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Alligators can regrow their tails, new study finds

Small reptiles like lizards and geckos are known for their extraordinary ability to regrow their tails, a potentially lifesaving skill in the wild. But it turns out these reptiles are not the only animals in the amniote family with the ability to regenerate appendages. Researchers were surprised to discover that juvenile alligators also have the…

Ravens and Steelers will try again Wednesday after postponements

Ravens and Steelers will try again Wednesday after postponements

The NFL has yet again postponed the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers game, with the rivals set to play now on Wednesday afternoon. The Ravens have been struggling to manage a coronavirus outbreak within the team. The teams were supposed to play Thanksgiving night, but the game was moved to Sunday and then again to…

11 unprovoked attacks in one month have rocked a Massachusetts city

11 unprovoked attacks in one month have rocked a Massachusetts city

Eleven unprovoked attacks have occurred in the last month in a Massachusetts city, scaring residents and confounding police. Now, the Waltham Police Department is asking for the public’s help. The department released footage of a person in a hoodie, their face obscured, who police say is a suspect. The attacks began November 10. The first…

Baltimore County schools will reopen Wednesday after being closed due to cyberattack

Baltimore County schools will reopen Wednesday after being closed due to cyberattack

Baltimore County Public Schools will reopen Wednesday after a ransomware attack forced the system to close for three days. The district shared the update Monday night on social media accounts, saying that schools would return to virtual learning. In order for class to resume, the school system listed four things that would have to happen.…

From behind bars, hear three stories of transformation

What does it mean to make a change in your life — and what does it mean to make a total transformation? It’s the kind of contemplative question you might bring up in a soul-searching conversation with a friend. In this case, it was being considered by a man serving a life sentence at a…

Jennifer Lopez celebrates the release of her new single with a virtual dance party

Jennifer Lopez did not let Covid-19 restrictions stop her from celebrating the release of her new single with fans. The pop star, joined by her twins Emme and Max, fiancĂ© Alex Rodriguez, and his daughters, Natasha and Ella, live streamed a dance party at the exact moment the song “In the Morning” was released shortly…

Gunman ambushes police, sparks hours-long standoff at Minnesota apartment complex

Gunman ambushes police, sparks hours-long standoff at Minnesota apartment complex

A gunman in Minnesota ambushed police officers responding to a complaint before holing up in an apartment building and starting an hours-long standoff Sunday morning, according to police and local reports. Police in Albert Lea were responding to reports of a noise complaint or weapons violation, after gunshots and or fireworks were reportedly heard, the…

Some New York City public schools to resume in-person learning

Some New York City public schools to resume in-person learning

New York City schools will begin phasing out hybrid learning and move toward resuming in-person classes after citywide shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday. The country’s largest public school district will begin reopening in phases for in-person learning on December 7, de Blasio said during a news conference. The…

East Coast braces for snow, heavy rain in first major storm system of the fall

East Coast braces for snow, heavy rain in first major storm system of the fall

In typical 2020 fashion, the East Coast’s first major storm system of the fall will arrive right as we say good riddance to this year’s record-breaking hurricane season. Roughly 15 million people from Louisiana to North Carolina are under the risk of severe weather today ahead of the developing system, according to CNN Meteorologist Haley…

NBA star Tristan Thompson becomes a US citizen

NBA star Tristan Thompson becomes a US citizen

Tristan Thompson is officially a citizen of the United States. The Canadian-born basketball player fulfilled the requirements to become a naturalized citizen last week, according to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, which shared the news on Twitter along with a photo of the NBA star taking the oath of allegiance. “I came to the…

Covid-19 claims beloved Chicago dispatcher: ‘His pride was going to work’

Covid-19 claims beloved Chicago dispatcher: ‘His pride was going to work’

As Guadalupe Lopez walked into work at Chicago’s 911 center one night four years ago, three officers were shot on the city’s west side. Lopez sat at his desk on the communications floor as officers screamed into their police radios. There was confusion over the location, and the wounded were without backup. Lopez took over…

The mysterious silver monolith in the Utah desert has disappeared

A tall, silver, shining metal monolith discovered in the desert in southeastern Utah — which prompted theories of alien placement and drew determined hikers to its secret location — has now disappeared, the state’s Bureau of Land Management said Saturday. The monolith was removed by an “unknown party” sometime Friday night, the agency said in…

An Oregon mink farm has reported a Covid-19 outbreak

An Oregon mink farm has reported a Covid-19 outbreak

An Oregon mink farm has reported an outbreak of coronavirus among mink and farmworkers. Ten mink samples submitted all came back positive for coronavirus, the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) said in a news release on Friday. The farm has been placed under quarantine, meaning “no animal or animal product can leave the farm until…