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mnsure announces 1-week special enrollment period


st. paul, minn. — minnesota's state-run health insurance exchange has announced a one-week special enrollment period.it's designed to give minnesotans extra time to take a ntage of a new law providing relief from rising health insurance premiums for more than 100,000 shoppers.the current open enrollment ends on jan. 31. but mnsure added a one-week special enrollment period that will run from feb. 1 through feb. 8.the new deadline is open to all minnesotans, but they must buy health insurance through the mnsure website.mnsure ceo allison o'toole says since lawmakers approved the premium relief bill so close to the enrollment deadline, minnesotans needed more time to benefit from the chance to lower their monthly health insurance bill by 25 percent.the legislature approved the bill thursday,






senate panel to vote on trump's pick for health secretary


washington — republicans have scheduled a tuesday vote by the senate finance committee on president donald trump's nominee for health secretary.trump's pick is gop rep. tom price of georgia, and the republican-run committee is expected to back price along party lines. in his new post, price will help lead the gop drive to s president barack obama's health care law and enact still-uncertain republican plans to replace it.democrats have fought price's nomination. they cite his long-running efforts to repeal obama's law and reconfigure medicare and medicaid. they also accuse him of acquiring health industry stocks and offering legislation that could have helped those firms and of insider trading, which price has denied.republicans back price. finance panel chairman orrin hatch is praising pri






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save time managing your health care. the unitedhealthcare health4me mobile application is designed to help you find the answers you need. whether you want to find physicians or pharmacies near you, check the status of a claim, manage prescriptions or estimate your health care costs, health4me is your go-to resource for everything related to your health and is designed to be: mobile. it goes where you go. use the location search feature to find a physician, pharmacy or facility near you. whether you need a specialist or general practitioner, the largest selection of network doctors is at your command. personal. from emailing your health plan id card information to checking on medical spending accounts, health4me is the resource that is designed to work for you. and you can rest ured that






echo health ventures rob coppedge talks about the coming rec ing to health tech


rob coppedge, ceo of echo health ventures.health tech investments have been red the last few years, but rob coppedge, the ceo of echo health ventures says while the industry isn’t going to pop, it is a slowly deflating bubble.echo health is the recent creation of bia health and mosaic health, the investment arm of blue cross blue shield and has a long-term strategy in the health investment space. coppedge has been in and around the health tech finance scene for more than 20 years as well so he might know something abut the industry.he says what we were seeing in the last couple of years was a ramp-up of “tourist investors” in the space — eager silicon valley vc’s hoping to cash in on the trend.but, “there’s a rec ing coming,” says coppedge. “if you look at the amount of capital that’s been






senate panel to vote on trump’s pick for health secretary


washington (ap) — republicans have scheduled a tuesday vote by the senate finance committee on president donald trump’s nominee for health secretary.trump’s pick is gop rep. tom price of georgia, and the republican-run committee is expected to back price along party lines. in his new post, price will help lead the gop drive to s president barack obama’s health care law and enact still-uncertain republican plans to replace it.democrats have fought price’s nomination. they cite his long-running efforts to repeal obama’s law and reconfigure medicare and medicaid. they also accuse him of acquiring health industry stocks and offering legislation that could have helped those firms and of insider trading, which price has denied.republicans back price. finance panel chairman orrin hatch is praisin






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gynecology-animated dictionary


the focus animated pocket dictionaries are the world's first ever animated dictionaries that provide definitions of medical terms with the aid of realistic and narrated 3d animations, complimented with text definitions. animated pocket dictionary of gynecology -covers around 100 gynecology related terms and definitions. this is an excellent reference source for health professionals, students and health consumers. this free app has 15 videos, to see the complete list please 'buy' and to play independent of the internet. user review: thank u so much, superb application.






sylvia burwell named next president of american university


washington — former u.s. secretary of health and human services president sylvia matthews burwell has been named next president of american university in washington.the school announced this week that the former president barack obama administration official will become the first woman to lead the school when she takes over on june 1.burwell served as the health secretary from 2014 through the end of obama's second term last week. prior to that, she was the director of the office of mana ent and budget.burwell will replace neil kerwin, who has served as president since 2007. she said in a statement that she is honored and excited to become part of the "vibrant au community."






