The nation's heart experts tightened the guidelines for high blood pressure Monday, Nov. 13, a change that will sharply increase the number of U.S. adults considered hypertensive in the hope that they, and their doctors, will address the deadly condition sooner.
Larson Dairy in Okeechobee, Florida - One of the state's largest milk suppliers - is under criminal investigation after a video surfaced online showing its workers kicking and beating cows. "I believe there will be criminal charges forthcoming on the completion of this investigation," Okeechobee County Sheriff Noel Stephen said at a news conference Thursday afternoon, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
More than 80 students at Ohio State University are accused of cheating, using a group messaging app to collaborate on classwork, according to reports. The student newspaper, the Lantern, reported that undergraduate students in a business marketing course in the spring were discovered using the app GroupMe to share answers on class assignments.
Somehow, the most controversial aspect of last week's Country Music Association Awards had nothing to do with politics. During the trophy ceremony on Wednesday at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, many viewers suspected that country legend Garth Brooks was lip-syncing as he performed his latest single, "Ask Me How I Know." At one point, he held the microphone away from his face and his vocal track kept going.
After Marquise Goodwin scored on an 83-yard touchdown catch Sunday, he knelt in the end zone, head buried in the turf, for an unusually long time. Following his team's 31-21 win over the Giants, the 49ers wide receiver explained why that was such an emotional moment for him by sharing some tragic news. In an Instagram post, Goodwin said that he and his wife had lost their prematurely born child that very morning. He said of his wife, Morgan Goodwin-Snow, "The pain (physically, mentally, & emotionally) that she has endured is unbelievable."
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who began the movement of NFL players protesting during the national anthem last season and remains unemployed after parting ways with the 49ers in March, appears on the December cover of GQ as the magazine's "Citizen of the Year."
Four companies, including the coffeemaker company Keurig, said they will not be advertising on Sean Hannity's Fox News show following a wave of criticism over the conservative host's coverage of sexual misconduct allegations against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama. In protest, Hannity fans are calling for a boycott of Keurig products and the smashing of Keurig coffee pod machines. The hashtags #BoycottKeurig and #IStandWithHannity quickly emerged on Twitter.
The largest two categories of America's fastest-growing jobs offer some of the country's lowest wages and weakest benefits. Over the next ten years, analysts expect to see 1.2 million more jobs for home health and personal care aides, according to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's more positions than the projected job creation in the eight other most rapidly growing fields combined.
Billionaire Bill Gates is personally investing $50 million to help fund research to find a treatment for Alzheimer's disease, a type of dementia that Gates says has struck members of his own family. There is no cure for Alzheimer's, which destroys memory and other mental processes, and so Gates said he is investing his own money into the Dementia Discovery Fund, a private-public partnership to search for a solution.
WASHINGTON - More hate crimes were carried out in the United States last year, with an uptick in incidents motivated by bias against Jews, Muslims and LGBT people, among others, according to new FBI data released Monday, Nov. 13.