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Ex-substitute teacher convicted of sex abuse involving student at elementary school

Ex-substitute teacher convicted of sex abuse involving student at elementary school

A former substitute teacher at an elementary school near Portland was convicted of sex abuse in the first degree on Friday. Dale Arnold Buckendahl, 54, sexually abused a student at Alder Elementary School while working as a substitute teacher for a third-grade class in 2008, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office says. The student years…MORE

Cremation business pleads with package thief to return ashes

Cremation business pleads with package thief to return ashes

A local cremation business is pleading with a package thief to return stolen ashes. The crook who stolen them, probably thought the packages from the post office were Christmas gifts. In fact, they contain the final remains of three human beings. Las Vegas Cremation says their employee was all set to mail the ashes across…MORE

NASA sent Juno to Jupiter in 2011. It got back works of art

NASA sent Juno to Jupiter in 2011. It got back works of art

NASA sent the spacecraft Juno to Jupiter in 2011. Well, it took a little while for Juno to get there — but it delivered. The images were taken by the spacecraft on its 16th close flyby on October 29, NASA said. Juno traveled for years, not reaching Jupiter until July 2016. The spacecraft was launched…MORE

Russia proposes UN resolution to preserve INF treaty

Russia proposes UN resolution to preserve INF treaty

Russia has submitted a draft resolution to the UN General Assembly in support of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The resolution follows the United States’ decision to withdraw from the landmark agreement of the final days of the Cold War arms race. “The unilateral actions by the US on effectively initiating a procedure of…MORE

New Jersey law says wild animals can’t be used in circuses

New Jersey law says wild animals can’t be used in circuses

Wild animals won’t be performing at circuses in New Jersey anymore. Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Friday making it illegal to use wild and exotic animals in traveling acts. “Nosey’s Law” is named after a 36-year-old African elephant with arthritis that suffered abuse while traveling the country with a circus, the governor’s office said in…MORE

Salt Lake City chosen as U.S. nominee for 2030 (or beyond) Winter Olympics

Salt Lake City chosen as U.S. nominee for 2030 (or beyond) Winter Olympics

The U.S. Olympic Committee has announced Salt Lake City will be its choice in a bid for the Winter Games in 2030 or beyond. “We won!” Governor Gary Herbert cheered, holding hands in victory with Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, Council Chairwoman Erin Mendenhall and others. “This has been the culmination of a significant…MORE

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