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CDC: Birth Defects Affected 1 In 10 Babies Whose Moms Got Zika

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The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the first to analyse a group of U.S. women with clear, confirmed test results of Zika infection during pregnancy. That's why her agency recommends that all babies born to Zika-infected mothers should be closely monitored for developmental problems. "We can not identify all of the babies with serious abnormalities without the brain imaging". Read More »

Ralph Lauren to Close Flagship New York Store

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Goods from the Fifth Avenue store will be sold at other Ralph Lauren stores in NY. Soon after, the company opened the nearby restaurant, The Polo Bar, which it will continue to operate. Ralph Lauren's lower-end Polo and Lauren brands are facing competition from fast-fashion retailers such as H&M HMb.ST and Inditex's ITX.MC Zara. Its latest actions will result in a $370 million charge, the company said . Read More »

White House to be colored blue Sunday for autism awareness

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April, which is slated as Autism Awareness Month, is created to teach people about the developmental disability and how prevalent it has become in today's society. "It's a good thing to go into the schools this month because there's a lot of bullying that goes on". It shows a girl with autism experiencing a sensory overload while on her way to school, as those around shower her with question after question. Read More »

Israel PM warns enemies at missile defense ceremony

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The medium-range interceptor, which became active on Sunday, was developed with United States backing and is created to fill the gap between the longer-range Arrow missile defence system and the shorter-range Iron Dome interceptor. Referring to the biblical story of David and Goliath, Netanyahu added that just as King David protected the Jewish people 3,000 years ago, Israel will continue to follow in his footsteps. Read More »

Bastian Schweinsteiger asked if Chicago Fire can win World Cup

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Schweinsteiger is set to make his debut for Chicago Fire against Montreal Impact on Saturday. "But I wanted the focus on the team and the game and I am happy that they won. "I want to use every minute to see how my team-mates play, so we can get used to each other". However, at an introductory press conference, the German World Cup victor was asked a rather odd question and one which will reinforce the often unfair view that the USA is still yet to get fully up to speed with the world of ... Read More »

Lok Sabha to debate GST Bill on Wednesday

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The GST Council and Union Cabinet have already given their nod to the Central GST, Integrated GST, Union Territory GST and Compensation Bill. Earlier this year, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, while presenting the Union Budget 2017-18, stated that efforts are underway to explain the provisions of the GST to various sections of the society. Read More »

Who is Kuldeep Yadav?

Australia's Ranchi Test saviour Handscombe shaped for a cover drive to a fullish delivery that turned in to breach his defence. He also revealed he had learnt some tricks of the trade from none other than Aussie spin legend Shane Warne, after scripting a memorable debut against Australia in Dharamsala . Read More »

Give me a ©! Cheerleader uniforms can be copyrighted

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The design is inseparable from the utility, in other words. The Supreme Court held that a feature incorporated into the design of a useful article is eligible for copyright protection if the feature can be perceived as a two- or three-dimensional work of art separate from the useful article. Read More »

Health care fever picks up heat in the heartland

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Trumpcare is opposed by the AARP, the American Hospital Association, the American Nurses Association, the American Medical Association and the American Health Care Association, as well as other organizations. I've recommended that Congress repeal regulations which limit the types of health insurance Montanans can buy, opening the door to simpler, cheaper options. Read More »

Sports My Plans For Nigeria as CAF Executive - Pinnick

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Many Ghanaians have raised concerns that young and intelligent as Kwesi Nyantakyi is, it was a missed opportunity for him to be CAF President especially when it was clear that the end had come for Hayatou. Out of the 54 members vote, Ahmed Ahmed secured 34 while the outgoing president received 11. The Madagascar Football Federation president ran his successful campaign under the banner of change, which he believes is necessary within African soccer's governing body. Read More »

Initial US weekly unemployment claims slip

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Indiana County's seasonally adjusted labor force in January decreased 1,600 to 39,400. With the stronger than expected job growth, the unemployment rate edged down to 4.7 percent in February from 4.8 percent in January, matching expectations. Read More »

