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Take it slow: It’s International Sloth Day!

(CNN) — You have an excuse to be a little lazy today because it’s International Sloth Day!

Sloths are known to sleep between 15 and 20 hours a day. Even when they aren’t sleeping, they often sit motionless in trees.

The animals have an incredibly slow metabolism that requires them to conserve energy at all costs. They nibble on fruit, leaves and shoots, but it takes them days to digest a single leaf!

Little did we know, though, that these creatures are fantastic swimmers. They can hold their breath up to a whopping 40 minutes.

International Sloth Day was started in 2010 in Colombia to raise awareness about the life cycle and natural habitat of the Sloth. So, the next time you’re at your local zoo, make sure to see the sloths. They really are amazing creatures. ... Read More

Support children in need during 45th Annual Holiday Craft Boutique and Raffle

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — After the Halloween decorations are put away, it’ll be time to start thinking about the holidays. The 45th Annual Holiday Craft Boutique and Raffle is the perfect place to kick start gift shopping while supporting a wonderful cause.

Elise Rigatuso and Marsha Manning of the nonprofit Children’s Service Guild of Southern Nevada joined us in-studio with all the details on their organization and its main fundraising event. The guild supports children who are affected by the family court and juvenile justice systems of Clark County.

This year’s craft boutique will feature several handmade fall, Christmas and holiday crafts, as well as homemade food items. And the best part? All the proceeds go directly to the children cared for by Clark County Department of Family Services’ Child Haven.

You can join in the fun on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Elks Lodge. ... Read More

Italian experts defuse WWII bomb in northern city

MILAN (AP) — Italian authorities evacuated 4,000 people from the center of the northern city of Bolzano on Sunday to defuse a World War II bomb found during construction.

Three experts defused the 500-pound American bomb during a three-hour operation that also forced 60,000 people to stay in their homes and closed sporting complexes and churches, the news agency ANSA reported.

An alarm signaled the all-clear to reopen the city center just before noon, as well as a nearby north-south highway and rail line both connecting Italy with Austria and Germany.

The bomb was found close to the city’s central cathedral and not far from the train station — the likely wartime target — during excavation work for a new shopping center.

The online news site Neue Suedtiroler Tageszeitung said after being defused, the bomb was brought to a secure site nearby for a controlled explosion... Read More

Calling all Disney lovers! This is your dream job

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — If you love Disney, we have the dream job for you: getting to paid to watch Disney movies!

Media site Reviews.org want to pay the “biggest, baddest Disney fans” to watch and review 30 Disney movies or TV shows.

Up to five selected candidates will have 30 days after the Disney+ streaming service launches on Nov. 12 to complete 30 reviews.

In addition to a $1,000 pay day, the dream job candidate also gets a free year of Disney+, a blanket and a popcorn popper. ... Read More

Do you have a rodent problem? A unique Nevada SPCA program can help

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — As the weather continues to cool off, you might see more rats and mice trying to take shelter indoors. If you’re having this problem, the Nevada SPCA is here to help.

The organization has a “Patrol Cat” program, where anyone interested can have two or more feral cats brought to their home. These are animals that can’t be adopted into a traditional home and are better left outdoors.

The program is good for both homes and local businesses. If you’d like to take advantage of this unique program, reach out to the SPCA for additional information. ... Read More

President Trump drops plan to host G-7 at Doral

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to stinging criticism, President Donald Trump on Saturday abruptly reversed his plan to hold the next Group of Seven world leaders’ meeting at his Doral, Florida, golf resort next year.

Trump announced a rare backtrack Saturday night after facing accusations that he was using the presidency to enrich himself by hosting the international summit at a private resort owned by his family.

….Therefore, based on both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility, we will no longer consider Trump National Doral, Miami, as the Host Site for the G-7 in 2020. We will begin the search for another site, including the possibility of Camp David, immediately. Thank you!... Read More

Defense chief: US troops leaving Syria to go to western Iraq

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper says that under the current plan all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and the military will continue to conduct operations against the Islamic State group to prevent its resurgence.

Speaking to reporters traveling with him to the Middle East, Esper did not rule out the idea that U.S. forces would conduct counterterrorism missions from Iraq into Syria. But he said those details will be worked out over time.

His comments were the first to specifically lay out where American troops will go as they leave Syria and what the counter-IS fight could look like. Esper said he has spoken to his Iraqi counterpart about the plan to shift the more than 700 troops leaving Syria into western Iraq... Read More