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  • Daily aspirin to prevent heart attacks no longer recommended for older adults

    If you’re a healthy older adult looking for ways to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke, don’t turn to that age-old standby: daily low-dose aspirin. It’s no longer recommended as a preventative for older adults who don’t have a high risk or existing heart disease, according to guidelines announced Sunday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. “For the most part, we are now much better at treating risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes […]

  • Father of 4 who says he confronted gunman outside New Zealand mosque is credited with saving lives

    CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand – Abdul Aziz Wahabzadah was praying with his four children at the Linwood mosque in Christchurch Friday when the gunfire started. Friday is the busiest day of the week for mosques around the world, when Muslims convene for Friday prayers. Wahabzadah told CNN he ran outside as soon as he heard the shots, grabbing a credit card reader along the way. He confronted a man in “army clothes” armed with guns and a camera. To distract the […]

  • Sugary drinks linked to higher risk of premature death, especially for women, study says

    Frequent consumption of sugary drinks such as sodas, sports drinks and juice is linked to an increased risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease and, to a lesser extent, from cancer, according to new research. Compared with women who had sugary beverages less than once per month, those who had more than two servings a day — defined as a standard glass, bottle or can — had a 63% increased risk of premature death, according to a study published Monday […]

  • At least 3 killed in Dutch tram shooting; manhunt underway

    UTRECHT — A manhunt is underway after a gunman opened fire inside a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht. Police have named a suspect in the case, and released a picture of him. At least three people have died and nine are wounded following the shooting, according to Utrecht mayor Jan van Zanen. He added that three of the injured are in a serious condition. Dutch authorities are considering “a possible terrorist motive” for the incident, which happened in […]

  • Police looking for driver who dragged Nashville officer with his ATV

    NASHVILLE, Ten. — The Metro Nashville Police Department is looking for the ATV driver who dragged an officer down Broadway on Saturday. About 100 “dirt bikes, motorcycles, ATVs, and four wheelers” illegally took over the street around 3 p.m. on Saturday, MNPD said. It was the second day in a row that off-road vehicles began illegally driving on major roads throughout Nashville, according to CNN affiliate WTVF. “These individuals were weaving in and out of moving and parked vehicles, endangering […]

  • Dead whale found with 88 pounds of plastic bags in its stomach

    A young whale whose carcass washed up in the Philippines died of “dehydration and starvation” after consuming 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of plastic bags, scientists have found. Marine biologist and environmentalist Darrell Blatchley told CNN that the juvenile male Cuvier’s beaked whale was found “showing signs of being emaciated and dehydration” and had been “vomiting blood before it died.” Blatchley, who is president and founder of D’ Bone Collector Museum, a natural history museum in the Philippine city of Davao, […]

  • 3 teens die in ‘crush’ at St. Patrick’s Day disco in Northern Ireland

    Three teenagers have died in a crush at a St. Patrick’s Day disco at a hotel in Northern Ireland, according to police. Mark Hamilton, an assistant chief constable with the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), confirmed that a 17-year-old girl, a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy had died in the incident, which took place at the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown, County Tyrone. Another girl, 16, was in a stable condition, while two other teenagers were treated for injuries. […]

  • A picture of a firefighter carrying an elderly woman up some stairs is capturing hearts

    Firefighter Thomas Harwell says it’s always been in his blood to help people, and not just when he’s on the clock. He, his wife Shayla and their 2-year-old daughter were at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo featuring Brad Paisley Saturday when they saw an elderly woman struggling to get down the stairs of the stadium with her daughter and two granddaughters. “She was having a rough time,” Shayla Harwell told CNN Sunday night. “I nudged my husband and told him that […]

  • Green dream job: Meet the man who dyes the Chicago River for St. Patrick’s Day

    CHICAGO — On St. Patrick’s Day, Tom Rowan will do the same thing he has done that day for the past 56 years: He’ll make the Chicago River run green. Rowan, a 75-year-old retired police officer, is the man behind the famous Windy City ritual. The city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is world-renowned, primarily because of its unique tradition of dyeing the river green. “The original Mayor Daley in the 1950s wanted to do something special, he wanted to dye […]

  • Disney rehires James Gunn for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ sequel

    LOS ANGELES — Disney has reversed course on its next flight for “Guardians of the Galaxy,” reinstating writer-director James Gunn to oversee the third movie, after firing him last year in the wake of learning about offensive social-media posts. Gunn had been targeted by conservative activists — in part because of his vocal criticism of President Trump — who resurfaced old tweets in which he made light of pedophilia and molestation. In firing him, Disney labeled the comments “indefensible and […]

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