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    Frequent Teen Marijuana Use Linked to Issues Later in Life

    Teens who use marijuana daily before age 17 are more than 60% less likely to get their high school diploma than those who’ve never used pot, according to a new study published Tuesday in the journal The Lancet Psychiatry. The study, done by researchers in Australia and New Zealand, is a meta-analysis of three previous […]

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    Dutch Report: MH17 Hit By a Burst of ‘High Energy Objects’

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 broke apart in the air after it was hit by a burst of “high-energy objects” from outside, a preliminary report by Dutch aviation investigators said Tuesday. Flight 17 came down in eastern Ukraine on July 17 in an area controlled by pro-Russian separatists. Of the 298 people killed, around two-thirds were […]

  • Weekly Weigh-In - Angela Baldwin

    One Dance Class Changed Her Life

    Angela Baldwin can pinpoint the day she changed the course of her life. Her friend invited her to a dance fitness class in March 2013. Baldwin tried to think of an excuse to skip it, but couldn’t come up with one so she reluctantly tagged along. At this point, the Prestonsburg, Kentucky, social worker weighed […]

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    Virus Hitting Midwest Could be ‘Tip of Iceberg’

    A respiratory virus is sending hundreds of children to hospitals in Missouri and possibly throughout the Midwest and beyond, officials say. The unusually high number of hospitalizations reported now could be “just the tip of the iceberg in terms of severe cases,” said Mark Pallansch, a virologist and director of the Centers for Disease Control […]

  • Des Moines Attorney Explains Legal Side of Ellingson Case

    DES MOINES, Iowa — An autopsy report shows 20-year-old Brandon Ellingson had alcohol and cocaine in his system when he was arrested on Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri in May. But his parents say that offense shouldn’t have cost him his life. Ellingson was arrested for suspicion of drunk boating. He was handcuffed and […]

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    This Crab Could Save Your Life

    During World War Two, soldiers learned to fear treatment as much as enemy bullets. Unsanitary conditions and equipment in field hospitals made open wounds a breeding ground for bacteria that killed thousands, particularly the fast-acting and barely detectable gram-negative strains that caused toxic shock syndrome, meningitis, and typhoid. Today, vast improvements in medical hygiene have […]

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    Healthcare Spending on the Rise

    NEW YORK — National health spending will increase modestly over the next decade, propelled in part by the gradual rebound of the U.S. economy and the growing ranks of Americans who became insured under the Affordable Care Act, government actuaries projected. But those growth rates are not as high as what the country saw for […]

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    Daughter: Joan Rivers Leaves ICU, ‘Kept Comfortable’ in Private Room

    NEW YORK, New York — Joan Rivers has been moved out of the intensive care unit and into a private hospital room, her daughter said Wednesday. Melissa Rivers, who confirmed Tuesday that her mother was on life support, did not indicate if the change was the result of an improved medical condition six days after […]

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    Obama: ‘Justice Will Be Served’ After Second ISIS Beheading

    A rescue attempt “some time ago” failed to free a British hostage threatened in the latest video by the ISIS terror group, the UK said Wednesday. In the video released Tuesday, the hostage is shown after a beheading, apparently of American journalist Steven Sotloff. Sotloff is apparently the second American journalist beheaded by the group […]

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    Baby Boomers Face Big Housing Crunch

    America’s Baby Boomers are facing a serious housing crunch, with many expected to struggle to afford their homes come retirement. By 2030, the number of adults age 65 and older will more than double to 73 million, according to a report by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies and the AARP Foundation. And many […]

  • Weekend Fire Caused ‘Minor Structural Damage’ to Equitable Building

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The owner of the Equitable Building says after learning how much damage was done by the weekend fire, he expects to continue with the planned schedule of renovations to the building. Shawn Foutch with Foutch Brothers says the century-old  building sustained minor structural damage to isolated sections of the flooring system […]

  • I Think: ISU, Iowa and UNI Results

    The Cyclones trouncing by North Dakota State and Iowa’s win over UNI both feature this week.