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Working against nature makes night shift employees ‘vulnerable’

The very makeup of their schedules puts night shift workers at higher risk compared with their daytime counterparts for a variety of health issues, including heart disease, depression, obesity and diabetes.

Nevada panel adopts fracking regulations

A state panel has approved regulations guiding oil and gas exploration companies’ use of hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, in Nevada.

5 things to take from weak summer box office

The summer box office for 2014 was the worst in at least seven years. Here are some things to take away from those results.

Lava eruption prompts Iceland aviation alert

Lava fountains danced along a lengthy volcanic fissure near Iceland’s subglacial Bardarbunga volcano Sunday, prompting authorities to raise the aviation warning code to the highest level and close the surrounding airspace.

 
9-year-old girl who was trapped in sand dies

Police in the Oregon coastal town of Lincoln City say a 9-year-old girl trapped when a sand hole collapsed on her has died.

 
Washington mom whose boy took gun to school sentenced

The mother of a Washington state boy who brought a gun to school that went off in his backpack and critically wounded a classmate will spend more than a year behind bars.

Vegas chimp having fun in retirement

A natural curiosity led to disaster when two chimpanzees escaped from their northwest Las Valley Valley home two years ago, but now the surviving primate is loving her life at an Oregon sanctuary.

No waiting period for state insurance signup

We’ve been advising consumers that they can’t buy plans through the state exchange until Nov. 15, unless they have a qualifying life event such as a relocation, birth or marriage. Although that’s still the case, the state Insurance Division recently asked us to remind Nevadans they can buy off of the state’s Nevada Health Link exchange at any time.

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