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  • Young people on amphetamines for ADHD have twice the psychosis risk compared to other stimulants, study says

    Teens and young adults with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, who receive amphetamines such as Adderall for treatment have a higher risk of developing psychosis, compared to those who receive methyphenidates stimulants, such as Ritalin, according to a large new study. Using two national insurance claim databases, the authors followed 221,486 teens and young adults ages 13 to 25 with ADHD who were prescribed a stimulant for the first time between the years 2004 and 2015. Half received amphetamines such as […]

  • Historic floods that killed 4 and displaced hundreds force 75 Nebraska cities to issue emergency declarations

    The major flooding that left at least four dead in Nebraska and Iowa over the past week is slowly receding in some areas, but rivers likely will be flooded for days more, and additional rain and melting snow are expected to make flooding worse in other parts of the Plains and Midwest. More than 7 million people were under flood warnings Tuesday, the National Weather Service said, as the heartland deals with the aftermath of snow melt and a “bomb cyclone” that […]

  • Cindy McCain posts stranger’s hateful message about John McCain and their daughter

    Cindy McCain, the widow of Sen. John McCain, posted a hateful message she received from a stranger the same day President Donald Trump disparaged her late husband. McCain posted a photo of the private message on Twitter and wrote, “I want to make sure all of you could see how kind and loving a stranger can be. I’m posting her note for her family and friends could see.” The message said the sender was “glad” the late Arizona Republican is […]

  • Lawsuit: Olive Garden stuffed mushrooms severely burned woman, ‘death was imminent’

    FORT WORTH, Texas — A woman filed a law suit against Olive Garden claiming she was burned by a piece of a stuffed mushroom that became stuck in her throat, according to KTVT. According to court records, Danny Howard filed the case March 8 in Tarrant County District Court. Howard said that the restaurant did not make her aware that the mushrooms were extremely hot. The court filing says Howard went to an Olive Garden in Tarrant County back on […]

  • Romney responds to Trump’s disparaging of the late Sen. McCain

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Mitt Romney shared his thoughts about President Trump’s continued disparagement of Sen. John McCain, who died last August. “I can’t understand why the President would, once again, disparage a man as exemplary as my friend John McCain: heroic, courageous, patriotic, honorable, self-effacing, self-sacrificing, empathetic, and driven by duty to family, country, and God,” Romney wrote on Twitter Tuesday. On Sunday, Trump attacked late Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona for allegedly sending the FBI the Steele dossier before […]

  • Her son died. And then anti-vaxers attacked her

    Not long ago, a 4-year-old boy died of the flu. His mother, under doctor’s orders, watched his two little brothers like a hawk, terrified they might get sick and die, too. Grieving and frightened, just days after her son’s death she checked her Facebook page hoping to read messages of comfort from family and friends. Instead, she found dozens of hateful comments: You’re a terrible mother. You killed your child. You deserved what happened to your son. This is all […]

  • Cyclone Idai: Fears for 500,000 people as 90% of Mozambique city destroyed, aid officials say

    By Jenni Marsh, Bukola Adebayo and Vasco Cotovio, CNN Fears are growing for more than 500,000 people in the Mozambique city of Beira, after aid agency officials warned that 90% of the area had been “destroyed” by Cyclone Idai. The cyclone slammed into the southeast African country as a high-end Category 2 storm with 175 kph (110 mph winds) at midnight Thursday, causing widespread devastation, before moving inland into Zimbabwe and Malawi. In an address on national radio Monday, Mozambique […]

  • Three teens die in ‘crush’ at St. Patrick’s Day disco in Northern Ireland

    COUNTY TYRONE, Northern Ireland – Three teenagers have died in a crush at a St. Patrick’s Day disco at a hotel in Northern Ireland, according to police. Mark Hamilton, an assistant chief constable with the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), confirmed that a 17-year-old girl, a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy had died in the incident, which took place at the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown, County Tyrone. Another girl, 16, was in a stable condition, while two other […]

  • Dead whale found with more than 85 pounds of plastic bags in its stomach

    A young whale whose carcass washed up in the Philippines died of “dehydration and starvation” after consuming 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of plastic bags, scientists have found. Marine biologist and environmentalist Darrell Blatchley told CNN that the juvenile male Cuvier’s beaked whale was found “showing signs of being emaciated and dehydration” and had been “vomiting blood before it died.” Blatchley, who is president and founder of D’ Bone Collector Museum, a natural history museum in the Philippine city of Davao, […]

  • Utrecht tram shooting: Manhunt after multiple people hurt in Dutch incident

    A manhunt is underway after a gunman opened fire inside a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht. Police have named a suspect in the case, and released a picture of him.

  • Schools closed as firefighters continue battling blaze at Texas chemical storage facility

    By Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN A fire burning overnight at a chemical storage facility in suburban Houston shut down schools and a state highway as the blaze spread to eight tanks containing gas, oil and chemicals, officials said Monday. All International Terminal Company employees are accounted for, and no injuries have been reported, the company said. Authorities reopened Highway 225 early Monday and lifted a shelter-in-place order for residents of Deer Park, the city’s Office of Emergency Management said. Previously, […]

  • Dog, pig looking for new homes after being abandoned near Ohio humane society

    TUSCARAWAS COUNTY, Ohio — A golden retriever and a potbelly pig are looking for new homes after their former owner abandoned the pair in the parking lot of the Tuscarawas County Humane Society Wednesday. Annie, the golden retriever, and Hermione, the potbelly pig, were left in the parking lot around 8:42 p.m. Wednesday night. The man who abandoned the animals tied Annie to a handicap parking sign and left Hermione in a crate, according to the Tuscarawas County Humane Society. […]

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