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  • U.S. Rescues Two Saudi Fighter Pilots After Splashdown Near Yemen

    03/27/2015 4:58:50 PM PDT · by kristinn · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | Friday, March 27, 2015 | Jim Miklaszewski
    The U.S. Air Force and Navy rescued two Saudi pilots Friday after they ejected from their F-15 fighter over the Gulf of Aden during combat operations against Houthi rebels in Yemen. The Saudi jet apparently suffered some mechanical problem forcing the pilots to eject. A U.S. Air Force Pave Hawk special operations helicopter and crew were dispatched from Djibouti to rescue the Saudi pilots.
  • Baby found alive in car 14 hours after crash in Utah river

    03/08/2015 6:25:21 PM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 14 replies
    SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — A baby survived a car crash in a frigid Utah river after being strapped in a car seat upside-down for about 14 hours before being found by a fisherman, officers said. The 18-month-old girl's condition was upgraded from critical to stable but critical condition at a Salt Lake City hospital, but her 25-year-old mother, Lynn Groesbeck of Springville, was found dead in the car, police said Sunday.
  • Utah officers heard mysterious voice that led them to infant

    03/09/2015 1:32:52 PM PDT · by Company Man · 32 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 9, 2015 | Joel Landau
    The Utah officers cannot explain it, but a mysterious voice that appeared to come from a wrecked car led them to the rescue of an unconscious 18-month-old baby that had been trapped for 14 hours.
  • Baby who survived car crash in Utah river is getting better

    03/09/2015 4:54:48 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/9/15 | Ben Brunfield
    A mystery arose from the rescue: The police officers who entered the water say they heard a voice calling for help. The mother was dead, but the officers said that they heard an adult's voice calling to them. "The four of us heard a distinct voice coming from the car," Warner told CNN. "To me, it didn't sound like a child's voice." The voice gave the rescuers a surge of adrenaline needed to push the vehicle upright, he said. The mother was dead. The child was unconscious, but her eyelids were fluttering, and the rescuers knew she was alive, Warner...
  • Neighbor Heard Cries of Baby Who Starved After Mom Died

    03/07/2015 9:36:20 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03/07/2015
    A neighbor says he heard the cries of a 9-month-old boy who authorities believe later starved after his mother died of an apparent overdose inside their Pittsburgh-area apartment. William Gonzalez tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ( http://bit.ly/1BdYU7k ) he heard the cries of little Casey Kessler when he went in and out of the apartment building in Millvale but didn't think much of it at the time. Gonzalez says he feels horrible.
  • Shipowners: Merchant Ships Not Capable of Large-Scale Migrant Rescues

    02/21/2015 6:21:16 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    gCaptain ^ | February 20, 2015
    Intermanager and the European Community Shipowners’ Association are saying that it is unrealistic for merchant ships to continue to bear the burden of conducting large-scale rescues of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Hero dachshund helps save St. Bernard

    02/19/2015 1:58:28 PM PST · by NYer · 30 replies
    wten ^ | February 19, 2015 | Aaron Drawhorn
    BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) – A little dog is being hailed a hero for saving his much larger buddy. One dachshund’s persistence led to a dramatic water rescue of a St. Bernard.[PHOTOS: Hero dachshund helps save St. Bernard]Belen firefighters and police officers raced to the rescue to save Tim Chavez’s St. Bernard named Jazzy. Chavez believes the 180-pound dog was stuck in a cold, muddy ditch for about 18 hours.Chavez’s tiny dachshund named Razor is credited with making the rescue happen.Sunday afternoon, the 9-year-old St. Bernard got loose. By Monday, Chavez had to go to work, and in retrospect, Chavez realizes Razor was...
  • Men catch kids dropped from burning building, saving them [Brooklyn: Urban heroes]

    02/17/2015 11:13:18 AM PST · by Colofornian · 32 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | Feb. 16, 2015 | Gabrielle Fonrouge and Matt McNulty
    Two men saved a little boy and his teen sister from a Brooklyn blaze on Monday, scaling scaffolding at a burning apartment building and catching the children as they were dropped from a window by their mother. Davon Flunory, 20, and his friend Kevin Ravenell, 27, leaped into action after spotting Cipriani Lundy and her kids, 4-year-old Julian and 15-year-old Imani, screaming for help in the window of their smoke-filled third-floor apartment in the Eleanor Roosevelt Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant. “My first instinct is to call the Fire Department,” recalled Flunory, who was visiting a relative in the building when the...
  • BYU grad rescues child sex slaves

