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Crook snatches $600 from bra of 93-year-old woman in wheelchair
A lowlife grabbed a wad of cash from a 93-year-old woman’s bra as she sat in a wheelchair in a Harlem store Wednesday afternoon.
1784 points by Daily News | Theft Robbery Crime English-language films Brassiere Victim American films Old age
Actor Hugh O'Brian dies
Actor Hugh O'Brian, best known for his portrayal of the title role in the 1950's TV Western "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp," has died. He was 91.
4757 points by CNN | World War II Old age Gerontology War Death Beverly Hills California
Employers should focus on qualifications, not college degrees
Arbitrarily making a college degree a condition of job eligibility, when such degree does not even pertain to what the job entails, penalizes both young and old.
1 points by The Denver Post | Academic degree Higher education University Associate's degree Madrasah Degree Old age
Man charged with shooting 80-year-old to death in South Shore
A 67-year-old man has been charged with shooting an 80-year-old man to death Monday morning in the South Shore neighborhood.
10 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Death Chicago Old age Gerontology Cook County Illinois English-language films Cook County New South Wales Middle age
Tips sought to ID man found dead in Detroit
Police say a man aged 40-50 possibly dumped with a cord around torso Friday outside home in 17000 block of Omira        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Death Brain death Old age Kwame Kilpatrick Coma Gerontology Demography Diet
Police release 6 people arrested in Westminster attack investigation
Six people arrested in the investigation into the terrorist attack in Westminster, London have been released from custody, Scotland Yard confirmed. Four others continue to be questioned. Read Full Article at
-1 points by Russia Today | Death Terrorism Gerontology Old age Ageing United Nations Definition of terrorism London
BROWN: Seniors’ safety shouldn’t depend on state paying its bills
Nobody can say how the old man fell head first into the tub, but Lois Porter knows that, if she hadn’t found him there four days later, he'd be dead.
27 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Shower Old age Bathtub Bathing State Arrears Elderly care Middle age
Falls are taking a huge, rising toll on seniors
Older adults are suffering concussions and other brain injuries from falls at what appear to be unprecedented rates, according to a new report from U.S. government researchers.The reason for the increase isn’t clear, the report’s authors said. But one likely factor is that a growing number of elderl...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Geriatrics Death Old age Gerontology Elderly care Middle age Ageing
Mitch Albom: Budget's view of waste? Meals for old and young
Trump’s budget proposal seeks major cuts to federal programs, including wiping out the Community Development Block Grant        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Old age Donald Trump Middle age Mitch Albom Ivana Trump Fred Trump Gerontology
Economic despair leading to death of white working class Americans, study finds
Feelings of economic desperation among middle-aged white Americans are contributing to a sharp rise in mortality rates, particularly among those with less education, two Princeton University economists say in a new study. In new findings published Thursday in the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity,...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Mortality rate Death White people Demography United States Mental disorder Old age Middle age
‘Sea of yellow’ covers UK field as 1,800 newborn chicks abandoned (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
A UK animal charity were feeling less than chirpy after realizing someone had abandoned up to 1,800 one-day-old chicks in a field in Cambridgeshire in the UK. An investigation has been launched to find the perpetrator. Read Full Article at
90 points by Russia Today | Death Chicken Peterborough Ageing Bird Old age Animal welfare 1997 albums
Oscar Best Picture Nominees Are Ageist, Study Claims
This year’s Oscars has been hailed as more inclusive than previous awards shows. After two straight years of only recognizing white actors, seven of the 20 acting nominees this year are performers of color, tying a record. There are also a number of films, such as “Fences” and “Hidden Figures,” that deal with the African-American... Read more »
6 points by Variety | The Usual Suspects Actor Academy Award Academy Award for Best Picture Editing Old age The Age Gabriel Byrne
Sharp rise reported in older Americans’ use of multiple psychiatric drugs
The number of retirement-age Americans taking at least three psychiatric drugs more than doubled between 2004 and 2013, even though almost half of them had no mental health diagnosis on record, researchers reported Monday.
2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Psychiatry Geriatrics Mental disorder Opioid Pharmacology Gerontology Psychiatric medication Old age
Elderly couple died of hypothermia in West Pullman home
An elderly couple found dead on Friday in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South died of hypothermia, according to authorities.
