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World AIDS Day 2016: Officials push for testing, awareness

Officials worldwide are pushing for HIV/AIDS awareness, testing and treatment access as health officials mark World Aids Day on Thursday.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 36.7 million people across the globe are living with HIV/AIDS. The illnesses claim more than 1 million lives each year, the agency said.

However, the World Health Organization noted that in 2015 the epidemic claimed fewer lives than it had at any point in nearly two decades. Health officials credited the expanded use of antiretroviral therapy, which has brought the number of HIV-related deaths down by 45 percent since 2005.

"With access to treatment, people living with HIV are living longer. Investing in treatment is paying off," said Michel Sidibe, executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAID), in a statement Thursday. "AIDS is not over, but it can be if we tailor the response to individual needs at particular times in life."

The agency is behind what's known as the "90-90-90" goals, which aim to raise the number of people who know their HIV status, get them treatment if needed and have that treatment be effective.

"The success we have achieved so far gives us hope for the future, but as we look ahead we must remember not to be complacent," Sidibe said. "We cannot stop now."

In America, health officials encouraged leaders to strengthen commitments to end HIV infections with the day's theme, "Leadership. Commitment. Impact."

"Thirty-five years ago the first documented cases of AIDS brought about an era of uncertainty, fear, and discrimination," President Barack Obama said Wednesday. "But in the decades since those first cases, with ingenuity, leadership, research, and historic investments in evidence-based practices, we have begun to move toward an era of resilience and hope -- and we are closer than ever to reaching an AIDS-free generation."

About 39,500 people were diagnosed with HIV infection in the United States last year, health officials said. More than 1.2 million people are living with HIV – and about one in eight don't realize it.

Between 2005 and 2014, new HIV diagnoses fell by 19 percent, according to the CDC.

"We are winning against the AIDS epidemic, but we are not seeing progress everywhere," Sidibe said.

Health officials estimate that 2.1 million people are newly infected by HIV annually, a majority of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa. Despite the large number, the World Health Organization said the number of new infections was at its lowest point in the last 25 years.

Countries are working toward goals set by UNAIDS. By 2020, the health organization aims for 90 percent of all people living with HIV to know their status, 90 percent of all people diagnosed with HIV infection to receive antiretroviral therapy and 90 percent of all people who are getting antiretroviral therapy to have viral suppression.

The push is credited with revving up global efforts to fight HIV. As of June 2016, 18.2 million people were receiving antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection, up from the 7.5 million receiving treatment at the end of 2010, according to the CDC.

World AIDS Day was the first-ever global health day recognized by officials. It was launched in 1988 and is held on Dec. 1 each year to increase awareness, show support to those living with HIV and remember those who have died.

7 things to know now: Trump's 'thank you tour'; recount begins ; Prince's estate

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.

What to know now:

1. Thank you tour: On Thursday, president-elect Donald Trump and vice president-elect Mike Pence will begin a swing of the states that gave them the win in Electoral College voting. Their first stop on the “thank you tour” will be in Cincinnati, but before heading to Ohio, Trump and Pence will be in Indiana where they will celebrate the decision by Carrier to keep nearly 1,000 jobs in the United States instead of moving them to Mexico. Trump had promised if he were to be elected that he would work to keep Carrier from moving the jobs out of the country.

2. Officer killed: A Tacoma, Wash., police officer was shot and killed late Wednesday after responding to a domestic violence call, officials said. The officer, who has not been identified, was shot by a man who barricaded himself in his home. As of early Thursday, the man had not surrendered.

3. Pelosi re-elected: Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was re-elected on Wednesday as House Minority Leader, fending off a challenge from Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio). The vote, held behind closed doors, was said to be 134 for Pelosi and 63 for Ryan. Ryan had called for a change in his party, saying Democrats needed to re-engage with disenfranchised black voters and to change their economic message.

4. Recount set to begin: The recount of Wisconsin’s presidential vote is expected to begin Thursday. Green Party candidate Jill Stein put up the $3.5 million on Tuesday to pay for the recount in all the state’s 72 counties. Hillary Clinton’s campaign is supporting Stein in the recount effort. Stein has also asked for a recount in Pennsylvania and is expected to request one in Michigan.

