One injured after crash near Dormont pool

At least one person was transported to the hospital following a crash near the Dormont pool on Tuesday night, according to Post-Gazette news partner KDKA.

A white car appeared to have crossed the center line along McFarland Road/ Route 19 and crashed by the tennis courts.

A dark-colored SUV on a flatbed truck was being towed, KDKA reported.

No other information was immediately available.

Source: One injured after crash near Dormont pool

Running mates don’t usually matter. Kamala Harris might. – POLITICO

Despite decades in government, Joe Biden remains less sharply defined to voters than previous presidential nominees.

Suddenly, it’s not just Biden and Trump. The selection of Kamala Harris, said Jeff Roe, the prominent Republican strategist who was Sen. Ted Cruz’s chief strategist in 2018, “puts their campaign and direction of the party in play.”

“Look back four years ago, people had a pretty clear view of Hillary Clinton — it wasn’t always positive,” said Jeff Link, a veteran Democratic strategist who has studied voters who flipped from Barack Obama to Trump in 2016. “So, Tim Kaine’s attributes never rose to the level of their information about Hillary.”

Source: Running mates don’t usually matter. Kamala Harris might. – POLITICO

Black male leaders warn Biden ‘will lose’ election if he doesn’t name Black female running mate | Fox News

A group of over 100 Black male leaders is declaring that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden “has” to name a Black woman as his running mate.

Source: Black male leaders warn Biden ‘will lose’ election if he doesn’t name Black female running mate | Fox News

Corpus Christi: Active shooter at naval air station has been ‘neutralized’ – CNN

(CNN)A shooter at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas has been “neutralized,” the US Navy said in a statement Thursday morning.

One member of the Naval Security Forces has been injured, the Navy said. The sailor is in “good condition.”
“All gates on the installation remain closed while first responders process the scene,” the Navy said. “NCIS is en route, and state and local law enforcement are on scene.”
The FBI also responded to the incident and is assisting in the investigation, according to a spokeswoman for the bureau’s field office in Houston.

Source: Corpus Christi: Active shooter at naval air station has been ‘neutralized’ – CNN

Are you seeing more wildlife during the pandemic? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Weeds sprout through the pavement, predators prowl the back streets, and outnumbered humans are prey. It’s a scene from countless post-apocalyptic films and TV shows where the animals have taken over.

In the months that people have been sheltering in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, some claim that wildlife are encroaching on urban and suburban places where they haven’t been before. But wildlife and animal experts say they’ve always been there. You just weren’t around to see them.

These are often animals searching for food in temporarily empty spaces, said Patrick Snickles of the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Source: Are you seeing more wildlife during the pandemic? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘Armed terrorist’ shoots 3 people at Westgate Entertainment District near Phoenix; shooter in custody, police say

Arizona State Sen. Martin Quezada tweeted that he witnessed a shooter armed with an AR-15 near the Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale.

Source: ‘Armed terrorist’ shoots 3 people at Westgate Entertainment District near Phoenix; shooter in custody, police say

Michigan dam failures force 10,000 to evacuate and could leave one city under 9 feet of water – CBS News

Rapidly rising water overtook dams and forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people in central Michigan, where the governor said one downtown could be “under approximately 9 feet of water” by Wednesday. For the second time in less than 24 hours, families living along the Tittabawassee River and connected lakes in Midland County were ordered to leave home.Affected area map

The Tittabawassee River was at 30.5 feet and rising Tuesday night — flood stage is 24 feet. The river rose another four feet by Wednesday morning, to 34.4 feet in Midland. According to the National Weather Service, the height has set a new record for the river, beating the previous record of 33.9 feet set during flooding in 1986.

Source: Michigan dam failures force 10,000 to evacuate and could leave one city under 9 feet of water – CBS News

‘Anti-ageing’ protein shown to slow cell growth is key in longevity – new research

This discovery could be important in helping increase human healthspan and longevity.

Humans are living longer than ever before. But alongside these increases in life expectancy are an increase in the occurrence of age-related diseases such as cancer and dementia.

But understanding the biology of ageing, and knowing the genes and proteins involved in these processes, will help us increase our “healthspan” – the period that people can live in a healthy and productive state, without age-related diseases.

In a recent study, our team identified a novel anti-ageing protein, called Gaf1. We found that Gaf1 controls protein metabolism, a process that has been implicated in ageing and disease. We also found that without Gaf1, cells have a shorter lifespan.

Source: ‘Anti-ageing’ protein shown to slow cell growth is key in longevity – new research