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Texas lawmaker shot by stray New Year's Eve bullet, stable condition

Texas lawmaker shot by stray New Year's Eve bullet, stable condition A state representative is expected to be released from a local hospital after undergoing surgery to remove a stray bullet that struck him during a new year's celebration. State Rep. Armando "Mando" Martinez is "in good spirits" and is "very grateful for everything turning out the way it did", according to Magaly Torres, the district administrator in his Hidalgo County office. [Full Article...]

Kids of obese parents at risk of developmental delays, study says

The study was conducted by researchers at the NIH's Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Children of obese mothers were more likely to fail tests of fine motor skills by age 3, but whether the child's mother, father, or both parents were obese affected which specific developmental problems that surfaced. [Full Article...]

How Many Taxis Can Be Replaced By One Autonomous Ride-Sharing Vehicle?

A new study from the MIT found that a fleet of 3,000 four-passenger ride-sharing cars from services like Uber and Lyft could virtually displace the entire fleet of regular taxi cabs in New York City. In case you're wondering, the research was funded by grants from the Office of Naval Research and an MIT-Singapore partnership to explore the future of urban mobility. [Full Article...]

Federal Judge Halts Obamacare Transgender, Abortion-Related Protections Nationwide (via BuzzFeed)

Federal Judge Halts Obamacare Transgender, Abortion-Related Protections Nationwide (via BuzzFeed) In the waning hours of 2016, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor unleashed a freakish ruling that fundamentally alters the balance between medical treatment and religious freedom in the United States. "While this is only a preliminary injunction and the case still needs to be fully decided, Judge O'Connor's ruling is heartening nevertheless". The ruling marks an extreme extension of the dubious logi... [Full Article...]

Bizarre! Man discovers scissors in stomach after 18 years

Bizarre! Man discovers scissors in stomach after 18 years He felt occasional pain in his abdomen, and was given medicine for a suspected stomach ulcer. After a recent ultrasound, doctors discovered the 15 cm scissors near his colon. N., hailing from the northern province of Bac Kan, got into a road accident in December so he came to Cast-Iron and Steel Hospital for a medical check. [Full Article...]

Lane Kiffin On Leaving Alabama

Saban announced on Monday that Kiffin would shift his focus to his new job as Florida Atlantic head coach and Steve Sarkisian will assume Kiffin's duties as offensive coordinator in advance of the January 9 title game. We speak the same language, call games the same way. Against Washington he completed only 7-14 passes for 57 yards and was sacked three times. This now goes beyond the talent we hav... [Full Article...]

Deaths of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds: Billie Lourd speaks

Deaths of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds: Billie Lourd speaks Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia suffered a "massive" heart attack while on board a flight on December 24th, take a look at her iconic role in the Star Wars films. TMZ reports Debbie and Todd were making funeral plans for Carrie Fisher at the time, who died Wednesday. "When she got here, she said she didn't know what to expect", Pearson said. [Full Article...]

Judge orders evaluation of Dylann Roof before sentencing

Judge orders evaluation of Dylann Roof before sentencing Roof told the judge in Wednesday's hearing that he sees the public release of those documents as problematic. Gergel said then he took the rare step of keeping the hearing closed to the public and media because Roof made statements to a psychologist that might not be legal to use at his trial and could taint potential jurors. [Full Article...]

Small Plane And Its 6 Passengers Completely Vanish After Takeoff

Small Plane And Its 6 Passengers Completely Vanish After Takeoff Airport officials reported that they had "lost communications and radio contact" with a Cessna Citation 525 aircraft, Coast Guard official Michael Mullen told reporters on Friday. Fleming, chief executive of a Columbus-based beverage distribution company, was piloting the plane. They are now planning to work with local private divers to help in recovery efforts. [Full Article...]

Delhi CM Kejriwal welcomes new Governor Baijal

Delhi CM Kejriwal welcomes new Governor Baijal Baijal said he will put his best efforts in improving law-and-order situation, women's safety, traffic congestion, besides strengthening civic amenities in the city. "During the last few months, many of Delhi's works were stopped". Baijal's family including his daughter and son, now living at their Greater Kailash residence would shift to Raj Niwas with him. [Full Article...]

