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  • Death toll from Northern California’s Camp Fire has grown to 63

    The death toll from the Camp Fire in Northern California has grown to 63 people, Butte County Sheriff and Coroner Kory Honea said Thursday evening. Seven sets of remains were discovered Thursday, he said. Hundreds of rescue personnel dressed in white overalls sifted through smoldering rubble and checked mangled cars, searching for human remains in California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire. The fire turned the hard-hit town of Paradise into ash and debris and also devastated the nearby communities of Magalia and Concow. […]

  • FDA seeks new vaping regulations after study shows 80% increase in use among high schoolers

    SILVER SPRING, MD.– Vaping increased nearly 80% among high schoolers and 50% among middle schoolers since last year, prompting the US Food and Drug Administration to propose new measures against flavored nicotine products that have propelled the rise, the agency announced Thursday. “These data shock my conscience,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in a statement, proposing to strengthen the agency’s policies against flavored e-cigarette products. These proposals could ultimately prompt their removal from shelves and websites that are accessible to minors. The […]

  • Carey Hart, former motocross racer and Pink’s husband, has warning for wildfire looters

    Carey Hart has sent a message to those who might take advantage of evacuations resulting from the California wildfires. Loot at your own risk. The former professional motocross competitor who is married to singer Pink posted a photo on his official Instagram account Tuesday showing armed men, some wearing bandanas and masks to shield the lower part of their faces, standing with a sign that reads, “Looters will be shot on site. PDC Posse.” View this post on Instagram It’s […]

  • Panel of bipartisan experts warns of US losing war with China or Russia

    WASHINGTON– The Trump administration’s new National Defense Strategy is insufficiently resourced and the US runs the risk of a military defeat by China or Russia, according to a report by a congressionally mandated panel of bipartisan experts that was released Wednesday. The warning comes as the Trump administration is weighing a possible cut to the defense budget following a major boost in fiscal years 2018 and 2019. While the report applauds the administration for focusing more on Russia and China as opposed […]

  • White House responds to CNN lawsuit, says President Trump can pick which journalists have press pass

    WASHINGTON– The White House asserts that it can pick and choose which journalists are given a permanent pass to cover it, according to a court filing by the Justice Department on Wednesday. The filing was the government’s legal response to CNN and Jim Acosta’s lawsuit over the recent suspension of Acosta’s press pass. Tuesday’s lawsuit against President Trump and several of his top aides alleged that the ban violates CNN and Acosta’s First and Fifth Amendment rights. Most of the country’s major […]

  • Parkland shooter accused of repeatedly punching jail guard, taking stun gun

    BROWARD COUNTY, Fla.– Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooter Nikolas Cruz allegedly tackled and repeatedly punched a jail guard, then took his stun gun Tuesday in a fight, an arrest report shows. Cruz, 20, who is awaiting trial on charges related to the February mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, now faces additional charges of assault, battery and use of an electric weapon on the guard, the report states. The incident began when Sgt. Raymond Beltran with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office main jail requested […]

  • Blood pressure drug recall expands again after tests show medication may cause cancer

    (CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration says another heart medicine is being voluntarily recalled after tests showed that it was tainted with a potential cancer-causing chemical. The new recall of losartan potassium hydrochlorothiazide is sold by the company Sandoz. The voluntary recall only involves the 100 milligram/25 milligram tablets, it does not involve the other versions of the drug, sometimes sold under the brand names Hyzaar. If you take Sandoz’s losartan potassium, look on the bottle for the lot number. If […]

  • Game of Thrones starts teasing final season premiere

    It’s all been leading up to this. HBO has announced that the final season of “Game of Thrones” will premiere in April 2019. There is still no specific release date yet. The premium cable network made the announcement in a teaser trailer for the long-awaited final season, which will consist of six episodes. As “Game of Thrones” prepares to take its bow, HBO is already planning for the next incarnation of the series. Over the summer, HBO confirmed a pilot order for […]

  • Amazon announces New York City and Northern Virginia as HQ2 sites

    NEW YORK — After running a year-long competition that drew interest from hundreds of cities and a number of states, including Indianapolis, Amazon has chosen New York City and Northern Virginia to split duty as its second headquarters. On Tuesday, Amazon announced it has chosen New York’s Long Island City and Virginia’s Arlington for HQ2. The development projects promise to bring the cities a giant infusion of high-paying jobs and tax revenue, but are almost certain to draw fire from […]

  • California communities rally to save animals caught in wildfires

    PARADISE, Calif. — When Jeff Hill returned to his neighborhood in Paradise, California, after evacuating during the Camp fire, he came across a wayward horse — in a backyard swimming pool. The horse appeared to have jumped in to escape the flames, and was caught in the pool cover. He had been checking on a neighbor’s house to see if it was still standing when he discovered the horse, Hill wrote in a Facebook post. “We scrambled to unhook the […]