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Brentwood high school coping after 4 unrelated student deaths

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 02:03

Students, staff and parents at Liberty High School are mourning the death of a 16-year-old student who died this week after a brief illness. Sadly, it's the fourth student from Liberty to pass away this year from unrelated causes.

Experts discover hidden ancient Maya structures in Guatemala

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 23:45

Experts using an aerial high-tech laser scanner have discovered thousands of ancient Maya structures hidden under the thick jungle of northern Guatemala, officials said Thursday. Some 60,000 structures were found over the past two years in a scan of a region in the northern department of El Peten, which borders Mexico and Belize, said Marcello Canuto, one of the project's top investigators.

These Kids Are Catching the Attention of Football Recruiters Even Before High School

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 23:00

College football programs are already meeting with young football players, like 11-year-old Bunchie Young.

Land Stripped From Utah National Monuments Opens To Mining Claims Friday

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 19:44

WASHINGTON — More than 2 million acres of Utah wilderness — land that President Donald Trump cut from a pair of protected national monuments — will be opened early Friday to new mining claims.

Prostate cancer kills more people than breast cancer for first time, new figures reveal 

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 18:01

Prostate cancer has overtaken breast cancer to become the third deadliest type of the disease in Britain, new research has found. For the first time, figures show that more men are dying from prostate cancer than women from breast cancer, amid warnings from charities and health campaigners that more investment is needed. The research, published today by Prostate Cancer UK, reveals that 11,819 men died of prostate cancer in 2015, the equivalent of one every 45 minutes, compared with 11,442 women who died of breast cancer. To halt the rise, the charity estimates that more than £120m in research funding is needed to make sufficient advances in research, screening and treatment. Although the mortality rate for breast cancer has continued to fall steadily since the Nineties, the number of men dying from prostate cancer has risen by more than 20 per cent during the same period. Lung cancer and bowel cancer remain the deadliest cancers in the UK, with more than 50,000 people dying of the diseases annually. Prostate and Breast cancer deaths in UK Whilst welcoming advances in breast cancer treatment, Prostate Cancer UK said that levels of funding for prostate cancer had been significantly lower, meaning efforts to tackle the disease are trailing behind. Since 2002, more than £520m has been invested in tackling breast cancer, more than double the amount received for prostate treatment and research. Scientific research into the disease has also been lower historically, with just 72,513 papers on prostate cancer published since 1999, compared with more than 146,000 on breast cancer. “With half the investment and half the research it’s not surprising that progress in prostate cancer is lagging behind,” said Angela Culhane, the charity’s chief executive. “However, the good news is that many of these developments could be applied to prostate cancer and we’re confident that with the right funding, we can dramatically reduce deaths within the next decade. “The wheels are already in motion to turn these statistics around. Plans to create an accurate test fit for use as part of a nationwide prostate cancer screening programme, as well as developing new treatments for advanced prostate cancer are already well underway. “However, to achieve these aims we need to increase our investment in research. We’re calling on the nation to sign up to a March for Men this summer to help raise the funds we desperately need to stop prostate cancer being a killer.” The facts | Prostate cancer Due to an ageing population, the number of men dying from prostate cancer has continued to rise despite survival rates being 2.5 times higher than they were 30 years ago. In a bid to reverse the trend, Prostate Cancer UK has recently invested £2m into developing tests which it hopes will eventually be adopted into a national screening programme. Currently, the NHS does not have a national screening for PSA testing, but men aged 50 or over can have tests if they ask for them. More than £1.4m has also been invested into developing tailored treatments for men at advanced stages of the disease, which it hopes will extend the lives of 9,000 patients annually. Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer for men in the UK, with 47,000 diagnoses annually.

Truck Driver Blamed For Damaging Ancient Nazca Lines

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 17:30

A truck driver is accused of ignoring warning signs and carelessly plowing across Peru’s famous Nazca Lines on Saturday, causing significant damage to the estimated 2,000-year-old archeological wonder, authorities said.

