More than 37 children across the country have died during a nasty flu outbreak that is already one of the worst on record, even though the season typically peaks in February. But Texas televangelist Gloria Copeland thinks there's nothing to worry about. In fact, she says she doesn't believe there's such a thing as a flu season. "We got a duck season, a deer season, but we don't have a flu season," she said in a video posted to Facebook last week. "And don't receive it when somebody threatens you with, 'Everyone's getting the flu!' " Her remarks come as physicians insist people get their flu shots, as 85 percent of the children who have died were probably not vaccinated, CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald told Reuters last month. The flu vaccine does not guarantee against illness, but experts say data suggests vaccinations make the flu milder. It's not the first time Copeland - who told her viewers in the video that "Jesus himself gave us the flu shot" and "redeemed us from the curse of … [Read more...] about No such thing as flu season because ‘Jesus himself gave us the flu shot,’ evangelist says
The bizarre situation involved New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and the Indianapolis Colts' coaching vacancy could have implications in Buffalo. McDaniels accepted the job, was announced as the new coach and a news conference was planned for Wednesday, but on Tuesday night, he backed out and the Colts now need to resume their search. According to multiple reports, McDaniels was cleaning out his office in Foxbrough and then spent hours with Patriots coach Bill Belichick, owner Robert Kraft and team executive Jonathan Kraft. The trio convinced him not to leave, with Robert Kraft reportedly sweetening McDaniels' contract. The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday night that the Colts could consider Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier. "One name that may come up with the Colts, as they try to return to normalcy: Bills DC Leslie Frazier," Rapoport tweeted. "Won a ring with the Colts, close with Jim Irsay, would restore order... and has experience doing it." … [Read more...] about Could Bills DC Leslie Frazier be a candidate as Colts’ head coach?
Samuel Gebre and David Herbling, Bloomberg Published 7:23 am, Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Kenyan authorities forced a key opposition backer to leave the country after his arrest triggered protests, as the state ordered other government opponents to surrender their passports. Miguna Miguna, an advocate and self-declared "general" of the opposition National Resistance Movement, left Kenya Tuesday, his lawyer Nelson Havi said by phone from Nairobi, the capital, on Wednesday. Miguna said by text message from Amsterdam he plans to challenge the deportation. "I have instructed a battery of competent advocates to ensure that the ongoing rogue purveyors of impunity are brought to book," Miguna said. "They are not above the law, even though they behave as if they are." Local Channel Now Playing: Now Playing Multiple injured after BMW smashes into S.A. Gold's Gym Caleb Downs Woman hit during shootout at S.A. gas station San Antonio Express-News Police: Gunman … [Read more...] about Kenya deports opposition politician as others’ travel barred
Published 7:23 am, Wednesday, February 7, 2018 PELHMAN, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says an ATV operator pushed his son to safety after the vehicle struck a rock on a steep hill, rolled over and landed on top of him. Conservation officers say 43-year-old Nathan Brown, of Pelham, was taken to a hospital on Tuesday to be treated for serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. The accident happened on his property. They say as Brown began to feel the ATV begin to roll over, he was able to push his son out. Brown was thrown from the ATV down the hill before it landed on him. Both were wearing helmets and eye protection. Officers are still investigating, but say it appears inexperience and the steep terrain contributed to the accident. … [Read more...] about ATV operator pushes son to safety as vehicle rolls over
0 View Comments The origin of Black History Month can be traced to Carter G Woodson, the child of two former slaves who achieved much success. Although primarily self-taught, Woodson was the second African-American to receive a doctorate from Harvard. He created "Negro History Week" in 1926, according to the NAACP. This would later would become Black History Month. As much as I like Black History Month, I was a little ambivalent about talking with you about it. I am concerned that looking back in history reinforces negative stereotypes of the black community. We've heard about slavery. We know about the Jim Crow era. We learned about the civil rights era. We talk often about the struggles, past and present, of the black community. But how much do we know about black success?I 'd like to guide you through a short narrative of black success in America. Spotlighting individuals leaves an open door to the black-equals-poor story. That view is not an accurate lens through which to see … [Read more...] about Discover success as a part of blacks’ history