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Patients Question Statins’ Safety After FDA’s New Label Warnings

Patients Question Statins’ Safety After FDA’s New Label Warnings

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A growing number of physicians may find patients questioning the safety of statins following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s announcement Tuesday that it would require additional safety warnings on the labe…

Encephalitis Survivors: Lonely Battles to Reclaim Lives

Encephalitis Survivors: Lonely Battles to Reclaim Lives

Comstock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Becky Dennis delivered one of her best presentations while on a 2008 business trip to India. But within two hours of giving her talk, she couldn’t put together a sentence or move her legs.”I knew the words in my head,” re…

Obama Campaign, Billionaire Koch Brothers Spar Publicly

Obama Campaign, Billionaire Koch Brothers Spar Publicly

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — President Obama’s re-election team is engaging conservative oil magnates Charles and David Koch in a public spat they hope will rouse the Democratic base and draw donations to their campaign.The back-and-f…

Parkinson’s Drug Shows Promise for Brain Injuries

Parkinson’s Drug Shows Promise for Brain Injuries

Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A drug used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease also speeds recovery from severe traumatic brain injuries, a new study has found. Amantadine helps boost brain levels of dopamine, a neurotransmitter l…

Navy Mom’s Surprise Return Caught on Tape

Navy Mom’s Surprise Return Caught on Tape

ABC News(CHINO, Calif.) — After five long months away on duty, Petty Officer First Class Toni Debem decided she could not just make a usual return home to her family, greeting them when her ship docked in California. Instead the mother of two decided …

Syria: Grip Tightens on Homs’ Baba Amr District

Syria: Grip Tightens on Homs’ Baba Amr District

GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The relentless shelling and bombardment of Homs, Syria’s third-largest city, was as fierce Wednesday as it has been for the past three weeks.Alex Renton, from the activist organization Avaaz, whic…

Idaho Falls Bomb Squad Called to Blackfoot

Idaho Falls Bomb Squad Called to Blackfoot

(BLACKFOOT) – The Blackfoot Police Department responded to a call yesterday at about 4:18 p.m. to an apartment complex on South Broadway in Blackfoot in reference to a possible explosive device.  When officer’s arrived on the scene they found the device located in a vacant apartment.  The Idaho Falls bomb squad was contacted and later […]

US Official: Egypt Lifts Travel Ban on US NGO Workers

US Official: Egypt Lifts Travel Ban on US NGO Workers

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The worst crisis in U.S.-Egyptian relations appears to have been resolved as Egypt has lifted the travel ban it imposed on 16 American pro-democracy workers accused of violating Egyptian laws.A U.S. official …

Santorum Camp Declares Michigan a Tie, Denies Liberal Mischief

Santorum Camp Declares Michigan a Tie, Denies Liberal Mischief

Jay LaPrete/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Despite Mitt Romney’s win in the popular vote, Rick Santorum’s campaign has declared Michigan a tie.The two candidates will likely win the same number of delegates from Michigan, Santorum’s camp…

Did Mitt Romney’s Michigan Win ‘Frustrate’ Team Obama?

Did Mitt Romney’s Michigan Win ‘Frustrate’ Team Obama?

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — The Mitt Romney campaign says its victory in Michigan upended a multi-front Democratic crusade against the former governor, much to the chagrin of President Obama’s top re-election team. Tea…

Crippled Costa Allegra Expected to Reach Seychelles Thursday

Crippled Costa Allegra Expected to Reach Seychelles Thursday

LAURENT FIEVET/AFP/Getty Images(VICTORIA, Seychelles) — More than 1,000 passengers and crew on the Costa Allegra luxury cruise ship prepared to sleep on the outside decks for the third night in a row, as the sun set over the waters of the Indian Ocean…

Monkees Singer Davy Jones Dies

Monkees Singer Davy Jones Dies

Ron Galella/WireImage(MARTIN COUNTY, Fla.) — Davy Jones of The Monkees has died at the age of 66, ABC News Radio has confirmed. His rep tells ABC News that Jones passed away from a heart attack in Indian Town, Florida.
The Martin County, FL sheriff’s …

Bingham County Amends Dog Ordinance

Bingham County Amends Dog Ordinance

(BLACKFOOT) – Bingham County residents can now face tougher penalities if they violate the county’s dog ordinance. Local News 8 reports that citizens cannot have more than four dogs without a special permit, and owners can recieve a $35 fine for a dog at large on the first offense. Impounding fees for unlicensed dogs will […]

East Idahoans Find Work With Oil Companies

East Idahoans Find Work With Oil Companies

(IDAHO FALLS) – Scores of eastern Idahoans are finding work in the oil fields of Montana and North Dakota.  Local News 8 reports that workers are often involved in “fracking,” a process of shooting pressurized fluid deep into the ground and freeing up oil and natural gas.  The practice is now migrating to Idaho, as […]

Ryan Howard Sidelined After Treatment For Infected Wound

Ryan Howard Sidelined After Treatment For Infected Wound

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(CLEARWATER, Fla.) — Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard’s recovery from a ruptured Achilles is becoming more and more complicated.
Howard had a procedure on Monday to clean out an infection around the sutures in …

Body Believed to Be Missing Florida Firefighter

Body Believed to Be Missing Florida Firefighter

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A body believed to be missing Florida firefighter Jerry Perdomo was recovered from a wooded area in Maine on Wednesday, one day after a suspect in his death was arrested. “The State Medical Examiner’s Office has just arrived at th…

Idaho Falls Man Arrested on Embezzlement Charges

Idaho Falls Man Arrested on Embezzlement Charges

(IDAHO FALLS) – An Idaho Falls man has been arrested amid allegations of embezzlement. Fifty-one-year-old Stanley William Mills was taken into custody Tuesday morning on charges of felony grand theft. Mills is accused of taking more than $500,000 from Environmental Management Inc. between 2002 and 2008, while serving as the company’s chief financial officer.

South Valley Connector Revived

South Valley Connector Revived

(POCATELLO) – Plans for the South Valley Connector in Pocatello could become a reality this year.  Local News 8 reports that the city unveiled a final draft for the plan on Tuesday.  The connector will be two lanes, rather than four, all the way from Bannock Highway to South Fifth Avenue.  There will also be […]

‘Sex and the City’ Prequel: Actress Selected to Portray Carrie Bradshaw

‘Sex and the City’ Prequel: Actress Selected to Portray Carrie Bradshaw

JIL Studio/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — The next – or at least the earlier – version of iconic Sex and the City main character Carrie Bradshaw has been selected.AnnaSophia Robb, an 18-year-old actress best known for her role as real-life shark at…

Twin Falls Teen in Custody

Twin Falls Teen in Custody

(TWIN FALLS) – A Twin Falls teen who ran away last week has been found after a five-day statewide search effort. Sixteen-year-old Jordan Ritter was located in the area of Harmon Park in Twin Falls Tuesday after police received a tip about her whereabouts. Officials say the girl, who reportedly has an extensive criminal history, […]

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