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Can eating whole-fat milk, dairy lower heart disease risk?

Many health conscious grocery shoppers tend to flock toward low-fat milk and dairy products, but new research suggests whole-fat dairy may be better for your heart than you think.

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An analysis of 136,384 individuals across 21 countries and five continents found that higher intake of whole milk and yogurt was associated with lower risk of cardiovascular events and mortality.

A total intake of two or more servings of full-fat dairy products was associated with a 22 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease, 34 percent lower risk of stroke and 23 percent of mortality due to heart disease.

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One serving of milk, for example, translates to about eight ounces of whole-fat milk or yogurt, half an ounce slice of cheese or a teaspoon of butter, but the researchers found no significant association between increased consumption of cheese or butter and lower risk of cardiovascular events.

“Dietary guidelines recommend minimizing consumption of whole-fat dairy products, as they are a source of saturated fats and presumed to adversely affect blood lipids and increase cardiovascular disease and mortality,” researchers wrote in the cohort study, which was published in the journal The Lancet on Tuesday. But lead author Mahshid Dehghan told the New York Times that “we should not discourage consumption of dairy, especially among people who already have low daily consumption.”

>> Related: Study: High-fat dairy consumers less likely to develop diabetes

In fact, individuals who consume very low amounts of dairy are encouraged to increase consumption, she said.

This isn’t the first study to highlight the benefits of whole-fat dairy. Previous research has found high-fat dairy products helped women lower risk of being overweight or obese by 8 percent compared to low-fat products.

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Another study that followed health professionals for 15 years found that people with higher levels of full-fat dairy by-products had a 46 percent lower risk of getting diabetes than those with lower levels.

>> Related: Counting calories isn’t the key to weight loss, study finds

“I think these findings together with those from other studies do call for a change in the policy of recommending only low-fat dairy products,” lead author Dariush Mozaffarian told Time.com. “There is no prospective human evidence that people who eat low-fat dairy do better than people who eat whole-fat dairy.”

Watch: Man goes on destructive rampage in Target store

Surveillance video obtained by KIRO appears to show a 41-year-old man going on a 15-minute destructive shoplifting spree wherein he terrorized Target workers and customers last month.

Authorities said he returned to steal from the store twice more over the next three days before he was arrested by police.

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According to King County court documents, Jason L. Lewis entered the downtown store Aug. 17. He confronted workers, headbutted a Target sales associate, destroyed displays, tried to kick open a locked display containing Apple iPads and threw the heavy display down a store escalator while customers scrambled to get out of the way.

According to court documents, Target employees were told to get out of Lewis' way for their own safety, leaving him alone behind a store counter.

Surveillance video appears to show Lewis using one display as a weapon, swinging it like a sledgehammer while trying to break a secure case loaded with Apple iPads and Watches. When that didn't work, Lewis can be seen in the video repeatedly kicking the case.

Desperate to break it open, the video shows Lewis destroyed a video monitor and flipped the display case onto the Target floor and shoved it down the aisles of the store.

At one point, Lewis can be seen shoving the heavy Apple display down an escalator as people were riding on it.

Court documents say Lewis loaded every iPad and Apple Watch from the case into his duffel bag, which police say he stole the same day from the Columbia store down the street, along with the clothes he was wearing.

Surveillance footage appears to show Lewis carrying heavy duffel bags loaded with stolen merchandise. He was confronted by a Target loss prevention manager at the door in an effort to stop him, but Lewis was able to leave the store with the bags, according to authorities.

According to police documents, Lewis was arrested later the same day for suspected car prowling in West Seattle. KIRO learned Lewis was released from the King County Jail on Aug. 19.

Lewis is also accused of threatening to kill employees at Belltown Storage, claiming he was "the truth," and entering the downtown Target store twice more to steal items before police chased him down and arrested him a second time, on Aug. 21.

Court documents indicate Lewis has a long criminal history that includes threats of terrorism and assault with a deadly weapon convictions in Texas.

Julie Chen leaves 'The Talk' after husband Les Moonves leaves CBS

Television host and producer Julie Chen is leaving “The Talk,” CBS’s daytime talk show, following her husband Les Moonves’s resignation as CEO of the television network, according to multiple reports.

