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Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald sidelined by foot injury

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald sidelined by foot injury

Sports
Pittsburgh Steelers starting tight end Vance McDonald did not practice Thursday, the club announced. McDonald was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, but his inability to take the field Thursday puts in jeopardy his chances of playing in Sunday's regular-season opener at the Cleveland Browns. Entering his sixth NFL season overall and second with Pittsburgh, McDonald had 14 receptions for 188 yards and a touchdown in 10 games (seven starts) last season. If McDonald is unable to play Sunday, veteran tight end Jesse James is expected to start in his place. James started 14 games last season and established career highs with 43 receptions for 372 yards and three touchdowns. A fifth-round draft pick out of Penn State in 2015, the 6-foot-7, 261-pound James had 39 catches for 33...
What is hand, foot and mouth disease?

What is hand, foot and mouth disease?

Health
New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard was recently placed on the disabled list because he contracted hand, foot and mouth disease. It’s a short-term infection that’s mostly found in children younger than 5 years old, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). What is hand, foot and mouth disease? Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common viral illness caused by several different types of viruses. It occurs mostly during the summer and early autumn. How do people get sick? Outbreaks of HFMD can occur in daycare centers, schools, or summer camps -- wherever people gather. It’s possible that Syndergaard got his infection when he was in the group environment of a children’s baseball camp last week. One way it’s passed is l...
Wall Street on front foot after volatile week

Wall Street on front foot after volatile week

Business
Wall Street made strong gains on Monday as technology and financial shares helped it recover from its worst week in two years.New York's Dow Jones Industrial Average closed more than 400 points, or 1.7%, higher - also helped by details of Donald Trump's budget. The gain built on a 1.4% upturn in the previous session.The FTSE 100 started the week on the front foot too, adding more than 1% after falling by a similar amount on Friday.Markets have been enduring a volatile spell since 2 February, when strong US jobs and wage growth figures raised the spectre of rising inflation and accelerating interest rate hikes.The fear that the era of cheap money could be coming to an end proved the catalyst for a major sell-off for stock indices both in the US and across the globe - widely seen as a "corre...
Study finds inverse relationship between foot traffic and crime

Study finds inverse relationship between foot traffic and crime

Science
July 20 (UPI) -- Researchers in California have identified a strong inverse correlation between foot traffic and crime. The more foot traffic, the more eyes on the street, the lower the rates of crime.The correlation was discovered by a pair of researchers from California who set out to study the impacts of marijuana dispensaries on crime.In 2010, in response to public concerns over a supposed link between pot dispensaries and crime, the Los Angeles City Council voted to curb the number of business permits to dispensaries. Roughly two-thirds of the city's dispensaries closed. After a barrage of complaints from patients and patrons, the city council reneged and many dispensaries reopened.Tom Chang, an assistant professor of finance and business economics at the University of Southern Califo...