First Chlamydia vaccine tested in mice shows potential

Canada – Researchers have designed a prototype Chlamydia vaccine, tested in mice, with the first results suggesting that the virus could be terminated in the next few years.

The research was published in the journal Vaccine, where it shows hat mice given then vaccine are more likely to battle Chlamydia than the ones’ who haven’t received any particular form of treatment.

It is worth adding that no vaccine is approved for human use against Chlamydia, which is the second most common sexually transmitted disease after AIDS.

CDC’s report on Chlamydia states that approximately 2.86 million cases of infections are being reported within U.S. borders every year.

The research took place at McMaster University in Ontario, where researchers gave mice two doses of the prototype vaccine, delivered through the nose.

When the mice were later exposed to Chlamydia, the ones who received the vaccine showed fewer copies of the bacteria replicating in their system, while they also had fewer signs of damage to their reproductive organs.

Dr. David Bulir, a member of the researching team, told local media about the study’s results.

Vaccination would be the best way to way to prevent a chlamydia infection, and this study has identified important new antigens which could be used as part of a vaccine to prevent or eliminate the damaging reproductive consequences of untreated infections.

Professor James Mahony also added, “We will trial the vaccine on other animal models before moving on to human trials. The results are very promising.

Moreover, researchers hope that their vaccine will be effective against Chlamydia infections of the eye, which is a common cause of blindness in developing countries in Africa and Asia.

At the moment, the sole way for one to protect himself from contracting the disease is to use a condom while having sexual coitus.

On a less relevant note, Public Health England in their report urged any individual aged under 25 who is sexually active to be tested for Chlamydia every year and when they shift partners.

Chlamydia is amongst the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the U.K. as well, with 200,000 diagnoses reported in 2015, 129,000 of which had occurred among individuals between the ages of 15 and 24 years.

Via: Medical News Today

Pasta is Good for your Health, new study claims

A new study has emerged, suggesting that moderate consumption of pasta is good for people’s health, as it is associated with lower chances of obesity, according to data coming from thousands of Italians that participated.

Pasta is part of the substantially studied Mediterranean diet, which is a way of eating, primarily based on fruits, vegetables, peas and olive oil, accompanied by poultry and fish, indisputably proven to be healthy for the heart.

Despite the Mediterranean diet’s popularity, pasta’s impact on human health was relatively unknown, until George Pounis, author of the paper, and his colleagues at IRCCS Neuromed in Pozzilli made some remarkable findings regarding the world’s favorite food.

Our data show that enjoying pasta according to individuals’ needs contributes to a healthy body mass index, lower waist circumference and better waist-hip ratio,” Pounis mentioned in a statement.

He further added, “We have seen that consumption of pasta, contrary to what many think, is not associated with an increase in body weight, rather the opposite,

The final results were based on two larger studies, where more than 23,000 Italians had taken place. The Moli-sani Project involved residents of the Molise region, south Italy, while the second one, dubbed Italian Nutrition and Health Survey, covered the entire country’s eating habits.

Moreover, the study does not specify the portion of pasta that one should not exceed on a daily basis, though inconsiderate consumption can result in additional weight.

The obese population was older and at lower socioeconomic status, had higher waist and hip circumferences and waist-to-hip ratio, and consumed more pasta [grams per day] than normal or overweight participants,” stated lead author Licia Iacoviello and colleagues, according to CNN’s respective report.

Iacoviello, who is head of the molecular and nutritional epidemiology laboratory at Neuromed Institute, claimed that individuals in the process of losing weight should not rule out pasta as an option for their daily diet.

She concluded by suggesting that the Meditteranean diet, in conjunction with moderate consumption of pasta, “is good for your health.

Via: News18

Fear of isolating Latinos gives Obama upper hand in immigration reform

Most Republicans are obviously against US President Obama’s move to legalize the status of illegal immigrants in the United State, and they are set to put machineries in place to have their pound of flesh from Obama; the only problem is that they fear alienating the teeming numbers of the Latino community who would vote in the 2016 elections.