Twitter Launches 360-Degree Live Video Streaming Feature

Twitter Launches 360-Degree Live Video Streaming Feature While live streaming is nothing new, the 360-degree element facilitates a far more immersive experience than anything rival product Facebook Live can achieve right now. During a live video, viewers can move their screens around to get a 360-degree look at the scene of a particular broadcast. Watch the very first 360-degree live video posted to Twitter below. [Full Article...]

Florida State-Michigan: Highlights and lowlights

Florida State-Michigan: Highlights and lowlights MI played without injured star linebacker Jabrill Peppers , who was out with a hamstring injury, and lost tight end Jake Butt to a knee injury early in the second quarter. It's the first time Tennessee has won three consecutive bowls since 1994-1996 when Peyton Manning was its quarterback. He's the Seminoles' career leader with 4,464 yards rushing and 46 rushing touchdowns, and has 935 yards re... [Full Article...]

Californian Man Heads To Court For Driving Under The Influence Of Caffeine!

Californian Man Heads To Court For Driving Under The Influence Of Caffeine! Krishna Abrams, Solano County's district attorney said inside Schwab's vehicle, the agent found legal workout powders. The officer charged Schwab with a DUI, and the charge stood even when his blood sample tested negative for drugs such as cocaine, THC and opiates. [Full Article...]

Carson Wentz Buys Eagles' Offensive Line Shotguns for Christmas

The Eagles offensive line does now, anyway as a result of the generosity of quarterback Carson Wentz . Each firearm is personalized with the player's number engraved on the butt of the gun. For Eagles rookie Isaac Seumalo , owning a gun will be a new experience. "But I'm more than thankful for it". "I haven't really held a gun or anything before", he said. [Full Article...]

On Twitter, Trump defends foundation, ignores legal controversy surrounding it

On Twitter, Trump defends foundation, ignores legal controversy surrounding it But extensive reporting over the past year has shown those claims to be untrue. Among the issues at hand is whether Trump violated a "self-dealing" provision that says nonprofit leaders can not use their charity's funds to help themselves, their relatives or their businesses. [Full Article...]

Police issue Amber Alert for missing teen

A photo of Rodgers has not been released at this time. On Wednesday night, investigators said they believed Rodgers was in "extreme danger". She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a grey hoodie, with braided hair. If you have any information. contact Sgt. Webb at the Beckley Police Department at (304) 256-1720, Crimestoppers at (304) 255-STOP or West Virginia State Police. [Full Article...]

Charlie Sheen doesn't apologize for wishing for Donald Trump's death

American actor Charlie Sheen, ambassador of the condom brand "Lelo Hex", poses for photographers after a press conference to celebrate the launch, in London, Thursday June 16, 2016. Sheen tweeted, "Dear God; Trump next, please!" Tweeting his hope that Trump will die earned Sheen immediate backlash, with Twitter lighting up about his "low" and "highly offensive" opinion. [Full Article...]

San Diego Flu Cases Double From Last Year

San Diego Flu Cases Double From Last Year New York State Health Officials says influenza is prevalent in the state. Health Commissioner Howard Zucker says the flu vaccine remains the "best way" to avoid the virus. "The thing about flu is there really is no typical year", Broome County Health Department Communicable Disease Nurse Marianne Yourdon said . Yourdon says the time is now to get a flu shot if you haven't already. [Full Article...]

Done with your Christmas tree? Here's how to pitch it

Done with your Christmas tree? Here's how to pitch it Fortunately, Christmas tree recycling and collection is soon, and those Douglas, Fraser and Balsam firs will be out of your house and turned into mulch. The center, located at 65 West Asbury Road in McDonough, is accepting live trees which will be recycled into mulch. In early spring a helicopter will pick up the trees and drop them in the Canyon Ferry Reservoir. [Full Article...]

Holiday travel, OPEC agreement leads to rise in gas prices

Statewide, gasoline prices average $2.60 per gallon, GasBuddy reports. Gas prices are rising as 2016 comes to a close. A remarkable exception to higher prices has been California, where the statewide average is13 cents lower than previous year at the same point. [Full Article...]


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