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First Openly Transgender State Representative Elected in Virginia


Danica Roem will raise her right hand, swear an oath, and, will become the first out trans person to be elected to and serve in a state legislature. In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Marshall said: "For 26 years I've been proud to fight for you, and fight for our future". Roem discussed her gender identity when asked throughout the campaign and responded to flyers released by Marshall's campaign that referred to her using male pronouns. Read More »

Colorado ranked last on 'fattest states in America' list


The state with the leanest, low-fat ranking: Colorado. Topping the list was MS, followed by West Virginia (2) and Tennessee (3). More than seven in 10 USA adults who are 20 years or older are overweight or obese, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Read More »

New Zealand to chase 68 in eight overs


India faced New Zealand today in the t20i series decider at Thiruvanthapuram. New Zealand are 8/1 after the first over, 60 runs away from victory. Lately, Martin Guptill hasn't quite been in the best of forms as he has struggled to get himself going. This is the third and final T20I of the ongoing series and I, Kaustubh Mayekar, will bring to you all the live scores and updates from the match. Read More »

Santa busted with a crack pipe


A 66-year-old man who plays Santa Claus has been arrested after cops discovered a crack pipe, empty bags of crack and heroin and a hypodermic needle in his vehicle during a traffic stop. Smith was charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of possession of a hypodermic needle. Multiple phones listed for Smith, who lives in Pompton Lakes, were disconnected, and he could not be reached for comment Tuesday. Read More »

APEC leaders should not ignore Vietnam's 'ugly reality'


He said this collaboration would bring APEC closer to the people and the business community, thereby realizing the strategic vision for an Asia-Pacifĩc of sustainable and inclusive development in the 21st century. As the Russian Foreign Ministry stated, "primary attention is paid to the issues of further liberalizing trade and investment, first of all, as applicable to the sphere of services, and economic integration in the Asia-Pacific Region with the focus on approving the concept of the ... Read More »

Sleepless nights lead to sluggish brain activity


These findings were found incidentally during the evaluation. Because epileptic patients are often kept awake a lot to provoke a seizure, the scientists had an excellent way to study the effects of sleep deprivation. Fried said, "These are the very neurons [that] are responsible for the way you process the world in front of you". "Unlike the usual rapid reaction, the neurons responded slowly and fired more weakly, and their transmissions dragged on longer than usual", he explained. Read More »

Not your imagination: mass shootings now happen more frequently in the US


In the case of the October 31 vehicle attack in lower Manhattan that happened to take place near a school, an event that wasn't a mass shooting at all was initially described as one . Yet states differ on restrictions on gun ownership for domestic abusers, and researchers still don't know whether the perpetrators of domestic violence present a high risk for gun homicide more generally. Read More »

Greeting cards being sent to sick boy who may not see Christmas


Jacob's family, relatives, friends as well as strangers are sending an advance Christmas wishes to the boy, adorning his hospital room using trees, asking for the special visit by Santa Clause and trying to make him happy with their supports through Christmas holiday cards. Read More »

Niger Delta leader calls on Avengers to hold off oil attacks


Chief Edwin Clark, who leads the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), which has been holding peace talks with the government since a year ago, called on the Niger Delta Avengers militant group to "be patient". "Everything has a phase of planning and a phase of execution". The government has been in talks for more than a year to address grievances over poverty and oil pollution but local groups have complained that no progress has been made, despite Buhari receiving a list of demands at a meeting ... Read More »

MNF: Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions on KPUG


ET on ESPN ( live streaming via WatchESPN ). Green Bay, playing without an injured Aaron Rodgers , is 4-3, while the fading Lions are 3-4. The Packers hold a one-game lead over the Lions in the NFC North. Hundley certainly hasn't looked like a world-beater, or even like a competent National Football League starter, in his time relieving Rodgers. To contrast, Rodgers had completed 66.3 percent of his passes and had 13 touchdowns against just three interceptions. Read More »

One dies in Nebraska due to Flu

Island Health reminded residents last month to get a flu shot early to protect themselves and their loved ones this season. But the researchers hope that their approach might one day lead to a "universal" flu vaccine that would provide long-term protection against flu viruses . Read More »

