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Video Of Man Rescuing Rabbit From Fire Goes Viral
 
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With fires continuing to rage across Southern California, burning through more than 90,000 acres by Thursday morning, video footage captured by the public escaping the blaze has filled social media. Among the clips, several show animal rescues. Earlier in the week, people rallied to save a horse that fell into a crevice while attempting to escape the fires, who is now expected to make a full recovery thanks to human intervention. And as the fires spread across Highway 1 in Ventura County, video of a rabbit darting across lanes of traffic and into a burning bush captured the moment when a man went in for a daring animal rescue. With smoke and flames all around, the man attempts to first locate the rabbit, but the search proves difficult, and leads to frustration, after which, shouting dramatically and wading into the brush, the man flushes out the rabbit, scoops him up, and clutches him to his body as the video ends. https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/videos/watch-man-rescues-rabbit-wildfires-and-restores-your-faith-humanity http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Seattle Sees Unexpected Consequences From $15 Per Hour Min. Wage
 
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Low wage workers in Seattle who spent months agitating for a city-wide $15-per-hour minimum wage were quite successful in their quest. But many have suddenly found that the new rate has had unexpected consequences. Some workers across the city are left telling bosses to give them fewer hours at the higher wage because a full week’s earnings now puts them past the threshold for some welfare payments such as food stamps and assistance with rent. There have been other unforeseen consequences to the higher wage. Some restaurants are tacking on a 15 percent surcharge onto customer’s bills in order to avoid firing workers. Other stores, restaurants, and small businesses are simply closing down because they can’t afford the wage hike. By March of this year, for instance, restaurant closings increased at a much higher than average rate in Seattle. Many restaurants noted that the new wage put labor costs at nearly 50 percent of operating costs, and that made profit margins disappear. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/07/24/seattle-sees-unexpected-fallout-from-15-per-hour-min-wage/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by O&O Story Selection using http://wochit.com
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Surprise! 7-week Old Baby Says "Hello"
 
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Most babies usually wait until they are at least one year old before they utter their first word. So a mother from Northern Ireland remained speechless recently, when her seven-WEEK-old son did this: ][ The surprised mom, Toni McCann, said she sensed her son Cillian was trying to mimic her before ultimately uttering "Hello". "If I hadn't videoed it, I’m sure people wouldn't have believed me", she told the Daily Mail, adding that she probably wouldn't have believed it herself. null http://www.wochit.com
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Japan Building "Great Wall" Against Tsunamis
 
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Four years after the tsunami ravaged much of its northeastern coast and killed over eighteen-thousand people, Japan is constructing a nearly 250-mile chain of cement seawalls to fend off future towering waves. Opponents of the 6.8 billion dollar wall, which in some places will reach nearly five stories high, say that the massive concrete barrier will damage marine ecology and scenery and hinder vital fisheries. Moreover, it will do only little to protect residents, and even worse - it'll foster complacency. Instead, they call for people to either move to higher ground, or to create a "green wall" of trees that perhaps won't stop the floods, but will weaken the impact of the waves. However those in favor of the "great wall", say it's a necessary evil, and one that will provide some jobs, at least for a time. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/35d608bb1ebe4766b33146e39b6044ba/japan-opts-massive-costly-sea-wall-fend-tsunamis http://www.wochit.com
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Goldman Sachs Limits Interns to 17 Hour Workdays
 
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Memo to Wall Street interns: go home and get some sleep. Goldman Sachs told its summer interns — all 2,900 of them — when they started their gigs this summer that they can’t be in the office between midnight and 7 a.m.. The 17-hour work day restriction is an attempt by the banking giants to curb some of their junior staffers’ long and grueling hours. One young banker told Atlantic writer Kevin Roose last year that the “banker 9 to 5” is 9 a.m. until 5 a.m. the next day. And 22-year-old Sarvshreshth Gupta complained to his father about regular 100 hour work weeks before he died earlier this year. Earlier this year, Bank of America told its staffers that they’ll be required to take a minimum of four weekends off per month. Goldman Sachs has also encouraged its staffers not to work on weekends, and began offering analysts full-time contracts instead of two-year contracts to relieve some of the pressure. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/tGnTl615qMg/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Researchers Hopeful New Treatment Leads To HIV Cure
 
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A new treatment resulting from the partnership between Britain's National Institute for Health Research and other leading medical research organizations has scientists hopeful that they may have found a way to eradicate the HIV virus completely. The Collaborative entity known as HIV Eradication of Viral Reservoirs is comprised of clinicians, virologists, and immunologists, who have treated the first patient in an upcoming study that will involve 50 participants. Whereas previous HIV treatments use Antiretroviral Therapy - or ART - to stop the virus from copying itself and spreading - which often results with the virus' return when treatment ends, this new approach hopes to activate "sleeping" HIV cells and encourage a patient's own immune system to fight HIV. According to professor Sarah Fidler "This first participant has now completed the intervention and we have found it to be safe and well tolerated." But Fidler adds that "Only when all 50 study participants have completed the whole study, by 2018, will we be able to tell if there has been an effect on curing HIV." http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/10/03/Scientists-hope-for-HIV-cure-with-new-treatment/9551475522018/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Elon Musk Unveils the World’s Most Efficient Solar Panel
 
