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JJ Abrams Adapts Jimmy Kimmel's Childhood Comic Book

On Monday's episode of his ABC late-night show, Kimmel celebrated turning 50 with bells, whistles and Ben Affleck . "Literally, the reason I took this movie is imagining wearing that costume and I've got a little boy and having my son see me", Affleck says.



FDA warns of 'deadly risks' of the herb kratom, citing 36 deaths

Kratom , a plant grown naturally in countries including Thailand and Malaysia, is widely sold in smoke shops and other locations as a powder that can be used in tea to slow the effects of opioid withdrawal. "At a time when we have hit a critical point in the opioid epidemic, the increasing use of kratom as an alternative or adjunct to opioid use is extremely concerning".


Army lifts ban on recruits with history of some mental health issues

Army lifts ban on recruits with history of some mental health issues

At issue is a USA Today report that said the Army has lifted a ban on waiver for recruits with a history of self-harm, bipolar disorder, depression or drug and alcohol abuse. What this reflects is a desperation for more recruits, meaning that the number of qualified recruits applying to join the Army is clearly declining.


American Heart Association seeks knitters to make red baby hats

American Heart Association seeks knitters to make red baby hats

The program calls on volunteers to begin crocheting or knitting red hats for babies that are due this February, which is designated as American Heart Month. The effort, called Little Hats, Big Hearts, started in February 2014 in Chicago, and collected 300 hats in its first year. Organizers recommend cotton or acrylic yarn that is medium to heavy weight and machine washable / dryable.


Tehama Sheriff's Office: Multiple deaths at school shooting in Tehama County

Tehama Sheriff's Office: Multiple deaths at school shooting in Tehama County

Multiple injuries are also being reported. The six-year-old child reportedly had two gunshot wounds and another child was reportedly shot in the leg. Tiffany's husband, Brian Rodgers, said another witness reported seeing a white pickup drive through the school gate and start shooting. There are about 100 law enforcement officials at least five different crime scenes.


Wild boar hits Indigo flight during take-off, Airline issues statement

Wild boar hits Indigo flight during take-off, Airline issues statement

After all the safety checks were carried out, the flight resumed its journey, but not before a delay of one-and-a-half hours, the airline said. Passengers on board an Indian flight had a narrow escape when a wild boar, emerging from the bushes, was hit by the aircraft while it was taking off.