Texas gunman had been ruled ‘mentally unfit’ to buy firearms, used loophole on background check: report

The suspected mass shooter, Seth Aaron Ator, 36, appeared to have taken advantage of a loophole in federal gun law by purchasing the AR-type assault rifle used in the rampage at a private person-to-person gun sale, effectively bypassing a background check. Under Texas state law, background checks are not required in private sales, according to the Texas Tribune. BEFORE MASS SHOOTING, TEXAS GUNMAN ‘WAS ON A LONG SPIRAL DOWN,’ INVESTIGATOR SAYS Trending in US Original Article : HERE ;

This App Saves Money On Prescriptions And Shows How Messed Up Drug Prices Are

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of Americans use prescription medicines each month, and anyone who buys them already knows they can be incredibly expensive. GoodRx, which launched in 2011 as a way to show consumers how to get their prescriptions filled at the lowest price. The company reports that 100 million people have used the service to find the cost of medicines at local pharmacies. The service, which is mainly intended for people without health insurance, is one of many drug discount programs available. GoodRx’s data makes it clear just how broken that system really is. HuffPost compared the costs for commonly used medicines at drugstores in 10 cities on the company’s website and …

Texas police officer thanks woman for surprise, emotional note following Odessa shooting

“I do not know you and you do not know me, but I thank you for your sacrifice,” the letter read. “You put your life on the line every day to protect our community.” (Medical Center Health System) CHICK-FIL-A MAKES 500 SANDWICHES FOR FIRST RESPONDERS AFTER TEXAS SHOOTING SPREE The note was signed “Bria Montes,” CBS 7 reports, an employee at Medical Center Hospital who witnessed “firsthand” the devastation of the Saturday violence that left seven people dead and 19 others injured. On Sept. 3, Potter and Montes got to meet, sharing a hug and emotional conversation outside the hospital. “These officers are just selflessly going in there, trying to get all these people that are injured,” Montes said. “Getting all these people that …

I arranged my office furniture so colleagues could not stop to talk | Jonathan Wolff

Once academic work was collaborative and enjoyable now for many its a series of lonely billable hours Folkore has it that the reason why the academic year is punctuated with a long summer break is to allow students to return home to help with the harvest. I suppose there must be a few students who still do this, but, frankly, it would seem to be something of a minority pursuit. These days the main purpose of the break is to allow universities to maximise their commercial revenue through summer rentals, and to provide purveyors of stationery a second annual opportunity to market their wares, and especially new diaries. Those academic year diaries have missed a trick, though, by not having …

This Trans-Owned Beauty Co-op Wants To Be A Safe Space For Latinx And LGBTQ Workers

It’s karaoke night at the LGBT Network’s communal meeting space, the Q-Center in Long Island City, Queens, but it takes more than Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” blasted through an office wall to distract the women of Mirror Beauty Cooperative who are assembled for their weekly planning meeting. I’m sitting with founding members Lesly Herrera Castillo and Joselyn Mendoza, along with more recent recruit Jonahi Rosa. (as well as their partner Daniel Puerto, who translated from Spanish during our interview), in one of the Q-Center’s conference rooms a dozen-odd feet from the lively lounge area. Though Mirror was conceptually born , its members haven’t yet managed to secure physical space to open up shop, each continuing to work in other salons as they meet …

Kate Middleton’s brother James praised for taking therapy dog as ‘date’ on red carpet

James Middleton attended the GQ Men of the Year Awards in London with his therapy dog, Ella, in tow. (Getty) CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER “Thank you for bringing awareness to mental health and how dogs can help,” one echoed. “My husband has PSTD and his service dog is truly incredible. The purest of hearts beat in the chest of a dog.” In January, the duchess’ brother revealed his struggles with depression and anxiety for the first time in an op-ed for The Daily Mail, detailing how his dogs helped him out of the lowest depths of a “morass of despair.” “I recognize, too, the role my dogs — Ella, Inca, Luna, Zulu and Mabel — have played …

Robert Mugabe, former Zimbabwe president, dies aged 95

Final years in power were characterised by financial collapse, violent intimidation and vicious power struggle Robert Mugabe, the deeply divisive former president of Zimbabwe, was declared a national hero by the ruling Zanu-PF party on Friday, as preparations for his funeral got under way in the nation he ruled with an iron first for almost 40 years. The death of the former president on Thursday night in a clinic in Singapore marks the definitive end of an era in the former British colony. Mugabe, who died aged 95, ruled Zimbabwe for close to four decades prompted widespread rejoicing. On Friday Mnangagwa thanked former first lady Grace Mugabe for standing by her husband until the end. Grace Mugabe an extraordinary press …

Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson on surviving the trolls: ‘People were saying horrific things’

Eight years after she shot to fame on The X Factor, Nelson describes how she navigated the trauma of being relentlessly bullied on social media When Jesy Nelson was 19 and working behind the bar at a pub in Dagenham, Essex, she remembers watching Little Mix were crowned, the first Facebook message she saw was from a stranger. It read: You are the ugliest thing I have ever seen in my life. You do not deserve to be in this girl band, you deserve to die. I should have been on cloud nine, she says. I had Leigh-Anne [Pinnock, also of Little Mix] in my room being like: This is the best! and I was like: No, this isnt. Little …

