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Italian town offers people $2,350 to move there

The views are picturesque from the panoramic terraces of the homes winding atop each other.

The Baroque architecture and maze of alleyways through the medieval town of Candela, in Italy’s Puglia district, were once part of a thriving tourist destination with a robust population of more than 8,000 people in the 1990s.

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Now, about 2,700 people live there.

Nicola Gatta, mayor of Candela, came up with the plan to offer people up to $2,350 (2000 euros) to relocate there.

"I work each day with passion and commitment to bring Candela back to its ancient splendor,” Gatta told CNN.

The council offers $940 (800 euros) for singles, $1,415 (1,200 euros) for couples, $1,770 to $2,120 (1,500 to 1,800 euros) for three-member families, and more than $2,350 (2,000 euros) for families of four to five people.

The catch? New residents must take up residency in Candela, rent a house and have a job with a salary of at least $8,835 (7,500 euros) a year.

“We don't want people flocking here thinking they get to live off the town hall's revenues; all new residents must work and have an income", Stefano Bascianelli, who works with the mayor, told CNN.

Georgia Rep. Betty Price suggests ‘quarantine’ for HIV patients

Georgia Rep. Betty Price, R-Roswell, in a study committee this week, asked if the government could “quarantine” people with HIV.

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Price is married to Tom Price, who recently resigned as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Her comments came in a discussion of the spread of HIV and disparities in care within the state. The committee is dedicated to examining and addressing barriers to access to healthcare in Georgia.

“And I don’t want to say the quarantine word, but I guess I just said it,” Price said. “Is there an ability, since I would guess that public dollars are expended heavily in prophylaxis and treatment of this condition. So we have a public interest in curtailing the spread. What would you advise, or are there any methods legally that we could do that would curtail the spread?”

According to an official biography, Price was conferred her Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) at McGill University in Montreal. 

“She worked for over 20 years in the medical field practicing Anesthesiology in Roswell and Marietta (Georgia),” the biography reads. “She served on the Boards of the Medical Association of Atlanta and the Medical Association of Georgia and is a past president of the American Medical Women’s Association in Atlanta.” 

HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. Price’s statements were first reported by Project Q Atlanta.

Mandalay Bay to lock hotel room of Stephen Paddock, Las Vegas shooter, indefinitely

The suite rented by Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock will remain locked indefinitely as hotel employees work to preserve evidence related to the shooting, the New York Post reported.

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MGM Resorts International, which owns and operates the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, announced Thursday that it will not rent the 32nd-floor room following the Oct. 1 massacre that killed 58 people and wounded nearly 500 others attending a country music concert.

“This was a terrible tragedy perpetrated by an evil man,” MGM said in a statement, according to the Las Vegas Sun. “We have no intention of renting that room.”

The company decided to shutter the room indefinitely Thursday as Mandalay Bay officials were ordered to preserve photos, surveillance video and other evidence pertaining to the incident.

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It’s unclear what Mandalay Bay will do with the infamous room once the investigation is completed. The company is said to be cooperating with investigators. It has been asked to hand over all of Paddock’s gambling records there.

Black Friday 2017: Some toy 'books,' holiday ads released

As the Black Friday shopping day nears – Nov. 24, the day after Thanksgiving – more stores are releasing information about deals to come. 

Toy"R"Us has announced that it will update its Price Match Guarantee for the upcoming holiday season, pledging to donate $1 to Toys for Tots for every price match purchase. 

According to BlackFridayAds.net, Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us will also collect new, unwrapped toys for the U.S. Marine Corps program.

>>Black Friday 2017: Macy’s, Big Lots, GameStop to open on Thanksgiving

Dollar General is among several retailers that have released a “toy book,” or a book featuring advertisements for toys that will be on sale through the Christmas season. 

Other retailers releasing toy ads and holiday shopping ads in advance of Black Friday are:

Blain’s Farm & Fleet

Hallmark

Harbor Freight Tools 

Kmart

Lego

Mill’s Fleet Farm

Nieman Marcus

Sam’s Club

True Value 

Mother, 2 daughters killed by live-in boyfriend, family say

An Arkansas man turned himself in after he killed a mother and her two young daughters, according to police.

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Investigators told FOX13 Cordale Stacy turned himself on Wednesday morning around 7 a.m. Charges have not officially been filed, but police identified him as the suspect in the killings.

The alleged triple murder happened inside the victims' home in Forrest City Wednesday night. FOX13 is told all three victims were shot.

Family members identified the victims as:

  • Nashae Williams, 38
  • Malayya Williams Issah, 9
  • Zanasia Wililams, 6

Family told FOX13 Cordale Stacy was Nashae Williams' boyfriend. He is also the father of Williams' youngest child.

That child was also in the home when the shooting happened but was unharmed.

Police found the bodies of the victims in the front room of their home. 

Family members are in disbelief.

"He didn't have to kill them. He didn't have to kill Shae," Rhonda Meaben, Nashae Williams’ sister, told FOX13.

