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Apple announcements: iPhone 7, Mario game, new watch

Jeff Williams, Apple s chief operating officer, announces new products on Wednesday in San Francisco. At Apple s iPhone 7 unveiling Wednesday the tech powerhouse revealed a host of new and updated hardware and software, including a new type of headphone jack and souped-up camera. /s.

Driver dies as Tesla slams into tree in central Dutch town

A man sits behind the steering wheel of a Tesla Model S electric car on display at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in Beijing in April. The driver of a Tesla Model S electric car died Wednesday when the vehicle smashed into a tree and burst into flames.

House vote on impeaching IRS chief possible next week

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. From left are, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash. and Ryan.

As some states curb high fines, Oklahoma s go even higher

In this Wednesday, July 13, 2016 photo, Tim Yarbrough signs up to use a computer at the Oklahoma Public Library in Oklahoma City.

2016 Domestic Violence Summit set for Sept. 23

Imagine being knocked down, kicked and stomped, and then nearly choked to death by the father of your small children, the youngest just four weeks old, and then when the police arrive, you are the one arrested and thrown in jail for domestic violence.

Prep v-ball roundup: Valencia drops match to Flintridge

Hart remains unbeaten in preleague schedule





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Breaking new ground for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

IN a special appearance in Glasgow, Laura Fraser, the star of hit television series Breaking Bad, encouraged people to put their heart into the Prince Princess of Wales Hospice.

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The Hollywood actress, who grew up in Glasgow, is the newest patron of the hospice and put the first spade in the ground at the site of the state-of-the-art facility to be built at Bellahouston Park.

She also helped to launch the Foundation Appeal, the push to raise the remaining £333,000 of the £1 million needed to lay the groundwork.

“Message hearts have already begun pouring in from all over the city. They will be placed in a large chest and sunk into the foundations under the front door of the new hospice,” she said.

“These messages are incredibly touching and you can clearly see from the sentiments expressed, just how much the hospice means to the people of Glasgow.”

Friends, volunteers, dignitaries and supporters of the existing Carlton Place hospice gathered at the south side park where the new building will go up, due to open its doors in 2018.

Lord Provost Sadie Docherty said more than 36,000 people had been treated at the hospice since it opened 30 years ago.

“This is an emotional day for many of us,” she added. “We are witnessing the dawn of a new era for the care of the terminally ill.”

Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health, praised the effort of the fundraising carried out to build the facility. In total it will take £21m to build the hospice on a hilltop site in the park, with £6.5m still to raise.

“The dedicated hospice staff play such an important role, and I would also to recognise the work of the many volunteers, fundraisers and supporters throughout the hospice movement,” he said.

“This new facility will bring world-class hospice care to the people of Glasgow, offering privacy and compassionate care to the people who need it.”

This will be the first hospice in the UK to implement the Sengetun model of care – a Scandinavian model that puts patients and family at the centre of its focus alongside optimal operational efficiency.

It will also provide hotel style comfort with 16 en-suite bedrooms with private terraces, soft seated areas and domestic style, open plan kitchens. The accommodation will allow patients and families the opportunity to eat together. The aim is to provide more space, independence and privacy to allow greater opportunity for normal family activity.

The new hospice’s commitment to the palliative care of young people aged 15 and over will also include specialised accommodation to meet their particular needs. This will include family bedrooms, family lounges, social areas, complementary therapy rooms, spa bathrooms, a hydrotherapy pool, sanctuary, sensory room, young people’s lounge and training rooms.

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2 Killed in Wrong-Way DUI Crash on SR-163

Two people were killed in a wrong way crash on northbound SR-163 in Mission Valley on May 16, 2015. NBC 7’s Diana Guevara reports. (Published Saturday, May 16, 2015)

Two people were killed early Saturday morning along northbound State Route 163 in a head-on crash with a DUI suspect driving the wrong way, officials confirmed.

The deadly collision happened just after 1:30 a.m. on SR-163 right underneath the Interstate 8 overpass in the Mission Valley area.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a man driving a white pickup truck was flashing his hazard lights while driving the wrong way on the freeway. That driver plowed into a Toyota Prius, totaling the car and killing two of the five people inside.

Officials said at least one person was left trapped but alive inside the Prius. The driver of the truck was also stuck and emergency crews had to pry all of the victims out of the wrecked vehicles.

2 Killed in Wrong-Way Freeway Crash

California Highway Patrol said two people died at the scene and three others suffered major injuries. The survivors were taken to a local hospital.

