An ex-boyfriend was charged with killing Amie Harwick by throwing her over a balcony, DA says

(CNN)An ex-boyfriend of Amie Harwick was charged Wednesday with killing the former sex therapist in her Hollywood Hills apartment by throwing her over a balcony, officials said. The therapist, who specialized in family and sex counseling, had previously filed a restraining order against Pursehouse, police said. Pursehouse was arrested by an FBI-LAPD Task Force Saturday afternoon and released Tuesday evening on a $2 million bond. He was rearrested Wednesday on a no-bail warrant, the DA said in a release. His arraignment was scheduled for Thursday, but was delayed until March 4. Reports of ‘woman screaming’ When LAPD officers responded to reports of a “woman screaming” early Saturday, they met Harwick’s roommate in the street who told them Harwick was being …

Guy Sets Up A Dog-Walking Group For Men Who Need A Companion To Open Up About Their Problems

Many things have helped him to get better, including the pursuit of a psychology and counseling degree at a local university. But the best remedy was walking his Hungarian Vizsla, Mali. As they were strolling outside, Rob felt his body relax and the tension melting away. “Talking helps. It really does,” Osman wrote on the group’s website. “It’s helped me no end, but sometimes as men, we aren’t the best at it. Well, Dudes & Dogs wants to change that for the next generation. There is no doubt things are changing. We want to be a part of that. By simply getting outside, talking things through, we can start to change our mood.” It all started during one of those wet, …

A mom whose 19-yr-old died by suicide has a vital message for parents about marijuana today

Laura Stack’s son Johnny lost his life to suicide three months ago when he was just 19 years old. Though she says the grief of his death is “still fresh,” Stack took to Facebook to share something that happened three days before Johnny died, hoping it will help other parents whose kids may be at risk. She wrote: “On Sunday, November 17, 2019 around 5:30 PM, he came over for dinner. He lived in our condo a couple miles down the street and would often pop in for a home-cooked meal. This evening, he was a bit agitated but lucid. ‘I need to tell you that you were right,’ he told me. ‘Right about what?’ I asked. ‘Right about the …

Surgeons had violinist play during her own brain surgery so they didn’t affect her talents

The medical team at King’s College Hospital in London asked musician Dagmar Turner, 53, to play the violin during brain surgery to ensure they didn’t injure parts of her brain associated with musicianship. Turner was diagnosed in 2013 with a brain tumor after suffering a seizure during a symphony. “The violin is my passion. I’ve been playing since I was 10 years old,” Turner said in a Feb. 18 news release. “The thought of losing my ability to play was heart-breaking.” The doctors successfully removed 90% of the tumor without affecting Dagmar’s fine motor skills. Three days after the procedure she went home to her husband and son. “I’m hoping to be back with my orchestra very soon,” Turner said …

What A Quarter-Life Crisis May Look Like As Language On Twitter

Existential fear, unfulfilled expectations, and a sense of regret can do strange things to a person, although the good news is that you no longer have to wait until your forties to have a wobble, as the quarter-life crisis (QLC) is now a thing. Rather than running off with the circus or taking up base jumping, however, people going through a QLC tend to take out their frustrations by ranting on social media about their confused emotions and career struggles. A new study in the journal Frontiers in Psychology helps to build a picture of exactly what it feels like to go undergo a crisis in early adulthood, by analyzing 1.5 million tweets by over 1,400 people aged 18 to …

This Is What The New Coronavirus Looks Like Under A Microscope

We’ve all heard about it, and now we can see it. Images of the newly named virus SARS-CoV-2 (previously called 2019-nCoV), the cause of the deadly COVID-19 disease, have been released by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ Rocky Mountain Laboratories (NIAID RML). Scanning and transmission electron microscopes were used to look at a sample of the virus from a US patient, provided by RML investigator Dr Emmie de Wit. The microscopes work by focusing a beam of electrons onto the sample, and then detect either the reflected electrons (scanning) or those electrons that have passed through (transmission) to create an image. After microscopist Elizabeth Fischer produced the images, the RML visual medical arts office digitally colorized them. From …

Environmental DNA Lets Scientists Probe Underwater Life

Tracking down marine life isn’t easy. Ocean scientists drag nets through the water to find the fish or plankton they are looking for, tag whales with harpoon-like devices, or scuba dive with an erase-proof whiteboard and hand counter to tally reef fish. That’s how you count creatures underwater. But an emerging technology called environmental DNA, or eDNA, is easing this time-consuming and expensive process for scientists by allowing them to grab water samples and check for DNA. Each drop of seawater contains thousands of microorganisms, as well as bits of skin, mucus, and waste shed by passing fish and mammals. Using a robotic laboratory mounted on an underwater drone that filters and sequences the DNA that it finds, scientists and …

Fan says she was told to remove rainbow flag during Israel Folau’s debut match

(CNN)Israel Folau’s debut for rugby league side Catalans Dragons sparked controversy after a visiting fan claimed she was asked to remove a rainbow flag during the match. In a later interview with Sky Sports, she added: “We were asked if we could take the flag down, first because it was against health and safety. When we said that there were other flags around the ground they gave up. “They then came back to us later on and said it was against the views of the club to have the flags.” Grey did not say whether she did take the flag down. Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, features, and videos The Super League is investigating the matter, the organization said in …

Cities Fighting Climate Woes Hasten ‘Green Gentrification’

