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Stores Are Closing in Big Cities Everywhere
Stores Are Closing in Big Cities Everywhere
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By: Dimitri Maurry | May. 12, 2023

Large store chains are closing in major cities across the U.S -- raising concerns about the future of retail in some parts of the country's most prominently downtowns and business districts.

Several factors are the reason for this happening, such as people working from home, online shopping, difficulty hiring employment amongst more.

In order to reinvent in downtown areas, drastic changes might be required.

It depends how policymakers remake these districts pushing retail as a crucial attraction -- making them fiscal for health and regional economies.

The Avian Flu is Harming an Already At-Risk Bird
The Avian Flu is Harming an Already At-Risk Bird
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By: Dimitri Maurry | May. 12, 2023

The California Condor -- the iconic bird of our state is facing one of the most deadliest strain of avian influenza.

Jeopardizing decades of efforts -- conservationists have done to save the species from extinction.

Currently there is less than 350 condors out in the wild -- spanning from the Pacific Northwest to Baja California.

The outbreak will make programs that focus on breeding-in-captivity and essentials to re-wilding.

LA zoo keepers remain optimistic for the engangered population -- welcoming nine newly hatches condor chicks at the facility.Hoping for the largest soaring land bird of North America to thrive once again after 40-years of driving efforts.

A Koreatown Building Manager is Facing a Sexual Assault Lawsuit
A Koreatown Building Manager is Facing a Sexual Assault Lawsuit
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By: Juan Ballon | May. 12, 2023

A building manager in Koreatown is facing a lawsuit for sexual harassment against their tenants from 2012 to 2020.

Abraham Kesary allegedly sexually harassed female residents at the property he worked at in South Western Avenue.

The Department of justice alleges that Kesary offered housing-related benefits in exchange for sexual acts, made unwelcome sexual comments and advances to female tenants and entered their homes without permission.

The lawsuit seeks to compensate victims as well as a civil penalty to vindicate the public interest and the DOJ will do everything in its power to seek justice.

Restaurants hate Mothers Day
Restaurants hate Mothers Day
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By: Randy Flores | May. 12, 2023

Mother, Mother Mother!

That's how some restaurants are feeling about the upcoming day.

Per a CNN article as it would have it Mother's day is one of the busiest days of the year--from large parties of people going out for food to energetic kids and drama.

The National Retail Federation expects Mother's Day spending to reach 5.6 billion in just meals or a celebratory outing.

I stepped out onto the C-SUN campus to ask how people are celebrating the day this year.

There you have it some are going to eat in while other celebrate twice. However, you celeberate--Happy Mother's day to all those out there.

Walt Disney Company Lost $659 Million in this Quarter
Walt Disney Company Lost $659 Million in this Quarter
By: Bea Barros | May. 12, 2023

Walt Disney Company shares went down by nine-percent on Thursday.

The reason is a report showing the loss of $659 Million for the streaming in this quarter and also the fact that four million Disney+ subscribers cancelled their subscriptions.

This quarter, however, ended better than the two previous ones when Disney lost over $1 Billion in each.

Disney speculates that the wave of unsubscribers are due to price hikes.

Even with all these problems, Disney's CEO, Bob Iger, says he will raise once more the price for the streaming platform later this year.


Photo credit: What's On Disney Plus

Florida Tries To Block Migration to the State After Title 42 Expires
Florida Tries To Block Migration to the State After Title 42 Expires
By: Sean Frederick | May. 11, 2023

The release of migrants coincides with the end of the Title 42 public health order, which allowed the removal of migrants at the border due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Authorities at the border are overwhelmed by the surge in migrants.

Officials in DC are allowing the mass release of migrants to city streets if there is no capacity to hold them.

Migrants will be released after they undergo a national security and public safety vetting process.

Florida is arguing that migrants that are released will go to  the state.

The Attorney General's office is seeking a temporary restraining order to postpone the effective date because the new policy is too similar to the Parole + ATD policy, which was blocked by a judge in Florida. 


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Sesame Street Filipino Character
Sesame Street Filipino Character
By: Warren Lopez | May. 11, 2023

Sunny days are sweeping the clouds away and a new Filipino character arrives to Sesame Street. TJ is the name and now he's a part of the muppet gang. 

The PBS show introduced the character during a word of the day segment about confidence. The character and I have a lot in common his favorite food is lumpia and is struggling to learn tagalog which is the filipino language.

Bobby Pontillas animates the puppet while Yinan Shentu gives the voice. The sesame workshop director says she's proud to bring representation in time for AAPI heritage month.

ABC News New Anchors
ABC News New Anchors
By: Asia Williams | May. 11, 2023

After months of rotating anchors ABC has finally announced that Eva Pilgrim and Demarco Morgran will co anchor alongside Dr.Jennifer Ashton on Good Morning America .

Its been 5 months since news anchors T.J Holmes and Amy Robach were taken off air for reportedly having a romatic relationship. Both Pilgrim and Morgan have been with ABC and will co anchor the 3rd hour of its morning show.

And Gio Benitez who is the the networks transporation correspondent will replace Pilgrim on the weekend. ABC News President Kim Goodwin says she's proud of the reporting of the new anchors.

Horror Movies Genre Has Mommy Issues
Horror Movies Genre Has Mommy Issues
By: Warren Lopez | May. 11, 2023

Some horror movies made us scared to answer the phone or go to the ocean. But the latest ones are tapping into fears from the scariest person possible your mom.

No seriously! A University of Pittsburgh professor says the horror genre is all about psychological issues including mothers.  This year's Evil Dead Rise and Barbarian have demonic mother characters while A24 film Beau is Afraid feature a mom and son relationship.

Even classics such as Psycho and Frankenstein talk about mommy issues and motherhood. If you're looking for something to watch with your mom ask what is her favorite scary movie.

Twitter Has a New CEO
Twitter Has a New CEO
By: Marc Monroy | May. 11, 2023

Elon Musk has announced his successor to be Twitter's CEO.

Musk tweeted saying an unamed woman would take his role in six weeks.

Although Musk is stepping down, he will still play a role within the company transitioning to exec chair and CTO where he will oversee product, software, and sysops.

Since the announcement,  Tesla shares jumped 2% t in a sign that investors were pleased about the move.

Since they were concerned he was too distracted with Twitter that he didn't put enough effort into Tesla.

Under Musk's leadership, Twitter's core values dropped since companies thought the service had become a ground for hate speech and violent comments after unbanning many controversial figures.

Musk tried to make up the lost ground by introducing a new subscription service in the form of Twitter blue.

Despite the attempts to profit more money, Musk laid-off thousands of workers after saying it was necessary for the financial health of the company.


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Troops at US Mexico Border
Troops at US Mexico Border
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By: Carolina Tello | May. 10, 2023

Today, 550 troops will be sent to support US Customs and Border Protection in El Paso, Texas.

This is due to the Trump-era border restriction policy expiring tomorrow.

It has also been declared that there will not be any law enforcement activities where migrants are interacted with.

As a Hispanic serving institution, CSUN's students could be affected. Two student shared there thoughts on the matter.

Authorities have stated how the policies expiration could increase a number of migrants who try to cross the border.

Following Title 42, migrants in El Paso still continue to grow feeling desperate and victimized to ongoing scams which would promise legal paperwork and a chance to travel freely.

LA Public Transportation Safety
LA Public Transportation Safety
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By: Matthew Bragulla | May. 10, 2023

A passenger was found dead on the Red Line Metro station in Hollywood late Tuesday.

While officials say there was no evidence to suspect foul play, The Metro has been working to address the rise of safety concerns after more than 20 people people have died this year on LA county's public transportation system.

Most of the deaths are suspected to be overdoses, but two people fell victim to separate stabbings at two different Red Line Stations last month.

Despite this, CSUN students say they are still willing to take public transportation if needed.

However, some say that you have to be aware of your surroundings when taking it.

The Metro agency recently proposed forming its own police force to provide more safety.

'Disney's' Immersive Experience Comes to Los Angeles
'Disney's' Immersive Experience Comes to Los Angeles
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By: Bea Barros | May. 10, 2023

 Californians can now be part of Disney animations.

If you are a Disney Animation lover, listen up. A new immersive Disney experience is on the way here to Los Angeles.

The experience was created by Disney Animation and Lighthouse Immersive Studios, and it uses projections, sounds and interactive technology to bring the movies to real life.

The company also created other immersive experiences such as  "Immersive Van Gogh" and "Mozart Immersive: The Soul of a Genius."

The movies in the event go all the way back to 1937's "Snow White," and extend to the most recent movie, 2021's "Encanto".

The event starts on June 23rd, but ticket sales are open to the general public on May 12th at 10:00 a.m. Prices start at $30.

'Jeopardy' Receives Backlash Over Name Pronunciation
'Jeopardy' Receives Backlash Over Name Pronunciation
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By: Dimitri Maurry | May. 10, 2023

 Jeopardy is receiving backlash from viewers after the most recent episode.

The show was having a pronunciation issue on Tuesday's episode, prompting the backlash. The three contestants failed to answer the $1,600 clue correctly, so they thought.

The clue read, "Socialism of any type and shade leads to a total destruction of the human spirit." The players responded, attributing the clue to Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Though it ended up being the correct answer, none of them won the money.

Host Mayim Bialik said no one said it correctly, noting that the writer's name was tricky to pronounce.

Watchers of the show were not satisfied with this ruling. Taking to social media, one user said that if the show was not going to accept anyone's attempt to pronounce the name, the show should not write a clue with such a difficult name to pronounce.

Spanish Women's Race Organizers Apologize For Sexist Prize
Spanish Women's Race Organizers Apologize For Sexist Prize
By: Ally Najera | May. 10, 2023

Prizes for the Spanish women's race of 32,000 women participants included a Thermomix food processor.

Though the product that is meant to cook healthy, unprocessed foods at a faster rate might have cooked up a scandal.

Spain's secretary of State for Equality and Anti-Gender Violence, Angela Rodriguez Pam, criticized the prize's sexist nature on Twitter.

Her post accused the organization of stereotyping women as housewives who can potentially lose weight with the product.

The organization took to Twitter for their response claiming they were sorry and did not see the product as an offense.

The company said it understands the controversy and upset, and promise to be mindful of these preferences in the future. 


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Etsy Is Opened For Wedding Registries
Etsy Is Opened For Wedding Registries
By: Arlene Arreola | May. 10, 2023

Etsy's new wedding registry has a nice ring to it.

Etsy Registry will provide brides and grooms with a personalized service that will allow them to search and add unique handmade gifts to their registries as opposed to mass-produced gifts they could find elsewhere.

Etsy's trend expert says launching this registry was the next step as there is a search for a wedding item on Etsy every second.

With major companies such as Bed Bath and Beyond and Barneys going out of business, Etsy plans to boost their sales and create new long-term customers.

Don't mind if I do.


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California Denied Reparations to Black Communities in the State
California Denied Reparations to Black Communities in the State
By: Melissa Azevedo | May. 10, 2023

Governor Newsom has stated that he would go ahead and support reparations payments that would take place in Black state residents.

These recommendations were officially approved Wednesday which if passes would cost billions of dollars and could also help with health care, housing and policing in the Black community.

The recommendations have also had claims regarding the identity and mitigate how current and past polices have hurt many Black families in the past until now.

This law also would support education and offer any legal aid along with other services provided. 


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Baby With Three DNA's Was Born In the UK
Baby With Three DNA's Was Born In the UK
By: Giselle Lomeli | May. 10, 2023

Britain has officially created the first babies that share DNA from three different individuals through an experiment meant to keep children from getting genetic diseases.

Fewer than five babies have been born this way in the UK ever since the legislation took affect in 2015, it regulated women from passing on defects related to the mitochondria.

These defects can include heart problems, muscular dystrophy, intellectual disabilities and epilepsy.

The treatment process involves the removal of certain genetics from the embryo, that is then moved to a donors embryo, with healthier mitochondria.

Despite the donated egg making up less than one percent of the child, critics do not agree with this technique and believe there are other ways to avoid passing diseases to their children.

Designer babies become a concern for others who worry about parents doing the treatment to create their ideal child. 


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Dodger's Star Mookie Betts is Afraid Of Ghosts
Dodger's Star Mookie Betts is Afraid Of Ghosts
By: Jake Dodd | May. 10, 2023

Dodgers' star Mookie Betts can smack 100 mile an hour heaters but sleeping with ghosts?

That is something the former MVP cannot do.

During their road trip in Milwaukee, the team is staying at the Pfister Hotel but not Mook. 

He said he refuses to stay at the 130 year old hotel due to it's haunted history and creepy situations.

Betts has stayed at the hotel before but said he could not sleep.

He rented an Airbnb with some friends instead.

The decision paid off as he hit his 39th lead-off homer of his career in the second game of the series, leading the blue-crew to victory over the Brewers.

The club took two out of three in Milwaukee and will have the day off tomorrow before returning home to host the Padres Friday night at 7:10.


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New Zealand Airline Is Going To Implement Sleeping Pods For Long Flights
New Zealand Airline Is Going To Implement Sleeping Pods For Long Flights
By: Jake Dodd | May. 10, 2023

Tired of that crying baby that always seems to find you on whatever flight you are on?

Well, New Zealand is trying to help you out. Some Air New Zealand flights will launch Skynest which is described as a bed-on-board concept for economy passengers.

The concept was announced last year and was going to have six sleep pods in a bunk bed set up and would be available on selected planes.

In a press release, the airline said the six pods will be located between the economy and premium economy cabins on certain flights like the 17 hour direct flight from New York to Auckland which is one of the longest flights in the world.

Passengers will be able to pre-book a slot between $254 to $380 for a four hour block on top of their ticket cost. 

Skynests will include USB charging ports, a reading light, ear plugs, full-size sheets, a blanket and a pillow.

There are also seatbelts to make sure that the beds adhere to onboard safety protocols.

The Skynest will be available in September 2024.


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President Biden Visits Papua New Guinea
President Biden Visits Papua New Guinea
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By: Valeria Yanez | May. 9, 2023

President Biden is the first American president to visit a particular country in Oceania.

The White House announced on Tuesday that President Joe Biden will be traveling to Papua New Guinea, and he's the first U.S. president to go there. The visit is taking place between a stop in Japan and a stop in Australia.

White House Press Secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre said the partnership between the U.S. and Pacific Island Countries is crucial. During this trip Biden will be meeting the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, James Marape, as well as other Pacific Island leaders.

Jean-Pierre said the leaders will discuss ways to cooperate on challenges that are important to the region and the U.S., such as combating climate change, protecting maritime resources and advancing economic growth.

The visit this month is especially important due to it being Indo-Pacific heritage month.

Goldman Sachs Settles Lawsuit
Goldman Sachs Settles Lawsuit
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By: Sade Richardson | May. 9, 2023

Goldman Sachs settled a class action lawsuit filed against the company in 2010.

The lawsuit, filed by multiple women alleged that Goldman Sachs regularly discriminated against them in regard to salary and promotional opportunities.

The company is paying out $215 million dollars to settle outside of court. The women served as associates and vice presidents in the company, and they say that higher-ups scored women more harshly on their performance reviews to hinder them from moving up into higher positions.

Current salaries and employment conditions will be examined for pay gaps and other areas of inequality in a three-year analysis by outside consultants.

Hidden Camera Found On Cruise Ship
Hidden Camera Found On Cruise Ship
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By: Daniel Herrera | May. 9, 2023

A man was charged with video voyeurism and attempted possession of child exploitation material.

He allegedly installed a hidden camera in a bathroom on a Royal Caribbean ship. While the Harmony of the Seas in Miami boarded its passengers, Jeremy Froias allegedly installed a hidden camera on the ship's top deck.

The camera stayed in the location for all seven days despite being reported multiple times. Security personnel found a Micro S-D card with several hours worth of video files according to a criminal complaint.

Investigators said the footage showed over 150 individuals using the toilet or changing into swimsuits, including at least 40 minors. Froias was released to his wife as a third-party custodian and ordered to post a $25,000 unsecured bond.

He will be unable to have contact with minors, even his children, and he won't have access to the internet. He'll also have to surrender his passport.

FBI Announced It Cut Off Russian Spies Trying to Access US Network For Sensitive Information
FBI Announced It Cut Off Russian Spies Trying to Access US Network For Sensitive Information
By: Luis Morales | May. 9, 2023

A major blow to the Kremlin.

The FBI is announcing that it has disrupted a network of hacked computers that were being used by the Russian-based group, Turla,  to steal sensitive data from at least 50 countries, including NATO allies.

This is the latest move by the Justice Department to target foreign spying.

With a court order, the FBI cut off Russian access to the network in the US that was being used to pass around the sensitive information.

Turla has been associated with major hacking in the past, breaching US military networks in the late nineties and hacking US Central Command in 2008.

Recently, the group has hacked the networks of foreign governments in Eastern Europe to get information on Russia's adversaries.

The Russian Embassy in Washington did not have any comments on the matter.


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New York Sisters of Charity Group is Closing
New York Sisters of Charity Group is Closing
By: Elle Laur | May. 9, 2023

The Sisters of Charity of New York will begin the final stages of their congregation.

Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton founded the Sisters of Charity in 1809 which was the first  religious community for women in the US.

During the 200 years its been around, the Sisters of Charity of New York worked during the Civil War to treat casualties, joined civil rights demonstrations, and helped orphans.

Nowadays, the nuns offer ministry to previous sisters, help on food preparation for pantries, work at the group's college, and travel to their mission in Guatemala.

The New York chapter will finish its time with 154 members.

They will no longer accept new members and its last members joined over 20 years ago.

The congregation's president, Sister Donna Dodge, says they are passing the torch to people who will take the charism of charity from the group into their future. 


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Gaza Counts Deaths After an Attack By The  Israel Military
Gaza Counts Deaths After an Attack By The Israel Military
By: Quinn Alexander | May. 9, 2023

Jihad commanders, wives and their children were among the 13 Palestinians killed in an attack last night.

Israeli jets and helicopters attacked parts of Gaza in what forces called an operation to take out kingpin terrorists.

Three of the reported dead were militant commanders, the other ten casualties were members of the community and their families.

Israel Defense Forces said the airstrike was in response to incessant aggression from the Jihad terrorist organization and that they did what they could to focus their attacks on them.

Twenty people were also injured by the airstrike. 


Photo credit: The Times of Israel

Prisoner Escapee Has His Secret Life Exposed to Family Members
Prisoner Escapee Has His Secret Life Exposed to Family Members
By: Vanessa Roque | May. 9, 2023

After being convicted of murdering his parents, William Leslie Arnold, who said the reason for the murders were due to his parents denying him to take their car to a drive-in in 1958.

Arnold escaped prison after serving eight years of his life sentence and disappeared.

The chief of the Office of Law Enforcement in California spent years studying the case and handed it over to an US deputy Marshal in Nebraska.

  The Marshal tracked down Arnold's son and found he knew his father by the alias, John Damon.

A DNA test matched the sample of a close relative to the dead parents, only to find that Arnold had passed away in 2010. 


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Texas Gun Bill
Texas Gun Bill
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By: Branden Rodriguez | May. 8, 2023

Texas House committee advanced a bill Monday that would raise the purchase age for semiautomatic rifles from ages 18 to 21.

The Select Committee on Community Safety voted 8-5 --- with two Republicans joining six democrats.

The measure is unlikely to become law even after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary that left eight people dead.

Republican Gov. Abbott has previously waved off the idea of allowing only 21 or older to purchase a firearm but Republican State Rep. Ryan Guillen says that he believes there is not enough support in the Legislature for the bill to ultimately pass.

NBA Rookie of the Year
NBA Rookie of the Year
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By: Edward Segal | May. 8, 2023

Rookie of the Year Paolo Banchero (Ban-KEH-ro) leads the pack after helping the Magic improve by 14 wins from last season.

He averaged 20 points and 6.9 rebounds per game while shooting 42.7 percent from the field.

Keegan Murray also made the squad--as his three-point shooting was one of the catalysts for the Sacramento Kings' return to the playoffs after a 17-year drought.

Jalen Williams received 99 of 100 votes after helping the Thunder make the play-in game.

Walker Kessler and Benedict Mathurin round out the team. 

Greenlands Glaciers are Melting
Greenlands Glaciers are Melting
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By: Tashi Rios | May. 8, 2023

Tides are full with warm water that's eating at a hole of Greenland's major glaciers.

One of these glaciers is taller than the Washington Monument.

Scientists are worried that this will happen to other parts of the world.

According to the National Academy of Sciences -- if rapid melting continues that means the global ice loss and the sea level rise could move twice as fast as they originally thought.

Greenland ice researcher Jason Box conducted a study that zombie ice -- ice that doesn't receive fresh snow -- is melting.

His study provides evidence that they are underestimating future sea level rise.

COVID Emergency Ends
COVID Emergency Ends
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By: Karen Espinoza | May. 8, 2023

COVID will no longer be considered a public health emergency as of this past Thursday. 

The chief medical officer of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials says that COVID remains a significant problem--but it cannot be considered an emergency forever.

He also added that COVID can now be treated like a flu. 

Professor Howard Markel  a physician and historian of infectious diseases--says that we have never experienced an infectious event like COVID in history-- and people should still be concerned.

With this change-- vaccines and tests will no longer be free--it'll be covered by health insurance.

The White House says that vaccines and treatments for COVID will remain free for those without insurance through rest of this year.

The CDC will continue to monitor the spread of COVID--but they will be taking a step back on data tracking of the virus.

Title 42 Is Expiring Later This Week
Title 42 Is Expiring Later This Week
By: Ally Najera | May. 8, 2023

The policy that allow for the removal of persons exposed to diseases is soon to be lifted.

The border restriction that was placed during the pandemic will create chaos for the Southern border between Texas and Mexico.

Officials say the surge of migrants at the border will increase issues of detainment.

Director of the Opportunity Center for the Homeless, John Martin, believes that they cannot be prepared enough with the amount of people camping out.

Texas governor, Greg Abbott, says the amount of people crossing the border illegally is soon to rise as well.

So far, the government plans to use resources to help the broken immigration system such as calling for military troops. 


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Planet Fitness Is Back With Its High School Summer Pass Program
Planet Fitness Is Back With Its High School Summer Pass Program
By: Asia Williams | May. 8, 2023

Planet Fitness is offering free memberships to teens this summer.

This will be the third year of its High School Summer Pass program which launches during mental health awareness month, and it is aimed  to keep high schoolers active during the summer break.

The program hopes to help the well being of teens physical and mental health.

According to a 2020 British Medical Journal study, physical activity has shown to reduce depression and anxiety symptoms in young people.

Ten participating teens could also win an $10,000 academic scholarship through a Tik Tok video contest.

Registration is now open.

The program starts May 15th and runs through August 31st.


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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3 Is The New Phase 5 Marvel Movie
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3 Is The New Phase 5 Marvel Movie
By: Tashi Rios | May. 8, 2023

Calling all Marvel fans!

The next movie from Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been released.

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 premiered over the weekend opening with $114 Million.

This is the final movie of the trilogy that James Gunn directed.

The film follows the friends' loss of Gamora, Rocket's early life, and of course protecting and defending the Galaxy.

Marvel welcomed Will Poulter to the franchise to star alongside the reunited Chris Pratt and Bradley Cooper.

I went around campus to see what people thought about the recent release.

According to CinemaScore the audience gave Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 an A.

Some fans are saying it deserves a top 5 spot in the M-C-U.


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LeBron James' Son Decides To Go To USC in the Fall
LeBron James' Son Decides To Go To USC in the Fall
By: Cooper Ignatian | May. 8, 2023

LeBron James' oldest son, Bronny,  says that he will be taking his talents to play at the University of Southern California in the fall.

James announced his long-awaited decision on Saturday, right before the Lakers game.

The 18-year-old was a McDonald's All-American just like his father, though was one of the few high school players that had not made a commitment to any school.

Bronny played at Sierra Canyon School, which is known for it's large talent pool into the sports world.

James announced his commitment by posting a photo of himself in the Trojans locker room. Bronny played in the Trojans arena earlier this year against Georgia's Wheeler High School led by elite recruit Isaiah Collier, who now happens to be James' new teammate at USC.

After the Lakers game, LeBron said that he was proud of his son. 


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Madison Cawthorn Guilty
Madison Cawthorn Guilty
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By: Justin Borses | May. 5, 2023

Former North Carolina House Representative Madison Cawthorn plead guilty on Friday to bringing a loaded handgun across a TSA checkpoint last year.

He was fined 250 dollars without having to be put on probation and his firearm was returned to him.

Cawthorn will face a third-degree misdemeanor charge of possession of a dangerous weapon on city property.

This was the second time in more than a year that authorities had stopped him with a gun.

In 2021 he had an unloaded weapon in his carry-on bag along with a loaded magazine.

Stock Market Sinks
Stock Market Sinks
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By: Marc Monroy | May. 5, 2023

Stocks are continuing to sink and worries are higher than ever about the crippling US Banking System.

Some of the biggest stock market index's -- the S-and-P-500 reported a 0.6% drop.

The Dow Jones Industrial average reporting a 0.8% drop and the NASDAQ a 0.3% drop.

This comes after The European Central banks latest rate increase and them reporting a higher than expected US worker lay-offs.

But the craziest drop came from the financial industry -- shares with the Pac-West Bancorp dropped a whopping 47.7 % making it one of the biggest bank failures in US history.

Even with all of this happening -- officials are stressing to the American public that they are trying to get the situation under control.

Despite the European Central bank continuing to hike interest rates which raises the possibility of recession.

However -- banks in the U-S are slowing down their interest hikes.

Dodgers Sued
Dodgers Sued
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By: Warren Lopez | May. 5, 2023

Attorneys for the LA Dodgers are preventing a potential lawsuit for an alleged beating.

A man claimed two patrons beat him in a 2018 game nearby Dodgers stadium.

Milton Flores says the team didn't provide proper security or any LA security officers.

The suit says his daughter accidentally bumped one of the men - leading the suspect to shove her.

Milton intervened but one of them punched him in the face - leaving him unconscious.

Robert and Jaime Joe Berumen are the prime suspects. 

Ukraine War Video Game
Ukraine War Video Game
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By: Corey Marino | May. 5, 2023

A Finnish newspaper is using the video game Counter-Strike to sneak information about the war in Ukraine to Russian citizens.

Russia is well known for propaganda pushing and censorship -- its government has suppressed its own national press and blocked access to foreign media.

To honor World Press Freedom Day on May 3rd -- the newspaper built a custom map in the video game -- which contained a secret room that had images, texts, and news detailing the Russian regimes actions against Ukraine.

The map is called de voyna -- in reference to the Russian word for war-- which is banned when describing the Ukraine conflict.

The Counter-Strike video game is very popular in Russia and is one of a very few ways to communicate the truth to Russian citizens.

UC Stabber Arrested
UC Stabber Arrested
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By: Matthew Bragulla | May. 5, 2023

A former student was arrested in connection to the UC Davis Stabbings that happened over five days and left two people dead.

On Thursday evening the CSUN Department of Police received an ambiguous report of an active shooter in the library.

The threat turned out to be non-existent, and most people still feel safe on CSUN's campus.

However, there are some students that don't feel secure, specifically at night.

CSUN received a report saying a man had a gun in his car last December, which also proved to be a false alarm.

As a protective measure --UC Davis is telling students  to walk in groups at night to increase each person's safety.

TikToks Parent Lemon8
TikToks Parent Lemon8
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By: Randy Flores | May. 5, 2023

A new social media app is making the rounds online amid TikTok controvery in the US.

Lemon8 is a social media app launched in February that is being compared by creators as a combination of Pinterest and Instagram.

However, the growing conversation of this new app is not just coincidental--as it turns out the parent company for the app is ByteDance.

If it sounds familiar it's because it is. ByteDance is the same parent company of TikTok.

I spoke to C-SUN students on whether or not they would use the new app and if they had concerns.

 It seems reactions are mixed with the new app but only time will tell what will come of Lemon8.

Oakland Teachers Strike
Oakland Teachers Strike
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By: Dimitri Maurry | May. 5, 2023

Oakland public school educators have gone on strike yesterday and today in attempts to renegotiate contracts.

Teachers, counselors, and others -- affiliated with the Oakland Education Association are seeking higher pay that would bring wages up to the county median.

As well -- more efforts addressing social concerns.

This is the second education strike to happen in Oakland in the span of four years.

Schools in the Oakland Unified School District remain open to it's roughly 34-thousand students -- many principals and office staff are having to assist in educating and supervising their respective student bodies.

Most of the striking is happening outside of Oakland's City Hall -- where teachers are chanting loudly for these issues to be heard. 

Snapchat Mental Health
Snapchat Mental Health
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By: Elle Laur | May. 5, 2023

AI takes to social media platforms and causes concern for teens' mental health.

Teens are using the free AI chatbot in Snapchat to get mental health advice.

Some teens reported using the chatbot instead of talking to real people so they don't feel like a burden.

Medical professionals advise everyone to not rely on the responses because even though they sound like they're coming from a real person -- they are generated from codes rather than research.

However -- medical experts acknowledge that this resource within Snapchat seems like a good idea because of the lack of available mental health professionals.

