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Calgary, Alberta residents vote against hosting 2026 Winter Olympics

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Who wouldn’t want to host the 2026 Winter Olympics? A lot of places, it turns out. Calgary, Alberta on Tuesday became the fourth city to turn down the opportunity after its residents voted down a bid for the games, CTV re…

California faces public health emergency as death toll from fires soars to 50

Xinhua/Zhao Hanrong via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Wednesday declared a public health emergency in California, where at least 50 people have died from multiple wildfires ravaging the state.”We are wo…

Rutgers’ Stringer reaches 1,000th career win as head coach

Mitchell Leff/Getty Images(PISCATAWAY, N.J. ) — Rutgers women’s basketball head coach C. Vivian Stringer made history Tuesday night when the Scarlet Knights defeated Central Connecticut State.

With the 73-44 win, Stringer achieved her 1,000th career win, becoming the sixth women’s head coach in NCAA history to do so. She joins Tennessee’s Pat Summitt, Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer, Connecticut’s Geno Auriemma, North Carolina’s Sylvia Hatchell and Bentley’s Barbara Stevens.

1️⃣🏀🏀🏀‼️ Congratulations to R Hall of Fame head coach @Cvivianstringer on 1,000 career victories!

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— Rutgers W.Basketball (@RutgersWBB) November 14, 2018

In men’s college basketball, Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski has been the only coach to reach 1,000 wins.

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Officials investigating 252 possible cases of polio-like illness AFM

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Officials are now investigating 252 cases of possible acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), including 90 confirmed cases in 27 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The number of cases under investi…

Woman suffers brain damage after receiving plastic surgery in Mexico, family says

iStock/Thinkstock(EL PASO, Texas) — A woman who traveled to Mexico to receive plastic surgery suffered brain damage from the anesthesia used in the procedure, her family told ABC’s El Paso, Texas affiliate KVIA-TV.Dallas resident Laura Avila, 36, was …

Nurses donate breast milk to mom with breast cancer

Community Hospital North(INDIANAPOLIS) — A pay it forward chain that began with two nurses in an Indianapolis neo-natal intensive care unit has allowed a mother of three battling breast cancer to feed her 10-month-old daughter breast milk.The chain st…

Nor’easter to bring first snow of season to major Northeast cities

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A new storm system will develop in the Gulf Coast later on Wednesday and track along the East Coast Thursday into Friday bringing flooding rain, snow, sleet and freezing rain from the South into the Northeast.
There are 16 states …

California wildfires polluting air more than 100 miles away

Xinhua/Zhao Hanrong via Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — Phil Powell was more than 163 miles from the massive blaze burning in Northern California and about 350 miles from one ravaging the southern part of the state, yet he and scores of other people wal…

Scoreboard roundup — 11/13/18

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONCleveland 113, Charlotte 89Houston 109, Denver 99Golden State 110, Atlanta 103NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUENew Jersey 4, Pittsburgh 2N.Y. Islanders …

Democrats ramp up efforts to sideline Nancy Pelosi, without an alternative

Zach Gibson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A band of House Democrats determined to oppose House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s speaker bid are planning to release a signed letter as soon as this week indicating that they have gathered enough support to de…

House Democrats, about to take control, debate party’s direction

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The two dozen activists who occupied House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office on Tuesday, demanding action on climate change, were greeted by an unusual sight: Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez che…

FBI sees 17 percent increase in hate crimes compared to 2016

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Two weeks after the deadly Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, the FBI released it’s 2017 hate crimes statistics which revealed a 17 percent increase in incidents since 2016.In 2017 there were 8,493 victims and 6,307 known off…

Georgia’s next governor remains unclear as Abrams scraps for votes

Jessica McGowan/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — Battles in the courtroom and protests at the state capitol underscore the bitter turmoil plaguing Georgia’s gubernatorial election.Legal victories have buoyed Stacey Abrams’ campaign efforts and there is a belie…