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Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare is back with a new album Special

Country legend Bobby Bare has just put out his new record, 'Things Change', his first musical project for five years. He told Digital Journal a little bit about it.

Cancer drug reduces response to airborne allergens

A new study, and a remarkable case where a drug created for one disease has been applied to another, shows how an anti-cancer drug can help to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions to air allergens.

Lactate helps vets to diagnose sick cats

With sick cats suffering with illnesses that lead to low blood pressure a study has found animals with a normal level of lactate are more likely to survive. This could lead to a new treatment option.

U.S. to test an ICBM 'interceptor' as threat from N. Korea grows

Preparing for the possibility that North Korea will launch an Intercontinental-range missile with a nuclear warhead toward the U.S. mainland, the Pentagon has scheduled a test of its Ground-based Midcourse Defense system for next Tuesday.

US military to test anti-ICBM system

Washington - The US military will try to intercept an intercontinental ballistic missile in a test of a defense system that comes amid broad tensions over North Korea's weapons program, the Pentagon said Friday.

Op-Ed: Soiled Dove makes return to The Point in Alameda Special

Alameda - The Point in Alameda is making room and coordinating preparations for The Soiled Dove - the one-of-a-kind 'Barbary Coast'- themed circus-infused dinner theater returning weekends from June 9th to July 1st.

Energy Transfer Partners cannot resume work on Rover Pipeline

On Thursday, May 25, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the builder of the Dakota Access Pipeline was told by federal regulators they cannot resume construction on its other major project, the Rover Pipeline going through Ohio, at least not yet.

Two Chinese fighters intercept US plane in S. China Sea

Washington - The Pentagon on Friday said it was concerned by an "unsafe and unprofessional" encounter between two Chinese fighters and a US surveillance plane over the South China Sea.

UN to set up fund to help Kosovo displaced poisoned at UN camps

New York - The United Nations on Friday expressed regret after hundreds of displaced people in Kosovo were exposed to lead poisoning in UN-run camps and said it will establish a trust fund to help them.

Why civilian deaths in Iraq and Syria are increasing

Washington - Reports of civilian deaths from US-led air strikes in Iraq and Syria have soared in recent months, raising questions about whether President Donald Trump's order to "annihilate" the Islamic State group is fueling the increase.

Secrets among friends: leaks jolt US-British security ties

Washington - Within minutes of British counter-terror police learning a deadly blast had struck Manchester Arena, their US counterparts were in the loop. That is how the security relationship -- one of the world's closest -- is supposed to work.

Trump uses Ramadan message to urge end to violence

Washington - US President Donald Trump wished Muslims "a joyful Ramadan," on Friday, urging them to use the holy month to reject violence by Islamist extremists.

Trump son-in-law sought secret line to Moscow: report

Washington - President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, made a pre-inauguration proposal to the Russian ambassador to set up a secret, bug-proof communications line with the Kremlin, The Washington Post reported Friday evening.

California man jailed 120 days for raping 16-year-old sister

Crescent City - A California judge formally sentenced a 20 year-old man to probation for drugging and then raping his 16-year-old sister. Although he will spend 120 days in jail, the prosecutor who had asked for a six-year-sentence called the sentence “egregious.”

Review: Music for the weekend 2: Jen Gloeckner's enchanting grooves Special

Jen Gloeckner, relatively new to the music scene, has released a spellbinding new album, an eclectic mix of tunes that groove, crisscrossing a number of musical styles. It's quite amazing to discover it was recorded in a bedroom.

Review: Music for the weekend 1: Otis Gibbs' heartfelt songs Special

Otis Gibbs, the a singer-songwriter in the folk and country tradition, has released a new album independently. Called Mount Renraw it continues Gibbs' fine storytelling tradition: the lives of real people in everyday situations, with wry observations.

Watch woman jump on hood of her SUV, prevent carjacking

Milwaukee - A Milwaukee woman was at a gas station when a man tried to steal her car. She was having none of it and jumped on the hood of the vehicle. After unsuccessful attempts to shake her off, the man got out and fled. The incident was captured on security video.

Major investment company adds Bitcoin to its website

Bitcoin has taken the world by storm and has garnered plenty of attention in the finical industry. Now, the digital currency will be integrated into Fidelity Investments, the largest brokerage firm in America.

Republican accused of 'bodyslam' wins Montana special election

Missoula - A US Republican candidate accused of assaulting a reporter was declared the projected winner of Thursday's Montana special congressional election, which had been considered a bellwether in the opening months of Donald Trump's crisis-ridden presidency.

U.S. drops 460 bombs or missiles in Afghanistan during April

American warplanes in April dropped more weapons on Afghanistan than in any single month since 2012. The increase in use of air power is in part due to an effort by the US to wipe out the Islamic State(IS) presence in Afghanistan.
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