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  • Pharmacist Cites Religious Beliefs in Refusal to Fill Prescription for Woman After Miscarriage

    Rachel Peterson was already having a tough time of it when she called a supermarket chain’s pharmacy to get a prescription filled. Then the pharmacist made things worse. Peterson says back in July a pharmacist at a Meijer pharmacy in Petoskey, Michigan, refused to fill her prescription for a drug to treat her miscarriage because of his religious beliefs. She’s working with the American Civil Liberties Union to change Meijer’s policy and is willing to go to court if need […]

  • Ventura-Based Retailer Patagonia Endorses Senate Candidates, Citing ‘Unprecedented Threats to Our Public Lands’

    Patagonia, the clothing retailer based in Ventura, is taking a political stand. The outdoor goods and apparel store threw its weight behind two Democratic candidates: Jacky Rosen, who is running for Senate in Nevada, and Senator Jon Tester who is running for re-election in Montana. It’s the first time Patagonia has made political endorsements. In a statement on Friday, the company said it is making the move “because of the urgent and unprecedented threats to our public lands and waters.” […]

  • Mohammed Bin Salman’s Inner Circle Takes Blame for Khashoggi’s Death

    After 18 days in which Saudi Arabia adamantly denied that any harm had come to Jamal Khashoggi at its consulate in Istanbul, it committed a startling about-face. Not only did Riyadh admit that Khashoggi came to a violent end, it pinned the blame on some of the closest aides to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler. Ahmad al-Assiri and Saud al-Qahtani, both widely known figures who shot to fame during the crown prince’s rapid rise to […]

  • 911 Call Provides New Clues in Disappearance of Wisconsin Teen Missing Since Parents Found Dead

    A sheriff’s department dispatch log reveals new information about the night that missing Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs’ parents were found dead — including that a 911 call appeared to have come from her mother’s cell phone, and that the door to the family’s home had been kicked in. Authorities have been searching for Jayme Closs, 13, since early Monday, when a mysterious 911 call led deputies to discover that her parents had been shot dead at the family’s home in […]

  • Saudi State TV Says Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Died in Fight at Turkish Consulate

    Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a “fistfight” in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom claimed early Saturday, admitting that the writer had been slain at its diplomatic post for the first time. Authorities said 18 Saudi suspects were in custody for his slaying and intelligence officials had been fired. The overnight announcements in Saudi state media came more than two weeks after Khashoggi, 59, entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul for paperwork required to marry his Turkish […]

  • Elina Childs is seen holding a box of Girl Scout cookies.(Credit: Seann Childs via CNN Wire)

    9-Year-Old Sells Out Girl Scout Cookies in 45 Minutes Outside Marijuana Dispensary in Canada

    Canada legalized recreational pot this week and its dispensaries weren’t the only ones with a business plan. A Girl Scouts Brownie — and budding entrepreneur — knew exactly where her best sales would come from. Elina Childs, 9, stood outside an Edmonton dispensary Wednesday and sold all her cookies to those enduring 4-hour lines during the country’s first day of legal marijuana sales. In the past, Elina has sold her cookies door-to-door and that took weeks, her dad said. “Last […]

  • Orionid Meteor Shower Hits Peak This Weekend

    The night sky will showcase shooting stars this weekend, visible in all parts of the sky, around the world. The Orionid meteor shower may not be the most spectacular of the year, but it delights in other ways. The Orionids appear each year between October 2 and November 7. The peak occurs when the Earth passes through a debris stream left by the Comet Halley as we intersect it’s orbit each year at this time. They radiate from the well-known […]

  • The body of a victim lies covered in cloth on a railway track in Amritsar, India, after a train struck a crowd of people on Oct. 19, 2018. (Credit: Prabhjot Gill / AP)

    At Least 55 Dead, Dozens More Injured After Trains Speeds Through Crowd in India

    At least 55 people died and 60 were injured in northern India on Friday night after a train struck people celebrating a Hindu festival at a railway track, police said. “The train came and it ran over the people who were there. The people were standing on and near the track,” senior local police official Parbhjot Singh told CNN. The incident took place in Amritsar, located in Punjab state, to mark the Hindu festival of Dussehra. Singh said celebrants were […]

  • Study: Not Exercising Is Worse for Your Health Than Smoking, Diabetes and Heart Disease

    We’ve all heard exercise helps you live longer. But a new study goes one step further, finding that a sedentary lifestyle is worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease. Dr. Wael Jaber, a cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic and senior author of the study, called the results “extremely surprising.” “Being unfit on a treadmill or in an exercise stress test has a worse prognosis, as far as death, than being hypertensive, being diabetic or being a current […]