Hurricane Dorian death toll rises to 20 in Bahamas as US monitors storm’s path

Sitting in her home’s lounger, Virginia Mosvold, 84, is lowered from a truck by volunteers after being rescued from her flooded home on Ol’ Freetown Farm farm in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian before being taken to the hospital on the outskirts of Freeport, Bahamas, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) The Category 5 hurricane slammed the Bahamas this past Sunday, first hitting the Abaco islands and then ravaging Grand Bahama as a Category 4 storm. The hurricane, which is the most powerful to ever hit the island, lingered for nearly two days leaving wreckage and disaster in its wake. “We are in the midst of one of the greatest national crises in our country’s history,” Prime Minister Hubert Minnis …

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Internet Marketing Newsletter PLR – Product Review You may have seen a lot of hype around Nick James’ Internet Marketing Newsletter PLR lately. They have just released their 100th issue and Nick is celebrating by offering a huge discount to new members. You might be wondering if this is any good and worth joining. I’m going to give you my full unbiased review here, but the short version is… yes, it’s definitely worth joining this while the discount is still available! However, this is obviously not a good fit for all marketers and businesses… so read on below to see if this will be a good investment for you.   Firstly… what is the Internet Marketing Newsletter PLR? This is …

The science behind the climate crisis

(CNN)Not sure how we found ourselves in this climate crisis? Carbon dioxide is called a “greenhouse gas” because of its ability to trap solar radiation in the Earth’s atmosphere like a blanket and heat up the planet — acting the same way a greenhouse keeps plants warm and growing. All of this carbon dioxide is warming the planet. CO2 naturally occurs in the atmosphere and without it, the planet would be too cold to support life. But human activity, like the burning of fossil fuels for energy, has increased the gas to dangerous levels, increasing the thickness of that blanket to the point that the Earth is heating up. Before the Industrial Revolution, the levels fluctuated naturally over many thousands …

‘Project Runway’ star Chris March, 56, is dead after heart attack: report

Designer Chris March walks the runway wearing Chris March for “Project Runway” Season 4 collections during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2008 at The Tent, Bryant Park on February 8, 2007. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage) “I came close to death many times—they called my family and they were told if they wanted to say goodbye to come right away,” March said of the devastating accident on the GoFundMe page. March issued another health update five months ago, in which he revealed that he had “run into several setbacks in my recovery.” ONETIME ‘AMERICAN IDOL’ CONTESTANT HALEY SMITH, 26, DIES IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH “I am also in need of leg braces, specialized physical therapy, a hearing aid, and a new living arrangement,” …

Vegetarians might have higher risk of stroke than meat eaters, study says

(CNN)Non-meat diets have soared in popularity with many people ditching beef, pork and chicken in pursuit of health and environmental benefits and concerns about animal welfare. The exact reasons for this higher risk found in vegetarians are not clear, said Tong. It is possible that this is due to “very low cholesterol levels or very low levels of some nutrients,” she said. “There is some evidence which suggests that very low cholesterol levels might be associated with a slightly higher risk of hemorrhagic stroke,” she said. Similarly, other research points to deficiencies of some nutrients, like vitamin B12, may be linked to a higher risk of stroke, said Tong. Still, some researchers were skeptical of the stroke finding. The research …

Charleston, SC, mayor: Dorian flooding impact ‘significant,’ but ‘not as a significant as we thought they would be’

Flooding was reported in Charleston, S.C. early Thursday as Hurricane Dorian neared the area. (Fox News) Dorian decreased in force to a Category 2 storm as it swirled in the Atlantic Ocean. It had previously hit the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane before making a northward turn up the East Coast. South Carolina’s governor, Henry McMaster, issued a mandatory evacuation for coastal counties, which went into effect at noon on Monday. On Thursday afternoon, the governor’s office announced that the evacuation order had been lifted for three counties but remained in effect for five counties, including in Charleston. Debris blankets the landscape in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbor, Abaco, Bahamas, Thursday, The storm’s devastation has come into sharper …

People Are Disgusted With How Wasteful This Woman Is With Her Use Of Pre-Pasted Toothbrushes

With the current state of plastic pollution 8 million tonnes of plastic end up in the world’s oceans every year – you’d think that the message about cutting down on single-use plastics would be getting through by now. Image credits: Simply Moms‘ Facebook page, was keen to advertise her lack of awareness and sheer laziness to her peers, even going as far as recommending these ridiculously wasteful products to others. Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: honeyrichhh growinggentrys copleychristina haileyrreed98 Microplastics have become so ubiquitous in our environment, they are starting to impact human health too. Having entered the food chain, starting at the very bottom of even the remotest ocean floor,  Image credits: Image credits: Darth_Manull According to National …

People Are Disgusted With How Wasteful This Woman Is With Her Use Of Pre-Pasted Toothbrushes

With the current state of plastic pollution 8 million tonnes of plastic end up in the world’s oceans every year – you’d think that the message about cutting down on single-use plastics would be getting through by now. Image credits: Simply Moms‘ Facebook page, was keen to advertise her lack of awareness and sheer laziness to her peers, even going as far as recommending these ridiculously wasteful products to others. Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: honeyrichhh growinggentrys copleychristina haileyrreed98 Microplastics have become so ubiquitous in our environment, they are starting to impact human health too. Having entered the food chain, starting at the very bottom of even the remotest ocean floor,  Image credits: Image credits: Darth_Manull According to National …