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Elon Musk is basically trying to save the world. Just a few days after announcing Tesla’s all-electric SUV called the Model X, his latest step is creating world’s most efficient rooftop solar panel. On Friday, SolarCity, the company he chairs, announced it will start producing panels with a module efficiency exceeding 22%. But thanks to the efficiencies, the panels will produce 30-40% more power than a standard issue solar panels despite being of comparable size. They will be available for most customers starting in 2017. The company also said the panels will be manufactured at its new Buffalo, New York facility, a unique feature given that almost all other solar panels are made in China. http://fusion.net/story/208036/elon-musk-solarcity-solar-panel-record/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=/feed/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Joe Biden Attends Son Beau Biden's Emotional Funeral
 
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Beau Biden's viewing service was emotional to say the least. Vice President Joe Biden, whose son tragically passed away from brain cancer five days ago at the young age of 46, was surrounded by friends and family Thursday at Beau's public service and viewing at Legislative Hall in Dover, Delaware. Biden, his wife Jill Biden, Beau's wife and kids and the rest of their family were understandably emotional while watching honor guards carry Beau's casket, which was draped with an American flag. The famous family shed tears as they said goodbye to the former Attorney General, who had been battling brain cancer for several years. In addition to the service and viewing, Beau was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross, Delaware's highest honor, for his "heroism, meritorious service and outstanding achievement." http://www.eonline.com/news/663433/vice-president-joe-biden-attends-son-beau-biden-s-emotional-funeral-surrounded-by-family?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Science May Have Found A Cure for the World's Most Common STD
 
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Many, many people around the world who have been diagnosed with human papillomavirus, or HPV. HPV is incurable, and it strikes nearly every sexually active human at some point in his or her lifetime. Right now, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 79 million Americans have the virus and doctors report roughly 14 million new cases every year in this country. Happily an HIV drug that’s been on the market since 2006 may hold the key to fighting the virus—and warding off its associated cancers. British scientists Ian and Lynne Hampson of the University of Manchester recently published results from a phase 1 clinical trial in the peer-reviewed journal Plus One—which suggest that a cure is looking more promising than ever. 23 Kenyan women were given Lopimune, a combination of the anti-viral HIV drugs lopinavir and ritonavir, for two weeks. According to Fusion, twelve weeks after the trial began, the researchers found that HPV infection levels had declined in 19 of the 23 women. Not only that, but in 12 of the 23 women, no virus could be detected at all. http://fusion.net/story/289715/hpv-cure-worlds-most-common-std/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Are Weed-Infused 'Female Suppositories' Real?
 
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Most women can agree — periods are annoying and painful. One company wants to turn painful periods into “chill” periods using marijuana, a drug known for medicinal, as well as recreational, uses. The weed capsule has been dubbed “Foria Relief,” by the company Foria, which also launched a popular marijuana-infused sexual lubricant. The capsule is a small, cocoa butter-based insert that is being marketed as a pain reliever for women's menstrual cramps. The tampon-sized vaginal suppository is blended with a 6 to 1 ratio of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) oil concentrate and cannabidiol (CBD) isolate, respectively. THC works by targeting the nerves to “block out pain,” while CBD acts as an anti-inflammatory and as an antispasmodic by treating muscle spasms that occur from menstruation and ovulation. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/q5J1p9BlCdU/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Over 100,000 Mourners Attend Muhammad Ali Funeral
 
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Louisville, Kentucky police estimate that more than 100,000 people turned out for Muhammad Ali's funeral procession in his hometown on Friday. Fans, friends and family of the three-time heavyweight boxing champion lined the streets for an emotional goodbye to the legendary sports figure. A motorcade procession began at about 10:35 local time, more than an hour behind schedule, and took the Ali's coffin past his childhood home, the Ali Center, the Center for African American Heritage and then down Muhammad Ali Boulevard. Ali passed away last Friday at age 74 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/386c25518f464186bf7a2ac026580ce7/Article_2016-06-10-BOX--Muhammad%20Ali-Memorial-The%20Latest/id-4e4dad51131d43b895f7e13ccc5ee680 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Homeless NYC Girl Earns Junior Olympics Win
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — The biggest surprise Monday for 10-year-old Rainn Sheppard, competing at the Junior Olympics in Houston and far from the New York City homeless shelter she shares with her two sisters and mother, wasn't the gold medal she won in the 3,000 meters. It was the arrival of her mother. Rainn and her sisters, 11-year-old Tai and 8-year-old Brooke, had hoped merely to make their mother proud, since she couldn't afford to make the trip from the Brooklyn shelter herself. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/386c25518f464186bf7a2ac026580ce7/Article_2016-08-02-US--Homeless%20Track%20Stars/id-5bae5d9b43b04a0ea7d6e88c5606758a http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Here Are Five Facts About the Little-Known Pangolin
 