5. Drug could relieve cancer anxiety: A pair of studies of a drug called psilocybin suggests that it is effective in relieving anxiety and depression in cancer patients. The drug, a hallucinogenic, has been shown to lift the mood of patients in studies at two medical centers in the United States. Psilocybin, referred to as “magic mushroom,” is known to produce visions and “mystical experiences.” 

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The pop icon Prince left an estate worth around $200 million when he died of a drug overdose in April, according to a new court filing. The assets come from his music catalog, his Paisley Park home and studio and unreleased music. Prince died without a will, so the estate will be divided between his sister and five half-siblings.

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$3M 'Fantasy Bra,' Lady Gaga rock Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Temperatures may be cooling down, but the catwalk sizzled at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

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This year's event, filmed Wednesday at Paris' Grand Palais, featured a $3 million "Fantasy Bra" worn by 25-year-old model Jasmine Tookes.

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"It is so beautiful," Tookes told The Associated Press. "It's covered in white diamonds and emeralds, and it has about 9,000 gemstones."

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Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and The Weeknd also performed as models such as Kendall Jenner, Alessandra Ambrosio and Irina Shayk – who E! recently reported is expecting her first child with Bradley Cooper – walked the runway.

The show airs at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT Dec. 5 on CBS.

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Trump dines with Romney in Manhattan; here’s what they ate; Romney talks about meeting

President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney met in a restaurant in New York City on Tuesday evening, presumably to talk about the possibility that Romney will be the next secretary of State.

And while political pundits are speculating on the conversation about the direction the country will go under Trump’s administration, the rest of us are, if social media is any indication, wondering what they ordered.

The man Trump chose for his chief of staff, Reince Priebus, joined Trump and Romney for dinner at Manhattan's Jean Georges Restaurant.

Here, via the transition team and according to pool reporters covering the president-elect, is what they ordered:

For appetizers, the men ordered a young garlic soup with thyme and sautéed frog legs, and diver scallops with caramelized cauliflower and caper-raisin emulsion.

Priebus and Trump ordered a prime sirloin with citrus glazed carrots for their main course. Romney chose lamb chops with a mushroom bolognese sauce. All three of the men had a chocolate cake for dessert.

Here’s Romney after the meeting. No mention of dessert.

Toddler wakes up, smiles days after doctors recommend taking her off life support

The parents of a 1-year-old girl in France say they are hopeful that their daughter will recover after a virus attacked her nervous system.

The girl, identified only as Marwa, of Marseilles, France, was taken to the hospital in September as she battled an aggressive virus.

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According to The Sun, doctors put her into a coma, but after months the girl receiving breathing assistance, they decided that there was nothing more they could do. They reportedly suggested taking her off life support.

The family launched a social media campaign to continue treatment. Ten days later, the family said Marwa shocked doctors by awakening on her own and smiling.

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Her father posted a video of his daughter’s smile to social media.

Marwa has a twin sister. Her parents remain hopeful that she will recover.

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7 things to know now: Tornadoes kill 3; Clinton's surprise appearance; Romney dinner

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.

What to know now:

1. Tornado kills 3: Three people were killed when a tornado hit the town of Rosalie, Ala., overnight. The National Weather Service said that twister was one of 27 reported on Tuesday across the Southeast. One tornado slammed into a 24-hour daycare center injuring four children and several workers near the town of Ider, Ala. In Tennessee, the wildfires that have destroyed homes and businesses have also taken at least four lives.

2. Trump to Indiana: President-elect Donald and vice president-elect Mike Pence will travel to Indiana Wednesday to meet with officials of the Carrier Corp. after the company announced that they reached a deal with Trump to keep nearly 1,000 jobs in the state. The agreement, confirmed by Trump on Twitter, will keep the jobs in Indiana that had been slated to be moved overseas.

3. Recount, but not by hand: A judge in Wisconsin has rejected a lawsuit by former Green Party candidate Jill Stein that asked that the presidential election recount be conducted by hand. The recount of Wisconsin’s 25 million votes is set to begin Thursday. The judge ruled that each of the 72 country clerks in the state may decide for themselves how to count the ballots, because Stein failed to show evidence of fraud in the election and did not meet the state’s legal standard to ban the use of ballot machines in a recount.

4. Michelle’s out: President Barack Obama says there’s little chance his wife would be interested in going into politics when they leave the White House. Michelle Obama will be “very active” in grass-roots progressive causes, the president told Rolling Stone in an interview that was conducted the day after the election. “Michelle will never run for office,” Obama said. “She is as talented a person as I know. You can see the incredible resonance she has with the American people. But I joke that she’s too sensible to want to be in politics.”

