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    Police release autopsy findings of mysterious deaths of American sisters at luxury resort

    We’re learning a little more about two American sisters who were found dead in their luxury hotel room in the Seychelles. Workers at the Maia Luxury Resort said they spotted 42-year-old Robin Korkki and 37-year-old Annie Korkki kicking back with drinks throughout the day on either Sept. 21 or 22 (reports differ) and they were assisted to their room around 8:15 p.m., the Seychelles Nation reports. The next day, the sisters were found “unresponsive” in their beds by staff, with […]

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    Study: Roller coasters may help patients with kidney stones

    WASHINGTON – New research is making some patients who suffer from kidney stones take a closer look. Dr. David Wartinger of Michigan State University said he has heard several patients have passed kidney stones after riding roller coasters. After those claims, Wartinger and another researcher decided to do some testing at an amusement park on the “Big Mountain Thunder” roller coaster. After testing it 200 times, they found that sitting at the back of the coaster allowed you to pass […]

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    Researchers using marmots to track how climate change is affecting wildlife

    GOTHIC, Colo. – Almost 100 years ago, an abandoned town in the mountains of Colorado was transformed into an outdoor science laboratory, which is now internationally known. That is where you will find the marmot team—or Marmoteers as they call themselves. They’re researchers working on one of the longest animal studies on record – on yellow bellied marmots. Marmots are providing important data on how climate change is affecting wildlife. “From this big soap opera we’re learning a lot about how evolution […]

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    Millennials redefining the ‘American dream’

    A generation of home-buyers aren’t being represented as the housing market continues to surge. Millennials are the largest age group not purchasing homes. John Burns, a real estate consultant, conducted a study that showed home ownership falling across all age groups for the last seven years, but the Millennial generation marked the largest drop. Since the housing collapse of 2009 home ownership among ages 25 to 34-years-old is 39 percent. Burns expects this rate to fall even more over the next […]

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    Pharmaceutical executives’ salaries soar after EpiPen price hike

    WASHINGTON – A pharmaceutical company has been under scrutiny after prices for a lifesaving drug spiked in recent years. Doctors and patients say the Mylan pharmaceutical company has jacked up the prices for an EpiPen — the portable device that can stop a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction — from around $100 in 2008 to $500 and up today. “Patients are calling and saying they can’t afford it,” said Dr. Douglas McMahon, an allergy specialist in Maplewood, Minnesota. “They’re between a […]

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    EpiPen Price Hike Has Parents of Kids With Allergies Scrambling Ahead of School Year

    The cost of saving your child’s life has gotten a lot more expensive. EpiPen's price hike of more than 400% has parents scrambling. — NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) August 19, 2016 Parents getting ready for back-to-school season have another item to toss in the basket along with Trapper Keepers and boxes of pencils — and they’re facing sticker shock at the latest price increase. Doctors and patients say the Mylan pharmaceutical company has jacked up the prices for […]

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    Woman sentenced to 4 days in jail after accidentally killing man while texting and driving

    NEW PRAGUE, Minn. – The family of a Minnesota man killed by a texting driver last October is seeking tougher laws, hoping they may serve as a deterrent for those who don’t realize what’s at stake when they are distracted behind the wheel. Joe Tikalsky, 79, was struck by a texting driver while standing at his mailbox on the shoulder of a rural road. He even happened to be wearing a neon yellow reflective vest at the time. On Tuesday, […]

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    Oklahoma drivers disturbed by noose display along highway

    MOUNDS, Okla. – Oklahoma drivers were disturbed this weekend by a display along the side of the highway with nooses hanging from a tree and signs with pictures of nooses warning people not to be in the area after dark. Terrance Reed was one of the many people who pulled over in shock and he says the display is a direct attack on his heritage. “If you think of a noose in America, it doesn’t represent anything but what used […]


    Divers discover 400-year-old shipwreck off the coast of Florida

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Divers off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida discovered a 400-year-old shipwreck that they believe may have belonged to the French. Divers with Global Marine Exploration believe the remains are from three different French ships, and the contents include canons made of bronze and iron, anchors, and symbols of the fleur-de-lis and a French coat of arms archaeologists call priceless. Archaeologists say the details will be difficult to verify, but they’re likely from the French colonial […]

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    Grieving mother finds a way to help others

    This week is the annual world breast-feeding week and one Nebraska woman has gone above and beyond to help other new moms and babies. Demi Frandsen of Omaha, has donated 17,503 ounces or 131 gallons of breast milk to a local breast milk bank, where it will be used to help sick babies that are hospitalized. Frandsen decided to donate her milk after her 10 month-old son Leo died of health complications. After Leo’s death, Demi wanted to provide for babies […]

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    Disturbing video shows tiger attack tourist at safari; another woman killed during rescue attempt

    Warning: Some viewers may find the video below disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised. BEIJING, China – A tourist was killed and another was injured after they were mauled by tigers while on a safari tour at a wildlife park in Beijing over the weekend. According to NBC News, surveillance video captured the moment when two visitors in the front seats of a white sedan reportedly got into an argument while driving through the tiger enclosure on Saturday. The video shows […]