Alison Testone

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Even if you’ve forgotten the language you spoke as a child, it still stays with you

Natasha Mumbi Nkonde tells me she’s “haunted” by what she sounded like as a child. Nkonde, who was born in Zambia in 1984 and moved to the UK when she was six, remembers speaking two different languages—Bemba and Nyanja. Naturally, she was forced to switch to English once she migrated to Britain. …

Language Learning

California's Thomas Fire 45 Percent Contained

<b>Updated at 5:30 a.m. ET</b><p>Firefighters battling the massive Thomas Fire northwest of Los Angeles were working against another round of high winds to prevent its spread to homes in Santa Barbara and Montecito.<p>The blaze — which has gone on for two weeks and engulfed some 269,000 acres — has become the …

Thomas Fire

As California fires blaze, homeowners fear losing insurance

(Reuters) - California homeowners and regulators have a new fear about wildfires ravaging the state: that insurers will drop coverage.<p>Massive, out-of-season fires in northern and southern California are causing billions of dollars in claims and challenging expectations of when and where to expect …

Home Ownership

Why 41 percent of white millennials voted for Trump

In the year since Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, many have continued to debate what motivated those who voted for him. We wanted to understand Trump voters among millennials, the generation that will make up the largest share of the voting-eligible population in the …

Demographics

Trump had fewer deportations than Obama's first year

Despite President Trump's tough-on-immigration rhetoric, there were around 177,000 fewer deportations this year than in 2009, Obama's first year in …

Immigration

Here's what the new Disney/Fox merger looks like

Reproduced from Walt Disney Company; Chart: Axios Visuals Walt Disney Company announced Thursday that it has agreed to acquire the entertainment …

Walt Disney Company

Judge Alex Kozinski, accused of sexual misconduct, resigns

<b>(CNN) —</b> A well-known federal judge has resigned Monday after multiple former clerks and junior staffers came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against him.<p>Judge Alex Kozinski, who for many years served as chief judge on the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, will resign immediately, …

More Than 300 Passengers Get Nasty Stomach Bug On Royal Caribbean Cruise

This is the second time in less than one month that hundreds of cruise passengers have fallen ill on one of Royal Caribbean’s ships.<p>More than 300 people on a Royal Caribbean cruise fell ill with a nasty gastrointestinal sickness that included bouts of vomiting and diarrhea. The Independence of the …

Royal Caribbean

New York Terrorist Attack: Truck Driver Kills Eight in Lower Manhattan

Eight people were killed and about a dozen more were injured Tuesday when a motorist in a rented pickup truck deliberately drove down a bike path in lower Manhattan and mowed down several people before crashing into a school bus. Officials said it was a terrorist attack — the deadliest in New York …

Extremism