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Cyrille Regis: Pioneering black British footballer dies

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He scored 112 times in 297 appearances for West Brom before moving to Coventry in 1984. Born in French Guiana but raised in London, Regis was a pioneer for black footballers in the United Kingdom as part of the exciting West Bromwich Albion side of the late 1970s that he, as centre-forward, spearheaded alongside fellow black team-mates Laurie Cunningham and Brendon Batson . Read More »

CDC: Flu Hammering Country, With More to Come

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The word "atypical" is being used to describe this year's flu season. One person has died and there has already been more than 176 confirmed cases of influenza in Marin County during the current outbreak of the disease, according to the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services. Read More »

E Coli Outbreak Spreads to 15 States; Leafy Greens Suspected

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But the agency says there have been no reports of illness since December 12. Canada pointed to romaine lettuce as the source of its outbreak. Investigators identified romaine lettuce as the source of the E. Illness onsets among reported cases occurred in late Nov & early Dec, so the source of these cases likely is no longer on the market. Neither the CDC nor Canadian health officials have provided any information on where the romaine lettuce potentially involved in the illnesses was grown ... Read More »

GoPro is putting itself up for sale

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Instead, the action camera maker confirmed it's ending Karma production and will cut almost 300 jobs, or more than 20% of its global workforce. In addition to grounding their drones , GoPro also announced that they would be cutting their current 1,254 strong workforce to less than 1,000. Read More »

AAA Michigan: Statewide average gas prices decline 6 cents

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AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have declined by about 6 cents per gallon in the past week. The Detroit-area's average decreased about 3 cents to $2.64 per gallon. Meanwhile, gasoline demand, measured by the Energy Information Administration, has dropped significantly, contributing to a strong build in fuel availability. Read More »

Red Cross issues urgent call for blood donations following severe winter weather

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Severe winter weather has had a major impact, with more than 150 blood drives nationwide forced to cancel due to severe cold and snow. LifeShare is asking people to give blood in the coming days and weeks. As part of the Blood Systems Blood Services division, LifeShare is included in a multi-state network of blood centers, according to the release. "The Red Cross is doing everything we can to ensure blood products are available for hospital patients during these hard winter months, but we ... Read More »

Attorney General Rescinds Obama-Era Marijuana Guidelines

Terry Blevins, who is part-owner of a marijuana distribution company in California , says his phone rang off the hook Thursday with people concerned about a crackdown. "I am prepared to take all steps necessary, including holding DOJ nominees, until the Attorney General lives up to the commitment he made to me prior to his confirmation", Gardner tweeted Thursday. Read More »

Return or face action: TN govt to striking transport staff

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At a press conference here on Friday, the trade union leaders said the State government, while doubling the salaries to elected representatives, government officials and judges, was not willing to accept their "demands" of pay hike, repayment of ₹7,000 crore owed to the workers, including retired employees. Read More »

Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Florida

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The drawing for the Mega Millions jackpot is scheduled for 11 p.m. on Friday. The biggest Mega Millions jackpot was in 2012, when three winners split $656 million. And that's prompting people to buy more tickets rather than just one. Each Mega Millions play is only $2. The cut-off for sales is 9:58 p.m. Saturday for Powerball and 10:44 p.m. Read More »

Storm to bring snow, then explode as 'bomb cyclone'

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Bombogenesis , or a storm bombing out, means the surface pressure of the storm will drop 24 millibars in 24 hours, or at the rate of 1 millibar per hour. As Jason Samenow of The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang reports, "A monster storm will hammer coastal locations from Georgia to ME with ice and snow". Read More »

Flu cases up in NY state

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Widespread reports that this season's flu shot is less effective than those of previous years can be misleading since the process of evaluation is ongoing and the height of the flu season is only now arriving, according to the Trinity release. Read More »

Hollywood Stars Front Campaign Against Sexual Harassment

Its legal fund, which is still taking donations, will be housed at the National Women's Law Center and help victims who "have been silenced for too long". The meetings reportedly began in October, shortly after Harvey Weinstein was first accused of sexual assault. Time's Up is backing the movement for women to wear black, in solidarity with those who have been sexually harassed, at Sunday's Golden Globes ceremony. Read More »