This idea is further strengthened by the polls conducted by Latino Decisions, a public opinion research firm that focuses on the Latino community; its founder, Matt A. Barreto states that the Republicans faces a grim risk by opposing Obama’s immigration efforts and this will reflect in the coming polls. “Their own 2012 post-mortem report highlights that they cannot espouse anti-immigrant rhetoric and win the Latino vote, and they are absolutely right,” he said, citing his firm’s election-eve poll that found nearly two-thirds of Latino voters thought that the Republican Party either did not care about them or was openly hostile to them.

“The issue here is that the president is promoting a policy that tries to keep children and parents together, and stop the detention and deportation of parents who have U.S. citizen children,” Mr. Barreto said. “Can the Republicans honestly face Latino voters and say, ‘We want the federal government to continue deporting parents who have young children?’ That is about the least family-values message I can think of and a sure way to write off the Latino vote in 2016 and beyond.”

A poll conducted by Wall Street Journal/NBC reveals that 48% Americans hated the idea that Obama acted single-handedly in granting immigrants statutory citizenship, and 38% liked that he did so. While 57% Americans like illegal immigrants to adhere to a pathway for legalizing their stay, 74% maintain that it would be fine for immigrants to stay provided they pay fines and any back taxes as well as pass background checks.

Mo Brooks, the Republican representing Alabama hate the idea that illegal Latino children could join the US military, and he has threatened to explore all means to impeach Obama if it comes to this. According to him, “I don’t want American citizens having to compete with illegal immigrants for jobs in our military. These individuals have to be absolutely 100 percent loyal and trustworthy.” But then, Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, who sponsored the deadened bipartisan immigration bill cautions that “If you overreact, it becomes about us, not President Obama.

David Winston, a Republican pollster believes that the Republicans cannot speak with a unified voice on immigration concerns at the moment because they have not really met to reach a consensus on the matter, and this is what makes some senators speak with various voices on the issue.

Boyfriend confesses to killing Miss Honduras and sister girlfriend

A man, Plutarco Ruiz, has confessed to shooting his own girlfriend, and her sister – the current Miss Honduras, hours after the latter was scheduled to board a plane to attend the Miss World pageant event in London. Ruiz shot his girlfriend, 23-year old Sofia for dancing with another man at his own birthday party, and also shot the 19-year old Maria Jose Alvarado who was the reigning Miss Honduras – before burying their bodies in a shallow grave with the assistance of an accomplice.

Ruiz confessed to police that during the night birthday party, a heated argument broke out between him and Sofia, his girlfriend, and he lost his cool and shot her; Maria Alvarado who witnessed the shooting turned on her heels and fled but Ruiz shot her twice from behind – he then wrapped their bodies in brown plastic and loaded them to the back of a pickup truck, and drove them to the mountainous area of Santa Barbara where he buried their them in a shallow grave near a spa.

Following the disappearance of both sisters nearly a week ago, Ruiz had nervously told their mother the morning following the murder that the sisters left the party early in the night in the company of other men. But following police investigations, the criminal had confessed to the crime and taken the police to the site of the burial where their bodies were exhumed. His accomplice, Aris Maldonado, has been arrested and already in police custody.

Teresa Munoz, who had earlier lost a son, David Ruiz Rodriguez, earlier this year to assailants who shot him dead with AK-47s in a San Pedro Sula restaurant stated that her girls were very trusting and naïve. “They were not very astute about assessing the people around them. They were just friendly. They were going out with people they hadn’t known very long.”

Killed just a few hours to boarding a plane to attend the Miss World pageant in London, where the winner will be crowned December 14, Salvador Nasrallah who employed Maria Alvarado as a model for his TV game show X-O Da Dinero lamented that “we had her gown ready and her traditional dress costumes. This is not a crime of passion; this is machismo.”

In memory of the slain Miss Honduras, Maria Jose Alvarado, the Honduras pageant organizer Eduardo Zablah announced that the country would not be participating in this year’s event anymore.

Republicans’ efforts pay off, President Obama to reform immigration plan

Although White House officials prefer to keep mute over it, facts have emerged that President Barack Obama might be in Las Vegas on Friday together with his aides to discuss options for transforming the immigration system, and he may even announce this move on Thursday. According to analysts, Obama is invoking executive orders to grant legal status to illegal immigrants within the United States because Republicans in the Congress have failed to pass all bills that address the nation’s damaged immigration system.

