Medical

Confirmed case of West Nile virus in Rock Hill, city officials say

Confirmed case of West Nile virus in Rock Hill, city officials say

DeKalb County is one of several where mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus , which means an increased risk of people contracting the virus, according to a news release. "We would encourage everyone to monitor their own homes and properties for standing water in those areas so you can eliminate the breeding grounds for that", Rock Hill City Manager Jimmy Bagley said. Read More

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Havana to investigate 'symptoms' found on US Diplomats

Havana to investigate 'symptoms' found on US Diplomats

State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said Wednesday that officials first learned about the "incidents" at the U.S. embassy in Cuba in late 2016. The Cuban government, Nauert said, has a "responsibility and an obligation under the Geneva Convention to protect our diplomats". Officials cautioned the AP that Cuba may have been unaware the attacks were happening, and that a third country like Russian Federation may have been responsible. Read More

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District Prepares For Solar Eclipse

District Prepares For Solar Eclipse

To be on the safe side, the American Astronomical Society suggests choosing equipment from this list of reputable manufacturers. He says that "the difference between a partial solar eclipse and a total is like reading a book vs. ABC News' Frank Reynolds anchored a special report on the celestial phenomenon at the time and pledged that the network would cover the next total solar eclipse in 2017. Read More

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Trump backs rough treatment by police

Trump backs rough treatment by police

What Trump was actually doing was encouraging law enforcement officers to ignore both their departments' policies and local, state, and federal law. "Just like they don't want to have rich people at the head of treasury", Trump said. Goff added that Trump's Friday remarks were unsafe because it would make even bystanders less likely to report violent crimes for fear of violent treatment from police. Read More

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Killed in Violence during Venezuelan Opposition's General Strike against Maduro Regime

Killed in Violence during Venezuelan Opposition's General Strike against Maduro Regime

But the hundreds of thousands who have sometimes taken to the streets during almost four months of anti-government protests were largely absent. REEVES: Maduro's under growing global pressure to call off Sunday's vote. Romero said the 23-year-old musician was playing his violin on the streets of Caracas and was not breaking any laws when he was detained Thursday. Read More

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Shahid, Alia win Best Actors at IIFA 2017 for 'Udta Punjab'

Shahid, Alia win Best Actors at IIFA 2017 for 'Udta Punjab'

On Saturday, Bollywood's most prestigious IIFA Awards 2017 was held in which actor Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt won the best actor male and female for their film Udta Punjab . Udta Punjab didn't just stop with bagging the Best Actor and Actress awards, Diljit Dosanjh was awarded with the title of Best Debutant and also, Kanika Kapoor was the Best Singer in the female category for crooning songs in the film. Read More

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Only 1 in 4 Americans strongly support Trump

Only 1 in 4 Americans strongly support Trump

Overall, 48 percent disapprove strongly of how he's doing. The approval rating for Trump, who approaches six months in office, is lower than that of any of his predecessors in 70 years, Xinhua reported. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 8, 2015. That marks a six-point decline from Trump's approval rating after his first 100 days in office. Read More

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Charlie Gard: Whose right to decide?

Charlie Gard: Whose right to decide?

Who has the right to decide if a patient, young or old, gets further medical treatment, no matter how unlikely the success? His parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates were in opposition, and campaigned to keep him alive on life-support, until they could travel to the United States where an experimental treatment is available. Read More

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Handcuffs couldn't stop Oklahoma man from proposing to his girlfriend

Handcuffs couldn't stop Oklahoma man from proposing to his girlfriend

In handcuffs, Thompson got down on one knee and asked Keith to marry him. Before officers arrived, the family was in the front yard celebrating Thompson's birthday and Independence Day - which fall on the same day. The bodycam video shows Thompson asking his mother if he should "do it now" and told her to get the ring. "I guess it's like an unconditional love, you know?" They moved his handcuffs from behind his back to his front so he could put the ring on her finger. Read More

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UNESCO passes controversial motion calling Hebron endangered heritage site

UNESCO passes controversial motion calling Hebron endangered heritage site

Netanyahu announced that Israel would further reduce its membership dues to the agency by $1 million in protest at the decision, and would instead spend the funds on establishing a museum of Jewish heritage in the Hebron area. Israel's ambassador to UNESCO Carmel Shama Hacohen laughed off the resolution on Friday, saying his plumbing at home was more important. The tomb of the Patriarchs near Hebron. Read More

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People Ended Their Lives in 6 Months Under California's New Right-to-Die Law

People Ended Their Lives in 6 Months Under California's New Right-to-Die Law

A newly released report by the California Department of Health accounts for the terminally ill individuals who participated in the state's assisted suicide program between June 9 and December 31. The CDPH says of the 111 people who died, more than 87% were over 60 years of age. "The law happened at the right time for us". The law also states that doctors themselves should not prescribe the drug to them until n unless patients demand it. Read More

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US Open at a glance

US Open at a glance

Brooks Koepka had the lead until he turned a birdie chance into a bogey on the par-5 first hole after making the turn. With a blind shot to the green, he went long into deeper hay, and his first hack at it moved the ball only a few feet. "My best friend has caddied for me for six or seven years", said Champ. Tommy Fleetwood will try to block out thoughts of the "life-changing" effect of becoming the second English victor in five years in Sunday's final round of the US Open . Read More

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Parade of forwards at top of NHL draft

Usually, a front office member announces the pick, but the Hawks enlisted the services of Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews to do the honor. Defensemen Miro Heiskanen (No. The Blackhawks followed up that pick with two more selections in the third round, and with the first pick they took forward Andrei Altybarmakyan out of Russian Federation. Read More

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Philadelphia Zoo welcomes baby gorilla after emergency delivery

Philadelphia Zoo welcomes baby gorilla after emergency delivery

Typically, labor is quick for gorillas . Ayana, a Western lowland gorilla , was born in the early hours of April 22 to mother Touni and silverback gorilla father Jock. After one and a half hours, the team delivered a healthy 5-lb. baby boy. Although several gorillas have been successfully delivered by C-section during the past few years, the most recent case of an assisted vaginal delivery the zoo is aware of occurred in 2000. Read More

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