Lamar Odom opens up about overdose

Lamar Odom opens up about overdose

The ex-LA Laker appeared on the show " The Doctors " earlier this week and discussed how he was in a dark place during the time of his near-fatal overdose in October 2015. " Lamar Odom has checked into rehab ", a statement from his publicist said. Stork added that he found Odom to be "surprisingly clearheaded and very, very open with the demons that he's battled". Read More

Long Beach Police Will Step Up Enforcement During Year-End Drive Sober Campaign

Long Beach Police Will Step Up Enforcement During Year-End Drive Sober Campaign

Beginning Dec. 15 and continuing into the new year enforcement efforts will be stepped up, closely watching for anyone that is driving impaired. A program aimed at keeping impaired drivers off the roads during the holiday season was launched Thursday. Read More

Robin Thicke Addresses Father's Death on Instagram

Robin Thicke Addresses Father's Death on Instagram

Leonardo DiCaprio is remembering his former Growing Pains co-star Alan Thicke as "a devoted father, husband, friend and role model". "Ronald Reagan is president and there's no war, maybe that creates an environment for a show like ours", he said. Read More

Obama's Rule Banning States From Defunding Planned Parenthood Will Be 'Short-Lived'

Obama's Rule Banning States From Defunding Planned Parenthood Will Be 'Short-Lived'

The new regulation says that state and local governments must distribute federal money for reproductive health care services (like contraception access, STI screening, fertility testing, pregnancy care, and breast and cervical cancer screening) to qualified health care providers-regardless of whether or not they perform abortions. Read More

Kurdish militant group says it carried out Istanbul bombings that killed 38

Turkish authorities arrested more than 200 people Monday following suicide bombings near an Istanbul stadium that killed 44 people. It has also claimed two suicide bombing attacks in Ankara this year. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that the attack was an opportunity for Turkish security forces to pursue the PKK, which has itself been locked in a conflict with the Turkish state for years, Reuters reported. Read More

U.S. life expectancy declines for first time in 20 years

Phil Morgan, Sociology Director at the Carolina Population Center with a focus on fertility in the US who wasn't involved in the study , told NPR . Now, there's a chance that the latest data , from 2015, could be just a one-time blip. Even scarier, scientists say a number of problems such as heart disease and Alzheimer's disease are driving the decrease . More Americans also died from unintentional injuries and suicide. Read More

Iraqi official: Anti-IS airstrike killed, wounded civilians

Iraq is negotiating with several Western companies to buy surveillance equipment to monitor the long desert border with Syria, the officials said. The figure showed air power and a small number of the USA figures supporting local forces were having an impact, the official said, according to a BBC report . Read More

Jill Stein Files for Final Statewide Recount in MI

Jill Stein Files for Final Statewide Recount in MI

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said Tuesday a statewide ballot recount would likely cost MI counties far more to pay for, telling Paul W. Smith of the WJR radio station that it could cost up to $2 million. If the Stein carries through with plans to demand a recount, state will demand a check for $973,250. But, as McDaniel said, Stein only received 51,463 votes in MI, or 1.07 percent. Read More

VA Dentist Under Fire Resigns

VA Dentist Under Fire Resigns

Acting Medical Center Director Victoria Brahm said the dentist used his own equipment, cleaned it, and reused it against VA regulations. "He knew exactly what he was doing, and preferred to use his own equipment against procedure", Brahm said in an earlier news conference. Read More

Jayalalithaa tallest personality in films, politics: Siddaramaiah

The 68 year old leader passed away following a cardiac arrest on Monday. Mr Fandavis said one would not be able to speak about women in politics in India, without mentioning her name. Her election promises include supply of free mobile phones to ration-card holders, free laptops to Class X and XII students, waiver of farm loans, 100 free electricity units every two months, assistance to fishermen and goats and cows for rural families. Read More

No. 1 Alabama romps past Florida 54-16 in SEC title game

Cornerback Teez Tabor said Davis returning to the starting lineup was definitely a boost today. They came from 11 points down in the first half to hand Baylor (6-6, 3-6) its sixth straight loss after a 6-0 start. 1 CFP) in more than 17 quarters. Alabama advanced to its third straight CFB Playoff following a dominating 54-16 win over then-No. We came out and went three and out on offense. Read More

