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    MULTIPLE people have been found dead after a reported explosion at two homes as police place local buildings on lockdown. The puzzling situation is spread out at multiple scenes across the Cedar County community in Laurel, Nebraska. 1An unknown number of people have been found dead after a reported explosion at two homesCredit: Northeast News Channel Nebraska The Nebraska State Patrol says they're investigating "multiple deaths" at "multiple scenes". A city official told KCAU 9 News they were advised to enter a lockdown status by the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office. More to follow...For the latest news on this story, keep checking back at Sun Online. The-sun.com is your go-to destination for the best celebrity news, sports news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheUSSun.
    Antioch residents will soon have new options for storing their recreational vehicles and boats at home. The City Council moved forward with new rules on Tuesday to allow tenants and homeowners to park their permitted RVs, boats and trailers on paved side yards in front of their homes or in back on gravel or paved area behind a 6-foot fence if they secure permits from the city. Currently only residents with RVs and boats that were registered with the city between 2007 and 2008 were allowed to store their vehicles at home while all others who came after that had to put them in storage. By 2022, only 24% of the 946 permitted vehicles were being stored because of the time lapse, Economic Development Director Forrest Ebbs said in his report. Others who came later were not legally allowed to store their vehicles or boats at home and could be cited and issued fines of up to $500 if the did. But earlier this year, tired of being cited and having few options for storing their RVs, a vocal group...
    (CNN)By just 7 a.m. Tuesday, St. Louis residents found themselves experiencing the wettest day in the city's recorded history, as roads filled with water and widespread flooding overtook cars, highways and homes -- and the day had just begun.As the hours stretched on, the rain continued to pour and floodwaters inundated the city and surrounding areas, forcing people to flee or wait for rescue crews to find them. Jessica Perez was woken by her son at about 3:30 a.m. to find her basement flooded with several inches of water, she told CNN. Video taken by Perez shows the basement blanketed by murky water, soaking the legs of furniture as Christmas ornaments and other items float about. At least 1 killed as record rainfall causes widespread flash flooding in St. Louis area The water had completely receded by 9 a.m., revealing a layer of debris and black sludge and leaving everything in the basement ruined, Perez said. "Never in my life have I experienced something like this," she said.Between midnight and 7 a.m. Tuesday, more than 8 inches of rain...
    WILDFIRES forced terrified families from their homes yesterday on the hottest UK day on record. At least five were razed in Wennington, East London. 5Aerial images showed fires ripping through properties at the tiny village of Wennington, East LondonCredit: LNP 5Aerial footage shows smouldering remains of row of homesCredit: Dan Charity 5Grassland next to the A2 near Dartford Heath, Kent, was among the first to go up in flamesCredit: Twitter The 40.3C heat also affected trains and schools, but rain is expected today. Residents told how they were evacuated with minutes to spare as a fire suspected to have started in a nearby field reached their homes. A firefighter described the scene as “absolute hell” after aerial footage showed fires ripping through properties at the tiny village of Wennington, East London. Ray Smith, 55, who fears his home is among at least five believed to have been destroyed, told The Sun: “I’ve never seen anything like it before in my life. I got in my car and got out of there. People were scared. It’s heartbreaking. I think I’ve...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) received a rare defense on Fox News after she recently highlighted the financial hardship of maintaining two residences on her annual $174,000 salary. In an Instagram story post, the Democrat congresswoman said she is required to maintain a residence in both Washington D.C. and New York. The two residences requirement, Ocasio-Cortez said, makes it difficult for people not independently wealthy to maintain positions in Congress. “It’s insanely expensive, there is no stipend or per diem for it, and you’re not allowed to write it off even though your job forces you to have it. This creates real class dynamics in the House,” she said. On The Faulkner Focus, conservative radio host and frequent Fox News guest Jason Rantz actually sided with Ocasio-Cortez on the issue, though he was sure to let everyone know he was not happy about it after host Harris Faulkner said critics were blasting Ocasio-Cortez as “tone deaf” for her comments. “I say certainly the timing is not ideal. She is not wrong. Believe me, I hate having to agree with AOC but...
    AVALON, New Jersey (WABC) -- Police in New Jersey are searching for the car thieves who stole several luxury vehicles within hours.The thieves broke into homes in Avalon while the residents were still asleep so they could grab the car keys, police say.Surveillance photos captured the thieves early Tuesday morning before they stole four cars.They stole a Bentley, a Mercedes, a BMW, and a Porsche.Detectives believe they scouted the homes in advance before making their move.Police are urging people who have cameras or alarm systems to make sure that they are on and working.ALSO READ | New York City shares steps people should take in event of nuclear attackEMBED More News Videos No explanation was provided about why the public service announcement was being released now. ----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More New Jersey news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube
    HAVANA (AP) — Olga Lidia Lahera lives with her daughter and two granddaughters in a tiny 15-square-meter (160-square-foot) apartment with peeling plaster walls that has barely enough room for a shelf with pots and a rickety sofa bed. A cloth curtain separates the space they use to wash up. There is no bathroom. A bit farther down Gloria Street in the Talla Piedra neighborhood of Old Havana, Anet Ayala and her brother Wilmedis live on the second floor of an old building with cracks in the walls and ceilings so big that air, light and even water can pass through. The first storm of the 2022 hurricane season, which hit Cuba in mid-June, collapsed or damaged dozens of homes in the capital that were already in poor condition, tearing off pieces of roof, balconies and facades. That highlighted one of Cuba’s main social problems: a shortage of quality housing caused by decades of inadequate maintenance, a lack of new housing and impediments facing people trying to fix up their own homes. An official review last year found that the island...
