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Smart’s kidnapper released

September 19, 2018 11:57am | Colby Menefee

The woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart and did not help her escape but instead stood by as the Utah girl was sexually assaulted was released Wednesday. She spent 15 years in prison. Wanda Barzee, 72, was released from the state prison Draper, a Salt […]

Mac Miller dies from overdose

September 13, 2018 6:53pm | Sheri Donaldson

Dead but never forgotten. On September 7, 2018 around noon, rapper Mac Miller, age 26,  was found dead in his San Fernando Valley home due to a drug overdose. Sources say that Miller hosted a party the night before he was found dead. The next […]

Disease-free Tasmanian Devils found

May 6, 2018 11:44am | Megan Wedhorn

Last week, scientists discovered a healthy group of Tasmanian Devils, untouched by Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD), the cancer causing disease that has forced the marsupials to the brink of extension, in south-west Tasmania. This is a major breakthrough in the mission to save the […]

US faces nurse shortage

May 5, 2018 11:41am | Scarlet Carrillo

There’s an acute nursing shortage in the United States, but schools are turning away thousands of qualified applicants as they struggle to expand class size and hire more teachers for nursing programs. In America, experienced nurses are retiring at a rapid pace, and there aren’t […]

Australian Government to the Great Barrier Reef rescue

May 4, 2018 11:40am | Scarlet Carrillo

Australia’s government in investing $500 million Australian dollars(more than $377 million U.S. dollars) to protect the Great Barrier Reef, which has been struggling to cope with storm damage, coral-eating starfish and bleaching events triggered by warmer oceans. A little more than 11 percent of the […]

Bill Gates helps fund vaccine research

May 3, 2018 11:37am | Scarlet Carrillo

Bill Gates is giving $12 million to fund research for a universal flu vaccine. The Gates Foundation is already working on the development of a universal flu vaccine in partnership with other organizations, the nonprofit PATH, GlaxoSmithKline, and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount […]

Fortnite Update

May 1, 2018 9:54am | Kayla Saenz

The amazing game everyone’s been playing has upgraded again, this time to version 3.6. The game released the newest weapon, called the “clinger,” and is now available on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and mobile devices. The new update mainly focuses on the new weapon, which […]

Chocolate is good for your health

April 30, 2018 6:16pm | Megan Wedhorn

Chocolate is one of the most popular foods around, but many people often feel guilty when they decide to indulge in a fix of chocolate. For those of you who feel guilty after eating chocolate, especially dark chocolate, research shows you don’t have to feel […]

Subway closing 500-plus stores

April 29, 2018 4:37pm | Megan Wedhorn

The year of 2018 is proving to be a difficult year for retailers of all forms or fashions. Just a few months ago, Toys R Us started the process of closing many of its stores after filing for bankruptcy. Other major retailers such as Best […]

Meek Mill released

April 28, 2018 2:28pm | Itzel Velazquez

Meek Mill walked out of prison Tuesday after Pennsylvania’s highest court granted his bail request but the Philadelphia-born rapper had no intention of staying low. Mill immediately vowed via social media to use his spotlight to shine the light on how America’s criminal justice systems […]