Record-Breaking Heat Wave In Southwest Reportedly Claims 4 Lives

June 22, 2017

… have reached 120 degrees in the southwest this week. The bodies of a 57-year-old father and his 21-year-old son from Corpus Christi, Texas, were found earlier this week in the Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico, where they were hiking, media reported. The National Weather service and local authorities issued heat advisories and warnings, urging residents to stay indoors and to drink plenty of water if they were outdoors. Power grid operators encouraged customers to use electricity …


Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 19, 2017

… has ever rescinded a monument, and a from the Congressional Research service suggests that presidents can only adjust, not outright abolish, a prior designation. Zinke completed his review this month, and on Monday submitted an that recommends shrinking the boundaries of Bears Ears. There is some precedent for that: Woodrow Wilson halved Mount Olympic National Monument, which Roosevelt had designated in 1909. The monument was later restored to its full size when Franklin Roosevelt signed a …


London Fire: How one Grenfell Tower resident escaped – BBC News

June 17, 2017

Image copyright Reuters I rang the fire service and they told me to get out. They said “Wrap a wet towel around yourself and get out of the block.” But I opened the door and the smoke was so thick I couldn’t. I tried to leave the flat three times and each time the smoke was too thick. Image caption 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters tackled the blaze I could feel myself tripping over in the dark. I was tripping over bodies. On one of the floors I tripped badly and …


Dr. Jill Biden Receives Standing Ovation After Her Tonys Speech

June 13, 2017

… of fellow veterans attempting to acclimate to post-war life in a competition for Americas hottest new swing band. Got Your 6, Biden explained, has also partnered with Bandstand to highlight the experiences and talents of Americas veterans. As the daughter of a World War II signal man and the mother of an army captain, Ive seen how the scars of service can haunt even in the best of situations, she said. Former Vice President Joe Biden was caught by cameras beaming in the audience. You can …


Lincoln Memorial Pool To Be Drained After 80 Ducklings Die

June 12, 2017

The first batch of the dead ducklings was discovered May 20 and the rest were found over a two-day period. Necropsies by the U.S. Geological Surveys National Wildlife Health Center determined they had died of high levels of microscopic parasites that develop in snails living in the pool, according to a statement from the park service. The parasites are ingested by the ducks when they eat the snails. The deaths followed a heat wave in D.C. There have been snails in there for as long as anyone …


Question Trump’s FBI nominee — but give him a fair hearing

June 8, 2017

… energy, by all means let’s protest and march. But before we Democrats raise our pitchforks over the Wray nomination, let’s wait to see what the next few days of reporting uncover. Let’s see what background quotes come from the FBI and the law enforcement community. Let’s figure out if he is someone who could take his years in public service fighting against white-collar crime and translate it to lead the FBI at a tumultuous time for the bureau. Let’s be what many …


Aircraft crashes in Castlewellan Forest Park – BBC News

May 31, 2017

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption Two people were treated at the scene by paramedics The ambulance service said that the two people were discharged after being treated by paramedics. The Mourne Mountain Rescue Team said that the pair had walked away from the crash. “The pilot and passenger managed to escape the wreckage and walk to a nearby forest road to meet with the attending ambulance and fire service,” the team wrote on Facebook. Image copyright Press Eye Image …


Twitter Had Lots Of Theories About Those Flashing Red Lights On The White House

May 30, 2017

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Here’s What’s Leaving And Arriving On Netflix In June

Netflix isnt trying to troll you. OK, yeah, its adding Trolls, but for June the streaming service is promising a Ladies Night lineup. What the heck is a Ladies Night lineup? We were wondering that, too. According to Netflix, it includes a new season of Orange Is the New Black, movies such as Trolls and 13 Going on 30, and new originals like GLOW and Free Rein. Alas, Ladies Night lineups can also be cruel. Casualties leaving Netflix in June include The Little Rascals, Honey, I Shrunk The Kids …

May 25, 2017

Ferry between Russia and North Korea starts regular service

(CNN)A cargo-passenger ferry service linking Russia and North Korea completed its first trip Thursday. The Man Gyong Bong ferry left the North Korean port city of Rason Wednesday and arrived in Russia’s Far Eastern city of Vladivostok at 8:00 am local time Thursday, according to Russian state news agency TASS. The trip marked the beginning of a once-weekly regular cargo-passenger service, according to TASS. …

May 19, 2017

Dutch King reveals he secretly piloted KLM passenger flights for 21 years

(CNN)They don’t call KLM “Royal Dutch Airlines” for nothing. King Willem-Alexander, reigning monarch of the Netherlands, revealed in an interview with Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf that he’d regularly flown flights for a subsidiary of the Dutch flag carrier for over two decades. Calling the part-time role a “hobby,” the King says that he’d taken to the cockpit as a co-pilot of KLM Cityhopper — the airline’s short-haul carrier — …

May 18, 2017

NHS cyber-attack: Bosses fear further infections from ransomware – BBC News

… know that Friday’s ransomware attack was a global cyber-crime, but the most serious impact was here in the UK on the National Health service. So what made our hospitals so vulnerable? There are plenty of theories – among them that far too many computers in hospitals were running Windows XP. The government warned NHS trusts in 2014 that they needed to move away from XP as rapidly as possible. But did they? At the end of last year the software firm Citrix said that a Freedom of …

May 16, 2017

Powers Boothe, actor in “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,” dies at 68

(CNN)Actor Powers Boothe, known for his roles in “Sin City,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,” and “Deadwood,” has died at 68, his publicist, Karen Samfilippo, said. The Emmy-winning actor passed away Sunday of natural causes in his sleep at his Los Angeles home. A private service will be held in his home state of Texas, Samfilippo said. …

May 15, 2017