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Marijuana use linked with risk of death from hypertension, study says


In 2005, participants were asked if they ever used marijuana, and if they had, how old they were when they started. However, the study found no link between marijuana use and deaths from heart or cerebrovascular diseases such as strokes. "We found higher estimated cardiovascular risks associated with marijuana use than cigarette smoking", she said". But the study is not without its limitations - as researchers were unable to determine if participants had used the drug continuously since ... Read More »

Oklahoma's Tax-Free Holiday This Weekend


Certain back-to-school purchases, such as clothing , school supplies , computers , and other items as defined by the statute, are exempt from sales tax for this time period. The state has offered back-to-school tax holidays most years since 1998. The 7 percent sales tax cut wouldn't have saved much on the two-for-a-dollar boxes of crayons that were on sale at some Publix stores this week, but for a lot of families the savings adds up. Read More »

Tobacco stocks hit by USA plan to cut nicotine levels in cigarettes


Major tobacco producers saw their share prices tumble on Friday after United States health officials said they would explore ways to cut nicotine levels in cigarettes. The FDA's shift comes as the agency considers whether to approve new marketing claims for new heat-not-burn devices, smokeless tobacco and other products. Read More »

Parents of Charlie Gard end legal battle with United Kingdom hospital

Charlie, 11 months old, suffers from a rare genetic disorder known as mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, an often fatal disease that causes progressive muscle weakness. 11 April: Mr Justice Francis says doctors can stop providing life-support treatment. She said Great Ormond Street staff had found an "excellent hospice" that would give Charlie and his parents the space, privacy and protection they needed. Read More »

Dog resuscitated by firefighters after house fire in California


The firefighter who carried him from the home visited Jack on Thursday. Both Jack's family and the fire department said they were grateful for the lifesaving gift from the two Girl Scouts. They were unharmed, but the fire had caused $50,000 (£38,500) damage to their home. "He was in really bad shape". "BFD Firefighters consider it an honor and duty to serve our community.and that includes protecting our pets, livestock, and wildlife as well". Read More »

US 2 El Salvador 0


That's insane. [The nipple twisting] should be allowed, but the biting is no good. Omar Gonzalez got the US going with a goal late in the first half. The US certainly have a big game looming Saturday as they're set to face a Costa Rica team that routed them 4-0 in a World Cup qualifier this past November. Read More »

Nevada Regulators Will Consider Emergency Pot Distribution Rules


If left unfixed, Stephanie Klapstein , a spokesperson for the Department of Taxation , says the halt in marijuana sales will also lead to "a hole in the state's school budget". Seven liquor distributors have applied for licenses so far, but none have been approved to resupply the state's recreational dispensaries. "The business owners in this industry have invested hundreds of millions of dollars to build facilities across the state", reads the statement. Read More »

'More than half' of James Comey's infamous 'personal memos' contained classified material


First, Trump tweeted out a video from Fox & Friends about a report that claimed former FBI Director James Comey included classified information in some of the memos that he wrote about his interactions with Trump. "Totally illegal? Very 'cowardly!'" the President tweeted in early June, after Comey testified to the Senate that he'd authorized a friend to share with the New York Times one of his memos of a private conversation with Trump. Read More »

UNESCO puts city of Hebron on its heritage in danger list


The important religious site, which was built by Muslims in the 14th century , is believed to be the resting place of Abraham , Isaac and Jacob . Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the decision "delusional", saying that "this time UNESCO has determined that the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron is a Palestinian site, somehow not Jewish, and that the site is in danger". Read More »

Red Cross in need of donations during 'blood emergency'


The Red Cross is also trying to recruit new blood donors who are less likely to give during the summer months when schools are out of session. An emergency call was issued for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types. Thursday at the Dairy Queen at 309 Ashland Road. "For a first-time donor, drink plenty of fluids, and eat a good breakfast", said Red Cross blood donor Chris Hunt. Read More »

Amid pandemonium, Jammu and Kashmir govt moves GST resolution in Assembly


As the house met at 2.30 pm after two adjournments, the ruling and opposition members clashed verbally accusing one another of eroding the special status of the State. "We are on brink of history and posterity will judge us all on what we say today while we are here to safeguard the special status of J&K", he said. Read More »

Steph Curry Scores Richest Deal in NBA History

Iguodala has spent the previous four years with Golden State, helping them to two NBA titles in the process, and winning the 2015 NBA Finals MVP. Curry was finally able to cash in after playing on one of the most team-friendly contracts in the National Basketball Association. Read More »

European Union slams Google with a $2.7 bn antitrust fine


The EU detailed what it said were years of abuses by Google , including demoting the results of rivals and artificially promoting its own shopping service above all other results. "Most importantly, it denied European consumers a genuine choice of services and the full benefits of innovation". For comparison, the EU's next biggest fine was handed to Intel in 2008 for €1.06 bn. Read More »

Italy threatens to close ports to NGO migrant rescue ships


More than 10,000 Africans were ferried from Libya to Italy between Sunday and Tuesday - with 5,000 arriving on Monday alone - and whilst the Italian coastguard coordinates the operations, a large number of the ships taking part are NGOs sailing under foreign flags. Read More »

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta gets national honor


The U.S News rankings listed Akron Children's Hospital among the top 50 hospitals for neonatology (35). "I think every single person here is dedicated to the mission of St. Among the three Northeast Ohio hospitals on the U.S. News list, Rainbow achieved the highest ranking. "As we work to set the standard for pediatric cancer care, recognition such as this reaffirms that our focus and efforts are in the right place". Read More »

Senate Vote Fails to Block Saudi Arms Deal


Schumer, in a statement , said that he supports Murphy's resolution of disapproval . The vote targets an arms sale that was blocked under former President Barack Obama. If the past is any indication, any time we sell weapons to an adversary of Israel, the Israelis are forced to purchase more and newer weapons which only escalates an arms race in the Middle East. Read More »

