Exploring the ‘mocktail’ boom

(NBC News)  More people are cutting back on alcohol, but that doesn’t mean they’re skipping happy hour.

At The Independence in Santa Monica, California they’re seeing more customers thirsty for “mocktails” – alcohol free mixed drinks.

We probably go through 20 or 30 in a lunch or dinner shift,” says bar manager Martine Leithold.

The Independence is just one of many bars and restaurants embracing high-end, non-alcoholic beverages.

There are even “sober” bars popping up across the country.

Pentagon to turn over all Ukraine-related documents to Defense Department general counsel

The Pentagon’s top spokesman told reporters Thursday that all documents related to Ukraine and House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Trump over his July 25 phone call with the Ukrainian president will be collected and turned over to the Pentagon’s general counsel.

Sanders will attend next debate despite pause after heart procedure, campaign says

Sen. Bernie Sanders is off the campaign trail as the Democratic presidential candidate recovers from a procedure to clear a clogged artery – but the independent senator from Vermont’s campaign confirmed to Fox News on Thursday that Sanders will take the stage at the upcoming Oct. 15 presidential primary date.

Ex-Ukraine envoy Volker meets with lawmakers amid impeachment probe, as texts reveal ‘quid pro quo’ dispute

Former U.S. envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker appeared on Capitol Hill Thursday as one of the first witnesses to go before a congressional body amid the impeachment probe triggered by the whistleblower complaint on President Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Woman gored by bison in same park where her date was gored months earlier

OGDEN, Utah (WDTN) – A woman is recovering after being attacked and gored by a bison while on a date at a state park in Utah.

Kayleigh Davis was on Antelope Islands when she came face-to-face with a bison.

I wasn’t antagonizing it,” Davis said. “I wasn’t trying to get a selfie.”

Davis was attempting to get out of the way of a group of bikers when she said a bison attacked her.

Study aims to identify new ways to treat those with autism

(NBC) – One Chicago family with two sons on the spectrum are
taking part in a new nationwide autism study.

Nallely and Alfredo Ramirez have three children. Their two
boys, ages eight and six, are on the autism spectrum.

It was a shock for us. At first we didn’t know what autism
was,” said Alfredo.

The Ramirez family is not alone. Recent CDC estimates show
one in every 59 children is diagnosed with autism.

Trump says Schiff 'helped write' whistleblower complaint, after House panel admits advance knowledge

A spokesman for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., acknowledged Wednesday that the whistleblower alleging misconduct in the White House had reached out to Schiff’s panel before filing a complaint – prompting President Trump, in an extraordinary afternoon news conference at the White House, to accuse Schiff directly of helping write the document.

North Korea missile not from submarine, may have been launched from underwater platform, officials say

North Korea’s missile test was not launched from a submarine, but rather from a barge or underwater platform, a move that comes just days ahead of resumed nuclear talks with the United States this weekend, U.S. officials told Fox News on Wednesday.


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