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Monday, April 16th, 2018

 

Organs from drug overdoses could help transplant shortage

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Fatal drug overdoses are increasing organ donations, and researchers reported Monday that people who receive those transplants generally fare as well as patients given organs from more traditional donors. The findings could encourage more use of organs from overdose victims. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University found those transplants have jumped nearly 24-fold since 2000. That was before overdoses were making headlines or most transplant centers considered accepting such organs. In 2016, there were 3,533 transplants using overdose-related donated organs, up from just 149Read More


Rays’ Kiermaier will miss 2 to 3 months with thumb injury

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Tampa Bay center fielder Kevin Kiermaier has a torn ligament in his right thumb that requires surgery and could be sidelined for two to three months. The Rays placed the defensive whiz on the 10-day disabled list Monday, a day after he was injured sliding head-first into second base during a 10-4 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. The club said surgery will be scheduled “in the coming days.” This will be the third straight season the 27-year-old, two-time Gold Glove winner will missRead More


Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer Prize for ‘Damn’

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Kendrick Lamar‘s critically acclaimed album “Damn” has just won one of the biggest honors ever: a Pulitzer Prize. The disc is the first nonclassical or jazz album ever to win the prestigious honor. The news was announced Monday afternoon at New York City’s Columbia University. The highly coveted Pulitzer Prizes celebrate the best in journalism, literature and musical composition. Amy Harris/Invision/APKendrick Lamar performs during the Festival d’ete de Quebec in Quebec City, Canada, July 7, 2017. In awarding Lamar, 30, the prize, PulitzerRead More


Video shows wanted woman in double murder talking to alleged victim before killing, police say

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Authorities in Florida released surveillance video today that, they say, shows a Minnesota grandmother wanted in two killings smiling and chatting up one of her alleged victims in a bar. Sgt. Anita Iriarte of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Florida told ABC News the footage from the Smokin’ Oyster Brewery showed suspect Lois Riess, 56, wearing a light-blue shirt and with white-gray hair, talking to Pamela Hutchinson. Hutchinson, 59, was found fatally shot at her motel April 9, according to the LeeRead More


Blazers seek tie vs Pelicans, Raptors aim for rare 2-0 lead

Daily World News Top Stories business politics The Portland Trail Blazers fought their way through a pressure-packed playoff race to earn home-court advantage in a series, then lost it in one game. The Toronto Raptors know that problem all too well, so they want to take advantage of playing from ahead for a change. They try for their first 2-0 playoff series lead ever Tuesday night against Washington, while the Trail Blazers try to even things up in against the New Orleans Pelicans. Boston and Milwaukee play the other GameRead More


Could caffeine be good for your heart? Video

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Now Playing: Could caffeine be good for your heart? Now Playing: 35 reported cases of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce: CDC Now Playing: ESPN host opens up about endometriosis battle Now Playing: Man who lost 100 pounds to run Boston Marathon Now Playing: New study finds as little as one drink a day could shorten your life expectancy Now Playing: 6-year-old sees color for the 1st time Now Playing: New study in mice explores how breast cancer surgery may trigger cancer spreadRead More


AP Exclusive: Morocco World Cup bid masks homosexuality ban

Daily World News Top Stories business politics A FIFA task force arrived in Morocco on Monday to inspect a World Cup bid that obscures one potential impediment to hosting the 2026 soccer showpiece: Homosexuality is a criminal offense in the north African country. An Associated Press review of 483 pages of documents submitted to FIFA found Morocco failed to declare its anti-LGBT law as a risk factor and provide a remedy, appearing to flout stringent new bidding requirements. “Morocco’s human rights report presented to the FIFA is an intentional silenceRead More


Sean Hannity disputes Michael Cohen claim he was a client

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Fox News host Sean Hannity disputes a claim that he was a client of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney — an assertion Cohen’s lawyers made in court on Monday during a surprising turn in the legal spat over records seized by the FBI. Cohen’s legal team was ordered to reveal the name to a federal judge in New York after writing in court papers that Cohen performed legal work for three clients between 2017-2018: Donald Trump, Elliot Broidy, and an unnamedRead More


Hot air balloon makes unexpected landing on San Diego hilltop Video

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Now Playing: Hot air balloon makes unexpected landing on San Diego hilltop Now Playing: Stormy Daniels says she’s ‘committed’ to exposing truth and facts in Trump lawsuit Now Playing: Jury to decide if New York nanny is guilty of stabbing 2 young children to death Now Playing: Trump Tower fire that killed 1 was accidental Now Playing: Ret. firefighter allegedly fires shotgun at lost teenager asking for directions Now Playing: ‘The Interview:’ James Comey exclusive interview Now Playing: Outcry over arrests at StarbucksRead More


NFL to prohibit use of certain helmets for 1st time

Daily World News Top Stories business politics The NFL for the first time is prohibiting certain helmets from being worn by players. In notifying the 32 teams Monday, the league has sought to have players stop using 10 helmet varieties. Some, particularly those manufactured by Rawlings, no longer are being made and don’t have support from the company. Others were found to be inferior to many of the 34 helmets the NFL and the players’ union examined. Previously, NFL players could choose any helmet as long as it passed certificationRead More