Experts who work on the mosquito-borne West Nile virus have long known that it can cause serious neurological symptoms, such as memory problems and tremors, when it invades the brain and spinal cord. Now researchers have found physical evidence of brain damage in patients years after their original infection, the first time for such documentation using magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI.
TransCanada Corp., which diversified heavily into the U.S. with its $10.2 billion Columbia Pipeline Group Inc. acquisition last year, is seeking trademarks on new company names that would excise its home country. The pipeline builder and operator has published the names TC Energy, TCE, Ventiv, Convergent and Northbow in the Canadian government's trademarks journal in the past four months, according to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office's website. Publishing the names lets others weigh in before the trademarks are granted and registered.
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - The gunman who opened fire in a church outside San Antonio, killing at least 26 people, escaped from a mental health facility in 2012 after he was caught sneaking guns onto an Air Force base and "attempting to carry out death threats" made against military superiors, according to a police report. The report said that officers with the El Paso, Texas, police were dispatched to a bus terminal after Devin Kelley's escape from a behavioral facility about seven miles away in New Mexico.
A U.S. senator was allegedly assaulted four days ago, and the more we learn about it, the stranger it becomes.
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - Authorities worked on multiple fronts Tuesday seeking a fuller portrait of the gunman who left at least 26 people dead at a Texas church and how a breakdown in military protocols failed to flag a domestic violence conviction that should have kept him from buying firearms. Even as tiny Sutherland Springs, Texas, began funerals and mourning that touch nearly every family, more chilling details emerged of how the black-clad attacker, Devin Kelley, methodically tried to take as many victims as possible as he stalked the pews of First Baptist Church.
Many now know Scott Ostrem as the man who, police said, walked into a Walmart store in Colorado, calmly pointed a firearm, shot random customers, turned around and left. The 47-year-old Denver man was called names on social media. "Walmart terrorist." "Another angry white male shooter." "Violent leftist."
I've been confused about politics ever since Republican states became red states, which to me, growing up in the era of Red China, suggested commissars and gulags and thought control, which of course Utah and Texas and Georgia do not have. You can believe in God in those states, same as in blue states. Blue makes me think of Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters, but that's another matter.
The pharmacy market is one of the biggest potential new targets for Amazon.com.
When Japan's notorious "black widow" serial killer admitted to murdering her husband for his money, she told a court she would laugh in the face of a death sentence. "Even if I were executed tomorrow, I would die smiling," Chisako Kakehi said to the judges in her trial testimony in July, according to AFP. Her words may be put to the test.
Just weeks after he helped open the flood gates on Harvey Weinstein, investigative reporter Ronan Farrow promised another blockbuster. In a Friday appearance on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert," Farrow said he had been working on a follow-up to his explosive New Yorker article detailing allegations that the Hollywood film mogul had sexually harassed or assaulted 13 women. His new piece, he told Colbert, would explore the "machine that was so instrumental in keeping this quiet as long as it was quiet."