Author: Caroline Biscotti

Quake victims ‘buried alive‘ as death toll rises

Quake victims ‘buried alive‘ as death toll rises

Nearly 1,500 people have been injured, with 156,000 displaced after the tremors caused extensive damage to their homes. Image: 1,500 were injured by the quake, which happened on Sunday The 6.7-magnitude quake struck Lombok, an island neighbouring the popular tourist destination of Bali, on Sunday. Six days earlier, a 6.4-magnitude quake killed 16 people and weakened many structures. 0:48 Video: […]

Patients are desperate to look like their doctored selfies. Plastic surgeons alarmed by Snapchat Dysmorphia.

Patients are desperate to look like their doctored selfies. Plastic surgeons alarmed by Snapchat Dysmorphia.

Remember the days when people would bring photos of celebrities to the plastic surgeon’s office and ask for Angelina Jolie’s lips or Brad Pitt’s jawline? That’s not the case anymore. Now, people want to look like themselves — heavily edited or filtered versions of themselves, that is. Doctors have spotted a trend of people bringing in their own selfies, usually […]

Popular blood pressure medicine made in China is recalled

Popular blood pressure medicine made in China is recalled

The Food and Drug Administration has announced a voluntary recall of a widely prescribed blood pressure medication made in China, reviving fears about the safety of imported drugs. Three companies that sell the generic drug, valsartan, in the United States agreed to recall it after the FDA said it might be tainted by N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), considered a probable human carcinogen. […]

Henderson council OKs rates for firms representing officials in suit

Henderson council OKs rates for firms representing officials in suit

Henderson Mayor Debra March during a city council meeting at Henderson City Hall in Henderson, Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Erik Verduzco Las Vegas Review-Journal Police Chief Patrick Moers listens during a special City Council meeting at City Hall where he was sworn in Tuesday, July 17, 2012. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) The Henderson City Council on Tuesday night approved compensation […]

Ohio special election too close to call

Ohio special election too close to call

Democrat Danny O‘Connor, the Franklin County recorder, meets with volunteers at his campaign headquarters, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Columbus. The script for Ohio‘s special election is perhaps familiar: An experienced Trump loyalist, two-term state Sen. Troy Balderson, is fighting off a strong challenge from a fresh-faced Democrat, 31-year-old county official O‘Connor, in a congressional district held by the Republican […]

Police investigating hit-and-run injury crash in east Las Vegas

Police investigating hit-and-run injury crash in east Las Vegas

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (Las Vegas Review-Journal) Las Vegas police are investigating a hit-and-run crash Tuesday night in the east valley. A Metropolitan Police Department officer was investigating a crash at East Charleston Boulevard and Lamont Street, near Nellis Boulevard, when a green Nissan Pathfinder caused a second crash nearby, Lt. Grant Rogers said. The Nissan SUV drove into […]

To win in 2018, candidates should focus on swing voters, study says

To win in 2018, candidates should focus on swing voters, study says

President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with 12th Congressional District Republican candidate Troy Balderson, left, during a rally, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Lewis Center, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump stumps for Republicans running for Congress in the midterms or special elections, he focuses on ginning up enthusiasm among the GOP base – in keeping […]