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Vaccination could be necessary before traveling abroad

Vaccination could be necessary before traveling abroad

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK/TNS If you are planning a trip abroad, you may need to make an appointment to see a medical provider along with making your travel plans. “Anybody who’s going abroad, particularly to a developing part of the world, should be evaluated or contact a local travel clinic because there are many things […]

Google, YouTube detail new anti-terrorism efforts

Google, YouTube detail new anti-terrorism efforts

BY LEVI SUMAGAYSAY MERCURY NEWS/TNS SAN JOSE, Calif. — YouTube is stepping up its fight against online terror and abuse, laying out four new steps it’s taking amid recent terrorism-related incidents around the world. The moves also come a couple of months after advertisers began pulling their ads from YouTube and other Google properties after […]

Can your iPhone tell if you’re depressed?

Can your iPhone tell if you’re depressed?

BY ALISON BOWEN CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS A new iPhone app developed by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers aims to track and predict mood episodes through keystrokes. Created by psychiatrist Alex Leow and Peter Nelson, the idea for BiAffect came about when Nelson’s 24-year-old son was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a brain disorder that causes unusual […]

McDonald’s drops sponsorship of Olympics

McDonald’s drops sponsorship of Olympics

BY ROBERT CHANNICK CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS McDonald’s and the International Olympic Committee are ending a long-standing commercial partnership three years early. The fast-food company is leaving the Olympics’ top sponsorship program immediately, giving up category-exclusive global marketing rights that were set to run through the 2020 Olympic Games. McDonald’s became a top-tier partner in 1996 and […]

Winfrey talks about her new films, her insecurities

Winfrey talks about her new films, her insecurities

BY GLENN WHIPP LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES — Oprah Winfrey guides you into her office and, after a welcoming hug (Winfrey’s a hugger, but you probably already knew that), she immediately anticipates where your eye is going to land first. Over in the corner, overlooking her Oprah Winfrey Network studio lot, there’s artist Whitfield […]

5 tips to avoid binge-watching guilt

5 tips to avoid binge-watching guilt

Family Features Dozens of streaming video providers are making it easier than ever to watch the TV programming you want when you want it, and exclusive programming released an entire season at a time is transforming the way Americans watch TV. The flip side of this convenience is a surge in binge-watching, which can have […]

Abdul-Jabbar’s new memoir focuses on friendship with Wooden

Abdul-Jabbar’s new memoir focuses on friendship with Wooden

BY ED SHERMAN CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS You will be hard-pressed to find photos on the front and back covers of a book that more vividly describe what is written inside than those on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s “Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court.” The front cover is a shot of a somewhat […]

ONE YEAR LATER

ONE YEAR LATER

Hundreds gathered at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando for a final ceremony to mark the first anniversary of America’s worst mass shooting to date. BY CAITLIN DOORNBOS, ALICIA DELGALLO AND PAUL BRINKMANN ORLANDO SENTINEL / TNS ORLANDO – A day of remembrance started at Pulse nightclub and ended there Monday as hundreds gathered for an […]

DENEE BENTON / TONY AWARD NOMINEE

DENEE BENTON / TONY AWARD NOMINEE

Dreams can come true Orlando’s Denee Benton and her parents, Derryl and Jackie Benton, celebrated Denee’s nomination for 2017’s Best Actress in a Broadway show at the Tony Awards show in New York City on June 11. Benton stars as a 19th-century Russian aristocrat with singer Josh Groban in “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of […]

Fight begins about state supreme court appointments

Fight begins about state supreme court appointments

BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The battle over the future makeup of the Florida Supreme Court began in earnest Wednesday, as a pair of voting-rights groups asked justices to determine whether Gov. Rick Scott has the power to reshape the court. A petition filed by the League of Women Voters […]