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Nearly 4 in 10 US adults are now obese, CDC says

| | Oct 13 2017 - 8:53am | Comments

Americans’ obesity rates have reached a new high-water mark. Again.

  1. | Posted: Oct 2 2017 - 11:23pm

    MESQUITE, Nev. — Stephen Paddock lived in a tidy Nevada retirement community where the amenities include golf, tennis and bocce. He was a wealthy real-estate investor, recently shipped his 90-year-old mother a walker and liked to play high-stakes video poker in Las Vegas.

  2. | Posted: Oct 2 2017 - 10:07am

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A gunman on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel-casino rained heavy fire down on a crowd of over 22,000 at an outdoor country music festival, turning the expanse into a killing field from which there was little escape. At least 58 people died.

  3. | Posted: Oct 1 2017 - 8:47pm

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Sunday that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was “wasting his time” trying to negotiate with North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs, raising speculation about whether Trump could be undermining efforts to maintain channels of communication or somehow bolstering the diplomat’s hand in possible future talks.

  4. | Posted: Oct 1 2017 - 8:47pm

    WASHINGTON — Disputes over a wedding cake for a same-sex couple and partisan electoral maps top the Supreme Court’s agenda in the first full term of the Trump presidency. Conservatives will look for a boost from the newest justice, Neil Gorsuch, in a year that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has said will be momentous.

  5. | Posted: Oct 1 2017 - 12:05am

    SANT JULIA DE RAMIS, Spain — Spanish riot police smashed their way into the polling station where Catalonia’s regional leader was due to vote in the disputed independence referendum on Sunday. Scuffles erupted outside between police and people waiting to vote.

  6. | Posted: Sep 30 2017 - 12:06am

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Thousands of Puerto Ricans were finally getting water and food rations Friday as an aid bottleneck began to ease, but many remained cut off from the basic necessities of life and were desperate for power, communications and other trappings of normality in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

  7. | Posted: Sep 29 2017 - 12:06am

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Trump administration declared Thursday that its relief efforts in Puerto Rico are succeeding, but people on the island said help was scarce and disorganized while food supplies dwindled in some remote towns eight days after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory of 3.4 million people.

  8. | Posted: Sep 29 2017 - 12:06am

    NEW YORK — The NFL says the message players and teams are trying to express is being lost in a political firestorm.

  9. | Posted: Sep 28 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — Promising big tax cuts and a booming economy, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans unveiled the first major revamp of the nation’s tax code in a generation Wednesday — a sweeping, nearly $6 trillion tax cut that would deeply reduce levies for corporations, simplify everyone’s brackets and nearly double the standard deduction used by most Americans.

  10. | Posted: Sep 26 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, urged Congress Monday to tread carefully as it considers limiting surveillance powers used by the nation’s spy agencies for nearly a decade.

  11. | Posted: Sep 26 2017 - 12:06am

    ATLANTA — The U.S. Supreme Court has canceled next month’s oral arguments concerning President Donald Trump’s travel ban, citing the new travel restrictions he issued by proclamation Sunday.

  12. | Posted: Sep 25 2017 - 8:40pm

    WASHINGTON — Violent crime in America rose in 2016 for the second straight year, driven by a spike in killings in some major cities, but remained near historically low levels, according to FBI data released Monday.

  13. | Posted: Sep 25 2017 - 12:06am

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s nonvoting representative in the U.S. Congress said Sunday that Hurricane Maria’s destruction has set the island back decades, even as authorities worked to assess the extent of the damage.

  14. | Posted: Sep 25 2017 - 12:06am

    Talks toward reworking the North American Free Trade Agreement are progressing well, even though the U.S. hasn’t made detailed proposals in some of the most divisive areas, Canada’s chief negotiator said.

  15. | Posted: Sep 25 2017 - 12:06am

    MOSCOW — North Korea’s possession of nuclear weapons is preventing the U.S. from launching a first strike against the rogue nation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Sunday.