The U.S. State Department's global database for processing visas and passports is experiencing problems that could cause delays for millions of people around the world who are awaiting travel documents.
Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum has been elected president of Iraq by the country's parliament, another step in forming a new government after months of deadlock.
As Leila Fadel reports from Irbil in Iraq's northern Kurdistan region, "Massoum took his oath vowing to protect the constitution and the unity of Iraq. He made the promise as Iraq threatens to splinter into three pieces."
The vote for the largely ceremonial post of president was delayed for a day after the Kurdish bloc of legislators asked for more time to make their pick. Massoum was their choice.
The Texas SPCA and Hunt County Constable Terry Jones removed approximately 200 animals from the Frank Barchard Memorial Shelter in Wolfe City Wednesday morning, alleging poor housing conditions, sick animals and contaminated water.
“Many of the dogs are being cruelly confined in kennels and pens outdoors and inside a building on the property and many of the animals appear to be suffering from open wounds, eye discharge and other issues,” the SPCA said in a press release. “The water provided to many of the animals appears to be contaminated.”
An irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation is a big cause of stroke, especially for people who have recently had a stroke. But it's not something that most people can feel.
Doctors test for atrial fibrillation by hooking people up to an electrocardiogram machine at the office, or having them wear a Holter monitor for a day or a week. There are also implantable monitors to check for afib, but they aren't widely used.