It is speculated that President Obama will announce his immigration plans in a speech Thursday, followed by a rally in Las Vegas on Friday. It is thought that Obama chose Las Vegas because he made a strong immigration speech there in January 2013, and also because Harry Reid, the Senate’s top democrat came from Nevada. Obama is even expected to speak at Del Sol High School, where he made his popular 2013 immigration speech.

Many Republicans in the House obviously go ahead Obama’s plans to legalize the status of illegal immigrants, and a particular individual even regarded him as “Emperor Obama.” The spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Michael Steel says that “If ‘Emperor Obama’ ignores the American people and announces an amnesty plan that he himself has said over and over again exceeds his Constitutional authority, he will cement his legacy of lawlessness and ruin the chances for Congressional action on this issue — and many others.”

Nevada is home to the highest number of undocumented populations, and this runs to about 210,000 undocumented immigrants, totaling about 10.2% of the entire population of Nevada, Las Vegas. Obama believes the Republican-dominated Congress is frustrating his plans to consider citizenship for thousands of undocumented immigrants applying to citizenship after 13 years of legalization process, but House Speaker John Boehner had frustrated the plans and killed the moves in 2013. Obama now believes it is high time he acted without any recourse to the Congress, and he could invoke executive powers to do that, mostly in the face of over 60,000 Central American children that flooded the southwest border – under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

UK plans to capture British Jihadi John for role in 4 ISIS beheadings

The British government does not know his real names, but they know he goes by the pseudonym Jihadi John, and they are set to capture him for retributions over his defiant role in beheading two British citizens and two US nationals on video for ISIS. British authorities recognized him as a British citizen working for ISIS despite his covered face in his killing videos, and they are determined the Islamic criminal must be captured for the heinous crimes he has been committing in the name of God.

Recruiting Jihadi John to work and kill for ISIS militants underscores the ability of the terrorist organization to recruit US, UK, Canadian, and other countries’ nationals to join its ranks; and this presents a problem to world leaders – because if ISIS could recruit impressionable and energetic young men from outside its base in Syria and Iraq, then it could as well infiltrate world countries and recruit from within with the singular aim of attacking the target country from within – just like it happened with Osama bin Laden in the September 11 attacks.

UK security agents have reasons to believe that Jihadi John was wounded during a recent US airstrikes on 10 trucks convoy leaving an ISIS summit. Several ISIS top leaders were wounded and killed in the airstrikes, and Jihadi John is believed to have been taken to a border Syrian town for treatment after being wounded during the airstrikes.

UK and US intelligence agents are intensifying efforts to capture this monster of a creator for beheading US and UK citizens with relish on videos. Intelligence organizations are prioritizing Jihadi John’s capture for him to face retribution for his crimes, and to extract information about his involvement with ISIS and other intelligence about the terrorist organization.

Families of slain victims would be glad to have Jihadi John face the gallows, and his capture will ensure that no US or UK citizen or any other identified persons that belong to ISIS will go scot-free without answering for their crimes.

Dollar legs up soon after US Elections while Euro records a mark down

The dollar legged up to a seven-year high in opposition to Japanese Yen on Wednesday as soon as Republicans in the United States’ midterm poll results were out in which they scored a victory. The polls boosted expectations for an improving of political bottleneck in Washington, raising feelings for perilous assets.

The euro’s battles progressed, though, a day in advance of a European Central Bank Meeting, and it blew a two-year base against the Swiss franc. The euro slashed to a level of 1.2033 francs, not away from the Swiss central bank’s stage of 1.20 francs levied on Sept. 2011.

Swiss hike data depicted an increasing threat of collapse, and that is anticipated to put strain on the SNB to interfere in the currency fair to dwindle the franc.

With a poll on Nov. 30 that is targeted at avoiding the Swiss National Bank from emptying its gold goods and compelling it to hold somewhat 20% of its property in gold, theorists are anticipated to aim the cap levied by the SNB to avoid the Swiss franc from increasing.

