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Gap in suicide rates among teen boys, girls is closing: Study
iStock/torwai (NEW YORK) -- Teen suicide trends have long shown differences between the sexes: While girls have been more likely to attempt suicide, boys have died by suicide at higher rates. This disparity, however, may be getting smaller. Suicide rates among both girls and boys ages 10 to 19 had been on a downtrend throughout most of the 1990s until 2007, when they began increasing. However, they rose at a higher pace among girls compared to boys, a new study has found. The authors of the study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital explained that the narrowing of the gap was related...
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'Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct,' says Rep Justin Amash
Alex Wong/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Justin Amash has become the first congressional Republican to call for the president's impeachment based on special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. The self-identifying libertarian Republican and frequent Trump critic shared his "principal conclusions" on Saturday, including his assertion that "President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct" in a Twitter thread on Saturday after reading the full redacted report. Here are my principal conclusions:1. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report.2. President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct.3. Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances.4. Few members of Congress have read the...
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Another horse dies at Santa Anita racetrack, marking 24 in six months
Mario Tama/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- Another horse has died at Santa Anita Park in California, the race track said Saturday, marking the 24th thoroughbred fatality in the last six months. A horse also died Friday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, on the eve of the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown. Santa Anita and Pimlico are both owned by the Canadian-based Stronach Group. "Commander Coil, a three-year-old gelding, sustained a fatal shoulder injury while galloping during training on the morning of May 17th. Equine shoulder injuries are rare, especially for a horse that is galloping...
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Harrowing new details about murder of pregnant Chicago teen revealed as suspects appear in court
iStock/Marilyn Nieves (CHICAGO) -- Grim new details have emerged about the murder of a pregnant teenager whose baby was cut from her womb, as prosecutors described how the teen was lured by a Facebook ad for free baby clothes and her accused killer claimed the baby as her own. "Words really cannot express how disgusting and thoroughly disturbing these allegations are," Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said at a news conference. Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, 19, was 9 months pregnant when she was killed and she is survived by a 3-year-old child. Her baby is in grave condition at a hospital with...
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Notre Dame proposals envision 'green' roof, glass spire, beam of light
Chesnot/Getty Images (PARIS) -- Two days after fire broke out at Notre Dame Cathedral, swallowing both the wooden roof and the spire, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced an international competition of architecture to decide whether to rebuild under the same conditions or endow it with a new spire "adapted to the techniques and issues of our time."Ever since, architects, landscape artists and graphic designers from France and beyond have answered the call, imagining the Notre Dame of tomorrow.The proposal from landscape artist and architect Clément Willemin features a garden roof with walking paths around wild-looking bushes, plants and flowers....
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Lyft says drivers tampering with surge pricing could be booted
Scott Olson/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Lyft said that riders who tamper with surge pricing face being deactivated after a report revealed that ridehsare drivers at a Washington D.C. airport coordinated to boost fares. The statement came after a report from ABC affiliate WJLA alleging that Lyft and Uber drivers at Reagan National Airport organized to turn off their apps until the prices for rides surged enough to deem the fares worthwhile. "All the airplanes, we know when they land. So five minutes before, we turn all our apps off — all of us at the same time," one driver, who...
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'Game of Thrones' finale "will be talked about for a very long time," says "EW" reporter who was on set
HBO/Helen Sloan (LOS ANGELES) -- Who will sit on the Iron Throne? We'll find out Sunday night at 9 p.m. as HBO's Game of Thrones airs its final episode. After last week's shocking turn of events, it's anyone's guess as to what will happen, but Entertainment Weekly's James Hibberd, who got a sneak preview, says it's going to be memorable. "I was on set 13 months ago and I think I know how it ends," Hibberd tells ABC Radio. "I don't know for sure...but I can say the final episode deals with the aftermath of Dany's devastating attack on King's...
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