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Gasoline prices higher heading into Memorial Day weekend, but still a bargain

The Denver Post 7 sources

Travelers on Memorial Day weekend face gasoline prices slightly higher than a year ago, but that's still a bargain.

This Monkey Crime Ring Will Hold Your Shit Ransom

Gizmodo 2 sources

Sopranos superfans will be glad to know that the mafia is still alive and well—sort of. A temple in Bali, Indonesia has apparently been overrun by mafioso macaques that have been stealing tourists' items in exchange for food. New research…

'Embracing our girl power:' Movie chain doubles down on ladies-only Wonder Woman screenings

The Alamo Drafthouse movie chain has doubled down at its Austin, Texas and New York City theatres, announcing additional women-only screenings of Wonder Woman after encountering online criticism for the promotion.

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Scientist discovers snakes that hunt in packs

KSL.com 10 sources

Get ready to update your nightmares.

Memorial Day weekend? Time to head out to the campground!

WXOW.com 7 sources

Pla-Mor Campground in Winona is packed with campers this weekend and they have even had to turn people away because they simply don't have enough space.


Dad of girl snatched by sea lion denies family fed the animal: report

NOLA.com / News 6 sources

The 6-year-old attacked by sea lion treated for wound, given antibiotics

Woman sues Jelly Belly Candy claiming 'Sport Beans' were full of sugar

A San Bernardino County woman has filed suit against the Jelly Belly Candy Co. claiming that she was duped into buying and eating sugar-filled jelly beans.


11-Year-Old Girl Accuses Her School of a War Crime

TIME / World 11 sources

The girl said collective punishment is a war crime under the Geneva Convention

CPSC warns parents to keep fidget spinners ‘away from young children’ after swallowing incidents

ABC27.com / News 4 sources

Incidents involving a popular child's toy known as "fidget spinners" are being investigated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission after …


Trump uses Ramadan statement to lecture Muslims on terrorism

Trump used more than half his statement marking the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan to discuss terrorism.


Italian fashion designer Laura Biagiotti dies at 73 in Rome

Laura Biagiotti has died in Rome, after suffering a cardiac arrest on Wednesday evening. She was 73. The Italian designer, who died early Friday, is survived by her daughter Lavinia, vice president of the family-owned group. For years,…


110000 fidget spinners seized over safety

The toys, made up of three interlocked plastic circles that are spun around the finger like a propeller, cost about €5. They were designed to relieve stress and are claimed to help people with autism or ADHD concentrate but have become…

2 drug counselors OD on opioids at addiction facility: report

NOLA.com / News 2 sources

"If anybody is wondering how bad the opioid epidemic has become, this case is a frightening example," Chester County DA


German kindergartens to name parents who skip vaccine advice

KSL.com / World 25 sources

The German government wants kindergartens to inform authorities if parents fail to prove they have attended a doctors' consultation on child vaccinations.

Houston boyfriend accidentally gives girlfriend kale instead of flowers

Houston Chronicle 4 sources

Houston couple Jailyn and Jamarcus have been together for about a year. In hopes of surprising Jailyn, Jamarcus showed up at her window in the middle of the night with what he genuinely thought was a bouquet of flowers.



CBSE results will be out on Sunday

The Hindu 23 sources

Board also said it will follow the Delhi High Court's order on moderation policy.

The Alzheimer's death rate rose dramatically over 15 years. Why?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has just put out a grim report about Alzheimer's disease in the United States. Death rates from Alzheimer's climbed 55 percent from 1999 to 2014, CDC found, and the number of Americans…


Cannabis drug reduced epileptic seizures in new study

A cannabis-based drug halved the frequency of convulsive seizures in sufferers of a rare, catastrophic form of epilepsy in a late-stage study funded by GW Pharmaceuticals. The median monthly frequency of convulsive seizures fell to 5.9…

Theater responds to backlash of women-only screenings of 'Wonder Woman'

The internet had some thoughts and theater responded in kind.



