Joe Hernandez

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What to know now that hearing aids are available over the counter

Monday, October 17, 2022

The shift in hearing health care is due to a recent rule change by the FDA, which recently cleared the way for the devices to be sold in retail stores without the need for buyers to see a doctor.

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Yellowstone National Park has reopened an entrance devastated by June floods

Sunday, October 16, 2022

The park began allowing regular visitor traffic along the Northeast Entrance Road on Saturday for the first time since it closed the entrance in response to severe weather.

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California drivers can now sport digital license plates on their cars

Saturday, October 15, 2022

The license plate-sized screens display a plate number and allow drivers to renew their registration. They also allow users to track a vehicle with GPS and display a warning if the car is stolen.

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Recent whale strandings highlight the mystery that still baffles marine scientists

Saturday, October 15, 2022

A recent stranding on remote New Zealand islands left nearly 500 pilot whales dead. Scientists still don't know for sure why the events, also known as beachings, occur, but they have some ideas.

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Animal populations shrank an average of 69% over the last half-century, a report says

Friday, October 14, 2022

A new report from the World Wildlife Fund and the Zoological Society of London analyzed years of data on wildlife populations across the world and found a downward trend in the Earth's biodiversity.

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A blood shortage in the U.K. may cause some surgeries to be delayed

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Part of the reason for the shortage is that there are fewer donors visiting blood collection centers in cities and towns in the aftermath of the pandemic, the National Health Service said.

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A parents' lawsuit accuses Amazon of selling suicide kits to teenagers

Sunday, October 09, 2022

Amazon sold the food preservative sodium nitrite, which lawyers say has no household use at high purity levels, to people who later killed themselves using the substance, the suit claims.

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This trumpet-fueled walk-on song is professional baseball's latest craze

Saturday, October 08, 2022

"Narco," a dance hit by Australian musician Timmy Trumpet and the Dutch DJ duo Blasterjaxx, is the walk-on music for star relief pitcher Edwin Díaz.

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The iconic Easter Island statues have been damaged in a fire, authorities say

Friday, October 07, 2022

The sculpted figures on Rapa Nui, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, suffered "irreparable" damage. The municipality's mayor said he believed the fire was not an accident.

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Police drove into a car head-on in a traffic stop. The driver wasn't their suspect

Thursday, October 06, 2022

The Fairfax County Police Department says the car Jamee Kimble was driving was connected to an incident in neighboring Arlington County, and that a police cruiser hit it at a low speed.

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Some leading robot makers are pledging not to weaponize them

Thursday, October 06, 2022

The companies warned that "untrustworthy people" could use their robots to harm others or infringe on civil liberties, and they pledged to make sure their customers didn't weaponize the products.

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Halyna Hutchins' family settles with Alec Baldwin over cinematographer's death

Wednesday, October 05, 2022

Under the settlement, which is subject to court approval, the filming of Rust will continue with the "original principal players on board" and Hutchins' husband will serve as executive producer.

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Florida officials face questions over the late evacuation order in Lee County

Monday, October 03, 2022

Local authorities ordered a mandatory evacuation for part of Lee County on Tuesday, just one day before the Category 4 storm made mainland landfall.

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Threats to water and biodiversity are linked. A new U.S. envoy role tackles them both

Friday, September 30, 2022

"The loss of nature and rising water insecurity are global health threats that must be confronted together," Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.

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Photos: This is what Florida looks like after Hurricane Ian

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Images of the aftermath show a glimpse of the destruction caused by the powerful Category 4 hurricane: homes washed out, boats yanked from their moorings, and decimated neighborhoods.

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A new island has emerged out of the Pacific Ocean, but it may soon disappear

Sunday, September 25, 2022

The little atoll located southwest of Tonga's Late Island measured roughly 8.6 acres and stood at around 50 feet above sea level, Tonga's Geological Services said.

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Canada's Atlantic provinces begin to recover from historic damage caused by Fiona

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Fiona made landfall as a hurricane-strength post-tropical cyclone, causing widespread damage in five provinces and leaving more than 250,000 people without power.

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The Cherokee Nation is renewing its push for a nonvoting delegate in Congress

Saturday, September 24, 2022

The same treaty that led to the Trail of Tears also said the Cherokee Nation could be represented by a congressional delegate. The tribal government wants the position to be filled for the first time.

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Tropical Storm Ian threatens the Caribbean and Florida with hurricane conditions

Saturday, September 24, 2022

The weather system currently churning south of Jamaica is projected to intensify into a hurricane in the coming days. Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency in Florida.

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Twitch bans some gambling content after an outcry from streamers

Thursday, September 22, 2022

The streaming giant said it would prohibit content that included unlicensed slots, roulette, or dice games. Sports betting, fantasy sports, and poker will still be permitted on Twitch.

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