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  • After Parkland, Saugus High students walked out to protest school shootings. Today, their school was the target

    CALIFORNIA– A gunman opened fire at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita Thursday morning. It’s a reality many students there had been fighting to end. They joined the March For Our Lives movement. They held town halls with local leaders. Their school developed an in-depth safety plan in case a day like today ever came. After the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, Saugus High students joined thousands in nationwide walkouts in March 2018, leaving their […]

  • Live Updates: At least one person dead in Southern California high school shooting

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif.— A shooting has been reported at a high school in the Southern California city of Santa Clarita, officials said, and video from the scene shows emergency workers taking several people out on gurneys. The shooting was reported at Saugus High School on Thursday morning, some 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles, and law enforcement officers are looking for whoever fired the shots, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Henry Mayo Hospital has confirmed that a female […]

  • Southern California residents can now fly over rush-hour traffic for $1,250 per month

    CARLSBAD, California– Starting in January, San Diegans with a long commute can choose to ditch the traffic and fly to work thanks to a start-up service co-founded by a UC San Diego graduate. FLOAT, which stands for Fly Over All Traffic, is a commuter air service that will operate a fleet of nine-passenger planes at small airports throughout Southern California. Like van pools, routes will be determined by customer demand. There is already interest in service out of McClellan-Palomar Airport […]

  • CMA Awards 2019: See who won big at country music’s biggest night

    The biggest names in country music took the stage at the 53rd Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday night. Carrie Underwood hosted the night alongside country music legends Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and their charisma kept the show running smoothly. Garth Brooks took the night’s biggest honor, Entertainer of the Year, and album of the year went to Maren Morris. Earlier in the night, Kacey Musgraves won for music Video of the Year […]

  • Twinkies is being turned into a breakfast cereal

    More than six years after a Twinkies shortage gripped the United States, the sweet snack is stronger than ever and taking on new forms. Post is partnering with Hostess to turn the 90-year-old treat into a cereal that will be available nationwide in late December. The taste of Twinkies Cereal “replicates the distinctive taste and familiar oblong shape” of the snack cake, according to a press release. Josh Jans, Post’s brand manager of cereal partnerships, said the company conducted “multiple […]

  • The insect apocalypse is coming. Here’s what you can do about it

    It’s being called the unnoticed apocalypse: The number of insects is declining rapidly and 41% of bug species face extinction, scientists say. “If these massive declines continue, the ramifications are enormous,” said Dave Goulson, a professor of biology at the University of Sussex in the UK and the author of a new report on insect decline for the UK Wildlife Trusts. “Three quarters of our crops depend on insect pollinators. Crops will begin to fail. We won’t have things like […]

  • Newborn babies at a Pittsburgh hospital dressed up as Mr. Rogers for World Kindness Day

    PITTSBURGH– You know its a beautiful day in the neighborhood when you’re surrounded by cute, snuggly babies. Babies in cardigans, to be exact. In celebration of World Kindness Day, Allegheny Health Network’s West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh dressed up their newborns in cardigans and ties. “In Pittsburgh, we are also celebrating Cardigan Day, in honor of Pittsburgher Fred Rogers, who modeled kindness and compassion to children,” Stephanie Waite, a spokesperson for the Allegheny Health Network, told CNN. The adorable costumes […]

  • Treasure hunters salvaged liquor from a 102-year-old WWI shipwreck, but haven’t tasted a drop

    A group of underwater treasure hunters has salvaged hundreds of bottles of rare cognac and liqueur from a ship that was sunk by a German U-boat during World War I. Divers and unmanned underwater vehicles from Ocean X Team and iXplorer worked around the clock for a week last month to haul up case after case of booze from the Swedish steamer SS Kyros, which has been sitting in about 250 feet of water (77 meters) in the Baltic Sea. […]

  • ‘P.S. we owe you some milk’ — Australian firefighters leave note after saving man’s house

    AUSTRALIA– Firefighters in Australia have been battling some of the worst bushfires in decades — but one crew still remembered its manners. When homeowner Paul Sekfy returned to his property he found it damaged but still intact, thanks to the firefighters. Inside the house he found a note from the Urunga Rural Fire Service. “It was our pleasure to save your house. Sorry that we could not save your sheds,” it read. “P.S. we owe you some milk.” Kale Hardie-Porter […]

  • John Legend is People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ and he’s perplexed

    He’s one of the youngest EGOT winners in history. He and his wife are one of Hollywood’s iconic couples. And now, John Legend is PEOPLE’s 2019 “Sexiest Man Alive.” The magazine announced that the “All of Me” singer would hold the title awarded last year to actor Idris Elba, a comparison he poked fun at. “1995 John would be very perplexed to be following 2018 @IdrisElba as #sexiestman alive,” he said on Twitter. “Hell, 2019 John is about as equally […]

  • Two people just got the plague in China — yes, the Black Death plague

    CHINA– Two people in China are being treated for plague, authorities said Tuesday. It’s the second time the disease, the same one that caused the Black Death, one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, has been detected in the region — in May, a Mongolian couple died from bubonic plague after eating the raw kidney of a marmot, a local folk health remedy. The two recent patients, from the Chinese province of Inner Mongolia, were diagnosed with pneumonic plague […]

  • Mutinous cat put in ‘solitary confinement’ for freeing other felines from Houston shelter

    HOUSTON — Quilty the cat, welcome to the resistance. The wily 6-year-old rescue cat has become the newest darling of the internet thanks to his mutinous attempts to free himself and the rest of his cat brethren from the cushy confines of the Friends for Life Animal Rescue in Houston. A set of very angry photos of Quilty serving time for his crimes have caught fire online, an important reminder that cats are lawless creatures who can and will betray […]

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