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Police Search For Suspect In France Massacre

FRANCE—Days after the France terror attack at the kosher market, police are searching for Hayat Boumeddiene. The other suspects were killed after taking hostages. Boumeddiene is believed to have fled to Syria, where ISIS operates. According to CNN, Boumeddiene's name came to light shortly after the Kouachi brothers were identified. She was named a suspect together with her husband, Coulibaly. There were...

Nightmare Flight Lasts 28 Hours

SAN FRANCISCO—Passengers of Etihad Airways Flight 183 from Abu Dhabi finally arrived in San Francisco following a nightmare ordeal that spanned 28 hours. Initially delayed by fog in Abu Dhabi, the passengers of Flight 183 spent 12 hours waiting to take-off from the Middle East, and were not allowed to leave the aircraft as it sat waiting on the tarmac. Passengers...

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...

UCLA Measures DNA With Smartphone

WESTWOOD—Researchers from UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute have devised a technique to image and measure the size of DNA molecules using an ordinary smartphone. The technique utilizes the phone’s camera in the measurement of DNA strands. The smartphone is connected by an app to a three-dimensional optical device called a mobile microscopy unit, allowing the molecules to be stretched and measured on...

Robotics Offers Revolutionary Cancer Treatment

WESTWOOD—A technique known as Trans Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS), cancerous tumors once deemed inoperable can now be removed through a non-invasive procedure performed by a specially-trained physician. Oropharyngeal (throat) cancer, a consequence of Human papillomavirus (HPV), used to only be operable through highly invasive surgical techniques that involved going through neck or face; a procedure that required a long, sometimes...

David Beckham And Son Involved In Car Collision

LONDON—Soccer star David Beckham, 39, and his son Brooklyn, 16, were involved in a car collision after Brooklyn’s soccer game on November 29. The cause of the collision has not yet been released to the public. There were no reports of any serious injuries sustained by Beckham or his son.

San Francisco Looks To Score 2024 Olympics

SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco is one of four finalist cities considered for the 2024 Olympic Games. In preparation for December's meeting of the a International Olympic Committee, a group of San Francisco business and city leaders are responsible for providing a viable argument for City’s capacity to host the games. The group is led by San Francisco Giants CEO and President Larry...

Santa Monica Hosting 2015 Special Olympics Games

SANTA MONICA—Los Angeles has officially been named the site of the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games. Santa Monica has been chosen as one of the host towns, providing some of the best attractions the city has to offer to Special Olympic delegations from across the globe. The decision was announced December 4 by Special Olympics Officials, including athletes, sponsors, city...

Diversity Course Becomes UCLA Degree Requirement

WESTWOOD—On October 31, the UCLA faculty voted in favor of making a one quarter-long diversity course a degree requirement for students of all majors. The initiative, which passed amongst UCLA faculty by a margin of 332 to 303, will become university policy if approved by both the Academic Senate’s Legislative Assembly and the Academic Senate’s Undergraduate Council. If passed, the degree requirement...

UCLA Amongst Top Universities In Country

WESTWOOD—According to US News & World Reports inaugural Best Global University rankings, UCLA stands as the No. 8 university worldwide and the No. 2 public institution behind rival University of California Berkeley. The rankings, covering 500 universities across 49 different countries, are based upon an institution's influence in both the academic and research communities. UC Berkeley, only ranked behind Harvard and...
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