Coronary calcium screening better predicts heart disease risk, research finds

(CNN) – Last year, President Donald Trump’s doctors screened him for heart disease using a test unfamiliar to many Americans. Now, research shows that that test, either alone or combined with other evaluation methods, is better at predicting whether a symptomatic patient required heart surgery than the standard evaluation. The test, a scan for coronary …

Record number of stores to be closed on Thanksgiving

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Instead of working every Thanksgiving, some employees will be able to pass the dressing at the table this Thanksgiving.  A record number of stores are announcing that they will remain closed on Thanksgiving, allowing employees to spend time with their families on the holiday. Nearly 100 well-known national and regional retailers will …

Ebola outbreak worst in history of Democratic Republic of Congo

(CNN) – The Democratic Republic of Congo is facing the worst Ebola outbreak in the country’s history, according to officials. More than 200 people have died from the disease since August and almost 330 confirmed or probable cases have been reported. This outbreak — the second this year — began in North Kivu province before …

Whitaker said he supports state's rights to nullify federal law

(CNN) – Matthew Whitaker, the new acting attorney general, has said that states have the right to nullify federal law, but that they need the political courage to do so. Whitaker, whom President Donald Trump announced as acting attorney general on Wednesday after he fired Jeff Sessions, made the comments during a failed 2014 run …

Ballot counting, recounting: What are the rules? When will it be over?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida election officials are facing several recounts in statewide races where the difference between the winner and loser of Tuesday’s election is less than one-half of 1 percent. While some ballots are still being counted — mostly provisional ballots and those mailed by overseas voters, which are given an extra 10 days to arrive, it …

4 injured when train hits semi trailer stopped in crossing, FHP says

BOSTWICK, Fla. – Four passengers were injured Thursday morning when an Amtrak train hit a flatbed truck at a crossing in Bostwick, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers said the truck, which was carrying gypsum board, had left the Seminole Power Plant and was stopped in the crossing, waiting for the light to change at the …

Broward County elections officials still counting absentee ballots

LAUDERHILL, Fla. – Ballots were still being counted Wednesday in Broward County, and there was an issue after the polls closed Tuesday as some precincts were not able to electronically submit their votes.  Broward County elections officials said there was an issue with about a half dozen modems not being able to send in their …