Midwest, Northeast to experience extreme heat wave
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by Nick Robertson, The Hill
44m ago
(The Hill) -- Americans from Kansas to Maine are bracing for a grilling heat wave this week that could see the mercury hit triple digits with high humidity. Dangerously hot temperatures have sparked warnings from weather and health officials across the country, as concerns rise for heat exhaustion and dehydration. An “extreme” heat risk, defined as long-term heat with “little-to-no overnight relief,” will start in Iowa and Missouri on Monday and move east over the course of the week, the National Weather Service (NWS) forecast.  The “heat dome” phenomenon will sit over Illinois, Michigan ..read more
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Surgeon general asks Congress for warning label on social media
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by Justin Kounelias
44m ago
WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) – In a New York Times op-ed piece Monday, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy implored Congress to append a warning label on all social media platforms as a step towards improving the ongoing mental health crisis in young people. “There is no seatbelt for parents to click, no helmet to snap in place, no assurance that trusted experts have investigated and ensured that these platforms are safe for our kids,” Dr. Murthy wrote. “There are just parents and their children, trying to figure it out on their own, pitted against some of the best product engineers and most well-re ..read more
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Ohio firefighter jumps through window to stop ambulance theft at hospital
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by Laura Morrison
45m ago
WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio (WJW) — An Ohio firefighter was injured Sunday morning while trying to stop an attempted ambulance theft at a hospital, the Willoughby Hills Fire Department reported. An ambulance crew had stopped at the University Hospitals Lake West Medical Center around 10:30 a.m. to make a drug box exchange. As they were leaving the hospital, they saw a man getting into the parked ambulance and starting to drive off ..read more
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New Biden campaign ad targets 'convicted criminal' Trump
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by Brett Samuels, The Hill
45m ago
(The Hill) – The Biden campaign on Monday launched a battleground state ad that lambasts former President Trump as a “convicted criminal,” highlighting his numerous legal problems and his recent felony conviction in New York. The ad, titled “Character Matters,” will run on general market television across battleground states and on national cable. It is part of a broader $50 million paid media campaign for the month of June and comes less than two weeks before the first debate between President Biden and Trump. “In the courtroom, we see Donald Trump for who he is. He’s been convicted of 34 fel ..read more
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Surgeon general calls for social media warning labels, like those required on cigarettes
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by The Associated Press
2h ago
The U.S. surgeon general has called on Congress to require warning labels on social media platforms similar to those now mandatory on cigarette boxes. In a Monday opinion piece in the The New York Times, Dr. Vivek Murthy said that social media is a contributing factor in the mental health crisis among young people. “It is time to require a surgeon general’s warning label on social media platforms, stating that social media is associated with significant mental health harms for adolescents. A surgeon general’s warning label, which requires congressional action, would regularly remind paren ..read more
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Biden campaign takes in record haul
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by Hannah Brandt
2h ago
WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) - It was a busy weekend of campaigning for President Biden and former President Trump. A star-studded fundraiser helped the Biden campaign pull in a multi-million-dollar haul, while former President Trump made stops in a key swing state. The Biden campaign says they raked in a record $30 million from that fundraiser and Team Trump touted his weekend events in the battleground state of Michigan. Headlined by Hollywood stars the Biden campaign hosted a Los Angeles fundraiser where celebrities rallied behind his re-election pitch. George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and former Pre ..read more
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Konrad in a Van: WGN Reporter Mike Lowe on his cancer diagnosis
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by Paul Konrad
2h ago
CHICAGO —In a brand new special edition of "Konrad in a Van," Paul picks up WGN Reporter Mike Lowe. Lowe revealed last month that he was diagnosed with stage 3(c)/N+ colon cancer and is participating in a clinical trial with Northwestern Medicine. The 38-time Emmy winner joins "Konrad in a Van" to provide us with a health update. Check it out in the video player above ..read more
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Bad diners: The 10 most offensive things you can do at a restaurant, survey says
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by Ashleigh Jackson
2h ago
(NEXSTAR) -- Be honest: Have you ever carried your own alcohol into a restaurant? What about arguing with the wait staff over prices? If so, you've broken some "unwritten rules" of dining out. But those aren't even the top two offenses, according to a recent survey conducted by the UK-based market research firm YouGov. The company polled more than 1,000 Americans back in April to find out which behaviors from restaurant customers are the most unacceptable. While many survey respondents were split on certain acts, like making modifications to a menu item, the vast majority agreed on one thing ..read more
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19-year-old kills parents, shoots deputy: Florida sheriff
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by Nathaniel Rodriguez
3h ago
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A 19-year-old Tampa man was killed in a shootout after he allegedly killed both of his parents and injured a deputy in a standoff, according to Florida authorities. Shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday, deputies from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office were called to a Tampa home after a woman called dispatch, saying her husband had been shot. While she was on the phone, several more gunshots were heard by the dispatcher. When deputies arrived, they found the alleged shooter, 19-year-old Christos Alexander, and his mother outside the home ..read more
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Missing woman located in Lake Michigan after boat capsizes in Winnetka
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by Marisa Rodriguez, Christine Flores
3h ago
WINNETKA, Ill. — The body of a missing woman has been located after a boat capsized in Lake Michigan. According to officials, the woman was found about a mile off shore, north of Winnetka, around 7 a.m. Monday by the Coast Guard — and is being transported into Chicago's Montrose Harbor. The woman's condition is unknown at this time. Around 2 a.m. Monday, the Winnetka Fire Department was alerted of a 50-year-old woman missing in the lake after a 12-foot sailboat capsized. Officials believe the boat launched from Evanston and capsized around dusk. The boat was located about two to three miles fr ..read more
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