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Passenger plunges to his death at United States fair as ride comes apart

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While a number of fair-goers had no concerns at all about the inspection process, David Brockbank, who was at the fair with his teenage daughter, was surprised to hear about the current regulations. "We have an actual third party surprise inspection that we regulate with our insurance provider". So we don't know when that's going to happen. The company said there are 11 such rides in the United States. Read More »

North Korea test-fires ballistic missile, officials say

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South Korea has requested additional missile defense units from the US. A US official told ABC News earlier this week that North Korea could test another ICBM as early as Wednesday night. There was no immediate confirmation of the launch by North Korea . "The North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) determined the missile launch from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America". Read More »

LGBT fighting unit is taking action against ISIS

According to The Independent , the unit was set up under International Revolutionary People's Guerrilla Forces ( IRPGF ), an anarchist group which is taking part in the fight against the Islamic State. Their statement said that there is a "revolution in Rojava", a semi-autonomous Kurdish region in northern Syria where the Kurds have reportedly formed a military force that treats women as equals (something not seen in many world militaries). Read More »

Charlie Gard Has Passed Away

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They then sought to take their son home to die, but Great Ormond Street Hospital said Charlie's complex needs made that impractical. It says Charlie should receive palliative care. We always have, and we always will - and we are so sorry that we couldn't save you. "We deeply regret that profound and heartfelt differences between Charlie's doctors and his parents have had to be played out in court over such a protracted period", a GOSH spokesperson said in a statement. Read More »

Marjorie Prime trailer, starring Jon Hamm as caring AI

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But I'd rather believe in the future that Marjorie Prime offers. Hamm hardly even gives off the typical hologram shimmering effect, so don't go into the movie expecting something like Star Trek 's holodeck. Sporting an impressive cast, Marjorie Prime focuses on the titular character ( Lois Smith ), who is reunited with a younger version of her recently deceased husband Walter ( Jon Hamm ) via one of the aforementioned holograms. Read More »

British American Tobacco Sees Strong 1st Half Profit

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Wright Investors Service Inc. boosted its stake in Reynolds American by 31.9% in the second quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 2,706 shares of the company's stock valued at $185,000 after buying an additional 788 shares during the last quarter. Read More »

Wine most days 'protects against diabetes'

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Although the mechanism is still hazy, researchers suggest higher concentrations of tannins have an inhibiting effect on the action of carbohydrate-reducing enzymes. The study did not, for example, take into account the increased risk of breast cancer that's been associated with even low levels of alcohol consumption. Read More »

Senate considers "skinny repeal" of Obamacare

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The votes highlight the difficulty Republican senators are having trying to hammer out an actual replacement plan, even after advancing a core bill to debate in a dramatic vote on Tuesday. It would likely strip out the law's tax on medical devices and its requirements for individuals to buy health insurance and large employers to provide coverage for their workers. Read More »

Impact of World Series win continues!

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Dr. Melissa Dennis, an OB-GYN at advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, was wondering what was going on. One is Theo Hettinger, son of Erin and David. While there is no scientific evidence that the uptick is connected to the Cubs victory, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence from parents that celebrating the Cubs may have been the cause. Read More »

Inmates Film Their Escape from California Maximum Security Prison

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Nayeri stops and gives a thumbs up to the cellphone camera at one point. It is heavily edited and includes clips from news organizations covering the inmates' jail break, their version of how events took place, and pop music set as the background to their footage of their prison escape and time on the run. Read More »

Former Karnataka CM N Dharam Singh no more

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Mr Singh was minister in D Devaraj Urs, R Gundu Rao, Veerappa Moily and S M Krishna governments, holding key portfolios, including home and public works department, and has also worked as the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president. Read More »

Cancer-causing compounds overflowing in NY tap water

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Numerous existing legal limits are set far above levels that are truly health protective. "To ensure that they are drinking water and the water they are using at home is satisfactory, a system can be installed to take care of it", said Morrison. Read More »

Shocking! Alcohol can boost memory claims study

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Professor Celia Morgan, who led the study, said: " Our research not only showed that those who drank alcohol did better when repeating the word-learning task, but that this effect was stronger among those who drank more". The researchers believe that alcohol blocks the brain's ability to process and learn new information, leaving more brain functionality to continue rehearsing and laying the foundation of the previously learned material. Read More »

Judge approves plan for Charlie Gard's final hours

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Please refresh the page for the fullest version. Charlie's parents still say that the baby might have been helped if the treatment had been administered earlier. A High Court judge will decide at a hearing Wednesday whether his parents' wish to take him home to die will be granted. Ms Yates and Mr Gard had initially pleaded to take Charlie home to die, but conceded a hospice would be a better option after doctors said dying at home was not practical. Read More »

UN Says At Least 80% Children in Yemen Need Humanitarian Aid

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The directors of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP) and World Health Organization (WHO) released a joint statement today shedding light on a deadly cholera epidemic engulfing war-torn Yemen. The UN agency heads underscored that the delivery of food supplements and medical supplies is ongoing, as is the rebuilding of infrastructure, including hospitals, health centres and the water- sanitation network. Read More »

Fiancée of Driver in Deadly Smuggling Case: 'He Was Scared'

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Records show that Pyle Transportation Inc. failed to pay federal employment and trucking taxes for years, faced lawsuits over unpaid wages owed to drivers, and has been ordered to pay penalties for violations of federal safety rules. Accounts from three separate survivors indicate groups of immigrants were loaded into the trailer, and one unnamed undocumented migrant guessed there were up to 200 people in the trailer. Read More »

Building collapse kills 6 in Mumbai

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This is all due to unauthorised Civic sources; the state government had appointed a 10-member committee to formulate a strategy to prevent collapses of buildings. Several operations are still underway to rescue the trapped people. Another resident Virendra Singh, who is also the complainant in the case, said, "During rescue operation, BMC officials found props which were installed in the ground floor premise of Shitap". Read More »

Should Fighting Antibiotic Resistance Always Include Finishing A Prescribed Medication?

