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Trey Songz Arrested For Assaulting Woman

HOLLYWOOD HILLS—Singer Trey Songz, whose real name is Tremaine Neverson was arrested on Monday, March 19 for his alleged role in an assault against a woman at a party during NBA All-Star weekend on the morning of February 17. Neverson, 33, turned himself into officials at the Los Angeles Police Department Hollywood police station. The singer is being accused of...

Price Increase Of Eggs Caused By Bird Flu

CALIFORNIA—The recent avian influenza epidemic has caused a price increase in eggs across the nation. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), there are two types of avian influenza classified as H5N1; one strain is highly pathogenic and capable of producing rapid widespread disease, and the other is a lower risk. The influenza virus is highly susceptible to mutation,...

Customs And Border Patrol Agent Assaulted

UNITED STATES—A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent Felix Chavez was assaulted while on duty on Monday, March 25. CBP agents were tracking suspected illegal immigrants near the South Eagle Pass Station where Sector Chief Patrol Agent Chavez reported that his agents were able to apprehend one of the individuals when the rest jumped into the Rio Grande River. While...

Bill Demands Tax Returns From Presidential Nominees

UNITED STATES—The Washington state Senate passed a bill that would keep any presidential candidate off the 2020 election ballot unless they release their tax returns. Washington senators voted with a 28-21 margin to approve the bill. Senator Patty Kuderer sponsored the bill that would require that any individual running for President of the United States to provide 5 years of...

”Glee” Star Cory Monteith Found Dead

VANCOUVER—"Glee" star Cory Monteith was found dead in a hotel room at the Fairmount Pacific Room Hotel in Vancouver, Canada on Saturday, July 13. He was 31. According to local police, emergency personnel arrived to the scene around noon where paramedics pronounced Monteith dead. Reports indicate he had been dead for several hours when his body was discovered. Police have...

UCLA Measures DNA With Smartphone

WESTWOOD—Researchers from UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute have devised a technique to image and measure the size of DNA molecules using an ordinary smartphone. The technique utilizes the phone’s camera in the measurement of DNA strands. The smartphone is connected by an app to a three-dimensional optical device called a mobile microscopy unit, allowing the molecules to be stretched and measured on...

Kayakers Protest Arctic Drilling

SAN FRANCISCO—Forty Kayakers flooded the San Francisco Bay on Saturday, July 18 to protest Arctic drilling, according to the Center of Biological Diversity. About 30 to 40 non-aquatic protestors crowded Pier 40 to join the fight against giving Royal Dutch Shell PLC from the Hague, Netherlands approval to drill from President Obama. Some say the drilling is the leeway to a...

Man Uses Facebook To Broadcast Abused Animals

SACRAMENTO—Since February 2017, Kevin Paz, of San Francisco has uploaded photos to Facebook of animals he has kept in custody and abused, primarily dogs. Paz, also known as "Kev Meija," has reportedly been buying dogs at cheap prices and making them fight. According to some of his posts, he also chained them up (and injured them in the process) and...

Joan Rivers On Life Support

NEW YORK—"Fashion Police" host and comedienne Joan Rivers, 81, suffered respiratory and cardiac arrest during a minor throat procedure on August 28. She has been on life support since being rushed to Manhattan's Mount Sinai Hospital on Thursday. Doctors placed Rivers into a medically induced coma, which she was recently taken out of. Joan’s daughter, Melissa Rivers, 46, flew from Los...

Senator John McCain Dead At 81

CORNVILLE, ARIZONA—On Saturday, August 25, Republican Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain passed away after a long battle with brain cancer at his Cornville, Arizona home. He was surrounded by family at the time of his passing. McCain was 81, and would have turned 82 on Wednesday, August 29. McCain was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer,...
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