13 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Death Brain death Gerontology Autopsy Old age Ageing Coma Chicago
Oldest American, Adele Dunlap, dies at age 114
FLEMINGTON, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman who was the oldest American person has died at age 114. Martin Funeral Home says Adele Dunlap died Sunday at a hospital near Flemington. Dunlap had no explanation for her longevity. Asked last year how it felt to be the oldest American, ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | New Jersey Gerontology Old age New York City English-language films The Washington Times Washington D.C. Insurance
Watch: Honey runs down the walls of bee-infested Texas home
Honey-soaked homes aren’t unheard of, and they aren’t good.       
11086 points by USA Today | Bee Honey bee Queen bee Beekeeping Old age Bumblebee Beekeeper Molding
Woman's body found in Kensington apartment

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Death 2002 albums Demography Old age The Inquirer The Real Leo White Woman
Nurse, 97, defies rules on age, gives back
Kathryn Hodges, a public health nurse, has no plans to retire.       
2687 points by USA Today | Old age Nursing Middle age Gerontology Health Health care Ageing New Jersey
Police: Man and woman found shot to death in Brighton Park home
A man and woman were found shot to death Monday morning in a home in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, according to police.
89 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Death Diet Arizona Old age San Antonio Childbirth Female Gerontology
Clark County Commission to appoint public guardian
Clark County commissioners are expected to appoint Karen Kelly as the county’s public guardian on Tuesday.
72 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Sociology Old age Gerontology Management Retirement Ageing Middle age Guardians of the Universe
Rescued boater denies involvement in deaths of mom and grandfather
A Connecticut man told a TV interviewer that he has nothing to do with the execution-style murder of his grandfather or his millionaire mother’s disappearance at sea. “There’s no relationship between my having been the last person other than the killer to have seen my grandfather, and my having been on the boat with my...
4 points by New York Post | Death Murder Family Execution-style murder Thrill killing Old age Gerontology Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Florida man dies fulfilling dream to surf off Huntington Beach
Dana Brown had a dream that one day he'd be able to drive the van he lived in on the other side of the country to Huntington Beach to surf. He managed to make his way here from Florida, but was defeated by the waves he long had hoped to conquer. Brown, 60, paddled out on Nov. 6 near the Huntington...
1041 points by Los Angeles Times | Huntington Beach California Old Testament Huntington Beach Pier Old age Orange County California Father
China's 80-year-old model
Wang Deshun didn't let old age stop him from becoming a runway model. Next year, he'll walk the runway at Milan Fashion Week.
246 points by CNN | Fashion Milan Fashion week Humpback whale São Paulo Whale Old age Whale watching
Candle blaze kills woman, prompts anger over Spanish energy prices
A pensioner’s death in Reus, Spain has prompted a furious debate over rising energy prices, after a candle fire which killed her was blamed on her limited means to light her home. Read Full Article at
249 points by Russia Today | Mayor Catalonia Death Old age Tarragona Spain Municipality Gerontology
Drivers over 85 are the fastest-growing group on the road
Not sure that driverless cars are safer than cars driven by humans? Consider this: Drivers over the age of 85 represent the fastest-growing segment of American automobile users. Their numbers doubled between 1998 and 2013, to 3.48 million drivers — the highest number ever on record — and the number...
369 points by Los Angeles Times | Automobile Middle age Old age Federal government of the United States The Age Driverless car Crash Personal rapid transit
Fastest-growing group of drivers? You'll never guess
Not sure that driverless cars are safer than cars driven by humans? Consider this: Drivers over the age of 85 represent the fastest-growing segment of American automobile users. Their numbers doubled between 1998 and 2013, to 3.48 million drivers — the highest number ever on record — and the number...
1 points by Los Angeles Times | Automobile Middle age Old age Federal government of the United States The Age Driverless car Crash Personal rapid transit
Little Village paleta vendor, wife get $384,290 GoFundMe check
Fidencio Sanchez and his wife, Eladia, received a check for $384,290 donated by 17,447 people in about 60 countries through a GoFundMe campaign.
702 points by Chicago Sun-Times | The Streets Old age Figure It Out Ice pop
Gone to pot: Weed smoking rises among US middle aged, seniors as teen use declines
Parents in the United States are now more likely to regularly smoke weed than their teenage children in an ironic role reversal, according to a National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Read Full Article at
2368 points by Russia Today | Old age Cannabis Middle Ages Tetrahydrocannabinol Cannabis sativa Legality of cannabis by country Periodization Dark Ages
Woman in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 92
NEW YORK (AP) — The woman in an iconic photo shown kissing an ecstatic sailor in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died. Greta Zimmer Friedman was 92.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | World War II New York City Times Square Old age Manhattan V–J day in Times Square Russia London