Dr. Ryan Sultan at Columbia University says that Snapchat's AI chatbot has the potential to be a great resource -- but they haven't perfected the tool to be safe and reliable for mental health support quite yet. 

Madison Cawthorn  is Facing Legal Troubles
Madison Cawthorn is Facing Legal Troubles
By: Justin Borses | May. 5, 2023

Former North Carolina House Representative Madison Cawthorn plead guilty on Friday to bringing a loaded handgun across a TSA checkpoint last year.

He was fined $250 without having to be put on probation and his firearm was returned to him.

Cawthorn will face a third-degree misdemeanor charge of possession of a dangerous weapon on city property.

This was the second time in more than a year that authorities had stopped him with a gun.

In 2021 he had an unloaded weapon in his carry-on bag along with a loaded magazine. 


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Star Wars Locations in CA to Visit
Star Wars Locations in CA to Visit
By: Bea Barros | May. 4, 2023

May the forth be with you and may you visit these places in the summertime.

If you are a super fan of star wars you will love to know some locations in California in which "A New Hope", "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of Jedi" were filmed.

The Death Valley National Park in the border between California and Nevada is the first place on the list , Twenty-mule Team Canyon is where R2-D2 and C-3PO were on a mission to rescue Han Solo, Dantes Views and Artists Palette appear in "A New Hope" along with the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Three redwood parks got a part in the "Return of Jedi" as Eldor forests, and they were Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park and Redwood National and State Parks, and the final location was the Imperial Sand Dunes in east of San Diego County, a famous scenery of the beginning of "Return of Jedi". 

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Dog Flu Can Spread to Humans?
Dog Flu Can Spread to Humans?
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By: Carolina Tello | May. 3, 2023

A Chinese study found a human-like receptor recognized in certain dog flus that similar.

The CDC says that there isn't current evidences that the canine influenza viruses spreading from dogs to humans.

Infected dogs show symptoms like fever -- sneezing -- and coughing.

Most dogs can contract the canine flu through respiratory droplets or contact with surfaces having the virus.

The CDC also says that viruses are constantly changing so it is possible that a canine virus could morph to potentially infect humans in the future. 

Apple and Google Collaborate to Protect Consumers
Apple and Google Collaborate to Protect Consumers
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By: Dimitri Maurry | May. 3, 2023

Apple and Google are banning together on a industry-wide effort to limit the risk of stalking and unwanted tracking from devices like AirTags.

There has been a large number of reports about these products enabling this kind of activity.

The two tech companies announced on Tuesday of a joint proposal for a new technical specification.

Production would build these specs into products to implement the prevention of unauthorized tracking detections and alerts in the future.

The joint proposal would act on both iOS and Android platforms.

Last year, two women sued Apple alleging their ex-partners used the AirTag devices to follow their whereabouts putting the women's safety at risk.

Erica Olsen, director of the Safety Net Project says unwanted tracking isn't a new issue and the problem has long existed before AirTags came on the tech marketing scene.

Apple has been working to identify ways to update the safety warnings of their Airtag with safety groups and law enforcement agencies.

Reparations Can Soon Come to Black CA Residents
Reparations Can Soon Come to Black CA Residents
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By: Lyssandra Vera | May. 3, 2023

Black residents in California may be getting reparations very soon.

The residents whose ancestry goes back to the American slave trade era could receive up to 1.2 million dollars of reparation payments.

The task force says they should issue out money in down payments.

The San Francisco Chronicle says Black residents who have lived in California their whole life will be eligible for the pay and those at 71 years old would potentially be eligible for the 1.2 million dollar payout.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Gains New Inductees
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Gains New Inductees
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By: Ally Najera | May. 3, 2023

The Class of 2023 for the iconic Hall of Fame welcomes many well-known musical talents!

The seven inductees to make the final cut are Missy Elliot -- Kate Bush -- Sheryl Crow -- George Michael -- Willie Nelson -- The Spinners and Rage Against The Machine.

The Rock Hall is also inducting several others like Link Wray and Don Cornelius in other sub-categories.

CEO of Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Joel Peresman says the wide array of artists and groups selected makes a 'diverse body of work.'

His company tries to show the spectrum of who and what -- rock and roll can be.

The mix of Elliot, Wray and The Spinners' music proves that. Making history is -- Missy Elliot who is now the first female rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame and the first female hip-hop artist to ever be chosen.

As well as Don Cornelius who is being recognized for his creation of the national tv platform that broadcasted African American music and culture.

Though many of this year's nominees did not make the final cut -- they will be given the chance next year.

The wonderful blend of artists will make official history this year.

The induction ceremony will take place on November 3rd in New York City.

Steven Tyler Faces Accusations
Steven Tyler Faces Accusations
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By: Branden Rodriguez | May. 3, 2023

Steven Tyler -- Aerosmith's frontman -- is being accused of sex abuse.

He's trying to get part of the lawsuit dismissed.

Tyler's lawyers say his memoirs are matters of public interest -- including the ones that speak of his relationship with the plaintiff.

The plaintiff said in court that her mother gave Tyler guardianship over her when she was only 16-years-old.

This led to a three year relationship with Tyler that can be traced back to 1973. During their relationship -- Tyler was her guardian.

The plaintiff became pregnant but claims Tyler pressured her to have an abortion.

A judge is scheduled to hear Tyler's motion on October 24th.

Palestinian Resistance Leader Adnan Khader Dies
Palestinian Resistance Leader Adnan Khader Dies
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By: Vanessa Roque | May. 2, 2023

Tensions between Palestine and Israel are continuing to grow.

Palestinian detainee Adnan Khader, an Islamic Jihad former spokesman died today after suffering from an 87-day hunger strike. He was a symbol for the Palestinian resistance towards Israeli detention policies.

The news sparked widespread anger in the West Bank and rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel. At least three people were injured by shrapnel in the Israeli city of Sderot after the rockets were fired.

Adnan's widow called for calm in the wake of her husbands death saying that weapons had not freed him and now we do not need more bloodshed.

Geoffrey Hinton Is Leaving Google Out of Fear of AI Technology Usage
Geoffrey Hinton Is Leaving Google Out of Fear of AI Technology Usage
By: Quinn Alexander | May. 2, 2023

The Godfather of Artificial Intelligence left his job yesterday to warn about the dangers of the technology he helped create.

Geoffrey Hinton worked as a part time AI developer for Google.

On Monday, he quit his job to freely express his fears of how dangerous the technology could be if placed in the wrong hands.

Hinton says the prospect of robots taking over is a long way away, however AI generated lethal autonomous weapons is a much more immediate problem.

The tech godfather is not the first Google whistleblower.

Last year an engineer claimed that an AI system has gained the ability to have feelings. 


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Civd-19 Free Tests Will soon Be Gone
Civd-19 Free Tests Will soon Be Gone
By: Luis Morales | May. 2, 2023

With the end of the U.S. Covid-19 public health emergency near, coronavirus tests will no longer be free for those who want one.

Now, people will have to share the costs of their tests with their insurance provider.

Ever since the Biden Administration launched its home testing program, consumers could order up to four test kits per household free of charge.

Private insurance companies would burden the cost of up to eight tests each month.

Now, that program is no more.

With a decrease in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, the pandemic seems to be under control.

As a result, testing rates have dropped significantly as well.

If Americans want to continue testing, some will find themselves paying out-of-pocket after May 11th.


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Wisconsin Might Pass a Bill allowing 14-year-olds Serving Alcohol in Bars
Wisconsin Might Pass a Bill allowing 14-year-olds Serving Alcohol in Bars
By: Michael Narciso | May. 2, 2023

Fourteen-years-old in Wisconsin could serve alcohol to seated customers under a bill circulated by a pair of Republican state lawmakers.

Under current law, only workers age 18 and above can serve alcohol to customers in the state.

However, the bill would allow workers ages 14 to 17 to serve alcohol to seated customers and not drinkers who are at the bar itself.

Although no one under the age of 21 can legally drink alcohol,  those under 21, including minors of any age in Wisconsin can drink in bars and restaurants only if the parents are present.

If the proposal passes, Wisconsin would have the lowest age limit for workers allowed to serve alcohol. 


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 Kroger Is Changing The Distribution of Its Weekly Ads
Kroger Is Changing The Distribution of Its Weekly Ads
By: Valeria Yanez | May. 2, 2023

Kroger, a grocery chain in the U.S. is getting rid of their weekly newspaper advertisements.

The ads detail their grocery specials and inform customers on deals.

The K.R. stores include Fred Meyer, Ralphs and King Soopers.

The company says that their ads will be shifting online due to a decline of newspaper circulation Kroger is joining many other retailers that have shifted the way their weekly ads are distributed.


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The Stanley Cup is off to a strong start
The Stanley Cup is off to a strong start
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By: Justin Borses | May. 1, 2023

Eight playoff hockey series took place this week--and the ice wasn't the only part of the game that ended up being slippery and relentless.

The Boston Bruins set the record for most regular season wins ever.

Their reward for such an achievement--getting eliminated in game seven by the Florida Panthers with a four to three loss at home in overtime.

You also might be wondering how a team with championship experience is handling the pressure of an opportunity to repeat.

What's the answer to that question?

The defending champion Colorado Avalanche were also ousted by the Seattle Kraken--becoming the first expansion team in NHL history to defeat the champs in a first round playoff series.

That leaves an unlikely new favorite--the Toronto Maple Leafs who are looking to win their first title since 1967.

The Met Gala Has Started!
The Met Gala Has Started!
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By: Tashi Rios | May. 1, 2023

Its Met Monday!

We have arrived at the 2023 Vogue's Met Gala Ball-- fashion's biggest night out.

The fundraising event invites stars, artists and a number of celebrities to show off their best looks at the Met Museum in New York City.

Inside the event guests explore the new exhibit -- eat dinner -- and experience a performance by a high-profile singer.

Tonight's theme is "Karl Lagerfeld A Line of Beauty" in honor of the late fashion designer who passed away in 2019.

I went around campus to see what students thought about today's event.

Guests are expected to dress accordingly.

About 600 attend -- however Blake Lively who has been a Met Gala favorite says she's not attending.

You can watch the red carpet live on vogue-dot-com starting at 3 in the afternoon.

American Media is Polarized
American Media is Polarized
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By: Jasmine Cuza | May. 1, 2023

Three quarters of Americans are saying news media is increasing polarization.

Just half of Americans have little to no trust in the media reporting factual news.

According to the Associated Press- NORC Center for Public Affairs Research-- released a poll before World Press Freedom Day shows Americans have concerns regarding misinformation.

It is reported that in depth investigation reports can be helpful or very helpful in order to break down complicated information.

However even though trust in media is low-- respondents is saying the media is doing it's best covering issues they care about.

When protecting the freedom of press in the U-S 44% say the government is doing a good job.

About 24% say it is doing a bad job.

Many Americans are concerned about how media affects journalists and their safety. 

Texas Manhunt for Murderer of Family
Texas Manhunt for Murderer of Family
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By: Miguel Morales | May. 1, 2023

Police in Texas are looking for 38-year-old Francisco Oropeza the alleged gunman responsible for the death of five nieghbors in Cleveland, Texas.

According to officials Oropeza is responsible for the death of three women and two males including a nine-year-old minor.

San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers said officers were called to the scene after a harassment call came in around 11:30pm on Friday night.

The sherrif described the event saying that Oropeza was shooting in his yard when a victim came to his fence and asked him to stop shooting because they were trying to get their baby child to sleep.

Sheriff Capers also said that the Oropeza was under the influence of alcohol and responded to the request by saying he could do what he wanted to.

At some point later the suspect was caught on a doorbell camera approaching the victim's home.

The FBI said they have no leads at this moment and are offering a reward of 80-thousand-dollars for information and assistance leading to the arrest of Oropeza.

Hunter Biden Controversy Continues
Hunter Biden Controversy Continues
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By: Marc Monroy | May. 1, 2023

Today an Arkansas judge ordered President Joe Bidens son -- Hunter Biden -- to answer additional written questions about his investments... art sales... and other financial transactions as part of a paternity-related case.

A judge says Hunter will have to sit for a deposition mid-June where he'll have to answer in front of the court under oath.

Additional judges criticized Hunters lawyers for overly editing their filings and hiding information that officials say should be public.

The filings likely include more information about his financial records needed for an Arkansas woman that is the mother of one his children.

She called for the arrest of Hunter.

After the case re-opened in September -- Hunter asked a judge to reduce his child support payments when he told the court there have been changes in his finances.

This gave the woman an opportunity to re-open the process and demanded more of Hunters financial records which include properties and travel habits

Tornado in  Virginia Beach Damaged at Least 100 Homes
Tornado in Virginia Beach Damaged at Least 100 Homes
By: Cooper Ignatian | May. 1, 2023

Around 100 homes were damaged in Virginia Beach, Virginia, after a tornado stormed the city.

A state of emergency is in place in Virginia Beach and at least three schools in the area have been closed due to road closures.

No injuries have been reported yet, though the lots of homes have been greatly damaged.

The Virginia Beach Fire Department have been responding to calls of collapsed roofs, and were cleaning up large amounts of debris on Sunday evening.

The city manager declared a local state of emergency, and announced that the Great Neck Recreation Center would be open to affected residents, and their pets.

City workers began cleanup earlier on Monday morning.


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Milken Conference Is Starting This Week In Los Angeles
Milken Conference Is Starting This Week In Los Angeles
By: Miguel Morales | May. 1, 2023

The Milken Institute will be hosting the global conference today in Beverly Hills with special participants.

The conference is supposed to provide a neutral non-partisan meeting between all groups so they can discuss all sorts of topics and advancements inside this think tank.

This time Mayor Karen Bass will be giving the introductory remarks, entertainer John Legend will participate on a panel discussing his campaign Free America a reform to assist previously incarcerated individuals, actor Ashton Kutcher will touch on the future with artificial intelligence, and actor Seth Rogan will speak about his non-profit organization and the continued search for an alternative for medicine.

Other guests include politicians such as senator Joe Manchin, Representative Maxine Waters, Virginia Governor Glen Youngkin and others discussing topics like fossil fuels, capitalism, how its like governing America and more.

All of the panels' discussions will be streamed to the institute's website with conferences lasting through Wednesday.


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People are Stuck In Sudan Without Their Passports
People are Stuck In Sudan Without Their Passports
By: Ally Najera | May. 1, 2023

A number of people are stuck in Sudan, with no passport to leave the country.

Western Embassy workers who fled the country failed to return passports back to their clients.

Many were in the process of visa applications and will now be denied access to any travel documents.

There have been at least nine testimonies of people who are stranded.

Despite citizens being encouraged to apply for passports, now they will not receive the documents.

Violence in the Sudanese government has continued to prevail.

The violence has officially affected at least 512 lives until now. 


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Earling Haaland Might Become the Greatest Player In The Premier League
Earling Haaland Might Become the Greatest Player In The Premier League
By: Bea Barros | May. 1, 2023

Earling Haaland's day to day routine is not just practice and soccer games, but now he seems to be adding breaking records to his to-do list.

On Sunday's Man City's game against Fullham, the Norwegian forward scored a third-minute penalty which marked his 50th goal in all competitions this season in 44 games.

He has now 34 goals in the Premier League equaling to Andy Cole's 1993-94 and Alan Shearer's 1994-95 season.

Haaland still has six games in hand, which can help him being the greatest in the league. 


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Trendsetters or Bad Influences?
Trendsetters or Bad Influences?
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By: Jocelyn Perez | Apr. 28, 2023

In the latest season of The Kardashians, Kylie Jenner suggests a family intervention to address the beauty standards they're setting.

Jenner expressed that she doesn't want her daughter, Stormi Webster to fall for the unrealistic expectations the family has set.

However, several CSUN students stated they never saw her as a trendsetter and some including grad student Maria Soto state they promoted an unhealthy image of what beauty standards should be.

Kylie Jenner even admitted herself that their needs to be an open conversation amongst the family about the contribution they've all made to the unrealistic expectations they've set in the beauty industry.

Lesbian Visibility Week Ends
Lesbian Visibility Week Ends
By: Cesia Lopez | Apr. 28, 2023

L.A has long been known as a queer friendly city.

West Hollywood is hosting a field day at the park this weekend for Lesbian and Queer women visibility week.

Over here at CSUN, Ana Thompson is an Econ student who identifies as lesbian and says her move from Durham, North Carolina to L.A has been very welcoming.

GLAAD the organization for Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, has been celebrating the portrayal of lesbians in the media and elevating inclusive films that portray intersectional, lesbian characters with authentic lives.

Thompson says that she hopes her identity as a lesbian Asian American is normalized in society.

Despite the advances in both mainstream media and LGBT acceptance in big cities, lesbians and the rest of the queer community continue to face discriminative legislation in the rest of the country.

But for today, celebrate yourself, or be an ally and treat your lesbian friends.

Bluesky Social
Bluesky Social
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By: Leah Villalpando | Apr. 28, 2023

With the decline of Twitter after Elon Musk's takeover -- Bluesky -- an app developed by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey -- is on the come up.

The app launched in a closed beta on IOS in February and calls itself "a new social network for microblogging."

Users can post and follow updates on a timeline -- but there are no hashtags and no direct messages.

It's currently getting popular with journalists, politicians -- like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez --, and celebrities like Chrissy Teigen.

As of right now Bluesky is invite-only -- but the exclusivity is only bringing more attention to the new app.

Cop Assaulted
Cop Assaulted
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By: Leah Villalpando | Apr. 28, 2023

An LAPD sergeant had a portion of his finger bit off while on routine patrol of the Red Line train.

Officers were on patrol Thursday morning when they escorted a suspect in possession of drug paraphenelia off the train at the Vermont-Santa Monica Station.

Once he was taken off the train -- the suspect became aggressive and bit off a portion of the sergeant's finger during the struggle.

The sergeant is now recovering after surgery and the suspect was taken into custody on suspicion of mayhem and resisting an executive order.

Menopause Symptoms Affect Work Efficiency
Menopause Symptoms Affect Work Efficiency
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By: Leah Villalpando | Apr. 28, 2023

Menopause symptoms are creating a loss of productivity in the workplace and amounting to billions of dollars in medical expenses.

A new study showed that 13-percent of women surveyed experienced an adverse work outcome because of symptoms and 11-percent were missing days of work because of menopause.

These symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbances, and more.

The annual cost of lost days of work added up to one-point-eight billion dollars -- and nearly 25-billion dollars in medical costs are due to menopause.

The studies author urgers employers to create workplace strategies to help women with this life transition. 

Simona Halep Attempts to Clear Her Name
Simona Halep Attempts to Clear Her Name
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By: Danny Solano | Apr. 28, 2023

Two-time grand slam winner Simona Halep is attempting to clear her name after failing a drug test at the U.S Open last year.

The tennis athlete tested positive for Roxadustat - a drug that increases the delivery of oxygen and boosts endurance.

Halep denies knowingly consuming the drug - saying the period since her failed test has been emotionally difficult and stressful.

The athlete has passed 10 drug test - thus far - and is awaiting a tribunal hearing scheduled for May 28.

Conservative Podcaster on Campus
Conservative Podcaster on Campus
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By: Matthew Bragulla | Apr. 28, 2023

Last week Conservative podcaster Micheal Knowles was met with protesters before a debate about transgenderism at University of Pittsburg.

Micheal Knowles gave a speech earlier this year saying "transgenderism needs to be eradicated from public life."

Students at CSUN say he would get a similar reaction if he came here.

Older generations are worried that younger students can no longer stomach controversial debates like these.

However - - some say they would still be open to listen to the debate.

Theres a GOAL to get Gareth Bale back on the field
Theres a GOAL to get Gareth Bale back on the field
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By: Dimitri Maurry | Apr. 28, 2023

Wrexham owners Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds are attempting to persuade legend Welsh soccer player Gareth Bale to come out of retirement.

The offer comes after Bale congratulated the two Hollywood owners for the Wrexham's promotion from the National League -- its first in 15 years.

McElhenney later jokingly tweeted saying he wanted to play a round of golf with Bale trying to convince him to un-retire for one last magical season.

The athlete announced back in January his retirement after the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Currently there is no update whether Bale will put his soccer cleats back on to return for one final season with Wrexham.

The team is apart of the English Football League Two -- the fourth tier of the sport.

James Corden Finishes Last Show
James Corden Finishes Last Show
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By: Tashi Rios | Apr. 28, 2023

The Late Late show with James Corden has officially comes to an end. In April of 2022 the host announced his departure so he can return to London.

And after nine seasons-- last night was the final episode. Final celebrity guests included Harry Styles and Will Ferrell as they played the last round of "Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts".

Another special included -- Tom Cruise -- to perform a duet from The Lion King at the Pantages in Los Angeles.

The final carpool karaoke segment featured Adele to sing "Rolling in the Deep".

I went around campus to see what people thought about this show ending.

To end the show -- Corden performed an emotional song on the piano covering his time in L-A.

Study Says High School Violence Is On The Rise
Study Says High School Violence Is On The Rise
By: Justin Borses | Apr. 28, 2023

A new study by the CDC says that one in five high school students have seen violence first hand from people who aren't related to them.

People who witness community violence are more likely to carry a gun, face substance abuse and consider or attempt suicide.

The most recent data is from 2021 and says that suicide is the third leading cause of death among 14 to 18 year olds. 

Violence has affected African Americans and American Indian's more than Whites, with 29.3% of Black's and 26% of American Indians witnessing violence compared to 24.5% of Whites.

The findings suggest that teen dating violence, sexual violence and bullying are common experiences.


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Parking Meters Might Change Start Time in Hermosa Beach
Parking Meters Might Change Start Time in Hermosa Beach
By: Bea Barros | Apr. 28, 2023

A new plan for parking meters starting time is going to be considered for the city of Hermosa Beach.

The starting time as of now is 10 a.m. and the new plan would have the parking meters to start at 8 a.m.

City officials think the motion will help free up parking spaces while some surfers are being against it saying they will most likely find parking spaces in residential areas.

The city is expected to make a $1.8 Million profit from a previous parking rate increase.

The city council will vote on the starting time plan on May 9th. 


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UCLA Scholarship
UCLA Scholarship
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By: Bea Barros | Apr. 26, 2023

School might become more affordable for those who plan to study or are already students from UCLA.

The university is promoting an effort to raise funds for scholarships as part of a plan that includes debt-free education by 2030 and would eliminate the students needing to apply for loans.

The UCLA Affordability Initiative was possible due to a 15-million-dollars donation by real estate investor and UCLA graduate Peter Merlone.

The university says that students' affordability is overlooked as besides tuition, students also pay for housing, books, food, transportation and extra and personal expenses.

UCLA is creating four-year scholarships worth 20,000 dollars but divided in 5,000 dollars per year, to as many students possible with the donation money.

The plan is to set the scholarships already for 2024.

Affordable Housing Plagues College Students
Affordable Housing Plagues College Students
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By: Alex Fodor | Apr. 26, 2023

Southern California ranks as the 18th largest economy in the world.

That comes with benefits-- but it also comes with unfortunate consequences.

Tuition has not only skyrocketed-- but so has the cost of living.

For college students putting themselves through school--it can be an impossible task to find a place to stay-- even with family.

Even with multiple jobs--the housing market makes it impossible to live without roommates.

Apartment living is expensive and doesn't offer a lot of space.

These roadblocks can be crushing to students trying to move out and start their life.

Many don't see a way to leave home and live on their own without going into massive debt.

While students have new technology at their disposal and more knowledge than ever--the climbing price of housing is making it harder to take advantage.

Recycling Old Electronics
Recycling Old Electronics
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By: Carolina Tello | Apr. 26, 2023

Don't throw away your old battery powered electronics.

There is an easy ways to recycle your old gadgets.

Many old phones, laptops, and more have valuable materials that can be reused.

According to The-Round-Up organization the U-S along with India and China produce the most E-waste and only 17-percent of E-waste is known to be properly recycled.

I spoke to students on campus to ask if they knew anything about properly disposing electronic waste.

Although it might be confusing to figure out what to do with your old electronics -- there are businesses willing to help.

stores like Ubreakfix is one of many places you can bring old gadgets to be recycled free of charge.

They will even help you clear all your old data and remove hard drives.

Other participating stores are Best Buy, Staples, and Gizmo Go.

Biden Reruns For Presidency Despite Age Contreversy
Biden Reruns For Presidency Despite Age Contreversy
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By: Matthew Bragulla | Apr. 26, 2023

President Biden confirmed that he is running for a second term in 2024.

However, an NBC News poll reveals that 70-percent of Americans think he shouldn't run because of his age.

President Biden is 80 years old and will be 82 by election day.

Some CSUN students are worried about Biden's physical performance and believe America should seek a younger candidate to address todays problems.

CSUN Geography Professor Dr. Steve Graves says age shouldn't matter if Biden is physically able, but notes the concerns will hurt Biden's chances of reelection.

According to the same NBC poll - - 88-percent of Democrat voters said they would definitely or probably support President Biden's campaign.

Anyone But You Movie
Anyone But You Movie
By: Ally Najera | Apr. 26, 2023

Glen Powell and Sydney Sweeney's new rom-com trailer for "Anyone But You" debuted.

On stage -- the two stars presented their teaser and many felt the same sparks from the film.

The costars' chemistry was very obvious with flirty comments and smiling glances from one another.

Sweeney even referred to Powell as "Top Gun" -- from his role last year in "Top Gun: Maverick."

What struck everyone as the most flirty comment -- was Powell's response -- "I love it when she calls me that."

The cherry on top of this real-life rom-com was Powell and Sweeney seen walking off stage holding hands.

At this point many have speculated whether these are just antics for the film.

Only fueling the fire more has been Powell's girlfriend reportedly unfollowing Sweeney on Instagram.

There is no premiere date for the film as of now.

The Flash Trailer is Out
The Flash Trailer is Out
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By: Lyssandra Vera | Apr. 26, 2023

The Flash final trailer is out now!

Starring Ezra Miller as The Flash-- Ben Affleck as batman and Michael Keaton will also don the cape and cowl after three decades--last appearing in 1992.

The film will follow Barry Allen on his journey to go back in time to save his mother but will have to suffer the consequences of time travel.

Michael Shannon will also be returning as General Zod, who last appeared in 2013's Man of Steel and Supergirl, who will make her big screen debut--played by Sasha Calle.

Make sure to speed to the theatres to see the scarlet speedster on June 16.

Mattel Introduces New Barbie With Down Syndrome
Mattel Introduces New Barbie With Down Syndrome
By: Elle Laur | Apr. 25, 2023

A new Barbie joins the Barbie Fashionistas line.

Mattel introduced its first version of the Barbie doll with Down syndrome.

The company worked with the National Down Syndrome Society to create the new Barbie's shape, features, clothing and accessories so it can best represent a person with down syndrome.

NDSS president and CEO Kandi Prickard said that the new Barbie is huge for the community's visibility and representation.

This new Barbie Fashionista joins the other new additions including a doll with a prosthetic leg, one with a hearing aid, as well as a doll with a wheelchair.

The doll is already available for purchase on Mattel's website for $10.99 and will hit the stores this summer. 


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A New Report Shows Florida Surgeon Changed Results to Influence COVID-19 in Young Men's Health
A New Report Shows Florida Surgeon Changed Results to Influence COVID-19 in Young Men's Health
By: Luis Morales | Apr. 25, 2023

Florida's surgeon general, Dr. Joseph Ladapo, altered an analysis that suggested mRNA Covid-19 vaccines pose a significant health risk to men ages 18 to 39.

The report showed Ladapo deleted comments that suggested little evidence of any effects following vaccination while adding a line that said vaccination increased the risk of cardiac-related deaths in young males.

Ladapo released a statement saying the revisions were appropriate and that he stands by them.

Previous studies have suggested that the risk of heart inflammation is greater from Covid-19 than from vaccination. 


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Movie Jaws Is Becoming a  Broadway Musical
Movie Jaws Is Becoming a Broadway Musical
By: Quinn Alexander | Apr. 25, 2023

Broadway is going to need a bigger theater this summer because Bruce is coming to the stage.

The Shark is Broken is a stage play written by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon which will take a deep dive into the behind the scenes of the blockbuster film Jaws.

Shaw, who is the son of Robert Shaw who played Quint in the movie, will take his fathers place on stage.

The musical will focus on the personality clashes of the leading actors as well as the many mechanical crashes of their aquatic co-star.

The play will appear on The Great White Way in New York, and is expected to debut on July 25th.


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Teen Mummy Is Found in Peru By Archaeologists
Teen Mummy Is Found in Peru By Archaeologists
By: Michael Narciso | Apr. 25, 2023

A mummy has been unearthed on the outskirts of the modern Peruvian capital, Lima, being the latest discovery dating back to pre-Inca times.

The mummy which seems to be an adolescent was found underground in Cajamarquilla, in a tomb wrapped in funerary bundle, along with ceramics and rope and even bits of skin and hair.

Its assumed to have lived between 1,100 and 1,200 years ago and might have belonged to the Lima or Ichma cultures.

The archaeological site is also where the remains of 8 children and 12 adults -- who were apparently sacrificed around 800 to 1,200 years ago.

Cajamarquilla was also believed to be a thriving trading center and occupied people from the coast and Andean highlands.


