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Articles from the October 7, 2016 edition

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  • "The Worst is Still to Come." Florida Gov. Rick Scott, on Hurricane Matthew

    Observer Staff|Oct 7, 2016

    NBC News, Friday Morning 10/7: Hurricane Matthew is leaving a trail of damage along Florida as it continues to bear down on the eastern side of the state Friday, and Florida's governor warned the worst could is still likely to come. "We are very concerned about storm surge and the worst effects are still likely to come," Gov. Rick Scott said in a press conference Friday morning. The storm left more than 590,000 people without power, as of 9 a.m. ET on Friday. Additionally, airlines have...

  • Federal Contractor Charged with Stealing "Highly Classified Material."

    Observer Staff|Oct 7, 2016

    A federal contractor has been arrested and charged with stealing highly classified information from the U.S. government, authorities announced Wednesday. Harold Thomas Martin III, 51, of Glen Burnie, Md., was charged with theft of government property and unauthorized removal and retention of classified materials, authorities said. If convicted, he faces up to ten years in prison. He was arrested in August after investigators searched his home in Glen Burnie and found documents and digital...

  • Apartment Burns on Centinela Avenue Just After Midnight

    James Altman, SMFD PIO|Oct 7, 2016

    At 00:56 hours on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, The Santa Monica Fire Department responded to a well involved structure fire, located at 2643 Centinela Ave, in the city of Santa Monica. On arrival, the first arriving engine company reported heavy fire from a third story apartment unit. Under the command of Platoon Commander Frank Evaro, units were directed to advance 3 – 1 ¾" hose lines to extinguish the fire. The fire was reported as a "knock down" at 0105 hours. One apartment was c...

  • Gov. Brown Signs Bill Allowing Dead People to Vote, As Long As They're Democrats

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 7, 2016

    A bill passed by the California State Legislature last week and on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk, will allow the deceased who's registration is Green Party or Democrat, to continue voting after their date of death. Brown says he will sign the legislation Friday, at a ceremony to include "zombies of all racial, ethnic and sexual identities." California is currently the most solidly "blue" state in the US. Democrats in the State legislature enjoy a super majority, allowing them to pass bills giving tran...

  • The Two Best Berries in the World Could Save Your Life

    Ron Irwin|Oct 7, 2016

    The Two Best Berries in the World Absolutely the two best berries in the world are not Halle and Chuck. True Oscar winning super star Halle Berry is vastly talented and gorgeous. And Grammy Award winning rock legend Chuck Berry has been bringing musical happiness to our ears for more than half a century. But when it comes to our physical health and wellbeing nothing beats these two berries: Straw and Blue. Succulent ripe red strawberries are often called nature's candy because they can be...

  • Almonds Now "Healthy," According To FDA

    ABC|Oct 7, 2016

    Until this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not allow almonds to be called "healthy" on food labels, due to the agency's regulatory definition of the term that considered foods' total fat rather than distinguishing among different types of fat. Now in light of recommendations from the newest Dietary Guidelines for Americans that reflect updated nutrition research, FDA has announced it has begun a process to redefine the term "healthy" as it applies to labeling food...