19-year-old woman shot multiple times in Pittsburgh neighborhood | WPXI

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Officers responded to reports of a woman shot in the 7100 block of Upland Street around 12:25 a.m.

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More Americans Are Dying From a Liver Disease Caused By Rise in Excessive Drinking, Study Says

The study, published Thursday in the BMJ, analyzed more than 600,000 death certificates and census data over the 17-year span. Deaths from liver cancer, another result of excessive alcohol use, doubled across the U.S. Although the hepatitis C virus is another common driver of cirrhosis and other liver diseases, alcoholism was the primary cause of fatal cases of the illness, researchers said.

The researchers said the trend is likely caused by growing alcohol consumption, particularly in excessive amounts.

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Why do people believe the moon landing hoax or other conspiracy theories? – The Washington Post

It’s hard to reason with people who embrace conspiracy theories, but some strategies are more effective than others.

The “moon landing hoax” was among the first conspiracy theories to gain traction with the American public. In the years since, the theories have multiplied like jack rabbits, swarming all corners of the cultural landscape. After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, some fringe activists insisted the U.S. government, rather than al-Qaeda, had planned the attacks. Conspiracies about President Trump’s ties to Russia compete with all the real news on the topic. “Pizzagate” conspiracists claimed Hillary Clinton was operating a pedophile ring in a D.C. pizza parlor, leading one true believer to fire a gun in the restaurant.

It’s tempting to dismiss conspiracy theorists as wearers of tinfoil hats. But the theories should be taken seriously for their effects on political and social discourse — and research suggests that, under the right circumstances, many people are susceptible to their allure.

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Germany stabbing attack on bus in Luebeck leaves victims injured in northern city – CBS News

BERLIN — Eight people were injured in an attack on a busy bus in the northern German city of Luebeck, and a suspect has been arrested, police said Friday. Local daily Luebecker Nachrichten reported, without giving a source, that a suspect had attacked passengers with a knife.

Police spokesman Duerk Duerbrook said the attack occurred in the Kuecknitz district of Luebeck, northeast of Hamburg. He told The Associated Press that authorities were still trying to determine the circumstances of the attack.

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Whoopi Goldberg Gets Into Screaming Match With Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro On The View | PeopleTV – YouTube

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‘Treasure-laden’ Russian shipwreck sparks controversy | Fox News

A recently discovered 113-year-old Russian shipwreck that may contain more than $130 billion in gold bars and coins is sparking controversy.

In a statement released Tuesday, salvage company Shinil Group confirmed that the stern of the vessel, the Dmitry Donskoi, once part of the Russian Imperial Navy, had been discovered off South Korea’s Ulleungdo Island. The 5,800-ton ironclad cruiser was badly damaged following an attack by Japanese warships during the Russo-Japanese War and was scuttled in the Sea of Japan on May 29, 1905.

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Your Earliest Memories Might Never Have Actually Happened

BY MICHELLE STARR
In one of the largest studies of its kind, scientists have made a fascinating discovery. Nearly 40 percent of people have a first memory that is entirely fictional.

It’s not that their memories are muddled and out of sequence – but that they never happened at all.

And therein lies the problem.

Most people don’t have any verbally accessible memories before the age of about 3 or 3.5 years of age. Our brains seem to be simply incapable of retaining that information.

We all know that memory is unreliable – it’s why witness testimony of a crime can be such a dicey thing. But the researchers wanted to know why so many people were claiming to have long-term memories from a time before they could have formed.

Part of the survey was asking the respondents to describe the memory. The team analysed the language used by the participants, the content of the memory, the nature of the memory described – and the age of the person reporting it.

They found that the older a person was, the more likely they were to report an implausibly early first memory.

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