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10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:<p>1. CALLS FOR WIDER MILITARY MISSION FOLLOW SLAYING OF JORDANIAN PILOT<p>As one Kurdish leader puts it, the U.S.-led airstrikes are helpful, but to finish the Islamic State group "you need to …

Breast Cancer

Lawsuit Looks to Legalize Aid in Dying in New York

A group of patients and doctors filed a lawsuit Wednesday asking the New York Supreme Court to rule that aid in dying to terminally ill patients is …

New Mexico

Do Sharks Make Good Dancers?

Outside of Super Bowl halftime shows, the aquatic predators are pretty graceful creatures<p>In the last few moments of last night’s Super Bowl, the Patriots intercepted the ball for the win after a spectacularly bad call by the Seahawks. But neither the Patriots’ win or the Seahawks’ collapse were the …

Zoology

Barrier Reef coral genetically altered in hope of surviving climate change

Coral species from different climes being mixed as a form of ‘assisted evolution’ to see if it will help them adapt more quickly to rising sea temperatures<p>The Australian government’s marine research agency is looking to genetically alter species of coral to help them cope with rising sea …

Global Warming

Measles outbreak: Different states, different rules on vaccinations

<b>(CNN) —</b> The rash of measles cases across the country has affected some states more than others. And, not surprisingly, the rules for vaccinating vary wildly from coast to coast.<p>Take California, for example, where more than 90 people have already been infected with measles this year. As in many …

Public Health

Dominique Strauss-Kahn goes on trial for 'pimping'

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, has gone to trial for "pimping" as part of a prostitution ring in France, the nation where he was once considered a top presidential contender.<p>Strauss-Kahn, widely as DSK, faces up to ten years in prison and a $1.7mn fine, …

Corruption

Manhunt under way for suspect in 5 Ga. deaths

<b>(CNN) —</b> (CNN) -- An accused killer was captured Monday at a bus station more than 250 miles from where police say he killed five people, including two teens, in a rural Georgia town.<p>Thomas Jesse Lee, 26, surrendered to police in Tupelo, Mississippi, without any resistance, authorities said. Lee had …

Crime

CDC Urges Measles Vaccinations as Number of Cases Exceeds 100

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged Americans to vaccinate their children against measles as the number of people hit by a new …

Public Health

Obama proposes tax rises to end budget caps

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1142000/1142594_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524501847_cda82d6952c26a368ee7204da4608a60<p><b>US President Barack Obama has sent a $4tn (£2.6tn) budget proposal to Congress with significant tax rises, primarily on firms and the wealthy.</b><p>Mr …

Rand Paul

Three suspected al Qaeda militants killed in U.S. drone strike in Yemen | Reuters

ADEN (Reuters) - At least three suspected al Qaeda militants were killed on Monday in a U.S. drone strike on a car in southeastern Yemen, local residents said, the third such strike in a week.<p>The attacks show there has been no let up in a U.S. campaign against suspected militants despite a power …

Middle East

Courting the Anti-Vax Vote

The only thing more dangerous than pandering to vaccine skeptics may be rebuking them.<p>Politicians have to be careful what they say. Sure, an ill-chosen word can be a career-ending gaffe, but even worse, the bully pulpit of elected office can help spread dangerous and misguided ideas. Chris Christie …

Public Health

These States Let Parents Opt Out of Vaccinations They Don’t Want

In every state ex­cept Mis­sis­sippi and West Vir­gin­ia, par­ents can leg­ally choose not to vac­cin­ate their chil­dren against com­mon ill­nesses …

Public Health

Alabama lawmaker offers what may be the dumbest anti-gay marriage argument yet

This isn’t a competition, Del Marsh<p>We've all grown accustomed to the standard right-wing arguments against marriage equality. We've been warned of a slippery slope toward bestiality, incest, and pedophilia; we've listened to Christian conservatives rail against the sin and depravity of …

LGBTQI

Yes, Chris Christie, “˜Not Every Vaccine Is Created Equal.’ Get Them Anyway.

Brian Resnick @b_resnick<p>Feb. 2, 2015, 7:52 a.m.<p>With pres­id­en­tial primary sea­son loom­ing, New Jer­sey Gov. Chris Christie is fi­nally voicing his …

Donald Trump

In new budget, Obama proposing 14 percent tax on overseas profits to fund infrastructure projects

President Obama will on Monday give Congress his $4 trillion spending plan for fiscal 2016 that includes a request for billions of dollars in much-needed public works projects -- an idea that has bipartisan support but little backing for the proposed tax increases to fund such efforts.<p>Obama will …

Obama urges vaccinations

His remarks are in reaction to a measles outbreak.<p>American parents “should get their kids vaccinated” and the science behind vaccinations is “indisputable,” President Barack Obama said in an NBC News interview that was to air on Monday morning.<p>“The science is, you know, pretty indisputable,” Obama …

Public Health

Navy probes illegal filming of women in ship's bathroom

A lieutenant embarked for training on board the Bremerton, Wash.-based carrier John C. Stennis is under investigation for allegedly trying to record women inside the female officers' bathroom.<p>It is the second investigation in the past two months into Navy personnel allegedly attempting to film …

Military

CDC urges measles vaccinations amid nationwide outbreak; 100 cases confirmed so far

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the White House urged individuals and parents to vaccinate themselves and their children amidst an outbreak of at least 100 measles cases originating at Disney theme parks in December. The virus was declared eliminated in the U.S. in …

Public Health

Our Dream Teams Stand Up To Cancer

It's National #LungCancerAwareness month and #StandUpToCancer is proud to Stand Up To Lung Cancer in a BIG WAY this year. The SU2C-ACS Lung Cancer Translational Research Dream Team Grant, supported by Bristol-Myers Squibb, will offer up to $20 million to help fund #lungcancer research. Learn more at su2c.org.

As measles outbreak grows, Arizona doctor wages campaign against vaccines

It's 6:30 p.m. in eastern Arizona, and an energetic doctor who has gained notice due to his disdain for vaccinations has just gotten home. It's been a busy day. He's already spoken to USA Today. He just did a segment on CNN. And he's closely monitored his Facebook page, which has collected 4,000 …

New Mexico toddler shoots father, pregnant mother, police say

A 3-year-old boy found a handgun in his mother's purse and fired just one shot that wounded both his parents at an Albuquerque motel on Saturday, police said.<p>According to investigators, the toddler apparently reached for an iPod but found the loaded weapon. Police believe the shooting to be …

Crime

Pregnant smokers persuaded to quit with free diapers

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Pregnant smokers in one northeast Ohio county can get free diapers in exchange for permanently kicking the habit through a new health program.<p>Summit County's Baby & Me-Tobacco Free program aims to reduce premature births and infant mortality, as studies have linked smoking during …

Public Health

Huckabee compares being gay to using alcohol, profanity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Sunday said being gay is akin to choosing to drink alcohol or use profanity — lifestyle choices he says are appealing to others but not to him.<p>The former Baptist pastor, who is weighing a second run for the 2016 Republican presidential …

LGBTQI
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