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Elton John celebrates 25 years of AIDS foundation

1/1Elton John Show Caption Hide Caption NEW YORK (AP) — A teary and emotional Elton John celebrated the 25th anniversary of his AIDS foundation with a gala in New York City, raising about $4.4 million and telling the audience that they would end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. John’s efforts to raise awareness and fight against AIDS were lauded by…

S. Koreans demonstrate to show support, disapproval of Trump

1/1South Koreans demonstrate to show disapproval of Trump Show Caption Hide Caption SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hundreds of South Koreans took to the streets of Seoul on Tuesday for two separate demonstrations, one to show support for visiting President Donald Trump and the other to voice disapproval of the U.S. leader amid concerns over North Korea’s nuclear threats. Surrounded…

Twitter doubles character limit to 280 for (nearly) everyone

1/1Twitter Show Caption Hide Caption NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it’s ending its iconic 140-character limit — and giving nearly everyone 280 characters. Users tweeting in Chinese, Japanese and Korean will still have the original limit. That’s because writing in those languages uses fewer characters. The company says 9 percent of tweets written in English hit the 140-character limit….

Secret Chamber Discovered In Great Pyramid

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER LARGE SECRET CHAMBER IN THE GREAT PYRAMID OF GIZA

1/1Scientists discover large secret chamber in the Great Pyramid of Giza Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – Scientists have discovered a large secret chamber in the great pyramid of Giza, Egypt. It’s the first discovery inside the massive monument since the 19th century. Experts used cosmic ray-based imaging to examine the 4,500-year-old pyramid. They say it could help solve the…

Bank of England Hikes Interest Rates

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN 10 YEARS THAT THE BANK OF ENGLAND HAS RAISED INTEREST RATES

1/1This is the first time in 10 years that the Bank of England has raised interest rates. Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – The Bank of England has hiked its interest rates on Thursday for the first time in 10 years. The key rate went from a record low of 0.25%to 0.5%- a shift that economists were expecting. Britain’s economy…

On stand, Bergdahl apologizes to those hurt looking for him

1/1SGT BOWE BERGDAHL Show Caption Hide Caption FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — In an unexpected and emotional statement, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl apologized in court Monday to all the military personnel who were wounded searching for him and described the daily nightmares and flashbacks to his five years in captivity of Taliban allies he still endures. Bergdahl was the first…

Children With Dogs Protected against Eczema and Asthma

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What do to if you’re allergic to your dog.   In Your Health Minute, Dogs might protect against childhood eczema and asthma. New research shows babies born to mothers who had a dog during their pregnancy had a lower risk of eczema until the age of 10. But, dogs had two different effect on children with asthma. Contact with bacteria…

Study says Doctors could Prevent Some Peanut Allergies

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Doctors not advising parents on how to possibly cure peanut allergies in children. In Your Health Minute, new guidelines suggest giving infants traces of peanuts to help prevent an allergy but many doctors don’t follow them. Surveys from 80 pediatricians show only 11 percent regularly discuss the topic with parents. And…nearly half do not refer high risk children, like those…

Childhood Peanut Allergies Increasing

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More children diagnosed with peanut allergies. In Your Health Minute, A new study reveals childhood peanut allergies have increased 21 percent since 2010. In fact, nearly two and a half percent of kids in the U-S may have an allergy to peanuts. Researchers also found an increase in tree nut allergies. Black children had nearly double the risk of nut…