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Manchester City Is A Candidate For a Treble Win This Season
Manchester City Is A Candidate For a Treble Win This Season
By: Bea Barros | Apr. 25, 2023

Citizens are excited with a winning of a lifetime! Manchester City is now being considered for a triple threat.

Treble winners in soccer are teams that conquer a domestic league title, a main continental tournament and a primary domestic cup competition, all within the same season.

In the English football history, this was only achieved once in 1998-99  by Manchester United.

However, in the present days, Manchester City is in sight of a good chance for a treble.

This comes now that Man City is confirmed its presence at the Champions League semifinals with a 4-1 win over Bayern Munich, the team is also on the finals of the FA Cup and it is on the tight race against Arsenal for the Premier League title.

Man City is possibly 12 games away from this remarkable win, but its manager Pep Guardiola says he won't take risk of talking about now, but will wait for at least two wins out of the three tournaments.

City's next game is on Wednesday at 12 noon against Arsenal for the Premier League.


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Melatonin Gummies Might Present Danger To Those Who Consume it
Melatonin Gummies Might Present Danger To Those Who Consume it
By: Daniel Herrera | Apr. 25, 2023

A new study of more than two dozen melatonin gummies sold as sleep aids found they have potentially dangerous amounts of hormones that regulate sleep.

Doctor Pieter Cohen, an associates professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance says one product has 347 more melatonin that what was listed on the label of gummies.

The United States Food and Drug Administration says it is illegal to market Cannabidiol, properly known as CBD, by adding food or labeling it as a dietary supplement.

Cohen says four products were tested which contained levels of CBD that were between four and 18%.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health warns those using these supplements can have affect on hormonal development as well.


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Disney Layoffs
Disney Layoffs
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By: Marc Monroy | Apr. 24, 2023

Disney is laying off several thousand workers across the company.

The second largest wave of cuts will slash 7,000 employees from the workforce.

It'll impact ESPN, Disney entertainment and it's experiences and Product division.

This is all part of CEO, Bob Iger's, plan to save five-point-five billion dollars.

The cuts are expected to take place this week and will effect people coast to coast but it won't impact theme park workers.

Iger says a third wave is expected for the summer and he called the moment a difficult reality.

Last Carpool Kareoke
Last Carpool Kareoke
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By: Edward Segal | Apr. 24, 2023

Adele was the one to send off James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke" segment -- which is now water under the bridge as the host prepares to leave "The Late Late Show."

Corden is nearing the end of his tenure as host and rounded out the segment by welcoming a guest he has had once before.

This final edition of "Carpool Karaoke" saw Corden switch roles with his guest as Adele was the one who drove him to work and asked him questions about their friendship.

Adele went viral the last time she did it seven years ago.

It was around this time last year that it was announced Corden would be leaving "The Late Late Show" after eight seasons.

Barcelona La Liga
Barcelona La Liga
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By: Miguel Morales | Apr. 24, 2023

Football Club Barcelona defeats Athletico-Madrid at Camp Nou in a La Liga matchup on Sunday.

Torres from FC Barcelona scored the goal in the first half which endured till the end for the win for Barcelona.

Athletico Madrid has not a match in Camp Nou in the past 17-years with a record of 8 draws and 15 losses.

Barcelona currently stands ahead of longtime rival Real Madrid which defeated Celta 2 to 0 during their match on Saturday.

Barcelona leads La Liga standings with 76 points and Real Madrid trails in second with 65 points.

Meghan Trainor Apologizes
Meghan Trainor Apologizes
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By: Justin Borses | Apr. 24, 2023

Singer Meghan Trainor has apologized for her recent remarks which caused a stir by insulting teachers.

She unleashed an expletive when describing individuals who've chosen the profession during a segment about parenthood on her podcast.

Trainor says that her kids are being homeschooled due to the fear of possible bullying and gun violence.

She explained that bullying played a role in her education and that her intention was never to belittle anyone working in that industry.

Covid-19 Is Now Screened Through Dogs' Sniff
Covid-19 Is Now Screened Through Dogs' Sniff
By: Cooper Ignatian | Apr. 24, 2023

A school in Northern California had students line up behind a curtain in the middle of the gymnasium.

They stood still in line as a dog handler walked a yellow labrador on the other side.

The children could not see, but the pup was sniffing their shoes, looking up at the handler after each sniff.

The dog was smelling for volatile organic compounds,  that are known to be associated with covid-19 infections.

Doctor Carol Glaser had been working on a new testing program for months, as she heard rumors of using dogs to screen for coronavirus' infections, then she had her lightbulb idea of using dogs could cut costs, and make the screenings more fun.

The dogs were trained by smelling socks of people that were infected and some that weren't.

Last year the dogs visited 27 schools, and completed more than 3,500 screenings.

Glaser wants to move to nursing homes next, and hopefully find a way to have the dogs screen for other diseases.


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Lilo and Stitch Live-Action Casting Is Suffering Backlash
Lilo and Stitch Live-Action Casting Is Suffering Backlash
By: Ally Najera | Apr. 24, 2023

Many fear the live-action version of Lilo and Stitch will look different from the original.

Casting choices for Lilo's sister released by The Hollywood Reporter led to fan-discourse on Twitter.

Many dished out their discontent with the casting team of the film.

Though the people chosen to represent the characters are not to blame like Sydney Agudong set to play Nani, fans believe the characters must be representative of the Hawaiian culture.

Casting choices showed the actors to be visibly lighter than the animated version.

Twitter users believe that Disney has bought into colorism, an ongoing issue in Hollywood.

Fans intend to still watch but feel these issues are relevant to discuss. 


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NCAA Changes Policies
NCAA Changes Policies
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By: Danny Solano | Apr. 21, 2023

The NCAA oversight panel has approved three rule changes that will take effect next season.

The new changes include a running clock after first downs -- banning consecutive timeouts by a single team and carrying fouls over to the second and fourth quarters.

NCAA rules-editor Heather Dinich says over the last three seasons -- games have averaged 180 plays and lasted three hours and 21-minutes -- more than that in the NFL.

The changes aim to improve game flow and reduce the risk of injury to players.

Lyft is Having Some Struggles
Lyft is Having Some Struggles
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By: Juan Ballon | Apr. 21, 2023

Struggling ride-share app "Lyft" is planning to lay-off up to 30% of their workforce in fear of a looming recession.

The app reported shares up by 6% this week - but are down 70% of their value compared to last year.

New CEO - David Risher - is set to take over in April and faces a steep road ahead.

Russian Army Campaign
Russian Army Campaign
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By: Corey Marino | Apr. 21, 2023

The Russian army has created a campaign to get more recruits.

This comes as Russian armed forces have reportedly been suffering heavy losses and are struggling to make progress in Ukraine.

According to leaked US documents --  it's estimated Russia has had between 190,000 and 223,000 casualties -- with up to 43,000 men killed in action.

The country released an advertising-video encouraging civilians to give up their daily jobs and sign contracts with the military.

The video promises a monthly salary of 2,500 dollars -- which is four times the national average.

Russia's recruitment tactics have also included allowing the Wagner private military company to recruit mercenaries in prisons.

Sudan Ceasefire
Sudan Ceasefire
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By: Cesia Lopez | Apr. 21, 2023

After a week of intense violence, a Sudan faction has declared a 72-hour truce.

The paramilitary Rapid Support Forces announced a ceasefire but there hasn't been confirmation from its rival- the Sudan Armed Forces.

There have been continued clashes near the capital Khartoum recently.

The ceasefire coincides with the Muslim holiday Eid alFitr which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

The power struggle has resulted in more than 400 deaths, thousands of injuries and has forced tens-of-thousands to flee the country.

The 3-day truce is meant to open humanitarian corridors and allow citizens the chance to evacuate.

Alaska Airlines Removes Kiosks
Alaska Airlines Removes Kiosks
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By: Corey Marino | Apr. 21, 2023

Alaska Airlines is removing kiosks that print boarding passes -- recommending that everyone download or print passes at home.

The goal is to reduce the check-in time and allow passengers to get through security checkpoints more quickly.

The company plans to remove kiosks at Seattle Tacoma International Airport next month and the rest of its locations by the end of next year.

American Airlines and United Airlines say they have no plans to eliminate their kiosks.

Southwest and Delta haven't commented on the matter.

LA Has Dirty Beaches
LA Has Dirty Beaches
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By: Lauren Hannah | Apr. 21, 2023

Bacterial levels in the ocean water are high at certain beaches.

Warnings are in effect for multiple Santa Monica areas, Las Flores Creek at Las Flores State Beach, the Malibu Lagoon and Mother's Beach in Marina Del Rey.

 Health officials discourage people from swimming in the areas where the bacteria levels exceed health standards -- but the beaches remain open.

Where Are LAs Public Restrooms?
Where Are LAs Public Restrooms?
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By: Warren Lopez | Apr. 21, 2023

More than 4,400 people call Skid Row their home - but finding a public restroom is difficult to them.

Most restrooms in L.A are owned by businesses and made for paying customers and only 31 public toilets are available 24-hours for those who can't afford paying for products just to use the restroom.

This number of facilities aren't enough as L.A's population keeps on growing.

I asked CSUN students what they thought of the issue.

The COVID-19 pandemic caused many public restrooms to close- leading unhoused people to relieve themselves in public.

This left L-A residents in risk of diseases such as hepatitis, typhus, and tuberculosis.

UKs Deputy Minister Steps Down
UKs Deputy Minister Steps Down
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By: Tashi Rios | Apr. 21, 2023

UK Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab resigned today after an investigation found him bullying civil servants.

The former Deputy Prime Minister's announcement came after eight formal complaints were reported during his time as Britain's foreign secretary and Brexit secretary.

Attorney Adam Tolley is claiming that Raab acted in an intimidating and aggressive way.

He also notes abuse and misuses of power used to humiliate.

Raab denies any claims and says he was always professional.

Avian Flu Finds it's Way to Massachusetts
Avian Flu Finds it's Way to Massachusetts
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By: Tashi Rios | Apr. 21, 2023

Massachusetts officials found the Avian Flu among two dozen swans which were found dead over the past few weeks.

Swansea is about 50 miles south of Boston where six dead swans and one dead goose have tested positive for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza.

The city says there has currently been no reports of the flu in humans.

The Avian Flu-known as the bird flu-can spread from birds to humans through saliva - nasal secretion - and feces.

Officials advise the community to remain cautious and not interact with any wild birds. 

Marijuana Side Effects Are Finally Being Studied
Marijuana Side Effects Are Finally Being Studied
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By: Corey Marino | Apr. 21, 2023

A review of research recently published in the journal -- Addiction says using Marijuana can have harmful effects on higher-level thinking.

The review looked at studies of over 43,000 people.

Studies have shown that cannabis-use can be particularly detrimental for youth -- due to the ongoing cognition development of their brains.

Weed can negatively affect areas of cognition such as the ability to make decisions -- remember important data -- and problem solving.

It can also make adults have poor work performance -- and can make driving more dangerous.

As marijuana becomes legal in more states and destigmatized by society -- the harmful effects to maturing brains cannot be understated.

Cashapp Founders Killer Arrested
Cashapp Founders Killer Arrested
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By: Tashi Rios | Apr. 21, 2023

A suspect has been arrested for the death of Bob Lee in San Francisco.

Police arrested Nima Momeni thursday morning on the alleged stabbing of Lee.

The 38-year-old is the owner of tech consulting firm Expand IT and is being held on a single count of murder.

The stabbing happened on April 4 in the early morning around the Rincon Hill area- by the Bay Bridge.

San Francisco Supervisor -- Aaron Peskin confirmed the arrest- thanking the police force for their tireless work. 

Childhood Vaccines
Childhood Vaccines
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By: Corey Marino | Apr. 21, 2023

UNICEF reports that the world has lost faith in childhood vaccines due to COVID--misinformation.

Government distrust has caused people to become more wary about measle and polio vaccines.

The survey shows that 67-million children missed out on one or more potentially lifesaving vaccines during the pandemic.

UNICEF executive director -- Catherine Russell stays -- we can't allow confidence in routine immunizations to become another victim of the pandemic.

She went on to say the next wave of deaths could be of more children with measles, diphtheria or other preventable diseases.

New Strep Infections Are going Around In The US
New Strep Infections Are going Around In The US
By: Sean Frederick | Apr. 20, 2023

There was an increase in strep diagnoses by nearly 30% in February, and March showed a similar trend. 

The study used electronic health records from clinics and hospitals, which represents nearly one-hundred-million people across the country.

The CDC investigated an increase of A-strep in December, which is a more harmful form of the infection.

The most common strep symptoms are swollen tonsils, sore throat, and fever.

The US is also currently seeing a shortage of amoxicillin, the main antibiotic used to treat strep. 


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SpaceX Failed Its Rocket Launch
SpaceX Failed Its Rocket Launch
By: Carolina Tello | Apr. 20, 2023

SpaceX's starship prototype exploded four minutes into its flight.

  Thursdays morning launch from their Star base in South Texas was the first unmanned test flight. 

In a statement, SpaceX says the data will help improve reliability.

Chris Hadfield a Retired Commander of International Space Station says this was a success.

This model of starship will eventually carry crew and cargo to the Moon, Mars and beyond. 


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Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History Discovered Human Corpses
Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History Discovered Human Corpses
By: Alejandro Perez | Apr. 20, 2023

Mexico found 8 sacrificial male corpses at the Gulf Coast pyramid in the state of Tobasco.

Their was a reported 13 sets of human remains who are believed to have had their heads cut off as part of their religious ceremonies.

Archeologists say the remains could be up to 2,000 years old.

The site where they were found was also used as a trade route that joined the Mayan Kingdoms in Yucatan and Central America. 

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Frank Ocean Discourse
Frank Ocean Discourse
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By: Ally Najera | Apr. 19, 2023

Weekend 1 of the music festival featured performances that many were excited to hear.

Ocean's show might have taken the cake for worst performer in many attendees' books.

Discourse on social media shows fans being let down by the artist. 

At the same time -- many of his fans are sympathizing with him. 

Despite fans' compassion -- the controversy surrounding Ocean has persisted on social media.

Since the weekend -- the singer is yet to comment.

Pilot Retirement Tsunami
Pilot Retirement Tsunami
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By: Lyssandra Vera | Apr. 19, 2023

The US airline industry is posed for a pilot retirement tsunami that is expected to continue the country's pilot shortage along with with the restriction of flights being available to passengers and the upward pressure on fares.

President and CEO of the Regional Airline Association-- Faye Marlarkey-Black-- says that this pilot shortage has led to the collapse of air services.

More than half of the pilots who are currently working will reach the retirement age of 65 within in the next fifteen years.

AI Controversy
AI Controversy
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By: Lyssandra Vera | Apr. 19, 2023

Many art and photography competitions winning pieces were found to be AI generated which defeats the identity of the competitions and causes concerns for the future of art.

Students worry that AI can cause a loss of credibility on what people post on social media or perhaps can affect social media as a whole which can create a drastic toll on what is and what isn't real.

Considering that there is approximately three-hundred-million users as of 20-23.

Supreme Court Abortion Pill
Supreme Court Abortion Pill
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By: Carolina Tello | Apr. 19, 2023

Until Friday the Supreme Court is leaving womens access to abortion pill mifepristone untouched while it considers whether or not it will allow restrictions on the drug.

This comes one year after Roe V. Wade was overturned, allowing more than a dozen states to ban abortion.

Originally, there was a Wednesday deadline for the case from Texas that had abortion opponents seeking to roll back FDA approval.

Justice Samuel Alito, who's in charge of handling emergency appeals from Texas issued a sentence to give the court more time.

Now the justices are scheduled to meet on Friday for a private conference.

The Pro-Choice Caucus and Democratic Women’s Caucus held a presser on Abortion Medication, where Diana DeGette shared her thoughts on the matter.

The drug has been approved by the F-D-A since 2000 and has been available by mail in many states.

The Biden Administration and maker of the drug Danco Laboratories believe if limits on the drug take effect, there will be chaos for the women who want the drug and for providers dispensing it.

Argentina Mosquitoes
Argentina Mosquitoes
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By: Lyssandra Vera | Apr. 19, 2023

Argentina is sterilizing mosquitoes before releasing them into the wild.

The sterilization uses radiation to alter the bug's D-N-A.

The South American country has registered more than 41,000 cases this year.

This amount is more than previous years -- which included major outbreaks in 2020 and 2016.

Marianela Garcia Alba is a biologist at the National Atomic Energy Commission -- and she believes mosquitoes are spreading more because of the rise in temperature all over the world.

Dengue is transmitted through mosquito bites -- and people can have a fever -- muscle and joint pain -- nausea -- vomiting -- and fatigue.

Teenage Cheerleaders Shot
Teenage Cheerleaders Shot
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By: Carolina Tello | Apr. 19, 2023

On Tuesday two Texas cheerleaders were shot after one of them accidently got into the wrong car after practice.

Suspect identified as Pedro Tello Rodriguez Jr. got out his car after the cheerleader tried to apologize and shot at them Five times.

One of the victims Heather Roth was treated on the scene but cheerleader Payton Washington was helicoptered to a hospital in critical condition.

The suspect fled the scene and was later arrested in his home

Rodriguez has been charged with deadly conduct- a third-degree felony.

Lynne Shearer- Woodlands Elite Cheer Owner expressed her support for the girls saying Washington is a fighter.

This come just days after two other young people became victims of gun violence including Ralph Yarl and Kaylin Gillis and now Payton Washington.

Tribeca Film Festival Will Honor Juneteenth
Tribeca Film Festival Will Honor Juneteenth
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By: Alejandro Perez | Apr. 18, 2023

The coordinators of the New York film festival have made some new announcements regarding the festivities.

The Tribeca Film Festival is set to take place in June, and organizers of the festival have already announced some of the films that will be premiered.

On Tuesday, they announced the documentaries of Dan Rather, Stan Lee, and Gloria Gaynor will all be presented. The 22nd annual festival will go on from June 7-18 and will include 109 feature films and 93 world premieres.

Tribeca will also honor Juneteenth and will celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop.

Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the U.S. that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.

Draymond Green Is Ejected From Game Against the Sacramento Kings
Draymond Green Is Ejected From Game Against the Sacramento Kings
By: Alex Fodor | Apr. 18, 2023

Warriors forward Draymond Green was ejected from last nights' playoff game against the Sacramento Kings.

Green was tangled up with Kings player Domantas Sabonis before stomping on his chest as he fell to the ground.

The Kings went on to win the game, taking a two nothing lead in a best of seven series.

This is the first playoff appearance for the Kings in 17 years, while the Warriors have won four Championships in the last eight years.

The Warriors have not trailed two to zero in a playoff series since 2007.

Game three will take place this Thursday in San Francisco. 


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LAUSD And Service Employees International Union Local 99 Are Likely to Agree on a New Deal
LAUSD And Service Employees International Union Local 99 Are Likely to Agree on a New Deal
By: Luis Morales | Apr. 18, 2023

After a three-day strike by members of the Service Employees International Union Local 99,  the LAUSD Board of Education have reached a new labor agreement.

The agreement will include a 21% salary increase and a reduction in class sizes.

The district previously stated the agreement addresses historic inequities and that they will maintain financial stability after all the investments are made.

The contract will be covering 2022 through 2025 and is yet to be signed by the UTLA members and LAUSD. 


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President Vladimir Putin  Visits Military Personnel Amidst War With Ukraine
President Vladimir Putin Visits Military Personnel Amidst War With Ukraine
By: Justin Borses | Apr. 18, 2023

Russian President Putin visited his force's military command posts for the second time in two months as the war in Ukraine rages on.

He wants to increase the morale of his troops as the standoff stretches past the one year mark.

In an effort to reach that goal, Putin met with military leaders at both locations which weren't disclosed.

So far the city of Bakhmut has seen the bloodiest carnage for the last eight and a half months.

Large parts of the Luhansk province remain under Ukrainian control as the country prepares a counteroffensive move under President Zelenskyy.


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Coachella Is Fined After Weekend One For Going Over Curfew Time
Coachella Is Fined After Weekend One For Going Over Curfew Time
By: Bea Barros | Apr. 18, 2023

Weekend one of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival left financial issues to the organizers.

They will have to pay a fine of $117,000 for curfew violations for all three nights of the event before Weekend two begins.

On Sunday, Frank Ocean's concert when over almost 30 minutes past midnight Pacific Time.

For the first two days curfew was at one in the morning but on both days it was passed by around 20 minutes.

The organizers from Goldenvoice and the city have an agreement since 2013 that the company has to pay the city $20,000 for going five minutes over curfew and $1,000 for every minute after. 


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Disneyland Will Have Its First Pride Night In June
Disneyland Will Have Its First Pride Night In June
By: Vanessa Roque | Apr. 18, 2023

Disneyland is putting on it's first Pride Night event this year celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies.

It'll be held in June and will be separately ticketed with themed entertainment, Disney characters, specialty menu items and more.

It'll begin with a three-hour party starting at 6 pm.

A separate private gathering begins at 9 pm running until 1 am.

 Disney continues to clash with Florida's government as Governor DeSantis says the state legislature is working on a bill in an attempt to gain control over Disney World's Reedy Creek Improvement District.


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China Will Be Importing a New Lincoln SUV
China Will Be Importing a New Lincoln SUV
By: Daniel Herrera | Apr. 18, 2023

A new version of the Lincoln Nautilus SUV is being redesigned in China.

It will have the largest display screen of any competitor and different selections of built-in scents.

The Nautilus is not the first vehicle to be imported from China.

The Volvo S90 and General Motors' Buick Envision SUV was also produced in China and sold in the United States.

This SUV will allow drivers to see the speedometer, entertainment and map data.

It also has Ford's new Blue-Cruise 1.2 technology which allows drivers to remove their hands from the steering wheel for long stretches and make lane changes on its own when the driver commands it.

Prices for the Nautilus will start at $50,000 and $74,000 for the top-level Black Label models.


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YouTube will Be Limiting Eating Disorder Content From Its Website
YouTube will Be Limiting Eating Disorder Content From Its Website
By: Valeria Yanez | Apr. 18, 2023

YouTube announced on Tuesday a sequence of changes it will make in regards to eating disorder content.

The company has removed any content that praises or promotes eating disorders.

Based on YouTube's Community Guidelines they will ban content that shows behaviors of extreme calorie counting as well as purging after eating.

For the sake of recovery the platform will allow some of the content to stay on the website but will limit it for users who are over the age of 18.

These changes are the cause of a meeting with the National Eating Disorder Association and other nonprofits whose purpose is to create a safe environment on YouTube for those recovering from eating disorders.


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CFB Prospect Dead
CFB Prospect Dead
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By: Miguel Morales | Apr. 17, 2023

Philstavious "Phill" Dowdell a recuit for Jacksonville State football has been identified as one of the victims from Saturday's shooting in Alabama.

Annette Allen his grandmother confirmed to the Montgomery Advertiser that he was shot during a celebration for his sister's birthday at a dance studio in Dadeville, Alabama.

While in High school Dowdell was a sprinter for the track team but was mostly recognized for his senior year season - where he recorded one-thousand-one-hundred-60 all purpose yards - 13 touchdowns and two interceptions.

The defensive back was selected as an All-State player and slated to be a wide receiver in college in Jacksonville.

France Forest Fires
France Forest Fires
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By: Valeria Yanez | Apr. 17, 2023

The French government announced today the growing danger of forest fires due to climate change.

Hundreds of firefighters were sent to battle the biggest blaze of the year.

The fire began Sunday and has burned more than 2,500 acres.

The fire has spread from the Mediterranean coast all the way to northerneastern Spain.

Minister Gerald Darmanin said fire season is starting early because of climate change.

Wildfires are common in France but usually start later in the year. Scientists say as climate change gets worse so will the fires.

Droughts in France this past winter has lead to dry woodlands leaving their forests in a vulnerable state.

Mcdonalds Gets a McUpdate
Mcdonalds Gets a McUpdate
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By: Arlene Arreola | Apr. 17, 2023

McDonald's says the cheese will be meltier, buns will be softer, and meat will be hotter.

Upgraded menu items include the Big Mac and McDouble -- as well as the classic cheeseburger, double cheeseburger, and hamburger.

Improvements will be available nationally by early next year-- while some U-S cities including L-A have already started "McLovin" it.

And the chain is bringing back the "Hamburglar" character as part of the marketing campaign to promote the changes

Minnesota Settles Juul Lawsuit
Minnesota Settles Juul Lawsuit
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By: Tashi Rios | Apr. 17, 2023

Minnesota announces a settlement in its lawsuit against Juul Labs and tobacco company Altria.

This is the first case against the e-cigarette company to reach trial.

It could potentially grant a multimillion dollar payment and limit the marketing, sales, and distribution of the products.

The state attorney argues that Juul products target young people and get them addicted to nicotine.

However - the attorney for Juul said their purpose was to convert adult smokers to a better product.

Juul said it's working to finalize details with Minnesota -- but no other information has been released

Grand National Protests Arrest
Grand National Protests Arrest
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By: Jose Tello | Apr. 17, 2023

Many people in the United Kingdom consider The Grand National to be a national institution and a must-see sporting event.

This past weekend, the horse race made headlines once more when police said that more than 100 individuals were detained on Saturday due to animal rights protesters entering the racecourse in Aintree, Liverpool.

The start of the race was delayed by 14 minutes.

Up to 40 horses compete in the event, which has recently undergone changes to improve safety such as the start and alterations in some fences.

The competition involves jumping 30 obstacles that are about the size of small cars, but the difficult route has claimed many animal's lives over the years.

Bats Species are Considered To Be Endangered In North America
Bats Species are Considered To Be Endangered In North America
By: Ally Najera | Apr. 17, 2023

The North American bat species are expected to decline within the next 15 years.

These bats have been affected by issues of climate change, disease, and habitat loss.

US, Canada and Mexico experts say that more than half of the species are at risk.

Since 2006, millions of bats have died from diseases that prevent proper hibernation and are affected by the climate.

The US Geological Survey says bats are a key part in many ecosystems, and the endangerment will affect more than bats. 


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Poland Is Changing Its Energy Sources
Poland Is Changing Its Energy Sources
By: Cooper Ignatian | Apr. 17, 2023

A project in Poland that will be developing small nuclear power reactors is moving along.

Polish energy giant ORLEN and two U.S. government financial institutions signed a cooperation agreement on Monday morning.

Poland is starting to switch over to renewable and noncarbon energy, a big change from relying on its own coal.

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has also accelerated this change and dependence of Russian oil and gas.

The two U.S. partners are lending a total of $4 Billion for the development of 20 nuclear reactors designed by GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy.

Poland's Prime Minister said that the country needs a cheap, clean and reliable energy source and the new reactors will be a main part in that.


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Hepatitis in Strawberry Supply
Hepatitis in Strawberry Supply
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By: Jocelyn Perez | Apr. 14, 2023

A recent outbreak in Hepatitis-A is linked to a Mexico-based strawberry supplier.

According to the FDA, a frozen strawberry supplier from Baja California was the source of the outbreak. 

Those same strawberries traced back to other strawberry farms responsible for a similar outbreak in 2022.

The FDA reported that consumers who purchased and ate the recalled strawberries in the last two weeks while being unvaccinated against Hepatitis-A should immediately consult a healthcare professional.

500 Days in A Cave
500 Days in A Cave
By: Cesia Lopez | Apr. 14, 2023

A 50-year-old woman from Madrid spent 500 days alone in a cave two-hundred-thirty-feet underground.

The experiment was part of a project called Timecave that wanted to study how it would affect a person to live underground, without any human contact.

Beatriz Flamini's teammates delivered food and necessities while a group of psychologists and researchers studied her recordings.

Flamini says she enjoyed her time and spent it reading and drawing.

She first descended into the cave at the end of 2021and emerged today saying that at no point did she feel like quitting, she actually wanted to stay. 

Using your Hearing Aids can Help Reduce your Risk of Dementia
Using your Hearing Aids can Help Reduce your Risk of Dementia
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By: Leah Villalpando | Apr. 14, 2023

A new study followed 437,000 people and found that the use of hearing aids could be a minimally invasive and cost-effective treatment to dementia. 

The research showed that untreated hearing loss had a strong association with dementia -- alongside loneliness, social isolation, and depression.

Tom Dening -- a professor of dementia research-- hopes that these findings will encourage adults to use hearing aids and to not be embarrassed of hearing problems.

A study also shows that only 15 percent of US adults with hearing loss use hearing aids -- but ultimately with both hearing loss and dementia -- action is better sooner than later.

In addition to reducing the risk of dementia -- adopting the use of hearing aids early could help people keep their jobs, communicate better, and remain active in their communities.

TPX Sued
TPX Sued
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By: Randy Flores | Apr. 14, 2023

TPX communications--an information technology company is facing a lawsuit after a woman claims she was wrongfully fired.

Jasleena Kaur-- is suing TPX communications alleging there was discrimination, whistleblower retaliation and harassment among other claims.

According to the suit she had a long standing history with the company receiving many acknowledgements over the years -- however it says she   only began to have issues with the company after having health complications related to COVID-19.

Kaur was hired as a customer representative for the company in 2003 and now she is seeking compensatory and punitive damages after being terminated.