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Here are five facts about the little-known Pangolin: 1. Pangolin’s scales are made of keratin, which is the same material found in a rhino's horn. A pangolin's tongue can be longer than its body. Pangolins don't have very good eyesight. Pangolins can live in trees or in the ground. Some species climb trees by using their claws to grip on to overhanging branches, while others use their claws to dig holes in the ground. Four of the species are found in Asia and the four others are found in Africa. http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/37470783' http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Trees In The Amazon Make Their Own Rain
 
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The Amazon rainforest is home to strange weather. One peculiarity is that rains begin 2 to 3 months before seasonal winds start to bring in moist air from the ocean. Researchers say they have finally figured out where this early moisture comes from: the trees themselves. The study provides concrete data for something scientists had theorized for a long time. Previous research showed early accumulation of moisture in the atmosphere over the Amazon, but scientists weren’t sure why. Satellite data showed that the increase coincided with a “greening” of the rainforest, or an increase in fresh leaves, leading researchers to suspect the moisture might be water vapor released during photosynthesis. In a process called transpiration, plants release water vapor from small pores on the underside of their leaves. Scientists thought it was possible that plants were releasing enough moisture to build low-level clouds over the Amazon. And after observing the water vapor over the Amazon with NASA’s Aura satellite, they proved the theory to be true. http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/08/trees-amazon-make-their-own-rain http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Scientists Extract DNA From A Mummy
 
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Ancient Egyptian mummies are known to preserve many details of the once-living: facial features, signs of illness, and even tattoos. But not, it seemed, DNA. After repeated failure in extracting the molecule, many scientists had been convinced that the hot desert climate and the chemicals used in the process of mummification would have destroyed any remnant of genetic material long ago. Now a team of ancient DNA specialists has successfully sequenced genomes from 90 ancient Egyptian mummies. The study, led by Johannes Krause, a geneticist at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany, reportedly used next-generation sequencing methods to read stretches of any DNA present in a sample and successfully fished out those that resembled human DNA. http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/05/scientists-thought-ancient-egyptian-mummies-didn-t-have-any-dna-left-they-were-wrong http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Woman With ALS Holds Goodbye Party Before Ending Own Life
 
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In early July, Betsy Davis emailed her closest friends and relatives to invite them to a two-day party, telling them: "These circumstances are unlike any party you have attended before, requiring emotional stamina, centeredness and openness." And just one rule: No crying in front of her. The 41-year-old artist had ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. According to the Associated Press, Davis held the gathering to say goodbye before becoming one of the first Californians to take a lethal dose of drugs under the state's new doctor-assisted suicide law for the terminally ill. Davis spent months planning her exit, feeling empowered after spending the last three years losing control of her body bit by bit. The painter and performance artist could no longer stand, brush her teeth or scratch an itch. Her caretakers had to translate her slurred speech for others. Wearing a Japanese kimono she bought on a bucket-list trip she took after being diagnosed in 2013, she looked out at her last sunset and took the drugs at 6:45 p.m. with her caretaker, her doctor, her massage therapist and her sister by her side. Four hours later, she died. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/386c25518f464186bf7a2ac026580ce7/Article_2016-08-11-US--Woman's%20Final%20Party/id-21d9da4fc7f440b2ab9c01f3eb8c68a4 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Laundering Money On Giftcards?
 
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In 2011, amid a crackdown on international money laundering, the U.S. Treasury Department tried to close a loophole that authorities said allows drug cartels to move bulk cash across borders on gift and other prepaid cards. The department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) proposed that money stored on these cards count toward a U.S. requirement to report cross-border movement of cash of $10,000 or more. But FinCEN later withdrew its proposed rule after pushback from the prepaid card industry, according to law enforcement sources. http://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/drug-cartels-continue-money-laundering-prepaid-cards-amid-industry-pushback-n627056 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Ruins Of Japanese Castle Reveals Ancient Roman Coins
 
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Since 2013, a team of archeologists from Uruma city's local Board of Education has been excavating Katsuren castle located in Okinawa, Japan's southernmost prefecture. The site is a UNESCO world heritage site. Ten ancient Roman coins dating to the Ancient Roman Empire, were discovered recently when a researcher from Gangoji temple cultural properties department, spotted them when he traveled to the castle from Nara. On Monday the Uruma Board of Education announced their discovery. The coins were later submitted for examination them using X-ray technology. The tchnology allows the engraving on the coins to be seen with greater clarity. The Roman coins appeared to be from at least 300 to 400 AD. http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/27/luxury/ancient-roman-coins-japan/index.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Russian Planes Fly Near US Warship
 
