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Houston, Huntsville, Fayettesville police officers dead in line of duty

5 days ago from UPI

Two police personnel were shot dead over two days:a Houston police sergeant responding to a domestic disturbance, a Fayetteville officer behind the Arkansas city's police station and police officer in...

Jerry Nadler: House will 'presumably' present articles of impeachment this week

5 days ago from UPI

Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerry Nadler said Sunday that he expects his panel will present articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump this week.

Jerry Nadler: House will 'presumably' present articles of impeachment this week

5 days ago from UPI

Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerry Nadler said Sunday that he expects his panel will present articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump this week.

Rapper Juice Wrld dead at 21 following seizure

5 days ago from UPI

Jarad Anthony Higgins -- the rapper known professionally as Juice Wrld -- has died after suffering a seizure at Chicago's Midway Airport. He was 21.

Watch: Ryan Reynolds plays video-game background character in 'Free Guy' trailer

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"Deadpool" and "Detective Pikachu" star Ryan Reynolds plays a background character in a violent video game in the trailer for the upcoming action comedy, "Free Guy."

Gary Sinise Foundation treats more than 1,000 Gold Star families to Disney trip

5 days ago from UPI

More than 1,750 people headed to Disney World in Florida this weekend as part of the Gary Sinise Foundation's program for Gold Star families -- the survivors of dead U.S....

Good wrkouts might extend a woman's life

5 days ago from UPI

If you can tackle a tough workout, that may bode well for your longevity, new research suggests.

Research reinforces music’s impact on the developing brain

6 days ago from Science Blog

According to Assal Habibi, a neuroscientist and psychologist at the Brain and Creativity Institute at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, learning to play a musical piece is very similar...

Quarter of Californian adults live in a household with a gun, poll indicates

6 days ago from Science Daily

One in four adults in California lives in a household with a gun, including around 1 in 7 (14%) who personally own a firearm, suggest the results of a survey.

Prenatal and early life exposure to multiple air pollutants increases odds of toddler allergies

6 days ago from Science Daily

A new article shows a significant association between multiple prenatal and early life exposures to indoor pollutants and the degree of allergic sensitivity in 2-year-olds.

Brain differences detected in children with depressed parents

6 days ago from Science Daily

The largest brain imaging study of children ever conducted in the United States has revealed structural differences in the brains of those whose parents have depression.

Nashville police capture 3rd of 4 teens who escaped jail

6 days ago from UPI

Police in Nashville captured the third of four teens suspected of committing violent crimes who escaped a juvenile detention center last weekend.

Mark Esper: Pentagon reviewing screening process after Pensacola shooting

6 days ago from UPI

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said the Pentagon plans to review the screening process for foreign students after a deadly shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla.

Attack on Iraqi protesters leaves at least 12 dead

6 days ago from UPI

At least a dozen protesters died after gunmen opened fire on a demonstration in central Baghdad amid weeks of violence in the Iraqi capital, witnesses and medical officials said.

Trippie Redd's 'A Love Letter to You 4' tops the U.S. album chart

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Rapper Trippie Redd's "A Love Letter to You 4" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart.

American student freed in prisoner swap with Iran

6 days ago from UPI

An American graduate student held in an Iranian prison for more than three years was freed Saturday in a prisoner swap involving an Iranian citizen being held in the United...

Dogs may be smarter than we think — and can benefit our health in ways we don't realize

6 days ago from CBC: Health

New research suggests dogs may actually be smarter than we give them credit for and they can also have profoundly positive effects on our health. 

White House refuses judiciary's invite to participate in impeachment probe

1 week ago from UPI

The White House notified the House judiciary committee on Friday it won't participate with the panel's impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump.

Virtual visits to the doctor good for many with neurological disorders

1 week ago from UPI

If you have a neurological disorder, a video chat with your doctor might be as good as an office visit for checking on your condition.

In photos: Hemingway watches, 'Dupont Emerald' on display at Christie's preview

1 week ago from UPI

It's "Luxury Week" at Christie's auction house in New York City, where items ranging from rare handbags and exquisite jewelry to a watch that belonged to Ernest Hemingway await buyers....

Esper: U.S. never discussed, considered sending 14K more troops to Middle East

1 week ago from UPI

Reports that the U.S. is considering sending an additional 14,000 troops to the Middle East are "flat out wrong," Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said in a statement Friday.

Greta Gerwig was 'frustrated' by being called Noah Baumbach's muse

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"Little Women" director Greta Gerwig discussed her working relationship with her partner, Noah Baumbach.

Gallup: 43% of U.S. families have at least 1 member with pre-existing condition

1 week ago from UPI

More than four out of every 10 American families have at least one member with a pre-existing medical condition, a new survey said Friday.

NYPD promotes 2 officers -- Rodney Harrison and Fausto Pichardo -- to historic leadership roles

1 week ago from UPI

After years of criticism about a lack of minority officers in senior ranks, the New York City Police Department has named two to leadership positions -- including its first African-American...

Astronomy fellowship demonstrates effective measures to dismantle bias, increase diversity in STEM

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

Joyce Yen of the University of Washington worked with the Heising-Simons Foundation to dismantle bias and promote diversity in a prominent grant that the Foundation awards to postdoctoral researchers. Here,...

Medical marijuana cards often sought by existing heavy users

1 week ago from Science Daily

Young adults who seek enrollment in state medical marijuana programs are often those who already use heavily rather than those with mental or physical issues that could be addressed by...

Short-term radon test kits are not effective in measuring radon gas exposure

1 week ago from Science Daily

A new study finds the only reliable way to measure exposure to radon gas is with a long-term testing kit, 90 or more days. Researchers placed two test kits, a...

Large-scale education tests often come with side effects

1 week ago from Physorg

When results come out for big education tests like the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which primarily measures 15-year-old students' knowledge and skills in reading, mathematics and science, the...