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Temple University program helping kids get more sleep

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:57
Researchers at Temple University are enrolling families, tracking kids' sleeping habits and helping them get more shuteye.

U.S. judge urges settlement in transvaginal mesh lawsuits

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:57
By Jessica Dye CHARLESTON, West Virginia (Reuters) - A U.S. judge Thursday urged transvaginal mesh device makers and the women suing them to work harder to resolve their tens of thousands of lawsuits in one of the biggest U.S. mass torts in history. "I'm going to kick it into high gear and ask that you do the same," said U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin in Charleston, West Virginia. The courtroom was packed with plaintiffs' lawyers and representatives for the key defendants, including Boston Scientific Corp, C.R. Bard and Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon Inc. More than 70,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits against seven companies have been consolidated before Goodwin, and additional cases continue to be filed. The judge's comments kicked off two days of intensive court-supervised meetings with key officials and counsel for the companies, along with lead lawyers for women who say they have been injured by mesh devices, used to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

U.S. judge urges settlement in transvaginal mesh lawsuits

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:57
By Jessica Dye CHARLESTON, West Virginia (Reuters) - A U.S. judge Thursday urged transvaginal mesh device makers and the women suing them to work harder to resolve their tens of thousands of lawsuits in one of the biggest U.S. mass torts in history. "I'm going to kick it into high gear and ask that you do the same," said U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin in Charleston, West Virginia. The courtroom was packed with plaintiffs' lawyers and representatives for the key defendants, including Boston Scientific Corp, C.R. Bard and Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon Inc. More than 70,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits against seven companies have been consolidated before Goodwin, and additional cases continue to be filed. The judge's comments kicked off two days of intensive court-supervised meetings with key officials and counsel for the companies, along with lead lawyers for women who say they have been injured by mesh devices, used to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

5 infants at Illinois day care diagnosed with measles

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:47

Icicles line the exterior of KinderCare Learning Center on East Palatine Road, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, in Palatine, Ill. Public health officials say students, staff and faculty at the facility have been notified and anyone who hasn't been vaccinated for measles has been instructed to stay away from unvaccinated individuals for the next three weeks after lab tests confirm measles in children from the day care. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO (AP) — Five infants who attend a suburban Chicago day care center have been diagnosed with measles and about 10 more children, including some also too young for vaccinations, could have been exposed to the disease, health officials said Thursday.


Video threepeat: Ice climb, ice rescue, ice luge

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:47

An amazing climb, an animal rescue and homemade luge are this week's must-see videos.

       

Critics Seize On Obama’s ISIS Remarks at Prayer Breakfast

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:46
Republicans condemned President Obama’s comparison of the atrocities of the Islamic State to the bloodshed in the name of Christianity in centuries past.

Genital Cutting Cases Seen More as Immigration Rises

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:41
As the number of African immigrants in the United States has grown, so too has the number of women living in this country who have undergone genital cutting.

White Pass - 2/5/2015 6:33:49 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:36
White Pass US12
2/5/2015 6:33:49 PM

Temperature: 41 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast

Satus Pass - 2/5/2015 6:37:13 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:36
Satus Pass US97
2/5/2015 6:37:13 PM

Temperature: 44 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast light Rain

Stevens Pass - 2/5/2015 6:22:50 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:36
Stevens Pass US2
2/5/2015 6:22:50 PM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with slush in places.

Weather:
Raining

Blewett Pass - 2/5/2015 6:33:43 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:36
Blewett Pass US97
2/5/2015 6:33:43 PM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 2/5/2015 6:24:04 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:36
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
2/5/2015 6:24:04 PM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining, heavy at time with strong gusty winds west of the summit.

Missouri boy, 6, nabbed by family to teach him fear of strangers: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:34

kidnap(Reuters) - Three Missouri women were arrested on Thursday and charged with kidnapping after they allegedly arranged for a man to kidnap their six-year-old relative because he was "too nice" and he needed a shock lesson in the dangers of the world. The man involved, 23-year-old Nathan Firoved of Troy, a rural town outside St Louis, has also been arrested and charged with felony kidnapping and other crimes, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. According to the Sheriff's department, the boy's aunt, 38-year-old Denise Kroutil, mother, Elizabeth Hupp, 25, and grandmother, Rose Brewer, 58, wanted to teach the boy a life lesson and asked Firoved to help them.


Missouri boy, 6, nabbed by family to teach him fear of strangers: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:34
(Reuters) - Three Missouri women were arrested on Thursday and charged with kidnapping after they allegedly arranged for a man to kidnap their six-year-old relative because he was "too nice" and he needed a shock lesson in the dangers of the world. The man involved, 23-year-old Nathan Firoved of Troy, a rural town outside St Louis, has also been arrested and charged with felony kidnapping and other crimes, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. According to the Sheriff's department, the boy's aunt, 38-year-old Denise Kroutil, mother, Elizabeth Hupp, 25, and grandmother, Rose Brewer, 58, wanted to teach the boy a life lesson and asked Firoved to help them.

Quiz: What happened this week? Test your knowledge

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:31

Test your news knowledge.

       

Defensive coordinator update --- Richard still seen as likely successor

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:31
Seattle remains in search of a new defensive coordinator to replace Dan Quinn, who was officially introduced as Atlanta's head coach Tuesday.
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Obama: 'It wasn't worth it' to eliminate 529 accounts

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:24

At Indianapolis community college, the president pushes "middle-class economics"

       

5 things you need to know Friday

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:21

The biggest and most buzzworthy news to start your morning.

       

Bill proposes new protection for farm animals used in research

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:19
Farm animals used in federal experiments to help the meat industry would receive new protections against mistreatment and neglect under legislation introduced Thursday by a bipartisan group of lawmakers from both houses of Congress.

Human Behavior and Physics Hamper Rail Safety Systems

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:16
Experts are working to reduce the dangers of grade-level rail crossings like the one in Valhalla, N.Y., that was the scene of a deadly accident on Tuesday. But human behavior can defeat even the safest system, researchers say.