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  • School district will take parents to court over students’ unpaid lunches

    ASHLAND, Mo. — A school district in Missouri could start suing parents who don’t pay for their children’s school lunches. KOMU reports said that in Southern Boone School District, nearly 70 families owe roughly $30,000. It’s an annual problem for the district, according to School Board President Barrett Glascock. “Some parents just don’t pay,” he said. “So we’re going to try to go after that.” The new policy says that parents with unpaid meal charges won’t be able to attend events […]

  • BYU adds caffeinated soft drinks for first time since 1950s

    PROVO, UT (KSL) — BYU has added caffeinated soft drinks on its campus for the first time since the 1950s, the university announced Thursday, KSL reported. BYU Food Services began selling caffeinated Coca-Cola products this week, Dean Wright, director of BYU Dining Services said in a post on the school’s website. The decision, he said, was supported by the school’s Administrative Vice President’s Office. It’s happening. https://t.co/ZjomHCrYCo pic.twitter.com/KOyikaZ0l4 — BYU (@BYU) September 21, 2017 Wright added Dining Services will still […]

  • Bill Gates: Sorry about Control-Alt-Delete

    Bill Gates is sorry that he made it so annoying to log in to your computer. The billionaire Microsoft co-founder admitted Wednesday that the Control-Alt-Delete function originally used to get into Windows computers is an awkward maneuver. “If I could make one small edit, I’d make that a single key,” Gates said Wednesday on a panel at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York City. It’s a confession Gates has made before. In 2013, he blamed IBM for the issue. […]

  • Hurricane Maria: US mainland is not out of the woods yet

    The US mainland should not breathe a sigh of relief just yet despite early forecasts that Hurricane Maria will remain out to sea. Regaining strength overnight, Maria lashed the Dominican Republic early Thursday after a destructive rampage through Puerto Rico and Dominica. Dozens of families were rescued from flooding Thursday morning in Levittown, near the capital city of San Juan, a spokeswoman for the Puerto Rican governor tweeted. The Puerto Rican National Guard was still searching for others in need of rescue, […]

  • Hurricane Maria strengthens to Category 3 again as it heads toward Turks and Caicos

    Hurricane Maria regained strength Thursday morning as it continued to ravage the Caribbean, with the Turks and Caicos islands next in its crosshairs. The Category 3 storm lashed the northern coast of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and 115-mph winds. It is likely to strengthen over the warm waters of the Turks and Caicos, CNN meteorologist Pedram Javaheri said. The low-lying islands are particularly at risk of high storm surges. The best case scenario, he said, is that the […]

  • Hurricane Maria’s devastating effects in Puerto Rico: ‘We are 100 percent without power’

    Hurricane Maria‘s eye has left Puerto Rico, but the mammoth storm is still lashing the island with devastating winds. Maria weakened to a Category 3 hurricane Wednesday afternoon, hurling winds of 115 mph. But hurricane-force gusts topping 74 mph still extend over much of Puerto Rico, the National Hurricane Center said. Maria’s brute force wiped out electricity to the entire island. “We are 100% without power,” a spokesman for the Puerto Rico governor’s office said Wednesday. The storm also ripped […]

  • 15 of the hidden, most handy and neatest features in iOS 11

    It’s the gift to iPhone and iPad owners who don’t want to buy a new gadget. Apple’s latest mobile operating system iOS 11 is now available as a free download. The redesigned software packs in big changes and minor tweaks, some you may never even see. The update is available on smartphones as far back as the iPhone 5S. (For iPad compatibility, see here). Or you can wait and buy an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, which hits stores on […]

  • Hurricane Maria pounds Puerto Rico after killing 7 people in Dominica

    ​ PUERTO RICO– Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico on Wednesday morning, ripping trees out of the ground and hammering two-thirds of the island with hurricane-force winds. “This is total devastation,” said Carlos Mercader, a spokesman for Puerto Rico’s governor. “Puerto Rico, in terms of the infrastructure, will not be the same. … This is something of historic proportions.” Maria has killed seven people on the Caribbean island nation of Dominica, said Gaston Browne, the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda. […]

  • Hurricane Maria makes landfall as Category 4 storm in Puerto Rico

    PUERTO RICO — Hurricane Maria made landfall Wednesday morning in southeast Puerto Rico near the city of Yabucoa, the National Hurricane Center said. At landfall, Maria had sustained winds of 155 mph, making it a high-end Category 4 storm, only 2 mph away from a Category 5. Hurricane Maria is the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall in Puerto Rico since 1932. Maria has already obliterated parts of Dominica and killed at least one person in Guadeloupe. Rosselló said […]

  • Jimmy Kimmel takes on new health care bill, says Sen. Cassidy lied ‘right to my face’

    HOLLYWOOD, California — Jimmy Kimmel didn’t pull any punches when it came to the Senate’s new health care bill and U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, saying that Cassidy lied “right to my face.” “A few months ago after my son had open heart surgery, which was something I spoke about on the air, a politician, a Senator named Bill Cassidy from Louisiana was on my show and he wasn’t very honest,” Kimmel said opening Tuesday night’s show. Kimmel then explained how Cassidy […]

  • Amazon mistakenly sends baby registry emails to people who don’t have a registry – or a baby

    NEW YORK – Finding out that someone has bought you a present is almost always awesome. Unless that gift is for your unborn child and you are, as far as you know, not expecting. Amazon sent out some very confusing emails on Tuesday, telling a large number of customers that someone had bought an item off their baby registry. Many of the recipients did not have a baby registry — let alone a baby gestating or any plans to have or […]

  • Category 5 Hurricane Maria closes in on Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

    ​ Hurricane Maria‘s destructive tear across the Caribbean is well underway, with the Category 5 storm obliterating parts of Dominica, killing at least one person in Guadeloupe and threatening “catastrophic” damage to Puerto Rico within 24 hours. Maria strengthened once again Tuesday afternoon and is now hurling 165 mph (265 kph) winds as it moves in on St. Croix. “No generation has seen a hurricane like this since San Felipe II in 1928,” Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said Tuesday. […]