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  • 5 ways to pay respect on Memorial Day

    (CNN) — Memorial Day is meant to be one of the most solemn American holidays. First known as “Decoration Day,” it began three years after the end of the Civil War, when a former Union general called for a way to remember fallen service members. For decades, Americans marked the holiday on May 30. In 1971, the federal government officially designated the last Monday in May as Memorial Day. Here are ways you can honor those who have given their […]

  • High levels of sunscreen ingredients enter blood after just a day of use, study says

    It took just one day of use for several common sunscreen ingredients to enter the bloodstream at levels high enough to trigger a government safety investigation, according to a pilot study conducted by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, an arm of the US Food and Drug Administration. The study, published Monday in the medical journal JAMA, also found that the blood concentration of three of the ingredients continued to rise as daily use continued and then remained in the […]

  • Nurse denied marathon world record – because she wasn’t wearing a skirt

    A woman who wanted to break the Guinness World Record for running a marathon dressed as a nurse has been told her successful attempt does not count – because she was wearing scrubs and pants, rather than a skirt. Jessica Anderson, a nurse at the Royal London Hospital, ran the city’s marathon last Sunday in the outfit she wears at work. But she was told beforehand by Guinness World Records that she would need to wear a blue and white […]

  • Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner wed in surprise Las Vegas ceremony after Billboard Music Awards

    “Game of Thrones” actress Sophie Turner and musician Joe Jonas are now married after a surprise ceremony in Las Vegas. News of the wedding emerged after DJ Diplo posted a series of videos on Instagram. “Gonna hit this wedding real quick,” reads one caption over a video showing Turner in a white bridal outfit walking past with Jonas. Diplo also tagged the pair in another video showing Turner in a veil holding a bouquet of flowers, with the caption “true […]

  • A boy heard a buzz and felt something strange. The cause caught his doctors by surprise.

    NEW HAVEN – A 9-year-old Connecticut boy felt a strange sensation in his right ear. He told his doctor at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. Three days earlier, he’d heard a buzzing noise in that ear. Still, the boy felt no real pain and he could hear perfectly well, according to a case study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. When asked what he’d been doing, the boy said playing outdoors at school. Dr. Erik Waldman, co-author […]

  • ‘Hero’ student knocked UNC Charlotte shooter off his feet and saved lives, police say

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – When a gunman walked into his classroom at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte campus, Riley Howell rushed toward him, police and Howell’s family said. Howell, 21, was shot “point blank” trying to take the man down, his aunt Morgan Howell Moylan said. Another student, 19-year-old Ellis Parlier, was also killed, the school said. When a gunman walked into his classroom at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte campus, 21-year-old Riley Howell rushed toward him […]

  • Alex Trebek: I have ‘surges of deep, deep sadness’ but I’m optimistic about the future

    Alex Trebek is hanging in there. The “Jeopardy!” host was upbeat in an interview with “Good Morning America” on Wednesday during which he talked about how he’s dealing with stage 4 pancreatic cancer with rounds of chemotherapy and support from fans. He announced on March 6 he had been diagnosed with cancer. Trebek said one of the hardest parts of the disease is the chemotherapy, because he wasn’t expecting the “surges of deep, deep sadness” that he experiences after treatment. […]

  • Giraffes could be listed as an endangered species by the United States

    The United States is considering giving new protection to giraffes, whose numbers have dropped dramatically in recent decades. The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced last week it will conduct an in-depth review on whether to add the species to the list of endangered and threatened wildlife under the Endangered Species Act. The petition to protect giraffes, which was filed by a coalition of conservation groups in April 2017, says the animals are “in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant […]

  • Instagram is testing hiding your likes

    What is Instagram without likes? Some users are about to find out. On Tuesday, the Facebook-owned photo sharing app announced it is running a test in Canada starting later this week that hides the total number of likes on photos and videos. Likes, which are shown as hearts on the app, will be removed from the main feed, permalink pages and profiles. While followers won’t be able to see the total number of likes a post has received, the owner […]

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