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USA preterm births rise for second year in a row

USA preterm births rise for second year in a row The preterm birth rate among black women is 46 percent higher than the rate among all other women. Babies born preterm face a greater likelihood of death before their first birth, the March of Dimes says, or lifelong disabilities or chronic health conditions. [Full Article...]

A Cup Monster Dubbed 'Grounds' Among Measures Urging Starbucks to Enhance Sustainability

A Cup Monster Dubbed 'Grounds' Among Measures Urging Starbucks to Enhance Sustainability Taking a cue from customers who had been using their cups as a canvas, a year ago Starbucks red cups featured 13 different designs created by customers. The reason for this is because Starbucks is hoping to inspire you to color in your own cup. The coffee empire unveiled its coloring book-inspired cup on Wednesday that invites patrons to further the design themselves. [Full Article...]

Aboriginal leaders ban tourists from climbing Uluru

Aboriginal leaders ban tourists from climbing Uluru The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park board has imposed a ban as the rock is considered a sacred place by its indigenous owners. And in the US, visitors are asked to stay off the Devils Tower National Monument in June each year "out of respect for traditional cultural activities of American Indians". [Full Article...]

I'd Consider Sending the NYC Terrorist to Gitmo

I'd Consider Sending the NYC Terrorist to Gitmo Trump called for "quicker and stronger" justice for terrorists. Trump's suggestion about sending Saipov to Gitmo came after Sen. The US will treat suspect Sayfullo Saipov, 29, as an "enemy combatant" moving forward, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Following US attack, Trump warns against the return of ISIS

Following US attack, Trump warns against the return of ISIS Trump also lent credence on Wednesday morning to an unconfirmed theory initially floated on extreme-right outlet Breitbart News that Saipov had entered the United States through the Diversity Visa Lottery Program, and laid blame on New York Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer for helping to create the program. [Full Article...]

Putin visits Iran, praises joint efforts in solving regional issues

Putin visits Iran, praises joint efforts in solving regional issues In a news conference on Wednesday, Putin also expressed solidarity with Iran regarding the two countries' cooperation in the ongoing conflict in nearby Syria. The meeting came hours before a Tehran-hosted summit between presidents of Iran, Russia and Azerbaijan to discuss trilateral and regional issues, including the Syrian crisis. [Full Article...]

Overloaded with Halloween candy? Here are some ideas

Overloaded with Halloween candy? Here are some ideas The goodies will be shipped to Operation Gratitude for inclusion in care packages to US service members deployed overseas and to first responders serving here at home. Operation Gratitude started encouraging dental offices to collect Halloween candy to send to the troops in 2007. "It's just a really good way for us to appreciate the troops and what they're doing for us", Ellinger said. [Full Article...]

Rahul Gandhi to visit Raebareli after NTPC plant explosion

Rahul Gandhi to visit Raebareli after NTPC plant explosion The plant started generating power in 1988. Congress president Sonia Gandhi , the Member of Parliament from Rae Bareli, offered condolences for the victims and their families. "Due to the unfortunate NTPC accident, I will visit Rae Bareli tomorrow morning". There was a "sudden abnormal sound" at Unit 6 of the NTPC plant in the town of Unchahar and flue gases and steam escaped during the inc... [Full Article...]

J&K Congress unit pays tribute to Indira Gandhi

J&K Congress unit pays tribute to Indira Gandhi In its tribute to the former Prime Minister, the Congress said, 'Remembering Indiraji and her enormous passion for India and its people. Prime Minister Narendra Modi , former President Pranab Mukherjee, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday paid tributes to late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary. [Full Article...]

Modi, BJP capitalizes on Sardar Patel birth anniversary ahead of Gujarat polls

Modi, BJP capitalizes on Sardar Patel birth anniversary ahead of Gujarat polls Ambassador P Kumaran paid tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and recollected his extraordinary works towards unity and integrity of the country, as First Home Minister of India and Deputy Prime Minister. We are proud of his contribution to India before we attained freedom. Mr Modi also administered the "Unity Oath" to the gathering. "His momentous service and monumental contribution to India can... [Full Article...]

