The weekend is finally here.
In a busy news week, we reported about an Oregon man stranded in the snow who, the and a monument that was unveiled honoring abolitionist .
Also,for the first time since 1987, we offered sleep tips as arrives this weekend (don’t forget to spring those ), and the world mourned the losses of and from “Queer Eye.”
But that’s not nearly all.
Below is our weekly Saturday Six, a recap of half a dozen news stories — in no particular order — ranging from the heartfelt to the weird to the tragic, and everything in between.
- If you , there are some things to know before the April 18 deadline. From the story: The tax season clock is ticking down, with six weeks remaining before the April 18 federal deadline and millions of taxpayers who have yet to send in their annual returns to the IRS. The early returns filed so far with the IRS are providing some insight into what to expect this year, from processing time to the size of your refund. Watch the video above.
- A From the story: Fresh off the theatrical release of “Cocaine Bear,” news of the serval’s drug test quickly led to the moniker “cocaine cat” trending on Twitter. The big cat’s name is Amiry.
- NASA is monitoring an Risk List, a catalog of space objects that could potentially have some kind of impact on Earth, and because of what scientists have so far seen — it’s ranking on the list is currently at No. 1. . From the story: The asteroid, known as 2023 DW, was only first discovered on Feb. 26, according to the European Space Agency. It’s now been added to the agency’s
- From the story: Slap fighting is a one-on-one competition in which opponents strike each other in the face until someone submits or is knocked out. Although competitors have held unregulated matches in small venues for years, the contests received a major stamp of approval in October when the Nevada Athletic Commission sanctioned it as a sport.
- The to boost recruiting efforts during a slump. From the story: Last year, the Army fell about 25% short of its recruiting goals in what its leaders call the most challenging recruiting environment since the all-volunteer force began. Army leaders have attributed the shortfall in part to the lack of knowledge among young Americans about the Army and the avenues it opens.
- Finally, a in California. From the story: Lee’s Noodle House has been open for 20 years. But financial troubles started in 2017 when the deadly Tubbs Fire — then the largest wildfire in California history — devastated Santa Rosa. Watch the video below.