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Western wildfires feed on grass brought on by winter rain

Western wildfires feed on grass brought on by winter rain

News July 11, 2017 at 5:12 pm 0 comments

Wildfires driving people from their homes in California and throughout the west have had help from an unlikely source: the rain. Major winter downpours that pulled the state out of years of drought also brought a layer of grass that …

‘Treasure life’: wisdom from a former AIDS nurse

‘Treasure life’: wisdom from a former AIDS nurse

News July 11, 2017 at 11:15 am 0 comments

Wendy McNerthney, facing camera, who worked for more than 24 years at Bailey-Boushay House, hugs fellow registered nurse Hilary MacGregor at McNerthney’s retirement party. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times)

It’s a little easier now.

But back in the early ’90s, someone …

Grace is 25. Her student debt: £69,000

Grace is 25. Her student debt: £69,000

News July 11, 2017 at 8:22 am 0 comments

When Grace Parkins opened her first statement from the Student Loans Company she wasn’t prepared for what she saw. After four years studying she discovered she was now more than £69,000 in debt.

Parkins was one of the first generation …

Hawaii-based soldier pledged allegiance to Islamic State group: FBI

Hawaii-based soldier pledged allegiance to Islamic State group: FBI

News July 11, 2017 at 5:28 am 0 comments

A U.S. official said Monday that an active duty Army soldier has been arrested by the FBI in Hawaii on terrorism charges. (dangutsu/Getty Images/iStockphoto)

An active duty soldier based in Hawaii pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State group, helped …

Three men busted in separate incidents for threatening to kill NYPD officers

Three men busted in separate incidents for threatening to kill NYPD officers

News July 11, 2017 at 2:32 am 0 comments

NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia was shot and killed in the Bronx on July 5, 2017.

Three men were busted over the past week in separate incidents for threatening to kill cops — with one coldly saying he was going to …

Venus Williams Advances to Wimbledon Quarterfinals

Venus Williams Advances to Wimbledon Quarterfinals

News July 10, 2017 at 11:11 pm 0 comments

LONDON — Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams won, and top-ranked Angelique Kerber lost.

Williams, who last won the title at the All England Club in 2008, advanced to the Wimbledon quarterfinals by beating 19-year-old Ana Konjuh, 6-3, 6-2, on Monday.…

Acura is livestreaming an augmented reality race on Facebook

Acura is livestreaming an augmented reality race on Facebook

Tech July 10, 2017 at 8:12 pm 0 comments

Honda’s luxury car brand Acura is set to livestream an augmented reality race featuring its 2018 TLX A-Spec sedan. The event will see four drivers hit a real track while wearing AR helmets that will create new virtual environments for …

Marisa Tomei on ‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Empire’ and Playing Dark and Angry

Marisa Tomei on ‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Empire’ and Playing Dark and Angry

News July 10, 2017 at 5:17 pm 0 comments

“Pardon my glasses,” Marisa Tomei said one morning as she sat down for breakfast in an oversize pair of tinted prescription spectacles. “That’s the touch of Aunt May.”

This summer, Ms. Tomei becomes the latest actress to assume the mantle …

Now that Cuba is open, Americans aren’t going

Now that Cuba is open, Americans aren’t going

News July 10, 2017 at 2:11 pm 0 comments

Tourists in an Oldsmobile convertible in Havana, Cuba, on Nov. 27, 2016.

America, did you miss the travel industry’s memo declaring Cuba the hottest new destination?

Apparently. Service to the long-time U.S. foe began in September, but after just five …

Mama June Reunites With Daughter Chickadee: Are These Two Getting Along Now?

Mama June Reunites With Daughter Chickadee: Are These Two Getting Along Now?

News July 10, 2017 at 11:20 am 0 comments

Mama June Shannon and her daughter Chickadee haven’t been speaking, which is hard on everyone. The two used to be really close, but that hasn’t been the case for a while now. Radar Online shared that things are finally looking …