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) criticized Attorney General Merrick Garland as “perhaps the most political Attorney General in the history of this country” for being “willing to weaponize the Department of Justice and FBI to target parents as domestic terrorists,” while at the same time not enforcing federal law against people protesting at the homes of Supreme Court justices even after an assassination attempt on Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Cruz stated, “Listen, a week ago, we saw a Supreme Court Justice, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, threatened and a man arrested for attempted murder. Why? Because the left-wing radicals knew where his home was and the White House was encouraging those radicals to go to his home where they were threatening his children.” He added, “The federal criminal law makes it a crime to go and protest at the home of a judge while he’s considering a case and Merrick Garland has become perhaps the most political Attorney General in the history of this country. He’s willing to weaponize the Department of Justice and FBI...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ/AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Wednesday called on federal law enforcement to “provide sustained resources” to secure the homes of Supreme Court Justices, where demonstrators are protesting a leaked draft opinion suggesting the court is poised to overturn Roe V. Wade, ending the constitutional right to an abortion. Dozens of people also gathered over the weekend outside the homes of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts in the Maryland suburbs of Washington. More than 100 people gathered Monday night outside Justice Samuel Alito’s home in Virginia, lighting candles and chanting, “Abort the court!” READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Hot & Sticky, Plus Thursday's An Alert DayIn a letter to United States Attorney General Merrick Garland, the governors referenced a federal law that they say “prohibits picketing the home of a judge with the same to influence the judge’s decision-making process.” “It is in our hands to ensure that applicable federal law is enforced to preserve the integrity of our American judicial system and the safety of our citizens,” Hogan and Youngkin said....
    In the final group debate of the Los Angeles mayoral campaign, three candidates struck a more activist and progressive tone on the issue of homelessness on Friday night than in past encounters, with calls for strengthened rent control and a shift of funding away from police to housing and social services. Progressive activist Gina Viola, participating in her first debate with better-known candidates, was largely responsible for pushing the debate into novel space — with her call for steering money away from the police to social services and for the city government to follow the example of squatters who took over homes in El Sereno, converting empty buildings into housing. But U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) and City Councilman Kevin de León also seemed intent on making clear that, despite many years in elected office, they also would not abide the status quo, with 29,000 people living on the streets of Los Angeles and more than 41,000 total without adequate housing. “I’ve seen what our government can do when we want to,” Bass said. “We just finished building all...
    It’s different when it’s your home. I speak from experience. For 46 years, I’ve made my living by expressing my opinions. And an opinion — at least when it’s on a matter of substance — is by definition a divisive thing. That’s why social etiquette requires that you steer clear of talking politics or religion with cocktail party strangers. Over the years, I’ve fielded thousands of angry calls and letters. I’ve been challenged at public gatherings, received excrement in the mail. It comes with the territory. But it’s different when it’s your home. It’s different when your son picks up the ringing phone and there’s some racist idiot on the other end. It’s different when police appear at your house in the dark hours before the dawn. It’s different when you have to explain to neighbors why fire trucks are clogging the street and people in hazmat suits are entering your front door. For that matter, it’s even different when it’s just an ordinary letter of criticism but it comes, not to your work address, but to the mailbox in...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ/AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Wednesday called on federal law enforcement to “provide sustained resources” to secure the homes of Supreme Court Justices, where demonstrators are protesting a leaked draft opinion suggesting the court is poised to overturn Roe V. Wade, ending the constitutional right to an abortion. Dozens of people also gathered over the weekend outside the homes of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts in the Maryland suburbs of Washington. More than 100 people gathered Monday night outside Justice Samuel Alito’s home in Virginia, lighting candles and chanting, “Abort the court!” READ MORE: Units Responding To 'Serious Crash' On I-70 In Baltimore CountyIn a letter to United States Attorney General Merrick Garland, the governors referenced a federal law that they say “prohibits picketing the home of a judge with the same to influence the judge’s decision-making process.” “It is in our hands to ensure that applicable federal law is enforced to preserve the integrity of our American judicial system and the safety of our citizens,” Hogan and Youngkin said....
