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  • Troopers buy $600 plane ticket to help distraught woman get home for Florida shooting vigil

    Jordana Judson lives in New York. But when she heard about the Florida school shooting last week, it hit close to home. Judson, 23, graduated from Florida State University, which had a school shooting a few years ago. She also is a 2012 graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where 17 students and faculty were killed last Wednesday. Her family friend Meadow Pollack was among them. After she heard the news, all Judson wanted to do was go home […]

  • President Trump moves to ban ‘bump stocks’

    President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he has directed his attorney general to propose changes that would ban so-called bump stocks, which make it easier to fire rounds more quickly. “Just a few moments ago I signed a memo directing the attorney general to propose regulations that ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns,” Trump said at a Medal of Valor event at the White House, addressing Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “I expect these regulations to be finalized, […]

  • Army awards medals to students killed in Florida shooting

    WASHINGTON — The US Army is awarding medals for heroism to three students killed in last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Alaina Petty, Peter Wang and Martin Duque, all students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, were also cadets in the school’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program and will receive the Medal of Heroism for their actions in last Wednesday’s shooting. Petty’s family was presented with her medal at her funeral service Monday, and Wang’s family was due to […]

  • Fergie explains National Anthem performance

    Fergie is sorry that some people didn’t love her rendition of the National Anthem. The singer released a statement Monday after the uproar over her performance at Sunday night’s NBA All-Star Game. According to People, the Black Eyed Peas star said she’s “been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA.” “I’m a risk taker artistically, but clearly this rendition didn’t strike the intended tone,” she said. “I […]

  • President Trump to Pennsylvania Republicans: Fight newly drawn congressional map

    President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that Republicans should take a newly drawn map of congressional district lines in Pennsylvania to the US Supreme Court. The state’s Supreme Court released new congressional district lines on Monday to replace old, Republican-drawn maps. “Hope Republicans in the Great State of Pennsylvania challenge the new ‘pushed’ Congressional Map, all the way to the Supreme Court, if necessary,” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning. “Your Original was correct! Don’t let the Dems take elections away from you […]

  • Chinese authorities angry terracotta warrior’s thumb stolen in Philadelphia

    Chinese authorities are livid over the theft of a thumb from a 2,000-year-old terracotta warrior on loan to a US museum, calling for the perpetrator to be “severely” punished. The ancient statue is valued at $4.5 million and considered a “priceless part of China’s cultural heritage.” It was on display at Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute when the vandalism took place. “We call on the United States to severely punish those who have done [this],” Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Relic Exchange Center’s director […]

  • Bad heart? Don’t forget your flu shot

    The flu vaccine may have an important benefit beyond protecting against influenza: It may also prevent heart attacks, especially in those at high risk, experts say. “It’s been a long time that people have recognized that association with flu season and development of a heart attack,” said Dr. Kevin Schwartz, an infectious disease physician at Public Health Ontario. When it comes to preventing heart attacks in people with cardiovascular problems, experts have put getting the flu vaccine on par with long-term measures such […]

  • Roger Federer on retirement: ‘I’m looking forward to it’

    Given the form he’s been showing in the last 14 months, most people aren’t surprised that Roger Federer is once again world No. 1. Federer has enjoyed a remarkable 14 months — winning three grand slams — after returning to the sport following a lengthy layoff due to a knee injury. But at the age of 36, and the oldest person to become world No. 1 in the sport, the reality is that the 20-time grand slam champion is closer […]

  • Blood and urine test for autism could enable earlier diagnosis, scientists say

    UK and Italian scientists are getting closer to developing blood and urine tests for autism, which could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment of the condition, a new study suggests. The tests look for damage to certain proteins, shown to be higher in children with autism spectrum disorders. The team from the University of Warwick and the University of Bologna tested 38 children with autism and 31 children without, ages 5 to 12. They looked for differences in samples of […]