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According to the Pentagon, Russian warplanes have made several close passes in recent days over a US destroyer sailing in the Black Sea. Russian state media reported that the USS Ross was acting "aggressively". The US Department of Defense, however, said the ship was "well within international waters at all times, performing routine operations". The US Navy released video on Monday of a Russian plane passing as close as 500 meters to the USS Ross. Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said on Monday that the Russian planes were not armed with weapons and the USS Ross maintained its course. The Pentagon added that the ship's deployment to the Black Sea had been publicly announced. The Black Sea encounters are the latest sign of military tension between Russian and the West, amid hostilities in eastern Ukraine. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32969336#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Scientists Use Stem Cell Therapy To Treat Leading Cause Of Blindness
 
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2 (UPI) -- Researchers made advances toward creating stem cell-derived retinal cells used to treat a leading cause of blindness, scientists at the National Eye Institute said. NEI scientists found that tiny tube-like protrusions called primary cilia on a layer of cells in the back of the eye, known as the retinal pigment epithelium, are essential for the survival of the retina's light-sensing photoreceptors, according to a new study published in the journal Cell Reports. The discovery has advanced scientists' ability to use induced-pluripotent stem cells to create adult RPE for transplants to treat patients with geographic atrophy -- or dry age-related macular degeneration -- a leading cause of blindness in the United States. https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2018/01/02/Scientists-advance-stem-cell-therapy-for-a-leading-cause-of-blindness/8571514929118/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Ring Bought At London Garage Sale Could Be Worth $500K
 
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According to the Huffington Post, while shopping at a garage sale at West Middlesex University Hospital in West London, an unidentified woman may have unwittingly scored a one-of-a-kind discount! The woman purchased a £10 (or approximately $13) diamond ring at the garage sale, and assumed it to be costume jewelry due to its heavy antique setting. But after a jeweler suggested that it may be real, she had it appraised, and was shocked to discover it in fact was a genuine 19th century cushion-cut diamond. Soon afterwards, Sotheby's of London, the revered auction house which specializes in the expensive and historic, confirmed the authenticity of the stone, estimating the 26.27-carat diamond at about $450,000, thanks to its near-flawless color and clarity. http://www.allure.com/story/garage-sale-ring-worth-half-million http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Suge Knight Fires His Lawyers, Speaks for Himself in Court Appearance
 
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In a brief court appearance Monday Suge Knight said he fired the lawyers handling his murder case. Speaking on his own behalf, he told the judge he's received poor medical treatment while in jail and that he's going blind. His case was transferred to another judge, but Knight had to leave early to receive more treatment. It's the third time he's gone straight from court to the hospital. Knight has been officially charged with premeditated murder following a hit and run that led to the death of his friend. The incident stemmed from an on-set argument where Straight Outta Compton was filming. Knight has plead not guilty to murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run. http://www.complex.com/music/2015/03/suge-knight-fires-lawyers-in-murder-trial http://www.wochit.com
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Astronomers Discover Deep Lakes Of Methane On Titan
 
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According to a report by Digital Trends, in the two years since the Cassini probe ended its mission by burning up in the rings of Saturn, data from its recordings is still being analyzed and astronomers are making surprising findings. Digital Trends reports that the latest research using the Cassini data has shown that Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, hosts deep liquid lakes of methane. Using radar data, astronomers were reportedly able to test the depth of the lakes found in Titan’s northern hemisphere. Scientists reportedly discovered that some were more than 100 meters or 300 feet deep, making Titan the only body in our solar system other than Earth to host stable liquid on its surface. https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/titan-methane-lakes/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Underground Lake Found On Mars Raises Possibility Of Life
 
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Using a radar instrument on an orbiting spacecraft, scientists have spotted what they said on Wednesday appears to be a sizable salt-laden lake under ice on the southern polar plain of Mars, a body of water they called a possible habitat for microbial life. FILE PHOTO: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took this snapshot of Mars 11 hours before the planet made its closest approach to Earth on August 26, 2003. REUTERS/J. Bell (Cornell U.) and M. Wolff (SSI)/NASA/File Photo The reservoir they detected — roughly 12 miles (20 km) in diameter, shaped like a rounded triangle and located about a mile (1.5 km) beneath the ice surface — represents the first stable body of liquid water ever found on Mars. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/G2w8Gcj_2A4/underground-lake-found-on-mars-raising-possibility-of-life-idUSKBN1KF1Z8 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Humvee Auction Hammers Home Strong Prices
 
