonged period of time. They have pleaded not guilty on all counts. The couple’s children, who range in age from 2 to 29, are being cared for at local hospitals. Here is what the future may hold for […]

  • Coke: We’ll recycle one can or bottle for every one we sell

    Coca-Cola is pledging to keep more of its cans and bottles out of landfills. The company said Friday that it will make a concerted effort to recycle and use more environmentally friendly packaging over the next 12 years. Coke is dubbing it the “World Without Waste” initiative. In an statement outlining its plan, Coke said by the year 2030, it will collect and recycle one bottle or can for every bottle or can it sells. The company “is investing its marketing dollars and […]

  • Doctor delivers baby on international flight to New York

    This definitely wasn’t what Dr. Sij Hemal was expecting when he booked a flight with Air France from India to the United States. Hemal was tired. The second-year urology resident at Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute had spent his entire day traveling. He started in New Delhi, stopped in Paris and was now headed to New York, where he would catch a connecting flight to Cleveland — his final destination. He needed a nap. The 27-year-old had planned to watch […]

  • The trend continues, 2017 one of the hottest years on record

    2017 was once again one of the hottest years on record, ranked as the second-warmest by NASA and third-warmest by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The findings “continue the planet’s long-term warming trend,” according to NASA. A trend that is driven predominately by human activity through carbon dioxide emissions. Temperature records for the planet, monitored independently by both agencies, go back to 1880. The announcement came at a joint press conference on Thursday in Washington. The hottest year on […]

  • Abercrombie is rolling out gender-neutral children’s clothes

    Abercrombie & Fitch is launching a line of gender-neutral children’s clothes. The line, called the Everybody Collection, is an assortment of children’s clothes in 25 styles, including camouflage prints, bomber jackets and crew neck sweatshirts. It will also include tees influenced by “skate culture” and clothes with pale pink and dip dye colors, according to the company. The clothing sizes will be standard, but not differentiate between boys and girls. The line, for children ages 5-14, was created in response […]

  • Could this be a better way to build a flu vaccine?

    As a deadly flu season continues to ravage the United States, scientists are scrambling to find new ways to fight the virus, including building vaccines that offer stronger protection against the most aggressive flu strains and last longer than just one season. One new study offers a novel approach to developing such a vaccine. Scientists have used a mutant influenza A virus to develop a vaccine that gave the immune systems of mice and ferrets a significant boost, according to […]

  • Screw up (in small ways) at parenting. It’s good for your kids

    Your parents messed up. They didn’t mean to, but they did, somehow. They did their best, your parents, and most of the time their instincts were spot on. But while planting all those beautiful flowers that would eventually bloom in your personality garden, a few weeds grew there as well. And now you may be unintentionally messing up your own kids up, despite being conscientious and also doing what you think is right. It’s all OK. You turned out well […]

  • U.S. could become world’s biggest oil producer in 2018

    The United States could soon be pumping more oil than any country on earth. The International Energy Agency said Friday that “explosive” increases in U.S. oil output would push the country ahead of Saudi Arabia this year and put it in a position to challenge top producer Russia. “This year promises to be a record-setting one for the U.S.,” the IEA said. “Relentless growth should see the U.S. hit historic highs.” That could be enough, it said, for U.S. production […]

  • Fight a cold by … eating yogurt?

    This winter, there’s a good chance you might be looking for anything and everything to rid yourself of an annoying, lingering and sometimes debilitating cold. You may want to add yogurt to your list of cold-fighting remedies. “When it comes to yogurt specifically, I’d say there’s not a lot of research that we can point to that indicates yogurt reduces symptoms of a cold,” said Mickey Rubin, vice president of nutrition research for the National Dairy Council. That being said, […]