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Climate change is drying up the Colorado River, putting millions at risk of 'severe water shortages'

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 15:24
The Colorado River -- which provides water to more than 40 million people from Denver to Los Angeles -- has seen its flow dwindle by 20 percent compared to the last century, and scientists have found that climate change is mainly to blame.

Letting an F-bomb fly in public in Virginia used to cost you a $250 fine. Not anymore

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 15:10
It used to be that if you dropped an expletive on the streets of Virginia, you could get hit with a fine of up to $250.

With her newborn in intensive care, this Good Samaritan mom rescued a trucker from a highway blaze

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 13:58
To say that Holly McNally had a crazy week might be an understatement.

A record-breaking 105 US children have died from flu so far this season

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 13:34
So far this season,105 children have died from the flu, according to data released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is the highest number of child flu deaths at this point in the season since the CDC started keeping records in 2004, except for the 2009 flu pandemic.

Richard Branson launches his luxury, adults-only cruise ship

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 09:12
Richard Branson is sailing into new waters with the launch of his first cruise liner, making a bold pitch to younger travelers at an undeniably awkward time for the industry.

What drives Amy Klobuchar's disdain for Pete Buttigieg

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 07:27
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar first publicly vented her chief frustration with Pete Buttigieg nine months ago in a parking lot in Cresco, Iowa.

This highway was a tribute to the Confederacy. Soon, it will honor Harriet Tubman

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 06:25
A highway in Florida won't be keeping its name much longer after a county voted to change the name of a handful of "Dixie" highways to "Harriet Tubman Highway."

Harvard students sue university officials over school's investment ties to prisons

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 00:07
Five Harvard students are suing university officials over Harvard's investments in what they call the "prison-industrial complex."

A small private jet skidded down a runway in Daytona Beach with no landing gear. No one was hurt

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 23:48
A small private plane slid on its belly down the main runway at the Daytona Beach Airport on Thursday, showering sparks and causing a fire.

Motel getting water from fire hydrant

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 22:13

MoonArk will be a philosophical mini-museum, left on the moon for future explorers to discover

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 21:57
Earth is giving a gift to the moon that will land on the lunar surface next year.

11 Americans at Omaha facility tested positive for coronavirus, hospital says

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 21:52
Most of the Americans who were being monitored at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for coronavirus after evacuating a cruise ship in Japan tested positive for the virus, the hospital says.

Boy Scouts' bankruptcy plan follows similar path as USA Gymnastics and Catholic diocese

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 21:26
The Boy Scouts of America's bankruptcy filing Tuesday puts it into similar company as almost two dozen US Catholic dioceses and USA Gymnastics.