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Danger in using car seats, sitting and carrying devices for sleeping infants

Sleep-related deaths are the most common cause of death for infants 1-12 months of age. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants sleep on their back on a firm mattress, without loose bedding. However, many parents use sitting or carrying devices, such as car seats, swings, or bounc

Sports Injuries Pictures Slideshow: Types, Treatments, and Prevention

Watch this slideshow on Sports Injuries and learn about types, treatments, and prevention. See how strains, sprains, and tears can affect muscles, tendons, and bones as a result of overtraining, lack of conditioning, improper form, or from the sport itself.

Cribs are for sleeping, car seats are for traveling

Sleep-related deaths are the most common cause of death for infants 1-12 months of age. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants sleep on their back on a firm mattress, without loose bedding. However, many parents use sitting or carrying devices, such as car seats, swings, or bou

Petrobras announces R$21.6 billion loss in 2014

We presented a loss of R$21.6 billion in 2014, mainly due to an asset impairment charge of R$44.6 billion and a R$6.2 billion write-down arising from improper payments identified within the scope of ...

Brazil Oil Firm Takes $5B in Charges over Scandal

Wednesday reported a 2014 loss of $2.1 billion, mainly due to an asset impairment charge and a write-down totaling about $5 billion arising from improper payments identified in an anti-corruption ...

U.S. Navy aircraft carrier steams toward Yemen as fighting continues

U.S. Navy aircraft carrier steams toward Yemen as fighting continues

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Tuesday played down the role of the U.S. aircraft carrier that is steaming toward the waters off Yemen, saying the USS Theodore Roosevelt will primarily be there to protect freedom of navigation. The massive carrier will join eight other Navy ships in the wat

Report: NY Assembly speaker profited from mom's embezzlement

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, who promised to bring integrity to Albany when he was chosen to lead the legislative body this year, profited from the improper sale of an apartment his mother had bought with embezzled money, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Heast

'No pooping' signs greet tourists on Camino de Santiago trail in Spain

'No pooping' signs greet tourists on Camino de Santiago trail in Spain

Spain's Camino de Santiago, with long paths across western Europe that lead to the pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela, appeals to travelers with its challenging terrain, religious importance and nature. See also: Man's bull-running selfie in Spain is extreme — and illegal But if and w

In first public comments, Noble chairman rejects improper accounting allegations

April 17, 2015 10:42 AMSINGAPORE (Reuters, Bloomberg) - Noble Group founder Richard Elman said he rejected all allegations made by an anonymous group calling itself Iceberg Research as inaccurate, unreliable and misleading, in his first public comments on the issue.

Noble AGM: Shareholders overwhelmingly vote to approve accounts

April 17, 2015 11:45 AMSINGAPORE (Reuters) - An overwhelming majority of shareholders of mainboard-listed Noble Group, which has denied allegations of improper accounting, approved the company's financial statements for last year.

New Appointees To Congressional Oversight Committees Have Deep Ties To Military/Industrial Contracto...

There are several reasons why the US government's War on Terror will never end, but every one of them traces back to two prime motivators: money and power. They're inseparable, as are the interests that almost always conflict but almost always get overlooked as the Congressional revolving door spin

Study: Genetic Tests of Tumors Often Give False Results

Study: Genetic Tests of Tumors Often Give False Results

Nearly half of all cancer patients undergoing next-generation genetic tests could receive misleading results that guide them and their physicians toward improper treatment -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Schock donor sues ex-US congressman seeking reimbursement

(AP) — A Chicago lawyer who donated $500 to former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's campaign is suing for reimbursement following his resignation in March amid accusations of fraud and improper enrichment. The Justice Department is investigating the 33-year-old Schock's congressional expenses and busines

Officials say improper ash disposal likely cause of Derry fire

A fire that damaged a Faith Drive home Tuesday evening likely was caused by the improper disposal of hot ashes, according to the Fire Department.

Ohio University Won't Buy New Home For President Whose Current Residence Is Infested With Bats

Ohio University Won't Buy New Home For President Whose Current Residence Is Infested With Bats

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio University has backed out of a deal to buy a $1.2 million off-campus house for its president who recently moved out of his campus residence because it was infested with bats, a school official said Monday. The university in Athens in southeastern Ohio won't exercise it

Los Angeles To Pay $8 Million To Man Wrongly Convicted Of Murder

Los Angeles To Pay $8 Million To Man Wrongly Convicted Of Murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The city of Los Angeles agreed to pay $8 million to a man who spent 17 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. The settlement with Obie Anthony was reached last month in his lawsuit against Los Angeles Police detectives and the city for wrongful imprisonment, the Los Ang

Retired Vancouver physician working hard to improve Punjab villages

Retired Vancouver physician working hard to improve Punjab villages

From broken roads, improper drainage, and streets littered with cow dung, Dr Gurdev Singh Gill transformed the face of 16 Punjab villages with an investment of only Rs 16 crore. The retired physician from Vancouver is going to do more, but without involving the government.

