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  • Boys recognized for raising money for Alzheimer’s research

    OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV ) — Four boys at Prairie Lane Elementary were recognized at a school assembly today, for giving to a cause that’s close to their hearts. A group of fourth-grade boys at Prairie Lane Elementary showed what it means to have panther pride. Alex, Tyler, Pearson and Jude started a sports club at their school. “We basically teach kids how to play and have fun,” says Tyler. They taught kindergarten through fourth graders all about soccer, basketball and football…all […]

  • A Korean War vet’s family couldn’t attend his funeral. So thousands of strangers turned up

    Thousands of people, some of whom drove hundreds of miles, packed the funeral of a Korean War veteran they’d never met when they heard his family couldn’t come. Hezekiah Perkins had prepared for the funeral more than 20 years ago. He’d prepaid for the ceremony and the burial, the funeral home said on its Facebook page. But when the day finally came this week, Perkins’ relatives couldn’t make the trip to Cincinnati, Ohio, because of health issues. So, Spring Grove […]

  • Mount Everest traffic jam creates lethal conditions for climbers

    Two mountaineers have died on Mount Everest after crowds of people became stuck in a queue leading to the summit of the world’s highest mountain. Indian climber Anjali Kulkarni, 55, died on her way back from climbing to the summit of Mount Everest on Wednesday, her son Shantanu Kulkarni told CNN. She had become stuck in the “traffic jam” above camp four, which, at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet), is the final camp before the summit. American mountaineer Donald Lynn Cash, […]

  • Gene therapy gets FDA approval – and a $2 million price tag

    The US Food and Drug Administration approved a treatment Friday for a genetic disease called spinal muscular atrophy that causes infants’ muscles to waste away, potentially killing them before age 2. And then came the price tag: $2.125 million for a one-time treatment. The gene therapy, called Zolgensma, will be marketed by AveXis, whose parent company is Novartis. “Today’s approval marks another milestone in the transformational power of gene and cell therapies to treat a wide range of diseases,” Dr. Ned Sharpless, […]

  • Federal judge blocks Mississippi abortion law

    A federal judge blocked a Mississippi law on Friday that forbids abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

  • Best Buy cancels pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Fold

    (CNN) — The Galaxy Fold saga continues. Best Buy is canceling preorders for Samsung’s troubled foldable phone. On Thursday, the retailer emailed customers who pre-ordered the phone a cancellation notice. The highly-anticipated device, announced in February, broke for early tech reviewers, forcing Samsung to delay the April launch. Samsung hasn’t yet said when the nearly $2,000 phone will now ship. “While Samsung continues to make progress in enhancing the Galaxy Fold, a new release date has not yet been announced,” Best Buy […]

  • A convicted serial killer and rapist was executed as 2 women who survived his attacks watched

    It took more than three decades, but convicted serial killer and rapist Bobby Joe Long was executed Thursday evening in Florida as two of his surviving victims looked on.

  • Trump administration proposes rule that removes Obama-era transgender health care protections

    The Department of Health and Human Services proposed a rule Friday that would roll back an Obamacare regulation that prohibits discrimination against patients who are transgender or have previously undergone an abortion.

  • Riley Howell, the student who died while tackling a gunman, just received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star

    He died saving the lives of others, and now he’s receiving posthumous medals for his heroic actions. Riley Howell, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte student who died April 30 while tackling a gunman, has been awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star, according to a Facebook post by the Waynesville, North Carolina, police. Authorities said the ROTC cadet was shot and killed along with fellow student Reed Parlier, 19. Four others were injured in last month’s mass shooting. Trystan […]

  • Did Leonardo da Vinci have ADHD? Academics say he did

    The Mona Lisa is arguably the world’s most famous painting — and yet, like many of Leonardo da Vinci’s works, it’s also considered unfinished. Half a millennium after his death, new research has identified a potential explanation behind the Renaissance artist’s series of uncompleted projects: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Researchers from King’s College London and the University of Pavia in Italy consulted historical evidence, including accounts from da Vinci’s contemporaries, and concluded that his issues with time management, concentration and […]

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