The SNB disagrees the “Save our Swiss gold” action as it would considerably rein its competency to shape fiscal policy. So far, elections signify that the action in unlikely to get bulk support.

The present currency strategist at Commerzbank, Mr. Esther Reichelt said in a statement, “The currency pair is rapidly approaching levels at which SNB interventions might become necessary again”. He also added, “In the immediate run-up to the referendum on stricter rules for SNB gold reserves, that is likely to be a most unwelcome development for the SNB.”

As opposed to dollar, the euro came down by 0.2 % at $1.2520 after a small-housing assembly seen on Tuesday petered out. The assembly was prompted by a Reuters report that cited European Central Bank sources as mentioning associates of ECB president Mario Draghi were depressed with his management approach.

The ECB musters on Thursday and is anticipated to repress on the new policy action. However, with the Bank of JAPAN amazingly simplifying policy last week and bringing down the yen quite lower, the pressure is on the ECB to take further easing measures in an offer to demean the euro and induce growth and hike.

Amnesty International report alleges Israel of bloodshed against nonmilitary

A report published by Amnesty International on Wednesday alleged Israel of war violations in its 50-day bloodshed with Hamas in the Gaza belt this summer, stating its military displayed “callous indifference” to nonmilitary in air attacks on homes razed complete families.

The report mentions that “Palestinian armed groups fired thousands of indiscriminate rockets and mortar rounds into civilian areas of Israel,” recommending infringement of international rules by the two sides.

\However, practically all of its 49 pages portray a study of ammunition in eight Israeli invasions that slayed 104 people, 59 of them under 18 years. Amnesty also got a proof of military goals in partially four of the cases, but debates that the invasions were still “grossly disproportionate.”
Among the sufferers, the report unveiled, were folks who had fled their shelters after Israeli alerts of danger these and were halting with agnates after having found no room at the UN camps. Through the Israeli army called Gaza locals or dropped flimsy missiles-known as “a knock on the roof”—to alert of few forthcoming air attacks, Amnesty informed it found no such notes given in few cases.
The Israel’s embassy in London, reads the Amnesty report that says, ““The report does not mention the word terror in relation to Hamas or other armed Palestinian groups, nor mention tunnels built by Hamas to infiltrate Israel and perpetrate terror attacks”. Further, it says, “By ignoring the nature of the enemy Israel faced in Gaza — a terror group recognized as such by the European Union, the United States, and others — Amnesty’s report fails to contribute to the important discussion needed to solve the conflict.”

Three Brilliant Fireballs Surprised Skywatchers in the U.S.

The skywatchers in the U.S. on Monday had a great time indeed with three brilliant fireballs lighting up the sky that can simply mesmerize anybody. Well, not all three of the fireballs were natural as one out of those was man made.

The first of the fireballs was observed at 9:30 a.m. CST over Arkansas, the second appeared over Chicago at about 6:30 p.m. CST and the third was spotted over West Virginia at about 6:22 p.m. EST on Monday. The very sight of the three fireballs appearing at different times in different places in the US sky was quite amazing and one-of-its-kind to the watchers. But it was only later on that it could be discovered that one out of the three fireballs was man-made and was basically an act of product promotion.

It could be found later on that the fireball that was witnessed over the sky of Chicago was man-made, but the rest of the two were real meteors. It was only after a video posted on Tuesday that the fireballs could be perceived as a stunt by Red Bull for promoting their drink. The video shows at least one person who appeared to be jumping out of a plane in a wingsuit over Chicago’s Lake Michigan shoreline. The stunt man is followed by a one of the flyers that releases a bright stream of sparks behind him and this over all looked quite like a fireball!

Bill Cooke, head of NASA’s Meteorite Environment Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center also expressed his doubt over the fireball and said that it was “a bit of a puzzle.” On watching the video, Cooke said, that the fireball like object was moving “much slower than a normal meteor.”

Regarding the appearance of the other two fireballs on the very same day, Cooke said, “People see fireballs all over the Earth, every night of the year,” Cooke added. “This is not unusual for this time of the year.”