China TV host's mocking of Mao Zedong draws fire, applause

BEIJING (AP) — China's state broadcaster is investigating one of its hosts after a video of him insulting Mao Zedong was leaked online, causing a stir and rekindling debate on the complicated legacy of the father of communist China. In the home video that circulated widely online before censors r

Intel Outs HD Graphics Driver 10.18.10.4176 for Its 3rd-Gen Core CPUs

Intel Outs HD Graphics Driver 10.18.10.4176 for Its 3rd-Gen Core CPUs

Intel has just rolled out its 10.18.10.4176 display driver version developed for its 3rd-Gen Core CPUs with HD Graphics 2500 and 4000, which includes support for the Atom Z3700 processor series as well. This new release resolves the bug that caused improper system behavior when enabling/disab

NCAA Rules Former Homeless Football Player Is Permanently Ineligible For Accepting Food, Housing

NCAA Rules Former Homeless Football Player Is Permanently Ineligible For Accepting Food, Housing

Former Baylor running back Silas Nacita, who pulled himself out of homelessness to earn Academic All-Big 12 honors last year, has told The Bleacher Report that he has been ruled permanently ineligible for NCAA football after receiving improper benefits, including housing, in violation of NCAA rules.

AT&T Ordered To Pay $25 Million Fine Over Customer Data Breach

AT&T Ordered To Pay $25 Million Fine Over Customer Data Breach

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission reached a $25 million settlement with AT&T Inc over a consumer data breach at call centers in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines, the U.S. communications regulator said on Wednesday. The breaches led to unauthorized disclosure of names

Liberals seek probe of NDP MPs' allegedly improper use of riding offices

Liberals seek probe of NDP MPs' allegedly improper use of riding offices

The secretive body that ordered New Democrats to reimburse almost $4 million in allegedly misspent parliamentary resources is being asked to investigate a new allegation of improper spending by NDP MPs: the use of taxpayer-funded constituency offices to campaign for re-election.

Former La Vista fire official arrested on theft charge

LA VISTA, Neb. (AP) - Police have arrested the former financial officer of an eastern Nebraska fire department in connection with improper spending of the unit's funds. The La Vista Police Department says 43-year-old Michael Stubbs was arrested Wednesday on a charge of felony theft by deception. Stu

Creative's Sound Blaster X7 Amplifier Receives Firmware 150327

Creative's Sound Blaster X7 Amplifier Receives Firmware 150327

Just now, Creative has announced the availability of a new firmware package developed for its well-known Sound Blaster X7 DAC and audio amplifier, namely version 150327, which fixes the USB audio playback issue on certain system and includes several other changes. If applied, the present firm

Gobind calls for independent probe on Altantuya killing

Gobind calls for independent probe on Altantuya killing

"It is improper for the police to be in charge of an investigation which focuses on their conduct."

Netflix can now cancel the accounts of users who stream via a VPN

Netflix can now cancel the subscriptions of any users streaming the service via a virtual private network (VPN). As it stands, Netflix offerings differ from country to country, making some country's offerings more desirable than others. Viewers have learned that they can bypass this system by acces

Pictured: Female prison guard who 'had an affair' with Thomas Kelly's one-punch killer Kieran Loveri...

Female prison guard Jody Marson (pictured) has been identified as having an 'improper relationship' with convicted killer Kieran Loveridge who fatally punched Thomas Kelly in 2012.

Netflix can now ban you for using a VPN

Netflix can now ban users for bypassing geographic restrictions according to a Reddit post, and based on the company's own terms and conditions. In the updated rules the company says "You may view a movie or TV show through the Netflix service primarily within the country in which you have estab

Utah tribe's leader to appeal removal over Redskins gifts

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah tribe's leader ousted from office for accepting improper gifts from the Washington Redskins says she plans to appeal. Gari Lafferty said Monday that she doesn't know exactly what form her appeal will take because it's the first such action since Paiute Indian Tribe ...

Suspect held on $1M bail after discovery of human remains

Carlos Colina, 32, of Cambridge, pleaded not guilty to charges including battery and improper disposal of a body after the discovery of human remains in a duffel bag and his apartment building.

News of the day from across the nation, April 6

1 Ebola case: A hospital operator denied allegations of poor training and improper preparation in seeking dismissal of a civil lawsuit by a nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first U.S. patient to succumb to the deadly disease. Pham, who remains employed at Texas Health Presbyterian

Texas Hospital Sued Over Ebola Training Seeks Dismissal Of The Lawsuit

DALLAS (AP) — A hospital operator denied allegations of poor training and improper preparation in seeking dismissal of a lawsuit by a nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first U.S. patient to succumb to the deadly disease. Texas Health Resources filed a response Friday to the March 2

USPTO Demands EFF Censor Its Comments On Patentable Subject Matter

As you know, last year the Supreme Court made a very important ruling in the Alice v. CLS Bank case, in which it basically said that merely doing something on a general purpose computer didn't automatically make it patentable. This has resulted in many courts rejecting patents and the USPTO being le

Dallas hospital seeks dismissal of nurse's suit over Ebola

DALLAS (AP) — A hospital operator denied allegations of poor training and improper preparation in seeking dismissal of a lawsuit by a nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first U.S. patient to succumb to the deadly disease. Texas Health Resources spokesman Wendell Watson, in a statemen

