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    SERIOUSLY ill patients face deadly delays as A&E departments endured their worst month ever in July, MPs warned last night. Four in ten casualty patients had at least a four-hour wait to be seen by a medic. 1Seriously ill patients face deadly delays as A&E departments endured their worst month ever in July, MPs warned last nightCredit: Alamy A shocking 29,317 waited over 12 hours for a bed on a ward last month. Meanwhile, paramedics recorded 85,397 life-or-death callouts as their average response time for the most serious incidents matched March’s worst-ever level — nine minutes, 35 seconds.  The surgery waiting list grew again in June to 6.73million. Just 59.9 per cent of cancer patients now start treatment within two months — a record low. The British Medical Association called the NHS England figures “truly dire”. READ MORE ON A&E CRISIS999 EMERGENCY I waited 3hrs for ambulance after seizure but had to make my OWN way to A&ENHS CRISIS Shocking video shows A&E where patients have to wait over 7 hours to see a doc Wes Streeting, Labour’s...
    BUFFALO, New York (WABC) -- The city of Buffalo took another step toward reclaiming itself with a memorial on Tuesday, one month after the horrific mass shooting at a local supermarket that claimed the lives of 10 people."We are a loving and resilient community, and community that will always remember," Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said.That's what Tuesday's ceremony was all about. Remembering the victims killed in the mass shooting one month ago, and hearing from those who survived."My goal is to return to my home, Topps Market is right here on Jefferson Avenue, I am excited about the reopening, I am not sure how I will feel walking in there," survivor Fragrance Harris Stanfield said.The Topps Market is where a teenage gunman went on a shooting spree fueled by white supremacy and empowered by a semi-automatic rifle. Ten people were killed."We remember the Buffalo 10, say it with me -- the Buffalo 10," said April Baskin, Erie County Legislature chair.ALSO READ | Subway surfers caught on video walking atop Brooklyn J trainEMBED More News Videos An eyewitness captured shocking video...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Wednesday marked one month since the deadly high-rise fire in the Bronx. Survivors and community members held a rally and vigil to remember the victims. READ MORE: Lawsuits Announced For Victims Of Bronx High-Rise FireThey’re also demanding accountability, saying there were problems with the building’s self-closing doors and windows that would not open. Seventeen people, including eight children, died in the fire. “We will never forget you. We will never let you go away in vain. We will make sure that these tragedies don’t happen again,” one speaker at the vigil said. MORE NEWS: Sen. Chuck Schumer, Rep. Ritchie Torres Unveil Fire Safety Package In Response To Deadly Bronx High-Rise FireSeveral lawsuits have been filed against the owners of Twin Parks North West. They deny any negligence is to blame for the tragedy.
    Share this: New York City is planning to hire a private weather forecaster, install more drainage features and issue earlier and more aggressive warnings to residents under a new plan to respond to heavy rainfall like the deadly deluge Hurricane Ida dropped on the city earlier this month. At least 50 people from Virginia to Connecticut , including 13 in New York City, died this month when the remnants of Hurricane Ida inundated the Northeast. Rainwater trapped hundreds of cars on submerged waterways, deluged subway stations, and stalled trains and flooded basement apartments, turning them into deadly traps. At its most intense, the storm dropped 3.15 inches (8 centimeters) of rain within an hour over New York City, overwhelming an aging sewer system designed to handle roughly half that.
    A deadly month: The lives and stories of 22 Californians who died in one brutal month in the war on terror
    (CNN)The nightmare was only beginning for Matthew Rigney and his partner, Danielle Hall, when floodwaters swept her away from him and their four children Saturday in Middle Tennessee.While Hall clung to a tree, the father held onto their children in their flooded house until two of them -- 7-month-old twins -- were swept out of his arms during the deadly flooding in the Waverly area, the family told CNN affiliate WZTV.Now, the devastated couple, survivors of the flash flooding that killed at least 18 people, are planning the funerals of their babies, Rileigh and Ryan.Remembering the babies as "happy," Hall told CNN affiliate WZTV on Monday, "They made our life complete."CNN has tried unsuccessfully to reach the couple.Read MoreDozens of residents were quickly overtaken by flash flooding brought on by Saturday's heavy rain. More than 270 homes were destroyed.Mother had stepped outside for helpThe family's ordeal began when a transformer blew around 6 a.m., waking them up. Before they were able to get up and leave, "water was coming in the house," Rigney told CNN affiliate WSMV.More than 270 homes...
