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As of March 8, 2018, 967 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases have been reported to NICD from all provinces since January 1, 2017. To date, 749 cases were reported in 2017, and 218 cases in 2018.

PHOENIX (AP) — A nurse who was supposed to be looking after an incapacitated woman at a long-term health care facility has been accused of raping her, weeks after the patient stunned her caregivers and family by giving birth to a baby boy , Phoenix police said Wednesday. Investigators arrested Nathan Sutherland, a licensed practical nurse, on suspicion of one count of sexual assault and one count of vulnerable adult abuse, Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said.

BRYAN, Ohio — Hopeless romantics excited for the famous candy hearts with messages like “Be Mine” and “Kiss Me” will be heartbroken this Valentine’s Day
Sweethearts, a Valentine’s Day tradition since they first hit the market in 1901, will be missing from store shelves this year.
“We look forward to announcing the Sweethearts relaunch for the 2020 Valentine season,” Spangler Chairman and CEO Kirk Vashaw said…

Patrons of restaurants and coffee shops in Berkeley, California, who don't bring a reusable cup for their beverage will have to pay a 25-cent fee for a disposable cup as part of an ordinance approved by city officials to reduce restaurant waste. Berkeley's City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the fee on single-use cups that will take effect January 2020.

WASHINGTON (SBG) - Democrat presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren hosts an organizing event with college students at Columbia College in South Carolina. This event is scheduled to start at 7:00 p. m. EST.

A former prison guard trainee who recently moved to Florida from Indiana killed five people during a standoff at a small town bank before surrendering to a SWAT team that stormed the building, police said

SAMMAMISH, Wash. -- Sammamish officials say the city's computer system has been targeted by a ransomware attack.
The attack was discovered Wednesday morning and computers at City Hall were shut down for most of the day, Sammamish city spokeswoman Sharon Gavin told The Seattle Times.
The city said Wednesday in a release its internal shared files were impacted.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A California college student has been jailed in Japan for almost nine months.
Leah Smith says her son, Julian Adame, was doing some traveling after studying abroad when he never showed up to a planned trip to Thailand to visit a friend. That friend got worried but as it turns out, he was in jail in Tokyo.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he is postponing his State of the Union address until after "the Shutdown is over," following a standoff with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Trump says in a pair of tweets Wednesday night that he's not looking for an alternative venue "because there is no venue that can compete with the history, tradition and importance of the House Chamber."

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The Chinese government has reportedly blocked Microsoft Bing in another move to censor American technology services in China. The Financial Times reported that the search engine was blocked on…

 Marriage and family legal problems such as divorce, custody battles, alimony, adoption, child support, parenting plans, prenuptial agreements, and complex asset circumstances can cause a great...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered preparations for a second summit with President Donald Trump, saying he'll "wait with patience and in good faith" to work toward a common goal, the North's state media reported Thursday
Despite Kim's determination for another meeting with Trump, the two remain at odds over fundamental issues. Experts say a major sticking point is…

SEATTLE - When the new SR 99 tunnel opens it will be a new normal for drivers.
It will also create some confusion as people get used to the new traffic patterns. On Wednesday, WSDOT confirmed that things are moving on schedule when it comes to the tunnel project and they expect to open the new tunnel on the morning of Feb. 4.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A former Republican lawmaker in Kentucky who lost his state House seat by one vote in November could get a second chance thanks to the state's GOP majority
A board of nine state lawmakers voted 6-3 Wednesday to recount the votes in Kentucky House District 13. All six Republicans on the panel voted for the recount, while three Democrats voted "no."
Johnson got 6,318 votes on Election Day, but Democrat Jim Glenn got 6,319 votes. In some states, an…

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Kelvin Sampson struggled to find appropriate words to describe a truly ugly game
There were 32 turnovers, 62 fouls, 76 free throws attempted, 32 percent shooting by one team and slightly over 40 percent for the other.
"Not aesthetically pleasing," Sampson said after No. 21 Houston held off South Florida 69-60 on Saturday night. "I felt bad that people had to watch that."
Breaon Brady had 13 points and nine rebounds, Armoni Brooks scored 11 points and Nate Hinton…

Two Microsoft veterans are building apps to help people put down their mobile devices and engage with others in the real world through sports. Seattle-based Mavengo, which launched in 2016, helps…

Medicaid enrollment is falling. Obamacare enrollment is falling. And a new survey shows that more Americans are living without insurance.

What happens when a family packs the car with winter gear and heads out to sample some of the West’s best slopes? An epic adventure of fun and bonding ensues