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April, 2016

  • 2 April

    Indian Police Want Builders of Collapsed Bridge Charged With Murder

    Indian Police Want Builders of Collapsed Bridge Charged With Murder

    An elevated highway in Kolkata, India collapsed on Thursday, leaving at least 26 dead and 85 injured. As of Friday five hundred rescue personnel were still working at the collapse site. “We cannot tell how many more are trapped,” a Kolkata police sergeant said. On Friday, the Kolkata police also …

  • 1 April

    Student Drowns During Volunteer Beach Cleanup in Santa Monica, California

    Student Drowns During Volunteer Beach Cleanup in Santa Monica, California

    A 17-year-old Boyle Heights student died after being swept away by a large wave while volunteering at a Santa Monica beach cleanup over the weekend, the Los Angeles County coroner’s said Thursday. Thuy Tran, a student at Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School, was swept into the water in the 1500 block of …

March, 2016

  • 31 March

    Mississippi Woman Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Join ISIS

    Mississippi Woman Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Join ISIS

    She tried to trade in her pom-poms for suicide bombs. Former Mississippi State chemistry major Jaelyn Young – who had been a high school cheerleader, honor student and homecoming maid – pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to one count of conspiring to provide material support to ISIS. She’ll be …

  • 31 March

    California Lawmakers Approve Statewide Minimum Wage

    California lawmakers on Thursday passed a statewide minimum wage of $15/hr to take effect by 2022 after after being pushed by democrats who face a increasingly wide gap between the poor and the rich. The legislation now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown, who is has said that he will happily sign it after consulting with advisors. Brown …

  • 31 March

    Man Bites, Head-Butts Flight Crew After Attempting Mid-Flight Yoga

    Man Bites, Head-Butts Flight Crew After Attempting Mid-Flight Yoga

    HONOLULU — A Japan-bound airplane returned to Hawaii because of a violent South Korean passenger who wanted to do yoga instead of sit in his seat, the FBI said. The pilot of the March 26 United Airlines flight from Honolulu International Airport to Narita International Airport turned the plane around …

  • 31 March

    Yahoo Shares Fake Trader Joe’s Story Before April Fools’ Day

    Your social media feed or inbox may be blowing up with a rapidly spreading Yahoo story that Trader Joe’s will close all their stores by 2017. Thankfully for Trader Joe’s lovers, it’s an early April Fools’ Day joke. Sending the Internet into a near-panic, Yahoo shared an article titled, “Trader Joe’s …

  • 31 March

    Multiple People Injured After Hornblower Cruise Ship Crashes Into Dock in San Diego

    Multiple People Injured After Hornblower Cruise Ship Crashes Into Dock in San Diego

    Multiple injuries have been reported after a cruise ship crashed into a dock in San Diego. The Adventure Hornblower hit the Embarcadero just after 1 p.m. local time. At least five people were injured and were treated at the scene, according to local news reports. My family was out on the bay and caught this …

  • 31 March

    Car Bomb Kills Seven Police Officers in Diyarbakir, Turkey

    Car Bomb Kills Seven Police Officers in Diyarbakir, Turkey

    ANKARA/DIYARBAKIR, Turkey — A car bomb killed seven police officers and wounded around two dozen people in Turkey’s Diyarbakir on Thursday, security sources and officials said, a day before the prime minister is due to visit the biggest city in the largely Kurdish southeast. A parked car laden with explosives …

  • 31 March

    Multiple Tornadoes Tear Through Oklahoma

    Multiple Tornadoes Tear Through Oklahoma

    At least 7 people were injured in northern Oklahoma after at least four tornadoes touched down in Tulsa County and Rogers County, one of which is in critical condition. The severe weather also damaged power lines and buildings. About one square mile of residential zone sustained heavy damage. Several thousand people …

  • 31 March

    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan School Creates Buddy Bench To Help Kids Make Friends

    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan School Creates Buddy Bench To Help Kids Make Friends

    Willowgrove School in Saskatoon has created a Buddy Bench – a bench where children can sit to let others know they’re looking for a friend. Other students, meanwhile, are encouraged to go over and ask the seated child(ren) to play. It’s a great idea which seems to work. A 7 year-old student told CBC …