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Insurance study ties legal pot to boost in car crash claims

Colorado saw the largest estimated increase in claim frequency - 14 percent more than its bordering states, while Washington state was 6 percent greater and OR had a 4 percent increase. Moore of the Highway Loss Data Institute said they hope the study's findings will be considered by lawmakers and regulators in states where marijuana legalization is under consideration or recently enacted. Read More »

One person displaced every three seconds in 2016

The worldwide number of asylum seekers - which the United Nations refugee agency defines as "people who are seeking global protection but whose refugee status is yet to be determined" - reached 2.8 million at the end of past year. The main country of origin for refugees in 2016 was Syria, accounting for 5.5 million refugees . You know, but even before this, Turkey had already been hosting 2 and a half million Syrian refugees . Read More »

Virginians holding vigil for slain Muslim teen


Darwin Martinez Torres , 22, of Sterling, Virginia has been charged with murder. Nabra and more than a dozen other young members of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society were walking to the ADAMS mosque when a driver reportedly got into an argument with a boy riding a bike in the roadway on Dranesville Road near Herndon. Read More »

Pro golf: Steve Stricker makes US Open cut on the number

In the 116 previous U.S. Opens, only six players had ever reached 10-under par or better, never in the same tournament. That fell one short of the record for most sub-par rounds in the second round, when 47 players broke par in 1990 at Medinah Country Club. Read More »

Google Adds New Job Searching Feature


The new feature sprang out of the company's Cloud Jobs API effort, which it announced a year ago as a way to provide access to its machine learning capabilities to power better search results for job boards. Job seekers will have a new avenue to interact with employer's posting and click through to the site. As with Google News, users will be able to set up email alerts to keep them informed of new job postings that meet their search requirements throughout the day. Read More »

Punjab to forgive over $1.5 billion in farm debts

Opposition parties, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Shiromani Akali Dal ( SAD ) alleged the Congress government for betraying the people of Punjab. The Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has announced free education for girls will be provided from nursery to the doctorate level in every government institutions of Punjab. Read More »

Russian jet conducts 'unsafe' intercept of US plane


Then, 10 minutes later, a second US RC-135 entered the zone and was also intercepted by the Russian Su-27 jet, the ministry said . Hernandez said the US spy plane did not provoke the close encounter, and it was not immediately clear whether or not the two aircrafts communicated, according to the Associated Press. Read More »

Vancouver the most expensive Canadian city for expat workers, but internationally competitive


London remains one of the most expensive, but other United Kingdom cities such as Birmingham and Glasgow have tumbled down the rankings in Mercer's 2017 Cost of Living Survey. The falls for United Kingdom cities came as a result of the pound weakening against the U.S. dollar following the Brexit vote, the index said. However, London did not drop as far as may be expected, with steep prices keeping London as one of the most expensive cities for expatriates worldwide. Read More »

Rep. Scalise remains in critical condition after surgery


The person did not disclose the names, but said those listed had been briefed. The charities are the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington, Washington Literacy Center, the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation and, after Wednesday's shooting, the Capitol Police Memorial Fund. Read More »

South Sudan has ended "famine" - but 6 million people still go hungry


Humanitarian efforts have eased South Sudan's starvation, but 6 million people still struggle to find food every day. In two other counties deemed high risk in February - Koch and Panyijiar - immediate and sustained humanitarian assistance most likely played a significant role in preventing further deterioration into starvation. Read More »

Rauner urges political unity to save the future of IL


House Speaker Michael Madigan , emerged from a closed door meeting with his caucus and said his team is putting their final touches on a bill. Entering a third-straight fiscal year without a spending plan could sink Illinois' credit ratings to "junk", a first for any US state, leaving some investors unable to buy the state's debt and others to demand even fatter yields. Read More »

It's Too Hot For Some Planes To Fly In Phoenix


American Airlines said that planes used for regional flights can operate in temperatures up to 118 degrees. PHOENIX — The first day of summer brought some of the worst heat the Southwest U.S. National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Kuhlman, who is based in Phoenix , admitted that he woke up at 4am Tuesday to do yard work before the sun came up. Read More »

Number of global displaced up to 65.6 million a year ago


The report says following Syria's totals, Colombia has the second highest displaced population in the world at 7.7 million, then Afghanistan with 4.7 million, Iraq with 4.2 million and South Sudan at 3.3 million. The world's displaced population continues to grow - by 300,000 people compared to 2015 - but more slowly than the previous four years. "The world seems to have become unable to make peace", he said, adding that conflicts old and new are both resulting in forced displacement ... Read More »

OJ Simpson gets July 20 parole hearing date in Nevada


Goldman's family told ABC News earlier this year they can not bear the idea of Simpson as a free man. Simpson, 69, has spent almost nine years at Lovelock, a medium-level correctional facility about 450 miles north of Las Vegas, where the former National Football League and USC great participated in a strong-arm hotel heist that landed him in prison 14 years after he was acquitted of murder in the deaths of ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman. Read More »

