• United Nations deputy envoy arrives in Yemen's rebel-held capital
United Nations deputy envoy arrives in Yemen's rebel-held capital

Since March 2015, the Saudi-led coalition has been carrying out an operation against the Houthis aimed at restoring the government of Hadi. The jet belonging to the Saudi Royal Air Force experienced a technical fault and crashed in the war zone.

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  • Four powerlifters died in a road accident caused due to dense fog
Four powerlifters died in a road accident caused due to dense fog

Saksham was travelling with four other powerlifters who died on spot. The private auto carrying the six athletes crashed with a road divider, after its driver lost control over the steering, on the road and turned turtle near Alipur village around 4:00am.

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  • Romaine lettuce linked to outbreak of E. coli in 13 states
Romaine lettuce linked to outbreak of E. coli in 13 states

The outbreak has affected people in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. The illnesses were reported in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont and Washington.

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  • 3 flu-related deaths confirmed in Kentucky county
3 flu-related deaths confirmed in Kentucky county

According to the CDC, Minnesota is just one of 36 states across the country now dealing with widespread influenza activity. Symptoms of flu include: fever, cough , sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headaches, and fatigue. Antivirals are known to work best when given within 48 hours, but even when taken later than that, these drugs can be help...

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  • World Health Organization to classify video game addiction as mental illness
World Health Organization to classify video game addiction as mental illness

The addition comes in the recent draft of ICT-11, which is scheduled to be released in 2018. World Health Organization defines gaming behavior as "impaired control over gaming" (ie, how often and for how long one plays game), "increasing priority given to gaming to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other life interests", and "con...

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  • Cold and Flu Season Takes Nasty Turn In Bloomington-Normal
Cold and Flu Season Takes Nasty Turn In Bloomington-Normal

Burton said that's not good for avoiding flu and infections, as the germs from the facial tissue are transferred to the inside of the pocket or the sleeve, and can be picked up again by touching those places afterwards. Schneeman said one population in particular should consider getting a flu shot. "The Department for Public Health is strongly urgi...

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  • Toys R Us proposes ten-year pension deal to stave off collapse
Toys R Us proposes ten-year pension deal to stave off collapse

Earlier this month, Toys R Us confirmed that it was set to close at least 26 stores in the United Kingdom as part of a proposed company voluntary arrangement (CVA). The parent company filed for Chapter 11, the United States version of administration, in September after running up $5bn (£3.7bn) of debts. A PPF spokeswoman said: "The pension sche...

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  • Panthers owner Richardson to sell team amid misconduct allegations
Panthers owner Richardson to sell team amid misconduct allegations

All the talk is because Jerry Richardson , following allegations of misconduct, announced he will be selling the Carolina Panthers . The Panthers won't be sold until after the football season, Richardson said Sunday, as the only owner the franchise has ever known is jumping ship during an NFL investigation into his behavior.

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  • Gas prices drop below pre-Harvey levels
Gas prices drop below pre-Harvey levels

Motor club AAA lists a national average retail price of $2.41 for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline as of Tuesday. Christmas Day gas prices are expected to be the highest since 2013, according to a projection from GasBuddy. In Boone, gas prices on Sunday December 17th were around 2.34 a gallon. The U.S. average is almost 20 cents higher than ...

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  • Deaths reported after major train derailment in Washington State
Deaths reported after major train derailment in Washington State

The accident snarled morning rush hour traffic and officials warned that that section of Interstate 5, would be blocked for at least the rest of the day. The trains were expected to reach speeds of 79 miles (127 kilometers) per hour through the densely populated area with the improved systems and track.

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  • 2017 vaccine has low effectiveness rate
2017 vaccine has low effectiveness rate

Twenty-three flu cases were reported to the Yakima Health District in the last week alone. Flu season typically begins in October and runs through March. [ Find out where else you can get a flu shot ]. A report published today shows the rate of adults getting vaccinated against influenza this year has dropped 3.7 percent, meaning just a third...

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  • Is Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz Out for the Season?
Is Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz Out for the Season?

It's just been the next-man-up mentality and that's going to continue. "You just put your head down and you just go to work". The former North Dakota State star, the No. This has been a resilient football team all season long. It was Wentz's 33rd TD pass, setting the team's single-season record. "He's a veteran player who has played and won a...

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  • Experts say this flu season will be a bad one
Experts say this flu season will be a bad one

Adding to the concern is a report published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine that estimated the current vaccine is only about 10 percent effective against this year's flu strain. To find out where to get a flu shot the Florida Department of Health suggests you contact your doctor or your local county health department. "That's...

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  • Caring Santa schedules visits for children and families with special needs
Caring Santa schedules visits for children and families with special needs

That's where the event " Santa Cares " comes in. "His attitude and his reaction right now the mood he's in is because of this", said attending parent Jan Smith. "Families are so happy that they're here, because they can go see Santa, and it's sensory-friendly, so the lights are dim and the music is off as well", Kiara Peterson said.

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  • Gabby Douglas Releases New Statement on Abuse Allegations Against Larry Nassar
Gabby Douglas Releases New Statement on Abuse Allegations Against Larry Nassar

USA Gymnastics said in a statement that it was "very sorry that any athlete was harmed by Larry Nassar " and that it fired Nassar and reported him to the Federal Bureau of Investigation after first learning of concerns in 2015. Raisman offered the following thoughts to Nassar's guilty plead today. Mr Penny was accused by victims of failing t...