Meaben said Stacy had been Williams' live-in boyfriend for several years. She told FOX13 they argued often, which caused Stacy to leave the home.

"You didn't have to do that to them babies," she said. "They didn't deserve it. All he had to do was leave."

Several family members said Stacy left the shooting scene with his 2-year-old daughter, who was not harmed. It is unclear whom she is staying with now.

"He don't care about nobody," Meaben said. “He doesn't have a heart. You can't if you kill a 6-year-old and a 9-year-old."

3 men arrested in shooting after white nationalist Richard Spencer speech at UF

Three men who are reportedly supporters of white nationalist Richard Spencer were arrested on Thursday in connection to an incident where a shot was fired, deputies said.

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William Henry Fears, 30, Colton Gene Fears, 28, and Tyler Tenbrink, 29, each face charges of attempted homicide, the Gainesville Sun reports. Tenbrink faces an additional charge of possession of a weapon, public records show. 

Around 5:50 p.m., the men pulled up in a silver Jeep next to a small group of people sitting on a bus bench, according to Alachua County deputies. One of the men yelled Adolf Hitler’s name and began chanting, according to the Sun.

A man then hit the Jeep’s back window with a baton and the car abruptly stopped. Deputies said Tenbrink then stepped out of the vehicle with a gun.

William and Colton Fears then yelled “I’m going to (expletive) kill you,” and Tenbrink fired one shot at the victim, missing him and hitting a building. 

The men then fled the scene in the Jeep but were shortly pulled over by deputies.

Fears told the Sun that a man known for driving his car into a crowd of people in the Charlottesville, Virginia, protests “wasn’t unjustified.”

“I don’t want to glorify what he did, but at the same time, I wasn’t surprised it happened. It was eventually going to happen ... They threw the first blow so I’m going to take his side,” Fears said to the Sun. 

Tenbrink told the Sun that he traveled to Gainesville from Houston to see Spencer’s speech. 

William Fears and Colton Fears remain at the county jail on a $1 million bond, and Tenbrink is held on a $3 million bond, according to jail records. 

Why are more black women dying of breast cancer compared to white women?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, black women under 60 years old are more likely to die from breast cancer than white women in the same age group. In fact, data from 2015 showed black women had a 39 percent higher breast cancer death rate.

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New research from Emory University, the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute points to differences in health insurance as the culprit.

The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, included data from the National Cancer Data Base on 563,497 black and white women between the ages of 18 and 64 who had been diagnosed with stage I to stage III breast cancer between 2004 and 2013.

The researchers examined five factors for the study:

  • Demographics (age, stage, state, year of diagnosis, etc.)
  • Comorbidities (other health conditions)
  • Insurance (lack of insurance, private insurance, Medicare/Medicaid, etc.)
  • Tumor characteristics (size, type, stage, etc.)
  • Treatment (chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, surgery, etc.)

The findings

They found that insurance explained one-third of the additional risk of death among the black women compared to white women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer.

Additionally, almost three times as many black women (22.7 percent) were either uninsured or had Medicaid insurance compared to white women (8.4 percent).

“Lack of insurance is a barrier to receipt of timely and high-quality treatment and screening services,” study authors wrote.

Other major factors that explained the differences: tumor characteristics (23.2 percent), comorbidities (11.3 percent) and treatment (4.8 percent).

Nearly 80 percent of the women in the study had the most common type of breast cancer (hormone receptor-positive breast cancer) and according to the researchers, when matched for factors such as insurance, comorbidity and others, those factors accounted for a combined 76.3 percent of the total excess risk of death in black patients.

The authors noted that when it came to treatment differences, black and white women contrasted most for hormone therapy, which, according to ACS, is typically used after surgery to help reduce the chance of recurrence.

“Several studies reported that black women are less likely to complete chemotherapy and hormone therapy,” study author Ahmedin Jemal told the ACS. “This could be for many reasons, including problems with transportation or the inability to pay for medicine.”

Additionally, previous research has shown that black women get lower quality mammograms and are less likely to have a follow-up appointment after receiving abnormal mammograms.

And insurance is vital for both high-quality cancer care and for early detection.

“We know so much about cancer prevention and control,” Jemal, who is also vice president of the ACS surveillance and health services research program, said. “But we’re not applying it to the whole population equally. We have to make the standard of care available to everyone, including people with low income. And blacks are disproportionately represented in that group.”

Read the full study at ascopubs.org

Learn more about the study and more about how women can protect themselves from breast cancer at cancer.org

Selena to receive Hollywood Walk of Fame Star on Nov. 3

On the heels of a popular Google Doodle this week honoring Selena Quintanilla Pérez, the pop culture icon will now posthumously receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Nov. 3.

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“Before there was JLo, Shakira or Beyoncé, there was a transformative female artist called Selena,” said Otto Padron, president of Meruelo Media and sponsor of the tribute, in a statement. “Selena is one of the most influential music icons of the 20th century. Her music, style and smile are timeless, and now her star will grace (Hollywood, California) forever.”

