Scientists have determined that a massive tsunami with waves up to fifty feet high hit the coast of what is now the Sultanate of Oman about a thousand years ago.
The $1.1 billion purchase of Gannett—publisher of USA Today —by GateHouse closed Tuesday, creating a newspaper industry goliath and starting a search for $300 million in yearly spending cuts. The new company, which will be called Gannett, will own about 260 daily newspapers and hundreds of weeklies, the...
Prosecutors in Nevada are tying a 73-year-old Arizona man to two unsolved Reno-area killings in a bid to keep him in jail following his indictment in the bludgeoning death of a California woman more than 40 years ago. (Nov. 19)
Lowe's store employees say that the company's new scheduling policies are driving down morale. According to Business Insider, Lowe's recently switched its scheduling system from a four-week rotation. It was one that ensured full-time workers would get one weekend off a month. Now, it has a policy known as "customer-centric scheduling." Employees say the new system only gives them one weekend off every eight weeks. That makes it harder to manage their lives outside of work.
Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson Are 'Very Happy' Together The pair have been romancing for the last few weeks and despite claims they have gone their separate ways, insiders insist that Cyrus and Simpson are "very into" one another. Source, via E! News Source, via E! News The insider also insisted that Cyrus's work schedule has kept them apart, but when they are together they are "crazy" about each other. Source, via E! News
Nissan said it’s recalling 394, 025 cars in the U.S. over a braking system defect. There were concerns a brake fluid leak could potentially lead to a fire. According to Reuters, the leak would trigger a warning but if ignored, it could then lead to a fire. The recall did not mention if the defect caused any fires or injuries so far. The company recently also recalled 1.3 million vehicles for problems with its backup camera displays.
A new, comprehensive study of mass shooters—covering every killing of at least four people in a public place since 1966—has found four factors that connect nearly all of them. The Violence Project compiled data starting with the University of Texas shootings, when 15 people were shot to death...
A powerful coastal storm that battered the Outer Banks of North Carolina caused extensive damage along the coast. Feet of sand covering cars, pools and important infrastructure like Highway 12 that remains closed since Saturday.
Half of Indiana School Districts Close on Red for Ed Day. The Red for Ed Action Day was organized by the Indiana State Teachers Association and various labor groups. Thousands of educators and supporters gathered at the Statehouse in Indianapolis Tuesday morning to demand improvements within the education system. Among their concerns, the Indiana State Teachers Association (ITSA) wants higher pay. According to the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board, teachers made an average of between $36,355 and $67,923 during the 2017-2018 school year. Additionally, the ISTA doesn't want state test scores to negatively affects schools and teachers. They also want a new professional development requirement repealed. We're hoping this brings attention to the issues and lets them know we're serious. I hope they consider the impact of their decisions and how they impacts schools, Metropolitan School District of Boone Township Superintendent Nathan Kleefisch. According to 'USA Today,' during a press conference on Monday, House Speaker Brian Bosma said the issue of teacher pay would likely have to wait until 2021. ISTA president Keith Gambill thinks waiting to fix the problem is unacceptable. We have more than 1 million students in public education. They can't wait for us to get to another budget year and they deserve better than this, ISTA president Keith Gambill, via statement
Native American activists are preparing to mark the 50th anniversary of the occupation of Alcatraz island. The 19-month occupation is considered a seminal event that reinvigorated tribes to stand up to the U.S. government. (Nov. 19)
The Bronte Parsonage Museum has in its possession four surviving "little books" written in 1830 by Jane Eyre author Charlotte Bronte, and it just got its hands on a fifth. The BBC reports that for about $860,000, which included fees, the Haworth museum run by the Bronte Society emerged...
Georgia police have arrested a 16-year-old girl for allegedly planning to attack and murder people in a mostly black church—with knives, no less, ABC News reports. The girl, who is white and remains unidentified, has been charged with criminal attempt to commit murder. Her alleged target: Bethel African Methodist...
South Dakota's govenor is defending her state's new anti-methamphetamine campaign, saying the point of the ad campaign with the slogan "Meth - We're On It" is to raise awareness, and is working. (Nov. 19)
The American Medical Association (AMA) has called for a ban on all vaping products. The group wants all vaping products banned, excepting those approved by the FDA. The AMA called for more study on the use of drug and non-drug treatment strategies to deal with nicotine addiction. The AMA is also advocating for diagnostic codes for e-cigarette and vaping associated illnesses. According to Reuters, that would help better identify patients with lung injuries associated with vaping.
Doctors Offer to Give Free Flu Shots to Detained Migrants. Doctors worried that the Trump administration is withholding flu shots from detained migrants in CA sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) dated Nov. 5. In the letter, the doctors propose a mobile vaccination unit with no cost to the government. We implore you to allow our volunteer physicians to hold our requested influenza vaccine clinic, Doctors for Camp Closure Letter, via NBC News. The doctors recently formed the group, Doctors for Camp Closure, D4CC. According to an anonymous spokesperson, DHS declined the offer. As a law enforcement agency and due to the short term nature of CBP holding and other logistical challenges, operating a vaccine program is not feasible, Anonymous Spokesperson, Customs and Border Protections, via NBC News. The doctors who signed the letter say that withholding flu shots from migrants puts both them and the public at risk. This is how epidemics begin. It's not just migrants. Workers will come out to communities, potentially spreading that virus and it could get out of control, Dr. Luz Contreras Arroyo, Letter Signatory, via NBC News
A businesswoman became the center of an alleged conflict of interest regarding Boris Johnson. Jennifer Arcuri spoke out about the issue, saying Johnson has cast her aside like a “gremlin.” Arcuri said she was “heartbroken” at how Johnson has treated her since the controversy. She said: "I've been nothing but loyal, faithful, supportive, and a true confidante of yours.” According to Business Insider, Arcuri kept his “secrets” and has been his friend.
Looks like two of Michael Jackson's best-known accusers may have another day in court. A California appeals court has tentatively ruled that lawsuits by Wade Robson and James Safechuck—who accused Jackson in the HBO documentary Finding Neverland of molesting them as boys—should get fresh consideration by a court...
Surgery for Blocked Arteries Is Often Unnecessary, Says Study. The study known as Ischemia followed 5,179 participants for a median time span of three and a half years. It is the largest study of its kind. The federal study focused on patients who were treated for non-emergency blocked arteries with stint or bypass surgeries and patients who were treated with medication alone. The study found that deaths occurring after stint or bypass surgery reached 145 people. Deaths among those who were treated with only medication reached 144. 276 of those in the stint and bypass group suffered heart attacks compared to 314 of those who were treated with medication. Many doctors expected that stents or bypass would benefit those with severe chest pain or blockages. But according to the study, "there was no suggestion that any subgroup benefited.". Doctors say the study "certainly will challenge our clinical thinking."