Virginia woman contracts flesh-eating infection, has emergency surgery after 10 minutes swimming at local beach

Ocean View Beach (Google Maps) Edwards had been at Norfolk’s Ocean View Beach last week with friends when she noticed the infection spreading. She told WTKR she ignored it for a couple of days until she couldn’t walk anymore. Finally, she went to the hospital for emergency surgery. “They had to cut me open, drain it out and stuff it with some gauze. I had to keep it covered for days. I had to take three antibodies every six hours.” CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP She said doctors told her the infection may have spread through an open cut in her leg, WTKR reported there was a swimming advisory when Edwards was at the beach due to increased …

Welsh street confirmed as steepest in the world

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“Sorry New Zealand but it’s now our time to shine” A street in north Wales has been declared the steepest in the world. Residents in Harlech, Gwynedd, are celebrating after Guinness World Records verified the gradient of Ffordd Pen Llech at 37.45%. The title had been held by Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand, with a gradient of 35% at its steepest. Campaigner Gwyn Headley said: “I feel utter relief – and jubilation. I feel sorry for the New Zealanders – but steeper is steeper.” “I’ve been covering high jinx and stories to do with Baldwin Street since 2008, there’s been lots of interesting things happen on that street, many of which …

Ryanair to cut flights after 737 Max delays

“We are starting a series of discussions with our airports to determine which of Ryanair’s underperforming or loss making bases should suffer these short term cuts and/or closures from November 2019,” the airline’s chief executive, Michael O’Leary, said in a statement. Ryanair added that it would talk to its staff and unions about the planned closures, which it said were “directly caused” by the delays delivering the 737 Max. Ryanair named ‘worst short-haul airline’ Ryanair expects to win in airline ‘fare wars’ The airline is now expecting to carry 157 million passengers in the year to March 2021, five million fewer than it had been planning for. Fatal crashes No Max planes have flown since March after issues with its …

Scotland has highest drug death rate in EU

Scotland’s drug deaths in six charts ‘I lost my whole family to drugs’ There were more than 70,000 drug deaths in the US in 2017 but the rate of 217 per million of the population is now marginally lower than Scotland’s rate (218). There were 3,756 deaths relating to drug poisoning in England and Wales in 2017, a rate of 66 deaths per million. The rate in Northern Ireland is about 75 per million, with 136 deaths in 2017. However, countries differ in how deaths are recorded, and there may be under-reporting in some cases. What do the Scottish figures show? The statistics published by National Records of Scotland show that nearly three quarters – 72% – of those who …

Trump claims migrant detention center visited by Pence was clean but crowded

President contradicts VPs office which said authorities had been told not to clean up facility so Americans can see the crisis at our border A Texas detention center which said: I dont care if they have to stay in these facilities for 400 days. Were not going to let those men go that I saw. It would be dangerous. All of them broke our law. Many of them have done it before. And were not going to let them go. Before playing golf near Washington on Sunday, the president followed visit to McAllen became the eye of an online storm. The press pool was swiftly removed from the room containing the caged men but Josh Dawsey of the Washington Post …

Lewis Hamilton wins F1 British Grand Prix for record sixth time

Lewis Hamilton led his Mercedes teammate Valterri Bottas in a Mercedes one-two at Silverstone Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix, taking the victory after an initial dogged fight with his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas fell in his favour during a safety car period. Once in the lead, he ran a controlled race from the front to ensure a record sixth win at Silverstone. Bottas was second, in front of the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc who had enjoyed an almost race-long scrap with the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen, who was fifth, and Pierre Gasly, who was fourth. Sebastian Vettel also vied with Verstappen but came off badly. He hit the Dutchman and was given a penalty, eventually finishing in …

