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  • California Veteran Finds Lost Uniform in Antique Store Three Years after Losing It

    BAKERSFIELD — Three years after losing a green coat and beret that symbolized years of military service, a veteran was reunited with the uniform he thought he would never see again while browsing in an antique shop. Xenos Lopez said when he moved from one part of Bakersfield to another in 2016, he lost his Army uniform. He’s not sure how it happened, but he suspects someone may have stolen the garment bag it hung in while he was moving […]

  • Karl Lagerfeld, Pioneering Fashion Designer, Has Died

    Karl Lagerfeld, the fashion visionary and creative director of Chanel, has died, the company told CNN Tuesday. The influential German designer is best known for his work with the French luxury fashion house, along with his prodigious output. He was also the creative director at Fendi and his eponymous label. Rumors had swirled about his health after he was absent from his Chanel show in late January due to what the company described as tiredness. Lagerfeld, who transformed Chanel after […]

  • Bernie Sanders Launches Second Presidential Campaign

    After months of deliberation, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Tuesday that he is running for president again in 2020. It will be Sanders’ second consecutive bid for the Democratic nomination after losing to Hillary Clinton in 2016. “I am asking you to join me today as part of an unprecedented and historic grassroots campaign that will begin with at least a million people from across the country,” he wrote in an email to supporters following an interview on Vermont Public […]

  • This AI is So Good at Writing that Its Creators Won’t Let You Use It

    A new artificial intelligence system is so good at composing text that the researchers behind it said they won’t release it for fear of how it could be misused. Created by nonprofit AI research company OpenAI (whose backers include Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Microsoft), the text-generating system can write page-long responses to prompts, mimicking everything from fantasy prose to fake celebrity news stories and homework assignments. It builds on an earlier text-generating system the company released last year. Researchers have used […]

  • Democratic Lawmakers Ask NRA for Answers Over 2015 Moscow Trip and Alleged Russian Ties

    A pair of House Democratic lawmakers is asking the National Rifle Association to answer questions related to potential ties to Russia, including on the gun rights organization’s finances, a 2015 trip to Moscow attended by NRA backers and whether NRA officials communicated with Russian-linked individuals about attempts to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election. The letter, dated Friday, is addressed to NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre and signed by Democratic Reps. Ted Lieu of California, a member of the House […]

  • Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein Expected to Leave Justice Department in Mid-March

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave the Justice Department in mid-March, according to a Justice Department official who spoke to CNN Monday. The No. 2 official at the department has become one of the highest profile figures in the Trump administration given his oversight of the Russia investigation and the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller in 2017. CNN had previously reported that Rosenstein was planning to step down after Bill Barr was confirmed as attorney general, but the […]

  • Woman Accused of Dragging Dog Behind Electric Scooter Now Faces Charges

    BAKERSFIELD — A woman accused of dragging a small dog behind a scooter in Bakersfield after photos and videos captured the incident last month has been charged. Prosecutors filed animal abuse and neglect charges against Elaine Rosa last Friday, according to television station KERO in Bakersfield. Rosa faces three years of jail time and a $20,000 fine. Bo Koenig, Attorney for Rosa has released a statement. “We were recently advised by law enforcement that official charges have been filed against […]

  • A 5-Year-Old was Teased for Looking Like a Boy, So Her Teacher Chopped Off Her Own Hair to Show Support

    A Texas teacher came up with a creative way to stop her students from teasing a classmate. She chopped off her hair. When Shannon Grimm noticed that a 5-year-old girl in her kindergarten class was “really sad and depressed at school because friends think that she looks like a boy,” she wanted to cheer the student up by showing solidarity. Classmates were teasing the girl, Prisilla, who had begun wearing a hat to school to cover her hair, according to CNN […]

  • Five Bystanders Shot During Police Shootout in New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS — Five people waiting at a bus stop in New Orleans were shot during a police shootout with a robbery suspect Sunday, police said. The suspect was fatally shot by a Louisiana State Police officer at the end of foot chase with gunfire throughout, Chief Shaun Ferguson said. Ferguson said detectives had been investigating two armed robberies in the city’s 6th district when they identified a person of interest near a bus stop at the intersection of Canal […]

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