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100M May Face Poverty Due To Climate Change

UNITED STATES—Global climate change could impose greater threats within the next 15 years than environmental concerns. According to the World Bank report published on Sunday, November 8, climate change has the potential to push more than an estimated 100 million people into extreme poverty by 2030. According to the report, climate change poses a threat to poverty stricken areas across...

Border Patrol Agents Save Migrants From Drowning

UNITED STATES—U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents saved a family of Guatemalan nationals from drowning in the Rio Grande river on March 28. The CBP reported on their website, the incident occurred near Eagle Pass, Texas. The woman and her three children, ages 2, 4, and 15 attempted to cross the Rio Grande River from Mexico when the...

Matt Lauer Fired From NBC For Sexual Misconduct

UNITED STATES—Journalist Matt Lauer, known for his duties as the anchor of NBC’s "Today" show, was fired following news of an allegation that he sexually harassed a woman a few years earlier. Lauer’s termination was announced on Wednesday, November 29 by his co-host Savannah Gunthrie, and Hoda Kotb. The show is the centerpiece of NBC’s entire news programing; it is...

World’s Oldest Living Person Celebrates 117th Birthday

VERBANIA, ITALY―The oldest living person in the world, Emma Morano celebrated her 117th birthday on Tuesday, November 29. Morano was born November 29, 1899 in Civiasco, Italy. She became the oldest living person in May 2016 after the death of Susannah Mushatt Jones at 116 years old. A celebration was held for Morano in her Verbania apartment that was broadcast throughout parts of Italy....

AirAsia Missing Flight Found At Sea

SINGAPORE—An AirAsia plane with 162 passengers and crew on board went missing on its way to Singapore at approximately 7:30 a.m. on December 27. The AirAsia plane was later found at the bottom of the sea, according to radar data. Indonesia asked the US for help in search for the missing flight. China provided aircraft and ships to help with...

San Francisco Flight To Paris Diverted After Threat

SAN FRANCISCO—Air France Flight AF083 left from San Francisco and was diverted to Montreal after an anonymous threat was reported, according to the airline. According to airport spokesman Francois Asselin, Flight AF083 landed in Montreal at Montreal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport on Monday, December 7.  According to Asselin, the flight departed from San Francisco at 3:00 p.m., and was en route...

California: World’s Seventh Largest Economy

CALIFORNIA—California's economy is now larger than Brazil's, Russia's and Italy's. The economy is the world's seventh largest when measured by GDP. California's gross domestic product reached $2.3 trillion last year. The state's economy is hugely impacted by the entertainment industry that thrives in Southern California, the vast array of agriculture in Central California and the booming tech industry that resides...

Astros Defeat Dodgers In Game 7, Win World Series

LOS ANGELES—The Houston Astros won their fist World Series by stomping the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-1, at Dodgers Stadium on Wednesday, November 1. The game was over before it began; Dodgers starting Pitcher YU Darvish was plain awful. The lackluster pitching was a repeat of the disastrous performance in Houston. Only lasting a mere 1 2/3 innings both outings, he...

Hurricane Irma Strikes

UNITED STATES—The United States has been battered with some extreme weather in the past few weeks. First, Hurricane Harvey unleashed devastation through various parts of Texas, including notable damage in the Houston region. The biggest damage from Harvey was the torrential rains which led to massive and I mean massive flooding leaving many without homes and limited places to...

Denver Broncos Win Super Bowl 50

UNITED STATES—It’s the one time of year, where literally EVERYTHING stops: it’s Super Bowl Sunday. And this isn’t just any Super Bowl; it’s the 50th anniversary which is the one time of year that EVERYONE, all ethnicities, all genders join in celebrating all things sports, food, commercials and TV. For this epic battle, the Denver Broncos courtesy of Peyton Manning...
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