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  • School bus driver revived with Narcan after crashing with 12 students aboard

    NEWARK, N.J. – A school bus driver was arrested after she overdosed while driving and crashed into a tree, Newark police said. The driver, Lisa Byrd, was transporting a dozen students from 14th Avenue School in Newark when the vehicle crashed into a tree on Wednesday, officials said in a statement. When first responders arrived, police said they revived the 57-year-old woman with Narcan – a drug that instantly reverses the effects of overdose from heroin and other opioids. The […]

  • The hottest show in Las Vegas right now is snow

    Oh, the things you can do in Sin City. You can gamble, hit up an all-you-can eat buffet or catch a show. But, this month at least, the best show just might be outside. A winter storm working its way through the Southwest dusted Las Vegas with half an inch of snow Wednesday, a record for this date, according to the National Weather Service. Snow amounts were even higher — from 1 to 3 inches — in areas around Las Vegas, CNN […]

  • Peter Tork, Monkees guitarist, dead at 77

    (CNN) — Peter Tork, the bassist for The Monkees and a jokester on the band’s popular 1960s television series, has died at age 77. Tork’s death was announced on his official Facebook page on Thursday, attributed to his friends, family and colleagues. “It is with beyond-heavy and broken hearts that we share the devastating news that our friend, mentor, teacher, and amazing soul, Peter Tork, has passed from this world,” the post read. “As we have mentioned in the past, […]

  • ‘Extinct’ Galapagos tortoise found after 100 years

    A species of giant tortoise believed to have been extinct for more than 100 years has been discovered on the Galapagos island of Fernandina, according to Ecuador’s government. The last known time a Fernandina Giant Tortoise was seen alive was 1906. An adult female believed to be more than a century old was seen alive on Sunday during an expedition by the Giant Tortoise Restoration Initiative (GTRI), according to a government statement. Washington Tapia, GTRI director and expedition leader, said that […]

  • Nestle and other brands pull YouTube ads over child exploitation fears

    (CNN) — Nestle and other major companies have pulled their ads from YouTube after a video blogger raised concerns that pedophiles were using the platform to trade information and draw attention to clips of young girls. In a 20-minute video that has been viewed about 1.9 million times since Sunday, blogger Matt Watson said the comments sections on some YouTube posts that featured girls performing things like gymnastics or yoga were being exploited by “a soft-core pedophilia ring.” The videos themselves appeared […]

  • ‘Firefall’ is back and glowing at Yosemite National Park

    The natural phenomenon that makes it appear that lava is flowing over a cliff at Yosemite National Park is back, but only for a few days. “Firefall” is the name for the natural magic trick that creates the illusion at the park in California. It comes to life when the setting sun causes light to hit the waterfall at just the right angle. You can only see “Firefall” for a short time in February, and it draws hundreds of visitors […]

  • Southwest cancels hundreds of flights as it struggles to get its mechanical problems under control

    (CNN) — Southwest Airlines continues to grapple with an “operational emergency” after an unusually high number of planes have been taken out of service. The Dallas-based airline has been forced to cancel hundreds of flights since late last week because of mechanical problems with its fleet. Despite an “all hands on-deck” staffing policy for its mechanics, the company has not been able to resolve its problems. In a statement on Tuesday, Southwest said there was no common theme to the […]

  • Teen makes $35,000 plowing Seattle’s historic snow

    (CNN) — Seattle has been suffering through its snowiest February in 70 years, with accumulations of up to 10 inches in some places. But all that white has meant green for one young man with a snowplow, who says he made $35,000 in four days. David Holsten, 18, works at landscaping and plowing snow in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Holsten was in Seattle visiting his mother, who was recovering from surgery. “I was in the hospital when my friend Steve called me […]

  • $13 million worth of meth found in trailer with frozen strawberries at Texas port

    A truck driver hauling frozen strawberries from Mexico into the United States is in custody after customs officers at a Texas port found nearly $13 million worth of methamphetamine hidden in the trailer. In a statement, Customs and Border Protection said officers working at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility Saturday encountered a 42-year-old male Mexican citizen with a commercial shipment of frozen strawberries arriving from Mexico. CBP referred the shipment for further inspection and discovered 350 packages of alleged […]

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