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Body found in burn area as Thomas fire spreads along California coast

Body found in burn area as Thomas fire spreads along California coast

December 7, 2017


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LOS ANGELES — Authorities on Thursday said a woman’s body was found in a burn area near Ojai, as firefighters continued to battle several massive wildfires in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. The 96,000-acre Thomas fire burned even further along the coast of Ventura County, prompting officials...

Kenyan opposition accuses police of killing 215 people since August

Kenyan opposition accuses police of killing 215 people since August

December 7, 2017


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NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya’s main opposition leader accused the police of killing more than 215 people since a disputed vote in August and described the arrest of a colleague who is pushing for electoral reform as political intimidation. “Innocent Kenyans” died at the hands of “trigger-happy police...

Florida synagogue bomb plotter gets 25 years. But his first stop is prison mental ward

Florida synagogue bomb plotter gets 25 years. But his first stop is prison mental ward

November 28, 2017


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MIAMI — A Hollywood man who pleaded guilty to trying to blow up an Aventura synagogue suffers from such acute psychosis due to a cyst in his brain that he will be placed in a U.S. prison’s medical facility while serving at least 25 years, a federal judge in Miami ruled Tuesday. James Gonzalo Medina,...

Music legend Tom Petty dead at 66

Music legend Tom Petty dead at 66

Bryce Wheaton

October 3, 2017


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I remember the first time I heard Free Fallin’ on the radio as a kid. I didn’t know who sang it or what the lyrics meant but what I did know is that I wanted to hear more. I begged my mom, “can we please listen to that free fallin’ song again? But at a time where YouTube didn’t exist, sadly,...

Business school dean says to grow female CEOs, get girls interested in finance (hint, cool shoes matter)

August 29, 2017


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By Jane M. Von Bergen The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) PHILADELPHIA — Kudos to the STEM movement (science, technology, engineering and math) for building girls’ interests in science, engineering and technology, says Joyce Russell, dean of Villanova University’s nationally ranked business school. But...

Professor fired after Hurricane Harvey ‘karma’ tweet

August 29, 2017


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By Jeff Weiner Orlando Sentinel (TNS) A visiting assistant professor at the University of Tampa was “relieved of duty” after describing the destruction from Hurricane Harvey as “instant karma” for Texans who voted Republican last year, the school said Tuesday. Kenneth Storey, whose LinkedIn ...

She started flipping burgers, now she’s the boss at Six Flags Magic Mountain

She started flipping burgers, now she’s the boss at Six Flags Magic Mountain

May 9, 2017


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LOS ANGELES — Bonnie Weber is president of Six Flags Magic Mountain, the Los Angeles-area theme park that calls itself the “Thrill Capital of the World.” With 19 roller coasters, Magic Mountain has more coasters than any single park in the country. Weber oversees 3,000 employees in a 250-acre facility...

Call them ugly, but Xolos rule as Mexico’s top dog

Call them ugly, but Xolos rule as Mexico’s top dog

April 10, 2017


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MEXICO CITY — The beasts are brown and hairless except for a wiry mohawk. Their bodies, warm and slightly waxy, call to mind a hot water bottle with four legs. They routinely win dog shows — in the ugliest category. Far from man’s best friend, they’re notoriously aloof and cunning. Yet when...

Another Mexican journalist has been killed … the third one this month

March 28, 2017


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MEXICO CITY — Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach spent her final days documenting murders. She reported on the six people killed in a single night in her home state of Chihuahua, and on the assassination of a well-known environmental activist there. She wrote about the discovery of clandestine gra...

New view of dinosaurs could radically reshape their family tree

New view of dinosaurs could radically reshape their family tree

March 23, 2017


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The dinosaur family tree may need to be radically rewritten — and even uprooted and replanted elsewhere, a new analysis of about 75 different species shows. The findings, published in the journal Nature, hint that dinosaurs may have originated in the northern hemisphere rather than the southern, and ...

It’s hard to be Made in America

It’s hard to be Made in America

March 16, 2017


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ELMA, N.Y. — When you stroll the aisles of the Made in America Store, you might notice a conspicuous absence. There is not a single item for sale that requires a battery or a plug. That is because no electronics meet the strict guidelines of an emporium that stocks only products 100 percent made i...

Olympians Phelps and Nelson push for more action against doping

Olympians Phelps and Nelson push for more action against doping

February 28, 2017


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WASHINGTON — Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps and Adam Nelson gave heartfelt pleas for Congress to help with the effort to eliminate doping in sports. The athletes were witnesses on Tuesday at an Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing entitled “Ways to Improve and S...

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