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Coronavirus still on the rise

February 9, 2020 8:56pm | Colby Menefee

Mainland China reported a rise in cases of the Coronavirus after a decline the previous day, while the number of deaths grew to 908, with at least two more outside the country. China’s health ministry said another 3,062 cases had been reported over the 24 […]

Kobe Bryant, daughter killed in helicopter crash

January 26, 2020 8:27pm | Colby Menefee

Kobe Bryant and one of his daughters were killed Sunday morning in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant were en route to the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks for a basketball game. Gianna was supposed to […]

Bloomberg considers presidential run

November 8, 2019 2:44pm | Colby Menefee

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday that he was “seriously considering” a 2020 democratic presidential run. Bloomberg has considered running for president in the past. Should he enter, he would seriously disrupt existing projections for the democratic primary.

New Delhi fights smog problem

November 7, 2019 2:43pm | Colby Menefee

Air pollution in New Delhi, India’s capital, reached a fever pitch last week with 37 air quality monitoring stations in Delhi reporting “severe” smog. This comes immediately following Diwali, a major Hindu festival. The smog has remained so severe since then that some flights were […]

Trump continues sanctions on China

November 4, 2019 2:39pm | Colby Menefee

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he would not consider a complete removal of tariffs on China as part of ongoing trade negotiations. A new set of US tariffs on China is set to take effect in December. This comes despite increased promises from China […]

Tornadoes rip through Dallas

October 22, 2019 2:19pm | Jasmyne McAlpine

As the sun rose on Monday, October 21, widespread damage across North Texas was evident after severe weather moved through the area Sunday night. A tornado touched down in Dallas and left a trail of destruction behind it, causing major damage to homes, businesses, parks, […]

Coral coming back to life

October 20, 2019 3:35pm | Angelica Garcia

Scientists have recently discovered coral that was thought to have been killed due to heat stress, but that seems to have come back to life. The discovery was made by Diego K. Kersting while he was diving during an expedition in the Spanish Mediterranean. A […]

Mosque explosion kills 62, injures 36

October 20, 2019 12:18pm | Colby Menefee

An explosion tore through a mosque in Afghanistan as worshippers gathered for Friday prayers; the explosion caused the roof to collapse and killed 62 worshippers. The attack highlights the high number of civilians dying in the country’s war, which is nearing the two-decade mark. Attahullah […]

First all-female spacewalking team makes history

October 20, 2019 12:17pm | Colby Menefee

The world’s first all-female spacewalking team made history on Friday while replacing a broken part of the International Space Station’s power grid. The trip was the first time in a half-century of spacewalking that men weren’t part of the action. Speaker of the House Nancy […]

New case of mosquito-born illness

October 19, 2019 3:34pm | Angelica Garcia

The first 2019 human case of a mosquito-borne virus has been reported in Catawba County, North Carolina. The EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) is a very rare cause of brain infections; around 30% of people with EEE die, and survivors have ongoing neurological health problems.