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Pictures of the Week 9.14.18

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New US survey shows some progress against opioid crisis

Figures from a U.S. government survey released Friday show some progress in the fight against the ongoing opioid addiction crisis with fewer people in 2017 using heroin for the first time compared to the previous year.<p>The number of new users of heroin decreased from 170,000 in 2016 to 81,000 in …

4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Blowing ashore with howling 90 mph (155 kph) winds, Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast Friday in what could be just the opening act in a watery, two-part, slow-motion disaster. At least four …

North Carolina

‘It looked like Armageddon’: Gas explosions trigger deadly chaos in Massachusetts

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. — Deadly gas-line explosions tore through several communities north of Boston on Thursday, setting dozens of homes on fire, forcing evacuations across three towns, seriously injuring 10 people and leaving one man dead after a piece of chimney fell on his car.<p>Hours later — after …

Natural Gas

Tropical Storm Florence, 'An Uninvited Brute,' Brings Floods, And At Least 5 Deaths

<b>Updated at 5:20 a.m. ET Saturday</b><p>Tropical Storm Florence is still a slow-moving giant that poses danger to people in North and South Carolina, as its storm surge and intense rains bring high floodwaters to towns both on the coast and inland.<p>The storm has been linked to at least five deaths, a toll …

North Carolina

Mysterious Light Flashes Are Coming from Deep Space, and AI Just Found More of Them

Last year's mysterious outburst of deep-space light flashes was even more frenzied than previously thought, a new study reports.<p>On Aug. 26, 2017, …

Artificial Intelligence

It’s Overdose Awareness Day — and overdoses are killing more Americans than ever before

The current drug overdose crisis has killed more people than who live in major US cities like Denver and Washington, DC.<p>Friday is International Overdose Awareness Day, a time to raise awareness and combat stigma related to drug overdose and addiction. But the day is particularly relevant in these …

Painkillers

Omarosa Manigault Newman Taped Her Firing by John Kelly

Omarosa Manigault Newman secretly taped John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, as he fired her in December in the Situation Room, a breach of security protocols, but one that revealed him suggesting that she could face damage to her reputation if she did not leave quietly.<p>The recording was …

Donald Trump

Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse in Pictures

Lunar Eclipse

Nikki Bella Has a Moment of Truth on Total Bellas Season Finale: ''I Feel Like I'm Starting the Journey of Finding Me Again''

| Sun., Jul. 29, 2018 7:00 PM<p>We've come to an end!<p>After one of the most eventful seasons yet, <b>Nikki Bella</b> and <b>John Cena</b>'s love story is officially …

Meghan Markle's Sister Comes for Chrissy Teigen, Calls Her a "Pudgy Airhead" Who "Sucks"

Um. Rude.<p>In case you missed the WTF news, Meghan Markle's dad Thomas Markle gave a 9-hour interview to <i>The Daily Mail</i>, saying all kinds of weird and wild things about how Meghan would be "nothing" without him. Basically, Thomas Markle brought the drama, and you know who was deeply unimpressed? …

Masses Of Seaweed Threaten Fisheries And Foul Beaches

If you've been to a beach this summer, anywhere from Texas to the Carolinas, you've likely seen it. Masses of brown seaweed, sometimes a few clumps, often big mounds, line the shore. It's sargassum, a floating weed that's clogging bays and piling up on beaches in the Gulf and Caribbean.<p>On Miami …

Miami Beach

141 Awesome No Bake Desserts

Make your dessert spread a little more excessive.<p>These ideas are the perfect way to take your dessert spread over the top.

Dessert

40 Amazing Ways To Make Homemade Ice Cream

Give us all the ice cream.<p>Homemade ice cream can be a pretty intimidating affair—but the results can be so worth it.

Branding Putin

MOSCOW<p>In Vladimir Putin’s push to build Russia’s global influence, one of his most potent weapons is his own image.<p>Power ploys<p>Understanding Russia’s global influence<p>Confidence in the Russian leader has risen in several countries since 2014<p>2014<p>2017<p>79%<p>Vietnam 69%<p>54<p>50<p>Greece 41<p>Philippines 38<p>South Korea …

Vladimir Putin

Ewan McGregor’s daughter Clara brands his girlfriend a ‘piece of trash’

Ewan McGregor’s daughter Clara has branded his girlfriend Mary Elizabeth Winstead a “piece of trash” in a comment on Instagram.<p>The 22-year-old, who …

James Gandolfini’s former NYC home sells for $6.2M

The one-time Manhattan home of the late “Sopranos” star James Gandolfini has sold for $6.2 million, according to property records filed with the city …

The myth of Arachne - Iseult Gillespie

The Irish myth of the Giant's Causeway - Iseult Gillespie

The myth behind the Chinese zodiac - Megan Campisi and Pen-Pen Chen

The myth of Icarus and Daedalus - Amy Adkins

Manny Pacquiao Dominates Lucas Matthysse for 1st Knockout Win Since 2009

Manny Pacquiao earned his 60th win as a professional boxer with a seventh-round technical knockout win over Lucas Matthysse on Sunday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.<p>This was a one-sided destruction for Pacquiao, who knocked down Matthysse in Rounds 3 and 5 before ending things in the seventh.<p>There were …

HTC hints at multi-room VR using Steam

It's not quite what it looks like, but it points to a promising future.<p>You may know that VR in large rooms is becoming a reality, but what about venturing <i>between</i> rooms? It might happen sooner than you think, albeit with a few caveats. HTC has shown off an experience that used a SteamVR beta, a Vive …

‘They are shooting at a church’: Inside the 15-hour siege by Nicaraguan paramilitaries on university students

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — The first student I met outside the Church of the Divine Mercy had a fresh bullet hole in his lower back.<p>“It’s ugly in there,” he said.<p>“In there” was the vast, jungly campus of the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN), which by Friday afternoon had become a …

Human Rights

The 20 Best Places to Camp in National Parks

Some of the finest places to lay your head are inside our national parks.<p>Thanks to its geysers and grizzlies, the 3,500-square-mile Yellowstone, our …

Nearby alien planet may be capable of supporting life

One of the nearest exoplanets to Earth may be a decent abode for life.<p>Ross 128b — which lies just 11 light-years from our planet — is likely a rocky and temperate world, a new study suggests.<p>"Although Ross 128b is not Earth's twin, and there is still much we don’t know about its potential geologic …

Great, a Poop-Borne Swimming Pool Parasite Can Survive Chlorine Now

It's the stuff of pool party nightmares.<p>Somewhere in America this summer, a small child will have a diarrhea incident in a pool. The kid will freeze, …

‘It’s Almost Like a Ghost Town.’ Most Nursing Homes Overstated Staffing for Years

ITHACA, N.Y. — Most nursing homes had fewer nurses and caretaking staff than they had reported to the government for years, according to new federal data, bolstering the long-held suspicions of many families that staffing levels were often inadequate.<p>The records for the first time reveal frequent …

Human Resources

The World Health Organization will stop classifying transgender people as mentally ill

<b>(CNN) —</b> The World Health Organization no longer classifies transgender people as mentally ill.<p>The United Nations health agency announced Monday in its 11th International Classification of Diseases (ICD) catalog that "gender incongruence" -- the organization's term for people whose gender identity …

World Health Organization