White Arizona Man Charged In Slaying Of Black Teen Over Rap Music

The Washington Post reported. According to the statement, Adams told investigators the teen was playing rap music before heading into the store, which made him feel “unsafe.” He claimed to have been attacked by “blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans” in the past who were listening to the music genre, calling it a “threat to him and the community.” Two days before the killing, Adams was released from prison. He had been behind bars since October on charges that included aggravated assault, according to online records from the Arizona Department of Corrections initial court appearance, his lawyer, Jacie Cotterell, argued that he has a history of mental illness and that the Arizona Department of Corrections offered neither medication nor a courtesy ride …

Three Labour peers resign whip over ‘anti-Semitism’

Former Health Minister Lord Darzi said that as an Armenian descendant of a “survivor of the Armenian genocide”, he had “zero tolerance to anti-Semitism,” adding that his decision to resign the whip “has not been lightly taken”. Former president of the Royal College of Physicians Lord Turnberg told BBC Newsnight that his differences “lie with the party leadership and machine and not with my very supportive colleagues in the Lords who share my values”. “It is not just the policies on foreign affairs… and Brexit vacillation and bypassing parliamentary opinion but the overt anti-Semitism that permeates the party machine that is no longer possible for me to tolerate,” he said. ‘Deep prejudice’ Labour said it was taking “decisive action against …

Politics, policy and procedure of Muellers upcoming Congressional testimony

Lawmakers wrestle constantly about policy. This is the right approach for defense. No, this is the right policy for defense. No, you’re both wrong. Pols may be at odds over how to handle issues at the border, immigration, health care or even the debt ceiling. Their disposition may be right or flawed. But it doesn’t matter. Lawmakers don’t have to be right on the policies they support or reject. Original Article : HERE ; Curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Your lifestyle can lower your dementia risk, even if you have high genetic risk, study says

(CNN)A good diet and ample exercise don’t just help your waistline. Healthy lifestyle factors may also help lower your risk of dementia, even if you have a higher genetic risk, according to a study published Sunday in the medical journal JAMA. The study looked at 196,383 adults age 60 and older who lived in the UK and found that specifically, 1.13% of those with a healthy lifestyle developed dementia later in life compared with 1.78% of those with a less healthy lifestyle — a statistically significant difference. The adults who took part in the study joined it from 2006 to 2010 and researchers followed up with them until 2016 to 2017. “This research is exciting in that it shows there …

Many sudden cardiac deaths linked to prior silent heart attacks, study says

(CNN)Many people who die of sudden cardiac arrest may have had a heart attack earlier in life without ever realizing it, according to a new study. A separate study, published in the American Heart Journal in 2010, found that some 34% of people who had sudden cardiac death showed signs of a previous heart attack that went undetected. Those deaths were evaluated in Minneapolis from 2001 to 2004. The new study involved analyzing data on 5,869 people in Northern Finland who had sudden cardiac deaths between 1998 and 2017. The data came from the Finnish Genetic Study of Arrhythmic Events. Among those sudden cardiac deaths, 4,392 were caused by coronary artery disease, and 3,122 of those had no previous history …

Florida Mom Arrested After Video Of Daughter Licking Tongue Depressor Goes Viral

Florida woman was jailed on felony charges thanks to a licking a tongue depressor at a tampering with a consumer product without regard for possible death or bodily injury, according to location station Ward was arrested after she posted a Snapchat video of her 10-year-old daughter licking the tonaccording to a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office report. Someone pointed out the video to the clinic, which asked police to investigate. “Don’t tell me how to live my life.” The clinic said it immediately removed medical items in the exam room and sanitized the area, according to Ward told “I mean honestly I wasn’t thinking,” she said. “I know what it’s like to, you know, have to worry about your kids’ health and stuff. …

Serena Williams’ coach reveals what kept the tennis champ going through injuries

(CNN)Patrick Mouratoglou, Serena Williams’ coach, says the tennis great is “pain-free” and ready to make a run for breaking the Grand Slam win record. “‘I think she is in a good place at the moment,’ Mouratoglou said at Wimbledon this week. ‘She is happy. She has a house here, her husband is here. Her daugher is here and she is pain free now for three weeks so she feels so much lighter.” The 49-year-old has been Williams’ coach for seven years, and says chasing the Grand Slam record has kept Williams going through the pain. “But 24, it will mean she will equal the record of all time. Then she will have only one more to go to beat it …