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce last summer selected to honor Selena in its recording category, along with other performers including John Legend, Clarence Avant, Ice Cube, a posthumous honor for Jerry Goldsmith, Hall & Oates, *NSYNC and New Edition.

On Selena’s Facebook fan page, music lovers expressed a similar sentiment that the honor was long overdue.

“A dream come true,” wrote fan Hadeer Sinawe. “She deserved this even before her death.”

Texas native Eva Longoria will join Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to proclaim Nov. 3 as official “Selena” Day in Los Angeles.

On March 31, 1995, Selena’s former fan club president Yolanda Saldivar fatally shot Selena at a Days Inn motel in Corpus Christi. But for many fans of the Tejano superstar, who was on the brink of crossing over to the English-language music market, Selena’s legacy lives on.

In honor of her Walk of Fame addition, check out our playlist of Selena songs:

Family’s dog thought to be euthanized turns up at former vet employee’s house

The Levys grieved twice for Caesar.

The family’s beloved miniature pinscher suffered from chronic health conditions and was taken to the Briarwood Veterinary Hospital to be euthanized, according to The Star-Ledger.

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However, five months later the family got an anonymous tip that the dog was still alive and living with the vet technician.

"You charge me to put him down and then sneak him out the back door? It's horrifying," Lonnie Levy told WPVI. “I'm dumbfounded. I don't even know how to say, I don't know how to feel.”

Police got involved and told the vet tech to return the dog. During the time he was with the tech, Caesar had no treatments for his Cushing's disease, a condition which continued to worsen, according to The Star-Ledger. Caesar lost 10 pounds and was so ill he had to be euthanized.

The veterinarian and the technician no longer work at the clinic. A veterinarian bought the practice last week and helped the Levys recover Caesar and spend some time with him before he was euthanized. 

"It's hard enough when you have to decide a pet should pass, but you have to deal with that twice with the same pet? It's just unthinkable," Dr. Maureen Kibisz, who bought the clinic, told WPVI.

The Levys were refunded the $192 for the procedure that was not performed. 

Police and the Monmouth County SPCA said the investigation is ongoing and could lead to theft and animal cruelty charges.

Woman claims airline misled her after leg surgery

A 20-year-old Massachusetts woman who has been fighting a rare disease said an airline failed to fulfill its promise to accommodate her after a recent leg surgery.

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The surgery was the 14th for Jacynda Pena, who has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Her symptoms include loose joints, stretchy skin and abnormal scar formation, which causes her to be in chronic pain at times.

Her family bought her Frontier Airlines plane tickets for a trip from Providence, Rhode Island, to Orlando, Florida, where relatives live.

“It’s a big surgery,” she told Boston25News. “I’m not willing to ruin it on a flight.”

Pena said she called the carrier repeatedly in the days before the flight to make sure she was accommodated with an extra free seat.

“They told me I would have a full row,” she said. “That I could stretch my leg out.”

But when she arrived, she said, that wasn’t the case.

“They made me feel so small -- what I was going through didn’t matter,” she said.

Doctors had told Pena that she would need to keep her leg straight, but she claimed Frontier Airlines forced her into a cramped spot. Eventually she was moved to the first row, but she claimed she still had her foot touching the bulkhead.

Pena said the flight attendant wasn’t helpful.

“Her response was, ‘If you don’t like your seat, you can help yourself off the plane,’” Pena said.

A spokesperson for Frontier Airlines denied that the airline offered Pena a free seat, but said the crew did work to make her comfortable.

“Ms. Pena was seated in an extra legroom seat (3F) and was dissatisfied with it, our crew then actively worked to reseat Ms. Pena in a seat where she would be more comfortable,” the spokesperson said. “She was then seated in the bulkhead seat, (1C), where she would have no seat in front of her.”

Pena said that issues continued even after the flight landed. She said she had to wait almost an hour for a wheelchair.

“I was in tears (and) in so much pain. I’m not supposed to bend my leg,” she said. “I was a check, that’s not how it should be. I’m a person with feelings and was in pain the whole time.”

A spokesperson for the airline told Boston25News that Pena has an upcoming flight scheduled and they will continue to work with her.

Full statement from Frontier Airlines:

“Our crew and reservations acted in accordance with our internal policies and procedures. Ms. Pena was seated in an extra legroom seat (3F) and was dissatisfied with it, our crew then actively worked to reseat Ms. Pena in a seat where she would be more comfortable. She was then seated in the bulkhead seat, (1C), where she would have no seat in front of her. This passenger’s initial request to our reservations team was for a seat with extra legroom and this was provided free of charge. Ms. Pena has an upcoming flight scheduled with us and we continue to work with her to find an acceptable solution including allowing her to purchase the adjacent seat for the original cost - $19.20. She declined this offer.”
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