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Obama Says It's An 'Insult' If Black Voters Don't Support Clinton Obama Says It's An 'Insult' If Black Voters Don't Support Clinton
- September 20, 2016

President Barack Obama delivered a stirring speech at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation dinner in Washington on Saturday night, saying he'd be offended if African-American voters don't turn out and vote for Hillary Clinton in November. (more...)
Kashmir remains shut for 73rd consecutive day Kashmir remains shut for 73rd consecutive day
- September 20, 2016

A 19-year-old girl died of cardiac arrest in South Kashmir's Shopian district allegedly during clashes on Monday, taking the death toll of people killed in the ongoing unrest triggered by killing of 21-year-old Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani to 87. (more...)
Some things to know about opioids in Washington state Some things to know about opioids in Washington state
- September 20, 2016

A joint investigation by The Associated Press and the Center for Public Integrity found the organizations spent $ 880 million nationwide and hired an annual average of 1,350 lobbyists in state capitals around the country from 2006 through 2015. (more...)
After Miami Neighborhood Declared Zika Free, CDC Lifts Travel Ban
- September 20, 2016

Four of those cases were new, and together the five of them were from the expanded Miami Beach zone. Small businesses around the artsy Wynwood area were heavily impacted by the CDC's travel advisory-as highlighted by Sen. Participation from Wynwood community members was also important: During today's news conference, Scott said that local business owners and residents were compliant in keeping their properties clear of standing water . (more...)
Ryan Lawrence pleads guilty to murdering 21-month-old daughter Ryan Lawrence pleads guilty to murdering 21-month-old daughter
- September 20, 2016

He will be sentenced next month after confessing to first-degree murder and may face between 25 years to life behind bars. With a trial looming in October, Ryan Lawrence pleaded guilty to first and second-degree murder in connection with the death of his child, Maddox Lawrence. (more...)
Florida Governor: Miami's Wynwood area no longer active Zika zone
- September 20, 2016

The CDC did not significantly change its guidance for travel to the Wynwood area . "The message with Wynwood is it was a huge success", said Dr. Lyle Peterson of the U.S. "We could see additional cases". "We have had no additional cases of local transmission in the area since the beginning of August because we were proactive , aggressive and responsible in our approach to reducing the mosquito population", Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said in a statement . (more...)
Florida governor says no Zika transmission in Miami's Wynwood in 45 days
- September 20, 2016

These areas will continue to be sprayed with insecticide until next week, said Mayor Gimenez. Scott credited aggressive mosquito-control efforts and community education as the reason for eradicating the Zika virus in Miami's popular arts district. (more...)
Kellogg recalls some Eggo waffles over listeria fear Kellogg recalls some Eggo waffles over listeria fear
- September 20, 2016

The recalled waffles can be identified by looking for UPC code 38000 40370, dated better if before used by November 21 and 22, 2017. The company noted the recall was made following a routine test that identifies "the potential for contamination". (more...)
Officials declare Miami area clear of Zika, credit spraying
- September 20, 2016

Wynwood, an arts district just north of downtown Miami , became the first community in the nation where the virus was spread locally by mosquitoes. A proposed resolution by Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Grieco to enact a two-week moratorium on the aerial spraying was unsuccessful. (more...)
Former soap star in final two to fight by-election for Labour Former soap star in final two to fight by-election for Labour
- September 20, 2016

The Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and UKIP have all said they will not be fielding a candidate in the by-election. The actress is joined by Jane Thomas in the Labour nomination for the Batley and Spen by-election on October 20. Mair, from the Field Head Estate in Birstall, was due to appear at the Old Bailey this morning via videolink from HMP Belmarsh, but the link to the hearing did not work. (more...)
MDs strengthen advice against codeine for kids' coughs, pain MDs strengthen advice against codeine for kids' coughs, pain
- September 20, 2016

