April 11, 2021

Crosswords improve cognition

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Moneynews From Newsmax Dr. Gary Small, M.D., writes: Many studies have demonstrated an association between mental stimulation from games, puzzles, and challenging tasks, and a lower risk for developing dementia. A study published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry suggests that doing daily crossword puzzles will improve cognitive performance. Researchers randomly divided 37 middle-age […]

US Police: ‘Empire’ Actor Jussie Smollett used ‘racism’ to promote career

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From Newsmax Actor Jussie Smollett claimed to be the victim of a racist and homophobic attack because he was dissatisfied with his salary on the hip-hop TV drama “Empire,” Chicago’s police chief said on Thursday. Smollett, a 36-year-old black, openly gay actor, has been arrested after he was charged with lying to police in connection […]

US: Two new lawsuits filed against Catholic Church over abuse

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By Eric T. Chaffin from The Legal Examiner Pittsburgh Sexual abuse victims have filed two new national lawsuits against the Catholic Church. According to theĀ Washington Post, both suits were filed on November 13, 2018, and both name as defendants the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. One is a class-action lawsuit, and also names the Holy […]

Philadelphia’s top cop apologizes to black men arrested at Starbucks

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By Ray Sanchez and Olivia Kiely, CNN (CNN) Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross apologized Thursday totwo black men who were arrested while waiting for a business meeting at Starbucks, saying he made the situation worse by initially defending his officers’ actions. Ross’ apology came at a news conference on the same day the men — […]

‘Hero’ father who thwarted alleged kidnapping attempt said he still prays for ‘peace of mind’ after the incident

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By CATHERINE THORBECKE and DOUG LANTZ Good Morning America From Yahoo News The father who thwarted the alleged attempted kidnapping of his daughter, and an attempted burglary of his home, said he is left reeling and praying for “peace of mind” after learning the extent of what authorities described as an elaborate plot devised by […]