    By Meteorologist Tammie Souza CHICAGO (CBS) — What is the deadliest weather phenomenon in the United States? If you guessed tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, or ice storms you’d be wrong. Heat is our top weather killer and historically Chicago’s worst heat has been during the month of July. While high temperatures won’t be an issue for the last weekend of July this year, it was a matter of life and death in 1999. Temperatures the end of that month rose above 100 degrees. The hot spot of the area was Midway Airport at 104 with a dew point of 82 which is still the highest ever recorded in the Chicago area. The Heat Index (Feels-like temperature) peaked at 120 degree and stayed above 100 degrees for a day and a half along the lakefront. Sadly 80 deaths were attributed to the extreme heat during the final days of July 1999. It was the worst heat since Chicago’s deadliest stretch in mid-July of 1995 when over 600 people perished from the heat.
    (CNN)The last remaining missing person from the Champlain Towers South building collapse in Surfside, Florida, was identified Monday, ending a month-long search and recovery operation.Estelle Hedaya was the last victim who had not yet been identified.The site of the collapse had been mostly cleared and the debris has been relocated as of late last week, Miami Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said in a statement. However, Hedaya's family had been in limbo the entire time because she had not been officially found and identified by authorities. "I just want my sister to be at peace and get the honor and respect she deserves," Ikey Hedaya, brother of Estelle Hedaya, told CNN Friday.Read MoreA section of the Champlain Towers South condo building crumbled on June 24 as many residents slept, an as-yet unexplained tragedy that shattered a small coastal community in South Florida. After weeks of combing through a pile of metal and concrete looking for victims, Levine Cava said 98 victims have now been identified, including 97 victims who were recovered from the collapse and one person who died...
    THE director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning Americans, including those who are already vaccinated, to wear masks as hospitals are nearing capacity as they were during the beginning of the pandemic. "Whether you are vaccinated or not, please know, we, together, are not out of the woods yet," CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said on Thursday. 2CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky warned Americans that hospitals are approaching capacityCredit: Rex "We are yet at another pivotal moment in this pandemic, with cases rising again and some hospitals reaching their capacity in some areas," she added. "We are always looking at the data as the data come in," she went on. "Our guidance has been clear since we put it out several months ago and that is if you are unvaccinated, you should continue to wear a mask and protect yourself and those around you." Walensky's comments echo those of former Food and Drug Administration head Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who equally sounded the alarm saying the new delta variant is causing a mass intake at...
    SOUTH African authorities have deployed troops after 27 people were killed in violence sparked by the jailing of ex-president Jacob Zuma. Police said disturbances had intensified as Zuma challenged his 15-month prison term in the country's top court. 5Soldiers, seen here guarding cash machines, have been deployed in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng provinces to deal with violent protestsCredit: AP 5The South African National Defence Force has been deployed to help the policeCredit: Alamy The judgment in the case has been reserved. Meanwhile, smoke swirled from burning buildings as items from burgled shops lay strewn by the side of the road in Pietermaritzburg in Zuma's home province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) The sporadic pro-Zuma protests that broke out when he handed himself over last week have escalated into looting and arson, mainly in KZN. Riots have also spread to Gauteng where the country's biggest city, Johannesburg, is located. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said: "What we are witnessing now are opportunistic acts of criminality, with groups of people instigating chaos merely as a cover for looting and theft." COVID JAB DRIVE UNDER THREAT...
    The editor of the Capital Gazette is leaving the newspaper three years after a gunman opened fire on the newsroom in Annapolis, Md., killing five employees.   Editor Rick Hutzell published his farewell column on Saturday for the Maryland newspaper, highlighting those lost in the attack.  "I wish I could say it’s all been grand, and I’m headed off to retirement," Hutzell said. "But it hasn’t, and I’m not." “The murder of my five friends, Rob Hiaasen, Gerald Fischman, Wendi Winters, John McNamara and Rebecca Smith, changed me. I always enjoyed the job. But I became consumed with the notion that it was my purpose to save the paper. A man with a shotgun tried to kill us — to kill me and the newspaper I’ve poured my life into for 33 years. I wasn’t going to let it die,” Hutzell wrote. After three decades working at the publication, Hutzell said he took a buyout from Alden Global Capital, the new owner of the paper. Alden Global Capital bought the paper from Tribune Publishing last month. Hutzell stated that he thought it was...
