CDC: Teen overdose deaths on the rise

CDC: Teen overdose deaths on the rise

Jill Sokolnicki, a counselor at South Community - a behavioral healthcare facility - said: "It is like Russian roulette". New research from the CDC shows the overdose death rate for kids between the ages of 15 and 19 rose in 2015 after years of decline. Read More

Solar eclipse will cut out North American solar power for 90 minutes

Solar eclipse will cut out North American solar power for 90 minutes

We know the eclipse is coming in the afternoon of August 21 , but if you're looking for a more precise time, visit this link to find a tool developed by Xavier Jubier at Eclipse2017.org. Officials at the Kopernik Observatory say it may come closer to our area giving us a higher chance to view it within the totality. "We haven't had an eclipse cross the United States like this in almost 100 years", says CfA spokesperson Tyler Jump. Read More

Tax-free weekend offers relief for back-to-school shoppers

Tax-free weekend offers relief for back-to-school shoppers

For three days, Oklahoma shoppers pay no sales tax on shoes and clothing less than $100 dollars, which some think helps low-income families save on back-to-school shopping. The 2017 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Rick Scott . Because of that, Boehnke disputes the non-partisan Legislative Services Commission's estimates that OH will lose $14.7 million dollars in tax revenue this weekend. Read More

Hamburg Mayor Calls for Swifter Deportations Following Attack

Hamburg Mayor Calls for Swifter Deportations Following Attack

Voss said. German news website Spiegel Online has named the man as Ahmad A, reporting that he had contact with the Islamist scene in Hamburg . He added that while there could have been an Islamist motive for the attack, the suspect also suffered from psychological problems. Read More

'Let us take our Charlie home to die'

At the heart of the controversy is Charlie Gard , a young infant in the United Kingdom who suffers from a rare mitochondrial disease (mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome). Under British law, children have rights independent of their parents, and it is usual for courts to intervene when parents and doctors disagree on the treatment of a child - such as cases where a parent's religious beliefs prohibit blood transfusions. Read More

Bakersfield Firefighters Bring Nearly Dead Dog Back to Life

Bakersfield Firefighters Bring Nearly Dead Dog Back to Life

Firefighters came to the rescue and tried to revive the dog, as his owner looked on. It worked. According to the fire department's Facebook post , they "revived the pet using a specialized animal oxygen mask and high flow oxygen". After searching inside, firefighters pulled Jack from the house and laid him in the front garden. "I thought Jack was going to die", department spokesperson John Frando told the Associated Press. Read More

United States survive, but Bruce Arena not pleased with effort vs. El Salvador

United States survive, but Bruce Arena not pleased with effort vs. El Salvador

We didn't deal with the physicality. The Americans have won the biannual regional championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean five times since 1991, with their most recent title in 2013. "I'm sure Concacaf will do what they're supposed to do", Howard said. "I just tried to keep it simple, but the first pass back to Tim [Howard] was not very good at all". Read More

Does health care vote delay help or hurt its chances?

Does health care vote delay help or hurt its chances?

The original Senate bill proposed spending $2 billion to address the opioid epidemic - a drop in the bucket when it comes to addressing a crisis that is ravaging communities and ripping the heart out of our country. The Fix's Aaron Blake has documented how Republicans don't feel strongly about this health-care bill as it plods its way through Congress: A recent Quinnipiac University poll found that just 18 percent of Republicans strongly approved of it, while 11 percent disapproved strongly. Read More

Army Vets Last Wish: Call or Text Me

Army Vets Last Wish: Call or Text Me

Doctors told Hernandez and his wife Ernestine that there is nothing more they can do except to try to make his final days more comfortable, and a big part of that comfort is to see that he's happy. "Ernestine said his low spirits "broke my heart", adding, "[Lee's] speech is not very well, so many people didn't take much interest or want to talk with him". Read More

'No single sentence which points out corruption committed by Nawaz Sharif'

'No single sentence which points out corruption committed by Nawaz Sharif'

But Pakistan "does not need and can not afford the distraction of an incumbent Prime Minister fighting corruption charges in the courts". The JIT , which included experts from civilian and military intelligence agencies, summoned and questioned Sharif and his children about their family assets and contacted governments overseas before finalizing the report. Read More

Burhan Wani's martyrdom infused new spirit in Kashmir freedom movement: Nawaz Sharif

Burhan Wani's martyrdom infused new spirit in Kashmir freedom movement: Nawaz Sharif

Burhan Wani , a commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen militant group best known for appearing on social media in military fatigues to urge young people to join the fight against Indian forces, was killed in southern Kashmir on July 8 a year ago. Read More

End-of-life prescription drugs taken by 111 Californians previous year

End-of-life prescription drugs taken by 111 Californians previous year

Of the 111 people who chose to use the law, 75.6 percent were between 60 and 89 years old, according to the CDPH, and 58.6 percent of those who took advantage of the law were diagnosed with terminal cancer. Doctors did not report the results of the remaining 59 prescriptions. Twenty-one more patients died before they could take the drugs. State officials warn that people should be cautious in drawing hasty conclusions from this report, as it only covers six months of data. Read More

Kiwi America's Cup domination - What can ORACLE TEAM USA do about it?

