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Philip Morris CEO talks post-cigarette future

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He said the company's new iQos product, which heats tobacco but does not burn it, releases fewer toxins and is capable of replacing regular cigarettes in the long term. "Fully independent research and assessment will be crucial if iQOS and related products are to be accepted as useful in fighting the smoking epidemic". Read More »

Gusty winds today, cooler air moves in

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As temperatures warm Saturday morning any precipitation will changeover to rain and light rain will continue throughout the day on Saturday . There will be another storm system to watch for the end of next week too. We finished up round one of our rain with some totals in the 1 to 2 inch range, which is certainly beneficial. Otherwise temperatures remain close to or above average through Tuesday before an arctic blast gives us an extremely cold second half of the week next week. Read More »

Khloe was embarrassed to shop with sisters

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The reality star - who recently launched her Good American jeans range - paid a surprise visit to the factory yesterday but not all of her fans were impressed. "It was something that was super hard for me". "It wasn't about having a new denim line", she went on. Khloe was quick to respond to the allegation, tweeting: "Watch your mouth". Read More »

France's Hollande and his premier weigh presidential bids

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As a result of the social unahppiness towards Hollande's management shown by numerous polls, analysts say that socialism is at a disadvantage during the presidential elections, in which it could suffer the punishment vote. According to Valls, a candidacy under the current circumstances is not a matter of desire, but of historical responsibility towards the Socialist Party. Read More »

Tennis Anyone? It May Prolong Your Life

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Initial findings showed a general reduction in the risk of death in all the sports. In an initial survey, participants answered questions about their health and exercise routines, and about 9 years later, the researchers conducted an additional survey to see how many participants had died. Read More »

Texas Confirms Its First Locally Transmitted Case of Zika

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Florida is the only other state in the US where the Zika virus has spread locally through mosquito bites, not from travel or sex. The Brownsville area has had outbreaks of dengue , a virus closely related to Zika and carried by the same mosquitoes. Read More »

Matt Lauer Extends Contract With NBC News

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Still, Lauer's decision to stay will bring stability to the show, which suffered a quick turn around with Billy Bush, who once starred on NBCUniversal's " Access Hollywood ". This year, Today show won the May sweep and the 2015-16 broadcast season in the news demo, while GMA was the top-ranked morning show in total viewers. Read More »

Ben Carter's Tommee Tippee cup search 'incredible' success

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It was a shock, a surprise and bizzare that they managed to do it. "Production will start on 500 cups for Ben this week and will be delivered to his dad , Marc, early in the New Year". According to CNN, Carter explained in his original tweet that Ben is "non-verbal and has very limited understanding", and wrote that his son "hasn't drunk at school since the age of 5, [and] doesn't drink outside of the house so we can't go anywhere". Read More »

Study finds no link between pregnancy flu, autism risk

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The study, published online by the USA journal JAMA Pediatrics , included 1,400 mothers diagnosed with influenza and 45,231 mothers who received an influenza vaccination during pregnancy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and obstetric and pediatric medical societies now recommend that all pregnant women get a flu shot. Read More »

'Hawaii Five-O' actor Keo Woolford dies at 49

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Woolford then became known to a different audience for his role in the remake of Hawaii Five-0, playing Detective James Chang. Keo Woolford also appeared in the recent Godzilla and Act of Valor: Flame & Citron. The project closed the Hawaii International Film Festival , and earned Keo a special jury award for Best First Feature at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival . Read More »

Stock's Buyers and Sellers Recap - Eli Lilly and Company's (LLY)

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The stock lost -10.51% in total of its share price. Credit Suisse Ag owns 1.90M shares or 0.17% of their USA portfolio. Eli Lilly and Company has a 52-week low of 64.18 and a 52-week high of 88.16. The Current Ratio parades a figure of 1.6 . A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of LLY. Eli Lilly and presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $108.34. Read More »

Falcons CB Desmond Trufant may need season-ending surgery

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The Falcons are now 6-4 and even though they have been the only dominant team in the NFC South this season, they are only one game in front of the Buccaneers with no games remaining against Tampa Bay. Trufant made his first Pro Bowl last season. "We are anxious to see where he goes but, for me, his arrow is certainly trending up". This is an absolutely huge blow for a Falcons team that has been requiring Trufant to shut down one side of the field throughout his tremendous four-year National ... Read More »

No plans to remove pipeline protesters by force

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The Corps notified tribal leaders Friday that all federal lands north of the Cannonball River will be closed to public access December 5 for "safety concerns". The tribe is working on a location on reservation land should people choose to go there, he said. Archambault said in a statement that the tribe is saddened by the letter, sent just after Thanksgiving. Read More »

Barrier in gorilla exhibit didn't meet US standards

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The federal government is still investigating the incident and could chose to impose fines or take other disciplinary action pending the results of that probe, the AP reported . "We remain committed to visitor and animal safety and will continue to work with the USDA and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to ensure that our exhibits meet or exceed standards", said Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard in a written statement. Read More »

South Korea president's office explains Viagra purchase

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Park's office said she doesn't have anything to answer for, and has suggested the probe has been politically motivated. Park, however, has remained steadfast in her determination to retain power, arguing that the management of the government can not be suspended even for a short period. Read More »