    Fake outrage is kind of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s bag, and if you have the sense God gave a Gosar, you might even think he’s good at it. Gaslighting and projection are Republicans’ go-to answers to every controversy these days, and they’re now furiously spinning reality to make it appear as if the current protests outside SCOTUS justices’ homes—and the “appalling” leak of a draft decision ending Roe v. Wade—are the big outrages of the moment. Not the fact that a Supreme Court justice used the rantings of an 18th century witchcraft-believing rape advocate to vaporize 50 years of established legal precedent. Unsurprisingly, Cruz—the long-sought-after missing link between modern humans and modern beefsteak fungus—is keen to force the issue. The biggest potential stumbling block for this narrative? The Jan. 6 insurrection, which Cruz once called “a violent terrorist attack on the Capitol,” and which his host for Monday night’s forced birther-fest, Sean Hannity, once seemed to think was kind of a big deal.   Apparently, drawing chalk pictures of coat hangers outside the homes of the handful of Americans who are poised to...
    Tuesday on FNC’s “Fox & Friends,” Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) weighed in on left-wing protesters targeting the homes of U.S. Supreme Court justices over the leaked draft opinion overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling. Hawley, who clerked for Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, noted the “hypocrisy from the left” with the “White House encouraging people to go out and to engage in what amounts to harassment.” He added he hoped the justices would stand their ground and not “give an inch” to the protesters. “You know, the hypocrisy from the left is really unbelievable,” Hawley stated. “I mean, here we have the White House encouraging people to go out and to engage in what amounts to harassment, which, by the way, is illegal. Federal law says that you cannot picket or protest or harass justices with the purpose of trying to change their vote in a case. And that’s exactly what they are doing.” He continued, “But yeah, unfortunately, we’ve been on the receiving end of that. We know what it’s like. Erin [Hawley] was home alone with...
    The White House on Thursday resisted asking angry pro-abortion protesters not to descend on the homes of Supreme Court Justices after a draft judicial decision on Roe v. Wade was leaked to the press. “I don’t have an official U.S. government position on where people protest,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki replied when asked if the president condoned the actions of protesters sharing information on the home addresses of originalist Supreme Court justices. The protest group Ruth Sent Us announced plans to direct protests at the homes of six Supreme court justices — three in Virginia and three in Maryland. Psaki also resisted calling the actions of some protesters “extreme,” despite reported violence and vandalism by some of the angry pro-abortion protesters. “We want it, of course, to be peaceful and certainly the president would want people’s privacy to be protected,” she said. Psaki expressed concern that people were more concerned about the nature of the protests rather than the threat the Supreme Court posed to Roe v. Wade. “I think we shouldn’t lose the point here,” she said....
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki refused to condemn on Thursday plans for protests to take place outside of conservative Supreme Court justices' homes over the leaked draft opinion that suggests they plan to overturn Roe v. Wade.  'Look, I think the president's view is that there's a lot of passion, a lot of fear, a lot of sadness from many, many people across this country about what they saw in that leaked document,' Psaki said. 'We obviously want people's privacy to be respected.' She added to the query, asked by Fox News Channel's Peter Doocy, 'I don't have an official U.S. Government position on where people protest.' White House press secretary Jen Psaki refused to condemn on Thursday plans for protests to take place outside of conservative Supreme Court justices' homes over the leaked draft opinion that suggests they plan to overturn Roe v. Wade
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nearly 60 years ago, a historic Black community founded as a home for newly freed slaves was demolished to expand a national park commemorating the Battle of New Orleans and Civil War casualties. Now park rangers and iris enthusiasts believe they may have found a botanical reminder — Louisiana iris and African lilies that the village’s residents may have planted. The dark purple iris and white and pink crinum lilies were first noticed last spring, nearly 60 years after the tiny community of Fazendeville was torn down to join the national park’s two sections. One part was the land where the Battle of New Orleans was fought; the other was a national cemetery where about 7,300 Union soldiers and sailors rest with later U.S military members. “We may never know for certain” that the flowers were planted by residents, but it seems very likely, said Gary Salathe, who created a group to rescue native irises and who first noticed those on the battlefield. The community, called “The Village” by people who lived there, was founded around...
    Firefighters rescued three people trapped on the balcony of a burning building in Orange on Monday, March 21. Flames engulfed the second story of an apartment complex in Orange earlier today. Seven were displaced from their homes because of the blaze, including three who were trapped on a balcony and had to be rescued by firefighters. (Footage courtesy of a reader) @ocregister pic.twitter.com/LQ0EBGvubS — Eric Anthony Licas (@EricLicas) March 22, 2022 Commuters on the 55 Freeway spotted smoke and flames coming from a two-story complex with four units on the 2600 block of North Bourbon, and began calling 911 at 5:57 p.m., Orange Fire Department spokesman Ryan O’Connor said. Flames had engulfed at least one unit on the second floor of the structure by the time first responders arrived. Crews spotted three people on a balcony surrounded by fire with no way to reach a stairwell, O’Connor said. Firefighters extended a ladder to help them get down. One of the trapped residents was hospitalized with minor burns, O’Connor said. The other two were examined at the scene, and declined...
