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Spanish judge orders release of ill boy's parents
2 Sep 2014 at 11:30am
SOTO DEL REAL, Spain (AP) ? Spanish officials have ordered the immediate release of a detained British couple who were wanted by police in the United Kingdom after they took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors' consent.
Purdue University shooter gets 65 years, shows no remorse
19 Sep 2014 at 2:29pm
By Saran Mishra LAFAYETTE Ind. (Reuters) - A former Purdue University student was sentenced on Friday to 65 years in prison for shooting and stabbing to death a fellow engineering senior that he envied, in front of about a dozen students in a lab class in January. Cody Cousins, 24, of Warsaw, Indiana, took the stand at his sentencing hearing and showed no remorse for killing 21-year-old Andrew Boldt, who was shot at least five times and stabbed 19 times, including in the face and neck. ...
Thicker Middles, Skulls to Match
19 Sep 2014 at 2:27pm
We are, it seems, still getting fatter after all. I am yet again compelled to quote the immortal words of Iago the parrot: I am going to have a heart attack and die from THAT surprise.This tale must be qualified by "after all" because we were told obesity rates had stabilized. Recent studies in adults indicated a plateau. Recent studies in...
Allowing blood donations from gay men could help save over a million lives: U...
19 Sep 2014 at 2:26pm
By Jennifer Chaussee SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Lifting a ban on blood donations from gay men would increase the amount of available blood by hundreds of thousands of pints (liters) each year and save more than a million lives a year, a California study showed on Friday. The U.S. Federal Drug Administration has banned gay men from donating blood since 1983, when it was discovered that HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, was being transmitted through transfusions. ...
The High Moral and Economic Cost of Child Poverty in America
19 Sep 2014 at 2:22pm
Just released U.S. Census Bureau data reveal 45.3 million people were poor in America in 2013. One in three of those who are poor is a child. Children remain our poorest age group and children of color and those under five are the poorest. More than one in five infants, toddlers, and preschoolers were poor during their years of greatest brain...
Baltimore judge approves $190 million deal on secret gynecological photos
19 Sep 2014 at 2:18pm
By Lacey Johnson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - A Baltimore judge on Friday approved a $190 million settlement to compensate thousands of women who were secretly photographed by a now-deceased Johns Hopkins Hospital gynecologist during exams. The hospital and former patients of Dr. Nikita Levy, who had worked there for 25 years, reached a preliminary settlement in July to resolve accusations that the doctor secretly filmed and took photos of up to 9,500 women, often using a spy pen. ...
Drugmaker GSK says fined $490 mn in China graft probe
19 Sep 2014 at 2:11pm
Beijing (AFP) - A Chinese court on Friday fined British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline 3.0 billion yuan ($490 million) following a nearly year-long bribery probe, the company said.
FDA revises food safety rules due next year
19 Sep 2014 at 2:07pm
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Food and Drug Administration on Friday revised sweeping food safety rules proposed last year after farmers complained that the regulations could hurt business.
US troops heading into Africa soon for Ebola fight
19 Sep 2014 at 1:45pm
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Thousands of promised American forces will be moving into Africa over the next 30 days to set up facilities and form training teams to help the Africans treat Ebola victims, the Army's top officer said Friday.
Three peanut company officials guilty in deadly salmonella outbreak
19 Sep 2014 at 1:38pm
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Three former peanut company officials were found guilty on Friday in connection with a 2009 salmonella outbreak that killed nine people and sickened hundreds, federal prosecutors said. The contamination at the Peanut Corporation of America plant in Blakely, Georgia, led to one of the largest food recalls in U.S. history and forced the company into liquidation. ...
Are You Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo? Shush
19 Sep 2014 at 1:26pm
I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief. -- Gerry SpenceLast week I sat in a new doctor's waiting room filling out paperwork. It was standard stuff past medical history, family history, medication information (none for me) etc. Then there was a section about exercise and eating. I described my exercise routine,...
Judge approves $190 million Hopkins settlement
19 Sep 2014 at 1:19pm
BALTIMORE (AP) ? A Baltimore judge has approved a $190 million settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph women and girls during examinations.
Man freed after ramming truck into Las Vegas casino commits suicide
19 Sep 2014 at 1:16pm
(Reuters) - A man, who was ordered released from jail after ramming his truck through the glass doors of a Las Vegas casino last week, has hanged himself in a nearby hotel, Nevada officials said on Friday. Ryan Brown, 40, was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving and possession and use of cocaine after driving a pickup through the glass front doors of the Stratosphere Casino on Sept. 10, a Las Vegas police arrest report showed. ...
Ebola lockdown brings Sierra Leone capital to a halt
19 Sep 2014 at 1:01pm
By Umaru Fofana and Josephus Olu-Mammah FREETOWN (Reuters) - Streets in the capital of Sierra Leone were deserted on Friday as the West African state began a contested, three-day lockdown in a bid to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record. President Ernest Bai Koroma urged people to heed the emergency measures as health workers, some clad in protective biohazard suits, went house to house, checking on residents and marking each doorway they visited with chalk. Radio stations played Ebola awareness jingles on repeat and encouraged residents to stay indoors. ...
NFL's Goodell says personal conduct policy to change
19 Sep 2014 at 12:56pm
(Reuters) - National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Friday that policies governing player conduct will change in the wake of the league's poor handling of domestic violence cases. "We do not have a clear and consistent policy that allows us to deal with all of the issues that are arising," Goodell told a news conference, his first appearance in over a week. (Reporting by Mary Milliken; Editing by Bill Trott)