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  • Average life expectancy will increase globally by 2030, both at birth and at the age of 65, according to a new study.

    Life expectancy at birth is projected to cross the 90-year mark by 2030

    LONDON – Average life expectancy will increase globally by 2030, both at birth and at the age of 65, according to a new study. The two time points help define when lifespans in a population are extending due to improvements in maternal and child health as well as improved adult health. The average for women at birth will exceed 85 years in many countries, but South Korea is projected to lead the way with a life expectancy of 90.8 years. […]

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    Teens fall through ice while taking pictures on frozen Central Park pond

    NEW YORK – Tourist Lourdes Cuevas and her family were taking in the beauty of one of New York City’s iconic spots when they spotted some teens balancing on an icy pond. The kids were “playing” and “sliding” on the patch of ice in Central Park when they “decided to take a selfie,” she said. Cuevas and her family decided to do the same. Suddenly the ice cracked and the teens plunged into the frigid water — a terrifying incident […]

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    ‘You need a blessing tonight’: Walmart cashier helps family of 5 pay for groceries

    RICHLAND COUNTY, South Carolina — Thanks to the kindness of a Walmart cashier, a family of five who struggles to pay their grocery bill each month was able to eat for cheap. WGHP reports that Ashley Jordan took to Facebook to describe the moment on Saturday. Jordan, her husband, and their youngest daughter were grocery shopping at Walmart when something amazing happened. “We literally dread going to Walmart and buying groceries period because my husband’s whole check goes to food for our […]

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    Mega millions! Powerball jackpot grows to $403M for Wednesday’s drawing

    The jackpot keeps growing for the Powerball lottery. No one won Saturday’s multi-state drawing, so the top prize for Wednesday night’s Powerball is $403 million. Whoever wins the jackpot can choose to take their winnings either in a lump sum cash payment or in annuity paid out over 29 years. The lump sum payment, after taxes, is nearly $244 million. The Powerball is played in 44 states, including Ohio. The Drawing also takes place in Washington D-C, Puerto Rico and […]

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    Heterosexual couple lose legal battle over British civil partnership law

    LONDON — A heterosexual couple in Britain have lost their court battle for the right to enter into a civil partnership — an alternative to marriage that is reserved for same-sex couples in the UK. The Court of Appeal in London rejected a claim by Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, from London, who argued that they were discriminated against because civil partnerships are only available to people of the same sex. Heterosexual couples should not be allowed civil partnerships, court […]

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    Governor Kasich tentatively slated to meet with President Trump

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Gov. John Kasich is slated to meet with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday, three sources familiar with the plan told CNN Monday. A Kasich adviser said the White House didn’t offer an explicit agenda for the meeting. A senior administration official said the meeting is still tentative but is likely to be a private sitdown between Kasich, the President and possibly Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. The official described the meeting as long […]

  • On November 29, 2016, Spencer Kolman received a heart-lung transplant at St. Louis Children's Hospital's Heart Center -- the only surgery of its kind performed in the United States that year.

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    US teen undergoes rare heart-lung transplant

    ST. LOUIS, MO – “I want to do more stuff,” Spencer Kolman said. His voice was a whisper, a painful-to-hear rasp across the telephone line. “I’m a Boy Scout, so I want to go back and get my Eagle Scout and do … the more physical activities that I had to basically stop doing because I couldn’t keep up,” the 15-year-old said. “I want to join the school band. I want to get back into playing the trumpet. … I […]

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    Angelina Jolie on Brad Pitt: ‘We will always be a family’

    A new project about family and loss has led Angelina Jolie to talk about her own. The actress spoke with the BBC about her new movie, “First They Killed My Father,” which she directed and produced. The Netflix original film tells the story of the Cambodian genocide through the eyes of a child. It’s a project that is near and dear to Jolie’s heart. She adopted her first child, son Maddox, from Cambodia after visiting and falling in love with […]

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    Business owners stand by decision to fire workers who participated in ‘A Day Without Immigrants’

    DENVER – Jim Serowski said his employees told him they planned to skip work on Thursday to participate in “A Day Without Immigrants,” the nationwide day of protest. Serowski, founder of JVS Masonry in Commerce City, Colorado, said his message to them was clear and unwavering: “If you’re going to stand up for what you believe in you have to be willing to pay the price.” As promised, when his foreman and some 30 brick layers failed to show up […]

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    Hitler’s phone, ‘the most destructive ‘weapon’ of all time,’ sold for $243,000

    Adolf Hitler’s telephone was sold at auction in the United States on Sunday for $243,000. The winning bid was made by phone but the name of the bidder has not been released. The phone was presented to Hitler by the Wehrmacht and was used by the Nazi leader to issue most of his commands during the last two years of World War II, according to a description in the catalog for Alexander Historical Auctions in Maryland. The phone was recovered […]

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    Kim Jong Nam’s death: Footage surfaces showing attack

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — With the death of a dictator’s half-brother, things were bound to get interesting. In the span of a week, the story of Kim Jong Nam’s death has morphed into a murder-mystery filled with palace intrigue and geopolitical ramifications, topped with the surrealist tinge of reality television. The latest news — Malaysia is recalling its ambassador over Kim’s death and summoning Pyongyang’s own representative in Kuala Lumpur after he accused his host country of conspiring with “hostile […]

  • At 2:30p yesterday afternoon Thousand Oaks PD received a call about 3 people stuck on an elevated area down in a barranca. Able to rescue the three during the rescue of the three hikers, they found out one of the people that were with them had been swept down river. Search efforts began at that point until 8pm when it got dark and too wet. The search continued at 6:30am at about 8:35am a body was located by the police aviation unit North of an area in Camino Dos Rios. Body was recovered, but the person has not been identified at this point.

    More rain in store after 5 killed in California storms

    Waterlogged Northern California will get more heavy rainfall into Wednesday, renewing fears about flooding in the region. The new onslaught of rain comes as Southern California dries out following downpours that left five people dead. A flood warning is in effect for Northern California’s interior counties through Thursday. Storms started overnight Saturday, with two to four inches of rain expected by Wednesday, CNN meteorologist Allison Chinchar said. Some areas may get up to 10 inches and the driving rain could […]