In Other News

July 2, 2014

In Other News, 7/2

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Michelle Howard becomes Navy’s first female four-star admiral

The U.S. Navy has promoted Vice Adm. Michelle Howard to admiral, making her the first female four-star officer in the Navy’s 236-year-history, the White House said Tuesday. Howard, who was the first black woman to command a Navy ship, will become vice chief of naval operations, according to her online Navy biography. — CNN News

Target ‘respectfully requests’ shoppers leave guns at home

Target is not banning shoppers from carting firearms through its stores, as many news outlets are reporting. “This is a request and not a prohibition,” said Molly Snyder, a group manager from Target’s public relations department. In its “Bullseye View” blog Wednesday, Target said, “Our approach has always been to follow local laws ... but starting today we will also respectfully request that guests not bring firearms to Target — even in communities where it is permitted by law.” — LA Times

Lindsay Lohan sues makers of ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ video game

Actress Lindsay Lohan is suing the makers of the popular “Grand Theft Auto V” video game, saying it used her likeness without permission, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Lohan accused New York-based Take-Two Interactive Software Inc and its label Rockstar Games of creating a look-alike character named Lacey Jonas to boost sales, according to the complaint in state Supreme Court in New York. — Reuters

CDC: Half of all American adults have a chronic disease

Half of all adults in the U.S. have at least one chronic condition, such as diabetes, heart disease or obesity, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published in The Lancet. The paper — part of a new series in the journal, “The health of Americans” — says the proportion of adult Americans who have two or more of these conditions is more than a quarter. — Medical News Today

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