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zerto mobile allows you to track, monitor and easily check the health of your data center from any device. the app brings all of your alerts, tasks and information on virtual protection groups together - for easy monitoring of your disaster recovery and business continuity status from anywhere. with the simple-to-use zerto mobile application, you can see aggregated information from the zerto virtual manager and view the status of your environment - all without the need for a . you will need to be a current zerto customer with a myzerto portal login to proceed, if you do not have a myzerto account, please go to www.myzerto.com. here's what you will experience on your mobile device with the new zerto mobile app: 1. receive alerts on your mobile with indications of alert severity, detailed






mnsure extends deadline for those seeking premium relief


some minnesotans who buy their health insurance through the mnsure online exchange are getting an extra week to take a ntage of a new 25 percent price reduction funded by the state.mnsure officials announced urday that they are creating a one-week extension of the open enrollment period to buy a 2017 health plan, or to go back and change their plan to take a ntage of the premium reduction.enrollment on the mnsure website will now be available until feb. 8, instead of ending on jan. 31.the announcement from mnsure said the new law provides an automatic 25 percent reduction in health insurance premiums for more than 125,000 minnesotans facing significant price hikes in the 2017 individual market, though some restrictions apply.the reduction is funded by a $312 million state appropriation tha






mnsure extends deadline for those seeking premium relief


some minnesotans who buy their health insurance through the mnsure online exchange are getting an extra week to take a ntage of a new 25 percent price reduction funded by the state.mnsure officials announced urday that they are creating a one-week extension of the open enrollment period to buy a 2017 health plan, or to go back and change their plan to take a ntage of the premium reduction.enrollment on the mnsure website will now be available until feb. 8, instead of ending on jan. 31.the announcement from mnsure said the new law provides an automatic 25 percent reduction in health insurance premiums for more than 125,000 minnesotans facing significant price hikes in the 2017 individual market, though some restrictions apply.the reduction is funded by a $312 million state appropriation tha






are you sleep deprived? 8 health risks of poor sleep


neglecting sufficient sleep, which is one of the pillars of health, can lead to various physical and mental problems. it is no surprise that sleep deprivation can lead to premature death. studies show that sleeping for five hours or less each night can increase one’s mortality risk by about 15 percent. it is imperative to seek medical istance and undergo the y if your sleep habits are downgrading the quality of your life.see also: 5 natural ways to stop your sleepless nights the staggering amount of evidence on the effects of sleep loss should be enough to encourage us to rethink our lifestyle. sleep deprivation can put your safety at risk as well as negatively affect your performance. it can lead to mood disorders, obesity, heart problems, even premature death.one student realized the nee






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e-fitbuddy is a physical wellness tracker designed for maximum involvement of daily physical activities. e-fitbuddy uses the build-in accelerometer in a smart phone to precisely count for the steps, calorie estimates, and more as you exercise. the app is designed for implementing the daily 10, 000 steps as a measurable goal of physical activity for individuals. e-fitbuddy includes information regarding fitness benefits, caloric expenditures, and general health gains for fulfilling daily physical activity goals. users will receive daily reminders to complete the goal and track the progress spontaneously. users also receive daily pa relative health messages from the fictional character within the app, with the messaging tailored to the user's completing to the 10000 steps goal. e-fitbuddy






gonzaga changes health-insurance policy for pregnant women after complaints


the national women’s law center filed complaints against gonzaga and three other institutions that receive federal funding in june 2013, claiming they violated the affordable care act by refusing to provide prenatal care to some women.gonzaga university has changed its health-insurance policy after a nonprofit law firm alleged the school was illegally denying maternity care to dependents of employees.the washington, d.c.-based national women’s law center (nwlc) filed complaints against gonzaga and three other institutions that receive federal funding in june 2013, claiming they violated the affordable care act by refusing to provide prenatal care to some women. the law firm said thursday that each institution has changed its policy in response to the complaints.“pregnancy coverage is an es






starbucks to hire 10,000 refugees over next 5 years


washington — starbucks says it will hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years, a response to president donald trump's indefinite suspension of syrian refugees and temporary travel bans that apply to six other muslim-majority nations.howard schultz, the coffee retailer's chairman and ceo, said in a letter to employees sunday that the hiring would apply to stores worldwide and the effort would start in the united states where the focus would be on hiring immigrants "who have served with u.s. troops as interpreters and support personnel."schultz, a supporter of hillary clinton during the presidential run, took aim at other parts of a trump agenda focused on immigration, repealing former president barack obama's health care law and restructuring trade with mexico. the letter said that star






