Opioid Crisis: Colorado boy, 13, dead after apparent fentanyl poisoning: family

Jose Hernandez, 13, may have died of accidental fentanyl poisoning after taking a pill his family thinks he got at school by Audrey Conklin The family of a 13-year-old boy from Aurora, Colorado, who died suddenly last week believes he may have accidentally overdosed on fentanyl, according to his family and local reports. Jose Hernandez’s grandmother,Continue reading “Opioid Crisis: Colorado boy, 13, dead after apparent fentanyl poisoning: family”

What is naloxone and how does it work? Experts discuss the life-saving ‘miracle drug’

A naloxone nasal spray is a drug that can reverse the effects of opioids, such as heroin, methadone, opium, codeine, morphine and buprenorphine.Jane Barlow / PA Images via Getty Images file

Parade shooting suspect bought 5 weapons despite threats

By MICHAEL TARM, KATHLEEN FOODY, STEPHEN GROVES. Highland Park, IL. Written for Associated Press HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A man charged Tuesday with seven counts of murder after firing off more than 70 rounds at an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago legally bought five weapons, including the high-powered rifle used in the shooting, despiteContinue reading “Parade shooting suspect bought 5 weapons despite threats”

Most Liberal States in 2022

Most Liberal States 2022 “Blue states” are states that have a more liberal population and culture, as opposed to the conservative “red states.” While there are many more red states than blue states, the blue states tend to have much higher populations, so they have higher numbers in indexes like the electoral college and the number ofContinue reading “Most Liberal States in 2022”

This Day In History 1775 U.S. Postal System Established

On July 26, 1775, the U.S. postal system is established by the Second Continental Congress, with Benjamin Franklin as its first postmaster general. Franklin (1706-1790) put in place the foundation for many aspects of today’s mail system. During early colonial times in the 1600s, few American colonists needed to send mail to each other; it was moreContinue reading “This Day In History 1775 U.S. Postal System Established”

Amazon’s Ring has provided doorbell footage to police without owners’ consent 11 times so far this year

by Brian Fung, CNN Amazon’s smart-doorbell company, Ring, has provided surveillance footage to law enforcement without a warrant or the consent of doorbell-owners 11 times this year alone, according to a letter Amazon (AMZN) sent to Congress earlier this month. The disclosure highlights the degree of Amazon’s control over data generated by the doorbells’ camerasContinue reading “Amazon’s Ring has provided doorbell footage to police without owners’ consent 11 times so far this year”

Charcuterie’s link to colon cancer confirmed by French authorities

by Guardian French health authorities say they have confirmed a link between nitrates added to processed meat and colon cancer, dealing a blow to the country’s prized ham and cured sausage industry. The national food safety body Anses said its study of data published on the subject supported similar conclusions in 2015 from the WorldContinue reading “Charcuterie’s link to colon cancer confirmed by French authorities”

TSA hiring more security screening officers at Spokane International Airport

by Peter Choi If you live in the Spokane area, this might be helpful to you. SPOKANE, Wash.– Summer in the Inland Northwest is the busiest time of year, especially at the Spokane International Airport. As more air travelers are coming in and out of Spokane International Airport, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is activelyContinue reading “TSA hiring more security screening officers at Spokane International Airport”

Starbucks is closing 16 stores across Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, and other cities due to a high frequency of ‘challenging incidents’ — see the list

by Mary Meisenzahl Starbucks is permanently closing 16 locations around the US by the end of July, The Wall Street Journal first reported.  “After careful consideration, we are closing some stores in locations that have experienced a high volume of challenging incidents that make it unsafe to continue to operate, to open new locations with saferContinue reading “Starbucks is closing 16 stores across Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, and other cities due to a high frequency of ‘challenging incidents’ — see the list”

Dispatcher who didn’t send ambulance charged in 2020 death

by Mark Scolforo Associate Press A Pennsylvania 911 operator faces a rare charge of involuntary manslaughter for failing to send an ambulance to the rural home of a woman who died of internal bleeding a day later, despite a plea from the woman’s daughter that without medical help “she’s going to die.” A Greene CountyContinue reading “Dispatcher who didn’t send ambulance charged in 2020 death”