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Facebook adds 'Reactions' to Like button feature

Business News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 12:22
The Facebook "Like" officially has company -- but it's not a "Dislike" button.

Firefighter Battles Flames and Cancer

Lifestyles - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 12:21
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(NewsUSA) - What would you do if you learned you had only one year left to live? A new novel from published author Blaize Nolynne explores this question from the perspective of a volunteer fire captain in River Falls, Maine. The novel, The Captain's Last Year, Fighting Fire and Cancer, One Year to Live, depicts the reality of cancer and examines its impact on patients and their families.

The story centers on fire captain Steven Williams, whose doctors have given him one year to live after a diagnosis of stage IV stomach cancer. Steven starts with denial, but then he attempts to come to terms with his situation as treatments fail. His thoughts turn to how to make the most of his remaining year, and he grapples with a range of issues. Could he change his relationship with his son, Christopher, or improve the disrespectful attitudes that have become an epidemic in his community? Ms. Nolynne's intent is to make readers consider what they would do if they learned they had one year left to live.

Fire and rescue services are the venues of many of Ms. Nolynne's books, and she writes from personal experience. In an interview with a local newspaper, The Independent, she notes that her father was a volunteer fire captain with the fire department in Standish, Maine, and that she visited the department often as a child. Her paternal grandfather was a volunteer firefighter and a driver for the local rescue squad, and her great-grandfather served as a fireman in South Portland, Maine.

Another family member -- Ms. Nolynne's grandmother -- also inspired the novel through her battle with terminal cancer.

Ms. Nolynne is honoring her grandmother and the firefighters in her family by assisting with the medical expenses of Jeff Douglass, a fire chief in Baldwin, Maine, who has stage four pancreatic cancer.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of The Captain's Last Year, Fighting Fire and Cancer, One Year to Live will go to Team Jeff, Code 3 for a Cure, in addition to other firefighter cancer charities. Ms. Nolynne's books are available at, and (Books A Million).

For more information about the book, visit

VW chief: Scandal is 'hard to believe'

Business News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 12:09
Volkswagen's U.S. boss blamed unnamed engineers at the company for the deceptive software that cheated emissions testing, and denied that anyone in senior management made a decision to break the law.

Dear Lupus, I want me back

Health - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 12:05
My name is Lauren Johnson. I'm an associate producer at CNN, and I have systemic lupus erythematosus.

Categories: Health

"Relentless" MSU Football Episode VI Now On Demand On

Bulldog Beat - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:55
STARKVILLE, Miss. – The sixth episode of "Relentless," a new weekly show produced by Hail State Productions that chronicles the 2015 Mississippi State football season, is now available on demand on

Volkswagen HQ raided by German police

Business News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:46
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The latest on the cucumber salmonella outbreak

Health - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:35

Categories: Health

Flint returning to Detroit water amid lead concerns

CNN - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:26
The Michigan city of Flint will return to Detroit's water system because of concerns over water quality -- including lead exposure -- after the city made a switch last year, Flint's mayor said Thursday.

Categories: National News

How asteroids can help us reach Mars

CNN - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:26

Categories: National News

Putin celebrates 63rd birthday with ice hockey game

CNN World - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:25
Not the kind of guy to miss a flattering photo op, Russian President Vladimir Putin put his skates on for his 63rd birthday and took to the ice.

Categories: International News

Driven to death by phone scammers

CNN - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:22
The phone calls wouldn't stop.

Categories: National News

Driven to death by phone scammers

CNN World - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:21
The phone calls wouldn't stop.

Categories: International News

ISIS soldiers told to rape women 'to make them Muslim'

CNN World - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:19
Sitting on a shabby green sofa somewhere in the ISIS-controlled city of Mosul, Iraq, the militants laugh and joke as one of them films their excited chatter.

Categories: International News

Another death related to cucumber salmonella outbreak

CNN - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:17
Another person has died after eating cucumbers linked to a multi-state Salmonella Poona outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Categories: National News


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