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High wind warning for Mid-Michigan

Packard says this is the worst power outage Consumers Energy has seen since December 2015. Estimates of power restoration will available sometime on Thursday, DTE said. "We got that restored pretty quickly", Lynch said, adding the BLP had another tree fall across its line near USA 41 South and Main Street in Harvey, which was a reason for most of the outages toward the south end of its system.

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Gboard For Android New Features Include GIF And Emoji Suggestions

Some languages will likely work better than others here, thanks to a big update Google Translate recently received which brought Google Neural Machine Translation system (GNMT) to more languages across the Translate platform. You'll get access to emoji and GIF suggestions while you type, improved voice typing , more keyboard themes, as well as access to Google Translate. A bit further down the feature list, but still important, is the addition of new themes to customize Gboard and a ...

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Mumps now reported at three separate TDSB schools

What was previously considered a "cluster" is now a confirmed outbreak of the highly contagious mumps disease at suburban Barrington High School, Lake County Health Department officials announced Tuesday. "We've done some thorough cleaning of our facilities, especially over the weekend when no one was in the building, we were cleaning with a bleach based solution and focusing on the high touch areas like door knobs, bathrooms tables and chairs", said Morgan Delack of Barrington School District ...

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Manchester City ease to win over struggling Sunderland

Sterling's pass released Silva from halfway and his perfectly-weighted through ball allowed Sane to out-pace the labouring Billy Jones before beating Pickford with a low angled drive from 12 yards. The Sky Blues return to action Wednesday at home against Stoke and will then look to extend their clean-sheet streak with a FA Cup quarter-final at Middlesbrough.

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Science proves it: People pee in the pool

A scientific study of swimming pools and hot tubs in Canada has found a large pool of about 830,000 litres could contain up to 75 litres of urine . Reportedly, the artificial sweetener was found in high concentrations in every single one of the pools and hot tubs tested.

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Headstones toppled at Brooklyn Jewish cemetery in 4th incident in two weeks

Carmel Cemetery in Philadelphia earlier this month, shortly after over 100 headstones were vandalized at the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. An NYPD hate-crime task force is investigating whether the incident was intentional. The rash of vandalism and bomb threats have stirred fears of a rise in anti-Semitism in the United States since Donald Trump's election as president in January.

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Shiv Sena declares names of candidates for BMC mayor, deputy mayor's posts

Now it's clear that the BMC mayor will be from the Shiv Sena as BJP has decided not to contest for the mayor's post and respect the BMC election mandate given by Mumbaikars. The move would pave the way for a Shiv Sena mayor to sail through easily at the elections to be held on March 8. THE report on the draft Development Plan (DP) 2014-2034 submitted by the planning committee has become the latest bone of contention between the BJP and the Shiv Sena, with the latter opposing a Metro Rail ...

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Mesa County Health Department sees highest flu activity in 5 years

The county says while children under six months old can not get a flu shot, there are other ways to protect them. Flu can be a serious illness for the elderly, children younger than 5, pregnant women, and people with certain medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes or heart disease.

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Charlotte Maxeke Hospital roof collapses during construction work

A rescue effort is underway at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital after the floor of the reception area collapsed, News24 reported on Thursday. A portion of the roof of the hospital collapsed on Thursday afternoon. "A spokesman from the Gauteng province Department of Health said: "[We] can confirm that there has been a structural collapse at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital today (2 March, 2017).

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Dr. Patrick Boland, an oncologist who treats colorectal cancer at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in NY, was not involved with the research but says that, while "provocative", the data are too preliminary to recommend large-scale changes in screening age.

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Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia target of vandalism

Jim McReynolds of the police department's Northeast Detectives Division. People from across the country have reached out in the wake of extensive vandalism at the cemetery. "But the fact that there's so many, it leads one to think it could have been targeted", he told the station. "I don't know what would make somebody do this", said Rosenberg.

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Little Tikes recalls toddler swings after reports of injuries

The injuries include abrasions, bruises, cuts, and bumps to the head, according to the commission, as well as two reports of broken arms. The swings were sold at Wal-Mart, Toys R Us and the Little Tikes website , along with other nationwide retailers, for approximately $25.

