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What Avid Runners Should Know?

Article by Health and Wellness Central More seasoned fitness oriented people take to running to stay in shape. One should consider running …

Saudi plane isolated at Manila airport after false hijack alarm, incident over

A Saudi Arabian Airlines plane was temporarily isolated after landing at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Tuesday following a false hijack alarm, airline and airport officials said. Saudi state television said the incident was over, and passengers could be seen disembarking from flight 872, which was traveling from the Saudi city of Jeddah to Manila. Earlier, a pilot on board had advised the airport’s control tower that the plane was “under threat”.

Merkel’s party suffers rout in Berlin in migrant policy backlash

By Michael Nienaber and Madeline Chambers BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party suffered its second electoral blow in two weeks on Sunday, slumping to its lowest level since 1990 in a Berlin state vote that rejected her open-door refugee policy. Voters turned to the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD), which with 12.9 percent of the vote will enter its 10th regional assembly among the country's 16 states. Merkel's Christian Democrats were routed in the eastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern two weeks ago, triggering calls from the CSU for her to toughen up her migrant policy.

Bayer wins over Monsanto with improved $66 billion bid: source

NEW YORK/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German drugs and crop chemicals company Bayer has won over U.S. seeds firm Monsanto with a takeover offer of around $66 billion, a source close to the matter said, ending months of wrangling after increasing its bid for a third time. The source said on Wednesday an agreement had been signed for Bayer to pay $128 per share, up from its previous offer of $127.50 a share. Bayer and Monsanto were not immediately available to comment.

How to get sick on the U.S. campaign trail: Little sleep, bad food, germs everywhere

By Steve Holland and Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton's bout of pneumonia has shed light on a problem seldom seen by American voters: The long days, little sleep, cross-country travel, bad food and kissing babies add up to a recipe for illness for presidential candidates and aides. Brooke Buchanan, former press secretary to 2008 Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain, remembers leaving the campaign trail in Beaufort, South Carolina to visit an emergency room. “I was back on the road the next day, full of antibiotics.” Supporters of Clinton, who will face Republican Donald Trump in the Nov. 8 election, worried on Monday that the Democratic presidential nominee's medical scare would fuel conspiracy theories about her health.

Apple jack ax ushers in a voice-driven world

While some fans opposed the widely anticipated move – one online petition urging Apple to keep the headphone jack drew more than 300,000 signatures – equipment suppliers and experts heralded a change in how users will interact with their devices. Axing the jack, they say, paves the way for discreet, bean-sized earbuds that can simultaneously translate, filter out unwanted noise or let us control other devices by voice – and drive up the value of the so-called ‘hearables’ market to $16 billion within five years. It’s the vision of the futuristic 2013 movie “Her”, where a human has a love affair with a disembodied voice in his ear.

Deliver twins slightly short of full term, study says

Current recommendations for twin births vary from 34 to 39 weeks, short of the normal 40 weeks of gestation, to lower the risk of still birth. For the new analysis, an international research team looked at 32 studies published in the past 10 years of women with uncomplicated twin pregnancies whose children died at birth or shortly thereafter. Scientists had previously observed a thirteenfold increase in stillbirths in monochorionic twins compared to single child pregnancies, and five-fold in dichorionic ones.

U.S. judge grants nationwide injunction to halt Obama transgender policy

A U.S. judge blocked Obama administration guidance that transgender public school students must be allowed to use bathrooms of their choice, granting a nationwide injunction sought by a group of 13 states led by Texas. Reed O'Connor, a judge for the Northern District of Texas, said in a decision late on Sunday that the Obama administration did not follow proper procedures for notice and comment in issuing the guidelines. O'Connor, an appointee of Republican President George W. Bush, said the guidelines from the defendants, which included the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice, were legislative and substantive.