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Man faces drug charge after 24 stricken at Ohio music fest Man faces drug charge after 24 stricken at Ohio music fest
- August 09, 2016

Maj. Joe Masi of the Richland County Sheriff's Department tells the Mansfield News Journal someone began tossing out bags of the colorful sweets Saturday morning. Law enforcement officials said Saturday the festival did a thorough search of each vehicle before letting people in. Doctors treated the victims with Narcan - which is commonly used to reverse the effects of opiates. (more...)
European Stocks Gain on Bank of England Rate Cut
- August 09, 2016

The initial shock at the vote's outcome has seen business activity drop at the fastest pace since the depths of the financial crisis in 2008, according to surveys. "The Bank of England has hit a ideal "High Five" at today's meeting, over-delivering against market expectations and bucking the recent trend of central banks disappointing", JP Morgan Asset Management portfolio manager, Nick Gartside, said. (more...)
Arizona football player Zach Hemmila tragically dies in his sleep Arizona football player Zach Hemmila tragically dies in his sleep
- August 09, 2016

The visibly emotional Rodriguez said Hemmila's parents had been in town "the last couple days", and added he did not know much in the way of details. 'Everybody in our program is hurting, ' the Wildcats coach said. "We lost a great young man". "It's just awful and if there is anything we can do for them, we will certainly be here to support them". Rodriguez held practice as normal on Monday and informed his players of their teammate's passing at the conclusion. (more...)
Brazil presents rousing Olympic Games opening ceremony
- August 09, 2016

The four-hour Opening Ceremonies had a gutted budget but a soaring feel as the stadium in this seaside city pulsed with lights, fireworks, circus-like acrobatics and a samba singalong that embraced the nation's partying style. As a outcome, Russia's team was whittled down from a hoped-for 389 athletes to around 270. Led by its only individual gold medallist Abhinav Bindra, who is in his swansong Olympics, as the flag bearer, the Indian contingent entered the stadium as the 95th country. (more...)
Three effective Zika vaccines block the disease in monkeys
- August 09, 2016

The scientists in this latest study used three different approaches often used in vaccine development - one was an inactive, and therefore harmless, replica of the virus and two others used parts of the Zika virus's genetic code. But British experts were clear that any of the vaccines would take time to develop. Zika virus is also associated with severe birth defects such as microcephaly and has caused thousands of babies in Brazil to be born with unusually small heads. (more...)
Pokemon Go made $200 million in its first month
- August 09, 2016

As reported by analytics firm Sensor Tower , Niantic's augmented reality phenomenon set a new world record after grossing over $200m in worldwide net revenue in its first month (and a day). The revenue comes from in-app purchases Pokemon Go players make. That game was the fastest ever to reach 10 million downloads. "The game is being played on an average of 30 minutes per day in the USA on iOS, which is more than Facebook's average of 22 minutes per day", said Randy Nelson, mobile ... (more...)
Your Call: Would the Zika Virus Keep You from South Florida?
- August 09, 2016

The mothers of the two babies were among 21 pregnant women in the state who contracted the virus while overseas in a country where the virus is spreading. Global health officials have found a connection between pregnant women contracting the virus and a birth defect called microcephaly in their newborn infants. (more...)
Florida is investigating apparent new case of locally transmitted Zika Florida is investigating apparent new case of locally transmitted Zika
- August 09, 2016

NY and Florida have the most cases of travel-related Zika infections nationally - many reportedly associated with travel to the Dominican Republic - but the mosquito-borne transmissions in Florida are a first. "So I get it". Marco Rubio , the Florida senator who ran an unsuccessful campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, has said women infected with the Zika virus should be denied abortions. (more...)
Charles Barkley and Nick Saban together? Who doesn't want to watch? Charles Barkley and Nick Saban together? Who doesn't want to watch?
- August 09, 2016

I don't like talking about golf, golf is not my favorite. The pair laughs, then Barkley asks if that is what happened to former defensive coordinator Kirby Smart. You know I think you're an fantastic coach. I've tried everything to fix my golf game and nothing seems to work. "Do I have to answer that honestly?" Charles Barkley slam dunks this interview, not taking it easy on Coach Saban and seemingly, catching him a little off guard even. (more...)
Rubio Says No to Abortions for Zika-Infected Women
- August 09, 2016

