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Alan Rickman Dies Of Cancer At Age 69

London, England—On Thursday, January 14, Alan Rickman, 69, died of pancreatic cancer.
LONDON, ENGLAND—On Thursday, January 14, Alan Rickman, 69, died of pancreatic cancer. The actor had not disclosed his condition to the public, and close friends said Rickman had not revealed the severity of his illness until recent weeks. Rickman’s representatives at the Independent Talent Group Ltd. say he had a short battle with cancer from the time of his...

The Reddit Controversy

The Reddit Controversy.
SAN FRANCISCO—Reddit, a site popular worldwide, has been experiencing blackouts since July 2. These blackouts are a form of protest by the moderators in light of recent events. The firing of Victoria Taylor, AMA coordinator, set off these protests. Reddit is a type of social news website; it aggregates content from all over the web. Its headquarters are located in San...

SF Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Black Rhino Horns

SAN FRANCISCO—On Friday, August 21, a San Francisco man pled guilty to charges of violating federal laws that protect endangered or threatened wildlife after attempting to sell two black rhinoceros horns to an undercover federal agent for $55,000. The suspect, identified as Lumsden Quan, is a 47-year-old art dealer, but was posing as a broker for the horns' owners. He and his partner, Edward Levine,...

Solar Impulse 2 Prepares For Departure

SAN FRANCISCO—On Saturday, April 23, the Solar Impulse 2 continued its historic flight around the world by making a stop in San Francisco. The plane powered only by the sun is waiting at Moffett Field in Mountain View for the wind to die down before it begins its next leg of the journey. Sky7 HD of ABC7 News caught the...

Paris—Europe’s Deadliest Attack In Over A Decade

Parisians gather and create memorials across the city to honor the victims of the November 13 attacks.
PARIS, FRANCE—On Friday, November 13,  Paris, France was struck with several terrorist attacks that have been recognized as "the worst terror attack to happen in Europe in 10 years,” with over 300 people wounded, and the body count being at least 130. President François Hollande issued a citywide curfew and declared a state of emergency as mass shootings took place...

United States Women’s Basketball Seek 6th Gold Medal

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL—The United States Women’s Basketball team is seeking their sixth straight Olympic Gold Medal. They began the path to this impressive feat with a resounding 121-56 victory over Senegal on Sunday, August 7. The 65-point win was the largest margin of victory in the Olympics, besting a 60-point win over Zaire in 1996 in Atlanta. It was...

LA, SF Consider Joint 2024 Olympics Bid

CALIFORNIA—The city of Los Angeles has reportedly been in talks with both the city of San Francisco and the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) about the possibility of filing a joint bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. San Francisco had previously been taken out of contention as a solo host city by Boston on January 8. Earlier this week, the city announced it would drop...

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...

British Explorer Completes Row From SF To Austrailia

CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA—John Beeden, a 53-year-old British explorer has completed the first non-stop solo row across the Pacific Ocean from North America to Australia. Beeden reportedly left from San Francisco on June 1 with the goal of reaching Cairns in north-east Australia late November. Beeden was delayed due to rough waters, strong winds and currents from bad weather, and spent a total of...

World Health Organization Advocates SF HIV Antiretroviral Treatment

Discussing HIV in Social Development Strategy at King Narai Hospital for the getting to Zero initiative. Photo by: Luc Stevens ‏@LucStevensBKK via Twitter
SAN FRANCISCO—The World Health Organization announced that they are using San Francisco as a model for how the world should handle the antiretroviral drug treatment process as soon as patients test positive, as opposed to waiting for the decline of the body’s immune system to begin treatment. In 2010 and 2013, San Francisco endorsed using the method of “test and treat,” which...
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