• Odile's Remnants Could Bring More Flooding to the Southwest

    Odile's Remnants Could Bring More Flooding to the Southwest

    (SAN DIEGO) — Hurricane Odile, the seventh major hurricane of the Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season, was nearing the southern coast of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula on Sunday evening. While a landfall is not expected with this system, flooding rain, dangerous storm surge, and hurricane-force winds are expected to impact much of southern and western Baja California through Monday. The southern tip of Baja California will experience the worse conditions from Odile Sunday night and into early Monday. On Sunday evening, Cabo San Lucas was already reporting heavy rain and strong wind gusts. Odile will continue to move in a general north-northwest… Read more

  • Six Flags Power Outage Shuts Down Rides

    Six Flags Power Outage Shuts Down Rides

    (JACKSON, N.J.) — A power outage at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, forced parkgoers off rides Sunday. Rides stopped during the incident, prompting crews to remove guests from the theme park attractions. “All of our guests were safely unloaded from the affected rides within 20 minutes,” Six Flags Great Adventure representative Kaitlyn Turi said in a statement. Jersey Central Power and Light arrived to assess the source of the power outage. Teams restored service to portions of the park as of 3 p.m., followed by safety checks that allowed rides to resume operation. In August, the park’s… Read more

  • Climate Change Activists Organize New York March Ahead of UN Summit

    Climate Change Activists Organize New York March Ahead of UN Summit

    (NEW YORK) — Activists say they hope for “a world safe from the ravages of climate change,” as they plan a New York City march to draw attention to changing global weather patterns, two days before a United Nation summit meets to discuss the issue. “Together, we’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach,” organizers of the People’s Climate March, the New York City event planned for Sunday, Sept. 21, wrote on their Facebook page. “A world with an economy that works for people and the planet … A world with good jobs,… Read more

  • Texas Cancer Doctor Accused of Poisoning Lover Heads to Trial

    Texas Cancer Doctor Accused of Poisoning Lover Heads to Trial

    (AUSTIN, Texas) — The trial for a Texas cancer researcher accused of poisoning her jilted lover’s coffee with a colorless and odorless chemical found in antifreeze begins Monday. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo allegedly poisoned fellow cancer researcher Dr. George Blumenschein, according to officials. The breast cancer oncologist laced Blumenschein’s coffee with ethylene glycol last year,  prosecutors say. When Blumenshein told Gonzalez-Angulo he thought his coffee tasted “sweet,” she allegedly told him it just was Splenda, according to court documents. Blumenschein survived, but his attorneys told ABC News that his kidneys are severely damaged and that “he is not 100 percent… Read more

  • North Carolina Girl Saves Family from House Fire Twice

    North Carolina Girl Saves Family from House Fire Twice

    (WINTERVILLE, N.C.) — A North Carolina girl helped her family escape a fire at their home twice in a single day. “It’s fun being a hero,” Sage, 7, told ABC affiliate WCTI. Sage and family were at their home in Winterville, N.C., when a fire started in the the house Thursday evening, Winterville Fire Chief Johnathan Heltzel told WCTI. The girl alerted her family of the fire and guided them to safety, Heltzel said. “Talk about true hero, the day before the fire started she learned about evacuation drills and the importance of being able to dial 911 and getting… Read more

  • 'Initial Evidence' Indicates Body Found Is Missing College Student

    'Initial Evidence' Indicates Body Found Is Missing College Student

    (BOONE, N.C.) — Police in Boone, North Carolina, believe they have found the body of a missing Appalachian State University student who was last seen nearly two weeks ago. A driver’s license and university ID belonging to Anna Marie Smith were found near a body located in a wooded area near campus on Saturday, according to police. Smith, a college freshman, was last seen on campus by her roommate on September 2, according to police. The body was found after a tipster called police Friday and reported hearing screaming while jogging near the area a week ago, according to ABC… Read more

  • Navy Suspends Search for Pilot in Fighter Jet Crash

    Navy Suspends Search for Pilot in Fighter Jet Crash

    (SAN DIEGO) — The U.S. Navy called off its search for a missing pilot on Saturday, one day after two fighter jets crashed in the Western Pacific. Crews rescued one of the pilots Friday, but ended the efforts after searching for more than 36 hours. Using helicopters, surveillance aircraft, and four ships, teams were unsuccessful in locating missing pilot, who is presumed dead. “This is an exceptionally difficult time for the friends and family of the missing pilot and the Navy community,” said Rear Adm. Christopher Grady, Commander, Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group. “We are extremely grateful for the outpouring… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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