• We finally have an Ebola vaccine that's up to 100% effective
We finally have an Ebola vaccine that's up to 100% effective

The study , led by the World Health Organisation ( WHO ), was the first to find a way to stop infection from the pathogen. Of the more than 6,000 people injected with the Ebola vaccine only two showed serious adverse effects, the study reported.

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  • Videocast: A look at your Christmas Eve/Day forecast
Videocast: A look at your Christmas Eve/Day forecast

Northwest wind around 5 miles per hour. Wed: High: 56 Low: 33 Mostly sunny. South wind 10 to 13 miles per hour becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. West wind around 6 miles per hour becoming calm in the evening. Tonight A 50 percent chance of snow after2am. Partly sunny, with a high near 73.

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  • Several people hurt in Manhattan fire
Several people hurt in Manhattan fire

Officials said that three firefighters and three civilians who "were injured and taken to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening". "Fire in our building and we are trapped inside on 7th floor". NBC News reported that children were seen being carried out of the building. Four ...

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  • This little boys reaction to being adopted will melt your heart
This little boys reaction to being adopted will melt your heart

His new family noted that Michael came to them in 2015 as a shy boy, but became more outgoing and confident as time went on. "I just tweeted, I was like, we are his forever family", said Dea. "It felt like he was a part of our family right from the start", Montgomery said, calling him her "valentine baby". He had spent 832 days in foster care.

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  • Four More Officials Charged Over Flint, Michigan, Water Crisis
Four More Officials Charged Over Flint, Michigan, Water Crisis

Howard Croft, who was Flint's director of the Department of Public Works, and Daugherty Johnson, who was the department's utilities director, were each charged with false pretenses and conspiracy to commit false pretenses. During a news conference, there was no allegation by Schuette that Earley and Ambrose personally gained from the bond deal ...

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  • An Apple Manufacturing Plant in India? Don't Tell Trump
An Apple Manufacturing Plant in India? Don't Tell Trump

The idea of Apple manufacturing its products in India is nothing new, but Apple is seriously considering it now, according to The Wall Street Journal . In October 2015, an entry-level 16GB iPhone 6S cost $955 in India compared to $845 in France, the second most expensive place to buy an iPhone. The retail stores have always been an important...

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  • ME elector says he is voting for Sanders
ME elector says he is voting for Sanders

Bright described himself not as a Clinton elector, but instead as a "Democratic elector" who represents Democrats in Maine. Elector David Bright says he will be voting for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. The casting of votes by Maine's presidential electors is being accompanied by boisterous protests. "I can't do anything to change the results of...

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  • Guardiola lauds City spirit against 'lucky' Arsenal
Guardiola lauds City spirit against 'lucky' Arsenal

Raheem Sterling struck a 71st-minute victor, but Wenger felt Silva's attempt to play the ball in front of goalkeeper Petr Cech should have seen the goal ruled out. "But we were caught cold in the second half and we dropped physically". On the south coast, Southampton found the answer to their recent lack of goals in Jay Rodriguez, who scored twic...

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  • Woman Has Baby In UK From Ovary Frozen In Childhood
Woman Has Baby In UK From Ovary Frozen In Childhood

Mrs Al Matrooshi, a Dubai national, was born with beta thalassaemia , an inherited blood disorder that is fatal if untreated. She had chemotherapy and a bone-marrow transplant in 2001 when she was 9, and because chemotherapy damages the ovaries, she had her right ovary removed and frozen first.

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  • This Week in Zika: 6% Rate of Birth Defects in US
This Week in Zika: 6% Rate of Birth Defects in US

ABC News reports , the CDC warning came following five locally documented cases of Zika in the area. "Women who plan to become pregnant at this time are encouraged to take all measures to prevent themselves from being bitten by mosquitoes, and thereby, decrease their risk of becoming infected with the Zika virus sisease".

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  • Kirk Cameron 'Heartbroken' Over Death of 'TV Dad' Alan Thicke
Kirk Cameron 'Heartbroken' Over Death of 'TV Dad' Alan Thicke

Thicke's agent Tracy Mapes said in a statement, "Today the world lost an awesome talent". He composed several popular theme songs, including the original theme for "The Wheel of Fortune " and other shows including " The Facts of Life " and "Diff'rent Strokes".

