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  • He Survived the Holocaust, Only to be Struck and Killed by a Car in Oregon

    A Holocaust survivor who was trying to make sure the world never forgot what happened fell short of finishing his life’s work. Alter Wiener, a 92-year-old from outside Portland, Oregon, was struck and killed by a car on Tuesday evening, Hillsboro Police said. Wiener had been walking just before 5 p.m. when a driver hit him, Hillsboro Police Sergeant Eric Bunday said Wednesday. He was walking outside the crosswalk and wearing dark clothing on the rainy night and the driver […]

  • High-Speed Train Crashes into Bridge, Killing Seven, in Turkey

    A high-speed train has crashed near the Turkish capital Ankara, killing at least seven people and leaving dozens more injured, according to the city’s governor Vasip Sahin. Holding a press conference at the site of the crash, Sahin said 46 people had been injured in the crash, which took place at around 6.30 a.m. Thursday local time. Three of those were severely injured, according to the governor’s office. “Our hope is the number of dead does not increase, but our […]

  • Ellen DeGeneres Considering Ending Her Talk Show

    Ellen DeGeneres is considering ending her run on daytime talk. DeGeneres told the New York Times in a new interview that she’s mulling what to do once her contract comes to an end in 2020. DeGeneres renewed her deal in 2016 but had been “close to declining” the offer that would have kept her in front of daytime audiences through Season 17, according to the Times. The comedian and host reportedly is torn between advice given to her from two significant people […]

  • Remains Found in Long Island Basement are Homeowner’s Father, Police Confirm

    Human remains discovered by a man digging below his basement in October have been identified as his missing father, who disappeared in 1961, according to the Suffolk County Police Department. “Now that we know he didn’t abandon us it makes us feel better,” the son, Michael Carroll, 57, said on Wednesday, adding “it was what I expected.” He said his family is taking it very hard. “When fiction becomes nonfiction, it changes the way you see the world.” Police released a statement […]

  • Kaléo to Offer Lower-Priced Opioid Antidote

    Pharmaceutical company Kaléo announced Wednesday that it will offer a generic version of its opioid antidote Evzio for $178 for a carton containing two single-dose auto-injector pens. Evzio was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in April 2014 under an expedited review for “the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose, characterized by decreased breathing or heart rates, or loss of consciousness.” In these instances, it can quickly reverse the effects of opioids. The active ingredient, naloxone, comes in an auto-injector […]

  • Fentanyl is the Deadliest Drug in America, CDC Confirms

    Fentanyl is now the most commonly used drug involved in drug overdoses, according to a new government report. The latest numbers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics say that the rate of drug overdoses involving the synthetic opioid skyrocketed by about 113% each year from 2013 through 2016. The number of total drug overdoses jumped 54% each year between 2011 and 2016. In 2016, there were 63,632 drug overdose deaths. According to Wednesday’s report, which […]

  • Choc-A-Block: Liquid Chocolate Leak Envelops German Street

    In a scene that could be straight out of a children’s book, around a ton of liquid chocolate flowed out of a factory and caked a street in a west German town on Monday. Firefighters said a storage tank overflowed at DreiMeister’s chocolate factory in Westönnen, a suburb of the town of Werl, running out of the gates and solidifying on the chilly sidewalk. “About a ton of chocolate ran out into the yard and from there onto the street, […]

  • ‘Sesame Street’ Introduces Homeless Muppet

    For the first time, a resident of “Sesame Street” is experiencing homelessness — and the hope is that her story can help sweep the clouds away for the growing number of young children in the United States without homes to call their own. Lily, a 7-year-old bright pink Muppet, was introduced to the world in 2011. She was originally described as being food-insecure because her family lacked consistent access to food. Now, “Lily is the first Muppet we’ve created whose […]

  • James Fields Should Get Life in Prison for Charlottesville Murder, Jury Says

    A jury wants James Fields, convicted of killing paralegal Heather Heyer during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, to serve life in prison on the murder charge, it decided Tuesday. Jurors also recommended a $100,000 fine on the murder count. For the five counts of aggravated malicious wounding, the jury said Fields should receive 350 years and a $350,000 fine, and for the three counts of malicious wounding, he should get 60 years and a $30,000 fine. For the final […]