starbucks to hire 10,000 refugees in response to trump's executive order


starbucks says it will hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years, a response to president donald trump's indefinite suspension of syrian refugees and temporary travel bans that apply to six other muslim-majority nations.howard schultz, the coffee retailer's chairman and ceo, said in a letter to employees sunday that the hiring would apply to stores worldwide and the effort would start in the united states where the focus would be on hiring immigrants "who have served with u.s. troops as interpreters and support personnel."schultz, a supporter of hillary clinton during the presidential run, took aim at other parts of a trump agenda focused on immigration, repealing former president barack obama's health care law and restructuring trade with mexico. the letter said that starbucks would h






starbucks to hire 10,000 refugees over next 5 years – the mercury news


by josh boakwashington (ap) — starbucks says it will hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years, a response to president donald trump’s indefinite suspension of syrian refugees and temporary travel bans that apply to six other muslim-majority nations.howard schultz, the coffee retailer’s chairman and ceo, said in a letter to employees sunday that the hiring would apply to stores worldwide and the effort would start in the united states where the focus would be on hiring immigrants “who have served with u.s. troops as interpreters and support personnel.”schultz, a supporter of hillary clinton during the presidential run, took aim at other parts of a trump agenda focused on immigration, repealing former president barack obama’s health care law and restructuring trade with mexico. the lett






illinois fails to support disability services, report finds


group homes mess shows what happens when politics trump peopleeditorial boardfinally, the state cracked down on a shoddy group home operator serving adults with disabilities. the illinois department of human services has yanked the license of disability services of illinois following a tribune investigation into health and safety violations — some resulting in deaths —...finally, the state cracked down on a shoddy group home operator serving adults with disabilities. the illinois department of human services has yanked the license of disability services of illinois following a tribune investigation into health and safety violations — some resulting in deaths —... (editorial board)






republican lawmakers worry if 'trumpcare' doesn't deliver


washington — republican lawmakers are fearful about the potential political fallout if their eventual replacement of president barack obama's health law doesn't deliver, and they didn't hold back at their recent policy conference."we'd better be sure that we're prepared to live with the market we've created," rep. tom mcclintock, r-calif., was quoted as saying in urday's washington post, one of the media organizations that obtained an audio recording of a private session at last week's gop strategy retreat in philadelphia,"that's going to be called 'trumpcare.' republicans will own that lock, stock and barrel, and we'll be judged in the election less than two years away."rep. tom macarthur, r-n.j., worried that republican plans could strip health insurance from many of the 20 million peopl






bernie sanders attacks mike mulvaney over defunding planned parenthood


vermont senator bernie sanders grilled rep. mick mulvaney (r-s.c.), the white house budget chief nominee, on tuesday over his 2015 crusade to defund planned parenthood and his stance that social security is “a ponzi scheme,.”sanders referenced a july 2015 letter in which the congressman wrote to house republicans “vehemently urging” them to “use every available tool” to defund planned parenthood.“i hear a lot of talk in this body from our republican friends about choice. ‘we want to give people choice,’” sanders said. “two-and-a-half million americans, many low-income women, choose planned parenthood as their choice for health care. why would you deny them that choice?”when mulvaney responded by saying he wanted to move funding from planned parenthood to federally qualified health care cli






will clint dempsey ever play soccer again?


with mls teams scheduled to start training for the upcoming season later this month, much has been written about the health of clint dempsey. as many of you might recall, the sounders’ designated player and u.s. international star was briefly sidelined in august with an irregular heartbeat, then began training and was shut down altogether in september due to a reoccurrence of the same symptoms.  while the sounders went on to win the mls cup in december without their star forward, dempsey publicly remains an integral part of seattle’s plans in 2017.seattle’s president of soccer garth lagerwey said late last week “we are going to do our best to get him ready to play in a safe manner, and if it happens, great, and if it doesn’t, then we’ll be patient and wait as long as it takes.”  bruce aren






