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  • Construction company involved in collapsed FIU bridge had safety complaints

    As investigators seek to determine the cause of the Miami bridge collapse on Thursday that killed six people, attention has turned to the companies involved in the $14.2 million construction project. Records show that a construction company — Munilla Construction Management, or MCM — has done extensive work for the government and that some of its projects have come under scrutiny from safety officials. Here’s what we know: The family-owned MCM is a prominent and politically connected corporation in South […]

  • United Airlines flight diverted after third pet incident in a week

    Already under scrutiny about a dog dying in an overhead bin and another dog being accidentally sent to Japan, United Airlines on Friday acknowledged its third animal-related mistake in a week. A flight was diverted to Akron, Ohio, on Thursday after the airline realized a pet had been loaded onto the flight in error, airline spokeswoman Maggie Schmerin told CNN. Flight 3996 was carrying 33 passengers from Newark, New Jersey, to St. Louis, but the pet was due to fly […]

  • Ski-lift failure in Georgia sends people flying into the air

    Dramatic video captured images of skiiers being thrown off of a malfunctioning ski lift at a resort in the country of Georgia Friday. Authorities said at least 10 people were injured when the ski lift at the Gudauri resort began running at high speed, in reverse. Some skiiers told CNN they had to jump off of the out-of-control lift to avoid being crushed at the bottom of the hill. Yuri Leontyev, 32, from Belarus, was on the ski lift with […]

  • A custodian takes advantage of National School Walkout and steals $180 from students’ book bags

    While students in a South Carolina school participated in the National School Walkout this week, a custodian helped herself to their cash, police said. The incident occurred at Richland Northeast High School on Wednesday. Aisha Evans, a custodian at the school, went into a classroom while students were outside and rummaged through three book bags, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department said. In all, Evans stole $180, the department said. The custodian was arrested soon afterward and charged with three counts of petty larceny. […]

  • Toys R Us gift cards only good for the next 30 days

    For those who have Toys R Us gift cards, you better use them soon! They’ll only be good for the next 30 days. Since filing for bankruptcy in September, the retailer has been honoring gift cards, but since filing for liquidation, the chain is soon to stop within the next 30 days. Consumers who have gift cards are advised to spend them immediately. Once the stores close, you’ll be out of luck. “Use those gift cards ASAP,” the Better Business […]

  • Multiple people killed in pedestrian bridge collapse at Florida International University

    Multiple people have died as a result of a pedestrian bridge collapse at Florida International University in Miami, according to a spokesman with the Florida Highway Patrol. Multiple agencies have responded to the scene. Aerial footage from the scene showed cars crushed underneath the bridge. The bridge was just installed Saturday. According to a fact sheet about the bridge on FIU’s website, it cost $14.2 million to build, and was funded as part of a $19.4 million grant from the […]

  • British scientist Stephen Hawking dead at 76

    UNITED KINGDOM – Stephen Hawking, the brilliant British theoretical physicist who overcame a debilitating disease to publish wildly popular books probing the mysteries of the universe, has died, according to a family spokesman. He was 76. Considered by many to be the world’s greatest living scientist, Hawking was also a cosmologist, astronomer, mathematician and author of numerous books including the landmark “A Brief History of Time,” which has sold more than 10 million copies. With fellow physicist Roger Penrose, Hawking […]

  • They’ve had enough. Students across country walk out to demand new gun laws

    In an unprecedented show of unity and political solidarity, waves of students marched out of class Wednesday to demand stricter gun laws and an end to school massacres. The National School Walkout took place across the country at 10 a.m. in each time zone. The protest was sparked by last month’s school massacre in Florida and fueled by years of anger about what many say are inadequate gun laws. This is what the school walkouts look like “This is not a matter […]

  • Family donating theirs after freezer fail risks more than 2,000 eggs and embryos

    More than 2,000 frozen eggs and embryos have been left compromised at a Cleveland fertility clinic after a malfunction caused temperatures to drop last weekend in the freezers where they were stored. Temperatures unexpectedly fluctuated in the liquid nitrogen storage bank at the University Hospitals Fertility Clinic where the eggs and embryos were stored, according to a University Hospitals statement. The organization said it has launched an investigation into the cause of the malfunction, bringing in independent experts. The eggs […]

  • President Trump fires Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, replaces him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Things are still being shaken up in the trump administration. Tuesday, the Commander-in-Chief announced a new move on Twitter. “Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State,” Trump tweeted. “He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!” Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary […]