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Deerfield site of the first heroin OD reversal by police with naloxone

Deerfield authorities said they used a substance that reverses the effects of heroin to stop a woman from overdosing on Christmas Day — marking the first time naloxone has been used by police in Lake County.<p>Officers had been dispatched to a residence after a caller said that a 29-year-old visitor …

The Year’s Most Forgotten Humanitarian Crisis

While the world fixated on Ukraine and Syria, a near-genocide ripped through central Africa, to little international fanfare.<p>It’s been two years …

Japan suffers lowest number of births on record as population shrinks

Japan’s estimated number of newborn babies last year fell to 1.001 million, the lowest figure on record, further contributing to the ageing and shrinking of the country’s population, official data showed Thursday.<p>The number marked an all-time low for the fourth straight year, the health, labour and …

Geography

13 must-own apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

The best utility apps are designed to make your hectic life a little bit easier, and maybe even more enjoyable.<p>From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it’s going to rain, there’s something for every lifestyle.<p>We’ve collected the best of the best in this …

10 things farmers won’t tell you

<b>1. We’re a big business …</b><p>There are more than 7 billion people on the planet, and all of us need to eat. More than 800 million people are hungry, and …

Agriculture

3 Signs You’re Sacrificing Happiness for the Sake of Your Business (and How to Fix It)

In a digital world that never sleeps, it can be difficult for business owners to strike a balance between success and happiness. As soon as you set …

Entrepreneurship

"Most people with a mental disorder are happy"

It’s easy for us to slip into all-or-nothing mindsets. An example would be: a person has some psychological problems so their life must be miserable. …

11 Questions To Ask Before Buying A Home

Whether you're buying your first home or you're a seasoned owner, answer these questions for the knowledge and confidence to find home sweet home.<p><b>1. What elements are must-haves in your home and what can you forgo?</b> When house hunting, decide on a few elements you can't live without and let the rest …

Real Estate

An 'Extreme' Solar Flare Just Erupted At Earth

It's still unclear whether and to what extent the flare will affect power grids, satellites, or radio transmissions on Earth. But whether it wreaks havoc or not, it will be stunning to behold.<p>But either way, tomorrow we will be able to see the flare in action, live on the Internet. The Slooh Space …

America's Quirkiest Roadside Attractions

There are few things more classic than an American road trip, whether a nerdy one to rocket-launching facilities, a family one for bonding purposes, or an end-of-summer voyage on the great open road.<p>If you've been there and done those, it's time to get off the beaten path (er, highway). That's why …

13 Things to Never, Ever Throw Out When You're Downsizing

That landline phone is more important than you think.<p>Ditching clutter can be tough, but deciding what stays and what goes gets a little easier when there's a set of rules to follow. We tapped three organizing experts to tell us what items in your home are worth finding space for.<p>1. Important …

Minimalism

Don't Just Blame Bats for Disease Outbreaks

The Ebola outbreak in west Africa has so far claimed 2,917 lives, by far the worst outbreak of this horrible illness in history. Epidemiologists are still trying to piece together how it started, and bats keep coming up as a likely source. But unraveling this epidemic is not as simple as blaming …

NYU Professor: The Digital Age Is Destroying The US Middle Class And There's Little Hope For Reversing The Cycle

NYU business school professor and consultant Scott Galloway believes US society is telling itself a lie: That technology is good for everyone.<p>He believes that the "digital age" has clear winners and clear losers.<p>The winners are the global middle class, the abject poor, and the über-rich.<p>Galloway …

Three 9/11 firefighters die of cancer in one day

More than 2,500 New York police, firefighters, ambulance and sanitation workers now have the disease<p>Three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from cancer, an illness that many fear might be connected to toxic World Trade Center dust released on Sept. 11.<p>Lt. …

3 members of Pope's extended family die in Argentina car crash

Two of Pope Francis' grandnephews and the boys' mother were killed early Tuesday in a car crash in the pontiff's homeland of Argentina, police said.<p>The pontiff's nephew, Emanuel Horacio Bergoglio, was critically injured in the crash on a highway in Cordoba province, said Carina Ferreyra, a Cordoba …

Sheriff: Ex-Marine inquired about body disposal

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A former Marine charged Tuesday with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine …

Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go home

OAKHURST, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters gained ground Tuesday on a blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, allowing some of the 1,000 people …

Man held in death of Marine's wife researched how to hide a body

The former Marine arrested on suspicion of killing the wife of a fellow Marine and throwing her body down an abandoned mine shaft had searched the Internet about the best way to dispose of a body, according to an arrest warrant released Tuesday.<p>The former Marine, Christopher Lee, 24, was arrested …

Intensive care patients still discharged overnight despite greater risk of death

There has been no improvement in tackling the number of patients being discharged from intensive care units (ICUs) overnight, despite research indicating they are at a higher risk of dying, a study has shown.<p>Previous studies have shown that patients moved from ICUs outside normal working hours have …

Murder charges filed in case of missing Marine's wife

Murder charges were filed Tuesday against a man accused of killing the pregnant wife of a Marine in California.<p>Erin Corwin, 19 and three months pregnant, had been missing since June 28 after she said she was going to Joshua Tree National Park to scout trails. Over the weekend, searchers found her …

US sailors prepare for fresh legal challenge over Fukushima radiation

Photograph: HO/AFP/Getty Images<p>An aerial view of damage to the Fukushima nuclear power plant after an earthquake and tsunami knocked out the cooling systems in March 2011. Photograph: HO/AFP/Getty …

James Foley's parents call him a 'martyr for freedom' and say 'he's in heaven'

Diane Foley, the journalist's mother, called his murder 'just evil' and in a heartfelt tribute the journalist's parents called on Islamic State to 'spare the innocents'<p><b>• Latest developments following beheading of James Foley</b><p>The family of James Foley called him a "martyr for freedom" and appealed …

Compton School Police To Be Armed With AR-15 Rifles

A new school board policy in Compton, California, will permit some on-duty campus police officers to carry AR-15 rifles in the trunks of their patrol cars.<p>The controversial policy, which is expected to go into effect next month, has divided the community over whether or not police are becoming too …