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The U.S. Military recently held its first-ever public auction of its surplus Humvee supply, and the results were good. Each Humvee had a starting price of $10,000, but the average transaction price was around $30,000. The lowest someone paid to take home one of the brutes was $21,500, while a top-end bid saw a Humvee trade for $41,000. According to Military.com, the total amount spent at the auction comes to $744,000. That's a ton of dough for a bunch of vehicles that aren't even street legal. Still, it's clear that demand is high, and you can expect more auctions like this in the future. http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1096022_humvee-auction-hammers-home-strong-prices http://www.wochit.com
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Texas to Execute Its 11th Inmate of 2015
 
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Texas is set to execute its 11th inmate of this year — a man who killed a former missionary during an $8 robbery when he was a teenager. 35-year-old Juan Garcia is set to receive a lethal injection at 6 p.m. CT on Tuesday for the 1998 murder of Hugh Solano, who had just moved to Houston from Mexico to give his children a better education. Garcia — who has in the past fought execution with claims of mental impairment — had no appeals pending Tuesday morning. The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles rejected his clemency bid in a 5-2 vote, though Gov. Greg Abbott has the final say. http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/4a731584/sc/7/l/0L0Snbcnews0N0Cstoryline0Clethal0Einjection0Ctexas0Eset0Eexecute0Ejuan0Egarcia0E11th0Einmate0Eyear0En439336/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Charlize Theron Admits Feud With Tom Hardy While Filming ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’
 
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Actress Charlize Theron admitted that she and costar Tom Hardy weren't close when they filmed Mad Max: Fury Road. Not only does she say it was a “struggle” to work with him, but she reveals that it showed in the characters. Talking to The Wall Street Journal, the actress said: “Maybe the movie is what it is because we struggled so much with each other, and those characters had to struggle so much with each other. If we were chum-chum, maybe the movie would have been 10 times worse.” The actress revealed to Esquire last year that Hardy sent her a note after filming wrapped, which read: “You are an absolute nightmare, BUT you are also f—ing awesome. I’ll kind of miss you. Love, Tommy.” http://www.celebuzz.com/2016-04-01/charlize-theron-did-not-get-along-with-tom-hardy-while-filming-mad-max/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Newly Discovered Ancient Carnivore Is True Nightmare Fuel
 
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New research describes the remains of a gigantic, four-legged mammalian carnivore that terrorized Africa some 22 million years ago. The name of this formidable creature is Simbakubwa kutokaafrika, which translated from Swahili means “big lion coming from Africa.” But this was no feline—it belonged to an extinct group of mammals known as hyaenodonts, which have no close relation to any species of mammalian carnivore living today. Larger than a polar bear, and with a head as big as a rhino’s, Simbakubwa spent its time as an apex predator in Eastern Africa around 22 million years ago, eventually going extinct under mysterious circumstances. https://gizmodo.com/newly-discovered-ancient-carnivore-was-bigger-than-a-po-1834136617 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Serbia Says It Won't Impose Sanctions On Russia
 
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Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Friday, despite pressure from the European Union, Serbia will not impose sanctions against Russia or curb its food exports to that country. After the U.S. and the EU slapped sanctions on Russian state banks and major industries last month over the crisis in Ukraine, Russia responded with a wide-ranging ban on food products imported from those countries. Serbian officials have said that they hope to increase the food and agricultural exports to Russia from the current $170 million a year to $300 million. Vucic said Friday his government will accept the EU's demands not to additionally subsidize those exports, but will not prevent Serbian companies from making the deals. The EU has warned candidate countries to refrain from "exploiting" the Russian ban by increasing their exports. https://news.yahoo.com/serbia-says-wont-impose-sanctions-115403613.html http://www.wochit.com
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Jerusalem: Muslim In Charge Of Key To Jesus' Tomb
 
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Adeeb Joudeh, a Muslim, makes his way through the stone alleyways of Jerusalem’s walled Old City cradling the ancient key to one of Christianity’s holiest sites. Centuries ago, the imposing iron key to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built where many Christians believe Jesus was crucified and buried, was entrusted to his family, one of Jerusalem’s most prominent clans, says Joudeh. He dates the arrangement back to the time of Saladin, the Muslim conqueror who seized the holy city from the Crusaders in 1187. Another of the city’s oldest Muslim families, the Nusseibehs, were entrusted with the duty of opening and closing the church doors, a task they perform to this day. It requires firm fingers: The 800 year old key is 12 inches long and weighs half a pound. Christianity scholar Yisca Harani said having Muslim families in charge of the key and the doors helps somewhat in keeping the peace between the denominations. Harani said, “The church is definitely a model of co-existence. ” http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/tmgcExGGWz0/muslim-holds-ancient-key-to-jesus-tomb-site-in-jerusalem-idUSKBN1DU17Q http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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At Philadelphia Airport, Pope Kisses Head of Disabled Boy
 