5. Mitt and Donald’s dinner: Mitt Romney had kind words to say for his one-time foe, president-elect Donald Trump after a dinner with Trump in New York on Tuesday. Romney, who is being considered for the position of secretary of State under Trump, told reporters, "I happen to think that America's best days are ahead of us. I think you're going to see America continue to lead the world in this century." No word from Trump after the dinner.

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Hillary Clinton was a surprise presenter at a UNICEF event Tuesday night that honored singer Katy Perry. Clinton gave Perry the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award for charitable work with the organization. Clinton was not listed as a presenter prior to the event, and surprised the audience when she took the stage. She received a sustained standing ovation from the crowd. Perry was a staunch supporter of Clinton during the campaign.  

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Thunderstorm asthma leads to deaths in Australia

A change in weather and a storm have led to at least eight deaths in Melbourne, Australia, due to what is called thunderstorm asthma.

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services said last week's thunderstorm event left one person in critical condition in addition to the eight dead, Australia's ABC News reported.

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The Health and Human Services Department said thunderstorms have been linked to asthma because humidity causes pollen to break up into small particles that can be inhaled and affect breathing. It typically happens from October to December, which is hay fever season in the country.

The department, which is calling the storm a "tragic and unforeseen event," issued an updated health advisory Tuesday. The update said that anyone with a history of allergies, asthma or hay fever have an increased risk, although anyone may have asthma symptoms during an asthma thunderstorm event.

Symptoms include coughing, wheezing, tightness in the chest and difficulty breathing.

"Those storm cells pick up all that pollen and dump it in Melbourne," Dr. Lorraine Baker, of the Australian Medical Association in Victoria, told The New York Times. "If you are sensitive to ryegrass, which is a very common allergy, it’s like having a whole immune challenge thrown directly into your face. Your airways start to close."

7 things to know now: Soccer team killed in crash; Trump, Romney to meet; OSU attack

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.

What to know now:

1. Plane crash in Columbia: A chartered plane carrying the Brazilian soccer team crashed overnight, killing at least 76 of the 81 people on board, according to authorities. The team was headed to Medellin, Columbia, from Bolivia when the plane’s pilots declared an emergency around 10 p.m. Monday. There were reports of bad weather in the area where the plane went down.

2. Fire in Tennessee: Strong winds are pushing a fire in the Great Smoky Mountain region of Tennessee. Because of the fast moving flames, officials have ordered a mandatory evacuation for the 4,000 residents of the tourist town of Gatlinburg, something unprecedented in the town’s history.

3. Trump, Romeny to meet: President-elect Donald Trump is set to meet with Mitt Romney again on Tuesday as he continues to work to fill his cabinet. Romney is being considered for secretary of state. Georgia Rep. Tom Price will be named secretary of Health and Human Services, according to those familiar with the dealings of the transition process. Trump learned on Monday that Michigan officials certified the results of the state’s election and declared him the winner of its 13 electoral votes. Green Party candidate Jill Stein is expected to call for a recount of those votes Tuesday.

4. Three dead after dinner: Health officials are working to determine if a Thanksgiving dinner served by a church in California was the reason three people died and five others became seriously ill. The meal was prepared for the elderly and homeless in Antioch, Calif., last week. Officials say those who became ill following the meal also lived in the same facility, and that they are not certain it was the food that caused the illness. More than 800 people attended the event.

5. Was OSU attack terror: Investigators say they are looking into whether the Ohio State University student who injured 11 people on Monday had any ties to terror groups. Somali-born Abdul Razak Ali Artan was killed by a police officer after he drove his car into a crowd of people on the OSU campus then began attacking them with a knife. A motive for the attack was not immediately known, officials said.

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You may not realize it, but today is #Giving Tuesday. The aim of the movement is to encourage people to donate time or money to others during the holiday season, according to organizers. The movement started in 2012.

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Brazilian soccer team in Colombia plane crash: 5 things to know

A Brazilian soccer team was on board a chartered plane that crashed late Monday in Colombia, killing dozens, The Associated Press reports.

The head of the Colombian Civil Aviation Authority told G1 on Tuesday that two black boxes have been recovered from the scene of the crash. Officials hope the flight recorder will shed more light on the moments leading up to the crash.

Here's what we know so far:

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