Coachellas ticket performance this year has been surprisingly low
Coachellas ticket performance this year has been surprisingly low
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By: Dimitri Maurry | Apr. 14, 2023

Despite the biggest headliners this year such as Bad Bunny, Blackpink, and Frank Ocean set to perform at coachella, for the first time since 2010 - the festival did not sell out of tickets in advance this year.

Raising the question -- if the annual music festival is losing its hype for attendees?

There are several factors as to why the destination event might be slowly dying off for many.

Tickets sells on start of at 550 dollars and go as high as over a thousand dollars for one of the two three-day-weekend passes offered.

For third-party resale sites -- they are lowering the prices for tickets by 50 to 100 dollars.

People says tickets are too expensive not being able to afford them -- and with average of 125,000 people in attendance -- others add -- after the covid pandemic, they don't feel comfortable being around large gatherings.

This year's tickets not selling out could be a one-time incident-- but the answer will be probable with next year's Coachella.

Grand Prix Long Beach Starts Today
Grand Prix Long Beach Starts Today
By: Matthew Bragulla | Apr. 14, 2023

Racing fans, start your engines!

The 48th Acura Grand Prix of Long Breach begins today! Practice sessions and a drifting competition, as well as a concert with DJ act Boombox cartel are part of today's schedule.

The entire event will stretch for three days, with Saturday and Sunday consisting of the historic F1 Race with Formula One cars from the 1970s and 80s.

Other races this weekend include the IMSA Sports car races and the Porsche Deluxe Carrera Cup.

There will also be other musical acts on Saturday, including artist like Kings of Chaos, Corey Taylor, and more.


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New Tool Found Can Help Understand More on Parkinson's Disease
New Tool Found Can Help Understand More on Parkinson's Disease
By: Justin Borses | Apr. 14, 2023

An international group of researchers has found a key in studying the way Parkinson's affects the body and the brain.

Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative funded clinical research that details a new biomarker called abnormal alpha-synuclein, which can be found in spinal fluid.

People who have already been diagnosed with the disease or those with a risk of contracting it have a high probability of  showing this new biomarker.

  Of those who participated in testing, 93% were proven to have abnormal alpha-synuclein.


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NFL Has A New Helmet To Avoid Concussions In Players
NFL Has A New Helmet To Avoid Concussions In Players
By: Quinn Alexander | Apr. 13, 2023

A new quarterback helmet has been approved for professional use that reduces concussions by denting like a car.

With data collected by the NFL of more than a thousand head injuries on the field, manufacturers at the helmet company says half of quarterback concussions are caused by their head slamming violently against the turf.

Vicis says its zero-two Matrix QB helmet has performed 7% better than the current one worn by pros due to its deformal outer shell.

Executives say upon impact, the helmet will dent to absorb the hit. 


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Delta Airlines Lost More Than $300 Million In The First Quarter
Delta Airlines Lost More Than $300 Million In The First Quarter
By: Hugo Maldonado Garcia | Apr. 13, 2023

The airline says they spent higher amounts on labor and fuel that overshadows in the rise of their revenue.

The air line predicts that the start of the summer travel season will make a bigger than expected profit in their current second quarter.

Delta's CEO says it is unfair to compare current ticket sales with those from a year ago when travel was just starting to boom as pandemic-related restrictions were lifted.

For months the travel demand shows no signs of weakening despite high inflations, layoffs in the tech industry, the failures of some banks and the uncertainty of the economy says CEO Ed Bastian.

An earnings outlook disappointed investors after shares of Delta were down over 1% and fell by a 9% decline for American Airlines. 


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California Is Set to Receive Federal Funding Of $21 Billion
California Is Set to Receive Federal Funding Of $21 Billion
By: Carolina Tello | Apr. 13, 2023

The Federal Transit Center Administration has announced their support for public transportation by investing $21 Billion in federal funding.

The funds will go towards helping improve public transport by improving stations and trucks.

The FTA will also transition to next generation buses and will be providing services for seniors and riders with disabilities.

FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez believes this funding will open more doors for Americans as it provides mobility for more people and addresses the climate crisis.

Not only that but at least 28 Million Americans are "transit-dependent" which means they rely on public transportation to get to their destination or others simply choose public transit to leave their cars behind and help with climate change. 


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Former Police Officer Derek Chauvin Is Facing Two Lawsuits
Former Police Officer Derek Chauvin Is Facing Two Lawsuits
By: Marc Monroy | Apr. 13, 2023

On Thursday, the city of Minneapolis agreed to pay nearly $9 Million to settle two lawsuits filed by former police officer Derek Chauvin, the man involved in the death of George Floyd.

The Minneapolis City Council announced the two people filing accused Chauvin of pressing his knee into their necks.

John Pope Jr. will receive $7.5 Million and Zoya Code will receive nearly $1.5 Million in settlements.

After the Thursday news conference city Mayor Jacob Frey apologized to all the victims affected by Chauvin's actions.

He since admitted to many of the allegations and pleaded guilty in December.

Chauvin will serve 21 years in a federal Arizona Prison.


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Dairy Farm Explosion Leaves 18,000 Cows Dead
Dairy Farm Explosion Leaves 18,000 Cows Dead
By: Warren Lopez | Apr. 13, 2023

About 18,000 cows were killed in a blast at a Texas dairy farm.

The explosion also left one person in critical condition.

Police and emergency services found the victim trapped when they arrived on the scene.

Local authorities believe a machine with methane gas parked the ignition.

Photos show huge clouds of black smoke rising from the ground.

The  Animal Welfare Institute says this could be the deadliest cattle fire since 2013.


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An arrest Was Made For The Death of Cash App's Founder
An arrest Was Made For The Death of Cash App's Founder
By: Alejandro Perez | Apr. 13, 2023

Tech consultant, Nima Momeni has now been charged with the murder of Cash App founder, Bob Lee.

San Francisco Police Chief, Bill Scott said that the two were acquaintances but did not give any details as to how the two were linked, Scott also did not say if a weapon was found.

Momeni was taken to custody on Thursday in San Francisco and prosecutors will likely ask for him to held without bail.

The former consultant had previously been charged with a misdemeanor in 2011. 

Previous criminal records also show he was carrying a switchblade at the time of his first criminal offense.


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Juul Labs Gets Sued
Juul Labs Gets Sued
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By: Carolina Tello | Apr. 12, 2023

State attorneys announced that West Virginia has settled a lawsuit with e-cigarette maker Juul Labs for a total of 7.9 million dollars.

This marks the sixth state Juul has had to settle lawsuits with.

The popular company was accused of using their advertises and marketing to target teenagers.

The lawsuit claimed that Juul used social media platforms--influencers--fashion bloggers and celebrities that are influential to teenagers.

Officials say 14% of West Virginia high schoolers used e-cigarettes at least once in the past 30 days.

Juul says terms of agreement will go to financial resources to further combat underage use.

2023 Expected to Bring a Hot Summer
2023 Expected to Bring a Hot Summer
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By: Dimitri Maurry | Apr. 12, 2023

The winter brought California harsh and unusual snow, winds and storms.

We may have to say hello once more to El Nino set to return this year making the weather -- especially summer exceedingly hot.

The climate phenomenon is expected to rise global temperatures off the charts -- as scientists warn of unprecedented heatwaves -- forecasting a hotter year than 2022.

It's a part of a natural fluctuation driven by ocean temperatures and winds in the Pacific -- as greenhouse gases are emitted due to human activities that drive the average temperature by 1.2 degrees celsuis.

With anticipated heat records -- many people's plans for summer if it gets too hot were to go to the beach or stay at home in the AC- and same for me.

ChatGPT Brings Fear and Excitement for the Future
ChatGPT Brings Fear and Excitement for the Future
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By: Ally Najera | Apr. 12, 2023

The future of AI and Chat GPT may not be known world-wide yet.

But with fast changes in technology that may very well change soon. 

The pace for which Chat GPT works may be scary to some.

A CSUN student said "its very frightening because of how well it works. You can pretty much get anything you want out of it". 

The new technology may possibly present solutions to many issues -- as well as potential issues.

He continued, "I believe its going to effect humanity as a whole. Probably taking over lots of jobs. It's either going to be good or bad but it's going to become a part of everyday life".

While the future of A-I is unknown -- its probable that there will be an impact

Twitter Loses NPR
Twitter Loses NPR
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By: Bea Barros | Apr. 12, 2023

Twitter is not only losing employees... Right now a major news account said it is quitting the social media platform.

NPR's main account was labeled as state-affiliated media -- which is a term that identifies media outlets that might contain government input on its contents.

NPR says that having this label attached to its account can be hurtful for their image and also undermine its credibility as news source.

Twitter then changed the label to government-funded media -- and attributed it to other accounts such as PBS in the US and BBC in the UK.

PBS joined NPR and said it will stop publishing in the account and has no plans to resume its use.

This is not the first time Twitter has been battling with journalism-related accounts since in early April -- the blue check mark from the New York Times was taken off and late last year some journalists accounts were suspended for allegedly trying to expose Elon Musks location.

Indiana Has Evacuation Orders Due To Fire on Recycling Plant
Indiana Has Evacuation Orders Due To Fire on Recycling Plant
By: Alex Fodor | Apr. 12, 2023

An eastern Indiana recycling plant burst into flames on Tuesday, causing evacuation orders for thousands in the area.

Two-thousand people were told to evacuate as plastics were burning at the plant in addition to other toxic chemicals.

The fire is expected to keep on burning for days.

City officials have admitted that they knew the plant was a fire hazard.

The evacuation order applies to residents within a half-mile of the plant.

More orders could go into place if the wind spreads the smoke.

Residents are being asked to not touch or come into contact with any debris that they might come across. 


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Justin J. Pearson Might Be Coming Back to Tennessee House of Representative
Justin J. Pearson Might Be Coming Back to Tennessee House of Representative
By: Ally Najera | Apr. 12, 2023

Tennessee House of Representative Justin J. Pearson is expected to be appointed to the House District 86 seat, once again.

Pearson was vacated  last week when he was voted out.

A two-thirds majority vote by GOP dominated body forced him out of his position.

Pearson and Representative Justin Jones were removed as interim members.

Jones did return after being voted back in.

Pearson's vacant seat was supported with a rally at the National Civil Rights Museum.

The Shelby County Board of Commissioners are meeting to discuss the matter.

If the vote works in Pearson's favor, he could resume his position for the House as soon as Thursday.

The Shelby County Commission Chairman Mickell Lowery says Pearson's removal was done without consideration and they are ready to work towards fixing the issue.


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Brazil's President Met With China's President
Brazil's President Met With China's President
By: Lyssandra Vera | Apr. 12, 2023

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva flew to China on Tuesday to enhance peace efforts in Ukraine.

Lula hopes that Brazil, China, and additional Nations will help tame the war.

His planned proposal is to bring to an end the conflict that is daunting Ukraine and the West.

After a difficult period under Lula's  predecessor, Jair Bolsonaro, the shared interest between Brazil and China is less controversial.

The two large countries will be signing at least 20 bilateral agreements.

Lula  is scheduled to visit Shanghai along with Beijing on Friday to meet with President Xi Jinping.


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Angel Reese Is Considered to Be The Greatest Athlete From LSU
Angel Reese Is Considered to Be The Greatest Athlete From LSU
By: Giselle Lomeli | Apr. 12, 2023

NBA champion Shaquille O' Neal praised Louisiana State University athlete Angel Reese on 'The Big Pod' by saying that she's probably the greatest athlete ever to come out of LSU sports.

The women's March Madness' named Reese the Most Outstanding Player and for this season was named a unanimous first-team All-American which O'Neal previously received.

He also compared her to Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow who is also a former LSU athlete and says that Burrow got it done a couple of years ago, but she is way more athletic than him. 

LSU is known for creating athletes into professionals such as number 33 Shaquille O' Neal himself who is now on the LSU Hall of Fame.


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Major Journalism Accounts Are Leaving Twitter
Major Journalism Accounts Are Leaving Twitter
By: Bea Barros | Apr. 12, 2023

Twitter is not only losing employees...

Right now a major news account said it is quitting the social media platform.

NPR's main account was labeled as state-affiliated media, which is a term that identifies media outlets that might contain government input on its contents.

NPR says that having this label attached to its account can be hurtful for their image and also undermine its credibility as news source.

Twitter then changed the label to government-funded media, and attributed it to other accounts such as PBS in the US and BBC in the UK.

PBS joined NPR and said it will stop publishing in the account and has no plans to resume its use.

This is not the first time Twitter has been battling with journalism-related accounts since in early April, the blue check mark from the New York Times was taken off and late last year some journalists accounts were suspended for allegedly trying to expose Elon Musk's location. 


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Elon Musk Opened Up About His Time as Twitter CEO In Rare Interview
Elon Musk Opened Up About His Time as Twitter CEO In Rare Interview
By: Matthew Bragulla | Apr. 12, 2023

Elon Musk hasn't had a dull moment after acquiring Twitter last year.

In a rare interview with BBC, he spoke about how the company is finally beginning to break even.

He also spoke about new changes he's implemented including throwing out Twitter's communications department.

It might explain why reporters getting a comment is so rare since inquiries now get an auto-reply with a emoji.

Musk admitted that his busy role forces him to sleep on a couch in the company's San Francisco office.

He appeared tense during the interview and challenged the reporter about assertions of rising levels of hate speech on the social media platform.

He said that most of the advertisers who criticized him at the beginning of his ownership have returned but did not elaborate further.


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Funeral Home Shooting in Washington D.C. is Being Investigated
Funeral Home Shooting in Washington D.C. is Being Investigated
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By: Elle Laur | Apr. 11, 2023

A tragic shooting in Washington D.C. followed a funeral service today.

The shooting outside of the funeral home left one person dead and three others injured. The Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department says the victims were most likely targeted, but the reason is still not clear.

The shooting occurred just as the funeral ended as the people who attended gathered along the sidewalk. The suspect has not been identified, but the police department is asking the D.C. community for help in finding the gunman.

Problems Sleeping Could Lead to a Stroke
Problems Sleeping Could Lead to a Stroke
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By: Daniel Herrera | Apr. 11, 2023

If you're not sleeping well then pay attention to the possibility of a health problem. A new study involves a connection between sleep habits and strokes.

Who knew sleeping was this complicated? The new study shows poor-quality sleep may raise your risk for a stroke.

Author Christine McCarthy, of the University of Galway says snoring, napping during the day, waking up during the night and sleeping too little are a few of the symptoms that may lead to a higher risk.

These unhealthy patterns are linked to high blood pressure and impairments to blood vessels. People who sleep less than five hours a night are three times more likely to have a stroke.

Sleeping more than nine hours a night on average is associated with a twofold increase in stroke risk. A healthy diet, good sleep, hygiene and exercise are key ways to reduce the negative impacts of all of these sleeping disorders.

Major League Soccer Is Investigating Racist Comments During a Game
Major League Soccer Is Investigating Racist Comments During a Game
By: Alex Fodor | Apr. 11, 2023

The MLS is investigating a situation where a player allegedly made racists statements during a game between the New York Red Bulls and San Jose Earthquakes.

Earthquakes player, Jeremy Ebobisse, spoke on a podcast following the game where he heard a Red Bulls player say a racial slur.

The unidentified player who allegedly made the remark said it was not directed to anyone in particular.

Both clubs are backing the MLS investigation and further information is said to be released at a later date.


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College Basketball Star Is Going Pro To The WNBA
College Basketball Star Is Going Pro To The WNBA
By: Luis Morales | Apr. 11, 2023

The Indiana Fever made their mark in the WNBA draft by selecting Aliyah Boston as their number one-pick.

Boston is a three-time Associated Press All-American and former Player of the Year who led South Carolina to a national championship in her Junior year.

Boston, like many other players, had to make a choice of whether to stay for a fifth year, an extra year was granted due to the pandemic, or enter the draft.

She decided to go pro along with two of her Gamecock teammates.

General Manager Lin Dunn is expecting her to make an impact immediately, adding that the organization was very impressed with Boston's post skills and natural leadership.

The Fever had the worst record in the league last season,  finishing with five wins and 31 losses.

The hope is that Aliyah will turn that around very quickly. 


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Elizabeth Holmes Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison
Elizabeth Holmes Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison
By: Quinn Alexander | Apr. 11, 2023

The Dropout has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Elizabeth Holmes, who was the founder of Theranos and subject of the Hulu true-crime miniseries last year, requested to remain out of jail while she waits for her conviction but was promptly denied by by a judge yesterday.

Her ex-boyfriend and former Theranos COO, Sunny Balwani, also had his request denied in attempting to  evade his 13 year prison sentence.

Both are expected to begin serving time later this month. 


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Idaho Mother Lori Vallow Daybell Is On Trial For Her Children's Murder
Idaho Mother Lori Vallow Daybell Is On Trial For Her Children's Murder
By: Quinn Alexander | Apr. 11, 2023

Two years and three episodes after she was convicted, Lori Vallow Daybell stood trial yesterday as she's charged with  three counts of conspiracy to murder and two counts of first degree murder for the deaths of her children.

Also convicted of grand theft, prosecutors say she was motivated by money, power, and sex.

The case caught the public's eye after Netflix created a true-crime docuseries called "Sins of Our Mother" hit the streaming service last year.

It focused on Daybell and her husband's apocalyptic religious beliefs.

Her children were found on their family property in Idaho.

Daybell pleaded not guilty on all charges, and the trial is ongoing. 


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South Korea Comments On Leaked Pentagon Documents Being Fake
South Korea Comments On Leaked Pentagon Documents Being Fake
By: Michael Narciso | Apr. 11, 2023

South Korea says that information contained in leaked classified Pentagon documents are fabricated without any further details.

The documents have become a domestic issue in South Korea amid the accusations that they expose the US eavesdropping on key regional allies.

One leaked document suggests South Korean officials were concerned that ammunition sold to the US could be diverted to Ukraine, violating the country's policy of not supplying lethal aid to countries engaged in conflict.

Another document cites information relating to South Korea comes from a signal intelligence report that was gathered through the interception of communication signals.

Many of the documents, which US officials say are authentic, had markings indicating that they had been produced by the Joint Staff's intelligence arm.

The fallout comes as South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol is scheduled to make an official visit to the US on April 26th.


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New Fungal Outbreak In Michigan Cause Public Health Crisis
New Fungal Outbreak In Michigan Cause Public Health Crisis
By: Valeria Yanez | Apr. 11, 2023

A fungal outbreak at a paper mill in Michigan leaves 100 employees possibly infected.

Public Health Delta and Menominee Counties said that there are 19 confirmed cases and 74 other possible infections.

These patients might have contracted Blastomycosis which is an infection caused by a fungus called Blastomyces.

The CDC says it can take anywhere from three weeks to three-months to experience symptoms after being exposed to the fungus.

Local outlets said that ten employees have been hospitalized, many suffering from pneumonia infections. 


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English Doctors are Striking And Asking For A Raise
English Doctors are Striking And Asking For A Raise
By: Cooper Ignatian | Apr. 10, 2023

Britain is bracing for a four-day walkout by thousands of doctors.

Officials warned on Monday that's it could be catastrophic and postpone up to 350,000 medical appointments.

The strike is expected to start on Tuesday, led by National Health Service doctors early in their careers.

Public workers across many sectors have been demanding pay hikes due to the high cost of living crisis.

Last month a similar strike occurred which crippled the system with an appointment backlog.

Matthew Taylor,  chief executive of the National Health Service, said that the strikes are going to have a huge impact on the capacity of the NHS to recover.

The doctors union has asked for a 35% pay rise, as new medics just make around 14 pounds or 17 dollars an hour.

Meanwhile the workload for the young doctors is at a record high. 


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Taiwan And China Can Possibly Go To War
Taiwan And China Can Possibly Go To War
By: Asia Williams | Apr. 10, 2023

The Chinese military declared they are ready to fight if Taiwan attempts to declare independence.

They are going into their third day in exercising drills and military leaders are well prepared if they have to go to war with Taiwan and any other foreign interference.

Back in August, Taiwanese officials met with American house speaker Kevin McCarthy.

In result of China reportingly crossing the median line of the Taiwan Strait insisting the line was imaginary.

Although for decades was understood to be a boundary that military forces could not cross and if so would potentially escalate a war.

Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu warned that is critical that the U.S continues to support Taiwan.


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New Immigrant Law Is Proposed To Assist Victims of Crimes
New Immigrant Law Is Proposed To Assist Victims of Crimes
By: Miguel Morales | Apr. 10, 2023

The Immigrant Rights Act a new measure has been proposed to assist victims of crime.

Los Angeles DA George Gascon was joined by to legislators to present the legislation to assist undocumented Californians.

The legislation provides protection from deportation for undocumented individuals who assist during police investigations.

Gascon said undocumented individuals fear coming forward during investigations due to their situation.

He went on to say that legal status should not be a barrier for safety.

The measure includes protection for those individuals if involved in extortion, domestic violence and stalking but it goes out to others as well.

The measure has already received the support of other marginalized groups because they agree in keep immigrants safe from domestic violence and human trafficking.

In the end this legislation will begin to codify protection for vulnerable individuals and give them visas.


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Texas Couple Wants Their Baby Back After Wrongly Removed From Their Home
Texas Couple Wants Their Baby Back After Wrongly Removed From Their Home
By: Savanah Taylor | Apr. 10, 2023

 A Texas couple is demanding their newborn baby back after Child Protective Services wrongly removed their baby from the home.

The Parents say the paperwork used to justify the confiscation of the infant was incorrect.

The reports listed a the wrong mother-with criminal background of child neglect.

The parents says a doctor filed the papers over the child's medicals need despite the baby's routinely check ups coming back clear.

The mother says CPS unlawfully enter her home and took her daughter. 

The family was told they have to wait until their next court hearing.

The infant was placed in foster care, and CPS say they cant comment on the case.


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Disneyland Snacks Are Being Sold Outside The Park
Disneyland Snacks Are Being Sold Outside The Park
By: Bea Barros | Apr. 10, 2023

Disneyland visitors hear me out!

If you go to the themed park not only for the rides and meeting the characters, but also for the food and special snacks, you''ll like to know that a total of seven items are being sold outside of the park.

The soft-serve, Dole Whip, was announced on March that would be going to grocery stores nationwide sometime soon and it's available on Amazon.

There will be three flavors: pineapple, mango, and strawberry.

The Mickey Mouse Ice Cream Bars can be found at Target, Ralphs, Walmart and other stores, but they are smaller than the bars in the park.

The Churros can be bought at various Smart and Final locations as it is reported to be the same brand as Tio Pepe’s Churros Pastry Stix.

The Disney Parks Blog published the original recipe for the Mickey Beignets but the mix for it can be found also at Amazon.

Disney Food Blog also published a recipe but this time for the famous Mickey Waffles.

The publication states that it uses Carbon’s Golden Malted Waffle Mix, which can be purchased on Amazon as well.

Coffee lovers can now subscribe to the Disney Signature Coffee Collection and receive special blends from the parks and resorts, including Joffrey's Coffee for $43.69.

And the so-loved Main street Popcorn Company can be found at Amazon for $15.

Don't wait much now to enjoy your favorite snacks, I certainly won't. 


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NASA Announces New Discovery Of A Running Black Hole
NASA Announces New Discovery Of A Running Black Hole
By: Marc Monroy | Apr. 10, 2023

Now imagine looking through telescope and seeing a running black hole and the trail of stars it's left behind.

That's exactly what a person from NASA saw when looking through the famous Hubble Space Telescope.

They say the black hole weighs as much as 20-million suns or to dumb it down,  way too much to fit on a calculator.

The size of the hole is believed to be twice the size of the Milky Way and is flying at a speed so fast that it can travel from Earth to the Moon it about 14 minutes.


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Summer Skin Cancer
Summer Skin Cancer
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By: Jocelyn Perez | Apr. 7, 2023

While you might be looking forward to the sunny days this coming Summer, you might also want to take precautionary measures against sun damage to your skin.

According to the skin cancer foundation, one-in-five Americans will develop skin cancer by the time they turn 70.

The two main causes of this disease are the sun’s UV rays and tanning beds.

Doctor Sanjay Gupta explains that the squamous and basal cells that lie in the epidermis, if mutated, can turn into cancer.

While wearing sunscreen with high SPF is vital, it’s important to do routine checks on the lesions or moles of your body.

You can start by asking yourself the A-B-C-D-E’S of melanoma.

This acronym stands for asymmetry, border, color, diameter, and evolving. 

Fossilized Eggs
Fossilized Eggs
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By: Danny Solano | Apr. 7, 2023

Researchers have long used fossilized eggs to learn about animals that lived in the past, as well as the traditions of early humans who utilized eggs as decorations and even as water bottles.

Fossilized bird eggs have also lent insight into how climate change has affected natural environments around the world.

By studying eggs scientists can also determine how birds and reptiles have evolved and will continue to evolve.

Scientists Found a New Way to Tackle COVID-19
Scientists Found a New Way to Tackle COVID-19
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By: Juan Ballon | Apr. 7, 2023

German Scientists say they have been working on a nasal vaccine that can neutralize Covid-19 infections in the nose and throat.

The vaccine is made from a live - but weakened - form of the virus that aims to prevent the virus from copying itself in the upper airways.

This method will achieve the sought after goal of preventing the illness.

The vaccine still has many stages to clear until it's ready for human trials -- but scientists say results are encouraging so far.

Salmonella Outbreak
Salmonella Outbreak
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By: Leah Villalpando | Apr. 7, 2023

A recent salmonella outbreak that led to three hospitalizations has been linked to flour.

The CDC is investigating a dozen cases connected to the outbreak and is urging people to not eat or play with uncooked dough or batter.

No specific brand of flour has been identified yet.

They recommend people follow recipes or package instructions to make sure the food is fully cooked.

They also say to use warm water and soap to wash anything that comes into contact with raw flour.

Earth Month Celebrations
Earth Month Celebrations
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By: Dimitri Maurry | Apr. 7, 2023

A time to raise awareness about the continuing affects that climate change has on mother nature.

Environmental activists and leaders around the world are banning together to create sustainability and solutions to the climate crisis we are currently facing.

Here at CSUN,  students are having a positive outlook on saving the Earth and enjoying the beauty that the planet has to offer.

When asked their thoughts on the importance of Earth Month this is what they had to say.

According to the Washington Post, about 85% of the world's population has been affected due to climate change -- caused by crop failures, floods, and heat waves.

Whether your picking up garbage, reducing your carbon e-missions, or just going for a walk.

There is variety of activities to take part in helping reverse the affect of climate change for not only Earth month but throughout the whole year.

The Masters
The Masters
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By: Jenilee Borek | Apr. 7, 2023

Three-time Masters champion -- Phil Mickelson finished Friday's round four under at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.

After finishing he was beating the defending champion -- Scott Scheffler and was also ahead of the number two ranked golfer in the world ,Rory McIlroy .

Meanwhile -- Tiger Woods birdied the eighth hole today after heavy rain and wind interrupted play. Two trees fell on the course due to the wind -- but no injuries were reported.

Earlier in the week -- Woods said he doesn't know how many Masters he has left in him.

Currently -- Brooks Koepka is in the lead at 12 under par. Play has been suspended for the rest of today and will start again tomorrow at 8 AM eastern time.

Japan Is Growing On The Number Of People Isolating Themselves From Society
Japan Is Growing On The Number Of People Isolating Themselves From Society
By: Randy Flores | Apr. 7, 2023

Isolation is a concern for Japan.

According to a new government survey nearly 1.5 million people in Japan have withdrawn from life in society.

The withdrawals known as hikikomori, or shut-ins are defined as people who have been isolated for at least six months.

The severity of isolation ranges from only going out to get groceries to complete bedroom isolation.

Some of the reasons for it include pregnancy, job loss, retirement and having poor relationships with the outside world.

Another report by Japan's National Diet library found the pandemic could have worsened issues relating to the people's isolation.


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Dermatologist in Santa Ana is Facing Poisoning Allegations
Dermatologist in Santa Ana is Facing Poisoning Allegations
By: Hugo Maldonado Garcia | Apr. 6, 2023

Yue "Emily" Yu is being charged with three counts of poisoning and a count of injury to her spouse.

Yu's husband Dr. Jack Chen had filed a restraining order against his wife last year.

Chen says he is fearful of living with Yu due to attempts of poisoning his drinks with Drano, a product used to clean bathrooms.

Both of their children have suffered physical, verbal and emotional abuse by their mother and maternal grandmother says Chen.

Surveillance video was placed in their kitchen by Chen, who attached alleged videos and photos that he says shows his wife pouring the cleaning solution into his drinks.

Yu is scheduled to show up at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana on April 18th.


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Justice Clarence Thomas Secretly Accepted Gifts From GOP Megadonor
Justice Clarence Thomas Secretly Accepted Gifts From GOP Megadonor
By: Alex Fodor | Apr. 6, 2023

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife went on several luxury trips bankrolled by a GOP Megadonor that was not disclosed according to a new report.

The trips were not shown on the justice's public financial filings with supreme court. 

The report shows multiple "potential ethical collapses" in connection with Clarence Thomas.

Evidence shows Thomas accepting trips from republican business man Harlan Crow to Indonesia, New Zealand, and California, as well as travel on his super yacht.

Trips also include the use of a private jet.