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Pope Francis kissed the forehead of a boy with cerebral palsy after landing in Philadelphia on Saturday morning, coaxing a small smile from the severely disabled 10-year-old. Francis apparently spied Michael Keating as he was being driven away from the plane. Ordering the Fiat to stop, Francis got out and walked over to the boy, put his hand on his head and kissed him as his sobbing mother looked on. Kristin Keating thanked the pope, who grasped her hand. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/386c25518f464186bf7a2ac026580ce7/Article_2015-09-26-US-Pope-Boy-at-Airport/id-9fe8aa27532b483bba611bb9913d4362 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Millennials Are Buying Cars In A New Way
 
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Much ado has been made of the peculiar habits of millennials — those born between 1980 and 2000, roughly — including their supposed aversion to purchasing cars, which could threaten the very nature of the automotive industry. Despite a laundry list of reasons not to buy a car, however (reducing your ecological imprint, improved public transit systems in urban centers and cities, more people working from their homes), millennials are still doing so, according to Andrea Brimmer, Ally Bank’s chief marketing and public relations officer, who stopped by the Digital Trends CES booth for a friendly chat. They’re just going about it differently. https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/ally-bank-booth-interview-ces/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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FBI request for Twitter account data may have overstepped legal guidelines
 
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Citing two warrantless surveillance orders the social media company published on Friday, legal experts said the FBI appeared to go beyond the scope of existing legal guidance in seeking certain kinds of internet records from Twitter as recently as last year. Twitter said its disclosures were the first time the company had been allowed to publicly reveal the secretive orders. They were delivered with gag orders when they were issued in 2015 and 2016. Their publication follows similar disclosures in recent months by other major internet companies/ Those include Alphabet's Google and Yahoo. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/ro-RnluKN8s/us-usa-twitter-surveillance-idUSKBN15C00W http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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West Warned of Backlash Over Mohamed Morsi Death Sentence
 
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Egyptian Islamists have warned that the world should brace itself for a backlash after the country’s first freely elected president, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi, was given a provisional death sentence nearly two years after he was overthrown by the army following mass protests against his rule. Morsi was among over 100 men sentenced to death on Saturday for allegedly escaping prison during the 2011 uprising that toppled Morsi’s predecessor, Hosni Mubarak. Morsi and his colleagues were convicted of conspiring with Hamas, the Brotherhood’s Palestinian offshoot, whom judges decided had helped the prisoners leave jail in January 2011. The sentence is provisional until the government’s most senior Islamic cleric gives his opinion. A final decision is due on 2 June. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/16/morsi-egypt-death-sentence-backlash http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Daniel Holtzclaw Denied New Trial
 
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Daniel Holtzclaw, the former Oklahoma City police officer found guilty of raping and sexually assaulting women in the community he patrolled, was denied a new trial Thursday. Holtzclaw’s attorneys filed the motion for a new trial on Wednesday. The motion accuses the prosecution of withholding potentially exculpatory evidence based on a Facebook post written by an Oklahoma City police detective. He is scheduled to be sentenced later Thursday. In December, a jury found Holtzclaw guilty of 18 of the 36 charges stemming from the accounts of 13 black women, all of whom testified during his trial. http://www.buzzfeed.com/jtes/daniel-holtzclaw-sentencing-expected?utm_term=4ldqpia http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Africa's first high-speed train
 
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High-speed trains in Africa are speeding along the Atlantic coast of Morocco. Double-decker TGVs are being tested ahead of the launch of a flagship new line connecting Tangier with Morocco's economic capital Casablanca in 2018. The new trains can reach speeds of 200 miles per hour. They will cut the journey time between the two cities by more than half -- to just over two hours. The $2 billion project has been in development for a decade, funded by the governments of Morocco, France, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the UAE. http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/20/travel/morocco-high-speed-tgv-trains/index.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Delta Plane Lands At Air Force Base By Accident
 
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Okay, sure you hate taxiing forever to get to the runway to take off before flights, bumpy turbulence that makes you clutch your rosary, and screaming babies on planes that prevent you from getting a decent 7 minutes of sleep, but it could worse right? Right, you could end landing at the wrong airport! According to CBS News, that's exactly what happened in South Dakota on Friday. It's reported that a Delta Airlines flight from Minneapolis headed to Rapid City, South Dakota at Ellsworth Air Force Base 10 miles north of the intended Rapid City Regional Airport. But in the pilot's defense, both runways look nearly identicle! http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ntsb-delta-plane-landed-at-wrong-airport-south-dakota-air-force-base/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Astronomers Make First Direct Observation of ‘Super-Jupiter’ Exoplanet
 
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Artist's impression of the super-Jupiter exoplanet, HR8799e. The GRAVITY instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) has made the first direct observation of an exoplanet using optical interferometry. Calçada) Astronomers have made the first direct observation of a planet outside our solar system with a groundbreaking new technique that combines the light from multiple telescopes. The massive “super-Jupiter” exoplanet, called HR8799e, exists 129 light years from Earth and has an atmosphere with clouds of iron and silicates swirling in a planet-wide storm, according to a statement from the European Southern Observatory (ESO). https://www.geek.com/news/astronomers-make-first-direct-observation-of-super-jupiter-exoplanet-129-light-years-from-earth-1780290/?source http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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'Lethal Weapon' Stars Reunite for Film's 30th Anniversary
 