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ADPH investigating after several University of Alabama students come down with mumps

Federal officials said Thursday that they are looking into whether mumps immunity decreases over time and whether there would be benefits to a third dose. On occasion, mumps can cause serious problems like meningitis, brain swelling, and deafness. Mumps is an airborne virus. Those numbers are up from 14 confirmed cases on Wednesday.

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Testosterone therapy benefits elusive, major studies find

All of the men in the United States trials were 65 or older and had moderately low testosterone levels, but with no obvious medical cause. Some studies that mine medical records - including one in Tuesday's JAMA Internal Medicine - have found men taking it have fewer heart problems.

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Bill Looks to Reduce State Income Tax Rate to 3.9%

We wanted to produce legislation that was going to bring income tax relief to the hard-working taxpayers of this state", House Speaker Tom Leonard told reporters. Conservatives who were pushing the tax cut say it should return to 3.9 percent where it was back in 2007. That never happened because Snyder and the GOP-led Legislature in 2011 froze the rate at 4.25 percent while slashing the main business tax, taxing retirement income and making other tax changes.

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Owning a Cat Does Not Cause Mental Illness, Study Finds

The new study looked at almost 5,000 people in the United Kingdom who were born between 1991 and 1992 and followed them until the age of 18. It had previously been thought that owning a cat could cause psychiatric problems, with felines the primary host of the common parasite Toxoplasma Gondii ( T.

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West Mosul residents told battle is imminent as Iraqi forces begin moving

Iraqi troops, backed by USA forces, launched a ground battle to retake western Mosul from Islamic State (IS) in a campaign that is expected to be complicated and extended, but will mean a significant loss to Islamic State as it will be forced to give up on its territorial ambitions in Iraq .

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Donald Trump Polls: President's Approval Rating Reaches 39 Percent

A Gallup poll revealed on Friday that Trump's approval rating was trailing the average rating for past USA presidents by 21 points for the current period. That's the finding of a Pew Research Center survey released Thursday, which said nearly half of USA adults strongly disapproved of Trump's job performance after few weeks, including nearly all Democrats.

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Child flu death reported in Pitt County

While it's only about 65 percent effective in preventing the flu, the vaccine can decrease symptoms and severity if you do get sick. "Whenever you see the incidence of flu increase dramatically as it has during the past two weeks, you're going to see more visits to physicians' offices, emergency rooms and urgent care centers", Morrow said.

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Political climate, nation's future is stressing out Americans, study says

Until previous year, people used to report that anxiety came from personal life issues, such as money and work. For Democrats, 72 percent said the outcome was stressful, while 26 percent of Republicans said the same. While barely more than 40 percent of whites said they were significantly stressed out by the Trump victory, almost 70 percent of blacks reported high stress levels caused by the election results.

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ADHD: Large imaging study confirms differences in several brain regions

The researchers concluded that a delay in brain development is typical of the condition, hoping the analysis would stop people associating it with "difficult children" or bad parenting. The researchers also looked at the effect of age, gender, medication and other psychiatric disorders. The affected regions include the amygdala, which is involved in the regulation of emotion.

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Unions back Tata Steel pension reforms in UK

At the end of January, the Indian conglomerate giant, which employs approximately 8,000 jobs across Britain, proposed to invest approximately £1bn ($1.3bn) over the next 10 years to save its United Kingdom business, including the Port Talbot steelworks in south Wales.

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FDA Okays Marathon's Emflaza for DMD

The Wall Street Journal reports the now-FDA-approved deflazacort will be offered by Marathon Pharmaceuticals for $89,000 or so a year, up to 70 times its cost outside the U.S.; Marathon CFO Babar Ghias tells the Washington Post the net price will be $54,000 after rebates and discounts.

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Burr, Tillis vote to confirm DeVos

Trump said during his campaign that he wanted to "drain the swamp" - his nominations, particularly DeVos, and the Senate's confirmations prove otherwise. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat, rejected DeVos's nomination, while Sen. Rapid City Christian School Principal Julie Hewitt says, "I appreciate what I've read about her, that she is a successful business person, that she is one committed to excellence, and that she has a passion for education".

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Syrian Dictator: Terrorists Are 'Definitely' Among Refugees

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he believes terrorists are among the almost 5 million refugees who have fled his war-torn country in the last few years, according to the transcript of an exclusive interview released by Yahoo News on Friday.