Couple Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide Said They Couldn’t Pay Medical Bills

Around 8:30 a.m., the 77-year-old husband called 911 and said, “I am going to shoot myself,” Though the dispatcher attempted to keep the man on the line, he hung up. About 15 minutes later, deputies arrived at the couple’s home and discovered the man lying next to his 76-year-old wife. Both were dead from apparent gunshot wounds. The Washington Post reported. “It is very tragic that one of our senior citizens would find himself in such desperate circumstances where he felt murder and suicide were the only option,” Sheriff Bill Elfo said. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a champion of “Medicare for All” who frequently criticizes skyrocketing prescription drug costs, spoke out about the case on Twitter, calling on the nation to move …

Vaping linked to marijuana use in young people, research says

(CNN)Young people who vape are more likely to use marijuana, according to a study published Monday. The findings, researchers say, support the theory that nicotine rewires the developing brain, changing how people respond to and crave addictive substances. That link suggests that “e-cigarettes really need to be considered in the broad category of addictive and harmful substances,” said Chadi, who is now an assistant professor at the University of Montreal. “We can’t think of e-cigarettes as a less-harmful alternative to cigarettes with adolescents,” he said, in part because “just like cigarettes, e-cigarettes increase your risk of using marijuana, and marijuana, we know, has several implications and negative health consequences in adolescents.” Teenage use of the drug is associated with declines …

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me After I Got Shot

Mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and I want to tell you what I wish I had known after I was shot. Now, more than six years later, I continue to struggle with the aftermath of that event. Through trials and many failures, I learned how to manage its influence in my life. In the coming days and months, you may face similar struggles. I want to share what I discovered in my recovery. I hope it may provide you some comfort in your recovery as well. Suppressing memories of blood pouring out of my arm during family get-togethers. Even recently, after my daughter was born, questioning why I got the privilege of being a parent when one of the victims …

How to spot the toxic algae that’s killing dogs in the Southeast

(CNN)Dog owners in the Southeast are spreading the word about the dangers of contaminated water following the deaths of their beloved pets. Algae occurs naturally in water, but the blue-green variety are considered Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). Blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, are “primitive,” photosynthetic organisms that can feed off the sun to make their own energy and release oxygen and possibly toxins in the process, said David G. Schmale III, a professor at Virginia Tech. Some species produce potent toxins that can sicken or even kill people, pets and wildlife, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. Blue-green algae and other HABs can produce different types of poisons, some that affect the liver, others the brain. Schmale said …

Student side-hustles to help pay for university

Dana is typical of a host of students who are making money from self-employment or part-time jobs which are moving beyond stereotypical bar work. Student loans: Would the proposed changes help poorer students? Getting through uni without the bank of mum and dad Drag queen or delivery driver: What’s your ‘side hustle’? As a result, nearly four in five worried about making ends meet, while 57% said they suffered poor mental health because of money worries – up 11% from the previous year. “This year we have seen a shocking jump in the number of students suffering from the stresses of rising living costs, especially surrounding mental health, socialising and academic performance,” says Jake Butler, from Save the Student. ‘Working …

Jeffrey Epstein’s Death Underlines A Nationwide Problem

at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan while awaiting trial. The 66-year-old registered sex offender was part of an elite social circle and spent more than a decade evading federal criminal charges for his litany of alleged crimes. Had he been convicted, he could have faced up to 45 years in prison. His death “raises serious questions that must be answered,” U.S. Attorney General William Barr said in a statement Saturday. Epstein was found unconscious following a suspected suicide attempt just last month in his jail cell at MCC, which is operated by the Justice Department’s Federal Bureau of Prisons. But he wasn’t on suicide watch when he died, according to several news outlets, leading many people to wonder how …

Woman admits posting revenge porn pictures

Mother-of-three Davies, of Snowden Road, Ely, then uploaded the photos of Mr Aquilina in the bath to the website with a message saying: “Those who laugh last will laugh longest. You are a laughing stock.” ‘More protection’ for revenge porn victims Files had revenge porn from ‘every UK city’ Prosecutor Andrew Kendall said Mr Aquilina received a request on Facebook from an account in his name and the photo was the same that had been used on the Plenty of Fish profile. Facebook deleted the account after it was reported but Davies set up two more profiles in his name and also uploaded the photos to Snapchat, the court heard. Davies was arrested by police and said: “I didn’t know …