Pennsylvania Unveils 12 Medical Marijuana Permits


All of the growers are required to grow indoors, not in a greenhouse or on an outdoor farm. Franklin Labs planned location is at 1800 Centre Avenue that was home to the Pepsi distribution center in Reading that closed in November.The winning applicants have to get their indoor, closed secure facilities up and running in six months.Applications for the first round of permits closed March 20. Read More »

Embattled Uber Adds Option To Tip Drivers


We'll be adding more cities over the next few weeks, and will make tips available to all USA drivers, by the end of July 2017. Uber riders could always technically tip their drivers in cash, but they weren't encouraged or prompted to do so. Read More »

Trump says he'd testify that Comey lied about loyalty demand

Totally illegal? Very 'cowardly!' " Trump wrote on Twitter . "I felt compelled to document my first conversation with the president-elect in a memo", Comey said in his opening statement to the committee. The president has instead remained cagey about the existence of the " tapes " - he referred to them in quotes in his initial tweet - that he hinted at just days after he fired Comey. Read More »

US Open at a glance

He three-putted on No. 13. And Casey did it even with a triple-bogey 8 on the par 5 14th (his 4th hole of the day). That was a 10-shot improvement on his second round and left the 26-year-old on eight under par as he seeks to turn his Ryder Cup heroics into individual success. Read More »

Video captures racist rant in Ontario clinic


The woman expressed frustration that there were only "brown" or "Paki" doctors available, which led her to the understandable conclusion that entire country was "horrible" and that because she is "white in this country", she should just shoot herself. Read More »

Skip the coconut oil, American Heart Association says


The American Heart Association says research shows that coconut oil packs more saturated fat than butter and some other oils, USA Today reports. A new study found that coconut oil may not be healthy to eat after all . And despite claims that the mixture of fats in coconut oil are beneficial, AHA says that there is no good-quality evidence to back up those statements. Read More »

Mosquitoes with West Nile virus found in New York City

The Health Department will spray pesticide to target mosquitoes if persistent West Nile activity is detected, the agency said. The infected insects were collected in Rossville, according to the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which said it will be stepping up surveillance in the area with extra mosquito-monitoring traps. Read More »

Study Reveals "Staggering" Toll Of Guns On US Kids


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed data on injuries and deaths from gunfire in kids ages 0 to 17, compiling information from three national databases that track details such as nonfatal firearm injuries reported by hospital emergency rooms, death certificates connected to gun violence, coroner and medical examiner records, law enforcement reports, as well as details on homicides, assaults, suicides/self-harm, or unintentional injuries linked to guns. Read More »

Titans agree to terms with wide receiver Eric Decker


After making just one visit during his brief free agency, Decker has chose to head for Tennessee. The veteran wide receiver, who was released by the tank-mode New York Jets , has agreed to a deal with the Tennessee Titans . Now, Marcus Mariota is going to have another weapon in what should be a potent Titans offense. Prior to 2017, Decker hit the 1,000-yard mark in three of his previous four years and caught double-digit touchdowns in each of those seasons as well. Read More »

Chris Johnson's Forecast | Strong-severe storms arrive for Father's Day


Several thunder boomers rolled through northern NY and western Vermont Sunday evening. Residents should be prepared for damaging winds, flash flooding, and frequent lightning. Severe thunderstorms could impact the Monday evening commute. Additionally, the atmosphere is very humid through a deep layer extending upward to about four miles. Read More »

White man plows van into crowd by London mosque; 10 injured

I will chair an emergency meeting later this morning. "All my thoughts are with the victims, their families and the emergency services on the scene", she said. Meanwhile, on the other side of the political spectrum, right-wing tabloid the Sun referred early on to a "revenge "terror" attack" before apparently having a change of heart opting simply for the " Finsbury Park attack". Read More »

Russia warns US after downing of Syrian jet


Lavrov's remarks came after an American Navy fighter jet shot down early Monday a Syrian regime SU-22 fighter jet shortly after it attacked US partner forces. Moscow has condemned the US downing of the Syrian government fighter jet after it dropped bombs nears USA partner forces. Sunday's attack marks the first time the US has shot down a Syrian warplane since the start of the conflict in 2011. Read More »

58 missing and presumed dead in London apartment fire

Fifty-eight people are missing and presumed dead in the Grenfell Tower disaster, the officer in charge of the investigation has said. "Sadly, at this time there are 58 people who we have been told were in the Grenfell Tower on the night that are missing, and therefore sadly, I have to assume that they are dead", he said. Read More »

Keep Umbrellas Handy For Those Father's Day BBQs


Hot and humid air along with a trough of low pressure nearby will allow a few PM showers and storms to develop again for Father's Day on Sunday . As of now, there's a Slight Risk for severe storms for parts of the area (shaded in Yellow)...with a lower risk for the rest of the area. Read More »

Man awarded $870000 after doctor removes wrong testicle


Hanes, a man from the Mount Union, Pennsylvania, had suffered from chronic pain in his right testicle due to it being nearly half the size of the other one. Spencer removed the wrong one. In Pennsylvania, a man was awarded $870,000 after a doctor removed the wrong testicle. In Hanes' case, Lepisto said the surgeon could have taken steps to confirm he was operating on the correct testicle. Read More »