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    New York chokehold death leads police to review training procedures

    NEW YORK – New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton ordered an extensive review of the NYPD’s training procedures after the death of Eric Garner, the man who was held in a choke hold and died while police attempted to arrest him, Bratton announced at a press conference Tuesday. After a two-hour meeting with NYPD Training Commissioner Ben Tucker on Tuesday morning, Bratton ordered a “top to bottom review of all the training that this department provides to its personnel, specifically […]

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    Chrysler recalls 792,000 vehicles

    NEW YORK — Chrysler recalled about 792,000 older SUVs Tuesday for ignition switch problems. The flaw affects Jeep Commanders from model years 2006-2007 and Jeep Grand Cherokees from 2005-2007. The issue is linked to one accident, but the company is unaware of any related injuries. The problem can cause the ignition key to move out of the “on” position while the car is being driven, usually because it was bumped by a driver’s knee, the company said in a statement. […]

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    Fruit recall affects Costco, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Kroger stores

    If you’ve picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe’s, Kroger or Walmart stores recently, keep reading. Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. Wawona believes the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Costco, Trader Joe’s, Kroger and the Walmart Corp. — which operates Walmart and Sam’s Club stores, have all posted notices about the fruit recall on their websites. The recall […]

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    MERS may be airborne, scientists say

    The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, better known as MERS, may be an airborne virus, according to an observation paper published Tuesday in the journal mBio. There have been 836 laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS infection since its first appearance in 2012, according to the latest numbers provided by the World Health Organization. At least 288 related deaths have officially been reported to the WHO. Scientists are still trying to figure out how the deadly virus is transmitted. Researchers from King […]

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    Father speaks out after beating up son’s alleged attacker

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A Florida father who beat up his son’s alleged rapist has been hailed as a hero by many. However, he says his son is the true hero. “My immediate feeling was to kill him so he will never hurt anyone again,” said the victim’s father. The man says he doesn’t regret his reaction but believes the face of the accused, 18-year-old Raymond Frolander, is getting too much publicity. “My son saved Raymond. Raymond was motionless on our floor, […]

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    Appeals court rules in favor of Obamacare subsidies on same day other court rejects them

    [Adds breaking news update 12:45 p.m.] WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a second decision on the same issue, a federal appeals court in Richmond on Tuesday ruled in favor of government subsidies for people signing up for Obamacare health coverage. That differed from a decision earlier in the day by a federal appeals court in the District of Columbia that went against the administration. [Original story at 12:20 p.m.] The battle over Obamacare took a dramatic turn Tuesday with a federal […]

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    FAA grounds all flights to Israel for 24 hours, citing rocket attack

    [Breaking news update, posted at 12:45 p.m ET] The FAA has told U.S. airlines that they are prohibited from flying to or from Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport for a period of up to 24 hours. “The notice was issued in response to a rocket strike which landed approximately one mile from” the airport on Tuesday morning, the FAA said. [Previous version, posted at 12:13 p.m. ET] At least two U.S. airlines suspended flights to Israel on Tuesday because of security […]

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    Russia offers alternate theories to what brought down MH17, some bordering on bizarre

    In the tangled aftermath of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster, two narratives have emerged — one that most of the world subscribes to, and another that Russia and the rebels are pushing. In the first, MH17 was shot down by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, using a sophisticated Russian-built missile system. In the second, Russia and the rebels suggest several different scenarios for what brought the jetliner down, some of them bordering on the bizarre. Propaganda is nothing new […]

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    Here’s what you should be buying at Chipotle

    NEW YORK — Forget buying burritos and tacos at Chipotle, purchase the company’s stock. Chipotle shares soared nearly 11 percent in premarket trading Tuesday, a day after the restaurant chain released a blockbuster quarterly report. Despite raising prices, customers are still lining up for more. The Denver-based burrito maker said it earned $3.50 per share in the second quarter. It was expected to have made $3.09 per share, according to estimates from FactSet. That’s “hot, hot, hot” on Wall Street. Chipotle shares […]

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    SC soldier surprises daughter after she throws out first pitch at baseball game

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (WHNS) — A rain delay didn’t damper a military homecoming at the Greenville Drive game on Monday. Staff Sgt. Michael Isbell, of Greenwood, returned from duty in Afghanistan early to surprise his 9-year-old daughter Cami Lee. The Greenville Drive loaned Isbell a uniform and catcher’s gear and he caught his daughter’s first pitch at Monday’s game. “You know I always see these things on TV and you know I thought that would pretty nice to do something for […]

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    Obama set to rake in millions, despite criticism of fundraising during tumult

    SEATTLE — Republicans and some political pundits have taken sharp aim at President Barack Obama for maintaining his fundraising schedule amid a period of global unrest. Not among those complaining? Democrats who stand to benefit from the millions of dollars in campaign cash Obama will help pull in this week during a three-day West Coast swing, bringing him into the homes of entertainment and real estate bigwigs in Seattle, the Silicon Valley and Los Angeles. Based on descriptions of Obama’s […]

  • fat

    How is fat affecting our sex lives?

    When it comes to what she deems the American “obesity crisis,” Sarah Varney says, it’s easy enough to focus on the raw numbers: Sixty-nine percent of Americans are overweight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 35.1% of those people are obese. In 2008, medical care costs related to obesity were as high as $147 billion, and an obese person’s annual medical bill was $1,429 higher than that of a normal-weight person. Varney’s new book “XL Love: […]