Health News // 2 hours ago
Heavy drinkers more likely to be prescribed Xanax, Valium
Dec. 26 — People who regularly drink to excess are also likely to use benzodiazepines, a new study finds, which can increase the risk for overdoses and accidents and make psychiatric conditions worse.
U.S. News // 3 hours ago
St. Louis opens aquarium in old Union Station building
Dec. 26 (UPI) — The St. Louis Aquarium, built as part of a $187 million redevelopment of the city’s Union Station, opened on Christmas Day to hundreds of visitors.
World News // 3 hours ago
Erdogan: Turkish parliament to vote on sending troops to Libya
Dec. 26 (UPI) — The Turkish Parliament will soon consider a measure that would send troops to Libya to support the United Nations-backed administration in Tripoli, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Thursday.
Odd News // 3 hours ago
‘Lucky’ sea lion survives drop from pedestrian bridge to highway
Dec. 26 (UPI) — Animal rescuers in California said a “seriously lucky sea lion” survived a 30-foot drop from a pedestrian bridge onto the shoulder of a highway without any serious injuries.
World News // 4 hours ago
South Korean man arrested for Korean family murder in Vietnam
Dec. 26 (UPI) — A South Korean man was arrested in connection to a murderous attack on a South Korean expatriate family in Vietnam, according to multiple press reports.
Health News // 4 hours ago
Brain imaging may predict mood, attention disorders in children
Dec. 26 (UPI) — In findings published in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers were able to predict attention problems, as well as mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, in young grade school children using functional MRI.
Odd News // 5 hours ago
Nearly 600 ‘Surfing Santas’ take to the waves in Florida
Dec. 26 (UPI) — Organizers of an annual surfing event in Florida said nearly 600 people in Santa Claus costumes showed up to ride the waves and raise money for charity.
Odd News // 5 hours ago
Reported burglar at North Carolina home was robotic vacuum
Dec. 26 (UPI) — A North Carolina couple who believed there was a burglar in their home called 911 and responding deputies quickly identified the suspect — a robotic vacuum.
World News // 5 hours ago
Russia launches newest, most advanced nuclear-powered sub
Dec. 26 (UPI) — Naval officials have launched Moscow’s latest nuclear-powered submarine, described as the most advanced multipurpose sub in the Russian fleet.