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Report: Work to reduce wildfire risks has…

A federal report shows that projects to reduce the risk of wildfires and protect water sources in the U.S. West have created jobs and infused more money in local economies

Scientists Attached Cameras To Whales And Here's…

Scientists recently got a “whale’s-eye view” of the Antarctic waters.

How Effective Is Social Media At Stopping…

Social media companies have been more proactive at stopping health-related misinformation than other kinds. But it's still easy to find.

Assange's Lawyer Makes Explosive Claim Involving…

Julian Assange's extradition hearing begins on Monday, but an explosive claim was heard in a pre-trial hearing Wednesday in London: that Assange was in August 2017 allegedly offered a pardon by President Trump if he would say Russia had no role in the leak of DNC emails, which WikiLeaks subsequently...

University of Michigan probes doctor abuse claims

Several former patients allege that a late University of Michigan physician sexually abused them during exams (Feb. 19)

Is Bloomberg Peaking?

Michael Bloomberg is running for President. He's been polling well. However, he has things to worry about. Business Insider's latest poll found a spike in voter dissatisfaction with Bloomberg as a potential Democratic nominee. Bloomberg's profile in the race has risen since Iowa and New Hampshire. Bloomberg is going to on the debate stage tonight and hit the ballot on Super Tuesday. The former New York City Mayor's net support for the nomination may have hit a ceiling. A new poll showed 41% of Democrats aware of Bloomberg would be satisfied in the event Bloomberg was nominee.

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Democrats won’t commit to same-day release of…

Democrats won’t commit to releasing the unofficial results of Saturday’s Nevada caucuses on the day as the vote, as they emphasize accuracy over speed in the aftermath of the chaos surrounding the Iowa caucuses

Lack of Sleep Is Causing Your Sugar Cravings…

Lack of Sleep Is Causing Your Sugar Cravings, Study Reveals The analysis can be found in the 'Journal of the American Heart Association.' It says that the connection between sleep deprivation and sugar consumption is especially noticeable in women. A survey of over 500 female subjects was used, with 30 percent saying they slept less than seven hours a night. On average, those who reported this amount of rest ate up to 800 more calories per day. This is due to them consuming more than the recommended intake of sugar and saturated fats. They were also not meeting the mark for consumption of healthy products. Senior study author Dr. Brooke Aggarwal says that one can adopt "good sleep hygiene" to combat the issue. This includes going to bed at the same time daily and shutting off devices before your sleep. Dr. Brooke Aggarwal, via CNN Dr. Brooke Aggarwal, via CNN

What's The Mormon Church Invested In?

The Mormon Church has a top secret $100 billion fund. According to Business Insider, the church has a huge stakes in tech companies. Ensign Peak Advisors had a $40 billion stock portfolio at the end of 2019, SEC filings show. This includes $6 billion worth of shares in Microsoft, Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, and Intel. Ensign doesn't hold Coca-Cola or Starbucks. Ensign doesn't invest in caffeine stocks.

'She Was Hanging Onto Her Phone': Final Tessa…

The third teenage suspect in the fatal stabbing of Barnard College student Tessa Majors was arrested after he turned himself in to police Wednesday morning, CNN reports. Police arrested a 13-year-old boy the day after the Dec. 11 attack in New York City's Morningside Park, and on Friday arrested the...

Some Jackson residents returning home after flood

Residents in Jackson, Mississippi, are able to return home as water from the third-highest flood on record continues to recede on Feb. 19.

Caroline Flack’s Death Ruled a Suicide Following…

Caroline Flack’s Death Ruled a Suicide Following Release of Unpublished Instagram Post According to U.K. coroners, the death of ‘Love Island’ host Caroline Flack has been ruled suicide by hanging. Flack, who was found unresponsive in her London home on Feb. 15, was due in court in March for assault charges. The official ruling of her death follows the release of an unpublished Instagram post by the 40-year-old presenter’s family. In the post, which was written shortly before her death, Flack spoke about the assault charges and how they had destroyed her life. Caroline Flack, via BBC Flack also addressed how her issues were being used as “entertainment,” saying that the “shame and toxic opinions” she’d brushed off for years had become overwhelming. Caroline Flack, via BBC

Astros name barred by Little Leagues near…

Just 60 miles east of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, one Little League director is sending a clear message to his 4,000 players that the Houston Astros and their sign-stealing scam aren't to be emulated

Trump ousts DOD official connected to Ukraine aid

President Donald Trump has ousted the Pentagon's top policy official who had certified last year that the Defense Department had seen enough anti-corruption progress in Ukraine to justify releasing congressionally authorized aid. (Feb. 19)

Here's When Harry and Meghan's Royal Duties Will…

Harry and Meghan have 42 more days as senior royals. A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex says they will formally step down as senior royals on March 31, meaning they will no longer carry out official duties for the queen after that date, the BBC reports. They...

