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Passenger Gives Birth on Southwest Airlines Flight

iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLESTON, S.C.) — A passenger gave birth Sunday on an Orlando, Florida-bound Southwest Airlines flight, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in Charleston, South Carolina.Flight 556 was en route from Philadelphia when flight attendants asked for help from any medical personnel aboard the flight. Two doctors and a nurse went to the front row of the plane to help the woman in labor, who was not named, according to fellow passenger Izzy Gould.Gould, director of content at AL.com, posted a short video on ...

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Drama Builds at Michael Slager Murder Trial as Jury Remains Undecided

iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLESTON, S.C.) — The deliberation drama is building at the trial of former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager, as the jury indicated Monday morning they are still undecided. This comes after one juror said Friday he could not "with good conscience" consider a guilty verdict for Slager, who was arrested for the shooting death of an unarmed black man.The jury in Slager's state murder trial began deliberating after Wednesday's closing arguments. After a weekend break, they are continuing to deliberate Monday.The jury asked a ...

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Japanese Prime Minister to Make Historic First Visit Pearl Harbor

Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbor with President Obama later this month.Abe will become the first sitting Japanese leader to visit the site of Japan's 1941 attack on the U.S. Naval base that prompted the United States to join World War II 75 years ago."The President will ... accompany Prime Minister Abe to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor to honor those killed," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced Monday. "The two leaders’ visit will showcase ...

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Death Toll from Oakland Fire Reaches 36 and Could Continue to Rise

iStock/Thinkstock(OAKLAND, Calif.) — The death toll from the Oakland, California, warehouse fire has now climbed to 36 as authorities continue to discover more bodies -- some of them of teens possibly younger than 17 -- after a blaze broke out during a dance party in the building that housed artist studios.The Oakland Fire Department has searched 70 percent of the charred building so far but had to stop this morning because of unsafe conditions, Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed told Good Morning America Monday. They ...

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Donald Trump Picks Ben Carson for HUD Secretary

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Donald Trump announced today he intends to nominate Ben Carson for the cabinet position of Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development."We have talked at length about my urban renewal agenda and our message of economic revival, very much including our inner cities," Trump said in a statement released Monday."Ben shares my optimism about the future of our country and is part of ensuring that this is a Presidency representing all Americans."Carson's nomination will have to be ...

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Man Fires Assault Rifle in Pizzeria Named in Fake News Conspiracy

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Authorities arrested a man on Sunday who fired an assault rifle inside a popular Washington, D.C. pizza restaurant that has become a target after being featured in a fake news story.Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, of Salisbury, North Carolina, entered Comet Ping Pong in Northwest D.C. on Sunday afternoon wielding an assault rifle — sending patrons fleeing from the popular pizza joint — before firing one shot, according to police.The restaurant was featured in a made up news story circulated online during the presidential ...

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Your Body: Can Cranberries Actually Help Prevent UTIs?

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorCranberry products have been widely promoted to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections — or UTIs. The theory is that the active ingredient in cranberry inhibits bacteria from attaching to urinary tract cells therefore preventing them from multiplying and creating an infection. But now, new research from Yale suggests that there is, in fact, no benefit in taking cranberry capsules to reduce an overload of bacteria in the urine.We likely haven’t heard the last of it either, so ...

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YTMT Logo How are these people “mainstream?”

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UT Health Logo High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer

For a number of reasons, a very significant percentage of Americans have high blood pressure. Many aren’t even aware of it. Left untreated, high blood pressure can be a killer, but diagnosing it and prescribing medication isn’t all that needs to be done.
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