The report is causing calls for tighter disclosure and ethics rules in the supreme court.


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Tiktok Challenge Leads To 10 Hospitalizations in Massachussetts
Tiktok Challenge Leads To 10 Hospitalizations in Massachussetts
By: Warren Lopez | Apr. 6, 2023

Ten Massachussetts students were sent to the hospital after taking gum containing pepper spray.

Police warn this incident may have a connection with a popular TikTok challenge.

The school superintendent says one student purchased Trouble Bubble gum online, and shared it with their many peers.

The ingredients cause mouth and esophagus burning, and digestive issues, along with reports of eye and skin reactions.

I went to CSUN campus and asked students their thoughts on these extreme TikTok challenges.

The Massachussetts superintendent recommends parents to inspect their kids' phone activity. Police said the school is handling the investigation.


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Tennessee’s GOP-dominated House Is Voting To Expel Three Democratic Representative
Tennessee’s GOP-dominated House Is Voting To Expel Three Democratic Representative
By: Carolina Tello | Apr. 6, 2023

There was a protest on the chamber floor against gun violence last Thursday following the shooting at a private Christian school in Nashville that left six people dead.

At this Protest were three Democratic Representatives Justin Jones, Gloria Johnson and Justin Pearson.

The Tennessee house held a vote today to expel the three Democratic lawmakers.

Republicans voted a 72-to-25 to expel Justin Jones and votes on the other two Democrats are expected later today.

In a speech after the vote Justin Jones expressed his thoughts on the process.

After what happened more than 250 Democratic state lawmakers across the U.S. have signed a letter by a progressive legislation advocacy group that is accusing Tennessee Republicans of racist motives.


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Employment in Alaska Is Rising After Gold Discovery
Employment in Alaska Is Rising After Gold Discovery
By: Marc Monroy | Apr. 6, 2023

Three Alaska Native tribes are suing to block what they say is one of the largest gold mines in the world.

Arguing that federal agencies failed to properly analyze health and environmental concerns for the project in southwest Alaska.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday on behalf of the tribe and states the 10-mile project received enough approvals for construction to begin.

The mine is expected to hold over employ 4,400 people.

Close to $80 Billion worth of gold is expected to be found and the project should last around 30-years.


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Lea Michele Opened Up About Son's Health Issues On Social Media
Lea Michele Opened Up About Son's Health Issues On Social Media
By: Warren Lopez | Apr. 6, 2023

On stage, she is Fannie Brice.

At home, she is a struggling parent.

Lea Michele reveals her son, Ever, is dealing with a health issue.

The Funny Girl lead missed a few Broadway performances to be with her child.

  She posted on her Instagram story about her struggles as a parent.

Michele says she there is hope for Ever's recovery, despite the pain she feels for her child.

The actress will return to her show, but will still be taking care of him.


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Costa Rica Drug Trafficking
Costa Rica Drug Trafficking
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By: Jose Tello | Apr. 5, 2023

Last year, there were a record 657 homicides in Costa Rica.

Limon had a homicide rate that was five times higher than the national average.

The changing criminal landscape in Limon has coincided with the rising numbers of young unemployed males, who are the main victims of bloody territorial conflicts.

It's believed 80% of the killings are related to drug trafficking.

Authorities busted a gang attempting to transport drugs through the cargo port in January.

Cocaine has been concealed in steel container walls and even packaged with pineapple and yucca that is being shipped to Spain and Holland.

Each of the previous four years has seen an increase in the murder rate in Costa Rica.

The rate in 2017 was 12.6 per 100,000 people- which is still lower than Honduras by nearly a third.

It's still the highest since at least 1990 for the country. 

Mccarthy Meets Taiwans President
Mccarthy Meets Taiwans President
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By: Carolina Tello | Apr. 5, 2023

This is the second time Tsai has met with the holder of the high-ranking office, having invited Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan last August.

Tsai decided to meet McCarthy in California- as Pelosi's last visit provoked a strong reaction from Beijing which involved five days of live-fire exercises around Taiwan.

McCarthy made a speech highlighting the support the U-S has for Taiwan.

Tsai also got to meet with three U.S senators in New York last week.

She commended the strong and unique partnership her country has with the United States reassuring Taiwan they are not alone.

CSUN Duck Pond Cleanup- 1 Year Later
CSUN Duck Pond Cleanup- 1 Year Later
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By: Ally Najera | Apr. 5, 2023

CSUN's Orange Grove Pond suffered greatly, mostly of during the pandemic.

Unfortunately, the historic pond lost the red eared slider Turtles that once littered its waters.

The one online group, friends of the CSUN Pond Facebook page brought awareness to the matter.

A wide majority of people walking by, had no idea. These individuals had no clue of this issue that's taken place since April, 2022.
Updates have been made including a staff designated to the area and a filter pump for clean water.

The pond is now monitored three days out of the week to keep it clean and safe for the animals that live in it.

Now, a year later, many should become informed about this important matter and the changes to the pond.

Super Mario Movie Released Despite Chris Pratts Accent
Super Mario Movie Released Despite Chris Pratts Accent
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By: Dimitri Maurry | Apr. 5, 2023

After long anticipation, the Super Mario Bros. movie is premiering in theaters today.

Actor Chris Pratt announced his role voicing the iconic Italian plumber back in September 2021.

This casting choice has created discourse by the fandom wanting the longtime official voice of the video games Charles Martinet to voice in the animated film.

Pratt's voice for the character is described as bland Italian-Brooklyn accent during the duration of the movie, understandably Pratt said "This is the soundtrack to your youth, you don't want somebody to come along and cynically destroy it as a cash grab".

A C-SUN student wasn't thrilled having Pratt voice the loveable character but looks forward to actor Jack Black playing the character Bowser saying "Chris Pratt sucks but I really like Jack Black so that's what I'm excited about".

Airplane Etiquette For Your Summer Traveling
Airplane Etiquette For Your Summer Traveling
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By: Elle Laur | Apr. 4, 2023

Summer is almost here, which means travel season is around the corner. There are some tips you need to know before hopping on a plane.

Airplane etiquette isn't something many people think about, but you may want to remember some of these tips from the founder of Protocol School of Etiquette in Palm Beach, Florida, Jacqueline Whitmore.

First, stay away from any foods that smell. Bringing your own food can be helpful, especially for longer flights, but make sure the smell won't spread all the way to the back row.

If you feel chatty and want to talk with your neighbor on-board, keep the conversation to the two of you. There's no need to speak loud enough for everyone to hear.

We are all in a rush to get out of the plane so, don't run to the door once the flight lands. Relax and wait your turn as everyone exits row by row. Allowing people with connecting flights to get out first is always the nice thing to do.

Lastly, if you're traveling with your kids, make sure you bring toys and snacks to keep them occupied so they don't disrupt everyone around them.

These are a few ways that you can make your travel experience better, not just for yourself, but for everyone on-board.

'Blue Beetle' Trailer Released
'Blue Beetle' Trailer Released
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By: Quinn Alexander | Apr. 4, 2023

It's not a bird, not a plane, and not even Superman. The newest hero is taking to the sky and buzzing its way into the heart of fans.

DC expanded its cinematic universe on Monday by releasing the first 'Blue Beetle' trailer. Jaime Reyes, played by Xolo Mariduena will wield the Scarab, which is an alien technology with artificial intelligence.

According to the trailer, the Mexican-American superhero will have his family with him to help him control his new found powers.

The film was initially meant to go straight to HBO Max but is now scheduled to be released in theaters on August 18th of this year.

'Grey's Anatomy' Star Saves Her Children From Fire
'Grey's Anatomy' Star Saves Her Children From Fire
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By: Daniel Herrera | Apr. 4, 2023

'Grey's Anatomy' star, Caterina Scorsone was a hero to her children.

She revealed on Instagram that her house burned down a couple months ago, which led to her having to save her three kids.

She was getting them ready for bed when she noticed smoke coming up from the grout of the tub. There were only two minutes to get out of the house, and Scorsone rushed her three children out with no shoes on.

The biggest loss for their family was the four pets who didn't make it out.

She is grateful and learned that the only thing that matters is the people you love.

Kentucky High School Football Player Dies
Kentucky High School Football Player Dies
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By: Randy Flores | Apr. 4, 2023

A high school football player has died after suffering a head injury during a game in Kentucky.

Andrew Dodson, from Pulaski County High School in Kentucky is the player who suffered a deadly head injury during an exhibition game on Friday.

Dodson's father says his son was playing during one of the team's spring outings when he was tackled by a teammate. He says that the tackle was not violent, rather his son just hit the turf, suffering brain trauma.

The Kentucky High School Association said they joined family and friends in mourning the loss of the football player.

Andrew Dodson played tight and defensive end during his junior season.  

Tornadoes Hit the Midwest and South
Tornadoes Hit the Midwest and South
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By: Justin Borses | Apr. 4, 2023

The middle of America is getting hit with multiple dangerous weather conditions. These storms are affecting both the midwest and the south.

At least 32 people were killed after tornadoes hit midwestern and southern parts of America on Friday, and citizens will have very little time to reset with another round of storms set to hit the area.

Houses were destroyed, roofs were torn off buildings, and the power went out. Multiple governors made disaster declarations, with 50 tornadoes touching down in several states.

More than three million people are at moderate risk of being impacted by these severe storms.

Florida Makes Getting a Gun Easier
Florida Makes Getting a Gun Easier
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By: Karen Espinoza | Apr. 3, 2023

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that will allow people to carry a concealed gun without a permit.

He says that Constitutional Carry is in the books-which refers to the 2nd amendment.

The only requirements to freely carry a gun in Florida-- is that you have to qualify to legally own a gun.

A training or background check will no longer be a part of the process--which will make it easier to get a gun legally.

This new law will become effective starting July 1st.

The Republican Governor who is an advocate for gun rights-- is also preparing for his upcoming presidential campaign.

While he gained more support from Republicans--Democrats have criticized this new law.

French Protestors Claim Abuse
French Protestors Claim Abuse
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By: Marc Monroy | Apr. 3, 2023

The people of France are still in the midst of ongoing protests and violence following the retirement age increase.

Violence has gotten so out of control that people have lost body parts as a result.

A man lost a testicle and another man lost an eye after police used what people say was grenades and clubs to beat them.

The violence is expected to continue into a planned eleventh nationwide protest.

The French minister has since looked into the possibility of human rights violations in 38 officers after they used brute force instead of order.

NASA Moon Mission
NASA Moon Mission
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By: Edward Segal | Apr. 3, 2023

The four-person crew picked by NASA to go on this trip will accomplish a lot of firsts on its mission to orbit our biggest satellite.

Reid Wiseman -- who previously took a 165-day trip to the International Space Station -- will serve as commander.

Victor Glover -- who piloted the SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft -- will become the first Black man to fly to the moon.

Christina Koch -- who has done six spacewalks -- will be the first woman to go on a lunar mission.

And Jeremy Hansen -- a fighter pilot from Ontario -- will be the first Canadian to travel into deep space.

NASA previously sent an un-crewed mission to orbit the moon -- and claimed the mission was a success.

The plan is for Artemis II to take off around November 2024.

The one-point-four million mile trip will last 10 days.

The crew will orbit the moon and might travel further than anyone has ever traveled in history.

Snoop Dogg Wins Match In WrestleMania
Snoop Dogg Wins Match In WrestleMania
By: Cooper Ignatian | Apr. 3, 2023

Rapper Snoop Dogg stepped up big time at the last second during WrestleMania.

During the show him and Mike The Miz were co-hosting a segment between matches, which led into a quick match that featured The Miz and Shane McMahon.

During the match McMahon tore his quad while trying to leap over The Miz.

The iconic rapper made a quick decision by jumping in the match and landing a few blows and then using the Rock's peoples elbow, before pinning The Miz to win the match.

WWE's head of creative Paul "Triple H" Levesque said that Snoop Dogg put himself in a different playing field and has gained his respect.


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California Surpassed Snowpack Record in 2023
California Surpassed Snowpack Record in 2023
By: Danny Solano | Apr. 3, 2023

 The California Department of Water Resources website indicates the Southern Sierra snowpack is estimated to be 297% above the yearly average.

The historic snowfall may be a celebratory occasion for the notoriously drought-ridden state,  but officials warn the snowmelt may cause flooding and swollen waterways.

The CDWR will be conducting a survey today to confirm snow levels. 


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WWE And UFC Are Becoming One.
WWE And UFC Are Becoming One.
By: Cooper Ignatian | Apr. 3, 2023

WWE and the parent company that runs Ultimate Fighting Championship will combine to create a $21.4 Billion sports entertainment giant.

Endeavor Group Holdings will take 51% controlling interest in the company,  while current WWE shareholders will hold 49%. The new business which is still un-named will be lead by Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel.

WWE CEO, Vince McMahon will serve the same role as before, the same can be said for UFC president Dana White.

McMahon told skeptical fans that this was the right time to sell the company and that this is the next evolution for WWE.


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Twitter Is Purging Some Blue Check Marks
Twitter Is Purging Some Blue Check Marks
By: Bea Barros | Apr. 3, 2023

The Twitter blue check marks purge began.

Current CEO Elon Musk had announced before that some VIP users would lose their verified blue mark.

As a surprise, verified accounts remained untouched with only a new label saying that the account is verified because it is subscribed to Twitter Blue or is a legacy verified account.

The label appears when the check mark is clicked on.

Twitter Blue is a recent program that allows the account to get the blue check mark for $8 per month.

On Saturday,  only one account from a major publication was targeted and lost its verification check.

Previously the New York Times said it would not pay for Twitter Blue and Musk's response for it was to "just take it off". 

However, New York Times' side accounts such as arts, travel, and books content are still verified with the blue check mark.

For a time now,  Musk has been threatening to take away blue marks from legacy accounts as a form of treating every user equally.

Musk also said that starting on April 15th, only verified accounts will appear on For You feeds.


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Filmmaker Sarah Polley Gets Pranked On April Fools
Filmmaker Sarah Polley Gets Pranked On April Fools
By: Ally Najera | Apr. 3, 2023

The "Women Talking" filmmmaker Sarah Polley was the subject of the prank of a lifetime.

On April 1st, Polley received a daunting letter which claimed she was mistakenly given the best adapted screenplay award.

The letter also jokingly placed her on a one-week period to keep her Oscar's trophy.

The cherry on top was the fake signature by David Rubin,  former president of the Academy.

Though this was an April Fools joke, it was a cruel one at that and luckily Polley will be keep the award tucked away.

The prank which was orchestrated by her daugther deserved an Oscar all on its own! 


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Kings End Playoff Drought
Kings End Playoff Drought
By: Alejandro Perez | Mar. 30, 2023

De'Aaron Fox and the Sacramento Kings are headed to the playoffs for the first time in 16 years.

After their 40 point win last night against a depleted Portland Trailblazers team, fans rallied together to "LIGHT THE BEAM".

Fox and Kevin Huerter both had 17 points with Malik Monk finishing with 19 coming off the bench.

The Kings now sit at third place in the Western Conference with 46 wins and 30 losses, securing them home court advantage for the playoffs.

Sac-town also ended the longest playoff drought in NBA history, after their win coach Mike Brown added that the team was excited but that they expect more
The Kings will play Friday night once again versus the Trail Blazers.


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Luka Doncic Missed the NBA Playoffs
Luka Doncic Missed the NBA Playoffs
By: Edward Segal | Mar. 30, 2023

Earlier this season, Luka Doncic became the Mavericks' single-season leader in 30-point-games, and tying the NBA record for highest-scoring triple-double.

Now, he could possibly add to that by becoming the fourth player in NBA history to miss the playoffs while averaging at least 33 points per game.

The Mavs have gone 8 and 14 since the trade deadline, and have fallen out of the playoff picture with just a handful of games left in the season.

Doncic is averaging 32.8 points per game with five games left in the season.

He could become the first player to accomplish the feat since Allen Iverson, who averaged 33 points per game with the Sixers in 2006.


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Shark Bites Colorado Child In Cancun
Shark Bites Colorado Child In Cancun
By: Hugo Maldonado Garcia | Mar. 30, 2023

The Colorado boy was in Cancun with his family when he ends up with a severely injured leg.

Dillion Armijo says he was very scared and didn't think he would live.

Four days later Dillion was airlifted back to Colorado where his mom says he had to undergo three surgeries.

The boy is now recovering, and says he will go back into the ocean eventually. 


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Orca Is Set To Be Returned To The Ocean
Orca Is Set To Be Returned To The Ocean
By: Warren Lopez | Mar. 30, 2023

The year of 1993 saw the release of Free Willy, now another orca comes back to the ocean.

A theme park owner, animal rights group and NFL philanthropist are not walking into a bar, but they have plans to return Lolita, a whale that lived at the Miami Seaquarium for about 50 years.

Her return to the pacific northwest could take from six to nine months.

The group says the mission may cost from $15 Million to $20 Million.

Lolita is 57 years old and weights 5,000 pounds. 


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North Carolina Has A New Gun Law
North Carolina Has A New Gun Law
By: Marc Monroy | Mar. 30, 2023

Just three days after the shooting in a school in Nashville, North Carolina's legislature made it legal to buy a pistol without a permit.

This comes after the Republican-led legislature overrode a veto by Governor Roy Cooper.

Republicans have been trying for years to soften permit requirements which previously required licenses and background checks.

Although those laws are still in effect.

The new bill will broaden the ability to carry a gun in places of religious.

The law goes into effect immediately and will still prohibit guns on school grounds and other government buildings.


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Da Vinci Paint Ingredient
Da Vinci Paint Ingredient
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By: Ally Najera | Mar. 29, 2023

Famous artists Leonardo Da Vinci -- Sandro Botticelli and Rembrandt may have used special ingredients to paint.

The "Old Masters" ingredient was established to be proteins, especially egg yolk in oil paintings.

According to a study residue of the protein have been found in the artists' classic art pieces.

The 16th, 17th and early 18th century painters most likely used the proteins on purpose to craft their art work.

Scientists have found that the egg yolk could have impacted the quality and long-lasting effect of the artwork.

Evidence of egg yolk might have been under our noses all along.

DaVinci's "Madonna of the Carnation", one of the paintings which was examined might show use of the proteins.

In fact, the parts of the painting which did not have the egg yolk wrinkled in comparison to other parts.

This new observation is one that has catapulted a new conversation for history buffs and art lovers.

Two New McDonald's Desserts!
Two New McDonald's Desserts!
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By: Dimitri Maurry | Mar. 29, 2023

McDonald's is releasing two new desserts but most American might have to travel by plane to get them.

April 12th, participating locations nationwide will be serving the new Strawberry Shortcake McFlurry.

Created will vanilla ice cream, strawberry-flavored clusters, and shortbread cookie -- this version of the McFlurry will only be available as supplies are limited.

The other new dessert added to the menu is the Guava & Creme Pie -- made with a guava and vanilla creme middle and crisped sugar crust.

This dessert will be exclusively available in Hawaii starting March 28th.

Korean Chip Center
Korean Chip Center
By: Jasmine Cuza | Mar. 29, 2023

South Korean President --Yoon Suk Yeol  has announced it will build a ginormous facility to make computer chips in the greater Seoul area with about two hundred and thirty billion in investment from Samsung Electronics.

A government statement said the giant chip facility would be located in the Gyeonggi province which is part of the Seoul Metropolitan Area and would be completed in about 20 years.

Paris Olympic Law
Paris Olympic Law
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By: Branden Rodriguez | Mar. 29, 2023

French's law for the 2024 Paris Olympics will open the door for video surveillance technology in Europe and has passed on Tuesday with lawmakers voting for it.

The bill will legalized the intelligent surveillance systems to watch over the Paris games -- which starts in 2024 from July 26 to August 11.

The camera systems will have an AI software to flag potential security concerns like crowd surges or any suspicious activity.

The bill says the technology can be used on an experimental basis to the end of 2024 to safeguard sporting and cultural events in France that are particularly at risk of being targeted by terror attacks.

The bill also includes a clear for cameras to be mounted on drones.

Fentanyl Bill
Fentanyl Bill
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By: Alejandro Perez | Mar. 29, 2023

A bill that would hopefully narrow down fentanyl deaths stalled in the California state Senate committee yesterday.

The bill known as Alexandra's Law warns fentanyl dealers that if they're caught selling the drug after receiving a written warning and one of their customers dies from it -- they could face an upgraded sentence from manslaughter to second-degree murder.

The bill was named after Alexandra Capelouto who died in 2019 from fentanyl after she thought she was buying a prescription painkiller.

Matt Capelouto, the father of the woman, criticized lawmakers claiming that once again they are doing nothing to try and protect the lives of our loved ones.

Meanwhile in Orange County -- supervisors voted 4 to 1 to support the bill.

The one person who voted against it was Supervisor Vicente Sarmiento.

Sarmiento says that this bill will not solve any problems and that it's becoming repetitive.

He went on to say crack, cocaine and crystal meth have shown that putting people in jail doesn't solve the problem.

New Mansion Tax
New Mansion Tax
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By: Giselle Lomeli | Mar. 29, 2023

A tax on mansions will be put into count starting April 1st  as a response to the homelessness crisis.

Owners with properties for sale of 5-million-dollars will receive a  4-percent transfer tax where as 10-million-dollar mansion owners will receive 5-point-5 percent. 

Luxury offers are being made to agents and buyers with no cost in order to sell the properties before the tax starts because it would have a lower financial affect on sellers.

The money will be used for housing projects to help those at risk of homelessness, but agents believe there are other ways of going about this issue.

CEO of Altman Brothers Real Estate --Josh Altman-- said that the property tax should be for all house sales or a certain percent of profit should go towards this issue because it would be more managable.

Doctors Speeding Sticker
Doctors Speeding Sticker
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By: Michael Narciso | Mar. 29, 2023

A California vehicle code will give doctors the right to break speeding laws when responding to an emergency.

The California Medical Association says that the exemption only applies when traveling to an emergency or driving on the freeway under those rules.

It also clarifies that a doctor who uses this permission without due consideration will be help responsible.

For those interested in trying out for this exemption -- the law requires a pre-approved official badge or sign displayed on the vehicle driven by a licensed physician.

Forms to apply for the badge require various licenses and identification numbers.

Commanders Bid
Commanders Bid
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By: Elle Laur | Mar. 29, 2023

Two groups have officially placed bids to buy out Dan Snyder's Washington Commanders team.

Snyder hasn't accepted either offer yet - but both came in at his six-billion-dollars offer.

Synder's position was first questioned last fall as new investigations of the team's workplace environment and finances began - including dozens of reported incidents of sexual harassment beginning on summer of 2020.

This led to a ten-million-dollar fine and him taking a break from day-to-day teams' operations.

Snyder is looking to sell the team to avoid speaking with a U-S Attorney assigned to investigate the reports.

A Petition Made Stan Lee Change The City From Fantastic Four
A Petition Made Stan Lee Change The City From Fantastic Four
By: Ally Najera | Mar. 29, 2023

Wherever the Marvel plots have resided, the locations may be real.

The original 'Fantastic Four' was originally set to take place in Central City, California, which is a fictional setting.

Though Stan Lee's decision to move the plot to Stockton was brought about with the use of a petition.

Al Greco, owner of Al's Comics petitioned for Lee to visit his location.

With 300 signatures the shop-owner was able to get Lee for a meet-and-greet.

A radio station ad salesman pushed for Fantastic Four to be officially homed in Stockton.

Since then, the 'Fantastic Four' comics have become iconic and have given Stockton its own tourism action.


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New Cup Noodles Flavor Imitates Breakfast Favorites
New Cup Noodles Flavor Imitates Breakfast Favorites
By: Melissa Azevedo | Mar. 29, 2023

The popular food company who creates the nostalgic Cup Noodles has recently announced it's release for a breakfast version of the famous instant ramen.

This version includes flavors that resemble sausage, maple syrup pancakes and eggs.

Creating this very intersting combination of flavors will hopefully help eager breakfast fans jump start their day on a right note.

The company Nissin is hoping this new breakfast item can help combat the recent spike in food prices for popular breakfast samples.

You can officially purchase Cup Noodles Breakfast for $1.39 starting on Wednesday at select Walmart stores and also on their website. 


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Easiest and Hardest Quarters To Find In The US
Easiest and Hardest Quarters To Find In The US
By: Bea Barros | Mar. 28, 2023

Over ten years ago, the US Mint decided to produce coins that would honor each one of the 50 states of the country.

However, some states are easier to find than others, since the production ran from 1999 to 2008, issuing five new quarters every year.

In the back of each quarter, there a state feature or special moment in history, which for 33 states the governors chose the design and in 17 state the residents chose the coin design.

The total coins issued during those nine years were 34.3 Billion quarters, 520 Million being from the state of California, which unfortunately is not enough to rank on the top five of most issued coins.

The most popular quarter is from the state of Virginia, which had 1.6 Billion quarters in circulation.

Other states with more than a billion coins minted are: Connecticut, South Carolina, New York, Maryland, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and North Carolina.

The hardest coin design to find is from Oklahoma with 416.6 Million quarters minted.


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Twitter Is Reportedly Worth $20 Billion
Twitter Is Reportedly Worth $20 Billion
By: Quinn Alexander | Mar. 28, 2023

Blue checks may be the only checks Twitter employees might now receive after an email was sent out on Friday revealing the companies new net-worth.

Almost five months after billionaire CEO Elon Musk took over Twitter, he told his employees in an email that the company was valued at $20 Billion, which  is less than half of what he bought it for.

Despite Twitter being played with controversies under Musk, he says the company could someday be worth over $200 Billion.

However until then, his new compensation program will allow employees to receive stock in his holding company, X-Corp.


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Migrants in Mexico Set Fire After Discovering Deportation Plans
Migrants in Mexico Set Fire After Discovering Deportation Plans
By: Luis Morales | Mar. 28, 2023

In  Northern Mexico, 39 people are dead after a massive fire broke out at an immigration detention center.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says the fire was started by migrants while inside a Cuidad Juarez facility after they learned they were going to be deported.

Twenty-nine others were injured in the blaze and are in delicate-to-serious condition.

The tensions come as many immigrants from Central and South America continue to seek asylum in Mexico, hoping to make it to the United States.

The national immigration agency says it rejects the actions that led to this tragedy.


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Sam Bankman-Fried Is In Legal Trouble
Sam Bankman-Fried Is In Legal Trouble
By: Justin Borses | Mar. 28, 2023

Sam Bankman-Fried, founder of the failed crypto firm FTX allegedly bribed at least one Chinese official in an attempt to gain access to frozen trading accounts.

These charges add to the already existing fraud case filed in court last year.

Bankman-Fried pleaded not guilty and is currently under house arrest at his parent's home.

The accounts were released after a money transfer took place and the funds went into a private crypto wallet.

Bankman Fried says that there were holes in management but he denies engaging in fraud.


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Texas Basketball Gets A New Coach
Texas Basketball Gets A New Coach
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By: Justin Borses | Mar. 27, 2023

The University of Texas has reached an agreement with Rodney Terry--who'll become the school's new full time men's basketball coach.

He led the program on an interim basis after the midseason firing of Chris Beard.

Texas reached the Elite Eight during its March Madness tournament run-losing to Miami last night.

Fans had been publicly advocating for Terry to get the job after his team won the Big 12 Tournament earlier this month.

Financial details of the deal haven't been made available yet as Texas made its longest postseason run since 2008.

Cadbury Bunny Contest Has A New Winner!
Cadbury Bunny Contest Has A New Winner!
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By: Karen Espinoza | Mar. 27, 2023

The winner of the Cadbury Bunny contest is a one-eyed rescue cat.

The cat's name is Crash and he is the first cat to ever win the annual contest.

He has been described as having a quirky and outgoing personality by his local shelter's staff.

He tragically lost an eye to a car accident--but that didn't stop him.

As the cutest contestant Crash gets to dress up in his bunny costume for Cadbury's Clucking Bunny commercial.

He also gets a prize of five-thousand-dollars and a bonus prize of the same amount goes to a shelter of his choice.

Crash's unique appearance and charisma did not stop him from hopping his way to first place.

Metro Adds News Safety Measures
Metro Adds News Safety Measures
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By: Edward Segal | Mar. 27, 2023

Forty-eight new transit security officers were hired today by the LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

The funding approved by the Metro Board of Directors will create a permanent team of people to ride bus lines with greater safety in mind.

County Supervisor and second vice chair of the Metro board Janice Hahn says that those who ride the bus deserve to feel safe inside.

The board hired the officers to advance its public safety plan and increase security aboard its trains.

This hiring came two weeks after the LACTMA deployed 200 unarmed Metro Ambassadors to make riders feel safe and welcome.

The board also approved policies intended to remove bias from policing.

Other parts of the public safety plan focus on homeless outreach, security cameras and more frequent cleaning.

French Protests Erupt
French Protests Erupt
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By: Marc Monroy | Mar. 27, 2023

Violent protests in France have grown rapidly in the past couple of weeks.

People in the crowd from ages 17 to 76 are making their voices heard after a controversial reform.

Current French President Emmanuel Macron's administration has ignited a firestorm of anger with the unpopular pension reforms that push the legal retirement age from 62 to 64.

Protestors are furious with the way Macron handled the situation comparing him with old kings of the past with rough finishes to their reigns.

