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Doc: No shots? Stay outside

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 2015-02-04 08:24
Randi Kaye reports on a doctors office that is considering banning unvaccinated kids out of fear of spreading measles.
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FBI: ISIS recruiting U.S. teens

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 2015-02-04 08:23
Pamela Brown speaks with Michael Steinbach, Assistant Director of the FBI's Counterterrorism Division, about the success of ISIS recruiting tactics.
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Seriously, stop using your smartphone in bed

Mashable - Wed, 2015-02-04 08:23

Does this scenario sound familiar? You're browsing Facebook and come across a post from a friend complaining that they can't sleep. You notice they posted it at 1 a.m. "Maybe stop staring at a screen, dummy," you think

Then you realize it's 2 a.m., you're reading Facebook from a smartphone in bed, and you've never been more awake.

It's an inconvenient truth for an increasingly connected (and addicted) world, but LED screens are the enemies of sleep. A steady trickle of studies confirm this, the latest being a survey of 9,846 teenagers aged 16 to 19 in Norway, two years in the making and published Monday in the medical journal BMJ Open Read more...

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Californians meet call to cut water use by 20 percent

Inquirer - Wed, 2015-02-04 08:23
SACRAMENTO, California --- State officials reported Tuesday that residents in drought-stricken California met Gov. Jerry Brown's call to slash water use by 20 percent for the first time in December, when water use fell by 22 percent compared to the same month in 2013. But officials at the State Water Resources Control Board cautioned that state residents may have been aided by a rainy month in December, which minimized the need to water lawns. "It reinforces what we thought all along, that the extent of outdoor water use is a huge driver of water conservation and water use," board Chairwoman Felicia Marcus said. Brown called on residents to cut water use by 20 percent when...

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Hawaii doctor shortage worries state officials

Inquirer - Wed, 2015-02-04 08:22
HONOLULU -- Hawaii residents are half as likely as US mainland residents to get access to physicians they need, according to report the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). Physician Workforce Assessment. The JABSOM Physician Workforce Assessment cites a statewide shortage of 890 full-time doctors, an amount that is expected to jump to 1,500 within five years. The number could be higher, considering that almost one-third of physicians currently practicing in Hawaii are age 60 and over. State lawmakers are continuing to monitor Hawaii's doctor shortage, which has made access to medical care particularly challenging for residents on the neighboring islands and in rural ...

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Selfie eyed in deadly US plane crash

Inquirer - Wed, 2015-02-04 08:22
DENVER, United States -- Federal investigators say selfies were a likely factor in a small plane crash near Denver last year that killed two.   The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that it appears likely the pilot was disoriented and lost control of the airplane. Recordings from a GoPro camera found in the wreckage show the pilot and passenger repeatedly taking photographs of themselves with their cellphones during previous flights that day, although there was no video of the deadly flight.   The NTSB said evidence of the pilot's previous cellphone use made it likely he was distracted by such use during his last flight.   The crash ki...

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UFC fight night set comes to Manila May 16

Inquirer - Wed, 2015-02-04 08:21
                    SAN FRANCISCO -- The UFC's long-awaited debut in the Philippines will take place on Saturday, May 16, at Manila's SM Mall of Asia Arena. Ultimate Fighting Championships officials recently confirmed the long-rumored booking following an earlier report from Combat Press. UFC Fight Night 65 takes place in Manila and airs live in the US on FOX Sports 1one day earlier due to the time difference. "We are thrilled to be kicking off our Asia event calendar in Manila this year," executive vice president and general manager of UFC Asia Ken Berger stated: "The UFC has a loyal and passionate...

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10 lost literary works to rival Harper Lee's 'Mockingbird' sequel

Mashable - Wed, 2015-02-04 08:16

LOS ANGELES — Wherever Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman has been hiding all these years, her publisher certainly sent a ripple through the literary world by announcing that her lawyer had "discovered" the novel Lee wrote in the 1950s.

The sequel of sorts (from which To Kill a Mockingbird itself originally sprang) is slated to be published this year. But where "lost" literary works are concerned, it's just the tip of the iceberg: Centuries worth of essential literature and historical record have been cast into the ether.

SEE ALSO: Harper Lee to publish 'To Kill a Mockingbird' sequel, decades later Read more...

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Bart the cat hit by car, buried and then crawls from grave

Inquirer - Wed, 2015-02-04 08:14
TAMPA, Florida --- Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and crawled back from the dead --- literally. Earlier this month, a car hit the 1 -year-old cat in Tampa, Florida. Bart's owner was so distraught, he couldn't stand the thought of burying him, so he asked neighbor to dig a shallow grave. Five days later, on Jan. 21, a matted and injured Bart emerged, meowing for food. "At first it blew me away," said Dusty Albritton, the neighbor who buried Bart. "All I knew was this cat was dead and 'Pet Sematary' is real.' Bart had a broken jaw, a ruptured eye and a torn-up face. He was dehydrated and hungry, but alive. Owner Ellis Hutson didn't know what to do. "It was un...

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Suge Knight enters plea

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 2015-02-04 08:13
Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder and all other counts in a hit-and-run in Compton, California, that left one man dead and injured another last week.
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Gupta: Vaccines work

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 2015-02-04 08:12
Over the last few hours, I have started, scratched out and even abandoned the writing of this op-ed. I couldn't do it. It wasn't there. Didn't feel it.
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Pope decrees slain Salvadoran Archbishop Romero a martyr

Inquirer - Wed, 2015-02-04 08:09
    VATICAN CITY --- Pope Francis moved Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero a step closer to possible sainthood Tuesday, declaring that he was a martyr killed out of hatred for his Catholic faith --- a decree that ended decades of debate over whether Romero was slain for his politics or his preaching.   The decision by Latin America's first pope to honor a hero of the liberation theology movement opens the way for Romero to be beatified as early as this year, though no date has been set.   Romero was gunned down by right-wing death squads as he celebrated Mass in a hospital chapel in the Salvadoran capital on March 24, 1980. A human rights campaig...

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Australia fences 'keep toads at bay'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 07:52
Fences built around dams in arid parts of Australia could help eradicate poisonous cane toads, new research shows.
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Hart, Ferrell, Fallon face off in epic lip sync battle

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 2015-02-04 07:50
Comedians Kevin Hart, Will Ferrell and Jimmy Fallon have the most epic lip sync battle in history.
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Official: Terror group tries to sway U.S. youths

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 2015-02-04 07:50
The head of the FBI's counterterrorist division says American teens as young as 15 have been successfully recruited by ISIS.
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Giant rabbits take over neighborhood

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 2015-02-04 07:49
Giant jackrabbits have invaded a neighborhood in Fargo, North Dakota.
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Baby baller has impressive basketball skills

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 2015-02-04 07:48
For his age, 21-month-old toddler Brayden Ledoux has some amazing basketball skills. CNN affiliate WTIC reports.
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You can help the environment by buying a Left Shark suit on Indiegogo

Mashable - Wed, 2015-02-04 07:40

Left Shark doesn't just love to dance — he loves to help the earth.

An Indiegogo campaign set up by environmental engineer David Lam is offering its top backers a full-sized Left Shark suit. Lam's campaign was launched Monday and has already reached 100% of its $5,000 goal.

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For backing the project, donors can get several perks ranging from a Left Shark sticker for a donation of $5 to specially-priced suits, as long as they act fast to get the best deal. Shark fans who are handy with a sewing machine can also get their own PDF pattern for a smaller donation. Read more...

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