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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: Sep 9 2017 - 12:05am

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua — After battering Cuba on Friday and leaving more than 20 dead across the Caribbean, newly strengthened Irma is taking aim at south Florida with 160 mph winds as another hurricane follows close behind.

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

    WASHINGTON — Hurricanes Harvey and now Irma became monster storms while swirling over two separate stretches of unusually warm ocean water, a feature that has reignited debate on climate change and the degree it is adding to the intensity of hurricanes.

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

    MANDAN, N.D. — President Donald Trump made an overt pitch Wednesday for Democrats to support his tax overhaul plan, singling out a North Dakota Democratic senator whose vote would be prized by the White House.

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

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump discussed North Korea’s strongest nuclear test yet with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday, as the U.S. proposed crippling new sanctions and world leaders tussled over whether pressure or dialogue was the best way to rein in the rogue nation.

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

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Irma lashed Puerto Rico with heavy rain and powerful winds late Wednesday, leaving nearly 900,000 people without power as authorities struggled to get aid to small Caribbean islands already devastated by the historic storm.

  6. | Posted: Sep 6 2017 - 9:14pm

    WASHINGTON — Young people currently shielded from deportation and allowed to work legally under the federal program for those brought into the country illegally as children will begin losing their protection in March unless Congress acts before then, the Trump administration announced Tuesday.

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

    TROUTDALE, Ore. — A growing Oregon wildfire covered parts of Portland’s metropolitan area Tuesday with ash and forced the shutdown of a lengthy stretch of highway through the state’s scenic Columbia River Gorge.

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

    KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi blamed fake news and a misinformation campaign for fueling a crisis that the U.N. says has now pushed more than 125,000 minority Rohingya Muslims into Bangladesh with tales of atrocities at the hands of security forces.

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

    WASHINGTON — Young people currently shielded from deportation and allowed to work legally under the federal program for those brought into the country illegally as children will begin losing their protection in March unless Congress acts before then, the Trump administration announced Tuesday.

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

    WASHINGTON — Plans for billions of dollars to flow to hurricane-ravaged Texas have already hit a snag in Washington, barely a half a day after Congress returned from a five-week recess Tuesday.

  11. | Posted: Sep 6 2017 - 12:05am

    SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office four months ago with plans to reach out to North Korea in a way his conservative predecessors did not in the previous decade. Two ICBM launches and one nuclear test later, his government is ramping up its defenses, with some officials even considering asking the United States to bring back tactical nuclear weapons a generation after their removal from the Korean Peninsula.

  12. | Posted: Sep 5 2017 - 9:07pm

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — As Hurricane Irma, considered the most powerful Atlantic storm ever recorded, aimed for Puerto Rico and other islands throughout the Caribbean, residents scrambled Tuesday to rush out of flood zones, stock up on the last available water, food and gas, shutter their homes and brace for what is now, and could remain, a mammoth Category 5 hurricane.

  13. | Posted: Sep 5 2017 - 2:18pm

    WASHINGTON — Lawmakers returned to Washington Tuesday facing a daunting to-do list and three months left in the year to show that Republicans can actually get things done. President Donald Trump immediately added a huge complication by rescinding immigration protections for younger immigrants and ordering Congress to come up with a fix.

  14. | Posted: Sep 5 2017 - 2:17pm

    TROUTDALE, Ore. — A growing Oregon wildfire covered parts of Portland’s metropolitan area Tuesday with ash and forced the shutdown of a lengthy stretch of highway through the state’s scenic Columbia River Gorge.

  15. | Posted: Sep 5 2017 - 2:15pm

    BEIRUT — Backed by Russian and Iranian firepower, President Bashar Assad’s forces reached besieged troops Tuesday at a garrison in Syria’s eastern city of Deir el-Zour, breaking a nearly three-year blockade by Islamic State militants and marking a significant advance against the extremists.