A report of a possible gunman, which was later determined to be unfounded, touched off an hours-long lockdown starting at about 7:45 a.m. EDT at the military facility just a mile south of the U.S. Capitol and three miles from the White House. The Navy Yard was the site of a 2013 shooting that left 12 dead. "An employee thought they heard something of concern, they made a call," said Chief Cathy Lanier of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo wasn't as dramatic as last year's, when Sony and Microsoft were battling for attention in advance of the fall debuts of their new game consoles, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Vertex Pharma's combination cystic fibrosis therapy wins FDA nod
(Reuters) - Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc's combination therapy for a rare lung disorder was approved by U.S. health regulators, extending the company's reach to now treat the most common form of genetic mutation responsible for cystic fibrosis. Orkambi, a combination of Vertex's approved drug Kalydeco and a new compound called lumacaftor, is intended for patients aged 12 and above, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday. Cystic fibrosis is caused by a defective gene that disrupts the function of the lungs and digestive system, producing a build-up of thick, sticky mucus leading to inflammation and recurrent bacterial infections.
Thousands evacuated after freight train derails, catches fire, in Tennessee
Firefighters were allowing the blaze to burn itself out as of mid-morning on the advice of specialists, as attempts to extinguish it could be hazardous, Blount County firefighter Kermit Easterling said. Five officers from the Blount County Sheriff's Office and five from the Alcoa Police Department were exposed to chemical-laden fumes from the blaze as they went door-to-door, sheriff's spokeswoman Marian O'Briant said.
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