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Rochester, Minnesota - No. The misconception that coconut oil can cure underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) arose years ago, after publication of a book touting the beneficial effects of coconut oil. However, there is no evidence that coconut oil stimulates thyroid function.
Scottsdale, Arizona - In response to growing concerns about concussions and head injuries in youth sports, Arizona Pop Warner Football and Cheer and Mayo Clinic have announced a groundbreaking collaboration that will provide intensive medical research about the effects of sports-related injuries.
Phoenix, Arizona - Governor Jan Brewer today appointed Timothy Thomason to the Maricopa County Superior Court.
Phoenix, Arizona - Willard John, 36, of Cibecue, Arizona, was found guilty of Second Degree Murderby a federal jury in Phoenix. The case was tried before U.S. District Judge James A. Teilborg. The defendant, who remains in custody, is scheduled to be sentenced before Judge Teilborg on October 15, 2014.
Houston, Texas - Four people entered guilty pleas Thursday to conspiracy to harbor illegal aliens relating to their roles in a sex trafficking, harboring and money laundering organization, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.
Washington, DC - NASA has updated events that are marking the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing and the steps being taken for America's next giant leap to send astronauts to Mars.
Washington, DC - Seven months after the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya was recognized in the Western Hemisphere, the first locally acquired case of the disease has surfaced in the continental United States. The case was reported today in Florida in a male who had not recently traveled outside the United States.
Yuma, Arizona - This morning, at approximately 6:40 a.m., agents with the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office Narcotic Task Force, with the assistance of the U.S. Border Patrol Canine and Intel Unit, served a search warrant at 424 S. 13th Avenue in Yuma. Multiple citizen complaints reporting activity consistent with narcotics activity led to the narcotics investigation.