New Year begins on foggy note; 300 flights, 100 trains affected

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This happened due to a rapid build up of particulate matter owing to foggy conditions, even as Delhiites stepped out in large numbers to mark the first day of the New Year. The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 23 degrees Celsius, an India Meteorological Department official said. The heavy blanket of fog engulfed the national capital region on the New Year morning. Read More »

Canadian Blood Services in Red Deer waiting for donors

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Mike Stredder, director of blood donation at NHS Blood and Transplant, said: "It's New Year and like many of us, you may be thinking about the year ahead and some changes you'd like to make to your life". UBS says during the holiday season, blood donations tend to drop about 40 percent and it's during that time that donations are needed most. A New Liskeard Blood Donor Clinic will be open Thursday, December 28, from 2 p.m.to 7 p.m. Read More »

Is Arizona's flu season historically bad this year?

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According to the county Health and Human Services Agency, 2,227 new flu cases were confirmed by laboratory testing last week, raising this season's total to 3,873, well above the 599 reported at the same time past year. It's a pretty simple fix; get your flu vaccine . Flu season often does not peak until January and Kezirian said it's not too late to get a flu shot. Read More »

Marijuana: Pregnant Women Are Using More Cannabis, Says New Study

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Researchers said reefer gladness among pregnant women under 18, jumped from 9.8% to 19% and from 12.5% to 21.8% for women in the 18 to 24-year-old demographic. But the study's author's wrote that "continued monitoring of trends, exposure timing, and offspring outcomes is important as marijuana potency rises in an increasingly permissive legal landscape". Read More »

The Queen used her speech to look back on a hard year

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The Queen described a hospital visit immediately after the Manchester attack as "a privilege because the patients I met were an example to us all, showing extraordinary bravery and resilience". This year, Harry's fiancée Meghan Markle will join her husband-to-be Sandringham on December 25th - an unprecedented step for someone who is yet to become an official member of the royal family. Read More »

Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother, wife meet him in Islamabad

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The meeting will last between 15 minutes to an hour and the two women will be allowed to speak to the media if they wish to, the Dawn said, citing diplomatic sources. It was not known where he had been kept before being transported to the ministry. Security has been deployed at the FO building ahead of the meeting. Read More »

Damian Green sacked - what does this mean for Mrs May?

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It was the minister's denials - rather than anything he is alleged to have done - that ultimately led to his downfall. "Thousands" of legal pornographic images were found on a computer during a police raid in 2008, a retired Scotland Yard detective has said previously. Read More »

Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma clicked at Mumbai airport amid huge cheers!Watch videos

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Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma tied the knot in Tuscany, Italy on December 11. Obviously, the newlyweds who love dancing were the first ones to get on the dance floor and groove to Gurdas Maan's music. While Virat was dressed in athleisure, Anushka sported a loose tunic and palazzo trousers, completing her " new bride" look with the "chooda" on her wrists. Read More »

K-pop stars carry Jonghyun's coffin

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Chicago has issued an apology after it confused Jonghyun - the deceased member of popular K Pop band SHINee - with BTS' Kim Namjoon, also known as RM. Kim's death sent shockwaves across the lucrative yet ultra-competitive K-pop industry, where stars bemoan a lack of privacy, online bullying and relentless public pressure to maintain a wholesome image at all times. Read More »

Long-Term Deal for Children's Health Again Eludes Congress

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Citing Congress' failure to renew funding for the program, Alabama health officials have begun steps to freeze and possibly close the program known as ALL Kids early next year. This is now considered the longest lapse in funding in the program's history. Federal taxpayers paid about $16 billion for the program previous year, with states adding a smaller share, according to government figures. Read More »

Flu season at its highest ever

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The historical comparison does not include flu-like illnesses. Symptoms of influenza can include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. The flu can be especially unsafe for young children, pregnant women, people 65 or older and those who have underlying health conditions like asthma or chronic diseases. Read More »