Rome, New YorkLocal Weather Alerts
There are currently no active weather alerts.
Unvaccinated child dies from flu in Florida
Oct15

Unvaccinated child dies from flu in Florida

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A Florida child who hadn’t received a flu vaccination died from the virus in late September or early October, according to the state’s department of health.It’s the first reported pediatric death in Florida for the 2018-1…

Read More
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tour raises Zika concerns after baby announcement
Oct15

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tour raises Zika concerns after baby announcement

Ben Birchall – WPA Pool / Getty Images(LONDON) — Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their pregnancy this morning as they kicked off a 16-day tour that includes stops in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.But the trip is raising some concerns…

Read More
Ousted EPA scientist says agency effort to protect children from lead has stalled
Oct15

Ousted EPA scientist says agency effort to protect children from lead has stalled

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The federal government’s push to prevent lead from harming children’s health has stalled, according to a top scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency who was recently pushed out of her job.The scientist, Ruth Et…

Read More
EPA scientist on leave says agency effort to protect children from lead has stalled
Oct15

EPA scientist on leave says agency effort to protect children from lead has stalled

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The federal government’s push to prevent lead from harming children’s health has stalled, according to a top scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency who was recently placed on leave for what the agency called s…

Read More
Fatal police shootings 40% more likely in states with higher gun ownership
Oct13

Fatal police shootings 40% more likely in states with higher gun ownership

iStock/ThinkstockBY. DR. TAMBETTA OJONG
(NEW YORK) — The U.S. Constitution’s second amendment gives us the “right to bear arms,” but what if having a gun for protection is actually putting you more at risk of harm? A new study finds …

Read More
Screen time overload: How media multitasking can affect our impressions of new people
Oct12

Screen time overload: How media multitasking can affect our impressions of new people

iStock/Thinkstock
BY. COLETTE POOLE-BOYKIN
(NEW YORK) —  In the 21st Century, multiple media devices, such as smartphones, computers and television, constantly compete for our attention. Using them all at once is known as media multitasking, and …

Read More