• Boris Johnson suggests 'bridge' between United Kingdom and France
Boris Johnson suggests 'bridge' between United Kingdom and France

Johnson tweeted a picture of himself and the French president, both giving a thumbs up, with the caption: "En marche!" The world's longest bridge is the Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge in China which opened in 2011 and spans 102.4 miles. He said that such an endeavor would take eight or nine years. Stressing the importance of "good connections" ...

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  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy may start early even without signs of concussions
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy may start early even without signs of concussions

The disease also affects military veterans who suffered brain injuries since September 11, 2001. Plus, researchers found that head impact caused "persistent changes in brain electrical functions, which may explain cognitive difficulties experienced by some people after these injuries".

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  • HHS creates new religious freedom division in OCR
HHS creates new religious freedom division in OCR

On Thursday, his administration announced a new office to protect doctors and nurses who object to providing abortion services and other medical care on moral and religious grounds. Penny Nance, President and CEO of Concerned Women for America praised the new division . "This is the use of religion to hurt people because you disappro...

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  • Over 1 million Rohingyas registered in Bangladesh
Over 1 million Rohingyas registered in Bangladesh

According to the agreement, Myanmar has agreed to accept 1,500 Rohingya each week and return all of them to Myanmar within two years. The UN refugee agency said it is not involved in the process but is willing to play a "constructive role" in the process if allowed, specifically in registering the refugees and helping determining whether they are...

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  • Flu deaths continue to rise: Three more reported in Cuyahoga County
Flu deaths continue to rise: Three more reported in Cuyahoga County

MORE: Surge in flu cases keeping SoCal hospitals busy Wooten also emphasized that it's not too late to get vaccinated. The 65 and older age group are most affected. Tarrant County reported its first flu deaths on January 9. Flu is a respiratory illness that is easily spread from person to person through sneezing, coughing and contact with hands...

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  • India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-5 ballistic missile
India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-5 ballistic missile

Indian politicians and defense analysts said they were elated by the missile test, with the country's president, Ram Nath Kovind, writing on Twitter that the test-firing "makes every Indian proud" and "will boost our strategic defense". Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman while inaugurating the Defence Industry Development Meet at Chennai, shared ...

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  • Flu cases up in New Hanover County
Flu cases up in New Hanover County

In Kansas, influenza has killed 18 people so far this flu season, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports . That patient's name hasn't been revealed. That's earlier than previous year when flu peaked in the middle of February when 10 percent of visits to health care facilities were related to the flu.

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  • Congressman Ro Khanna Blasts Planned Immigration Sweeps in Northern California
Congressman Ro Khanna Blasts Planned Immigration Sweeps in Northern California

The network received alerts last week when agents descended on 7-Eleven stores in Santa Clara as part of a national sting targeting undocumented workers within the franchise. One of them men faces deportation, the other has since died, Kaplan said. Law enforcement officials told the paper they have not been notified as of Wednesday, but said th...

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  • Walmart Offers Unique Opioid Disposal Solution With DisposeRx
Walmart Offers Unique Opioid Disposal Solution With DisposeRx

Walmart says it's the first national pharmacy to offer the solution. Say after a recent surgery, your doctor prescribed you seven doses of Percocet, a drug that contains acetaminophen and oxycodone. Patients with recurring prescriptions will be offered free packets every six months, and other existing pharmacy patients can request the product at...

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  • New Canaan fourth-grader who died Sunday, had the flu, officials say
New Canaan fourth-grader who died Sunday, had the flu, officials say

Former NHL hockey player Martin St. Louis shared a photo of Mallozzi on Twitter after learning about the boy's death. Nico passed away after leaving a hockey tournament early this past weekend because he had been feeling unwell, district officials have said.

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  • 1 dead, 14 injured after casino shuttle boat carrying 50 catches fire
1 dead, 14 injured after casino shuttle boat carrying 50 catches fire

The boat was carrying passengers towards the Tropical Breeze Casino cruise ship in the Port Richey Canal when an engine room fire engulfed the vessel, forcing its passengers and crew to jump from the ship. Luckily the crew and other passengers had a safe escape as they plunged into the icy cold water in the cold chilly day on the Gulf coast. ...

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  • Vehicle flies in the air, crashes into second floor
Vehicle flies in the air, crashes into second floor

According to the Santa Ana Police Department, the collision was reported shortly before 5:30 a.m. near the intersection of 17th and French streets. A vehicle in Southern California hit the center median and went airborne and got stuck in second floor of a dentist office.

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  • Giants expected to hire Pat Shurmur as next head coach, report says
Giants expected to hire Pat Shurmur as next head coach, report says

Minnesota will play in Philadelphia next weekend for the NFC Championship, so the earliest the Giants can make the hiring official is next Monday. Patricia is no longer on the market, as he "is likely" to become the head coach of the Lions , according to an ESPN report Sunday morning.

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  • Ken Niumatalolo withdraws name from consideration at Arizona to stay at Navy
Ken Niumatalolo withdraws name from consideration at Arizona to stay at Navy

Plus I have unfinished business to finish, Niumatalolo wrote in a text message to Dinich. The Wildcats went 7-6 in 2017, which marked Tate's first full season as the team's starting quarterback. Arizona now must turn its attention elsewhere in a coaching search that's approaching two weeks after the January 2 firing of Rich Rodriguez . Former T...

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  • Get your flu shot, Newfoundland and Labrador health minister says
Get your flu shot, Newfoundland and Labrador health minister says

As the number of flu-related hospitalizations continues to increase, the Oklahoma State Department of Health has sent out a reminder to Oklahomans saying there is still time to get a flu shot. But just because the flu shot isn't as effective against H3N2 this year doesn't mean you shouldn't get it. The Department of Health says that's the best way ...

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  • Yemen rebels threat to ships in Red Sea, says coalition By
Yemen rebels threat to ships in Red Sea, says coalition By

The series of air raids comes one day after the Houthis reportedly launched a "ballistic missile" at a military installation in Saudi Arabia's southern city of Najran near the Saudi-Yemeni border. Some 8 million people are on the brink of starvation, more than 10,000 have been killed and tens of thousands of others are struggling with cholera, diph...

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  • US Lawmakers Take To Twitter, Condemn Trump's 'S-Hole Countries' Comment
US Lawmakers Take To Twitter, Condemn Trump's 'S-Hole Countries' Comment

USA diplomats serving in Haiti and African countries have been briefed to convey Washington's respect if they are summoned to explain President Donald Trump's alleged insults. Trump also reportedly said: 'Why do we need more Haitians? "If any country asks our charge or our ambassador to come over, they will". President Trump has ...

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  • Li-Ion Batteries Ignite HP Recall
Li-Ion Batteries Ignite HP Recall

Consumers should immediately stop using the affected products and go to the HP Battery Recall website to see if their battery is affected and to order a free replacement battery if needed. HP has issued a battery recall notice for a number of its laptops and mobile workstations sold over the last two years due to concerns that the battery inside ...

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  • New study shows most people who try cigarettes become regular smokers
New study shows most people who try cigarettes become regular smokers

Although it's unclear how long the smokers in the study took up the habit for, lead researcher Professor Peter Hajek, from Queen Mary University of London, said the new figures show how important it is to curb cigarette experimentation.

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  • Flu-Related Deaths Reported In Tarrant County
Flu-Related Deaths Reported In Tarrant County

There have been 3,854 total flu-associated hospitalizations in OH since flu season began last October, according to ODH. Wischmeier says the flu typically peaks in January or February, but it has peaked as early as October or November, in the past.

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