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It's been three decades since audiences first heard Danny Glover utter the now-famous line, "I'm too old for this s**t," in the 1987 film, Lethal Weapon. To celebrate the buddy cop's 30th anniversary, Glover, Mel Gibson and Rene Russo reunited on Good Morning America for the first time since shooting Lethal Weapon 4 to reminisce about their time on set and how it feels to be back together again. "I think there was a lot of love between us," Gibson, who portrayed cop Martin Riggs, told ABC's Chris Connelly. http://www.etonline.com/movies/219279_lethal_weapon_stars_reunite_for_film_30th_anniversary_watch/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Source of 16th Century Epidemic in Central America Discovered
 
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In the 16th century, an epidemic known as "cocoliztli" that caused bleeding and vomiting swept through large areas of Guatemala, Mexico and even reached Peru. It wiped out 80% of the population, killing millions of people. Ancient DNA and a new technique have been used to determine the likely cause of this mysterious epidemic that contributed to a "cataclysmic" population decline. Salmonella genomes, which cause typhoid fever, were recovered from DNA within the teeth of 10 skeletons buried in an undisturbed "cocoliztli" or "pestilence" cemetery in Oaxaca, Mexico. This would be the first known occurrence of salmonella in the Americas, according to a new study published in the journal Nature on Monday. Typhoid fever has long been suspected due to the recorded symptoms, but this is the first identification of bacteria at the site. The researchers also believe that the arrival of Europeans to what was then known as Mesoamerica caused the devastating epidemic. Europeans were susceptible to enteric fever, also known as typhoid fever, and it is very likely that they were carriers for the disease when they arrived to conquer Mesoamerica. http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/15/health/salmonella-epidemic-16th-century-mexico/index.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Environmental Disaster Strikes Brazilian River
 
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Arsenic and mercury have polluted the Rio Doce river in Brazil after a damn burst at an iron mine. According to tests by their state water agency, the environmental disaster if the nation's worst-ever. Their Institute for Water Management found arsenic levels more than ten times above the legal limit at one place in the river. The dam which burst also killed at least 13 people on Nov. 5 as thick mud flooded across two states. Mercury rose slightly above permitted levels as well. Between Nov. 7 and the 12th, the institute found seven additional places along the Rio Doce where arsenic has accumulated to unacceptable levels. The Rio Doce stretches across 500 miles from the mineral-rich state of Minas Gerais to Espirito Santo on the Atlantic coast. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/9QUB9HU2cKM/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Netherlands proposes banning all gas, diesel car sales by 2025
 
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Netherland legislators have proposed banning the sale of all gas and diesel vehicles by 2025. The Globe and Mail reports on a per-capita level, the country already has the second-most plug-in electric vehicles of any country, behind only Norway. But fully-electric vehicles there currently make up just 1.4% of sales. ScienceAlert reports that a majority of the lower house in the Dutch parliament supports the motion. The country’s executive cabinet must now come up with a plan to implement the proposal. Conservative party members say the motion is unrealistic, insisting that at most 15% of all sold cars could be completely electric in 2025. http://fusion.net/story/291302/netherlands-wants-to-ban-gas-cars/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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117 Bodies Of Refugees Wash Up On Libyan Beach
 
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The bodies of 117 refugees washed up on the shores of Libya Friday, June 3rd, 2016. Libyan officials say that most were women. There have been several migrant boat capsizes and wrecks in recent days, and it is not known from which the victims are More than 300 refugees were rescued near Crete by Greece's Hellenic Coast Guard. Over 700 refugees and migrants have died this week in boat wrecks. Nearly a third of refugees coming to Europe are thought to be children according to the UN. http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/europes-border-crisis/migrant-crisis-libyan-officials-find-117-bodies-greece-rescues-over-n585151 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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At Long Last, A Breakthrough In Treating Pancreatic Cancer
 
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Of all things, a new study suggests gold nanoparticles have the potential to supplement chemotherapy treatment for pancreatic cancer patients. Pancreatic cancer is among the deadliest forms of cancer, and is highly resistant to both chemotherapy and radiation therapy. In fact, the disease is often written off as a death sentence due to its formidable resistance to conventional treatments. Some 42,000 people in the United States are expected to die of the disease in 2016 alone. However, UPI reports that research led by scientists at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center suggests gold nanoparticles can help make existing treatments more effective. Tiny gold particles can be used as a vehicle to carry chemotherapy drug molecules into tumors, or as a target to enhance radiation treatment on tumors. The results were published in ACS NANO, a journal of the American Chemical Society. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/10/19/Gold-nanoparticles-may-help-treat-pancreatic-cancer/2791476904447/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Israeli's Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Begins Jail Term Today
 
