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Short-term spending agreement provides six years of funding for CHIP
The public insurance program for working-class children lost its funding on Sept. 30 after lawmakers failed to reauthorize it. Since then, it's been a partisan football in Congress while states agonized over how to continue serving patients.
A boy’s basketball-size tumor was slowly killing him. He died days after doctors removed it.
People who had been praying for the Cuban boy brought to U.S. doctors by missionaries came to a sobering truth: There would be no miracle. The condition began affecting Emanuel Zayas’s left arm and leg when he was 4, but it became life-threatening in adolescence, according to the Associated Press.
NASA mysteriously pulled this astronaut from a space station crew. Her brother blames racism.
Jeanette Epps would have been the first black astronaut to live on the International Space Station. Epps, who has a PhD in aerospace engineering, was selected as a NASA astronaut in 2009 after working at the CIA for seven years. NASA did not give an explanation for the crew change.
Will Academy Award nominations be '#OscarsSoWhite 3.0'?
In the run-up to Tuesday's Oscar nominations, some in Hollywood are wondering if the lineup chosen by members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will fail to reflect the efforts behind the scenes put toward building a more diverse film community.
Trump slaps tariffs on foreign solar panels and washing machines
The announcement came Monday from U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.
As Larry Nassar faces accusers, USA Gymnastics leaders step down
As one brave, young gymnast after another took the podium to lambaste serial molester and former gymnastics physician Larry Nassar, the national governing body for the sport announced Monday that its top executives were stepping down.
Neil Diamond diagnosed with Parkinson's, retires from touring
Entertainer Neil Diamond has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, prompting the singer to retire from touring.
China blasts Trump's new trade tariffs
China is upset over President Trump's decision to impose tariffs on U.S. imports of solar panels and washing machines.
Before police rescued their 13 children, the two parents had a history of strange behavior, family and neighbors say
The police rescued their 13 children. Family and neighbors wonder, were the signs there all along?
Neil Diamond says he has Parkinson's disease, will retire from touring
The legendary singer has canceled the rest of his 50th anniversary world tour.
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9 injured in apparent volcano eruption near Japan ski resort
TOKYO (AP) — A disaster official says at least nine people have been injured by an apparent volcanic eruption and avalanche near a ski resort in central Japan. Gunma prefectural official Ken Kiryu said Tuesday that details were still unclear but the people may have been injured by flying rocks, b...
A disaster official says an apparent volcanic eruption near a ski resort in Japan has injured at least nine people
TOKYO (AP) — A disaster official says an apparent volcanic eruption near a ski resort in Japan has injured at least nine people.
Oregon officials ask for help identifying stolen headstones
The markers were discovered inside the house of Matthew Jason Millwood, 49, during an April 2017 Rogue Area Drug Enforcement Team search of his home in Grants Pass.
Naomi Parker Fraley, the real Rosie the Riveter, dies at 96 in Longview
Mrs. Fraley turns out to have staked one of the most legitimate claims of all. But because her claim was eclipsed by that of another woman, she went unrecognized for more than 70 years.
Amazon Go market’s public opening: Long lines in, but getting out is fast
Sketched Jan. 22, 2018 The wait is over. Sort of. More Seattle Sketcher Seattle Times news artist Gabriel Campanario has been capturing Seattle's places and people in hand-drawn sketches for more than a decade. To see past columns, visit the Seattle Sketcher home page. A selection of prints is av...
Whatever happened to the abortion pill? It’s going through the mail
The abortion pill mifepristone (also known as RU-486 and Mifeprex) got off to a slow start after FDA approval in 2000. But with 31 percent of American abortion patients choosing pill-induced abortion over surgery, the pill is at a crossroads.
Are you ready? Here comes a deluge of rain, snow across Western Washington
Drivers in the North Cascades should prepare for slippery roads and limited visibility from snow and sleet, while rain will drench lowlands across the region.
Legislature appeals to state Supreme Court in public-records case
Attorneys for the Washington Legislature want the state Supreme Court to weigh in on lawmakers’ long-running exemption from the Public Records Act. A Thurston County judge recently ruled that legislative leaders violated the act by not responding to public-records requests.
Philippine volcano spews lava fountains, 40,000 people flee
LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines’ most active volcano continued to spew fountains of red-hot lava and massive ash plumes Tuesday in a dazzling but increasingly dangerous eruption that has sent 40,000 villagers to shelter in evacuation centers. Lava fountains gushed up 700 meters (2,300...
Idaho proposes dropping gender from voter-registration requirements
BOISE, Idaho — Idaho voters would no longer be required to disclose their gender while registering to vote under a proposal introduced Monday at the Idaho Statehouse. Secretary of State Chief Deputy Tim Hurst told the House State Affairs Committee that information about a voter’s sex is unnecessa...
Fantasy baseball experts converge in Los Angeles for FSTA draft
Fantasy industry analysts kick off winter conference, complete first 18 rounds with 11 more to go.
Keita Bates-Diop helps No. 13 Ohio State hold off Nebraska
Keita Bates-Diop scored 14 of his 20 points in the second half and the surging Buckeyes won 64-59 for their fourth victory in the last eight days.
Australian Open: Best of the quarterfinals
Bouchard, Twitter date heading to Super Bowl
A relationship that started with a tweet from University of Missouri student John Goehrke to Genie Bouchard during last year's Super Bowl will now include a trip to next month's Super Bowl after an offer from NFL Canada.
2014 freeskiing gold medalist Joss Christensen left off 2018 Winter Olympics team
Joss Christensen, the 2014 gold medalist, had suffered a torn ACL in May.