Following Amazon, Flipkart now launches online grocery in Bengaluru


With the funds flowing in, these e-commerce companies are trying to follow the global Amazon-model by diversifying investments into a variety of segments to evolve into larger e-commerce conglomerates. Online retailer Flipkart and Amazon are competing head-to-head. Flipkart's grocery delivery service comes a year after Amazon India launched the Amazon Now app that guarantees delivery in two hours. Read More »

Prosecutor at war crimes court to seek investigation into Afghan conflict

The scope of such an investigation isn't clear, but it could have the potential to involve US troops. While the U.S. is not a member of the ICC, Bensouda has a mandate to investigate the behaviour of United States citizens as the alleged crimes took place in Afghanistan- a country which is a member of the ICC. Read More »

PDP sweeps Enugu Council Polls

Osita Okechukwu, on Sunday said the nature of local government elections across the country was a paradox in the clamour for devolution of powers. " Enugu state government abhors violence and would not deliberately set out to visit one on any of her citizens, as no amount of struggle for power could compensate for the loss of human blood or death of her citizen or resident". Read More »

Mohammed Siraj gets emotional on his debut


Siraj had to wait for his chance as team India bid a deserving farewell to veteran Ashish Nehra with a comprehensive victory in the first T20 clash at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi . The senior bowler Bumrah returned with figures of 0-23 even though New Zealand scored a huge 196/2 with Colin Munro top-scoring with a knock of 109 not out. Read More »

Gordon Murray teases new sportscar


The new label is a return to the branding applied to Gordon Murray's very first vehicle: the T.1 IGM Ford Special, which Murray raced successfully in South Africa in 1967 and 1968. The firm suggests that the auto will be built for "contemporary driving conditions" - aka everyday driving - while still incorporating some of the most advanced aerodynamics yet to be seen on a road vehicle. Read More »

Deshaun Watson out for season


Watt and linebacker Whitney Mercilus to season-ending injuries on October 8. The quarterback injured his knee on a non-contact play during practice, which makes the injury even more unfortunate. The Texans signed Brock Osweiler to a $72 million contract before last season, but he was benched before the season was over and shipped to Cleveland in the offseason. Read More »

Men could soon have babies, suggests study


Dr Paulson, president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, expects there to be demand from trans women and believes there is no longer any scientific reason why biological males can not carry a baby. Dr Paulson added that hormones might have to be given to replicate the changes that go on in a pregnant woman. Julian Savulescu, professor of practical ethics at Oxford University, said the safety of the baby should be the priority. Read More »

Eagles coach Doug Pederson unsure RB Jay Ajayi will play against Broncos


We all know that. The Broncos have a 2-4-1 record vs. the spread, while the Eagles have a 6-2 record vs. the spread. Halapoulivaati Vaitai is a capable run blocker but he leaves something to be desired in his pass protection, and the Broncos will look to exploit that one way or another, whether it is with Miller and his seven sacks on the season, or using blitz packages to confuse Vaitai and have Miller stay on Lane Johnson's side. Read More »

Dinosaur Extinction Asteroid Delivered Cancer-Killing Metals to Earth


Researchers from the United Kingdom and China have found that iridium - a rare metal delivered to Earth by the asteroid - can be very helpful in curing cancer disease. The compound can be targeted specifically at cancerous cells, and it will transfer the energy of the light to the oxygen within the cell, producing singlet oxygen. Read More »

British woman jailed in Egypt for carrying painkillers


We went out to see her last week and my mum collapsed at the sight of her. The last text message she sent was to her father, Neville and said, "I'm in trouble and I need your help", per the Mail Online . It is legal in Britain as prescription medication, but it is not legal in Egypt , where it is used by some as a substitute for heroin, per the Guardian . Read More »

Kushner hands over key documents to Mueller in Russian Federation probe


They added that Manafort - who had three US passports and recently registered a cellphone under a false name - poses no flight risk and couldn't even go into hiding because "he is one of the most recognizable people on the planet today". Responding to Judge Jackson in Washington, Mueller prosecutor Kyle Freeny wrote that the government will likely need 15 trial days to present evidence supporting a 12-count indictment unsealed earlier this week alleging violations of federal money ... Read More »

