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Falcons sign David Wells, place Ryan Becker on IR

The Falcons have made a pair of moves at tight end. Atlanta announced on Friday that the team has signed David Wells and placed Ryan Becker on injured reserve. Wells was most recently with the Patriots, spending the first few weeks of this year’s training camp in New England. He played a handful of snaps […]

Lifestyle

1.69 million deaths attributed to extreme temperatures in 2019

Acute heat and cold exposure can increase mortality risk for multiple causes of death, with cold-attributable mortality exceeding heat-attributable mortality, according to a study published in the Aug. 21 issue of The Lancet. Katrin G. Burkart, Ph.D., from the University of Washington in Seattle, and colleagues linked deaths to daily temperature estimates, modeled cause-specific relative […]

Business

Japan’s consumer price falls narrow on global commodity inflation

Japan’s core consumer prices narrowed their annual pace of falls for three straight months in July, a sign global commodities inflation was offsetting some of the deflationary pressure from a pandemic-induced spending slump. But analysts expect consumer inflation to stay well below levels seen in the United States and Europe, as Japan’s decision on Tuesday […]

Technology

Sony launches new PlayStation 5 disc and digital models, sort of

Back in July, we saw reports about Sony launching a lighter model of the PlayStation 5 digital version, with no mention of a lightweight model of the disc version. However, the new PS5 consoles shipped to Australia suggest Sony shaved off some weight from both PS5 versions. When the PS5 disc and digital versions launched, […]

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Authorities hunt for loose alligator in Maryland

Wildlife officials in Maryland said they now are attempting to capture a loose alligator in the state after initial reports were considered to be unfounded. Officials in St. Mary’s County said an alligator was initially reported to be on the loose in the area in 2020, but the sighting was considered unfounded, and no efforts […]

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Browns sign Willie Harvey Jr.

With injury concerns at linebacker, the Browns have brought in a familiar face. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Cleveland has signed Willie Harvey Jr. Harvey played a pair of games for the Browns as an undrafted rookie in 2019. He then spent training camp with Cleveland last year before the team waived him at […]

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Workplace mistreatment reported frequently by emergency medicine residents

Emergency medicine (EM) residents often report workplace mistreatment, with patients and/or patients’ families a frequent source of mistreatment, according to a study published online Aug. 19 in JAMA Network Open. Michelle D. Lall, M.D., from Emory University in Atlanta, and colleagues examined the prevalence, types, and sources of perceived workplace mistreatment during training among EM […]

Business

China Evergrande in talks with Xiaomi consortium to sell EV unit stake

Embattled Chinese property developer Evergrande Group (3333.HK) is in talks with smartphone maker Xiaomi (1810.HK) and Shenzhen state-backed investment firms as it looks to sell part of a 65% stake in its electric vehicle (EV) unit, three sources said. China’s central bank, banking and insurance regulator summoned executives of Evergrande to a meeting on Thursday […]

Technology

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover shares new panorama as it climbs Mount Sharp

Curiosity isn’t just a sight-seeing expedition. One of the project’s main goals is to study the environment to learn more about how Mars’ climate changed over time. “The rocks here will begin to tell us how this once-wet planet changed into the dry Mars of today, and how long habitable environments persisted even after that […]

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Virginia woman donates 6 feet, 3 inches of hair to charity

A 30-year-old Virginia woman got her first haircut since age 13 and set a Guinness World Record by donating 6 feet, 3 inches of hair. Zahab Kamal Khan, who played professional squash in her native Pakistan, said her father suggested when she was 13 years old that she should stop cutting her hair and attempt […]