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    First openly gay athlete drafted by NFL cut from team

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The first openly gay athlete drafted by an NFL team did not make the final roster of the St. Louis Rams. Michael Sam was selected by the Rams in the seventh and final round of May’s NFL draft. Teams were required to finalize their rosters by 4 p.m. Saturday. Rams coach Jeff Fisher said cutting Sam was a tough call, but strictly a football decision. He said the predictions that Michael Sam would cause problems or […]

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    ‘I’m a miracle': Pole impales woman while she’s texting and driving

    ELIZABETH, Colo. – Many of us are guilty of looking at our phones while driving. But, after a horrific accident, one Colorado woman says she has learned a lesson she will never forget. Christina Jahnz says she was running late for a meeting and wanted to give her friend a heads up that she would be late. “I did the voice text and I was in the parking lot and I looked down to make sure it was okay,” Jahnz said. In […]

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    Firing up the grill this weekend? It could take a bite out of your wallet

    Prepare to pay a little more for this Labor Day weekend cookout. The price of this year’s end of summer meal is 2.5% higher than last year. The biggest increase is pork, which is up more than 10% due to a virus that’s plagued pork farmers. Steaks cost about 9% more because of a low cattle supply and increased international demand. Hot dog prices are up 7% with chicken prices 3% higher. The good news, the price of soda and […]

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    Experimental procedure could help with memory loss

    An experimental procedure that electrically stimulates the brain could one day treat memory loss from stroke, Alzheimer’s or trauma. Scientists were able to improve the function of the memory-related hippocampus by sending magnetic pulses into a part of the brain closer to the skull. After three  treatments, the study volunteers had improved connectivity memory regions of the brain and were able to learn new information more easily. More studies are needed to know if this approach is safe or effective […]

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    Mother who left kids in car during job interview gets her kids back

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Arizona mother who left her three children in a car while she went to a job interview was back in court Thursday, this time, to get her kids back. A judge told Shanesha Taylor she would finally be reunited with her children. This is news she has been waiting five long months to hear. “I think I’ve been holding my breath the last three days with so much going on, so, to hear that I said, […]

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    Popular clothing chain ditches its logo in hopes of recapturing teens’ money

    For years, it was a key selling point. Now, Abercrombie & Fitch is dumping its trademark label. The retailer says it’s part of a move to appeal to young shoppers with trendier clothes. Shares of Abercrombie & Fitch fell Thursday after the retailer reported weak sales as more teen shop elsewhere.

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    “We don’t have a strategy yet,” President Obama addresses ISIS threats

    WASHINGTON (NBC) – President Obama announced that U.S. officials are working to organize a regional response to Islamic militants. On Thursday, the president announced Secretary of State John Kerry will head to the Middle East to work to organize that response. “This cancer that has developed is one that they have to be just as invested in, in defeating as we are, ” Obama said. The announcement comes after ISIS claimed it has executed at least 250 Syrian soldiers on […]

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    New painkiller could tackle pain without risk of addiction

    Scientists at Stanford University may have discovered a new, and potentially safer, painkiller. The doctors have been researching links between alcohol consumption and heart health when they realized an enzyme they’d been working with may play a critical role in pain reduction. The work is still preliminary and done using lab mice. But the researchers say the compound appears to be non-addictive and now carry the same heart and bleeding risks that other painkillers do.    

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    Study’s findings concern parents of teens

    A new Australian study suggests teenagers don’t need to be underweight to be struggling with anorexic behaviors. Researchers say rapid weight loss, even if a person still had normal body mass index, can lead to serious health problems. They found the number of normal weight teens who meet all other criteria for anorexia had skyrocketed over the past ten years. These finding are concerning because adolescents with this type of eating disorder can more easily fly under radar. But these […]

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    Study: Popular video game may help improve MS patients’ balance

    A popular video game may help improve balance and movement in patients with multiple sclerosis. The Nintendo Wii’s balance board allows users to shift their weight as they simulate actions like skiing, soccer or hula hoop. Researchers used MRI scans to track brain activity in MS patients who used the balance board for a 12-week period. They noticed the significant changes in nerve tracts linked to balance and movement led to physical improvements in these areas.

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    Popular airline looks to lure top fliers with revamped first-class meals

    A popular airline is hoping to win over their customers’ stomachs. United Airlines is upgrading first-class food options and replacing snacks with full meals on some of its shortest flights. The changes, announced Thursday, mean that instead of potato chips, chocolate chip cookies and bananas, passengers on flights of at least 800 miles will get meals such as chicken and mozzarella on a tomato focaccia roll and turkey and Swiss cheese on a cranberry baguette. Currently meals are only served on […]