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Ex-VA doctor who misdiagnosed patient sentenced to prison

A former pathologist at an Arkansas veterans hospital has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty last year to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a patient he’d misdiagnosed

Orphaned wombat sucks his thumb to tell human mom…

Orphaned wombat sucks his thumb to tell human mom he's hungry

Dominion Goes After Giuliani in Massive New $1.3B…

Dominion Voting Systems isn't playing around. The election technology firm sued lawyer and Trump ally Sidney Powell in early January, followed by a threat to sue MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell , over false claims that its voting machines were rigged to shift votes from Donald Trump to Joe Biden. Now the...

Kerry apologizes for US leaving Paris accord

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry has apologized "with humility " for the absence of the United States from the Paris climate accord. (Jan. 25)

Study Finds Common Back Pain Treatment Doesn't…

A commonly prescribed treatment for people suffering from chronic back pain may not be providing any relief. A new review suggests that antidepressants when prescribed for chronic pain, provide little to no back pain relief. The review did find that the medications could however offer a modest benefit for osteoarthritis and sciatica. Their review looked at data from 33 clinical trials studying the use of antidepressants for chronic pain. Antidepressants are frequently prescribed by doctors to help chronic pain sufferers with their mental distress.

Biden replaces White House doctor with longtime…

President Joe Biden has brought back Dr. Kevin O’Connor as his physician, replacing President Donald Trump’s doctor with the one who oversaw his care when he was vice president

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The Scientific Reason Why Laughter Is Actually…

The Scientific Reason Why Laughter Is Actually the Best Medicine. You’ve probably heard the phrase, “laughter is the best medicine,” but did you know it’s actually true? . Here are five science-backed ways laughing has a positive effect on your well-being. . 1. Laughing with other people releases endorphins in your brain called opioid receptors, which create a feeling of euphoria. Clinical neuropsychologist Dr. Matt Bellace says the “natural high” you get from laughing is far “superior” to a drug-induced one. 2. Both men and women view a sense of humor as one of the most attractive traits in a potential mate. Couples that laugh together have also been found to have a higher-quality relationship. 3. Laughter can improve your heart’s vascular function and circulation, which in turn lowers your risk of a heart attack. . In addition, the endorphins released by laughing can lower your blood pressure, which reduces anxiety and takes tension off of your heart. 4. Laughing for 10 to 15 minutes has been found to burn between 10 and 40 calories. Laughter also reduces cortisol levels, which is a stress hormone that causes fat to be stored around your belly. . 5. Laughter can cause the brain's cerebral cortex to release electrical impulses, which block the passage of negative thoughts. According to Shilagh Mirgain, a psychologist from the University of Wisconsin, laughing can help promote a “positive, optimistic outlook.”

Biden Keeping Christopher Wray As FBI Director

In Moderna's Good News, One 'Ominous' Finding

Moderna reported mostly good news on Monday about two new variants of the coronavirus, though the Washington Post sees an "ominous" red flag in the mix. In the undisputed good news, the company says preliminary studies suggest its COVID vaccine provides protection against fast-spreading variants of the virus first identified...

Christmas trees used to restore dunes

Sand dunes that were damaged in storms along the shore in Surfside Beach, Texas, are being rebuilt using Christmas trees.

Larry King, Legendary Talk Show Host, Dead at 87

Larry King, , Legendary Talk Show Host, Dead at 87. The iconic broadcaster and host of ‘Larry King Live’ died Saturday morning. . The news was confirmed by his son, Chance. . A statement was also posted to his verified Facebook page, . but it did not give a cause of death. . With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host and friend Larry King, who passed away this morning at age 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Statement, via Facebook. For 63 years and across the platforms of radio, television and digital media, Larry's many thousands of interviews, awards, and global acclaim stand as a testament to his unique and lasting talent as a broadcaster. , Statement, via Facebook . Born in Brooklyn, NY, King hosted his show on CNN for over 25 years. He interviewed countless celebrities, tastemakers, athletes and presidential candidates. . King retired in 2010 after taping 6,000 episodes.

New milestone for Sidney Poitier: namesake of a…

At 93, screen legend Sidney Poitier has achieved a new milestone: He's the namesake of a new film school

ShowBiz Minute: Critics Circle, US Box Office…

Kelly Reichardt's "First Cow" wins best film at New York Film Critics Circle awards, where Chadwick Boseman was honored; Liam Neeson thriller "The Marksman" tops U.S. box office; Animals at ZSL London Zoo frolic in snow. (Jan. 25)

Chocolate Maker Is Closing All Stores in US

The pandemic has just slammed another business: Chocolate maker Godiva will close all 128 of its stores in North America by the end of March, reports CNN Business . All but 11 are in the US, though the company did not disclose how many jobs would be lost. As USA Today...