Cystic fibrosis drugs rejected for use in Scotland

The SMC said it heard “strong evidence” from patient groups and recognised that the decision would be “disappointing”. ‘Deadlock must end’ over cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi Cystic fibrosis drug campaign makes no progress in year But chairman Dr Alan MacDonald said: “There remained significant uncertainty around their overall health benefits in the long-term, in relation to their costs. “In order to be able to accept these medicines the committee will need to be satisfied of their cost-effectiveness and we continue to work with the company to achieve that.” ‘It’s not a pretty thing to watch’ Image copyright SPL Manufacturer Vertex said it hoped to find a solution which would allow broad access to the drugs in the coming weeks. In …

A North Carolina woman took her three dogs to a pond to play. Within hours, her pups had died from toxic algae

(CNN)A doggy play date in a North Carolina pond turned tragic after three pups died from toxic algae. Now, their owners say they hope their loss will educate fellow dog lovers about the dangerous blooms.

Democratic candidates unite in rage at Trump following latest mass shootings

(CNN)The mass shootings in Texas and Ohio have turned the 2020 presidential campaign into an increasingly visceral referendum on the nature of Donald Trump’s presidency and the message that delivered him to the White House. Former Vice President Joe Biden and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker laced their calls for unity on Wednesday with lacerating attacks on Trump in specially scheduled speeches, Biden’s in Iowa and Booker from the Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, where nine black parishioners were killed by a white supremacist gunman in 2015. From the beginning of his campaign, Biden has cast the 2020 election as a “battle for the soul of this nation.” But in the video announcing his candidacy, and in …

Miley Cyrus And Liam Hemsworth Splitting Up After 8 Months Of Marriage

Miley Cyrus and It’s “what’s best,” a rep for the couple said in a statement. agreed to separate at this time,” said the statement. “Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what’s best while they both focus on themselves and careers.” A sad-looking Cyrus, 26, appeared in a Instagram post Saturday clearly not wearing her wedding ring. It was taken while the singer was on vacation in Italy with pal Kaitlynn Carter, Brody Jenner’s ex, noted People magazine, which was the first to report the breakup. Hemsworth and Cyrus met in 2009 while filming “The Last Song.” They were soon dating and made their red-carpet debut as a couple in 2010.  sexual attraction to women.  came …

Massachusetts has confirmed its first human case of EEE since 2013. What is the mosquito-borne disease?

(CNN)A man in Massachusetts has been infected with a mosquito-borne virus called Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), health officials confirmed Saturday. It’s the first human case reported in the state since 2013. Any virus transmitted from an insect bite is a big deal, but what is EEE, and what risk does it pose? EEE is rare but often fatal The virus isn’t common, but it is serious. Seven cases are reported every year on average, but about 30% of all cases are fatal, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. EEE causes inflammation of the brain, which is often preceded by a high fever, chills and vomiting. As the illness progresses, patients might experience seizures or a coma that …

Democrats toughen stance ahead of gun talks, but could cut deals down the road

(CNN)Senate Democrats are hardening their position over new gun legislation, dismissing attempts to pass narrower measures until Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell schedules a vote on a sweeping background checks bill already approved by the House. Sen. Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, has been dispatched to determine which programs could be strengthened to help treat those who have mental health problems, according to multiple sources. That could include identifying areas where more funding is needed, such as for community health centers and school counselors. Asked about her preference, aides to Sen. Patty Murray, the top Democrat on the committee, signaled that her interest instead is on keeping the focus on the House-passed background …

SE Cupp: Our gun laws make it too damn easy for haters to kill

(CNN)It’s been one week since 31 people were killed in mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. It’s worth pointing out that those two shootings followed another, one week earlier, in Gilroy, California, where three people, including a 6-year-old and a 13-year-old, were killed by an angry guy with a gun. But I am no longer a NRA member. Being right no longer feels righteous. Because in the wake of more mass shootings, acts of senseless violence that sent innocent people running for their lives, leaving children orphaned and loved ones dead on the ground, I know we must do something about guns. We have a problem in this country — and the problem is hate. One of …

Conservative Pundit S.E. Cupp Quits The NRA In Powerful Plea For Gun Control

S.E. Cupp, a longtime NRA advocate once featured as an “ “I am so sick and tired of participating in this predictable cycle of politics, where a mass shooting happens, the left calls for new gun laws ― some meaningful, some unproductive ― the right yells ‘slippery slope’ and hides behind the Constitution,” she said on her “Nothing happens, nothing changes,” she said. “And with the next mass shooting, we do it all over again.” El Paso, Texas, and Gilroy, California.  But not this time:  Cupp specifically called for universal background checks, gun violence restraining orders, raising the minimum age for gun purchases to 21, banning 100-round drums, fixing the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and mental health programs …