Another child shooting

A young boy was accidentally shot Friday after a group of children playing in a southeast Houston apartment found an improperly stored gun and fired it, police said. The shooting is the latest in a spate of incidents where children have been killed or injured due to the improper use or storage of f

S.F. police chief: 8 officers deserve firing over text messages

S.F. police chief: 8 officers deserve firing over text messages San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr said Friday he is moving to fire a captain, a sergeant and six other officers implicated in sending and receiving "reprehensible" racist and homophobic text messages that came to light during a fe

Ireland FA hit with charge

The Football Association of Ireland charged with "improper conduct" against Poland, Sky Sports News HQ understands.

Dallas hospital seeks dismissal of nurse's suit over Ebola

DALLAS (AP) — A hospital operator denied allegations of poor training and improper preparation in seeking dismissal of a lawsuit by a nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first U.S. patient to succumb to the deadly disease.

Southwest faces more FAA fines over maintenance violations

Southwest, which is already fighting a $12 million fine from last July due to improper repairs on Boeing 737, have requested to meet with the FAA to discuss each incidence.

Wrong kitty litter mixed with chemicals led to $240M radiation leak at New Mexico nuclear waste dump

A US Energy Department report found that a single drum of waste contained an improper mix of materials, including Swheat Scoop brand of organic kitty litter used to absorb liquids.

Amid Pollution Problems, China's Health Food Industry Blossoms

At first glance, the World Health Store seems like any other health nut's paradise: Shelves are cramped neck-high with supplement bars, whey protein for bodybuilders, Nature's Bounty Evening Primrose Oil and Navitas Naturals Chia Powder. But this is Beijing, and the store that used to serve almost e

After Schock: House to Review Spending Rules

The Committee on House Administration announced Friday it is reviewing regulations governing lawmaker spending. The announcement comes in the wake of Illinois Republican Aaron Schock's resignation due to improper spending of his congressional funds.

This Tortoise Will Have A Happier Life, Thanks To Her New 3D-Printed Shell

Things are looking up for Cleopatra: The leopard tortoise now has a 3D-printed prosthesis to protect her deformed shell from further injury by other tortoises. (Photo: Gary Stefanski) Cleopatra suffers from what is known as "pyramiding" or "peaking." That means that rather than growing smoo

Improper assessment led to fiscal imbalances in UP: CAG

 The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has said that various fiscal parameters including revenue deficit show "improper" assessment of the fund requirement and fiscal imbalances by the UP government.

One-punch killer moved to NSW 'supermax' prison after alleged affair with guard

Kieran Loveridge, convicted of the one-punch killing of teenager Thomas Kelly in Sydney's King Cross, is transferred to a maximum security prison after an alleged improper relationship with a female guard.

Loveridge moved after affair with guard

KIERAN Loveridge, who killed Thomas Kelly with a punch in Kings Cross, has been transferred to the Goulburn Supermax prison after an “improper relationship” was discovered.

Advice for Tiger Woods: Eat grapes and tie a double knot

When we last saw Tiger Woods he was fleeing from a golf tournament in mid-round, mumbling something about improper activation of his glutes. He's been missing in action for some time now, desperately searching for some of the magic he once took for granted. Woods blamed the glutes, but the ...

No lack of advice for Tiger Woods as the Masters approaches and he remains missing in action

When we last saw Tiger Woods he was fleeing from a golf tournament in mid-round, mumbling something about improper activation of his glutes.

New corruption claims snare Clinton insiders

Former Clinton appointee Alejandro Mayorkas, former campaign manager Terry McAuliffe, and Hillary Clinton's brother Tony Rodham figure in IG report on improper intervention in visa program. 

Jeb Bush Had Another Private Email Account As Florida Governor

WASHINGTON (AP) - As Florida governor, Jeb Bush used another, previously unreported email address, records show - the newest wrinkle in an evolving debate over public officials' use of private email accounts. When Bush released thousands of emails from his tenure as Florida's governor as part of

Lumber Liquidators is surging ahead of a press conference by regulators about its laminate flooring ...

Lumber Liquidators is surging. Shares jumped by as much as 8% in early trading on Wednesday.  At 10 a.m. ET, the Consumer Product Safety Commission will hold a press conference to address recent reports that Lumber Liquidators flooring may pose a health risk to customers. The commission h

Police: Ex-teacher in 'deep love' lured 11-year-old student

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say an elementary school teacher who resigned earlier this month expressed "deep love" for an 11-year-old student, met with the girl without her mother's permission, and tried to lure the girl into her vehicle. Pittsburgh Public Schools officials say staff "wer

US Homeland to Create New Protocol for Immigrant Investor Visa Program

The US Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson stated that the department would create a new protocol to ensure the EB-5 program is free from 'improper outside influence'.

School Education Secretary Chided; Directed to Appear Before HC

Madras HC chided D Sabitha for filing an 'improper and insensitive' counter-affidavit in the matter relating to recruitment of visually impaired candidates as teachers.