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  • Drinking Coffee Actually Has Health Benefits, Study Finds
Drinking Coffee Actually Has Health Benefits, Study Finds

So says a review by British scientists of more than 200 studies on coffee consumption and health , published Wednesday in The BMJ , a British medical journal . Higher intake of coffee may prevent liver damage! What's more, they are calling for thorough clinical trials on coffee admission to discover more about the potential advantages to well...

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  • Dog Owners Have a (Healthy) Heart
Dog Owners Have a (Healthy) Heart

Overwhelmingly, it seems that those with a dog are far less impacted by cardiovascular disease than those who don't own a dog. A new study has now shown that there could be a link between dog ownership and a lowered risk of cardiovascular disease.

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  • First Human Head Transplant is a Success
First Human Head Transplant is a Success

And he says that the successful test shows that his plans will work, according to the British newspaper The Independent . Canavero gave no evidence of the authenticity of his claims, but said he will provide a proof in the coming days. While it's being called a head transplant, it's technically a body transplant, where the recipient with a funct...

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  • Fox News Host Debunks His Own Network's Conspiracy Claims
Fox News Host Debunks His Own Network's Conspiracy Claims

Hillary Clinton says that if President Donald Trump's threats to prosecute her over the Uranium One deal are fulfilled it will signal America's slide into authoritarianism. "It is far past time to thoroughly investigate this [Uranium One] deal, the Obama administration's actions, and the Clinton family's role", said California Rep.

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  • Drinking Alcohol Really Does Raise Your Cancer Risk, Doctors Warn
Drinking Alcohol Really Does Raise Your Cancer Risk, Doctors Warn

Ashton said that moderate alcohol consumption is defined as up to an average of one drink a day for women (or seven drinks per week) and two drinks a day for men (or 14 drinks a week). Dr. LoConte said it's not just wine. Many people may not recognize the link between alcohol and cancer , Ashton said, and thus may be missing out on an opport...

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  • 3 reasons Michigan State will win Big Ten
3 reasons Michigan State will win Big Ten

Michigan State again proved to be the upset artists that they are and they ended the College Football Playoff chances for the Penn State Nittany Lions . It might take twice as long as it should, but through rain and stormy skies he's going to deliver. One week after throwing for a single-game program-record 445 yards with four touchdowns in a l...

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  • Fewer hospitals in MI have 'A' grades for safety
Fewer hospitals in MI have 'A' grades for safety

Almost half of New Jersey's hospitals earned an "A" in the latest national safety report measuring how effective nurses, doctors and other medical staff are in preventing infections, falls and mistakes than often make patients sicker than they arrived.

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  • Foden brace helps England clinch maiden Under-17 World Cup
Foden brace helps England clinch maiden Under-17 World Cup

Acknowledging the team's defensive frailties and the added pressure that comes with playing in a championship final, the coach said: "We need to improve on our semifinals performance". They halved the deficit just before half-time through Brewster's tournament-leading eighth goal . "The football that we played. individual talent, team identity an...

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  • Support for legalizing marijuana at a record high
Support for legalizing marijuana at a record high

Past year support was 28 points, or 67 percent, higher among Democrats. Support increased precipitously in the next decade. Most recently marijuana was legalized in 2016 in California, Massachusetts, Nevada, and ME via citizen referenda and voters in a number of other states approved legalization for medicinal purposes.

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  • Slain soldier's widow explains why Trump's call made her angry and sad
Slain soldier's widow explains why Trump's call made her angry and sad

Johnson said when the president's phone call came in to the master sergeant in the vehicle with her, she asked that it be placed on speakerphone so others could hear it. Johnson, who is expecting a daughter this January, said she's still waiting for answers regarding the circumstances of her husband's death. The White House later said he had spok...

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  • What Is Listeria? Contamination Concerns Prompt Mass Vegetable Recall
What Is Listeria? Contamination Concerns Prompt Mass Vegetable Recall

There haven't been any reported cases of people falling ill from consuming any contaminated product , but it's better to be safe than sorry, of course. Trader Joe's: 10-ounce bags of kohlrabi salad blend are being recalled. The Grand Rapids, Mich. -based chain announced on Saturday that it is recalling 39 fresh vegetable products , such as veget...

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  • SC wants govt framework on playing of national anthem in cinema halls
SC wants govt framework on playing of national anthem in cinema halls

Supreme Court judge Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said that one need not stand up to prove his or her patriotism. The bench responded: "Not singing national anthem in movie halls was not a sign of being anti-national". Justice Chandrachud said cultural and social values are imbibed from parents and teachers and not what courts enforce through its order...

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  • World Health Organization bows to pressure, revokes Mugabe's appointment
World Health Organization bows to pressure, revokes Mugabe's appointment

But Tendai Biti, a former finance minister in Zimbabwe, said Mugabe's appointment showed the World Health Organization did not understand the country's political reality. "I have listened carefully to all who have expressed their concerns, and heard the different issues that they have raised", Ghebreyesus said. The ambassadors hold little actual ...

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  • India condemns attack on army base in Afghanistan
India condemns attack on army base in Afghanistan

Taliban militants wiped out nearly an entire Afghan Army base in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, leaving just two Afghan soldiers there uninjured. Separately Thursday, militants besieged a police headquarters in the southeastern province of Ghazni, attacking it for the second time this week. Other militants pushed in and started a firefight wit...

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  • Bulls' Bobby Portis suspended for 8 games after altercation with Nikola Mirotić
Bulls' Bobby Portis suspended for 8 games after altercation with Nikola Mirotić

After Bulls forward Bobby Portis punched his teammate and likely starting power-forward - Nikola Mirotic in the face in a mid-practice scuffle on Tuesday, the team announced on Wednesday that Portis will be suspended for eight games.

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