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Opioid Use Cause of 20% Drop in American Men From Labor Force

Opioid Use Cause of 20% Drop in American Men From Labor Force

Current News, Drugs, Health, Mainstream Headline News, News Headlines, USA
  Opioid use by American men may account for one-fifth of the decline in their participation in the U.S. labor force, according to a study by Princeton University economist Alan Krueger. “The opioid crisis and depressed labor-force participation are now intertwined in many parts of the U.S.,” Krueger, who was chief economist at the Treasury Department in the Obama administration, wrote in the study released Thursday at a Brookings Institution conference in Washington.   Krueger’s study linked county prescription rates to labor force data from the past 15 years, concluding that regional differences in prescription rates were due to variations in medical practices, not health conditions. In previous research, he found that nearly half of men in their prime worker ag
US Navy Sending Warships to Assist in Hurricane Harvey Relief

US Navy Sending Warships to Assist in Hurricane Harvey Relief

Government, Hurricane, Latest News, Military
Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Adm. Phil Davidson, has ordered the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) to get underway from their Norfolk, Va., homeports to support federal, state and local authorities ongoing relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Kearsarge along with Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit will depart Naval Station Norfolk on Thursday, Aug. 31. Oak Hill will depart from Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. These ships are capable of providing medical support, maritime civil affairs, maritime security, expeditionary logistic support, medium and heavy lift air support, and bring a diverse capability including assessment and security. State and local agencies are in the ...
Search Area Expanding for USS John S. McCain Sailors

Search Area Expanding for USS John S. McCain Sailors

Military
The search for missing Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) continues in the South China Sea and within the ship itself. On Aug. 22, Adm. Scott Swift, commander, Pacific Fleet, announced that the remains of a number of the 10 missing John S. McCain Sailors were discovered within the ship. On Aug. 23, U.S. Navy and Marine Corps divers continue to search the ship, seeking to locate more of the missing Sailors. In addition, they are conducting inspections of the damage to inform repair plans. More divers will join the effort Aug. 24. At sea, search efforts are focused on an area east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore where John S. McCain was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC Aug. 21. The area centers around the poi...
U.S. Attorneys File Suit on Companies that Laundered Funds To Benefit North Korea

U.S. Attorneys File Suit on Companies that Laundered Funds To Benefit North Korea

Government, Latest News, Lawsuit
The United States filed two complaints today seeking imposition of a civil money laundering penalty and to civilly forfeit more than $11 million from companies that allegedly acted as financial facilitators for North Korea, announced U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips, Michael DeLeon, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Phoenix Field Office, and Michael J. Anderson, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Chicago Field Office.   The actions, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, represent two of the largest seizures of North Korean funds by the Department of Justice. One complaint seeks $6,999,925 associated with Velmur Management Pte Ltd., a Singapore-based company. The other seeks $4,083,935 from Dandong Chengtai Trading Co. Ltd., also known as Dandong Z
Nationwide EBT Outage leaves many without SNAP Benefits

Nationwide EBT Outage leaves many without SNAP Benefits

Food, Latest News
The contractor that maintains EBT services for Virginia's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) confirmed to officials it is  experiencing multi-state service issues causing an EBT system outage. This was reported this morning and now we are seeing people all across social media reporting nationwide of issues. The following snapshots are from Downdetector.com To monitor you can go to http://downdetector.com/status/snap-ebt/map/
Explosive device Thrown at a Raymore, MO Police Car

Explosive device Thrown at a Raymore, MO Police Car

Crime, Current News, Latest News
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is searching for a suspect after someone threw an improvised explosive device at a Raymore police officer. The ATF said around 12:30 p.m., someone driving eastbound on Missouri Highway 58 near Campbell Boulevard threw what authorities believe to be a small improvised explosive device (IED) at a Raymore Patrol Unit traveling in the opposite direction. That device detonated on the pavement of the highway. The officer was not injured, and the patrol unit was not damaged. The ATF and Raymore Police are asking anyone who was in the area of 58 Highway and Campbell around 12:30 today, and who may have seen this incident, to call them at 1-888-ATF-BOMB. A reward of $5,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrested ...
Monsanto and ToolGen Announce Global Licensing Agreement on CRISPR Platform

Monsanto and ToolGen Announce Global Licensing Agreement on CRISPR Platform

Food, Health, Latest News, Mainstream Headline News
Monsanto Company and ToolGen, Inc., a biotechnology company specializing in genome editing, announced today that the companies have reached a global licensing agreement for the use of ToolGen’s CRISPR technology platform to develop agricultural products. ToolGen is an early pioneer in gene editing research. The license provides Monsanto with access to ToolGen’s comprehensive suite of CRISPR intellectual property for use in plants. This agreement further expands Monsanto’s broad portfolio of gene-editing tools that can be used to develop improved and sustainable crops. “We are excited to bring ToolGen’s CRISPR platform on board at Monsanto, and are continuing to bolster and diversify our capabilities in this field of research,” said Tom Adams, Ph.D., vice president of biotechnology fo
Walmart is making checkout lanes obsolete and phase out cashiers

Walmart is making checkout lanes obsolete and phase out cashiers

Economy, Jobs, Latest News, Technology
Walmart is rolling out a new technology in its stores that enables shoppers to scan and pay for their items without checkout lanes, registers, or cashiers. This works by shoppers downloading Walmart's "Scan & Go" app, then scan the barcodes of the items they wish to purchase. Once they are finished shopping, they click a button to pay for their goods and show their digital receipt to a store greeter on their way out the door, no need to wait in line for a cashier to cash you out. Amazon revealed plans in December to introduce a similar technology to its own brick-and-mortar grocery concept, called Amazon Go, which is still in the planning phases. But Walmart is leaping ahead of Amazon and already rolling it out to more than a dozen stores in Texas, Florida, South Dakota, Ar
Explosion at Bixby, OK USAF Office leads to federal search of suspect

Explosion at Bixby, OK USAF Office leads to federal search of suspect

Mainstream Headline News
Federal authorities have confirmed an explosive device was set off outside an Air Force recruiting center near Tulsa, Oklahoma. Bixby police say the blast was reported around 10:30 p.m. Monday. Bixby is about 15 miles (24.1 kilometers) south of Tulsa. FBI Agent Jessi Rice says the recruiting office was closed at the time of the explosion and no one was injured. The extent of the damage is not yet known. Investigators with the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are at the scene. Rice says the Tulsa police bomb squad was the first to respond. No arrests have been made. ATF Special Agent Meredith Davis says the blast is being investigated as a possible act of domestic terrorism. https://twitter.com/MycahHatfield/status/884807400842289152 https://...
Two Portland Police Officers Injured After Hit and Run

Two Portland Police Officers Injured After Hit and Run

Latest News, Police
On Monday July 3, 2017, at 4:17 a.m., two East Precinct officers working in a partner car were driving eastbound on Southeast Flavel Street at 72nd Avenue, heading to a call at the 7-Eleven at 82nd Avenue and Flavel Street. As they crossed through the intersection with a green light, they were struck on the driver's side by another vehicle that was being driven southbound on 72nd Avenue though a red light. The marked police car came to rest on the sidewalk, south of the intersection. The other driver's car came to rest in the street just south of the intersection. The two occupants of the vehicle, both females, got out of the car and ran southbound on 72nd Avenue but were contacted and detained by a third officer who was also responding to the call on 82nd Avenue. One of the offic...