Binx, cat who lived in the Champlain Towers South, was found near collapse site and reunited with family, mayor says

By Christina Maxouris, CNN Binx, a cat who lived on the ninth floor of the Champlain Towers South, was reunited with his family on Friday after volunteers found him near the site of the collapse, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said in a news conference. “After 16 long and extremely difficult days, I’m happy to be able to share a small piece of good news,” the mayor said Friday evening. Levine Cava said there are people who feed the cats in the area surrounding the collapse site and one of the volunteers thought they recognized the cat and brought it to an animal shelter, “where it was positively identified” as belonging to one of the families in the building. The mayor did not identify the family that the cat belongs to. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart and all of us who are so happy to have played a role in returning Binx with his family,” Levine Cava said. “I’m glad that this small miracle would bring some light into the lives of a hurting family today, and provide a bright spot…

Mono County Earthquake Felt In Modesto

By Neelam Bohra and Christina Zdanowicz, CNN Brett Durrant was traveling along Highway 395 near Coleville, California, when clouds of dust erupted across the mountainsides next to him. Parts of the rock were collapsing. “It’s an earthquake!” Durrant’s friend, who was driving, shouts in a video posted on Twitter. “The tires went a little funny, I thought maybe the road was just funny, it kind of wiggled. It wasn’t. It’s an earthquake!” A strong earthquake jolted the eastern Sierra Nevada south of Lake Tahoe on Thursday, causing shaking to be felt throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada. About 60 miles away in Coleville, Durrant witnessed cars weaving through large boulders scattered all over the highway. He also captured peoples’ unsuccessful attempts to move them off the road. “Dude, don’t worry about that,” Durrant’s driver can be heard saying to a man trying to push a boulder to the side of the road. The quake, which occurred at 3:49 p.m. PT, was reported as 6.0 magnitude by the US Geological Survey. There have been more than 30 aftershocks so far and more are predicted, according to…

First LGBTQ Resource Center opening in the east valley

Roman Lopez Mojarras, a transgender college student living in the city of Coachella. 5-years-ago he announced to his parents that he was trans, he says he was worried about their reactioN because his latino family is conservative and they have some archaic values.  “Some older generations have immigrated from Mexico to here. So it’s not only abandoning your former life but you also have to abandon past opinions,” said Mojarras. Luckily his parents were accepting but they still had a lot of questions.  When Mojarras tried to find a support system in the east valley that could help him translate and explain to his family what he was going through, there were no resources. Mojarras said, “It was hard to find resources at the time and as a sophomore. I was trying t o educate myself but also my parents in a completely different language.” To fill that void, the city and several nonprofits are coming together to open a new LGBTQ center in downtown Coachella. The LGBTQ Community Center is designed to be a neutral, safe and inviting space for all people.  There will…

How to help Surfside building collapse victims

By Ashley Vaughan, CNN On Thursday, June 24, around 1:30 a.m., an estimated 55 condominiums fell to the ground, most of them with residents asleep inside in the town of Surfside, just north of Miami, Florida. As families wait in agony for updates on missing loved ones, there are ways you can ensure they don’t face this situation alone. Organizations are on the ground to help. Here is how you can support them — even from miles away. To donate to organizations featured click here or the button below. Donate money or personal care items The American Red Cross is helping displaced residents find safe places. The group is also offering emotional and spiritual support to the survivors. ATJC Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center is collecting donations for individuals and families impacted by the collapse. The organization is asking for items including sheets, pillows, phone chargers, and snack food. Direct Relief has teamed up with the NBA’s Miami Heat to collect donations helping provide healthcare for survivors and equipment for first responders. Provide meals Food Rescue U.S. is on the ground in Miami providing and transporting…

Excessive Heat Warning issued July 9 at 1:02PM PDT until July 12 at 8:00PM PDT by NWS Las Vegas NV

* WHAT…Dangerously hot conditions. Temperatures of 112 to 118 are expected across the Western Mojave Desert, 105 to 110 in the Owens Valley, 100 to 110 in Esmeralda and Nye counties, and 125 to 130 in Death Valley. * WHERE…In Nevada, Esmeralda and Central Nye County and Western Clark and Southern Nye County. In California, Owens Valley, Death Valley National Park and Western Mojave Desert. * WHEN…Until 8 PM PDT Monday. * IMPACTS…Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Long standing record high temperature values are likely to be rivaled or broken. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during…

‘What If…?’ trailer features Chadwick Boseman

By Chloe Melas, CNN Disney+ has released the trailer for their animated series, “What If…?” It features the late Chadwick Boseman as a version of his “Black Panther” character Prince T’Challa called “Star-Lord.” The actor died last August after battling cancer. He was 43. Boseman’s final onscreen role was in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” Boseman and his “Ma Rainey” co-star, Viola Davis, made history at the SAG Awards after they became the first Black man and Black woman to win best lead actor an actress in the same year. The star also won a Golden Globe, a Critic’s Choice Award and an NAACP Image Award for the role. The Marvel Studios animated series begins streaming August 11. The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. The post ‘What If…?’ trailer features Chadwick Boseman appeared first on KESQ.