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  • Law enforcement promises zero tolerance for holiday drunken drivers
Law enforcement promises zero tolerance for holiday drunken drivers

Overtime for task force officers is covered by federal funding administered by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's (WisDOT) Bureau of Transportation Safety. Brown-Forman, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, the Volunteers of America and LMPD are teaming up on the " Drive Sober or get Pulled Over " campaign.

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  • No serious injury for Manchester United defender Bailly
No serious injury for Manchester United defender Bailly

After their impressive 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend, Manchester United will be hoping to see off more London opposition when they travel to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace on Wednesday. "Of course he has a problem but he showed unbelievable character to try and try until he had to come off". " We don't know [yet]"....

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  • Obama administration bars states from withholding federal funds for Planned Parenthood
Obama administration bars states from withholding federal funds for Planned Parenthood

And how, because of the hubub around this perfectly legal procedure, Planned Parenthood stopped collecting reimbursement fees on the costs associated with those donations, even though federal law also allowed them to do that? The bishops' organization argued that "states should retain the discretion to determine which subrecipients are best sui...

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  • Surgeon General calls youth vaping a public health threat
Surgeon General calls youth vaping a public health threat

The report also found that secondhand aerosol that is exhaled into the air by e-cigarette users can expose others to potentially harmful chemicals. "While in an ideal world no one would start using nicotine, if electronic cigarette use is reducing the number of people taking up smoking, then there are clear public health gains".

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  • USA life expectancy drops for the first time in decades
USA life expectancy drops for the first time in decades

Average life expectancy declined for men, falling by more than two months, to 76 years and 3 ½ months in 2015. Americans are dying from heart disease at a faster rate, stalling four decades of gains against the nation's leading killer and driving up the US mortality rate overall.

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  • 4 more Zika cases found in Texas
4 more Zika cases found in Texas

In addition to these five cases where infants were born with health problems related to the Zika virus , eight other infants tested positive for the virus but have shown no symptoms of impairment or birth defects related to the virus, the health department said.

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  • Italian Prime Minister PM Renzi to resign on Friday
Italian Prime Minister PM Renzi to resign on Friday

The vote was treated by many as a referendum on Renzi himself, however, as he promised repeatedly to resign if the constitutional changes were not approved by voters. The EU finance commissioner, Pierre Moscovici, told reporters in Brussels that "I'm very confident in the capacity of the eurozone to resist all kind of shocks".

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  • Christie's approval rating tied with Florio
Christie's approval rating tied with Florio

Politico noted that the lowest approval rating found in New Jersey's history was 17 percent, held by former Gov. Brendan Byrne in 1977, right after he signed the state income tax law. Christie was not charged in the case. Two former aides of Christie's, Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni, were found guilty on counts of wire fraud and conspiracy...

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  • Drowsy drivers similar to drunken drivers
Drowsy drivers similar to drunken drivers

Drivers who reported that they usually sleep for four to five hours per day had 5.4 times the crash rate of drivers who usually sleep for seven hours or more daily. Traffic safety officials regularly warn us of the risks of driving while drunk or distracted. A 2012 study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine found that sleepiness ca...

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  • Green Party's Jill Stein Requests Presidential Recount in MI
Green Party's Jill Stein Requests Presidential Recount in MI

It carries none of the drama that Florida did in 2000, when the outcome of the election between Al Gore and George W. Bush hung in the balance. At the end of the study, the group determined they could not say there was absolutely zero voter fraud in the election, but they could say "the voter fraud concerns fomented and espoused by the Trump camp...

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  • Forget those occasional cigarettes: There is no safe smoking level
Forget those occasional cigarettes: There is no safe smoking level

The research also shows that those who smoke between one and ten cigarettes per day have an even higher risk of death than those who smoke one cigarette per day. Links were found with all smoking-related causes of death - particularly lung cancer. While many people consider themselves as social smokers, perhaps only enjoying a sneaky ciggie at th...

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  • Don't read too much into Trump's Taiwan call, say China state media
Don't read too much into Trump's Taiwan call, say China state media

Engaging directly with Taiwan might lead instead to "some sense of rebalancing" of USA relations with Taiwan and China, Yates said . It is highly unusual, perhaps unprecedented, for a US president or president-elect to speak directly with a Taiwanese leader and will be sure to anger China.

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  • Texas gives Herman 5 years, minimum of $25 million
Texas gives Herman 5 years, minimum of $25 million

Kevin Lyttle first broke the news on Twitter . Judas? I guess not everyone is happy that Herman left the University of Houston to take the job in Austin after the Texas administration parted ways with Charlie Strong. There could be as many as five 5-7 bowl teams if South Alabama and Louisiana Lafayette both lose. If they indeed decide to decline...

