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Mumps outbreak at Indiana University reaches 16

Mumps outbreak at Indiana University reaches 16

Health
April 18 (UPI) -- Sixteen students at Indiana University have contracted the mumps, according to reports. University spokesperson Chuck Carney confirmed that nine of the cases are connected to a fraternity on campus, according to IndyStar. "That helps keep the possibility down if they've been exposed," Carney told IndyStar. "We had about 58 percent of the frat that took part of it." The new count more than doubles the seven cases reported last week, according to WXIN Fox 59. University officials say the first two students confirmed with the mumps were roommates who lived off campus. The third student diagnosed with mumps received the measles, mumps and rubella vaccination, which is required for students to attend school. This year, Indiana is one of the 10 most infected states in the co...
Ronnie O'Sullivan reaches 1,000 career centuries and wins Players Championship

Ronnie O'Sullivan reaches 1,000 career centuries and wins Players Championship

Sports
Ronnie O'Sullivan became the first man to reach 1,000 career centuries as he sealed a 10-4 win over Neil Robertson in the Players Championship final. The five-time world champion went into the match needing three more centuries to reach four figures.He made two in taking a 7-2 lead at the end of the first session in Preston and achieved the landmark with a 134 to retain his title. Stephen Hendry (775) and John Higgins (745) are the only others to pass 700. In trademark O'Sullivan style, he paused and calmly switched the cue to his left hand before sinking the milestone-clinching red. His achievement was raucously celebrated by the Preston Guild Hall crowd, which provided sustained applause as...
New U.S. humanitarian aid reaches Venezuela border

New U.S. humanitarian aid reaches Venezuela border

World
March 7 (UPI) -- U.S. humanitarian aid for Venezuelans arrived in Cucuta, Colombia, the latest batch of supplies stockpiled at Venezuela's border amid a blockade led by the country's President Nicolas Maduro. A military cargo C-130 landed in Cucuta on Thursday loaded with medical gloves, medical bathrobes, masks and cleaning goods. The U.S. shipment left Florida and arrived to Cucuta in the afternoon, National Assembly member Jose Manuel Olivares told El Nacional newspaper. Hundreds of tons of aid had accumulated in areas along Venezuela's borders with Colombia and Brazil ahead of Feb. 23, when Venezuelan National Assembly leader Juan Guaido planned to introduce aid into Venezuela despite opposition from Maduro. That day, the little humanitarian aid that made it into Venezuela was burned...
Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space in historic flight

Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space in historic flight

Science
Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Virgin Galactic made history Thursday by flying to the edge of Earth's atmosphere, taking its boldest step yet in space tourism. The company's rocket-powered VSS Unity took off from its Mojave Air & Space Port early Thursday. Its SpaceShipTwo separated from the WhiteKnightTwo twin-fuselage carrier aircraft and reached a maximum altitude of 51.4 miles before returning to Earth. NASA recognizes the 50-mile mark as the edge of space. The test flight marked a major bounce back for Virgin Galactic, which saw pilot Michael Alsbury die and fellow pilot Peter Siebold injured four years ago when the VSS Enterprise broke apart in a failed test flight that put the entire project in jeopardy. "Incremental flight test programs are by definition open-ended and, to a great extent, each...
California wildfires: Death toll reaches grim milestone

California wildfires: Death toll reaches grim milestone

World
The death toll in wildfires sweeping California has risen to 31, with more than 200 people still unaccounted for, officials have said.Six more people were confirmed killed in the Camp Fire in the north of the state, taking the toll there to 29.That fire now equals the deadliest on record in California - the 1933 Griffith Park disaster in Los Angeles.In the south, the Woolsey Fire has claimed two lives as it damaged beach resorts including Malibu.An estimated 250,000 people have been forced to flee their homes to avoid three major blazes in the state.With strengthening winds threatening to spread the flames, California Governor Jerry Brown has urged President Donald Trump to declare a major disaster, a move that would harness more...