One World Trade Center Finally Begins Its First Working Day after 9/11

For some employees it was a new day and a new start the moment they stepped into their office as they were entering not simply to anywhere, but into the World Trade Center. At last, there could be offices and employees seen again in the 104-story-tower after the Twin Towers fell in 2001.

The World Trade Center that suffered through the most of the losses after the 9/11 attack, is now ready to be occupied by companies and business houses again. This leaves the new tenants of the building going through a mixed feeling of joy and sadness reminiscing the mournful past that this place went through.

Mary Ann Casey, a paralegal heading into the new building and an employee of Condé Nast is one of the new tenants entering the One World Trade Center. She, along with 174 other employees of her company is moving into the building to operate their official activities from the Trade Center from now on. She said, “Considering what went on here 13 years ago, it was very tragic, but we are going forward and I think it’s wonderful to have this opportunity to work in the biggest building in the western hemisphere.”

Not only Mary Ann Casey, but some 3,400 employees of the media company will move into the one world Trade Center. So, with new months to come, new people and new hustle and bustle will again make place in the building.

There were different statement by different employees, but the common thing about them was their mixed feeling on entering into the building. Executive assistant Wendy Schoeler said that she was “nervous, excited and feeling hopeful and positive about it. I am thinking it’s a new chapter and a new start.”

Australian Young Man Risked Life Surfing on A Dead Whale

Sounds stupid and very risky though, for Harrison, an Australian young man, it seemed to be great fun first to ride a dead whale amidst deep sea and only later realized the danger approaching. The dead whale he chose to surf was actually already ravaged by sharks and was surrounded by them.

The young man, as he stated to Channel 7, on being induced by his friends while he was out with them on a boat thought it would be fun to ride on the dead whale. But only when he started enjoying it, he could perceive some large sharks surrounding the dead whale for satisfying their hunger. On realizing the seriousness of the situation, the young man somehow escaped from the spot and later says that he would never go for such risky idiotic attempts in his life.

Harrison said, “(I was) out on the boat with the boys and one of my mates said it would be pretty funny if you go out surf the whale, so I did it.” Stating his condition on spotting the sharks, he said, “They were too busy chomping on the whale so it wasn’t too bad.” He also added, “I’ve done it, I don’t need to do it again. Definitely it was a stupid act, didn’t mean to disrespect anyone. Mum thinks I’m an idiot: dad’s not too proud either.”

Tony Cappelluti, a member of the Fisheries Department told The West Australian, “It is very risky to enter the water around that type of large food source because even if you can’t see sharks, it’s highly likely the carcass is attracting them from a long way away. Irrespective of some type of adrenaline rush, or whatever you’re trying to get out of performing that type of act, it’s highly risky.”

Murder Accused Eric Fein has been taken into custody

The frenzied manhunt ends with Eric Frein’s arrest on Thursday night when U.S. inspectors caught him in the airport hanger adjacent to Buck Hill. Frein was a prime suspect in the manslaughter of one Pennsylvanian trooper where he supposedly shot and killed him turning it into a seven-week long search.

On Sept. 12, the 38-year-old Cpl. Bryon Dickson was supposedly open fired by Frein at a small distance from the Blooming Grove State police barracks. He died because of the injuries while his 31-year-old associate inspector Trooper Alex Douglass was badly wounded.

Searching for Frein in the same location for more than two months, the squad spotted the accused and instantly asked him to surrender. Right there he was taken into custody, hence preventing any undesirable incident from taking place.

Commissioner Frank Noonan cleared in a statement that, “He did not just give up because he was tired”, but, “He gave up because he was caught”.

The uneventful takedown of the suspect, who kneeled and surrendered amicably when officers approached him, put an end to weeks of tension and turbulence in the district, since federal authorities were often forced to close down schools, cancel outdoor events, and abandon roads to follow him. The local people grew impatient of helicopters whirring overhead every now and then, while small businesses faced huge losses and town supervisors called off a well-acclaimed Halloween march.

Prosecutors will now ask for the death punishment for Frein, since he is undergoing several capital crimes: first-degree murder, bloodshed of law official and first-degree attempt-to-murder case. He is also suffering from some other charges involving two counts of custody of arms of mass murder after police officials witnessed pipe bombs during their hunt.