starbucks to hire 10,000 refugees over next 5 years


washington (ap) — starbucks says it will hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years, a response to president donald trump’s indefinite suspension of syrian refugees and temporary travel bans that apply to six other muslim-majority nations.howard schultz, the coffee retailer’s chairman and ceo, said in a letter to employees sunday that the hiring would apply to stores worldwide and the effort would start in the united states where the focus would be on hiring immigrants “who have served with u.s. troops as interpreters and support personnel.”schultz, a supporter of hillary clinton during the presidential run, took aim at other parts of a trump agenda focused on immigration, repealing former president barack obama’s health care law and restructuring trade with mexico. the letter said that






john ivison: millions of canadians will pay at least $1,000 more if ottawa taxes


the debate about the taxation of health and dental benefits has, to this point, been an academic argument about fairness and tax efficiency.but it’s about to get intensely political, as canada’s doctors and dentists tell voters exactly how much the move to tax plans that cover prescription drugs, dental and vision care might cost them.the very public lobbying paign aimed at persuading the government to drop any plans it may have to tax health care not provided under provincial systems will kick into high gear when the house of commons resumes next week.the canadian dental ociation reports that 50,000 protest emails have already been sent to local mps and bill morneau, the finance minister, through its www.donttaxmybenefits.com online petition.key to the success of those efforts will be soo






get fit on the cheap? no sweat


you swore this would be the year you'd get fit, but you don't want to bust your budget doing it. no sweat. we asked a few experts to weigh in with their tips:seek dealshealth clubs have dropped their rates and initiation fees sharply in the years since the recession, according to the international health, racquet & sportsclub ociation. this is partly due to competition from high-volume, low-price chains like planet fitness and others that charge under $20 a month.that means there are gym options for nearly every budget.if you still feel priced out, look into whether your employer or health insurer provides any wellness incentives, such as gym memberships, nutrition counseling or other fitness discounts.consider following the gym of your choice on social media to see when they are offer






drug reference health prof tr


from abilify to zyrtec and nearly every drug in between, mosby's drug reference for health professions, 3rd edition is the must-have item for every current or aspiring health professional in the field today. filled with the details you need to know about your clients' or patients' medications, this edition features concise, reliable information that is easy to navigate and simple to follow. key details are presented in short monog hs for 1, 000 generic drugs (including 4, 500 trade-name drugs) that are listed alphabetically. precautions and considerations sections are written with health professionals in mind to ensure that you have the most relevant and current content applicable to your field of practice. this is a fully functional trial. up-to-date information throughout includes new






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republican lawmakers worry if ‘trumpcare’ doesn’t deliver


washington (ap) — republican lawmakers are fearful about the potential political fallout if their eventual replacement of president barack obama’s health law doesn’t deliver, and they didn’t hold back at their recent policy conference.“we’d better be sure that we’re prepared to live with the market we’ve created,” rep. tom mcclintock, r-calif., was quoted as saying in urday’s washington post, one of the media organizations that obtained an audio recording of a private session at last week’s gop strategy retreat in philadelphia,“that’s going to be called ‘trumpcare.’ republicans will own that lock, stock and barrel, and we’ll be judged in the election less than two years away.”rep. tom macarthur, r-n.j., worried that republican plans could strip health insurance from many of the 20 million






get fit on the cheap? no sweat


you swore this would be the year you’d get fit, but you don’t want to bust your budget doing it. no sweat. we asked a few experts to weigh in with their tips:seek dealshealth clubs have dropped their rates and initiation fees sharply in the years since the recession, according to the international health, racquet & sportsclub ociation. this is partly due to competition from high-volume, low-price chains like planet fitness and others that charge under $20 a month.that means there are gym options for nearly every budget.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.if you still feel priced out, look into whether your employer or health insurer provides any wellness incentives, such as gym memberships, nutrition counseling or other fitness discounts.consider following the gym






hiring-freeze exemptions authorized at va; 570 open jobs in region


president trump signed an executive order to freeze federal hiring, and veterans organizations and members of congress are concerned it will affect va efforts to fill open positions and improve service for veterans.the department of veterans affairs has authorized wide-ranging exemptions from a federal hiring freeze to enable many open health-care positions to be filled. a friday memorandum from the department’s acting secretary, robert snyder, grants exemptions in dozens of different job cl ifications, ranging from doctor to food-service worker. president trump on monday signed the executive order to freeze federal hiring, and veterans organizations and members of congress are concerned it could hamper va efforts to fill open positions and improve service.currently, the puget sound va he






