- U.S.NBC News
Fires ravaging California, Oregon and Washington have killed at least 34 people, destroyed thousands of homes and other structures and charred an area about the size of New Jersey.
A wedding in rural Maine became a coronavirus "superspreader" event that left seven people dead and 177 infected, renewing fear of the disease in the northeastern US state that had hoped the worst of the pandemic was behind it.
- BusinessUSA TODAY
Is your Bed Bath & Beyond store closing? See the full list of the 63 stores slated to close by the end of 2020
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. plans to close 200 stores or 21% of Bed Bath stores over the next two years. Here's the list of the first 63 stores to shutter.
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- HealthBest Life
One in five children and one in three adults in the United States are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The agency defines adult obesity as a person with a body mass index (BMI)—a person's weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters—of 30 or higher. The condition puts you at a greater risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and death from all causes, including the biggest health issue in the country right now, coronavirus.And while the last several months spent in quarantine have helped slow the spread of COVID-19, they've also heightened the obesity epidemic in the U.S. and abroad. In fact, a team of Danish researchers at the University of Copenhagen recently published a letter in the journal Nature Reviews Endocrinology warning the public about the negative effects of quarantine on obesity. So, we can only imagine the obesity rates are going to continue to climb once 2020 data is collected.That being said, according to the CDC's most recent data collected between 2017 and 2019, some states seem to have more of an issue with obesity than others. With the exclusion of New Jersey, which had insufficient data, and the inclusion of Washington, D.C., here's how each state ranks, based on its percent of obese residents. And for more regional health statistics, This Is the Most Out-Of-Shape City in the U.S. 50 ColoradoAdults with obesity: 23.8 percentAnd for the places you may not be quite as safe as you'd like to be, check out This Is the Most Dangerous State in the U.S. 49 Washington, D.C.Adults with obesity: 23.8 percentAnd for the places in the U.S. to mind your surroundings, check out The 100 Most Dangerous Cities in America. 48 HawaiiAdults with obesity: 25.0 percent 47 MassachusettsAdults with obesity: 25.2 percentAnd for more on the cost of certain states, check out This Is the State Where Your Money Is Worth the Least. 46 CaliforniaAdults with obesity: 26.2 percent 45 VermontAdults with obesity: 26.6 percentAnd for more on how your state stacks up in terms of residents' well-being, check out Every U.S. State Ranked From Healthiest to Unhealthiest. 44 FloridaAdults with obesity: 27.0 percent 43 New YorkAdults with obesity: 27.1 percentAnd for more helpful information delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter. 42 WashingtonAdults with obesity: 28.3 percent 41 MontanaAdults with obesity: 28.3 percent 40 OregonAdults with obesity: 29.0 percent 39 ConnecticutAdults with obesity: 29.1 percent 38 UtahAdults with obesity: 29.2 percent 37 IdahoAdults with obesity: 29.5 percent 36 WyomingAdults with obesity: 29.7 percent 35 Rhode IslandAdults with obesity: 30.0 percent 34 MinnesotaAdults with obesity: 30.1 percent 33 AlaskaAdults with obesity: 30.5 percent 32 NevadaAdults with obesity: 30.6 percent 31 ArizonaAdults with obesity: 31.4 percent 30 IllinoisAdults with obesity: 31.6 percent 29 MaineAdults with obesity: 31.7 percent 28 New MexicoAdults with obesity: 31.7 percent 27 New HampshireAdults with obesity: 31.8 percent 26 VirginiaAdults with obesity: 31.9 percent 25 MarylandAdults with obesity: 32.3 percent 24 South DakotaAdults with obesity: 33.0 percent 23 GeorgiaAdults with obesity: 33.1 percent 22 PennsylvaniaAdults with obesity: 33.2 percent 21 IowaAdults with obesity: 33.9 percent 20 TexasAdults with obesity: 34.0 percent 19 North CarolinaAdults with obesity: 34.0 percent 18 NebraskaAdults with obesity: 34.1 percent 17 WisconsinAdults with obesity: 34.2 percent 16 DelawareAdults with obesity: 34.4 percent 15 MissouriAdults with obesity: 34.8 percent 14 North DakotaAdults with obesity: 34.8 percent 13 OhioAdults with obesity: 34.8 percent 12 KansasAdults with obesity: 35.2 percent 11 IndianaAdults with obesity: 35.3 percent 10 South CarolinaAdults with obesity: 35.4 percent 9 LouisianaAdults with obesity: 35.9 percent 8 MichiganAdults with obesity: 36.0 percent 7 AlabamaAdults with obesity: 36.1 percent 6 KentuckyAdults with obesity: 36.5 percent 5 TennesseeAdults with obesity: 36.5 percent 4 OklahomaAdults with obesity: 36.8 percent 3 ArkansasAdults with obesity: 37.4 percent 2 West VirginiaAdults with obesity: 39.7 percent 1 MississippiAdults with obesity: 40.8 percent
- U.S.Associated Press
A former “Melrose Place” actress who has already served a prison sentence for a fatal 2010 drunken driving crash in New Jersey is headed back behind bars after a judge agreed with prosecutors Thursday that her initial sentence was too lenient. Saying Amy Locane still refuses to fully acknowledge her culpability in the crash that killed 60-year-old Helene Seeman and severely injured Seeman's husband, state Superior Court Judge Angela Borkowski sentenced her to eight years in state prison. Locane apologized to the Seeman family in a brief statement.
- SportsThe Associated Press
Phil Mickelson chose driver again on the 18th at Winged Foot. Back at the scene of his most crushing defeat, Mickelson found no reason to enjoy this beast of a course any more than when he left it 14 years ago. ''I'm 9 over,'' Mickelson said in discussing his plans for Friday.