The Latest: CDC: No masks for vaccinated teachers, students

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials say vaccinated teachers and students don’t need to wear masks inside school buildings. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the new guidelines Friday. The changes come after a growing national vaccination campaign in which children as young as 12 are eligible to get shots, as well as a general decline in recent months in COVID hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. The nation’s top public health agency is not advising schools to require shots for teachers and vaccine-eligible kids. The guidance generally leaves it to local officials to figure out how to ensure the unvaccinated are using precautions while letting those who are fully protected go mask-free. The biggest questions will be at middle schools where some students are eligible for shots and others aren’t. At some of the nation’s largest school districts, widespread mask-wearing is expected to continue this fall. In Detroit’s public schools, everyone will be required to wear a mask unless everyone in the classroom has been vaccinated. Philadelphia will require all public school students and staff to wear masks inside buildings, even if…

Ancient evidence of body modification found during archeological dig in Gabon

By Christy Somos, CTVNews.ca Writer Click here for updates on this story     TORONTO, Ontario (CTV Network) — Archeologists working in Gabon have discovered a cave with human remains that show evidence of ancient body modification that is unique to the area, according to a new study. The findings, published in the August volume of the journal Antiquity, detail the discovery of thousands of pre-colonial human remains making up at least 28 people, along with hundreds of valuable metal artifacts from the 14th to 15th centuries AD that were dropped or lowered into the Iroungou cave in Gabon, on the Atlantic coast of Central Africa. The “wealth and size” of the find could indicate that these “were elite individuals and their sacrificed retainers,” according to a release. The discovery was made by an international team of researchers who were exploring the Iroungou Cave, first discovered in 1992, which is only accessible through a hole in the roof – meaning the team had to rappel down 25 metres to reach the remains. The cave formation meant the remains would have been dropped or lowered through the hole,…

Unvaccinated tourists won’t be welcome in Canada for ‘quite a while,’ PM Trudeau says

By Rachel Aiello, CTVNews.ca Producer Click here for updates on this story     OTTAWA, Ontario (CTV Network) — Amid calls to present a comprehensive border reopening plan before thinking about calling a federal election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that it’s going to be “quite a while” yet before Canada is ready to welcome in any tourists who are unvaccinated. In response to a question from CTV News about when the tourism sector could start accepting vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers from abroad, Trudeau said: “I can tell you right now that’s not going to happen for quite a while.” “We need to continue to ensure that the safety of Canadians, of all the sacrifices that so many people have made over the past many, many months, are not for nothing,” Trudeau said Thursday during a press conference in British Columbia. The prime minister said he doesn’t want to jeopardize the progress made in the fight against the pandemic by throwing open the border too quickly. Earlier on Thursday, Ottawa business owners and the Canadian Travel and Tourism Roundtable held a press conference imploring the federal government…

Youth baseball coach fatally shot on a Minnesota highway after a possible altercation, officials say

By Madeline Holcombe, Keith Allen and Hannah Sarisohn, CNN Minnesota police believe that what started as a traffic altercation on a highway this week ended in the homicide of a youth baseball coach, officials said. Jay Harrison Boughton, 56, of Crystal, Minnesota, died Tuesday in the emergency room at the North Memorial Hospital after a gunshot wound to the head, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office. The Plymouth Police Department said two vehicles were traveling southbound on Highway 169 at approximately 10 p.m. on Tuesday when the suspect in one vehicle shot at another vehicle, hitting the driver. “We further believe there may have been some sort of traffic altercation between the two drivers,” Plymouth Police Chief Erik Fadden said at a news conference. CNN affiliate WCCO reported Boughton was driving his son home from a baseball game he coached when he was shot. “I have to say, this was one of the most tragic events that I’ve witnessed in my 20 years of policing,” Fadden said. Boughton lost control of the car when he was shot and drove off the road into…

Excessive Heat Warning issued July 9 at 12:48AM PDT until July 12 at 8:00PM PDT by NWS Las Vegas NV

* WHAT…Dangerously hot conditions. Temperatures of 112 to 118 are expected across the Western Mojave Desert, 105 to 110 in the Owens Valley, 100 to 110 in Esmeralda and Nye counties, and 125 to 130 in Death Valley. * WHERE…In Nevada, Esmeralda and Central Nye County and Western Clark and Southern Nye County. In California, Owens Valley, Death Valley National Park and Western Mojave Desert. * WHEN…Until 8 PM PDT Monday. * IMPACTS…Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Long standing record high temperature values are likely to be rivaled or broken. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during…

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