Kiwi America's Cup domination - What can ORACLE TEAM USA do about it?

Because of the weird scoring system, Team NZ only leads 1-0 in the best of 13 series, but will need eight wins to take the cup. Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand survived two heartstopping moments to win the first two races of the 35th America's Cup against Jimmy Spithill and two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA on the Great Sound on Saturday. Read More

AirAsia World Champions for Ninth Time at Skytrax

AirAsia World Champions for Ninth Time at Skytrax

The airline won the Best Staff Service Award as part of the highly acclaimed global awards held at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday. AirAsia was named the world's best low-priced airline, while Garuda Indonesia can officially claim the world's top cabin crew . Read More

Uber adds option to tip drivers as it heads in new direction

Uber adds option to tip drivers as it heads in new direction

By the end of July , riders across the USA will be able to give their drivers gratuities within the app, a concession that follows a awful last few months for Uber in the news. The announcement comes just one week after CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick took a leave of absence from the company. The issue had been a longstanding source of disagreement between Uber and its drivers. Read More

Leaked NSA doc highlights deep flaws in US election system

Leaked NSA doc highlights deep flaws in US election system

NSA documents leaked by Reality Leigh Winner, however, contradict Obama's claims as election-related hacking efforts continued until just days before the election. While stating he did not want to disclose too much information for security reasons, Storm stated that county has an email filtering system in place that he said would have been able to pick up the fake VR Systems emails. Read More

Video emerges of Notre Dame 'terrorist' hammer attack

Video emerges of Notre Dame 'terrorist' hammer attack

The video in which the man pledges allegiance to ISIS was found by police who searched the student apartment he was renting. Le Figaro claims the investigation into the man's home uncovered a video where the attacker pledged his loyalty and allegiance to Islamic State. Read More

Trump lashes out at London's mayor, again

Trump lashes out at London's mayor, again

This was a total misrepresentation by Trump and so he was criticized for the tweet , but Monday morning he jumped back into the controversy: "Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who reacted fast on his 'no reason to be alarmed" statement. Read More

Hand washing study findings run counter to FDA guidelines

Hand washing study findings run counter to FDA guidelines

According to researchers , washing your hands in cold water is just as effective at reducing bacteria as washing your hands in hot water. However, the researchers did admit that their study sample was small, and that more extensive studies are needed to determine the best ways to wash potentially harmful bacteria and germs off hands - and the rest of the human body. Read More

Chocolate may lower risk for common heart condition: Harvard study

Chocolate may lower risk for common heart condition: Harvard study

Chan School of Public Health and in Denmark. " Atrial Fibrillation affects both men and women". In the United States, at least 2.7 million people have been diagnosed with it, according to the American Heart Association. Eating up to six bars of chocolate a week could reduce the risk of a potentially fatal heart condition by nearly one quarter, a study by Harvard University suggests. Read More

United States sues Fiat Chrysler for diesel emissions cheating

United States sues Fiat Chrysler for diesel emissions cheating

The control devices, which are legal but must be disclosed and their goal explained, are said to emit higher levels of nitrogen oxides during real-world driving conditions than during US emission tests. Michael Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director said, "Fiat Chrysler joins the long list of automakers who have put our clean air and health of our families in the backseat by cheating on emissions tests". Read More

Poor and disabled big losers in Trump budget; military wins

Overall, the budget would reduce spending on means-tested anti-poverty programs by $272 billion over the next 10 years. "I think that is ill-advised personally", Cole told reporters . To reach its objectives the plan envisages dramatic cuts to various humanitarian and welfare programs, Social Security and Medicaid , which provides health coverage for millions of Americans including low-income adults, people with disabilities and children. Read More

No fruit juice for kids under 1, pediatricians advise

No fruit juice for kids under 1, pediatricians advise

The group had previously advised parents to wait to offer juice until a child reached 6 months old, but decided to make the change based on rising rates of obesity and concerns about tooth cavities. Drinking unpasteurized juice drinks is discouraged for all ages. "In the past, we've always said generally 6 to 8 ounces per day and we weren't really focusing on the age group". Read More

Skipping your beauty sleep may make you lose friends!

Skipping your beauty sleep may make you lose friends!

Swollen eyelids and dark circles around the eyes might also prevent people from hanging out with you, say researchers, who photographed 25 volunteers without makeup after two consecutive nights of about 7.5 hours of sleep and again after two consecutive nights of slightly less than 4.5 hours of sleep, reports the Los Angeles Times . Read More

Fallen officers to be honored

The Oak Ridge Police Department is joining other law enforcement agencies across the nation in celebrating National Police Week, Sunday, May 14, through Saturday, May 20, a press release said . "I gave my hat to Michael, and now he's with us. Then later on, as it progressed, Congress passed a public law dedicating an entire week to Police Officers' Memorial Week". Read More