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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...

Sasha Crossman Transforms Tragedy Into Triumph

LOS ANGELES—There are two ways to carry yourself when tragedy strikes, you can wallow in your sorrows, or utilize them to become the person you've always envisioned for yourself. That's exactly what twenty-four-year-old Sasha Crossman faced earlier this year, when she unexpectedly lost her father after one of the most memorable holiday celebrations she had with her family and longtime girlfriend, Kat. "She...

Upwards of 14 Dead, 17 Wounded In San Bernardino Shooting

14 have been killed and 17 remain injured from a shooting at Upland Regional Center that took place on December 2.
UPDATE—At 10:24 p.m., San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan announced the identities of the two suspects shot in the black SUV are Syed Farook and Tashfeen Melik.  San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan stated Farook and Melik were in a relationship, “either boyfriend, girlfriend; or husband, wife.” — UPDATE—As of 4:50 p.m., students are in the process of being released to their...

E. Coli Outbreak Discovered From Costco Chicken Salad

An multi-state E. coli outbreak has been linked to a pre-made mixture of celery and onions used for Costco's chicken salad ingredients.
CALIFORNIA—19 people across seven states have been affected by an E. coli outbreak linked to Costco’s chicken salads, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Costco stated that the warehouse chain currently uses one supplier for its vegetables used in the chicken salad, which is then nationally distributed. Since the E. coli outbreak, Costco stores nationwide have discontinued the...

Chipotle E. Coli Outbreak Infects 45 People

CALIFORNIA—Chipotle’s E. coli outbreak has reportedly caused 16 hospitalizations from 45 cases of illnesses across six states. No deaths have been reported, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).  As of Saturday, November 21, Chipotle’s shares were down by more than 12 percent, a record low for the company.  The CDC reports that there have been two illnesses from California,...

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...

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...

North Texas Professor Claims Racial Profiling As Police Motive

TEXAS—Dorothy Mae Bland, Dean of Frank W. and Sue Mayburn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas, in Denton, Texas was walking in a neighborhood last week soon before she was approached by two local authorities, according to video footage released by the local police department. A dashcam video, released on account of Corinth Police Department, shows nearly three minutes of footage 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...

SF Dentist Arrested For National Drug Smuggling

A picture of 10 lbs of confiscated marijuana and $10,000 found in relation to Jerome Weitz' national drug smuggling operation.
SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco dentist Jerome Weitz, 63, was arrested by the Narcotic Borough Manhattan North, in Yonkers, New York.  Weitz has been accused of running a cross-country drug smuggling operation. At the time of arrest on Wednesday, October 28, Weitz was allegedly in possession of more than $10,000 cash, and en route to receive payment for a substantial shipment of...
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