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WATCH: Koala licks rainwater off roadway in Australian town

NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia (CBS) — A koala was seen on Thursday licking rainwater off the road in an Australian town.

It stood in the middle of the road near Moree in New South Wales, when resident Pamela Schramm and her family were on their way home from shopping and saw the marsupial.

Local media reported that the town saw its heaviest rainfall in nearly three years on Thursday. The Bureau of Meteorology Australia reported that the town received about about 51.2 millimetres of rain... Read More

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Officials respond to fire in west valley, no injuries reported

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Fire Department is responding to a fire in the west valley. Officials say there is a “high” level structure fire coming from a commercial building in the area of Jones Boulevard and Sahara Avenue.

Once crews arrived, they found smoke and flames coming from the building and decided to issue a second alarm, requesting more resources.

Firefighters knocked down the main body of the fire. Crews are on scene attending to the hot spots.

There are no reported injuries. Both NV Energy and Southwest Gas were requested to the scene.

The fire is under investigation... Read More

BBB warns of scam targeting Microsoft computer users

(CNN) — Microsoft computer users should be aware of a recent scam that is making the rounds. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning users of crooks who might look to trick them into paying for an “expiring Windows license” that they may not need.

The scam is tied to the recent end of technical support for the ‘Windows 7’ operating system.

The typical ploy involves a call from a person who says they are a Microsoft employee. That person might recommend a system upgrade that requires paying a yearly fee.

Microsoft announced that they are no longer providing technical assistance, software updates, or bug fixes for Windows 7. This is big news for users of the popular operating system and a prime opportunity for scammers.https://t.co/3MIfjtJQui... Read More

Giants hire first female major league coach, making MLB history

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alyssa Nakken became the first female coach on a major league staff in baseball history Thursday when she was named an assistant under new Giants manager Gabe Kapler.

Major League Baseball confirmed Nakken is the first woman coach in the majors. Nakken is a former softball standout at first base for Sacramento State who joined the club in 2014 as an intern in baseball operations. She and Mark Hallberg, who was also named as an assistant Thursday, will work to promote high performance along with a close-knit team atmosphere.

Kapler, who expressed during the winter meetings that he would hire some coaches for nontraditional roles, said in a text message Nakken (nack-in) will be in uniform.

The team said Nakken has been responsible for “developing, producing and directing a number of the organization’s health and wellness initiatives and events.”... Read More

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Winter storm brings heavy snow, ice to Midwest, Northeast

CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm that brought snow and sleet to the Midwest and Plains was creating travel headaches Saturday after airlines canceled flights and officials shut down major roads.

The storm system began moving through the Plains and Midwest on Friday, leading to trouble at airports in Chicago in Kansas City. It was expected to spread to the Northeast by Saturday evening.

Travelers sit as they wait for their flight at O’Hare airport in Chicago, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Hundreds of flights canceled as winter storm hits city during evening commute Friday, creating sloppy rush hour. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Blizzard conditions with powerful winds were reported in some areas, and officials in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa were urging people to stay inside if possible on Saturday. They noted that blowing snow made it nearly impossible to see in some areas, making driving treacherous... Read More

Prince Harry, Meghan to give up ‘royal highness’ titles

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, will no longer use the titles “royal highness” or receive public funds under a deal struck Saturday for them to step aside as senior royals, Buckingham Palace said Saturday.

The palace said Harry and Meghan will cease to be working members of the royal family when the new arrangements take effect in “spring 2020.” They will be known as Harry, Duke and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

The couple will no longer use the titles His Royal Highness and Her Royal Highness, but they are not being stripped of them. Harry will remain a prince and sixth in line to the British throne.

The agreement also calls for Meghan and Harry to repay 2.4 million pounds ($3.1 million) in taxpayers’ money that was spent renovating their home near Windsor Castle.

The couple’s departure is a wrench for the royal family, but Queen Elizabeth II had warm words for them in a statement Saturday... Read More

Metro: Motorcyclist dies in crash involving truck in north valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro says a 66-year-old motorcyclist is dead after he turned and collided with a truck that was traveling on a green light. It happened at the intersection of North Pecos Road and East Cheyenne Avenue just after 3 a.m. Saturday.

Officials say a truck was traveling east on Cheyenne Avenue, approaching the intersection at Pecos Road in the center lane when a motorcycle turned left into the intersection and in the path of the truck who was traveling on a green light.

The front of the truck collided with the right side of the motorcycle. Officials say the motorcyclist remained in contact until the truck stopped.

North Las Vegas Fire and Rescue pronounced the motorcyclist dead at the scene.

The driver of the truck remained on scene and showed no signs of impairment. Officials suspect the motorcyclist was impaired at the time of the crash... Read More