News archive from 28 October 2016, page 16

UN has reports IS using 1,000s as 'human shields' in Mosul

BERLIN –  The Islamic State group appears to be using tens of thousands of civilians in and around Mosul as "human shields," the United Nations' human rights office said Friday. The office also has received reports of over 200 people being...

 

Swedish court sentences man in major sexual abuse case

COPENHAGEN, Denmark –  A Swedish court has sentenced a 47-year-old man to seven years' imprisonment for the aggravated sexual abuse of more than 100 under-aged girls via chatrooms, in the largest case of its kind in the Scandinavian country. The Boras...

 
Screen time, phone use linked to less sleep for teens

Screen time, phone use linked to less sleep for teens

Digital distractions, and a more classical one, talking on the phone, are linked to shorter sleeping time and greater daytime sleepiness for teens, Canadian researchers say. "Today's adolescents sleep much less than previous generations, their...

Fox News, 07:46 in Health
 
Advocates of Kansas' mental health courts say lives improved

Advocates of Kansas' mental health courts say lives improved

WICHITA, Kan. –  Municipal Judge Bryce Abbott slid into a high-backed leather chair behind a stack of bloated manila files documenting the dilemma of adults seeking refuge in Kansas' groundbreaking mental health court. He shoved enough progress-report...

Fox News, 07:46 in Health
 
Have a kid with migraines? Sugar pills work as well as drugs

Have a kid with migraines? Sugar pills work as well as drugs

Sugar pills worked as well at preventing kids' migraines as two commonly used headache medicines, but had fewer side effects, in a study that may lead doctors to rethink how they treat a common ailment in children and teens. It's the first rigorous...

Fox News, 07:46 in Health
 
Veterans may face higher risk of suicide during first year home

Veterans may face higher risk of suicide during first year home

Veterans may be more likely to commit suicide during the first year after they leave the military than after more time passes, a U.S. study suggests. Compared with people still on active duty in the military, veterans out of the service for up to...

Fox News, 07:46 in Health
 
Nicole Curtis discusses custody battle over 16-month-old son

Nicole Curtis discusses custody battle over 16-month-old son

Nicole Curtis, the host of HGTV’s “Rehab Addict,” has been embroiled in a messy custody battle over her 16-month-old son, Harper. The star spilt with Shane Maguire shortly before she discovered she was pregnant. According to The Detroit News, Maguire...

 

Hacker sentenced to 18 months over celebrity nude photo leak

A Lancaster, Pa., man was sentenced to 18 months in prison on charges of hacking into celebrity email accounts and obtaining nude photographs of Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Kate Upton, and others. Ryan Collins, 36, pled guilty in March to a...

 
The Latest: Pence says he's grateful after plane incident

The Latest: Pence says he's grateful after plane incident

WASHINGT0N (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT): 7:30 a.m. Republican Mike Pence says he's grateful for the "quick action" of his pilot and first responders when his campaign plane slid off a runway at New...

Chron, 07:57 in Politics
 

Jessie James Decker gearing up for very personal album

Jessie James Decker is the epitome of a working mother in the country music world, but she finds ways to strike a balance, even if it means including her husband and kids in her music projects. Eric Decker was eager to join her for the new music video...

 

India, Pakistan trade fire and blame along Kashmir border

SRINAGAR, India –  An Indian paramilitary officer says a civilian and a soldier have been killed in firing by Pakistani troops along the volatile frontier in Indian-controlled Kashmir. The officer said Pakistani soldiers fired mortars and automatic...

 

Croatia offers to help Bosnia with joining the EU

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina –  Croatia's prime minister says his country will use its recent European Union admission experience to help Bosnia join the alliance as fast as possible. Andrej Plenkovic began a two-day visit Friday, eight days after his...

 
Roger Waters' views on Israel, BDS movement reportedly costing him millions

Roger Waters' views on Israel, BDS movement reportedly costing him millions

Roger Waters is planning his most spectacular and expensive tour yet — but the Pink Floyd legend is facing backlash from some big-name sponsors over his views on Israel. Sources tell us that American Express balked at spending up to $4 million to...

 

Sweden denies Assange permission to attend funeral

COPENHAGEN, Denmark –  Swedish prosecutors say a request from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to leave the Ecuadorean Embassy in London without being detained in order to attend a funeral has been dismissed on procedural grounds. The Prosecution...

 

UN has reports ISIS using thousands as 'human shields' in Mosul

BERLIN –  The Islamic State group appears to be using tens of thousands of civilians in and around Mosul as "human shields," the United Nations' human rights office said Friday. The office also has received reports of over 200 people being...

 

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