Critics hope to make Macron's second and final term in office a lot harder than previous presidents.

Due to the rise in strikes and protests, Macron postponed a visit from King Charles the third after saying the visit would have put the Royal Family at risk of becoming a target which would destabilize the situation.

As for the protests, officers have fired over four-thousand non-lethal tear gas grenades but some protestors are unfazed with one saying he will fight with tears and blood as his World War One dad once did.

LAX Passenger Detained
LAX Passenger Detained
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By: Miguel Morales | Mar. 27, 2023

A Delta Airlines passenger was detained at LAX after allegedly opening the emergency door of the plane he was on.

Captain Karla Rodriguez of the Los Angeles Airport Police said in a statement to KTLA that the plane was moving away from the gate and preparing to takeoff to Seattle on Saturday morning  when the passenger opened the door and caused the deployment of the emergency slide.

Rodriguez also said that the passenger is currently under investigation and the FBI  has been notified about the incident.

No injuries of passengers were reported and Rodriguez said they were all disembarked to continue their trip to Seattle.

Nielsen Sued
Nielsen Sued
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By: Miguel Morales | Mar. 27, 2023

Former employee -- Armida Marquez-- is suing Nielson Company for alleged Labor Code violations.

Marquez, who worked for the company from 2018 till 2022, alleges that during her time there multiple employees were asked to work extra hours without being compensated for it.

In her lawsuit -she also says that Nielsen did not pay the employees the amount they were entitled to for missing personal time such as meals and their rest breaks or even reimburse them on out-of-pocket business expenses.

Marquez goes as far as alleging that Nielsen implemented policies that prohibited an employee's ability to accurately record their actual time worked.

In the suit --Marquez is requesting to be paid back wages with interest for the violations stating the management should have known they were responsible to pay all wages in a timely manner.

Allen Lazard New Deal
Allen Lazard New Deal
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By: Matthew Bragulla | Mar. 17, 2023

Allen Lazard is joining the city where dreams are made of after signing a 4-year-deal with the New York Jets.

The deal is worth 44 dollars and Lazard will be the team's newest wide receiver.

Originally from Iowa - he expressed his desire to play for a big city in an interview over zoom.

Lazard may also see his former GreenBay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers soon, who is currently pursuing New York at this time.

The teams have yet to sort out the details on Rodgers' trade.

American Made Whiskey Soars in Popularity
American Made Whiskey Soars in Popularity
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By: Sade Richardson | Mar. 17, 2023

American-made whiskey is soaring in sales--with nearly an 11 percent growth over last year to 51 billion dollars.

Small distilleries where people can sample the liquor have become more attractive as it introduces more consumers to American Whiskey--building excitement for new brands.

  Cofounder of the Westland Distillery-- Matt Hofmann compares Irish to American whiskey and says that the Irish option is very elegant and approachable while American-made whiskeys are bolder in taste.

Dallas Zoo Theft
Dallas Zoo Theft
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By: Leah Villalpando | Mar. 17, 2023

A man is being indicted on felony burglary charges after the alleged theft of two tamarin monkeys.

Davion Irvin was charged in relation to the suspected theft of the two monkeys in late January -- as well as the disappearance of a clouded leopard in mid-January.

The leopard was found near its habitat but had escaped through a cut that Irvin allegedly made.

Two days before his arrest the monkeys were found unharmed in the closet of his Dallas home.

Irvin is now facing six misdemeanor counts of non-livestock animal cruelty and is being held in a Dallas County Jail with a bond set at 130,000 dollars

Meta Announces Paid Verification
Meta Announces Paid Verification
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By: Leah Villalpando | Mar. 17, 2023

If you've ever wanted the blue check mark next to your name on Instagram or Facebook you will soon be able to get it for $14.99 a month.

Meta began testing a paid verification option for U.S users of the platforms and the company plans to roll it out over the next few weeks.

The new feature will provide extra protection from impersonation accounts and give people direct access to customer service.

To get verified users will need to be over 18 and provide a government ID matching their profile name and picture.

The service will start at $11.99 a month on the web and $14.99 a month for mobile.

Finland is One Step Closer to Joining NATO
Finland is One Step Closer to Joining NATO
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By: Cesia Lopez | Mar. 17, 2023

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agrees to start ratifying Finland's application to NATO.

The announcement was made alongside Finnish President Sauli Niinisto who visited Turkey's capital.

Both Finland and Sweden applied to become members of NATO last year, at the heels of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

The applications were well-received by almost all of NATO's leaders but NATO's rules require that all 30 members agree unanimously in order to expand.

President Erdogan had accused both Finland and Sweden of being too lenient on terrorist organizations.

However he said that Finland has taken concrete steps to address these concerns.

With Erdogan's blessing Finland's application can move forward in the process of becoming a NATO member.

Missouri Sheriff Arrested
Missouri Sheriff Arrested
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By: Jocelyn Perez | Mar. 17, 2023

A Missouri sheriff, two deputies, and the father of a child had all been charged for allegedly plotting a parental kidnapping on Thursday.

Missouri state Highway Patrol arrested Iron County Sherriff Jeff Burkett, deputies Mathew Cozad and Chase Breshnan, along with the father of the child, Donald Gaston.

Official documents charge Gaston with an attempt to kidnap his daughter after an argument with the child's mother.

The Sheriff and deputies are suspected of tracking the mother's whereabouts through her cellphone.

Ultimately, all four men were charged with criminal street gang activity because the alleged crime was organized.

Burkett's lawyer alleges that the charges are politically motivated.

He says it was the continuation of a long gestating effort to remove this sheriff from office.

Reusable Water Bottles Might Not Be So Clean Afterall
Reusable Water Bottles Might Not Be So Clean Afterall
By: Lupita Baltazar | Mar. 17, 2023

Reusable water bottles hold 40,000 time more bacteria than toilet seats says a study.

Researchers found two types of bacteria which were gram-negative rods and bacillus.

Bacillus can lead to gastrointestinal issues.

Therefore, reusable water bottles had 14-times the bacteria of pet water bowl and five times that found on a computer mouse16% of Gen Z clean their water bottles the least only few times a month.

And more than 60% of study respondents say they washed their bottles once or more per day.

A study says that experts suggest washing a reusable water bottle once a day and sanitizing it at least once a week. 


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Donald Trump's Account on YouTube Is Restored
Donald Trump's Account on YouTube Is Restored
By: Randy Flores | Mar. 17, 2023

Former President Donald Trump's YouTube channel has been restored by media giant after it was suspended following the January 6th attack on the US Capitol.

The move comes after Twitter and Facebook parent company, Meta, also restored his account in the past couple of months.

However, Trump has yet to return on any of those platforms.

YouTube says it took into account the risk of real-world violence but is aware voters need to hear an equal balance of candidates in an upcoming election.

As of now Trump continues to exclusively use his own media platform, Truth Social, and has announced his run for the presidency in 2024.


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Ticketmaster Is In Trouble Again...But For Drake's Concert Now
Ticketmaster Is In Trouble Again...But For Drake's Concert Now
By: Quinn Alexander | Mar. 16, 2023

Neither 21 nor Ticketmaster could do anything for disgruntled fans hoping to see Drake's upcoming "It's All A Blur" tour.

Drake's the type of guy to advertise tickets at $70 when they are actually Starting From the Bottom, 200 to 400.

Only those who left no Money in the Grave and Hotline Bling get to Toosie Slide and have One Dance to Passionfruit at the concert.

The majority of fans however feel Yebba's Heartbreak, have Trust Issues, and may Laugh Now, but will definitely Cry Later. 


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New Arrest in Orlando for the Microsoft Executive Murder Case
New Arrest in Orlando for the Microsoft Executive Murder Case
By: Sean Frederick | Mar. 16, 2023

The second husband of Bridegan's ex-wife, Mario Fernandez was arrested Thursday morning in Orlando Florida and is being charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, among other charges.

Henry Tenon, the handyman that killed Bridegan admitted to Fernandez's role in the murder as part of a plea agreement.

Tenon was charged with second-degree murder and other charges about two months ago.

He ambushed and shot Bridegan when he stepped out of his car to remove a tire from the road.

He was shot in front of his two-year-old daughter.

According to law enforcement sources, Shanna Gardner-Fernandez remains a suspect in the killing.


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Women's World Cup Is Getting More Fund For Prize Money
Women's World Cup Is Getting More Fund For Prize Money
By: Bea Barros | Mar. 16, 2023

Women's World Cup is now offering more money as prizes for this year's championship.

The fund for the now 32-team competition is at $152 Million.

This money is given to cover prize money, team preparation, and payments to players' clubs.

FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, says that $110 Million from the total should go to players' paychecks.

However, the tournament is not having only good news, since the pay from Women's Cup is smaller than the Men's Cup in Qatar last year.

FIFA officially announced that the competition this year in Australia and New Zealand will not be sponsored by Saudi Arabian tourism authorities since there was some backlash due to the government's record on women's rights.

The Chief Executive from Australian soccer federation said equality, diversity, and inclusion are serious commitments on the country's football and that they will keep working with FIFA to shape the Women's World Cup with all these values.

Another problem the tournament is facing is the lack of TV interest and payments to cover the event compared to the Men's World Cup.


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CalTrans  Is Offering Money For Those Affected By Potholes
CalTrans Is Offering Money For Those Affected By Potholes
By: Alejandro Perez | Mar. 16, 2023

This program can reward drivers up to $10,000 and a claim can be made through the agency.

Authorities say, for example, more than 30 vehicles were badly damaged on the 71 freeway in Pomona this week.

Each report must include the county where the incident happened,  and any claims over the exceeding amount should be submitted to the Government Claims Program.


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Banks Are Trying To Stop An Incoming Crisis
Banks Are Trying To Stop An Incoming Crisis
By: Marc Monroy | Mar. 16, 2023

Eleven of the biggest banks in the country announced a $30 Billion rescue package for First Republic Bank on Thursday.

It's an effort to prevent the California-based bank from becoming the third bank to fail in less than a week.

First republic has a similar client as Silicon Valley Bank, which failed after depositors withdrew about $40 Billion in a matter of hours.

A group of banks issued a statement confirming other banks had seen similar withdrawals.

This issue is causing a massive hit in the stock market with some reporting a 60% drop in shares even after JPMorgan and the Federal Reserve helped fund the banks after the massive rush in withdrawals.

The rescue package is very similar to the one done before the 2008 crash when a lot of banks came together to support each other during the crisis. 


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Star Trek Series Changes Language Rating In The Series
Star Trek Series Changes Language Rating In The Series
By: Warren Lopez | Mar. 16, 2023

A clean spoken Star Trek character, Jean Luc Picard drops his first ever F-bomb,  and fans are talking online.

The latest episode of Star Trek Picard shows Patrick Stewart's character in an intense conversation, saying "Ten effing long hours."

Some fans believe the sudden swearing represents the franchise moving from broadcast to streaming.

Others are saying the change is out of character and ruins Gene Roddenbury's vision for the show.

Stewart adlibbed the F-bomb and showrunner Terry Matalas says it felt more realistic.

Regardless of what fans are saying, Patrick Stewart has the final frontier.


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Mobile Sports Betting Is Allowed in 33 States and the District of Columbia
Mobile Sports Betting Is Allowed in 33 States and the District of Columbia
By: Carolina Tello | Mar. 16, 2023

As some states shy away from mobile betting others are slowly introducing online sport betting apps.

Not only Ohio is hosting the first round of the Men's NCAA basket ball tournament, traffic is booming as fans start to legally bet online.

Other states introducing betting apps are Kansas, Massachusetts, and Maryland.

Since allowing sport betting nearly five years ago, up to 33 states and the District of Columbia offer sport wagering.

Some states like California, Texas, and Florida lack mobile sports betting. 


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Kellogg brand shifts names to Kellanova
Kellogg brand shifts names to Kellanova
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By: Ally Najera | Mar. 15, 2023

The beloved Kellogg brand has renamed its new spinoff companies.

The unit which has Cheez-its -- Pringles -- international cereal brands -- and plant based foods will now be known as 'Kellanova.'

The North American cereal chain that famously sells Frosted Flakes and Froot Loops will be W-K Kellogg Company.

Per last year's announcement -- the company will not be splitting into three different branches.

A third company to use plant-based foods will not proceed.

Kellogg has chosen to focus on more profitable products.

The company's future C-E-O Steve Cahillane says the new names resembles their brands 'next chapter.'

Logo designs for the names are also fairly similar to the orginal signature.

Bernd Schmitt -- a professor at Columbia University it is difficult to create new - good names.

More information on these changes will be made in the upcoming months.

New Favorite Dog Breed in America!
New Favorite Dog Breed in America!
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By: Lyssandra Vera | Mar. 15, 2023

Calling all dog-lovers!

The Labrador retriever has been removed from the top of America's list for most popular dog for the first time in 31 years.

The one who sits in first place is French Bulldog.

This French Bulldog has been steadily climbing the American Kennel Club boards for the past few decades.

According to the A-K-C, many love this breed because they are typically a small size along with a calm personality. 

Kobe Bryant Cemented Into LA
Kobe Bryant Cemented Into LA
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By: Jesse Barrientos | Mar. 15, 2023

Lakers Legend Kobe Bryant's handprints and footprints will be revealed today at noon in the forecourt of the T-C-L Chinese Theatre.

Kobe was the first athlete to get his his hands and feet  imprinted in cement 12 years ago.

His imprints were kept in storage since February 19th 2011 when he first imprinted his hands and feet in the wet cement.

Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss and former Laker Player and Coach Bryon Scott will speak at the ceremony today.

Kyle Chrisley Arrested
Kyle Chrisley Arrested
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By: Dimitri Maurry | Mar. 15, 2023

Chrisley Knows Best star Kyle Chrisley was arrested in Tennessee for aggravated assault.

The incident happened on Monday at the 32-year-old's job -- Penske Truck Rental in Smyrna --- located south of Nashville.

The physical altercation involved him and his supervisor and Chrisley pulled a fixed blade during the event.

Chrisley's bond is set at 3-thousand dollars.

He's been transported to Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.

The arrest comes almost two months after is father -- Todd and his mother Julie Chrisley were sentenced to prison after being accused of defrauding Georgia banks of 30-million dollars in personal loans.

The couple were found guilty of fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy to defraud the U-S. 

Latest News Of The Free Agency on NFL 2023
Latest News Of The Free Agency on NFL 2023
By: Jake Dodd | Mar. 15, 2023

The 2023 NFL League Year has begun and free agency has stirred the pot quite a bit.

Quarterback, Derek Carr, packed his bags and went from the Raiders to the Saints.

Niners QB Jimmy Garapollo went to the Raiders.

Some teams locked up their captains as the Seahawks resigned Geno Smith and the Giants resigned Daniel Jones.

The elephant in the quarterback room is of course, Aaron Rodgers, who has yet to make a decision but the Jets are currently the favorites.

The number one ranked free agent, defensive end, Javon Hargrave is headed to the Bay as he signs a four year deal with the 49ers.

Rams All Pro Cornerback, Jalen Ramsey was shipped off to the Dolphins and the Chargers gave their star runningback, Austin Eckler, permission to seek a trade. 


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Harry Potter Studio Tour is Going To Tokyo
Harry Potter Studio Tour is Going To Tokyo
By: Bea Barros | Mar. 15, 2023

Potterheads, pack up your bags.

Warner Bros. is taking Hogwarts to Tokyo, Japan.

A New Harry Potter studio tour is being constructed in the Japanese capital, being the first outside the United Kingdom.

Fans are welcomed in the tour already on this summer, where they can walk around the Diagon Alley and Platform 9 ¾ and check out props and clothing items from the movies.

Warner Bros' president of worldwide studio operations, Jeff Nagler, says that Japan is the perfect place for a second location due to being one of the top markets and potentially being a gateway to widen the Asian audience.

The giant production film company says that they intend to take full advantage of these popular franchises across as many platforms as they can.


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Mexico Is A Popular Location For Medical Tourism
Mexico Is A Popular Location For Medical Tourism
By: Alex Fodor | Mar. 15, 2023

Medical tourism is becoming more and more popular amongst Americans.

US citizens are travelling internationally in hopes of more affordable medical care.

Mexico is one of the most popular locations for medical tourism globally.

Millions of people travel there every year for cheaper medical costs.

The problem is, violence against American tourists is on the rise.

Four Americans were kidnapped last week while in Mexico for surgery.

Two of them were killed after the tourist vehicle was the target of a shooting.

Health officials are now warning travelers to be careful and seek trustworthy medical care.


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Former Envoy Air Service Clerk Sues Former Airline Due to Wrong Termination
Former Envoy Air Service Clerk Sues Former Airline Due to Wrong Termination
By: Quinn Alexander | Mar. 14, 2023

A woman who was fired for telling a manager that he was not very skilled at his job is suing for alleged discrimination, harassment, breach of contract and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Faatima Saleema Floyd worked as an Envoy Air service clerk at LAX and says she was allegedly rushed by multiple managers to complete safety checks throughout her employment.

The airline's lawyers say she was fired for insubordination, and although Floyd admits to cursing at her manager, the lawsuit is being presented before the LA Superior Court.

The suit is active since December 13th. 


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Meta Is Laying Off More Employees
Meta Is Laying Off More Employees
By: Michael Narciso | Mar. 14, 2023

The social media pioneer Meta is set to let go of 10,000 jobs after the company announced 13% of job cuts to its workforce back in November of 2022.

Meta and other tech companies have been hiring aggressively over the last two years as well as letting go of workers in recent months.

Last month, Meta posted its falling profits causing a third consecutive quarter of declining revenue.

The company says it plans to reduce the size of its recruiting team and further cuts will be made in its tech groups in April, following up with business groups in May.

Meta has put billions of dollars to readjust its focus on the metaverse but says a downturn in online advertisement from rivals have weighed on results.


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FIFA Extends World Cup Group Stages
FIFA Extends World Cup Group Stages
By: Alex Fodor | Mar. 14, 2023

FIFA is planning to expand the 2026 world cup soccer tournament that will be held in North America.

This expansion is the second after only 6 years since the first, and it will make the groups phase longer by staging a 48 team event.

Each group stage will be made up of 4 teams instead of 3, creating a 104 game schedule.

The tournament will last 6 weeks and will include 16 host cities in the US, Canada and Mexico altogether.

The expansion will also add 1.5 million tickets and bump revenue to at least $11 Billion. 


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Former Beverly Hills High School Supervisor's Lawsuit Reaches An Settlement
Former Beverly Hills High School Supervisor's Lawsuit Reaches An Settlement
By: Randy Flores | Mar. 14, 2023

A construction supervisor hired for a project for Beverly Hills High School settled his lawsuit against his former employer ProWest.

William Lora filed the suit alleging wrongful termination, racial discrimination and other claims.

Lora claimed that he had lesser treatment as compared to his white co-workers.

He was shocked when fired because the company never spoke to him about his performance.

The lawsuit was settled but no further details were given.

The company claimed Lora was not entitled to damages and deny liability. 


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President Biden Orders Better Background Checks For Gun Purchases
President Biden Orders Better Background Checks For Gun Purchases
By: Justin Borses | Mar. 14, 2023

President Biden signed an executive order today which will increase the number of background checks needed to buy a gun.

He continues to advocate for an assault weapons ban after being emboldened by the midterm election results.

The President is still working with existing legislation enacted by Congress last summer, when passed it was seen as the most impactful gun violence bill in decades.

Today's new executive order will direct federal agencies in following current laws and procedures while law enforcement increases their reporting of ballistic data. 


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Spotify Announces AI DJ
Spotify Announces AI DJ
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By: Tashi Rios | Mar. 13, 2023

Grab your speakers! Spotify has rebranded their home feed to look like social media and is including the first AI DJ.

The feature will bring a personalized playlist with Xavier Jernigan who is Spotify's Head of Cultural Partnerships-- and now voice of the AI DJ.

The home feed will be filled with content from top artists and creators plus new singers to discover.

It's described as A TikTok style when you flip through and find snippets of different songs.

Spotify is also introducing Countdown Pages where fans will get a notification when the single or album is released and can instantly save it.

The final new feature is called Clips that are 30-second videos of artists giving a message to fans about anything they want to share.

Spotify announced the upcoming changes at the event called Stream On that took place earlier this month in Downtown L-A.

Fake Judge Scams Oxnard Man
Fake Judge Scams Oxnard Man
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By: Juan Ballon | Mar. 13, 2023

The Ventura County District Attorney's Office reports that a woman from Oxnard plead guilty to grand theft after she identified herself as a judge to scam a victim out of ten-thousand dollars.

The woman was identified as 62-year-old Teresa Roblez Boyzo .

The D-A says she told a man she could help with legal matters for a fee in 2019 but Boyzo is not a judge and she's not licensed to practice law.

Boyzo is scheduled to be sentenced on April 11th.

Chicago Bears Trade
Chicago Bears Trade
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By: Jenilee Borek | Mar. 13, 2023

The Chicago Bears -- who owned the first pick have traded it to the Carolina Panthers.

In return -- the Bears received wide receiver DJ Moore - and they'll have the 9th pick in the first round this year --  the 61st pick in the second round this year -- a 2024 first-round pick and a 2025 second-round pick.

Chicago already has its signal-caller in Justin Fields -- who many think will end up being their franchise quarterback for years to come.

This gives the Panthers a chance to pick their next leader after hiring Frank Reich as their new head coach.

The Bears were saying they were open to trading the pick ever since they cliched it in week 18 -- with a loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Fields had a breakout season in 2022 -- setting the NFL record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a regular season game with 178.

He's also the third quarterback in NFL history to reach 1000 rushing yards in the regular season. The Bears will now focus on putting playmakers around him and adding core pieces to the defense.

Jalen Ramsey Is Traded to Miami Dolphins
Jalen Ramsey Is Traded to Miami Dolphins
By: Cooper Ignatian | Mar. 13, 2023

The Rams have traded All-pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the Miami Dolphins.

Ramsey was traded for a third round pick and tight end Hunter Long.

The Dolphins have already guaranteed Ramsey's contract for the next two seasons after the trade was completed.

It was also reported that the star corner got an additional $25 Million  as part of the trade.

His contract will average $20 Million over the final two years.

Last offseason, the Dolphins went all out and traded for star receiver Tyreke Hill.

It's clear that Miami's front office is trying to be aggressive for the second year in a row.


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Biden Approves Willow Project in Alaska
Biden Approves Willow Project in Alaska
By: Cooper Ignatian | Mar. 13, 2023

Earlier this Monday, President Biden approved a major oil and gas drilling project in Alaska.

What will be known as the Willow project,  is being backed by oil company, ConocoPhillips, who say the pipeline will create thousands of jobs.

Youth activists have taken to social media to protest the proposal, due to the effects on how it can impact climate and wildlife.

More than one million letters have been sent to the White House to combat against the project.

The pipeline will be located in the Northern Slope of Alaska, and could produce up to 180,000 barrels of oil daily.

All three lawmakers who represent Alaska in congress pushed for the approval of the project, and said that this can help the country be less reliant on foreign oil. 


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California Minimum Wage Might Go Up To $18 Per Hour
California Minimum Wage Might Go Up To $18 Per Hour
By: Bea Barros | Mar. 13, 2023

California might raise the state's minimum wage to$18 per hour.

CA residents will be able to vote on this matter in 2024 after an initiative named, Living Wage Act of 2022, meet the requirements to be in the next year's ballot by the secretary of state.

If this change is approved, this will be the second highest in nation minimum wage.

The last increase was in 2022 due to inflation as a baseline.

This year, the minimum wage started at $15.50 per hour.

If the initiative pass, the new minimum wage goes to $17 immediately and would raise it to $18 in 2025.

According to the US Census Bureau, around 37 municipalities exceeds the current minimum wage in different amounts.

The ballot voting to decide on the appliance on the Living Wage Act's increases will happen on November 4th, 2024.


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The Coronavirus Pandemic Update After 3 Years Since Breakout
The Coronavirus Pandemic Update After 3 Years Since Breakout
By: Tashi Rios | Mar. 13, 2023

Three years ago on March 11th the World Health Organization called the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

And to this day,  the virus is still spreading.

With the help of vaccines, most people have resumed to normal living but the death toll is about seven million worldwide. 

Doctor Eric Topol says the virus can change to even more transmissible and even more deadly.

John Hopkins University shut down its tracker since information is starting to phase out.

U-S officials are trying to adjust and move a new system to somewhat how the C-D-C follows the flu. 


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Pfizer Buys Seagen Incorporation For Cancer Treatments Access
Pfizer Buys Seagen Incorporation For Cancer Treatments Access
By: Ally Najera | Mar. 13, 2023

Pfizer, the pharmaceutical giant is spending $43 Billion to access cancer treatments.

The new cancer drugs will help to target cells and save healthy body tissue.

The company say they will pay $229 cash, for each share.

Contents of the Seagan antibody drug include lab-made proteins.

Currently Seagan has four treatments, which will potentially help lung cancer and advanced breast cancer.

This business transaction is expected to be completed in late 2023 to 2024 as cancer treatments continue to be a priority for Pfizer.


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Fox Programs May be in Trouble
Fox Programs May be in Trouble
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By: Jenilee Borek | Mar. 10, 2023

Court documents in the libel lawsuit against Fox News are revealing more about how network executives played a role in politics in 2020.

Dominion Voting Systems filed the suit because they claim Fox News promoted conspiracy theories about the company in regard to the 2020 election.

Now -- thousands of pages of documents released this week are showing how the mainly conservative network promoted certain candidates and policies -- while slamming others.

Emails from Fox News founder -- Rupert Murdoch -- show he gave instructions to people at Fox News about how they should cover certain candidates and issues.

One email he sent said former President Donald Trump and Congressman Mitch McConnel needed help to stop West Virginia Republicans from nominating Don Blankenship.

Murdoch wrote that Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham should dump on him.

The documents provide more examples similar to this -- and it challenges Fox News' journalistic credibility.

Instead of reporting political news and having opinion shows about politics -- these documents prove how the network became actively involved by slanting their coverage.

Silicon Valley Bank in Ruins
Silicon Valley Bank in Ruins
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By: Matthew Bragulla | Mar. 10, 2023

Silicon Valley Bank completely fell apart after 48 hours, marking the largest shutdown of a U-S bank since Washington Mutual collapsed in 2008.

The financial institution that was once worth 209-billion dollars has struck down by rising interest rates and sinking venture capital.

It was forced to sell one-point-seventy-five billion dollars in shares to compensate for plummeting deposits and premarket trading.

This isn't the only bank that's suffering right now - - banks stocks from First Republic, PacWest Bancorp, and Signature bank were halted on Friday as well.

Banker Gets 10 Years
Banker Gets 10 Years
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By: Dimitri Maurry | Mar. 10, 2023

A former Goldman Sachs banker was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his involvement in looting a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund of billions of dollars.

Roger Ng was convicted in April 2022 by the U-S District Court jury in Brooklyn -- though he continuously denied the charges that he conspired to launder money and violated two anti-bribery laws.

Ng and his co-conspirators assisted in funding the Malaysian fund known as one-M-D-B, raising 6-point-5 billion dollars through bond sales -- while working on a scheme to transfer two-thirds of the money to pay for bribes and kickbacks.

The fund was used for financing lavish parties, a superyacht, premium real estate and the 2013 film "The Wolf of Wall Street."

Adidas Struggles to Get Rid of Yeezys
Adidas Struggles to Get Rid of Yeezys
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By: Randy Flores | Mar. 10, 2023

Last October Adidas broke off an almost decade long partnership with rapper Kanye West after his repeated anti-semitic comments on social media.

The decision could create a potential loss of 5-hundred-27 million dollars for the company if they have to write off Yeezy branded items.

The initial plan was for Adidas to sell the Yeezy line but stripped off branding.

However, CEO Bjorn Gulden is eyeing other options that minimize damage like donations but says that could carry risks like being resold at a higher price into the market because of the status of the brand. 

Elderly Man Survives Snowstorm in Car
Elderly Man Survives Snowstorm in Car
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By: Sean Frederick | Mar. 10, 2023

Jerry Jouret- an 81-year-old man believed he could beat an approaching snow storm.

He left his mountain home in Big Pine California to return to his family home in Gardnerville Nevada.

Jouret veered off the road and got his S-U-V stuck.

The man was not prepared for the weather.

He had only a light windbreaker -- a light quilt -- and a hotel bath towel in his car to keep him warm as temperatures plummeted to the 30s.

Jouret conserved gas in his car to warm up the inside periodically and to open the window to eat snow.

The California Highway Patrol received a cell phone ping on March second and located Jouret in his car.

He was transported to the hospital and was discharged that night with surprisingly normal vitals.

Alaska Earthquakes Might Lead A Volcano To Eruption
Alaska Earthquakes Might Lead A Volcano To Eruption
By: Bea Barros | Mar. 10, 2023

Alaska is now seeing consequences for the swarm of earthquakes that has been shaking the land for the past weeks.

A remote volcano that has been dormant for over a century is now getting intensified action and it could lead to eruption.

On Tuesday, the Alaska Volcano Observatory released an alert for the Tanaga Volcano,  after several earthquakes were reported per minute in the area, each of them being under 2.75 in magnitude.