    Anti-trans measures in Texas are going from bad to worse. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is no ally to LGBTQ+ people, but his decision to essentially make a nonbinding opinion from Attorney General Ken Paxton the word of law is decidedly cruel. As Daily Kos covered at the time, the Republican Texas attorney general wrote an opinion—which is essentially an analysis based on his interpretation of existing law—that categorizes gender-affirming health care for trans youth as child abuse. This goes against standard science and medicine from a number of major medical groups, mind you. Abbott then directed state agencies to abide by this opinion and investigate families who seek gender-affirming care for trans youth, like hormone therapy and puberty blockers. One hospital in Texas has already paused its treatments out of concern for physicians facing legal ramifications. And one family in Texas says they’ve already been investigated by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). What makes this particularly stunning, truly, is that Paxton had dinner with this very family, in this very home, just six years ago, as reported by...
    Screenshot A 500-Ib. bear has reportedly put a California town on alert as it has been breaking into homes and eating pizza and other food. The bear, named Hank the Tank, has roamed through South Lake Tahoe and has withstood deterrents including “paintballs, bean bags, sirens and Tasers, but he is too drawn to humans and their food to stay away for long,” reported The New York Times on Sunday. California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Peter Tira explained to CBS News why the bear has yet to be caught. “These are neighborhoods, there’s a lot of people around, traffic and cars. So, we have to do this in a way that is safe for both the public and the bear itself,” he said. “This is a severely food habituated bear. What that means is this is a bear that has lost all fear of people and it sees people and homes as a source of food.” According to the Times: Residents have called the police about Hank more than 100 times since July as he continues to rampage through...
    Those TV home makeovers that happened in a one-hour episode? People don’t realize Mark Brunetz had a crew of 100, and it took them a week to do one house. I’m talking with Brunetz, the Emmy award winning co-host of “Clean House,” a series that ran on the Style Network from 2003 to 2011. Those home makeover TV shows “featured the beginning and the end, and glossed over and glamorized the middle. It shortchanged the design process, which has so much more depth,” he said. That disconnect made him think, “Man, if people only knew the story behind the story, that design is about so much more than putting pretty things in a room and the crying emotional reveal.” So last year, Brunetz launched Scandalabra, a podcast designed to uncover just that, or as the cutline reads: “The Ugly Truth Behind Beautiful Spaces.” I’ve known Mark for more than a decade, and he has a way of getting you to tell him stuff you would only tell your dog. Unsurprisingly, when he asked his guests to share the real story,...
    Will East Palo Alto become one of the first Bay Area cities to give tenants a shot at buying their homes? Anxious landlords and renters will have to wait a little longer to find out. City Council on Tuesday night declined to vote on the Opportunity to Purchase Act, deciding instead to take it up again on March 1. While one council member expressed strong support for the measure, another said she didn’t believe it would benefit city residents, and a third wasn’t ready to vote. Multiple people dialed into the meeting to express concern that it would push their property values down, while others urged council to pass the measure and give more people a chance to achieve homeownership. The ordinance would give renters, affordable housing nonprofits and the city the first shot at buying certain residential properties that go up for sale. The goal is to prevent corporate investors from scooping up homes, raising rents and displacing tenants, or flipping the properties. Oakland, Berkeley and San Jose are considering similar measures. Councilwoman Regina Wallace-Jones speculated the measure wouldn’t...
    CHINESE authorities reportedly raided dozens of homes in the middle of the night and forced people onto buses to quarantine camps under the world's strictest lockdown. The country is racing to control one of its worst outbreaks in a single city since the beginning of the pandemic with a sweeping lockdown and draconian restrictions. 6China is racing to control one of its worst outbreaks since the pandemic startedCredit: AP 6A policeman checks a vehicle in XianCredit: Alamy 6Authorities reportedly going door to door in an apartment block to get people out for Covid testingCredit: TWITTER 6Footage on social media appeared to show a man being punched after he tried to get steamed bunsCredit: TWITTER The 13 million people living in the northern city of Xian have been banned from leaving their homes - even for essential reasons like buying food - to squash the rising tide of Covid infections. The harsh lockdown comes as a string of hugely positive studies show Omicron IS milder than other strains, with the first official UK report revealing the risk of hospitalisation is 50 to 70 per...