Trick-or-Treating Postponed in Several Towns in Wake of Storm

Trick-or-Treating Postponed in Several Towns in Wake of Storm Bob Bunney from the Prevention Department said: 'We'd say to anyone who's going trick-or-treating to think about other people, particularly the elderly and vulnerable as they may get anxious if strangers are continually calling at the door during the evening. [Full Article...]

Kurdish official denies Iraqi forces control Turkey crossing

Kurdish official denies Iraqi forces control Turkey crossing The United States on Monday urged Iraq's federal government and Kurdish Regional Government institutions to resolve their disagreements after Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani said he would resign later this week. Kurdish presidential elections scheduled to be held in November have been postponed indefinitely. Vehicles crossing the border would now be subject to three checks - by Turks, Iraqi ... [Full Article...]

Man Arrested After Nine "Dismembered Bodies" Found in his Tokyo Apartment

Man Arrested After Nine Body parts of at least nine people have been discovered at an apartment in Zama, Kanagawa Prefecture, as police were searching for a missing woman, investigative sources said Tuesday. "I dismembered the corpses in the bathroom", Shiraishi was quoted. Investigators plan to carry out DNA tests in an effort to identify the deceased, they said. [Full Article...]

Person in Custody After Reports of Shots Fired in TriBeCa, Police Say

Person in Custody After Reports of Shots Fired in TriBeCa, Police Say NY police spokesperson J. Peter Donald tweeted at 3:21 p.m. that officers were responding to reports of shots fired in lower Manhattan . He had two guns. U.S. police say a vehicle has been driven into a bicycle path in New York City, causing "several fatalities and numerous" injuries. At least two bodies could be seen lying on the path beneath tarps. [Full Article...]

John Podesta: I'm the victim of a 'big lie campaign' by Trump

John Podesta: I'm the victim of a 'big lie campaign' by Trump His decision to step down is a significant outcome of Mueller's probe, but he's drawn outsize interest on the right because he's the brother of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta . Regardless, the indictment suggests Manafort and Gates acted as intermediaries between the lobbying firms and Yanukovych, despite their attempts to publicly distance themselves from the Centre's campa... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Jr. jabs Clinton with weird Halloween joke

Donald Trump Jr. jabs Clinton with weird Halloween joke After scripted remarks Clinton took questions from author and moderator Cheryl Strayed about how she's dressing up for Halloween . As she spoke to a large crowd of supporters at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago on Monday evening, former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton suggested that she will be the president for Halloween, prompting praise and laughter from the audience. [Full Article...]

Defining Day For Ireland's Rugby World Cup Bid

Defining Day For Ireland's Rugby World Cup Bid South Africa was given a 79 per cent score on how it closely it met the board's five key criteria of vision and hosting concept , organisation and scheduling, venues and host cities , tournament infrastructure as well as finance and commercial commitments. [Full Article...]

CNN fact-checks White House briefing in real time

CNN fact-checks White House briefing in real time Sanders pushed back on those findings, saying "any actions (Papadopoulos) took would have been his own" and claiming she was "not aware of that conversation", which was detailed in the documents involving the campaign supervisor and Papadopoulos. [Full Article...]

Suspect captured in killing of University of Utah student, police say

Suspect captured in killing of University of Utah student, police say However, around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Salt Lake City police tweeted, "Suspect in #homicide is in custody". Police said Guo and Boutain did not know each other. Police have identified Austin Jeffrey Boutain, 24, and Kathleen Elizabeth Rose Boutain, 23, as people of interest in the Golden death. He had been dead for several days and his death is being investigated as a homicide. [Full Article...]

Danish inventor admits dismembering corpse of Swedish journalist Kim Wall

Danish inventor admits dismembering corpse of Swedish journalist Kim Wall Wall's boyfriend had reported her as missing after the boat failed to make a pre-arranged rendezvous, which prompted the initial search that discovered Wall and the Nautilus at sea. under particularly aggravated circumstances, based on the 14 stab wounds to and around Kim Wall's genital area". They said they found no skull fracture, despite Madsen's earlier account that she had been hit on the hea... [Full Article...]


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