Interior head suggests reducing Bears Ears National Monument

A final report with recommendations for all 27 monuments, including Bears Ears, identified in the Executive Order is due to Trump on August 24. "President Trump will still need to act on recommendations from the secretary". Despite the almost unanimous sentiment among the general public who commented, Zinke chose to ignore the findings entirely in his official report to the president and instead pointed to the handful of comments received from industry-friendly Utah politicians who oppose ... Read More »

UK polls: Theresa May's two closest advisers quit after election debacle

May appeared isolated after her two closest aides resigned, paying the price for a disastrous electoral performance that cost the prime minister her majority. European Council President Donald Tusk has warned there was "no time to lose" in starting talks, after May started the two-year countdown to Brexit on March 29. Read More »

BIGBANG's TOP hospitalized for drug overdose


The doctors said he remains in a lethargic state and it's impossible to normal conversation with him now, adding that once his condition improves they plan to work with the mental health department. T.O.P is accused of smoking marijuana on four occasions with a 21-year-old woman identified as Han at his home in Seoul in October of last year. Read More »

Melania Trump Wears $51K Dolce & Gabbana Jacket in Sicily


By all accounts, Melania Trump has come out of her shell on this, her debut trip overseas as first lady of the United States. The black midi dress incorporated a crew neckline, short sleeves and decorative buttons at the bodice. The U.S. government does not provide first ladies with a wardrobe allowance - though attire for official events of public or historic significance may be given as a gift by a designer and accepted on behalf of the U.S. Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg: I'm not running for public office


You can read Zuckerberg's full post on his Facebook page . NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A MA woman says she was surprised to bump into Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg while walking on a crowded sidewalk in the seaside city of Newport, Rhode Island. Read More »

Congo announces 9 suspected Ebola cases, including 3 deaths


Situated near the border with the Central African Republic, the northeastern province of Bas-Uele is relatively remote. Three people have died so far in the 19 suspected and confirmed cases, WHO Congo spokesman Eugene Kabambi said. The last outbreak took place in 2014 and involved 66 suspected cases and 49 deaths. The EU wants to quickly respond to health emergencies, such as the Ebola and Zika virus outbreaks in the future with a new medical corps, the European Commission said on ... Read More »

Cop Suffers Accidental OD in Fentanyl Drug Bust


It was then that Officer Chris Green stopped the suspect but, surrounded by other piles of the powder, got some on his skin. They administered Narcan and transported Green to the hospital where three additional doses were given to revive him. Read More »

Teen Who Body-Slammed Woman At Florida Pool Turns Himself In


The report said James had her cellphone and house alarm key fob in her pocket when she was thrown in the pool. An unidentified man then picks the first woman up and proceeds to drop her on her side before tossing her into the pool. The footage, captured by one of the party-goers, appears to have been filmed in the US. "It was a very cruel thing what that kid did", she said. An estimated 200 people were attending the party, majority kids. Read More »

School students clash with security forces in Kashmir


The students were demanding action against security personnel who allegedly roughed up students during the ongoing protests and the release of their arrested schoolmates. "About a dozen students fainted and received minor bruises", the SSP said. Hundreds of vehicles Monday stranded on Magam Beerwah road in Budgam district after students of different private schools held a protest and blocked the road at Aripanthan against the detention of a 6th class student by Indian police. Read More »

Ontario hopes its new youth pharmacare plan spurs national program


The budget indicates $1.3 billion of the new funding will be dedicated to reducing wait times over the next three years. TORONTO-The Ontario government is adding billions to the provincial debt with its 2017 budget, released today, and has failed to respond adequately to the daunting fiscal challenges still facing the province. Read More »

Deluge moves Relay for Life to LHS stadium


Cancer survivors are invited to an honorary dinner from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Lynn Husted, who is coordinating the Relay For Life for Lamar County, said the Sumrall High Football Field will be full. Cancer research is the number one use of the money raised. "So there was no way to commemorate her loss and I thought this was a good way to do it without her this year". Read More »

Target Stores Getting Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Decorations

That said, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is still selling strongly. The right and left Joy-Con each connect as individual controllers to the console, so if you connect both of them wirelessly then it counts as 2 controllers. While the game has gotten a couple of updates here and there, for the most part it is still largely the same with nothing major being introduced, save for now. Read More »

Lawmakers approve Holcomb's call for appointed state schools chief


But the deal they reached only gets them part of the way there and doesn't address all of the state's transportation funding needs, which are estimated at $2 billion in new revenue a year. Aim CEO Matt Greller said in a statement that the overall measure accomplishes Aim's goal to pass a long-term road funding strategy for local communities. Read More »

Huge indeed: $107 million in donations for Trump's inaugural

One of the largest checks came from one of Trump's earliest financial benefactors: Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who contributed $5 million. Presidential inaugural committees have traditionally been a way for major donors to express their support for a new administration - and for donors who backed a president's rivals during the campaign to make amends. Read More »

Oilers look to make it 3 straight over Sharks


The Sharks have managed only three goals in the series and none since Melker Karlsson scored 3:22 into overtime of Game 1. For the first time since picking up a knee injury on April 2, Joe Thornton is in the lineup for the San Jose Sharks . Read More »

Bale out of Bayern return, Lewandowski back


Defending champion Madrid defeated Bayern 2-1 last week in Munich. "We are not going to change the way we play, but Lewandowski is a player that scores a lot of goals and having him back gives us a lot of confidence". Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti confirmed the Poland striker, who has 15 goals in his last 11 club games, would play, telling a press conference: "Lewandowski is okay". Read More »