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Apple Update To Share Location With 911

NASHVILLE, TN—In a recent press release, Apple announced that iPhone users who call 911 will automatically share their location data with the first responders with the new iOS 12 update. “Communities rely on 911 centers in an emergency, and we believe they should have the best available technology at their disposal,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “When every moment counts,...

Sportscaster Stuart Scott Dead At 49

HOLLYWOOD—Stuart Scott, sportscaster and anchor on ESPN, passed away on January 4 at the age of 49. The cause of his death was cancer. Scott was first diagnosed with appendix cancer in 2007. He started his career as a sportscaster for several different local television stations before entering ESPN in 1993. He was known for his catchphrases "Boo-Yah!," "As cool...

Lexus RC-F: Three Laps At Willow Springs

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UNITED STATES—It was just past noon at Willow Springs International Raceway. The event, Motor Press Guild’s Track Days, was beginning to wind down. The sweltering heat was now chasing even the most fanatical automotive journalists into the refreshment hanger. I knew it was now or never. I knew this was my chance to find out just how much I...

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...

Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin Charged In College Admissions Scheme

HOLLYWOOD HILLS—Documents unsealed in federal court on Tuesday, March 12 detailed a $25 million nationwide college-acceptance fraud scandal, implicating 50 people including two SAT/ACT administrators, one exam proctor, nine coaches at elite schools, one college administrator and 33 parents in what authorities dubbed "Operation Varsity Blues."" Dozens of parents, coaches and facilitators, including "Desperate Housewives" and "Fuller House" actresses Felicity...

Aaron Hernandez Sentenced To Life In Prison

FALL RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS—Aaron Hernandez, once a budding young NFL star, will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of Odin Lloyd. Lloyd, a 27-year-old landscaper and semipro football player, was a friend of the former Patriots tight-end and was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancée. A motive hasn't been identified for Lloyd's shooting, which took...

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,...

Bill Proposed To Stop Funding For SF

SAN FRANCISCO—The shooting death of Kathryn Steinle has culminated in a proposal to stop San Francisco from receiving certain federal funding from the government. Later this week, the House of Representatives are set to discuss a bill that provides quasi-asylum for undocumented immigrants and in turn runs the risk of housing dangerous persons who pose a threat to the country. Steinle was killed by...

SF Bay Area Braces Itself For Super Bowl 50

San Francisco Bay Area braces itself for Super Bowl 50, Sunday February 7.
SAN FRANCISCO—An estimated 70,000 people will be attending Super Bowl 50 which will take place on Sunday, February 7 at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. San Francisco is gearing up to host the week-long Super Bowl City festivities leading up to the game, which will be taking place 40 miles north of the stadium. San Francisco residents are being warned...

Ex-Red Hot Chili Pepper Member Finds Guitar

SAN FRANCISCO—The electric guitar belonging to ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers member John Frusciante has been found by San Francisco police detectives after it was stolen in a robbery earlier this month. The guitar, a 1966 Fender Telecaster, had been loaned by Frusciante to a friend, who then lost it when his Potrero Hill-Bayview home was burglarized. After the instrument was located, it was returned...
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