What happened to Athena, LBJ Wildflower Center’s 11-year mascot?

AUSTIN (KXAN) — For 11 years, the great horned owl Athena has made her presence known at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, serving as an unofficial “mascot,” Executive Director Lee Clippard said. But Athena has not returned this year, leaving many speculating what might have led to her disappearance. SXSW 2022: Addressing rumors about… Continue reading What happened to Athena, LBJ Wildflower Center’s 11-year mascot?

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Philadelphia Police Identify Burned Body Found Along Kelly Drive As 20-Year-Old Naasire Johnson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police have identified a burned body found along Kelly Drive last week. Police say DNA analysis shows 20-year-old Naasire Johnson was the victim. His grandmother reported him missing last week and held a vigil Saturday in Spring Garden to raise awareness. Police say Naasire Johnson had been shot once in the neck.… Continue reading Philadelphia Police Identify Burned Body Found Along Kelly Drive As 20-Year-Old Naasire Johnson

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Brandon Bostian Trial: Prosecutors Claim Amtrak Engineer Went Twice Speed Limit Around Curve Before Deadly Derailment

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — More witnesses took the stand Monday in the trial of Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian. They’re recounting the moments before and after the deadly 2015 train derailment. On Monday, the court adjourned early due to a personal matter relating to the attorney general’s office. But while court was still in session, the jury… Continue reading Brandon Bostian Trial: Prosecutors Claim Amtrak Engineer Went Twice Speed Limit Around Curve Before Deadly Derailment

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Rare Disease Day: 3 Local Siblings Diagnosed With Same Never-Before-Identified Genetic Disorder

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Monday is Rare Disease Day, which aims to bring attention to the struggles facing millions of people who live with many unanswered questions and limited treatment options. Three siblings from one local family have all been diagnosed with the same genetic disorder, one that had never been identified before. They’re still in… Continue reading Rare Disease Day: 3 Local Siblings Diagnosed With Same Never-Before-Identified Genetic Disorder

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Scott Peterson lawyer can’t shake juror testimony over trial

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lawyers trying to overturn Scott Peterson’s conviction in the sordid slaying of his pregnant wife 20 years ago completed their questioning Monday without shaking a former juror from her crucial testimony that she acted properly before and during his 2004 trial. They must first prove to California Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine… Continue reading Scott Peterson lawyer can’t shake juror testimony over trial

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Noem’s abortion pill limit headed to South Dakota Senate

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Republican senators on Monday advanced a proposal from Gov. Kristi Noem that aims to make the state one of the hardest places to get abortion pills, though its actual enactment depends on a federal court ruling. Every Republican on the Senate Health and Human Services committee voted to advance… Continue reading Noem’s abortion pill limit headed to South Dakota Senate

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New normal: Fence is up, Guard on standby for State of Union

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fencing around the U.S. Capitol is back up for the president’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. Police cars with flashing lights are stationed at major intersections and highways. The U.S. National Guard is on standby. It’s the new normal. While there are no specific or credible threats related to… Continue reading New normal: Fence is up, Guard on standby for State of Union

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Russia player doesn’t celebrate after scoring for Atalanta

BERGAMO, Italy (AP) — Russia international Aleksei Miranchuk held his head down and didn’t celebrate after scoring the final goal in Atalanta’s 4-0 win over Sampdoria in Serie A on Monday. Miranchuk’s goal came hours after Russia’s national team was suspended from qualifying matches for the World Cup, as Moscow was pushed toward pariah status… Continue reading Russia player doesn’t celebrate after scoring for Atalanta

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Rochester settles lawsuit with ex-police chief in Prude case

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester’s ex-police chief La’Ron Singletary will receive $75,000 from the City of Rochester after he sued the city for wrongful termination last year, alleging former Mayor Lovely Warren fired him for refusing to lie during an investigation into the death of Daniel Prude. The city said in a statement Sunday that… Continue reading Rochester settles lawsuit with ex-police chief in Prude case

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GOP lawsuit looks to throw out absentee voting in Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Republican Party is asking the state Supreme Court to strike down the vote-by-mail system used by 90% of voters in a battleground state that will be crucial to determining which party controls the U.S. Senate after the 2022 election. The lawsuit filed Friday argues absentee voting is unconstitutional and asks… Continue reading GOP lawsuit looks to throw out absentee voting in Arizona

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