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Ukrainian anti-corruption activist killed with acid mentioned in impeachment hearing

Ukrainian anti-corruption activist killed with acid mentioned in impeachment hearing

Ex-ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch and at least one congressman referred to the death of a prominent anti-corruption activist Kateryna Handziuk, who died in 2018 following an acid attack, during Friday’s impeachment inquiry hearing. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from New York, asked Yovanovitch, “Why would somebody attack her with acid? There are easier…MORE

Switching from cigarettes to vapes may be better for heart health, study says

Switching from cigarettes to vapes may be better for heart health, study says

While e-cigarettes have been in the spotlight for their popularity among kids and an ongoing outbreak of lung injury, many have also looked to them as a potentially less harmful alternative to smoking cigarettes. New research published Friday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that adult smokers’ heart health might benefit…MORE

The cannabis industry is evolving, but does that mean a market turnaround is coming?

The cannabis industry is evolving, but does that mean a market turnaround is coming?

North American cannabis companies are slogging their way through another rough earnings season. On Thursday, it was the industry leaders’ turn to take their licks. Canada’s Canopy Growth and Aurora Cannabis’ stocks were rocked as their financial performances again missed expectations amid ongoing market weakness in Canada and beyond. Those companies and others that tried…MORE

Texas appeals court blocks Rodney Reed execution

Texas appeals court blocks Rodney Reed execution

[Breaking news update, posted at 6:41 p.m. ET] The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday blocked the execution of Rodney Reed. The court granted Reed’s motion to stay the execution and sent the case back to a lower court to consider his claims that the state presented false testimony in violation of due process…MORE

Flu is getting an early start in the US this season

Flu is getting an early start in the US this season

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told doctors on a conference call this week that the United States is seeing more flu than is typical for this time of year. “Influenza is off to an early start,” said Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt University who was on the CDC…MORE

A Colorado day care hid children behind a ‘false wall,’ police say

A Colorado day care hid children behind a ‘false wall,’ police say

A Colorado day care used a “false wall” to hide 26 children under the age of 3 in a basement, police said, concealing the fact it had too many children in its care. Officers went to Play Mountain Place in Colorado Springs Wednesday after complaints about overcrowding there when they found the children along with…MORE

Dow hits 28,000 for the first time

Dow hits 28,000 for the first time

US stock indexes hit all-time highs again on Friday, with the Dow climbing above 28,000 points for the first time in history. All three major indexes closed at record highs, ending yet another week in the green. The Dow finished up 0.8%, or 223 points, Friday, making it its fourth consecutive week of gains. The…MORE

Trump announces rule requiring hospitals to reveal rates

Trump announces rule requiring hospitals to reveal rates

In a historic move, President Donald Trump announced Friday that hospitals will be required to disclose the rates they privately negotiate with insurers. Part of a larger transparency push aimed at reducing health care costs, the controversial requirement has already raised the ire of the powerful industry. Four hospital groups quickly promised to file a…MORE