    SACRAMENTO  — California will help up to 40,000 homeowners catch up on their mortgage payments. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday the federal government approved his mortgage relief plan. California will use about $1 billion in federal money to help people who fell behind on their mortgage payments during the pandemic. The program will pay past due housing payments in full, up to a maximum of $80,000 per household. The money would go directly to the banks or mortgage servicers. Related Articles Letters: SB 9 projects | Homeless plan | Dam drawbacks | Fed’s delay | Biden bill | Mask mandates Should renters get first dibs in Bay Area real estate deals? Opinion: San Jose housing proposal is expensive, expands bureaucratic process Rent strikes, protests pay off: Oakland tenants convince landlord to sell building Bay Area tiny homes lead to big disappointments for some homeless residents Only people who own and occupy one property and make at or below 100% of their area median income will be eligible. The program...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — California will help up to 40,000 homeowners catch up on their mortgage payments. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday the federal government approved his mortgage relief plan. California will use about $1 billion in federal money to help people who fell behind on their mortgage payments during the pandemic. The program will pay past due housing payments in full, up to a maximum of $80,000 per household. The money would go directly to the banks or mortgage servicers. Only people who own and occupy one property and make at or below 100% of their area median income will be eligible. The program covers single-family homes, condos and manufactured homes. Owners also must attest they have faced a pandemic-related financial hardship after Jan. 21, 2020. California also has a program to pay people’s past due rent. So far, the state has paid $1.6 billion to more than 137,000 households. © Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will help up to 40,000 homeowners catch up on their mortgage payments. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday the federal government approved his mortgage relief plan. California will use about $1 billion in federal money to help people who fell behind on their mortgage payments during the pandemic. READ MORE: 2 Dead In Modesto Shooting, Police SayThe program will pay past due housing payments in full, up to a maximum of $80,000 per household. The money would go directly to the banks or mortgage servicers. READ MORE: Several Units Damaged In Fire At Carmichael Apartment BuildingOnly people who own and occupy one property and make at or below 100% of their area median income will be eligible. The program covers single-family homes, condos and manufactured homes. Owners also must attest they have faced a pandemic-related financial hardship after Jan. 21, 2020. MORE NEWS: 2 Cases Of Omicron COVID-19 Variant Found In Sacramento CountyCalifornia also has a program to pay people’s past due rent. So far, the state has paid $1.6 billion to more than 137,000 households.
    New York (CNN)In the midst of a global pandemic, the real estate market has been on fire.Demand for homes has soared, pushing prices up to record levels. Competition is so intense that homes are selling in record time, with multiple bids and all-cash offers. Last year, a Zillow survey showed that 36% of buyers would even purchase a property sight unseen. But despite all the desperate buyers willing to skip the in-person showing, most people still expect to actually see a home first. During the height of the pandemic, real estate agents across the country discovered that social media platform TikTok was an ideal way to safely show prospective buyers homes. Now, some are saying the video app has revolutionized the way they sell real estate -- and it is here to stay.Hundreds of inquiries for one propertyRead MoreMadison Sutton is a 25-year-old agent in New York City. She specializes in off-market deals and what she calls "hidden-treasure apartments." But during the pandemic, she was scraping the barrel for leads because so many people were moving out of the city....
    DUBLIN — City leaders unanimously approved Tuesday a major development that calls for 573 homes to be built on 165 acres of land near Dublin’s eastern edge, adding onto a broader sprawling residential area of thousands of homes built out over the past two decades. The approval from the Dublin City Council came over the objections of about 20 residents who opposed the project, after roughly four hours of discussion on the subject, and at times the meeting became contentious, with back and forth exchanges between some of the council and residents in the council chamber. Some residents said they are concerned because the last full environmental impact report for the land was done nearly 30 years ago, while others said adding so many homes in the area would contribute to more traffic congestion and crowd schools, and possibly put a strain on water use. Trumark Homes, a San Ramon-based developer, plans to build the houses on a site dubbed East Ranch, an area formerly known as the Croak Property, which straddles Croak Road. The land sits north of Interstate...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Imagine having a place to call home, but no furniture to call your own or the money to pay for it. The Blessing Board is giving those struggling a shopping trip of a lifetime, especially for Steve Tate. READ MORE: Point Park University, Full-Time Faculty Members Come To Agreement On New 3-Year ContractHe had nothing, but on Wednesday, he had a whole warehouse of items to choose from. “I’m bipolar, so I had some issues this summer and I went through a lot and I lost a lot of stuff,” said Tate. “So it’s good to collect some stuff now and try to rebuild my life.” The Blessing Board helped Tate start fresh. The non-profit organization collects household items and furniture to donate to those who can’t afford it. It started in a church in 2007 and expanded to two warehouses – in Pittsburgh and McKeesport. “We get about 800 phone calls a month, men and women who are in various stages of need,” said Rich Garland, the executive director of The Blessing Board. “It might be...