Tim Tebow, Gordon Beckham among list of non-roster invitees to spring training
Tim Tebow, the former Heisman Trophy winner, is among the cast of 100's of non-roster players invited to major league camps.
Giannis offered to intervene before Kidd fired
Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo spoke with Jason Kidd 15 minutes before the coach was fired Monday, telling him he would do what he could to help save Kidd's job. Kidd said he replied, "There's nothing you can do. All you can do is tell the truth."
Arizona Cardinals hire Carolina Panthers' Steve Wilks as next head coach
The Cardinals reached deal to make Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks their next head coach.
Best of 2017-18 men's college basketball: Jan. 22-28
Boston Bruins rookie Charlie McAvoy has heart procedure
Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy will miss two weeks after procedure to correct abnormal heart rhythm.
Vermont becomes ninth U.S. state to legalize marijuana
(Reuters) - Vermont became the ninth U.S. state and third in the Northeast to legalize recreational marijuana use on Monday when Republican Governor Phil Scott signed a bill passed by the legislature earlier this month.
The Checkup: Paintball, BB and Pellet Gun Injuries Pose Serious Risk to Children’s Eyes
Over the 23-year period of a new study, the rate of eye injuries caused by nonpowder guns increased by 168.8 percent. Experts advise eye protection.
Children in England 'deserve better' from healthcare
England has not made the same strides as Wales and Scotland to improve care, a report says.
For many people in remote regions access to healthcare is limited, so tech is coming to their aid.
Asthma patients 'not receiving basic care'
Majority of patients do not get the basic care which could prevent two out of three asthma deaths
Brazil's death toll from yellow fever triples: WHO
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The number of confirmed cases of yellow fever outbreak in Brazil has tripled in recent weeks, with 20 deaths since July, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.
CDC director urges flu vaccinations as pediatric deaths mount
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Of the 30 U.S. children who have died from the flu so far this season, some 85 percent had not been vaccinated, said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, who urged Americans to get flu shots amid one of the most severe flu seasons in years.
For hospital patients, beware the "weekend effect"
Doctors call it the "weekend effect." Patients in the hospital are more likely to die off-hours -- whether it's for a brain bleed, a heart attack or a clot in the lungs.
Kentucky accuses McKesson of helping fuel opioid epidemic
(Reuters) - Kentucky's attorney general on Monday accused drug distributor McKesson Corp of helping fuel the opioid epidemic by failing to halt shipments of suspiciously large or frequent orders by pharmacies of prescription painkillers.
'Inflammatory' diet linked to higher risk of colon cancer
(Reuters Health) - People who consume lots of foods linked to chronic inflammation, such as red meat and refined grains, may be more likely to develop colorectal cancer than individuals who tend to avoid these foods, a U.S. study suggests.
Crunch Report | Netflix is now worth more than $100 billion
Netflix is now worth more than $100 billion, Uber Eats acquires Ando and Rupert Murdoch wants Facebook to pay for the news. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
Blockheads changing company names to surf crypto wave get a warning from the SEC
Regulator tells lawyers told to get off the fence or face unpleasant fall The Chair of the United States’ Securities and Exchange Commission has again taken aim at cryptocurrency speculators, this time warning companies thinking of adding “Blockchain” to their names that his agency is watching th...
Caveman caper 'Early Man' is a prehistoric pleasure - CNET
"Wallace and Gromit" creator Aardman takes us to the plasticine Pleistocene age with this joyous stop-motion animation.
New Study Finds No Link Between Violent Video Games and Behavior
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Daily Dot: Scientists have been investigating the impact of violent video games on behavior for more than two decades, and the results are still being debated. In a 2015 resolution on games, the American Psychological Association reported that multiple...
You spend nearly a whole day each week on the internet - CNET
A report highlights dramatic shifts in online behavior since the internet went mainstream in 2000.
Optimus multi-prime is the new rule as OpenSSL transforms crypto policies again
If an algo ain't ratified by standards groups, it won't be welcome OpenSSL's maintainers have put the squeeze on insecure ciphers, with a raft of changes to how the project's operations.…
Neil Diamond announces retirement from touring following Parkinson’s disease diagnosis
Legendary musician Neil Diamond has announced his retirement from touring, due to a recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. The 76-year-old New Yorker made the announcement on Monday in a press statement that said the onset of the disease has made large-scale touring difficult. SEE ALSO: Lorde'...
Tourists end up with $1300 restaurant bill in Venice, prompting anger from mayor
Avoiding being ripped off is an inevitable part of travelling, but sometimes you get unlucky. Four Japanese visitors were presented with a €1,143 ($1,350) bill at a Venice restaurant, prompting anger from the city's mayor, according to a report by ANSA. SEE ALSO: A food critic is taking one for t...
Maisie Williams will be Sophie Turner's bridesmaid because Stark sisters stick together
The Stark sisters haven't always had the best wedding experiences in Game of Thrones. But Sophie Turner (who plays Sansa Stark) is changing that by inviting her co-star Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) to be a bridesmaid in her wedding to Joe Jonas. In a Radio Times interview for her upcoming film Ea...
Jake Paul finally addresses Logan Paul controversy with monetized video
After more than three weeks and 20 vlog uploads, YouTuber Jake Paul has finally addressed the controversy surrounding his brother Logan Paul's suicide video. He did it near the end of a roughly 13-minute video titled: "YouTube, Let’s Talk About Brother Logan Paul." Let's be clear: Jake is using h...
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