Keystone Pipeline Bill Fails

WASHINGTON D.C. — The controversial Keystone Pipeline Bill won’t be heading to President Obama’s desk, at least not anytime soon. The bill failed to pass in the Senate Tuesday by one vote. The nearly 1,200 mile pipeline would run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. The house passed it overwhelmingly last week. Supporters say … Continue reading »

President Poised for Immigration Action

WASHINGTON D.C. (CNN) – President Barack Obama is expected to announce plans to issue an executive action on immigration in a primetime address Thursday night. The information comes from a Democratic congressional source and another source briefed on the White House plans. Previously, President Obama has said he will act on immigration reform by the … Continue reading »

Theater Shooter Case Back in Court

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes are headed back to court Tuesday. They’re expected to debate what images and evidence can be shown at Holmes’ upcoming trial. Jury selection in the death penalty trial is scheduled to begin in January, with opening arguments set to happen in early June. Holmes is … Continue reading »

Hackers Target U.S. Power Grid

CNN – A new report finds the United States’ energy grid is a popular target for hackers. A division of the Department of Homeland Security investigated 79 hacking attempts in fiscal year 2014. There were 145 incidents the year before. Energy companies have cybersecurity teams that work to keep hackers out. So far, hackers have … Continue reading »

World on the Brink of Chocolate Shortage

CNN – People are eating more chocolate than farmers can produce, according to two of the world’s largest chocolate makers. “Mars, Incorporated” and Swiss-based “Barry Callebaut” say demand could outstrip supply as soon as 2020. According to experts, 70 percent of the world’s cocoa is grown in West Africa, but a drought and a fungal … Continue reading »

Facebook Developing Work-Only Version

CNN – Users may soon be able to check Facebook openly – and guilt free. According to reports, the social media site is said to be testing an office-friendly version called “Facebook At Work.” Reportedly, the service is meant to be about work-life only, used for chatting with coworkers and collaborating on office projects, and … Continue reading »

2nd Ebola Patient in the U.S. Dies

OMAHA, Ne. – A surgeon being treated for the Ebola virus in Nebraska has died. According to the hospital, Dr. Martin Salia died early Monday morning as a result of advanced symptoms of the disease. He was flown to Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha in critical condition Saturday. Doctors said Salia’s advanced symptoms included kidney … Continue reading »

Explosion Evacuates California School

VALLEJO, Calif. – In Northern California, students were evacuated after a small explosion rocked a classroom at Vallejo High School. School officials say it may be related to the Napa area quake almost three months ago. Officials say the gas has been turned off since the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that struck in August, so they … Continue reading »

Kid Rides in Race Car to School

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Some kids dream of getting a ride to school in a race car, and one of those kids had his dream come true. Seven-year old Caleb was all smiles on his way to school this week. That’s because he got to ride in Scott Lagasse’s number 33 Camaro. The ride was part … Continue reading »

Woman Recovering After Punch to the Face

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — A 23-year old woman is recovering after she was attacked by a homeless man at work. It happened just after ten in the morning yesterday, as shops were opening. The man had previously spoken with the girl, then left. He comes back into the store and walks right up to … Continue reading »

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