CT Most Expensive Energy State; AIDS Can Be Stopped By 2030; App to Show Pictures of Pluto; Trump Wants Tweet Investigated
Things you need to know on July 14.
Thanks to MetroNews Source for the following.
- According to the WalletHub, Connecticut is the most expensive place to live when it comes to paying energy costs. WALLETHUB ranks each state by average costs of electricity, home heating oil, natural gas and gas for vehicles. Connecticut's average household spends around $140 a month on their electric bills alone, and that's among the most expensive in the nation. The average Connecticut household spends $1,300 a year on oil, which is the highest in the nation.
- In a report out today, United Nations Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon says the worldwide AIDS epidemic can be conquered in the next 15 years.The UNAIDS agency reports that about 15 million people are currently getting antiretroviral treatment for AIDS, while just 15 years ago fewer than 700,000 were. The agency also notes the cost of treatment was $10,000 a year in 2000. Today, pills that treat AIDS and HIV are available for about $100 a year.
- There's an app for that. The New Horizons app from Johns Hopkins University will give information on the Pluto mission, plus actual images of the planet from the NASA newsroom. The New Horizons app is free on Apple.The nine year, 3 billion mile journey to Pluto is over, but scientists will have to wait all day long to find out if the New Horizons space probe did its job. NASA will find out just before 9 p.m. if the mission that launched back in 2006 is a success.
- Donald Trump wants the FBI to track a man threatening him on Twitter and claims to be the son of an escaped Mexican druglord. The Donald apparently got a tweet from a man claiming to be the son of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. TMZ says the man threatened Trump, telling him in Spanish that he was going to quote "make you swallow your words."
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