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  • ACLU names Greensboro, nine other employers, in Facebook discrimination charges

    NEW YORK — The City of Greensboro says it “will not accept” the accusations in a complaint filed Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union that Greensboro and nine other employers use Facebook job ads to discriminate based on gender in their recruiting for jobs, according to the Greensboro News & Record. A new complaint says Facebook’s ad targeting system is being used by some employers, including the City of Greensboro, to unlawfully discriminate based on gender. The complaint is […]

  • 4 people get cancer from donated organ in ‘extraordinary rare’ case

    Four European patients developed breast cancer after receiving organs from the same donor, a case report explains. The patients developed breast cancer years after their transplants, with three of them dying of the disease. Dr. Frederike Bemelman, professor of nephrology at the University of Amsterdam and author of the report, stressed that this is an “extremely rare” case, the first she has encountered in 20 years in the field of transplantation immunology. “There is always a small risk” of something […]

  • Before-and-after aerial photos show destruction, beach erosion on North Carolina coastline

    Aerial images captured the destruction Hurricane Florence inflicted on the North Carolina coastline, from lines of houses shorn of their shingles to sand-covered streets. The pictures were shot by planes outfitted with cameras taking “high-definition aerial photos” and collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, The photos are vital to assessing damage and organizing the assistance that’s needed. The latest post-Hurricane Florence photos were taken Tuesday; NOAA told CNN that the pre-Florence photos were taken in 2014. In one […]

  • Fear near Cape Fear rises with the river, and the death toll from Florence keeps growing

    CAPE FEAR, N.C. — North Carolina can’t take any more flooding, but it’s going to have to anyway. The Cape Fear River near Fayetteville has quadrupled in depth, and it’s only going to get worse — likely bringing more untold misery. But there are glimmers of hope in the wake of Florence. Some North Carolina residents are now able to return home, hoping to reclaim their lives. ‘This isn’t a river … this is Interstate 40’ Four days ago, the […]

  • Truck storing 150 unclaimed corpses discovered in Mexican state of Jalisco

    JALISCO, Mexico — Two weeks after residents of Tlaquepaque, Mexico began complaining about a terrible smell coming from a local warehouse, they discovered the reason for the odor was a refrigerated truck with 150 unclaimed bodies inside. “The odor would come in waves,” Guadalupe Vázquez told CNN. “Something else that was suspicious was that patrol cars were always there guarding and at night dogs would bark and a lot of flies.” Local officials discovered the makeshift morgue on Friday during […]

  • President Trump to visit Carolinas on Wednesday

    President Donald Trump will travel Wednesday to areas affected by Hurricane Florence in North Carolina and South Carolina, sources tell CNN. It is not yet clear where in North Carolina Trump is expected visit. Trump is expected to visit Myrtle Beach while in South Carolina. Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott of South Carolina are expected to fly on Air Force One with Trump. Natural disasters can provide presidents, along with governors and local officials, the opportunity to project […]

  • These are the staggering numbers behind Florence’s wrath

    The destruction wreaked by Florence keeps growing as floodwaters keep rising. But the deadly storm has already shattered records and inflicted long-term chaos. Here are the startling numbers behind Florence’s wrath — so far: 32 deaths At least 31 people in the Carolinas and one person in Virginia have died in storm-related incidents. They include a 3-month-old baby and an 81-year-old man. Several victims died on flooded roads. “Remember: Most storm deaths occur from drowning in fresh water, often in […]

  • There have been more than 500 reports of price gouging in North Carolina after Florence

    When North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence, the state’s price gouging law went into effect. The law mandates that businesses in the state aren’t allowed to spike prices during any natural disaster for necessary items like food, water and hotel rooms. But so far, the North Carolina Attorney General’s office has received more than 500 complaints. Residents have complained of exorbitant markups on such items as gas and water, Attorney General Josh […]

  • A look at Florence’s rain and flooding in the cities that were hit the hardest

    Hurricane Florence has come and gone through North and South Carolina, but its heavy rains and storm surge have caused significant flooding in cities and towns across the region. The issue is so severe that North Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon warned out-of-staters to avoid driving through North Carolina. The state is closed for business. Here’s a look at five of the areas facing significant problems with flooding, storm damage and rising rivers in Florence’s wake. Wilmington Hurricane […]

  • Man dies after being attacked by shark, ‘The danger is quite real’

    WELLFLEET, Mass. — A swimmer at a Cape Cod beach died Saturday in what experts believe is the first fatal shark attack in Massachusetts in more than 80 years. The man was bitten about noon ET at Newcomb Hollow Beach, Wellfleet police said. Witnesses told responding officers that the victim and another man were boogie boarding 30 yards off the beach when the incident occurred. Arthur Medici, 26, of Revere, Massachusetts, was given first aid, including CPR, but died at […]

  • More than 9,000 US children are injured by infant walkers every year, study finds

    Changes in safety standards led to a steep drop in the number of babies injured using infant walkers. Still, more than 9,000 US children are injured using the devices every year, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. Between 1990 and 2014 an estimated 230,676 children under 15 months old were treated for injuries related to infant walkers, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. More than 90% of incidents led to head and […]

  • Man receives liver transplant while wife gives birth to twins

    OMAHA, Neb. — All four members of a Topeka, Kansas family recently found themselves as patients at Nebraska Medicine for different reasons. While 33-year-old Brady Sorensen was recovering from a liver transplant his wife, Jess, went into premature labor with their twin girls. “Looking back it was smooth and perfect… in the moment it was a chaotic mess,” Brady Sorensen told KMTV. He received his first liver transplant when he was 8-months-old and had a second when he was in […]