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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.

ACT cheating results in parental arrest

October 19, 2019 12:15pm | Colby Menefee

A real estate developer has been sentenced to a month in prison after being found guilty of paying $75,000 to cheat on his daughter’s college entrance exam. The 63-year-old Los Angeles resident pleaded guilty to a single count of fraud and conspiracy while making a […]

Former Nazi guard stands trial for thousands of camp murders

October 19, 2019 12:08pm | Jazln Early

The time of World War II has gone down in history, and some Germans are still facing the consequences for what they’ve done. Ninety three-year-old former Nazi guard at the Poland Stutthof concentration camp will go on trial in Germany on Thursday on the charge […]

Saturn has more moons than previously known

October 18, 2019 3:32pm | Kaline Martinez and Angelica Garcia

Twenty new moons have been discovered circling Saturn, giving the planet a total of 82 satellites. Out of the 20 new moons, 17 of them seem to be moving in the opposite direction of Saturn’s rotation; the new moons take three Earth years to fully […]

Saudi bus crash kills 35

October 17, 2019 12:00pm | Jazlynn Early

A privately chartered bus slammed into a heavy vehicle on Wednesday evening in the Saudi city of Medina, killing 35 foreigners and wounding for other people. The victims were Arab and Asian expatriates. The survivors were taken to al-Hamna Hospital, and authorities are investigating the […]

Fortnite faces legal battle

October 16, 2019 3:31pm | Kaline Martinez

According to reports, the multiplayer video game Fortnite may face a class-action lawsuit in Canada after two parents of teenage sons filed last week alleging the video game can be as addictive as cocaine. The Montreal-based law firm, Calex Legal, filed a motion in Quebec […]