A research geophysicist from the US Geological Survey, John Power, says that volcanos are irregular, so they do not know where this high activity will end up.

The Tanaga is located in an uninhabited island, but the city of Adak is 65 miles away and its 170 residents could see ashfall.

If it erupts, the most dangerous consequence would be to aircrafts as its location is below routes between North America and Asia.

Tanaga was reported erupting twice in the late 1700s, once in 1829 and the last time was in 1914.


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Shooting on German Church Leaves 7 Dead
Shooting on German Church Leaves 7 Dead
By: Justin Borses | Mar. 10, 2023

Seven people were killed in a shooting last night at a Jehovah's Witness Church in Germany.

Police say the gunman took his own life and he was the only attacker.

Referred to only as Philipp F., authorities say that he had anger towards the religious community and was a previous member of the church.

Another eight people were injured as video shows Phillipp firing through a window of the hall.

A soon to be mother who was seven months pregnant lost her unborn child.

Police had previously gotten an anonymous tip about the shooter's mental health, but didn't have enough evidence to remove the gun licence from his possession.


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Hospital in Cite Soleil Temporarily Closed Due To Gang Violence
Hospital in Cite Soleil Temporarily Closed Due To Gang Violence
By: Warren Lopez | Mar. 9, 2023


Doctors Without Borders had to temporarily close a hospital's doors after a rise in gang violence.

Over a dozen people were left dead in the past weeks.

The Cite Soleil slum in Port au Prince has seen frequent gang clashes.

Puerto Rico officials report many stray rounds hit the hospital, making it impossible for patients to check in.

The hospital is not the only place affected, as more than 60 people were killed and dozens kidnapped.

As gangs continue to fight for territory, the Prime Minister, Ariel Henry, requested foreign troops to protect the country. 

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March Madness Is Coming Up Soon
March Madness Is Coming Up Soon
By: Alejandro Perez | Mar. 9, 2023

With Selection Sunday coming up schools on the bubble are making their last push in their conference tournaments to even be considered for a chance to compete in the madness.

A total of 68 teams will compete in the tourney.

Games are laid out all across the country with the Sweet 16 in Las Vegas, New York, Kansas, Missouri, and Louisville.

The Final Four will take place in Houston on April 1st and 3rd.

The favorites to win it all are Alabama, Kansas, Purdue, and Houston.


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Parents Participate on Behavior Survey and Fail At Lying
Parents Participate on Behavior Survey and Fail At Lying
By: Carolina Tello | Mar. 9, 2023

A survey of 580 US parents says that 25.9% of them reported being misrepresented in one of seven behaviors.

A total of 24% of parents failed the most common behavior, such as lying, by not telling people around them that their child had COVID.

And 21% of parents said they let their child break quarantine rules.

A team of researchers conducting the survey came from universities in Iowa, Utah , Colorado, Connecticut, and the UK.

The study says the reason most parents broke those rules was to practice personal freedom as a parent. 


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California is Still Flooding
California is Still Flooding
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By: Bea Barros | Mar. 8, 2023

All of the state of California is still trying to recover from the rain and snow storms -- but officials are warning residents to prepare for a powerful storm coming up later this week.

About 16 million people are under flood watches in central and northern California due to a storm set to happen on Thursday in places already filled with a large amount of heavy snow from previous storms.

The Weather Prediction Center says that with the new rain -- and the snow melting -- the chance of flooding is very high.

Marin and Monterey counties have started to advise and help residents and businesses to stock up to two weeks.

Sandbags are also being offered to help people protect their homes.

Fire Chief --Jason Weber -- from Marin County says that the Fire Department will have staff prepared for rescues beforehand.

The county is best known for its urban searches and rescue task forces.

As of now -- rescues -- well-checks and community outreaches are still a daily task for crews in San Bernadino County.

"The Challenge" Film
"The Challenge" Film
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By: Ally Najera | Mar. 8, 2023

Russian film makers sent a professional film crew to make the movie, "The Challenge" -- in space!

Recently, space has opened the floor to business -- tourism and now apparently feature films.

The project that was filmed in the course of 12 days in October 20-21 has just given viewers an inside look.

Actors in the film provided audition tapes and underwent medical -- psychological and physical tests.

The procedures served as proof the actors could handle the demands of space travel.

Now the first clips from the trailer shares the movie's plot that feels more authentic-- given that the setting is real.

The storyline includes a surgeon who has to perform heart surgery on someone in space -- the individual who will be portrayed by an actual cosmonaut.

Russia's space agency says the film will give popularity to the country's space activities and show appreciation for cosmonauts.

"The Challenge" will launch on April 12th.

New Vegan Reeses
New Vegan Reeses
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By: Daniel Herrera | Mar. 8, 2023

Hersheys can do it all.

Two new dairy-free products have been announced which will include Reese's plant-based peanut butter cups and vegan chocolate Hershey bars.

These vegan chocolate choices are made with oats instead of dairy and will be designed to taste like milk chocolate.

Although Hersheys may be late to the vegan chocolate game, their alternatives to milk chocolate have a better chance of setting its products apart from others in the market.

These delicious healthy snacks are set to arrive in April. 

UEFA Issuing Refunds
UEFA Issuing Refunds
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By: Jake Dodd | Mar. 8, 2023

The UEFA plans to issue refunds to all Liverpool fans who had tickets for the 20-22 Champions League Final in Paris.

Last year's final had a 35 minute delay after Liverpool fans struggled to enter the Stade de France (Stah-de-France) and the French police used tear gas on supporters while they were in tightly packed areas.

U-K Member of Parliment--Ian Bryne--was at the event and described it as one of the most horrendous experiences of his life.

Tony Winterburn--a partner at Pogust Goodhead-- the law firm running the case against UEFA on behalf of Liverpool fan-- said the refund scheme is insufficient compensation to what the fans experienced.The legal case is still progressing.

California Gets Storm Relief
California Gets Storm Relief
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By: Justin Borses | Mar. 8, 2023

Relief is finally arriving for residents in San Bernadino as clean up crews are working to clear roads that have been closed for more than a week.

Caltrans is helping to make roads easier to drive on--including highways 18, 330 and 189.

Those roads are now open without a police escort.

Volunteers and local churches have been offering assistance--as well as the National Guard.

In order to get into the mountain communities-- people must show proof of residency and photo ID's

Gorvernor Newsom Has A New Plan for his State of the State Speech
Gorvernor Newsom Has A New Plan for his State of the State Speech
By: Bea Barros | Mar. 7, 2023

California Governor, Gavin Newsom,  won't be delivering his State of the State speech this year.

He says that due to his dyslexia, reading from the teleprompter can be frustrating so he will go on a four-day statewide tour and talk major policy goals in an informal setting.

His biggest policy goal in 2023 is to pass a law penalizing big oil companies for profiting too high.

This speech is similar to the state of Union speech given by the president of the Congress every year, but it is a requirement from the California's Constitution that has its Governor report to the Legislature on the condition of the state.

For this year, he will write a letter to the Legislature as a way to fulfill his duties.

Even with his learning disability, Newsom has not slowed down as he gave two speeches in the beginning of the year: his second inaugural address and a hourslong budget briefing for reporters. 


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The Pride Flag Will Fly over the LA County during Pride Month
The Pride Flag Will Fly over the LA County during Pride Month
By: Luis Morales | Mar. 7, 2023

A motion to allow LA County's facilities to fly the progress pride flag alongside the American and California flags is under consideration by the Board of Supervisors.

It would only fly during the month of June, which is recognized by many as Pride Month.

This comes as Huntington Beach's council voted to prevent displaying it on city property.

Daniel Quasar is the artist, and the flag features black and brown stripes meant to represent communities of color.

He says showing it at these facilities will provide support for LGBTQ+ communities.


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Former UPS Driver Receives $5.5 Million After Filing Discrimination Complaints
Former UPS Driver Receives $5.5 Million After Filing Discrimination Complaints
By: Quinn Alexander | Mar. 7, 2023

Hardwork and wrongful termination pays off for a former UPS truck driver who filed hundreds of discrimination complaints.

Richard Galvan appeared before the LA Superior Court yesterday for a Whistleblower Retaliation Suit, and after short deliberation from the jury, walked away with almost $5.5 million.

He alleged that UPS cut back on his hours and discriminated against him due to an injury and his age.


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U.S Meat Labels Change
U.S Meat Labels Change
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By: Savanah Taylor | Mar. 6, 2023

On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration proposed a new requirement for made in the US labels for meats sold in grocery stores.

The new rule requires only animals born, raised, slaughtered, and processed in the US to wear the product of U.S label.

The current policy grants imported livestock and meat, brought to the U.S for further processing and packaging to wear the label.

The US Department of Agriculture says the new policies are in effort to gain a clearer understanding between consumers and meat manufacturers.

Ja Morant May not Return to the Court
Ja Morant May not Return to the Court
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By: Cooper Ignatian | Mar. 6, 2023

There is no timetable for Ja Morant's return to the Memphis Grizzlies.

Morant was not with the team in Los Angeles for the games against the Lakers and Clippers-- while the NBA investigates a social media post where Morant appeared to be holding a gun.

The all-star streamed the video on his Instagram account where he was holding the gun at a nightclub hours after playing in Denver against the Nuggets.

Morant said in a statement that he takes full responsibility for his actions-- and that he is going to take some time away to get help.

Meanwhile -- Colorado police is investigating if the player broke any laws in the state.

Booming Utah Faces a Water Crisis
Booming Utah Faces a Water Crisis
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By: Alex Fodor | Mar. 6, 2023

The city of Saint George, in Utah has banned growing grass in front of businesses.

The regulation allows only 8-percent of home landscaping to involve grass.

Utah is a state that otherwise is allergic to rules and regulations from the government and it has the fastest growing metro area in the US for two years in a row.

The problem is Saint George is running out of water.

The Lake powell pipeline is a plan to bring needed water to southern Utah and it was proposed in 2006-- but has not been approved yet.

The lake powell reservoir--however -- is the countries second largest but has lost more than 150 feet since 2000.

5-Alarm Bronx Blaze
5-Alarm Bronx Blaze
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By: Tashi Rios | Mar. 6, 2023

At least seven people were injured in a five-alarm fire in the Bronx of New York City yesterday morning.

Fire officials say it was caused by lithium-ion battery.

One civilian and energy service workers were injured with five firefighters receiving minor injuries.

Almost 200 firefighters were at the scene in which the fire started on the roof of a single level commercial building off of Grand Concourse and 1-hundred-eighty-first street.

The firefighters  arrived in under four minutes of the first call.

A bike burst into flames that most likely was using an illegal battery.

Firefighters are still on the site and will remain on it to make sure it doesn't escalate.

US Senators UN Probe
US Senators UN Probe
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By: Ally Najera | Mar. 6, 2023

U.S senators committee want the United Nations to investigate Iran.

The country was revealed to have a network of secret torture centers last month.

The detention centers are allegedly used by the Iranian regime--in which they brutalize protestors.

The country's government is torturing its own civilians.

Abuse testimonies included electrocutions -- removal of nails -- lashings -- beatings -- broken limbs -- and sexual violence.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee says the Tehran community should be held accountable for these actions.

Tesla Cuts Prices
Tesla Cuts Prices
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By: Justin Borses | Mar. 6, 2023

Tesla is drastically lowering their prices to make them eligible for tax credits in the U-S.

In January--the company reduced its cost by 20 percent--it's unrelated to the Electric Vehicle tax credit introduced in Biden's Inflation Reduction Act.

This has created a price war with other carmakers to lure more customers to buy their cars.

Elon Musk says that Tesla was receiving orders that doubled the rate of production.

Executives say that an E-V motor can be built without rare Earth metals because of the environmental risk of mining those minerals.

Trump Can Now be Sued
Trump Can Now be Sued
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By: Marc Monroy | Mar. 3, 2023

The Justice Department told a federal appeals court in Washington it **should** allow the lawsuits to move forward -- rejecting Trump's argument he is immune from claims.

Justice lawyers say the former president would not be protected if his words were found to have been an incitement of private violence.

The case is among many legal problems Trump is facing as he aims for another bid at the White House next year. 

Ohio Health Services
Ohio Health Services
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By: Randy Flores | Mar. 3, 2023

Pennsylvania's Darlington Township municipal building was filled with locals looking to get information about health screenings, chemical exposures and testing.

It sits over the border of East Palestine, Ohio-- where a train derailment led to the controlled release of toxic chemicals.

Residents of Darlington say the wind blew the smoke into their homes and coated their cars with ash.

However, the citizens of East Palestine were given the greenlight to return to their homes just a couple of days later.

The concern now is whether the water is safe to drink and the air is safe to breathe with some suffering from a cough, headaches and rashes.

Universal Music
Universal Music
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By: Matthew Bragulla | Mar. 3, 2023

With high notes and even higher sales, Universal Music Group is proud of its booming 20-22 results.

Profit margins went up twenty-one-point-six-percent with strong music performances and publishing divisions.

The top artists and sellers for 20-22 included Taylor Swift, BTS, Olivia Rodrigo, and the "Encanto" soundtrack.

The large music company is also striving to come up with a new economic model for streaming-- saying that the current one now undervalues the contributions of artists.

Rebel Wilson banned Disneyland
Rebel Wilson banned Disneyland
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By: Dimitri Maurry | Mar. 3, 2023

Disneyland also known as the Happiest Place on Earth wasn't so happy with actress Rebel Wilson.

Wilson revealed on "The Daily Show" why she was banned for a month from the Anaheim theme park.

Though the bathroom selfie landed her on not-so-good terms with Disneyland -- the park did allow her to choose which month that she wanted to be future banned.

The "Pitch Pefect" star responded with June as that would be busy time for her.

Walgreens Abortion Pill
Walgreens Abortion Pill
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By: Jenilee Borek | Mar. 3, 2023

Walgreens announced yesterday they won't sell an abortion pill in 20 states after being warned they'd face legal consequences if they did.

The pill is mifepristone and it's used in combination with misoprostol up until the 10th week of a pregnancy.

This is limiting access -- despite the fact that federal regulators finalized a rule in January that was intended to expand the availability of the drug -- allowing pharmacies like Walgreens to sell it as long as they were certified.

According to the Guttmacher Institute -- more than half of abortions in the U-S are done with pills instead of medical procedures.

The F-D-A has been loosening restrictions over the past 20-years -- and in late 20-21 they allowed it to be shipped by mail from pharmacies after being prescribed in telehealth appointments.

Twenty conservative-led states warned C-V-S and Walgreens they'd face legal action if they sent abortion pills by mail.

More than a dozen states have laws restricting abortion.

Walgreens says they'll only start dispensing the pills in states they're legally allowed to after they become certified.

A Bullet Train Between Southern California and Las Vegas Is On the Works
A Bullet Train Between Southern California and Las Vegas Is On the Works
By: Bea Barros | Mar. 3, 2023

For all Southern California residents looking for a ride, I got some news for you.

Brightline West and the High-Speed Rail Labor Coalition is working on a $10 Billion project investment to build a bullet train that can take you to Las Vegas.

The transportation is anticipated to be completed by 2026 or 2027.

It would consist of a 218-mile system with trains reaching up to 200 miles per hour in a fully electric emission-free system.

This also comes in a manner to help reduce the amount on CO2 emissions from the three million cars that travels to Vegas.

Company officials hope that the train will relieve traffic in the Interstate 15.

The financial outcome for this project would be the production of 35-thousand jobs, get a return of over$10 Billion and it would create a thousand permanent jobs.

Travelers will pass through San Bernadino, Victor Valley, Hesperia, Apple Valley and Rancho Cucamonga before reaching Las Vegas. 


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Maryland Mayor Resigned After Child Pornography Charges
Maryland Mayor Resigned After Child Pornography Charges
By: Justin Borses | Mar. 3, 2023

College Park Maryland Mayor Patrick Wojahn has resigned after being arrested on child pornography charges.

A commissioner of the Prince George County Department will decide whether he will be held indefinitely or if he will be released before the trial.

Denise Mitchell will serve as mayor of College Park until a special election is held. Wojahn had served the community on the City Council since 2007 and had been mayor since 2015. 

Maryland officals say that they are shocked and disturbed by the arrest and charges. 


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PSG President Might Be Involved With Kidnapping and Torture
PSG President Might Be Involved With Kidnapping and Torture
By: Sean Frederick | Mar. 2, 2023

A French-Algerian citizen claims to have been tortured by Nasser Al Khelaifi  in Qatari custody in 2020.

Al Khelaifi is allegedly involved in the transfer of likely compromising documents from the citizen.

The Paris prosecutor's office opened a preliminary investigation for kidnapping, threats, extortion, and other forms of barbarism.

Al Khelaifi denies any allegations and says justice will run its course and he does not have time for petty professional criminals.

Paris prosecutors confirmed that judges have been assigned to the case, and the plaintiff welcomes the opening of the investigation.


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Project Willow Is Receiving a Lot of Criticism
Project Willow Is Receiving a Lot of Criticism
By: Warren Lopez | Mar. 2, 2023

Many people are awaiting for the White House's decision for the Willow Project.

It is an oil drilling plan located in Alaska which will create jobs and raise energy production. 

Environmental groups are opposing the program, saying it will add to global warming.

The Biden administration estimate the project will generate 9.2 million metric tons of carbon pollution. 

Young advocates are posting online against the proposal with the #StopWillow.

If the deal is approved, it may plummet the president's climate credibility.

To ease criticisms, the Biden administration plans to lower the number of drilling pads.

Supporters say the project will provide revenue for the state of Alaska. 


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Tinder Released New Prices for Their Monthly subscribers
Tinder Released New Prices for Their Monthly subscribers
By: Marc Monroy | Mar. 2, 2023

Tinder is experimenting with a new $500 price tag for their monthly subscription.

The old prices of $50 to $60 a month are still going to be there, but the new $500 plan will be a tier up the lower prices.

A host from a dating podcast says she does not believe that people will be willing to pay for the subscription tier.

It is still unclear what the new plan will add in bonuses.

The plan does not have a set release date as it is still in testing mode. 


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Mall Shooting
Mall Shooting
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By: Matthew Bragulla | Mar. 1, 2023

Owners of a restaurant in a Santa Monica Mall are seeking to be dismissed from a lawsuit dating back to 20-20 where a customer was accused of killing another customer.

Brandon Hinton -- was arrested and charged with murdering Ryan Deshane Givens Junior on January Twentieth, 20-20.

Both men ate at a restaurant called Javier's in Westfield Century City Mall earlier that night.

A fight broke out involving Hinton's girlfriend and another woman at the restaurant -- which led to Hinton being beat up.

Givens had no part in the clash inside the restaurant.

Later -- Hinton went to his car and grabbed a nine-millimeter pistol. As Hinton walked back to the mall -- he was almost hit by Givens' car.

This led to an altercation where Hinton is believed to have shot Givens multiple times.

Attorneys of Javier's argue that since Givens was not involved in the fight with Hinton earlier in the night -- there was no reason to drag the restaurant into the shooting lawsuit.

The restaurant's motion will be presented in a hearing scheduled for September 12th.

COVID Emergency Ends in LA
COVID Emergency Ends in LA
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By: Alex Fodor | Mar. 1, 2023

The LA county board of supervisors agreed today to end the local state of emergency by the end of March.

The emergency has been in place since the beginning of the pandemic.

The board voted unanimously in favor of ending the proclamation of local emergency.

Supervisor Janice Hahn says with effective vaccines and the dramatic decline of deaths and hospitalizations--it is necessary to move on with the next stage of COVID relief.

One of the mandates set to be lifted is needing to wear a mask for 10 days after a covid-19 exposure.

Public health officials will continue to review data to determine which health orders will continue to be required.

Street Medicine Hits LA
Street Medicine Hits LA
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By: Jake Dodd | Mar. 1, 2023

Its about time medicine hit the streets.
UCLA health was given a two year state grant worth 25.3-million -dollars.

This will allow UCLA Health to expand its program for people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles.
The grant will fund new equipment and staff--including community health workers to assess patient needs, identify barriers to care and expand access to a variety of services in collaboration with other caregivers, social service agencies, health plans and the state.
The collaborative provides free care to those who might not otherwise have access.

About 85-percent of UCLA Health emergency room visits made by people experiencing homelessness are due to primary--or urgent--care conditions that could be prevented or treated in the community.

Mexico Volcano
Mexico Volcano
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By: Ally Najera | Mar. 1, 2023

A volcano in Paricutin was the first to have its life cycle documented.

In the area --- orchards and a church tower are now barely visible under the lava that buried it years ago.

Recently almost a hundred geologists -- volcanologists -- and seismologists visited the crater.

Marking the anniversary of the volcanic eruption --- these scientists shared their experiences.

Disaster prevention and the potential for another volcano to form in this region was also a topic of discussion.

The volcano continues to draw visitors today -- bringing revenue to the site.

Present day Paracutin serves as a reminder for the eruption that once took place.

Sweeteners May be Dangerous
Sweeteners May be Dangerous
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By: Alejandro Perez | Mar. 1, 2023

Erythritol-an artificial sweetener has been found to raise chances of a heart attack and stroke.

Studies from the Cleveland Clinic show that those who consume higher amounts of the sweetener develop higher risk of cardiovascular diseases.

The sugar is most commonly used in Splenda but can also be found naturally in foods such as grapes, watermelons, pears and mushrooms.

Dictionary.com Added New Words to Their Vocabulary
Dictionary.com Added New Words to Their Vocabulary
By: Michael Narciso | Feb. 28, 2023

The latest word additions to Dictionary.com reflect a shift towards a more inclusive language.

The online reference website announced  that it has added about 300 new entries, along with new and revised definitions for existing words.

Some new terms  are: Rage farming, the tactic of intentionally provoking political opponents, typically by posting inflammatory content on social media, in order to elicit angry responses, while pinkwashing is when individuals or institutions show superficial support for LGBTQ rights and queer bating is slang for a marketing technique involving intentional homoeroticism or suggestions of LGBTQ+ themes intended to draw in an LGBTQ+ audience.

Cyberflashing is the act of sending unsolicited, sexually explicit visuals online and trauma dumping describes an unsolicited offloading of negative experiences and feelings onto an unsuspecting person.

The new terms describe the bleak realities of our digital sphere.

Among the lighter entries are petfluencer, which describes either a person who amassed a large internet following by posting pictures of their pet or a pet who itself has achieved internet fame.

Their inclusion in the dictionary signals that they've reached a certain level of popularity and mainstream.


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Saint George is Facing Water Crisis
Saint George is Facing Water Crisis
By: Alex Fodor | Feb. 28, 2023

The city of Saint George, in Utah has banned growing grass in front of businesses.

The regulation allows only 8% of home landscaping to involve grass.

Utah is a state that otherwise is allergic to rules and regulations from the government and it has the fastest growing metro area in the US for two years in a row.

The problem is Saint George is running out of water.

The Lake Powell Pipeline is a plan to bring needed water to southern Utah and it was proposed in 2006, but has not been approved yet.

The Lake Powell reservoir, however, is the countries second largest but has lost more than 150 feet since 2000.


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Chris Rock Has a New Netflix Stand Up Comedy Show
Chris Rock Has a New Netflix Stand Up Comedy Show
By: Quinn Alexander | Feb. 28, 2023

Comedian Chris Rock, who was on the receiving end of  the slap heard across the world, is finally striking back in his upcoming Netflix standup special.

Streaming live on Saturday at seven in the evening, Rock will address Will Smith's controversial outburst at last year's Oscars ceremony.

He has previously tested jokes about how painful the incident was, saying Will played Muhammad Ali while Rock played a zebra.


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Batch of Eyedrops Lead to Infections By Bacteria
Batch of Eyedrops Lead to Infections By Bacteria
By: Randy Flores | Feb. 28, 2023

Latest numbers show 58 Americans in 13 states were infected by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacteria that is not new.

But this particular strain evaded most antibiotics except for a newer antibiotic administered by I.V.

The infections spanned the nation and can found in different parts of the body for patients.

Some in the lungs, others in the blood.

A call from a Florida hospital to the CDC then led to an investigation looking for a common product in different states, the result was EzriCare Artificial tears a product marketed in the US but made in India.

Earlier this month the FDA recalled the eyedrops along with other products made by the same company. 


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Commerce Department Is Opening Applications for Computer Chip Manufactures
Commerce Department Is Opening Applications for Computer Chip Manufactures
By: Luis Morales | Feb. 28, 2023

Computer chip manufacturers are set to access $39 Billion in government aid to build new factories and expand production after the Commerce Department opened applications.

Companies who apply will need to show how they plan to develop a local workforce.

Firms will also be receiving $150 Million or more to provide affordable child care for their workers.

The money is to support private investment in new factories and can be withdrawn if companies use it on stock buybacks.

The department also said that the companies that receives support cannot expand their manufacturing capacity in foreign countries, due to being a source of national security concerns.

Companies can start submitting their statements of interest as of now. 


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Twitter Is Laying Off More Employees
Twitter Is Laying Off More Employees
By: Ally Najera | Feb. 27, 2023

At least 2,000 Twitter workers have lost their jobs since Elon Musk bought the company.

Last year he let go 50% of the workers.

The Twitter layoffs are some of the many taking place during the last few months.

Companies including Amazon,  Microsoft, and Google-owned Alphabet have also made cuts.

The B-B-C reports Twitter could be struggling financially.

Musk says he plans to have someone else run the company in the near future.


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Florida's Governor is Now In Charge of Disney District
Florida's Governor is Now In Charge of Disney District
By: Bea Barros | Feb. 27, 2023

Florida governor, Ron DeSantis signed  a bill that gives him power over Disney World, as a way to push the entertainment giant for speaking against his political agenda.

This new bill allows DeSantis to replace the Reedy Creek Improvement District's five-member existing board that has ties with Disney.

DeSantis already announced names for his new board such as Martin Garcia, a Tampa lawyer and Republican donor to DeSantis reelection, and  Bridget Ziegler, a Sarasota County School Board member  and co founder of Moms for Liberty.

The board has a meeting scheduled for next week.

Disney says it is ready to work within this framework and will keep bringing joy to all its visitors.

This came after Disney spoke against a law the governor signed restricting certain classroom instructions about sexual orientation and gender identity.

This back and forth narrative is being using by DeSantis for a potential 2024 Republican presidential campaign,  showing what he is willing to do for what he believes.


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Zendaya Has a New Deal With HBO For Euphoria's Next Season
Zendaya Has a New Deal With HBO For Euphoria's Next Season
By: Asia Williams | Feb. 27, 2023

Actress Zendaya has reportedly finalized a new deal with HBO, where she will be paid nearly $1 Million per episode for this upcoming third season.

Not to mention she became an executive producer on the second season so she will bring in even more bucks.

Being named one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, Zendaya feels she is well deserved of the pay increase.

She helped make Euphoria one of the highest watched shows in HBO history.


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Elon Musk Tweets Supporting Dilbert's Creator
Elon Musk Tweets Supporting Dilbert's Creator
By: Tashi Rios | Feb. 27, 2023

Elon Musk tweets support for the creator of the Dilbert cartoon.

Musk didn't criticize Adams, but claimed the media has been racist for a very long time, and added the comments have an element of truth.

Hundreds of newspapers like The Plain Dealer and USA Today Network say they'll stop running Adams' comics.

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Sleep Wellness
Sleep Wellness
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By: Warren Lopez | Feb. 24, 2023

A new study reports following five sleep habits can add more to life expectancy.
The first step is to have seven to eight hours. Despite this - 1 in 3 americans have a sleep deficit. I - for sure - am one of them.
The sleep also has to be uninterrupted and restful - and must happen frequently.

That means no waking up in the middle of the night - and no trouble falling asleep more than twice a week.

After getting your Z's - you have to wake up rested.

Finally - sleep medication can not be used.

Studies find men and women have a different amount of years - men get 5 while women 2.

Ozempic  Wight Loss Pill
Ozempic Wight Loss Pill
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By: Randy Flores | Feb. 24, 2023

A former pharmaceutical consultant says prescribing children Ozempic, a diabetes medication that doctor prescribe for weight loss does not address the root cause of childhood obesity.

Obesity currently affects around 20 percent children according to the Center for Disease Control.

Calley Means a co-founder of a company that advocates for food as medicine blames added sugars that manufacturers put in food for the rise in obesity along with other chronic diseases.

Means stands firms in her beliefs and says classifying obesity as a chronic illness sends a bad message to families to seek medical intervention rather than the root cause: food.

California Bill aims to Ban Tobacco
California Bill aims to Ban Tobacco
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By: Carolina Tello | Feb. 24, 2023

Assembly Damon Connolly has introduced a bill that would prohibit the sales of tobacco products.

This targets anyone born on or after January First Two-Thousand-Seven.

The products included in the ban are Cigarettes, Cigars, Little Cigars, Chewing Tobacco, Pipe Tobacco, and more.

To buy tobacco currently you must be 21 or older -- however that law would be replaced by the new bill it it's passed.

The bill will also include penalties for violations. The Premium Cigar Association says they're concerned about the bill and any legislations that restrict the rights of Premium cigar smokers.

Connelly believes by slowing phase out they can ensure the next generation will not become addicts. The Assembly bill Nine-Three-Five will be heard on March 17th.