Rather, Murphy states in a press release, "Rubio exploited the Zika crisis to attack women's health funding and Planned Parenthood". In his latest statements, the Florida Senator made it clear that he still stands behind this anti-abortion stance as he says that he is against women who are pregnant and infected with Zika having an abortion. (more...)
One in eight U.S. adults says they smoke marijuana, poll says One in eight U.S. adults says they smoke marijuana, poll says
- August 09, 2016

Half of the states have passed some type of medical marijuana law, and another four will vote on that in November (Arkansas, Florida, Montana, Missouri). The overall percentage of adults who say they have tried marijuana has risen more than tenfold since the late 1960s, from 4 percent in 1969 to 43 percent previous year. (more...)
Novak Djokovic's Quest for Olympic Gold Ends Early Again 31
- August 09, 2016

After winning the French Open for the first time in June, Djokovic held all four of the Grand Slam singles titles. Not only was he eliminated in the third-round at Wimbledon by Sam Querrey, he has now been dumped out of the Olympic Games by suffering defeat at the hands of Juan Martin Del Potro . (more...)
3 new West Nile cases confirmed in Mississippi 3 new West Nile cases confirmed in Mississippi
- August 09, 2016

A bird species that does a poor job spreading West Nile virus (WNV) but is particularly likely to get mosquito bites may explain why human infections with the disease are relatively uncommon in Atlanta, Georgia-despite evidence of high rates of virus circulating in the local bird population, according to a new study published online today in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene . (more...)
Swimming: Record-smashing Ledecky win women's 400m free
- August 09, 2016

Ledecky , the rising US swimming sensation, shaved 1.91 seconds off her own world record on the way to the 400m gold, the first stage of a rare treble she hopes to complete along with the 200m and 800m. There was much to admire throughout Sunday's evening session, but Ledecky's victory was arguably the most staggering of all - the outcome certain nearly from the outset. (more...)
Florida governor criticizes Washington for lagging in Zika fight
- August 09, 2016

This weekend saw the first local transmission of the Zika virus in the continental United States. Forty-one Democratic U.S. senators on Thursday urged Republican congressional leaders to summon lawmakers back from their summer recess to vote on emergency funding to combat the Zika virus, but Republicans blamed Democrats for the inaction in Congress. (more...)
Candy may have sickened 19 at San Francisco birthday party Candy may have sickened 19 at San Francisco birthday party
- August 09, 2016

Final lab results weren't available Monday, but officials say some of the hospitalized patients tested positive for THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. The candy did not have any labels or markings that investigators could use to trace where it came from, Baxter said. Investigators are trying to determine if the sweets contained drugs such as THC or other substances that could have caused the illnesses. (more...)
Laced Candy Sickens 24 at Rap Festival; Michigan Man Held
- August 09, 2016

That same Saturday, at night, rapper Machine Gun Kelly -the headliner act- played for an audience of approximately 2700 people, in a concert titled "The Last Weekend on Earth". The packages contained about 20 pieces each and were marked with the name of a commercial candy brand. Concertgoers started getting sick around 4PM, with ambulances being packed to the Ohio Health Hospital in Mansfield, where patients were treated with Narcan, a drug used to counteract overdoses of opiates like ... (more...)
George P. Bush urges Republicans to back Trump George P. Bush urges Republicans to back Trump
- August 08, 2016

His grandfather, George H.W. Bush, and his uncle George W. Bush , refused to participate in the Republican National Convention last month. Trump has not seemed to actively seek the endorsement of a Bush, so it will be interesting to see if he responds to the news from George P. (more...)
Two boys and a man missing in separate sea incidents off Wales Two boys and a man missing in separate sea incidents off Wales
- August 08, 2016

The Coastguard co-ordinated the search just off the coast of Mwnt on Sunday following a report that a person was in the water. And shocked Brits have taken to social media to share their concerns for the teens. Ali Yafi's cousin is one of two boys who went missing while on an organised trip on Sunday afternoon. A spokesman said: "The young boys had been swimming off the beach when they got into difficulty and were unable to return to shore". (more...)
Sheryl Crow praises Shannen Doherty for talking about cancer Sheryl Crow praises Shannen Doherty for talking about cancer
- August 08, 2016

After undergoing treatment for breast cancer, Sheryl realised there was something major missing from her life. In explaining her decision to post her hair chop online, Doherty said , "I wanted to put it out there the way it felt the best for me to put it out there". (more...)

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