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Sources: Sec. Perry on the way out of Trump Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry
is reportedly on his way out of the Trump Administration. Two sources say Perry
notified President Trump on Thursday that he plans to resign.

There’s no official confirmation yet, but Deputy White House Press
Secretary, Hogan Gidley, did not dispute reports of Perry’s upcoming departure.
There’s no word either on why Perry would be leaving.

He recently came under scrutiny over his role in President Trump’s
dealings with Ukraine. The White House says Trump asked Perry to work with his
personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on Ukraine-related matters.

The administration denies that move constituted a shadow foreign
policy... Read More

SNHD looks into possible case of Norovirus at Rex Bell Elementary School

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Southern Nevada Health District and the Clark County School Board are working hand-in-hand to check into a possible case of Norovirus at Rex Bell Elementary School.

The following statement was sent by CCSD:... Read More

Police investigate to see if bullying caused 10-year-old girl to kill herself; 9-year-old sister found her body

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The community of Santa Ana, California are in disbelief of the news that a 10-year-old girl killed herself. An investigation has been launched into whether the child who apparently killed herself at her home was the victim of bullying, officials told KTLA.

The family has identified the little girl as Allison Wendel. Police said her 9-year-old sister found her dead Sunday night.

Officials say her death appears to be a suicide, but she did not leave a note. The child’s cousin, Bonnie Mesinas, told KTLA her death came as a shock.

“She was a beautiful little girl full of happiness, and she was always smiling,” Mesinas said.

Detectives are working with the Orange County coroner’s office to determine what led up to her death. If bullying was a factor, police would have to determine who did the bullying and look at their ages to decide whether they will face any charges... Read More

MGM Resorts and local celebrities gearing up for “Friends” Weekend events

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Friends is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month, and MGM Resorts is bring a Friends takeover to Las Vegas. This weekend, the strip will be filled with events paying tribute to the popular sit-com.

A brand new show will be debuting for the weekend at the Fountains of Bellagio. It’s happening at 6:30 Friday, October 18th. MGM Resorts released this video, playing off of the Friends famous intro song:

#FriendsFountainChallenge | MGM Resorts

The #FriendsFountainChallenge, Vegas-style. Join us Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. PT for an epic #FRIENDS25 celebration as the Fountains of Bellagio Las Vegas debuts a brand new show. #WelcomeToTheShow... Read More

Vaccine exemptions on the rise for kindergartners across U.S.

ATLANTA, Ga. (CNN) — More parents and guardians
in the U.S. are getting vaccine exemptions for their kindergarten-age kids. The
CDC says there has been a small increase in vaccine exemption rates among
kindergartners.

The findings were published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality
Weekly Report Thursday. It shows that rates of young children not receiving
vaccinations against certain diseases, including measles, has steadily gone up
in recent years.

For the 2018-2019 school year, the national percentage of
kindergartners with an exemption from one or more required vaccines was 2.5%.

That’s a slight increase from
2.3% during the previous school year and 2.1% the year prior to that. ... Read More

Johnson & Johnson agrees to pay $117M settlement over pelvic mesh devices

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson has agreed to a $117 million multistate settlement with 41 states including Nevada over allegations it deceptively marketed its pelvic mesh products, which support women’s sagging pelvic organs.

Ohio’s attorney general said an investigation found J&J, the world’s biggest health products maker, violated state consumer protection laws by not fully disclosing the devices’ risks.

Numerous women who had the once-popular, hammock-like devices implanted claim they caused severe pain, bleeding and infections.

The settlement, which covers 41 states and the District of Columbia, requires the company to fully disclose risks and stop making inaccurate safety claims.

It comes as J&J is swamped with thousands of lawsuits claiming patients were harmed by products including baby powder, opioid painkillers and prescription drugs... Read More

2 bottlenose dolphins born at SeaWorld San Diego

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Those planning a trip to SeaWorld can expect to see two new dolphin calves at the theme park. The two bottlenose dolphin calves named were born to two different mothers on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 3:50 p.m. and on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 1:14 a.m.

SeaWorld said the calves gestated in their mother for 12 months.

Malibu is a 21-year-old bottlenose dolphin weighing approximately 475 pounds. This is her second calf. Her first calf, Kali, was born in 2009 and is also living at SeaWorld with her nurturing mother.

Maggie and her calf swimming together at SeaWorld San Diego.

Malibu has also been very supportive of other dolphin mothers and calves at the park. Maggie is a 16-year-old bottlenose dolphin weighing approximately 425 pounds. This is her first calf... Read More