• Mayor Wants to Raise Floor on Cost of Cigarette Packs to $13
Mayor Wants to Raise Floor on Cost of Cigarette Packs to $13

De Blasio made the announcement during anti-smoking event in the city. He said his goal is to reduce the number of smokers in the city by 160,000 over the next three years. Mayor Bill de Blasio is pushing legislation to hike New York City's minimum cigarette-pack price to $13, halve the number of stores allowed to sell tobacco products and put phar...

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  • Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his prison cell
Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his prison cell

Authorities say he hanged himself using a bedsheet tied to his cell window and had blocked the door from the inside by jamming it with various items. Leslie Walker, of Prisoners' Legal Services of MA, told WBUR's Deborah Becker on Morning Edition that prisoners are monitored to prevent suicide.

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  • Bahrain GP: Sebastian Vettel beats penalised Lewis Hamilton to victory
Bahrain GP: Sebastian Vettel beats penalised Lewis Hamilton to victory

For the third race in a row, Ferrari went aggressive with its strategy and pitted Vettel on lap 10 in an attempt to undercut Bottas in the lead. In Bahrain, the Briton recognised he could have put himself in a much better position to win.

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  • US, Mexico and Canada to make joint bid for 2026 World Cup
US, Mexico and Canada to make joint bid for 2026 World Cup

Speaking at the event, held at the One World Observatory inside Manhattan's One World Trade Center, Gulati said the initial proposal calls for the U.S., which had originally considered bidding alone, to stage 60 games in the newly expanded 48-country, 80-game tournament, with Canada and Mexico hosting ten games each.

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  • IS launches chlorine gas attacks in western Mosul
IS launches chlorine gas attacks in western Mosul

More than 300 square miles have been cleared since west Mosul operations began mid-February, he said. Isis overran the city in the summer of 2014 in a lightning advance which routed Iraqi forces. Death certificates were not issued for foreign fighters because their only identity was a nom de guerre, he said. Analysts say Iraqi forces deployed i...

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  • Swans in trouble after Mawson mistake gives Watford 1-0 win
Swans in trouble after Mawson mistake gives Watford 1-0 win

For Swansea, though, the gloom deepens as they remain entrenched in the bottom three - the bright start to Paul Clement's tenure a distant memory - two points shy of fourth from bottom Hull. Mawson made a catastrophic one when he dithered and lost the ball to Capoue who scored at the second attempt after Fabianski had saved well from his first.

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  • Explosion at Army ammunition plant in Missouri kills 1
Explosion at Army ammunition plant in Missouri kills 1

The Army did not say how long Bass worked at the plant or in what capacity. The injured workers were evaluated on scene and refused further treatment. The plant sits on 3,935 acres in Independence, CBS affiliate KCTV reports . The plant will be closed for the rest of today at the very least. Workplace safety experts with the U.S.

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  • Hyundai, Kia recall 1.4 million vehicles; engines can fail
Hyundai, Kia recall 1.4 million vehicles; engines can fail

The recall, which could cost the two firms hundreds of millions of dollars each, comes as Hyundai and Kia face a sharp drop in Chinese sales and sluggish demand in the USA and South Korea. Owners of the recalled vehicles should reach out to their dealer for an engine inspection. There are five models of the automakers' vehicles. Together they are t...

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  • These At-Home DNA Tests Are Now FDA-Approved
These At-Home DNA Tests Are Now FDA-Approved

Besides Parkinson's or late-onset Alzheimer's disease, they include: celiac disease; alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, which increases risk of lung and liver disease; a movement disorder called early onset primary dystonia; factor XI deficiency (hemophilia C), a blood clotting disorder; and Gaucher disease type 1 , which causes liver and splee...

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  • Men capture massive python in Florida Python Challenge
Men capture massive python in Florida Python Challenge

The 25 hunters will continue scouring the Florida Everglades for Burmese pythons until June. "I started to try to pull it so it wouldn't go into the water, and the snake just turns straight around and beelines toward my face", Banos said.

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  • 2nd train derailment in weeks at Penn Station causes delays
2nd train derailment in weeks at Penn Station causes delays

NJ Transit suspended all service in and out of Penn Station as trains were diverted to Hoboken , officials said. They were led to the platform by NJ Transit personnel. The LIRR encouraged riders to consider traveling outside peak hours or to begin their trips at Atlantic Terminal or Hunterspoint Avenue, where schedules should be "near normal".

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  • 3 dead in reported boiler explosion in St. Louis
3 dead in reported boiler explosion in St. Louis

We have been informed that a fire of unknown origin erupted this morning at the Loy Lange property adjacent to our Faultless Healthcare Linen plant at 2030 South Broadway; that material from the Loy Lange fire came onto a portion of our building; and that as a result there are said to be injuries and fatalities among our Faultless Linen employees...