    02/16/2015 8:00:56 PM PST · by Colofornian · 13 replies
    BYU Universe ^ | Dec. 1, 2014 | Donovan C. Baltich
    A team of former Navy Seals and CIA operatives splash beer on their faces as they prepare to play the part of American sex tourists. They’ll have to maintain laser-sharp focus as they engage in negotiations with some of the world’s dirtiest criminals. One suspicious move or remark could put their whole team at risk and prevent the rescue of dozens of innocent children. This team, known as Operation Underground Railroad, works to prosecute child sex traffickers and to rescue the victims. Heading the team is Tim Ballard — a husband, a father of six children and a BYU alumnus....
  • Video: Fla. teen saves life of cop who was booking him

    01/14/2015 11:43:53 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    According to the Sun-Sentinel, 17-year-old Jamal Rutledge was sitting handcuffed as Officer Franklin Foulks was doing paperwork when Officer Foulks suddenly collapsed. Rutledge immediately began kicking the security fence in the booking area to alert other police officers of the trouble.
  • Dog that raised alarm during fire found dead

    01/15/2015 11:14:11 AM PST · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    The dog, who had been battling cancer and had a heart condition, awakened Kelt when the apartment building caught fire on Friday. Granata called for the dog to follow as they fled.
  • Former Miami Dolphins player swims nine miles to shore after falling off boat

    01/10/2015 9:41:57 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 10, 2015
    Former Miami Dolphins fullback Rob Konrad apparently fell off his boat off the South Florida coast but arrived safely on shore early Thursday morning after swimming at least 10 hours and nine miles through the Atlantic Ocean waters, according to the Coast Guard. Konrad was wearing only his underwear when he approached the driveway gate of 1800 S. Ocean Blvd. and told a Palm Beach police officer working a security shift about his incredible experience, a Palm Beach police report says.
  • Know Your Neighbor -- Tamra Temple, Taking a Senior Dog And Giving It Love In Its Final Years

    01/02/2015 7:54:40 PM PST · by girlangler · 7 replies
    The Sierra County Sentinel ^ | 1/2/2015 | Etta Pettijohn
    “Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned a dog. He can show you more affection with one flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes.” Gene Hill, author of “The Dog Man.” >At first glance, if it were not for its decrepit, arthritis-consumed back legs, one may not immediately recognize that a handsome old dog named Mo spent most of its years living under less-than-ideal conditions – before receiving affection, happiness and hope in its final days.< >For the first time in its 14 years on earth, the mixed breed...
  • Varying accounts of U.S./Coalition Hostage Rescue Mission in Raqqa, Syria

    01/01/2015 5:21:15 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 27 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1-1-2015 | Various
    Trending now on Twitter, but no English Language articles yet. Apparently, there was some kind of a hostage rescue mission within the last couple of hours in Raqqa, Iraq, that several sources are saying "Failed", after 13 airstrikes in the Raqqa area today. The airstrikes were concentrated at an Iraqi, now ISIS Army base at the edge of the city, per ConflictNews. Conflict News ‏1 hour ago ConflictNews This ground presumed rescue operation by coalition in Raqqa today came after 13 air raids earlier in the day. Conflict News 1 hour ago BREAKING: Coalition aircraft landed in Raqqa where clashes...
  • Rescued scientists bring back a warning from the Antarctic

    12/26/2014 5:44:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 77 replies
    The Guardian via MSN ^ | 12/26/14 | Ian Sample
    **SNIP** That New Year’s Eve an interview with expedition leader Chris Turney was beamed live to Times Square in New York. Two days later, the rescue effort entered a new phase. With no icebreaker able to smash way through, a Chinese helicopter, Xue Ying, or “Snow Eagle”, rose into the air for the first of five flights to ferry passengers from the stricken ship to the Aurora Australis. A core crew remained behind to sail vessel home once conditions allowed. Media interest in the expedition faded after the rescue, but in the year since Turney and his team have been...
  • Five hero firehouse dogs of old New York City

