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A billboard in Times Square caught fire

The fire on an electronic billboard in New York’s Times Square is under control, the city’s fire department said Saturday afternoon. Firefighters responded about 3 p.m. to reports of a billboard on fire at the 3 Times Square building, also known as the Thomson Reuters building, a New York City Fire Department spokesperson said. The…MORE

Here’s what you need to know about the College Board’s new SAT score

The roughly 2 million fledgling college students who take out their No. 2 pencils for the SAT each year will now be assigned a score reflecting not only math and verbal skills but also their social and economic backgrounds. The College Board, which administers an exam already fraught with anxiety for teens and parents alike,…MORE

7 people shot at a house party near Ball State University in Indiana

Seven people were wounded, three critically, in a shooting early Saturday at a house party near Ball State University in Indiana, police said. No arrests were made, but investigators were conducting interviews late Saturday morning and said an arrest was imminent, Muncie Police Chief Joe Winkle said. The shooting happened around 12:45 a.m. near campus…MORE

Dozens of tornadoes reported as central US braces for rain, wind and hail

Texans are scrambling for cover Saturday as reports of tornadoes roll in and much of the central US readies for heavy rain, strong winds and large hail. More than 70 million Americans are under the threat of severe weather from Texas to southern Minnesota, CNN meteorologist Haley Brink said. That total on Sunday jumps to…MORE

A 24th horse dies at Santa Anita Park in California

A fatal shoulder injury has resulted in the death of the 24th racehorse at the famed Santa Anita Park in California. The three-year-old horse, named Commander Coil, suffered the injury Friday in a gallop while training, according to a statement from Santa Anita Park’s owner, the Stronach Group. “Equine shoulder injuries are rare, especially for…MORE

Middle school invites drag queens to encourage students to be themselves

In middle school, it’s hard to be different. It’s even harder if a student identifies as LBGTQ+. This week, a couple of teachers at Central Park School for Children in Durham, North Carolina, decided to enlist the help of some local drag queens to celebrate the unique differences between the school’s students — queer or…MORE

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