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High School Changes Plan for Artificial Turf Field

Kennedy Catholic High School in Burien, Washington, was three days away from installing crumb rubber turf in a $2.4 million field renovation when school officials saw an NBC Nightly News report on concerns about potential long-term health effects from playing on such fields. “My reaction was, ‘We can’t put this on our field,’” Principal Mike Prato said this week. The school went instead with a more-expensive field that uses “Nike Grind” – or recycled sneakers -– for cushioning instead of tires. A trade group that represents manufacturers of artificial crumb rubber fields cited numerous studies that show no negative health effects, saying there's "a preponderance of evidence" that it is safe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, meanwhile, have conducted “limited” studies that found no increased health risks with crumb rubber. But some pediatricians, scientists and advocacy groups believe more research is needed. Read »
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 7:55 AM

Girl, 4, Found Dead at NYC Homeless Shelter: Police

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 2:04 AM

Ebola Nurse: Why Has Amber Vinson Recovered so Quickly?

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 8:46 AM

15-Year-Old Teen Conspired to Kill Parents, Stabbed Brother

A Michigan couple is standing by their adopted 15-year-old daughter after she allegedly conspired with her older boyfriend to kill them and stabbed her kid brother. Prosecutors have charged Roksana Sikorski as an adult for the Oct. 17 attack, but her parents say she suffers from mental illness and was under the sway of her 23-year-old Michael Rivera, whom she met on Facebook. The girl is being held on $1 million bond. Read »
14 minutes ago

Feds Speak on Mid-Air Collision That Killed 3

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 12:32 AM

Tea Party Lawsuit Against IRS Dismissed

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Canadian Shooter Was Planning to Travel to Syria

The man who gunned down a Canadian soldier before storming into Parliament on Wednesday, where he was shot dead, was not under surveillance, nor on a list of about 90 travelers being monitored by Canadian police, officials said at a news conference Thursday. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, had been in Ottawa since at least Oct. 2 to "deal with a passport issue, but was hoping to leave for Syria," Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commissioner Bob Paulson said. Zehaf-Bibeau, who may have had a dual citizenship with Libya, had several low-level criminal offenses, but was not deemed to be a threat to national security. Read »
4 minutes ago

White House Fence Jumper Arrested Twice in DC in July

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 1:34 AM

Ebola Spreads to Mali, as Single Case Is Confirmed

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Brittany Maynard Slams Doctor's Remarks on Her Decision to Die

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 12:03 AM

"Miracle Oil" Heals Texas Girl of Chronic Seizures

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 7:42 PM

"It's a Miracle": Dog Survives 150-Foot Fall

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Boko Haram Kidnaps Dozens More Girls and Women

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Tornado Tears Through Washington State

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Syrian Regime, Iraqi Kurds Buying ISIS Oil: Official

ISIS makes money by selling oil from seized territories to the Syrian government and to Kurds in Iraq, a U.S. official said Thursday, NBC News reported. Undersecretary David Cohen of the Treasury Department said ISIS “has amassed wealth at an unprecedented pace,” explaining that the militants rely on black-market oil sales, extortion and ransom payments. He did not specify who among the Kurds was buying, but the cooperation of Iraqi Kurds, along with the main government of Iraq and rebels in Syria, is a critical part of the American strategy to fight ISIS. Read »

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