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The dusted-off comedy 'Chief Zabu' falls flat, even with a politically ambitious N.Y. developer 28.10.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Taking the 2016 presidential race as a sign, Zack Norman and Neil Cohen elected to finally put the finishing touches on their never-completed 1986 comedy about a New York real estate developer with lofty political ambitions.

As it turns out, the resulting “Chief Zabu” may have been buried for the...

Athenahealth lays off more than 100 in San Francisco 28.10.2016 SFGate: Business & Technology
The company, which provides online services and mobile apps for hospitals and doctors, has decided to focus its research and development at its headquarters in Watertown, Mass., as well as in India and Austin, Texas. Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush, nephew of George H.W. Bush and cousin of George W. Bush, co-founded the company in 1997 along with Todd Park, who went on to become one of the founders of San Francisco’s Castlight Health and now serves as a technology advisor for the Obama administration. Jonathan Bush is also the brother of Billy Bush, the former Access Hollywood correspondent recorded having a lewd conversation with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. In 2013, Athenahealth paid $293 million to acquire Epocrates, a San Mateo company that created a mobile app that provides reference materials for health providers about drugs and diseases, as well as diagnostic tools. The company also plans to build out a small, West Coast-based corporate development team to focus on building ...
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Health law consumers face least choice in program's history 28.10.2016 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans in the health insurance markets created by President Barack Obama's law will have less choice next year than any time since the program started, a new county-level analysis for The Associated Press has found....
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Hunter dies in apparent fall from cliff in Kane County 28.10.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The Kane County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim of a fatal fall as being a Cedar City-based employee of the Bureau of Land Management. Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Alan Alldredge said that Ryan Shakespear, 42, was deer hunting near Wahweap Wash and Grosvenor Arch sometime late Monday evening when he apparently fell down a 150-foot cliff. Rain had fallen in the region and muddy conditions were reported at the time. Family members, concerned when Shakespear was overdue returning to their cabi... <iframe src="" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
Health law consumers face least choice in program’s history 28.10.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans in the health insurance markets created by President Barack Obama’s law will have less choice next year than any time since the program started, a new county-level analysis for The Associated Press has found. The analysis by AP and consulting firm Avalere Health found that about one-third of U.S. counties will […]
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Minnesota insurers agree to ease access to anti-opioid drug 28.10.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Most major insurance companies offering plans in Minnesota have agreed to a policy change that will mean patients can more quickly get medication to treat opioid withdrawal.
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Don't look to cranberries to stop UTIs 28.10.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Cranberries, cranberry juice and cranberry products are often recommended as a natural way to prevent urinary tract infections, but a new study suggests that this effort may be futile.
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Eploring Los Angeles (and the world) with Dylan Thuras of Atlas Obscura 28.10.2016 LA Times: Commentary

If you want to visit a catacomb, head to Europe; there are no ossuaries or catacombs in America. “No proper catacombs,” Dylan Thuras clarifies. “A proper catacomb is lined with carefully-stacked skulls and bones.”

Thuras is an enthusiast of unusual places. He’s the co-founder of the website Atlas...

Federal agents make arrests in India-based scam targeting thousands in Colorado and U.S. 28.10.2016 Denver Post: Local
Federal agents have arrested 20 people in eight states for their alleged involvement in a $250 million fraud scheme in which scammers at call centers in India coerced thousands of people across the U.S. including in Colorado to pay bogus tax debt to the IRS, authorities say.
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Cranberries squashed as folk remedy for urinary infections 28.10.2016 AP Business
CHICAGO (AP) -- Another folk remedy bites the dust. Cranberry capsules didn&apos;t prevent or cure urinary infections in nursing home residents in a study challenging persistent unproven claims to the contrary....
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NFL: Broncos' C.J. Anderson undergoing surgery 28.10.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Englewood, Colo. • A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Broncos running back C.J. Anderson will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Thursday and that the extent of the damage will determine how long he’s out. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team hasn’t addressed specifics of Anderson’s knee injury while awaiting medical reports. Earlier Thursday, Anderson disputed a report that he had told people close to him that he... <iframe src="" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
Glennon Doyle Melton on becoming a 'Love Warrior' 27.10.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The writer behind the popular Momastery blog leaves nothing back in her memoir on parenting, her marriage and her mental health.
Iowa hospital: Tech swapped fentanyl for saline solution 27.10.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines hospital says a pharmacy tech has admitted that he removed a potent painkiller from hundreds of vials and replacing it with saline solution. UnityPoint Health – Des Moines spokeswoman Amy Varcoe says Methodist Medical Center contacted 731 patients after learning of the tampering, saying they may not […]
Thursday on TV: 'Great Indoors' and 'Pure Genius' premiere; 'Mom' and 'Life In Pieces' return; 'Big Bang' moves 27.10.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Tonight on CBS, there’s a new comedy, a new drama, two season premieres, and a new/old night for TV’s biggest comedy. • The new sitcom, “The Great Indoors” (7:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) is growing on me. It’s about a globe-trotting outdoor reporter (Joel McHale) who is forced to take a desk job and supervise a bunch of twentysomethings — leading to a Gen-X vs. Millennial battle. I’ve seen the first couple of episodes, and I’ll watch more. For more on “The Great Indoors,” click here. • The new drama, “P... <iframe src="" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
Cranberries squashed as folk remedy for urinary infections 27.10.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

CHICAGO (AP) — Another folk medicine remedy bites the dust. Cranberry capsules didn’t prevent or cure urinary infections in nursing home residents in a study challenging persistent unproven claims to the contrary. The research adds to decades of conflicting evidence on whether cranberries in any form can prevent extremely common bacterial infections, especially in women. […]
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Mom overdoses with baby in backseat 27.10.2016 CNN: Top Stories
A startling new photo shows an Indiana woman passed out behind the wheel of a car after an apparent heroin overdose with a syringe clutched in her fist.
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Millions may starve to death here 27.10.2016 CNN: Top Stories
The UN World Food Programme fears "an entire generation could be crippled by hunger" as the food crisis in war-torn Yemen grows worse.
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Man killed outside a US embassy 27.10.2016 CNN: Top Stories
A man was shot dead outside the US embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, on Thursday, police said.
Boulder attorney sues environmental group claiming discrimination 27.10.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
A Boulder attorney went from getting a $10,000 raise because of her stellar work to being ostracized and demoted in the Boulder office of the Environmental Defense Fund after she announced she was a breast cancer survivor, according to her federal civil suit.
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Body camera footage shows Parker police officer end shootout with suicidal suspect with one shot 27.10.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
No officers will be charged in the killing last month of an apparently suicidal suspect last month during a shootout that also left a Douglas County sheriff’s detective critically wounded, prosecutors announced Thursday.
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