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Burn scars, winter storms threaten rare and endangered species in San Gabriel Mountains

Burn scars, winter storms threaten rare and endangered species in San Gabriel Mountains

Tribune News Service October 15, 2020

LOS ANGELES — Up until a few weeks ago, the West Fork of the San Gabriel River was one of the most abundant wildlife habitats in Los Angeles County, a secluded and rugged area defined by its steep peaks,...

‘A really destructive scenario’: Pennsylvania could hold up outcome of presidential election

‘A really destructive scenario’: Pennsylvania could hold up outcome of presidential election

Tribune News Service October 15, 2020

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania, one of the states most likely to decide the presidential election, is bracing for one of the slowest ballot counts in the country. The coronavirus pandemic has driven a...

Cystic fibrosis and COVID-19

Cystic fibrosis and COVID-19

Mayo Clinic News Network September 2, 2020

An estimated 30,000 people are living with cystic fibrosis in the U.S. This genetic disease can cause progressive lung damage and recurrent episodes of lung infections in many who are affected. Understanding...

Trump’s Kenosha visit exposes US divides over race and policing ahead of November vote

Trump’s Kenosha visit exposes US divides over race and policing ahead of November vote

KENOSHA, Wis. — In front of a brick building northwest of downtown, on a day when the nation’s gaze again fixed on this once-strong factory city, Justin Blake declared that President Donald Trump must...

A jet pack at LAX? Maybe. Jet packs are very real

A jet pack at LAX? Maybe. Jet packs are very real

Samantha Masunaga September 2, 2020

It sounds like something out of a movie: An American Airlines pilot calls the control tower at Los Angeles International Airport to warn that his plane just flew past someone in midair — a person wearing...

US will agree to remove plutonium waste from South Carolina

US will agree to remove plutonium waste from South Carolina

Jennifer A. Dlouhy and Ari Natter September 2, 2020

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is settling a long-running dispute with South Carolina over cleaning up weapons-grade plutonium stashed in the state. The agreement is set to be announced Monday...

A second wave of the coronavirus could devastate the recovering economy

A second wave of the coronavirus could devastate the recovering economy

Sarah Foster August 26, 2020

The U.S. economy is already on the mend nearly five months after nationwide lockdowns suffocated business activity in an attempt to save lives during the coronavirus outbreak. But another threat could...

Can I give my dog or cat COVID-19? The CDC has tips on keeping your pets safe

Can I give my dog or cat COVID-19? The CDC has tips on keeping your pets safe

Howard Cohen August 26, 2020

MIAMI — As people spend more time indoors with other family members, the concern about passing the coronavirus to a loved one is one of our daily stressors. And what if one of your loved ones is a dog...

California firestorm could claim more than 3,000 homes and structures

California firestorm could claim more than 3,000 homes and structures

SAN FRANCISCO — Nearly 2,000 structures have been destroyed by the historic fires sweeping across Northern California, but officials say that number could almost double before the blazes are extinguished. Crews...

Mental health has long been a challenge for grad students. COVID-19 has made it harder

Mental health has long been a challenge for grad students. COVID-19 has made it harder

Bethany Ao August 26, 2020

PHILADELPHIA — When Lauren Langbein became a doctoral student in cell biology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia in 2014, she was used to being a stellar student — she had always excelled...

Barack and Michelle Obama to give televised commencement speech for 2020 graduates

Barack and Michelle Obama to give televised commencement speech for 2020 graduates

Tribune News Service May 5, 2020

Former President Barack Obama will deliver a commencement message to the 3 million high school seniors graduating this month in a televised prime-time special. Announced last week, “Graduate Together:...

US colleges brace for a devastating summer and fall

US colleges brace for a devastating summer and fall

MCT Campus April 28, 2020

For many U.S. colleges, the worst may still be ahead. The upheaval in higher education has been unprecedented already, with campuses closed for months, graduation ceremonies scrapped and entrance exams...

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