dentist gets $1.1 million fine for identity theft of dead colleague


one new jersey dentist sought to carry on the memory of his deceased colleague in a way that has landed him with a hefty bill. according to the new york daily news, roben brookhim will face a $1.1 million fine for uming the identity of his former ociate, john kirkland jr.read: teen who opened fake medical practice indicted for trying to illegally purchase a carbrookhim, 58, reportedly issued bills to medicaid under kirkland’s identity at ociated dental from 2005 to 2012. in addition to this million dollar fine, brookhim is barred from practicing dentistry for 50 years. in a statement issued by the chief counsel of the inspector general, gregory demske, brookhim’s case will serve as a lesson to those who plan to follow in his illegal footsteps. “this case sends a strong warning that individ






with insurance help done, legislature's road gets harder


st. paul, minn. — fresh off clearing the legislative session's first big hurdle by approving financial relief for minnesota residents facing m ive health insurance premium hikes, the state's leaders say it bodes well for the rest of the year. but far harder tasks await them on the rest of 2017's to-do list.there's still the broader debate over how to restructure minnesota's fragile health insurance market, with gov. mark dayton and republicans starting from very different positions. another year of debate looms over how to fund billions of dollars in needed infrastructure repairs. and then there are fights over tax relief, dayton's push for more early education funding and the remainder of a $40 billion-plus dollar budget left to settle.on paper, the power structure at the capitol is a rep






gop lawmakers worry about aca minefield


philadelphia – republican lawmakers aired sharp concerns about their ­party's quick push to repeal the affordable care act at a closed-door meeting thursday, according to a recording of the session obtained by the washington post.the recording reveals a gop that appears to be filled with doubts about how to make good on a long-standing promise to get rid of obamacare without explicit guidance from president donald trump or his administration. the thorny issues lawmakers g ple with on the tape — including who may end up either losing coverage or paying more under a revamped system — highlight the financial and political challenges that flow from upending the current law.senators and house members expressed a range of concerns about the task ahead: how to prepare a replacement plan that can






emotional reunion at jfk airport after release of elderly sudanese man from immi


for those immigrants temporarily detained under a new trump administration executive order at new york’s john f. kennedy international airport, attorneys have put a priority on getting some of the older detainees released to their families. one small victory for the lawyers was the case of y in abdelrhman, a 76-year-old green card holder from sudan who had been detained after a trip home to visit family.  he was released about noon on sunday after being detained for 30 hours. soon, he was reunited with his sons. “he is a strong individual, but he has some health challenges,’’ said u.s. rep. hakeem jeffries (d-n.y.),  who had been working on their case.






woman impersonated lawmaker's wife, snuck into gop retreat


washington — a woman impersonated the wife o op lawmaker and snuck into the congressional republican retreat in philadelphia thursday, the same day president donald trump and vice president mike pence appeared, retreat organizers told lawmakers late urday.the revelation e as the nonprofit congressional institute that organizes the retreat investigates how audio of the gathering leaked. in an email to gop lawmakers, institute president mark strand did not directly say that the impersonator was the same person who leaked the audio, but that was the implication."the congressional institute is continuing to investigate this breach in order to fully understand how it happened and to ensure it does not happen again," said strand's email, which was obtained by the ociated press.the audio was leak






the most amazing space stories this week!


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emotional reunion at jfk airport after release of elderly sudanese man from immi


for those immigrants temporarily detained under a new trump administration executive order at new york’s john f. kennedy international airport, attorneys have put a priority on getting some of the older detainees released to their families. one small victory for the lawyers was the case of y in abdelrhman, a 76-year-old green card holder from sudan who had been detained on a trip home to visit family.  he was released about noon on sunday after being held in detention for 30 hours. soon, he was reunited with his sons. “he is a strong individual, but he has some health challenges,’’ said u.s. rep. hakeem jeffries (d-n.y.),  who had been working on their case.






