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Teen vaping rate falls sharply, reversing e-cigarette trend

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Health officials have anxious about the booming popularity of vaping products among kids, and the potential impact the trend may have on adult smoking rates in the future. But health officials have warned nicotine in e-cigarettes is harmful to developing brains. It focused on "current users" - kids who said they had used a tobacco product within the 30 days before they answered the survey. Read More »

Illinois governor calls special session to force budget deal

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CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Gov. But Democrats running the Legislature have said they've already considered - and passed - several of the reforms. If no action is taken by the General Assembly to pass the budget plan by June 30, the ramifications for the state will be devastating and long-lasting, according to a press release from the Rauner administration. Read More »

Cosby arrives for 4th day of jury deliberations

Deliberations will resume Thursday morning. Jurors have been deliberating for more than 27 hours since getting the case Monday. Two of them pertain to wanting to review what Cosby said and another two are about the testimony of his accuser, Andrea Constand . Read More »

GOP baseball shooting: Staffer who was shot feels 'blessed to be alive'

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President Trump and his wife made an unscheduled visit to a Washington hospital Wednesday night to visit Rep. Steve Scalise , the House majority whip critically wounded at a shooting in Virginia Wednesday. The lawmakers hit the ground or ducked behind trees and shelters when Hodgkinson opened fire, apparently without warning. Mr Scalise's position as whip in the Republican-controlled House makes him one of the most senior figures in Congress. Read More »

AG: states are probing drug companies' role in opioid crisis

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Pennsylvania is joining other states in an investigation into how manufacturers have marketed and sold opioids during an addiction crisis that killed thousands of state residents past year. "We will follow the evidence to hold every person and every company responsible for this tragedy accountable on behalf of Pennsylvanians", Shapiro said. Read More »

More Charges in Flint Water Crisis

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There were almost 100 cases in the Flint area, including 12 deaths, in 2014 and 2015. Lyon was personally briefed in January 2015 but "took no action to alert the public of a deadly" outbreak until almost a year later, special agent Jeff Seipenko told a judge as the charges were filed. Read More »

Attacked while running, woman drowns rabid raccoon in puddle

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At that point on a path too narrow path for both of them, the raccoon lunged at her. "I always thought of raccoons as this cute, cuddly forest animal", she said . "It felt like "Pet Sematary", she said. Her father retrieved the animal and wrapped it in a dog food bag before handing it over to the Maine Warden Service. Read More »

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Is Taking A Leave Of Absence

Uber's board releases Holder's recommendations , which include removing some of Kalanick's responsibilities and replacing Uber's chairman and founder, Garrett Camp, with an independent chairman. He brought the U.S. Open to a cow pasture. The report calls on Uber to update its discrimination and harassment policies, create transparent promotion requirements and take stock of its pay practices. Read More »

Big Brother's Kayleigh Morris fuming with celeb guests

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It's now been revealed that the three celebrities set to join in with the antics on Channel 5 are Nicola McLean , TOWIE star Gemma Collins , and none other than Geordie Shore gal Marnie Simpson. The Geordie young lady managed to bag fourth place on the show. Nicola appeared on this year's show and was also a housemate back in 2012. "Please be Kim Woodburn", pleaded another. Read More »

Congress motion against Karnataka Council chairman defeated

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While 33 Congress and three Independents supported the motion, Bharatiya Janata Party , Janata Dal (Secular) and two Independents opposed the motion. Hence, DH Shankaramurthy of BJP will continue as Chairman of the council. Some of the specific charges made against Shankarmurthy were expunged from the record by deputy chairman Marithibbe Gowda who was in the chair. Read More »

Broccoli can help manage diabetes

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The type 2 diabetes recognized by high blood sugar, insulin resistance affects more than 300 million people globally. A concentrated extract obtained from broccoli has been found to reduce blood sugar levels by up to 10% in patients with type 2 diabetes , and could provide an unexpected but indispensable treatment for the condition. Read More »

At least 12 dead in London apartment block fire

Survivors said they saw the flames outside their windows, rising up the exterior of the building, which had recently been covered in cladding during a major refurbishment finished past year. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined , though some have mentioned the explosion of an appliance could be the cause. Quote, "we always take all concerns seriously", the statement read. Read More »

Bangladesh run to last four is reward for years of toil

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Despite losing to India by 240 runs in the warm-up match at The Oval, Hathurasingha believes that they can still win and played down any talk of revenge, for the World Cup loss, while terming India as the title favourites. That's the update from the middle. It's a very safe bet and the rebrand is down to the over 1.5 match run outs consistently landing. We are looking forward to the game. Read More »

Rising prices the 'significant factor' in retail sales slowdown - ONS

In the 12 months through May, the CPI increased 1.9 percent, the smallest increase since last November. They show average earnings grew by 2.1 per cent in the year to April, down by 0.2 per cent on the previous month. 17 of 1.689 percent. U.S. "It won't stop the Fed from hiking interest rates later today, but it increases the downside risks to our forecast that there will be a further two rate hikes in the second half of this year", he said in a research note. Read More »

Eating french fries in regular basis? Death is not far away!

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As reported by International Business Times, the study showed that the average person in the USA eats some 31 pounds of french fries annually. Of that total, 33.5 pounds were fresh potatoes, the remaining 78.5 pounds were processed. As if that warning were not enough, another frightening fact about french fries - and any food fried in golden bubbling boiling oil - is that the frying process itself forms a new and deadly chemical within your meal, according to the research. Read More »

Trump, Melania visit wounded senior Congressman in hospital

Falisa Peoples was just leaving the YMCA next to the ball field when she saw the shooter open fire. US President Donald Trump said in a statement he was "deeply saddened" by news of the congressional baseball practice shooting and that he was monitoring developments. Read More »

Fever during pregnancy linked to autism risk

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ASD risk was increased by 34% when mother complained about fevers during pregnancy and 40% if they reported fevers during second trimester. The risk of ASD in children was also found to increase by more than 300 per cent when women reported three or more fevers after the 12th week of pregnancy. Read More »

Scalise had 'severe internal bleeding,' needs several more operations: hospital

Just after 7:00 a.m. this morning, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was among five people shot during a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va . Scalise is the third-most powerful member of the House and always travels with Capitol Police as his security detail. Scalise is now in critical condition after the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia . Read More »

London fire death toll rises to 17, number expected to increase

I'm afraid the Government refused to do what was necessary and it's just heartbreaking to see that block now with smoke rising out of it and untold numbers of people have lost their lives. Emergency accommodation had been provided to 44 households affected by the fire, with families with young children, elderly residents and those who are vulnerable given "immediate priority", the local council said. Read More »

Checks on tower blocks in wake of deadly Grenfell Tower fire

Firefighters gather at the building before searching for people who may have been trapped inside. Prime Minister Theresa May has promised a "proper investigation" after the building went up in flames amid growing concerns about how the blaze could have spread so rapidly. Read More »

Peter O'Mahony to lead Lions against Maori side with Warburton benched

With Johnny Sexton given the nod at fly-half, the Irishman appears to have a strong chance of claiming the Test shirt, despite Farrell being the odds-on favourite to start against the All Blacks before suffering the injury. "Everyone was outstanding. We wanted to play at speed and we converted that into pressure", Highlanders captain Luke Whitelock said. "The main word to keep in mind when discussing how the scrum is being officiated in New Zealand is "interpretation", Jones, who made five ... Read More »