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  • Dear Zindagi (2016) 7th Day Worldwide Box Office Collection
Dear Zindagi (2016) 7th Day Worldwide Box Office Collection

The film's domestic earning is very close to cross Rs 50 crore mark. " Dear Zindagi ", directed by Gauri Shinde, is a letter written in retrospective languor, to life. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted that the film had a good first week. "India biz. ROCK-STEADY!" Alia Bhatt has retained her status as the top leading actresses amongst the fresh ...

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  • Chrysler Minivan Gets 84 Mpg Equivalent in Electric Mode
Chrysler Minivan Gets 84 Mpg Equivalent in Electric Mode

Environmental Protection Agency. FCA officials also said that the new Chrysler hybrid van set a benchmark for minivans and earned the highest-possible "10" rating in the EPA's Green Vehicle Guide. When the battery's energy is depleted to a certain threshold, the Pacifica Hybrid becomes a part-time electric vehicle, like a conventional hybrid, to ma...

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  • Slain Wayne State University Police Officer Collin Rose's funeral scheduled for today
Slain Wayne State University Police Officer Collin Rose's funeral scheduled for today

Rose, who had two police dogs - Clyde and Wolverine - worked as part of Ford Field's security team during Detroit Lions game days, and visitation is the first event of its kind to be held at the stadium, according to a Ford Field spokesperson.

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  • Wilson out, Allen in as in football coach
Wilson out, Allen in as in football coach

Wilson's teams had shown steady improvement and earned their first back-to-back bowl bids last weekend when the Hoosiers defeated rival Purdue for a school-record-tying fourth consecutive year. ESPN reported that at least five former IN players were interviewed by the administration about Wilson's treatment of the players. After playing in th...

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  • Starbucks: Schultz to step down as CEO, focus on innovation
Starbucks: Schultz to step down as CEO, focus on innovation

In a message to Starbucks employees, Schultz spoke of his "enduring love" for the company and called himself "incredibly excited" to work on projects such as the expansion of premium Starbucks Roasteries around the world. He spent years at technology companies including 16 years with Microsoft and five as Juniper Networks CEO. "But Kevin and the ...

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  • House 'Cures' Package Could Hit Potholes in Senate
House 'Cures' Package Could Hit Potholes in Senate

On Wednesday, observers expect the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a $6.3 billion piece of statute conceived to encourage medical innovation, hasten access to new drugs, develop mental health treatment, and fight opioid abuse. AbbVie, the maker of adalimumab (Humira), a drug used to treat arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's disease, re...

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  • Japan starts culling chickens, ducks after bird flu outbreak
Japan starts culling chickens, ducks after bird flu outbreak

In Niigata , the local government confirmed earlier in the day that the highly virulent H5 strain was detected in birds at a chicken farm, where about 40 of them were found dead Monday, culling some 310,000 chickens at the farm. "The government will take every possible measure to prevent wider infections", Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga sa...

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  • Local Zika transmission reported in Brownsville
Local Zika transmission reported in Brownsville

Dr. John Hellerstedt, the state health commissioner, said in a statement that he didn't believe the virus would become " widespread " in Texas but urged people to take precautions because there could be more cases in the warm region. There have been more than 4,400 Zika cases in the continental United States, according to the Centers for Disea...

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  • Chicago's Cuban community reacts to death of Fidel Castro
Chicago's Cuban community reacts to death of Fidel Castro

Rubio said Castro's death doesn't mean the Cuban people are now free, but that the future of Cuba lies in the hands of the Cuban people. Cuban Americans yearn for the same. 'For those who made me who I am, who haven't had that luxury, I hope the doors open to a new path of freedom and change. In a 2010 interview with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Go...

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  • Zika No Longer a Global Health Emergency, WHO Says
Zika No Longer a Global Health Emergency, WHO Says

The updated status ends a nine-month-old declaration made in February by WHO , the UN's global health agency. The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday confirmed that there are now two cases of pregnant women with Zika virus all over the country.

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  • Heim: Court's decision on redistricting maps could have national implications
Heim: Court's decision on redistricting maps could have national implications

Defendants failed to justify the maps on any other grounds: "The evidence further makes clear that, although Wisconsin's natural political geography plays some role in the apportionment process, it simply does not explain adequately the sizable disparate effect seen in 2012 and 2014 under Act 43 ", the law that gerrymandered district lines.

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