    12/15/2014 5:21:56 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    EphemeralNewYork ^ | December 14, 2014
    New York has had firefighters since Dutch colonial days, first in the form of volunteers and then, beginning in 1865, a professional paid force.And in the days of horse-drawn engines and a less-sophisticated alarm system, firehouse dogs played an important role.Often a stray who found his way to the house or an unwanted pup given to the chief, many these canines served their companies heroically, explains 1897 New York Times piece.There was Jack (left), of Hook and Ladder Company 18, on Attorney Street. He’s described as a “large, sober-looking, brown-and-black shaggy full-bred shepherd dog” by the Times.“When the alarm rings,...
  • Medal of Honor campaign continues for black sergeant who saved troops

    12/07/2014 11:01:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    LA Times ^ | Decenber 7, 2014 | David Zucchino
    If he had known in 2005 what he knows today, Brig. Gen. Gary Brito would have nominated Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe for the Medal of Honor. Brito knew in 2005 that Cashe, his uniform soaked with fuel, had plunged into a burning vehicle in Iraq on Oct. 17, 2005, to rescue soldiers who were on fire. But only months later did Brito, Cashe's battalion commander, learn the full details of Cashe's courage that day outside the city of Samarra. Cashe rescued six badly burned soldiers while under enemy small-arms fire. His own uniform caught fire, engulfing him in flames....
  • DID OBAMA ORDER US NAVY SEALS IN FAILED YEMEN AL-QAIDA RAID TO DEMAND THEIR SURRENDER FIRST

    12/07/2014 11:16:36 AM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 69 replies
    Tunda Tabloids ^ | December 7, 2014 | Tunda Tabloids
    Unbelievable if true. He has ordered the FBI to read Islamo-terrorists ‘Miranda rights’ reserved for US citizens, so it’s reasonable to conclude that he ordered his Navy Seal commandos to seek al-Qaida’s surrender first before opening fire. If that’s the case, then he made it that much more difficult for these Seals to carry out their mission.
  • Police: Man crawled into sunken car, saved baby

    11/19/2014 8:20:54 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    turnto23.com ^ | 11-19-14 | Patrick Whittle
    A Maine logger helped save an infant from drowning when he crawled into a car that was upside-down in water and used a knife to cut the straps off her car seat and pull her out, police said. The baby wasn't breathing and another bystander performed CPR, reviving the girl, police said. Leo Moody, 44, of Kingman, was driving home from work Monday when he saw a flipped SUV in a culvert in Kossuth Township, about 175 miles northeast of Portland. Moody said he called 911 and rushed to the vehicle. Moody said one of the SUV's passengers told him...
  • America's FAILED raid to rescue James Foley (Jimmy Carter II)

    08/20/2014 6:00:17 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 30 replies
    FULL HEADLINE: America's FAILED raid to rescue James Foley: White House reveals how US special forces stormed ISIS camp just a month ago - only to find hostages weren't there...as Obama goes back to his golf Several dozen special-operations forces attempted to rescue Americans held hostage by ISIS in Syria earlier this summer but failed, it was revealed Wednesday following the graphic release of a video showing the gruesome beheading of photojournalist James Foley. The mission was carried out earlier this summer but failed because the hostages had been moved by the time U.S. forces arrived for the rescue, according...
  • US: Airstrikes Worked, Iraqi Rescue Unnecessary

    08/14/2014 3:26:50 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 35 replies
    Newser ^ | August 13, 2014 | John Johnson
    It looks like the US won't have to launch a mass evacuation of Iraqis trapped on a mountain after all. A small team of American military personnel who spent 24 hours on Mount Sinjar said US airstrikes seem to have done the trick—most of the trapped Yazidis who wanted to flee to safety have done so, reports the New York Times. As a result, defense chief Chuck Hagel said a rescue mission is "far less likely now," reports AP.
  • 'We Left Hundreds Behind': Inside the Helicopter Rescue of Iraq's Stranded Yazidis (Saigon 1975)

    08/12/2014 6:44:44 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 23 replies
    Mashable ^ | August 12, 2014 | BY JONATHAN RUGMAN
    He was flying low and his men were taking greater risks, dropping the aid from a much lower height. Though I have to say that I was very concerned that some of the bottles of water and some of the boxes would split open or smash on impact when they hit the rocks below. The helicopter was in such a hurry, it had so many rounds to make, so many deliveries, it didn’t stop to see to check to see if the people got the aid they needed. Toward the end of our journey, we landed on a rare space...
  • Syrian Kurdish fighters rescue stranded Yazidis (Obama plays thru..)