    AFTER we all had to leave our workplaces rather suddenly back in March 2020, we can't be the only ones who have spent a crazy amount of time pondering the state of the packet of biscuits we left in our desk drawer. That said, one American school student has managed to one-up us after he failed to empty his lunchbox in over 14 MONTHS. *shivers* 4The teen realised he's left his lunchbox on his school bag after 14 MONTHS Over the weekend, the teenager's sister exposed the sorry state of this grim lunchbox in a series of viral TikTok videos. In the first clip, Rachel Stecia, 21, wrote: "It's my brother's first in person day back at school since 13 March 2020. "AND HE NEVER EMPTIED HIS LUNCHBOX." In typical teenage boy fashion, Rachel's brother left the lunchbox in his school bag during lockdown. 4The 'deadly' banana no longer resembled a piece of fruit 4The sandwich held up fairly well And unsurprisingly, it was left up to his mum to clear out the disgusting contents. But she didn't...
    HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Home security camera footage shows that the owner of a Tesla got into the driver’s seat of the car shortly before a deadly crash in suburban Houston, according to a government report Monday, May 10. But the preliminary report on the crash that killed two men doesn’t explain why police found no one behind the wheel of the car, which burst into flames after crashing about 550 feet from the owner’s home. READ MORE: Biden Administration Reverses Trump Policy, Restores Transgender Health Protections The National Transportation Safety Board said it’s still investigating the crash. An onboard data storage device in the console, however, was destroyed by fire. READ MORE: Dallas Man Detoderick Jawayne Gaston Faces Intoxication Manslaughter Charge After Child Dies In Crash Deadly driverless Tesla crash near Houston (credit: KTRK-TV) A computer that records air bag and seat belt status as well as speed and acceleration was damaged and is being examined at an NTSB lab. The NTSB said it tested a different Tesla vehicle on the same road, and the Autopilot driver-assist system could not...
    In this article CADILAHC-INA child runs past a wall mural depicting healthcare workers wearing face masks along a road in New Delhi, India on March 21, 2021.Sajjad Hussain | AFP | Getty ImagesIndia could soon have its second domestically developed coronavirus vaccine even as a deadly second wave shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Drugmaker Cadila Healthcare, also known as Zydus Cadila, is conducting phase three clinical trials on 28,000 people, including those above 75 and children between ages 12 and 18, for its DNA-based vaccine candidate. "We have completed the major recruitment for our phase three (trial)," managing director Sharvil Patel told CNBC's "Street Signs Asia" on Thursday. He said the company expects efficacy data from the phase three trial to come out next month after which, it would seek emergency use authorization from the Indian drug regulator in mid-May. "On the safety and efficacy in our phase two (trials) as well as ongoing phase three, we've seen very good data on safety and strong data on immunogenicity, comparable to most of the other vaccines that are...
    DEMOCRATIC Representative Cori Bush is getting blasted for defending a violent protest in a downtown St. Louis jail just a month after the deadly riot on the Capitol. The Missouri freshman representative retweeted photos of inmates in St. Louis smashing through a jail's windows and setting things on fire, adding a quote from Martin Luther Kind Jr. defending their actions. 4Representative Cori Bush was blasted after she approved of a protest by inmates in MissouriCredit: Getty Images - Getty 4Inmates in a St. Louis jail broke windows and set things on fire on FridayCredit: AP:Associated Press "'A riot is the language of the unheard,' - Dr. MLK Jr.," Bush tweeted on Sunday. "I want to talk to my constituents in the window," she continued. "Their lives and their rights must be protected." "My team and I are working to ensure that the urgent needs of people who are incarcerated are not ignored," her tweet ended. The 117 inmates were rioting over the dangerous conditions in the St. Louis jail, especially given how the Covid-19 pandemic has raged through...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas Police arrested Donny Ray Geter, 42, Thursday, Feb. 4 for the murder of Joseph Kemp, 39, who was shot to death on Jan. 5. The shooting happened in the 5000 block of Corrigan Court. Police said Geter was taken to the Dallas Police Headquarters Thursday and interviewed by a detective with the Homicide Unit. Donny Ray Geter (Dallas County Jail) Police have not released information on how detectives zeroed in on Geter as a suspect or what, if any, relationship there was between Geter and Kemp. After the interview with the detective, police took Geter to jail and charged him with murder. Bond has not been set yet. CBS 11 will be able to provide more details once the arrest affidavit is released. MORE FROM CBSDFW Fewer People May Get $1,400 Stimulus As President Biden Open To Focusing On Those With Lower Incomes Mansfield Police Officer Randy Watson Recovering After Losing Leg In Motorcycle Crash Left In Dark About Mother’s Suspected Murder By Alleged Serial Killer Billy Chemirmir, North Texas Woman Inspires Change