    LOS LLANOS DE ARIDANE, Canary Islands (AP) — Hundreds of people on La Palma in Spain’s Canary Islands awoke on Wednesday fearing for their homes and property after a new lava stream from an erupting volcano threatened to engulf another neighborhood on its way toward the Atlantic Ocean. Island authorities ordered the evacuation of around 800 people from a section of the coastal town of Los Llanos de Aridane on Tuesday after the lava took a new course and put their homes in its probable path of destruction. Around 6,000 people were immediately removed from the area in the hours after the initial Sept. 19 volcanic eruption when their homes and farms were directly below the path of the volcano’s initial lava stream. No new mass evacuations had been necessary in the following three weeks. But on Tuesday, volcano scientists advising authorities found that a new lava flow to the north of the main river of molten rock had branched off and was heading toward an inhabited area outside what had previously been the evacuation zone. “A part of the...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — FEMA has denied a request for money to help the dozens of home and business owners impacted by the EF-2 tornado that hit parts of Anne Arundel County last month and local leaders are now calling on the governor to step in. It’s another direct hit, but this time to the wallets of people impacted by the rare tornado. READ MORE: Baltimore City Markets To Offer Short-Term Leasing At The Avenue Market In An Effort To Bring New Businesses To Pennsylvania Ave“They need to do something about it people are still cleaning up the aftermath,” said neighbor, Wonda Day. FEMA denied a request for a major disaster declaration which would have given people like Wonda Day access to federal money to rebuild. “These people’s roofs are still looking horrible and it’s not a justice for them at all,” said Day. The powerful twister was spawned by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Winds up to 125 miles per hour ripped through homes, uprooted trees and left dozens of homes damaged with no help in sight. Now, Anne...
    A SUPER organised mum has shared her secrets to keeping a clean home - and she’s even provided printable charts for free. Scottish mum Jen’s cleaning routine has gone viral several times, and now she’s sharing her printable cleaning schedule with everyone.  3Jess's printable cleaning schedule is now available for freeCredit: TikTok/@cleanwithjen 3Jess has racked up 250,000 followers on Tiktok for her cleaning methodsCredit: TikTok/@cleanwithjen/ She claims that her checklist cleaning schedule is the key to saving time and making sure you don’t spend your whole weekend doing chores. In a recent video which racked up over a million views, she asked: “Be honest with me, have you just spent your whole Saturday cleaning your house?” Jess has a technique to avoid this scenario and she's got amassed a quarter of a million followers thanks to her genius technique. In the video, she explains: “You repeat daily tasks every day and then you clean one room in  your house every day.” This way, she says, “your house still gets clean, but you don’t need to do it at the weekend”. ...
    SANTEE, Calif. -- A small plane crashed into a suburban San Diego County neighborhood on Monday, injuring at least two people and setting two homes ablaze, authorities said.The crash happened shortly after noon in the city of Santee, about 20 miles northeast of downtown San Diego.Two people received burn injuries, said Fire Chief John Garlow. An update on their condition was not available. They were believed to have been in the homes on the ground.He believes there were no survivors from onboard the airplane.One home was "well-involved" by flames, and a second home also caught fire, Garlow said. A UPS delivery truck also burned, he said, and a fire hydrant was taken out.The FAA says the plane was a twin-engine Cessna C340 that crashed at 12:14 p.m. It's not known yet how many people were on board, or the flight's origination or destination.The crash happened about three blocks from Santana High School in the city of about 50,000 residents. The school said on Twitter that "all students are secure."ABC News contributed to this report.
    SANTEE, Calif. -- A small plane crashed into a suburban San Diego County neighborhood on Monday, injuring at least two people and setting two homes ablaze, authorities said.The crash happened shortly after noon in the city of Santee, about 20 miles northeast of downtown San Diego.Two people received burn injuries, said Fire Chief John Garlow. An update on their condition was not available. They were believed to have been in the homes on the ground.He believes there were no survivors from onboard the airplane.One home was "well involved" by flames, and a second home also caught fire, Garlow said. A UPS delivery truck also burned, he said, and a fire hydrant was taken out.Garlow said initial reports were that the plane was a twin-engine aircraft. He didn't know where the flight originated or where the plane was headed.The crash happened about three blocks from Santana High School in the city of about 50,000 residents. The school said on Twitter that "all students are secure."ABC News contributed to this report.
    THE ALASKAN Bush People clan has never lived on their $1.6m mountainside property full time and instead rent homes in a nearby town, sources exclusively claimed to The Sun.  The Brown family supposedly moved to the 436-acre North Star Ranch in Washington state after spending $1.6 million on four parcels of land for $415,000 each in February 2018. 6The Alaskan Bush People cast has been accused of faking their living arrangements for yearsCredit: Discovery 6Their $1.6 million property empire in Washington state sits on 436 acres of land But a series of misfortunes, including a wildfire and death of patriarch Billy Brown, have limited the clan’s ability to live on the property, according to neighbors. The property was hit by a wildfire in August last year before Alaskan Bush People's Billy died at age 68 in a Loomis home following a seizure in February. On the new season of the hit Discovery Channel show, the family members can be seen spending most of their time at the property on Palmer Mountain near the border with Canada.  But locals exclusively claimed...