Children used to smuggle 210 phones worth US$145,000 out of Hong Kong for fast food

Ten children in school uniform have been caught trying to smuggle almost 1 million yuan (HK$1.13 million, US$145,000) worth of iPhones, other mobiles and expensive Chinese delicacies across the border from Hong Kong into Shenzhen.

Trump's budget dismays families hit by drug addiction crisis

SFGate 32 sources

In a hall packed with Iowa voters, the presidential candidate looked the middle-aged truck driver in the eye and vowed to fight the opioid crisis that killed his only son two years earlier.

Friday, May 26

State budget panel green lights Scott Walker's plan to drug test Medicaid, food stamp recipients

Madison.com 33 sources

Wisconsin would become the first state in the nation to make such tests mandatory for Medicaid recipients.

Thursday, May 25

Chocolate may be good medicine for reducing the risk of an irregular heartbeat, study says

Los Angeles Times 42 sources

Medical researchers have identified a compound that may reduce your risk of a dangerous type of heart rhythm that can lead to strokes, dementia, heart failure and early death.

Charlie Gard's parents lose life support court appeal

BBC / Health 20 sources

Doctors can stop providing life-support treatment to Charlie Gard, Court of Appeal judges have ruled.

Your fitness tracker is probably overestimating calories burned

The Apple Watch, the Samsung Gear S2 and the Fitbit Surge were “way off the mark," Stanford University researchers found.

Gene Study Shows Zika's Stealthy Spread

NBC News / News 17 sources

The Zika virus was spreading in Brazil for as long as a year before anyone noticed, and for weeks and months in places such as Miami, studies show.

Wednesday, May 24

The Latest: Report disputes claim on pre-existing conditions

WTOP.com 21 sources

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congressional Republican efforts to replace the health care law (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A new analysis by Congress’ nonpartisan budget scorekeepers undermines claims by House Republicans that their…

A new test that can detect breast cancer without biopsy

Hindustan Times 56 sources

A new blood test called Videssa Breast can help detect breast cancer better and reduce use of biopsy by 67%. A recent study shows a multi-protein biomarker blood test to detect breast cancer can potentially reduce use of biopsy up to 67%.…

Six bars of chocolate a week could reduce risk of a fatal heart condition, Harvard study says

Canada.com / News 42 sources

The study found strong links between regularly eating the treat and a reduced risk of suffering a heart flutter. But other researchers, however are skeptical

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job

BBC / Africa 65 sources

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus chosen as new boss of the World Health Organization

Tuesday, May 23

Gender-confirmation surgeries increase after social changes

In this May 29, 2014 photo, Denee Mallon, center, joins a candlelight vigil organized by Albuquerque Pride in Albuquerque, N.M. A U.S. Department of Health and Services review board ruled Friday, May 30, in favor of Mallon, a 74-year-old…

One alcoholic drink a day linked to breast cancer: study

Chilling news for tipplers, and just the opposite for vigorous exercisers.

'A GREAT FATHER' Dad of two first to die in nacho botulism case

Fox News / Health 83 sources

A 37-year-old father of two has been identified as the first fatality in a botulism outbreak linked to nacho cheese sold at a Northern California gas station.

New details on Pippa Middleton's wedding reception

Middleton, 33, and Matthews, 41, wed Saturday at St. Mark's Church.

Monday, May 22

AP Exclusive: Strapped UN health agency spends big on travel

SFGate / News 48 sources

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization routinely spends about $200 million a year on travel — far more than what it doles out to fight some of the biggest problems in public health including AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria, according to…

Funeral services and costs 'shrouded in secrecy', university research finds

SMH.com.au 2 sources

It was while watching TV that Sandra van der Laan first started questioning the cost of funerals.

Forty More Genes for Intelligence Discovered

NBC News / News 20 sources

More genes for intelligence have been found, but don't expect designer smart babies or DNA tests for big brains.

No fruit juice for kids under 1, doctors say - Juice manufacturers agree with juice ban

Fox News / Health 42 sources

Parents may be unknowingly giving their young children too much fruit juice, as an influential group of doctors now say kids under 1 should not be given any at all.