    LADERA RANCH, Calif. (KABC) -- The FBI raided the Ladera Ranch homes of two men who held a rally near the U.S. Capitol on the day before the deadly insurrection last month.The FBI says federal agents executed search warrants last week at the two properties in Orange County. The agency added that the homeowners, Russell Taylor and Alan Hotstetter, have not been charged with a crime.Both men run the American Phoenix Project, which co-sponsored a pro-Donald Trump rally near the Supreme Court on Jan. 5.Court documents related to the search warrants are still under seal.Meanwhile, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it has exceeded more than 180 federal criminal cases against rioters and others connected to the siege at the Capitol.Earlier this month, federal agents swarmed the Huntington Beach home of a man who was then arrested for his alleged role in the attack on Jan. 6. Mark Simon faces two federal charges, according to an unsealed complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California: entering restricted buildings or grounds and unlawful activities on Capitol...
    Washington (CNN)Nearly a month after the deadly attack on January 6, the US Capitol Police force remains in turmoil, with union officials preparing an unprecedented "no confidence" vote in the department's leadership, and rank-and-file officers still reeling from the physical and psychological effects of the attack.  The fallout from the insurrection has been compounded by the death of an officer during the fight, another officer's subsequent suicide and a Covid outbreak that has infected dozens of people within the Capitol Police. More than 100 officers are still nursing significant physical wounds and countless others are dealing with the psychological trauma of the day -- all while working long hours to keep the Capitol secure. In a sign of how contentious things have become, this week an effort by union officials to schedule a "vote of no confidence" against the department's top three leaders triggered a round of recriminations from officers who criticized the timing of the move, claiming it was inappropriate and overshadowed the memorial services this week for their slain colleague, Brian Sicknick, whose remains lay in honor at the Capitol this week. The union pushed...
    Jerry Oppenheimer is a New York Times bestselling author whose 13 books have included biographies of such American icons as the Clintons and the Kennedys. From president-elect Joe Biden to angry and frustrated democratic governors across the country, there's been much whining and bickering over the slowness of the Covid-19 vaccine distribution – and, not surprisingly, blame is on the outgoing Trump administration. 'As I long feared and warned,' declared Biden. 'The effort to distribute and administer the vaccine is not progressing as it should…it would take years, not months, to vaccinate the American people.'  Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer contends, 'The feds are slow-walking the process…the bottleneck appears to be the [Trump] White House.' While New York's Andrew Cuomo claims, 'The people of this country don't trust the federal government with this vaccine process.' But the complaining politicians have only to look back to 1947 - when highly contagious and monstrously fatal smallpox quietly slipped into New York City from Mexico - to see how millions of Big Apple citizens were immunized, virtually overnight, resulting in just two deaths,...
    More On: queens Woman fatally shot in front of her Queens apartment Man describes harrowing escape from deadly Queens house fire College freshman running to replace Queens Councilman Barry Grodenchik Victim in fatal hit-and-run by Lamborghini identified A gang member fatally blasted his pal during a bungled ambush earlier this month, Queens prosecutors said Tuesday. Nazieer Basir, 22, his accomplice, Royhessny Sintjago, and two other men approached a car packed with rival gangsters on December 7 in Ozone Park around 10 p.m., officials said. But the vehicle sped off before they could launch their attack and Sintjago ran after it while brandishing a tire iron. Basir squeezed several rounds in the direction of the car and accidentally struck Sintjago in the head at 90th St. and Liberty Ave, officials said. He later died from his injuries. “This is an appalling example of stupid, senseless violence turning deadly,” said Queens DA Melissa Katz in a statement. “The defendant charged here allegedly fired his illegal gun, missed his intended target, and killed his would-be accomplice. This mindless bloodshed must stop.” Officials...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP) — While COVID cases are surging in Northern California, the news is just as dire from neighboring Nevada where the coronavirus is spreading so fast that one person is diagnosed with it every minute and someone is dying from it every two hours. Nevada state health officials said Wednesday that nearly half of the state’s 142,239 total cases since the start of the pandemic in March have occurred since September — fully one-fourth of those in the month of November and 10% in just the last seven days, according to the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services “We have COVID-19 exploding in our community. It is spreading rapidly,” Washoe County Health District Officer Kevin Dick told reporters in Reno. “We have exponential growth going on.” While the majority of the state’s cases and 2,071 total deaths have been reported in Clark County — the most populous county that includes Las Vegas — the Reno-Sparks area in Washoe County has been hit the hardest in recent weeks. “We have four times as many people in Washoe...
    Grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are seen parked in an aerial photo at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, July 1, 2019.Lindsey Wasson | Reuters The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban on Boeing's 737 Max, a turning point in a protracted crisis for the aircraft giant stemming from two crashes of its top-selling plane that killed 346 people. The end of the 20-month flight ban gives Boeing the chance to start handing over the roughly 450 Max jetliners it has produced but has been unable to deliver to customers after regulators ordered airlines to stop flying them in March 2019. Boeing has a backlog of more than 3,000 other Boeing 737 Max planes, a number that has declined as the lengthy grounding coupled with the coronavirus pandemic prompted customers to call off hundreds of orders. Regulators grounded the Max in March 2019 after the second of two nearly-new 737 Max planes crashed within five months of one another. The crashes prompted a lengthy safety review that was met with numerous delays, driving up losses and costs for Boeing. For months...
    A 78-year-old Central Jersey driver was charged in a Union County hit-and-run that killed an 82-year-old man. Thiruvenk Srinivasan, 78, of Edison, was charged with a single count of second-degree leaving the scene of a fatal accident in connection with last month's crash, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Thursday. James B. Leinbach was struck around 6 a.m. Oct. 20, near Raritan Road and Clarkton Drive, and pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. Police later that month released photos of the suspect vehicle: A red or maroon 1994-2004 Chevy S-10 or GMC Sonoma. Srinivasan was identified as a suspect and arrested Thursday morning, following an investigation lead by the Clark Police Department Traffic and Detective bureaus and Lt. Christian Lott. Anyone with information about this matter is still being urged to contact Lt. Lott at 732-215-8447.
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Police investigating a mass shooting at a crowded house party in Rochester, New York, last month that killed two teenagers and wounded 14 others joined with grieving parents on Thursday to plead for witnesses to come forward as they announced a $10,000 reward. Three or four people opened fire just after midnight on Sept. 19, killing Jaquayla Young and Jarvis Alexander, both 19. The party was supposed to be a small gathering, but people from two other nearby parties showed up and an argument broke out. Police found more than 40 bullet casings at the scene. The wounded and the dead were all between the ages of 17 and 23. More than a month into the investigation, Rochester police officials said some people have cooperated with them and that they have several people of interest. But they're not prepared to make an arrest. “We need further information. We need more people to come forward. There’s over 200 people there. There should be a line outside of our door,” Rochester Police Capt. Frank Umbrino said at a...
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Police investigating a mass shooting at a crowded house party in Rochester, New York, last month that killed two teenagers and wounded 14 others joined with grieving parents Thursday to plead for witnesses to come forward as they announced a $10,000 reward. Three or four people opened fire just after midnight on Sept. 19, killing Jaquayla Young and Jarvis Alexander, both 19. The party was supposed to have been a small gathering, but people from two other nearby parties showed up, and an argument broke out. Police found more than 40 bullet casings at the scene. The wounded and the dead were all between the ages of 17 and 23. More than a month into the investigation, Rochester police officials said that some people have cooperated with them and that they have several people of interest. But they’re not prepared to make an arrest. “We need further information. We need more people to come forward. There’s over 200 people there. There should be a line outside of our door,” Rochester Police Capt. Frank Umbrino said at...