Frein was a part of military re-enactor’s group where he played the role of a Serbian soldier. He also enacted a small role in a 2007 flick based on a concentration camp survivor and aided with props and old citations on a narrative about World War I.

Frein was named as one of the most wanted criminals in a list of top 10 by FBI.

During the first half of this month, the officials found a journal in the woods documenting the killing the Pennsylvanian trooper. They also informed campgrounds where the suspect was thought to have taken refuge, cooking over petite fires even as massively armed officials searched for him. Inspectors found pipe bomb booby ploys and a rifle sticking around a tree, but had only had a few of groundless findings of Frein.

Climate Change Attracts Attention of the Sensitive Mass across the World

People across the world have been seen lately being worried and curious about the changes taking place due to the climate transformation which have led big and impressive rallies to be brought out by people in huge numbers. However, a UN summit is to be held tomorrow in New York basing on the climate change issue.

The best thing about the rallies centering the climate change issue is that all walks of people right from the bureaucrats and the people in power to the one of lower strata are seen taking active part in these. The supporters of such rallies include names like UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and former US Vice-President Al Gore etc who were seen gathering and taking part in a march along Central Park in NY.

Ban Ki-Moon states, “Climate change is the defining issue of our time and there is no time to loseä. If we don’t take action now we’ll have to pay much more.”

Other cities like Rio de Janeiro and some others across Latin America have showed great response to the rallies with hundreds of people participating and chanting “change, change, change”. The organizers of the rally in Berlin wanted to make sure that unlike other issues, this burning issue does not get lost in crowd. Hence, one of the organizers Rene Schaar said, “We believe that the UN climate summit in New York is a crucial one. That is why we want to send a political message. We want to be heard and show the politicians that something has to be done for climate protection.”

In Belgium, it was declared car-free zone in the capital Brussels on Sunday in support to protest against climate change and thousands people were seen marching to the Foreign Affairs Ministry with an objective of to give a petition signed by one-and-a-half million people.

In Melbourne, Australia as well thousands of people took part in march and some of them took the rally forward to the Cairns Convention Centre where ministers and bankers are attending a G20 summit.

Owner Delighted to Find his 1967 Jaguar XK-E Stolen 46 Years Back

It was 46 years ago when a lawyer by profession, Ivan Schneider parked his 1967 Jaguar XK-E outside his Manhattan apartment. Last month, he got a call from the US Customs and Border Protection agents that his car has been finally recovered! The very story of the recovery of his car after so many decades sound like a fairy tale and at such a point of time, the joy and delight of the car owner can be realized by him only.

Expressing his joy for the recovery of the car after so many years, Schneider exclaims ‘My Christmas gift’! He adds, “Who would figure a car would show up 45 years later.” Now that he has got the car back, Schneider, 82, says that he will restore and modify his car to give it a new and rejuvenated look which he estimates will be near about $100,000. Although this is a pretty big amount, but the lawyer seems to be pretty interested in going for the restoration by the end of this year.

The Jaguar was bought by the lawyer for an amount of $5,000 when won a big case. According to his description of the car, it had a sleek body and over-sized headlights and was painted a shiny gray and shaped like “a bullet.”

The 1967 Jaguar XK-E was recovered by customs officials in late August while inspecting a cargo leaving the Port of Los Angeles. There were four other cars too along with the Jaguar that were about to be shipped to the Netherlands.

The other four cars recovered in the cargo include a 1969 Corvette, a 1976 Mercedes 280, a 2007 Mercedes E350 and a 2014 Camaro ZL1 with illegal paperwork. After the rescue, all the cars were put on display inside a Carson warehouse on Wednesday.

The List of Rude Drivers Places Arizona in 34th Position

According to a list of rude drivers who loves to honk repetitively, do not dare to drive on full speed and tries to over-take or dominate other driving on the road, the drivers of Arizona are the 34th rudest. This list of rude drivers in the US has been prepared by Insure.com on the basis of a new survey conducted on the drivers.

