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Kansas girl hears for the first time thanks to cochlear implants

There are so many firsts in a child’s life, but few can compare to this one. It’s almost too much for Mavis Malone: She can hear for the very first time. “There’s just that split second right before she covers them that I felt like she wanted to cry like, ‘Ooh I heard,’ you know?” […]

Sport

Michael Porter Jr. has breakout game, drops 37, Nuggets top Thunder in OT

Michael Porter Jr. scored a career-high 37 points and Nikola Jokic had a triple-double to help the Denver Nuggets top the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-113 in overtime on Monday. Porter, who averages just 7.5 points, had the big performance in only his third start of the season. “He has got tremendous size, length, he can […]

Lifestyle

U.S. task force still advises against carotid artery stenosis screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against screening the general adult population for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis. This recommendation forms the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online Aug. 4 by the USPSTF. Janelle M. Guirguis-Blake, M.D., from Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Oregon, and colleagues conducted a systematic […]

Business

J.C. Penney’s survival hinges on urgent sale negotiations

The survival of J.C. Penney Co Inc hangs on whether the department store chain can reach a complex deal within days to sell itself to an alliance of retail mavens and distressed-debt investors. The 118-year-old retailer blew through a Friday deadline from lenders to sort through bids that would take the company out of bankruptcy […]

Technology

Wasteland 3 developer InXile unveils multiplayer sci-fi VR shooter Frostpoint

InXile Entertainment – the developer best known for the RPG-shaped likes of The Bard’s Tale 4, Wasteland 3, and Torment: Tides of Numenera – has unveiled its latest project, multiplayer VR shooter Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds, which is heading to PC later this year. Frostpoint’s 10v10 team-based action unfolds within an abandoned military base somewhere […]

News

5 teens honored for saving King County Sheriff’s deputy

The King County Sheriff honored five teenagers as heroes Monday night after they saved a deputy who was being assaulted. On July 18, Deputy Elliott was off duty when she was flagged down in Auburn after an intoxicated man caused a car crash. When the man tried to leave, Elliott tried to arrest him, but […]

Sport

Michigan State’s Xavier Tillman, possible first-rounder, staying in 2020 NBA Draft

Michigan State power forward Xavier Tillman went No. 23 in the last mock draft by Kurt Helin and Rob Dauster. That’s the type of confidence in Tillman that has him staying in the 2020 NBA Draft. Michigan State release: Michigan State men’s basketball rising senior Xavier Tillman Sr. (Grand Rapids, Mich./GR Christian) announced today that […]

Lifestyle

Say what? Like animals, people perk up their ears to hear

Like many other animals, people can move their ears to focus on a specific sound, researchers say. However, this movement of ears is subtle and the ability to do it hasn’t been known until now. By measuring electrical signals in ear muscles as volunteers tried to detect sounds, researchers found that people make tiny, unconscious […]

Business

Europe cushions workforce as U.S. lifeline runs threadbare

While millions of U.S. workers thrown into unemployment by the coronavirus pandemic fret about feeding their families, idled German airline purser Marco Todte is mainly concerned about his next vacation. Todte, 41, hasn’t flown for work since April. But Germany’s state-subsidized “Kurzarbeit” furlough scheme and a top-up from employer Lufthansa means he is getting 90% […]

Technology

Sea of Thieves adds fiery new boss battles in today’s Ashen Winds update

Rare’s multiplayer pirate adventure Sea of Thieves has just received its latest monthly helping of fresh nautical goodness on Xbox One and PC, this time in the form of flamethrower skulls and fiery new bosses as part of today’s Ashen Winds update. This month’s additions might not be quite as dazzling as the wonderfully cinematic […]