Kirk, Duckworth meet in first televised debate

IL was once billed as one of November's most competitive U.S. Senate races. IL is a Democratic-leaning state and Kirk pulled off only a narrow victory in the Republican wave of 2010 against a scandal-prone Democratic candidate. In 2012 then-Rep. Joe Walsh - who is facing criticism this week after saying he's going to pick up a musket if Donald Trump loses the 2016 election - attacked Duckworth over her war record, saying she talks too much about her war record. Read More

Seattle's offense struggles in 6-6 tie with Arizona

Seattle's offense struggles in 6-6 tie with Arizona

The Seahawks had three first downs after three quarters and had 10 penalties for 90 yards, many of those negating positive plays. Kansas City added a 41-yard field goal, and the Saints could do nothing in the final 28 seconds. "Make it. He's a professional", Arians said. "I feel like I let my team down". The Seahawks then took the ball 70 yards down the field as time was expiring in overtime and the normally consistent kicker missed a 28 yard game victor by roughly 27 yards wide left. Read More

CDC: We're Losing the Fight Against STDs

CDC: We're Losing the Fight Against STDs

The Philadelphia region reported 577 cases per 100,000 people. The city of Philadelphia had 1,265 cases per 100,000, down 6.3 percent . Reported congenital syphilis (which occurs when the infection is transmitted from a pregnant woman to her baby) increased by 6 percent. Read More

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Janet Jackson's "Nasty" Tune Receives Impressive Spike In Spotify Streams

Instantly, the Twitter hashtag "nastywoman" was born, with social media users making mostly positive comments about the Democratic nominee, and entrepreneurs began marketing T-shirts . Presidential candidate Donald Trump's reference to opponent Hillary Clinton as " nasty " during the third presidential debate has been a boon for Janet Jackson's hit "Nasty", which reportedly saw a 250 percent spike on the streaming site Spotify. Read More

Clinton criticises Trump for call to defund Planned Parenthood

Although Medicaid does not generally pay for abortions , the law effectively barred the clinic from receiving Medicaid payments for other services, including birth control, cancer screenings and sexually transmitted infections screenings. Read More

13.8M goal set for Obama's final health care sign-up season

The idea is give people a cheaper option, particularly in about one-third of the nation's counties - many rural - where residents can only go to one insurer to get coverage on Obamacare's state exchange. The formulas are supposed to help insurers that take on larger shares of sicker patients, but smaller, newer companies say the system unfairly benefits larger, less efficient companies. Read More

Indian-American hotelier Vikram Chatwal accused of burning two dogs

Indian-American hotelier Vikram Chatwal accused of burning two dogs

Well known Indian-American hotelier Vikram Chatwal has been charged with criminal mischief for allegedly trying to set two dogs on fire. Defending Chatwal, his attorney told that his client was an ardent animal lover who suffered bipolar disorder, but assured that he would never harm animals. Read More

Bradford tries to keep Philly trip 'as normal as possible'

Bradford tries to keep Philly trip 'as normal as possible'

In McLeod, the Eagles found a playmaking, big-hitting safety who pairs well with Malcolm Jenkins. The Eagles had declared Bradford off the market publicly after signing him to a two-year, $35 million contract. "We'll get you a photo". "This is something that we did a year ago that"™s now part of our offense."™ ". It was so vanilla in the spring. But we're not going to panic over one football game. Read More

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 11 points

At one point, he said he would jail Clinton if he were president. But over 80% of those polled said the bitter showdown had no effect on their vote, and Clinton maintained her five-point lead over Trump. Overall, 52 percent of respondents said the comments should be an issue in the campaign, with 42 percent disagreeing. Clinton on Monday tweeted: "If Trump stands by what he said about women as 'locker room talk, ' he's clearly not sorry". Read More

Who Was Really Expecting Colin Kaepernick To Talk About Football?