This list of rude drivers is, however, topped by the rudest driving people of Idaho. As stated by the Insure.com, basing on their survey, the drivers of Idaho, however, hate the drivers of Arizona the most. Funny as it sounds, there are drivers of another place as well who too likes to hate the Arizona drivers the most and they are none other than the ones of Alaska! This has been found through a study on 2,000 Alaskan drivers. In terms of rude driving, the Alaska drivers have secured the 11th rank.

However, on being surveyed on the Arizonan drivers as to whom they hate the most, the unanimous answer was the Californian drivers. Just like Arizona has been the choice of two states’ drivers, California, too, has been tagged as the most hated by the drivers of another eight states which in itself is a record.

Insure.com said, “Call it brusque, boorish or downright barbaric. Whatever you call it, weaving in and out of traffic, laying on the horn and saluting with an upright digit is universally regarded as rude.”

The list of top 10 rude drivers includes states like Idaho, Washington, D.C., New York, Wyoming, Massachusetts, Delaware, Vermont, New Jersey, Nevada, and Utah.

However, the astonishing part is that in spite of being the no. 1 on the list of rude drivers, the drivers of Idaho are the ones who pay the lowest insurance premiums. Insure.com states that the state ranks 48th out of 51 states that has the lowest car insurance.

Remains of missing Tennessee Woman Holly Bobo identified

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on Monday night stated that the human remains revealed in rural Tennessee are those of a nursing student who went missing from her home in April 2011. Authorities said that the remains of the missing student Holly Bobo were found on Sunday in the town of Parsons, close to her home, 110 miles east of Memphis. Bobo was about 20 years of age when she went missing.

To search for Bobo’s body hundreds of volunteers joined the law enforcement. The remains of the body parts were found in Decatur County in Tennessee near a land owned by the family of Zachary Rye Adams.

Adams has been charged with the kidnapping and murder of Holly Bobo along with another man, Jason Autry. However, both of them pleaded of not being guilty.

The remains of Bobo were discovered just nine days after taking over of Keith Byrd as the sheriff of Decatur County, Tennessee. Byrd had earlier stated when taking office that bringing Bobo’s case to a close is one of his top priorities. However, Byrd said that he never believed the case would close so fast.

Byrd also discussed at a news conference on Monday on how Bobo’s parents are dealing with the news.

Byrd said, “The finding of her body was more of a relief than anything. They had already come to grips with the idea that she was dead.”

Witness statements from her brother said that Bobo went missing in 2011 from her home when a man in disguise took her to the woods near her home and he thought the man to be Bobo’s boyfriend by mistake.

Record-breaking rainfall deluge Southwest

The Desert Southwest on Monday has been hit by heavy rain occurring from the remnants of hurricane Norbert in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, causing the worst ever flooding the region has ever experienced. The cities terribly affected by the flood are Phoenix and Tucson, whereas parts of Southern California and Nevada have also been affected badly.

The situation in Phoenix is so dreadful that freeways have been turned into lakes, thereby forcing the closure of schools, highways as well as streets all through the area. Talking about casualties, one lady in Tucson is reported to have died by getting trapped against a bridge after her car was brushed away by floods.

According to the weather records of the Phoenix, which goes back to 1895, Monday was recorded as the rainiest single day in Phoenix with a forecast of more rains in the night and on early Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service reported that Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport recorded 3.29 inches of rain breaking calendar day record of 2.91 inches of rain set in 1933.

Among other incidents, an Indian reservation was evacuated in the town of Moapa in Nevada since more than four inches of rain fell here within two hours. Officials said that heavy rains were on the verge of breaking a dam on the Muggy River, which supplies water to the already bloated Virgin River. That had the potential to send water inside residences in Moapa. Even vehicles on I-15 near Moapa were washed off the road by floods, said authorities.

Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona declared a “State-wide emergency for areas impacted by today’s severe rainfall and flooding.” School administrators all over the Valley terminated and postponed classes due to the storm, whereas many state employees were ordered to stay home on Monday.

Phoenix usually receives over 3 inches of rain during the rainy months of July, August and September. According to Randy Cerveny, a weather expert and professor of geological sciences at Arizona State University, “This is pretty historic, what we’re seeing.”

James Quiñones, meteorologist with Channel 12, said the region is coping with the biggest flood in 44 years.

