• Zika birth defect may only become clear months after birth
Zika birth defect may only become clear months after birth

The World Health Organization ( WHO ) is downgrading the Zika virus from being a "public health emergency" to that of a "long-term problem". Zika is spread mostly by infected mosquitoes and can cause birth defects in unborn children. In February, a Martins Ferry woman who makes frequent mission trips to Haiti became the first person in the Upper Oh...

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  • Liufau shines, No. 12 Colorado beats No
Liufau shines, No. 12 Colorado beats No

While the Colorado defense was holding Washington State's offense to 462 total yards (that's low for the Cougars), the Colorado offense scored on three of their final five possessions to seal the game. Southern California's path to the Pac-12 title game is clear. A third-down completion from Liufau to Jay MacIntyre moved the Buffs 23 yards to t...

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  • Jayalalithaa still in ICU but her mental functions 'absolutely normal': Apollo Hospital
Jayalalithaa still in ICU but her mental functions 'absolutely normal': Apollo Hospital

The treatment regimen, the hospital said then, includes, continued respiratory support, nebulisation, drugs to decongest the lungs, antibiotics, nutrition, general nursing care and supportive therapy. An expert team from the All India Institute of Medical Science also joined him. Jayalalithaa was admitted to the hospital after she complained of f...

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  • Choice of gray jay as national bird ruffles feathers in Regina
Choice of gray jay as national bird ruffles feathers in Regina

The federal government has not committed to naming a national bird - let alone the gray jay - but the Canadian Geographic Society argues that Canada's 150th anniversary in the coming year offers a ideal opportunity. In addition to their Cree name - wisakedjak - they were known as Canada jays for the better part of two centuries until 1957, when...

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  • In Memory of Gwen Ifill
In Memory of Gwen Ifill

Ifill died from endometrial cancer, which affects the lining of the uterus. In a distinguished career, Ms. Ifill was in the forefront of a journalism vanguard as a black woman in a field dominated by white men. "People think that they know how a woman, how a minority, how a journalist feels about a particular issue". At a time when some critics...

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  • Popular brand of grated cheese recalled for possible salmonella contamination
Popular brand of grated cheese recalled for possible salmonella contamination

The recalled six-ounce jars of Parmesan and Romano cheeses have best by dates between November 12, 2016 and November 12, 2018 . No illnesses have been reported by the product, but a routine inspection by the U.S. In healthy people, Salmonella can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. "So, out of an abundance of caution we...

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  • Activist pushed at Ohio State calls charge unnecessary
Activist pushed at Ohio State calls charge unnecessary

Acts of political violence are increasing in reaction to the election of President-elect Donald Trump. Update: The anti-Trump group was a self-identified socialist group on campus, and the speaker was 2014 graduate Timothy Adams. "After conversations with friends of the person who attacked me [I learned] that it was not a politically motivated ...

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  • Alibaba Says It Smashed Sales Records On China's 'Singles Day'
Alibaba Says It Smashed Sales Records On China's 'Singles Day'

Within mere 52 seconds of the sale Alibaba had clocked 1 billion yuan ($146 million) in sales. Alibaba chose Singles' Day as the next big online shopping holiday because of its November date, which was previously a low season for shopping.

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  • Post-Election Ponderings and Presidential Pardons
Post-Election Ponderings and Presidential Pardons

However, the picture was not taken on Thursday morning, but on Wednesday as Obama spoke in a live televised address after Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton conceded to Trump. President-elect Donald Trump tweeted twice about the protests that have erupted after his presidential victory, sending mixed messages. Michelle Obama me...

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  • One Hillary Clinton Supporter Got The Best Surprise
One Hillary Clinton Supporter Got The Best Surprise

She wasn't able to escape *all* attention, though, with fellow hiker Margot Gerster taking a photo with the former Secretary of State (a photo which she would later remove from her Facebook page). The post swiftly went viral on Thursday, racking up 105,000 likes and almost 9,000 shares. It was just the thing she needed in a time of despair.

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  • Female Celebrities React To Trump's Victory In US Presidential Election
Female Celebrities React To Trump's Victory In US Presidential Election

Many were tempted to file this under "you couldn't make it up". The Canadian website crashed hours ago, as Trump led the polls in a battle that he would eventually win. He said he's been reaching out to advisers of Trump including Alabama Sen. "How many it will be-in the thousands, millions, or tens of millions-no one can predict".

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  • Duterte after Trump win: I don't want to pick a fight
Duterte after Trump win: I don't want to pick a fight

Casiple, who spoke on the sidelines of a U.S. election-watch party at the Sofitel Plaza in Pasay City, said it was unclear how Trump would accept President Rodrigo Duterte's independent foreign policy stance. The President said he would also seek Malaysia's commitment to ensure that the two countries' waterways are secured and that there will be no...