Even with one cigarette a day, odds of early death are higher

Even with one cigarette a day, odds of early death are higher

NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health. When looking at cause of death, the researchers found a particularly strong association with smoking and lung cancer mortality. The results come from asking elderly people about their smoking habits during life; most of the participants were 60 to 80 years old and white. Of those who were current smokers, 159 reported smoking less than one cigarette per day throughout their smoking years. Read More

Trump conversation with Taiwan president 'just a courtesy call'

The call was the starkest example yet of how Mr Trump has flouted diplomatic conventions since he won the Novemnber 8 United States election. Her approval rating sank to 26 percent last month, down from 47 percent in June shortly after she took office. Read More

Dean takes himself out of the race for chairman of DNC

But he's now defending himself against criticism that he could not adequately perform the job of DNC chairman while remaining in the House of Representatives. Appearing by video, Howard Dean made a surprise announcement that he would no longer be seeking the DNC chairmanship. Jaime Harrison , a Democratic chair of SC and another contestant for the DNC chairmanship, criticized Ellison's remarks, arguing that combating Trump and the Republicans will be "a full-time job". Read More

US economy creates 178000 jobs in November

US economy creates 178000 jobs in November

In total the revisions meant there were 2,000 fewer jobs added this fall than had previously been reported . The " real " unemployment rate, otherwise known as the U-6 measure, was 9.3 percent in November, which declined from 9.5 percent in the previous month. Read More

Energy exports help economy bounce back with 3.5% growth in third quarter

Economists were encouraged by September's stronger-than-expected 0.3 percent growth, which suggested the fourth quarter could slow less than anticipated and potentially give the bank room to hold steady. "On the face of it, it's a pretty positive report", DePratto said in an interview. He noted, for example, that once energy is stripped away growth in September would have only been around 0.1 per cent. Read More

F.D.A. Approves Trials of Ecstasy to Treat PTSD Patients

F.D.A. Approves Trials of Ecstasy to Treat PTSD Patients

In one Phase 2 study , scores on the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale fell by nearly two-thirds, on average, among 19 subjects who underwent MDMA-assisted psychotherapy. He is swift to distinguish between the trial MDMA and the club drug ecstasy or molly. That means, if the Phase 3 trial is successful and earns FDA approval, the drug could be legal for specific medical uses as early as 2021. Read More

Santi Cazorla faces long Arsenal absence as midfielder heads for ankle surgery

Santi Cazorla faces long Arsenal absence as midfielder heads for ankle surgery

Arsenal were beaten 2-0 by Southampton in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night and, having made 10 changes to his team, Wenger insists he has no regrets over his team selection. Cazorla has not suffered any setback but the inflammation has not showed any sign of improvement either, despite being rested for a month. Cazorla was a big loss for the Gunners last season after a knee injury restricted him to just 21 appearances in all competitions, which also saw him miss out on a place in Vicente del ... Read More

Chrysler minivan gets 84 mpg equivalent in electric mode

Chrysler minivan gets 84 mpg equivalent in electric mode

But the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid uses a one-way clutch that allows the motor typically used only as a generator to deliver torque to the wheels, depending on driving conditions. The Pacifica Hybrid is powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine mated to a unique eFlite EVT transmission created to maximize efficiency. Once factored in, the Pacifica Hybrid will sell for $34,495. Read More

Slain Detroit police officer's funeral set for Thursday

Slain Detroit police officer's funeral set for Thursday

Of those, six served in MI, including Detroit police Officer Myron Jarrett , who was killed in a hit-and-run in October. Visitation will be held at Ford Field from 11 to 5 on Wednesday. Swasey was the second university police officer killed in the line of duty. “Its such a testament to him and everybody who says they want to be a donor, ” said Makinen, whose nonprofit organization is federally designated to serve as the intermediary between MI hospitals and transplant programs. Read More