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Officials warned of possible Legionnaires' link to Flint water months before it was reported
Officials warned of possible Legionnaires' link to Flint water months before it was reported
February 8, 2016

High-ranking officials in Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration were aware of a surge in Legionnaires' disease potentially linked to Flint's water long before the governor reported the increase to the public last month, internal emails show.

When he disclosed the spike in Legionnaires' cases on Jan. 13, Snyder said he had learned about it just a couple of days earlier. But emails obtained by the liberal group Progress Michigan through public-records requests and shared with The Associated Press show Snyder's own office was aware of the outbreak since last March. At the time, others in the administration were scrambling to respond to suggestions that bacteria in the city's new water source, the Flint River, could be the culprit.

The outbreak was also well known within state agencies, according to emails obtained separately by the AP and other news organizations. Together, the emails offer more evidence that some state officials were dismissive of county health authorities who raised concerns about the safety of the community's drinking water.

"The increase of the illnesses closely corresponds with the timeframe of the switch to the Flint River water. The majority of the cases reside or have an association with the city," Jim Henry, Genesee County's environmental health supervisor, wrote March 10 to Flint leaders, the city's state-appointed emergency financial manager and the state Department of Environmental Quality, known as the DEQ.

"This situation has been explicitly explained to MDEQ and many of the city's officials," Henry said in the email that was forwarded by the DEQ to a Snyder aide three days later. "I want to make sure in writing that there are no misunderstandings regarding this significant and urgent public health issue."

Legionnaires' disease is a pneumonia caused by bacteria in the lungs. People get sick if they inhale mist or vapor from contaminated water systems, hot tubs or cooling systems.

There were at least 87 cases across Genesee County during a 17-month period, including nine deaths, but the public was never told about the increase when it was happening - even after an initial wave of more than 40 cases was known by early 2015.

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East Coast snow predicted for Monday, Tuesday
East Coast snow predicted for Monday, Tuesday
February 8, 2016

Southeastern Massachusetts could see half a foot of snow or more on Monday as a storm system moves through the region, the National Weather Service said on Sunday.

Areas from Providence, R.I., to Boston, Portsmouth, N.H., and Portland and Bangor, Maine, are expected to get at least enough wet, heavy snow to shovel and plow, Accuweather reported.

A second storm system was already producing blizzard-like conditions on Sunday in portions of the lower Northern Plains and Minnesota, with frigid temperatures and winds gusting to 40 and 50 mph.

Snow from multiple storms could bring travel delays to the Northeast early this week, Accuweather reported, with minor flooding at times of high tide along the coast of eastern Maine, the north shore of Long Island and parts of the New Jersey and Delaware coasts.

Snow could hit parts of the New York City metro area, but little to no accumulation was expected in Manhattan.

A second storm was expected to move in from the Midwest later on Monday into Tuesday, with snow and slippery roads in the central Appalachians and the mid-Atlantic.

Forecasters were expecting 1-3 inches of snow in the mid-Atlantic coast as the storm strengthens. More snow is also forecast for southern New England on Tuesday, but it'll likely spare New Hampshire and the presidential primary from anything more than "occasional nuisance snow and slick spots," Accuweather reported.

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Broncos Beat Panthers 24-10 In Super Bowl 50
Broncos Beat Panthers 24-10 In Super Bowl 50
February 8, 2016

The Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50, in what featured a quarterback duel between Peyton Manning and Cam Newton - a battle of the old versus new generation.

The Panthers and the Broncos met at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, Sunday at 6:30 ET.

The Broncos went 12-4 during the regular season to finish first in the AFC West. To get to the Super Bowl, they beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, then rival New England Patriots in the AFC Championship. The Broncos were most recently in the Super Bowl following the 2013-2014 season, when they lost in a 43-8 blowout to the Seattle Seahawks.

The Panthers finished the regular season with a record of 15-1, the best in the NFL. After finishing first in the NFC South, the Panthers beat the Seahawks and the Cardinals to appear in the first franchise Super Bowl since 2003.

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Sick Sea Lion Pup Rescued After Showing Up In Restaurant Booth
Sick Sea Lion Pup Rescued After Showing Up In Restaurant Booth
February 8, 2016

A skinny sea lion pup with a taste for the finer things in life turned up on Thursday inside a fancy San Diego restaurant, where it settled down into a booth.

The malnourished mammal appears to have arrived at The Marine Room after sauntering down a ramp from the beach and going through a door left open by a cleaning crew, said Chef Bernard Guillas.

The early morning guest quickly made an impression on the establishment's staff, as the female pup climbed into a booth "almost like she wanted to have dinner," the chef said.
The menu at the white table-cloth restaurant, which juts out into the Pacific Coast and is buffeted by waves during high tide, includes rarified dishes like "ginger kalbi lacquered tofu" and "ahi tuna and foie rossini."

But the pup was hardly given a chance to get comfortable. A rescue team from the SeaWorld San Diego theme park was called in to pull the barking mammal from the booth and place it in a net. The mammal was then taken to SeaWorld for care, said David Koontz, a spokesman for the tourist center.