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14-year-olds plead not guilty in NYC college…

Two 14-year-old boys have pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of a Barnard College student who was fatally stabbed during a robbery in a park

This Library No Longer Charges Overdue Fines

Philadelphia’s Free Library has officially done away with overdue book fines.

U.S. Attorney General Questions If Tech Industry…

The law protects tech companies from being held liable for what third-party users post on their platforms.

NASCAR Driver's Survival in Fiery Crash Is No…

NASCAR driver Ryan Newman was released from the hospital Wednesday , less than 48 hours after a horrific crash at the Daytona 500 that many initially feared would be fatal. How did he survive? While USA Today notes the final answer to that question won't be known until the investigation is...

Blagojevich thanks Trump for commuted sentence

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich thanks President Donald Trump for commuting his sentence for political corruption. (Feb. 19)

Stocks High On China Stimulus Hopes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and Nasdaq rose to record closing highs on Wednesday as optimism that China would take more measures to prop up its economy eased concerns about the economic impact of the coronavirus epidemic. The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 115.5 points, or 0.4%, to 29,347.69, the S&P 500 .SPX gained 15.81 points, or 0.47%, to 3,386.1 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 84.44 points, or 0.87%, to 9,817.18.

After impeachment, Manchin comes home to warm…

Some West Virginians have a message for Sen. Joe Manchin after his vote to impeach President Donald Trump: Thanks

'Sonic the Hedgehog' Beats 'Detective Pikachu…

'Sonic the Hedgehog' Beats 'Detective Pikachu' Box Office Record 'Sonic the Hedgehog' has secured the best opening weekend for a video game adaptation movie. The movie raked in $57 million at the box office, beating 2019's Pokémon Detective Pikachu, which made $54 million during its launch period. Chris Aronson, Paramount, to 'Variety' The release date of the movie was pushed back after the initial design of the hedgehog caused backlash. 'Sonic' star Jim Carrey recently insisted he believes the redesign of the titular character made the film "much better," and it "turned out to be a great thing". Jim Carrey, via statement

Warren Breaks 'No Super Pacs' Promise

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren promised she would never have a super pac for the primaries. Now, it looks like she's going back on her promise. What caused the change of heart? Warren's currently in sixth place in the Democratic primary fight. Warren will get help in the final days before Nevada’s caucuses from a super PAC. The organization, Persist, filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday. The pac launched a new commercial in Nevada backing Warren’s White House bid.

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Man With One of Pentagon's 'Most Important' Jobs…

The Pentagon's top policy official is out, and his resignation comes at the president's request. In a letter penned by Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood on Wednesday and obtained by CNN , Rood writes, "Senior administration officials appointed by the President serve at the pleasure of the President,...

New indoor ski slope acts as alternative during…

AccuWeather's Lincoln Riddle heads to East Rutherford, New Jersey, to try out indoor skiing at Big SNOW American Dream, the first indoor ski slope in North America.

George Zimmerman Sues Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth…

George Zimmerman Sues Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren for Defamation Zimmerman's suit against the Democratic presidential candidates seeks $265 million in damages. His lawyer, Larry Klayman, filed the suit on Tuesday. Zimmerman, 36, was acquitted of the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2013. In separate tweets earlier this month, both Buttigieg and Warren commemorated what would have been Martin's 25th birthday on February 26. Pete Buttigieg, via Twitter Elizabeth Warren, via Twitter In the suit, Klayman claims the tweets are "misguided and malicious attempts to bolster their standings amongst African-American voters, all at Zimmerman’s expense." Zimmerman has also filed suits against Trayvon Martin's mother, the family lawyer and other entities seeking damages of $100 million.