Category: National

Gunman in Northern California rampage was not supposed to have guns

Image License Photo: Google Maps 15 NOV 17 22:55 ET By Ray Sanchez, Jason Hanna and Phil Gast, CNN (CNN) — A Northern California man who killed his wife on the eve of a rampage that claimed four others and included a stop at an elementary school was ordered earlier this year to give up his firearms, officials said Wednesday. Kevin Neal — killed Tuesday morning by police officers near Corning — was told he could not own weapons as part of a protective order for two female neighbors with whom he had a confrontation in late January, according...

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During a hepatitis A emergency, there’s a nationwide shortage of vaccine

Image License MGN Image 15 NOV 17 22:49 ET by Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — The battle against Hepatitis A outbreaks across the US is being stymied by a national shortage of the vaccine needed to combat it. “Current supply is not sufficient to support demand for vaccine,” the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told CNN in a written statement. Southeast Michigan has seen 495 cases of Hepatitis A and 19 deaths, mostly in Macomb and Wayne counties and in Detroit. The outbreak began in August of 2016, and after a drop off during the winter, has been climbing since February...

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Jon Stewart ‘stunned’ by Louis C.K.’s sexual misconduct

Image License Photo: FX Networks, LLC 14 NOV 17 12:43 ET Frank Pallotta (CNN Money) — Jon Stewart made awkward jokes a year ago when pressed about rumors that his friend and fellow comedian Louis C.K.’s acted inappropriately toward women. Stewart no longer think it’s funny. In fact, he says he’s “stunned.” The former “Daily Show” host said Tuesday on NBC’s “Today” show that inappropriate behavior is “endemic” in the comedy community and that it is an especially harsh environment for women. He cops to the mistake of turning a blind eye to the rumors. “You always find yourself...

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Consumer Group Unveils Its ‘Worst Toys’ List

Image License Photo: Shalu Sharma / CC BY-SA 2.0 License Link World Against Toys Causing Harm — or watch — unveiled its annual list of the top-ten worst toys on Tuesday. The consumer safety group says fidget spinners, a plastic Wonder Woman battle sword and a remote-controlled spider-man drone top the list. Watch claims fidget spinners contain small parts which could be a choking hazard. The toy association — an industry trade group — dismisses the list as “Needless Frightening” to parents because all toys sold in the U.S. meet “Rigorous” safety standards. But, WATCH President Joan Siff says...

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