The American Academy of Pediatrics has strengthened its warnings about prescribing codeine for children because of reports of deaths and risks for risky side effects. "Maybe a little pain is better than the alternative", he said. "The FDA is not saying anything that's shocking or surprising to pediatricians, because we've for some time been cautious using cough and cold medicines and any medication with codeine", Dr. (more...)
Philippine senators oust colleague who led killing inquiry
- September 20, 2016

A Philippine senator who led an investigation into the president's bloody anti-drug campaign was ousted Monday from the justice committee in a vote that human rights advocates said could derail accountability in the crackdown. The hearing on the extrajudicial killings will still continue and Sen. Duterte has accused de Lima of involvement in illegal drugs, alleging that her former driver took money from detained drug lords. (more...)
(Colo)-Broncos Defense Scores Twice in 34-20 Win Over Colts
- September 20, 2016

With 9 minutes left in the 4th, Luck led the Colts to an 80 yard touchdown drive capped off by Frank Gore's nimble feet, tip toeing to the end zone. Anderson if they wanted to come away with the victory, and that is exactly what they got. That would put the Colts in a position to attack the remaining 12 games with hope for postseason success. There's still time to right the ship for the Indianapolis Colts , but they face an extremely tough road if they want to get their season back on ... (more...)
Florida Gov: Miami's Wynwood area no longer active Zika zone
- September 20, 2016

The warning pertained to the Wynwood are of the city and recommended that pregnant women and their partners avoid entering Miami, according to the CDC's official website . And owners of the Mandarin Oriental - which is on Brickell Key, not Miami Beach - were concerned about bookings for Art Basel, which are not coming in at their usual pace. (more...)
CT gas prices remain unchanged this week CT gas prices remain unchanged this week
- September 20, 2016

A major gasoline pipeline - the 36-inch Colonial Pipeline 1 - had to be shut down a week ago after a state mining inspector in Alabama discovered a leak. As gas prices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia spike, the number of people seeking the best gas prices has also drastically increased. (more...)
Sarepta shares briefly leap 80% after FDA approves drug Sarepta shares briefly leap 80% after FDA approves drug
- September 20, 2016

Exondys 51 doesn't cure Duchenne muscular dystrophy and will only help a minority of patients. Patients could need wheelchairs in their early teens, and could die by the time they are in their 30s. “Its a really, really big day for the Duchenne community.”. The most common side effects from Exondys 51 include vomiting and problems with balance. (more...)
President declares opioid epidemic awareness week President declares opioid epidemic awareness week
- September 20, 2016

His announcement cites a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that found that more Americans die in drug overdoses than traffic accidents each year. Overdoses in ME are expected to be 300-400 for 2016. The proclamation is timely nationally, but IN has seen a spike IN heroin overdoses. More than 250 events are planned nationwide. (more...)
Police arrest man in attempted abduction at Abbotsford, BC, bus stop Police arrest man in attempted abduction at Abbotsford, BC, bus stop
- September 20, 2016

The suspect parked the van and walked over to the teen, then tried to convince her to take a ride with him, said MacDonald. "Certainly there are laws prohibiting that in Canada". "She's still shaken up, but I think she will be somewhat relieved to know we have the suspect in custody, and that the investigation is progressing quite nicely." MacDonald said he doesn't appear to have been booked on any flights, but he was a customer of the rental vehicle company. (more...)
100000 deaths from Indonesia forest fires, study estimates 100000 deaths from Indonesia forest fires, study estimates
- September 20, 2016

While the number of those affected by the fire was derived through complex analysis, the figure is yet to be officially validated. Fires started by Indonesian farmers, especially those working in palm oil and timber for wood pulp and paper, are mostly to blame, researchers said. (more...)
Clinton tells reporters she's doing well
- September 20, 2016

She said that while sitting at home this week was "pretty much the last place I wanted to be", the time helped clarify how she wants to close her campaign against Trump. Trump is in excellent health, and has the stamina to endure - uninterrupted - the rigors of a punishing and unprecedented presidential campaign and, more importantly, the singularly demanding job of president of the United States", the campaign said. (more...)