• Rachel Dolezal Confirms She’s Pregnant

    Rachel Dolezal Confirms She’s Pregnant

    Posted on Wed Sep 2nd, 2015 9:40am PDT       By X17 Staff Everyone’s favorite former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal confirmed that she’s pregnant and expecting a child. She’s says she’s with child but knowing her pathological past...
  • Patient’s fears over HIV details leak

    Patient’s fears over HIV details leak

    Image copyright PA Image caption The sign outside the clinic says it offers a “confidential service” A man says he fears having to tell friends and family he is HIV positive after he was among...
  • Baylor handling of sex assault cases gets outside probe

    WACO, Texas (AP) Baylor University has hired a Philadelphia law firm to independently investigate the university’s handling of sexual assault complaints, including one against defensive end Sam Ukwuachu. Ukwuachu was sentenced last month to six...
  • 2 soldiers injured in Blackhawk helicopter crash in Colorado

    2 soldiers injured in Blackhawk helicopter crash in Colorado

    Sept. 2, 2015: Two soldiers were injured after a Blackhawk helicopter crashed during a training mission in Douglas County, Colorado. (KDVR/Fox 31) Two soldiers were injured Wednesday after a Blackhawk helicopter crashed during a training mission...
  • Plan to ban smoking in all New York hotel rooms

    Plan to ban smoking in all New York hotel rooms

    Welcome to New York, no smoking. Hotels and motels in New York may no longer offer smoking rooms if a bill proposed by state lawmaker Ken Zebrowski passes. The measure, which was introduced last week,...
  • Tension at Brazil indigenous killing

    Tension at Brazil indigenous killing

    Image copyright AP Image caption There were protests in the capital, Brasilia, after the death of Simao Vilhalva The Brazilian justice minister has condemned the killing of an indigenous leader who was shot during a...
  • Greater Manchester police website downed by hackers

    The Greater Manchester police website has been taken down by what appears to be a denial of service (DOS) attack, with a Twitter account in Lithuania claiming responsibility. Users were unable to access the site...

Headline News

  • 2 soldiers injured in Blackhawk helicopter crash in Colorado


    Sept. 2, 2015: Two soldiers were injured after a Blackhawk helicopter crashed during a training mission in Douglas County, Colorado. (KDVR/Fox 31) Two soldiers were injured Wednesday after a Blackhawk helicopter crashed during a training mission south of Denver. Officials at Fort Carson said in a news release the crash happened around 4:30 p.m. on U.S. Forest Service land in Douglas County, Colorado. Initial reports indicate there were four soldiers on board, officials said.  The soldiers were part of the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division based at Fort Carson. Aerial footage from the scene showed the twisted wreckage of the helicopter, along with several toppled trees. Emergency services, included air ambulances, landed outside a wooded area near the crash site, as rescue crews made their way to the scene, KDVR reported. Fort Carson officials said the cause of the accident is currently under investigation.

    September 2, 2015 8:39 pm
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Politics

  • Jeb Bush’s new stance on Trump: Bring it on


    MANCHESTER, N.H. Republican Jeb Bush’s new campaign ad ridiculing Donald Trump as a “germophobe” and Democrat-in-disguise is just the start of what will be a bigger onslaught, signaling a more aggressive stance by the candidate, Bush advisers said on Wednesday. Some confidants of the former Florida governor have been seething for weeks at Trump’s taunts and attacks on Bush. They have been urging the campaign to shift from the cautious approach that has distinguished Bush’s early months as a candidate. The two men are among 17 candidates for the Republican nomination in the November 2016 presidential election. Bush’s confidants have been dismayed that Bush was being portrayed as a moderate when in fact his record in Florida is clearly a conservative one, said a Republican who has informally advised the Bush team in the past. “There has been an internal decision to go after Trump,” the source said. “They want to fight.” The real estate …

    September 2, 2015 7:18 pm
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Stocks

