Study links legalized pot with increase in car crash claims

Pot smoking in Colorado, Oregon and Washington seems to have resulted in collision frequencies roughly 3 percent higher than what would have been expected without legalization, according to a recent analysis from the Highway Loss Data Institute . Read More

Cuba reiterates willingness to keep talks with the US

Cuba reiterates willingness to keep talks with the US

Supporters of the embargo cite Cuba's ongoing human rights abuses and restrictions on free trade as reasons for Cuba to remain an unacceptable trading partner barring substantial political change. The US Department of State will be publishing a list of entities with which direct transactions generally will be banned as a result of the Policy. Read More

This is how much lead was found in random baby food samples

This is how much lead was found in random baby food samples

Vogel noted that even small amounts of exposure can add up and that scientists believe there's "no safe levels of lead in blood". Lead was detected in 20% of baby food samples compared to 14% for other foods. 55 percent of apple juices for babies had lead , while the regular apple juices had 25 percent chances of being toxic due to lead . For comparison, we are talking about an average increase of 0.46 μg/dL blood lead levels from dietary exposure alone. Read More

Gallery: Community comes together at McLeod during Relay For Life

Gallery: Community comes together at McLeod during Relay For Life

Bernier explained the goal of the Relay for Life teams, and how the commitment of the volunteers is integral to the success of the American Cancer Society. Live auctions, food and music also were at the event in order to raise money. Such was the case Friday evening as the 2017 Relay for Life opening ceremonies began, promptly at 6 p.m. Read More

Trump Should Think Twice Before Rolling Back Obama's Cuba Policy

Trump Should Think Twice Before Rolling Back Obama's Cuba Policy

That is the opinion of the leader of the Engage Cuba coalition, James Williams, who said that dismantling the policies implemented by the Barack Obama administration (2009-2017) would be bad for the USA and Cuban peoples and for the White House chief himself. Read More

NWS: Storms Monday, sunny the rest of the week

NWS: Storms Monday, sunny the rest of the week

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers (30%), Cooler, Windy. North wind 7 to 13 miles per hour. There is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. East wind around 7 miles per hour. Bradenton saw 1.56 inches of rainfall in the last 24 hours, according to Bay News 9 . Small chance for an isolated shower. Read More

Indian advance to knockout stages of Sudirman Cup

Indian advance to knockout stages of Sudirman Cup

Sikki Reddy. Both Denmark and India now have won one match each and the knockout berths would be decided only after tomorrow's clash between Indonesia and Denmark. In what will be a tough opening test, India, led by Rio Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu , have to punch above their weight if they are to stand a chance against the two-time runners-up. Read More

Judge overturns life sentences for DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo

Judge overturns life sentences for DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo

And so even though Malvo entered pleas in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, and agreed to serve two life sentences without parole, in addition to being convicted by a jury and sentenced to two life sentences in Chesapeake, Va., U.S. In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that mandatory life sentences for juveniles without the possibility for parole were unconstitutional. "We believe that Judge Jackson's ruling is consistent with the mandates of the United States Supreme Court on these sentencing ... Read More

Vermont governor vetoes marijuana legalization

Vermont governor vetoes marijuana legalization

The governor has said he's not philosophically opposed to marijuana legalization but has concerns about public safety, children's health and impaired drivers. Vermont residents are among the most pot-friendly in the country, according to some studies. Under the legislation, small amounts of marijuana would have been legal to possess and grow for anyone over age 21. Read More

Trump's Federal Bureau of Investigation comments to Russians were aimed at cooperation -aides

Rogers met with Trump in NY shortly after the election, and Trump's advisers at the time held him out as the leading candidate to be the next director of national intelligence. A United States intelligence community report in January said Russian intelligence was behind the hacks, staged to undermine confidence in U.S. democracy. Read More

Your lack of sleep is making you ugly

Your lack of sleep is making you ugly

During the following week, they were then asked to limit themselves to only four hours sleep per night for two consecutive days. A group of 122 strangers then rated the photos in terms of who they wanted to socialise, attractiveness and health. Read More

Triple talaq: Supreme Court reserves verdict as 6-day hearing ends

Triple talaq: Supreme Court reserves verdict as 6-day hearing ends

The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging constitutional validity of the practice of triple talaq among Muslims. The hearing assumed significance as the apex court has heard the matter during the summer vacation. This will not only protect the interest of a woman (Muslim) but also keep the 1,400 years faith of the followers of Islam, intact. Read More

Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call, Microsoft warns

Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call, Microsoft warns

A security guard stands outside the Telefonica headquarters in Madrid, Spain, Friday, May 12, 2017. It's a good idea to back up files to a drive that remains entirely disconnected from your network. Brad Smith, who is Microsoft's chief legal officer, said Sunday in a blog post that his company, its customers and the government all share the blame. Read More

Real Madrid thrashes Sevilla to close in on La Liga title

Real Madrid thrashes Sevilla to close in on La Liga title

The defender appeared to talk to the referee before striking the set piece, but should he have been allowed to do that? Was Nacho simply being inventive? Then, on the final day of the season next Sunday, Real visit Malaga and Barcelona entertain Eibar. Read More

Revamped F1 returns to Europe with no clear favorite

With Ferrari having won two of the year's first four races, Hamilton believes this weekend's actual deficit is less than that, and that both teams have found similar gains. "I didn't get everything together, I wasn't too happy but I can feel the vehicle is quick so that is good". Wolff said Mercedes had to face this new scenario after dominating for three seasons. Read More

AAP sacks senior leader Upkar Sandhu

AAP sacks senior leader Upkar Sandhu

Now he raises question about it". He lashed out at AAP national leaders for not taking Punjab leaders into confidence while taking major decisions. Gurpreet Waraich also said that the AAP leadership was miffed with him because be refused to come to Delhi and campaign for the municipal corporation elections in Rajouri Garden. Read More

Should the Mets move on from Matt Harvey?

