Hello everyone. Welcome to Sign1News Live. I’m Candace Jones. Here are your top stories for today. On Thursday (Yesterday) 5-year-old autistic
boy Beau Belson of Michigan was found dead. Belson was reported missing from his grandmother’s
house on Christmas day, where he was playing in the yard with the family at about 2:30
p.m. His body was found after noon on Thursday
in a pond under the ice, which was located near his grandmother’s house. Police are not sure whether he fell in the
pond or went in there on his own. His death is under investigation but as of
now there is no foul play suspected. Police say on Wednesday night there were close
to 1,000 community volunteers who helped search for the boy. And several hundred people arrived Thursday
morning to help with the search effort. A police lieutenant said while the circumstances
were tragic “it was wonderful to see the community coming together.” Officials say Beau was autistic but able to
communicate. On Friday morning (Today) a plane carrying
98 people, 93 passengers and five crew members, crashed shortly after takeoff near the city of
Almaty in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan is a central Asian country. At least 12 people have died. Dozens of survivors have been taken to nearby
hospitals for treatment. The plane is a Fokker 100 aircraft operated
by Kazakhstan-based carrier Bek Air. The plane lost altitude after takeoff and
broke through a concrete fence before colliding with the two-story building at approximately
7:22 a.m., local time, according to authorities. The plane was headed to the capital of Nur-Sultan,
the country’s largest city. Images of the crash site show the damaged
plane broken into several parts, with the nose embedded in a small partially-collapsed
house. Rescue operation began immediately, and all
Fokker 100 flights are temporarily suspend as authorities investigate. Researchers may have a little extra motivation
to keep your New Year’s resolution to exercise more. A new study finds getting the recommended
amount of physical activity is tied to lower risk of certain cancers. The study analyzed data from more than
750-thousand adults in the U.S., Europe and Australia. Looking at 15 types of cancer, it found that
recommended amount of physical activity correlated with lower risks of seven types of cancer: They are colon, breast, kidney, myeloma, liver,
non-hodgkin lymphoma, and endometrial cancer. U.S. health officials recommend adults get
at least two-and-a-half hours of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise and 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity
aerobic exercise per week. The researchers caution the study doesn’t
definitively show exercise directly causes cancer risk to drop, and health experts say
there may be various other factors at play. Scientists are puzzled by the behavior of
what used to be one of the brightest stars in the skies. Since October the red, giant star called about
Betelgeuse has been rapidly dimming. It used to be the ninth the brightest object
you can see from Earth, but it’s now more than two times fainter than usual. Scientists believe that could be a sign of
its explosion. If it explodes, it would turn the star into
a “supernova” which is the explosion of a star. But it’s anyone’s guess when that will happen. Some scientists believe it could still be
more than 200-thousand years away. Whenever it happens, it will be a spectacular
show in the sky, but will not pose any danger to life on Earth. However, some scientists believe the dimming
is just a phase, and there is no supernova in the making. Need a “pick me up” after
the holidays? Starbucks has the cure. Starbucks doesn’t want the festivities to
end, so select locations are hosting “Pop-Up Parties” through the end of the year. Each day, 200 stores will offer free tall
espresso drinks to customers from 1 to 2 p.m. local time. And the deal is good for seasonal favorites
like peppermint mocha and other year-round go-tos. The locations will change, so Starbucks has
a website to help. Check out StarbucksPopUp.com each day through
December 31, to see which stores are hosting parties that day. And those are the top stories for today. I’m Candace Jones. Thank you for watching Sign1News Live. Remember to follow us on all of our social
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