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What should schools do when a second-grader makes a threat?

Earlier this month, mom Amber Dunevant was told that one of her 7-year-old daughter’s classmates had put her daughter on a “kill list” at Parkview Elementary in Chula Vista, Calif. Dunevant said she saw the list in the school principal’s…

Blue Sky Science: What is a solar flare?

Q What is a solar flare? — William Allen, Robbinsdale, Minn. A Alex Lazarian, professor in the departments of astronomy and physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison: A solar flare is a release of magnetic energy from the sun. The…

Carnival Cruise Line bans 'offensive clothing'

Think your profanity-laced T-shirt would be fun to wear on your next cruise? Carnival Cruise Line says no. Guests should "ensure their clothing and accessories are respectful to fellow guests," reads Carnival's website FAQ. That means nothing worn during the…

McConnell says 'no haggling' as impeachment standoff deepens

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday there will be “no haggling” over the process for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in a deepening standoff with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over Democratic demands for details and more witnesses.

Celebrity Birthdays: Jan. 8

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Shirley Bassey, Yvette Mimieux, Robby Krieger, Betsy DeVos, R. Kelly, Sean Paul, Jenny Lewis, Sarah Polley, Gaby Hoffman, Cynthia Erivo and more.

Ask the Weather Guys: What are pyrocumulus clouds?

Q: What are pyrocumulus clouds? A: A pyrocumulus is a fire cloud. A pyrocumulus cloud forms from rising air that results from intense heating of the surface by phenomena such as wildfires or volcanic eruptions. The fires that generate these…

20 tightwad tips to save thousands in 2020

From simply asking for discounts to comparing prices on auto insurance to going to early birds, these 20 tightwad tricks will help you bank more than pocket change in 2020. Doreen Christensen of the Sun Sentinel asked her community of…

Celebrity Birthdays: Jan. 7

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Jann Wenner, Kenny Loggins, Katie Couric, Rand Paul, Nicolas Cage, Jeremy Renner, Dustin Diamond, Lauren Cohan and more.

A look at the top historical sites in Iran

Iran's ancient and rich cultural landscape has become a potential U.S. military target as Washington and Tehran take high-stakes steps toward a possible open conflict. Here are some of the most popular historical sites in Iran, according to travel site…