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The latest call for a change in advice to patients is published in an article in the BMJ . Fleming advised in his acceptance speech for the 1945 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine , "If you use penicillin, use enough!" Most of us have gone to the doctor with a killer sore throat or an ear ache that just won't quit and been prescribed an antibiotic with the sage direction to take all of the tablets, even after you start to feel better. Read More »

New Cochlear hearing processor will be Apple-compatible

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There are now more than 50 hearing aids that work with iPhones. Even with the help of hearing aids and cochlear implants , activities like talking on the phone or listening to music can be challenging for people with hearing problems. Cochlear implants are for those with severe and profound hearing loss and used when hearing aids are not sufficient. "In addition to improved listening skills, recent evidence suggests that a period of bimodal device use may result in improved language ... Read More »

Charlie Gard will be moved to hospice in days

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After months of court hearings over the 11-monthold baby's fate that drew attention from Pope Francis, US President Donald Trump and people around the world, discussion came down to the mundane, heart-wrenching details of ending a life: How could Charlie be transported from a hospital to his parents' west London home? Ms Yates walked out of Wednesday's hearing in tears after the judge set the timetable. Read More »

Charlie Gard to spend last days in hospice

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However, the child's progressive muscular deterioration had "ma (de) it impossible to start the experimental care plan". Connie Yates and Chris Gard's lawyer said the couple had withdrawn their bid to take baby Charlie, who has a rare genetic disease, across the Atlantic to receive experimental nucleoside therapy. Read More »

United Kingdom workers win landmark battle over employment rights

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Unison general secretary Dave Prentis said: "It's a major victory for employees everywhere ". Employment tribunal fees were introduced on 29 July 2013, with the stated aims of transferring some of the costs of operating the tribunals from the taxpayer to those that use the service, encouraging earlier settlement and discouraging unmeritorious claims. Read More »

New Treatment 'Completely Effective' in Blocking HIV Transmission Between Gay Men

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In this study, which ran from 2012-2016, an undetectable load refers to when the HIV-positive partner is on medication to suppress the virus. The Opposites Attract study , which included 16,889 acts of condomless anal sex between the partners involved, aimed to find whether or not HIV is transmitted between partners of differing HIV statuses where the HIV-positive partner is on HIV-supressing treatment. Read More »

A fizzy drink with your main meal could be making you fat

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After controlling for several factors that can affect people's amount of visceral fat - including their age, gender, physical activity level and body mass index (BMI) - the researchers found that over the course of the study, the participants who never drank sugar-sweetened beverages and the participants who drank them only occasionally gained the least amount of body fat: about 40 cubic inches each (or 658 cubic centimeters and 649 cubic centimeters, respectively), on average. Read More »

Right to privacy a qualified fundamental right: Centre to SC

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Venugopal, who was arguing for the government, also said "the rights under 21 are not absolute". There are several aspects to Right to Life such as right to food, shelter and employment but everything does not enjoy the status of a fundamental right, K K Venugopal said. Read More »

Three Years After Gruesome Execution, Ohio Set to Resume State-Sanctioned Killing

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OH halted executions after the 2014 lethal injection of Dennis McGuire using midazolam , during which the inmate appeared to snort and gasp. Akron child killer Ronald Phillips will be put to death at 10 a.m. Two former OH attorney generals have also taken a bi-partisan stand against the death penalty . The most significant issue is the state's own failure to act on needed changes to the death penalty system. Read More »

ED arrests Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah in terror financing case

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Early in June, NIA had raided 23 locations across Srinagar and Delhi, following the questioning of the seven separatist leaders. They include Geelani's son-in-law Altaf Ahmed Shah, three key aides Ayaz Akbar, Mehrajuddin Kalwal and Bashir Ahmad Bhat and Nayeem Khan and Shahid-ul-Islam, a close associate of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, seen as a moderate among separatists. Read More »

American Red Cross: Blood Shortage Emergency Continues

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Eligible donors of all types are urgently needed, said Alana J. Mauger, external communications manager. "The blood supply is like a cell phone battery, it constantly needs recharging", Mauger said. Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire are encouraged to help reduce the time it takes to donate. Read More »

Sri Lanka Cabinet approves long-delayed port deal with China

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A strike by Sri Lanka's Ceylon Petroleum Cooperation (CPC) Trade Union affecting fuel distribution in the country will not impact bunkering, local sources have told Ship & Bunker. "We hope to strengthen the operations of the Hambantota Port which will be beneficial for Sri Lanka ", Samarasinghe said. The rest of the stake will be held by Sri Lanka Ports Authority. Read More »