Samantha Raphelson

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Crow Murders In Idaho Are Nothing To Squawk About: Human Scarecrows Try To Divert Bird Invasion

Saturday, January 26, 2019

The Crow Management Task Force in Nampa, Idaho, uses drones, lasers and even a live hawk to scare the birds away. For the past three winters, crows have descended on the town, creating a public health hazard.


Nobody Is Moving Our Cheese: American Surplus Reaches Record High

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Americans consumed almost 37 pounds per capita in 2017, but that wasn't enough to reduce the country's 1.4 billion-pound cheese surplus. The stockpile of cheese started to build several years ago.


Minimum Wages Rising In 20 States And Several Cities

Sunday, December 30, 2018

The minimum wage will increase on or around January 1 in 20 states and 21 cities, impacting millions of American workers. Twenty-nine states will have set minimum wages above the federal level.


American Flown To Nebraska After Possible Ebola Exposure

Sunday, December 30, 2018

The University of Nebraska Medical Center is monitoring an American health care worker who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus after treating patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Arctic Report Card Documents 'Cascading Effects' Of Warming Ocean Temperatures

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The U.S. government says warming ocean temperatures and melting ice have resulted in the "most unprecedented transition in history" in the Arctic, leading to extreme weather events across the globe.


Dead Sea Lions With Gunshot Wounds Wash Up On Washington State Shores

Friday, November 30, 2018

At least eight dead sea lions with bullet holes have been found since September. It's illegal to shoot marine mammals, but that hasn't stopped some fishermen from going after them.


California Sanctuary Law Divides State In Fierce Immigration Debate

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

A new state law took effect earlier this year essentially making California a sanctuary state. It has split parts of the state into cities that comply with the law and those that are defying it.


California Democrats Hope Asian-American Voters Can Help Flip Red Districts

Friday, October 12, 2018

In conservative Orange County, a growing Asian-American population could have an impact on some key competitive House races in the midterms.


If You Have A New York Public Library Card, You Can Now Borrow Ties And Handbags

Friday, September 21, 2018

The New York Public Library's Riverside branch, located on the West side of Manhattan, is testing a pilot program that lends out ties, briefcases and handbags to those going on job interviews.


Federal Agents Board Buses 100 Miles From Border To Ask, Are You A U.S. Citizen?

Thursday, September 20, 2018

U.S. Border Patrol agents are boarding buses and stopping cars from private lines like Greyhound and Concord Coach within 100 miles of a U.S. border, asking passengers if they're American citizens.


U.S. Navy Sends Ships Out To Sea Ahead Of Hurricane Florence

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Nearly 30 naval ships were ordered to leave the Hampton Roads area of southeastern Virginia on Monday in order to escape the storm.


Michigan Child's Death Puts Spotlight On Clash Between Medicine And Religion

Friday, August 31, 2018

In 34 states and the District of Columbia, there are religious exemptions that allow parents to forgo medical treatment for a child if it conflicts with their religious beliefs.


Dockless Scooters Gain Popularity And Scorn Across The U.S.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Those who enjoy riding them may constitute a silent majority. Dockless scooters and bikes have drawn the ire of some who say they're a nuisance.


No Amount Of Alcohol Is Good For Your Health, Global Study Says

Friday, August 24, 2018

While the study's authors acknowledge moderate drinking may protect some people against heart disease, these potential benefits do not outweigh the risks of cancer and other diseases.


Democrats Eye Texas District After Decades Of Solid Republican Control

Friday, August 24, 2018

Texas' 21st Congressional District has been solidly in Republican hands for decades, but an incumbent's retirement is sparking talk on the ground of a possible close race in a wave year.


Scientists Battle Red Tide That Turned Florida Coast Into Wildlife Killing Field

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Scientists are exploring how they can combat the spread of the toxic algae bloom known as red tide along Florida's southwest coast.


Former Catholic Priest Says Pennsylvania Bishop Ignored His Reports Of Abuse

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Former priest James Faluszczak was one of many witnesses to testify before the grand jury about being abused by an Erie priest. He says when he told the bishop about it, he was "totally ignored."


Trump Claims California Is Wasting Water That Could Be Used To Fight Wildfires

Thursday, August 09, 2018

The president blamed the intensity of the fires on state environmental policies, incorrectly claiming water that could be used to fight the fires is being pumped into the Pacific Ocean.


Iran Braces For New U.S. Sanctions To Further Cripple Economy

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

The new sanctions, which were previously lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, severely limit Iran's ability to buy U.S. currency and issue sovereign debt, and place restrictions on trade with Iran.


San Francisco Squalor: City Streets Strewn With Trash, Needles And Human Feces

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

The city's streets are so filthy that at least one infectious disease expert has compared San Francisco to some of the dirtiest slums in the world.