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  • China says US trade orders should respect international rules
China says US trade orders should respect international rules

While the outreach is a continuation of regional ties promoted for several years by Mr Xi, it has taken on added urgency as Mr Trump's economic team weighs whether to follow through on campaign-trail promises of tariffs of as much as 45 per cent on Chinese goods.

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  • Warriors' Draymond Green encourages Raiders fans to boycott games in Oakland
Warriors' Draymond Green encourages Raiders fans to boycott games in Oakland

However, the lease has a catch: It's set up as two single-year options, which means the Raiders can back out of it after the 2017 season. On Monday, the team gained league approval to move to Las Vegas. Who was the one dissenting vote? After last night's win against the Rockets, Draymond spoke more about how saddened he is for the fan bas...

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  • Fadnavis requests doctors to withdraw strike, says will ensure proper security
Fadnavis requests doctors to withdraw strike, says will ensure proper security

In Maharashtra 44,000 protesting doctors have refused to call off the strike despite an assurance from Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, that armed policemen will be stationed in sensitive hospitals. Doctors in Delhi made a decision to go on strike on Thursday in solidarity. Bombay High Court chief justice Manjula Chellur had on Tuesday said: '...

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  • Brokers Alert: Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE:DPS)
Brokers Alert: Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE:DPS)

Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 15,531 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,352,128.86. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link . Finally, Advantus Capital Management Inc boosted its stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 0.3% in the third quarter. The number o...

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  • THEIRS: Trump's right, health issues are hard
THEIRS: Trump's right, health issues are hard

In fact, what the Republicans have in mind doesn't look like a replacement at all. "After all, they are planning to take an axe to Medicaid funding, pull the rug out from under millions of Americans, and increase taxes and out-of-pocket health care costs for working people", - Alliance For Healthcare Security.

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  • Anti-Defamation League's Manhattan headquarters targeted by bomb threat
Anti-Defamation League's Manhattan headquarters targeted by bomb threat

Cuomo has ordered the New York State Police to coordinate with federal and local law enforcement municipalities to investigate the disturbing trend. "This is not the first time that ADL has been targeted, and it will not deter us in our efforts to combat anti-Semitism and hate against people of all races and religions", Greenblatt said.

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  • Blac Chyna says she's lost 40 pounds since Dream's birth
Blac Chyna says she's lost 40 pounds since Dream's birth

Rob Kardashian shared the sweetest tribute to his late father, Robert Kardashian , on Wednesday, February 22, in honor of what would have been his 73rd birthday. Sources say that they have kept the break up quiet because they're trying to be more mature about the situation. They got back together, only to split again this month.

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  • Lincoln's Cowley masterminds seismic Cup shock at Burnley
Lincoln's Cowley masterminds seismic Cup shock at Burnley

Lincoln has made almost $1.24 million from this cup run, putting the club back in the black for the first time in years. Millwall's third win over Premier League opposition this season, secured by Shaun Cummings's late goal, would ordinarily have topped the shocks, but they were outdone by Lincoln.

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  • Kids with ADHD have some smaller than usual brain regions
Kids with ADHD have some smaller than usual brain regions

The overall volume of the brain was smaller for people with ADHD. The brains of sufferers of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are slightly smaller than those not suffering from the condition, according to a study . For the current study, the researchers worked with 1,713 individuals with ADHD and 1,529 without, with ages ranging f...

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  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Treatment Emflaza Approved by FDA
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Treatment Emflaza Approved by FDA

In the U.S.it affects about 15,000 people. Northbrook, Illinois-based Marathon Pharmaceuticals announced on Thursday that it had snagged an FDA green light for corticosteroid Emflaza, known generically as deflazacort. In a separate trial of 29 male patients lasting 104 weeks, deflazacort showed a numeric advantage over placebo on an assessment ...

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  • Traverse City Educators React to Betsy DeVos' Secretary of Educa
Traverse City Educators React to Betsy DeVos' Secretary of Educa

Fulton says, "She is just not qualified to be the leader of a very, very large institution as Secretary of Education". In the weeks since, outraged constituents flooded Senate offices with phone calls , Democrats held the Senate floor all night long before Tuesday's vote to reiterate their reasons for opposing DeVos, and two Republicans senators...

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  • Assad: US should cooperate with Syrian government
Assad: US should cooperate with Syrian government

The humanitarian disaster affecting millions of Syrian refugees was caused by the policy of Western countries as well as regional powers, which supported terrorists in Syria, country's President Bashar Assad said in an interview with the Yahoo News media outlet.

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  • Amnesty: Syria regime hanged 13000 in notorious prison
Amnesty: Syria regime hanged 13000 in notorious prison

Based on witness testimony, the organisation estimates that between 5,000 and 13,000 people were extrajudicially executed at Saydnaya between September 2011 and December 2015, and "there is no reason to believe that executions have stopped".

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