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  • Legalization movement faces biggest test yet in 9 states
Legalization movement faces biggest test yet in 9 states

Another would ban single-use plastic grocery bags. If the majority selects "yes" on ballot question 4, people age 21-and-over would be allowed to have and grow pot. Shortly thereafter, the same group credited with bringing home the pro-pot vote in the Centennial State turned its attention to MA, and four other states.

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  • C's Aim to Flip a Switch on 'D' after Loss to Nuggets
C's Aim to Flip a Switch on 'D' after Loss to Nuggets

Mudiay finished with a career-high tying 30 points and eight rebounds. Fellow Celtic backcourt member Avery Bradley also had a nice game, posting 14 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. As much as we miss having our All Star center on the court, the first priority is always his health, especially in regards to something that could have long lasti...

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  • 8 of 9 children confirmed to have mysterious polio-like illness — CDC
8 of 9 children confirmed to have mysterious polio-like illness — CDC

Public Health Seattle & King County, Seattle Children's Hospital, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are working with the Department of Health on the continuing investigation. By the end of that year, 120 people had been diagnosed in 34 states. "It's important to understand that there's a wide spectrum of severity of thi...

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  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VRTX) Rating Lowered to Market Perform at William Blair
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VRTX) Rating Lowered to Market Perform at William Blair

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) reports its Earnings on Tue 25 Oct (8 days ago). Leerink Swann set a $112.00 price objective on Vertex Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Saturday, September 17th.

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  • COWGILL: California Chrome The Star/Fields Set for Breeders' Cup 33
COWGILL: California Chrome The Star/Fields Set for Breeders' Cup 33

Overall, many trainers and jockeys are pegging this year's Distaff to be the most competitive they've seen. The man who has won more Breeders' Cup races (22) than anyone pretty much took it in stride. I'm looking forward to this weekend. Sherman was pleased by Chrome's post position. A separate piece will preview the Breeders' Cup Mile and prov...

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  • NAACP files suit, alleges voter suppression
NAACP files suit, alleges voter suppression

The North Carolina NAACP filed a federal lawsuit seeking an immediate injunction. "We're taking this emergency step to make sure not a single voter's voice is unlawfully taken away". On Monday, voting rights advocates alleged that several counties were removing people from the voter rolls in a manner that targeted African Americans and violated...

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  • Most routes to 270 blocked for Trump, needs last-ditch surge
Most routes to 270 blocked for Trump, needs last-ditch surge

Scuffles erupted when those demonstrators were confronted by members of two small leftist groups, the Anti-Fascist League and Revolutionary Periphery. Clinton has held a lead averaging four to seven percentage points in polls in recent weeks as the Trump campaign wrestled with accusations by women of groping and other sexual advances.

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  • As Trump falters, more Republicans say they'll block Clinton
As Trump falters, more Republicans say they'll block Clinton

Clinton leads Trump by about 5 points in some national polls. Of course, this has been a volatile and unpredictable year, and there is still time for trends to reverse. The partisan nature of the Sunshine State is that it's always going to be a close outcome, and if Trump bottoms out here it could still hurt Rubio. In his county, he noted, Re...

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  • New national poll finds Clinton, Trump neck and neck
New national poll finds Clinton, Trump neck and neck

A September poll showed Trump only earning 33 percent of Florida Cubans, with Clinton leading with 41 percent. Weiner's estranged wife, Huma Abedin, is a top aide to Clinton and worked with her at the State Department, and the emails in question were sent or received by Abedin.

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  • KRAVITZ: Interview with Kansas City Star reporter Terez Paylor
KRAVITZ: Interview with Kansas City Star reporter Terez Paylor

He returned later in the half after being cleared. Smith was injured in the third quarter as he slid on a scramble and his head slammed against the turf when he was tackled by Edwin Jackson . The Colts have 41 total yards through the early goings of the second quarter, as Kansas City extend their lead on a Travis Kelce TD catch. When Smith is...

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  • Indianapolis Colts vs Kansas City Chiefs: What to Watch For
Indianapolis Colts vs Kansas City Chiefs: What to Watch For

Smith did not have a concussion in the first half but did have a cut on his ear, which left him questionable to return, per the team . They also have a 4-0 edge in the playoffs (1995, 2003, 2006 and 2013.) The last time they faced each other was the first round of the 2013 AFC playoffs, when the Colts were 17 points down with 19 minutes to play.

