UPS to Hire Up to 95K Seasonal Workers

(CNN) — UPS is going to make it a happy holiday for lots of people looking for work. This holiday season, the parcel delivery service plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal employees–that’s nearly double last year’s total of 55,000. UPS hires thousands of temporary workers each year to help deal with the annual surge … Continue reading »

NASA to Award Spacecraft Contract

(CNN) — No more hitch-hiking for American astronauts. They’ll soon have their own ride. NASA is expected to award a contract to both Boeing and SpaceX to take astronauts to the International Space Station. The U.S. has been relying on Russia to transport astronauts since the last space shuttle launch in July 2011. The private … Continue reading »

Disaster Declaration for N. California

NAPA, Calif. — President Obama is declaring a disaster for parts of Northern California ravaged by last month’s deadly Napa Valley earthquake. The move makes federal funding available for state and local governments for emergency work and recovery efforts. The money is also available for hazard mitigation measures for all counties and tribes within the … Continue reading »

Smartphone App Helps Keep Kids Safe

GALVESTON, Texas — Parents are always trying to make sure their kids are safe. Now children have the ability to let their parent’s know if they run into danger with the simple press of a button. A 12-year-old is the mastermind and creator behind the app called Save Me. The app allows children to press … Continue reading »

Rewarding Chlidren for Good Grades

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Many parents reward their children for getting good grades, and that reward is often some cold hard cash. However, others wonder if rewarding a child for doing well in school is a good idea at all. Doctors say, the choice is really up to you. They say, you have to decide what … Continue reading »

Pistorius Found Not Guilty of Murder

(CNN) — The murder that captivated South Africa, and the world, is coming to a close. In what was expected to be a lengthy process, the judge began making her ruling in the Oscar Pistorius trial today. In the final days of this dramatic six month long trial, the judge crucially ruled out all murder … Continue reading »

Water Rescue Caught on Camera

GRAND HAVEN, Mich — An intense rescue on Lake Michigan was all caught on camera by local news crews. Fun on the lake turned dangerous conditions with rip currents forming. A photojournalist noticed a kayaker struggling. A lifeguard and several swimmers stepped in to help get the kayaker out of the water. They tried to … Continue reading »

Enterovirus Cases Move West

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — The dangerous virus responsible for sending a thousand kids nationwide to the hospital appears to be moving west. The latest cases are coming out of Idaho, where one Idaho Falls hospital is reporting six children with Enterovirus D-68. One Idaho mom says her daughter started with cold symptoms, including a running … Continue reading »

ISIS, ISIL, and the Islamic State

(CNN) –   Many people are wondering about the multiple names referring to the terrorist group the President believes is posting a significant threat the U.S. interests. The President and other top leaders call it ISIL, while many others use the term ISIS, and the jihadists call themselves simply “Islamic State.” International experts say part of … Continue reading »

Flu Vaccination Recommended for Kids

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Flu shots are never fun for kids, but experts say, vaccination is still their best defense against getting sick. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends all children ages six months and older get the flu vaccine. A nasal spray made with live influenza viruses is available, and because it contains a weakened … Continue reading »

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