former affordable care act chief offers health-care prescription


the minnesotan who ran obamacare for the last two years is looking for ways to save, rather than sack, the affordable care act.andy slavitt has returned to his home in edina after serving as acting administrator at the centers for medicare and medicaid services (cms), the m ive federal agency that has been responsible for implementing the controversial health law.the law’s future is in jeopardy with republicans vowing to repeal and replace it, but slavitt sees the chance for bipartisan repairs instead. he has experience bailing out the affordable care act (aca), since slavitt was the executive at unitedhealth group’s optum division who led a rescue of the healthcare.gov website after its disastrous launch in 2013.slavitt’s not going back to his old job at optum, and says he won’t become a






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woman impersonated lawmaker's wife, snuck into gop retreat, organizers say


washington -- a woman impersonated the wife o op lawmaker and snuck into the congressional republican retreat in philadelphia thursday, the same day president donald trump and vice president mike pence appeared, retreat organizers told lawmakers late urday.the revelation e as the nonprofit congressional institute that organizes the retreat investigates how audio of the gathering leaked. in an email to gop lawmakers, institute president mark strand did not directly say that the impersonator was the same person who leaked the audio, but that was the implication.“the congressional institute is continuing to investigate this breach in order to fully understand how it happened and to ensure it does not happen again,” said strand’s email, which was obtained by the ociated press.playvideocbs this






underground fires, toxins in unfunded cleanup of old mines


preston county, w.va. — an underground coal mine fire still smolders in northern west virginia, releasing smoke from gashes in a hillside only a stone's throw from some houses.state officials say the fire, which may have started by arson, lightning or a forest fire, had burned low for several years before bursting into flames last july in rural preston county.the growing fire moved the mine to the top of cleanup list in west virginia, which has some of the worst old mine problems in the country.state officials expect to spend $5 million this year to put it out. it's in a mine abandoned before 1977, among 3,400 old sites still posing health and safety threats with fixes estimated to cost $4.5 billion.






new puerto rico governor signs fiscal emergency law


puerto rico’s governor signed a law on sunday that allows him to define essential government services and set aside money to pay for them, setting the vision of how to prioritize a mountain of obligations the struggling u.s. territory cannot afford.governor ricardo rossello, sworn in this month, signed the puerto rico financial emergency and fiscal responsibility law, replacing a moratorium on debt payments by ex-governor alejandro garcia padilla that had been unpopular with many bondholders.the new law allows rossello to define which services are essential to health, safety and welfare, and set aside money in a “lockbox” to ensure their payment.under the law, the island will try to pay as much of its $70 billion in debt as possible after payment of services.the law itself does not create






the leap beyond obamacare: there's a lot to like in the proposed patient freedom


two decades ago, a democratic president and a republican congress debated and eventually agreed on a way to, as bill clinton had urged, "end welfare as we know it." one key to reform: cede more power to states to design innovative programs to help the poor find work.today, a republican president and congress face a similarly daunting task: replace obamacare. millions of americans rely on it for health care coverage, including lower-income people covered under the law's medicaid expansion.congressional republicans recently began to dismantle obamacare before building a replacement. president donald trump vows insurance for everyone in the replacement but hasn't elaborated. the congressional budget office warns that at least 18 million people would lose heath insurance in the first year if r






conagra ceo on trump, defining “healthy” and reddi-wip


new york (ap) — conagra thinks there are ways to keep big brands from turning into dinosaurs.sean connolly, who took over as ceo of conagra brands last year, notes that the company had simplified the ingredients for chef boyardee and has offered more contemporary flavors for healthy choice. he also cited plans for an almond milk variety of reddi-wip next year.conagra’s sales have been declining, but the company says that’s to be expected as it moves away from offering heavy discounts. the company says such changes lead to a short-term drop, but boost profit margins over time.here’s what connolly had to say about president donald trump, changing ideas about health and “the bachelor” in a recent interview, edited for length and clarity.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 week






police: woman charged after throwing child on train tracks


burlington, n.j. — a woman who allegedly threw a 5-year-old onto the tracks as a train was approaching has been charged with attempted murder.police in burlington, new jersey, went to the light rail platform around 8:30 p.m. friday after a new jersey transit bus driver reported a suspicious woman.as officers waked onto the platform to approach 20-year-old autumn matacchiera, she allegedly grabbed the who had been standing with her mother and her mother's boyfriend. she then threw the child onto the tracks.the boyfriend quickly got the to safety as police jumped in front of the train to signal it to stop.matacchiera was taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation. the child was treated at a hospital for a facial cut and some bruising.






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