Old Age Catches Up With Rare Snow Leopard At South Coast Zoo

The impacts of age have led to the death of the world’s oldest snow leopard, which lived on the South Coast. Everett lived at the Santa Barbara Zoo. He was nearly 22 years old.

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Authorities are now releasing the name of a Central Coast man who died under what’s being called suspicious circumstances. The body of Maurilio Manzano Gonzalez was discovered off of Santa Rosa Road in the Lompoc area May 17th.

A national drive to help feed the hungry is reporting some big results locally. Thousands of residents on the Central and South Coasts contributed to the effort involving the National Association of Letter Carriers.

A bill by a South Coast legislator intended to help close wage gaps has been passed by the State Senate. SB 171 would require California employers with 100, or more employees to submit an annual pay data report.

The impacts of age have led to the death of the world’s oldest snow leopard, which lived on the South Coast. Everett lived at the Santa Barbara Zoo. He was nearly 22 years old.

Some congressional legislators are proposing that the Central Coast be home base for the federal government’s new Space Command. Democratic Congressman Salud Carbajal of Santa Barbara, along with the state’s two U.S. Senators sent a letter to the Secretary of the Air Force about the Space Command effort. They asked her to consider Vandenberg Air Force Base for the headquarters.

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South Coast Water System Hit By Contamination Issue Back Online

It was a startling discovery for more than a thousand Ventura County residents. They discovered the water they relied on is contaminated, and they could no longer use what was coming from their taps. But, thanks to some emergency efforts, service has been restored.

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In northeast Syria, an overcrowded detention camp is home to more than 73,000 people who lived in the former ISIS caliphate. Almost three-quarters of the al-Hol camp residents are children — born to Syrian, Iraqi and other foreign parents who flocked to the ISIS caliphate over the five years it ruled territory here.

In recent visits to the camp, NPR was told of babies dying from malnutrition and disease, and found women collapsed by the side of the road.

An incapacitated woman who gave birth after being a patient at an Arizona health care facility for more than two decades had been raped repeatedly and may have been impregnated before, her lawyers say.

In documents filed Wednesday, the 29-year-old woman's attorneys cite a medical exam in alleging she suffered multiple sexual assaults. The exam found the birth of a baby boy last December was "a non-nulliparous event," the documents say, meaning she may have been pregnant before.

One morning in 2011, Rémy Louvradoux went to his management job at the French telecommunications company where he had worked for 30 years. At 7 a.m., alone in the parking lot of his office near Bordeaux, in southwestern France, he killed himself.

His son, Raphael Louvradoux, told the news site L'Obs that his father wrote the company a letter two years before taking his life.

In a year already marked by a wide variety of congressional health care legislation, Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., on Thursday released the details of a plan they hope can help bring down health costs and eliminate surprise medical bills for patients. Alexander and Murray are the chair and ranking Democrat respectively of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

The release of convicted terrorists after they complete prison sentences is "absolutely a concern," a senior FBI counterterrorism official said — but he sought to assure the public that investigators work to assess those risks months before someone walks out of the gates.

The remarks followed hours after the "American Taliban," John Walker Lindh, exited a prison in Indiana after serving 17 years behind bars for providing support to the Taliban.

The Food and Drug Administration sent a letter to the food industry on Thursday, urging companies to get behind the initiative to standardize the use of the phrase "best if used by" on packaged food labels.

"Consumer research has shown that this phrasing helps consumers understand that the date label is about quality, not safety, and that products do not have to be discarded after the date if they are stored properly," says Frank Yiannas, a deputy commissioner at the FDA.

How will aviation authorities around the world go about certifying Boeing's 737 MAX as airworthy again? How soon can the troubled plane be cleared to fly passengers again?

Those are the central questions up for discussion as about five dozen aviation safety officials representing more than 33 countries meet in Fort Worth, Texas.

Prosecutors unsealed bribery charges Thursday against a Chicago banker who made loans to Paul Manafort allegedly expecting they would help him get a top job in the Trump administration.

A grand jury in Manhattan returned an indictment against Stephen Calk, chairman of Federal Savings Bank, in a case with strong echoes of the earlier ones made against Manafort, who has since been convicted and sentenced to prison.

In this session, we have the shapeshifting sounds of singer, songwriter, and record producer Chaz Bear a.k.a Toro y Moi.

On 2017's Boo Boo, Toro y Moi wrote a chill R&B record. For 2019's Outer Peace, he had an unusual motivator. He wanted to write more about the grind, about songs that serve as cheat codes for your life.

Lizzo was in fifth grade when it came time to choose instruments for band. The choice was made for her when the music teacher paired her with the flute.

It turned out to be a good match: The singer and rapper fell in love with the instrument and went on to pursue a degree in music performance and music theory with the hopes of becoming a professional flutist. "I saw a life of concert black and Boston Pops and traveling the world," Lizzo says. "When that didn't pan out for me, I was very depressed."