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Canadian Terror Suspect Killed Wednesday 'Planned Immediate Attack'
- August 15, 2016

The police investigation is ongoing, including what type of explosives Driver acquired. Police keep watch around a house in Strathroy, Ontario, Wednesday, Aug. Driver's plot would have been Canada's first incidence of domestic terrorism since 2014, when a gunman fatally shot a Canadian soldier and stormed Canada's Parliament building. (more...)
Wyoming sees first Zika case
- August 14, 2016

Sen.] Marco Rubio and Republican leaders exploited this crisis to attack women's health funding and then left for the summer without getting our state the resources to fight this virus", said U.S. Dr Knight said the first individual confirmed with an imported case of the disease was pregnant, but was advanced in her pregnancy and therefore the potential for a birth with microcephaly was not expected. (more...)
Judge: Ohio must accept Planned Parenthood grant application
- August 13, 2016

Ed Sitter, executive director of Greater Toledo Right to Life, center, speaks during a Pro-Life Coalition rally June 17 outside the downtown Toledo Planned Parenthood. Caption + Robert Dear Jr. talks directly to Judge Gilbert Martinez during a court appearance December 9, 2015 where El Paso County prosecutors filed formal charges against him in the Planned Parenthood attack during which University of Colorado Colorado Springs police officer Garrett Swasey, Iraq war veteran Ke'Arre Stewart and ... (more...)
Government won't reclassify marijuana, allows more research
- August 12, 2016

Gina Raymond, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, and petitioner Bryan Krumm, Acting Administrator for the DEA, Chuck Rosenberg explained the decision. Previously, only one institution - the University of MS - has been allowed to do so, creating a bottleneck for research, with scientists having to wait years to obtain federally-approved samples. (more...)
Gallery: How Man Utd Could Line-Up With Pogba
- August 12, 2016

United have since replaced Van Gaal with Jose Mourinho and have made significant reinforcements to the squad this summer, most notably when they broke the transfer record to re-sign Pogba from Juventus. Sunderland are keen to take Januzaj to the Stadium of Light, although the Belgian winger could yet be loaned due to the club's reluctance to completely cut their ties with a player regarded as having vast potential, but one whose attitude has frustrated the coaching staff at Old Trafford. (more...)
1 dead, 12 others diagnosed with West Nile virus in Colorado 1 dead, 12 others diagnosed with West Nile virus in Colorado
- August 11, 2016

Nearly all others will develop West Nile fever with symptoms to include headache, fever, muscle and joint aches, nausea and fatigue. "While most infections are mild, the more serious infections can cause encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) and/or meningitis (inflammation of the brain's lining), loss of vision, paralysis, coma, tremors, convulsions, and death", officials stated. (more...)
Delta Air Lines cancel 250 flights on Tuesday morning
- August 10, 2016

Thought the airline's electronic systems are slowly returning to operation, Reuters reports that Delta has already canceled 300 flights today as it attempts to normalize the chaos. A flight information board shows delays for Delta Airlines flights after the airlines computer systems crashed, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington, US, August 8, 2016. (more...)
Japanese rugby on the rise after 'big boys' upsets Japanese rugby on the rise after 'big boys' upsets
- August 10, 2016

Shortly after the match, the NZ Olympic Team tweeted that Williams has been ruled out for the remainder of the tournament with a partial Achilles rupture. "I'm still shocked to be honest". Great Britain enjoyed an even better day, winning both their matches - a morning match against Kenya , and an evening game against Japan - to ensure progress out of the group stage. (more...)
First Zika-related death in Texas confirmed
- August 10, 2016

Fifteen babies in the USA have been born with Zika-related birth defects, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . There have been 99 reported cases of the Zika virus in Texas, all of which were contracted related to travel, according to state public health officials. (more...)
Ledecky showing no signs of weakness as she easily wins gold
- August 09, 2016

By the time the 400m final was finished Ledecky had not only lowered that mark, but she had smashed her previous world record and claimed the gold. The challenge when she swims those events here? (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Britain's Adam Peaty celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 100-meter breaststroke setting a new world record during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. (more...)
Schumer: Congress should return from recess to address Zika
- August 09, 2016

Pregnant women wait for their check-up at the University Hospital in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, July 26, 2016. But millions of people already visit Rio each year as part of the city's booming tourism trade. Bills providing additional federal funding for Zika have stalled in the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate. The mothers had Zika during pregnancy after traveling overseas. (more...)
E-cigarette makers rush new products to market ahead of US rules E-cigarette makers rush new products to market ahead of US rules
- August 09, 2016

Most notably, it is now federal law that tobacco-related products such as e-cigarettes, vaping devices and hookah can not be purchased by anyone under 18. Prohibit the introduction of new or changed products without prior FDA review and scientific evidence demonstrating that allowing a product is "appropriate for the protection of public health" (this provision applies to all products introduced since February 15, 2007, but manufacturers will have up to two years to submit applications to ... (more...)
California Babies Born With Zika-Related Birth Defects
- August 08, 2016

