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Breastfeeding may ease symptoms of MS

Women with multiple sclerosis often find that their symptoms ease during pregnancy. And evidence is growing that breastfeeding might have a similar benefit. A new review of 16 studies found that overall, women with MS who breastfed were 37 percent less likely to have a

Watch: Two-headed cobra discovered in Indian village

Dec. 11 (UPI) — Wildlife officials in India said a two-headed snake was discovered in a village, but locals refused to turn the serpent over because they believe it has mythological meaning. Forest Department officials said the two-headed monocled cobra, a venomous species, was discovered

Look: Festive SUV pulled over for excessive Christmas lights

Dec. 11 (UPI) — The Washington State Patrol is warning drivers not to get too festive with their vehicles after an SUV decked out with Christmas lights was stopped on the highway. Trooper H. Axtman, public information officer for Washington State Patrol District 7, tweeted

Pot use could raise risk of heart attack after surgery

Heavy pot users are nearly two times more likely to have a heart attack after common types of surgeries as those who don’t use the drug, a new study shows. “While cannabis is often purported as being safe or benign, we don’t fully understand the

Watch live: Trumps participate in Hanukkah reception

Dec. 11 (UPI) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are scheduled to participate in two Hanukkah receptions at the White House on Wednesday. The first event was scheduled to take place at 4 p.m. EST and the second at 8:05 p.m. EST,

Explosion at Montana home caused by bear spray in the oven

Dec. 11 (UPI) — Firefighters responding to a reported explosion at a Montana home said it turned out a can of bear spray had been left inside a warming oven. The Bozeman Fire Department said three engines responded Tuesday afternoon to a residence where an

Federal Reserve leaves interest rates unchanged

Dec. 11 (UPI) — The Federal Reserve left the benchmark interest rate unchanged Wednesday, citing steady low inflation. The Federal Open Market Committee said it’s leaving the federal funds rate at 1.5 percent to 1.75 percent, as was expected, at the conclusion of its two-day

Bill granting citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants draws protests in India

Dec. 11 (UPI) — India’s parliament passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill on Wednesday amid opposition, including claims that it marginalizes Muslims. It grants Indian citizenship status to all non-Muslim illegal immigrants from neighboring Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party calls it a

Austal delivers USNS Puerto Rico EPF ship to Navy

Dec. 11 (UPI) — Austal USA delivered the future USNS Puerto Rico expeditionary fast transport vessel to the U.S. Navy on Tuesday. The Puerto Rico was christened in November 2018 and finished its expeditionary sea trials in August. EPFs are non-combatant vessels designed to operate

Follicular lymphoma may be curable, study suggests

Some patients in remission from the blood cancer called follicular lymphoma can be considered cured, a new small study suggests. Using DNA sequencing, researchers were able to test the patients’ blood to see if mutations that caused the cancer were still present two years after

Watch: BoA visits New York in ‘Starry Night’ video

Dec. 11 (UPI) — South Korean singer BoA is back with new music. The 33-year-old K-pop star released the EP Starry Night and a music video for her single of the same name featuring R&B singer Crush on Wednesday. The “Starry Night” video was filmed

GAO to review planned move west by Bureau of Land Management

Dec. 11 (UPI) — The Government Accountability Office will review plans to relocate the Bureau of Land Management from Washington, Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., said on Wednesday. The public lands agency of the Department of the Interior has been headquartered in Washington, D.C., since its

Look: Ariana Grande announces ‘Sweetener’ tour live album

Dec. 11 (UPI) — Ariana Grande is planning to release a live album from her Sweetener tour. The 26-year-old singer posted a teaser and tracklist for the forthcoming album Wednesday on Instagram. Grande shared a black-and-white teaser set to her song “goodnight n go.” The

Airline offers priority seating to passengers in ugly Christmas sweaters

Dec. 11 (UPI) — Alaska Airlines announced it is celebrating the Christmas season by offering priority boarding for one day to passengers wearing ugly sweaters. The airline said passengers who wear holiday sweaters on Dec. 20, National Ugly Sweater Day, will be offered priority boarding

NIH announces new plan to tackle chronic hepatitis B

Dec. 11 (UPI) — Chronic hepatitis B, continues to sicken hundreds of thousands of Americans — and millions globally — despite the availability of a highly effective vaccine. Now the U.S. National Institutes of Health has made research into its biology, as well as a

New Jersey student’s drone breaks speed record

Dec. 11 (UPI) — A New Jersey student broke a Guinness World Record when his quadcopter drone ascended from the ground to 328 feet in 2.732 seconds. Zechen Peter Wei, a senior at the Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science, built the drone himself

Bad Religion, Alkaline Trio to launch joint tour in March

Dec. 11 (UPI) — Rock bands Bad Religion and Alkaline Trio are going on tour in 2020. The groups shared plans Wednesday on Twitter to kick off a new North American tour in the spring. “Dream come true tour!!!” Alkaline Trio tweeted. Bad Religion and

Leidos nabs $6.5 billion contract to provide IT support for DoD

Dec. 11 (UPI) — Leidos Inc. won a $6.5 billion contract to provide support services to the Defense Information Systems Agency, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday. The Reston, Va.-based firm will provide day-to-day information technology support for the DoD, including operating the network, defending

FAA official, former Boeing manager testify about concerns for 737 Max

Dec. 11 (UPI) — The Boeing 737 Max will not fly until regulators determine it is safe and pilots are competent in flying the plane, a House committee was told Wednesday. Administrator Paul Dickson of the Federal Aviation Administration testified before the House Transportation and