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Firefighters Battle Blaze at Manhattan High-Rise Building

Firefighters Battle Blaze at Manhattan High-Rise Building

New York TV station WPIX Channel 11 reported that the fire is not yet under control and, citing the Fire Department of New York , said it was unclear how bad were the injuries to the two civilians and the firefighter. Several of the apartments were occupied by medical residents and doctors affiliated with Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital. The other injured children included a 1-month old and a 1-year-old. Read More

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TODAY'S FORECAST: Cloudy, chance of rain and snow showers

TODAY'S FORECAST: Cloudy, chance of rain and snow showers

Tonight: A slight chance of drizzle and snow before 9pm, then a slight chance of snow and freezing drizzle between 9pm and 4am, then a slight chance of freezing drizzle after 4am. West wind 6 to 9 miles per hour. New snow accumulation of around an inch is possible. Travel is expected to be extremely hard. There is an 80 percent chance of snow tonight , mainly after 1 a.m., with an overnight low of 29 expected. Read More

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Photo of a kid being adopted goes viral

Photo of a kid being adopted goes viral

Michael was allowed to be adopted by the courts after his case plan changed from reuniting him with his mom to severance and adoption. "My children's last name is Brown his was already Brown when he got here so it was again meant to be, Valentine's baby, his last name was Brown, everyone always says he looks just like the girls", she said. Read More

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City Leapfrog Arsenal Into Second Spot

City Leapfrog Arsenal Into Second Spot

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger suggested referees were over-protected after complaining "two offside goals" had accounted for his team in Sunday's 2-1 Premier League defeat at Manchester City. Sanchez's reverse pass located Walcott between two defenders and the winger composed himself before slipping a low shot past goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. Read More

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Top conservation advocate optimistic about a Zinke-led Interior

In a guest opinion printed in the June 21 Gazette, Zinke wrote: "I promised that I would not tolerate the sale or transfer of public land, and promised that reforming our management practices remained a top priority". As The Gazette noted in its endorsement of Zinke for re-election in November: "Zinke has voted generally in favor of public lands and public access despite his party's platform supporting transfer of public lands to states". Read More

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Zika babies born with birth defects

Zika babies born with birth defects

The authors used data from 442 completed pregnancies reported to the US Zika Pregnancy Registry between January 15 and September 22, 2016 to derive their estimates. Florida is the only other USA state that has reported local cases of Zika infection. There was a mean 163 days in between the time of maternal symptom onset and detection of Zika virus RNA in brain tissue, and a mean 81 days to detection in placental tissue, they wrote in Emerging Infectious Diseases . Read More

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Robin Thicke: Alan Thicke Was 'The Greatest Man I Ever Met'

Robin Thicke: Alan Thicke Was 'The Greatest Man I Ever Met'

The 42-year-old actor's Growing Pains character, Luke Brower, was a homeless teen taken in by the Seaver family on the final season of the sitcom from 1991 to 1992, when DiCaprio was just 18 years old. Robin told the Los Angeles Times that his father had suffered a heart attack while playing hockey with his youngest son, Carter Thicke . "As they are wheeling him off, he looked at us and gave us the thumbs up, 'I'm doing good, see ya, '" Mathewson said. Read More

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First case of Zika virus reported in Smith County

First case of Zika virus reported in Smith County

Health officials believe they acquired the infections in the area before mosquito control efforts intensified following the initial case, department spokesman Chris Van Deusen said. "Whenever you see mosquito activity, protect yourself and your family from bites". Prompted by the additional cases, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is expanding the Medicaid benefit for mosquito repellent beyond December 31 for residents of Cameron County. Read More

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Jill Stein files for recount in MI

Jill Stein files for recount in MI

But it does not carry the same drama as the Florida presidential recount of 2000, when the outcome of the election between Al Gore and George W. Bush hung in the balance. "We have a very narrow calendar because this all has to be decided by December 13 and whether the states have the funding and whether they have the ability to get those recounts completed if indeed they are triggered", Zaino added. Read More

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Even half a cigarette can be deadly, says new study

Even half a cigarette can be deadly, says new study

Lead study author Maki Inoue-Choi said: "The results of this study support health warnings that there is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke ". Yet, the health effects of this "low-intensity smoking" have not been well studied. When researchers looked at specific causes of death among study participants, a particularly strong association was observed for lung cancer mortality. Read More

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Starbucks: Schultz to step down as CEO, focus on innovation

Starbucks: Schultz to step down as CEO, focus on innovation

Schultz will now become Starbucks' executive chairman and will focus on new innovation, design and development of Starbucks brands around the world. He will remain chairman of the Board. He spent years at technology companies including 16 years with Microsoft and five as Juniper Networks CEO. He previously helmed the company from August of 1987 to April of 2000, according to Forbes , but went another direction for eight years to focus on expanding Starbucks' global footprint. Read More

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Joan of Arc prepares for second officer funeral

Joan of Arc prepares for second officer funeral

Prosecutors say Rose stopped Davis, who was riding a bicycle, around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday near the Wayne State campus in Detroit . When any officer is killed in the line of duty it is always sad and tragic, but this death hits very close to home since it was so close to the holidays, and officer Colin Rose was an wonderful officer and person. Read More

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Indiana coach Kevin Wilson out after 6 seasons

Fox Sports college football reporter Bruce Feldman said it's unlikely Wilson is being dismissed for his coaching record, which is the best it's been this year at 6-6. Former Hoosiers offensive lineman Bernard Taylor, who played under Wilson from 2011 to "14, told the "Right Time with Bomani Jones" on ESPN Radio that Wilson's treatment of players "was ridiculous", but he didn't offer specifics". Read More

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Wide-ranging US health bill expected to sail through House vote

Wide-ranging US health bill expected to sail through House vote

That's what this bill does", wrote Ellie Dehoney, vice president of policy and advocacy for Research!America, an organization that lobbies on behalf of universities, healthcare companies and patient advocacy groups. Daniel Carlat, editor-in-chief of a psychiatric CME newsletter, has studied the disclosure efforts for years and said evidence has shown that even small payments from companies to doctors can prompt doctors to prescribe more brand-name drugs when generic drugs are available. Read More

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Corps won't forcibly remove protesters from federal land

Since the Standing Rock Sioux are defending the ancestral lands that have been allocated to them by treaty with our federal government, and since the preservation of their land rights is in alignment with our broader goal of curtailing further investment into fossil fuels so as to avert global climate disaster, we believe that the Standing Rock Sioux deserve our support and admiration. Read More

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