Saturday, September 01, 2018

https://abcnews .go. com/Politics/wireStory/eu-official-winter-summer-time-change-57523986
Aug. 31, 2018
It could be summer time all year long for countries in the European Union.
The European Commission decided Friday it will push the EU parliament and member states to ditch the system of twice-yearly changes to the time following a citizens' consultation.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told the German ZDF network on Friday that "the people want that, and we will make it happen." He said millions were backing a move to summer time.
EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc said that 84 percent of the 4.6 million people who took part in the consultation "do not want the clocks to change anymore." Participation among member states varied widely with 3.79 percent of Germans taking part compared to 0.02 percent in Britain.
Aug. 29, 2018
there’s no single number for normal. It’s slightly higher for women than men. It’s higher for children than adults. And it is lowest in the morning.
"A temperature of 99 at six o’clock in the morning is very abnormal, whereas that same temperature at four o’clock in the afternoon can be totally normal," says Jonathan Hausmann, a rheumatologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, who gathered 11,458 temperatures in crowdsourced research using an iPhone app called Feverprints.
The study, published online this month in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, refutes the age-old benchmark of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Instead, Hausmann and his colleagues found an average normal temperature in adults of 97.7 degrees, as measured with an oral thermometer. (The published study uses results from 329 healthy adults.) As for fever, Hausmann found that it begins at 99.5 degrees, on average.
Unless a patient’s temperature is 103 degrees or higher, family physician Leonard Reeves typically doesn’t advocate treating fever. "Your body is going to try to maintain an elevated core temperature no matter what you do," says Reeves, who is on the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians and practices in Rome, Georgia. "It’s best to find the source of the infection and fight that."
Aug. 14, 2018
If you get a $1,200 annual raise on the same day that your rent goes up by $100 a month, you don't need an accountant to tell you that you didn't actually make any financial progress. And while that's an excessively simplified example, it's nonetheless a pretty fair representation of what has been happening to most American workers over the past four decades.
Even though the official unemployment rate has been hovering around record lows in recent years, wage growth has stayed stagnant, a new study from Pew Research reveals. In fact, the real average wage, which Pew defines as "the wage after accounting for inflation" has roughly the same purchasing power as it did 40 years ago. And while some workers have seen gains, most of the increases have gone to those who were already the highest-paid.
Aug. 31, 2014
Isaiah Zoar Marin, 21, is charged with first-degree murder for the killing of Jacob Andrew Crockett, 19. Marin is accused of using a “long knife or sword” to kill Crockett.
According to a court affidavit, the suspect, Marin, is described as a “religious zealot” and “heavy drug user.”
The victim, Crockett, is the son of an Oklahoma state trooper.
Police report the victim had what appeared to be multiple deep slash and stab wounds and the “head was mostly severed from his body.”
Marin was watching videos on YouTube “related to his Christian beliefs and the Book of Matthew” before the murder, according to the affidavit.
The document also notes that Marin had feuded with Crockett in the past because the victim was practicing witchcraft.
The defendant’s brother, Samuel Marin, said “in the past Jacob and Isaiah had disagreements” because Jacob had been” practicing witchcraft and Isaiah had strong Christian beliefs,” a Stillwater police officer reported.
Aug. 30, 2018
A Mount Vernon, Washington, man is charged with premeditated murder after investigators said he decapitated his girlfriend in front of a 3-year-old girl.
Hernandez was located at the Cascade Mall in Burlington with the 3-year-old daughter he shared with the victim, police said. 
“Timothy advised that he had spoken with God, who told him to strike down his girlfriend … because she did not repent,” a detective wrote in charging documents.
Investigators said Hernandez quoted two Bible verses to them, including a passage from the Book of Revelations. 
“Each of the verses that were quoted had passages in them that spoke about women who did not follow God’s word, so God stuck them down.”
Aug. 30, 2018
Charging documents also give disturbing details about how the young girl was forced to watch the incident as it unfolded.

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