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Oakland Zoo: Child, not grizzly bears, cracked glass window

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A child, not the grizzly bears, cracked a glass viewing window at the Oakland Zoo’s bear exhibit, and officials say there’s no need to fear the bears will get out.

Oakland Zoo spokeswoman Erin Harrison said in a statement Tuesday that a child hit a rock against the glass several times, “shattering the laminate layer.”

She says the bulletproof-strength glass at the enclosure where four grizzly bears live is made of six separate panes, each an inch (2.5 centimeters) thick.

She says another zoo visitor reported the child to staff, but they couldn’t find the family.

Harrison says a replacement glass pane will cost $67,000 and require specialty equipment to install next month... Read More

Resorts World Las Vegas pushes back opening date to 2021, reveals updated plans

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Resorts World Las Vegas announced updated plans and a new opening date Thursday. The $4.3 billion megaresort is under construction on the former site of the Stardust.

The once-planned Asian theme is being toned down but there will be “Asian inspired-touches” in the luxury resort. Instead of opening in 2020, it is projected to open in the summer of 2021.

“We believe Resorts World’s unique design and commitment to providing cutting-edge amenities and captivating experiences, is the foundation to curating a thoughtful resort experience that aims to redefine the luxury hotel standard in Las Vegas,” said Scott Sibella, president, Resorts World Las Vegas.

The new amenities to the property include:... Read More

BEI BEI IN CHINA: Settling into new digs

CHINA (CBS) — Bei Bei arrived at the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Pandas on Thursday.

State media said the 4-year-old panda was in good health and enjoyed a bamboo breakfast after his transcontinental flight and truck ride to the center. Bei Bei will be quarantined for a month.

Bei Bei lived at Washington’s National Zoo as part of a cooperative breeding agreement with China. He will enter enter a giant panda breeding program when he reaches sexual maturity. ... Read More

Study: Almost all little children eat too much sugar

You might want to rethink some of the things you reach for when it comes to feeding your kids. According to a new analysis of national data, 98% of toddlers and two-thirds of infants consume added sugars in their daily diets.

As far as the American Heart Association is concerned, 98-percent is far too much. It recommends children under the age of two stay away from all added sugars, including sweeteners that don’t occur naturally in food.

According to the analysis, on average infants consumed 1 teaspoon of added sugar per day, while toddlers consumed about 6 teaspoons per day. For infants, that often comes from yogurt and baby snacks or sweets. Toddlers got much of their extra sugar from fruit drinks and bakery sweets.

The National Institute of Health says children who consume added sugars can see some negative health conditions like cavities, asthma, and obesity... Read More

Lightning strikes near passenger plane

NEW ZEALAND (CBS) — An aviation employee captured the moment lightning struck close to a passenger plane on the runway at Christchurch International Airport in New Zealand on Wednesday.

Aviation workers said the lightning narrowly missed the Emirates Airbus 380 aircraft and that there appeared to be no damage to the plane.

GCH Aviation employee Daniel Currie was watching the storm and assessing the risk for aircraft to be moved inside the hangers at 3.30 p.m local time when he captured the moment on his mobile phone. ... Read More

Keep the coats and umbrellas with you today

Rain showers will continue with snow in the mountains, and it’s chilly! So grab a warm jacket and your umbrella again today. Sherry’s #WeatherNOW forecast has the details of how long this cold and wet fall storm will last for southern Nevada... Read More

CCSD school bus crash in Henderson

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A CCSD school bus was involved in a crash Thursday morning at St. Rose Parkway and Seven Hills Drive.

The bus was rear-ended by a car. It is unknown if there were students on the bus. The person in the car was transported to the hospital... Read More