AP — The Bureau of Land Management has announced plans to fund 11, miles 17, kilometers of strategic fuel breaks in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada and Utah in an effort to help control wildfires. The fuel breaks are intended to prop up fire mitigation efforts and help protect firefighters, communities and natural resources, The Oregonian reported Saturday. Between and , more than By implementing them strategically, they help firefighters control the spread of fire, and can protect homes and resources. Some scientists debate the effectiveness of fuel breaks, raising questions about whether these efforts are worth funding. Jennifer Jones, a spokeswoman for the BLM, said the program will help streamline the implementation process by reducing or eliminating the need for environmental analysis.
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A year-old aspiring homicide detective has been charged with first-degree premeditated murder after authorities said he strangled his mother and then recruited friends to help bury her body following an argument about his grades. The Florida teen, who attended a police explorer program in Orange City, was taken into custody after local authorities on Saturday said he gave a disturbingly callous reenactment of the crime that was initially staged to look like a home burglary. Authorities said what started as an argument over a D letter grade at school ended with year-old Gail Cleavenger being strangled to death in her bed as her husband was out of the state for business on Thursday night. The boy then went to school Friday morning and came home to report his mother as missing to police and their home ransacked by unknown intruders. US Edition U. Coronavirus News U.
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A major radio network is facing a huge backlash after broadcasting profoundly racist views during a live talk-back show. A Magic Talk Radio caller in New Zealand described Maori people as 'genetically predisposed to crime , alcohol and under performance educationally' as well as being 'stone-age people' in a highly offensive on-air rant. Instead, Banks thanked the man for his call, before saying 'if their Maori stone-age culture doesn't change, these people will come through your bathroom window'. The exchange was posted on social media site TikTok by a horrified listener, before quickly spreading to other social media platforms. By Wednesday, outraged social media users were petitioning Magic Talk advertisers to pull their support of the station.
Most musical artists only dream of being on Saturday Night Live. Now, in its 44th season, the show has featured a lot of talented singers and bands. Aside from a handful of hosts, most artists usually only appear once, maybe twice. Luckily for Jonas Brothers fans, the beloved boy band is making their second appearance this week.