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Some Vegas Hotels Cutting Fees As Visitation Drops

LAs Vegas, NV (KSNV) - Some resorts in Las Vegas are rolling back fees to boost tourism. That's according to a new report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The paper says tourism in Las Vegas reached a four year…

FEMA Shared Disaster Survivor's Personal Info

(CNN) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency illegally shared 2.3 million disaster survivors' private information with a federal contractor. That's according to a Friday report from the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General. The information included banking numbers and…

Florence, Michael Retired As Hurricane Names

(CNN) - Hurricanes Florence and Michael caused billions of dollars in destruction last year. Due to the severity of the storms, those names will no longer be in rotation. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Florence and Michael…

Survey Names World's Cleanest Airline

(CNN) - Only a crying baby or chatty neighbor can ruin a flight as fast as a dirty napkin in your seat pocket or filthy bathrooms. A new survey conducted by Sky-Trax shows what airlines passengers rated the cleanest.…

Children's Museum Pulls Michael Jackson Display Items

(CNN) - The world's largest children's museum just pulled several Michael Jackson-related items, in response to the HBO documentary about him. The Children's Museum of Indianapolis removed the late singer's fedora and white gloves from one exhibit and a…

39 Tons Of Butterball Ground Turkey Recalled

(CNN) - Butterball is recalling 39 tons of ground turkey products because of possible Salmonella contamination. There have been six reported cases of people sickened from Salmonella Schwarzengrund since December. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and…

Neighbors Complain About 'Flintstone House'

Hillsborough, CA (KPIX) - It looks like a house from the Flintstone's cartoon. A homeowner's prehistoric theme has really taken over her backyard in the San Francisco bay area. You can see the big brown dinosaurs from an aerial…

Study: Minorities Create Less Air Pollution, Breathe More Of It

(CNN) - A new study indicates minorities in the U.S. create less air pollution, but have to breathe more of it. Researchers pinpointed products and services created with a byproduct of air pollution factories and transportation, for example. The…

New York Named World's Most Exciting City

(CNN) - New York has been named the most exciting city in the world right now by global magazine Time Out. The big apple bested competition from the likes of Chicago, Los Angeles, Melbourne and London. The Time Out…

Google Employee Breaks Record For Calculating Pi

(CNN) - Thursday was Pi day. And what better way to celebrate than by setting a world record regarding the infamously long number. Emma Haruka Iwao is a Google employee based in Osaka, Japan. And she recently set a…

TX: Study Ranks Plano 'Happiest City In America'

Plano, TX (KTVT) - Location... location... location... It's not just a priority for real estate investment, but apparently also for a person's overall happiness. At least, that's the indication of a new report by personal finance website WalletHub. The…

Moon Samples To Be Tested After 50 Years

(CNN) - After sitting untouched in storage for nearly 50 years, lunar samples collected during the final three Apollo missions are going to be studied. NASA says the samples from Apollo 15, 16, and 17 have never been exposed…

More Than 2,000 People In ICE Custody Quarantined

(CNN) - More than 2,000 immigrants in U.S. custody are under quarantine for being exposed to a contagious disease. In the past year, health inspectors have investigated 51 detention facilities for mumps, chicken pox and influenza, according to Immigration…

Death Of Girl Found In Duffel Bag Ruled Homicide

Los Angeles, CA (KCAL) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says the investigation into an unidentified girl's body found in a duffel bag, has been ruled a homicide. The body was dumped down an embankment, in a lightly…

Starting In 2021: U.S. Citizens Need Visa To Go To EU

(CNN) - If you're planning a European vacation any time after next year, you'll need more than just a passport. Starting in 2021, Americans traveling to European Union nations will have to get a visa. The EU announced the…

ICE Detained More Than 50,000 Immigrants In 2019

(CNN) - The average number of detainees in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody hit a record-high this year. An ICE official says there were more than 50,000 individuals in custody as of Wednesday. ICE says that two days earlier,…

U.S. Added 20,000 Jobs In February

(CNN) - Some mixed numbers on the jobs report. The Labor Department says the U.S. economy added 20,000 jobs in February. And while that sounds good on paper, economists were predicting the hike would be 180,000. One analyst blames…

CDC Reports Second Wave Of Severe Flu Cases

Des Moines-Ames, IA (KCCI) - Flu activity is still high across the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control says the season may not have peaked yet but there's a second wave of severe infections impacting some states. According to…

DC Cherry Blossoms Peak Bloom Prediction Dates

(CNN) - A picturesque scene is coming soon to DC. The National Park Service said this year's peak cherry blossom bloom is predicted for April 3rd to the 6th. Dates were revealed Wednesday at a news conference. Tokyo gifted…

FDA: Asbestos Found In Claire's Cosmetics

(CNN) - You may want to take a close look at your teen's make-up table. You know Claire's, the store that sells jewelry, accessories and makeup aimed at teens, tweens and kids? Well, according to the FDA, three of…

FDA Approves Ketamine-Like Nasal Spray For Depression

(CNN) _ The FDA has approved an anti-depressant that contains a chemical similar to the illegal party drug known as "Special K". The anti-depressant, which will be sold as "Spravato," is a nasal spray. It contains a substance similar…

Report: HIV Cured In Second Patient

(CNN) - A patient in London may be the second person to ever be cured of HIV. That's according to a case study published Tuesday in the journal Nature. Researchers say the unidentified man, known as the "London patient",…

Report: Coal Ash Contaminating Groundwater Nationwide

Raleigh-Durham, NC (WRAL) - A new environmental report says waste ash from coal-fired power plants in the U.S. has contaminated groundwater in 39 states. The contaminants include arsenic, lithium and mercury. The report by the Environmental Integrity Project and…

China Urges U.S. To Withdraw Warrant For Huawei CFO

(CNN) - China has reiterated its call for the U.S. to withdraw the arrest warrant and extradition request for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. And urged Canada to "immediately release" her, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said in a…

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