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UCLA Study Will Send Rodents Into Space

WESTWOOD—The government-funded Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) announced they are funding research headed by UCLA scientists that will study bone growth in space. Dr. Chia Soo, a UCLA professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery and orthopedic surgery, will be leading the research, along with Dr. Kang Ting, a professor of dentistry; Dr. Ben Wu, a professor...

President Obama Unveils His Agenda

UNITED STATES—The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama held his State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 20. There was quite a bit that the President had on his agenda that he wanted to express to Congress and America, with only two more years left on his term. Did we learn anything that we didn’t expect...

Bad Apples Lead To Seven Deaths

CALIFORNIA—The Center for Disease Control, in collaboration with state health officials and the US Food and Drug Administration, is investigating an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes (listeriosis), which has sickened 32 people, hospitalized 31 and killed seven. The disease is determined to have been spread by Granny Smith apples produced by Bidart Brothers of Bakersfield, who have recalled all of their...

Ezekiel Elliot Powers OSU To National Title

DALLAS—Oregon is favored by six and a half and the Heisman Trophy winner scores on the first possession, but Ezekiel Elliot answers. The Ducks pull within a point. But Elliot answers. The Buckeyes turn the ball over four times. But Elliot answers. After Elliot's fourth answer, the Ohio State Buckeyes win the National Championship, shocking the world and emphatically telling America exactly...

Suspect Who Murdered Infant At Large

LONG BEACH—At around 5:50 p.m. on January 3, Long Beach police, responding to reports of gunshots, arrived at a home located on the 100 block of W. 51st Street and found three adults suffering from multiple gun shot wounds. There was a three-week-old infant, later identified as Eliza Delacruz, present in the house when the incident occurred, but she was missing...

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...

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...

Keurig Recalling 6.6 Million Coffee Makers

UNITED STATES—Keurig Green Mountain, a coffee brewing machine brand, is recalling more than 6.6 million brewing machines in the United States that could overheat liquids and be dangerous for consumers. Keurig claims its Mini Plus Brewing Systems can overheat and squirt water in the midst of brewing. According to Keurig, they had received approximately 200 reports of broiling liquid leaking...

Stephen Collins Admits Sexual Abuse

HOLLYWOOD—“7th Heaven” actor Stephen Collins, 67, admitted this week that he sexually abused three different girls between 1973 and 1994. The admission comes two months after TMZ released an audio recording of Collins confessing his secret to his estranged wife, Faye Grant. Regarding the audio recording, Collins explained, “various news organizations published a recording made by my then-wife, Faye Grant,...

Gillian Appointed Federal Judge

WASHINGTON D.C.—Haywood Gilliam, a San Francisco business lawyer, has officially been appointed a federal judge, following his nomination by President Barrack Obama and confirmation by the Senate. The president nominated Gillian back in August in order to replace Claudia Wilken in the Northern District of California. Wilken will transfer to Oakland at the end of the year. Gilliam, 45, studied at Yale...
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