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Police investigating a mass shooting at a crowded house party in Rochester, New York, last month that killed two teenagers and wounded 14 others joined with grieving parents on Thursday to plead for witnesses to come forward as they announced a $10,000 reward. Three or four people opened fire just after midnight on Sept. 19, killing Jaquayla Young and Jarvis Alexander, both 19. The party was supposed to be a small gathering, but people from two other nearby parties showed up and an argument broke out. Police found more than 40 bullet casings at the scene. The wounded and the dead were all between the ages of 17 and 23. More than a month into the investigation, Rochester police officials said some people have cooperated with them and that they have several people of interest. But they’re not prepared to make an arrest. “We need further information. We need more people to come forward. There’s over 200 people there. There should be a line outside of our door,” Rochester Police Capt. Frank Umbrino said at a...
    A Kansas mother-of-five and four of her children were killed after crashing into a semitrailer loaded with grain that officials say ran a stop sign in southwest Sedgwick County last week. Jessica Noel, 32, of Viola, was driving her white Ford Expedition on 263rd Street shortly before 5pm when authorities say the driver of the grain truck failed to stop at a stop sign while headed east on 71 Street South. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office said the Expedition struck the trailer, causing it to split into two pieces. Scroll down for video  Jessica Noel, 32, and four of her five children (three of them pictured above) were killed in a crash with a semi-trailer in Kansas on Friday  Noel was returning from grocery shopping when officials say the truck carrying a load of grain ran a stop sign and smashed into the woman's SUV Noel's white Ford Expedition split into two parts, killing the woman and three of her children, including a four-month-old baby, on impact  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    CORONAVIRUS is NOT getting weaker and could still lead to thousands more deaths over winter, the UK's top doctor has warned Professor Chris Whitty told Brits the country could face 200 deaths a day by November in a dire warning about the spread of the virus today. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 5Professor Chris Whitty issued a stark warning of a coronavirus second wave over winterCredit: PA:Press Association Prof Whitty, Chief Medical Officer, and Sir Patrick Vallance, Chief Scientific Adviser, addressed the nation live in a televised address to issue a Doomsday warning that the nation is in the grip of a second wave. The UK's top doctor said: "We should see this as a six-month problem we have to deal with collectively. "A lot of people have said maybe this is a milder virus than it was in April, I'm afraid although it would be great if that were true, this is not the case. "At the moment because the cases started to rise most in the lowest age bands in adults,...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There are some safety changes are coming to Cobbs Creek Parkway after a deadly hit-and-run. Avante Reynolds died last month after two cars hit her while she crossed the parkway. Now PennDOT plans to add rumble strips and lane separators to help keep drivers out of the center lanes where driving is not allowed. New pedestrian crossing markings and other safety signs will also be installed. Police are still looking for one of the two cars that hit Reynolds.
    (CNN)The wildfires that have killed at least 36 people and burned through more than 4.6 million acres on the West Coast are fueled by climate change, officials in California and Washington said again on Monday.California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee all reiterated that the fires in their states are the result of the climate crisis, challenging assertions from President Donald Trump that they were the result of poor land management.There are 87 active fires burning across the US West Coast, including at least 25 large fires are burning in the California, according to the National Interagency Fire Center'Climate change is real'During a briefing Monday, Newsom said that record breaking temperatures and drought conditions, which have fueled the recent fires, have been going on for years because of climate change. He emphasized the importance of addressing climate change while also battling the fires.Read More "Climate change is real," said Newsom, who met with Trump on Monday."It's about acknowledging science, not about believing in facts or not believing in facts, facts are facts. Science...
    (CNN)Firefighters in California have been battling multiple fires throughout the state for nearly a month as hot, dry weather has fueled flames and created tinderbox conditions in some areas.More than 16,750 firefighters are battling 29 major wildfires across the state as of Sunday, according to CalFire.Deadly fires have burned an astonishing 3.3 million acres in the state in 2020, creating smoky conditions and weather concerns that have resulted in partial power shutoffs for thousands of California residents in an effort to prevent additional fires. Photos: Wildfires burning in the West Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestThe Bobcat Fire burns in Angeles National Forest north of Monrovia, California, on Friday, September, 11.Hide Caption 1 of 81 Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestGeorge Coble walks through his destroyed property in Mill City, Oregon, on Saturday, September 12.Hide Caption 2 of 81 Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestCrystal Sparks, 35, kisses her 4-year-old twins Chance and Ryder Sutton as they are evacuated from the Obenchain Fire in Butte Falls, Oregon, on September 11.Hide Caption 3 of 81 Photos: Wildfires burning in...