Costello will start at quarterback for Stanford


Odds Shark lists the Cougars as a 2.5-point favorite at home, with the over/under set at 55.5. Washington State has a pretty solid defense in 2017, as the Cougars are allowing just 22.9 points and 308.6 yards per contest. Quarterback Braxton Burmeister got his first win as a starter as OR ended a three-game losing streak by beating Utah 41-20 at home. If Love doesn't play again, Stanford will have to find some way to generate passing offense, and might go to backup K.J. Read More »

Sector Active Movers: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE:VRX)

Mizuho downgraded the shares of VRX in report on Wednesday, November 23 to "Underperform" rating. California-based Tcw Inc has invested 0% in Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE: VRX ). Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International by 2.9% in the 2nd quarter. 49 funds opened positions while 90 raised stakes. Read More »

Technical education can't be provided through correspondence courses


With this decision, the court also directed the central government to create a mechanism to regulate deemed universities and added that UGC has completely failed to stop commercialisation of education. "The present case shows the extent of commercialization of education by some of the Deemed Universities that seriously affects credibility of standard in education, eroding power and essence of knowledge", says the 118-page long judgment penned by Justice Lalit, blasting the UGC for displaying ... Read More »

Won't join Cong, but can discuss Dalit issues with Rahul: Jignesh Mevani


The two-phase assembly election in Gujarat is scheduled on December 9 and 14. Joining the campaign trail and his party's the ongoing Gujarat Navsarjan Yatra on Friday, after a brief absence caused by his emergency visit to Rae Bareli to take stock of the aftermath of the NTPC boiler explosion incident which claimed 29 lives in his mother's Lok Sabha constituency earlier this week, the Congress vice president held no punches while attacking the BJP. Read More »

Kidde recalling more than 40 million fire extinguishers


The 1.2 million plastic-handle extinguishers were sold between January 1, 1973, and Aug 15, 2017, while the push-button type were sold from August 11, 1995, to September 22, 2017. Please supply the model number, year of manufacture, the unit's date code and serial number. Models that were recalled between March 2009 through February 2015 . Read More »

Males with bent genitals possess higher risk of cancer, says new study


The scientists requested that men having Peyronie's disease should be monitored for cancer growth. The condition affects 155,000 adults in the United Kingdom, and manifests itself as curvature of the penis , particularly to one side. Men with Peyronie's disease should be monitored for the development of cancer, the researchers urged. This was the first study to demonstrate a higher risk of cancer among men with Peyronie's, the study says, and future research should focus on confirming ... Read More »

9-Year-old with cancer wants cards for his last Christmas


Jacob Thompson was diagnosed with Stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma in February 2014 when he was just 5 years old, his family told WCSH . Strangers are sending a 9-year-old boy who may not live until Christmas early holiday cards. Penguins are his favorite animal and his mom said that "live like a penguin" is one of his mottos. "Just to show that people love and care for him and show their support", father Roger Guay told the television station. Read More »

Citizens have a tough time as private hospitals, clinics remain shut


The private hospitals' lobby is very powerful across the country and Karnataka is no exception. The Karnataka government seems to have taken cognizance of this fact and has included provisions in the Bill which includes fines and imprisonment if a surgery goes wrong, fixing prices of specific medical procedures as well as creating a new grievance redressal cell. Read More »

CMA Awards Ban Questions About Las Vegas Shooting, Politics


NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and actor, author, and director Tyler Perry will have plenty of company from country music's stars as they hand out this year's CMA Awards . Even Paisley thinks the CMA's directive is ridiculous. Industry insiders still cite the Dixie Chicks (who criticized George W. Bush in 2003 and were basically blacklisted from the format) as the reason country artists are fearful of speaking up about divisive subjects, particularly given that much of their fan base ... Read More »

Man drives car onto pitch during Delhi-UP Ranji match


The man identified himself as Girish Sharma tried to swerve his vehicle twice on the 22-yard strip before stopping, an eyewitness told PTI. Many big names like Gautam Gambhir , Ishant Sharma , Suresh Raina and Rishabh Pant were a part of the action. Read More »