    08/12/2014 11:14:30 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/12/14 | DIAA HADID and BASSEM MROUE - ap
    MALIKIYA, Syria (AP) — In a dusty camp here, Iraqi refugees have new heroes: Syrian Kurdish fighters who battled militants to carve out an escape route for tens of thousands trapped on a mountaintop. While the U.S. and Iraqi militaries struggle to aid the starving members of Iraq's Yazidi minority with supply drops from the air, the Syrian Kurds took it on themselves to rescue them. ... For the past few days, fighters have been rescuing Yazidis from the mountain, transporting them into Syrian territory to give them first aid, food and water, and returning some to Iraq via a...
  • America to the Rescue, Again

    08/11/2014 5:43:06 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    National Review Journal ^ | 8-11-14 | Tom Rogan
    A few days ago, tens of thousands of civilians were stranded on a mountain dying of thirst and starvation. Today, supported by their carrier air wing, American naval aviators from the U.S.S. George H. W. Bush are putting ordnance on target. This action should have been taken months ago. Far too many have already perished at the hands of ISIS. Yet now, via American food, water, and bombs, civilians in Iraq’s north have found new hope. Finally, we are confronting the threat that ISIS poses to the world. Unfortunately, the task is falling squarely on America. Our closest ally, Britain,...
  • Family rescued at sea says satellite cell phone service provider left them in a life-or-death crisis

    07/11/2014 9:01:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    ABC10 News ^ | 7-11-14 | Allison Ash
    SAN DIEGO - The family that drew national attention when they were rescued at sea off their sailboat, Rebel Heart, in April is finally setting the record straight. Charlotte and Eric Kaufman and their two daughters were about 1,000 miles west of Cabo San Lucas in the Sea of Cortez when 1-year old Lyra became sick. That was when their adventure of a lifetime turned into a nightmare. It began with a fever, then a rash and then Lyra became lethargic. That was when the couple used their satellite cell phone to call a doctor. He advised them to begin...
  • Porcupine puppy

    06/27/2014 5:27:50 AM PDT · by ABN 505 · 23 replies
    The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center adopts a five-year-old porcupine that someone had been keeping as a pet. Because of his gentle nature and love for human contact, everyone treats the porcupine like a prickly puppy dog.
  • Dog Survives 16-Story Fall

    06/15/2014 3:35:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, Jun 14, 2014
    A Fort Lauderdale Maltipoo may not be a cat with nine lives, but certainly is quite lucky after falling 16 stories and surviving. The dog, named Susie, fell through a hole on one of the upper floors of the Southpoint condo building at 3400 Galt Ocean Drive. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue discovered the dog had fallen through a pipe chase down approximately 16 stories and landed on a piece of concrete in the pipe chase on the second floor. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue cut holes above and below the second floor to try to get to the dog and after...
  • Vacationing Air Force bomber pilot helped land Boeing 737 after pilot had a heart attack

    06/02/2014 5:08:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 68 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 2, 2014 | James Nye
    United Flight 1637 was returning off-duty Air Force Captain Mike Gongol, his family and 157 other souls from their Christmas vacation when disaster struck. The Boeing 737's pilot suffered a devastating heart attack at 30,000 feet on the way from Des Moines to Denver, forcing Gongol to rush to the cockpit and help guide the plane to an emergency landing. His heroic actions have gone unheralded until now, as Gongol recalls the dramatic moment he answered the chilling announcement on the December 30 flight, 'Does anyone know how to fly a plane?'
  • First Mention of Attack on U.S. Consular Station at Benghazi (09/11/2012 Revisited)

    05/30/2014 2:58:26 PM PDT · by First_Salute · 18 replies
    several | 09/11/2012 | various
    Prelude 09/10/2012 USA / Breitbart report by Wynton Hall: Obama Misses Over Half His Intelligence Briefings During a White House press briefing ... White House Press Secretary Jay Carney blasted the Government Accountability Institute's ["GAI"] findings as being "hilarious" and said: The President of the United States gets the presidential daily briefing every day. He always reads it, every day, because he's a voracious consumer of all of his briefing material... This president is very much steeped in the details of national security issues. 09/10/2012 USA / Washington Post Opinion [article] by Marc A. Thiessen: Why is Obama skipping more...
  • White Sox Fan Saves Baby From Flying Bat With One-Handed Catch

