Daily Archive: Monday, August 29, 2016

9/11 had major impact on physical and mental health of rescue teams

[ad_1] An unprecented study has explored the devastating impact the 9/11 attacks had on rescue workers’ brains. The new research by Stony Brook University confirms the connection between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and degenerative brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia. It focused specifically on those who helped with search, rescue and cleanup efforts following the

WHITE HOUSE SAYS NEXT PRESIDENT WILL BENEFIT ENORMOUSLY FROM HAVING TPP

[ad_1] In Asia, Obama faces trade pact test amid U.S. opposition WASHINGTON, Aug 29 When President Barack Obama travels to Asia next week, he will try to reassure leaders in the region that he still has the clout to deliver U.S. approval for the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership, even though the two candidates vying to succeed

'Tale of Love and Darkness': A child remembers a young Israel

[ad_1] By A.O. SCOTT / THE NEW YORK TIMES “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” Natalie Portman’s directing debut, addresses a hugely complicated and consequential moment in 20th-century history: the founding of the state of Israel. There is no simple way to tell the story, and Portman’s film, closely

James Lileks: Why your passport might be useless

[ad_1] “A few years ago, I made plans to fly from Minneapolis to Amsterdam to Bucharest on the day before Thanksgiving. I was going to be gone for four days,” writes James Lileks. Shutterstock Enlarge photo» A few years ago, I made plans to fly from Minneapolis to Amsterdam to Bucharest on the day before