November 16, 2018

Death Valley’s iconic burros are being rounded up and adopted out

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By Laura Goldman From Care2 Burros have been a familiar sight in Death Valley going back to the California Gold Rush in the mid-1800s, when prospectors used them as transportation and then left them behind. Over the next century, the burros multiplied, ate up much of the vegetation and otherwise damaged the ecosystem in the […]

Scientists found a new type of water in diamonds

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BY PROMA KHOSLA From Mashable Scientists have found a new type of water known as Ice-VII from diamonds deep in the Earth’s crust. This type of ice is about 1.5 times as dense as what we’re used to (Ice I), with a different atomic composition similar to what’s most commonly found on ice moons orbiting […]

Justices return dispute over documents for young, undocumented Caribbean immigrants to lower courts

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BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life The United States Supreme Court has returned a dispute over documents for young, undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants to the lower courts. The justices indicated earlier this week that U.S. federal courts in California had moved too fast in ordering the Trump Administration to disclose documents concerning its […]

California fire burns Bel-Air mansions as spread continues

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From BBC Residents of Los Angeles’ wealthy Bel-Air neighbourhood have found their homes under threat after another wildfire erupted in California. The so-called Skirball Fire destroyed several homes in the exclusive area, quickly spreading over 150 acres. It is the latest eruption of wildfire in the state, which has already seen widespread destruction from a […]

Wealthy LA convicts can spend extra to serve their time in fancy jails

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By Veronika Bondarenko From Business Insider If some California inmates are not happy with their jail conditions, those who have money to spare can pay for an upgrade. Two counties in Southern California have at least 26 such “pay-to-stay” jails, ajoint collaborationbetween The Los Angeles Times and The Marshall Project found. Starting at $25 and going up […]

Study: 77% of Trump Press Coverage Negative

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By Greg Richter From Newsmax Negative media coverage of Donald Trump was 77 percent during the general election, according to a study released Wednesday by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. Trump complained during the campaign that the media was biased against him in favor of Democrat Hillary Clinton. […]

Earthquake ‘swarm’ raises odds of stronger California quake to come

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By Marissa Wenzke About 200 small earthquakes erupted deep inside the Salton Sea in California for over 24 hours earlier this week and there could be more quakes to come, state officials have warned. Most of Southern California is on alert for earthquakes that could arrive in the next few days, the Governor’s Office of […]

Singer Chris Brown released from jail after posting $250,000 bail

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From Caribbean News Service LOS ANGELES, Aug 31 2016 – Singer Chris Brown has been released from jail on $250,000 bail following his arrest Tuesday on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, according to booking records. Los Angeles police spokesman Tony Im said a woman called 911 Tuesday morning from outside Brown’s Southern […]

Kris Jenner enjoys Caribbean holiday as her sex tape-threatening cyberstalker is arrested

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By Alex Taylor From IBTimes UK The woman allegedly hacked Kris’s social media accounts and sent her sexual messages. Kris Jenner – the matriarch of the Kardashian clan – took a deserved summer break by escaping to the Caribbean on Friday, while her cyberstalker was charged in Los Angeles. Jenner and her family have been […]

UCLA gunman reportedly had ‘Kill List,’ may be linked to another murder in Minnesota

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By Jen Kirby From New York Mag The UCLA gunman who killed an engineering professor and then shot himself may have also murdered another woman in Minnesota before carrying out his rampage at the California university Wednesday, according to police. Police have now identified the gunman as 38-year-old Mainak Sarkar, who is believed to be […]