    Hawaii's Big Island was put on high alert on Wednesday after the Kilauea volcano erupted for the second time this year. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said that the eruption began at around 3.20pm when they detected a glow in summit webcam images of Kilauea. Earthquake activity and ground swelling was also detected in the area earlier in the day. The eruption is reported to be happening in the Halemaʻumaʻu crater in Kīlauea’s summit caldera which is found in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  Photos taken from the scene show lava pumping out from the surface of a crater, with smoke also pouring into the air.   A previous eruption from the Kilauea volcano in 2018 left 24 people injured and hundreds of homes destroyed.  There is no current threat to homes or heavily populated areas on the Big Island but the eruption is being monitored.  The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island erupted for the second time this year on Wednesday  The eruption reportedly began at around 3.20pm when a glow was detected in summit webcam images The eruption is reported to...
    Los Angeles (CNN)Jolinn Bracey slept in her Toyota Corolla for five years until she put homelessness in her rearview mirror by moving into a tiny home.Bracey, 48, is one of 41 residents of The Chandler Boulevard Bridge Home Village in North Hollywood, California, which provides transitional housing for the homeless.Jolinn Bracey"This has given me a place to reconfigure myself and build up to my new home," Bracey told CNN. "It put me back into practice of being consistent in the normal things that you do. It grounds you."Bracey moved into the 64-square-foot home in February. It features a bed, air conditioner, racks to hang her colorful clothes and, most importantly, a door that locks."It's the first time in a long time that I don't feel like someone is going to come up on me," said Bracey.Read MoreShe said a fire in a house she once owned and an unfair eviction at a place she rented led her into homelessness.There are more than 41,000 homeless people in the city of Los Angeles, according to the last count by the Los Angeles...
    Hurricane Ida battered Louisiana, moved on to Mississippi as a tropical storm, and is now heading to the mid-Atlantic and northeast states as a tropical depression that could still bring “significant and life-threatening flash flooding,” according to the National Weather Service. Electricity has been restored to some buildings in New Orleans, but even the restoration of electricity to the area is expected to take weeks, and fixing the damaged homes will take far longer. While people in the region go without electricity or running water and with compromised shelter, they face significant danger—and even more extreme discomfort—from the heat and humidity, often as they confront severe damage to their homes and sort through their ruined possessions, looking for anything that can be salvaged. These, of course, are mostly the people who didn’t have the option to leave, the people who may have desperately wanted to leave but couldn’t scrape together the money, even by going to a predatory payday lender. Disasters in the United States fall most heavily on the already disadvantaged, and the disaster of Hurricane Ida isn’t over. Days before the...
    Terrified families in Kabul today handed red and white roses to the Taliban fighters who have taken their city - as they desperately tried to build bridges with them. Footage of the men and boys approaching the armed members showed them handing the symbolic coloured flowers. In Afghani culture red roses symbolise friendship, while the white blooms mean forgiveness. Ironically the flowers were nearly wiped out during the last Taliban regime when gardens were left neglected. The handing of the roses was a last gamble of families in Kabul who are anxiously waiting to see how rule under the Islamists will look. Many fear women and girls will no longer be safe, as the Taliban banned education and many freedoms previously. With little else to urge compassion from them, mothers and fathers are hoping the gesture will encourage mercy. The peaceful act is in stark contrast to the actions of Taliban fighters marauding the capital city. They have been targeting pro-West men and women and knocking on doors to take them away. A young man approached a group of...
    AFGHANISTAN UN agencies warned on Friday of a humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistanas the Taliban’s advances are forcing tens of thousands of people to leave their homes amid the spread of hunger. Insurgents have taken control of the country’s second and third largest cities as Western embassies prepared to send troops to help evacuate personnel, although the United Nations said its 320 members will stay. We fear that the worst is yet to come and that the greatest wave of famine is fast approaching … The situation has all the characteristics of a humanitarian catastrophe, “ThomsonPhiri of the World Food Program told a briefing by the World Food Program. UN. More than 250,000 people have been forced from their homes since May, 80% of them women and children, said Shabia Mantoo of the UN refugee agency. Many reported extortion by armed groups along the way and having to dodge simprovised explosive devices on the main roads. Thousands of people are rushing from rural areas to the capital Kabul and other urban centers seeking refuge, another UN official said. They are sleeping...
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim (D) stated that outgoing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) biggest crime is “public fraud” for suppressing “life and death data at the peak of the pandemic,” about nursing homes. Kim said, “His biggest criminal act, in my opinion, is committing public fraud. He suppressed — he ordered his people to suppress life and death data at the peak of the pandemic, information that we could have used to legislate, to save people’s lives. He took that away from us. Because he was chasing down a 5.1 million-dollar book deal. That is criminal.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
    Home renovators have shared the very creepy notes and items they have found while improving their properties. From notes shaming the new renovators for destroying hard work to family photos asking what was wrong with the previous updates.  The thread started on Facebook where an Australian woman posted a photo and note that had been found in a bathroom.  Hundreds of Australians have revealed the notes they have found whilst renovating after one woman posted this in a popular Facebook group  This builder worked very hard on this wall, according to their child who was happy to shame them 'Hi, we are the Shineski's!' the note began, alongside a picture of a happy couple. 'We re-modeled this bathroom summer 1995. If you're reading this it means you are remodeling the bathroom again. What was wrong with it?' the note said. Hundreds of people got on board after seeing the funny post.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Mum is forced to defend herself after critics notice an... How mother of two young girls...
