Thursday show 07-30-15
Families face tough decisions as cost of elder care soars
Doris Ranzman had followed the expert advice, planning ahead in case she wound up unable to care for herself one day. But when a nursing-home bill tops $14,000 a month, the best-laid plans get tossed aside.
Teens emergency contraception use increase
The percentage of teen girls who use emergency contraception, sometimes referred to as the “morning-after pill,” has increased considerably over the last decade, according to a new report.
On June 28, 1914, a young Serbian nationalist named Gavrilo Princip killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, in Sarajevo,Bosnia. Taking place against a backdrop of escalating tensions in the Balkans, the assassination set off a chain of events that would lead to the start of World War I barely one month later.
Graduates Sue Rolling Stone Over Retracted Rape Story
Three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against the publication and the article’s author Wednesday, court records show.
Stallone puts ‘Rocky,’ ‘Rambo’ memorabilia up for auction
Sylvester Stallone is parting with memorabilia from the “Rocky” and “Rambo” movies, but he’s keeping the two characters alive onscreen.
AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio’s filth
Athletes competing in next year’s Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found.
Chicago sheriff puts inmates to work demolishing abandoned buildings
A Chicago sheriff has a new ally in the battle to rid the city of abandoned properties that attract squatters, drugs and crime: prison inmates.
Navy admiral confirms US pulling aircraft carrier from Persian Gulf this fall
The U.S. Navy will not have an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf this fall for the first time in years, President Obama’s nominee to be the Navy’s top officer told Capitol Hill lawmakers Thursday.
Court dismisses lawsuit seeking person hood for 2 N.Y. chimps
Two chimpanzees will not be freed from a New York state university where they’re used in locomotion studies after a court decision Thursday dismissed a lawsuit that had sought to afford them legal personhood rights.