Garbage truck driver arrested in California Sandalwood fire that killed two people

Antonio Ornelas-Velazquez is accused of igniting the deadly fire that burned more than 1,000 acres in 2019. A California garbage truck driver has been arrested in connection with the 2019 Sandalwood fire that killed two people and burned more than 1,000 acres, authorities said. Antonio Ornelas-Velazquez was taken into custody on Saturday by peace officers […]

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White House working to address semiconductor shortage hitting auto production

The White House said Thursday administration officials are working to address a growing shortage of semiconductor chips that has slowed auto production around the world. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the Biden administration is “currently identifying potential chokepoints in the supply chain and actively working alongside key stakeholders in industry and with our […]

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3 dead after 3 separate Valentine’s Day avalanches in Montana and Colorado

Across the Rockies on Valentine’s Day, avalanches killed three people in three separate incidents, according to local authorities. Just before noon on Sunday, an avalanche in Beehive Basin, near Big Sky, Montana, swept two splitboarders away and partially buried one. The partially buried splitboarder was injured as snow pushed him through trees. Later identified by […]

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Researchers find parallels in spread of brain cancer in mammals, zebrafish

Scientists at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC have identified a new zebrafish model that could help advance glioblastoma multiforme research. Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of primary brain tumor—fewer than one in 20 patients survive five years after diagnosis. The research team previously discovered that human-derived brain cancer cells in mice use the […]

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