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Flu cases widespread and high in number in Louisiana: CDC


In the past, H3N2 flu seasons have been more severe with more hospitalizations and deaths in persons aged 65 years and older and young children. Texas hospital laboratories reported 710 Influenza A cases and 67 Influenza B cases among 777 patients who tested positive for the flu during Week 51 of the flu season. Read More »

Saints RB Kamara fined for Christmas cleats


On Thursday, he shared a photo of a fine letter he received from the NFL. Kamara had 32 rushing yards and 58 receiving yards in the red cleats for the Saints in the Christmas Eve win over Atlanta. The fine is surely related to the Christmas cleats he donned during New Orleans' division-clinching win last week. "Simple as that", Kamara said. Read More »

How to get rid of your Christmas tree in Seattle


Trees disposed of outside of the tree collection window and trees that are fake but are not made of majority metal or plastic will be collected as garbage. People who pay for city water and trash pickup can put their trees out by the curb for Republic Services to take with their normal trash pickup from Tuesday through January 12. Read More »

Arkansas kidnapping victim survives after she's thrown into Arkansas River


The victim told authorities she was kidnapped after witnessing a shooting where two people were gunned down. She said she swam across the river after being thrown in. Authorities did not reveal the condition of the second person who was shot. He was booked into the Lonoke County Detention Center where he remains without bond. Read More »

2 more flu-related deaths reported in Dallas County


DE has reported its second flu death of the young season. The fourth patient was a 59-year-old Dallas resident, and the fifth was an 81-year-old Irving resident. Deborah McMahan said in a statement. Health officials remind everyone that it's not too late to get a flu shot . Flu symptoms include a 100 degree Fahrenheit or higher fever, feeling feverish, a cough and/or sore throat, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea, which is most common in children. Read More »

New year, blue Moon


But if you miss the supermoon on New Year's Day , don't worry. For those in NY, the full moon will make its first appearance at 9:24 p.m. January's full moon is also often referred to as the Wolf Moon, under the system of full moon names originally used by New England's native Algonquin tribes. Read More »

CFL to Approve Contract for Johnny Manziel to Play in 2018

In a statement released by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL), it was announced that Manziel would be eligible to play in the league in the 2018 season after he had initially been restricted from joining. Manziel has not played since the Cleveland Browns released him in March 2016. According to a statement released by CFL commissioner Randy Ambroise, the league thoroughly vetted the 2012 Heisman victor who was once charged with misdemeanor assault ... Read More »

Blood shortage in BC highlights urgent need for donations


Nammoura explained that he had initially wanted to organize an event over the summer in response to a nation-wide blood shortage he had read about. New and existing donors are welcome and walk-ins will continue to be accepted. "The holiday period always presents challenges for us as we work to ensure we have enough blood and blood products to meet patients' needs", Rick Prinzen, Canadian Blood Services' chief supply chain officer, said in the statement. Read More »

Which Way Are Insiders Leaning With Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)?

The institutional investor held 743,460 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $108.41M, down from 793,193 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Chem Comml Bank invested 1.05% in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ). Meiji Yasuda Life accumulated 123,447 shares or 0.69% of the stock. Apriem Advsr owns 8,071 shares. Read More »

Denver Broncos: Paxton Lynch to start finale vs. Kansas City Chiefs


Since the start of 2015, when they capped a roller coaster of a season with a Super Bowl victory, the Broncos have had two head coaches, three offensive coordinators, four starting quarterbacks, six right tackles, four left tackles, seven players rotating among the guard positions and at least three attempts to alter the offensive-line scheme. Read More »

Gas prices up 8 cents in metro Detroit


In addition, the gap between prices today and a year ago is also at its narrowest in months, highlighting that prices are moving in the right direction for many. Ten Michigan metro gas stations were surveyed, and the lowest average price was found in the Saginaw/Bay City/Midland area, and the highest was in Ann Arbor. Read More »

More pregnant women are using pot, study finds


For pregnant teens under 18, marijuana use climbed from 12.5 percent to 21.8 percent. Animal studies , along with some but not all human studies, have suggested that cannabis use during pregnancy could be linked to low birth weight and other health problems that occur soon after birth. Read More »

Flu vaccines available this week


Most people will recover from the flu in a few days to less than two weeks. However, people with life-threatening allergies to the flu vaccine or its ingredients (which include gelatin, antibiotics, or other ingredients) can not or may require a different strain of the shot. Read More »

Stores tackle post Christmas gift returns


She adds that along with all the returns being made today, people are also taking advantage of seasonal sales. "In fact many major stores will only allow you 90 days to return an item but some as little 30 days or even 15 days". Many third-party sellers have their own return policies , often revolving around who pays for shipping. "It could take a whole day depending on how much you have to return", shopper Stacey Flynn said. Read More »

Disciples want rescued girls back at ashram


In the recent case of a self-styled God-man allegedly involved in sexually exploiting hundreds of women including many minors at his Ashram in Rohini , the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday trained its guns against the arch-rivals BJP and Delhi Police. Read More »

Modi inaugurates Metro's Magenta line section


The 12.64-km stretch runs between Kalkaji and Noida's Botanical Garden and accounts for a travel time of 19 minutes, thus facilitating easy access for commuters from South Delhi to Noida, and vice versa. The Magenta Line will connect Noida to Kalkaji Mandir for now and will be extended until Janakpuri by March next year. Amid heavy security and crowd chanting slogans of 'Modi, Modi' , Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday flagged off the much-awaited Delhi Metro's Magenta ... Read More »

North Korea says new United Nations sanctions an 'act of war'

The country plans to consolidate its nuclear defence, it said, with a view to eliminating the "nuclear threats, blackmail and hostile moves" of the US. US President Donald Trump has been trading open insults with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un this year, saying he would "totally destroy" North Korea. Read More »

America's opioid crisis behind 'shocking' two-year drop in life expectancy


Brenda Fitzgerald, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The opioid epidemic "clearly has a huge impact on our entire society". For decades, it was on the upswing, rising a few months almost every year. If the trend continues, America could well see the third straight year of life expectancy decline next year-the first time such an event would occur in about a century. Read More »

Many feared dead in Philippines mall fire


Mayor Inday also urged the public to wait for official reports and avoid speculations, stop blaming the rescuers as she also commended rescuers from the Bureau of Fire Protection and volunteers for responding appropriately - despite the dangers they faced and the manpower and resources they have. Read More »

Mount Carmel Doctor Surrenders Prescription License


The U.S. lawyer's office in Harrisburg on Thursday reported the charges of medication conveyance bringing about death against 60-year-old Dr. Raymond Kraynak of Mount Carmel. Those prescriptions were written for about 2,838 patients. Kraynak treated people in a small part of Pennsylvania where doctors are scarce, public defender Thomas Thornton said. Read More »

GOP tax bill clears Congress, heads to Trump


Although President Trump won the White House in part by railing against the forces of globalization - and though he argued Wednesday that the tax bill means more companies will be staying in the US - some worldwide tax experts think the Republican bill will do little to stem the movement of jobs and capital overseas, and could actually make the situation worse. Read More »