  • Plan to ban smoking in all New York hotel rooms


    Welcome to New York, no smoking. Hotels and motels in New York may no longer offer smoking rooms if a bill proposed by state lawmaker Ken Zebrowski passes. The measure, which was introduced last week, was brought about by Zebrowski’s personal experience. “I travel and spend a lot of time in hotel rooms,” Zebrowski said. “I’ve noticed that if you’re above, below or next to a smoking room, the smoke readily travels through the ventilation system.” Zebrowski said the legislation was in line with the current focus on improving public health. “It’s important to protect people when they’re in an enclosed environment and they’re subject to the behavior of others, as in a hotel or motel room,” he said. “Venting systems just aren’t sufficient to clear the air.” The assemblyman also said smokers have become accustomed to going outside to smoke. Although he just made the proposal, Zebrowski thinks he’ll receive support within the legislature, …

    September 2, 2015 8:18 pm
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Sports

  • Baylor handling of sex assault cases gets outside probe


    WACO, Texas (AP) Baylor University has hired a Philadelphia law firm to independently investigate the university’s handling of sexual assault complaints, including one against defensive end Sam Ukwuachu. Ukwuachu was sentenced last month to six months in jail and 10 years of probation for sexual assault. In a statement Wednesday, Baylor regents said Gina Maisto Smith and Leslie Gomez, partners in the law firm Pepper Hamilton LLP, will lead the investigation. The Baylor statement describes the pair as experts in the institutional response to all aspects of sexual misconduct matters. The attorneys will report their findings to the Baylor University Board of Regents. University President Ken Starr proposed an independent investigation after reviewing an internal inquiry. He also has proposed appointing a monitor of university athletes’ behavior to report directly to him.

    September 2, 2015 8:39 pm
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World News

  • Patient’s fears over HIV details leak


    Image copyright PA Image caption The sign outside the clinic says it offers a “confidential service” A man says he fears having to tell friends and family he is HIV positive after he was among 780 patients whose details were leaked by a health clinic. The 56 Dean Street clinic, in London, accidentally sent out names and email addresses in an online newsletter. James, from London, told BBC News: “I am not ready to disclose my HIV status to my wider friends or family. I fear now that I have no choice.” He added he felt scared his details would end up being spread online. Patients were supposed to be blind-copied into the newsletter, but instead details were sent as a group email to other people who have attended HIV clinics at Dean Street in Soho. People who had opted in for the clinic’s OptionE service were able to see the names and email addresses …

    September 2, 2015 8:59 pm
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Technology

  • Greater Manchester police website downed by hackers


    The Greater Manchester police website has been taken down by what appears to be a denial of service (DOS) attack, with a Twitter account in Lithuania claiming responsibility. Users were unable to access the site www.gmp.police.uk from around 8pm, but the force restored it shortly afterwards. A tweet from Greater Manchester police (GMP) said that there had been some “technical issues” that had now been resolved. However, a short time later, the website went down again. An anonymous Twitter account holder called @n0w1337 tweeted the force, claiming they had taken the site down and demanding that GMP acknowledge it was an attack rather than an IT failure. — Prince (@g0d1337) September 2, 2015 @gmpolice @sky1 your site is offline and we are responsible http://t.co/balqDvGZUX @n0w1337 The account holder, who says they were tweeting from Lithuania, said: “Disclose out there that I was the one who knocked your site or I will not stop here.” The …

    September 2, 2015 7:38 pm
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Science

  • New type of prion may cause, transmit neurodegeneration


    Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), a neurodegenerative disorder with similarities to Parkinson’s disease, is caused by a newly discovered type of prion, akin to the misfolded proteins involved in incurable progressive brain diseases such Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), according to two new research papers led by scientists at UC San Francisco. The findings suggest new approaches to developing treatments for MSA, which currently has no cure, but also raise a potential concern for clinicians or scientists who come in contact with MSA tissue. The new findings mark the first discovery of a human disease caused by a new prion in 50 years, since work at the National Institutes of Health in the 1960s showed that human brain tissue infected with CJD could transmit neurodegeneration to chimpanzees. It wasn’t until 1982 that UCSF’s Stanley Prusiner, MD isolated the causative agent for a related disease called scrapie, found in sheep, and characterized it as a prion, for “infectious protein.” …