    05/28/2014 4:41:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    UPI ^ | May 27, 2014 | Kate Stanton
    Eileen Depesa caught Tyler Flowers' rogue bat before it hit the infant behind her during a Memorial Day White Sox game.Eileen Depesa's impressive reflexes saved a baby from a baseball bat at the Chicago White Sox's game against the Cleveland Indians. When Chicago catcher Tyler Flowers lost his grip on his bat, it went flying into the stands above left field. Depesa, of Naperville, Ill., reached out with one hand and caught the bat before it hit the infant seated behind her. The man seated to her right merely ducked. "I was more concerned with protecting the baby seated behind...
  • Illegal Alien Suing First Responders Who Rescued Him From Drowning (Video)

    03/13/2014 5:24:59 PM PDT · by montag813 · 32 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 03-13-2014 | Brian Hayes
    "I need money". Greedy illegal alien Roy Ortiz is suing those who saved his life.- by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsLast month we profiled an illegal alien felon who made nearly $200,000 by mass-filing frivolous lawsuits against L.A. restaurants. But that was just a creep trying to game the system, and the system (shamefully) letting him. This is truly disgusting. An illegal alien in Colorado is suing several first responders who took part in rescuing him last September, when he became trapped in his car during a flash flood. You heard that right. They saved Roy Ortiz' life --...
  • Vietnam media: Navy confirms flight MH370 crashed into the sea [disputed account]

    03/07/2014 9:28:46 PM PST · by barmag25 · 281 replies
    YAHOO ^ | 3/8/14 | Yahoo Newsroom
    UPDATE [12:37]: Tuoi Tre, a leading daily in Vietnam, reports that the Vietnamese Navy has confirmed the plane crashed into the ocean. According to Navy Admiral Ngo Van Phat, Commander of the Region 5, military radar recorded that the plane crashed into the sea at a location 153 miles South of Phu Quoc island. When contacted, Malaysia Airlines declined to confirm or deny the reports, saying that the Malaysian authorities are working together with the Vietnamese government on the matter. Meanwhile, Al Jazeera reports that China has dispatched two maritime rescue ships to help locate the missing plane.
  • Heartwarming video (animal rescue)

    03/03/2014 8:53:00 AM PST · by djf · 4 replies
    Youtube vid of firefighters using the jaws of life to help out... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNe1--idns0
  • Family rescued after van goes into ocean off Daytona Beach

    03/05/2014 9:35:15 AM PST · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    clickorlando.com ^ | 3-4-2014 | Amaka Ubaka
    [video] DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Three children -- ages 5, 7 and 10 -- were rescued from a minivan that was driven into the Atlantic Ocean off Daytona Beach. Onlookers pulled the children from the vehicle, which was being buffeted by waves as it drifted deeper into the surf Tuesday. A woman driving the van escaped unharmed. Beach Safety Capt. Tammy Marris said the woman was already driving on the beach, where cars are allowed, when the vehicle entered the water. The South Carolina family of four was taken to Halifax Hospital. Once the children are released, they will be...
  • Taco stand worker saves little boy from kidnapper

    03/03/2014 12:47:58 PM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | march 1, 2014 | ryan gorman
    A heroic Los Angeles-area taco stand employee saved a four-year-old boy from a deranged kidnapper. Jesus Delgado, a grill cook at T2 Tacos, in Westchester, jumped out from behind the counter Wednesday and rescued Grady O’Brien from a North Hollywood man who took him after punching his nanny in the face. Witnesses told KTLA the man was ranting about being in the CIA before sucker punching the nanny and making off with the child yelling he was the father – Grady’s six-year-old brother Brendan screamed for help until Delgado sprang into action. The children were walking home from school with the nanny...
  • Bad dog! Car fanatic gives his pet dog away after she chews a HOLE...

