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December 8, 2018 7:14 PM Exclusive: Dutch hospitals to drop U.S. body brokers, cite ethical concerns

AMSTERDAM - Two major Dutch hospitals say they will stop importing human body parts from American firms, which they have been doing without any regulation for a decade. The hospitals told Reuters in recent weeks they made their decisions on ethical grounds. The move comes amid investigations by U.S. law enforcement into some so-called body brokers - companies 153

December 5, 2018 7:27 PM Cuaron's 'Roma' beckons moviegoers to Mexico's presidential digs

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Alfonso Cuaron’s critically acclaimed film “Roma” is set to show in one of Mexico’s most exclusive venues, taking over the once-private screening room of the palatial presidential residence, which President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has opened to the public. Lopez Obrador on Saturday transformed “Los Pinos,” the luxurious home of Mexican 149

November 21, 2018 7:03 PM Thanksgiving travel may break records, but high gas prices means less drivers

AAA estimates more than 54 million Americans will travel for the Thanksgiving holiday; Mike Tobin reports from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. CHICAGO – If you are headed over the river and through the woods for Thanksgiving, you are not alone. Holiday travel is once again expected to push into record territory, with more than 54 million people 186

October 25, 2018 3:37 PM Targets of suspicious packages in the United States

(Reuters) - At least 10 suspicious packages have been sent to eight U.S. Democrats, CNN and critics of President Donald Trump. None of the devices exploded but authorities stepped up their manhunt for the would-be serial bomber with crucial U.S. congressional elections less than two weeks away in what has become a contentious campaign season. The Secret 69

October 23, 2018 2:36 AM Giant Inflatable Colon Worth $4000 Stolen Ahead of a Cancer Event in Kansas

A massive inflatable colon mysteriously disappeared in Kansas and now officials at the University of Kansas Cancer Center but it is no laughing matter. Last week, the $4,000 inflatable colon — which weighs a whopping 150 pounds and is 10 feet long — was stolen from the bed of a pickup truck parked in Brookside, Kansas. The blow-up model, owned by the Cancer 2171

September 27, 2018 2:49 PM High school football player sidelined as he waits for kidney

A high school football player’s dreams were dashed last year when a rolled ankle led to the discovery of chronic kidney disease. A.J. Jefferson, now a sophomore in Forsyth, Ga., first sought help after his ankle wouldn’t heal and his legs began to swell, according to Fox 5 Atlanta. Doctors soon discovered that he was experiencing symptoms of kidney failure 377

September 18, 2018 10:47 AM U.N. refugee agency gives Trump's latest cuts a weary shrug

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency UNHCR declined to criticize U.S. President Donald Trump’s cut in refugee resettlement places on Tuesday, saying it was up to the United States to decide on its policy. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday the number of refugees allowed into the U.S. would be capped at 30,000 for fiscal year 2019, a sharp 66

September 10, 2018 6:31 PM 'How I Met Your Mother' star arrested for carrying a loaded gun in an airport

David Henrie, here in a 2016 photo, was going through a security screening at LAX Monday morning when agents reportedly discovered an M&P Shield 9mm pistol that was loaded. (Tara Ziemba/Getty Images) Actor David Henrie, who starred alongside Selena Gomez on the Disney show “Wizards of Waverly Place,” has reportedly been arrested after authorities found 94

August 30, 2018 7:25 PM How to Crash an Uber-Hip Private Club? Book a Room

New hotel players that cater to networking professionals are offering access to exclusive social scenes, from London to Tulum ONE RECENT evening, guests at the new Curtain hotel in East London were treated to a surprise concert from Chance the Rapper in the hotel’s private members club, which it touts as a “home for creative entrepreneurs.” The club features 90

August 29, 2018 7:46 PM California weight-loss study to pay participants to eat avocados

Loma Linda University is seeking candidates to participate in an avocado weight loss study. (iStock) People who sign up for a weight loss study looking at avocado consumption can get paid for their efforts, Loma Linda University announced. “The study will examine whether eating one avocado per day reduces visceral adipose fat in the abdomen,” Joan Sabaté 97