Officials say 7,000 Islamic State affiliates remain in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — High-ranking Iraqi security officials say up to 7,000 Islamic State group affiliates remain in Iraq after the fall of Mosul, where the group’s leader declared the self-styled caliphate three years ago. Three intelligence and defense officials also told The Associated Press there are an estimated 4,000 militants and 3,000 supporters who were …

An Ode to Shopping Malls

The French marble floors still gleamed under artificial light. It wasn’t quite a ruin, but it looked as if a viral outbreak had removed all life from the place. “They had loud pop music echoing through the mall, and I’m looking down this corridor, and there’s no people, no stores open,” Mr. Bell said. “It …

Introduction: Problems of Poor Adherence

The World Health Organization defines adherence as “the extent to which a person’s behavior—taking medication, following a diet, and/or executing lifestyle changes, corresponds with agreed recommendations from a health care professional.” Suboptimal adherence is pervasive among individuals with chronic health conditions, including psychiatric disorders, and nearly always contributes to worse outcomes. Much time, effort, and …

June Foray Dies: Voice Of Rocky From ‘The Bullwinkle Show’ Was 99

June Foray, the Annie Awards founder who voiced Rocky the Flying Squirrel from the iconic animated series The Bullwinkle Show, has died, two months shy of her centenary. Dave Nimitz, a close friend of Foray, confirmed her death on Facebook, writing, “With a heavy heart again I want to let you all know that we …

Scaramucci ignites fierce White House fight: ‘The fish stinks from the head down’

President Donald Trump‘s new communications director exploded the smoldering tensions at the White House into a full-fledged conflagration Thursday, angrily daring Trump’s chief of staff to deny he’s a “leaker” and exposing West Wing backstabbing in language more suitable to a mobster movie than a seat of presidential stability. In a pull-no-punches, impromptu CNN interview …