    02/04/2014 12:52:12 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    A car fanatic gave his pet dog away after he was left distraught when she chewed a hole through the wheel arch of his prized Ł80,000 Aston Martin. Builder Royston Grimstead, 42, was devastated when he came home to find his border collie spaniel cross Luce had chewed through the fibreglass panel of his luxury car - causing Ł3,000 of damage. Mr Grimstead, from Chedzoy, Somerset, said he had already been considering re-homing the dog, which he said did not get along with his other dog, but the damage to the car was the final straw. A dog behaviour expert...
  • Windsor man rescues girl lying on snowy street as others pass her by (With video)

    01/25/2014 9:43:18 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 25 replies
    Windsor Star ^ | Jan. 24, 2014 | Trevor Wilhelm
    Passersby likely assumed it was just a homeless person, so they ignored the young girl lying on the snowy sidewalk. That’s what seasoned Street Help/Unit 7 volunteer Brandt Huber believes after saving the life of a missing 13-year-old girl. He found her Thursday morning lying barely conscious in plain sight on a busy street. “It’s shocking to know that some people are so caught up in what they’re doing that they can’t stop and help somebody in need,” said Huber.
  • Trapped (global warming) research ship, rescue vessel break free of Antarctic ice

    01/08/2014 2:29:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/07/14 | Alastair Jamieson
    A Russian research ship and a Chinese icebreaker that were stranded in Antarctica have broken free from heavy ice and no longer need to be rescued by the United States, Australian officials said Wednesday. More than 50 scientists, researchers and tourists had to be airlifted from the Russian-owned vessel Akademik Shokalskiy after it became trapped on Dec. 24, 100 nautical miles east of French Antarctic station Dumont d'Urville and about 1,500 nautical miles (2,250 miles) south of Tasmania, Australia. The protracted international rescue effort was itself delayed by the conditions, with blinding snow, strong winds and thick sea ice preventing...
  • Ice Station "Global Warming" Speaks [Semi-Vanity Title]

    01/05/2014 6:18:58 AM PST · by SES1066 · 10 replies
    [Carbon Off-Set:] A total of 800 kauri trees will be planted which during the first 50 years of their life will offset more than the total carbon used to fuel the AAE. Kauri of course lives much longer than this and is even known to reach ages of more than 2,000 years. The amount of carbon assimilated by the trees was calculated using the kauri growth calculator based on many field studies and research.
  • Hospital Agrees to Let Family Move Jahi McMath to New Medical Facility

    01/05/2014 2:15:51 AM PST · by kathsua · 29 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 1/04/14 | Steve Srtelt
    After a protracted legal battle, Children’s Hospital Oakland reached an agreement with Jahi Mcmath’s family to allow a medical team to enter the hospital to perform the procedures necessary to move her to a medical facility that will continue her care and treatment. Her mother and family say she is alive following a tonsillectomy gone awry that has left her in an incapacitated state since early December. The family in the case says the hospital has been starving Jahi for three weeks. The San Francisco Chronicle has more details: The agreement, described in the courtroom of Alameda County Superior Court...
  • Appalachian Trail hikers stranded in snow rescued

    01/03/2014 12:05:48 PM PST · by don-o · 44 replies
    GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) - Three Appalachian Trail hikers who were stranded in the snow without shelter have been flown to a hospital by helicopter.
  • Ship involved in Antarctic rescue faces trouble (icebreaker stuck)

    01/03/2014 1:47:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/03/13 | Rod McGuirk
    CANBERRA, Australia — An Australian icebreaker carrying 52 passengers who were retrieved from an icebound ship in the Antarctic was told to halt its journey home on Friday after a Chinese vessel involved in the dramatic rescue became concerned that it, too, may get stuck in the heavy sea ice. **SNIP** But on Friday afternoon, the crew of a Chinese icebreaker that had provided the helicopter said they were worried about their own ship's ability to move through the ice. The Aurora — which was carrying the passengers to the Australian island state of Tasmania — was told to stay...
  • All 52 passengers rescued from ship trapped in Antarctic ice [Were studying Climate Change Effects]

    01/02/2014 7:23:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/02/2013 | By Jethro Mullen
    After 10 days stranded far from home, all 52 passengers from a ship stuck in Antarctic ice have now been transferred by helicopter to an Australian icebreaker. "It's 100% we're off! A huge thanks to all," tweeted Chris Turney, an Australian professor among the group of scientists, journalists and tourists marooned on the ship. A helicopter from a nearby Chinese icebreaker ferried passengers Thursday to the Australian icebreaker, the Aurora Australis. The rescue is the latest chapter in a saga that began Christmas Eve after the Russian-flagged MV Akademik Shokalskiy got stuck in unusually thick ice. Officials abandoned a succession...
  • Helicopter rescue mission to Akademik Shokalaskiy given green light to proceed

