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At least 97 people have lost their lives in a 6.5 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia, several hundred are injured.
Opening statements expected in Dylann Roof trial today, he’s charged in the shootings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., that took the life of eight people and their minister in 2015. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. He says he’ll represent himself in the penalty phase if convicted.
Gatlinburg, Tenn., residents can officially return to home over 1,600 homes, businesses and other structures were damaged or destroyed by the fire near the Great Smoky Mountains last week. Hurricane-force winds sent fires racing through the Gatlinburg area. Steady rain helped drown the last of the wildfires, but the scorched ground is less likely to soak it up, leaving residents faced with the possibility of flooding.
Don’t leave your laptop at TSA airport checkpoints. Last week the TSA shared a tweet showing dozens of laptops stacked on a shelf, all left behind at TSA checkpoints at Newark International Airport in Newark, New Jersey. In 2014, it’s reported that roughly 20,000 items, each priced at $500 or more, were left at checkpoints around the country. TSA offers a tip: ‘If you haven’t already, tape a business card or a piece of paper with your name and contact info to the bottom of your laptop. This will allow them to attempt to contact you by a page or phone call before you board your flight.
Mumps outbreak grows in King County, unvaccinated children told to say home –– The district said in schools where the mumps is active, children who are not vaccinated should stay home until 25 days go by without any new cases reported. If new cases do pop up during that three-week time frame, the 25-day count starts over. Kids who get at least one dose of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine can return to class right away.
About 1,000 skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes at Snoqualmie Pass on opening day yesterday. There was almost 2 and a half feet of snow in the last 72 hours. Two chairs at the Summit West are open. With another storm predicted, more will likely open in the near future. They hope to be open through May 5.