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Update 3:10 p.m. EDT Sept. 18: Chen confirmed her departure in a pre-recorded video aired Tuesday on “The Talk.”

“I need to spend more time at home with my husband and our young son, so I’ve decided to leave ‘The Talk,’” Chen said in the video. “I love you all and I know this show and the sisterhood it stands for will live on for many, many, many more years to come.”

She did not directly address allegations against her husband, who has been accused by several women of sexual misconduct over a 30-year span.

Chen has co-hosted “The Talk” alongside actress Sara Gilbert and media personality Sharon Osbourne since the show premiered in October 2010. Comedian Sheryl Underwood and musician Eve also co-host the program.

Original report: It was not immediately clear when Chen planned to officially announce her departure. Citing an unidentified source, Page Six reported Monday that Chen would step down in the coming weeks. However, CNN reported that Chen was expected to announce her departure in a videotaped message to viewers Tuesday. The news network reported she will continue to act as host on the reality show “Big Brother.”

>> CBS CEO Les Moonves resigns after new accusations surface

“She has decided that her main focus needs to be clearing her husband’s name from accusations made 25-30 years ago and tending to her son,” an unidentified person told CNN.

After 20 years with CBS, Moonves stepped down as the network’s CEO earlier this month amid a slew of sexual misconduct allegations. At least a dozen women told The New Yorker they were sexually harassed or assaulted by Moonves.

>> CBS investigating after chairman Les Moonves accused of sexual misconduct by 6 women

Chen supported her husband after allegations first surfaced over the summer.

“Leslie is a good man and a loving father, devoted husband and inspiring corporate leader,” Chen said in a statement released in July. “He has always been a kind, decent and moral human being. I fully support my husband and stand behind him.”

Chen was absent for the season premiere of “The Talk,” which aired on Sept. 10, one day after her husband left CBS. In a statement, she said she would be off for a few days, but she did not address the allegations against her husband.

Chen has co-hosted “The Talk” alongside actress Sara Gilbert and media personality Sharon Osbourne since the show premiered in October 2010. Comedian Sheryl Underwood and musician Eve also co-host the program.

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Day care owner charged after children found bound by necks, strapped into car seats

A Texas day care owner was arrested Saturday after police searched her home Friday and found several of her charges bound by the neck and strapped into car seats.

Investigators also said in an arrest affidavit that Rebecca Anderson, 60, of Mesquite, drugged the children to keep them quiet, NBC 5 in Dallas-Fort Worth reported

Anderson, who owns Becky’s Home Child Care, is charged with nine counts of endangering a child through criminal neglect -- one count for each child in her home Friday -- and one count of injury to a child, Dallas County Jail records show. She is being held in lieu of $45,000 bail. 

The affidavit obtained by NBC 5 said that Anderson came under suspicion Thursday after the father of a 6-month-old boy she cared for reviewed footage from a small video camera mounted on the baby’s car seat. The footage showed Anderson yanking the infant from the car seat by his ankle and picking him up off the ground by the bib tied around his neck, investigators said.

The recording also showed Anderson feeding the boy an “unknown substance using a plastic liquid syringe,” the affidavit said

The man brought the video to Mesquite police officials, who obtained a search warrant for Anderson’s home, the news station reported. When the search warrant was executed Friday, Anderson claimed that she had just five children in her care at the time.

Officers searching the home found another four children, three of them strapped into plastic car seats in a dark closet in the master bedroom and the fourth child restrained in the master bathroom, NBC 5 reported

“Shoelace-like ligatures” were found tied around the children’s necks, the arrest affidavit said. Some of the ligatures had to be cut to free the children. 

Anderson admitted to officers that she used the ligatures to limit the children’s movements and sometimes kept them strapped into car seats for as long as seven hours at a time, the document said, according to the news station. She also admitted she “had likely given Tylenol to all of the children,” investigators said.

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Neighbors told ABC 13 in Houston that they sometimes heard children screaming from Anderson’s home. 

“It just kind of concerned me, the way the kids sounded when the parents dropped them off, where it alarmed me,” one neighbor told the news station

Becky’s Home Child Care could not be found among the database of licensed day care centers approved by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. 

