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  • Hundreds in Kansas City join worldwide effort to ‘March for Science’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hundreds gathered in Washington Square Park on Earth Day in support of calls for scientific freedom without political interference and spending necessary to make future breakthroughs possible. Similar to other rallies Saturday worldwide, Kansas City’s “March for Science” was meant to promote the understanding of science and defending it from various attacks. Those include proposed U.S. government budget cuts under President Donald Trump, such as a 20 percent slice of the National Institute of Health. #MarchforScienceKC is […]

  • Bush 43 visits dad in hospital for ‘huge morale boost’

    WASHINGTON — Former President George H.W. Bush, who has been recovering from pneumonia in a Houston hospital this week, says he got a “huge morale boost” from his son, former President George W. Bush, after the 43rd president visited him. “Big morale boost from a high-level delegation. No father has ever been more blessed, or prouder,” the elder Bush tweeted Thursday night. The former President was readmitted to Houston Methodist Hospital this week due to a cough that kept him […]

  • Diet sodas may be tied to stroke, dementia risk

    (CNN) — Gulping down an artificially sweetened beverage not only may be associated with health risks for your body, but also possibly your brain, a new study suggests. Artificially sweetened drinks, such as diet sodas, were tied to a higher risk of stroke and dementia in the study, which published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke on Thursday. The study sheds light only on an association, as the researchers were unable to determine an actual cause-and-effect relationship between sipping […]

  • ISIS says one of its ‘fighters’ shot and killed police officer in Paris

    PARIS (CNN) — A man who killed a police officer on the Champs-Elysees Thursday night was known to French security services for radical Islamist activities and had shot and wounded an officer in the past, a source close to the investigation told CNN. The suspect, who was shot dead by French police, was the subject of a “Fiche S” surveillance file and was on the radar of the French domestic security service DGSI, the source said. The man was a […]

  • Tennessee teacher suspected in kidnapping arrested in northern California

    (CNN) — Tennessee teacher Tad Cummins has been arrested and 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas has been found safe in northern California, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation tweeted Thursday. Cummins, 50, fled with Elizabeth, his student, from their small town of Culleoka, Tennessee, on March 13. Authorities released surveillance video from March 15 that showed the pair at a Walmart in Oklahoma City. But then the trail has gone cold. The two disappeared a few weeks after a student reported seeing Cummins […]

  • Where does the term ‘4/20’ come from?

    There is something in the air today. Maybe you’ve noticed. April 20, or 4/20, is known as “Weed Day” in some circles because the date corresponds with a numerical code for marijuana. Yes, it seems arbitrary. So how did the number 420 come to represent smoking pot? First, let’s get the myths and rumors out of the way: The legend of the California penal code Some claim the number is drawn from the California criminal codes used to punish the […]

  • ‘420 Holiday’ celebration for supporters of legalized marijuana

    April 20, or 4/20, is known as “Weed Day” in some circles because the date corresponds with a numerical code for marijuana. Yes, it seems arbitrary. So how did the number 420 come to represent smoking pot? First, let’s get the myths and rumors out of the way: The legend of the California penal code Some claim the number is drawn from the California criminal codes used to punish the use or distribution of marijuana. But the state’s 420 code […]

  • Large asteroid to pass ‘very close’ to earth – here’s how to see it

    A large asteroid is hurtling toward Earth — but there’s no need to duck and cover. The space rock, known by the very dull name of 2014 JO25 will safely fly by Earth on April 19, according to NASA. The chances of it pounding our planet and leaving us for the dead? Zero, experts say. “Although there is no possibility for the asteroid to collide with our planet, this will be a very close approach for an asteroid of this […]

  • Three men killed within blocks of each other in Fresno shooting spree

    FRESNO, Calif. — A man who authorities said fatally shot three men, apparently chosen at random, had posted on social media a dislike for white people and government officials, Fresno, California, police Chief Jerry Dyer said. All three men killed in Tuesday’s shootings are white. The suspect, Kori Ali Muhammad, yelled “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest) when he was arrested, officials said. The gunman shot a PG&E truck passenger and two other men in downtown Fresno, Dyer said. Muhammad, 39, […]

  • Photographer puts down camera, runs to rescue boy wounded in Syrian bus bombing

    WARNING: This video contains graphic images Every so often, a photograph cuts through the grim cacophony of the war in Syria and pierces viewers’ hearts. It happened in 2015 with an image of the lifeless body of Alan Kurdi, face down on a beach in Turkey, who drowned in the Mediterranean fleeing the war. It happened last year when a photographer captured little Omran Daqneesh sitting in an ambulance, his body bloodied and dusty after his home was bombed in […]

  • Facebook murder suspect Steve Stephens could be anywhere

    CLEVELAND — The nationwide manhunt for Steve Stephens has led to a series of dead ends, forcing authorities to scour abandon buildings and plead for the public’s help in turning in the murder suspect. Steve Stephens, 37, is wanted for the death of Robert Godwin — a self-taught mechanic and grandfather of 14 who was shot while walking home from an Easter meal Sunday in Cleveland. Video of the killing was posted on Facebook. A reported sighting of Stephens in […]

  • Marine amputee runs Boston Marathon with American flag in honor of troops who gifted it to him

    BOSTON — Of the countless inspirational stories that rise from the Boston Marathon, the story of Jose Sanchez may make the short list. The Texan Marine was injured while serving in Afganistan in 2011. CBS Boston reports that for years, as a recovering amputee following the accident, Sanchez said he kept to himself and was antisocial. It took five years for Sanchez to even open and acknowledge a gift he received from fellow troops after the accident. It was a […]