CLEVELAND - It is 7:30 on a summer morning in a room overlooking the slate-gray, lapping waters of Lake Erie. Ten or so people, some just arriving at work, some finishing a night shift, sit silently on benches and in armchairs below stained-glass windows. A plump golden retriever named Linus, a therapy dog, wanders from one person to another, gratefully accepting their caresses.
The number of children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has reached more than 10 percent, a significant increase during the past 20 years, according to a new study. The rise was most pronounced in minority groups, suggesting that better access to health insurance and mental-health treatment through former President Barack Obama's health care law may have played some role in the increase. The rate of diagnosis doubled in girls, although it was still much lower than in boys.
Dell Hart and his partner, an 80-pound black Labrador named Hhoward, have taken many trips together as one of the Transportation Security Administration's canine explosives detection teams: to Super Bowls, political conventions, a G-8 summit. All were important assignments that form the core of the Indianapolis-based team's mission at the TSA. But it was a trip the pair took to New York a few weeks ago that Hart said will always stand out in his mind. There were no big crowds, no politicians, no superstar quarterbacks.
Andi Traynor and Max Montgomery met each other on Facebook through mutual friends. They had gotten together casually and nonromantically a few times, then decided to go surfing early one morning on California's Capitola Beach last October. When they finished with the waves and were walking off the beach, Montgomery, 56, fell to the ground. Traynor, a doctor, was confused for a moment. Then she checked and realized he did not have a pulse. He was having a heart attack.
Christina Fenn and her husband, Brian, have driven an hour and a half to this quaint coffee shop in Monroe, Connecticut. Fenn sips her morning latte, skittishly glancing out the window at the parking lot. "I'm nervous," she says, grabbing her husband's arm. "Nervous-excited, though." He smiles back. She's wearing green, her lucky color. Green shirt and green jacket, green bracelets, green socks. She feels as if she needs all the luck she can get today. "They're here," her husband says, standing to greet two men walking toward them.
Hurricane Florence has rapidly intensified on its path toward the East Coast and is now a Category 4 with 140-mph winds, the National Hurricane Center said at 5 p.m. Monday. The storm could soon be on the brink of a Category 5. "None of the guidance suggest that Florence has peaked in intensity," the Hurricane Center said, predicting that its peak winds will reach 155 mph Tuesday, just 2 mph shy of Category 5. It expects to issue hurricane watches for parts of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic coast Tuesday morning.
WASHINGTON - The White House said Monday that talks are underway with North Korea over setting up a second summit meeting between President Donald Trump and leader Kim Jong Un, as the two sides seek to put stalled nuclear negotiations back on track. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that Kim requested the follow-up to the historic Singapore summit in June in a "warm, very positive letter" to Trump delivered in recent days.
The lawyer for adult-film actress Stormy Daniels argued Monday that her lawsuit over a 2016 nondisclosure agreement must be allowed to proceed in federal court because neither President Donald Trump nor his former personal attorney has faced "any true consequences or a meaningful inquiry into the truth" in the case.
On Jan. 2, 2016, Elena Pauly traveled to Cuba with her boyfriend, Dan, on their first vacation abroad after three years together. The day before they were set to return home, Dan, dove into the shallow end of the resort pool headfirst and was immediately paralyzed. When the couple returned to their home in Vancouver, B.C., Dan, a stonemason, confronted a new life. Pauly discovered a new normal. "I would cook for him, shower him, I would turn off the lights for him, then close the door and I would just sit in my car and cry," Pauly, 31, told The Washington Post. "I felt so alone."
WASHINGTON - The constant creep of corporate America into all aspects of everyday life - from the Allstate Sugar Bowl to Minute Maid Park - may soon conquer a new frontier. The final frontier. NASA's administrator Jim Bridenstine has directed the space agency to look at boosting its brand by selling naming rights to rockets and spacecraft and allowing its astronauts to appear in commercials and on cereal boxes, as if they were celebrity athletes.