The lethargic pup is eight months old and weighs only 20 pounds (9 kg), less than half the normal size for its age, Koontz said. But SeaWorld staff is "guardedly optimistic" they can nurse it back to health and return the animal to the wild, he said.

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Gloria Steinem Apologizes For Remarks About Young Female Sanders Supporters
Gloria Steinem Apologizes For Remarks About Young Female Sanders Supporters
February 8, 2016

On Friday night feminist activist and icon Gloria Steinem made a tone-deaf remark to Bill Maher on his show "Real Time with Bill Maher," implying that young women only support Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders because boys do.

On Sunday morning, Steinem apologized in a Facebook post, writing that her remarks were "misinterpreted as implying young women aren't serious in their politics."

During Maher's Friday interview with Steinem, Maher pointed out Bernie Sanders' popularity with millennial women. Steinem responded that women tend to get more "radical" as they get older. "When you're young, you're thinking, 'Where are the boys?' The boys are with Bernie," Steinem told Maher.

Unsurprisingly, many people were not happy with Steinem's initial remarks. "To suggest, as Steinem seemed to do, that young women choose their candidate to attract men is profoundly sexist and condescending," Mashable's Juana Summers wrote on Saturday. "It trivializes the voting preferences of a powerful group of voters: young voters -- and particularly young women -- while at the same time ignoring gay women."

Steinem's statement on Facebook acknowledged that she "misspoke" on "Real Time With Bill Haher."

"What I had just said on the same show was the opposite," wrote Steinem. "Young women are active, mad as hell about what's happening to them, graduating in debt, but averaging a million dollars less over their lifetimes to pay it back. Whether they gravitate to Bernie or Hillary, young women are activist and feminist in greater numbers than ever before."

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Box of Girl Scout cookies helped identify motorcycle chase suspect
Box of Girl Scout cookies helped identify motorcycle chase suspect
February 8, 2016

A California police department said a man accused of leading officers on a motorcycle chase was arrested thanks to a discarded box of Girl Scout cookies.

The Hemet Police Department said officers attempted to stop a motorcyclist for a vehicle code violation about 4 p.m. Thursday, but the suspect sped away at speeds exceeding 100 mph.

Police said they called off the chase "for public safety reasons," but the pursuing officers saw the suspect throw an item into some bushes just before they lost sight of the vehicle.

Investigators recovered a box of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies from the bushes and found it had an attached note with a phone number offering to sell the buyer more cookies.

The person who answered the phone confirmed they had just sold a box of the cookies to a motorcyclist.

Other witnesses led police to a trailer park, where the cookie seller was able to identify Joseph Kopff, 31, as the man who purchased the cookies.

Police said Kopff's motorcycle was smoking from the heat of its engine.

Kopff was arrested on a felony reckless evading charge and jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail.

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Netflix Could Be the Key to a Happier Relationship
Netflix Could Be the Key to a Happier Relationship
February 8, 2016

According to a survey conducted by Netflix, 58% of people say they bond with their significant other over the streaming media giant's shows and movies. The majority (72%) also said they prefer staying in and watching Netflix with their partner on a casual date night.

The network plays a significant role in the beginning stages of a relationship, too: 27% said having favorite shows in common ("show compatibility") is important. And a quarter of respondents admitted to finding people more attractive based on the shows they watch, prompting Netflix marketing gurus to coin the term "show goggles."

Netflix may be getting more expensive-but can your relationship afford to go without it?!

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9-Month-Old Princess Charlotte Gets Her Own Lipstick
9-Month-Old Princess Charlotte Gets Her Own Lipstick
February 8, 2016

Princess Charlotte is just 9 months old and already influencing the beauty industry. Today Marc Jacobs debuted a lipstick shade named after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's daughter, who will celebrate her first birthday May 2.

The "Charlotte" lipstick is part of the Le Marc lip créme collection and is a deep pink rose shade exclusive to Harrods in London. It goes for $34 a piece and, if the youngest royal has as much clout as her mother, will probably sell out ASAP.

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From Pauline Frommer - A Novel Device for Sharing Wi-Fi in the Sky
From Pauline Frommer - A Novel Device for Sharing Wi-Fi in the Sky
February 5, 2016

You're at 1,600 feet and suddenly you feel the bile rising in your throat.

It's not turbulence. It's the outrageously high cost of Wi-Fi in the sky.

I wish I could tell you've we found a way to get around the exorbitant fees being charged by GoGo Worldwide, the internet provider that serves most of the major airlines. We haven't.

But USA Today has found a nifty gadget that allows users to share the stream on multiple devices. It's called Hoo Too Wireless Travel Router, it retails for $18.99 and it's about half the size of a pack of cards. With its help you can create your own little network which will then work not just for the device that you've bought the Wi-Fi on (say, your laptop), but also your other devices (it will allow you to add wi-fi onto your phone, too).

And though USA Today doesn't advocate this, my guess is that seat mates could likely also share your network, thus cutting the cost, per person, for the service.

Ahem. You didn't hear that from us.

The other terrific thing the router does is hook up to cables, useful in those antiquated hotels that provide internet access for free via cables, but not via Wi-Fi.

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