US faces the worst Flu epidemic in 15 years

US health officials say the flu outbreak this winter has been one of the most severe in the last 15 years.

In their latest weekly report on Friday (26/1), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC says flu it is now widespread in every US state, except Hawaii. The CDC says at this level of infection, at the end of the flu season, some 34 million people will catch flu.

Officials said last week, one out of every 15 patients who went to doctors across the country had flu-like symptoms

Health officials say more people are now seeking treatment of flu symptoms than during the 2009 swine flu epidemic that strikes the country. Regardless of the 2009 outbreak, the last time the US experienced high seasonal flu rates was recorded in 2003-2004.

The CDC says the virus this winter has caused nearly 12,000 people to be hospitalized and 37 children die. Officials say the death toll of children is likely to increase, as when the children die it should be reported to a medical examiner and may take longer to be documented.

Flu usually affects mostly children and the elderly . However, the rate of hospitalization for people aged 50 to 64 or so-called baby-boomers is very high this season. Officials said the rate of hospitalization for baby boomers was 44.2 per 100,000 people, almost three times that of last season. CDC does not directly track adult deaths. [ps/jm]

Kill a Married Man, Woman in Tokyo Dibui 12 Years




Tokyo
The Tokyo court sentenced Seikin Okuma, a 34-year-old woman, to 12 years in prison (bui). This is because Okuma has killed his lover who is also the husband of people.

Reported from Japan Today, Sunday (21/1/2018), Okuma has been proven to kill Kazumasa Kurobe (45), married man who is his own lover.

Fuji TV reported Okuma killed Kurobe in the apartment they shared together in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo. Both are known to have lived together for 2 years.

Okuma is known to stab Kurobe on August 10, 2017 and around 00.15 local time. Okuma then telephoned 110 emergency services and reported he had stabbed Kurobe.

Upon arriving at the apartment, Police found Kurobe lying on the floor with a stab wound to his chest. Kurobe was immediately rushed to the hospital but was declared dead an hour later.

Okuma's lawyer said in court Okuma and Kurobe had a fight after Kurobe said he would travel with his wife. Okuma mentioned losing his temper and stabbing him with a kitchen knife. It's just that lawyers denied his client had planned his previous murder.

(rna / zak)

Tusuk Neck Wife, Man 69 Years Arrested Aomori Police




Aomori
Police in Fukaura, Aomori Prefecture, arrested Yukio Yonaga over attempted murder of his wife. The 69-year-old man tried to kill by stabbing his wife's neck.

Yukio stabbed his wife's neck, Teiko (69) on Wednesday (17/1) night at around 20:00 local time.

Fuji TV reports, after stabbing his wife, Yukio goes to his brother's house and says what he has done. Teiko is currently reported to be in a coma.

Police explain, the incident started when Yukio came home drunk. He and Teiko are involved in the debate until it is out of control. He went into the kitchen to get a knife and then stabbed his wife.

(rna / rna)

The Neo-Nazi Leader in Florida Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

A federal judge in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday punished the neo-Nazi leader for five years in prison for possession of firearms.

Brandon Russell, 22, pleaded guilty to the allegations in September. He claimed to establish a white supremacist group called Atomwaffen – a German word for a nuclear bomb.

Before being sentenced, he apologized to the court for his crimes. Police were summoned to Russell's apartment in May to investigate reports of double killings.

Together with the two victims, allegedly murdered by Russell's roommate, police found explosives, fuses, neo-Nazi literature and other items belonging to Russell. 19659002] They also found a framed photograph of Oklahoma City bombers, Timothy McVeigh. Mrs. Russell said in court that her son was autistic and always wanted to be a member of any group. [lt]

10 Mafia Suspects Arrested in New York, Threatened Bui 20 Years





New York
 The New York, United States Authority announced the arrest of 10 mafia suspects, including a boss and an advisor in the Bonanno mafia family. They are threatened with imprisonment of at least 20 years if convicted.

New York state prosecutor said as reported by the AFP news agency Saturday (13/1/2018), nine of the ten suspects were arrested on Friday 12/1) local time. One in 10 suspects will be tried in court in Pennsylvania, the rest will be tried in federal court in Manhattan.

They are charged with extortion conspiracies and crimes including extortion, loans, letter and wire fraud, narcotics distribution and conspiracy to commit murder.

Eight out of 10 suspects are from the Bonanno family, which is one of five Mafia families in New York. They include bosses while Joseph Cammarano (58), adviser John Zancocchio (60), George Tropiano (68), Albert Armetta (48) and Domineck Miniero (85).

Other suspects are Ernest Montevecchi of the Genovese family and Eugene Castelle of Luchese family.

New York is the most populous city in America, with about 8.5 million inhabitants. Later, crime rates have fallen sharply in the region and the police continue to aggressively carry out eradication operations of organized gangs.

(ita / ita)