Derek Carr Leaves Vegas
Derek Carr Leaves Vegas
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By: Jenilee Borek | Feb. 24, 2023

NFL quarterback Derek Carr won't be playing for the Las Vegas Raiders anymore -- but a lot of people are wondering where the free agent will land.

He's already met with the New Orleans Saints and the New York Jets -- but ESPN's Jeremy Fowler says three other teams are showing interest and have reached out.

The new teams in the mix are unknown -- but having that many options gives Carr the upperhand.

He exercised his no-trade clause with the Raiders so he could hit free agency.

The Pro Bowler's brother -- David Carr -- says his younger brother isn't rushing his decision.

He's looking to go to a team that will be willing to pay him 35-million dollars a year or more.

Abortion Bans Affect Clinics
Abortion Bans Affect Clinics
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By: Savanah Taylor | Feb. 24, 2023

Following the overturn of Roe v Wade abortions are now banned in fourteen states and access is limited in fourteen others.

Because of the ban, medication like mifepristone used for abortions also face restrictions nationwide.

Clinics who still offer abortion services are preparing for stoppage of the medication.

They are stocking up on alternative medication also used in abortions.

They are increasing on hand staff  to prepare for more in-clinic procedures.

Accused Clown Killer Seeks for Her Case to Be Dropped
Accused Clown Killer Seeks for Her Case to Be Dropped
By: Matthew Bragulla | Feb. 24, 2023

A woman accused of dressing as a clown and killing a Florida woman more than 30 years ago is seeking to have her case dropped due to lack of evidence.

Sheila Keen-Warren was accused of shooting Marlene Warren in 1990 but was only charged with her murder in 2017.

Keen-Warren's attorneys say the court purposely delayed the indictment and lacked enough evidence when they finally decided to charge her.

Lawyers say that people who would be able to attest to Keen-Warren's innocence are now either untraceable or dead.

Some witnesses have even changed their accounts of the events over the span of 30-plus years.

There's also beliefs that Warren's husband was involved in the killing, but he has was never officially connected to the crime.

Keen-Warren will go to trial in May.

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Russell Westbrook Was Signed By LA Clippers
Russell Westbrook Was Signed By LA Clippers
By: Sean Frederick | Feb. 23, 2023

Russell Westbrook has been signed just two days after he was waived by the Utah Jazz.

He spent 18 months with the Lakers,  alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

During his time with the Lakers,  he averaged 15.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 7.1 assists in almost 30 minutes per game, even being moved to the bench in October.

Now, he is reuniting with Paul George,  his former teammate on the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Clippers have also updated their roster,  adding Eric Gordon,  Bones Hyland and Mason Plumlee.

They are currently the fourth seed in the Western Conference and with nearly 20 games left, they are likely to enter the playoffs in good standings.


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Brazilian Pool Hall Massacre Leaves 7 Dead
Brazilian Pool Hall Massacre Leaves 7 Dead
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By: Bea Barros | Feb. 23, 2023

A game of billiards takes a turn for the worst after two men open fire killing seven people in a Brazilian pool hall for reportedly being mocked after losing two games in a row.

Surveillance video shows shooters, Edgar Ricardo de Oliveira and Ezequias Souza Ribeiro  pulling out shotguns from a pickup truck before shooting.

The Brazilian police lieutenant on the case says that the video makes it clear that some victims may not even have been involved in the game, but rather they were caught in the crossfire.

Among those killed was a 12-year-old girl.

The shooting took place at the city of Sinop in Mato Grosso.

Written by: Quinn  Hettich

Voiced by: Bea Barros


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Baby Formula Has Recovered From Last Year's Shortage
Baby Formula Has Recovered From Last Year's Shortage
By: Elle Laur | Feb. 23, 2023

Parents continue to struggle a year after the baby formula shortage spread throughout the United States.

Lauren Bauer with the Brookings Institute, which focuses on federal nutrition assistance programs says that getting formula is more of an issue of access rather than families not being able to afford it.

Grocery stores like Kroger are still limiting the amount of formula containers customers can buy.

Younger families are experiencing food insecurity and worry if they'll be able to properly nourish their children.

Organizations like Baby Formula Search and Swap: Parents Helping Parents offer support for new parents, who might have a hard time finding the formula they need.

Besides the availability of formula,  some parents are experiencing lingering emotional effects, like fear,  which are making the situation feel worse than it is. 


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Colorado Springs Shooter: Updates
Colorado Springs Shooter: Updates
By: Jenilee Borek | Feb. 23, 2023

Anderson Lee Aldrich is the person who was arrested and charged of killing five and injuring multiple others at Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs.

A police detective testified yesterday Aldrich ran a neo-Nazi website,  and used gay and racial slurs while gaming online. 

Another witness told detectives Aldrich, who's nonbinary, says their mother, Laura Voepel,  who's also nonbinary forced them to go to LGBTQ  clubs.

Aldrich faces murder, attempted murder,  and hate crime charges.

The hearing was to determine if hate crime charges should continue to be applied.

Prosecutors must show evidence of a motive in order for hate crime charges to stick.

Aldrich's defense attorneys brought up their mental health for the first time during the hearing, and showed photographs of pill bottles they had been prescribed to treat mental illness.

The defense didn't say if Aldrich had been formally diagnosed with mental illness or not. 

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Prioritizing Sleep Can Make You Live Longer
Prioritizing Sleep Can Make You Live Longer
By: Warren Lopez | Feb. 23, 2023

A new study reports following five sleep habits can add more to life expectancy.

The first step is to have seven to eight hours.

Despite this, 1 in 3 Americans have a sleep deficit.

I, for sure, am one of them.

The sleep also has to be uninterrupted and restful,  and must happen frequently.

That means no waking up in the middle of the night, and no trouble falling asleep more than twice a week.

After getting your Z's, you have to wake up rested.

Finally, sleep medication can not be used.

Studies find men and women have a different amount of years, men get 5 while women 2.


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California's New Bill Aims To Ban Tobacco
California's New Bill Aims To Ban Tobacco
By: Carolina Tello | Feb. 23, 2023

Assembly Damon Connolly has introduced a bill that would prohibit the sales of tobacco products.

This targets anyone born on or after January 1st, 2007.

The products included in the ban are Cigarettes, Cigars, Little Cigars, Chewing Tobacco, Pipe Tobacco, and more.

To buy tobacco currently you must be 21 or older, however that law would be replaced by the new bill it it's passed.

The bill will also include penalties for violations.

The Premium Cigar Association says they're concerned about the bill and any legislations that restrict the rights of Premium cigar smokers.

Connelly believes by slowing phase out they can ensure the next generation will not become addicts.

The Assembly bill 935 will be heard on March 17th.


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NRA Guns On Campus
NRA Guns On Campus
By: Julio Castaneda | Feb. 22, 2023

A bill allowing holders of concealed firearm carry permits to have their weapons on West Virginia college campuses--and universities-- gets a major approval of 84 to 13 by the states' House of Delegates.

If approved, West Virginia will become the 12th state next to Arkansas, Georgia and Kansas to allow permit holders to carry a concealed weapon on campus grounds.

The state is one of 20 that currently has no laws on it's books preventing concealed carry holders to be armed on college campuses .

The N-R-A supported bill awaits the signature from Republican Governor- Jim Justice - of West Virginia required for it to become law.

Huge Metal Sphere Washes up on Japanese Beach
Huge Metal Sphere Washes up on Japanese Beach
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By: Lyssandra Vera | Feb. 22, 2023

Japan locals were surprised to find a reported massive iron ball on their beach shore.


This sphere is approximately 4-point-9 feet diameter and was discovered by a runner on Enshuhama Beach in Hamamatsu.

This investigation was followed by an X-Ray which resulted to be seen as hollow.

The police authorities and bomb squad confirmed that it is not dangerous to the public but where this sphere came from still remains a mystery

50 year-old Vermont Murder Has Its Answers
50 year-old Vermont Murder Has Its Answers
By: Ally Najera | Feb. 22, 2023

Rita Curran was found dead in her room in 1971.

Fifty years later, police have now identified who was responsible for the crime.

In 2014 detectives used DNA from a cigarette butt found next to the body, but found no solutions.

Five years later, the case reopened and with the assistance of modern DNA technology and genetic genealogy, the investigation led back to a man who lived in Curran's building.

He was identified as William DeRoos, who died in 1986 due to a drug overdose.

His DNA was a match for the one found on Curran's clothing and the cigarette butt.

The police chief on the case says he is filled with relief, pride, and gratitude now that the case has been official closed.


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Starbucks's New Drink Ingredient
Starbucks's New Drink Ingredient
By: Bea Barros | Feb. 22, 2023

Coffee lovers, be aware of Starbucks' new coffee recipe!

The coffee chain is rolling out a new line of beverages  in which the drinks are mixed with extra virgin olive oil.

Each drink comes with a spoonful of oil -- adding an extra one-hundred-and-20 calories to it.

The line's name is Oleato, and it is already available at Starbucks in Italy.

The drinks that are part of the line are, Oleato latte with oat milk and olive oil, an Oleato ice shaken espresso with oat milk, hazelnut flavor and olive oil, and the Oleato golden foam cold brew, made with a version of Starbucks’ sweet milk foam infused with two olive oil servings.

Versions of this drink will arrive in Southern California this spring and in the UK, Middle East and Japan will get their version still in this year.

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Maintenance Worker Died In Ohio Plant Explosion
Maintenance Worker Died In Ohio Plant Explosion
By: Alex Fodor | Feb. 22, 2023

A maintenance worker was killed in an explosion at a metal plant in Ohio that sparked a large fire and sent over a dozen to the hospital.

Firefighters were called to a copper alloy company in Oakwood village on Monday afternoon.

The blast left a plume of smoke visible from miles away and scattered debris over one hundred yards away, damaging nearby cars.

Steve Mullins had been with the company for almost 30 years before his tragic death.

The cause of the explosion remains under investigation but no criminal act is presumed.


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United Airlines Has A New Family Seating Set-Up
United Airlines Has A New Family Seating Set-Up
By: Michael Narciso | Feb. 21, 2023

United Airlines has introduced a new seat map feature that will help families with children under 12-years-old to be seated together free of charge.

The seat map technology will find available neighboring economy seats at the time of booking and open up complimentary upgrades to other available seats.

In cases where side-by-side seats are not available, customers are able to switch to another flight to their destination with adjacent seats in the same cabin free of cost.

The company believes the new policy will take a lot of stress out of the up-front process.

The complete policy change is set to go into effect in early March.


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US Is Suffering From A Shortage On Black Doctors
US Is Suffering From A Shortage On Black Doctors
By: Randy Flores | Feb. 21, 2023

In the U.S. only 5.7% of doctors are Black per the latest data from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Seun Adebagbo, a third-year medical student hopes to change that statistic.

Adebagbo  was born in Nigeria and grew up in Massachusetts says she was inspired to go to medicine after seeing tension between Western medicine beliefs within Nigerian culture.

Adebagbo adds to the increasing number of Black physicans over the past 120 years in the US, but research shows that the numbers are still very low.

Michael Dill, the director of workforce studies with the Association of American Colleges, says one of the reasons for the low percentage is the that the black community has traditionally been excluded from the medicine field.

He also says one way to address the problem is to improve the representation of Black students in schools.


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NBA Has A New Game Plan
NBA Has A New Game Plan
By: Alex Fodor | Feb. 21, 2023

The NBA and Chinese company, Ant Group,  have entered a partnership to work on projects including video content, broadcasting, and membership for basketball fans.

The deal would give NBA video content for the Chinese fans who sign up for the membership via Ali-pay, a payment app owned by Ant Group.

The partnership will also feature marketing campaigns and digital collectables.

The NBA has grown immensely in popularity in China and would bring hundreds of millions in revenue.

The partnership aims to mend the NBA's relationship with China after the owner of the Houston Rockets tweeted his support for Hong Kong 2019.


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Banditos Gang
Banditos Gang
By: Miguel Morales | Feb. 20, 2023

L-A County is trying to get a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed three-and-a-half years ago by eight deputies.

The 2019 lawsuit includes allegations of racial discrimination, harassment, assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and civil rights violations. 

The deputies say they were harassed by an internal gang during a training session.

Brazilian Weather Conditions Leave 36 Dead
Brazilian Weather Conditions Leave 36 Dead
By: Bea Barros | Feb. 20, 2023

Thirty-six people have been killed due to heavy rain and landslides in the northern coast of Brazil's Sao Paulo state.

As many as 500 people are continuing search and rescue efforts in the area.

Some cities that suffered a lot of damage are Sao Sebastiao, Ubatuba, Ilhabela, and  Bertioga. The cities also cancelled their Carnaval festivities as they search for injured and missing people.

Mayor Felipe Augusto, from Sao Sebastiao says there are dozens of people missing and 50 houses collapsed in the city.

Brazil's President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, says he will visit the region today. 



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Supreme Court Listens to Online Speech and Content Moderation Cases
Supreme Court Listens to Online Speech and Content Moderation Cases
By: Ally Najera | Feb. 20, 2023

Two cases will present oral arguments, marking the Supreme Court's first review of a law set to protect websites from user-content related lawsuits.

The arguments on Thursday and Friday will deal with whether tech platforms and social media companies can be sued.

The activity of these platforms will be examined, as far as recommending harmful content to users that supports international terrorism.

Google could possibly be sued for the terrorist videos shown on their platform.

And Twitter can be sued for giving support to user content that promotes violence associated with terrorist acts.

The Supreme Court's decisions are expected in June.



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Meta announces Meta Verified Program
Meta announces Meta Verified Program
By: Bea Barros | Feb. 20, 2023

Internet entrepreneur, Mark Zuckerberg,  announced that Meta is trying out a new subscription service.

In it, Instagram and Facebook users are able to pay for their profile to become verified.

There are other perks that comes with this app, such as extra protection against impersonation profiles and easy access to customer service.

The customer wanting the blue sign will have to provide a government ID,  matching name and picture and being above the age of 18.

Meta said that those that are already verified,  won't suffer any changes in their accounts.

The program is called,  Meta Verified and it costs $11.99 a month for the web version and $14.99 a month for the IOS version.

It will be released in Australia and New Zealand this week and soon in other countries.


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Universal Launches New Mario Kart Attraction
Universal Launches New Mario Kart Attraction
By: Bea Barros | Feb. 17, 2023

Universal Hollywood Studios is launching a new ride in their brand new  Super Nintendo World area.

The immersive dark ride called "Mario Kart: Browser's Challenge" is based on the Nintendo’s Mario Kart game and will be the main attraction of the area.

On the ride, visitors will compete as Team Mario against Browser and his friends in a race across fan-favorite tracks, such as Rainbow Road and Twisted Mansion.

It also allow guests to collect coins and throw items just as in the game.

The ride also uses augmented reality that  is able to be experienced through a Mario-inspired hat that attaches to goggles given to visitors before the ride begins.

And at the end, everybody will be able to see the famed  Mario Kart trophy as the kart goes back to the attraction’s starting point.

Universal Studios Japan already have their own version of the ride and Universal Studios Orlando is expected to get its own Super Nintendo World in the upcoming years.

Twitter's New Rivals
Twitter's New Rivals
By: Bea Barros | Feb. 13, 2023

Former Twitter employees are launching a new social media platform that is similar to their former employer.

T-2 is already available in beta format and also offers posts with a limit of 280 characters.

The co-founders, Sarah Oh and Gabor Cselle, says that the focus of this platform is safety brought by people's lack of fear of suffering abuse or harassment by posting and sharing what they want. 

Other business owners such as the co-founder of Anti Software Software Club, the same group that develops Cohost, a platform similar to Twitter, says that people is leaving Twitter to try and have nicer online experiences.

Cohost has 130,000 users, 80,000 of them sign up for the new social media right after Elon Musk finished the purchase of Twitter.

So far they calculated that only 20,000 are considered active users.

Other former employees also created their own companies similar to Twitter, but others took a different approach when launching their business.

Instagram founders announced a new app called, Artifact.

In the app, people have a personalized news feed powered by artificial intelligence -- in which only popular articles of large news outlets and smaller blogs are available.


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Democratic Representative Angie Craig Assaulted
Democratic Representative Angie Craig Assaulted
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By: Matthew Bragulla | Feb. 10, 2023

Minnesota Representative Angie Craig was attacked in the elevator of her appartment in Washington D-C yesterday.

Craig fought back after the man punched her in the face and grabbed her by the neck. Police say after she called 9-1-1-- the assailant ran from the scene.

The representative says her attacker appeared to be under the influence and exhibiting strange behavior before he stepped into the elevator with her.

There is currently no suspicion that the assault was politically motivated and the offender is still at large.

Red Boots Trend
Red Boots Trend
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By: Dimitri Maurry | Feb. 10, 2023

Regular boring shoes are out, the big red boots are in.

M-S-C-H-F unveiled their new shoe that are giant rubber boots similar to Japanese manga character Astro Boy.

During a press release the company's desribe the shoe as cartoon boots for a Cool 3-D World -- if you kick someone the boots go BOING.

They caught attention of many going viral on Tik-Tok, gaining over three-million views and half a million likes in 24-hours.

The boots will go on sale February 16th for 350-dollars.

Damar Hamlin Speech
Damar Hamlin Speech
By: Julio Castaneda | Feb. 10, 2023

Buffalo Bills' Damar Hamlin gets the crowd in tears at the N-F-L Honors award show held in Phoenix on Thursday ahead of Super Bowl 57.

Former Bills Quarterback Jim Kelly and actress Sheryl Lee Ralph welcomed both the Bills and Cincinnati Bengals' medical staff to the stage-

where they received a standing ovation from the crowd for their actions during a January Monday Night Football game where Hamlin went into cardiac arrest--for nine minutes-- after making a tackle.

Australia Removes Chinese Cameras
Australia Removes Chinese Cameras
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By: Sean Frederick | Feb. 10, 2023

The Australian government audited security devices and found nine-hundred-13 within government premises.

Senator James Paterson says the companies that produce these devices have a very close relationship with the Chinese Communist Party.

Identified vulnerability showed that third parties could take control of cameras to collect audio and video.

A spokesperson for Beijing's foreign affairs ministry said China opposes the abuse of state power and discrimination to suppress Chinese companies.

California Award Winning Mouse
California Award Winning Mouse
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By: Sean Frederick | Feb. 10, 2023

A California mouse named Pat won a Guiness World record for being the oldest living mouse at over nine-years-old.

Pat is a Pacific pocket mouse -- which is the smallest mouse species in North America.

Human intrusion and habitat destruction caused the mouse population to plunge in 19-32.

The pocket mouse was thought to be extinct for 20-years until populations were discovered in 19-94 in Dana Point Orange County.

New populations have been reintroduced in Orange County's Laguna Coast with the help of the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance.

Pat is one of the mice born through the San Diego Zoos conservation breeding program.

And as of 2017, the mice have been able to breed without human assistance.

Burt Bacharach Dead at 94
Burt Bacharach Dead at 94
By: Rocky Walker | Feb. 10, 2023

Acclaimed composer and songwriter Burt Bacharach has died at the age of 94.

In his long career he won almost every award available in music- including six grammys, three oscars and the Gershwin prize.

Bacharachs career started in the 1950s and spanned over 50 years in which he created some of the biggest hits of of the time including "Say a little prayer" and "Thats what friends are for."

His songs found acclaim through mainstream singers as well as music for films.

In 2008 the Grammy's proclaimed him as musics greatest living composer.

Longtime collaborator and friend Dionne Warwick says losing Bacharach is like losing a family member, and with his impacts on the history of music many other musicians feel the same way.

New York Owl
New York Owl
Credit: Mel Clements/ National Park Service
By: Warren Lopez | Feb. 10, 2023

A Eurasian eagle-owl named Flaco gained fame for escaping Central Park zoo after someone broke his cage.

A zoo spokesperson says the exhibit was vandalized and the steel cage was cut.

Flaco flew out to a shopping hub where polic officers attempted to catch him but failed.

The bird is back in Central Park and continues to attract witnesses - but he still is not in his desginated place.

Some fear the bird can't hunt and may starve.

The zoo will attempt to recover Flaco soon.

The Perfect Superbowl
The Perfect Superbowl
Credit: NFL
By: Jake Dodd | Feb. 8, 2023

Kelce vs Kelce

Andy Reid vs his former team.

Mahomes vs Hurts.

There are many storylines to Superbowl fifty-seven. You can pick which ever one you want but the one thing everyone can agree on is that the match up is as even as it gets.

Both teams finished the season fourteen and three.

They both finished with the number one seed in their conference.

These teams have each scored a total of five hundred and forty six points.

This will also mark the first time in NFL history where two black quarterbacks will go head to head in a super bowl.

You can tune into watch this historic match up--Sunday at three-thirty.

LA COVID February
LA COVID February
Credit: NewYork-Presbyterian
By: Lyssandra Vera | Feb. 8, 2023

As of Tuesday around six-hundred Los Angeles County hospitals had COVID-positive patients.

In their most recent data, Los Angeles County health officials reported 1,103 new COVID-19 cases as well fourteen additional virus-related deaths.

The total number of virus-related deaths in the county increased leading to the total of approximately thirty-five-thousand deaths.

Masks are required within closed heath-care settings and is highly recommended fot those who are in high-risk of catching COVID-19.

Reasons like these is why the administration states to continue to fight against Covid-19.

Bill Gates Climate Change
Bill Gates Climate Change
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By: Carolina Tello | Feb. 8, 2023

Climate change campaigner Bill Gates continues to travle by private jet.

B-B-C's Amol Rajan says Gates is a hypocrite.

Gates advocates for climate change but still leaves a carbon footprint while using his climate innovations as an excuse.

The World Wildlife Fund says air travel is the most carbon intensive activity an individual can make.

The European Federation for Transport and Environment reports private jets are 5 to 14 times more polluting than commercial planes.

First Generation Iphone
First Generation Iphone
Credit: Chris Clarke
By: Nelson Cruz | Feb. 6, 2023

What if I told you the first generation iPhone can be bought today.

It is an eight gigabyte version which has never been opened.

The famous apple product was put on the website LCG Auctions.

The seller is cosmetic tattoo artist Karen Green.

Green showed up on The Doctor & The Diva show in 2019 with the phone.

An appraiser on the show valued it at five-thousand dollars at the time.

It is now being valued at 50-thousand dollars and up on the site.

The auction ends on Sunday February 19th.

Fentanyl Vaccine
Fentanyl Vaccine
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By: Nelson Cruz | Feb. 6, 2023

A new vaccine may be able to limit the deaths of drug users.

A team of researchers in the University of Houston may have found a vaccine for the fentanyl drug.

The university says the vaccine will be able to block the opioid from entering the brain.

Research associate professor of psychology- Dr. Colin Haile said it will benefit someone who has an opioid use disorder.

The CDC found that through August 2021 and August 2022- 110,236 people died due to fentanyl.

If FDA approved- the vaccine will only work against fentanyl because it is a synthetic drug.

Chile Wildfires
Chile Wildfires
Credit: Reuters
By: Reza Rastegarrazi | Feb. 6, 2023

Chilean authorities say that 22 people were killed in the recent fires.

The Minister of Interior-- Carolina Toha announced that one thousand-429 people were in shelters and 554 were injured.

Out of hundreds of fiers in recent days--28 forests have been burned and destroyed.

The minister believes that the temperature level of the thermometer has reached a degree that we have never seen before.

President of Chile-- Gabriel Boric announced that firefighters of the neighboring country of Argentina will also be sent with machines to fight multiple blazes in the central region.

Boric said he spoke with his Argentinian counterpart to coordinate and thank the country for their assistance.


Kim Petras Wins
Kim Petras Wins
Credit: Kevin Winter | Getty Images for The Recording Academy
By: Tashi Rios | Feb. 6, 2023

Singer Kim Petras makes GRAMMYs history as the first transgender woman to win in the "Best Pop/Group Performance" category.

She and Sam Smith received the award for their hit song "Unholy".

Petras dedicated the award to the transgender musicians who have paved the way for her.

She thanked Madonna for the L-G-B-T-Q+ support - - and her mom for all the support during her transition.

COVID Sniffing Dogs
COVID Sniffing Dogs
Photo Credit: BBC-Rachel Schraer
By: Cooper Ignatian |

A school in Northern California had students line up behind a curtain in the middle of the gymnasium.

They stood still in line as a dog handler walked a yellow labrador on the other side.

The children could not see-- but the pup was sniffing their shoes-- looking up at the handler after each sniff.

The dog was smelling for volatile organic compounds-- that are known to be associated with covid-19 infections.

Doctor Carol Glaser had been working on a new testing program for months--as  she heard rumors of using dogs to screen for coronavirus' infections-- then she had her lightbulb idea of using dogs could cut costs-- and make the screenings more fun.

The dogs were trained by smelling socks of people that were infected and some that weren't.

Last year the dogs visited 27 schools-- and completed more than 3,500 screenings.

Glaser wants to move to nursing homes next-- and hopefully find a way to have the dogs screen for other diseases.

Katy Perry Scares Contestant, Leaving Him Wide Awake
Katy Perry Scares Contestant, Leaving Him Wide Awake
Credit: ABC
By: Dimitri Maurry |

Three years after auditioning for "American Idol" former contestant Adriel Carrion says judge Katy Perry continues to haunt him in his dreams.

Carrion took to Tik-Tok to share his experience about the moment that triggered him for years.

Perry Announced during auditions they were banning the song "Watermelon Sugar" by Harry Styles as everyone was singing it.

Carrion and fellow contestant Anthony Guzman mentioned performing the song for the judges.

That is when Perry cut them off. This interaction is said to  leave Carrion scarred

SoCal to Vegas Train
SoCal to Vegas Train
Credit: Max Bailen, Getty Images, Cultura RF
By: Bea Barros |

For all Southern California residents looking for a ride-- I got some news for you.

Brightline West and the High-Speed Rail Labor Coalition is working on a 10-buillion-dollar project investment to build a bullet train that can take you to Las Vegas.

The transportation is anticipated to be completed by 2026 or 2027.

It would consist of a 218-mile system with trains reaching up to 200 miles per hour in a fully electric emission-free system.

This also comes in a manner to help reduce the amount on CO2 emissions from the 3 million cars that travels to Vegas.

Company officials hope that the train will relieve traffic in the Interstate 15.

The financial outcome for this project would be the production of 35-thousand jobs -- get a return of over 10-billion-dollar and it would create a thousand permanent jobs.

Travelers will pass through San Bernadino-- Victor Valley -- Hesperia -- Apple Valley and Rancho Cucamonga before reaching Las Vegas.

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She hopes to work with entertainment and world culture when she gets a job after her studies.

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Tammy has worked as a morning co-host, sportscaster, news anchor and traffic reporter on many of Southern California’s largest stations including KNX, KFI, KEZY, Power 106, The Beat, Channel 4 News, KFWB and currently at NPR’s 89.3 KPCC while also hosting the public affairs show Community Cares on AM830 KLAA. She has been honored with numerous RTNA Golden Mike Awards, one of the broadcasting industry’s highest honors. She also hosts two award-wining podcasts - Talks with John and the United States of Animals. Tammy has authored two textbooks Intern Insider – Getting the Most Out of your Internship in the Entertainment Field and Writing and Reporting News You Can Use. She earned her Associates Degree at Long Beach City College where she is member of the Hall of Fame. Tammy completed her BA in Communications at Cal State Fullerton and Master’s Degree in New Media and Marketing at Southern New Hampshire University. She is also a certified animal behaviorist and among her causes is responsible pet guardianship.

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Aron Bender is a professor in the Journalism Department at his alma mater, Cal State Northridge. He’s been on the faculty since 2013. After graduating from CSUN in 2001, Professor Bender worked at radio stations KMPH in Fresno, WIOD in Miami, and KFI in Los Angeles. In addition to teaching the next generation of broadcast journalists, he’s a Girl Dad of two daughters, and hosts The Aron Bender Podcast and The Santa Clarita Valley Signal News Podcast. During his award-winning career, Aron has driven through hurricanes and wildfires, and helped start Biloxi-Gulfport's first news-talk station after the region was decimated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He just started playing golf in 2021, is vegan-ish, and hopes to attend his first music festival abroad in 2022.

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Benjamin A. Davis is a board member emeritus on the Princeton Prize in Race Relations at Princeton University. He served on the launch team for MSNBC.com as an Interactive Producer/editor, was the Washington Editor for NPR and a former Executive Producer for NPR’s Special Projects department. He also served on the Assignment Desk for ABC News in New York and was a CBS reporter at WBTV News in Charlotte, N.C. In 1992 he was the inaugural Burton R. Benjamin Fellow at the University of Michigan Knight-Wallace Fellowship in Journalism. Ben has won numerous awards for journalism, including two Alfred I. duPont awards for broadcast – one for reporting and the other as Executive Producer. He created a writing model, that builds on the century-old analog-based Inverted Pyramid, called the Digital Media Pyramid about which he wrote the e-book, “The Digital Media Pyramid: A Guide for 21st Century Bloggers, Reporters and Citizen Journalists.” Ben graduated from Whittier College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and studied international relations at the University of Copenhagen. He taught journalism at Rutgers University and at Florida A&M University before coming to CSUN.


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