Another case of bird flu reported in Lincoln County

The depopulation was not required but a decision made by the poultry company. According to USDA, both cases are considered presumptive low pathogenic (LPAI) avian influenza because neither flock showed signs of illness. This includes, but is not limited to, poultry exhibitions or sales at regional and county fairs, festivals, swap meets, exotic sales and live bird markets, flea markets and auctions. Read More »

Media protests after Tillerson takes only one reporter to Asia

According to CNN, he'll need it. Tillerson's first trip to Asia begins Wednesday, as tensions flare in the volatile region. The group has been in talks with Tillerson's deputies "about a variety of issues related to media access", the statement said , "and we welcome the State Department's pledge to address our concerns in the very near future". Read More »

Scotland Will Hold Second Independence Referendum

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He finished: "It makes Ruth Davidson look like the only serious heavyweight politician in Scotland who cares about the wellbeing of the Scottish people. Sturgeon has said a referendum should be held in late 2018 or early 2019, when the terms of Brexit become clear. Sturgeon said British authorities had not been willing to move "one inch" in their position, which is aimed at securing a clean break from the European Union that would leave the country outside both the European single ... Read More »

Six Nations 2017: Ireland ready for Cardiff noise - Best

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Nevertheless, his performance will be scrutinised in great detail by those in Ireland following the final whistle on Friday night. There aren't many players who can create something out of nothing, and the problem for Wales against Scotland two weeks' ago is that every time they tried to bring George North into the game, the Scottish defence were on the attack. Read More »

Joseph returns for England clash against Scotland

Scotland have made one change to their starting line-up with flanker Hamish Watson, who replaced John Hardie off the bench against Wales a fortnight ago, promoted. Roommate Dylan Hartley was slightly more confident that Farrell - who is scheduled to partner the recalled Jonathan Joseph at centre - will be fit. Read More »

Scientists issue new natural disaster warning

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The earthquakes examined by the authors of the study were most often around 7.5, a magnitude significantly less devastating than 7.9, but scientists say that's still powerful enough to cause tremendous disruptionacross Southern California. Read More »

EF2 tornado confirmed to have hit Centerville

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The National Weather Service has upgraded the classification of the tornado that killed one motorist and destroyed dozens of homes in Perryville on Tuesday night to an EF-4. and caused extensive damage to docks, boats and shelters. The home's garage, which was reportedly not appropriately attached to the foundation, sustained the most damage. Read More »

Parents be warned: Hand sanitizers, if not used properly, could be risky!

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According to USA centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "More than 70,000 children have been treated for injuries related to the alcohol-based gel between 2011 and 2014". A new study found that thousands of American children have gotten sick from drinking alcohol-based hand sanitizer, both intentionally and unintentionally. Read More »

Thai surgeons remove 915 coins swallowed by sea turtle

A 25-year-old female green sea turtle underwent surgery in Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday, after veterinarians discovered almost one thousand coins in her stomach. As well as the coins, they also found two fish hooks, which were also removed. After that, Osmin will undergo six months of physical therapy. Chansue said Omsin, whose name means "piggy bank", was brought to her when the animal's health began to fail and a CT scan revealed the cause of Omsin's discomfort - a giant clump of coins in ... Read More »

South Florida kids celebrate reading with Dr. Seuss books

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Seuss' birthday. This year, Cooke County United Way partnered with area schools to bring in volunteers Thursday to read to pre-k and kindergarten students. The reason for the week, she said, is to celebrate the author's birthday, but also to promote reading. "I like how we get to take half an hour and just get to sit and relax and read", she said. Read More »

Health officials: 16 flu deaths in North Carolina last week

Thirty-four people have died of pneumonia and the flu this season. A graph on the ODH website shows that the number of hospitalizations took a large jump in February and were well above the highest peak for any month when considering averages over the last five years. Read More »

