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Obama says U.S. has to 'do something' about guns after Colorado shooting
28 Nov 2015 at 7:57am
Expressing what has become regularly repeated frustration on the issue, President Barack Obama said on Saturday the United States needs to "do something" to make it harder for criminals to get guns after a shooting in Colorado killed three people and injured nine. In Friday's shooting, an assailant opened fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic, a center that provides health services including abortions, in Colorado Springs. It was the latest in a long series of U.S. mass shootings during Obama's seven years in office.
Police name suspect in Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting
28 Nov 2015 at 7:30am
By Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - Police on Saturday identified the suspect in a deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs as 57-year-old Robert L. Dear, but released no further information about him. The gunman who stormed the clinic in central Colorado on Friday killed three people, including a police officer, and wounded nine others before surrendering after a standoff at the facility lasting several hours, authorities said. Police in Colorado Springs identified Dear as the suspect in a Tweet on Saturday.
How To Stop Being A Holiday Perfectionist And Have Fun This Year
28 Nov 2015 at 6:01am
If you?re a perfectionist, chances are the impending aroma of turkey and the sound of jingle bells makes you a little bit nervous. Whether it?s your quest to find the perfect gift, the need to capture the perfect family moment or the desire to cook the perfect meal, the overwhelming drive to make sure everything goes according to plan is...
7 Pantry Essentials Dietitians Always Have On Hand
28 Nov 2015 at 6:01am
As a dietitian, I often recommend ? and include in my own diet ? foods that provide the biggest nutritional bang for the buck. These powerhouse picks go above and beyond simply satisfying hunger. They also help prevent diseases, according to research. So, check out seven of the hardest-working foods that nutrition pros like me always have...
How Controversial Gene Editing Could Lead To Groundbreaking Cures
28 Nov 2015 at 4:31am
Thanks to the controversial new technology known as CRISPR, scientists are beginning to make headway in understanding and potentially curing some of the world's most intractable diseases.Sickle-cell anemia, HIV, schizophrenia and autism -- essentially, anything involving bad DNA is now fair game. The latest example, from a study published...
Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels
28 Nov 2015 at 2:18am
BEIJING (AP) ? Air pollution in Beijing reached hazardous levels on Saturday as smog engulfed large parts of China despite efforts to clean up the foul air.
Three killed, nine injured in attack on Colorado abortion clinic
27 Nov 2015 at 11:36pm
By Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - A gunman stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday and opened fire with a rifle in an attack that left three people dead and nine others injured, authorities said. The dead included one police officer and two civilians, Colorado Springs Police Chief Peter Carey told reporters about an hour after the suspect had been captured. All nine surviving victims - five police officers and four civilians - were listed in good condition at area hospitals, Carney said.
At least nine injured by gunman at Colorado abortion clinic
27 Nov 2015 at 3:06pm
Police engaged in a shootout on Friday with a gunman who stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs in a burst of violence that left four officers and an undetermined number of civilians injured, police said. Police swarmed the area around the building after an emergency call reporting shots fired at about 11:30 a.m. Mountain Time (1830 GMT), and officers ultimately confronted the suspect inside the building, said Lieutenant Catherine Buckley, the police department spokeswoman.
New York police send vehicles to Planned Parenthood clinics across city
27 Nov 2015 at 2:48pm
(Reuters) - The New York Police Department said it has redeployed vehicles to Planned Parenthood locations throughout the city on Friday in the wake of a shooting at a clinic in Colorado, although there were no specific threats made.
FDA declines expanded approval for Bristol-Myers' Opdivo drug
27 Nov 2015 at 2:10pm
(Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its immuno-oncology drug, Opdivo, for its expanded use to treat an additional type of advanced skin cancer. Bristol-Myers said it received a so-called complete response letter from the health regulator, which indicated the need for additional data in the BRAF mutated patient population. The regulator issues a complete response letter when a new or generic treatment cannot be approved in its current form.
Colorado gunman still shooting from inside clinic, police say
27 Nov 2015 at 2:06pm
(Reuters) - The suspected gunman who shot and wounded several people near a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday is still shooting from inside the building, a police spokeswoman said.
Police cannot confirm Colorado Springs gunman 'contained': spokeswoman
27 Nov 2015 at 1:30pm
(Reuters) - Police in Colorado Springs cannot confirm reports that a gunman who shot and wounded several people near a Planned Parenthood clinic in the city on Friday was "contained," or rule out the possibility that hostages were taken, a police spokeswoman said.
Obama notified about shooting near Colorado clinic: White House
27 Nov 2015 at 1:30pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama was notified on Friday about a shooting near a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the White House said. "The president has been notified by his Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco, and will be updated on the situation as necessary," a White House official said. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)
Mixed drinks with diet beverages may boost breath alcohol levels
27 Nov 2015 at 12:49pm
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - People who mix alcohol and diet drinks end up with more alcohol on their breath, according to a new study. People who drank vodka mixed with diet soda had higher alcohol concentrations on their breath than those who drank the same amount of vodka mixed with regular soda, researchers write in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Prevention materials should include this information so people know that by trying to avoid some extra calories in a mixed drink, they risk having higher breath alcohol concentrations, write the researchers, led by Amy Stamates of Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights.
Hookah and e-cigarettes popular with high schoolers
27 Nov 2015 at 12:46pm
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Almost 10 percent of 11th and 12th graders are using e-cigarettes, and other alternative tobacco products are increasingly popular, according to a new study. Young people often use multiple tobacco products at once, the researchers found. ?From this analysis we can say that there are two groups of youth that are concerning: those who are likely using e-cigs and hookah concurrently and those youth who are likely using three or more products,? said lead author Tamika D. Gilreath of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.