By David Hinojosa Published 10:22 pm CDT, Thursday, April 18, 2019 Brandeis senior Taigen Galvan won the 800 meters at the 27/28-6A area meet in 2:21.76 seconds and the 1,600 in 5:17.04. She hopes to qualify for her first state meet at next weekend’s regionals. Brandeis senior Taigen Galvan won the 800 meters at the 27/28-6A area meet in 2:21.76 seconds and the 1,600 in 5:17.04. She hopes to qualify for her first state meet at next weekend’s regionals. Photo: Photos By Marvin Pfeiffer /Staff Photographer Photo: Photos By Marvin Pfeiffer /Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Brandeis senior Taigen Galvan won the 800 meters at the 27/28-6A area meet in 2:21.76 seconds and the 1,600 in 5:17.04. She hopes to qualify for her first state meet at … [Read more...] about Brandeis’ Galvan gains strength by fighting through the wind
By Nicole Hensley Published 10:08 pm CDT, Thursday, April 18, 2019 A bicyclist was hit by a car and killed Thursday afternoon in southeast Houston, police said. The man on the bike suffered a head injury and died at the crash site around 4:25 p.m. in the 2100 block of St. Wayside Drive near the Gulf Freeway, according to authorities. He was not identified. No other details were immediately available about the driver who hit him. … [Read more...] about Bicyclist hit by car, killed in east Houston
The drinking water in Paradise, Calif., where 85 people died last year in the nation’s worst wildfire in a century, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene, officials said.Officials believe the contamination happened after the November firestorm created a toxic combination of gases in burning homes that got sucked into the water pipes as residents and firefighters heavily drew on water sources to combat the fire, the Sacramento Bee reported Thursday.Officials say that may explain why benzene, which has been linked to anemia and leukemia, has been found in tests at various spots, rather than from one source in Paradise, which was largely destroyed.The chemical occurs naturally in fire; is part of crude oil, gasoline and cigarette smoke; and is used to make plastics, synthetic fibers and other products, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Melted plastic meters and plastic pipes also may have sent benzene into the system, water … [Read more...] about Cancer-causing chemical taints water after deadly Paradise wildfire
A mountain lion was safely removed Thursday after it was found resting under a tree in the backyard of a Pasadena home two miles from the foothills.Although the city sometimes sees bears amble over from the Angeles National Forest, there have been no reports in recent history of a big cat in the city.“Generally, coming down to Pasadena that far is a little unusual,” said Lt. Max Dahlstein of the Pasadena Police Department.Police received the call just before 5 p.m., and authorities with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife arrived at the scene near the 1600 block of Fiske Avenue shortly thereafter to remove the animal, Dahlstein said. The big cat was thought to weigh between 80 and 100 pounds. … [Read more...] about Mountain lion found taking a catnap in Pasadena backyard
Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson castigated the Washington, D.C. press corps for its handling of the Department of Justice special counsel probe headed by Robert Mueller on the heels of the release of the report generated by the probe.Carlson accused the media of lying to the American public and offered examples of reporters congratulating themselves for reporting despite the report claiming no collusion between President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia. He called the handling of the Mueller Report release “humiliating” for the White House press corps. “These are hysterical children,” Carlson said. “They should not be in journalism, but they are. In fact, they run journalism, and they have no plans on giving up their power. The Mueller Report is probably the single most humiliating thing that has ever happened to the White House press corps in the history of this country. So how … [Read more...] about Carlson: Mueller Report ‘Single Most Humiliating Thing’ to Happen to White House Press Corps in History of U.S.