Air pollution ages your lungs faster and increases your risk of COPD, study says

(CNN)Air pollution does a lot more damage to our lungs than scientists realized, according to a new study in Monday’s European Respiratory Journal. Researchers found it ages lungs more quickly and putting us at higher risk of COPD. For people living with air that has more than 10 micrograms per cubic meter of particle pollution, the situation was much worse. Among that group in the most polluted areas, the number of COPD cases was four times higher than if a person lived with smokers, and half that of people who had been smokers. COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a term used to describe lung diseases that block airflow and make it difficult to breathe. It’s the third leading cause …

More patients ‘struggling to reach GP on phone’

The latest figures have been published just days after it emerged some hospital doctors are refusing to do overtime shifts. This is because they are being landed with large tax bills after changes to the way the pension system works. The figures are fresh evidence of the impact on patients of the stand-off. Around one in eight have been waiting longer than 18 weeks – the maximum length of time they should have to wait. The places with the worst access to GPs Across England one in three patients, on average, reported problems getting through to their GP on the phone. But in some local areas it was as many as one in two. Luton 51% Thanet 51% Hull 48% …

Cholera Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at cholera, an illness that has killed thousands of people worldwide. Oral hydration salts can successfully treat about 80% of cholera patients. There are three two-dose oral cholera vaccines available, Dukoral, Shanchol and Euvichol. Cholera is rare in industrialized nations. People who live in areas with shortages of safe drinking water or inadequate sanitation are vulnerable to cholera. Statistics:2017 –1,227,391 reported cases in 34 countries with 5,654 deaths. — In the United States there were 11 cases and no deaths. 2016 – 132,121 reported cases in 38 countries with 2,420 deaths. — In the United States there were 14 cases and no deaths. 2015 – 172,454 reported cases in 42 countries with 1,304 deaths. — In the …

What Kamala Harris and AOC can’t make Joe Biden do

(CNN)Anyone expecting to see a major reboot in the Biden campaign or a Joe Biden 2.0 just doesn’t know the former vice president. He knows what he knows, which isn’t everything, and is not likely to refashion his image based on a poll or a debate performance. Finally, he needs a better pushback to the kinds of charges directed at him in the Democratic presidential xebate by Sen. Kamala Harris. Here was one of the more interesting parts of the Cuomo interview. Biden made clear he was surprised not by the attack, but by the way Harris delivered it, in such a personal way. He implicitly charged Harris with a bit of demagoguery — that she criticized his position while …

Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez To Propose Bill To Declare Climate Emergency

climate crisis an official emergency.  Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. “On the existential threat of climate change, Trump insists on calling it a hoax. Senator Sanders is proud to partner with his House colleagues to challenge this absurdity and have Congress declare what we all know: we are facing a climate emergency that requires a massive and immediate federal mobilization.” first reported the resolution on Monday.  The resolution officially acknowledges the risk of continued emissions and aggregates federal scientists’ forecasts of increased extreme weather and public health crises as the planet warms. It nods to the ways in which climate change exacerbates existing social inequities, such as racism and poverty. Green New Deal outlined in a February resolution all three …

Pig ear dog treats linked to ‘multidrug-resistant’ salmonella outbreak in 13 states, CDC says

The CDC said 12 people have been hospitalized as a result of the salmonella outbreak linked to pig ear dog treats. (CDC) Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development officials later collected pig ears from retail stores where those in the state who were sickened reported buying them. The pig ears were later analyzed and tested positive for salmonella — though the specific outbreak strain was not identified, according to the CDC. “Investigators are checking to see if any human illnesses are linked to those strains. Retail locations where sampling occurred have removed pig ears from shelves,” the CDC noted, adding a common supplier has not yet been pinpointed. Salmonella infections can cause diarrhea, vomiting, fever and abdominal cramps. Illnesses are …

Horse racing pundit John McCririck dead at 79

London (CNN)The legendary horse-racing broadcaster John McCririck, who was famed for his outlandish dress sense, has died at the age of 79, his family has announced. “His flamboyant broadcasting style from the heart of the betting ring proved extremely popular with racing fans and beyond,” McCririck’s family said. “Despite suffering ill health in recent months, John continued to make several TV and radio appearances. “John’s interest in horse racing and betting began at Harrow where he was the school bookie. On leaving he worked for an illegal street bookmaker then legally on-course where he learned the art of tic-tac, clerking bets and making a book,” they added. Jockeys and racing experts have paid tribute to McCririck. Tony McCoy, a 20-time …