    A PAKISTAN city is now the hottest place on Earth at 52C - where most homes don't have air-con and it’s too hot to touch the floor. That's far hotter than in 2015, when two heatwaves in India and Pakistan killed more than 4,000 people. 8Cattle cool off in the extreme heat in PakistanCredit: EPA 8Boys cool off in a pond to beat the heatwaveCredit: EPA 8A Pakistani man fills cans with water from a roadside tap during a hot dayCredit: AFP Jacobabad in Pakistan's Sindh province is hotter than the human body can handle, experts have told the Telegraph. Temperatures can spiral to an unbearable - and dangerous - 52C (126F). Those few residents lucky enough to have air-conditioning to help survive the fierce heat must contend with regular blackouts, rendering the units useless. One resident said: "When it gets that hot, you can't even stay on your feet." And shopkeeper Abdul Baqi added: "It's a very, very difficult time when it goes beyond 50C. People do not come out of their houses and the streets are deserted." The...
    Joe Carlson writes in the Star Tribune: “Hospitals and nursing homes around Minnesota are not mandating that employees get the COVID-19 vaccine — yet. Following a closely watched legal battle over a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for staff at a Houston health system — a battle that the hospital won — no hospital or nursing home in Minnesota has imposed a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on its workers, people in the industry say. Though vaccine mandates appear legal, trade groups representing hospitals and nursing homes in the state are not urging their members to implement them now. The Minnesota Department of Health hasn’t taken a position.” KARE 11’s Charmain Nero reports: “George Floyd’s murder prompted outcry across the country, with many people taking to the streets demanding justice. Now, more than two months after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted, people following the case are preparing for his sentencing Friday afternoon. ‘What’s been happening in the last two months is that both lawyers have written memos about what they think the sentencing should be,’ said former Hennepin County Chief Public...
    (NewsUSA) – Turns out a lot of us actually like certain changes we’ve made in our lives while holed up at home since the coronavirus hit.No, we’re not talking about what turned out to be the not so stop-gap measures experts usually cite in arguing the entire world has been forever transformed due to COVD-19. Telemedicine. Telemeetings. Fist bumps — well, okay, maybe not fist bumps, but (sadly) “handshakes may be one of the last things to come back,” the Boston Globe reported. Instead, a new survey of U.S. adults aged 18 and over provides rare insight into what could be the pandemic’s long-term impact on individual household dynamics. Think about it: Fifty-three percent of those surveyed report spending an extra 7.4 hours, on average, at home each day, which works out to be the equivalent of two additional days per week. And what have we been doing with that extra time? We’ve been cooking together more (14 percent, allowing us to infer that nearly 36 million people are spending more time making meals) …We’ve been sharing more chores (12...
    More On: west africa Malian woman Halima Cisse’s 9 babies need ‘2 to 3 months’ in incubator The more the merrier: Woman expecting 7 babies has surprise nonuplets Former African slave hub transformed with giant art piece Students in Burkina Faso fear extremists more than COVID-19 Armed terrorists slaughtered 100 civilians in an overnight attack on a village in northwestern Africa, according to reports. The attack took place in the landlocked nation of Burkina Faso, where the government said the perpetrators also burned homes and the market in the village of Solhan, in the country’s eastern Yagha province, Reuters reported. The government described the attackers as terrorists, but no group has claimed responsibility. Attacks by jihadists linked to al Qaeda and an ISIS affiliated group called the Islamic State in West Africa’s Sahel region have displaced tens of thousands of people in recent months. In the past two years, more than 1.14 million people have lost homes and livelihoods in the poor country, which is also hosting some 20,000 refugees from neighboring Mali who are seeking safety...
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Faulkner Focus,” RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel stated that “you can’t get the nursing home data out of Michigan” and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) “has covered up everything with NDAs, with letting people go.” McDaniel said there are “so many families who can’t get answers from the Whitmer administration as to what happened with the nursing homes, but then the sheer hypocrisy for her to say, you can’t go visit your loved ones and then she lies about taking a trip to Florida, taking a private plane. It really is shameful and it shows why she’s going to have a tough re-election next year.” McDaniel added, “She’s not being forthcoming. So, you can’t get the nursing home data out of Michigan. We don’t have FOIA laws that allow that. And she has covered up everything with NDAs, with letting people go. There’s a lot here in Michigan that the citizens don’t know because of a governor who hasn’t led and is hiding and covering up her tracks.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
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