Neuroradiologist using AI, computational MRI to improve diagnostic techniques

On July 1, Vishal Patel, MD, PhD, joined the Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute (INI) at the Keck School of Medicine of USC as an assistant professor of radiology. Patel, who earned his doctoral degree in biomedical engineering, completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of California, Los Angeles and…

California man convicted of torture of pot dispensary owner

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. >> A California man who previously escaped from jail and was on the run for a week was convicted today of kidnapping and torturing a marijuana dispensary owner who he mistakenly believed had buried large sums of money in the desert.

Thailand’s lost baby dugong dies of shock, ingesting plastic

BANGKOK >> An 8-month-old dugong nurtured by marine experts after it was found lost near a beach in southern Thailand has died of what biologists believe was a combination of shock and ingesting plastic waste.

Uber driver convicted of raping intoxicated passenger

CHESTER, Pa. >> An Uber driver has been found guilty of raping an intoxicated woman he picked up at a casino near Philadelphia.

FCC fines networks for wrongly using emergency alert system

NEW YORK >> Jimmy Kimmel has learned an expensive lesson: don’t mess with the government’s emergency alert system.

Recession signs worry Trump ahead of 2020

WASHINGTON >> President Donald Trump is warning of an economic crash if he loses reelection, arguing that even voters who personally dislike him should base their ballots on the nation’s strong growth and low unemployment rate.

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Arrests precede major demonstrations in Portland, Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. >> Authorities arrested the leader of a right-wing group on the eve of a rally that’s expected to draw people from around the U.S. to Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, prompting Patriot Prayer’s Joey Gibson to urge his followers to “show up one hundred-fold” in response.

Florida vacation home invaded by vomiting vultures

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. >> A New York couple’s luxurious vacation house in Florida has been taken over by dozens of black vultures that are vomiting and defecating everywhere.

Central East Maui highlights, celebratory dances, and sportsmanship debate from the...

Central East Maui made it past the opening round of the Little League World Series today and they are preparing for their next match on Sunday.