The surprising history of impeachment and what it means for Trump

Washington (CNN)As Democrats try to square growing calls for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump with hesitation from party leadership — and the political reality of a Republican-controlled Senate — it’s worth understanding what’s behind the concept of impeachment and why it should or shouldn’t apply to Trump. CNN: I found it really interesting the way you tied the idea of impeachment back to the Magna Carta and how lords used it almost as a form of protection against the king. Is there anything left from that original meaning in the way it is applied today? BOWMAN: For centuries, the kings and queens of England were the dictators of their age, with the added advantage that they could claim a …

Painted stone record attempt for cancer girl

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIsla Tansey wanted people to make and share stones to help remember her The family of a seven-year-old girl who died from spinal cancer are hoping to break a world record based on her love of painted stones. Before her death last year, Isla Tansey, from Hinckley, Leicestershire, inspired people around the world to decorate and hide stones. Her family now want to set a new record for the most painted stones in a single display. The attempt will take place at a family fun day in her memory later. Her love of painted stones prompted the #islastones appeal, in which she encouraged people to paint and hide stones for others to …

Nearly 400 Migrant Men Crammed Into Cages Amid ‘Horrendous’ Stench On Mike Pence Tour

could not lie down on the concrete floor at the same time to sleep, according to a report from a pool of reporters traveling with Vice President “The stench was horrendous,” reported Washington Post journalist Josh Dawsey. The Customs and Border Protection agent in charge at the McAllen facility said there “ask permission from the guards to drink, Dawsey reported later in his story in the Post. Pence told reporters that he wasn’t surprised by what he saw, Dawsey reported.  this is tough stuff,” Pence at a news conference later, The Associated Press reported. “I knew we’d see a system that is overcrowded. It’s overwhelmed and that’s why Congress has to act.” Pence’s office had said the tour was an …

Falling in love is the worlds best natural high | Hannah Jane Parkinson

Romantic love is a hormonal rush that screws you up. It is basically awful and yet also the best experience there is If you search online for falling in love, the first result returned is: What are the symptoms of falling in love? Symptoms. Because what is falling in love if not our brains and bodies riddled with all-encompassing, uncontrollable sensations? Can love be diagnosed? Yes, pretty much, according to Freud. And there is a genuine condition known as broken-heart syndrome, if things head west. Falling in love and being in love are different things. Its falling in love that really screws you up. It is falling in love that leads one to play songs on repeat platitudinous, cloying numbers, …

Warning over danger dryers being sold online

Now, the remaining dryers, of which up to 800,000 could still be in use, are being recalled, with owners given a free replacement. Although there have been some reports of modified dryers catching fire, these are not being recalled. The affected dryers can be checked on a Whirlpool website. The danger in our homes Whirlpool admits up to 800,000 faulty dryers exist Electrical Safety First said that eBay swiftly took down listings of these dangerous appliances, and conducted a broader search of the site, after the charity alerted it to cases of third-party sellers listing these products. But it wants online marketplaces to ensure such items are not listed in the first place. To assist, the government must ensure there …

Trump abandons effort to put citizenship question on 2020 census

Trump drops census proposal and blames radical left, but says he will order federal agencies to turn over records on the number of citizens Faced with a defeat in court and few viable options, US blocked by the supreme court. But Trumps controversial plan never saw the light of day. Within hours of putting the public on notice, administration officials said the president would defer to the court rulings on the census and instead instruct the commerce department to obtain citizenship data through other means. Standing at the White House podium on a rainy Thursday evening in Washington, Trump began his remarks by letting out a sigh and posing the question he wished to ask of the nations population: Are …

Denise Nickerson Of ‘Willy Wonka’ Fame Dead At 62

taken off life support following a seizure, to reports. She was 62. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.” Nickerson, who was born in New York City, worked on the vampire soap opera “Dark Shadows” from 1968 to 1970, and she also appeared in “The Electric Company,” “Search for Tomorrow” and the film “Zero to Sixty.” She left acting in 1978 to become a nurse. Tributes, including one from “Willy Wonka” castmate Julie Dawn Cole, who played Veruca Salt, poured in: RELATED COVERAGE 'Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory' Stars Reunite: Where Are They Now? Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways