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ER Visits For Painkillers Surge 99 Percent As Overdoses Spike Across US

ER Visits For Painkillers Surge 99 Percent As Overdoses Spike Across US

ME and MA were also outliers in 2014 for having more ER visits than inpatient admissions for opioid-related illnesses. In fact, from January to September of 2016, the state had almost 1,500 instances where individuals died due to opioid overdose, compared with 523 people who were killed in the state due to automobile accidents for all of 2016.


$40K violin found at train station by Boston transit police

$40K violin found at train station by Boston transit police

Earlier today, police released surveillance footage images of a woman in a red sweatshirt and striped skirt, who they say "took possession of the violin" at the train station after it was left behind. "I especially want to give my heartfelt thanks to the woman who picked it up in the subway where I had left it", she said. Sims tells WBZ-TV the violin was handmade in NY in 1855.


Southwest Hit With Heat Wave On First Day Of Summer

Southwest Hit With Heat Wave On First Day Of Summer

Las Vegas was forecast to hit 117 (47 Celsius ) on Tuesday and excessive heat warnings cover nearly all of California . That's because higher temperatures generally translate to thinner air, making it harder for airplanes to take off.



Celebrities react to Bill Cosby mistrial

A U.S. judge declared a mistrial Saturday in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case with the jury deadlocked on whether the disgraced star drugged and molested a woman in 2004, as prosecutors vowed to seek a retrial. If the panel can't break the deadlock, the judge could declare a hung jury and a mistrial. "It has been restored". Cosby was the first black actor to star in a network show, I Spy, in the 1960s and created The Cosby Show two decades later.


Cuba criticises Trump's policy rollback

Cuba criticises Trump's policy rollback

The previous administration's easing of restrictions of travel and trade does not help the Cuban people. Applauding the Cuban dissidents in the audience, some of whom were tortured by the Castro regime, Trump pledged to "expose" the Cuban dictatorship for its human rights abuses.



White House to negotiate tax overhaul behind closed doors

Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist discussed on Wednesday Republican support for President Trump's tax reform plan after Tuesday night's GOP wins in the Georgia and SC special elections. The tax, however, has no support in the Senate and is vigorously opposed by retailers who worry that it will increase the cost of consumer goods. "And this means creating a new , lower tax, specifically for smaller businesses".