All of those patients contracted Zika virus while traveling outside of the country. One woman and her baby have since returned to the mother's home country. "It's important for us to be able to test Vermonters when they come back from an area with active Zika virus transmission to be able to confirm whether or not they have Zika", Tompkins said. (more...)
US Approves GMO Mosquito Test, but No Release Imminent US Approves GMO Mosquito Test, but No Release Imminent
- August 06, 2016

In their decision, FDA officials concluded a field trial would not significantly harm the environment in the region. "This is especially timely, given the recent finding of Zika transmission by local mosquitoes in a Miami neighborhood". (more...)
All pregnant moms should be tested for Zika virus — CDC All pregnant moms should be tested for Zika virus — CDC
- August 06, 2016

The public health department didn't disclose which country the woman is from. Babies born with microcephaly have abnormally small heads. "You have residential as well as business, industrial, construction and other locations there so that makes it a challenging area", said Dr. (more...)
Pence brushes off GOP concerns about Trump campaign
- August 06, 2016

In the statement announcing the team, Trump's campaign also said he'll unveil a detailed jobs plan on Monday at the Detroit Economic Club. "If somebody wins the election and they are president, then my responsibility is to peacefully transfer power to that individual". (more...)
Fear complicates pregnancy for women living in Miami's Zika hot zone
- August 05, 2016

An obstetrician and gynecologist who is herself pregnant, Maguire has become scrupulous about following the advice that she gives patients to protect against Zika, which can cause a rare but devastating birth defect. Zika is already swamping the island territory of Puerto Rico, where more than 5,580 people have been infected, including 672 pregnant women . The Texas Health and Human Services Commission announced Wednesday that women between the ages of 10 and 45 are also eligible to have ... (more...)
Year's First Wyoming West Nile Virus Case Reported Year's First Wyoming West Nile Virus Case Reported
- August 05, 2016

Louis Encephalitis Virus, and Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus. So far this year, there have been no confirmed cases of people contracting the disease from mosquitoes. For more information, contact Shelley Wight with the Morrow County Health District at 541-676-5421. Long sleeve shirts and trousers are also effective in preventing a mosquito bite. (more...)
Hope Solo booed over Zika comments in USWNT win Hope Solo booed over Zika comments in USWNT win
- August 05, 2016

She was apparently unfazed as the US went on to beat New Zealand 2-0. Solo, 35, was criticized after tweeting photos last month of her preparations for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, an area that has been heavily impacted by the Zika virus. (more...)
New AP report questions benefits of flossing
- August 04, 2016

Surgeon General , there is "little proof" that flossing actually helps in preventing gum disease and cavities. Turns out, there's never been any real evidence that flossing prevents gum disease or cavities. In a statement , the American Academy of Periodontology acknowledged there was a problem with research on the matter, stating that "much of the current evidence does not utilize a large sample size or examine gum health over a significant amount of time". (more...)
Obama: No one's given more than Gold Star families
- August 03, 2016

Obama told the annual convention of the Disabled American Veterans in Atlanta. Scott Mason, one of the Trump campaign's Hill liaisons, emailed congressional supporters Monday afternoon with a lengthy response to the Khizr Kahn, whose speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia drew national attention. (more...)
Pregnant women travel warning as Florida Zika cases rise to 14 Pregnant women travel warning as Florida Zika cases rise to 14
- August 03, 2016

The United Kingdom previously issued travel warnings for pregnant citizens heading toward this part of Florida. The Zika virus also has been linked to a rare paralyzing condition called Guillain-Barre syndrome. A big concern for Florida is the frequency of travel between the state and the US territory of Puerto Rico, where more than 4,500 cases have been reported, almost all contracted through mosquitoes. (more...)
Governor: 14 Florida Zika cases likely caused by mosquito
- August 02, 2016

Zika has been linked to birth defects. So far, more than 1,600 Americans have been infected during travel overseas, including dozens in Virginia, the CDC says. Despite thousands of imported cases of chikungunya virus, the CDC reported only 12 locally transmitted cases of the disease in Florida in 2014. We "had to make a decision: Do you take a risk, however minimal, just for the sake of a vacation?" The new cases are clustered in the same square-mile neighborhood in Miami-Dade County ... (more...)
Newcomer Foster placed on PUP by Dolphins at start of camp Newcomer Foster placed on PUP by Dolphins at start of camp
- July 30, 2016

Jordan can participate in practices and preseason games once "arrangements have been confirmed regarding Jordan's clinical resources in Miami". Ross met with Miami reporters Friday morning and told them he's confident the Dolphins will play their first game at home on September 1, against the Titans. (more...)
Padres, Marlins in 7-player deal
- July 30, 2016

The Miami Marlins are making good on their promise to Giancarlo Stanton . The Miami Marlins have an agreement in place to trade for San Diego Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner , sources told ESPN's Buster Olney on Friday. Capps, 25, is now on the 60-day disabled list after undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right elbow earlier this year in March. The Marlins are in contention for their first playoff berth since 2003 despite a shaky rotation. (more...)