    01/01/2014 4:17:00 PM PST · by Karl Spooner · 60 replies
    News.com.au ^ | 1/1/2014
    The Australian Maritime Safety Authority this morning said weather conditions in the Antarctic had improved and those marooned on the MV Akademik Shokalskiy would soon reach the end of their ordeal. "Wind in the area is now down to 10 knots and visibility has improved. Weather conditions are expected to remain favourable over the next 36 hours," a spokeswoman for AMSA said. "The helicopter on board the Chinese flagged vessel Xue Long will be used to rescue the passengers from the MV Akademik Shokalskiy."
  • Global Warming Fanatics Trapped In Antarctic Sea Ice

    01/01/2014 10:51:23 AM PST · by raptor22 · 43 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 1, 2014 | IND EDITORIALS
    Cold Climate: In an event chock-full of bitterly cold irony, perhaps even Al Gore has noticed that multiple icebreakers couldn't free a boat stuck in Antarctic ice that global warming was supposed to have melted. Few of the media reports on the plight of the Russian-flagged research vessel MV Akademik Schokalskiy have noted the irony of a ship full of climate scientists getting stuck in an Antarctic ice sheet so thick that early attempts at breaking through the ice to free them were failures. "We're stuck in our own experiment," the Australasian Antarctic Expedition said in a statement. "We came...
  • Helicopter Rescue for Stranded Antarctic Ship on Hold for Better Weather

    01/01/2014 7:15:50 AM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 31, 2013 | Gio Benitez, Anthony Castellano, Mallory Thompson and Ben Krolowitz
    An air rescue for the passengers aboard a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice for a week will wait for a break in the weather to start airlifting people from the vessel, Australian maritime authorities say. The 74 scientists, tourists and crew aboard the Akademik Shokalskiy, a Russian-crewed research vessel touring the Antarctic, have been trapped in ice since Christmas Eve. A helicopter on board a Chinese icebreaker, the Snow Dragon, will be used to collect the passengers once there is a break in the weather, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said in a Monday night conference...
  • Beautiful Doggie "Sadie"; Badly Injured by Trap

    12/18/2013 1:29:26 AM PST · by garandgal · 27 replies
    Animal Lifeline of Iowa ^ | 12/19/2013 | Animal Lifeline of Iowa
    From the Animal Lifeline Facebook Page: Please Help Save Sadie? Meet Sadie, our newest shelter resident. She was dumped out in the country and spent the last several months running the fields and getting food from the families in the area. It appears that Sadie had been caught in a trap. Scared and stranded in the cold, Iowa winter weather with no food or water and in an enormous amount of pain, she found the strength to save herself and used her mouth and teeth to remove the trap from her paw. With bones and tissue exposed, her tongue full...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 2 survivors in Molokai plane crash speak out

    12/17/2013 8:00:15 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 40 replies
    KITV Channel 4 News ^ | Dec 12, 2013 3:26 PM HST | KITV Channel 4 News
    Two survivors of the plane crash off Molokai were sitting directly behind Hawaii Department of Health Director Loretta Fuddy when the aircraft went down Wednesday afternoon. Fuddy died in the crash.
  • Real-life Lassie: Border Collie leads rescuer to injured owner

    12/14/2013 9:39:45 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12-13-13 | Charlene Sakada
    Cici, a black and white border collie mix was frantically running along Jackson, Missouri's busy Jackson Boulevard dragging her leash behind, when she was spotted by caring driver, Jefferson Fox. Fox was headed to Cape Girardeau at the time and told KFVS Heartland News, "I thought [she] was going to get hit, so I turned in at Shawnee and parked my car, ran down this embankment and found the dog at the next couple of houses." The perceptive driver chased after the dog in hopes of assuring her safety but when she kept evading capture and led Fox to a...
  • Jimi Hendrix's Extra Terrestrial UFO Experience [Vanity]

    12/12/2013 8:52:40 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 29 replies
    Tim Beckley ^ | December 12, 2013 | Jimi Hendrix Starchild [Book]
    The author, Beckley, says, "I can't say in all honesty that I really knew Jimi Hendrix, but I did see him give a number of really good performances. It was at one of those post- Woodstock concerts where I managed to wind my way backstage. Jimi Hendrix was leaning up against a wall of amps and speakers. As I walked past him, we both just kind of nodded as if we recognized each other, and to this day I can swear I heard him ask me, 'and what planet are you from pal? Jimi expressed a great interest in matters...