Back to school 2021: Here are some tips to save on school supplies

August 3, 2021
If your state is not listed below, the tax-free event has passed, or your state does not have one this year. By using this website, you accept the terms of our Visitor Agreement and Privacy Policy, and understand your options regarding Ad Choices. …Read the full story

Simone Biles to compete in Tuesday’s balance beam final at Tokyo Olympics

August 3, 2021
The news came days after Biles, often described as the greatest gymnast of all time, withdrew from the team, individual all-around, vault, uneven bars and floor finals at the Games to focus on her mental health. Following Biles’ withdrawal, fellow Americans Sunisa Lee, Jordan Chiles and Grace McCallum went...

Plague-infested chipmunks force closures of South Lake Tahoe attractions

August 3, 2021
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people infected by plague typically experience a sudden onset of fever, headache, chills and weakness and “one or more swollen, tender and painful lymph nodes,” known as buboes. “It’s important that individuals take precautions for themselves and their pets when ...

AP, Reuters to help Twitter elevate more credible info

August 3, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter has signed a deal with The Associated Press and Reuters to help elevate accurate information on its platform. Twitter said the news agencies will help ensure that credible information is available in real time around key conversations as they come up. …Read the full story

Recall alert: Generac recalls nearly 326K portable generators amid finger amputation, crushing risks

August 2, 2021
Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled generators, unless the locking pin has been inserted to secure the handle in place before and after moving the generator. To date, Waukesha, Wisconsin-based Generac has received eight reports of injuries, seven of which resulted in finger amputat...

Actor Jay Pickett of ‘General Hospital,’ ‘Days of our Lives’ fame dies shooting western

August 2, 2021
Meanwhile, “Treasure Valley” director Travis Mills shared Sunday on the social media platform that “there is no official explanation for the cause of death, but it appears to have been a heart attack. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pickett was born Feb. Pickett landed appearances on a bevy of ‘80s sh...

MTV celebrates 40 years of music videos, cultural influence

August 2, 2021
The Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star” launched the network’s round-the-clock music video format on Aug. According to The Associated Press, the new design was inspired by an image created this year by Kehinde Wiley, who painted the portrait of former President Barack Obama for the Smithsonian National ...
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