Tsunami in Tonga: Swells triggered by an underwater volcanic eruption damage docks and drift boats in coastal areas of SoCal

Tsunami in Tonga: Swells triggered by an underwater volcanic eruption damage docks and drift boats in coastal areas of SoCal

VENTURA, Calif. (KABC) — Although there was no major damage from a tsunami wave triggered by an undersea volcanic eruption in the South Pacific on Saturday, some coastal areas in Southern California have definitely seen its effects. In Ventura, the tsunami’s strong swell tore through a harbor and swept several boats with it. “It was … Read more

Tsunami advisory in effect for US west coast after volcanic eruption: ‘Keep away from shore and head for higher ground’

Tsunami advisory in effect for US west coast after volcanic eruption: ‘Keep away from shore and head for higher ground’

A tsunami advisory is in effect for the west coast of the United States and Alaska after a volcano erupted in the Pacific. “A tsunami is happening,” said the The National Weather Service’s National Tsunami Warning Center said the Saturday. “Stay away from the shore and head for higher ground,” he said, warning that the … Read more

Eugene: 6 people shot dead at concert outside Oregon, suspect not in custody

Eugene: 6 people shot dead at concert outside Oregon, suspect not in custody

EUGENE: Six people were shot during a concert at an Oregon event venue on Friday night, and the suspected shooter was not yet in custody, police said. Officers responded to WOW Hall in Eugene after reports of a shooting around 9:30 p.m., police said in a statement. “What law enforcement found when they arrived on … Read more

Mass shooting at rap concert in Oregon leaves six hospitalized

Mass shooting at rap concert in Oregon leaves six hospitalized

Six people were injured after a shooting broke out at a rap concert in Eugene, Oregon on Friday, police said. Multiple shots were fired at WOW Hall, where rappers Lil Bean, Zay Bang and other artists were scheduled to perform around 9:30 p.m. local time, the Eugene Police Department noted. The injured people were transported … Read more

Omicron is heading west: Oregon, Alaska and Utah are now leading the United States in the growth of cases

Omicron is heading west: Oregon, Alaska and Utah are now leading the United States in the growth of cases

As the Omicron-variant Covid flood appears to be approaching its peak in many eastern states, the virus has begun to progress west and strike the rest of the country. Oregon, Utah and Alaska are now leading the nation in the rise in Covid cases over the past two weeks, ending a long period in East … Read more

Omicron is heading west: Oregon, Alaska and Utah are now leading the United States in the growth of cases

Omicron is heading west: Oregon, Alaska and Utah are now leading the United States in the growth of cases

As the Omicron-variant Covid flood appears to be approaching its peak in many eastern states, the virus has begun to progress west and strike the rest of the country. Oregon, Utah and Alaska are now leading the nation in the rise in Covid cases over the past two weeks, ending a long period in East … Read more

Cannabis compounds may prevent COVID-19-causing virus from entering human cells, it is clear

Cannabis compounds may prevent COVID-19-causing virus from entering human cells, it is clear

Cannabis compounds can block the entry of COVID-19-causing virus into human cells by binding to the spike protein and preventing it from infecting humans, the study found. The compounds are found in hemp and can be taken orally or combined with a coronavirus vaccine Compounds, a pair of cannabinoid acids, bind to the SARS-CoV-2 peak … Read more

At least 1 missing amid flooding and landslides in winter storm in US Pacific Northwest – National

At least 1 missing amid flooding and landslides in winter storm in US Pacific Northwest – National

At least one person was missing and presumed dead as snow turned to rain and inundated the U.S. Pacific Northwest on Friday, causing flooding, landslides and avalanche danger in the mountains. A 72-year-old man never returned after leaving his residence to move his car to higher ground Friday morning west of Olympia, Wash., In Cosmopolis, … Read more

Nick Kristof, former New York Times columnist, expelled from Oregon governor’s poll

Nick Kristof, former New York Times columnist, expelled from Oregon governor’s poll

Oregon election officials have ruled that former New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof had not lived in the state long enough to run for governor, although Kristof is expected to appeal the decision. Officials have determined that Kristof, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner who worked as a columnist and foreign correspondent for the Times, had … Read more

Busy beavers munch on branches in snowy enclosure at Oregon Zoo

Busy beavers munch on branches in snowy enclosure at Oregon Zoo

A pair of busy beavers took advantage of winter conditions in their habitat at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, according to images released Dec. 29. In this video, Beavers Filbert and Maple enjoy a snowy walk before stopping to grab branches. “A little snow will not stop the agency directors!” the zoo joked in the … Read more