Sweet science lets researchers measure urine levels in public pools

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The scientists calculated that one 220,000-gallon, commercial-size swimming pool contained nearly 20 gallons of urine. This is found in many processed foods, from soda to baked goods, yogurt, and soups. The presence of ACE in pools and hot tubs amounted to 30 to 7,110 nanograms per liter. When researchers compared the levels of the sweetener in pool water and tap water, they found that the former contained up to 570 times more Ace-K. Read More »

'Research needed to address needs of rare disease patients'

The center's team, a group of pharmaceutical and clinical research professionals with experience in the areas, will focus on "addressing the specific challenges presented by the small, widely dispersed populations of rare disease and pediatric patients", the release stated. Read More »

Google's self-driving auto tech firm sues Uber

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The accusation is that Uber has stolen a key self-driving technology from the company. Uber said it took "the allegations made against Otto and Uber employees seriously and we will review this matter carefully". Waymo, which is an Alphabet subsidiary, spent more than six years developing its own LiDAR system. The alleged theft included the designs for circuit boards needed for "LiDAR", an array of sensors that enable self-driving cars to see what's around them so they can safely navigate ... Read More »

Kansas Man Arrested In Shooting That Reportedly Targeted Foreigners

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He then worked for six years as a software and systems engineer at Rockwell Collins Inc in Iowa before moving to Kansas and taking a job with GPS-maker Garmin at Olathe. Jaganmohan Reddy, Madasani's father, said he thought it was a hate crime . "Love each other" was the overarching theme as visitors were greeted with solemn but spirit-filled musical numbers before prayers were offered for the families of Kuchibhotla, Madasani and Ian Grillot. Read More »

Men- exercise might be hurting your sex life

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The research was made with the help of 1000 people who were divided in two groups where one group was full of men who possess a daily routine of intense workout or exercise while the another one was of men's who have less workout and less fitness regimen. Read More »

Undocumented immigrant with brain tumor put back in Texas detention center

Zuniga says the woman's condition is worsening with nosebleeds, loss of memory and other symptoms increasing. "They had her tied up from hands and ankles", said Beltran-Hernandez's attorney, Melissa Zuniga said. An ICE spokeswoman told the Daily News that the agency "reached out to the family to explain the process" after it released a statement that urged Beltran-Hernandez's family to obtain prior approval before trying to visit her. Read More »

One mumps case reported in Okanogan Co

Okanogan County Public Health confirmed Tuesday that one adult is sick with the mumps in the county. He noted that when the vaccine for mumps was first introduced in 1970, the initial recommendation was for a single dose - but two doses has been the recommendation since 1996. Read More »

United States drug overdose deaths doubled since 1999

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In 1999, a little more than six out of every 100,000 deaths was due to a drug OD. Overall, drug overdose deaths rose to 16.3 per 100,000 in 2015-that's 2.5 times the 1999 rate of 6.1 per 100,000. Death from overdosing on prescription painkillers like oxycodone actually fell over the period of the study, dropping from 29 percent of all overdose deaths in 2010 to 24 percent in 2015. Read More »

Cats Don't Cause Mental Health Problems, Study Says

It is not thought of as risky in healthy adults but can cause complications and may be fatal towards immune-compromised individuals. The latest research from University College London finds no link between owning a cat and psychotic symptoms. Read More »

Virat Kohli credits captaincy for his sparkling success in Tests

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Whether it is just panic or not will be known only on Thursday. Stressing on his relationship with opposition players Virat said, "I'm good friends with the Australian players off the field". On good wickets, he will have a lot of bowling to do and the manner in which Smith handles him will be very interesting to watch. "We are pretty comfortable with what we want to do". Read More »

CareTracking the Affordable Care Act

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The same poll showed that 50% of Americans say they have little to no confidence that Republican plans to repeal and replace the law will make things better. HSAs are a favorite among conservatives because they encourage people to save and plan for their health spending and to shop around for price. That translates into 20.4 million fewer people who lacked health insurance in 2016 than in 2010. Read More »

