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Blood test may predict onset of Alzheimer's

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Washington

Blood test may predict onset of Alzheimer's

Researchers at Georgetown University announced the discovery of a blood test that can predict whether a person will develop Alzheimer's disease or a related condition within three years. Their study, described Sunday in the journal Nature Medicine, identifies 10 lipids, or fats, in the blood that predict onset of the disease. Researchers tested the blood of 525 people age 70 and older over five years, 74 of whom either began the study meeting the criteria or later developed the criteria for mild Alzheimer's disease or a memory loss condition known as amnestic mild cognitive impairment that is often a precursor to Alzheimer's. Among those who developed the disease, the researchers discovered the presence of 10 lipids that were abnormal and that predicted with more than 90 percent accuracy the onset of the disease.

New York

'Fatal Vision' writer dies of cancer at 71

Joe McGinniss, the author and reporter known for The Selling of the President 1968 and the blockbuster Fatal Vision, died of prostate cancer Monday at age 71 at a hospital in Worcester, Mass. Fatal Vision told the story of Jeffrey MacDonald, the Green Beret Army surgeon convicted of murdering his wife and children at Fort Bragg, N.C., in 1970.

Billings, Mont.

Flooding fills rivers and swamps roads

Swollen rivers and impassable roads left hundreds of people cut off in rural areas of Montana on Monday, while in neighboring Wyoming members of the National Guard joined the fight to protect two towns threatened by high water. Authorities warned the flooding could get worse with more rain and snow expected early today.

Wylie, Texas

2 teens accused of killing classmate

Two 16-year-olds are accused of targeting and killing a classmate in what may have been a dispute over a girl, authorities said Monday. The teens are being held in the death of 17-year-old Ivan Mejia, a senior at Wylie East High School, northeast of Dallas. Mejia's death comes two years after another Wylie East student was killed, and a fellow teenager was sentenced in that case. Authorities said in court Monday that the boys choked Mejia to death, and that the victim and one of the boys appeared to be involved with the same girl.

Elsewhere

Austin, Texas: National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden spoke via live video conference Monday to a packed audience at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival, urging the technology industry to protect the privacy of its users and customers.

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Jon Mott wins record fifth Times Turkey Trot 10K

Jon Mott wins record fifth Times Turkey Trot 10K

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Woman killed in Largo motorcycle crash could ‘out-game any dude’

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Valrico intersection closed after car-sized hole opens in road

VALRICO — A hole the size of a vehicle opened up beneath the intersection of Nature’s Way Boulevard and Elm Grove Lane, Hillsborough officials said.The cause of the depression is unclear, but the intersection was blocked off to traffic.Hillsborough C...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Days after a high fever, Jon Mott wins his fifth Times Turkey Trot 10K

Days after a high fever, Jon Mott wins his fifth Times Turkey Trot 10K

CLEARWATER — On Tuesday, Jon Mott had a 103-degree fever. That was not enough to keep him from maintaining his dominance Thursday at the 39th Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot.The former Northeast standout added to his record with his fifth title in the ev...
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Update: Mother, toddler hit by car in critical condition at TGH

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Published: 11/23/17

Pasco County put under immediate tornado warning

The National Weather Service has put out a tornado warning for Pasco County. Thunderstorms capable of producing a tornado and strong winds are expected over Jasmine Estates, New Port Richey and Hudson until 1:15 p.m., according to the NWS warning. Ba...
Published: 11/23/17
Thanksgiving forecast: Rain today, but sunny skies this weekend

Thanksgiving forecast: Rain today, but sunny skies this weekend

It’s going to be a wet Thanksgiving across Tampa Bay, but sunny skies are coming during the long weekend, according to WTSP 10Weather meteorologist Ric Kearbey. 10News WTSPThe latest Tampa Bay-area radar 10...
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