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Harvey could cause spike in area gas prices

Harvey could cause spike in area gas prices

I think we're still a few days away from understanding the damage inflicted from floodwaters. Thanks in large part to Hurricane Harvey, a gallon of regular has risen an average of 1.6 cents at outlets across the Capital District, according to GasBuddy, a website that uses real time crowd sourcing to monitor gas prices across the country.


The Field Museum Is Giving Sue The T. Rex Her Own Room

The Field Museum Is Giving Sue The T. Rex Her Own Room

The largest dinosaur ever discovered is heading to The Field Museum's entrance hall, and Sue the T. rex will be moving to her own new space, in celebration of the museum's 125th anniversary in 2018. "By putting her in her own gallery in our Evolving Planet exhibition, she'll be put into the proper context of her fellow dinosaurs, and she'll dominate the room".


Another Mosquito Pool Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

Another Mosquito Pool Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

Mosquitoes acquire the virus by feeding on infected birds. Officials say people need to take precautions against mosquito bites, with the long Labor Day weekend coming up. While officials don't yet know how Harvey will impact the spread of West Nile or Zika viruses , for now, the Texas DSHS is dealing with the various public health effects of the storm, and has issued precautions for the public to avoid contact with floodwater, which can contain bacteria, hazardous chemicals, and risky ...


Pacemaker patch passes probe by Food and Drug Administration

Pacemaker patch passes probe by Food and Drug Administration

Department of Homeland Security to claim that compromising the security of these devices would require a highly complex set of circumstances. Abbott and the FDA are advising doctors and patients to discuss these risks and the cybersecurity dangers the patch addresses at their next scheduled visit.


Angela Merkel booed in far-right stronghold

Angela Merkel booed in far-right stronghold

Four weeks ahead of the German election, an Emnid opinion poll suggested Mrs Merkel's refugee policy was not likely to lose her the election, putting her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 15 points ahead of the Social Democrats ( SPD ). However, the German Chancellor says the quest for improvement has been complicated, including by the jailing of German citizens swept up in Turkey's actions against those accused of involvement in last year's failed coup or terror-related activities.


Heavy Rains Bring Mumbai To A Standstill

Heavy Rains Bring Mumbai To A Standstill

Schools and colleges will be closed today. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning saying that residents should expect heavy rainfall in Mumbai over the next three days. In a series of tweet , the Prime Minister said that he also spoke to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on the situation arising due to incessant rain.