Criminal behavior in older adults, including theft, traffic violations, sexual advances, trespassing, and public urination, may be a sign of dementia, researchers say. There is a subgroup of people, especially older adults who are first-time offenders, who may have a degenerative brain disease underlying their criminal behavior, said Dr.
CHICAGO - Flu is widespread in 43 U.S. states, up from 36 states in the prior week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Monday. Six children died from the flu during the last full week in December, bringing the total flu deaths to 21 this season, the report showed. Last week the CDC reported for the first time that deaths from flu and pneumonia reached an epidemic level, comprising 6.8 percent of all deaths.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States on Monday stood by plans to halve the number of its troops in Afghanistan this year and reduce them further in 2016 following Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's suggestion that President Barack Obama review his deadline. But Ghani's comment adds to a growing debate over whether the White House will stick to its plans, already amended twice, of cutting U.S. troops to about 5,000 by the end of this year and drawing down to a "normal" U.S.
KEENE, N.D. -- An environmental cleanup at the site of a well blowout that spilled 600 barrels of oil and saltwater over a large area 1 mile northwest of Keene in McKenzie County is nearing completion. The well blew very early Friday, when a work string in the well-completion equipment came apart, said Fred Hosey, spokesman for well owner Petro-Hunt LLC. The blowout occurred after the well had been hydraulically fractured. No one was hurt. Hosey said cleanup, consisting of removing the contaminated soils and snow cover, was nearing completion Monday.
CIA inspector general expected to retire at end of month.
NEW YORK - The S&P 500 had its worst day in almost three months on Monday, with energy shares leading the decline as global economic concerns were compounded by swooning oil prices. The S&P closed off 1.8 percent in its first four-day losing streak since December 2013 and its biggest drop since Oct. 9. It fell as much as 1.99 percent in the session while the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled as much as 2 percent. Crude oil futures prices dropped to their lowest since 2009 amid a global supply glut and lackluster demand. U.S.
PANGKALAN BUN/JAKARTA, Indonesia - An Indonesian naval patrol vessel has found what could be the tail of a crashed AirAsia passenger jet, the section where the crucial black box voice and flight data recorders are located, officials said on Monday. News of the possible breakthrough came as the transport ministry in Jakarta said some officials on duty at the time of the accident will be moved to other roles.
South Korea confirmed on Tuesday it had begun to impose a tariff of over 500 percent on rice imports from the start of the year, but added that five members...
Two of three global industry groups vying to establish a dominant standard for wireless charging technology have agreed to merge, bringing consumers a small step closer to throwing away their...
Jan 5 (Reuters) - Money transfer company Xoom Corp said $30.8 million was fraudulently transferred to overseas accounts, sending its shares down as much as 17 percent in extended trading...