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Zika Virus ‘Spreading Explosively’ in Americas, W.H.O. Says

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 03:44
Officials from the group announced that they would convene a meeting on Monday to decide whether to declare a public health emergency.









Spate of random slashings across New York City sows fear

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 03:42

 having been slashed so deeply that it severed an artery leading to the brain that required emergency surgery. Since December 2015, about a dozen such random, unprovoked slashings have been reported across the city, including three on subway trains during the week of January 25. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Tony-award winning playwright David Henry Hwang was carrying groceries down a Brooklyn street when he felt like he got hit in the back of the head. He suddenly couldn't walk straight.


Carrie Underwood to honor military families during tour

NBA - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 03:42

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Carrie Underwood is working with Carnival Cruise Lines and Operation Homefront to honor military families throughout her upcoming “Storyteller” tour. Underwood will meet with selected military families in 10 cities, and she’ll perform a free concert for hundreds of military families onboard the Carnival Vista in New York on […]
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Carrie Underwood to honor military families during tour

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 03:42

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Carrie Underwood is working with Carnival Cruise Lines and Operation Homefront to honor military families throughout her upcoming “Storyteller” tour. Underwood will meet with selected military families in 10 cities, and she’ll perform a free concert for hundreds of military families onboard the Carnival Vista in New York on […]
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Carrie Underwood to honor military families during tour

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 03:42

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Carrie Underwood is working with Carnival Cruise Lines and Operation Homefront to honor military families throughout her upcoming “Storyteller” tour. Underwood will meet with selected military families in 10 cities, and she’ll perform a free concert for hundreds of military families onboard the Carnival Vista in New York on […]

Walgreens tells Theranos to stop using lab under scrutiny

NBA - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 03:36

The nation’s largest drugstore chain is telling blood-testing startup Theranos to stop sending samples from its customers to a testing facility that drew regulatory scrutiny over possible patient risks. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. said Thursday that it told Theranos to either send tests to a certified lab in the Phoenix area that Theranos runs or […]
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Walgreens tells Theranos to stop using lab under scrutiny

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 03:36

The nation’s largest drugstore chain is telling blood-testing startup Theranos to stop sending samples from its customers to a testing facility that drew regulatory scrutiny over possible patient risks. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. said Thursday that it told Theranos to either send tests to a certified lab in the Phoenix area that Theranos runs or […]
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Walgreens tells Theranos to stop using lab under scrutiny

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 03:36

The nation’s largest drugstore chain is telling blood-testing startup Theranos to stop sending samples from its customers to a testing facility that drew regulatory scrutiny over possible patient risks. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. said Thursday that it told Theranos to either send tests to a certified lab in the Phoenix area that Theranos runs or […]

Democratic legislators cry foul over McCleary funding plan

NBA - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 03:33

State Democratic lawmakers complained as their GOP colleagues passed an amended K-12 funding plan out of a Senate committee.
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Democratic legislators cry foul over McCleary funding plan

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 03:33

State Democratic lawmakers complained as their GOP colleagues passed an amended K-12 funding plan out of a Senate committee.
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Democratic legislators cry foul over McCleary funding plan

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 03:33

State Democratic lawmakers complained as their GOP colleagues passed an amended K-12 funding plan out of a Senate committee.

Allentown schools to remain closed for students Friday after winter storm

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 03:33

Allentown schools to remain closed for students Friday after winter stormSchools in the Allentown School District will remain closed for students on Friday, nearly a week after the Blizzard of 2016 dumped more than 2 feet of snow in the area.


Coldplay sets US stadium concert tour

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 03:29

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2015, file photo, Jonny Buckland, from left, Chris Martin, Will Champion, and Guy Berryman of Coldplay perform at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The British rockers said Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, they would be performing several stadium gigs in the United States this summer, touring in support of its album, "A Head Full of Dreams." (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — After its upcoming Super Bowl halftime show, Coldplay expects to be accustomed to big stages.


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Washington state teen seriously injured from duct tape challenge - KATC Lafayette News

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 03:26

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Washington state teen seriously injured from duct tape challenge
KATC Lafayette News
Hide your kids, hide your tape! The Duct Tape Challenge may reappear in 2016, and it could be deadly. A quick internet search of the challenge brings up hundreds of videos from 2015 of teens trying to break free from being completely wrapped in duct tape.
Teen almost dies trying 'Duct Tape Challenge'NBC4i.com

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A Single Cell Shines New Light on How Cancers Develop

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 03:25
Researchers set out to solve a puzzle that has baffled cancer investigators: Why do many cells that have cancer genes never turn cancerous?









VIDEO: Migrant's wife and children lost at sea

BBC World News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 03:22
The coastguard in Greece says at least 24 migrants drowned when the boat they were travelling in from Turkey sank in the Aegean Sea, off the island of Samos.
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Barbie Adds Curvy and Tall to Body Shapes

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 03:20
Mattel has unveiled curvy, petite and tall versions of its fashion doll whose unrealistically thin shape has drawn criticism for decades. Sales have plunged as Barbie has struggled to remain relevant.









USC Basketball vs. Washington State: Tip Off Time, Channel Listings, How to Watch Online - Reign of Troy

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 03:18

Reign of Troy

USC Basketball vs. Washington State: Tip Off Time, Channel Listings, How to Watch Online
Reign of Troy
Tip off between USC and Washington State is at 7:30 p.m. Pacific on the Pac-12 Networks. Spero Dedes will be on play-by-play duty while Mike Montgomery will offer color commentary. The game will also be broadcast on radio by KLAA 830 AM and on ...
Preview: Washington State at USCWPTZ The Champlain Valley
USC Trojans vs. Washington State Cougars - 1/28/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and PredictionSports Chat Place
USC Begins Three-Game Homestand With Washington StateUniversity of Southern California Official Athletic Site

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In Atlantic City: pride, anger, worry as city teeters on edge

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 03:17

A man looks at the ocean through the windows of the Playground Pier in Atlantic CityInside the dimly lit Moose Lodge 216 last September in Atlantic City, Frank D'Alonzo discussed a few of the ideas he has heard over the years to revitalize the cash-strapped New Jersey gambling hub. Brimming with promise but ground down by poverty, Atlantic City is trying to reinvent itself even as it teeters on the edge of fiscal ruin.


Sentencing of ex-House speaker Hastert delayed until April

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 03:16

Former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert is surrounded by officers as he leaves federal court after pleading not guilty to federal charges of trying to hide large cash transactions and lying to the FBI in ChicagoBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday postponed until April the sentencing date for Dennis Hastert, convicted last year of a financial crime, because the former U.S. House speaker was still recovering from a stroke and life-threatening infection. Hastert pleaded guilty in October to a federal charge of "structuring" - evading bank reporting rules by withdrawing large amounts of cash in smaller increments - in a hush-money case stemming from allegations of sexual misconduct. The 74-year-old, once one of the country's most powerful politicians, went to the hospital in early November after a fall, his attorney, John Gallo, told U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin.