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Sisters survive two weeks stranded in the woods

CNN - 40 min 30 sec ago
Snacks and a shiny SUV windshield saved two sisters who were stranded for almost two weeks in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Categories: National News

Looting, fires engulf city

CNN - 43 min 41 sec ago
The city of Baltimore is under a state of emergency, the national guard has been called in and a curfew has been imposed after riots break out after Freddie Gray's funeral.
Categories: National News

Peacemakers tried to intervene

CNN - 45 min 31 sec ago
Categories: National News

Bee Safe While Gardening to Protect Pollinators

Lifestyles - 46 min 4 sec ago
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(NewsUSA) - Stinging insects such as bees and wasps play a vital role as pollinators that maintain the national food supply. However, a multitude of factors, including the lack of available natural habitats for foraging pollinators, diseases, harmful mites and improper pesticide usage, have threatened pollinator health in recent years.

As a result, many people have realized the importance of protecting pollinators and even developed gardens geared toward providing safe sources of nectar and pollen. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) wants to remind homeowners that while creating pollinator-friendly habitats is largely beneficial for both people and pollinators, it is important to keep in mind that some stinging insects can pose significant health and safety risks. In fact, stinging insects send an estimated 500,000 people to the hospital every year.

People with known allergies to insect stings or with asthma should be especially careful around pollinators, as stings could trigger a potentially life-threatening reaction. There is also a common myth that bees and wasps can only sting once before they die. This only holds true for some species of stinging insects, and people should always be cautious around hives and nests. If a person comes in close contact with a stinging insect, swatting at it will often provoke it to become more aggressive. The best course of action is to remain calm and slowly walk in one direction until the insect loses interest.

Maintaining a garden that serves as a welcome oasis for wild bees or community bees that are being raised by local professionals is a great way to protect pollinators. Without proper beekeeping training, however, homeowners should never allow stinging insects to take up residence on their property.

If a hive is spotted in or around the yard, a pest management professional or professional beekeeper should be contacted to safely remove it and, if possible, move it to a safe location where the bees can be allowed to thrive without posing any dangers to the public. If the hive is located in a building, utilizing a professional is also critically important to ensure every part of it is removed; any leftover combs could contain honey that can ferment and cause serious damage, as well as attract pests to the property.

For more information on stinging insects and the best ways to protect pollinators while keeping your family safe, visit www.pestworld.org.

Military Seeks Better Alternatives for Treating Pain Among Vets and Troops

Lifestyles - 50 min 50 sec ago
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(NewsUSA) - For years, the military has worried that an over-reliance on prescription painkillers was putting both veterans and active-duty troops at risk of addiction, serious adverse reactions to the drugs, and accidental death. The problem was found to be greatest among veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan -- particularly those with post-traumatic stress disorder -- who, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, may have been given "inappropriate prescriptions" for opioids in a misguided attempt to quickly relieve their suffering.

Finally, change appears to be coming as the military expands its use of alternative treatments like chiropractic care.

In fact, Dr. Robert D. Kerns, the national program director for pain management at the Department of Veterans Affairs, told the New York Times that the study "encourages" his department as well as the Pentagon's health system, "to build on our existing initiatives."

That would be welcome news to Congressional committees following up on last year's Veterans Health Administration scandal.

"We have said for a long time that sending a veteran out of the door with a bagful of pills is not a solution," Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., said in investigating allegations that a Tomah, Wisconsin, Veterans Affairs hospital was prescribing "excessive dosages of opiates."

As more research pours in, chiropractic care continues to gain supporters. A 2013 study published in the journal "Spine," for example, found that 73 percent of participating active-duty military patients with acute low back pain receiving a combination of chiropractic manipulative treatment and standard medical care rated their global improvement as "pain completely gone," "much better" or "moderately better."

Just 17 percent in the same study who received only standard care said likewise.

To learn more about chiropractic care or to find a chiropractor in your area, visit www.F4CP.org/findadoctor.

Tyson to phase out antibiotics in chicken

Business News - 51 min 12 sec ago
Tyson Foods is working to eliminate human antibiotics from its chickens over the next two years.

Photos: The protests

CNN - 59 min 17 sec ago
Protests grew progressively violent in Baltimore after a march for Freddie Gray, who died from a devastating injury he allegedly suffered while in police custody.
Categories: National News

White House faces new racial crisis

CNN - 1 hour 3 sec ago
Newly sworn-in Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Monday night the Justice Department will continue its investigation into the death of Freddie Gray and send two top officials to Baltimore in an effort to quell the riots unfolding there.
Categories: National News

Baltimore mayor struggles in response to riots

CNN - 1 hour 4 min ago
If any big city official seemed prepared for a riot, it was Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
Categories: National News

Baltimore riots: A timeline

CNN - 1 hour 6 min ago
The day Baltimore planned to lay Freddie Gray to rest, the city went up in smoke.
Categories: National News

Google took away this perk. Employees freaked out

Business News - 1 hour 9 min ago
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Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

Business News - 1 hour 14 min ago
Wall Street is very focused right now on earnings and Apple.

What a shot! 32 amazing sports photos

CNN - 1 hour 16 min ago
Categories: National News

Lifetime making 'Full House' tell-all movie

CNN Entertainment - 1 hour 27 min ago
Lifetime has its follow-up to its "Unauthorized Saved By the Bell" TV movie: the network is now taking on "Full House."
Categories: Entertainment News

Where Hillary Clinton is smoking the GOP candidates: Facebook

Business News - 1 hour 40 min ago
We used to have to wait until the summer before a presidential election to see all the fun and harsh ads candidates would run.

Booming iPhone 6 sales fuel Apple's second-best quarter ever

Business News - 1 hour 42 min ago
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Poor kids, rich schools

Business News - 1 hour 53 min ago
When Ted White moved into his freshman dorm at Harvard, he saw his classmates hauling expensive things and immediately felt like an outsider.
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