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  • GLENDALE, CA - JANUARY 04:   Xenadrine EFX capsules are photographed on January 4, 2007 in Glendale, California. The marketers of four weight loss products,  Xenadrine EFX, One-A-Day Weight Smart, CortiSlim and TrimSpa, were fined $25 million by the Federal Trade Commission on January 4 for making false advertising claims. The marketers of Xenadrine EFX, made by Nutraquest, Inc., were levied the largest fine and will pay between $8 million and $12.8 million. The investigated claims included rapid weight loss, reduction in the risk of osteoporosis, Alzheimer's, and cancer.  (Photo Illustration by David McNew/Getty Images)

    Thieves steal more than $15,000 worth of medication from local pharmacy

    Festus, Missouri (KMOV) — Thieves got away with more than $15,000 worth of medication from a pharmacy in Jefferson County. Now, police are on the hunt to track them down. Oxycontin, Percocet and morphine were ripped from store shelves at Prescription Plus in Festus. The robbery took place shortly before 3 a.m. on Monday. “They came in specifically for the drugs and not for cash and other products, it was specifically the narcotics,” said owner Doug Rademaker. Hours before Prescriptions […]

  • MIAMI - APRIL 23:    University of Miami Acupuncture Physician Garrett Krause place an acupuncture needle into Cristi Bundukamara during the Integrative Medicine symposium at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine on April 23, 2010 in Miami, Florida. The symposium include acupuncture, clinical nutrition, laser therapy, chiropractic care, research design, integrative medicine clinical services, holistic nursing, music therapy, herbal medicine. The University put on the third annual event to bring awareness to the alternative medicines available.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Acupuncture shows promise in migraine treatment, study says

    When most people get a headache, a simple over-the-counter pain reliever and a few moments of quiet can usually do the trick. But for millions of Americans suffering from debilitating migraines, the pain can be so intense that relief may seem out of reach. Faced with a growing demand for solutions, researchers, drug companies and medical providers have sought out new treatment options. A widening class of medications, devices and alternative therapies is presenting those who suffer from moderate to […]

  • Famine declared in South Sudan; 4.9 million people need urgent help

    Famine in South Sudan has left 100,000 people on the verge of starvation and almost 5 million people, more than 40% of the country’s population, in need of urgent help, aid agencies say. People are already dying of hunger, and another 1 million people are on the brink of famine, UN agencies said. Years of civil war, a refugee crisis and a collapsing economy have taken their toll on South Sudan since it gained its independence in 2011. Now the […]

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    Local man operates an around-the-clock facility for dogs

    Maumee, Ohio (WTVG) — A Maumee business is helping people and their pooches. A Walk In The Park Doggy Daycare opened last year. It’s a true labor of love for the man who started it, and he dedicates every waking hour to the dogs. To say this is a way of life for Dirk Broersma may be an understatement, “I am here seven days a week. Around the clock. I sleep here with the dogs. I love the them, I […]

  • United States Army Specialist Connor Estavillo was able to see his family for the first time in a year.

    CT solider surprises his family at restaurant in Waterbury

    Waterbury, Connecticut (WFSB) — It was a happy homecoming for a Connecticut family on Monday when a soldier got to see them for the first time in a year. United States Army Specialist Connor Estavillo was finally back in Connecticut on Monday after serving a year in Iraq. The five-year army veteran, surprised his young cousins, who thought they were just going out to lunch at the Texas Roadhouse in Waterbury. “For the last nine months over there, I’d Facetime […]

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    Police: Naked man breaks into NE Portland apartment; woman, children escape

    Portland, Oregon (KPTV) — A naked man broke into a northeast Portland apartment and tried to force a woman into the bathroom before she managed to escape with her children, according to police. Officers responded to the Village Garden Apartments on the 15200 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard at 10:15 p.m. Saturday. A 28-year-old woman told police a naked man forced his way into her apartment via the fourth-floor balcony. The woman said the man grabbed her and pulled her […]

  • A picture taken on August 10, 2016 shows one of the two manatees Kai or Junior in a natural pool at the accommodation centre of Blachon for manatees in Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin in Guadeloupe after being transferred from Singapore.
Two manatees born and bred at the Singapore Zoo left the city-state early on August 8 for Guadeloupe as part of the world's first repopulation programme for the mammal, which became extinct on the French Caribbean island. Males Kai, seven, and Junior, six, left Singapore at 4:50 am (2050 GMT Sunday) for the 34-hour journey on a chartered Singapore Airlines cargo flight, the zoo operator said, they arrived on August 9 in Guadeloupe.
After a farewell ceremony on Sunday attended by representatives from the French embassy, the manatees -- weighing hundreds of kilos -- were coaxed onto canvases and placed in custom-built open-top crates lined with thick sponge, an operation involving dozens of zoo staff.
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    Florida survey spots record number of manatees

    There’s some good news out of Florida: For the third straight year, spotters counted more than 6,000 manatees navigating Florida’s waters. An aerial survey ending earlier this month had a preliminary total of 6,620 creatures, compared to 6,250 in 2016 and 6,063 the year before. That’s a far cry from the estimated 1,267 manatees seen in 1991. The manatees, of course, have to be seen to be counted and their exact numbers are unknown. But this year’s 15 observers were […]

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    The 15 worst cities for rush hour traffic

    Plenty of drivers complain about rush hour traffic, but some have more to gripe about than others. Bangkok has the worst evening rush hour traffic in the world for a second consecutive year, according to GPS manufacturer TomTom. The results were compiled after TomTom tracked a years-worth of traffic in 390 cities across 48 countries. Here is the 2017 ranking of cities with the most severe evening rush hour traffic: Bangkok, Thailand Mexico City, Mexico Bucharest, Romania Jakarta, Indonesia Moscow, […]

  • SUN VALLEY, CA - FEBRUARY 17:  A firefighter carries a woman from her car after it was caught in street flooding as a powerful storm moves across Southern California on February 17, 2017 in Sun Valley, California. After years of severe drought, heavy winter rains have come to the state, and with them, the issuance of flash flood watches in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties, and the evacuation of hundreds of residents from Duarte, California for fear of flash flooding from areas denuded by a wildfire last year.   (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

    California braces for a new round of storms

    Residents of northern and central parts of California, already drenched by weeks of rain, prepared for possible flooding and landslides as another round of storms pummeled the state. More than 14 million people are under a flood warning or flash-flood watch and residents have been advised to prepare for evacuations. Six to 10 inches of rain could fall from San Francisco eastward before the storm tapers off, CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said Monday. “Gather important items, documents and medications in […]