Despite starting 0-2, the Bills have outscored their opponents this season by a league-high 59 points. In the postgame news conference Sunday , Kaepernick said he was unaware of such an incident. And for me to have someone like that come before me, that is huge. While Kaepernick's accuracy and completion percentage was much better than previous starter Blaine Gabbert , he injected the offense with some energy and he possesses a much stronger arm than Gabbert, giving the 49ers a deep threat ... Read More

PepsiCo to reduce sugar and fat in its products by 2025

PepsiCo to reduce sugar and fat in its products by 2025

But PepsiCo reintroduced aspartame to some products in September, saying consumers wanted more choices. A child under eleven would exceed their daily allowance as would anyone drinking a 500ml bottle or those drinking one of the products not subject to the 100 calorie target. Read More

Rapid City Medical Center celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Black Sticks hockey player Gemma Flynn has joined the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation as an ambassador, determined to help get the message about breast awareness out to Kiwi women after her own grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer twice in three years. Read More

WVU men picked No. 2 in BIG 12 pre-season poll

WVU men picked No. 2 in BIG 12 pre-season poll

With Stoops' team riding high after last week's win over rival Texas, KSU is trying to finagle another opportunistic road win. For the Wildcats, it's the third consecutive game that features a clash of styles. "They can put so much talent out there and have so much balance that it's going to create problems no matter who they're playing". They have split four games as Big 12 foes, with the Mountaineers winning the last two by a combined eight points. Read More

Blood pressure drop on standing 'may be linked to dementia'

Blood pressure drop on standing 'may be linked to dementia'

Researchers took a group of older people without dementia (average age 68.5) and measured their blood pressure while lying down, then within one, two and three minutes of standing, to see whether they had PH. But the effects of hypertension treatment on cognitive function are less clear, says the writing committee, chaired by Costantino Iadecola ( Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA). Read More

Ben Affleck Is "So Impressed" by Jennifer Garner: "She's a Great Mom"

He's a lowly strip mall accountant 20 miles outside of Chicago. I thought of him as a very sensitive instrument that could pick up on things more than typically functioning people with less acute sensory perception - like how animals hear things that we don't and become stiff and precise with their movements. Read More

Pregnant woman third area travel-related Zika case

Based on available evidence, World Health Organization does not recommend trade or travel restrictions with countries, areas and/or territories with Zika virus transmission. "The active investigations may end up leading us back to Miami Beach", Gambineri said in an email. Health authorities say given the possible development of abnormalities in babies born of pregnant women who have been infected with Zika virus disease, the Ministry of Health is also monitoring 39 pregnant women with the ... Read More

Election in Georgia to test stability amid slump

Election in Georgia to test stability amid slump

In a statement following the explosion on Tuesday, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said the attack "can be considered an act committed against the state, but also a provocation set up by Georgia's enemies to instigate instability in the country ahead of the elections". Read More

Oil prices rally on report of lower U.S. inventories

Oil prices rally on report of lower U.S. inventories

This was a smaller contraction than the 7.6 million barrel weekly fall projected by the American Petroleum Institute on Tuesday. Production and imports slipped for a second week as refineries idled units for seasonal maintenance. The global benchmark traded at a US$1.46 premium to WTI for December. However, this did not provide much of a boost to the United States dollar index, which closed the session largely unchanged. Read More

Clown hoaxes force police to check pranks for real threats

Reports of clowns haunting at least ten states have people on edge. In Connecticut, Instagram accounts cropped up this week, including one with photos of a menacing clown that mentioning a some school districts. That school did not initiate a lockdown, but police cruisers have been scouring the campus and surrounding areas all afternoon. Phil Roeder, director of communications for the Des Moines Public Schools, told the Register Tuesday that they take all threats seriously. Read More

Partner of ex-Eastenders actress given whole life term

Partner of ex-Eastenders actress given whole life term

The 49-year-old was sentenced over the murders of Blake and their children Zachary, eight, and four-year-old Amon at The Old Bailey on Wednesday. Police then launched a manhunt for Simpson-Kent, who had fled to Ghana via Glasgow and Amsterdam on December 18 after spending a night with a friend in Camden and taking £700 from his partner's bank account. Read More

