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MLB star José Fernández, 24, dies in boating accident

The Miami Marlins announced on Sunday that José Fernández, one of Major League Baseball’s premier starting pitchers, was killed in a boating accident near Miami Beach. A United States Coast Guard crew on patrol at 3:30 a.m. discovered a 32-foot boat overturned with two bodies

Explosion in New York City leaves 29 injured

A powerful explosion rippled through the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City on Saturday night, injuring at least 29 people. So far, no major terrorist organizations have claimed responsibility for the blast. Authorities were going through surveillance footage, speaking with witnesses and examining components of

Panel offers insight into Islamic head covering

Amid rising tensions over worldwide multiculturalism and religious fundamentalism, Islamic head covering remains a complex and often misunderstood issue. Four professors offered their cultural, political and historical knowledge on the controversial topic at a panel called Burkini Blues in Richardson Auditorium the afternoon of Monday,

U.S. gun violence in 2016 set to outpace 2015 after bloody summer

Another summer in the U.S. meant another stretch of mass gun violence in the world’s most firearm-happy country. According to Mass Shooting Tracker, a nonpartisan and crowd-sourced data outlet dedicated to following all mass shootings in the U.S., there have been 326 mass shootings in

Beloit community mourns loss of recent graduates

On Aug. 1, Abigail Bohstedt and Darrell Scott Jr — both ‘13 — were driving to a family reunion in Iowa when their vehicle was struck by a truck near Ottawa. Sadly, both recent Beloit graduates lost their lives in the six-vehicle crash. Abigail and

Gawker folds under weight of financial woes

A little over two months after blog Gawker was forced to declare bankruptcy, the website was forced to cease operations. Gawker Media’s six other property sites — Deadspin, Gizmodo, Jalopnik, Jezebel, Kotaku and Lifehacker — are able to continue under the control of Univision Communications

Mold spoils move-in for Haven, Wood residents

Move-in day at Beloit College is usually one of the most exciting times of the year for students. However, that was not the case for 130 some students who expected to move into their dorms for the 2016 fall semester, as college maintenance discovered a