James F. Musgrove

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5 Ketchups from Around the World You Should Try

Americans have a bizarre obsession with ketchup. We slather it over anything and everything. In the US, French fries and eggs are the most common …

Ketchup

The Easiest Way to Get a Medical Cannabis Card

With the cannabis industry on the rise in the state of California, many people are getting their medical marijuana documents (namely their medical …

Israeli judges placed under guard amid death threats after convicting young soldier of manslaughter

Three Israeli military judges who convicted a young soldier of manslaughter after he killed a wounded Palestinian have been placed under guard in response to a wave of threats from the soldier’s supporters.<p>Col Maya Heller and two colleagues found Sgt Elor Azaria guilty on Wednesday in a military …

Chicago's gang violence catches highway drivers in crossfire

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Jonathan Ortiz and other members of his rap group, No Nights Off, stepped onto the stage at Chicago’s House of Blues in mid-September for a concert they hoped would propel their young, promising careers.<p>FILE PHOTO - Chanel Crespo attends a vigil for her brother John Ortiz, who …

Leaders of Chicago gang Hobos - an 'all-star team' of criminals - convicted after deadly 2016

Jurors who heard the biggest gang trial in recent Chicago history on Wednesday convicted the core leadership of the Hobos, a group described by prosecutors as an "all-star team" of criminals whose ruthlessness reflected the kind of violence that led to the city's alarming increase in murders.<p>To …

Trump's presidency is going to hurt Americans' wallets in a big way

It might seem reasonable, then, for Americans to assume the incoming Trump administration will be just fine for their personal finances.<p>Stocks didn't crash after Donald Trump's election, as so many predicted. Instead, the indexes jumped into record territory. And the Federal Reserve's December …

White supremacist Christmas! Right-wing media spent the holiday snuggling up to overt racism

Fox News and Breitbart spent the holiday weekend sliding outrageous white supremacist ideas into the mainstream<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>December 28, 2016 10:00am (UTC)<p>One of the biggest reasons to worry about Donald Trump's presidency, beyond all the terrible policies likely to be enacted, is the fear that …

Suit: Versace used secret 'code' for black customers

<b>(CNN) —</b> A former Versace employee is suing the company for unfair business practices, and one of the allegations in his lawsuit is that the luxury fashion label uses a secret "code" to alert employees when a black customer enters the store.<p>Christopher Sampiro, 23, says he was fired for being of …

State Farm's request to block $100 million in refunds to be considered next week

A request by State Farm to block an order requiring it to issue more than $100 million in premium refunds will be considered next week in San Diego County Superior Court.<p>California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, citing authority of the state's landmark Proposition 103, ordered the Bloomington, …

Google's new Trusted Contacts app shares your location with loved ones

Google is making it easier for your close friends and family to keep track of you with its new Trusted Contacts app for Android.<p>The idea is simple: assign some of your contacts as “trusted” and they’ll be able to request your location and see your current activity status. If you don’t respond to a …

How Trump's Plan To Gut Obamacare Will Take Down Medicare

Donald Trump’s campaign vow to repeal Obamacare is now fast-tracked in Congress and will embraced by his nominees to run the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).<p>But the promise will also have another intended consequence if fully repealed: It will severely damage Medicare, which …

What to Do If Your Thyroid Is on the Fritz | Goop

From weight gain (or loss) to exhaustion, brain fog, depression, anxiety, and dry skin, thyroid dysfunction causes a wide range of symptoms, which …

How to order prescription Snapchat Spectacles

Fear not, glasses wearers. Prescription lenses for Spectacles, Snap's video-camera glasses, have arrived.<p>Rochester Optical, a lens manufacturer based …

A group of high school students has made Martin Shkreli's $750-drug Daraprim for $2

To prove how much of a dick move that was, a group of high school students in Australia has now created 3.7 grams of Daraprim's active ingredient in their chemistry lab for just $20 - an amount that would sell in the US for between $35,000 and $110,000 at the current rate charged by Shkreli's …

Brain implant helps paralysed monkeys walk in just six days

Spinal cord injuries typically cause communication between the brain and physiological areas to become disrupted, preventing the person from moving. …

A divorce inspired her to shed 125 pounds — her 5 tips on losing weight

Jennifer Moats is emerging from a divorce one husband and 125 pounds lighter.<p>Struggling with her weight most of her life, especially after giving birth to her third son, Moats tried many times to slim down but just couldn’t stick with it.<p>At 5 feet 5 inches tall, she weighed 236 pounds. She was …

TiVo’s leaked Mavrik is a cloud-based DVR

TiVo is planning a new product, called the TiVo Mavrik, as David Zatz reported yesterday for <i>Zatz Not Funny</i>, along with leaked images of the device. And now, after a second leak, we know that the Mavrik is an over-the-air streaming cloud DVR. Which is to say: it’s a DVR, but instead of storing your …

7 Scrumptious Gumbo Recipes

1 of 7<p>Lucy Buffett’s Winter Gumbo<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 7<p>Shrimp-and-Andouille Gumbo Dip<p>3 of 7<p>Shrimp-and-Crab Gumbo Over Grits<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 7<p>Shrimp and …

Tower Is a Gripping, Animated Look at America’s First Major School Shooting

Last week I wrote about <i>Newtown</i>, Kim A. Snyder’s documentary about the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a tragedy that left 20 small children dead and the nation wondering: How much more of this are we going to have to take?<p>Quite a bit more, it turns out. But Newtown—and Congress’s …

Gun Control

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Coconut oil may taste good, but it’s no cure-all. Here are the facts.

By Ellie Krieger<p>Ellie Krieger<p>Bio Follow<p>Although it’s been more than five years since coconut oil began its meteoric rise in the U.S. marketplace, the confusion about it has not waned a bit. “Should I switch to coconut oil?” is consistently one of the most common questions that come across my …

Nutrition

Crohn's Disease Linked to Past Food Poisoning

Food poisoning's negative effects could last long beyond the initial stomach pain.<p>Past food poisoning victims, beware. New scientific evidence has …

Feds Urge Local Police To Scan License Plates Of People At Gun Shows

Local police officers are allegedly scanning the license plate numbers of people attending gun-shows per the request of the federal government.<p>Agents …

Southern California

Gun goes off in car. Atlanta businesswoman dies. Everything else is a mystery.

By Ben Guarino<p>Ben Guarino<p>Reporter covering biology, genetics, nature, paleontology and the culture of science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>A successful Atlanta couple, whom friends described as philanthropists, has been devastated by what a family representative ascribed to an accident. But the truth behind the …

Crime

HBO’s Westworld is the robotic cowboy headtrip that you didn’t know you were waiting for

Expectations are ridiculously high as <i>Westworld</i> rides onto HBO tonight. The first season cost a reported $100 million to make, and it’s being pitched in some quarters as the new <i>Game of Thrones</i>.<p>When you’ve got any TV show with that much hype, some disappointment seems inevitable, but judging from the …

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Why drinking vinegar could be the next buzziest wellness beverage

Make room in your fridge next to the kombucha—drinking vinegars are about to steal the healthy beverage spotlight.<p>Okay, so “vinegar drink” doesn’t …

Foods to Eat While Pregnant: Meat Recipes

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Netanyahu Defends Record $38 Billion U.S. Defense Package

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deflected criticism of the record $38 billion defense package Israel will receive from the U.S. over the next 10 …