Google search for her facility shows it as permanently closed. 

Sleep-deprived drivers more likely to cause car crashes, study finds

Not getting enough shut-eye each night can be detrimental to your health. It can also affect your ability to drive, according to a new report. 

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Researchers from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently conducted a study, published in the Sleep journal, to determine the relationship between sleep deprivation and motor vehicle crashes. 

“While the dangers of driving drowsy were already well known, this is the first peer-reviewed study to quantify the relationship between how much a driver has slept and his or her risk of being responsible for a crash,” the authors wrote in a statement.

For their assessment, they examined data from a previous trial administered by the United States Department of Transportation, which included information on 5,470 crashes, including interviews with the drivers involved.

After analyzing the results, they found an estimated 7 percent of all motor vehicle crashes in America and 16 percent of fatal crashes involve driver drowsiness.

>> Related: Study: Sleep deprivation can make you feel lonely, socially distant

Upon further investigation, they discovered drivers who got fewer than four hours of sleep were 15 times more likely to cause a car collision, compared to those who received seven to nine hours. In fact, they compared the risk to that of drivers with a blood alcohol concentration roughly 1.5 times the legal limit.

Being awake isn't the same as being alert. Falling asleep isn't the only risk,” co-author Brian Tefft said in a statement. “Even if they manage to stay awake, sleep-deprived drivers are still at increased risk of making mistakes—like failing to notice something important, or misjudging a gap in traffic—which can have tragic consequences.”

The scientists also revealed drivers who slept less than four hours had an elevated risk of single-vehicle crashes, which are more likely to result in injury or death. Furthermore, those who had changed their sleep or work schedule in the past week and those who had been on the road for three hours or longer without taking a break also had an increased risk.

>> Related: Fatal wrecks involving pedestrians up 16% in Georgia this year

Want to learn more about the findings? Take a look at the full report here.

Here's why Coca-Cola is looking into marijuana-infused drinks | Your Daily Pitch

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Robbery victim shot after online date set him up, police say

A man was shot multiple times Tuesday morning in Atlanta when his online date set him up to be robbed, according to police

An Atlanta police officer was flagged down just before 1:30 a.m. after the man drove to a gas station seeking help. He had several gunshot wounds to the chest, police spokesman Officer Jarius Daugherty told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The shooting victim told police he planned to meet a date he contacted online, but when he arrived at their meetup spot, she was with another man who she said was her brother.

Her brother, later identified as 21-year-old Jordan Williams, asked for a ride home in the victim’s red Chevrolet Camaro, the victim told police. When they reached another street a few miles away, he said Williams jumped out of the car and pulled out a gun from his waistband. 

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“The male then started to fire upon the vehicle, striking the victim,” Daugherty said. “At that time, the victim produced his own weapon and returned fire.”

Investigators believe robbery was the motive behind the shooting. According to WSB, a large amount of cash was found in the Camaro.

While they were speaking with the man at the gas station, another call about a shooting came in, police said. Officers found Williams “bleeding profusely from the leg” and the girl, WSB reported.

“Officers were able to determine that the male and female were the suspects in the shooting of the victim,” Daugherty said.

Both men were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital to be treated for gunshot wounds, and both were in stable condition Tuesday, according to WSB. 

Williams was later arrested on charges of aggravated assault, aggravated battery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and criminal attempt to commit robbery. 

The date, who is not being named because she is a minor, faces a charge of criminal attempt to commit a robbery.

Trump: FBI shouldn't investigate Kavanaugh allegation

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he does not believe the FBI should investigate a decades-old sexual assault allegation levied against his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.

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“I don’t think the FBI really should be involved because they don’t want to be involved,” Trump told reporters during a meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda. “If they wanted to be, I would certainly do that, but as you know they say this is not really their thing.”

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday pushed back a planned vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination, which was scheduled to take place Thursday, after Christine Blasey Ford, a professor at California’s Palo Alto University, told The Washington Post that Kavanaugh drunkenly groped her and tried to take off her clothes at a party when they were teenagers in the 1980s. Kavanaugh has denied the incident took place.

