Things you should know today: 4/9/18


The Houston Astros won their game on Friday night with an unlikely 20-foot pop up walk-off, landing right between two San Diego Padres players. While it seemed like an easy catch, no one was in quite the right place to catch the ball and get that third out.

Admirers mourn King, pledge to carry on unfinished work


Mark Humphrey
Martin Luther King III, right, and Rev. Al Sharpton, second from right, join in a march commemorating the anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated April 4, 1968, while in Memphis supporting striking sanitation workers. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Supporters of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gathered 50 years after his assassination to commemorate his life, mourn his loss and pledge to carry on his work. Tributes to King were held across the country with many speaking up about continuing to fight to end racism and poverty.

Tina Fey: Online bullying makes her ‘Mean Girls’ relevant

Associated Press
Jeff Richmond, left, and Tina Fey participate in the curtain call for the “Mean Girls” opening night on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre on Sunday, April 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

Tina Fey’s 2004 hit ‘Mean Girls’ has made it to Broadway and is still relevant, according to her. Fey said the movie was originally about “relational aggression among girls” but now “everyone does that”.

Teachers acquire a new skill: how to stop bleeding

Charlie Neibergall
In this March 28, 2018, photo, Dr. Richard Sidwell, right, talks with Mary Owens, center, and Samantha Wing during a medical training session for teachers and staff at Southeast Polk High School in Pleasant Hill, Iowa. With school shootings a regular occurrence, educators across the country are learning techniques to help victims survive by stemming blood loss. A Connecticut doctor helped launch the effort, dubbed Stop the Bleed. The nonprofit program has spread to all 50 states, with more than 125,000 teachers, counselors and school administrators learning skills. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

With school shootings happening all too often many teachers have taken up the offer on learning how to stem blood loss in case of emergency. Many schools are also beginning to stock up on supplies such as gauze, compression bandages and lightweight tourniquets.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email