    A huge fire broke out Thursday at the Port of Beirut, darkening the sky and sparking panic among residents traumatized by last month’s massive explosion that killed about 190 people and injured 6,000 others. AP reports it was not immediately clear what caused the fire at the facility, which was decimated by the Aug. 4 explosion when nearly 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate detonated, triggering a shock wave explosion that blasted windows, doors and walls miles away. Huge fire breaks out at Beirut port a month after explosion DEVELOPING: Huge fire breaks out at Beirut port a month after massive explosion. https://abcn.ws/3k551EV Posted by ABC News Live on Thursday, 10 September 2020 A column of black smoke billowed from the port at midday Thursday, with orange flames leaping from the ground. The Lebanese army said the fire is at a warehouse where oil and tires are placed in the duty free zone at the port adding that fighting the blaze is ongoing. Army helicopters were soon aloft joining efforts to extinguish the fire. The sky has turned black again in...
    A massive fire has broken out at Beirut port on Thursday, a little more than a month since a huge blast devastated the port facilities and surrounding area. The Washington Post's Beirut Bureau Chief Liz Sly tweeted that the Lebanese Army has told people to evacuate the vicinity around the duty-free zone, and video is circulating on social media showing workers fleeing the area. Although it was not immediately clear what caused the fire at the facility, the State-run National News Agency said the fire was at a warehouse where tires are placed. Middle East Eye correspondent Ragip Soylu wrote on Twitter that the Lebanese Army confirmed a fire had broken out in a tire warehouse and that extinguishing operations -- including the use of army helicopters -- have already begun. Soylu said authorities assured the fire would not lead to an explosion. The Aug. 4 killed more than 190 people, injured around 6,500, and damaged thousands of buildings in the Lebanese capital after nearly 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrates detonated. This is a developing story, please check back for updates.Julia Musto is...
    Rescue workers used cranes, shovels and their bare hands in search operations that resumed early Friday in the rubble of a building that collapsed last month in Beirut's catastrophic explosions. Crews were hoping to find a survivor after a pulsing signal was detected. The search was taking place exactly a month since the massive blast that killed and wounded thousands of people and traumatized a country that had already been suffering for months under a severe economic crisis and financial collapse. A march and a vigil were planned Friday as well as a moment of silence at 6:08 p.m., the moment that marked the most destructive single incident in Lebanon's history on Aug. 4. A Chilean rescuer holds a signal detected machine, as he helps his team who are searching in the rubble of a building that was collapsed in last month's massive explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, after getting signals there may be a survivor under the rubble, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. Bilal Hussein / AP The search operation unfolding in Beirut's historic Mar...
    The Lebanese military on Thursday discovered more than four tons of ammonium nitrate near Beirut's port, where a deadly explosion killed nearly 200 people last month. The military said army experts were called in for an inspection and found the dangerous chemical in four containers near the port. There were no details on the origin of the chemicals or their owner. The military said customs officials had called in the army to inspect containers at a facility near the port, where they found the ammonium nitrate. It said army experts were "dealing with the material," an apparent reference to it being destroyed. The port chief, Bassem al-Qaisi, told reporters that there are 43 containers containing flammable material left in the area, adding that the army is doing its best to keep the containers safe. Al-Qaisi said he repeatedly asked customs authorities to take away the material. Chilean and Lebanese rescuers search in the rubble of a building that was collapsed in last month's massive explosion, after getting signals there may be a survivor under the rubble,...
    California has officially put its deadliest month from COVID-19 behind it. Now, will it stay that way? September brings with it a fresh slate and a declining death curve, meaning that if the numbers continue trending in this direction, then yes, August will have been California’s deadliest month of the pandemic. The 80 new fatalities reported Monday, according to data compiled by this news organization, brought the monthly total to 3,796, 21% more than July, which set the previous record. But when the state set the previous monthly mark in July, the curve of deaths was still going up, and cases had not yet begun to decline, either. Now, it appears both metrics — as well as hospitalizations — are on the decline. The seven-day average for deaths fell Monday to about 108 per day, the first time the state has averaged fewer than 110 deaths per day from the virus since the week that ended July 26. About 25% fewer people died over the past seven days than at its peak, which came during the seven-day period that ended...
