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Cardiovascular Death Risk Significantly Higher with Marijuana Use

A study has shown that the risk of death from hypertension (also known as high blood pressure) is higher for cannabis users than for non-users - and is even higher than for those who smoke cigarettes. Eleven and a half years was the average duratio...

Ohio's tax-free weekend: What you need to know

Jefferson County will not charge its 1.625 percent sales tax, and Arnold, Kimmswick, Herculaneum and Hillsboro won't collect sales tax on back-to-school items during the holiday. Computers return to this year's list after being left out of a 2016 ta...

FDA announces plan to cut nicotine in cigarettes

British American Tobacco shares fell as much as 11 per cent while Altria fell as much as 16 per cent. It also gives the FDA more time to establish the means for regulating e-cigarettes. US smoking rates have been falling for decades. Under the pro...

Watch as firefighters revive a dog following a house fire

The dog was removed from a residential structure fire in the 4600 block of Quarter Ave, according to a post on the Bakersfield Fire Department's Facebook page . "I thought Jack was going to die", department spokesperson John Frando told the Associ...

'Best soccer' may be ahead for veteran USA squad

She's like 'Only I can bite you. Lichaj atoned for a almost costly slip on a third-minute counter attack that gifted a loose back pass to Salvadoran forward Rodolfo Zelaya, but Tim Howard rushed off his line to collect. The Yanks were fortunate,...

Budget office puts off scoring of health bill

McCain, R-Ariz., had surgery Friday to remove a blood clot over his left eye. With 52 Republicans sitting in the house, McConnell can't afford to lose more than two GOP votes in order for the bill to pass. Changes in the revised bill would se...

Trump accuses James Comey of leaking classified information to media

Unfortunately for Comey, a new report at The Hill indicates that there were seven of these "personal memos". "It's against the law". " James Comey leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media", Trump tweeted at 6:40 A.M. On the basis of what w...

Red Cross says emergency blood donations needed

The shortfall is the equivalent of the Red Cross not collecting any blood donations for more than four days. "Not all superheroes wear a cape, so you can be someone's hero today", said Alana Mauger, external communications manager for the Penn-...

RT America: Trump pledges 'federal help' to stop violent crime in Chicago

The group will join the Chicago Police Department and Illinois State Police on a strike force whose goal is to use ballistics technology to crack down on gun traffickers, as well as to get illegal guns and repeat shooters off the streets, per the A...

Oracle skipper Spithill tough on, off water in America's Cup

However, there was to be no late drama, as Burling's team crossed the finish line 30 seconds ahead of Spithill's ORACLE TEAM USA, wiping out the minus one point deficit to the Defenders and levelling the overall scores to 0-0 ahead of race two .

Pentagon chides Russian Federation over 'unsafe' intercept of USA spy plane

A Russian Su-27 plane chased away the F-16 fighter jet, according to TASS news agency. The Russian pilot of the Su-27 was provocative and flying erratically alongside the U.S. Baldanza stressed that the American reconnaissance plane "did nothin...

Tropical storm warning issued for Louisiana's Gulf Coast

Cindy was about 280 miles (450 km) south of Morgan City, Louisiana, on Tuesday afternoon with maximum sustained winds of 45 miles (75 km) per hour, the National Hurricane Center said. The NHC said those living in areas stretching from the central...

Senate heads toward showdown vote on Saudi weapons sale

The bipartisan effort to block Trump's arms deal is lead by Sens. Paul and Murphy likewise partnered up in 2016 to block a $1.15 billion weapons deal the Obama administration had arranged with Saudi Arabia, but lost the vote 27-71. We must also p...

Interior head suggests reducing Bears Ears monument

Among the biggest takeaways from the report were Zinke's request that the President ask Congress to act to enable tribal co-management of the monument. Despite the almost unanimous sentiment among the general public who commented, Zinke chose to igno...

Stunning report: Massive US disease outbreak in dogs

Officials are warning about the dog flu after five confirmed cases in Georgia . While this flu does not affect humans, it is passed on similarly to the human strain , through direct contact, coughing, sneezing and dissimilarly to humans, bark...

Moderate drinking can harm brain, study says

The researchers also found that drinking more was associated with poorer white matter integrity, a factor considered critical for cognitive functioning. A bottle of wine contains about seven standard drinks, or units. "Eating whole grains and fruits ...

Deaf singer wows crowd, judges on 'America's Got Talent'

Against all odds, Mandy Harvey has kept on singing. The 57-year-old millionaire was judging the first round of auditions for America's Got Talent when Scottish illusionist Colin Cloud appeared on stage to present his "Real life Sherlock Holme...

