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  • 51-year-old amateur golfer hits three holes-in-one on the same day

     Amateur Ali Gibb enjoyed a trip to the golf course that Tiger Woods could only dream of earlier this week, hitting three holes-in-one on the same day. The 51-year-old managed the incredible feat while successfully defending her championship title at the Croham Hurst Golf Club in Surrey, south of London. She hit her first ace on the par-three fifth hole that morning during the 36-hole tournament, before repeating the trick at the same hole during the afternoon. Gibb completed her incredible hat-trick […]

  • Woman’s painful cyst turns out to be contact lens embedded in eyelid for 28 years

    Calling all contact lens users: Do not panic. (Shuddering is fine.) Imagine going to the eye doctor because your upper eyelid is swollen and painful. The doctor tells you it’s a cyst and operates. Inside the blister, the surgeon finds a contact lens: a rigid gas-permeable one. But you haven’t worn that type of contact in 28 years! That’s what happened to a 42-year-old British woman, according to a report recently published in the journal BMJ Case Reports. Starting as a […]

  • FDA approves generic version of EpiPen

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced the approval of the first generic version of EpiPen. The auto-injector pen delivers the drug epinephrine to patients experiencing a severe allergic reaction that, if untreated, could develop into the life-threatening condition anaphylaxis. The medication is delivered into a muscle as a single dose, like a shot, through an injector pen with a spring. Allergies from food, bug bites, medications and latex can cause life-threatening reactions. The newly approved generic is made by […]

  • Man who went missing on Mount St. Helens survived on bees and berries, parents say

    COUGAR, Wash. — An Ohio man missing near Mount St. Helens for nearly a week survived on bees and berries, said his parents. Matthew Matheny, 40, was found in Ant Canyon just before 10 a.m. Wednesday. He was treated on scene before he was taken by helicopter to a Vancouver hospital. According to his parents, he suffered some scratches along with dehydration, but is in remarkable shape after spending six nights in the wilderness without water, food or other supplies. […]

  • ‘Red tide’ and green slime: Florida’s toxic algae problem

    When Marcy Cornell’s toddler son “couldn’t breathe” on the first day of their recent Florida vacation, she took him straight to the emergency room. “Before they even asked me anything else … they said, ‘Did you go to the beach today?’ ” she recalled. Doctors said her son had upper airway inflammation “brought on by the red tide,” she said. Evan, almost 2 years old, is doing just fine now. But the warning signs were there from the start. The […]

  • Husband arrested, charged with murder after pregnant wife, 2 daughters go missing in Colorado

    FREDERICK, Colo. — A Colorado man is facing three counts of murder after his pregnant wife and two young daughters disappeared this week, jail records showed Thursday. Chris Watts was taken into custody Wednesday night and is being held in the Weld County jail, north of Denver, the Frederick Police Department said in a statement. He’ll appear in court Thursday afternoon. Shanann Watts is 15-weeks pregnant and was reported missing on Monday along with her two daughters, Bella, 3, and […]

  • Unsafe levels of weed killer chemical found in oat products, report says

    Some types of oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars contain higher levels of a chemical found in the weed killer Roundup than what the Environmental Working Group considers safe, according to a report released Wednesday by the advocacy group. Almost three-quarters of food samples tested showed higher glyphosate levels than what the group’s scientists believe to be “protective of children’s health,” the report indicates. Last week, a jury at the Superior Court of California in San Francisco awarded $289 million in […]

  • Teacher battling cancer posted plea for sick days. His co-workers didn’t let him down

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The chemotherapy dripped through a catheter in his chest. Cancer patient Robert Goodman had burned through his paid sick days while undergoing surgery and chemotherapy for colon cancer. The Florida public school teacher figured he needed at least 20 additional sick days to deal with more chemotherapy, days he just didn’t have. So on July 23, right there in a room at Tomsich Health and Medical Center of Palm Beach County, Goodman took a selfie, […]

  • Historic face transplant gives suicide survivor a ‘second chance’

    As Katie Stubblefield brushed her fingers across her face, she could feel the wound. Her vision is greatly impaired due to her injury, but touching her face allowed her to feel what her doctors were working around the clock to treat. She could feel where her face was swollen. She could feel the portions that were missing. That was before Katie, at 21, became the youngest person in the United States to receive a face transplant. The transplant, performed last […]

  • 22 people dead, 8 injured after highway bridge collapses in Italy

    ITALY — The Italian transport official now says 22 people are dead, 8 are injured after a highway bridge collapsed in Italy. An official with Italian firefighters, Amalia Tedeschi, told RAI state TV that some 20 vehicles, including cars and trucks, had been involved in the collapse. She confirmed that two people had been extracted alive from vehicles, with injuries. Tedeschi said that sniffer dogs are at work in the rubble looking for more injured and victims. In addition, heavy […]

  • ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin seriously ill, in hospice care

    The “Queen of Soul” is in hospice care at her home, a source close to the singer told CNN’s Don Lemon. Word of Aretha Franklin, 76, being gravely ill was first reported by Showbiz 411. Showbiz 411’s Roger Friedman told CNN: “She has a great family, she’s surrounded by love, and the world is sending prayers. All further announcements will be made by her family. We just want to send love and prayers.” The soul singer has been dogged by […]

  • Investigators launch new website in search for missing Iowa college student

    MONTEZUMA, Iowa — Investigators on Monday rolled out an interactive website to help in the search for a missing Iowa college student who disappeared nearly four weeks ago. Mollie Tibbetts, 20, was last seen jogging on the evening of July 18 in the small community of Brooklyn, Iowa, an hour east of Des Moines, according to the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office. Her family said they reported the University of Iowa student missing the next day after she didn’t show up […]