    September 2, 2015 6:38 pm
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Health

  • Review examines risks, responses to in-flight medical emergencies


    (Reuters Health) – An airplane in flight is one of the worst places to have a medical emergency, even if there’s a doctor on board. Medical supplies and drugs are limited. There’s often little space for a physician to work or for anyone to render first aid. Critical resources may be hours away. The New England Journal of Medicine has published a review for doctors of the types of urgent problems they might encounter on board and some of the challenges they’ll face if they try to treat them. Fortunately, the odds of having a medical emergency on a particular flight are long – by one count, about 1 in 600. In many cases there are no clear guidelines on whether an emergency landing is warranted. Even if there is a doctor on the flight, the decision is always up to the pilot. Here’s a rundown of some of the potential problems and options in …

    September 2, 2015 6:58 pm
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Entertainment

  • Rachel Dolezal Confirms She’s Pregnant


    Posted on Wed Sep 2nd, 2015 9:40am PDT       By X17 Staff Everyone’s favorite former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal confirmed that she’s pregnant and expecting a child. She’s says she’s with child but knowing her pathological past — she may have just eaten a big breakfast and decided to make a story out of it. Food babies aren’t real babies, Rach! But if she is actually preggers — good luck to that kid! Dolezal told TMZ that she’s in his second trimester and that she’s expecting a boy. But she won’t reveal the identity of the baby’s father. Maybe the father doesn’t want anyone know he slept with an international laughingstock? We can’t blame the dude whoever he is! The 37-year-old fraud already has two adopted sons, ages 21 and 13. She shares her youngest son with her ex-husband, Kevin Moore. You may remember Dolezal when she shot to infamy back in June after news outlets discovered …

    September 2, 2015 9:19 pm
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Editorial

  • Why Hillary Clinton may not be ‘first’ lady much longer


    Based on national polls, Hillary Clinton is the front-runner in the race for the Democratic nomination. But important early-state measurements tell a different story. A new survey shows Sen. Bernie Sanders has narrowed Clinton’s lead in Iowa to seven points, down from 34 points. With 37 percent of likely caucus-goers saying they support Clinton, against 30 percent for Sanders, he is within striking distance five months before voters have their first say in the 2016 campaign. The situation is even more intriguing in New Hampshire, which holds its primary eight days after Iowa. There Sanders grabbed a seven-point lead in the two most recent polls, with Clinton again topping out at 37 percent. The upshot: If she loses Iowa and New Hampshire, is Clinton still the front-runner? The question is hypothetical, but the trend is real and there is no relief in sight for her. The latest emails released under court order show again she …

    September 2, 2015 5:58 pm
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Odd News

  • Odd ancient lizard-like reptile called earliest-known turtle


    WASHINGTON It was a creature that one scientist said resembled “a strange, gluttonous lizard that swallowed a small Frisbee.” But a sophisticated skull analysis showed that this reptile called Eunotosaurus africanus that lived in southern Africa 260 million years ago is actually the earliest-known turtle, even though it had no shell, researchers said on Wednesday. Eunotosaurus, about a foot (30 cm) long, possessed wide and flat ribs that gave it a distinctly rounded and turtle-like profile. It mixed features of its lizard-like ancestors with emerging turtle-like characteristics that evolved over tens of millions of years into familiar turtle traits, the researchers said. “Think of your neighborhood box turtle, but much more flattened and with scaly skin and a long tail,” said New York Institute of Technology anatomy professor Gaberiel Bever, describing Eunotosaurus. “And teeth, it had a mouthful of them.” Only later did turtles become toothless. Eunotosaurus lived during the Permian Period 20 million years …

    September 2, 2015 6:58 pm
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