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  • Study: Suicide rates in girls are rising, especially in those age 10 to 14

    Suicide rates for young girls are rising at a pace faster than that of boys, changing the established patterns that boys are more likely to die by suicide and that girls are more likely to consider it and attempt it, according to a new study. Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in in Columbus, Ohio analyzed suicide rates of US kids and teens ages 10 to 19 between 1975 and 2016 using the Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research database, run […]

  • Report: Ohio State had knowledge of late doctor’s sex abuse as early as 1979

    COLUMBUS, Ohio. — Ohio State University personnel were aware of complaints that a school doctor had sexually abused students as early as the late 1970s, but failed to adequately investigate the allegations, according to a report released Friday. The report the university released was compiled by independent investigators and details acts of sexual abuse believed to be carried out by the late Dr. Richard Strauss against at least 177 students while he worked at the school between 1978 and 1998. […]

  • Report: SAT will assign new score that factors in where you live, parents’ income

    The nonprofit group that administers the SAT will assign an adversity score to each student who takes the test to reflect social and economic backgrounds, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. The move comes amid heightened scrutiny that colleges are facing over the admissions process and the diversity of their student bodies. “There are a number of amazing students who may have scored less (on the SAT) but have accomplished more,” David Coleman, chief executive officer of the […]

  • Report: America just had its lowest number of births in 32 years

    America’s fertility rate and the number of births nationwide are continuing to decline. The number of births for the United States last year dropped to its lowest in about three decades, according to provisional data in a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Even though the number of births we’ve seen in 2018 is the lowest that we’ve seen in 32 years, the total fertility rate is at […]

  • SpaceX set to launch 60 satellites into space in step toward providing internet service

    CAPE CANAVERAL– SpaceX wants to beam cheap broadband all over the planet. It’s about to take a big step toward making that a reality. Elon Musk’s rocket company will try to deliver a batch of 60 satellites into low-Earth orbit on Wednesday, the first for a megaconstellation of satellites that SpaceX is calling Starlink. Liftoff is scheduled for 10:30 pm ET from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The launch is a small part of what SpaceX ultimately wants to be a much grander project: a group of potentially […]

  • Shocking video shows elderly man being pushed from bus before his death

    LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas police have released the shocking video of a woman pushing an elderly man off of a bus on March 21, 2019, near Fremont and 13th Street. The elderly man initially refused medical treatment but went to the hospital later that day, KTNV reports. On May 3, police were notified that the man had died from his injuries. Homicide detectives took over the investigation and determined a woman had been arguing with people on the bus. […]

  • Nebraska farmer uses pocket knife to amputate own leg after getting stuck in grain auger

    (CNN) — A farmer in Nebraska was just trying to transfer some corn from one place to another when he accidentally stepped into a hole, the hole happened to be a grain auger. Kurtis Kaser, 63, knew he had to act quick as his leg was getting pulled into the machine. “I didn’t know what to do and I didn’t know how long I would keep my consciousness either, I about gave up but then I remembered I had my pocket […]

  • Officials: Traveling carnival worker admits to killing 3 people

    MENDOTA, Va. – Authorities say a carnival worker from Virginia has confessed to killing two missing women from Tennessee and a missing 17-year-old Georgia girl. James Michael Wright, 23, faces three counts of capital murder, the sheriff’s office in Washington County, Virginia announced in a news release Monday. The arrest comes two weeks after police in Johnson City, Tennessee, contacted Virginia authorities while investigating the disappearance of Athina Hopson, 25, who detectives believe was last seen with Wright. Johnson City police […]

  • UNC Charlotte shooting victim takes first steps 2 weeks after being wounded

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Two weeks after being wounded in the UNC Charlotte shooting, Drew Pescaro walked for the first time under his own power. Stepping down the hospital hall while holding onto an IV pole, the 19-year-old walked with his mother and a hospital employee at his side. “Update: Day 13. Took my first steps without a walker today so I felt the need to share it with everyone,” Pescaro posted Monday on Twitter. Update: Day 13 Took my first steps […]

  • San Francisco prohibits government from using facial-recognition technology

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. —  San Francisco, long one of the most tech-friendly and tech-savvy cities in the world, is now the first in the United States to prohibit its government from using facial-recognition technology. The ban is part of a broader anti-surveillance ordinance that the city’s Board of Supervisors approved on Tuesday. Eight of the board’s 11 supervisors voted in favor of it. The ordinance, which outlaws the use of facial-recognition technology by police and other government departments, could also spur other […]

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