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Massive tropical cyclone barrels down on northeast Australia

(CNN) – Tropical Cyclone Debbie barreled down Tuesday on northeast Australia, dumping torrential rain on the region and leaving more than 50,000 homes without power. The massive storm is the most powerful since Cyclone Yasi, a Category 5 storm which tore through the region in 2011. Debbie is packing sustained winds of 185 kph (114 mph), with gusts reaching more than…

Airline electronic ban: How to keep your laptop safe when checked

Whether you wanted to binge watch TV, catch up on work, or keep a toddler from yelling for 15 hours straight, the new rules on checked-in electronics are definitely an inconvenience. But they can also present major safety issues for your hardware and data. The United States announced a new rule that bans bigger-than-a-smartphone electronics from the airline cabin on…

Scientists turn spinach into beating heart tissue

(CW6 SAN DIEGO) – Scientists have built working human heart muscle by taking advantage of the desired traits within spinach. In efforts to repair damaged organs, scientists have tested different ways to grow blood vessels. A previous method used was 3D printing, but has become harder to use. Scientists need a vascular network, because without it, tissue death will occur….

GameStop to close almost 200 stores nationwide

It’s game over for more than 100 GameStop retail locations. The company announced earlier this week that it’s shutting down 2% to 3% of its stores. That means as many as 190 stores could be on the chopping block. GameStop (GME) currently operates more than 6,600 stores globally, including 4,400 in the United States. It’s unclear how many domestic stores…

Wells Fargo launches 13,000 Card-Free ATMs for its 20 million mobile customers

SAN FRANCISCO, March 27, 2017 – Today, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (NYSE: WFC) announces that customers now have card-free access to all of its 13,000 ATMs(1), coast-to-coast. The company’s One-Time Access Code technology allows customers to authenticate at an ATM using an 8-digit token and their debit or ATM card Personal Identification Number (PIN), instead of a physical card. “At…

Raiders move to Las Vegas

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Any hopes that the Raiders would turn their eyes to San Diego in wake of the Chargers’ departure all but evaporated today when National Football League owners conditionally approved the Oakland franchise’s move to Las Vegas. The Raiders will play in the Bay Area city for two more seasons before heading to Nevada, the team announced….

This is how Obamacare affects everyone

Obamacare touches just about everyone. It’s not just for the millions of people who have health insurance through the Obamacare exchanges or Medicaid expansion. Under Obamacare, senior citizens pay less for Medicare coverage and for their prescription drugs. Many people receive free contraceptives, mammograms, colonoscopies and cholesterol tests. And those with pre-existing conditions are no longer turned away. “The ACA…

First ’kid friendly’ marijuana dispensary opens to public

The first ‘kid friendly’ marijuana dispensary in the U.S. has opened in Modesto, California. When the ‘family friendly’ cannabis club opened, parents claimed their kids have had mass improvements. These families describe their children’s journeys as they sample with cannabis remedies. Parents have claimed that this remedy has helped epilepsy, ADHD, ADD and more.

19-year-old man arrested in Israel for bomb threats against Jewish centers

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A 19-year-old man was arrested in Israel today for allegedly making bogus bomb threats against numerous Jewish community centers and other organizations, possibly including the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in University City. The FBI and Israeli National Police arrested “the individual suspected for threats to Jewish organizations across the United States and in other parts…