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  • Second Parkland survivor dies in apparent suicide

    The Parkland community is appealing to parents of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to address the threat of suicide after last year’s deadly shooting. Seventeen people — 14 students and three staff members — were killed when a gunman opened fire at the Florida high school on February 14, 2018. The shooter, who confessed, has been indicted on 17 counts of murder. A week ago, former MSD student Sydney Aiello, who survived the 2018 massacre, died by suicide. Her […]

  • The limo that crashed and killed 20 people failed inspection. And the driver wasn’t properly licensed.

    The modified limo that crashed and killed 20 people wasn’t even supposed to be on the road, New York’s governor said Monday. On top of that, the driver “did not have the appropriate driver’s license to be operating that vehicle,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. The startling revelations brought more anguish to those grieving the deaths of 20 people in the quaint town of Schoharie. At least one victim seemed worried about the condition of the limo, according to text messages […]

  • Limo crash kills 20 people in the worst accident since 2009

    This was a limo filled with exuberance — 17 birthday party guests who had many reasons to celebrate. There were newlyweds and young couples and four sisters, all on their way to revel at an upstate New York brewery. But for reasons still unknown, the modified limo plowed through a stop sign, crashed into a parked SUV and caused the deadliest US transportation accident in almost a decade. All 17 passengers were killed. So was the limo’s driver. So were […]

  • ‘Unprecedented changes in all aspects of society’ needed to avoid climate change disasters in our lifetime warns new report

    Governments around the world must take “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” to avoid disastrous levels of global warming, says a stark new report from the global scientific authority on climate change. The report issued Monday by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), says the planet will reach the crucial threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels by as early as 2030, precipitating the risk of extreme drought, wildfires, floods […]

  • Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony

    President Donald Trump for the first time directly mocked Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee by casting doubt on her testimony during a campaign rally. Before the crowd Tuesday night in Southaven, Mississippi, Trump imitated Ford during her testimony, mocking her for not knowing the answers to questions such as how she had gotten to the high school party where she says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. “I had one beer. Well, do you think it […]

  • ‘Dancing With the Stars’ new cast announced

    An Olympian, a teen Disney star and one of “The Dukes of Hazzard” will all be vying for the Mirrorball trophy. The cast of the 27th season of “Dancing With the Stars” was announced Wednesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” The following is a list of the stars and their pro partners who will be competing: Joe ‘Grocery Store Joe’ Amabile and Jenna Johnson A participant on “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise,” the produce buyer from Chicago knows a […]

  • What’s killing Sears? Its own retirees, the CEO says

    What’s to blame for the problems at Sears? Amazon? Bad management? CEO and primary shareholder Eddie Lampert has another idea: It’s the company’s own retirees. Sears turned in another bleak quarterly earnings report on Thursday, and Lampert complained about the billions of dollars that Sears owes its former employees through pension plans. Lampert said Sears has paid almost $2 billion into pension plans in the past five years, and $4.5 billion since Sears and Kmart merged in 2005 to form Sears Holdings. […]

  • Jemele Hill confirms that she’s leaving ESPN

    ESPN host Jemele Hill announced on Twitter that Friday is her last day at the network she has worked at for 12 years. “When I started at ESPN in 2006, I had no idea that such a wonderful journey would take place over the next 12 years,” Hill said in a tweet on Friday. “However, the time has come for me to begin a new chapter in my life.” Hill thanked ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro and her former SC6 host, Michael Smith in her […]

  • ‘Vampire facial’ may have exposed spa clients to HIV, New Mexico health officials say

    Health officials are recommending that clients who have received a “vampire facial” or any other type of injection-related service at an Albuquerque spa get tested for HIV and other blood-borne infections, as unsafe practices recently were identified at the facility. The New Mexico Department of Health announced on Tuesday that a client of VIP Spa developed an infection that may have resulted from a spa procedure. Now the department is urging clients to visit the state’s Midtown Public Health Office this week […]

  • How Apple got us to pay so much for the iPhone

    The iPhone is getting more expensive, and Apple is betting faithful customers will barely blink an eye. Apple has slowly increased the average price of an iPhone since 2007, but with the $999 iPhone X release last year, it made a bigger leap than usual. A year later, after the shock value of a thousand dollar smartphone had largely worn off, Apple made another jump. On Wednesday, the company announced its most expensive iPhone ever, the iPhone XS Max, which starts at […]

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