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  • Evidence of H.I.V. Found in a Child Said to Be Cured

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    A child in Mississippi who was thought to have been cured of H.I.V. with aggressive drug treatment immediately after birth is now showing signs of infection with the virus, federal health officials announced Thursday — a serious setback to hopes for a cure for AIDS. The report in March 2013 that the child had apparently been cured raised the possibility that aggressive early treatment might be able to reverse infections in newborns — and perhaps even in newly infected adults. About 2.3 million people around the world were newly infected with H.I.V. in 2012, the last year for which figures were available; 260,000 were infants infected at birth or immediately afterward. Continue reading the main story Related Coverage Early Treatment Is Found to Clear H.I.V. in a 2nd BabyMARCH 5, 2014 Marrow Transplants Fail to Cure Two H.I.V. PatientsDEC. 6, 2013 Baby With H.I.V. Is Reported CuredMARCH 3, 2013 So Thursday’s announcement was especially deflating. During a telephone news conference held by the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Hannah B. Gay, the pediatrician at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson who first put the child on large doses of antiretroviral drugs, said it was “like a punch in the gut.”

  • White House stands by claim that border security is stronger than ever

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    The White House is standing by a statement on its website claiming that border security is at its strongest in history even in the face of a spiraling border crisis in Texas, reports the Washington Examiner. Under the heading “border security” on the White House website's section on President Obama's immigration proposal, the whitehouse.gov website gives the president credit for having "doubled the number of Border Patrol agents," saying "today border security is stronger than it ever has been." The White House says the statement is true despite the estimated 52,000 unattended children who have crossed the southwest border so far this year and the roughly 90,000 expected by fall.

  • Who is Alix Tichelman, and why was she at another high-profile businessman's fatal drug overdose?

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Dead men appear to play a big role in Alix Tichelman's life, says NBC News. Tichelman, 26, was being held on $1.5 million bail by authorities in Santa Cruz County, California, on manslaughter, drug and prostitution charges in the death of Forrest Timothy Hayes, 51, a Google official who died of a heroin overdose on his 50-foot yacht in November. Santa Cruz police said it might not have been the first time Tichelman was there when a high-profile businessman suffered a fatal drug overdose. Detectives said they had discovered another case "with similar circumstances" involving Tichelman "in another state."

  • News 9: Former longtime OKC radio DJ dies Thursday

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    A former Oklahoma City radio DJ has passed away, according to a KXY-FM radio Facebook post, News 9 reports. Dan along with Dave Murray were a staple in Oklahoma City morning radio until the two ended their run together in 2005, and another one of Dan's colleagues at KXY, long-time co-host Patti Garrett, passed away in ...

  • KFOR: Detectives stumble upon rare extinct animals at Oklahoma ranch

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    CALVIN – Investigators stumbled upon a rare collection of exotic wildlife in Calvin, Oklahoma, reports KFOR. Some have been extinct for years and investigators can’t even put a price on some of the taxidermy Investigators discovered the hunted animals while originally searching for stolen ATVs and tractors worth more than $100,000.

  • KOCO: Family seeks help finding Lennie, their missing leopard tortoise

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    THE VILLAGE — Samantha Goza has owned two leopard tortoises for almost a decade, says KOCO. Lennie and Iris are brother and sister, but now Iris is all alone since plumbers working in the back yard accidentally left the gate open, and both turtles ...

  • 'Glee' star Becca Tobin's boyfriend Matt Bendik found dead in Philadelphia hotel room

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    'Glee' star Becca Tobin's boyfriend Matt Bendik was found dead Thursday in a Philadelphia hotel, TMZ has learned and the circumstances surrounding his death are mysterious. Sources close to the couple tell us Bendik -- a 35-year-old nightclub owner -- was in Philly on a business trip, and Becca was with him. The couple had been out on the town celebrating with friends Wednesday night, and we're told everything seemed normal. At some point they returned to their hotel.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant reportedly trying to get Caron Butler to return

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    When Caron Butler reached a buyout with the Milwaukee Bucks back in February, a number of teams coveted the veteran forward’s services for the playoff run. Butler, of course, chose the Oklahoma City Thunder. He opted for the Western Conference powerhouse for a number of reasons, one being the persuasiveness of Thunder superstar Kevin Durant. Butler is a free agent again and Durant is making his pitch to convince his friend to re-sign with the Thunder. Durant flew from Los Angeles, where he had been working out, to attend Butler’s basketball camp at Park High School in Racine.

  • Isolated Amazon Tribe Makes First Contact

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    (Newser) – An Amazon tribe that has managed to remain isolated from the outside world is isolated no more. Members of the unnamed tribe have taken what Science calls the "momentous and potentially tragic step" of approaching a group of Brazilian scientists in the rainforest. (It's believed to be the same tribe that was photographed a few years ago by a government plane, notes Vice, though no contact was made at that time.) The government dispatched the team of scientists to the Upper Envira River region after getting complaints from local villagers that members of the tribe had shown up and were raiding their fields.

  • 911 Dispatcher Handles Call About Her Choking Son

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    (Newser) – A 911 dispatcher in California had to handle a call that struck particularly close to home—the caller was her fiance pleading for help because their toddler son was choking. "I heard him say an address and I perked up, and then I heard him say it again and I recognized that as my own home address," Britney Melchor of Marysville tells KTVU. All ended well, but not before some tense moments.

  • Cops: Woman Faked Drowning to Avoid Court

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    (Newser) – It would normally be good news to learn that a woman feared drowned at Myrtle Beach last weekend didn't drown after all. The catch is that Amy Arrington, 42, is accused of concocting the story in cahoots with her husband to avoid a court appearance, reports WRAL. The fruitless search continued from Saturday evening into Tuesday night after husband Paul Arrington told police his wife walked into the ocean and never returned. Amy Arrington has since turned herself in to Charlotte police and is due in court tomorrow to face charges including identity theft and forgery, reports WSOC.

  • Brazilians Listened to the Song ‘Happy’ a Lot More After Their World Cup Disaster Against Germany, Per Spotify Data

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Anyone watching the World Cup semifinal between Germany and Brazil saw how devastating the 7-1 loss was for Brazilians, Yahoo News reports. Stunned fans cried openly in the stands; photos of tearful Brazilians proliferated; and bleak newspaper front pages dominated the newsstands the next day. Now here’s another depressing data point from the rout. According to Spotify, in the hours following the World Cup match, the Pharrell song “Happy” was played far more often in Brazil than it had been before the match started.

  • Dorman blasts "Fal-esi" education program

    BY RANDY KREHBIEL, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Dorman announced the "first phase" of his education program on Thursday. In so doing, Dorman signaled his intention to tie state Superintendent Janet Barresi around incumbent Gov. Mary Fallin's neck. "The 'Fal-esi' (which Dorman pronounced 'fallacy') plan — The Fallin-Barresi education plan — must be turned around," Dorman said during a press conference in Tulsa. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • These Two Desks Could Help You Live Longer

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Have you heard the latest bad news? Sitting is the new smoking, Yahoo reports. According to one study, every workday you spend sitting costs you 2.5 hours off your lifespan. Sit six hours a day, and you’ll die 4.8 years sooner. It’s true even if you exercise regularly. The solution: The sit/stand desk. Like one of these.

  • Meet the World's Fastest Talking Woman

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    We sat down with the world's fastest talking female. Fran Capo holds a world record for her gift of gab at 603 words per minute — or 11 words per second (no big deal), Yahoo News reports. A YouTube video that's gone viral this week showcases Fran reciting "The Three Little Pigs" really, really, really fast.

  • OU football: Trevor Knight among elite quarterbacks at Manning Passing Academy

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    OU's Trevor Knight is among a who's who of top college quarterbacks at the Manning Passing Academy at Nicholls State University in Thibodeax, La., this week. Knight is joined by fellow Big 12 quarterback Bryce Petty, Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and others in a group of 40 college quarterbacks who are serving as counselors to more than 1,000 high school football players from around the country.

  • Hostile people more likely to suffer a stroke

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Washington (AFP) - Feeling cynical and hostile toward others may double the risk of having a stroke in middle-aged and older adults, according to a study out Thursday.

  • NFL teams split $6 billion in revenue

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    NFL teams, for the first time, equally divided more $6 billion in revenue last season. According to financials released by the Green Bay Packers, the franchise received $187.7 million in national revenue, which represents 1/32nd or 3.1 percent of the overall revenue.

  • Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano says he tore anus during World Cup semifinal against Netherlands

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Argentina's Javier Mascherano suffered a unique injury against the Netherlands. A potentially game-saving tackle by Mascherano late against the Dutch in the World Cup semifinal proved costly, as Mascherano admitted he "spread out his anus in the that last tackle." "I tore the anus ... I don't want to sound crude ... what I did anyone could have done. To be in the final you need a bit of luck." There's been no word on whether or not Mascherano will be healthy enough to play in the final against Germany on Sunday (he also suffered an apparent concussion in the semifinal). If he does play ... how tough is he?

  • No Charges For Police Who Killed Woman After D.C. Chase : The Two-Way : NPR

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    The Justice Department has decided not to bring criminal charges against two police who shot and killed a woman after a wild car chase from the White House to the grounds of the U.S. Capitol last fall, NPR reports. The woman, 34-year-old Miriam Carey of Stanford, Conn., near the White House on Oct. 3 before driving off at high speed. Carey's 1-year-old daughter was in the car at the time of the incident but was unharmed.