Woman arrested for 'sickening assault' of 89-year-old man out for a walk in Vancouver’s Chinatown
Police arrested a woman who assaulted an 89-year-old man in Chinatown in Vancouver, Canada. The senior was walking alone along Main and Keefer streets in Chinatown when he was approached by Patricia MacDonald, 58, who knocked him to the ground at around 10:45 a.m. on Aug. 13, according to the Vancouver police. Howard Chow told Global News.news.yahoo.com
Japan's Saki Baba wins US Women's Amateur in blowout
Saki Baba routed Monet Chun of Canada 11 and 9 on Sunday to become the second Japanese winner in U.S. Women’s Amateur history. The 17-year-old Baba won the last six holes, ending the match with a birdie on the par-3 27th hole at Chambers Bay. Baba joined 1985 champion Michiko Hattori as the only Japanese winners.news.yahoo.com
New study explains why you should spend less time thinking and more time sleeping
The researchers of the study, which was published in the journal “Current Biology” on Thursday, found that prolonged intense cognitive work causes a buildup of potentially toxic byproducts in the prefrontal cortex of a human’s brain. Researchers used magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to view the brain chemistry of two groups of participants who either performed high-demand or low-demand cognitive control tasks for work. The same group, which had higher levels of the amino acid glutamate in the synapses of the prefrontal cortex, also shifted toward actions that proposed rewards quickly with little effort.news.yahoo.com
Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic pulls out of Montreal tournament
Novak Djokovic withdrew from the upcoming hard-court tournament in Montreal on Thursday because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and is therefore not allowed to enter Canada. Djokovic, a 35-year-old from Serbia, has said he won’t get the shots, even if that means he can’t go to certain tournaments. Unvaccinated foreign citizens can’t go to Canada or the U.S, so Djokovic pulled out of Montreal a day before the draw is scheduled to take place for the tournament and is expected to have to sit out the U.S. Open, which starts in New York on Aug. 29.news.yahoo.com
Stacey Abrams on abortion rights: Politically motivated restrictions 'make no sense'
Stacey Abrams, Georgia’s Democratic nominee for governor, joins Yahoo News National Reporter Marquise Francis to discuss her views on the state-level battles over abortion access. “It is a medical decision, and while your faith tradition may tell you that you personally do not want to make that choice, it is not my right as a Christian to impose that value system on someone else,” Abrams tells Yahoo News. “It should always be that abortion care is available until a fetus is viable, unless that viability threatens the life of the mother.”news.yahoo.com
Memorial art project dedicated
Eleven pieces of the “21 Hearts for Uvalde” display, which was scheduled to be presented July 30, during a community event at the Uvalde County Fairplex. Twenty-one Hearts for Uvalde, commemorative artwork created for permanent display at the Uvalde Resiliency Center, was to be unveiled July 30 during the Uvalde Strong community event staged atuvaldeleadernews.com
Houston, Arlington among 2026 World Cup sites
Atlanta, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia and Seattle and Kansas City, Missouri, were the newcomers among the 11 U.S. sites picked to host games at the 2026 World Cup, while Baltimore, Cincinnati, Denver, Nashville, Tennessee, and Orlando, Florida, were left out.