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No one knows why nearly three dozen children fell ill at a summer camp
The campers and three adults in central Florida were rushed to hospitals after they became nauseated.
Uber safety driver’s phone was streaming ‘The Voice’ ahead of deadly driverless crash, police find
Rafaela Vasquez, who was supposed to provide a second layer of safety, did not begin braking until after the pedestrian was hit.
How Guardianship Laws Still Control Saudi Women
The right to drive is only one small step toward full legal equality.
Blast at Addis Ababa rally for new Ethiopian prime minister: Reuters witness
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - A blast was heard at a rally in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa on Saturday following a speech by the country's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, a Reuters witness said.
Where Danes Butt Heads (Politely) With Their Leaders
For four days in June, leaders, C.E.O.s and ordinary Danes flock to a remote island in the Baltic Sea to hash out issues profound and personal at Folkemodet, a political festival.
Explosion hits Ethiopia PM rally
There has been a blast at a rally for Ethiopia's new PM Abiy Ahmed attended by thousands of people in Addis Ababa.
Brexit: March planned as Fox says PM not bluffing on no deal
Warning comes as anti-Brexit campaigners prepare to march on the second anniversary of the EU vote.
Noah Lyles runs fastest 100m of year in 9.88secs
American Noah Lyles runs the fastest 100m of the year to win the US national title in Iowa.
'Don't swim with wild dolphins' warning after Cardigan Bay picture
A woman swims with wild dolphins prompting calls for the public to keep their distance.
Vinnie Paul, Pantera drummer and co-founder, dies at 54
Vinnie Paul, the drummer and founding member of the metal band Pantera has died, the band announced on Facebook.
Washington State News
Detectives involved in Kirkland Safeway shooting on leave
Five Redmond detectives have been placed on administrative leave after Marcello Castellano was shot and pronounced dead at the scene of a shooting on June 14.
After years of crisis, it turns out the kids in Seattle are more than all right
Sure, I may be woozy because I just went through the ultimate ceremony of promise and loss, the high school graduation. But the story behind the scenes of the turnaround in Seattle schools is truly remarkable.
Infant found safe after being removed from Seattle homeless camp then returned to mother
The infant was placed in Child Protective Services custody on May 30 after it was found in a homeless camp with drug paraphernalia nearby. But the baby was returned to its mother days later before a court commissioner had seen the police report.
Tumwater Walmart shooting victim paralyzed, remains in critical condition
Sitting in the Tumwater Walmart parking lot, Rickey Fievez became the target of Tim O. Day's seemingly random spree of carjackings and shootings. Now, Fievez, who was shot twice, is paralyzed.
Homeless musician provides soundtrack for Francis Scott Key park
Music fills the park and his life.
Sea stars were dissolving. What helped some of them survive?
More than 80 percent of the ocher sea stars on the northern coast died as a result of that outbreak of sea star wasting syndrome. The survivors carry a genetic difference, say researchers.
A renewed view of some of the world’s oldest trees
After a $40 million renovation — the largest restoration project in the park’s history — the Mariposa Grove, a collection of around 500 mature giant sequoias, reopened last week.
This week’s passages
A roundup of notable obituaries from the week ending June 22.
Scientists discover world’s first known manta ray nursery
Finding adult manta rays is easy; divers see them in many locations. But in a mystery that has long confused scientists, juveniles rarely swim openly in defined places. A marine biologist thinks he found their hangout.
These African elephants have no tusks — no poachers either
In most African elephant populations, as few as 2 percent of the cows lack tusks. But among Addo’s 300-odd females, the rate is 90 percent to 95 percent, a trait that has evolved rapidly over the last century, in part as a result of poaching.
Why life would be very difficult for Panama without football
Even playing in the World Cup is a dream for Panama, who provide England with their second opponents of the World Cup finals in Russia on Sunday.
Germany greats attack current crop of having ‘body language of a dead frog’
Joachim Löw, centre, has had to galvanise his Germany squad after the 1-0 defeat to Mexico last weekend. Over the course of the last two World Cups, Joachim Löw has managed to give German football a new face.
Machado hits 2-run HR in 15th as Orioles beat Braves 10-7
Machado hits 2-run homer in 15th inning as Orioles beat Braves 10-7
LEADING OFF: Herrera's HR streak, Kershaw back, Mariners dip
LEADING OFF: Herrera's HR streak for Phils, Kershaw comes off DL, Mariners dip
Arkansas eliminates Florida, reaches College World Series finals
Arkansas ousted defending NCAA champion Florida with a 5-2 win and advanced to the College World Series finals for the first time since 1979.
Richard sets down 18 of 21 in Padres' 6-2 win over Giants
Clayton Richard pitched three-hit ball over six innings for his fourth consecutive win and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2
J.D. Martinez proving to be worth every penny
Teams balked at paying Martinez big money this offseason, but the Red Sox slugger is now leading the league in RBIs and tied for the lead in home runs.