    The Twitter account for Herman Cain on Sunday claimed that COVID-19 was 'not as deadly' as media outlets have portrayed it to be - despite the fact he died from it just a month ago.    Cain, a prominent Republican businessman and fervent Trump supporter, died from the coronavirus on July 30 after his office revealed he was hospitalized with the illness earlier that month. He was 74.  His death came after he attended the President's controversial June campaign rally held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that did not require face masks or social distancing.  Cain's daughter, Dr. Melanie Cain Gallo, announced on August 11 that the family would continue to update his social media accounts under the new moniker, The Cain Gang. Under The Cain Gang, Herman Cain's Twitter account claimed that COVID-19 is 'not as deadly' as media outlets said just one month after he died from the illness RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Maskless customer squares up to Walmart staff after they ordered him to leave |... Rare and unseen shots by late photographer Terry...
    HERMAN Cain’s Twitter account has claimed that coronavirus "is not that deadly" – just one month after he died from the virus. The former 2012 Republican presidential candidate passed away on July 30 after a month-long battle with COVID. 3Herman Cane passed away on July 30 but his Twitter account continues to existCredit: AP:Associated Press 3The Cain Gang shared an article on Sunday downplaying the severity of coronavirusCredit: Twitter He died at the age of 74 after spending several weeks at a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Despite dying, the late politician's Twitter account still remains alive with the help of his loved ones. A few weeks after his death, Cain's verified Twitter account was renamed "The Cain Gang." Cain’s account is being maintained by the family of the prominent Republican, his daughter Dr. Melanie Cain Gallo wrote in a post published to his website. On Sunday, Cain's Twitter account reportedly posted: "It looks like the virus is not as deadly as the mainstream media first made it out to be." The tweet has since been deleted, but screenshots of the post are still circulating the internet. According...
    (CNN)A 9-year-old boy heading to his friend's house was fatally shot in Chicago in the waning hours of July -- a violent month in which police say the number of murders in the city jumped nearly 140% from the previous year. The father of Janari Andre Ricks said the boy was going to get a game controller from a friend when he was shot multiple times around 6 p.m. Friday on the Near North Side. He was pronounced dead at Lurie Children's Hospital."It's senseless, I'm still lost," Raymond Ricks told CNN Saturday at a makeshift memorial to his son. "He was everything. He was an inspiration behind all kids around in the community. Sports, anything, he would tell you stats from back in the day about everybody. He was a genius."Investigators believe Janari was not the intended target, Chicago Police Chief of Operations Brian McDermott said.When a 9 year olds life is ended by a bullet, we must all be outraged. These deaths are not mere statistics. And prayers alone will not sooth a broken heart.— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor)...
    Thirteen nuns from the same Michigan convent have died from coronavirus in a deadly wave that claimed 12 of them in just one month.  The nuns, who lived together at the Felician Sisters' convent in Livonia, were all aged between 79 and 99 years of age.  Twelve of them died in the one month between April 10 and May 10. At the time, 18 other nuns had contracted COVID-19 and were being treated for the virus.  On June 27, one of the 18 nuns battling the virus also died.  The nuns lived and worked together - mostly as teachers - at the Livonia convent, which was home to 65 sisters prior to the pandemic. Sister Mary Luiza Wawrzyniak, 99, was the first to die on April 10. Sr. Celine Marie Lesinski, 92, died two days later on April 12 Sister Mary Andrew Budinski, who is the superior of the Livonia convent, told the Sisters Global Report that the virus spread through like 'wildfire' after it first struck.   The nuns at the convent are spread out across three floors, including one...
    After a destructive April that made 2020 the deadliest year for tornadoes in nine years, the typical peak of severe weather system ended up being on the calmest in decades. The National Weather Service's (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) did not issue a moderate or high tornado risk for the entire month of May. Evan Bentley, a severe weather meteorologist at the SPC, said last Tuesday on Twitter that he was not able to find any records of such event happening going back through 1995. "Given the pattern for the next 5 days, 2020 will likely be the first," he tweeted. WHERE ARE TORNADOES MOSTLY LIKELY TO HAPPEN IN MAY? That is a rarity in what is usually one of the most active months in "tornado alley." The most active areas for tornadoes in May are in the Plains. (Fox News) In fact, fewer than confirmed 100 tornadoes were reported in the month of May. If that stands, it will be the first time in 50 years. Bentley said the best he could find was 49 confirmed tornadoes through...
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