Aug 22 2012

Scott and Kelly LIVE!

Michael Stahan Rumored to Be Permanent LIVE! Co-Host. abc NEWS 

It could be “Live! with Kelly and Michael” come Sept. 4.

Multiple news sources have reported that New York Giants Super Bowl champ and frequent “Live!” guest co-host Michael Strahan has been tapped as the permanent replacement for Regis Philbin on the daytime talk show. The show announced earlier this week that Kelly Ripa‘s permanent co-host would be named Sept. 4.

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Aug 22 2012

15-Year Old Dana Payne, Dies at Football Practice

15-year old HS player dies from 'normal football blow.' USA TODAY 

A 15-year old high school football player in Tennessee died Tuesday after being injured in practice, The Commercial Appeal of Memphis reported.

Dana Payne, a 5-11, 143-pound sophomore wide receiver for Millington Central High School, was pronounced dead at LeBonheur Children's Hospital.

Family friend Frank Sharp, who drove Payne to practice today and watched practice, told The Commercial Appeal that Payne suffered a "normal football blow."

"I had my back turned, but I heard the click," Sharp said. "He stopped breathing. They did CPR and they got him back in the ambulance. But about two minutes before they got to the hospital is when they lost him."

This is at least the third death involving a high school football player this season.

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Aug 22 2012

CDC West Nile virus, 41 deaths & What You Should Know

CDC says U.S. deaths from West Nile virus jumps to 41. USA TODAY

 

The number of West Nile virus cases in the U.S. jumped dramatically in one week, increasing to 1,118, with 41 deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.

The report marks a substantial increase from last week's tally of 693 cases and 26 deaths.

Approximately 75% of the cases have been in five states: Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Dakota and Oklahoma, the CDC says.

Texas has been hardest hit, accounting for almost half of all cases.

As of Tuesday there had been 21 deaths and and 586 cases there, says Christine Mann with the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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West Nile outbreak largest ever in U.S. CNN 

The recent West Nile virus outbreak is the largest ever seen in the United States, according to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The number of cases so far this year is the highest recorded through August since the disease was first detected in the United States in 1999. As of Tuesday, 38 states had reported human infections.

The cases reported to the CDC as of Tuesday total 1,118, including 41 deaths. That number rose to 42 on Wednesday when a death was reported in Arkansas.

"The peak of West Nile virus epidemics usually occurs in mid-August, but it takes a couple of weeks for people to get sick, go to the doctor and get reported," said Dr. Lyle Petersen, the director of the CDC's Vector-Borne Infectious Disease Division. "Thus we expect many more cases to occur."

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