Stock Jumping Abnormally High: Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS)

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Total shares outstanding is 495.87, with shares float coming to 492.47. Zoetis shares have climbed 3 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has climbed nearly 5 percent. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, January 18th. Zoetis's dividend payout ratio is presently 30.44%. The company reported EPS of 47 cents while our consensus called for EPS of 45 cents. Read More »

Aetna, Humana Mutually Terminate Merger Deal

The news came shortly after insurance giants Aetna and Humana announced a mutual decision to abandon their $37 billion merger agreement earlier in the day. Tuesday, will get $630 million of the fee after taxes are taken out. After the January 23 court ruling, Aetna and Humana had said they were weighing whether to appeal the decision and extend their agreement, which was set to expire on February 15. Read More »

Sargento Recalls Packaged Cheese for Listeria Concerns

The products were packaged at the Sargento plant in Plymouth, Wisconsin, and were distributed nationwide. If found on processing equipment, it can cause massive recalls and lead to temporary halts in production - similar to what happened with Sabra Hummus toward the end of a year ago. Read More »

Orange alligator dubbed 'Trump-a-gator' by SC neighbors

This eye-catching alligator is around 4 to 5 feet long and could go on to grow another 10 feet or so if it's a male (females usually average just shy of 10 feet). Jay Butfiloski, the state Department of Natural Resources' Alligator Program coordinator, said the color is likely tied to wherever the alligator has been spending its winter months. Read More »

Dal Khalsa pays tribute to Afzal Guru

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In order to maintain law and order and foil anti-government protests, authorities imposed restrictions in some areas of downtown Srinagar and south Kashmir's Shopian town. Meanwhile, police today disallowed a seminar organized by independent MLA Er Sheikh Abdur Rashid on Maqbool Bhat and Afzal Guru in Handwara area of border district of Kupwara. Read More »

Willie Nelson Postpones 3 More Concerts Due to Illness

Those shows were originally meant to be rescheduled, but in an update on Wednesday (Feb. 8), Crystal Palace talent booker Jerry Hufford says that the dates have been canceled permanently. Thank you for your patience and understanding. It's the second time in recent weeks the 83-year-old country legend has missed shows because of sickness - he canceled two of his five shows in Las Vegas in late January because of a bad cold. Read More »

MPs vote for no parliamentary veto over May's Brexit

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Steve Baker, chairman of the European Reform Group of Euro-sceptic MPs, said the amendments were "all unnecessary and some of them are wrecking". Nick Boles' dramatic decision piles the pressure on MPs from across the Commons to make sure they turn up to tonight's Parliamentary showdown on Brexit. Read More »

Multi-State Manhunt in Southeast Intensifies for Alleged Murderer and Accomplice

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On Friday, 52-year-old Peggy Broz was fatally shot and her vehicle was stolen. Escambia County (Florida) Sheriff David Morgan says the pair shot Kayla Crocker on Monday. Her two-year-old son was unharmed. Morgan said do not attempt to contact or engage Boyette. Agencies across the Panhandle and southern Alabama are searching for Boyette and Rice, who had previously been considered a person of interest in the attacks. Read More »

Dripping: Kids Are Trying This Potentially Harmful E-Cigarette Hack

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Electronic cigarettes are battery-operated devices that heat liquid and turn it into vapor - instead of smoke - which a person inhales. More on the study published online today in the journal 'Pediatrics '. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention insisted that e-cigarette producers specifically target young people in their marketing tactics and offer appealing flavours, while the US surgeon general, Dr.Vivek Murthy, had declared that the product is risky due to some toxic chemical ... Read More »

Pregnant Beyonce to perform at Grammy 2017

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Sources connected with the festival, along with several huge 2016 performers, tell us Beyonce was set to make north of $1 mil for her two-night performance. Beyonce and husband Jay Z (aka Shawn Carter) also have a 5-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy. The verses speak of a mother being a cocoon, a black Venus, dreams and crowning. Read More »