The Mets say they sent security after a number of messages weren't returned and they did so just to make sure Harvey was OK or to see if he needed help. Harvey has not pitched since Tuesday May 2, when he allowed six runs, all earned, in 5.1 innings against the Braves ; he will pitch Friday on ten days' rest. Read More

Caffeinated bagels now exist and they taste like espresso

Caffeinated bagels now exist and they taste like espresso

Bagels hopes these caffeinated bagels will help get chronic breakfast-skippers to kill two birds with one stone and start their day with grub as well as caffeine. 'At first I thought it tasted like a regular plain bagel, but I noticed the hint of espresso that lingered in my mouth, ' said Senior Femail Reporter Erica Tempesta. Read More

More work needed in mental health: Coleman

More work needed in mental health: Coleman

While the sector "currently provides high quality mental health services for New Zealanders across the continuum of care", there were "undoubtedly" challenges in meeting demand, he said. If you or someone you know is in need of help for a mental illness, visit your primary care physician, call a mental health specialist, contact NAMI at 1-800-950-NAMI for referral sources, or call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK. Read More

Researchers flawless an artificial womb that works as well as ewe do

Flake and his fellow researchers at CHOP are now working with the FDA on preliminary studies to clear the way for the first clinical trial of the device in human babies, NewsWorks.org reports . Critics, on the other hand, said that it raised a lot of ethical issues including the issue whether it would be acceptable to test it on human babies. Read More

Illegal Pot Use Is Rising in States That Have Legalized Medical Marijuana

Illegal Pot Use Is Rising in States That Have Legalized Medical Marijuana

Hasin, PhD, of the Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, and colleagues. In addition, the percentage of people with "marijuana use disorders" - people who use the drug in unhealthy ways, or abuse it - has also increased at a higher rate in these states, according to the study . Read More

Sanctuary cities threatened with loss of federal grant money

And that's exactly what sanctuary cities are counting on. "New York City continues to see gang murder after gang murder, the predictable effect of the city's "soft on crime" stance". Defiance is likely to continue until the courts order sanctuary cities to comply. According to a since suspended U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement report, Clark County in Nevada declined to honor federal immigration detainers for undocumented immigrants more than any other jurisdiction. Read More

Starbucks begins to release Limited Quantities of Unicorn Frappuccino

Starbucks begins to release Limited Quantities of Unicorn Frappuccino

The pink and blue layered drink is topped off with a vanilla whipped cream and a a sprinkle of the pink and blue powders. According to the company's website , the drink's " magical flavors start off sweet and fruity, transforming to pleasantly sour". Read More

Celtics expect Isaiah Thomas to play in Game 2 vs. Bulls

Celtics expect Isaiah Thomas to play in Game 2 vs. Bulls

Isaiah Thomas intends to play in Game 2 against Chicago tomorrow night, and then fly to Seattle for a memorial service honoring his late sister, Chyna , who died in a auto crash early Saturday morning. Chyna Thomas, 22, died in a single-car accident in Washington State before dawn on Saturday. "He was playing for his sister, playing for his family - we appreciate that as team-mates", said Celtics guard Avery Bradley, who was seen comforting Thomas during the pre-game shootaround. Read More

EPA head Scott Pruitt calls for exit from Paris climate agreement

EPA head Scott Pruitt calls for exit from Paris climate agreement

Conservatives alarmed by the corporate advocacy are stepping up their opposition, arguing that the potential worldwide political benefits the US may gain on the world stage by staying in the deal are outmatched by the political fallout Trump would experience at home. Read More

Sliding home: Jackie Robinson gets statue at Dodger Stadium

Although I never met Jackie, I have interviewed his wonderful wife, Rachel Robinson , who always shows her love for Jackie, baseball, and of course, America every time I see her. "Shoot, I don't know what year that was". Just for the sake of comparison, Staples Center, which opened in 1999, last month welcomed its eighth statue, a dunking Shaquille O'Neal. Read More

Nationals host Jackie Robinson Day and Black Heritage Day on Saturday

A 28-year-old Jack Roosevelt Robinson, better known as Jackie, digs into the batters box at Ebbets Field in an event that forever changed the course of sports. Weighing in at over 700 pounds, the statue will be secured with a steel rod and is said to have three quotes chosen by Robinson's family. "My dad was a humble person". Read More

Texas Sees Bump in Mumps

Texas Sees Bump in Mumps

Several states, including Texas, have reported positive mumps cases in individuals who traveled to South Padre Island in March. The Texas Department of State Health Services is investigating multiple new outbreaks throughout the state. There is a vaccine and it protects 88 percent of the people who are fully vaccinated. "Obviously, one of the things you do is avoid people with mumps ", said Infectious disease specialist Dr. Read More

Venom of Tiny Fish Could Lead to New Pain Treatments

Venom of Tiny Fish Could Lead to New Pain Treatments

Fang blennies are tiny, tropical fish with huge, terrifying fangs - that shoot out a toxic, drug-like venom . Whether the venom causes pain to the predator fish is unclear, but researchers found that it doesn't cause pain when injected into lab mice. Read More

6 remain hospitalized from hotel carbon monoxide poisonings

Bryan Douglas Watts, 13, was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital after the incident at the Quality Inn & Suites in Niles, southwestern MI. They range from ages 10 to 14. Police said she had just been in the pool area with the other children. The hotel has been shut down until repairs are made. The Environmental Protection Agency advises that a person should not remain in a room for more than an hour if the carbon monoxide levels are 35 parts per million . Read More