Johnson & Johnson warns insulin pump users of possible hacking risk

Johnson & Johnson warns insulin pump users of possible hacking risk

At that time, the New Brunswick, N.J., company confirmed the weakness, notified authorities and sent the letter to patients and doctors on September 27. The FDA has said that it knows of no cases where hackers have exploited cyber vulnerabilities to harm a patient. Since 2008, the OneTouch® Ping® insulin pump system has been helping people with diabetes perform at their best, and we are committed to providing our customers with safe and reliable products. Read More

US FDA warns against $30 DIY alternative to Mylan's EpiPen

US FDA warns against $30 DIY alternative to Mylan's EpiPen

She attended three summits and testified in Nevada to allow schools and other public venues to stock epinephrine. Bresch went on to suggest that her company, which has full discretion and autonomy to make any pricing decision it wants, is raising the cost of EpiPens because of forces out of its control. Read More

Thailand confirms SE Asia's first Zika-linked birth defects

The government's announcement confirms the two cases as the first to hit Southeast Asia since the viral outbreak began in Brazil previous year, before spreading to other parts of South and North America. Thailand's confirmation of Zika-linked microcephaly comes ahead of China's week-long "Golden Week" holiday with Thailand expecting 220,000 Chinese visitors, up from 168,000 for the week in 2015, Tourism Authority of Thailand governor Yuthasak Supasorn told Reuters . Read More

China congratulates Colombia on historic peace deal

China congratulates Colombia on historic peace deal

Led by United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon, they watched the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, sign a peace deal agreed to in June. Then a chorus of women from Boyaca, a town located in the mostly Afro-Colombian department of el Choco and known for the 2002 Boyaca Massacre, sang, "We want peace, health and education in our countryside". Read More

State Finds 10 New Local Zika Cases; 1 in Collier

State Finds 10 New Local Zika Cases; 1 in Collier

Even with an enhanced immune system the Zika virus managed to reproduce inside the vagina. After almost seven months of bickering and finger-pointing, Congress on Wednesday agreed to allocate $1.1 billion to help fight the spread and effects of the Zika virus. Read More

Is morning sickness a good thing?

Is morning sickness a good thing?

Researchers found that women with nausea early on in their pregnancies were 50 percent less likely to have a miscarriage or stillbirth than those who felt great during the first few months, the Associated Press reports. Nonetheless, it stands as perhaps the most rigorously conducted research on the topic. Younger moms, in general, tend to experience more frequent morning sickness. Read More

The FBI Is Considering Allegations Brad Pitt Was Abusive Towards His Kids

The FBI Is Considering Allegations Brad Pitt Was Abusive Towards His Kids

And now, it has been reported that Brad Pitt is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation following allegations of an incident with his son Maddox. After interviewing Jolie , 41, and Pitt , DCFS made a decision to let them go, the source says. On Thursday, TMZ and People broke the news that Brad had been "verbally abusive" and " physical " with one of his children while flying from France to the US with Angelina Jolie and their kids. Read More

Prostate Cancer Treatments Equally Effective, Says Study

Prostate Cancer Treatments Equally Effective, Says Study

What did differ between the groups was the spread of the disease. These men were randomly assigned to receive radiation therapy with or without six months of hormonal therapy to treat PSA recurrence after surgery for prostate cancer. A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine is the most ambitious effort yet to better understand the outcomes of different treatment options for prostate cancer . Read More

Prostate Cancer is More Common Than Breast Cancer

Prostate Cancer is More Common Than Breast Cancer

Men with early prostate cancer who choose to closely monitor their disease are just as likely to survive at least 10 years as those who have surgery or radiation, a major British study has found . " One hypothesis is the disease has become more aggressive, regardless of the change in screening", said senior study author Dr. Edward Schaeffer , chair of urology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Medicine. Read More

Feds investigating plane crash in suburban Phoenix home

Feds investigating plane crash in suburban Phoenix home

Skydivers jumped for their lives as the fiery plane crashed into a small house in Gilbert, Arizona, with a loud explosion. Only the pilot was injured in the incident, and he is being treated in hospital for burns. By 9:30, Gilbert fire officials said they had the fire under control and were working to put out hot spots. The plane's four passengers, all skydivers bailed out of the plane and landed safely. Read More