British police name third London Bridge attacker as Youssef Zaghba

They have not been identified or charged. A total of 19 people have been arrested in Britain as part of the terror probe, 12 of whom have been released without charge. Zaghba, a 22-year-old with dual Moroccan-Italian nationality, was briefly detain...

Live charts show awesome power of Cape storm

On Wednesday, authorities urged residents to capture rain from the storm in containers for flushing toilets and other needs. "Flushing an average toilet could save nine litres per flush depending on the type of toilet". "Outside they should tie down ...

U2 Bringing "The Joshua Tree" Anniversary Tour to Indy

U2 is scheduled to perform the album in full September 22 at Qualcomm Stadium. Now they have announced via their official website that more dates have been announced in the US, Mexico and South America for later this year. Tickets begin at $35, wit...

Spicer won't say whether Trump has confidence in Sessions

The New York Times reported Monday that Trump partially blames Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the investigation for the eventual appointment of a special counsel. In a series of tweets, Trump called the new ban "politically correct", and ...

Infants should sleep in own room, not with parents

Total sleep over the night was also greater for the babies who were in their own room . And the researchers found another trend: Parents who kept their babies in the same room to sleep were much more likely to bring their infants into their ...

Kim holds off Nordqvist for ShopRite win

It was the fifth LPGA victory for Kim , who turns 29 on June 13. Michelle Wie climbed up the field to finish in a tie for third place at seven under after shooting a six-birdie 65. She had two birdies and three other bogeys. "Fifteen kind of k...

Is it better to wash your hands in cold or hot water?

Before the participants washed, their hands were swiped with harmless germs . "This study may have significant implications towards water energy, since using cold water saves more energy than warm or hot water", he said . They repeated these ...

Melania Trump wears $51K Dolce & Gabbana jacket in Sicily

CNN .com reports the Dolce & Gabbana jacket worn by the first lady on Friday was the most expensive item of clothing the former model has worn since her husband was elected to the White House . The coat, worn over a simple beige dress, sells for o...

Zuckerberg: not running for office, but wants 'to learn'

On Sunday, Zuckerberg wrote a lengthy message about what he'd learned - and took the opportunity to once again reiterate that he's definitely not running for public office of any kind. The billionaire noted that while in OH, he met with recoverin...

Philippines says it will reject all aid with conditions

The Cabinet official said he will discuss with other members of the economic team - Budget Secretary Benjamin M. Diokno and Finance Secretary Carlos G. However, Pernia told reporters: "I will not take that as a policy". "Well, it should not be poli...

Brazil crisis deepens with probe of president, top senator

Temer's situation grew far more perilous after the Supreme Court officially approved an investigation into allegations against him, according to a source with direct knowledge of the decision. JBS, which grew rapidly under 13 years of leftist Workers...

Cosby says he doesn't expect to testify at sex assault trial

Expressing support for her father, Ensa said in an audio statement Monday on popular radio show, The Breakfast Club, "I strongly believe my father is innocent of the crimes alleged against him and I believe that racism has played a big role in al...

Police officer accidentally overdoses during drug bust

After arresting two males, police searched the auto where they found white powder spread throughout the vehicle. Green patted Buckel down, noticing he was covered in a white powdery substance, which is now believed to be fentanyl - an opioid that...

Mostly cloudy today, rain on the way

The rain will remain steady and heavy at times through Saturday morning and into the afternoon before tapering back to showers late in the day and at night. There's also a touch of rain in the area, but most of that is occurring to our south and we...

Ebola outbreak declared in northeast DR Congo

More than 11,000 people died in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014-2015, mainly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Ebola is no longer an "extraordinary" health event, the World Health Organisation has said. "Our country must confront an ou...

Omaha woman infected with Zika delivers healthy baby girl

Officials recorded 95% fewer cases between January and April than during the same period past year. The Latin American country called off the emergency 18 months after an unprecedented rise in Zika cases at home, where the outbreak was shown to r...

Woman thrown into pool while trying to break up party

Balfour will be processed at the Broward County Juvenile Assessment Center, and transported to the Broward Regional Juvenile Facility. James was still sporting bruises on her arm and legs days after Saturday's incident at the pool party at the Play...

School students clash with security forces in Kashmir

Meanwhile two Special Police Officers were wounded in a firing incident at a police post in Tanta area of Doda district in Jammu on Monday. The students pelted stones at security forces, who resorted to baton charge and tear smoke shelling, the offic...

