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April 2017

Pennsylvania woman contracts parasitic hookworm that usually infects dogs and cats

(Elsevier Inc.) — Live Science (@LiveScience) April 27, 2017 The condition – called cutaneous larva migrans – resulted from hookworm species Ancylostoma braziliense or Ancylostoma caninum, according to a report published in The Journal of Emergency Medicine. We’ve all experienced that “creepy-crawly” sensation beneath the skin. Tweet Doctors in Philadelphia …

Cops: Purse saved woman shot at point-blank range

(artolympic/Getty Images) A police cruiser is pictured in this file photo. Tweet The New York Police Department says a 52-year-old man ran up to his intended victim on a Brooklyn street early Wednesday morning and demanded her car keys. Report an error Police say the bullet tore through the victim’s …

UK police shoot 1, arrest 6 others in counterterror raids

Basu said the Willesden raid disrupted an ongoing plot, but did not elaborate. Police said Friday the raids in north London and southeastern England were not related to the earlier incident, which near where an attacker drove an SUV into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge on March 22, killing four, before …

Autistic man eating free cookies pepper-sprayed: Cops

Knutsen told police he didn’t see the free cookies sign and sprayed the man accidentally. Tweet ROSEVILLE, Minn. — A former security guard faces charges after allegedly pepper-spraying an autistic man who was eating free cookies at a Minnesota grocery store. Knutsen was a training director for American Security. American …

Physician who was dragged off United flight settles

Aviation officer says man dragged off United flight was ‘flailing and fighting’ “I hope corporate America notices when you goof up, people respect you a heck of a lot more when you admit it, instead of making people go through three years of depositions, motions, court hearings.” United to offer …