A Thunderstorm in Australia Left Hundreds of People Struggling to Breathe

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He told news.com.au Monday's conditions were "the ideal storm" for the 20 per cent of Melburnians who are allergic to pollen. The freak weather event caused an outbreak of severe breathing difficulties across the city and sparked 1900 calls to emergency services which Ambulance Victoria said was six-times the normal rate, while an additional 60 ambulances were put on to keep up with demand. Read More »

Officials suspect chronic wasting disease in Michigan deer

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But with the muzzleloader and archery seasons stretching on into December, the DNR warned hunters to not shoot or handle any animal acting abnormally and minimize handling the brain and spinal tissue of harvested deer or elk. Minnesota was believed to be CWD-free, but detection of the disease in a bordering Iowa county triggered testing in southeastern Minnesota in 2014. Read More »

Rain Today, Breezy and Dry for Wednesday and Thursday

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Patchy dense fog before 10 a.m. Monday: Widespread frost before 9 a.m., then sunny with a high of 53. High temperatures Because of the rain and cloud cover, there was little change in temperatures this afternoon, ranging from lower and middle 30s north to the lower and middle 40s south. Read More »

Sabra hummus products recalled over Listeria concerns

The illness can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women. Over 50 separate hummus products are involved in the recall . Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Read More »

Legal pot brings temporary tax break for some medical users

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But the state already has in place a 7.5 percent sales tax on all goods, including cannabis , and advocates argued the two taxes together would be prohibitively expensive to many in the medical system. It is already causing a disturbance in the States that have made it legal. Issue 6 states that in order to be considered an eligible patient, a person must provide a written note from his or her physician proving a qualifying medical condition: cancer, PTSD, Alzheimer's Disease, Tourette's ... Read More »

Gigi Hadid Just Nailed Her First Melania Trump Impression

Gigi Hadid was mocked on social media over her awkward turn as co-host of the 2016 American Music Awards alongside Jay Pharoah. Hadid took a moment to "get her face right", as she looked upstage and then back at the camera with super puckered lips. Read More »

Valeant's Pharmacy Ties Get Even Murkier

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Tanner was the Valeant executive primarily responsible for the Philidor relationship, as well as Valeant's alternative fulfillment (AF) program more generally. Until then, however, Tanner wrote back that they would have to "keep playing the game", which a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent interpreted to mean that would have to "keep pretending to act exclusively in Valeant's interest, while in fact advancing [their] personal interests". Read More »

Pep Guardiola seeks right balance at Manchester City to avoid burnout

The Manchester City manager Guardiola refused to offer any criticism of the Manchester United captain, while recalling how he had sometimes had a drink himself during his global career with Spain. The players who played 90 minutes are exhausted, especially the South American players. Kompany had been scheduled to play in a friendly against Netherlands but pulled out during the warm-up after feeling some discomfort. Read More »

United Nations lifts state of emergency for Zika

The World Health Organization (WHO) stated on November 18 that neurological complications related to the Zika virus would no longer be considered an emergency, and is working on a "robust program" to smother the outbreak in the long term, Reuters reports . Read More »

Trump lauds Electoral College as Clinton wins popular vote

And candidates would have to stop focusing only on states where electoral votes are "in play". Sounds fairly reasonable - especially 200 years ago when all the checks and balances we have today did not exist. The Founders had a much different vision of power and control, one that did not and still does not comport with democracy. Should Hillary Clinton really be the next president? Despite Clinton getting 947,333 votes more than Trump, his 290 electoral votes compared to Clinton's 232, ... Read More »

Red Kettle Game helps kick of holiday campaign

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If you are in need of a Christmas clean-out where your wardrobe is concerned, then don't despair as there are ways in which your unwanted shoes and clothes can find a new home. Hundreds of volunteers wrapped gifts as part of the Salvation Army's Prison Toy Ministry Program. "They say that you have to learn to love yourself before you can love others, but sometimes, loving others before yourself can help you love yourself in ways you never knew you could", said Emerzian, who called on the ... Read More »

Zuckerberg: 'Crazy' to say Facebook influenced election

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This isn't to say that Facebook is unconcerned with hoaxes , the exec says, but it has to tread "very carefully" before it purges anything, Engadget reports . Of course, that length of camaraderie with the social media firm is impossible - Facebook wasn't born until 2004. If you've found yourself blaming social media for electing Donald Trump , you're wrong. Read More »

Health challenge launches to create awareness for Type 2 diabetes

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Experts say the prevalence of young diabetics has increased four-fold over a 20-year period, largely due to an increase in early onset of type-2 diabetes. The charity's chief executive, Chris Askew, said: 'Diabetes is a killer. Diabetes is characterised by increased blood sugar levels because of not producing enough insulin or because the body does not respond properly to insulin. Read More »

Muslim woman: I'm one of Trump's "silent voters"

She said that one was wearing a Trump hat. Trump's first tweet also marked a departure from his past statements on protests and elections, ushering in a new dynamic now that he's poised to inherit a position of power. Now, people of color are trying to figure out how to respond. Influential leaders, apparently unaware that the change was simply due to a technical malfunction, commended Trump for seeming to soften his divisive stance on the issue of Muslim immigration. Read More »