Whiff! Pitchers with 10-plus strikeouts in 2018 regular-season games
Solid outing by Heaney leads Angels past Blue Jays 2-1
Andrew Heaney pitched seven solid innings in another quality start, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 2-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays
WNBA: Lynx snap Mercury's 8-game winning streak
Phys Ed: For Survivors of Childhood Cancer, Walk
Regular exercise, such as brisk walking for an hour, improved long-term survival in those who had childhood cancers.
Thirty-three pregnant Cambodian women discovered in surrogacy raid
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Thirty-three pregnant Cambodian women who were carrying babies on behalf of Chinese clients have been discovered during a raid on an illegal commercial surrogacy operation, police said on Saturday.
Reuniting and Detaining Migrant Families Pose New Mental Health Risks
Experts say the parents and children split apart at the border could face difficult reunions. Holding them indefinitely could be even worse.
Dr. Gupta: After all my years of reporting, this still haunts me
Most of the time when you hear me talking about food, I am talking about the food we eat. But a few years ago, I realized I needed to talk more about the food we DON'T eat.
Parents often lack amusement-park safety plans
(Reuters Health) - One in five parents don't talk to their kids about safety issues at amusement parks, especially what to do if they get lost, according to a poll by the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
She Wanted You to See a Family, Not Just a Pregnant Man
The photographer Jackie Molloy followed Tanner and David for a year and a half, during which time she took some 20,000 pictures.
Opioid reclassification linked to increase in illegal online sales
(Reuters Health) - Online black-market sales of opioid painkillers more than doubled in the United States during the two years after these drugs were "rescheduled," putting tighter restrictions on legal prescriptions and sales, according to a recent study.
U.S. District Court rules in favor of Lilly's Alimta patent
(Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co said on Friday a U.S. District Court ruled in favor of its patent on Alimta vitamin regimen and prevented Hospira Inc and India's Dr. Reddy's Laboratories from launching generics until the patent expires.
Global Health: New York Confronts Rampant Smoking Among Chinese Men
Worldwide, Chinese men consume one-third of all cigarettes. With lung cancer rates soaring, the city’s health department has launched a Chinese-language antismoking campaign.
When a Health Insurer Also Wants to Be a Hospice Company
Humana is teaming up with two investment firms to become the nation’s largest provider of hospice care, dominating a rapidly growing — and controversial — business.
Someone bought TrumpHotels.org and filled it with caged migrants - CNET
It's satire. If you want to pay Trump for a hotel stay, you'll need to try the .com.
Tesla To Close a Dozen Solar Facilities In 9 States
An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Electric car maker Tesla's move last week to cut 9 percent of its workforce will sharply downsize the residential solar business it bought two years ago in a controversial $2.6 billion deal, according to three internal company documents and seven cur...
Amazon is selling the SNES Classic for $80 right now (update) - CNET
At least, they were when I published this post.
Scientists Genetically Engineer Pigs Immune To Costly Disease
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: The trial, led by the University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute, showed that the pigs were completely immune to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), a disease that is endemic across the globe and costs the European pig indus...
World Cup 2018 memes: Brazil's Neymar takes Oscar-worthy dive - CNET
But his rainbow flick and that goal more than made up for it with some fans. Also: Nigeria's awesome kit helps melt Iceland.
Bethesda Sues Warner Bros, Calls Its Westworld Game 'Blatant Rip-Off' of Fallout Shelter
Bethesda, the video game publisher behind Fallout and The Elder Scrolls, is suing Warner Bros. and Fallout Shelter co-developer Behavior Interactive over the recently released Westworld, alleging that the mobile game based on HBO's TV series is a "blatant rip-off" of Fallout Shelter. Polygon repo...
California’s fight for strong net neutrality isn’t over yet - CNET
Legislators try to hammer out a deal, as critics fume over cuts made to a bill that supporters had hoped would set the national standard for net neutrality protection.
Hackers are reportedly inserting porn into 'Super Mario Odyssey'
Lately it feels like the wholesome world of Nintendo just keeps getting increasingly horny, what with all the revelations about Mario's nipples, genitals, and Luigi's enormous schlong. We even wrote about the sexual undertones of some great Super Mario Odyssey photo mode screenshots ourselves. B...
At last! Apple admits its MacBook Pro butterfly keyboards utterly suck, offers free replacements
FYI: This article was typed o a roken Apple keyoard – ad it loody well shows Apple has finally admitted the utterfly-mechanism keyoards in its Macook ad Macook Pro laptops are diaolical, and has offered free repairs and replacemets.…
MoviePass, I beg you. Bring back repeats - CNET
Tearful commentary: I've tweeted at you, other people have tweeted at you. Just bring it back already.
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