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    Rockets’ player investigated for child abuse allegations

    HOUSTON, Texas ( NBC News) – An NBA star is now at the center of a child abuse investigation. According to NBC News, Houston Rockets’ player Dwight Howard is accused of hitting his son multiple times with the buckle end of a belt. The case, which originated in Florida, was closed because officials said there were “no substantiated findings of physical injuries.” Howard originally told officers in Florida that he didn’t know it was wrong because that is how he […]

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    Study: Does baby aspirin really prevent heart attacks?

    Many people take a daily dose of baby aspirin to prevent heart attacks, but new research suggests that it may do nothing unless you already have heart disease. It has been well-documented that aspirin can help prevent a heart attack, but only after you’ve already had one. “Baby aspirin may not be good at preventing a primary, a first event in people at risk,” said Dr. Natalie Azar, with the NYU Langone Medical Center. Researchers in Japan studied whether a […]

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    Police: 20 people taken to hospital for overdosing on synthetic marijuana

    AUSTIN, Texas – At least 20 people have been treated for suspected synthetic marijuana overdoses. Austin police are trying to determine the source of the so-called ‘K2′ synthetic drug that led to people getting sick on Monday. Austin-Travis County EMS reports 15 people were transported to a hospital in a two-hour time span. Fortunately, officials do not believe any of the injuries are life-threatening. In May, more than 35 people in the same area became sick after allegedly using synthetic […]

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    Hospital officials release staggering costs for treating two Ebola patients

    LINCOLN, Neb. (NBCNews) – On Tuesday, hospital officials from the University of Nebraska’s Medical Center announced the staggering bill it has generated to treat two Ebola patients. “At UNMC, it has cost around $1.16 million to treat the two patients directed to us by the federal government,” said Dr. Jeffrey Gold, the school’s chancellor said in a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s oversight subcommittee. Gold says since the hospital had to take additional beds out of service, […]

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    Parents can know more about their baby earlier than ever

    Pregnancy can be an exciting time for the parents. Thanks to some rapidly developing medical technology, parents can know more about their baby earlier than ever. “Previously, our blood testing was done at 16 weeks, and you didn’t know about the abnormalities until 17,” said Dr. Gary Madden, OB/GYN. Now, parents are getting answers just a little more than two months into the pregnancy, thanks to new tests by companies like Progenity and MaterniT. “This blood test can be done […]

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    Brothers killed in chemical leak while trying to save coworkers

    LA PORTE, Texas (KPRC) – Two brothers were killed during a chemical leak at a DuPont facility on Saturday. Bobby and Gibby Tisnado were among the four people killed during the freak accident. “My son called me and said, ‘Dad, there has been an accident at the plant and Gibby and Bobby are involved,” said Gilbert Tisnado, the victims’ father. “My heart stopped beating.” Witnesses say Bobby ran back into the plant┬áto help another employee who was still inside. After […]

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    Veteran who was subject of ‘final salute’ photo is laid to rest

    This photo has been seen by millions of people around the world. It shows 98-year old Justus ‘Jay’ Belefield wearing his Army uniform and saluting from his bed on Veterans Day. According to WNYT, Belefield often wore the uniform on Veterans Day and any other occasions that presented themselves. But hours after the photo was taken, he died. Belefield was laid to rest Friday morning at Saratoga National Cemetery in New York, with full military honors. His grandson played Taps, […]

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    Death of West Virginia University student shuts down Greek life

    MORGANTOWN, W.V. – Greek life at West Virginia University has completely shut down after a freshman pledge died. Officials say medics found 18-year-old Nolan Burch unresponsive, with no pulse at a fraternity house Wednesday night. Earlier that night, Nolan sent out a tweet that said, “It’s about to be a very eventful night to say the least.” It's about to be a very eventful night to say the least — Nolan Burch (@NolanBurch9) November 12, 2014 The fraternity was reportedly […]

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    West Virginia freshman killed in “catastrophic medical emergency” at fraternity

    MORGANTOWN, W.V. – A West Virginia freshman from New York died on Friday after he was found unconscious at a fraternity house on Wednesday. “Everyone at Canisius loved him. Everyone,” said Nicholas Iacono. Nolan Burch still has a lot of friends at Canisius High School in Buffalo. “He would easily be a great brother. Yeah, I mean, he was a great friend to everyone who was around him,” said Sean McMahon. The Williamsville native started his freshman year at West […]

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    Passed: House of Representatives passes Keystone Pipeline, heading to Senate

      WASHINGTON – After a six-year battle, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Keystone Pipeline. The pipeline would transport oil from Canada through Oklahoma and end on the Texas Gulf Coast. Republicans have been pushing for passage for the past six years, but plans have been stalled over environmental concerns. Click here for more information on the Keystone Pipeline. The measure is expected to go before the Senate on Tuesday.

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    Strangers flock to soldier’s funeral after church officials feared no one would attend

    VALE OF GLAMORGAN, Wales – In Wales, about 100 people responded to a Facebook appeal to attend the funeral of a former soldier in the Welsh Guard. Former Welsh Guardsman Harold Morgan died on Nov. 2. Church officials were worried that no one would attend Morgan’s funeral when undertakers were unable to contact his family or friends. So, they launched an appeal on social media. As a direct result of the Facebook post, long-lost friends attended the funeral, along with […]