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JERUSALEM — Israel's former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert started serving a 19-month sentence for bribery and obstruction of justice Monday, making him first Israeli premier to be imprisoned. The 70-year-old's incarceration capped a years-long legal saga that forced him to resign in 2006 amid the last serious round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Olmert walked into the Maasiyahu prison in central Israel hours after he released a video making a last-minute plea to Israelis meant to salvage his legacy. In the video, he appealed on the nation to remember his peace-making efforts as leader and denied any wrongdoing in the bribery conviction against him. http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/4d97e1b1/sc/13/l/0L0Snbcnews0N0Cnews0Cworld0Cisraeli0Es0Eformer0Epm0Eehud0Eolmert0Ebegins0Esentence0Ebribery0Eobstruction0En518831/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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How Teens Are Affected By Technology
 
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‘Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age,’ is a documentary that discusses and directs both modern-day internet and phone addiction. According to new studies, a modern-American teenager spend six and a half hours looking at digital devices every day. 60 percent of teenagers in a newly conducted study said that they text and use social media while doing homework, and 76 percent of them listen to music. Sherry Turkle, a noted sociologist say this is hurting more than helping. She states, “What’s extraordinary about the studies on multitasking is, even though you’re doing worse and worse on everything you’re doing, you feel as though you’re doing better and better.” Teenagers will soon need to lower their tech usage. https://www.cnet.com/news/teen-tech-smartphone-addiction-screenagers-snapchat-google/#ftag=CAD590a51e http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Nanobots Could Attack Cancer
 
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Researchers in Canada say guiding bacteria loaded with drugs to tumors using nanobots may prove to be a more effective, safer method of combating cancer. Photo by Polytechnique Montreal MONTREAL, Aug. "This innovative use of nanotransporters will have an impact not only on creating more advanced engineering concepts and original intervention methods, but it also throws the door wide open to the synthesis of new vehicles for therapeutic, imaging and diagnostic agents," Dr. Sylvain Martel, director of the Polytechnique Montreal Nanorobotics Laboratory, said in a press release. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/08/15/Nanobots-could-be-used-for-precision-attacks-on-cancer-researchers-say/3831471284458/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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FDA Says Hepatitis C Drug Users Risk Reactivation
 
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a warning, patients using antiviral drugs to treat hepatitis C risk developing liver problems or even death. FDA officials warn that patients using direct-acting antiviral medicines for hepatitis C may end up reactivating the disease in the form of hepatitis B. According to the agency, patients who experienced reactivation did so after a period of 4 to 8 weeks. The FDA is requiring drug makers to attach a Boxed Warning to their labels. Before starting treatment with direct-acting antiviral medicines, the agency said in its latest official warning that medical professionals are recommended to screen all patients for evidence of hepatitis B. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/10/05/FDA-warns-antiviral-Hepatitis-C-drug-users-risk-reactivation/3071475686487/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Vikings Torch a Longship in Shetland for Up Helly Aa Festival
 
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Hundreds of people dressed as Vikings descended on Lerwick in Shetland Tuesday for the annual Up Helly Aa fire festival. A replica Viking longship was torched as part of the celebrations, which celebrate the island's Norse heritage. Although the festival is based on Viking tradition, it actually only dates back as far as the 1880s. With a handful of exceptions it's been held every year since. The event, which was months in the making, saw a band of warriors known as the Jarl Squad march through the town. Hundreds of costumed "guizers" joined them, carrying flaming torches which were thrown into the ship. A lot of work goes into Up Helly Aa. The specially chosen members of the Jarl Squad have to design and make their own suits, which differ every year. The shields have also been different every year since the squad's birth in 1920. Each warrior makes their own weapon, which have included axes, swords, spears, daggers, bows and crossbows in the past. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/shhhsOuur9M/ http://www.wochit.com
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US Charges 61 Defendants in Call Center Scam Based in India
 
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t can be a frightening call to get — and it's a familiar one for many thousands of Americans. Callers posing as tax and immigration agents are threatening arrest, deportation or other punishment unless money is sent to help clear up what they say is a deportation warrant or to cover supposedly unpaid income taxes. The government says it's a scam that's tricked at least 15,000 people into shelling out more than $300 million. The callers primarily targeted immigrants and the elderly and preyed on people's worst fears — that they could be locked up in prison or forced to leave the country, officials said. In a first-of-its kind nationwide takedown, the Justice Department announced charges Thursday against 61 defendants in the United States and abroad in connection with call center operations based in India. As agents fanned out across the country to make arrests, officials in Washington said they wanted to alert the public that the calls are all part of a criminal fraud. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/386c25518f464186bf7a2ac026580ce7/Article_2016-10-27-US--Call%20Center%20Scam/id-e9d7d11ab6a0493ea9141bbee1240f6c http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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