The weekend is finally here.
During another busy news week, a Oprah revealed the 100th pick for her book club and the world mourned the loss of , who died at the age of 71.knocked out power to thousands and shut hundreds of schools, after months of hikes,
Meanwhile, actorlook for his 75th birthday, a Florida amusement park last year, USA Today put out its , which includes Sandra Day O’Connor and Michelle Obama, and of the Jan. 6 committee.
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.
- A to pursue careers in science. From the story: Women account for only a quarter of U.S. graduates who earn bachelor’s degrees in physics, according to the American Physical Society, a Maryland-based nonprofit organization. But Dr. Tatiana Erukhimova, a physics professor at Texas A&M University, is looking to change that with the help of social media. Watch the video above.
- A Florida after being exonerated. From the story: Sidney Holmes, 57, was convicted in April of 1989 for a 1988 robbery in which he was accused of being the getaway driver. Holmes was greeted by his family as he walked free Monday, and said the first thing he wanted to do was get something to eat.
Household Pulse survey, which gathered responses during the first two weeks of February., and some states are worse than others. From the story: A growing number of Americans say they are struggling to pay their bills, and the loss of federal pandemic aid. About 36% of consumers say it has been “somewhat” to “very difficult” for them to pay their usual bills, according to the Census Bureau’s most recent
An Arkansas man found a statement.at a state park. From the story: An Arkansas man found a 3.29-carat brown diamond at the Crater of Diamonds State Park earlier this month. It is the largest diamond found in the park , the park said in a
Awas given a six-year prison sentence. From the story: A Rhode Island woman who posed as an ailing military veteran to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in benefits and charitable contributions has been sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison, the Department of Justice said Tuesday. Sarah Jane Cavanaugh — who never served in the U.S. military — claimed that she was a Purple Heart and Bronze Star-decorated Marine who had been wounded by an IED in Iraq. Cavanaugh, 32, also claimed that she had developed service-related cancer.
Finally, Florida beaches could be dealt a one-two punch of red tide and seaweed blob as spring break approaches. From the story: Ais already killing fish along the Gulf Coast, causing a stench. Now, a twice as wide as the United States is drifting across the Atlantic and could wash ashore in the coming weeks, creating an even bigger mess. “It could be two problems turning into a bigger one,” said Mike Parsons, a marine science professor at Florida Gulf Coast University.