California lifts virus stay-at-home orders…

California has lifted regional stay-at-home orders statewide in response to improving coronavirus conditions

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Unusual rescue dog with missing left legs is…

Unusual rescue dog with missing left legs is defying odds

Huckabee Sanders Enters Race, Hits 'Radical Left'

Sarah Huckabee Sanders re-entered the political spotlight on Monday by announcing that she's running for governor in Arkansas, reports the Democrat Gazette . The 38-year-old previously served as President Trump's press secretary, and she now hopes to become the first woman to hold the seat her father, Mike, once had. Sanders...

On This Day: 25 January 2002

In 2002, "The Count of Monte Cristo" opened in the U.S. - starring Jim Caviezel, Jane Seymour and Luis Guzman. (Jan. 25)

Biden Extends Pause On Student Loans

President Biden issued an executive order extending a pause on federal student loan payments. The order will cover the vast majority of all federal student loans. Under President Biden's direction, the pause will allow borrowers to defer payments without penalty and reset interest rates to zero. According to HuffPost, the pause will be in effect through at least the end of September 2021. A pause on payments initially went into effect in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was extended in December and was scheduled to expire on Jan.31

The Latest: Belgium to suspend amateur soccer…

The Belgian soccer federation says amateur competitions should be suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic

When Will It Be Safe to See Vaccinated Loved Ones?

When Will It Be Safe to See Vaccinated Loved Ones?. Despite the fact that the vaccine is a step toward normalcy, it will not eradicate the coronavirus just yet. Here are a few reasons to hold off on reuniting with friends and family and when you may be in the clear to see them. While the vaccinated person won’t get sick, it may still be possible for them to spread the virus and infect others. The vaccine trials only looked at symptomatic cases, so its efficacy against asymptomatic cases remains unknown. Vaccinated individuals should continue to wear masks. If you do decide to see a vaccinated loved one, be sure to wait a couple weeks after they receive their second dose

Man Who Doubted Ability To Be Arrested Following…

Andrew Williams was one of the Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol on January 6th. Days later, he asked, "How are they going to arrest every single person?" in a live stream. His expression of doubt regarding the insurrection was fairly widespread among participants. Williams was arrested on January 13th, according to Business Insider. Williams' activities and participation were chronicled in photos and videos obtained by federal police. The FBI and local police force are urging everyone with info to come forward.

Fauci Opens Up About Working With Trump

Dr. Anthony Fauci has previously said it feels "liberating" to work in the new White House, and in an interview with the New York Times , Fauci elaborates on what 2020 was like for him. Among other things, he reveals that he once opened a letter in his office, only to...

Heavy snow on the way for California

In addition to the snow, some welcome rainfall is on the way for much of the state.

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Biden Executive Orders Will Boost Food Benefits…

Biden Executive Orders, Will Boost Food Benefits, Workers' Rights. The two executive orders are among those that President Joe Biden will sign on Friday. While the president has proposed a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package that requires Congressional approval. these two executive orders are designed to offer immediate federal relief under “existing authority.”. These actions are not a substitute for comprehensive legislative relief … but they will provide a critical lifeline to millions of American families, Brian Deese, National Economic Council Director, via CNBC. One order will allow the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to make it possible for states to expand access to the federal food benefit program, SNAP. It also directs the benefit increase of the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer program by up to 15 percent. The program provides meals for low income children who had otherwise been receiving their meals at schools. The other order directs the Labor Department to implement rules allowing workers to choose not to take work that puts their health at risk. without risking their eligibility for jobless benefits. President Biden has also ordered his administration to develop an executive order that raises the minimum wage of federal contractors to $15 an hour. This executive order is slated for the first 100 days of his administration

Navalny's team calls new protests in Russia for…

Allies of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny are calling for new protests next weekend to demand his release, following a wave of demonstrations across the country in a defiant challenge to President Vladimir Putin

House sending Trump impeachment to Senate Monday

House Democrats will bring the sole impeachment charge of “incitement of insurrection” to the Senate late Monday evening. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says the impeachment trial can heal the nation by bringing real accountability. (Jan. 25)