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Preventing falls is key to aging gracefully

Associated Press - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 12:06
Falls, for older people, are serious. They can significantly impair mobility and independence. They may lead to hospitalization and subsequent placement in a long-term care facility or nursing home. And as you get older, recovery is slower.
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When couples share the dishes, they're happier

Associated Press - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 12:00
It's Friday night, you've just enjoyed a nice meal at home with your significant other, and they're giving you signs that they want to move things to the bedroom -- but one glance at the kitchen sink dampens any desire you might have felt. It's stacked full of dirty dishes. One of you will be stuck cleaning them sooner or later on.
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Top Russian, NATO generals to discuss Syria, Europe in Baku: TASS

Reuters - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 12:00
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Valery Gerasimov, the head of Russia's military general staff, and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Curtis Scaparrotti will meet on Thursday in Azerbaijan to discuss Syria, the TASS news agency reported, citing the Russian defense ministry.
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South Korea's Moon says North seeking 'complete denuclearization'

Reuters - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 11:49
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has expressed its desire for "complete denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula and is not seeking conditions such as U.S. troops withdrawing from the South first, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday.
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Powerful home explosion caught on video

Associated Press - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 11:48
Dashcam video from the Hurst Police Department in Hurst, Texas, captured a home exploding just as police arrive on scene responding to a call about an SUV crashing into the home.
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NTSB looking at hidden crack in Southwest jet engine

Associated Press - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 11:44
The National Transportation Safety Board is finishing up its initial examination into the deadly Southwest Airlines engine failure Thursday -- but many questions remain unanswered.
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EU waves sanctions threat over Venezuela vote

Reuters - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 11:36
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union warned on Thursday that it could impose further sanctions on Venezuela, threatening "appropriate measures" if democracy in Venezuela were undermined by elections to be held in a month's time.
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Qatar joins Gulf war games in apparent compromise

Reuters - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 11:18
RIYADH (Reuters) - Qatari forces participated in joint military exercises that ended in Saudi Arabia this week, in an apparent sign of some compromise among U.S.-allied Arab states locked in a nearly year-long dispute.
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China carries out low-key live fire drills after warning Taiwan

Reuters - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 10:23
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has conducted live-fire military drills along its southeast coast after increasingly stern warnings by Beijing for neighboring Taiwan to toe the line, but the exercises were more low key than had been flagged in state media.
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Saudi Arabia says two al Qaeda militants killed in Yemen

Reuters - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 10:15
RIYADH (Reuters) - Coalition-backed forces killed two al Qaeda militants in Yemen in a raid in the southern province of Abyan on Wednesday, the Saudi government media office said.
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As Macron heads to U.S., 'strong relationship' with Trump under test

Reuters - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 10:14
PARIS (Reuters) - When France's ambassador to Washington told American officials last July that he was heading to Paris and would shortly see President Emmanuel Macron, one of them handed him a copy of the New York Times.
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The President maintains that his negotiating position with North Korea remains stronger than ever

Associated Press - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 10:11
President Donald Trump will take questions alongside his Japanese counterpart Wednesday evening after two days of intensive talks on North Korea and trade.
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Pittsburgh police ordered to bring riot gear in case Trump fires Mueller

Associated Press - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 10:07
Pittsburgh police ordered its detectives to bring riot gear to work Thursday in anticipation of protests should President Donald Trump fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
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Japan contemplates post-Abe world, but rivals' positions still murky

Reuters - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 10:04
TOKYO (Reuters) - Rivals are jockeying to replace Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as the embattled Japanese leader struggles with sinking support, but so far none have offered detailed policy alternatives to his "strong defense, strong economy" platform.
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Most of Puerto Rico is in the dark

Associated Press - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 10:00
In another blow to its recovery efforts, an island-wide power outage left most of Puerto Rico in the dark, with only a fraction of residents regaining electricity by Wednesday night.
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Late night jokes about Trump's secret-keeping

Associated Press - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 09:45
Late-night TV hosts Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and Trevor Noah joke about President Trump's ability to keep the secret meeting between CIA Director Mike Pompeo and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a secret.
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Hundreds flee homes as 4.4 magnitude quake strikes Indonesia

Reuters - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 09:42
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A shallow earthquake brought down hundreds of poorly built buildings in Indonesia, forcing more than 2,000 people to flee their homes, rescue officials said on Thursday. The 4.4 magnitude quake hit the Banjarnegara district of Central Java late on Wednesday, killing two people and injuring more than 20.
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Jihadists given 48 hours to surrender enclave near Damascus: report

Reuters - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 09:40
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have been given 48 hours to agree to withdraw from an enclave they control south of Damascus, the pro-Syrian government newspaper al-Watan reported on Thursday.
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An American ISIS widow looks for a way home

Associated Press - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 09:19
For Samantha Sally, a vacation was all it took to flip her quiet middle-American world of muscle cars, cotton candy and an Indiana packing company, into the horror of the ritual beatings, serial rape, torture and forced child propaganda videos of ISIS's so-called Caliphate.
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