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Black Teen Suicide Reaches Historic Highs
11/13/2019 10:13:05 PM

By Stacy M. Brown   African American teenagers in the United States historically have had lower suicide rates than their white counterparts—until now. A new study analyzing suicide among American teens by a team led by researchers at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University have uncovered several troubling trends from 1991 to 2017, among Black high school students in particular. Researchers discovered that between 1991 and 2017, there has been an increase in the number of African American teens who said they had attempted suicide in...

Lung Cancer Screening Can Save an Estimated 25,000 Lives and Combat the #1 Cancer Killer in the Nation
11/13/2019 10:10:48 PM

LOS ANGELES—Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of men and women in the U.S., but there is hope against this deadly disease thanks to early detection screening that can save thousands. According to the Lung Association, if the 8 million Americans eligible were screened, an estimated 25,000 lives would be saved. Less than five percent of those eligible are currently getting screened. Screening is comprised of a low-dose CT scan and is recommended for those who meet the following criteria: • Are between the ages of 55-80 and currently smoke, or quit within the last 15...

U.S. Officials Identify 'Strong Culprit' in Vaping Illnesses
11/13/2019 10:10:00 PM

By Mike Stobbe   NEW YORK (AP)—U.S. health officials announced a breakthrough Friday into the cause of a mysterious outbreak of vaping illnesses, reporting they have a “very strong culprit.'' The same chemical compound was found in fluid taken from the lungs of 29 patients across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The compound—vitamin E acetate—was previously found in liquid from electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices used by many of those who got sick. But this is the first time they've found a common...

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Killing Ex-College Football Player in Long Beach
11/13/2019 7:25:09 AM

LONG BEACH (CNS)—An ex-con pleaded not guilty today to murdering a former Long Beach City College football player who was shot in the drive-thru lane of a fast-food restaurant last fall. Edward Jacobs, 30, is charged with killing Guy Eugene Alford III, 20, of Hawthorne, who was shot about 12:15 a.m. on Sept. 26, 2018, at a Jack-in-the-Box near 52nd Street and Atlantic Boulevard in Long Beach. The murder charge includes the special circumstance allegation of murder during the commission of a robbery, along with an allegation that Jacobs personally and intentionally discharged a...

Clippers, Inglewood Score Favorable Ruling in Arena Challenge
11/13/2019 7:23:08 AM

LOS ANGELES (CNS)—A judge Wednesday threw out a lawsuit in which a citizens group sought to block the proposed Los Angeles Clippers arena by arguing that the Inglewood should have given first priority to affordable housing. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel Murphy rejected the primary argument by the Uplift Inglewood Coalition that the city violated the state Surplus Land Act when it entered into an exclusive negotiating agreement with the Clippers involving the proposed $1.2 billion arena and entertainment complex on 23 acres of city-owned property at Prairie Avenue and...

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Meets with Hollywood Execs to Push For Diversity
11/13/2019 7:18:34 AM

LOS ANGELES (CNS)—Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus held two days of meetings with Hollywood executives to discuss ways to improve Latino diversity and representation in the entertainment industry. CHC members will meet with executives from the Motion Picture Association of America, as well as leadership from Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, Netflix, Walt Disney Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Warner Bros., according to a statement from the Venice-based American Entertainment Marketing, a Hispanic Marketing and Public Relations firm. Meetings with actors,...

London Breed Elected to Full Term as SF Mayor
11/13/2019 7:14:29 AM

By Janie Har   SAN FRANCISCO (AP)—San Francisco Mayor London Breed claimed victory Tuesday night in municipal elections while voters appeared to be snubbing out a bid to overturn a city ban on e-cigarette sales. Breed was ahead of five little-known challengers with some 60 percent of the votes when she declared victory about 90 minutes after the polls closed. “Thank you for honoring me with four more years as mayor!” she told a cheering crowd, adding: “I grew up in this city and in poverty and I never thought that in my life that I would have the...

Former Los Angeles Police Chief Named Interim in Chicago
11/13/2019 7:12:44 AM

By Don Babwin   CHICAGO (AP)—Chicago's mayor on Friday named former Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck to serve as Chicago's interim police superintendent, a day after the city's top police officer announced he is retiring. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Beck was the perfect choice for the job leading the police force in the nation's third-largest city. She noted that he implemented many of the same reforms in Los Angeles that Chicago has undertaken in recent years and oversaw the Los Angeles Police Department as the violent crime rate fell in the...

California High Court Weighs if Trump Must Open Tax Returns
11/13/2019 7:11:03 AM

By Don Thompson   SACRAMENTO (AP)—California's Supreme Court is considering Wednesday whether President Donald Trump must disclose his tax returns if he wants to be a candidate in the state's primary election next spring. The high court is hearing arguments even though a federal judge already temporarily blocked the state law requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns in order to be included in the state's primary. The justices' consideration comes the same week that a federal appeals court in New York ruled that Trump's tax...

‘Queen & Slim’ World Premiere
11/13/2019 7:09:30 AM

The Opening Night Gala screening of the 33rd edition of AFI Fest will open with Makeready and Universal Pictures’ “Queen & Slim.” The film is a consciousness-raising love story that confronts the staggering human toll of racism and the life-shattering price of violence. While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Daniel Kaluuya) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith) are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Afraid for their...