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  • Notre Dame game won't be Catholics vs. Convicts
Notre Dame game won't be Catholics vs. Convicts

And again, that was the only losing season I've had. The Hurricanes and Fighting Irish still can't agree on who should win the game-both are saying it will be their team Saturday. Kizer completed 25 of 38 passes for 263 yards and two touchdowns. Notre Dame outgained Miami 143-2 in total yards in jumping to a 17-0 lead in the first quarter a...

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  • Man dresses for Halloween as Gumby, his Golden Retriever's favorite play toy
Man dresses for Halloween as Gumby, his Golden Retriever's favorite play toy

You may think you love Gumby, but we're positive Jolene loves Gumby more. Jolene approaches the man, who is dressed up like Gumby, and jumps into his arms, as the two of them end up on the floor, the man in the Gumby costume laughing at how happy Jolene appears to be.

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  • Here's what occurs if Californians legalize recreational pot
Here's what occurs if Californians legalize recreational pot

The gambling magnate contributes regularly to Republican causes and has given millions to anti-legalization groups across the country this election cycle. Violations to the city's marijuana regulations could result in fines of $100 for the first violation and up to $500 for subsequent violations. In this Tuesday, Oct.

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  • Missed FGs leave Cardinals, Seahawks with tie
Missed FGs leave Cardinals, Seahawks with tie

Wagner's blocked kick was technically a special teams play. Murray, who missed the past two games, finished with 59 yards on 18 carries as the Raiders improved to 4-0 on the road. "He's a professional", Arians said. "I feel fine", Wilson said. When kicker Chandler Catanzaro's 24-yard field goal attempt in overtime deflected off the cros...

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  • STD Rates in United States Reach Record High
STD Rates in United States Reach Record High

One of the factors that may have contributed to the increase could be the budget cuts that led to more than 20 STD-specialized clinics closing in just one year. But women's rate of syphilis diagnosis also increased by more than 27 percent during that period. There were 395,216 cases of gonorrhea and 1.5 million cases of chlamydia reported in ...

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  • Syria government says Aleppo ceasefire started, promises 'safe exit'
Syria government says Aleppo ceasefire started, promises 'safe exit'

Sergei Rudskoi, a defence ministry official, was shown on state TV as saying that what he called the "humanitarian pause" in Aleppo would be in place from 0800 and until 1900 on October 22. "People are anxious they might be detained". The deployment comes after Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said the Admiral Kuznetsov, part of its Northern Flee...

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  • Indian-American hotelier Vikram Chatwal accused of burning two dogs
Indian-American hotelier Vikram Chatwal accused of burning two dogs

Judge Steve Statsinger issued an order of protection for the two Jack Russell Terriers, Molly and Finnegan, as well as the owner, reported Daily News . In 2013, he was jailed in Florida after cops allegedly found him with illegal drugs at an airport checkpoint. He also admitted in 2014 that he was an addict who has been in rehab 10 times.

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  • Eagles Pederson: Trade of Bradford was great for everybody
Eagles Pederson: Trade of Bradford was great for everybody

But by that afternoon, Bradford was on a plane to Minnesota to join the Vikings and learn his sixth offense in seven years. He went to a fabulous football team, a playoff football team. "It's a pride thing", head coach Doug Pederson said of Cox and the rest of the Eagles' defensive line. I've always said this as a former quarterback: "It's hard t...

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  • Emails show concern over Bill Clinton's Wall Street speech
Emails show concern over Bill Clinton's Wall Street speech

The email, from Mook to Podesta, said Obama administration officials should use their connections in the president's home state to try to push back the March 15 IL primary by at least a month. We're witnessing another effort to steal private campaign documents in order to influence an election. "We don't interfere (in) the internal affairs of the U...

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  • Michelle Obama says she's 'shaken' by Trump's sexual-assault comments
Michelle Obama says she's 'shaken' by Trump's sexual-assault comments

Obama's voice broke as she forcefully condemned his words, saying electing Trump as president would send the wrong message to children - boys and girls alike. Michelle Obama was in Manchester, N.H. for the democratic campaign event. Although polls give Hillary Clinton a six-point edge over her Republican rival in New Hampshire, Trump's campaig...

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  • Woman accused of malnourishing baby with vegan diet
Woman accused of malnourishing baby with vegan diet

At the time of her arrest, Elizabeth Hawk was 5-foot-9 and weighed 90 pounds, according to court documents. Elizabeth Hawk, a 33-year-old mother from Pennsylvania, was recently charged with child endangerment. They baby's rashes were also left untreated and made the child vulnerable to septic shock, which can be fatal. Philly.com reported that ...

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  • WPD and DEA to hold drug take back program
WPD and DEA to hold drug take back program

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will take back prescription drugs on Saturday, Oct. 22. Medications will be accepted with no questions asked. Overall, in its previous TAKE BACK event, DEA and its partners took in 6.4 million pounds. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are incr...

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