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Shutdown affects tax returns

January 7, 2019 4:35pm | Colby Menefee

With the government shutdown in day 17, the White House announced today that tax refunds will be sent out. However, experts are not sure how the IRS will manage, as 88 percent of IRS workers are on furlough. Currently, there are no expectations that tax […]

Women “desecrate” temple

January 7, 2019 1:02pm | Kayleigh Rhodes

Two women, accompanied by a couple of undercover police officers, secretly entered the Sabrimala Temple in India, creating a giant protest for equality. Over 3 million supporters stood in a “human chain” to help barricade the temple from others trying to stop the women from […]

Migrants shot with tear gas

November 25, 2018 5:53pm | Colby Menefee

US agents shot tear gas at migrants attempting to cross the fence separating Mexico from the US near Tiajuana. Children were in the crowd of people in the vicinity. Border Patrol helicopters flew overhead, but the agents throwing the tear gas were on foot. Pedestrian […]

California wildfires contained

November 25, 2018 5:46pm | Colby Menefee

The enormous wildfire that killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes while burning for two weeks in California has been fully contained. Several days of rain in and around the town of Paradise, combined with ongoing firefighting efforts, put an end to the threat […]

Strawberry sabotager caught

November 15, 2018 11:53am | Megan Wedhorn

Queensland state police arrested 50-year-old My Ut Trinh for her role in the contamination of strawberries with pins and needles. Trinh’s arrest comes two months after more than 100 cases of strawberries containing sewing needles and pins were reported across Australia and New Zealand. Reportedly, […]

Stan Lee dead at 95

November 12, 2018 11:44am | Kayleigh Rhodes

Marvel comic book creator Stan Lee has died at the age of 95. Stan Lee was born in 1922 and is one of the men responsible for creating a new era of storytelling; he lived long enough to see his comics be turned into very […]

Fires inundate Cali

November 10, 2018 11:48am | Jazlyn Early

California has always been burdened with wildfires, but the fiery state was bombarded with three wildfires on Thursday, November 8. Feelings of panic, chaos and fear from the fire remain in California. The Camp Fire, the worst fire of the three blazes, set records. It […]

Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi was killed in consulate, holding suspects

October 19, 2018 5:59pm | Colby Menefee

Saudi Arabia announced Friday night (US time) that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and said 18 Saudis were being held as suspects. The announcement, which said he was killed in a fight, came more than two weeks after […]

Migrant caravan heading towards the US

October 19, 2018 3:01pm | Colby Menefee

Migrants traveling in a caravan broke through a Guatemalan border fence and poured into Mexican territory Friday. The group was defying orders by Mexican authorities for an orderly crossing as well as President Donald Trump’s threats of retaliation.  He has made it clear to Mexico […]

Adaptive clothing lines becoming easier to find

October 18, 2018 7:44pm | Kaline Martinez

In recent years, well-known brands like clothing brands have begun introducing adaptive clothing lines for children. Aerie recently featured a model who uses a wheelchair and another with an ostomy pouch. These are great strides, and behinds all the big name marketing are the people […]