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News Briefs: iPhone 7 announced, Largest Earthquake in Oklahoma history, Texas School Shooting

Headlines for the week of Sept. 4- Sept. 9:

New iPhone reinvents technology

Apple rolled out its newest technology, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Wednesday, Sept. 7 in San Francisco, CA. According to, the newest smart phones will feature a more advanced camera, a stronger battery life, a brighter color display and high quality speakers. Apple introduced new jet black and matte black finishes to choose from, as well continuing their previous silver, gold and rose gold finishes. Innovating the way eye-phones are used, Apple welcomed wireless AirPods ­­to their inventory. The iPhone 7 is equipped with a 12-megapixel camera, seven-megapixel FaceTime HD camera, optical image stabilization and a quad-LED True Tone flash. states the new phones house an A10 Fusion Chip, which allows the phone to run two times faster than the iPhone 6, and provides the longest battery life available for an iPhone. Along with the long list of new features, Apple will release the iOS 10 Sept. 13. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are available for pre-order now, but will be in stores Sept. 16. (Apple)

Oklahoma feels impacts of earthquakes

Oklahoma experienced the largest earthquake in the state’s history on Saturday morning. According to USA Today, before yesterday, the earthquake’s magnitude measured at 5.6. Upon further research, the U.S. Geological Survey pronounced the earthquake a 5.8 on Wednesday. Pawnee County felt the epicenter of the earthquake. However, seven states across the South reported aftershocks The magnitude revision is based on a closer look at the seismic activity and the aftershocks. According to the Department of Interior, it is not uncommon to have magnitude revisions after first announcing the size of an earthquake. (U.S.A. Today)

School shooting leaves Alpine, Texas speechless

Yesterday, a 14-year-old female student shot and killed herself at Alpine High School in Alpine, TX According to CNN, authorities said she shot herself after harming another female student. The condition of the other student is still unknown. Other students in the school evacuated as the deputies arrived to determine what the situation was. The shooter’s name is not public knowledge yet, but the county police department is working to start an investigation to determine the motive. At the current time, the Brewster County sheriff’s office has determined the shooter was acting alone. (CNN)

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