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    Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the team had no indication quarterback Drew Lock had COVID-19 symptoms until the end of practice a day earlier. Carroll says he was disappointed that Lock wouldn't get the chance to start Thursday's preseason game against Chicago. Carroll says Lock reported no symptoms prior to the start of Tuesday’s practice but by the end of the session was feeling worn down. Carroll said this is the second time Lock has contracted COVID-19 after getting it last year while playing for Denver. Lock is in a competition with Geno Smith to be Seattle's starting QB.

      The South Carolina “fetal heartbeat” law banning abortion around six weeks is no longer in effect after the state Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily blocked it. For now, South Carolinians can access abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy. In its order granting a preliminary injunction, the court said “at this preliminary stage, we are unable to determine with finality the constitutionality of the Act under our state’s constitutional prohibition against unreasonable invasions of privacy.” Meanwhile, lawmakers are considering additional restrictions. On Wednesday, the Senate Medical Affairs Committee held public testimony as they consider language for another proposal. On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee advanced a near-total abortion ban with no restrictions for rape or incest.

        This year’s back-to-school season will restore a degree of pre-pandemic normalcy. But many of COVID-19′s lasting impacts remain a troubling reality for schools. Among them: student mental health reached crisis levels last year. The pressure on schools to figure out solutions has never been greater. Districts across the country are using federal pandemic money to hire more mental health specialists, rolling out new coping tools and expanding curriculum that prioritizes emotional health.

          This year’s back-to-school season will restore a degree of pre-pandemic normalcy. But many of COVID-19's lasting impacts remain a troubling reality for schools. Among them: student mental health reached crisis levels last year. The pressure on schools to figure out solutions has never been greater. Districts across the country are using federal pandemic money to hire more mental health specialists, rolling out new coping tools and expanding curriculum that prioritizes emotional health.

            WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention failed to respond quickly enough during the COVID-19 pandemic and needs an major overhaul, Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Wednesday.

              Stocks closed lower on Wall Street, led by drops in big technology companies and erasing the S&P 500′s gains for the week. The S&P 500 fell 0.7% Wednesday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq also fell. Small-company stocks fell more than the rest of the market. Wall Street was absorbing a mix of retail updates that showed inflation pressure continues to affect businesses and consumers, but also shows that spending remains strong. Target fell after reporting a plunge in profits. The government reported that retail sales were flat in July.

              When it comes time to spiff up your home, it’s easy to run through your normal cleaning routine without thinking twice about it. Although it can feel like second nature, some common cleaning habits could actually do more harm than good. Plus, leaving behind bacteria, dust and grime only creates more work for you in the long run.

              The Bourbon Street Extravaganza, a free concert held in New Orleans amid Southern Decadence _ one of the nation’s largest LGBTQ events _ has been canceled over monkeypox concerns. Organizers said Wednesday the concert had been scheduled to return Sept. 3 for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic entirely shut down Decadence in 2020. It normally attracts up to 20,000 people to the corner of Bourbon and St. Ann streets in the French Quarter. The concert's producer, Chuck Robinson, said he canceled the concert in light of the rapidly spreading monkeypox virus. Louisiana health officials say there are 120 confirmed cases in the state. As of now, Robinson said the event will return in 2023. Other celebrations tied to Decadence, which runs Sept. 1-5, are still scheduled.

              The coroner's office says actor Anne Heche died from burns and inhalation injury after her fiery car crash and the death has been ruled an accident. The cause of her death was released on the Los Angeles County coroner's website Wednesday, although a formal autopsy report is still being completed. Heche was 53 when her car plowed into a Los Angeles home on Aug. 5 and caught fire. Her family has said she suffered a severe brain injury caused by lack of oxygen. The coroner's office says she died Aug. 11, but she was removed from life support on Sunday so that her organs could be donated.

              Kirk Cousins returned to practice with the Minnesota Vikings after staying home for five days with COVID-19. He was back for the first of two joint sessions with the visiting San Francisco 49ers. The absence for Cousins and the Vikings was far more convenient than the two times last year he had to sit out for virus protocols. He missed time in training camp after being deemed a close contact. Then he was sidelined for a critical game at Green Bay. For the 49ers, quarterback Trey Lance was enjoying being back in his home state.

              A federal judge has ruled that abortions are no longer legal after 20 weeks of pregnancy in North Carolina. U.S. District Judge William Osteen reinstated the abortion ban Wednesday after he said the June U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade erased the legal foundation for his 2019 ruling that placed an injunction on the 1973 state law. The ruling erodes protections in one of the South’s few remaining safe havens for reproductive freedom. His decision defies the recommendations of all named parties in the 2019 case, including doctors, district attorneys and the attorney general’s office, who earlier this week filed briefs requesting he let the injunction stand.

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              There are some very special groups of dogs out there, known as Gifted Word Learners, their particular talent is being able to learn the names of multiple toys. Buzz60’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has the story.

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