Top US News: Zika Virus Causes Microcephaly, CDC Confirms; Bernie Sanders NYC Rally Sees 27,000 Attendees; & More
Zika virus causes microcephaly, CDC confirms
While it was only likely until now that the Zika virus was the cause of a birth defect that resulted in an underdeveloped brain, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed on Wednesday that the virus causes microcephaly and other birth defects. As reported by CNN, the center hasn’t concluded yet whether the virus also causes Guillain Barre syndrome.
Bernie Sanders’ rally in NYC sees 27000 attendees
One of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ largest rallies was undertaken in the Washington Square Park in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village on Wednesday, ABC News reports. It was the campaign’s third largest rally (following Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles), with more than 27,000 people in attendance. Rosario Dawson and Spike Lee were among the speakers.
Trump’s campaign manager will not be prosecuted
Corey Lewandowski, the campaign manager of Republican front runner Donald Trump charged with misdemeanor battery for grabbing the arm of a female reporter, will not be prosecuted, FOX News reports. The incident occurred when Lewandowski was accused by Michelle Fields, a reporter for Breitbart, that the campaign manager grabbed her arm when she was trying to ask Trump a question.
Debby Ryan, star of Disney Channel, arrested for driving under influence
Debby Ryan, the star of “Jessie” on Disney Channel, was arrested for drunk driving after she crashed her 2016 Audi into a Mercedes in Los Angeles, as reported by TMZ. Out on a $100K bail, Ryan has been charged with driving under the influence and driving with .08 blood alcohol level or higher. The driver of the vehicle Ryan slammed has claimed injury in the incident.
Spendings on prescription medicines to reach $400B by 2020: Report
A report has revealed that the annual spending on prescription medicines is expected to rise by 22 percent over the next five years, reaching as much as $400 billion by 2020, Reuters reports. The findings of the report, released by health care information company IMS Health Holdings Inc., indicate an annual growth rate of 4 percent to 7 percent through 2020.
Khloe Kardashian will file for divorce soon
Khloe Kardashian will soon file for divorce from her estranged husband, Lamar Odom, Us Weekly reports. Married in 2009, this will be the second time Kardashian will file for divorce. She previously filed for divorce in 2013, saying that the split came as a result of Odom’s unfaithfulness. Odom had signed the papers in October last year.