Critics say Trump birth control rule ignores science
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Critics say Trump birth control rule ignores science

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s new birth control rule is raising questions among some doctors and researchers, who say it overlooks known benefits of contraception while selectively citing data that raise doubts about effectiveness and safety. “This rule is listing things that are not scientifically validated, and in some cases things that are wrong, … Continue reading

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Norfolk State Planetarium promises exciting free shows for fall

The Norfolk State University Planetarium, located in the Roy A. Woods Science Building, Room 119, has some exciting shows among the stars scheduled for the fall. Shows are held on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at noon. Each presentation is about 30 minutes and these programs are free and open to the public. Here is the fall planetarium … Continue reading

‘Nothing, nothing.’ Aid lags in hurricane-torn Puerto Rico
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‘Nothing, nothing.’ Aid lags in hurricane-torn Puerto Rico

MONTEBELLO, Puerto Rico (AP) — Relatives helped Maribel Valentin Espino find shelter when Hurricane Maria roared through her community in northern Puerto Rico. Neighbors formed volunteer brigades to cut fallen trees and clear twisty mountain roads after the storm had passed. Now, friends and a local cattle ranch provide the water they need to survive … Continue reading

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Norfolk seeks citizen input on “green infrastructure” plan

The City of Norfolk is developing a new ‘green infrastructure’ plan. Come learn about Norfolk’s tree canopy, how to better protect the City from storms, reduce flooding, restore habitats and provide more recreation access. Do you want: Less flooding and clean water? Access to fishing and boating? Safer streets and cleaner air? Attractive neighborhoods? Thriving … Continue reading

Pharmacist in deadly meningitis outbreak heading to trial
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Pharmacist in deadly meningitis outbreak heading to trial

  BOSTON (AP) — After watching his mother die from meningitis in a nationwide outbreak caused by contaminated steroids, Scott Shaw is determined to make sure something like that never happens again. A stiff punishment for the Massachusetts pharmacist Shaw believes is partially responsible may help, he says. “I believe as surely as I’m talking … Continue reading

Strengthening Hurricane Maria a threat to Irma-hit Caribbea
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Strengthening Hurricane Maria a threat to Irma-hit Caribbea

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The islands of the eastern Caribbean prepared Sunday to face another potential disaster, with forecasters saying newly formed and strengthening Hurricane Maria was headed for a hit on the Leeward Islands by Monday night. Hurricane or tropical storm warnings were posted for many of the islands, including those already … Continue reading

The Latest: UN frees $10 million for Hurricane Irma aid
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The Latest: UN frees $10 million for Hurricane Irma aid

MIAMI (AP) — The latest on tropical weather in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans (all times local): 8:45 p.m. The United Nations has released $10 million from its emergency fund for humanitarian efforts to help tens of thousands of people in the Caribbean needing help after Hurricane Irma. U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said Sunday … Continue reading

The Latest: NASA’s Cassini spacecraft burns up over Saturn
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The Latest: NASA’s Cassini spacecraft burns up over Saturn

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Cassini spacecraft at Saturn (all times local): 7:55 a.m. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is no more: It disintegrated in the skies above Saturn early Friday, following a remarkable journey of 20 years. Confirmation of Cassini’s expected demise came about 7:55 a.m. EDT.  That’s when radio signals from … Continue reading

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft burns up in skies over Saturn
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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft burns up in skies over Saturn

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s Cassini spacecraft disintegrated in the skies above Saturn early Friday in a final, fateful blaze of cosmic glory, following a remarkable journey of 20 years. Confirmation of Cassini’s expected demise came about 7:55 a.m. EDT. That’s when radio signals from the spacecraft — its last scientific gifts to Earth … Continue reading

The Latest: More than 80 percent in Florida have power back
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The Latest: More than 80 percent in Florida have power back

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local): 8:05 a.m. More than 80 percent of Floridians have gotten their power restored after Hurricane Irma roared through the state. State emergency managers reported Friday that 1.92 million homes and businesses still don’t have electricity. Tens of thousands of customers in southwest Florida and … Continue reading