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Marathons may delay medical care for others

Marathons can be risky for hearts, but not necessarily those of the runners.

It takes longer for nearby residents to get to a hospital for emergency heart care on the day of a race and they're less likely to survive, a U.S. study finds.

Any event that draws a crowd and causes traffic detours parades, ball games, concerts, fairs may cause similar problems, researchers warn.

Pepsi opts to yank widely-mocked ad

NEW YORK—Pepsi on Wednesday pulled an ad after it was widely mocked and criticized for appearing to trivialize protests for social justice causes.

“Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace, and understanding,” the company said.

“Clearly we missed the mark and we apologize.”

It said it was “removing the content and halting any further roll-out.”