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One in three Americans take meds with depressive side effects: study

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 20:03

One third of Americans are taking prescription and over-the-counter drugs, such as birth control pills, antacids and common heart medications, that may raise the risk of depression, researchers warned on Tuesday. Since the drugs are so common, people may be unaware of their potential depressive effects, said the report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). "Many may be surprised to learn that their medications, despite having nothing to do with mood or anxiety or any other condition normally associated with depression, can increase their risk of experiencing depressive symptoms, and may lead to a depression diagnosis," said lead author Dima Qato, assistant professor of pharmacy systems, outcomes and policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Maine Gov. Paul LePage 'Probably' Won't Certify Primary Election Results

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 18:36

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) said he would "probably not" certify the results of

George H.W. Bush becomes 1st US president to turn 94

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 17:48

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — George H.W. Bush enjoyed a relaxing birthday on Tuesday as he became the first former U.S. president to turn 94.

Mueller worries Russia could use court case to spy on probe

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 17:31

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's team is worried that Russian intelligence services will use a criminal case in Washington to gather information about its investigation and U.S. intelligence-gathering methods.

Illinois Republicans Urge Trump Not To Commute Rod Blagojevich's Sentence

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 17:16

Illinois' Republican congressmen are speaking out against commuting former

Backflipping FBI Agent Who Accidentally Shot Man Charged With Assault

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:56

The backflipping FBI agent who accidentally shot a man in the leg at a Denver

AT&T Just Got Cleared to Buy Time Warner in a Massive $85 Billion Media Merger

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:55

The deal could pave the way to further consolidation

Lawrence: Trump accomplished 'nothing' at summit with Kim Jong Un

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:03

Lawrence reacts to Donald Trump saying the murderous dictator of North Korea "loves his people." Nicholas Kristof says Trump is acting like a "spokesman" for North Korea by praising the country's dictator.

Toddler Wandering Into Traffic Is Saved in the Nick of Time by Heroic Police Officer

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 15:10

The child had gotten away from his mom and made his way to the busy highway two blocks away.

The Latest: 'Upbeat' Trump calls GOP senators after summit

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 15:09

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional reaction to President Donald Trump's summit with Kim Jong Un (all times local):

Hero police officer honoured after saving toddler who ran into busy highway traffic

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 14:57

A police sergeant is being lauded as a hero after stopping traffic just outside of Chicago and saving the life of a toddler who had slipped away from his mother’s watchful eye. Video from a dash cam of the incident shows the officer approach the small child running in the right side lane of a busy road in the Chicago suburbs, before the officer stops the car and gets out. The sergeant, Anthony Mannino, was celebrated on the Facebook page for the Naperville Police Department.

In volcano's wake, Guatemalan town became a cemetery

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 14:32

Guatemalan authorities reacted slowly to signs of the Fuego volcano’s impending eruption on June 3, contributing to one of the most tragic natural disasters in recent Guatemalan history. At least 110 people have died and close to 200 are thought buried under the rubble in the hamlet on the fertile lower slopes of the volcano.

Waitress Arrested on First Day on Job After Allegedly Skimming Customers` Credit Cards

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 13:31

A server`s first day on the job at an Oklahoma restaurant didn't last long after she was arrested for allegedly using a credit card skimmer on customers` cards.

'Oxymonster' pleads guilty to US 'dark web' trafficking charges

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:28

Gal Vallerius, 36, arrived in federal court handcuffed and wearing a tan prison uniform and a matching beige yarmulke, but also smiling and joking with his lawyer. Vallerius, who once finished eighth in an international facial hair competition in Austria, sported copious red facial hair held together with a hair band. The Frenchman is accused of trafficking drugs including cocaine, crack, fentanyl, methamphetamine, LSD, Ritalin and oxycodone on Dream Market, an anonymous online market on the dark underbelly of the internet.

Alligator on Tarmac Holds Up Spirit Airlines Flight at Florida Airport

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:17

The gator was in no hurry.

George Conway rips Trump's claim that Mueller's appointment is unconstitutional

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:00

George Conway, the conservative lawyer and husband of President Trump’s counselor, Kellyanne Conway, is publicly dismissing her boss’s claim that special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation is unconstitutional.

California's Gavin Newsom wants to lead the way to a post-Bernie, post-Hillary party

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:00

Gavin Newsom, the charismatic former mayor of San Francisco, is almost certain to become the next governor of California and a major force in the Democratic Party. Can he deliver on his progressive agenda while moving the party into a post-Bernie, post-Hillary future?

First Drive: Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:00

The most outrageous Lamborghini you can buy can handle now thanks to the magic of rear-wheel steering.

Rose McGowan: Harvey Weinstein framed me with cocaine charge

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 10:56

Rose McGowan claims Harvey Weinstein has framed her after she had been indicted by a grand jury for a 2017 cocaine possession charge.

Passenger Tossed From Car and Survives Following Fiery Florida Toll Booth Crash

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 10:33

The crash was all caught on surveillance video.