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‘Red flag’ laws can play a role in preventing mass shootings, study says

‘Red flag’ laws can play a role in preventing mass shootings, study says

Determining how to prevent mass shootings in the United States has been a complicated debate, but there’s new evidence that one intervention could play a role in reducing the violence: “red flag” orders. Extreme risk protection order laws, colloquially known as “red flag” or ERPO laws, allow the temporary removal of guns from people deemed…MORE

Prescription omega-3s can help some heart patients

Prescription omega-3s can help some heart patients

For people with very high triglycerides, doctors generally recommend exercise and dietary changes, and if that doesn’t work, statins, fibrates or niacin. But a new advisory from the American Heart Association says that prescription omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce very high trigylceride levels by 20 to 30%, and the medications can be used safely…MORE

Marianne Williamson pledges to remove portrait of Andrew Jackson from the Oval Office

Marianne Williamson pledges to remove portrait of Andrew Jackson from the Oval Office

Author Marianne Williamson pledged Monday to remove a portrait of President Andrew Jackson from the Oval Office if elected president, calling the portrait’s current placement “one of the greatest insults” to Native Americans. “We will begin by taking that picture of Andrew Jackson off the wall of the Oval Office,” the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate…MORE

Retired administrator fatally stabbed at California university

Retired administrator fatally stabbed at California university

Authorities found a backpack holding an incendiary device and items that could be used for an abduction beneath the vehicle of a retired administrator killed on the campus of California State University Fullerton. The unidentified victim, in his late 50s, had multiple stab wounds and was found inside the vehicle on a campus parking lot,…MORE

Report: Jeffrey Epstein signs will 2 days before death

Report: Jeffrey Epstein signs will 2 days before death

Jeffrey Epstein signed a will two days before his death, according to The New York Post, which obtained the document. The will was dated August 8 — two days before Epstein was found dead by suicide in a federal jail in New York, according to The Post. Court papers list assets of about $577 million.…MORE

Like Mercury, a nearby ‘lava world’ is probably lacking an atmosphere

Like Mercury, a nearby ‘lava world’ is probably lacking an atmosphere

Last year, a nearby rocky world was spotted by NASA’s planet-hunting telescope TESS. Now, astronomers have been able to observe the planet using the Spitzer Space Telescope, taking a closer look at this intriguing world. The planet, called LHS 3884b, is 49 light-years away in the Indus constellation, orbiting a cool M-dwarf star that’s only…MORE

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