Man helped rescue four squirrels with tails tangled together in Maine

May 23 (UPI) — A Maine man discovered four squirrels with their tails tangled together on a sidewalk near his parents’ house. Video shared to YouTube by Andrew Day showed the four baby squirrels joined together by their tails walking in opposite directions as they struggled to untangle themselves outside the Bangor home. “Four squirrels, one giant mess of tangled ...

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City life tough on teen mental health, study says

TUESDAY, May 23, 2017 — City life seems to take a toll on the adolescent mind, new research suggests. The study included more than 2,000 18-year-olds in England and Wales who were interviewed about psychotic experiences — such as hearing voices and feeling extremely paranoid — since age 12. The research team from King’s College London and Duke University found ...

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Seattle Mariners activate 2B Robinson Cano

Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano was activated from the 10-day disabled list after missing the last 11 games with a right quad strain and will be available Tuesday against the Washington Nationals. The 34-year-old was placed on the disabled list last Tuesday (retroactive to May 13). His only other DL stint came with the New York Yankees during the ...

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Dallas Cowboys DE David Irving facing 4-game suspension

Dallas Cowboys defensive end David Irving is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL performance-enhancing drug policy. According to multiple reports, Irving informed the league he would appeal and believes there is “evidence” that will clear him. Irving had four sacks and led the Cowboys with 26 quarterback pressures in 2016. Dallas signed Irving in 2015 off the Kansas ...

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Keeping clean biggest battle for Pittsburgh Steelers’ Martavis Bryant

PITTSBURGH — Martavis Bryant says he is a changed man. He had better be, or his final chance at an NFL career won’t last long. Bryant, who missed 27 of a possible 48 games since being drafted in 2014 because of drug suspensions and injuries, took part in the Steelers’ first off-season training activity Tuesday after serving a one-year drug ...

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North Korean fuel shortage forces state to plant more trees

May 23 (UPI) — North Koreans are planting trees by day but cutting them down by night, according to sources in the country, a sign of the isolated nation’s increasing fuel shortage. Forests are quickly deteriorating because of fuel shortages, and desperate villagers are chopping down trees for firewood, South Korean newspaper JoongAng Ilbo reported. North Korea has ordered all ...

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Sheldon Richardson: New York Jets see addition by subtraction of Brandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall is no longer a member of the New York Jets, but the well-traveled wide receiver remained a talking point for former teammates after organized team activities Tuesday. Defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson told a horde of media in front of his locker following a crisp workout that team chemistry was decidedly improved. Rather than stopping there and leaving reporters ...

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Link shown between probiotics, improved depression symptoms

May 23 (UPI) — A study by McMaster University is the first to identify a link between probiotics and improved symptoms of depression in patients with irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. IBS affects the large intestine, causing abdominal pain, diarrhea and constipation, and is the most common gastrointestinal disorder worldwide. The chronic symptoms of IBS often can lead to depression ...

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Former Kentucky, Baylor coach Guy Morriss reveals Alzheimer’s battle

Former Kentucky and Baylor head coach Guy Morriss revealed he is battling Alzheimer’s disease, WKYT-TV in Lexington reported. Morriss, who also played 15 NFL seasons as an offensive lineman, said he was diagnosed last fall. He said he was having trouble doing minor tasks. “At first I couldn’t write my name,” Morriss told WKYT. “I would not write my name. ...

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California whale watchers spot dolphin with rare coloration

May 23 (UPI) — A naturalist riding along on a whale watching boat in California captured photos and video of a dolphin bearing highly unusual black and white speckled coloring. Dana Wharf Whale Watch posted a video to Facebook that was filmed by Robin Lowe, a naturalist with the American Cetacean Society-Orange County, during a Monday whale watching trip about ...

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