Boston’s plans to harden its waterfront against the perils of climate change—storm surge, flooding, and sea level rise—seem like an all-around win. The only way to keep a higher, more turbulent Atlantic out of South Boston and Charlestown is to build parks, bike paths, gardens, and landscaped berms with waterfront views. These are all things that make a greener, more walkable, more livable city. If this is adaptation to a warmer world, bring it on. Except geographers and community activists are getting more and more worried about how cities choose which improvements to build, and where. They’re noticing that when poorer neighborhoods get water-absorbing green space, storm-surge-proof seawalls, and elevated buildings, all of a sudden they aren’t so poor anymore. …

Cities Fighting Climate Woes Hasten ‘Green Gentrification’

Boston’s plans to harden its waterfront against the perils of climate change—storm surge, flooding, and sea level rise—seem like an all-around win. The only way to keep a higher, more turbulent Atlantic out of South Boston and Charlestown is to build parks, bike paths, gardens, and landscaped berms with waterfront views. These are all things that make a greener, more walkable, more livable city. If this is adaptation to a warmer world, bring it on. Except geographers and community activists are getting more and more worried about how cities choose which improvements to build, and where. They’re noticing that when poorer neighborhoods get water-absorbing green space, storm-surge-proof seawalls, and elevated buildings, all of a sudden they aren’t so poor anymore. …

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry will end their royal duties by the end of March

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are stepping back from royal duties by a March 31 deadline. (AP) Included among their remaining duties is Prince Harry attending a recording session with rocker John Bon Jovi and the Invictus Games Choir at the end of the month. Harry previously spoke about the Invictus Games and mental health awareness being tent pole causes he plans to tackle with his newfound freedom from royal duties during his first public outing since his and Markle’s bombshell announcement. Meanwhile, Meghan will reportedly conduct events related to International Women’s Day the week after Harry’s royal duties wrap up. ROYAL FAMILY POSTS PRINCE ANDREW BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE, SENDS FANS IN UPROAR FOR ‘TONE DEAF’ MOVE The monarch previously brokered a deal …

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle won’t use ‘Sussex Royal’ after stepping back as senior members of royal family

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, left, and Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, watch a musical performance at Canada House, the offices of the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom, during an event to mark Commonwealth Day, in central London, on March 11, 2019. (CHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images) The conversation surrounding the overall use of their royal titles has been ongoing since the pair decided to “step back” as senior members of the royal family in January. Additionally, their charity foundation was originally expected to be named “Sussex Royal, the Charity Foundation,” according to People. MEGHAN MARKLE, PRINCE HARRY VISIT STANFORD UNIVERSITY: REPORT Recent confusion also developed surrounding Markle’s official title, which Buckingham Palace announced would be Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, …

New Jersey NICU nurse who treated baby also treated his father decades ago, mom says

Lissa McGowan, a nurse at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., holding then-newborn David Caldwell decades ago. (Renata Freydin/Facebook) CARRIE UNDERWOOD SAYS SON, 4, THINKS SHE’S 70, HER JOB IS TO ‘WASH THE LAUNDRY’ IN HILARIOUS SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT Freydin’s son, Alexander Caldwell, was born 10 weeks early on Jan 30. Lissa McGowan was one of the nurses assigned to looked after the baby at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J. Nurse Lissa McGowan holding Alexander Caldwell. The NCIU nurse took care of the baby’s father when he was prematurely born years ago in the same hospital. (Renata Freydin/Facebook) CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP “The past 2 weeks have been filled with worries and uncertainty but …

Major incidents declared after storm flooding

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStorm Dennis: South Wales under water as floods hit Major incidents have been declared in south Wales and parts of England, as Storm Dennis batters the UK. South Wales Police has been dealing with “multiple” landslides and floods – some trapping residents. Homes have also been flooded, while police in Worcestershire are searching for a person who is feared to have been swept into the River Teme. More than 700 flood warnings and alerts are in place across the UK, as of 23:45 GMT on Sunday. There are currently eight severe flood warnings in England, which mean there is a danger to life. Report End of Twitter post by @johncurtinEA Heavy rainfall …

No US coronavirus cases were caught by airport temperature checks. Here’s what has worked

(CNN)One of the enduring images of the current coronavirus outbreak is a space-age looking thermometer pointed at an airplane passenger. There has long been debate about the usefulness of airport temperature checks, but this recent experience at US airports, plus a new European study, seem to point in the direction that they don’t work. Earlier this month, British researchers published a study showing that temperature checks will fail to detect a coronavirus infection nearly half the time. At least one country has found airport temperature checks so unhelpful that it decided not to do them during the novel coronavirus outbreak. Israel used them in previous years for Ebola, SARS and H1N1, but found that they didn’t work. “It is ineffective …

We cant afford healthcare: US hospital workers fight for higher wages

Healthcare workers are launching union drives and organizing protests across the US for better pay and working conditions Hospital and healthcare workers across the US are launching union drives and organizing protests in order to win higher wages and better working conditions, saying their industry exploits them and leaves them often unable to afford healthcare, despite working in the sector. In Chicago, the Service Employees International Union Healthcare Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Kansas (SEIU) is launching a campaign to organize hospital workers to ensure a $15 minimum wage extends to workers outside the city limits of Chicago, where the promise of such a rise has already been won. According to the SEIU, there are about 50,000 low-wage hospital workers throughout the …