Gov. John Kasich of Ohio will have book out in April

NEW YORK (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a prominent Republican detractor of President Donald Trump, has a book deal. Thomas Dunne Books says Tuesday that Kasich’s “Two Paths: America Divided or United” will be published April 25. The book will reflect on Kasich’s career, his run for the presidency and his views on a […]


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See a forceful Christopher Walken-as-Darth Vader impression

Star Wars’ great villain Darth Vader originally came to life thanks to a collaborative effort between body actor David Prowse and voice actor James Earl Jones. But what if George Lucas had gone in a different direction with casting the part? What if actor Christopher Walken, known for his distinctive speech patterns, was Darth Vader? […]


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Busy Minds May Be Better at Fighting Dementia

A good brain workout appears to require different levels of intellectual stimulation, such as thinking out problems in your mind and then manipulating objects to create the solution, Petersen said. “Think of operating a computer, especially for an older person,” he said. “It can be challenging. Things always go wrong, and you have to problem-solve […]


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‘We Will…Punch Some People in the Face’ — Speeches Turn Political at the SAG Awards

The 2017 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards were held on Sunday night in Los Angeles, and many of the actors took the opportunity to make political speeches. The speeches were critical of President Trump’s recent executive order which calls for careful vetting of refugees entering the United States. “Good evening fellow SAG-AFTRA members and everyone at home, and everyone […]


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Here’s what tech has to say about Trump’s immigration ban

Google raising $4 million for immigrants caught up in Trump’s ban Technology industry heavyweights are speaking out and taking action against President Trump’s immigration ban, which is affecting employees at Google, Apple and other US firms. by Bridget Carey The ink had barely dried on President Donald Trump’s executive order when the tech industry started […]


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Excess Pregnancy Weight Gain and Complication Risk

FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Excessive weight gain during pregnancy has long been tied to a higher risk for obstetric complications. However, a new study finds that strategies to help women limit their weight gain during pregnancy don’t seem to alleviate these complications. The findings were presented this week at the annual meeting […]


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Israel’s Netanyahu says US embassy should be in Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, arrives to the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, Israel, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. (Abir Sultan, Pool via AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the American embassy in Israel should be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, injecting himself once again […]


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A messy galaxy that defies description

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Enlarge Image ESA/Hubble NASA It’s not really a particularly well-known galaxy, but NGC 4861 sure is interesting. It’s located 30 million light-years away from Earth, in the small, northern hemisphere constellation of Canes Venatici (the Hunting Dogs), a location in which a number of interesting deep-space objects can be found. NGC 4861 is small, too, […]


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FINRA fines Wells Fargo, others $14 million for records’ changeable format

By Elizabeth Dilts NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said it fined several Wells Fargo Co businesses, RBC Capital Markets, LPL Financial and others a combined $14.4 million on Wednesday for record-keeping problems that may have allowed company and customer documents to be altered. The securities industry’s self-regulator found that the firms […]


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U.S. agency calls for safer lithium-ion batteries after Samsung fires

(Reuters) – Safety standards for lithium-ion batteries need to be modernized following a massive recall of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd phones after faulty batteries caused fires, a U.S. government agency said on Tuesday. “Consumers should never have to worry that a battery-powered device might put them, their family or their property at risk,” Consumer Product […]


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