World's Fattest Woman Leaves Hospital After Successful Surgery

With the hard part of the procedure over and done with, Abd El Aty must now prepare to finish treatment back in the United Arab Emirates. Despite the relative success of the surgery, orthopedic specialists have said that Abd El Aty would never walk...

Ontario budget promises billions in health care and drives up debt

An improvement in Ontario's finances is crucial for Premier Kathleen Wynne to boost social spending and shore up support before next year's election. The finance minister said the budget contains several measures specifically created to help senio...

Suspended SGF absent at Senate ad-hoc committee hearing

Lawal, for evidence, according to correspondence seen by PREMIUM TIMES. Reacting to the development, the Senate Committee Chairman, Senator Shehu Sani expressed dissatisfaction over the recalcitrant of Mr. "The committee has granted your request co...

Relay for Life hosted on Front Lawn

Lynn Husted, who is coordinating the Relay For Life for Lamar County, said the Sumrall High Football Field will be full. The rally is conducted each year in conjunction with the American Cancer Society in an effort to celebrate cancer survivors and...

'It's-a Me, Mario': Target Is Replacing Shopping Carts With Mario Karts

May's first week wouldn't exactly make the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe release date of April 28, but would be close enough in case buyers missed their shot during the Target or Walmart refreshes. Elsewhere on store shelves, fans of big swords and big gun...

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Moderate drinking can harm brain, study says

The researchers also found that drinking more was associated with poorer white matter integrity, a factor considered critical for cognitive functioning. A bottle of wine contains a...

Deaf singer wows crowd, judges on 'America's Got Talent'

Against all odds, Mandy Harvey has kept on singing. The 57-year-old millionaire was judging the first round of auditions for America's Got Talent when Scottish illusionist ...

Live charts show awesome power of Cape storm

On Wednesday, authorities urged residents to capture rain from the storm in containers for flushing toilets and other needs. "Flushing an average toilet could save nine litres per ...

British police name third London Bridge attacker as Youssef Zaghba

They have not been identified or charged. A total of 19 people have been arrested in Britain as part of the terror probe, 12 of whom have been released without charge. Zaghba, a ...

U2 Bringing "The Joshua Tree" Anniversary Tour to Indy

U2 is scheduled to perform the album in full September 22 at Qualcomm Stadium. Now they have announced via their official website that more dates have been announced in the US, ...

Spicer won't say whether Trump has confidence in Sessions

The New York Times reported Monday that Trump partially blames Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the investigation for the eventual appointment of a special counsel. In a ...

Infants should sleep in own room, not with parents

Total sleep over the night was also greater for the babies who were in their own room . And the researchers found another trend: Parents who kept their babies in the same ro...

Kim holds off Nordqvist for ShopRite win

It was the fifth LPGA victory for Kim , who turns 29 on June 13. Michelle Wie climbed up the field to finish in a tie for third place at seven under after shooting a six-birdi...

Is it better to wash your hands in cold or hot water?

Before the participants washed, their hands were swiped with harmless germs . "This study may have significant implications towards water energy, since using cold water saves ...

Melania Trump wears $51K Dolce & Gabbana jacket in Sicily

CNN .com reports the Dolce & Gabbana jacket worn by the first lady on Friday was the most expensive item of clothing the former model has worn since her husband was elected to th...

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Zuckerberg: not running for office, but wants 'to learn'

Zuckerberg: not running for office, but wants 'to learn'

On Sunday, Zuckerberg wrote a lengthy message about what he'd learned - and took the opportunity to once again reiterate that he's definitely not running for public office of a...

Philippines says it will reject all aid with conditions

Philippines says it will reject all aid with conditions

The Cabinet official said he will discuss with other members of the economic team - Budget Secretary Benjamin M. Diokno and Finance Secretary Carlos G. However, Pernia told reporte...

Brazil crisis deepens with probe of president, top senator

Brazil crisis deepens with probe of president, top senator

Temer's situation grew far more perilous after the Supreme Court officially approved an investigation into allegations against him, according to a source with direct knowledge of t...

Cosby says he doesn't expect to testify at sex assault trial

Cosby says he doesn't expect to testify at sex assault trial

Expressing support for her father, Ensa said in an audio statement Monday on popular radio show, The Breakfast Club, "I strongly believe my father is innocent of the crimes all...

Police officer accidentally overdoses during drug bust

Police officer accidentally overdoses during drug bust

After arresting two males, police searched the auto where they found white powder spread throughout the vehicle. Green patted Buckel down, noticing he was covered in a white pow...