The crash remains under investigation. CHP shut down traffic in the area for many hours as crews rescued victims, cleared the accident and gathered evidence.

On Saturday afternoon, CHP officials confirmed the driver of the truck had been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. His name was not released.

Bystander Ron Bryson was traveling down SR-163 and witnessed the aftermath of the collision. He said it was utter chaos on the freeway.

In the white truck, there was one drive in there. He was trapped. He got hit by the airbag and he was hanging into the passenger seat, Bryson described. The car in the front the gentleman was lying on the ground. There was an SUV ahead of them, so there were probably about three cars involved.

Bryson said it looked like the front end of the Prius had been completely ripped off, with debris strewn all over the road.

The names of the victims killed in the crash were not immediately released.

According to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office, the victims were both young women, ages 24 and 23. One victim was a La Jolla resident and the other was a resident of Mission Viejo, Calif.

This is the second fatal wrong-way collision on a San Diego freeway in just two weeks. On May 2, DUI suspect Shane McDonald drove the wrong way on southbound Interstate 15 noth of Mira Mesa Blvd. slamming head-on into a car carrying a family of five. Two people in that family car were killed, 55-year-old Rodolfo De la Torre and 84-year-old Teresa Esparza Hernandez.

Published at 10:43 AM PDT on May 16, 2015 | Updated at 5:43 PM PDT on May 16, 2015


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What Is a Divorce?

Do you know someone whose parents are divorced? Are your parents separated or divorced? Chances are that you can answer yes to one or maybe both of those questions. And you are not alone! About 1 out of every 2 or 3 marriages ends in divorce.

A divorce happens after a husband and wife decide not to live together anymore and that they no longer want to be married to each other. They agree to sign legal papers that make them each single again and allow them to marry other people if they want to.

Divorce Is Hard for Everyone

It might sound simple, but it’s not easy for a husband and wife to decide to end a marriage. Often they spend a long time trying to solve problems before deciding to divorce. But sometimes they just can’t fix the problems and decide that a divorce is the best solution. Change is a natural part of life, but when it happens to your family, it is sometimes really hard to deal with.

Sometimes both parents want to divorce, and sometimes one wants to and the other one doesn’t. Usually, both parents are disappointed that their marriage can’t last, even if one wants a divorce and to live apart more than the other.

Sometimes it hurts kids’ feelings when one parent wants to leave the house where they live. It is hard not to take it personally. It’s important to remember that divorce happens between the husband and wife, and even though it affects the whole family, it doesn’t mean that a parent who leaves the house doesn’t care about the kids.

Many kids don’t want their parents to divorce. Some kids have mixed feelings about it, especially if they know their parents weren’t happy together. Some kids may even feel relieved when parents divorce, especially if there’s been a lot of fighting between parents during the marriage.

It’s important to remember that divorce doesn’t change one important fact: A dad or mom who lives somewhere else is still your dad or mom. That’s forever. That will never change.

Kids Don’t Cause Divorce!

People divorce for lots of different reasons. Usually, parents divorce when they have too many problems and they just can’t seem to fix them, no matter how hard they try. Sometimes anger builds and parents fight a lot or say mean things to each other. Sometimes they stop talking to each other because they’re mad at each other, and sometimes they meet someone else that they fall in love with and want to live with.

Adults have their own reasons for divorce. Whatever the reasons are, one thing is for sure: Kids don’t cause divorce.

Still, many kids believe they’re the reason their mom and dad got divorced. They think that if only they had behaved better, gotten better grades, or helped more around the house, the divorce wouldn’t have happened. But this isn’t true. Divorce is between moms and dads only!

Even if you once heard your parents argue about you, or your friend next door thinks his parents broke up because he got in trouble at school, these things don’t cause a husband and wife to end their marriage.

You might feel you’re to blame for your parents’ divorce, but you are not the cause. And the fact that your parents decide not to stay married is not your fault.

Kids Can’t Fix Divorce!

Just like the divorce is not a kid’s fault, getting parents back together is not up to the kid, either. And most likely, this doesn’t happen, although plenty of kids wish for it and even try things they think might work. Acting like an angel at home all the time (who can do that?) and doing really well at school may make your mom and dad happy, but it doesn’t mean they’ll get back together.

The opposite is also true. Getting in trouble so your mom and dad will have to get together to talk about these problems is not going to make the divorce go away either. So, just be yourself and try to talk through the feelings you have with a parent, another family member, friend, or teacher or counselor .

Date reviewed: January 2015