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Donald Trump Wins 2016 Presidential Election, Shocks the World

November 9, 2016 8:22 am  | Comments: 3 | Views: 13464
It’s official: Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States of America. Against all odds, polls, and projections, the GOP candidate beat out Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton Tuesday night in a stunning upset, effectively ending one of the most contentious and unpredictable presidential elections in modern political history.

Monday’s Emergency Alert Aids in Apprehending New York City, New Jersey Bombing Suspect

September 19, 2016 3:14 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 15947
U.S. officials issued an unusual emergency alert Monday morning to New York City residents via their mobile devices, warning them to be on the look out for a man wanted for questioning in connection with multiple incidents — including two explosions — across New York and New Jersey over the weekend. The alert result in authorities apprehending the… View Article

Russian Hackers Leak Confidential Medical Files of U.S. Olympic Athletes

September 14, 2016 4:21 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 15738
On Tuesday the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) confirmed that a Russian cyber-espionage group hacked WADA’s database and published online the confidential medical files of four American athletes who competed in the Rio Olympic Games. Among those affected by the Russian hack were tennis star sisters Serena Williams and Venus Williams, world-renowned U.S. gymnast Simone Biles,… View Article

Death Toll Rises to 8 in Historic Louisiana Flooding

August 15, 2016 5:55 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4261
The federal government declared a major disaster in Louisiana Sunday after torrential rain deluged the state killing at least eight people, flooding thousands of homes and prompting more than 30,000 water rescues. Parts of southern Louisiana and Mississippi have been hammered by up to 25 inches of rain late since last Friday, causing what Louisiana Governor John… View Article

British Prime Minister David Cameron To Resign as Britain Votes to Leave EU

June 24, 2016 4:10 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4367
Today the United Kingdom is in shock after the nation voted 52% to 48% to leave the EU in a historic referendum, prompting  David Cameron to announce his resignation as prime minister in October. Cameron, who tirelessly campaigned to try to keep the U.K. in the EU, said he is not the “captain” that will steer the ship through the… View Article

Facebook Activates First U.S. ‘Safety Check’ Following Orlando Massacre

June 13, 2016 8:40 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 8215
Following Sunday’s devastating mass shooting in Orlando, Facebook Inc. has activated its Safety Check feature for the first time in the United States since formally launching in 2014. The feature allows Facebook users to use the social networking site or app to to confirm they are safe following a natural disaster or emergency. The tool… View Article
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Muhammad Ali Featured on Sports Illustrated cover for the 40th time

June 7, 2016 7:41 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 6257
The late Muhammad Ali will grace the cover of next week’s issue of Sports Illustrated magazine for the 40th time. The boxing legend died last Friday at the age of 74 from respiratory issues related to a decades-long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. The three-time world heavyweight’s latest cover issue hits stands Wednesday, June 8. Michael… View Article

Autopsy Results Reveal Prince Died of ‘Self-Administered’ Fentanyl Overdose

June 3, 2016 2:21 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4703
The Midwest Medical Examiner’s office released Prince’s autopsy results Thursday morning, revealing that the music legend died of an accidental opioid overdose after he “self-administered” the drug fentanyl. Fentanyl is a powerful opiate painkiller that is 50 times more potent than heroin and has an extremely high risk for addiction and dependence, according to the… View Article

Random Shootings in Michigan Leave Six Dead

February 22, 2016 2:10 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2469
Kalamazoo, Michigan is reeling from a horrific act of random violence when a shooter went on a killing spree Saturday night, killing six people and injuring two others. The shootings were completely random over the course of seven hours, with no motive as targets were chosen: a woman outside her apartment, a father and son… View Article

Cruise Ship Slammed by Winter Storm Under Investigation

February 9, 2016 9:48 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2578
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines may find itself with a lot of explaining to do now that Senator Bill Nelson has called for the the National Transportation Safety Board to investigate the cruise line after one of their ships sailed right through the heart of a winter storm this weekend that forced passengers into their cabins as… View Article

Faulty Airbags Triggers Massive Recall for Honda

February 5, 2016 4:43 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2540
Honda announced this week that it will be recalling over 2.3 million vehicles due to faulty Takata airbags. This is over 500,000 more than expected when the company first revealed the possibility of a recall. On top of that, another airbag issue separate from the Takata problem is going to force the automobile manufacturer to… View Article