The storm also brought a brief rainfall to Los Angeles and parts of Southern California. Palm Springs and its surroundings on Monday reported more than 40 water-related rescues caused by the floods.

As per reports of the National Weather Service, parts of five western states, including California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado were under flood watches or warnings as of late Monday afternoon.

Chemical Explosion in Terry Lee Wells Discovery Museum in Downtown Reno

During a demo exhibition of tornadoes presented to kids at the Terry Lee Wells Discovery Museum in downtown Reno, a chemical explosion took place all of a sudden leading to hurting children on their hands, arms, and faces. Such chemical shows are often being exhibited in the museum for the children visitors.

The incident happened at around 4:10 p.m. on Wednesday evening immediately after which the emergency crews were being commanded to attend for the rescue of the children. The chemical mishap has led to the injury of eight children and one adult who were being transported to a Reno hospital.

As told by the City of Reno spokesman Matthew Brown to The Associated Press that the accident was not an explosion, but a chemical flash and is “similar to if someone threw gasoline on a fire.” However, no further comment has been made on his part concerning this issue.

Brown further stated that four of the injured were provided immediate treatment right on the spot and Renown Regional Medical Center officials have expressed the possibility of only one child to be required to keep hospitalized overnight. However, he may also be sent home on Thursday.

According to the Reno police Officer Tim Broadway there were several children who were found injured due to the acid burn. The acids that caused the children to be injured, were methyl alcohol and boric acid as the mixture of these two acids is used to create a whirling tornado effect.

Mat Sinclair, executive director for The Discovery said, “Our primary focus right now is on Discovery patrons and their safety. All those affected by today’s incident continue to be in our thoughts and we are committed to determining the cause of this incident.”

Multiple Shootings Reported To Took Place before the West Indian Day Parade

It was just a few hours before the final parade of the West Indian Day celebration at New York city when news of multiple shootings near the parade route spread like fire. In spite of the tight security and observation of police, several incidents of violence and murder have happened but that could not hamper the parade.

This political event, which celebrates the Caribbean culture and displays the traditional pre-Lenten Carnival festivities have witnessed many such unwanted violent activities for many years. In 2011, a man was shot to death and last year, two people were stabbed at the wake of the festival. This year, it was a 55-year-old man who was shot dead at 3:30 a.m. in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights. In fact, this is not the only one instance of violence in the area and there are multiple other shootings as well that have happened in the vicinity before the parade actually begins at 11:00 a.m.

The famous political faces to have taken part in the parade include names like Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who is playing the grand marshal in the event; the Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, etc. Everybody taking part in the parade was seen pretty comfortable and joyous in their moods to have best celebrate the event. The best thing to witness in this parade is that the participants enjoy free dance moves while also wearing elaborate, feathered costumes.

The credit for the peaceful ending of the West Indian Day Parade must go to the police who have constantly made it sure that no aggression takes place during the event and nobody is hurt.

An Active Shooter Shot herself at Fort Lee, Virginia

As reported by the US Army, an active shooter has been witnessed at the Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM) building after 9:30 a.m. on Monday. The area of Fort Lee near Richmond, Va., was under the threat of the sharp shooter with the US Army installation locked down.

Immediately after spotting the sharpshooter, the fort alerted everybody related to the area through its Twitter account by requesting them all to “enact active shooter protocols immediately.”

With CASCOM being a training and education center located on the base, at the south of Richmond, the area is already a high-alert region and the appearance of the active shooter is undoubtedly a matter to take seriously.

The US Army base has been providing gradual steps and precautions adopted on its part very well for the information of the public through their Facebook page. It was at the Combined Arms Support Command Headquarters, Building 5020, of the base where the incident was reported. The report says, “All personnel should enact active shooter protocols immediately.”

However, the matter to worry about at this point is that a spokesman for the base, who is situated about 100 miles (160 km) south of Washington, has no details of him as of yet. The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are investigating on the incident, but not much is known about the progress of the investigation.

Update: The US Army said the active shooter was a female soldier. Stating the details, it said the shooter first turned the weapon on herself and then shot once. Although she was later transported to the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, her condition is not known at present.