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35,000 Survivors Of Torture From All Over The World Live In San Diego

Thousands of people are trying to get help from a non-profit called "Survivors of Torture."

Elizabeth Terrazas, MPH with Survivors of Torture speaks with CW6’s Neda Iranpour about the thousands of people who are in San Diego seeking help and asylum. She explains how this non-profit works to create a home for the many victims who come from all parts of the world. Take a listen to the above interview. And, to find out more…

Massive tropical cyclone barrels down on northeast Australia

(CNN) – Tropical Cyclone Debbie barreled down Tuesday on northeast Australia, dumping torrential rain on the region and leaving more than 50,000 homes without power. The massive storm is the most powerful since Cyclone Yasi, a Category 5 storm which tore through the region in 2011. Debbie is packing sustained winds of 185 kph (114 mph), with gusts reaching more than…

Airline electronic ban: How to keep your laptop safe when checked

Whether you wanted to binge watch TV, catch up on work, or keep a toddler from yelling for 15 hours straight, the new rules on checked-in electronics are definitely an inconvenience. But they can also present major safety issues for your hardware and data. The United States announced a new rule that bans bigger-than-a-smartphone electronics from the airline cabin on…

Scientists turn spinach into beating heart tissue

(CW6 SAN DIEGO) – Scientists have built working human heart muscle by taking advantage of the desired traits within spinach. In efforts to repair damaged organs, scientists have tested different ways to grow blood vessels. A previous method used was 3D printing, but has become harder to use. Scientists need a vascular network, because without it, tissue death will occur….

GameStop to close almost 200 stores nationwide

It’s game over for more than 100 GameStop retail locations. The company announced earlier this week that it’s shutting down 2% to 3% of its stores. That means as many as 190 stores could be on the chopping block. GameStop (GME) currently operates more than 6,600 stores globally, including 4,400 in the United States. It’s unclear how many domestic stores…

Raiders move to Las Vegas

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Any hopes that the Raiders would turn their eyes to San Diego in wake of the Chargers’ departure all but evaporated today when National Football League owners conditionally approved the Oakland franchise’s move to Las Vegas. The Raiders will play in the Bay Area city for two more seasons before heading to Nevada, the team announced….