Marines see Afghan forces improve in Helmand battles

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 16:47

WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghan forces backed by U.S. troops in Afghanistan's turbulent Helmand Province have gained ground in recent months, but the Taliban still maintains control over roughly half the province, according to the senior Marine commander who just returned from a nine-month deployment to the region.

Parents Shared The Creepiest Things Their Kids Have Ever Said

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 16:47

Children regularly say adorable, hilarious things.

Kenya government ignores court order suspending shutdown of three TV stations

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 16:03

By Maggie Fick and George Obulutsa NAIROBI (Reuters) - Three private Kenyan television channels remained off air despite a court order on Thursday that they be allowed to resume broadcasting, overturning a government-ordered shut down. Authorities turned off the three channels as they began to cover opposition leader Raila Odinga's symbolic presidential inauguration on Tuesday. NTV Kenya, three of whose journalists said they had spent the night in their newsroom in fear of arrest, said on its Twitter feed that the privately owned broadcasters were expected back on air after the High Court ruling.

Kate Middleton's Hair Stylist Just Revealed The Surprisingly Affordable Products She Uses

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 13:37

Though the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are themselves relatively tight-lipped about their personal lives, the secret to getting Kate Middleton’s gorgeous, lustrous locks isn’t anymore.

Two students wounded in LA school shooting

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 12:57

Two 15-year-old students in Los Angeles were shot and wounded in class Thursday, according to witnesses and local media, in the latest school shooting to hit the United States. Paramedics sent to Salvador Castro Middle School the central Westlake area at 9:00 am (1700 GMT) said both students were taken to hospital, with the boy in critical condition and the girl faring better. A 30-year-old woman was treated for unspecified minor injuries, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported.

Trump Implores Senate To Vote On Hardline Immigration Bill

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 12:46

Sulphur Springs, W.Va. ― Fresh off a State of the Union that much of the media lauded as a call for bipartisanship, President Donald Trump addressed lawmakers here at a GOP retreat and implored them to pass a hardline immigration proposal that Democrats say is already dead on arrival.

California Middle School Shooting Injures 2 Students, 1 Critically

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 12:37

A 15-year-old boy is in critical condition and a 15-year-old girl is in fair condition after being shot inside a classroom at Sal Castro Middle School in Los Angeles on Thursday, according to authorities.

After Turkish anger, France's Macron plays down Syria warning

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 12:12

ANKARA/TUNIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday played down cautionary remarks he had made about Turkey's operation against Kurdish militants in northern Syria after Ankara labeled them as insults. Macron on Wednesday warned Turkey the operation in the Afrin region should not become an excuse to invade Syria and said he wanted Ankara to coordinate its action with its allies.

Michelle Obama sends message to fearful Americans: 'All we have is hope'

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 11:56

Michelle Obama addressed Americans feeling fearful in the current political climate on Thursday, telling them to "show empathy" toward each other.

White Supremacists Are Targeting College Students 'Like Never Before'

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 11:15

The amount of white supremacist propaganda on college campuses in the U.S. increased 258 percent between fall 2016 and fall 2017, according to a report the Anti-Defamation League released Thursday.

Congressman Rushes to Help Victims of Train Crash Involving Dozens of GOP Lawmakers

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 10:24

"[I] jumped over there, no pulse, no breathing, a bad situation so we started CPR at that time," Rep. Roger Marshall of Kansas recalled.

Women with breast cancer have increased heart disease risk, report finds

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 09:55

The American Heart Association said Thursday that treatment for breast cancer may also damage women’s hearts. It’s the first major report on a link between the two diseases.

Dwayne Johnson Opens Up About His Mother's Suicide Attempt

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 09:48

Actor and wrestler Dwayne Johnson opened up about his memories of his mother’s suicide attempt in a powerful Instagram post Thursday.

Poland Just Passed a Holocaust Bill That Is Causing Outrage. Here's What You Need to Know

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 09:23

The proposed law outlaws blaming Poland for any crimes committed during the Nazi occupation