>> Brett Kavanaugh for SCOTUS: Senate to hold new hearing Monday on Kavanaugh sexual assault allegation

Democrats had called for Thursday’s vote to be postponed to give the FBI time to investigate the allegation, though Justice Department officials said in a statement Monday night that the alleged incident “does not involve any potential federal crime.”

>> Who is Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser?

The department said the FBI's role during background investigations is to evaluate whether the nominee could pose a national security risk and then provide that information "for the use of the decision makers."

>> Donald Trump Jr. mocks Brett Kavanaugh accuser in Instagram post

Trump has previously voiced support for Kavanaugh, who he’s called “one of the finest people that I’ve ever known.” The president said Tuesday that he remained “totally supportive” of Kavanaugh.

“He’s got an unblemished record,” Trump said.

>> Who is Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court?

The president said Kavanaugh is “anxious” to testify about the allegation and that Republicans support the process.

“We feel that we want to go through this process and we want to give everybody a chance to say what they have to say,” Trump said Tuesday. “We have time available. We will delay the process until it’s finished out. … A delay is certainly acceptable. We want to get to the bottom of everything.”

>> From Cox Media Group's Jamie Dupree: Trump stands by Kavanaugh, chides Democrats over last minute allegations

Kavanaugh and Ford are expected to appear Monday for a public hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Rising golf star Celia Barquin Arozamena found dead on Iowa golf course

Update 11:29 a.m. EDT Sept. 18: Police have released additional details on the discovery of the body of Celia Barquin Arozamena.

Police said her body was found in a pond with several stab wounds to the head, neck and upper torso, The Des Moines Register reported.

Collin Daniel Richards, who is accused of killing Barquin Arozamena, appeared in court Tuesday morning. 

Police said during their investigation, they spoke to a man, identified as D.B., who was leaving the golf course area. Police said D.B. asked police, “What did he do to her?” KCCI reported. Police continued their questioning of D.B., who identified Richards as an acquaintance of his who was staying at a temporary camp near the golf course at the same time D.B. was staying there, KCCI reported.

D.B. told police Richards had told him that he “had an urge to rape and kill a woman” as they walked near the golf course, the Register reported

As police were at the camp, Richards approached them. Police said Richards had several fresh scratches on his face and he tried to cover a deep cut on his left hand, multiple media outlets reported.

He was there after two other people told police they were planning on driving him to Jefferson, Iowa, and that he was at the campsite to pick up his tent, the Register reported

At the site, police said they found two pairs of shorts with what they believe are blood stains and a knife, KCCI reported.

During an interview with Richards, police said he told them he had been staying at the home of a man identified as C.J. Police interviewed that man, who said Richards came to his home earlier in the day, covered in blood, sand and water, and appeared disheveled. C. J. said Richards asked if he could bathe, KCCI reported.  

C.J. offered to wash Richards’ clothes, KCCI reported. The Register reported Richards left the home with them in a backpack.

A judge set a $5 million cash-only bond after Richards was deemed a flight risk and a threat to the community, KCCI reported. He was told by the judge that he faces life in prison. 

Original report: An up-and-coming golfer has been found dead, her body discovered on a golf course in Iowa. 

Police found Celia Barquin Arozamena’s body was found Monday night at Coldwater Links golf course in Ames, Iowa, ABC News reported.

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The discovery of Barquin Arozamena’s body came after golfers found a golf bag on the course earlier that morning, but no one was around it, ABC News reported.

Police said Barquin Arozamena was found “some distance away” and had been assaulted, KCCI reported.

But police did not say exactly how she died, KCCI reported.

Police arrested Collin Richards Monday night and charged him with first-degree murder in connection to her death, ABC News reported.

Barquin Arozamena was the 2018 Big 12 champion and was named Iowa State Female Athlete of the Yearthe Des Moines Register reported.

She was a senior at Iowa State and was from Puente San Miguel, Spain, according to her Iowa State biography.

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She will be honored at Saturday’s Iowa State football game. Her funeral arrangements have not been released yet.

Barquin Arozamena had qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open this summer. The Alabama event was a LPGA Tour major. She didn’t advance past the first two rounds, ABC News reported.

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